Glenbrook

Glenbrook Vintage Railway extending

Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR) is in the process of gaining easements from Auckland Council to extend the railway a further 450 metres to Tamakae Reserve in Waiuku, crossing “Lions Lake” (Crown land) and Centennial Park (Council land). This process has been in motion for some time, but good process is on the way now!  GVR applied to the Franklin Local Board […]

Glenbrook-Waiuku Road crash

Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash on Glenbrook-Waiuku Rd on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at about 4.30pm. It appears one person is injured. Fire and ambulance are also in attendance. A diversion is in place down Brookside Road and Mission Bush Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Where business and community share an important relationship

An executive with one of the biggest jobs in our region, is Gretta Stephens, who has recently completed her first two months as Chief Executive of New Zealand Steel, based at Glenbrook. Having moved from the deep south, where she was boss of the NZ Aluminium Smelter near Invercargill, Gretta says the past two months have been extremely busy, meeting […]

Glenbrook students build their skills

Glenbrook School students put their thinking caps on and completed a number of challenges as part of the Vector EPro8 challenge last week. On Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August, the students took part in the challenge, a series of activities where points are given. The idea is to allow students to think critically to problem solve, by using maths, engineering […]

Yana’s Yarn – 14 August 2018

What amazing weather we’ve been having recently. It was nice to get out and enjoy the sun! And get my washing on, which is a sign of adulthood when you spend the days cleaning and doing loads of washing. I also went for a run. It became a bit of a walk, but I got out there. I did the […]

Cool, clear Franklin mornings

Occasionally, this time of year, we are treated to some fantastically cool, clear mornings here in Franklin with a little wind. I witnessed one of these not long ago and it made for some fantastic photography of the Steel Mill. Naturally the steam from the Mill is hot and hot air rises. It’s during these calm mornings that one can […]

Aladdin enchants

Glenbrook School had an enchanting and entertaining adventure recently, with their production Aladdin Trouble, which saw more than 800 visitors come to view over three days. Every student in years five to eight took part in the production in acting, props, backdrops, dancing, lighting, sound and choir. Parents assisted in making costumes, hair and makeup for everyone and as usual […]

Waipipi speechmaker takes out Waiuku competition

Waiuku Rotary recently held their speechmakers contest earlier this month. Hosting to a keen audience, representatives from eight local schools took part in the speech competition. The range of topics which the students choose to talk on are always of interest and the variety presented this year did not disappoint the audience. Drew Burrett from Waipipi School, who spoke about […]

Police Patch – 17 July 2018

I read the recent article in The Post about the number of accidents on Awhitu Road. Yes, there has been a number of serious accidents on that particular road over recent years. And when the article questioned whether there may be more accidents on that road, that was also correct. We do attend a lot of crashes on that road, […]

Car v power pole Glenbrook Waiuku Rd

Police were called at 6.50pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018 to a report of a vehicle collision, a car v power pole on the Glenbrook Waiuku Rd. Reports from the scene say the driver is in a moderate condition. No further information is available at this stage.


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