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The Post Burglary

The following video was captured the night The Post Newspaper was burgled. The incident took place during the early hours of Saturday 8th September 2018 at our office in Hall Street, Pukekohe at around 1:45am. If you can identify the person in the video please contact Detective Sarah Boniface of Pukekohe Police on 09-237 1700, alternatively you can pm us […]

Franklin Basketball devastated

Franklin Basketball U13 Boys and Girls have been excluded from taking part in a regional tournament they have participated in over the past three years. A petition with over 1000 signatures and an outcry across social media highlighted the plight of the stranded youths.  The Post attempted to peel back the layers to reveal what had caused this situation and […]

Talented locals flying high on World stage

It was a winning weekend for local artists whose pieces dressed to impress at the World Of Wearable arts in Wellington.  Tuakau’s David Kirkpatrick took out the top spot in the Bizarre Bra category, with his first-ever WOW garment, ‘Uplifting’. The bra is inspired by the GE X jet engine and 787 designs. With a background in mechanical engineering, he […]

Surf Lifesaving benefit from Casino Night

The Rotary Club of Franklin raised $5000 from their Casino Night Fundraiser held at the beginning of the month, for the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. On Sunday 30 September, Karen Yates, president of the Rotary Club of Franklin handed the cheque over to Mike Lawrence, President of Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Club.    

Services to Fire and Emergency recognised

Howard Cole of Pokeno received his QSM  for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Howard Cole is a founding member of the Maramarua Volunteer Rural Fire Force (MVRFF) and is currently Volunteer Rural Fire Force Controller.  Under his leadership, MVRFF has […]

Pukekohe’s Lawson claims runner-up in German F4 championship

Pukekohe teenager Liam Lawson has finished second in the German Formula 4 championship in a dramatic season finale that saw him gain two more podiums and two pole positions. Liam entered the last three races of the season at Hockenheim in a three-way fight for the runner-up position, but snatched back the position he’d held for most of the season […]

Hard work pays off for OSPA

Onewhero Society of Performing Arts took out a number of awards at the Zony Awards at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua on Saturday 22 September.  The awards are presented by Musical Theatre NZ. OSPA is in Zone 2, which includes 17 theatres. Sylvia Devlin, President of OSPA, said, “A number of the judges told me they can’t wait to see […]

Your chance to be part of Red Bull Holden Racing pit crew

An opportunity for a local has arrived and Franklin locals can have the chance to get behind the scenes at the ITM Supersprint in Pukekohe this November. Ever wanted to get up close and personal to the adrenaline pumping ITM Supersprint? Hardware Engineering Supplies (HES) Pukekohe, on Manukau Road, in conjunction with Gear Wrench and Red Bull Holden Racing team […]

Police Inspector discusses policing changes

Inspector Dave Glossop addressed an enthusiastic and vibrant crowd at St Andrews Church in Waiuku on Wednesday 19 September, to explain his new policing model for our rural areas.   At times a number of people became extremely vocal about the challenges faced in Waiuku and their perception that there is not enough Police on the ground and that Police are […]

Franklin folk, please foster me

Awwww. These cute pics make me want to evict the kids and use the room to house these wee lovelies instead!  They probably eat less than my ravenous children anyway… Please let me introduce you to Gingernut the miniature pony, John the piggy, and Emma the goat!  The SPCA are seeking some fabulous foster families for the many gorgeous, but […]


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