Glenbrook

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.

Local experiences inspire children’s books

Sarah Akroyd, a 41 year old who grew up in Glenbrook and taught at Patumahoe School for several years, has written, illustrated and self-published two children’s books. Although Sarah now lives in the Bay of Plenty, her two books, ‘What are you Grateful for Little Bug?’ and ‘When I Metamorphasize!’ were inspired by experiences she had while living in Franklin. […]

Thousands raised by local brigades

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge took place on Saturday 19 May, 2018. Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Jim Snedden was on the fundraising leaderboard, in seventh. He raised $8483 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Jim was also awarded the Patu on the night for the competitor who showed the spirit of the Firefighters Sky Tower challenge event. A […]

Master of the stair climb

Waiuku’s Jim Snedden will be packing on his gear and walking up 1103 steps of the Skytower for charity. The 76 year old is the oldest to take part in the annual event. He has been part of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire brigade for 53 years. Jim will be joined by team captain Paul Griffiths, Philip Shore, Clint Hornell, Erik […]


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