Motoring

Ararimu local untouchable in F1 race at Pukekohe

Despite fickle weather, the weekend’s 39th annual Classic Motorcycle Festival at Pukekohe Park Raceway was a roaring success, but perhaps none more so than for Ararimu’s Paul Pavletich. Rain caused day one on Saturday to be washed out, making it a jam-packed programme on Sunday and the man from Ararimu, near the Bombay Hills, was virtually untouchable in the Formula […]

Letter: Intersection improvement

The solution to the awful intersection at East Street and Stadium Drive would be to build a roundabout. All the other intersections along the ring road around Pukekohe town centre have roundabouts which work brilliantly. A roundabout also needs to be built at the dangerous busy intersection at Kitchener Road and Collingwood Road in Waiuku as well. B Dover Waiuku

Letters: Improvements possible

I am pleased to read that changes and improvements are possible for the busy intersection at East Street / Stadium Drive. I have twice nearly been hit by vehicles failing to give way coming down the hill on East Street, while driving south along Stadium Drive. A roundabout is very much needed at this intersection to slow traffic down. I […]

Classic Motorcycle Festival approaches

Words by Andy McGechan It could be considered a walk down memory lane, but it’s likely to be a lot quicker than a mere stroll. The 39th annual Classic Motorcycle Festival, set for Pukekohe Park Raceway on the weekend of February 3-4, is sure to bring tears to a few eyeballs, either as former racers share funny moments from their […]

Keep up to speed with road safety

With kids heading back to school across Franklin this week, Police want parents to take time to check they’re up to speed with road safety. Police ask parents to sit down with their kids before returning to school and have a conversation about road safety rules, particularly if their child is going to be travelling to school on their own. […]

Getting from A to B is becoming dearer

Auckland Transport have advised that bus, ferry and train fares will be changing from 11 February 2018. Colin Homan, Group Manager, AT Development says they have a target to recover 50 percent of the cost of public transport from fares, but this is currently at 46.2 percent. Not all fares are going up. There are a few that are even […]

Your thoughts on pedestrian crossings

Last week, 23 January 2018, the Post Newspaper had a story on pedestrian safety in Pukekohe. We asked whether more needed to be done to ensure pedestrians safety, and your suggestions on the Stadium Drive/East Street intersection, which is troublesome for drivers and pedestrians alike. Here are some of your thoughts: F. Slee: They shouldn’t be confusing, but for some reason […]

Yana’ Yarn— 30 January

Encouraging good and safe driver habits can be a hard one. We all think we’re ‘right’ when it comes to being on the road, but our national road toll of deaths would say otherwise. If you haven’t heard of the post stating tips to avoid speeding, that has gone wild on social media in the past few weeks, let me […]

Getting from A to B is getting dearer

By Kylie Hall kylie@thepost.nz Auckland Transport have advised that bus, ferry and train fares will be changing from 11 February 2018. Colin Homan, Group Manager, AT Development says they have a target to recover 50 percent of the cost of public transport from fares, but this is currently at 46.2 percent. Not all fares are going up. There are a […]

Two injured in head on collision, Tuakau

Police were called to assist other emergency services to a two-car crash on Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road that occurred around 7am on Tuesday 23 January. Three St John vehicles attended the incident and treated two patients. At 7.23am, Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter was called to the scene to assist a male patient in his 30s who was a passenger in […]


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