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W2 crew tasked to medical in Mercer

On Monday 16 July 2018, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter 2 crew were tasked to Mercer at 11.32am to assist a male patient in his 60s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Crew were then retasked to mission 553 at Muriwai.

Confused about the RFT?

What’s that you say? What is the RFT? It’s a clever little tactic – taking a title with the word “tax” in it, and turning it into a sexy little abbreviation. RFT stands for Regional Fuel Tax, and a tanker load of confusion. I undertook a quick stake out at a local petrol station last week. ‘Had you heard of […]

‘Little libraries’ coming for small communities

Waikato District Council will soon launch a roll out of ‘little libraries,’ similar to that in Pokeno, to towns including Pukekawa, Mercer, Glen Murray, Naike, Onewhero and Port Waikato. Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility are building thirty ‘little libraries’ for Waikato District Council’s ‘Placemaking’ programme, designed to make the district’s public spaces inviting and boost residents enjoyment of their […]

Tuakau’s Reverend David Barnes on trains

Reverend David Barnes, a 93 year old from Tuakau, used to work in the railway stations in Tuakau, Pokeno and Pukekohe and believes re-starting the railway line form Mercer through to Auckland would be marvellous. He said the trains from Mercer to Auckland used to be packed full. “Cars killed it!” said David. “People got cars and stopped using trains. […]

Letters regarding the possibility of a new railway station

Last week in our 29 May 2018 edition, we wrote an article regarding the possibility of a new railway station in the area. At a Regional Council hearing, Councillors were interested in a possible station at Mercer, however others are more interested in Tuakau and possibly Pokeno as well. Below are some thoughts from the community; North Waikato Train Station […]

‘Puehunui Master Womens’ waka ama team off to Worlds

Tuakau’s ‘Puehunui Master Womens’ waka ama team are preparing for the World Waka Ama Competition in Tahiti in July 2018. Despite the club losing their three waka to arson last year, the team of six bounced back and made the finals for the National Waka Ama Sprint Competition and have now been asked to represent New Zealand at a global […]

New train station in the pipeline for North Waikato?

The possibility of a new railway station in the area has the local community talking again. At a Regional Council hearing, Councillors were interested in a possible station at Mercer, however others are more interested in Tuakau and possibly Pokeno as well. Waikato District Council’s Tony Whittaker, General Manager Strategy and Support, said “the only stations our Council are currently […]

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 […]


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