Sports

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 […]

Steelers come up agonisingly short of vital victory

A few centimetres stood between the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers and a key victory over Northland at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe. With time almost up, replacement halfback Te Aihe Toma made a superb run from the base of a 5m scrum, and with everyone rejoicing in his apparent try, the replay showed he lost the ball in the reach […]

High rollers open bowling season for Buckland club

The greens were in excellent condition for the opening of the Buckland Bowling Club on Saturday 22 September. Encouragingly, a number of probable and definite new members came along providing the club with the best opening day attendance in some years. Invited guests arrived for the 2pm official opening, these included Andrew Bayly, Bill Cashmore, Peter Hayward, President of Bowls […]

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 […]

Gems from the swamp

What happens when you mix a bit of this and bit of that together? Often you create a little piece of wonderful. And that’s exactly what happened when coach Kylie Kennedy (great name) pulled together girls from Awhitu, Sandspit, Otaua and Aka Aka schools to blend up a wee bit of magic called the “Swampy Diamonds”. The team competed in the Grade […]

Inaugural full club prizegiving for Franklin United Football Club

Saturday 22 September saw Franklin United Football Club celebrate its first full Club Prizegiving.  Held at Pukekohe High School, the club’s eight teams filled the school hall and took the opportunity to celebrate the club’s successes and reward players, coaches and managers for their efforts this season. A number of the major club awards were given out to young Junior players, […]

Third hole in one for Onewhero Golf Member

On Saturday 25 August, Onewhero Golf Club had a bit of a celebration one of their members who got his third hole in one ever. He had two in 1997 so it has been a long time coming. Robert Burke has been an active member of the club, on various committees he has even done his part as a past president. He currently […]

Good deed makes duathlon possible

“I know you like making dreams come true for kids, and I wondered if you could help me?” This was the cracking opening line from a Franklin woman when she approached a local bike shop, to see if they could help with a challenge she was facing. We can’t identify this awesome woman, nor the child she was trying to help, as their identities […]

Season celebrated at Waiuku Rugby League Club

It has been a successful season for the Waiuku Rugby League Club. They recently finished off the season with a group trip to Parakai Springs, following their prize giving. At the prize giving, everyone was given medals, and the club also celebrated their three cup winners. The Ken Reid cup for Best Club Supporter award went to Shana Dawson, Club […]

ECA’s badminton success

Eden Christian Academy (ECA) had a successful badminton season this year with their D Grade teams placing first and second and their C Grade team placing second in the Counties Manakau Badminton competition. Every fortnight they played at the Counties Manakau Courts in Papakura, and many of the students had never played before. Coach Pieter Jansen van Rensburg, said “Badminton’s […]


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