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Waiuku sharemilker to lead Dairy Awards Waiuku sharemilker Gavin Roden has been chosen by the organisers of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards to lead the organisation as it prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sharemilker competition. Gavin has been on the executive committee since 2011 and a proponent of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards since learning of the benefits from participating. “I became keen on the awards when I witnessed the impact they had on those successful. They got a good name and a good reputation, and were able to grow a successful business from entering the awards and being pushed in the right direction.” Gavin and wife Sally won the Auckland Hauraki Sharemilker of the Year title in 2009 and are now 50 per cent sharemilking 440 cows at Waiuku. As awards chairman, he says a goal of his is to increase participation in the awards - particularly the numbers of repeat entrants - by better supporting entrants to progress in the industry. “We have a lot of fantastic farmers out there and our

awards programme enables them to analyse where they are at and where they are going. As an awards programme, we can point them in the right direction and help them achieve their goals and bring them up to a higher level. “This guidance and feedback will help them progress in the dairy industry and ultimately they will do well in the competition and the industry if they continue to enter.” He is pleased to be the new chair of the awards and says he is surrounded by a great team. The organisers met in Manawatu this week to begin plans for the 2014 awards programme. The awards run the New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions. The New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year celebrates 25 years in 2014, and organisers plan to mark the occasion with some special events. More than 550 people entered the 2013 awards programme. Entrants first compete in one of 12 regional competitions, with regional winners progressing to a national final.

They asked Auckland Council to come up with a solution to halt the crashes on their road which at one stage this year were averaging one a week for three months. Have a guess what the Council’s answer was…

The Post continues its special feature on synthetic cannabis in our community with reports from the counsellors involved in Pukekohe and Waiuku, plus, a local doctor speaks out.



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Waiuku AFC hosted Warkworth in a must-win Northern League match on Saturday. In a match that had almost everything, Waiuku won 3-2 PAGE while Warkworth’s coach had to watch the last minutes from the clubrooms.

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Barbara claims ‘Blonde of the Month’ as rhubarb delivery shuts street It started out as a delivery of rhubarb… shortly after, it involved local businesses, police, Auckland Council, the AA, a panelbeater and the Fire Brigade, and led to a shutdown of Waiuku’s Bowen Street. We can’t think of any way better to explain it, than to let a highly embarrassed, and grateful, Barbara Reece tell it in her own words: “I was on my way Thursday at 2pm to an occasional Nurse Shift in Auckland (as I have retired), when I tried to hand a package of rhubarb to my daughter, Cora, near Karma Cafe. As I leaned out I accidentally dropped my entire set of keys down the drain between the drive of Karma Cafe and Mitre 10. I could not believe it. A friend of mine, Chas Stubly, hurried into Mitre 10 and tried to retrieve them with a huge magnet. A brave man, Jaz from the Karma Cafe, offered to lower himself into the drain and retrieve them, wearing only


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a tee-shirt. I tried to call Auckland Council who could not hear me well and could not think where Waiuku was. “I called the Police who connected me again with Auckland Council who still could not understand me. “I asked for AA to try to tow me away, as the street was now blocked. They also could not understand me as my cell was old and the traffic was busy. “Staff in Mitre 10 helped me ring John Rattrie Panelbeaters and brought out strong magnets and a long piece of wood with a hook on it to endeavour to lift the keys from the drain bottom. “The Waiuku Fire Department came soon after.” (Sorry, at this point I had to start laughing - Editor). “Several of the volunteers drained the drain and several more of their brave and freezing volunteers spent ages trying to find the large set of keys while being held up by the ankles! All the adjoining businesses came over and offered help. I have never been so warmed, indebted and embarrassed in my life. Bowen Street was closed off while the Fire Department drained the water from the drain. It must have been an inconvenience for everyone at the most busy time of day. “I could not have more praise for a community in which I have lived for over forty years. I am proud for myself and my extended family to have been part of this marvellous community. “I want to give my most deep appreciation to all my community and business friends for trying so hard to come through for our ‘Community Blonde of the Month’. I appreciate everyone’s dedicated, selfless and unbelievable efforts on that day.” (-In case you were wondering, they didn’t find the keys. - Editor).




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Tip-off sees Pukekohe woman convicted of $100,000 ACC fraud A Pukekohe woman has been convicted of defrauding ACC after lying about her relationship status to receive $106,829.46 of ACC compensation payments. Brenetta Hemi was convicted of one charge of dishonestly using documents and one charge of making a false statutory declaration under sections 228 and 111 of the Crimes Act 1961. Hemi was last week sentenced by Judge Blackie in the Manukau District Court to seven months, two weeks home detention and ordered to continue receiving counselling throughout this period and for the following six months. Hemi’s former de facto partner died in June 2009 as a result of a workplace accident. In July 2009, ACC received an Advice of Accidental Death form from Ms Hemi stating that she had been in a de facto relationship and living with the deceased at the time of the accident. Hemi also signed a declaration that the details given to ACC were correct, and on this basis ACC granted a oneoff survivor’s grant of $5653.66 as well as weekly compensation for five years. In May 2010, Hemi accepted a lump sum payment of $77,711 in lieu of ongoing weekly compensation payments. In July 2010 ACC received a tip-off from a member of the community alleging that Hemi had not lived with the deceased for over eight years. An investigation followed, establishing that Hemi had separated from him in 2004. ACC’s General Manager of Claims Management, Sid Miller, says it is disappointing when people choose to abuse the ACC scheme for financial gain. “Kiwis pay ACC levies to help people with genuine injury-related needs – not so that people can misuse ACC for their own personal gain. “ACC has an Investigations Unit which follows up all information we receive, to investigate where fraudulent activity may be involved and take appropriate action when criminal offending is identified.”

Too many crashes? Speed up, says Council By Nigel Ward Residents on an accidentprone stretch of the WaiukuPukekohe Road could be forgiven they were part of a new series of either ‘Yes Minister’ or ‘Monty Python’ last week. Sandra Holmes and Tamara Bennett’s respective properties are on either side of a series of corners around 10km from Waiuku. In the last 10 years the road has seen dozens of crashes, more since the road was resealed, and earlier this year the Post reported that the couple of hundred metres of road had seen 17 accidents in 16 weeks. Nine years ago, petitioning by Tamara saw signs erected with a recommended speed of 65km on the corners. But the accidents continued. Earlier this year, the pair, their husbands, and other local residents, wrote again to council asking again for something to be done. Last week, a council employee turned up, and erected a new chevron sign, advising the recommended speed for the corner was 75km/h. Tamara saw the contractor, and pointed out that another sign just a few metres along the road, carried a 65km/h message. Tamara says the contractor stopped work, removed the new sign and left to check

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dozens of crashes. “The stupid thing is, the direction they have changed the speed on is where 90% of the accidents happen - it’s mostly cars coming from Pukekohe,” Tamara says. “I can’t put stock in my front paddocks because the cars keep demolishing the fence,” Sandra adds, noting that it’s only a matter of time before one of the out-ofcontrol vehicles has a headon collision on the corner. The Post has covered this stretch of road a number of times. We’re as stunned by the council’s response as the residents. ‘Yes Minister?’ More like the Muppet Show; but which muppet will take responsibility when someone dies?

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No harbour, but Pukekohe builds Bridge anyway A record turnout for Bridge lessons last Sunday at the Franklin Bridge Club in Edinburgh Street has the club in great heart. The lessons were over 10 weeks on a Sunday night, run by Carol de Luca and Richard Solomon (Editor of the NZ Bridge magazine for the last 20 years). Both are top players who have given their time and enthusiasm to teaching and encouraging beginners to play bridge. There was a wide age range from 14 years old to over 60 years. Wednesday night was the first night for the new players to participate in a Club evening where they were welcomed and mentored by Arie Guerson, the Club President and the NZ Chief Director and National Congress Organiser for the last 25 years. The Franklin Bridge Club says it is fortunate to count international players and people of the calibre of Rich-

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Yorkshire Day split between Pukekohe, Waiuku This year’s Yorkshire Day in New Zealand celebrations will be split between Pukekohe and Waiuku for the first time to provide out of area people an opportunity to attend and to provide a new programme of activities. On Sunday July 28 the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club will play host to the Day between noon and 4pm. The afternoon will commence with registrations at noon and then into the restaurant for a traditional meal of fish chips and mushy peas. The guests will then retire to the main hall for some

short Yorkshire movies projected on the large screen. Activities including the cutting of the Yorkshire cake, singing, a raffle and a quiz with Yorkshire prizes will follow. One of the new inclusions this year will be a presentation of stories from a Yorkshire Policeman - a local version of the “Heartbeat” TV programme ! Guests are reminded to bring along Yorkshire memorabilia for display, there will also be items from Yorkshire on sale including flags of various sizes. Guests wishing to stay

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longer are invited to stay and have a smorgasbord evening meal in the Club’s restaurant - however booking is essential. The following Thursday is August 1, Yorkshire Day, and will be celebrated at Shires Restaurant in Waiuku from 6pm to 7pm with a Skype link with Skipton in Yorkshire where the civic parade and festival is being held this year. Like last year’s event,

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Opposing views on support for Mudlarks Congratulations Congratulations to you and the staff for the latest edition (Post Newspaper, June 25). Is this a new look? Most impressed. Your coverage and hard hitting reporting on the subject of synthetic cannabis, gave us all a true insight into the harm caused to many as a result of the usage of these products. Well done to those that have taken on the commitment to identify those that were stocking and selling it. In each case you all deserve our total support. It was great to see and read Sharlene Druyven’s report on town matters. It was to the point and in-

formative, I hope hearing from Sharlene will be a regular feature. It keeps us informed,and therefore allows us to be supportive of those doing the fine work, for the betterment of the town. My thanks to all those, mentioned by Sharlene for their good work. It is my belief, that with a little more effort,and the support of us all, Waiuku can and will be recognised as one of New Zealand’s top towns. I would appreciate if you would give us an update on the Mudlarks situation, They also need to be recognised for their fine work. It is disappointing to hear that they have been stopped in their tracks, so to speak.

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“All these will have an impact visually, so there is a good chance that your clothing will need to make changes to keep up.” Style Secret is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm or by appointment. “I will be updating the collection of recycled designerwear weekly,” Victoria notes. “The pieces have been selected by me to compliment different body shapes and age brackets. There are unusual ‘quirky’ pieces, classics and with winter in mind – some gorgeous sweaters and blazers. I will be posting some of the new pieces on Style Secret’s facebook page


each week – so remember to check it out!” Coming up, Style Secret will have a qualified colour consultant as a guest for a day, a hairdresser advising on new season’s style trends, a massage therapist advising on the benefits of massage and aromatherapy, a day all about make-up and what looks good on different people, just to name a few. “We’ve been looking forward to the opening week for ages now, and we can’t wait to meet old friends and new customers!” Style Secret is at 29 McRobbie Road (near Spookers) in Kingseat. See ad on page 19 for further details.

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Sports-mad in Pukekohe! Food, fun, crazy competitions, and all the live sport you can handle - that’s the recipe for success that has seen Vertigo Bar and Kitchen go from new kid on the block to a leading light in Franklin’s nightlife. The bar opened on the former site of Rever Bar, on King Street, Pukekohe, in March of this year, and, as promotions and marketing manager Tim Gregory says, it just took off from there. It’s a young team at the bar, and one which has brought its own brand of vibrancy to their clientele. Day to day operations are managed by the young duo of Natalia Ripia (General Manager) and Tim, both in their mid twenties but with many years experience in hospitality. Tim was already well-known around the local entertainment scene through his Razor’s Edge DJ business, and his somewhat offbeat sense of humour, something which Natalia says she has had to learn to work with. “We work well together because our strengths are opposites,” Natalia says with a grin. “The puzzle fits together nicely. I’m the organised one and Tim’s the quirky one. We also have good cop/bad cop” relationship - unfortunately I got the bad cop label, but that’s fine,” she laughs. The pair brought together their own vision for what Vertigo was to be, and they say they had great support from other businesses and locals in the area. As Tim says, the design process was a great time, and they have had huge support from Cafe Kaos owners Elton and Stuart DobsonRaitt, who have given freely of their time to create the distinctive look of the business. “The name Vertigo, the brand, it all just came to us by the fourth or fifth coffee! There was sketches , writing and ideas flying everywhere. It just felt right,” Tim explains.

“Since the March launch, things have exploded! We’ve created our own identity, and gone from a blank piece of paper to an award-nominated business in the space of three months!” The focus has turned toward sport, with an array of televisions, and multiple decoders meaning punters can watch their choice of sport, without the clashes between rugby, league or other sports at some other local bars. The bar has also featured many different events on Saturday nights, with an illusionist, comedy evenings, wearable arts displays, and a series of fundraising events to support the local community. “We have really passionate locals here, and we are soon rolling out a cutting edge rewards system that only requires your eftpos card so our customers will benefit from being loyal to us,” Nat says, adding that the food selection is soon to be tailored to fit the sports focus of the bar and kitchen. “We also have a new menu due out shortly with a focus on our sports crowd with large appetites - big ribs, big burgers, chunky pizzas! Fuel for champions,” she laughs. Along with fundraising, the bar has proved ideal for functions, as it is able to be divided into sections to cater from groups from 20 to 120 or more, something which is proving very popular with people looking for an upmarket venue for a celebration or a corporate event. “The bar always has a lot going on, we have over 1500 facebook followers already and it is the best way to keep up with our events. We would say to anyone who hasn’t joined us on facebook yet to jump on the site and have a look at some of the action we have going on,” Tim says. “Better yet, come on down and see us, and find out what we offer to bring you the best night’s entertainment we can!”

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Tuakau petrol station to be unmanned A new era of competition in petrol prices is claimed to be about to descend on Tuakau when the Gull site on Bollard Road becomes an unmanned station from Thursday. Bob Price, owner operator of TEC says that it is time to thank many of the staff that have worked at TEC over the years, particularly Justin Fox and Diane Shaw, as well as the customers who have supported the business. “We have seen many changes throughout the years. It’s now time for another change, this time to a Gull Drive Thru site. The community is in good hands. Gull has been our supplier of fuels since 2006, and we couldn’t leave the business in better hands. Justin Fox

will be staying on at Bollard Road as the owner and operator of the hire business.” Gull New Zealand General Manager, Dave Bodger says that the unmanned outlet will offer sharp prices to the local community. “Prices at our unmanned sites over June have been between four and 12 cents per litre lower than standard major oil company price, and we expect that type of discount to apply (going forward) for the residents of Tuakau. “As long as you have an EFTPOS card or PIN operated credit or debit card you can purchase fuel at Gull Tuakau, 24/7,” says Bodger.

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A Pukekohe counsellor says the use and abuse of ‘legal’ drugs has reached epidemic proportions in Franklin “and it has to be stopped before it ruins our children.” Therapist Anita Moleta supports the community campaign against legal highs launched by Waiuku’s Lex Mills and The Post Newspaper. Now she wants Pukekohe businesses to follow suit. “Starting this campaign in Waiuku is awesome and I hope that other small towns will take up the project,” she says. Teenagers in Pukekohe have been suffering from addiction to the same over-the-counter drugs as teens in Waiuku, she explains. “People across a broad spectrum are turning to these legal highs because they are readily available. It doesn’t matter where they live in New Zealand. People of all ages are looking for ways to have fun or to escape emotional pain.” Ms Moleta says that synthetic cannabinoids are causing mild brain injury, killing off brain cells in the frontal lobe, which then has an effect upon a person’s functioning. “They no longer think rationally, have paranoia and racing thoughts, hallucinations, dizziness, anxiety, agitation, depression, severe mood swings, followed by violent behaviour and psychosis. Other physical effects are abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting,

“They no longer think rationally, have paranoia and racing thoughts, hallucinations, dizziness, anxiety, agitation, depression, severe mood swings, followed by violent behaviour.” Pukekohe counsellor Anita Moleta says Lex Mills’ and the Post’s campaign is ‘awesome’ and she wants Pukekohe to follow suit. Michael Botur spoke with her last week. chest pain, tremors, and inability to eat.” The human brain doesn’t stop developing until a person is 23, Ms Moleta adds, which leaves young people particularly prone to impaired brain development from legal highs and can cause a person to move into psychosis. “When brain cells are damaged, they do not repair. If the damage is not continued, then new neural pathways can form, but if it continues for a long period, this damage becomes permanent.” There is a big difference between products such as Kronic and K2 and Cannabis sativa, although both are addictive. “Synthetic cannabinoids are more dangerous, because they are

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highs come an agonising withdrawal for users. “People turn to drugs for the anticipated euphoria, but withdrawal brings paranoia, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, confusion and disorientation, fear of dying, insomnia, breathing and eating difficulties, nausea and weight loss.” There is light at the end of the tunnel, however. “These symptoms can last quite a while but do decrease until a person begins to feel clear headed and well again, and are sleeping and eating. It is worth going through this to get to the other side and gain your life back again.” Ms Moleta has advice on how to make it through withdrawal. “[Sufferers] need to drink lots of water to flush out their body. Because their body has been depleted and the serotonin has been blocked, 5HTP which is a natural serotonin restorative product is recommended. Vitamin C and Omega 3 Fish oil, and a good multivitamin are also essential. These products help to restore the body and aid the brain to develop new neural pathways.” Ms Moleta says the most important treatment, though, is support from family, friends and trained professionals. Hope Unlimited Trust offers a range of counselling services to treat those who have trouble with drugs. To begin healing, phone 239 1823, ring the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797 or go to M1087 PROMO 06/13

This is the second part of the Post’s feature on synthetic cannabis in our community. Last week we talked to those affected, and we spoke with the dairies that were selling the product. The dairies undertook to halt sales immediately. We said last week we would conduct controlled purchase operations to check whether the product was available. On at least two different occasions we had former users request the product at dairies around town. One dairy, Waiuku’s Dingle Dell, sold the product to one of our young people. Our readers asked us to name those still selling it. We have. We will continue checks, and if we find others, we will print them. We hope we don’t have to.

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Local doctor at cutting edge of drug trauma The biggest problem for doctors like Waiuku’s Dr Juan Toledo in treating the effects of synthetic cannabis is that so little is known about the product. And he has no time for those outlets who choose to make what he terms a commercial decision over the wellbeing of the town’s most vulnerable people. Like many of his counterparts throughout the nation, Juan is getting the latest information from the front lines, from the users themselves, from ambulance officers and from hospital emergency departments. He says it’s taking a massive toll on first-response medical care, and knows first-hand about the toxic effects of use and withdrawal. “Here in Waiuku we are seeing serious outcomes like seizures, acute dehydration, mood swings, anger, aggression and anxiety,” Juan said last week. “We are also seeing those effects multiply through the community, causing social effects from the user to younger people, to their family, their school, or their employers. “It’s very much a community problem, and it’s a product that is targeted at our young people, the very people who most need our protection and guidance.” Juan says there is no question the product is aimed at the youth market - “it’s attractively presented, easily obtained, and relatively cheap.” The problem is, as he says, noone actually knows what’s in it. He notes that there are over 450 varieties of synthetic cannabanoids manufactured, and treatment of the ill-effects of use is not only difficult, it’s potentially risky. “There is practically no research on how other drugs interact with them, so treating the effects of toxic effects is something we have to be very careful with. “It appears the severe effects of use last three to four hours, at which stage we can begin to treat the effects of withdrawal on a symptomatic basis with a greater

sense of safety.” The Waiuku Health Centre can set up IV drips to counter dehydration, treat nausea and vomiting, and, cautiously, treat anxiety and mood disorders. Juan says the Centre is available for telephone advice up to 10pm every day, or people can walk up to the clinic for treatment and advice before 7pm. While the service is not free, he says cost should not be an issue if there is a crisis, and he says the centre has ways of reducing the financial barriers for those in need of help. The centre has seen an upsurge in clients needing help from the effects of the drug and withdrawal from it, and they have also seen a jump in referrals from emergency departments. Asked what he thinks about the outlets who sell to the township, Juan doesn’t mince his words: “The people involved are only in it for commercial gain. They are not stocking it because they have a belief that people should be able to experiment (with drugs). It’s cold hard cash. “Dairy owners have become drug dealers. The bottom line is they are making money, while costing the community money, and hiding behind loopholes in the legislation. “If they have a conscience, if they have kids themselves, if they think of themselves as part of this community, then why ruin their reputation for the sake of extra dollars?” Dr Toledo says friends or parents of users, or the users themselves, can contact the medical centre for information on what warning signs they should look out for, and can educate people about the difficulties others have had. They can provide a telephone monitoring service and help to ensure people do not put themselves at risk, as well as offering advice on support services available. The Waiuku Health Centre’s phone number is 235 9102.

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The Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade had 19 call-outs for the month of June, as detailed by Chief Fire Officer Colin Riddle. Calls included a tragic motor vehicle accident, two car fires, and assisting an elderly lady with a faulty stove. The calls were: June 1st: 15.29 pm, King St, MVA First Aid. 2nd; 01.13am, Bothwell Park Rd, Rubbish Fire. 2nd; 11.59am, Otaua Aka Aka Rd, Car fire. 3rd; 01.39am, King St, Medical Ambulance from Pukekohe . 4th; 20.46pm, Ruakawa Dr, PFA faulty Smoke alarm 12th; 18.02pm, Kaiwaka Rd, MVA Extraction and CPR . Well done to the crews involved. 12th; 20.58 pm, Pokorua Rd, Medical No ambulance available.13th; 13.38pm, Sandspit Rd, assisted elderly Lady with a faulty stove. 14th; 01.24am, Kitchener Rd, MVA Assist Ambulance.14th; 01.30am Queen and King St, Check out MVA no action. 15th; 16.04pm, Awhitu Rd, MVA Traffic Control. 16th; 16.57pm, Belgium St, Medical Ambulance from Bombay. 17th; 07.07 am, Glenbrook Station Rd, Medical Ambulance from East Tamaki. 19th; 23.06 pm, Wymer Rd, Medical Ambulance from Papatoetoe. 21st;14.23 pm, Earnest Shackleton Pl, Medical Ambulance from Papakura. 23rd; 21.48 pm, Waiuku Rd, Medical Ambulance from Middlemore. 23rd; 23.44 pm, Reid Rd, Good intent call. Lights from the minesite. 25th; 14.46 pm, Andrew Pye Rd, Controlled rubbish fire no action. 26th; 05.06 am, Belgium St, Car Fire. 27th; 14.15 pm, Bowen St, Look for keys dropped down drain.

Waiuku Rotary held its annual awards evening last Wednesday evening at the Civic Centre in Waiuku. Pictured left with their awards are Dan Lynch (30 years of service to local government), Hazel McMahon (for her work with Trees for Survival at Awhitu School), Elton Knight, (Vocation Award for services to community as a businessman and funeral director), and Don Wills, who was made a Paul Harris Fellow for his work with Rotary over many years. Don became president of the Waiuku Rotary for the second time on the evening, and was congratulated (below right), by Marshall Woodward. Below left: the incoming members of the Rotary Board of Directors for the 2013/14 year, including Rosie Morton, (far left), who became the first female member of the Waiuku Rotary club. The new Rotary Board, left to right, Rosie Morton, Graham Craig, Stephen Shepherd, Brian Day, Mike Valley, Marshall Woodward and Don Wills.


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he weird and wonderful Lions Clubs New Zealand project that takes unwanted currency and turns it into life changing experiences for Kiwi Kids will be celebrating its third birthday and 16 tonnes of cash on July 10. For the past three years, Lions Clubs across New Zealand with the support of Resene paints, New World and Fastway Couriers, have collected more than 16 tonnes of old New Zealand money and foreign currency for the Heads Up for Kids project. Although unwanted, the magic of this collection is turning old New Zealand cash and foreign currency in something very valuable; funding for young New Zealanders to attend programmes that help them build new skills and develop confidence. More than 80 youths so far have benefited from the funds raised, attending courses such as Outward Bound, Spirit of Adventure and the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre. Simon Hayes, Queenstown Lion and Heads Up for Kids founder believes that youth are our most precious asset and we need to support them. “It’s important our young people are recognised and given opportunities that boost their confidence and provide a springboard for them to grow into great New Zealanders,” Said Mr Hayes. New Zealanders have dug out and donated more than 3.7 million coins from all kinds of places, such


as garden beds, down the back of the sofa, at the car wreckers and stashes from holidays and it’s adding up to a significant amount. “We’ve collected, sorted and counted more than $430,000 in unwanted currency since the campaign launched on July 10th 2010,”says Roy Peterson, Silverstream Lion and Currency Processor for the project. “Even though some of coins are in a pretty rough state when we get them,” laughs Mr Peterson, “they all add up, and it’s for a great cause.” It’s an excellent way of recycling too. Brian Hayr, Head of Currency Property and Security at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, says: “old coins returned to the Reserve Bank are sold for scrap. It is better for the country to sell the copper and nickel in old coins than have them sitting idle in peoples’ homes.” “There is a large amount of old currency that has not been returned to The Reserve Bank and increasing numbers of the new lower value coins that appear to be stored by households. Even if only a small percentage of this currency is recovered it could have significant value,” Mr Hayr said. The Reserve Bank estimates there is $100 million in old NZ currency unaccounted for and Lions are aiming to collect $1 million. Old money and foreign currency can be taken to any Resene Colorshop or retailer, participating New World stores or call 0800 Old Money for a Lions Club member to collect. To date, 5.5 tonnes of old New Zealand currency has been exchanged at face value at the Reserve Bank. • 3.5 tonnes of copper coins have been sold and recycled. • 7 tonnes of old and current foreign coins and banknotes been redeemed for legal tender.


Lions mark change of officers The Waiuku Lions enjoyed a successful night of celebrations on Saturday 29th June at their annual Change of Officers. This was a chance for them to get together and reflect on a successful year of community support whilst positions of office were handed over to the next motivated group who were inducted by Lion Nick Herrold. Approximately $30,000 in grants were made over the last year from the Waiuku Lions Club to community groups including Local Youth and Youth Affairs, Local Social Services and Elderly, and International and National Youth & Adult Services. Special award grants were also presented on the night to representatives from Waiuku Community Patrol “Nightowls”, Waiuku

Family Support and Hamilton Estate Community Gardens. Kariotahi Surf Lifesaving will also receive a special award grant. The night included celebrating service awards to Lion members ranging from one to 21 years of service and sadly farewelling Bruce Hope, their longest standing member of 43 years service, who recently passed away and will be sorely missed for his wise counsel and valued opinions. Marian Thomas, the new Waiuku Lions Club President had the following to say of the year gone and the year ahead: “The Waiuku Lions would like to thank the local community for all their support of our fundraising events from Sand to Mud, to buying from our BBQ teams, to Golf Day and many more. We are all

passionate about what we do and work hard to put your contributions directly back into the community, so we thank you for your continued support in the year ahead. Waiuku Lions - We Serve.” You can keep up to date with community fundraising events on the Waiuku Lions Facebook page;!/ WaiukuLions The new officers for Waiuku Lions are: President - Marian Thomas, 1st VP - Barry Gibbon, 2nd VP - Colleen Reynolds, 3rd VP - Lynda Mellor, Secretary - Derek Robbins, Treasurer - Bernie Nicholson, Directors - Tony Lewer, June Malone, Alan Standing, Lions Tail Twister - Grant Thompson, Lion Tamer - Ian McCall, Membership Chairman - Trish Thompson, Greeter Craig Fulton.

Above: At the Lions change of officers evening were 3rd Vice President Lynda Mellor, 2nd VP Colleen Reynolds, 1st VP Barry Gibbon, and incoming president Marian Thomas. Below left: Nick Herrold, outgoing tail-twister, welcomes the new man to the role, Grant Thompson. Below right: Marian Thomas’ family were at the Lions Club in Waiuku on Saturday evening to see her invested as president.

Lions rally around for mid-winter lunch The Waiuku Lions Club hosted its fifth Mid-Winter Christmas Lunch recently, with the biggest attendance ever, of 87 local senior residents crammed into the station. It took a team effort to cater for all, but it was a huge success.

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Obituary • Rangiaho (Mac) Herewini, April 26, 1944 – February 26, 2013

The passing of a community leader Waiuku lost one of its leaders earlier this year with the passing of ‘Mac’ Herewini, known throughout the region for his community involvement, and an iconic figure at the annual Anzac Day ceremonies at the Waiuku cenotaph. Known as ‘Dee’ to his close family and friends, he collected the nickname ‘Mac’ after the exploits of the famed All Black by the same name, and it stuck with him throughout the district. Mac was born on April 26, 1944, in Whakatane, to Taituha and Hohi Herewini. Taituha was from Te Arawa and Hohi from Ruatahuna. Of the Tuhoe tribe, and the Ngati Tawhaki hapu, Mac attended Huiarau School in Ruatahuna, initially starting a career as a woodsman at the recently-developed Kaingaroa Forest. At the age of 16, in 1960, he started at the woodsman school, but just four years later, at the age of 20, he joined the New Zealand Army. His 20-year service with the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and 1st Ranger Squadron, NZSAS was a time of which he was very proud. He saw service in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam, travelling to postings throughout the world and New Zealand. He met Waiuku’s Carole Jakeman, the woman who was to become his wife, in Christchurch, and they married in 1970, raising three children while serving in overseas and local postings. After a stint in Singapore, the family were based at Papakura and in 1984, when Mac retired from his 20 years of service, he and the family moved to re-

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turn to Carole’s Waiuku home town. Working at New Zealand Steel for a period, Mac soon became involved in many local organisations and groups. A long-time member of the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club, he helped with the junior boys committee at the Waiuku Rugby Club and was a member of the local Rugby Supporters Club. He was also a staunch supporter of, and proud member of, the Waiuku Returned Services Association, and for many years was the parade marshall at the town’s Anzac Day ceremonies, where servicemen and others at the proceedings would recall his sly jokes as he formed the soldiers up. Along with other RSA members, Mac would travel to the various Waiuku schools to speak at Anzac Day assemblies, and was well known as a member of the Vietnam and Malaya Veterans Associations. His community involvement included being involved in the running



of the Waiuku Army Cadet Unit at Waiuku College, where he was eventually to become Unit Commander. In other roles at the College, he assisted with powhiri and was a respected Kaumatua in the region, supporting and assisting in events with local iwi Ngati Te Ata. On the family front, his children recall him as having a quiet dignity and strength, and being a devoted and supportive father, always ready to help with advice and be a source of strength to his wider whanau. He enjoyed being involved in family activities, and was a regular traveller with Carole as she was part of the Waiuku Thrillseekers Golden Oldies Netball side for several years. At the time of his passing he was still supporting and being part of his community, taking on the role of Kaumatua at the school at which his daughter taught in Mangere. His church was a large part of his life as well, and he would often travel back to Ruatahuna for services and to be part of his faith. His passing leaves not only a loss for his family, but also a large gap in the Waiuku community, and he will long be remembered by those organisations and people to whom he gave so freely of his time. On Anzac Day, in particular, each year, the township will miss his presence and his dignity. It is perhaps most apt, in Mac’s case, to recall the last three lines of the Ode recited each year at the ceremony: At the going down of the sun, And in the morning, We will remember them.

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An extensive family home of 5 bedrooms, 3 living areas and 3 bathrooms. A designer kitchen and open plan family area lead on to an extensive portico and swimming pool complex, the large separate media room also has access to this area. The 2510m2 grounds have been professionally landscaped and there is coded gate access. This is one of the top properties in Waiuku and it awaits your inspection now.

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Stunning executive masonry home. Schist features & high ceilings. Top quality appliances, entertainers kitchen opening onto patio area also designed for entertaining with fireplace & pizza oven. 4 bedrooms. Master is extra large with wir & ensuite. Guest room handy to main bathroom & another 2 large additional bedrooms with a bathroom strategically placed between. Downstairs boasts an expansive area currently utilized as a gym, bar & rumpus room. Double garaging & landscaped gardens complete this private oasis with rural views.


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This 16.2 hectares of desirable north facing property is located 6.5km from Waiuku main centre. The property has road frontage on two sides. Allowing access to a number of building sites. To view please phone Ray.


Fabulous ocean side acreages. Spectacular views over the Tasman sea& easy access to Kariotahi Beach, make these a sought after location! Both blocks have access to a fresh water lake stocked with trout and is also a great place for a cool dip on a hot summers day. The West Coast beach is a great playground for fishermen, horse riders and is world renowned kite surfers.


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Franklin house rentals rise by Mayoral comment with Waikato Mayor Allan Sanson $7 a week in past three months Matariki, rates, and Tuakau’s prospects for growth

The average rent for a three-bedroom home in Auckland over the past three months has stayed constant at $446 a week, but the most attractive three bedroom rentals can be found in Franklin, where the average rent is $354 a week. Prices have increased by $7 a week in this area in the past three months, meaning a rise of approaching $100 since April. “Rental prices have been stable now for the past three months, and for a three-bedroom home have risen only $10 since the start of the year,” said Kiri Barfoot, Director, Barfoot & Thompson. “Much of the movement in rental prices that have taken place in Auckland during the past 12 months occurred during the latter part of 2012, and rents have, since the start of the year, gone through a settled period.

“This stability in rental prices is showing up in all suburbs and across the entire rental stock from 1 to 5 bedroom homes. “As with house sales, during the winter months there is a seasonal downturn in demand for property, and this takes the pressure off price increases.” The geographical area of biggest rental increase in the past three months is the western suburbs, where the average rent for a three bedroom home has increased by $48 a week to $400. In the same area a two bedroom rental has increased by $28 a week to $318, and rent for a four bedroom property has remained constant at $503. The most expensive part of town to rent a three bedroom property is the eastern suburbs where the average rent is $541 a week.

Smaller rates increase touted Auckland Council last week signed off its annual plan for 2013-14, including Mayor Len Brown’s proposal for an average 2.9 per cent rates increase across Auckland businesses and households, well below the 4.9 per cent forecast in the council’s Long-term Plan. “Through lower costs and greater efficiency, we have driven down rates rises every year for the past three years - from 3.9 per cent in the first year of the new council to 2.9 per cent this year,” says Len Brown. “I’m determined that we continue to provide certainty for Auckland ratepayers, through modest and sustainable rates increases. “And I’m focussed on ensuring the money

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we raise through rates works for the benefit of all of Aucklanders. “Over the next year we will invest more than $175 million in local libraries, parks, recreational, arts and cultural facilities right across the region.” This year will be the second year of the transition to a single rating system. This means that over time, all Auckland properties of similar value and use will be charged a similar amount of rates, which will be fairer for all ratepayers. “I have worked hard to make the adjustment to a single rate for Auckland required in legislation as manageable as possible for Aucklanders by spreading it over a three-year period,” says the Mayor.


Matariki or the Maori New Year has been well celebrated in the district this year thanks to great partnership between Waikato-Tainui, the Council and communities across the district. From a portable planetarium, and children’s arts competition (which I am looking forward to judging), through to a festival of lights, this inaugural series of events have been a fantastic example of the great spirit of our communities. One of my highlights was the privilege of attending the unveiling and blessing of Taawhiao’s Mask in Ngaruawahia. This magnificent mask is a representation of the ta moko of the first two Maaori kings, and standing proudly in the Octagon, supported by plinths of stone is a sight to behold. Make sure you have a look next time you’re in the area. I had a lot of fun in Huntly with the lighting up of the DEKA sign. Who would have thought that sign would have become a famous landmark! It was a great way to raise the profile of Huntly and the event gave the town some positive coverage across the country, particularly from the crazy ZM radio crew. The Council has also recently signed off

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on the 2013/14 Annual Plan and set a general rate increase of 1.87 per cent. There are greater increases in different communities with the targeted rates, and what this means is those who receive the services pay for them, rather than having them subsidised by the general rate. It was great to get over 260 submissions to the Plan, and hear from more than 40 people who shared their views in person. And we did listen to those views and made changes to some of what we had planned such as putting more aside in grants, funding more road maintenance and repair, and agreeing on further consultation with forestry stakeholders. Economic development in our district is a key focus of this Council and there is plenty going on which we can see such as at the Northgate business park at Horotiu, and also behind the scenes. I met recently with Tuakau and district business people to talk about the huge potential in our district, and with the high levels of enquiry we’ve been getting the future looks very bright indeed. Please take care out there over these cold, dark and wet winter months and drive safely on our roads.



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The Paerata Hailman Variety Bash offers local funding grants Carl and Jackie Elliot of Paerata in Pukekohe were caught in the recent winter’s blast of rain and lashing hail. They didn’t let it get them down however - Carl sent us this pic with a note to say he just couldn’t resist making a ‘hailman’ with his wife!

Variety -the Children’s Charity is thrilled to be bringing the Variety Mini Bash to South Auckland, Port Waikato, Pukekohe and the Awhitu Peninsula for the weekend of September 20 – 22, 2013. Variety is currently seeking applications for funding to be considered for distribution during the 2013 Variety Mini Bash. Families and child-related organisations in need within the region should submit a grant application form to Variety by the closing date of 31 July, 2013. The Variety Mini Bash is a shorter but equally exciting version of Variety’s signature event, the Variety Bash. This largerthan-life car rally will be travelling over the weekend of September

20 – 22 fundraising for Kiwi kids, distributing grants, entertaining children and participating in community projects. Examples of items that may be considered for funding include specialised trikes, computer equipment for special hearing and communications requirements, sport/play/art and cultural equipment, and customised equipment for children with special needs. Application forms are available online at or by phoning (09) 520 4111. Variety - The Children’s Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Every year it helps over 10,000 local children - it meets their unmet health and

education needs, providing them with brighter futures. Variety works alongside schools, agencies and the government, tackling child poverty so the Kiwi kids who urgently need life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life. Each year Variety – The Children’s Charity supports more than 25 Kiwi kids each day. Since 1989 Variety has given over $13 million to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. From much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives – Variety raises money to ensure deserving Kiwi kids can reach their full potential.

Waiuku teen sets sights on Outward Bound Waiuku 17-year-old student Jaleigh Shaw is fund raising within the local community to assist her to reach a goal of achieving a spot on an Outward Bound Course by the end of this year. Jaleigh will be turning 18 next year in time to attend the 21 day Classic Course for 18-26 year olds at the well-known course, and has been searching for ways to raise funds in recent weeks. “I am aiming to fundraise $1,850 which then means I am eligible to apply for sponsorship from a local

business or group,” Jaleigh says. “To do this, I am arranging sausage sizzles, selling baked goods, selling off all of my old things and working to save like crazy!” As part of the fund raising venture, Jaleigh has been set up on the charity website www.givealittle/cause/ outwardbound and people can access the internet to to support her in her journey to make it to Outward Bound, and, as she says, “ to get my life kick-started.” The course is aimed to

teach trainees self development, increasing self awareness, confidence and motivation and allowing young people to ecognise their potential. Understand and assume personal responsibility. A social development component allows people to increase their social awareness and communication skills, while learning how to create effective relationships and experience success as a member of a team. There are also courses on values and the environment, as well as commu-

nity service, with trainees guided on becoming better members of their local communities. “This is a great opportunity for me, as I am aiming to better myself mentally and physically at Outward Bound to then move on to Camp America and help others on their journey of self-exploration and adventure,” Jaleigh says. “Any support would be greatly appreciated, it doesn’t matter if it’s $1, $2 or any other amount- it all counts in the end!”

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The idea to host a high tea fundraiser on the Awhitu Peninsula, was born when Anita Dutton, CEO and Creative Designer of Aqua Jewels met Joan Massey QSM. Having worked at the St Andrews Church in Waiuku as Parish Assistant before, Sonja Schlebusch was convinced that her two friends, Joan and Anita, would make a great winning team to organize an event to fundraise for the Awhitu Church building project. The ball started rolling very soon after Sonja introduced the two formidable ladies. Anita is the jewellery sponsor for both Miss World NZ and Miss Universe NZ. She designed

and made beautiful crowns for both the beauty competitions. Anita also specialises in the designing and manufacturing of daywear jewellery and jewellery for all occasions. Anita has sales representatives across NZ and loves helping and empowering women to earn an income, through commision, earned by selling Aqua Jewels. Ella Langsford, the beautiful reigning Miss World NZ 2013, attended the event. She spoke about her involvement and fundraising as an Ambassador of the Ronald Macdonald House in Auckland. The National Directors of the Miss World franchise, Desmond and Rose Foulger shared about their char-

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ity work as Trustees of the Asia-Pacific Trust. What initially started off being planned as a small afternoon tea, soon escalated into a big fashion event, showcasing the new Aqua Jewels Teen Collection, Jazmin La Belle and the Bellassima Collection. Stunning cocktail and evening gowns, amazing jewellery, spot prizes, beautiful models from as far as Wellington, a scrumptious spread and an Aqua Jewels goodie bag for each guest, ensured a most enjoyable afternoon

for the more than 130 attendees in the Pollok Hall. Through ticket sales, a raffle, as well as 10% of the proceeds of jewellery sales donated by Anita from Aqua Jewels towards the fundraiser, more than $1500 was raised for the Awhitu Church Building Project. Well done to the Awhitu Women’s Fellowship under the leadership of Joan Massey and Julie Williams. A very glamorous and memorable event for the Waiuku and Awhitu Peninsula communities.

Above: Rachel Aylward, MC (centre).with Joan Massey and Anita Dutton from sponsor Aqua Jewels. Below, some of the guests at Awhitu on Saturday.

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LOOK & FEEL FABULOUS THIS WINTER Raising funds for Awhitu Church on the weekend were (left); Ella Liliane Langsford – Miss World New Zealand 2013, (below); Anna Lisa Christiane Finalist Miss Supranational 2013, (right), a local future Miss World, Jessica-Rose Dominikovich Gray, and (far right); Jazmin Tohaia, 1st runner up NZ supermodel 2013.

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By Yvonne Gloor, CCN, CMTA, PT Healthy food does not have to be expensive. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat can be eaten ground and used as flour, toasted as kasha and my favourite way is eating it sprouted. It is not expensive to buy and will make a lot of sprouts. And the best thing it is very easy to do. Diets that contain buckwheat have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cho-

Buckwheat’s lipid-lowering activity is largely due to rutin and other flavonoid compounds. These compounds help maintain blood flow, keep platelets from clotting excessively (platelets are compounds in blood that, when triggered, clump together, thus preventing excessive blood loss, and protect LDL from free radical oxidation into potentially harmful cholesterol oxides. Buckwheat also contains almost 86 milligrams of magnesium in a one-cup serving. Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, improving blood flow and nutrient delivery. Buckwheat is also a complete protein, high in fibre, B Vitamins and minerals. For recipes go to or see me at the Way of Life Health Shop on Fridays. 027-6285196.

By Diane Breen DipHom NZCH (Intern) Anxiety disorder can be either acute or chronic. Acute anxiety disorder manifests itself in episodes commonly known as panic attacks. This is where the body’s natural “fight or flight” reaction occurs at the wrong time. It is a complicated and involuntary reaction in which the body prepares itself to deal with an emergency situation. In times of threat such as an assault, an accident, or a natural disaster this type of reaction is perfectly normal and helpful for survival. Stress causes the body to produce adrenaline. This steps up the body’s metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to quickly produce energy for the body to use. The physical manifestations of this are listed below: • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; • Sweating • Trembling or shaking • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering • Feeling of choking • Chest pain or discomfort • Nausea or abdominal distress • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-

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headed or faint • Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself • Fear of losing control or going crazy • Fear of dying Chronic anxiety is a milder, more generalized form of this disorder. Many sufferers feel a vague sense of anxiety much of the time, but the intensity of the feeling does not reach the levels of those in an actual panic attack. They may always feel uneasy, especially in the presence of other people, and tend to startle easily. Headaches and chronic fatigue are common among people with chronic anxiety. They may from time to time suffer bouts of panic attacks. Eventually either of these disorders can become debilitating as the body is under constant stress. This can lead to other problems as the patient becomes fearful of being alone, going out in public or visiting in case they have a panic attack. Some serious conditions can also develop ie Obsessive compulsive disorders; Depression; Insomnia; Serious weight gain/loss. From a homeopathic view point there are some first aid type remedies that may help with these attacks. Firstly the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy. Below are some of these remedies: Marked palpitations, fear of dying Aconite Person scared stiff, numb and dozy with fright Opium Person hysterical, weeping one minute and laughing the next Ignatia Inability to get to sleep because mind is racing Coffea Ideally, to treat this issue a consultation with a Homeopath be valuable to treat the whole person, mental emotional and physical, find the causation ie how this condition began, and to help the body to react calmly and normally in situations of stress instead of the automatic over-reaction that becomes one of these disorders.

• • • • • By Helen Wright BSc(Hons) Ost(UK); CMIOSH (UK); PGDip (Hlth. Erg) (UK) NZ/ACC/UK Registered Osteopath Human Factors and Ergonomics consultant Patients with arthritis often have symptoms that an osteopathic treatment can help to alleviate. Whether the diagnosis is Osteoarthritis (wear and tear/joint inflammation) or Rheumatoid Arthritis (inflammatory rheumatological condition) at Osteopathy Pukekohe we can: • • •

Provide information relating to the disease process; Help to alleviate pain and the pain-spasmpain cycle; Decrease inflammation;

Improve joint nutrition; Enhance removal of waste products; Maintain and/or increase joint function; Decrease mechanical strain on joints Help to prevent any further strain and/or deformity.

Osteopaths know how arthritis can influence the joints and other parts of the body and are trained to identify the most effective treatment plan and management plan to assist with long term symptom relief. Often it’s not the condition that causes the problem but how the condition is treated/managed. If you would like more information relating to the osteopathic treatment of your ‘arthritis’ or to book an appointment, please ring the Way of Life Health Shop. There is currently an osteopath practicing from the shop Mondays to Saturday inclusive (shop hours).

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July Health Focus

During July we are focusing on our Smokefree Waiuku 2015 Campaign and will be visiting local businesses to deliver our health centre poster (to the left) together with Information Packs to support anyone wanting to quit. Businesses will be able to put posters up and can provide information if required. The idea is to encourage the whole community to become advocates for quitting. In other words everyone will be part of the solution. If you are a smoker and would like to discuss giving up please contact the Health Centre during July and make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our quit card providers. Extra copies of the poster will be available from the Health Centre.

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Play-offs loom as top six battle for spots It was another weekend of great entertainment for Counties Power Club rugby spectators as the competition heats up for play off contentions. The Counties Power Game of the Week didn’t disappoint with a huge come from behind effort by Karaka who fought back from a 36-7 deficit to loose to the Counties Power Cup holders Ardmore Marist 46-38. Karaka fell off tackles in the first half and Ardmore Marist took complete control, racking up six tries and three conversions in the first stanza. Ardmore Marist were up 12-0 after ten minutes with their fullback Karl Ropati scoring the two opening tries which now makes him the PGG Wrightson leader board top try scorer. Karaka’s first half points came from a converted try by second five John Luteru. Ardmore Marist piled on four more tires to take the score to 36-7 at the break. In the second half, Ardmore Marist could be forgiven for relaxing with the large score line and the majority of the job done. Karaka started running at the hosts and lifted their intensity after being issued a barrage of instruction at half time which inspired Karaka

to score five tries in the second spell. Karaka’s left wing Tavite Gadeisuva scored a hatrick of tries, however it was not enough against Ardmore Marist who added their final ten points to seal the win partially made up by a converted try in the second half which was dominate by Karaka. Karaka’s stand-out players were John Leteru and Tavite Gadeisuva. For Ardmore Marist Tyrone Lefau was lethal in the first half and Fritz Lee was solid returning back from injury with Sikeli Nabou consistent through the whole game. The PGG Wrightson Player of the Day was Ardmore Marist’s halfback Jason Guthrie. It was a crucial match for both sides with when Patumahoe hosted Manurewa with the visitors winning 36-25. Patumahoe handling errors in the backs let them down with Manurewa looked to be the better of the two sides on the day. Manurewa dominated the early part of the game to put them in a winning position early. They score two early tries to hooker Michael Lea and winger Teisam Faimasasa. Patumahoe’s Josh Van Lieshout scored a nice try from a David Leturu chip kick with the extras coming

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from the boot for both sides which took the half time score to 21-13. In the second half, Manurewa’s tries were scored by No 8 Ben Masoe who made a charge off the back off a 5m scrum and a Manurewa counter attack saw Ahsee Tuala score their uncontested. Manurewa dropped a ball close to the line and were held up on another occasion which prevented them scoring more points. Patumahoe winger Vern Comley scored mid-way in the second half and in the final ten minutes they were rewarded for their attack when Kane Hancy scored the last try from catch

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up attacking rugby. The players who performed well for Patumahoe were Alepino Olosoni and Josh Van Lieshout who was dangerous on attack and for Manurewa Micheal Lea was good in the second half and Lewis Maxwell made some telling breaks with Ahsee Tuala proving to be a handful. It was a social day on the hill as Pukekohe took up a bus load of their centurions to honour Nigel Watson becoming their latest member during their 19-13 victory over Onewhero. The bye did Pukekohe no favours but the boot of young Jared Page proved to be the difference on the

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scoreboard securing the win in the match which saw Onewhero score two tries to Pukekohe’s one. Onewhero dominated the line out and the scrum which Pukekohe will desperately be working on for next week in their top of table clash against Ardmore Marist. Onewhero played well with Nathan Langsford scoring the first try off a penalty dummy which caught Pukekohe unaware behind the goalposts and he also kicked a penalty. Pukekohe slotted a penalty and followed it up with a converted try in the last five minutes of the first spell to hooker Mark Price who

dotted down during the only time Pukekohe penetrated the Onewhero 22 in the half. Page converted which took the half time score to 10-8. In the second half Pukekohe’s Maama Vaipulu was consistently breaking the line and on form but a lack of support kept the visitors at bay who got their points through three penalties by Page. Onewhero’s Rob Katu scored the final try of the game in the left hand corner which narrowed the score to 16-13 but Page’s final penalty ended the game. Pukekohe’s Niva’ Ta’auso returned after a long stint out injured but they lost Lewis Moore with a head knock who is expected to be out for a few weeks. Pukekohe’s best on the field were Maama Viapulu, Nigel Watson and Jared Page with the boot. Adam Cathcart returned and put in a solid performance after being of the game for nine months of the game for Onewhero and their forwards were again impressive. In the fourth match of the Premier grade Papakura suffered their biggest defeat of the season at the hands of Bombay when they went down 116-0, racking up over 1000 points against them in the season to date.

Waiuku College wins over Pukekohe reach quarter finals in national womens soccer cup old rivals Wesley

The Waiuku College 1st XV travelled to Wesley College on Saturday and won a game which was a real thriller, by 22 – 21. This was their first win since being promoted to the premier division and showed that they have the ability to compete at the highest level of schoolboy rugby. They began the game strongly and spent the first ten minutes in the Wesley half before being rewarded with a penalty goal kicked by Jack Hardie. This seemed to spark the Wesley side who hit back quickly with two converted tries giving them the lead by 14 -3. Waiuku then sorted out their defence and slowly worked their way back into the game. They kept Wesley pinned in their own half and eventually this turned into points with Hardie kicking another two penalty goals to close the gap to 14 -9 by halftime. The second half continued the same way with Waiuku dominating field position, and Hardie kicking the goals whenever Wesley infringed. Two more successful kicks by Hardie put Waiuku ahead by 15 -14 with twenty minutes to play. Wesley were not about to let the game go however, and hit the lead again with another well taken try which was again converted putting them in front by 21 -15. For the last twenty minutes Waiuku took charge of the game. Phone: 09 235 7835

Halfback Marchant Pepler expertly marshalled his forwards and they responded with a huge effort relentlessly driving the Wesley pack back. The Waiuku captain Stewart Kautai led the charge as their pack hammered away at their bigger opponents with a series of pick and go drives. Prop Luke Rosa was ruled to be held up over the try line on two occasions as Waiuku threw everything they had at the Wesley defensive line. Finally with just three minutes remaining on the clock, after yet another impressive forward drive, the Wesley defensive line was broken and the ball was sent wide to fullback Sam Furniss who slipped through the gap to dive over for the try. This left Jack Hardie with a difficult conversion to put his team in lead, but he was up to the task and kicked it straight through the posts putting Waiuku ahead by 22 – 21. To the delight of their large bunch of very vocal supporters, they then held Wesley at bay for the remaining couple of minutes to win the game. This season Waiuku have now beaten the Wesley 3rds and the Wesley 2nds. It has been many years since any team from Waiuku College has achieved this feat. This week they travel to Pukekohe High School for what promises to be another tough game. Kick off will be at 12 noon.



Auckland Football will be represented by Three Kings United and Pukekohe AFC in the quarter-finals of the ASB Women’s Knockout Cup after Sunday’s second round action. ASB Women’s Knockout Cup holders Three Kings United ran out comfortable winners against Lynn Avon United AFC at Ken Maunder Park. Martine Puketapu and Jessie Mathews gave Three Kings United a 2-0 lead at half time and a second from Puketapu two minutes after the restart gave Andrew Clay’s team a commanding lead. Wyllowe Poata got Lynn-Avon on the board just after the hour mark but a brace to substitute Jasmine Pereira sealed the 5-1 for the visitors. Pukekohe AFC earned their spot in the last eight via two first half goals to 2012 Auckland Football ASB Women’s League representative Lisa Wooles against Western Springs at Seddon Fields. Western Springs AFC pulled a goal back in the second half via Tammy CresswellWells but the home side couldn’t find the goal they needed to force extra time. Glenfield Rovers tipped out Lotto NRFL

Women’s Premier League leaders Eastern Suburbs AFC with a 2-1 away win at Madills Farm. Estelle Harrison gave Glenfield a 44th minute lead and Rebecca O’Neill doubled the advantage for Carl Jorgensen’s team 12 minutes into the second half. Auckland Football ASB Women’s League captain Rebecca Tegg gave Eastern Suburbs a lifeline with 17 to go but the home side were unable to get the game to extra time. ASB Women’s Knockout Cup winners Claudelands Rovers were the big winners of the weekend hitting seven past a luckless Forest Hill Milford side. Football Fern Helen Collins grabbed a hat-trick for Claudelands with youth level internationals Olivia Chance and Kate Loye scoring two each. Morgan Owen managed the sole response for the visitors at Galloway Park. The quarter-finals were drawn on Monday and defending champions Three Kings United face Glenfield Rovers, while high-scoring Claudelands Rovers are at home to Pukekohe AFC in the other game in the Northern Region. TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013 PAGE 23




Waiuku College U16 open played Pukekohe on Saturday 29th June and were defeated

Devin Gregory backed by Joshua Douglas

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Local sport action

Peter Jones supported by Nathan Shackleton

It was a very cold morning when Sandspit Devils took on Glenbrook Blueberries.



Waiuku College Gold vs on Salients 1 - Savannah Asafo Phone: 09 235 7835

Waiuku College Rugby Results: • U16 Open played Pukekohe and were defeated • U14 Open were defeated by Manurewa 17-14 • Under 65’s played Pukekohe and won 39 - 5. They have gone undefeated this year. Email:


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Derek Sinclair stabs home the winning goal to spark celebrations at Waiuku’s Massey Park on Saturday.

Last-gasp thriller in a match with everything It was the start of the second round, a must-win game for Waiuku AFC, and it turned into a thriller for the crowds as the club snatched a last-gasp win in a match filled with drama. Waiuku had not beaten Warkworth for a few years but had managed to get a 1-1 draw away in the first game of the season. The game represented captain Cody Ralph’s 100th Northern League game and the Waiuku team were determined to get a result for him. It was evident straight away that this was going to be an entertaining afternoon for the spectators and both teams had early chances. Chris Abbott got clear on the right but fired just wide with Derek Sinclair free at the far post. Waiuku started to pile on the pressure and were rewarded with five corners in a row. Ralph fired one in and Jerry Hubbard came close to

giving Waiuku the lead but couldn’t quite reach the ball as it came across the six yard box. Warkworth keeper Simon Borich pulled off a great save from a Sinclair effort and Hubbard went close with a header from a Ralph freekick. A hand-ball shout saw the referee point to the spot, to the cheers of the crowd, but then appeared to change his mind and gave the free kick the other way. It was to be the first of several decisions which had the teams and supporters scratching their heads. However, despite the chances, it wasn’t all Waiuku. Warkworth’s Cody Piper got clear of the Waiuku defence but some great covering from Elliot Crean and Mitch Thomasen saw the chance go begging. With seconds remaining before halftime, Warkworth took the lead. The

referee gave a corner, with the Waiuku bench and clubrooms adamant it was a clear goal kick, and the Waiuku defence did not organise themselves as Rob Carty scored for Warkworth at the far post. After a solid first half, Waiuku were behind and in need of some magic and it happened straight away. Ralph got the ball on the right and played in Sinclair who gave Borich no chance as stroked it into the net. This spurred Waiuku on and they came close a couple of times. First Hubbard’s header was clawed away by Borich and then Sinclair saw his header tipped over the bar. From the resulting corner, the ball was played out to Darren Woolnough whose first-time volley was cleared off the line and onto the cross bar before being cleared away by the Warkworth defence.

Warkworth pushed for a winner and were rewarded with several corners. One corner was met by the head of Carty and the Waiuku defence didn’t clear; when the ball fell to Gareth Southcombe, he thought he had scored but Phil van den Broek tipped it around the post. Van den Broek saved Waiuku again with a smart save from a Carty freekick after Thomasen was adjudged to handle the ball just outside the penalty box. When Thomasen fouled a Warkworth attacker twenty five yards out, Southcombe lined up a shot which van den Broek lost in the sun and it nestled in the back of the net. It was 2-1 to Warkworth with 15 minutes to go. Waiuku struck back almost immediately. A Woolnough freekick found Hubbard at the far post and he slammed the ball goal ward. The shot had too much pace

for a Warkworth defender and he could only help steer it into the goal. Both sides pushed for a winner and Ralph nearly got it when he got free on the left but Borich pulled off a fantastic save. The tackles were flying in from both sides, and tensions began to rise on, and off, the field. In the last few minutes Warkworth were reduced to ten men when they lost their left back after he gained his second yellow card, and Warkworth’s coach Steve Gove was sent packing after the referee had had enough of his arguments from the sideline. With seconds left on the clock, Waiuku scored

the winner. A Woolnough freekick found Ralph at the back post and his cross shot was deflected into the net by Sinclair which sent the players into a heap by the corner flag and the Waiuku supporters into party mode. Coach Jim Evans was happy with the win “It was a great game of football and we showed great courage to come from behind and get the points. “There were many outstanding efforts and Phil van den Broek deserves a mention but Jerry Hubbard had an absolute stormer in the middle of the park and therefore gets man of the match.”

Waiuku Netball Supporter of the Week

Waiuku Netball Centre Draw Draw for Waiuku Netball Centre, Saturday 6th July. Office Bearers: Jody Honey, Marion O’Neil. Duty Club/s 8.00-11.40am Otaua 11.40-3.20pm Otaua. Lolly Shop: 8.00-11.40 Otaua 11.40—12.45pm College Brass, 12.451.45pm College Purple, 1.45-2.45pm College Gold. Canteen: 8.00-9.25am College Ivory, 9.25-10.00am College Yellow, 10.00-10.45am College Black, 10.4511.40am College Navy. 11.40-3.20pm Otaua. Timekeeper: Janice Price, Noeline Ramsey 8.30am Salients 1 v Fusion, Rag Remo Limited v Coast, Swampy View Red v Waiuku Primary Stars, Swampy View Black v Sandspit Infernoz, College Red v College Yellow. 9.25am College Platinum v College Ivory, College Jade v College Navy, Pukeoware Rebels v Sandspit Shockwaves, Sandspit Stars v Waiau Pa Celebs. 10.20am Loyal v Waiau Pa Remix, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr A v Frenz, College Brass v Brian James GB’s, Glenbrook Blueberries v Glenbrook Mingles, Phone: 09 235 7835

Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 2 v Waiau Pa Pulse. 11.15am College Black v College Pink, Glenbrook Pulse v Waiuku Primary Chicks, Awhitu Angels v Glenbrook Starfire. 12.10pm Cossie v College Bronze, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 1 v Young Wives, Waiau Pa Fudgies v Waiau Pa Tigers, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Jnr A v Pukeoware Sapphires, Sandspit Shakers v Waipipi Winners. 1.05pm Skin For Life v Easy Trim, Swampy View Silver v Sandspit Creepers, Swampy View Future Ferns Red v Swampy View Future Ferns Gold, Pukeoware Shinning Stars v Awhitu Diamond Dodgers. 2.00pm College Blue v Waiau Pa Wildcats, College Purple v Waiau Pa Rockit, Sandspit Devils v Sandpsit Blasters, Awhitu Sapphires v Waiuku Primary No Name, Waiuku Primary Scorers v Glenbrook Sapphires. BYE: College Silver, Glenbrook Makaira, College Embers, College Lime, Puke-



oware Satellites, Waiuku Primary Courts, Waipipi Stormers, Waipipi Waves. UMPIRES: 8.30am Michelle Wilson, Jan O’Neill, Loyal x 1, Frenz x 1, Sandspit x 2, Glenbrook x 2, Nicola Clark, Waiuku Maori Sports Club x 1. 9.25am Chelsyee Collins, Trish Chitty, RRL x 1, Coast x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Aka Aka x 1, Chantelle Favia, Otaua x 1. 10.20am Jordyn Griffiths-Murdock, Tara Coe, Monique Raaymakers, Marshall Woodward, Kim Mariner, Carol Andrew, Lyzann Tara, Waiuku Primary x 1, Jo O’Neale, Fusion x 1. 11.15am Cossie x 1, Waiuku Maori Sports Club x 1, Sandspit x 2, Stacey Lord, Waiau Pa x 1. 12.10pm Marshall Woodward, Alex Jones, Toni Dolan, Jo O’Neale, Glenbrook x 2, Michaela Dolan, Awhitu x 1. 1.05pm Kathy Maxwell, Amber Turner, Awhitu x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1. 2.00pm Easy Trim x 1, Waiuku Maori Sports Club x 1, Skin For Life x 1, Brian James GB’s x 1, Pukeoware Sapphires x 1, Aka Aka x 1, Sandspit x 2.

If this is you, collect your prize in person from the Waiuku Netball Office on the next playing Saturday or phone the office on 235 8813. Kindly donated by Subway, Bowen Street, Waiuku

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‘Horsing Around’ Rounding a corner, a white horse came into view, hobbling along in only one shoe.

Just then a voice declared, Look! He’s in footy-gear up to his head.

I’d spied him before in the oddest places, maybe he’ll compete at the Puke-races. I’d place a dollar, maybe even three, hopefully he’ll gallop as fast as can be. Then again, he could yearn for a mate hanging his body on ‘Smithy’s garden gate’ I’ll keep driving around Waiuku Town, White-horse is bound to be horsing around.

Some saw him pushing a mower one day, probably when he needed some hay. What a spark, each week, folk so kind, sharing their horse, for us to find. You’ve given ‘Waiuku Town’ a new interest to say, have you seen a whitehorse?? As you wended your way. By N. Cook, Waiuku


Franklin area

Bill Deed QSM JP. Phone 0274 96 88 02





FIREWOOD Bargain. 4 Meters Mac/pine $300 Delivered. 2 Meters $170. Ph/txt 021 744 970 or 235 0065.

4 Martyn Street, Large Building, very good location, $350+GST and expenses PW 027 38 33317.

ROSEMARY - I will prune your rosemary bush for you in return for the produce. Upright as opposed to trailing varieties sought. Call Martine 027 475 9580

FIREWOOD for sale. Dry Mac & Gum mix. $80/ metre with free local delivery. Ph 235 9668 or 021 412 452.


BOATS BOAT REPAIRS, dingy or trailerboats. Fibreglass or wooden. All jobs considered ph Tony on 235 3545 or 021 598 662.

CARAVANS LONG TERM - free local delivery from $60/ week plus bond. Ph: 232 1814.

CLEANING SERVICES CLEANING vacant houses, windows, offices, carpet shampooing & exterior waterblasting. Plus maintenance. FREE quotes. Ph Allan or Lynette 09 235 9333 or 027 272 6249 S & G Cleaning Services. 18 yrs experience, domestic cleaning a speciality. Windows cleaned on request. Reasonable hourly rates. Phone 238 7980 or 021 296 0718.


Computers mputer & Reliable co ices, network serv ta Back ing, Da Troubleshoot Spyware Up, Virus & & Mac Removal, PC pairs ile Re Repair, Mob

Ph: 09 2389285 7A Glasgow Road, Pukekohe


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ACCOUNTING & Taxation Services. Ph. Rise Accountants, chartered accountants. 09 235 7455. ACCOUNTING & Payroll Services EOM Accounts, GST & PAYE. Call PME Enterprises Ltd. 09 235 0461 or email: petemarg. for a free consultation.


DON and Gaylyn, this season’s pine firewood. $75 per cube, delivered and stacked. Ph. 235 9588.

FOR HIRE FIREWOOD splitter Phone 235 7733 or 021 305 111. BOUNCY Castle hire. Elephant, Tiger for kids. Sumo, Boxing, Jousting for Adults. Ph: 235 5297 or 0274 260 040.

FOR LEASE 115 Acres easy contour land. Good water, yards, 5mins to Waiuku. (not a coastal block) Suit dairy support or beef etc. Ph. 021 362 687. OFFICE SPACE downstairs from $90 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam 021 671 960. Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. OFFICE SPACE upstairs from $110 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam 021 671 960. Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. WAREHOUSE SPACE. Small, Med & Lge. Easy access. Ph Sam 021 671 960. Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. WORKSHOP SPACE. Easy access. Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Ph Sam 021 671 960.


UNIT Handy to town. Suit single or couple. No Pets. Ref required. Ph: 09 235 8639.

REPLACE your Commodore key rubbers for $47.50. Need your old key to do it. Phone 021 075 8642.




ANY old scrap metal removed. Old batteries, expired gas bottles, old cars, lawn mowers, etc. Ph Martin 021 128 5953 / 238 3005.

NEW Table & 8 chairs $850 (the lot) * Bedroom suite “Dressing table, set of drawers & bedside” Dark stain big drawers “great for a guy” $1000 (the lot) * Fridge freezer $450 * Cottage Hill bookcase, fixed shelves $430 * King single mattress and slat frame $180 * 5 odd lazyboy chairs from $65 * Queen headboard pine $120


Ph 09 235 7715

COCKY’S CORNER for fencing & roofing iron, timber, hardware, plywood, pavers, gates, garden sheds & more. 123 Queen St, Waiuku. Ph 235 9880 or 235 2386. ADULT ACCESSORIES, adult toys, massage oil, lubes, Women’s Health & Sexuality Books & lots more available online

GARAGE SALE GARAGE Sale Saturday. 1 Martyn Street. All Sorts of Items.

GRAZING HORSE Grazing $30 per week, Waiuku Town Boundary, shed space available Ph: 021 234 5321


Conventional bales, reasonable quality $8.50 incl GST, Ex shed, $10 incl GST delivered. PH: 0800 429 496

HAIR DRESSING THE Cutting Room Hair Salon. 33 Breakers Grove, Waiuku. Ladies cuts from $30 & Mens cuts from $25, Colours from $70. Hours: Tues 11-3pm, Wed 9-5pm, Fri 9-til late, Mon & Sat by pre-arranged appts only. Phone Steff 235 7149.

HANDYMAN SERVICES FOR all your Handyman Needs. No Job to small. Call David 2352850 / 0211076684

HEALTH TAI-CHI QIGONG healthy leisure activity, Church Hall, 43 Queen Street, Pukekohe. Thursdays, 1.15pm - $5; 5.30pm $8, 7pm - $8. Practice, theory, green tea, no booking required, just turn up.


Waiuku Village Butchery


Ph 09 235 8369

LAWNMOWING TOPCUT LAWNMOWING reliable, clean, tidy job Experienced operator. Ph Fred 09 235 5280, 021 902 552.

PAINTING CARLOS Magic Jobs prep work, paint, paper, waterblasting, roof repairs, painting and property maintenance. Professional job done. Free Quotes. Ph: 027 237 3821 a/h 09 235 2665

PETS POOCHIE park – Holiday home for dogs – Inspection welcome by arrangement – Phone 09 235 0052 (evenings) or 021 856 555. Email pups@hotmail. for further information.

PICTURE FRAMING THE FRAMING SHED Quality Custom Picture Framing 31 Victoria Ave, Waiuku Tues - Fri 9 - 5 Winter Saturdays 10 - 1 or by appointment Ph. Allie 235 0939 / 027 2534577



LAUNDROMAT. Open 7 days. Drop off service and self service. Detergents included. Sports clothing, commercial, wash, dry and fold. Laundry 4 U. Between Video Ezy and Pizza Hut, across parking lot from Ed St Restaurant Ph. 09 239 2964.

CLAIRVOYANT/MEDIUMSHIP readings and healing. $40. EFT session and massages available. Phone 235 8486 or 021 02992614


ANGEL Guidance by Mary Clairvoyant, Psychic, Medium gives you Reassurance, Guidance, Clarity! Spiritual Healings/ Indian Head Massage/Gift Vouchers/Psychic Suppers. www.freewebs. com/angelguidancebymary 09-236-9992 or 027622-4087

JIMS MOWING Waiuku based operator. Gardening. Lawnmowing Ride On, Residential, Commercial, Mulching, Catching, Edges, Garden Maintenance & Tidy Ups. Ph 0800 4 546 546 or 021 659 390. Free quotes given.

CLAIRVOYANT Ph Eunice Attwood 235 0022 for profile, books & website links.

Phone: 09 235 7835


SITUATIONS VACANT CLEANER required for a 3BM house in Waiuku once a week. All products provided. Ph: 0220218025. Ref Required. ADDITIONAL CASH be your own boss work from home, free information and training

MATH Tutor wanted, for 3rd term for two year 10 students. Ph: 0272 412781

WANTED TREES wanted. Gum & Macrocarpa. Also tree felling & shelter belt removal. Ph or txt Chris 027 212 4590 or 235 0065.


Reps required now FREE gift on joining Contact Anne 021 324 330 CLEANERS required to help on call. Hours and days vary. Own transport required. Ph: 021 1523 090.

QUALITY household furniture, antiques, bric-a-brac, collectables, tools. Phone for free quote 235 5555 or 027 277 5026. RETIRED couple wish to purchase a 2/3 Bedroom House or unit on a small easy care section in Waiuku, Up to $260,000. Ph: 09 235 6055

It pays to advertise your HOUSE

STORAGE WAIUKU MINI STORAGE. Various sized units available. Individually alarmed. Ph 0274 982 375.

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TUITION PRIVATE Music Tuition Ph 0274 772 030 or 09 296 1693 GREGG’S Drumming Tuition. Beginners to advanced. All styles. No drums needed. Bookings essential. Phone 09 238 7980 or 021 265 2780. (We copy LPs to CD) READING & WRITING 1-1 Tuition. Waiuku and Tuakau. 4½ years upwards. Excellent tutors. Contact Jill at ‘The Frog Pond’. Ph 238 2110. E:


Modern Family Living

•3 Bedroom home •Fully fenced section •Ensuite •Walk in wardrobe •12 Acres •Sleepout •Walking distance to Waiuku •Spacious living •Estuary views

Contact Owner ****** Contact us on: 235 7835 or email:


Amcal Waiuku Pharmacy Phone : 09 235 9307 Fax : 09 237 0054 Email : 40 Queen Street, Waiuku

Open Monday to Friday • 8.30am - 5.30pm Saturday • 9am - 2pm Sunday • 10am - 2pm


Waiuku Theatre Group Inc.

ROUBOS, Lisa Jane


7pm Wednesday July 10th Backstage Theatre Victoria Street, Waiuku

Who left us on the

29th June 2011. A very special and dearly loved granddaughter of Max and Lois and their families.

Lisa Jane Roubos

To register interest and receive audition piece Email:

We miss you every day. Love from Dad & Janine, Matthew, your new little brother Leon, Alan, Melissa, Sarah & Ben.


Happy Birthday Dad. Wish you were here, memories are all we now have to celebrate your special day. We will laugh, and cry and gather with love, just as we always did. You now live forever in our hearts HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD Love you heaps xxxooo


CASINO NIGHT Friday 12th July @ 7pm Aka Aka School Hall GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON


You receive $1,000,000 gambling chips for your entry fee – Additional chips can be purchased $20 for $1,000,000

Friends and Colleagues

Celebrating Debbie Philpot’s 40th Birthday

Phone Shelley 235 9892 for more info/tickets

20th July at Kentish Hotel 7.30pm - Brendon Ham Band. Drinks available from the bar at own cost. Children welcome until 9.30pm. Cake for supper Presence not Presents please. IN MEMORIAM


In Loving Memory of Sandra Jean Burns

HYPNOTIST An evening of side-splitting Fun and Laughter!!! Comedy at its best

Waiuku College Hall

We thank you for your support over the past year and welcome you to join us at the cemetery and/or in the afternoon at the family home for a shared lunch. Phone: 09 235 7835


Wed 10th & Thurs 11th July Tickets from Fundraising Members or The Post

Pre Sale Tickets $20 Web:



Rotary Club of Waiuku Charitable Trust The following individuals and organizations are recipients of grants from the Rotary Club of Waiuku Inc Charitable Trust for the year ending May 2013. The total amount granted exceeded $24,000.00 Awhitu Rural Fire Force, Awhitu School, Bailey Given, Blue Light, Bronson Snook, Challenge Camp, Emergency Boxes, Marama Hau Ministries, Mercy Ships, Polio Plus, Primary School Speech Contest, Rota Pacific, Rotary Foundation, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, RYPEN, School Dictionaries, Summer Science Camp, Trees For Survival, Waipipi Bowling Club, Waipipi Bowling Club, Waiuku AFC, Waiuku Athletics, Waiuku College Hockey, Waiuku Museum, Waiuku Police Community Defribulator, Waiuku Rotary College Cup, Waiuku Scouts, Waiuku Swimming Club, World Community Services


Family/Whanau Support Worker Qualified Social Worker.

We have a vacancy in our team for a family/whanau support worker in the Franklin area. Drivers Licence and prepared to use own vehicle essential. Knowledge and understanding the special nature of our community a definite advantage. Please send your CV and covering letter to: Waiuku Family Support 56 Queen St Waiuku 2123 or email Closing date 12th July 2013

Junior Sales Assistant

Is hunting and fishing your passion? Hunting and Fishing Botany, New Zealand’s largest hunting and fishing store, is looking for a Junior Sales Assistant. This is a full time position and involves working a revolving roster (which includes weekend work) Requirements: - Retail experience – not essential but preferred - General knowledge of hunting, fishing and camping - Must have great customer service and a positive attitude - Pro active and energetic - Firearms licence is essential - Must have NZ Driver Licence and own transport If you’re an “OUT THERE DOIN IT” type of person and tick all of the requirements we want to hear from you. (Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit) Applications to be sent by email only to

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Applications close: Friday 19 July 2013

The My Life, My Funeral Kit will make it easy for you. Phone for your copy now

235 8380 Anytime


Glasshouse Staff Required Gourmet Waiuku has positions for full time staff to work in our Orchid and Capsicum crops Applicants need to be punctual and reliable Have own transport, Be prepared to work at heights, Be able to do periodic overtime Immediate start Please contact Russell on 021 898 836 or apply in person at 79 Taurangaruru Rd Waiuku


Roger, Darin, Lisa, Erin and families will be meeting at the Waiuku Cemetery on Sunday 7th July at 11am to lay Sandra’s ashes to rest on the anniversary of her passing and to remember their beloved wife and mother.

Contact Sarah at The Post 09 235 7835

Promote your business to the Waiuku, Pukekohe & Tuakau areas without breaking the bank


for the romantic comedy “Nobody’s Perfect”

If you would like to place your advert in this space

Cook/Chef required

Must be reliable and competent in all aspects of a busy kitchenBe available for day, night & weekend work. Have current food safety certificates. Please contact Barb with your CV & Qualifications Ph: 021 605 887 or Email:



Would like to thank John Rack (Racko), for his continued Loyalty and Patronage over the past 10 years to Ideal Electrical Suppliers Kris, Barb, Steve and Graham wish John all the best for his retirement from the electrical industry.


Waiuku Publishing Ltd Postal:

PO Box 374, Waiuku


18 Bowen Street


21,200 copies, weekly to Waiuku, Pukekohe, Tuakau, Awhitu Peninsula, Karaka, Clarks Beach & Rural.


09 235 7835


09 235 7834



Managing Editor:

Nigel Ward

Business Manager: Steve Douglas Advertising:

Danielia Jansen

Sales Support:

Sarah Lamb

Graphic Design:

Lynn Douglas

Accounts & Admin: Ngaire Deed Printed by:

Horton Media Ltd, East Tamaki



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