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SH1 near Mercer – roads congested

Police have advised at 12pm today, Friday 30 March 2018 that Waikato Expressway travellers  on SH1 north and south of Mercer, may experience delays due to busy holiday traffic – not as a result of road works by NZTA as first reported. There are extensive delays at the moment so please re-plan or delay your journey. Police are urging motorists to take their […]

School students meet Mayor

Article written by students Syrus Williams and Aiden Manson Eight students from Mercer School were overwhelmed at meeting Mayor Allan Sanson in the Waikato District Council (WDC) chambers during a visit to show their gratitude to the council for fundraising over $600 towards the school’s stationery packs. The students attended the Council Team meeting to share their thanks for the […]

Get fundraising with the Post

WE WANT TO GIVE BACK – The Post Newspaper is looking for any clubs/organisations/groups and individuals who are currently looking at raising funds. The Dave Upfold Show is coming back to Pukekohe and the Post Newspaper is giving YOU an opportunity to fundraise. Believing in giving back to the community, The Post has organised the event and marketing, to allow […]

Stepping up to the challenge

Fifty-one flights of stairs, 1103 steps and 25 kilograms of gear, and all done for charity. Nine firefighters from Pukekohe’s Volunteer Fire Brigade will be taking part in this year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday 19 May. Team captain Alex Tawhara along with Joseph O’Neill-Gregory, Grant Robertson, Jonathan Ryan, Amy Dodd, Clint van Eyssen, Janis Knights, Jon White […]

Local Legends – In Memoriam

We take a moment to remember some of the stalwarts of our local community that have passed away this year. 1.Don Glasgow ~ Passed away January 6 2017, aged 86. He helped lay the Franklin Trotting Club racetrack and later became a life member and patron. 2.Tokoroa (Toko) Te Waru Hikaka Pompey ~ passed away 9 February 2017. Toko, from […]

Mercer fatal crash name release

A second person died in hospital on Wednesday 4th October following a crash on Mercer Ferry Road, Waikato on Saturday September 30th around 3:15pm. He was 96-year-old Leon Robert Idoine from Auckland. His wife, 96-year-old Mary Alice Idoine, died in the crash. Police extend their sympathies to their family and friends. The Serious Crash Unit continues to investigate.

Barking up the wrong tree

Say a door knocker comes to your property, “selling” widgets, or religion, or perhaps the latest vacuum cleaner you can’t live without. Your dog is chained up around the back. You have signs warning, ‘beware of the dog, enter at own risk’. The door knocker tries the front door and gets no answer. Being persistent (or some would say, very […]

Counties Power reaching great heights with drone technology

Counties Power has begun surveying their network assets for the first time with drone technology. The drone is currently working through the network area surveying 57 switches.  The switches, which control power flow, are located at the top of power poles. Counties Power GM Field Operations Dale Carline says the consumer-owned lines company sees the many benefits from using drone […]

Young Jake McCoy takes out MVP for a second year running

Franklin United held their prizegiving at Bledisloe Park Club Rooms last Friday night to celebrate the 2017 season. Franklin United Football Club was established in 2016 with the vision to create a sustainable pathway to the top level for all football players, coaches and referees within the Franklin community. The club lies across Drury to Mercer and Waiuku to Bombay.  […]

V for Values

Our personal core values and family values are like a guide for us in life. They should be the drive that pushes us forward into the direction we believe is right for us. Our decisions in life should be determined by what we value most, that’s why it’s important to be clear on what you think yours are. Even more […]


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