Columnists

Seasons Greetings

Andrew Bayly – MP for Hunua As I write this column, summer, the real New Zealand summer, is in evidence. Warm, dry weather, no wind, no rain. Everything we have been asking for. It doesn’t suit everyone, of course, the farmers and market gardeners would like some rain on a regular basis. I hope you have some quality family time […]

A note from Emma’s Desk— 19 Dec

Being the queen of procrastination, I will admit that writing this column, in this very issue, has to be a new record of mine. As Bossman Steve says, ‘Eat the ugly Monkey first.’ Yet the struggle of bringing myself to write my last Editor’s Note has been very real. I have handed in my resignation here at the Post Newspaper, […]

Police Patch – 12 December 2017

It may be due to the time of the year and the unseasonable hot weather, but in the last week we have dealt with numerous domestic violence incidents. They have ranged from just verbal arguments through to assaults on partners and children. Domestic violence, at any level, is something that should not be tolerated. The psychological and physical effects on […]

From the Mayor’s chair—12 December 2017

Mayor Allan Sanson Waikato District November was a busy month with a lot going on across the Waikato District Council. I was at the Lakeside Christmas Carols in Huntly last weekend. This is a great event every year where families and kids get together to celebrate Christmas. This year there were a few hundred people who came along to sing […]

Soul Nourishment

By Megan van Lieshout Lifestyle Coach meganvl.pi@gmail.com W for WHAT’S WORKED and WHAT HASN’T IN 2017? At this time of the year, we often start to reflect back over the past twelve months thinking about what worked well during the year and what perhaps didn’t work so well. We start to reassess our year and begin to weigh up what […]

Baker’s Banter – December 2017

I know a lot of people saw the video footage of the guy getting driven into on Karioitahi Beach last week and the things leading up to that moment and the things afterwards. As an ex cop I am worried when well meaning folk try to take the law into their own hands It might seem like the right thing […]

Police Report—05 December 2017

As most will be aware there was an incident at Karioitahi Beach recently, where a person was struck with a vehicle. Some of you may have seen the videos of the incident. It doesn’t make for good viewing. I know I have said it before, but obviously people don’t seem to listen or care— the beach is a road and […]

A note from Emma’s desk— 28 November 2017

When I look at how the community I serve and live in rallied together to help Hazel raise funds for the Cancer Society, my heart swells with pride. I can’t express my gratitude for how generous and supportive Franklin, my friends and family have been. Together, Hazel, Helen and I have raised more than $12,000 for the Cancer Society. That […]

Gone Fishing with Smudge— November 2017

It’s hard to believe that only a month ago we were struggling to get a chance to get out fishing. Since then we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to make the most of it and catch a few fish in the process. The harbour is fishing very well for trevally but they take a […]


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