Air Chathams inaugural flight to Kapiti Coast

By Darren Masters darren@thepost.nz Sunday 19 August 2018, is a day that will go down as aviation history in New Zealand. Earlier this year, in April, the national carrier decided to pull the pin on regional flights from Auckland to the Kapiti Coast, North of Wellington. It angered Auckland residents and quite a lot of Franklin residents who were flying there […]

Fishing with Smudge— August 2018

One thing I have learned in my years as a recreational fisherman is that there are times when everything seems so predictable and other times when the complete opposite is true. An example of that are my usual reports for this time of the year with regard to fishing off the coast. My usual advice is to head out wide […]

Police Patch— 28 August 2018

With the whitebait season underway just remember your vehicle security while your down the river.  Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.  Take anything valuable with you or leave them at home. Don’t leave such things as your wallet, phone or nav-man  in the vehicle it may not be there when you return. We will be doing regular patrols at the boat […]

Letter: Suicide in New Zealand

Once again the New Zealand Herald is highlighting the fact that this year’s suicide number remains the highest. I have reviewed New Zealand suicide literature and find that the rate has remained virtually unchanged for over 20 years. The New Zealand approach to suicide is quite interesting: 1.             First of all don’t talk about it, or publish cases reported to the […]

Letter: Retraction – Tuakau Toilets

In the article on Tuesday 14 August 2018, it was stated the toilets were located on land owned by Tuakau Vision Church Trust who did not want replacement toilets to be built on the property. This was mis-communicated and the trust have no issue with the toilets being located on that land. We apologise to Tuakau Vision Church Trust for any inconvenience this caused.

Yana’s Yarn – 28 August 2018

NZTA came to Pukekohe last week to host a meeting about the Southern Corridor Improvements. It was interesting to hear what they had to say, and great to see a turnout of about 150 people. The fact of the matter is that the project will now take another year, with the expected finish date December 2019. We all understand that safety is the first concern, and the […]

Police Patch— 21 August 2018

Just a reminder about reporting things to police in a timely manner. If you come home or you’re at home and you find someone on your property that obviously shouldn’t be there you need to ring the Police immediately on 111. The same applies if you are out and about and see someone doing something that is obviously against the law […]

Letter: Illegal Rubbish Dumping

Since moving to Waiuku from the Awhitu District, I have taken to bike riding around the many roads surrounding the town and have been shocked at the amount of rubbish thrown from vehicles. Every time I ride I notice new refuse added to the already existing litter in the road water courses. This litter will, of course, in time (especially […]

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

Yana’s Yarn— 21 August 2018

I jinxed the weather last week, so I’ll stay away from that topic from now on. That’ll teach me for making small talk haha. This past weekend was a super busy one. I went and watched some sports finals and grabbed some photos. Pukekohe High School’s First XV took on Manurewa High School first XV in the CMRFU Secondary School […]

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