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 […]

Hurt rate, 21 times higher for motorcyclists

Over the past 18 months, more than 450 motorcyclists have been admitted with injuries to Middlemore Hospital. In 2016, 52 motorcyclists died on New Zealand roads, most were over the age of 40, and 91 per cent were male. With the weather heating up and petrol prices reaching new highs, the expectation is that even more bone crunching injuries and […]

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 […]

Tuakau’s ‘Pancakes, Coffee and Classics’

More than seventy classic cars gathered together at Tuakau’s second ‘Pancakes, Coffee and Classics’ event on Saturday 15 September, organised and sponsored by Pancakes are Delicious. Liz Alexander, owner of Pancakes are Delicious, said “There are lots of cars just hiding away in the area, so it’s great to get them out! We filled up all the car parks available and […]

Charity dinner shows “service above self”

On Tuesday 21 August I attended the Tuakau Rotary Charity Dinner. The dinner, held this year to raise money for Sea Scouts of Tuakau, Youth Drivers’ Licence programmes and Selwyn Centre for the elderly, was held at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club and had a great turnout of approximately 110 people. Chris Betty, President of Tuakau Rotary, said “Tuakau Rotary was delighted with […]

A day with Pokeno Highway Patrol

By Darren Masters: Recently, Darren Masters from The Post visited the Pokeno Highway Patrol, part of Counties Manukau police at Pokeno patrol base. I needed some answers about the road toll, speeding, driving patterns in general and wanted to clear the air about what many Franklin locals have described on social media of late as ‘disgusting’ behaviour on our […]

NZTA meet with Pukekohe

A crowd of around 150 attended an NZTA meeting on the Southern Corridor Improvements project in Pukekohe on Tuesday 21 August 2018. The meeting was in response to the public’s want for a local meeting following a similar event in Takanini last month. Project managers from NZTA and CPB contractors presented on the current status of the Southern Corridor Improvements […]

Busy week for crews in Waiuku

Kingseat: Accident Four people were injured in a crash in Kingseat on Monday 13 August 2018. Emergency services including Police, Fire and the Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter were tasked to the scene. The incident happened on Kingseat Road, just before 10am. Attending Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter crew said it appeared to have been a head on collision. One patient was in a […]

Letter: Harrisville School speed zone

Why can’t they make a temporary limit past the school? They have done this in other areas! Name supplied

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