Franklin

Not a stitch up: Quilters exhibit this weekend

The Waiuku Village Quilters are preparing for their quilt show this weekend and the public are invited to head along. The show will be held on Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October at the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall. “Our group have organised it,” said Rhona Donald. “It started bi-annually, but we haven’t had one in the past four […]

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 […]

Ageing expo a positive event

The car parks were full and exhibitors ready as the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo kicked off for the thirteenth year. Held on Friday 28 September 2018 at the Pukekohe Indian Hall, there were a range of exhibitors, clubs, services and activities on display. People could also enjoy the entertainment, from dancing, to tai chi, and fitness demonstrations. There was also […]

Surf Lifesaving benefit from Casino Night

The Rotary Club of Franklin raised $5000 from their Casino Night Fundraiser held at the beginning of the month, for the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. On Sunday 30 September, Karen Yates, president of the Rotary Club of Franklin handed the cheque over to Mike Lawrence, President of Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Club.    

Police Patch – 02 October 2018

A recent hot commodity for the thieves amongst us is vehicle registration plates. They are being stolen mainly to do petrol drive offs, I suggest due to the rising price of petrol.  They are also used to put onto the criminal’s cars when they go out to get up to no good doing robberies, burglaries and other such activities. So just […]

Yana’s Yarn – 02 October 2018

Summer sports are about to kick off as I once again pull out the old football boots that haven’t seen the light of day since the last five aside season.   I received a message from my five aside manager, who also happens to be my younger brother. He’s gathering players for the season and I was lucky enough to make […]

Spotlight on possum control

With Conservation Week and deciduous trees coming into leaf, it is time for possum action says Andrew Sinclair of Whakaupoko Landcare. “Night shooting at this time of the year can give some great results if you know where your poplars and willows are. Possums love the new shoots and with a spotlight on them they are so easy to see. […]

Magical Mauku Country life day

Mauku School held their Country Life Day on Saturday 15 September 2018. With calves, lambs, goats, cats and chickens, there were plenty of animals to see. The magic carpet rides were a hit with the kids, and the bake sale a hit with the parents.  It was yet again a well supported community event. Mauku School held their Country Life Day […]

Police Inspector discusses policing changes

Inspector Dave Glossop addressed an enthusiastic and vibrant crowd at St Andrews Church in Waiuku on Wednesday 19 September, to explain his new policing model for our rural areas.   At times a number of people became extremely vocal about the challenges faced in Waiuku and their perception that there is not enough Police on the ground and that Police are […]

Full house for Poker Run

Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade hosted their annual Poker Run on Saturday 22 September. It was another sell out event, with great classic cars, and even greater costumes. From burglars, to medical crews and their patients, and a crew from the magical land of Oz, the creativity flowed. Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade hosted their annual Poker Run on Saturday 22 September. It […]


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