Celebrating 24 years

Bombay Autobahn celebrated their 24th birthday on Friday 3 August, not long after celebrity chef Chelsea Winter visited them on 28 July. Erich and Margaret Dornauer started the first Autobahn Cafe in August 1994. Five years later in 1999, BP Oil built its second motorway service centre at Papakura which the Autobahn is also part of. They based their cafes […]

Locals awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Pokeno’s Howard Cole (QSM) was awarded for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Howard is a founding member of the Maramarua Volunteer Rural Fire Force (MVRFF) and is currently Volunteer Rural Fire Force Controller, having served in the Force for 25 years. Under his leadership MVRFF has been active in fundraising to purchase equipment, improve facilities and meet operating […]

Bombay Lions donate to Franklin Hospice

In March this year, the Bombay Lions once again hosted their annual Fun Run. The Lions donated $1000 from the proceeds of the run to Franklin Hospice, as they did last year. “We really appreciate the support of the Bombay Lions,” said Ric Odom, CEO of Franklin Hospice, who, along with Hospice nurse Jackie, participated in the event. “The Fun […]

Do you believe in martians?

Now I don’t mean the ones from the Green Party. I’m thinking the ones with the wobbly bellies and googly eyes that visit us from Mars and Jupiter in silver saucer looking, fast space ships, holding their ray guns. Some people have even been abducted by aliens. I wonder if one would take us for a trial first to see […]

Counties Power Club Rugby Results 28 April

McNamara Cup (Premier 1) Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega 11 (Peni Buakula tries; Cody White 2 pens) Bombay 21 (Reuben Unga, Mitchell Thackham tries; Ki Aufe cons; Ki Anufe 3 pens) HT: 8-13   Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors (Counties Power Cup Holders) 24 (Polynesia Crichton, Jonathan Taumateine, Solomona Paraki 2 tries;  Luteru Laulala, Latiume Fosita cons) Onewhero Silver Fern Marquees […]

Early morning crash on Beaver Road

Police attended a crash around 7am on Thursday 12 April 2018, between a car and a truck in Bombay on Beaver Road. One person sustained serious injuries and had to be cut out of the vehicle. They were transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Other emergency services also attended the incident.

Patriots ride into Waiuku

On Saturday 17 March 2018, around 139 members of the Auckland chapter of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club Inc. spent the day visiting different sites throughout Auckland to pay their respects and commemorate the fallen. The contingent was made up of both serving and ex-serving members of New Zealand’s Defence Forces. This ride was celebrating 20 years of the […]

Website helping the horticulture industry

By Jess Paton The launch of the ‘Work the Seasons’ website was done in style on Friday 16 March. The website, an initiative of the Ministry of Social Development, was launched by the Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Employment Willie Jackson at an event hosted by vegetable growers A S Wilcox & Sons in Pukekohe. […]

Protecting our elite soils and food security

Pukekohe’s elite soil and the future of food supply for Auckland has been the hot topic for Auckland Council, concerned horticulturists and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. “In the Franklin area there are elite soils that, together with a temperate climate, mean growers can produce crops at all times of the year when many parts of New Zealand can’t. For […]

Waiuku Water treatment plant explained

Following the concern from residents about Waiuku’s water, Watercare invited the Post Newspaper to see one of their local treatment plants. The water treatment plant is one of 15 in Auckland, and one of three bores in Waiuku. The plant on Waiuku Road, has a storage reservoir containing one million litres of water. Watercare staff monitor the Waiuku Road treatment […]

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