About Us

The Post is a weekly compact newspaper published by Waiuku Publishing Ltd and Printed by Horton Media.

Every week 21,200 copies are produced and distributed Franklin Wide from the western side of the southern motorway at Papakura, south to Ramarama, Aririmu and Bombay, south to the Waikato River and across to the Tasman Sea including Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku, Patumahoe, Clarks Beach/Waiau Pa, the Manukau Peninsula and all rural areas within these boundaries.

The newspaper specialises in community-based news and is very respected by the community it serves as the local news market leader.

The Waiuku and Districts Post is a member of the New Zealand Community Newspapers Association (www.cna.org.nz)

 

Waiuku has had a long and proud history as an important place in New Zealand. Pre-European times saw the area as a stop over place for Maori as they travelled from the north to the south via the Manukau Harbour and Waikato River. Waiuku was the point where the canoes were hauled out and taken over a short portage to the Awaroa River which joins the Waikato River.

With the coming of the Europeans in early 1800, Waiuku took on more significance as a trading port, when Maori brought their produce, grown in the Waikato via the portage to the infant Auckland town.

Waiuku was a gathering place, a place to share news and events that had happened on journeys and between Maori and pioneers alike.

Edward Constable, a settler from Kent, saw the advantages of the location and built a hotel on the shores of the Waiuku River in 1851 and named it the Kentish Hotel.

Waiuku has had its own community newspaper since 1914 and The Waiuku Post is a proud descendent of those early publications.

It carries the news of the west Franklin area in a positive and unbiased way.

Communities west of State Highway 1 from Papakura/Karaka to Bombay, including the towns of Pukekohe and Tuakau are well serviced by the Post and the public at large appreciate the positive news it contains.

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