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Young grower aims high

At 16 years old, Austin Singh was an entrant in the 2017 Young Vegetable Grower New Zealand competition. Austin, a Year 12 student at Pukekohe High School, was the youngest of the seven entrants to compete. The day-long competition held in Pukekohe...... Read More

Crane brought in to right overturned trailer

A road in Kingseat, Auckland, is expected to be closed for several hours toady. Motorists are advised that a section of Glenbrook Road in Kingseat will be closed for several hours today, between the roundabout at Kingseat Road and Ostrich Road. "This...... Read More

Matai Street another area for speeders

Community members are saying that the problem with reckless drivers and speedsters isn't just limited to Hamilton Drive. A resident on Matai Street, who doesn't wish to be named, contacted the Post Newspaper shortly after the incident that...... Read More

Local film director in top ten

Joe Hitchcock is a Pukekohe based film-maker and commercial video director. With clients from all over the world, he has based one creative project on a subject close to home. Along with producer, Morgan Leigh Stewart, the idea for a series called...... Read More

Arrest made in petrol station robbery

  A man has appeared in the Pukekohe District Court charged with the aggravated robbery of the Gas Waiuku petrol station on Kitchener Rd just before 10pm last night. Police say three people entered the petrol station armed with a weapon and proceeded...... Read More

Crash corner a potential death trap

It is supposed to be a 50km zone - and a 35km corner - yet judging from the state of several of the resident's fences on Hamilton Drive in Waiuku, drivers clearly aren't sticking to those limits. A recent crash into one property's...... Read More

Youth arrested for robbery

Waiuku Police have arrested a 14-year-old after Orchard and Fields was robbed earlier today. A person has gone into the fruit and vegetable store on Queen Street, and attempted to take money and several other items this morning. A weapon was...... Read More

Mitre 10 recalls barbecue

Amalgamated Hardware Merchants Ltd has voluntarily recalled a 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ due to concerns it could be a fire risk if not assembled correctly. The un-branded 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ, sku 295689, was sold by Mitre 10 MEGA stores and selected...... Read More

Sex offender escapes jail

A former Tauranga gym teacher who pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault escaped a jail sentence because the sentencing judge doesn’t think the offending is sexual enough. Ross Madden, 35, was babysitting an eight year old girl while...... Read More

Buses to replace Pukekohe trains this weekend

Buses will be replacing trains between Papakura and Pukekohe on Saturday and Sunday, so repair work can take place on the rail line. Recent wet weather caused two slips on the line near Paerata on April 5 and again on May 12. KiwiRail has...... Read More