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Waiuku College’s ball was held at the Pullman Hotel this year, and was a magical evening, said Head Students Lucy Woods and Ethan Wells. The well-behaved and well-presented students did Waiuku College proud. All the hard work of the ball committee and the business studies teacher Kylie Wissel came together to produce what many have said is the best ball they have been to yet. The committee would like to thank everyone who attended for their behaviour and for the efforts put in by all. Above, at the ball, were Sam Furniss, Emily Rattrie, Lucy Woods and Ethan Wells

Hunua electorate lunch The National Party’s Hunua Electorate held their annual luncheon last week at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. The special guest speaker was the Hon Nick Smith, Minister of Housing & Conservation. Pictured are Betty Hamilton, MP Dr Paul Hutchison, Mona Francis and Nick Smith.

Winter blast in Waiuku The icy blast of cold weather that battered the South Island and Wellington last week had enough of a chill in it to bring lashings of hail and ice to Waiuku streets. Last week a sudden evening squall turned the top of Waiuku’s Queen Street into a scene from a town in the Southern Alps, as wheel tracks cut lines through piles of hail. Picture by Andy Young.


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Last week, we asked whether local outlets should stock and sell synthetic cannabis. The response was resounding… The hell of trying to come off the drugs. Locals talk. Page 8


When The Post Newspaper said it would back Lex Mills’ campaign to highlight the dangers of synthetic cannabis and identify those retailers who sell to our community, we expected some form of response. What we did not expect was to be deluged with emails, letters, phone calls, and people stopping us in the street. We did not expect to be speaking with distraught mothers who were desperate to get help for their children. We did not expect to be sitting in our office with young people in tears as they told us of the trauma, pain, and paranoia they have suffered in recent days as they tried to give up a product which has seen a massive increase into hospital emergency departments in recent months. These young people also told us of their times in hospital, one having been taken by ambulance twice in three days as she suffered withdrawals. On the weekend we heard of another young local who was taken to Middlemore with dehydration and malnutrition after trying to give up synthetic cannabis. We certainly did not expect that within four days of our newspaper coming out, that every local outlet that we are aware of that stocks syn-


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revolution that has seen parents and school principals visiting the outlets and saying they would stop purchasing from the store if they continued to sell the product. We discovered that there is little known about treatment of illnesses caused by the use of, or withdrawal from, synthetic cannabis. We were heartened when Waiuku Family Support, within hours of a discussion, offered to set up a free eight-week counselling service with a specialised drug counsellor for people in Waiuku. We have been buoyed by the offers of financial and emotional support for establishing more counselling services in Waiuku. And we were disgusted, in the course of our research this week, to find a website which detailed research showing how ‘legal highs’ are believed to cause psychosis, and can cause anxiety or panic attacks in ‘inexperienced users’. That same website then offered a ‘clickthrough’ service to purchase the product from just $12 a packet. We’ve dealt with many, many people who have suffered from these products. It’s not been an easy week, but it’s a story we have to tell. Read our feature on pages 8 and 9.


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Fierce winds and torrential rain recently did not deter 68 people from attending the official opening of the Awhitu Peninsula Landcare plant nursery on Matakawau Public Reserve, next to Awhitu District School. Landcare Convenor Alison Marson welcomed everyone, explaining that the purpose-built nursery facilities would allow volunteers to propagate large numbers of native plants, eco-sourcing them from hardy Awhitu stock. She went on to acknowledge those organisations and individuals who have helped bring this major project to fruition - ASB Community Trust, Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council, Primary Focus,

NZ Steel, Awhitu District School. “Not forgetting our wonderful volunteers - bands of people who can be relied upon to turn up, whatever the weather. And recognising that we stand on the shoulders of those in Awhitu Landcare who have gone before us”. Alison continued: “We have been inspired throughout the project by Fred Lichtwark. Fred spoke at our AGM two years ago and told us how his dream to be able to catch more fish in Raglan Harbour led him to establish Whaingaroa (Raglan) Harbourcare. “This is now a self-supporting nursery and planting operation concentrating on catchment planting, which has in turn resulted in

Below: A large crowd turned up to view the nursery. Bottom: Ngati Te Ata kaumatua George Flavell welcomed visitors with a karakia.

a dramatic change to the health of that Harbour. The noticeable environmental change has created additional benefits for wildlife, landscape values, employment, recreational and tourism opportunities for the local community. Surely a vision to aim for in any community.” Jack Hobbs, well known plantsman and Manager of Auckland Botanic Gardens then gave a presentation on the importance of sustainability and the emphasis now placed on being eco-friendly in every respect at the Gardens. Outside in the wind and rain, a very quick red-ribbon cutting by Jack preceded Ngati Te Ata kaumatua George Flavell welcoming everyone onto the nursery site with a karakia. Despite the atrocious weather, everyone was keen to take time exploring the nursery facility which comprises a potting shed, shadehouse, storage, resource room, and plant set out area. Afternoon tea in a warm and dry school pavilion was enjoyed by all, with Local Board chairman Andy Baker carrying out the cake-cutting honours. Andy spoke of being proud of the achievements of Awhitu Peninsula Landcare to date, and looking forward to continuing to support their future efforts. Landcare hopes to welcome many more volunteers to the nursery to enjoy the great camaraderie which working with plants always seems to engender. As a volunteer remarked “yes we work, but most importantly, we have fun”. To register interest in being part of the Landcare nursery team, phone 235 1616 anytime or email

Rust on some parts of the George Street Kindergarten’s much-used monkey bars meant a major bill for the centre recently. However, Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club came to the party with a donation of $1000 to help the centre purchase the specially-made equipment. Above: Katrina Barnett, manager of the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club, with club president Lynda Grimmond-Reichel, as they presented the cheque last week to Kathy Oram, head teacher at George Street Kindergarten, with Arliah Tutuki on the monkey bars.

Singers return to St Andrews One of the region’s most popular singing groups will return to St Andrews Centre in Waiuku on Sunday July 7, starting at 2pm. The City of Auckland Singers, previously known as The Bruce Murray Singers, have been wowing audiences with their unique blend of popular music for many years and are fundraising for a choral festival and tour of Canada in 2014. The singers enjoy entertaining at social functions for a variety of audiences and have performed at major concert venues in Auckland with other top choirs and bands. While competitions are not their key focus, they have achieved very good results at the local, national and international level. In 2009 they won a silver award at the 20th Australian International Music Festival in Sydney and in 2011 a merit award at an international competition in Italy. The monthly Sunday @ St Andrews concert series is sponsored by the St Andrews Community Trust and Waiuku and District Combined Churches. A $5 entry fee covers the concert and afternoon tea.

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Prime Minister visits Pukekohe Rotarians Better connections Prime Minister John Key recently addressed the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc at the Pukekohe Racecourse Function Centre. Well over 100 Rotarians and friends were in attendance. Also present were Rotarians from the new Rotary Club of Franklin Inc and some Rotary Exchange Students from Canada, Europe, and Argentina who are spending a year in the Auckland area

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Rotarians and guests on a wide range of subjects. After his address, the Prime Minister mingled with the Rotarians and guests and posed for numerous photos. He spent quite a bit of time chatting with the overseas exchange students much to their delight. All those present were impressed by the relaxed and friendly attitude of the Prime Minister and a very informal evening was enjoyed by all.

A joint initiative by Counties Power and Chorus is designed to ensure Waiuku residents will not be affected by phone and broadband outages. The project has seen Counties Power leasing Chorus room on a secondary fibre communication connection it is installing to Waiuku. From Waiuku Chorus’ network then connects the whole Awhitu Peninsula. Waiuku’s existing fibre communication cable had been cut several times in the past year and the secondary communication cable will ensure that, if this happens again, there will be uninterrupted phone and broadband services for customers in the Waiuku and Awhitu regions. The communication cable will also provide increased broadband capability in to the region. Counties Power will also be using the same fibre optic cable for network control and capacity in the cable will also be provided to Transpower for communications to its Glenbrook substation.

Prime Minister John Key with Rotary Exchange students from France, Canada, Argentina and Germany as well as, to his right, Kate Robinson who will spend next year in France as an Exchange Student. Right: Graham Harris, President of the Rotary Club of Pukekohe (left), Prime Minister John Key (centre) and Ross Holmes (right).

Plunket says thanks

Last Tuesday Waiuku Plunket held a wine and cheese evening to say a massive thank you as it was volunteer week. Awhitu Wines, BNZ, local Plunket Nurse Megan and committee members gathered at the Waiuku BNZ at 7pm. The night had short talks from each group with some fun and laughs along the way. While discussing the BNZ baby budgeting, visitors sampled some fine wine from Awhitu. Throughout the evening committee member Kathryn Andrew talked to guests on how they would like to be more involved with the younger community through helping out at yearly events, baking or joining the roster at Tots n Tunes Playgroup. Recently the Waiuku Lions Club donated money towards First Aid courses Plunket host throughout the year, while coming up, the group has voting for the Waiuku Plunket Photo Competition held at Mitre 10 and an annual disco. Plunket’s helpline is available 24 hours, seven days a week on 0800 933 922.

Dinner raises $31,000 in Tuakau The first charity dinner for the Tuakau St John Ambulance Station was held last Tuesday night at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club. The dinner, which sold out before the event, saw just over $31,000 raised for the proposed station. Tuakau & Districts Development Association Chair, Gary McGuire, said that he couldn’t thank everyone enough who has helped ‘get the ball rolling.’ “A special thanks must go to Richard Gee and the Tuakau Rotary Club for taking the lead in organising this event. We had donations and contributions that came out of the woodwork and really touched our hearts. We are going to make this ambulance station happen. We truly appreciate all the support we have received so far.” The next fundraiser is expected to be held at the end of July and will be a rum tasting evening. The venue is yet to be confirmed. Gary explains that there had always been a plan for Tuakau to have its own ambulance station, and a lot of work has been put in over several years by the locals to make this a reality. However, with the expected growth in the region, it has now become a necessity. “The plan can be traced back nearly 90 years ago, where land was set aside near the Tuakau Fire Station. But as the town grows, the original proposed site may become unsuitable, as it will be-

come congested and restrict the access to the motorway and over the river.” St John have since been offered the bottom floor of a multi-purpose demonstration building which will be showcasing the latest leading technologies in timber building such as being earth quake resistent. This will be constructed by Tuakau Timber Treatment at their premises on Bollard Road. “The space that we have been offered has the potential to allow for at least two or three response vehicles, and will eventually see a fully functional ambulance station, not just a first response.” The estimated cost to have the plan become a reality is between $300,000 to $400,000, and Gary, a St John volunteer himself, says this will be possible with the support of the community, nonprofitable organisations, local businesses and many more fundraisers. “It is so important for everyone to realise that St John completely relies on volunteers, donations, fundraising and services that they charge for. The government contributes a lot, but nowhere enough to cover the costs to keep our ambulance services operational. Over the past six years, the St John workload has doubled and yet, the funding hasn’t changed.” Gary adds an ambulance station for Tuakau would not just serve the town, but the surrounding areas as well. “It would be there to serve Port Waikato,

A Rae Waterhouse painting was one of the auction items at the dinner. Photo: Carmel Stewart

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Monthly Fishing Report - with Smudge Many people talk about putting their boats away for the winter because of the perception that the fish have ‘moved out’. While it is true that snapper fishing is rarely red hot at this time of the year the Manukau Harbour has some of the best winter fishing around. Gurnard are my main catch for this time of the year and they are in their best condition during the winter months when I target them using dropper rigs and light line on the edges of the Waiuku Channel. While we all have our favourite go to spots, it is easy to get caught up in doing the same old thing for the same results. I prefer to mix things up a little by trying a proven spot first then trying someplace completely new. That gives

you options for different stages of the tide, different wind conditions etc. There have been some very good snapper caught during June, the biggest I’ve heard of were a pair of 12lb fish caught by the Airport which has been fishing extremely well and typically good snapper are caught in those areas right through July. The weather hasn’t made fishing easy however and this recent cold blast will have them thinking about packing their bags and moving on. Kahawai are plentiful right now and like gurnard should be around for the rest of the winter months. Don’t write kahawai off as a table fish, treated well by bleeding and putting on ice, they aren’t bad at all as long as they are fresh.

Kahawai are also very good smoked and I usually keep one or two for the bait freezer as I rate kahawai highly as a gurnard bait. I have nothing to report from over the coast as the weather hasn’t been friendly but when it is, a longline set from the beach could reward you with some large snapper. Deeper water should give boat anglers a chance at snapper if you can find your way through kahawai and spiny dogfish. I’m now off to set up for the Counties Sport Fishing Club Icebreaker on the 5th, 6th & 7th of July. If you want to see what the club is about check out the weigh in at Te Toro from 3.00pm July 7. Good luck, take care on the water and see you out there. Smudge.

Left: Matthew Parker with a typical winter gurnard caught this month. Right: Corey Everitt with a nice kahawai. Far right: Mike Everitt with a good harbour snapper. Below right: John Turnbull with a 1.2kg gurnard caught on Queens Birthday weekend.

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The photo of Bob Perry with his horse and bundles of flax has created quite a bit of feedback. Contact has come from Paul and Peter Sands and Bev Cochrane giving information about the Kohekohe flax mill situated on the property now owned by John McNamara near lake Pokoroa at Kohekohe. Concrete plinths are still visible where the mill was situated. However, noting that the published photo was taken earlier than 1910, Clyde Hamilton doubted that it would be related to that Kohekohe mill as he believed it had been established in 1925-27. But Paul, Peter and Clyde did tell me an interesting anecdote about this mill and nearby farms. Originally electricity in the area was generated by a waterwheel driving a dynamo which supplied two farms and possibly the flaxmill. This enterprise was forced to stop when the government of the time established a National supply. Owners of private generators that were forced to close were guaranteed electricity supply from the national grid. Because of this electricity into that Kohekohe location was one of the first established in the area – to continue supply to the two farms and the flaxmill. However, back to our photo – it seems that the flax was not for the kohekohe mill. Firstly that mill used bullock teams to drag the flax in and also our photo predates the establishment of this mill. Further contact from Danny Gleeson informed me about the “Mill Dam” flaxmill which was on his family farm at Gleeson Road, Waipipi, at the turn of the last century. As a child, Danny remembers playing near the dam and the old rusting waterwheel, which he used to turn by hand. It seems most likely that the flax from the photo was to supply this mill in Waipipi. If anyone has old photos or information about these mills please email

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Garage sale opens trek to reach $100,000 by 2015 The Karioitahi Konexions Relay for Life team are holding a garage sale on Saturday, July 13, as the first step in a new campaign to take their overall fundraising total to the $100,000 mark. The team began taking part in Relay for Life, a Cancer Society fund raiser, in 2007, and in five Relays since

then, have raised a total of over $75,000. Although the next event is not scheduled until 2015, team leader Jennifer Thomson says the Cancer Society have given them special permission to start fund raising now, to try to reach their goal by the 2015 event. Initially, Jennifer says,

the team had set a goal of $50,000 over the first three relays, and when that was achieved they decided to try for the $100,000 mark. The team has varied in size over the years, with sometimes over 100 participants, but there has been a core group which has stuck with the event for years. Anyone wishing to donate items for the garage sale is asked to contact Monnie on 235 8474 or Christine on 235 2764. The garage sale itself will be held on July 13, at the Waiuku Fire Station, but people with goods to donate are asked not to drop items off at the brigade, but to contact organisers first, who will arrange delivery options. Left: The team has a prize for the most laps completed during a relay. Jennifer Thomson, right, is pictured with Lenita Coutts.


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Local team wins tractor pull Loud engines, fumes and mud are what would usually be expected from a tractorpull competition. But not this time. Recently, the University of Waikato hosted a tractorpull of the electric kind, featuring modeltractors which were designed and built by secondary school students. The competition was held during Osborne Physics and Engineering (OsPEn) Days and required secondary school physics students to create a small battery-powered model tractor that can tow a loaded model trailer a distance of five meters up a 4° inclined plane. The winners of the Thursday competi-

tion were a team from Waiuku College. Their model-tractor sped up the ramp in the fastest overall time of 15 seconds while pulling a 500-gram trailer. The Waiuku team included Stuart Kautai, Evan Vonbatenburg, TK Yeh, Matthew Gerbich, Ruth van der Pleog, Josh Cox, Drew Marris, Moana Sterling, Sam Furniss and James Ditchburn. “We were sent a 3-volt electric motor and a set of nylon gears by Waikato University. We only just finished our tractor yesterday – it was harder than we anticipated, so we just tried to keep the design simple,” says Waiuku College team leader Drew Marris.

Family open day at Strathallan It’s the little things that can make a big difference in building a strong community. ACG Strathallan have taken this idea to heart and have created a special day this Saturday between 10.30am and 2.30pm for families across the primary school to engage together in a different way that will strengthen the familial and community ties. The United Families of Strathallan day began three years ago. This year with a theme based around Heroes, the purpose of the day is to provide social and co-operative learning. Cross-year teams form bonds across the age groups providing a sense of belonging to a team and the school as a whole. “We purposefully pair siblings into the same teams because of the unique learning opportunities. From the older sibling the younger one learns the right way to do things, and from the younger sibling the older one learns to be tolerant,” says Carolyn Shapcott, Principal of the Junior School, ACG Strathallan. Building a sense of community doesn’t happen by accident. The benefits of a strong community far outweigh the effort in creating this kind of event when the results are

a more stable and supportive environment. There are four main benefits to being part of a community; they include a sense of belonging, mutual support, greater influence (the power of many vs the power of one), and exploration. “While those are individual benefits there are also benefits for the community as a whole and the greater society. Whether in a school community, or the larger community people of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives, and strong communities create a more stable and supportive society,” says Robin Kirkham, ACG Strathallan Principal. Carolyn says, “If one day in our calendar year can be one of the triggers into these positive results, it’s worth all the organisation that goes into creating a day of learning that is out of the ordinary. The genuine excitement around the event by the students is also a key motivator. They love the cross-age group activities. It’s great fun for everyone.” It might not be a day behind the desk for the primary students of ACG Strathallan on Saturday, but it is one of learning and fostering the community spirit of children.

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• YOUR VIEWS • YOUR VIEWS • YOUR VIEWS • YOUR VIEWS • Principal support I am writing to you as the representative of the Waiuku School’s Principals Association in support of Lex and Karen Mills and your papers call to action over the issue of synthetic cannabis in the Waiuku community. Parents in our school communities are horrified at the ready availability of these substances in the same stores where their children buy milk, bread and lollies. There have been numerous stories in the media outlining the harmful effects of synthetic cannabis with reports of users suffering paranoia, violence, suicidal tendencies and panic attacks. The medical community has seen the damage inflicted through the use of these products and the Legal Highs Industry has admitted on TV that these synthetic products are more dangerous than ordinary cannabis. In all of our schools we see the results of drug use on our families and their children. How many children will have their life chances affected and how many family units will be destroyed by exposure to these products that we allow to be sold in our communities? As the leaders of the Waiuku education communities we call on the Waiuku business owners to make the morally right decision

to stop supplying synthetic cannabis products and ask all concerned members of our communities to not buy anything from stores who continue to bring this destructive substance into our community. As Edmund Burke said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. Graeme Newall, Chair, Waiuku Schools Principal’s Association.

Revision needed? I wonder if people have stopped to consider that the recent problems with synthetic cannabis is a result of the government’s legalizing the use of synthetic cannabis. The real cannabis, locally

grown, organic, and pest free has been around for many years. It is probably the reason why 43% of all kiwis have tried it, and we are the largest cannabis users world wide. Why the government would suddenly promote an artificial substitute that is toxic and poisonous, is hard to believe. Prior to the introduction of the new synthetics, reactions to cannabis were extremely rare, and seldom a cause of ED assessment. Perhaps its time for our MP’s to step back and realize that legalizing cannabis, done by 13 U.S. states, would be a more realistic and effective approach to what is essentially a public health problem.

Passing laws against substance use in order to treat addiction is hypocritical, as long as we continue to legalize alcohol use, an addictive substance that causes far more social damage than cannabis. Criminalizing drug use also produce three problems: 1. Increased law enforcement costs. 2. Making criminals out of cannabis users. 3. Contributing to the incomes of gangs and other criminals. 4. Loss of tax income from taxing the use of cannabis. Perhaps Parliament may wish to revise their attitude towards substance use. Jim Reardon Waiuku

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20 years old, addicted, and now she wants the products banned The following is a letter we at the Post received this week from a 20-year-old woman. She has given us her name and we have been in touch but we will not identify her here. Her story is one we have heard echoed all week. It’s a story parents should read, and it’s a story those who are considering trialling synthetic cannabis should consider. I started smoking synthetic cannabis three years ago as an alternative and legal option to marijuana. During the first year or so of my usage, I smoked what was then called Kronic sporadicly and occasionally. I enjoyed the high it gave me and I will admit I was gutted when it was banned. (I found out a short time later that (Dairy name removed for legal reasons - editor) was still selling this under the counter for a period of many months after the ban. I along with many others - some underage in high school uniforms - purchased “Dairy Dack” from there) After the ban of Kronic, the chemical compounds in the products were changed and then I began to see new and far more dangerous brands on the shelves. I brought a packet of K2 and after smoking a few cones of this, I went through what was then the most horrible experience of my entire life. I became dizzy, nauseous, hot and sweaty and I was unable to support the

weight of my own body, resulting in collapse. I decided that I was not going to buy K2 ever again. I began to experiment with the other products on sale. The brands I have smoked are as followed: K2, B-52, Amsterdam Cafe, Haze, Kryptonite, Tai High, Aliens from f*cking outer space, X along with many, many, many others. I believe I have smoked almost every brand available to purchase in the Auckland/Waikato region. I did manage to give up synthetic cannabis quite a few times during the early stages of my addiction. In the early stages, I did not experience any withdrawals other than difficulty sleeping and loss of appetite. Sometimes I stopped smoking for a few days, sometimes a few weeks. The longest break I had from it was six months before I fell back into my old habits I didn’t know it but before long, I was dependent on synthetic cannabis. My addiction got so bad to the point where I was smoking two 2.5 gram packets within a 24 hour period. I was spending hundreds of dollars a week on the drug and there was not a day I would go without it. I became so hooked that I needed to constantly have it in my system or I felt highstrung and wired. I hated going to work because I couldn’t

The hell of withdrawal - three local young people speak out There is little information available on treatment options for withdrawal from synthetic cannabis. Unlike other drugs, or chemicals, there is little long-term research that has been undertaken, and a further problem for medical professionals is that they are unsure what the drugs actually contain. The Post spoke separately with three young people last week, two young men in their early 20s, and a woman aged 23. All are giving up. All have been through virtually the same symptoms, although spread across different timelines. The decision to give up was made for differing reasons, but they all started with severe and adverse health effects. “I started coughing up black shit,” said one, “then I asked some of my mates and they said the same thing had happened to them and we figured it must be the resins from the synthetic cannabis.” One gave up because they realised the drugs made them so unaware of their surroundings that they left all the doors and windows at home in freezing conditions, leading to their child falling seriously ill. Another gave up because a friend had been hospitalised after taking the drugs. What all three found was that the withdrawal from synthetic cannabis was about to be one of the most horrific periods of their lives.


Their usage varied - one said she smoked three or four ‘cones’ in a morning, another said he smoked around 25 a day, and that his first thought on waking each day was to go and have a smoke, before he thought about breakfast or even going to the loo. Soon after giving up, the young woman was in Middlemore, rushed by ambulance after collapsing. She was struggling to breathe, panicking, sweating profusely, and paranoid. After treatment, she returned home, but just two days later was taken by ambulance to hospital again. In the first two weeks after coming off the ‘legal highs’ she lost 10kg, was dehydrated, anxious, and vomiting almost continually. “I thought I was dying,” she says now. Along with the anxiety and paranoia came aggressiveness. “I was fighting with my family. I pushed them away. Anything would make me angry, just someone saying ‘no’ to me over something.” She’s angry now, but it’s not because of the withdrawal. She’s angry that local dairies were willing to sell the product to young people of all ages, and angry that they gave discounts to ‘regular purchasers’ and allowed some patrons to put packets of the drugs ‘on tick’. She says she went into one local dairy and begged them not to sell the product anymore, then stood there disbelieving as the counter person walked away from


her and sold a packet to someone. That process of anxiety, panic attacks, twitchiness, vomiting, an inability to keep food down or even want to eat, dehydration, and violence is something we have heard from everyone we have spoken to. One woman said she would get so anxious the only way she felt she could keep sane was to drive a toy car around the walls of her home, just to keep moving. Another told us of having to go around the house turning lights on and off. One young man said he would just get angry for no reason. He showed us his knuckles on one hand where he had become so frustrated over a trivial thing like not being able to find something that he punched a wall so hard he split the knuckles. “And then I didn’t have any idea why I had done it.” All three say they are determined to stay off it. As of yesterday (Monday), they were still clean. And they are encouraging others to do the same. As we worked on this story over the week, more and more people came to us and talked about their friends and what they were going through. For parents - it’s a chilling message. We asked one group of youngsters - aged between 18 and 24, who was taking these drugs. “Everyone,” they said. “Well, everyone we know aged about 15 and over.” Talk to your kids.

smoke until I got home at the end of a 12 I was tossing, turning, hallucinating, havhour shift. ing hot and cold sweats and panic attacks, to I would wake up hourly every night unable name a few of my symptoms. to sleep unless I had a cone or two of synI have been told by healthcare professionthetic cannabis. als it will take a few weeks for synthetic canI moved back up to Waiuku with my part- nabis to be out of my system completely, so I ner recently, and I cut down will have more of the above to immensely on the amount look forward to. I was smoking, before I deI have been having serious cided I would quit the drug all health problems during the I have been having together. serious health problems last couple of months which The last day I smoked synhas been absolutely terrifyduring the last couple thetic cannabis was the 12th ing for me. In this short time of June. period, I have seen about 10 of months which has The withdrawals have been different doctors, GP’s and been absolutely terrifyabsolutely crazy and very difspecialists to try and get to the ing for me. In this short bottom of what is happening ficult. Currently, I am still finding time period, I have seen to me. it impossible to eat meals. I have experienced the about 10 different doc- highest of highs and the lowI am never hungry and tors, GP’s and specialwhen I do force myself to eat, est of lows. my stomach rejects the food. Now I, along with thouists to try and get to I have to fight with everysands of others want these the bottom of what is thing I have to keep my bite products banned. sized portion down. This epidemic needs to be happening to me. One bite of food to me, feels stopped. All drugs, synthetic like I’ve eaten a six course or otherwise are poison. meal. Does someone need to die During the last seven days, I think I may before we take action? Must we wait until have eaten a total of 3 full sized meals. I have it’s too late? We need to learn from our past lost 8.5 kilograms to this date. mistakes and start taking steps to prevent For the first 5 days of the withdrawals I destroying the minds of our children. could not sleep at all. After all, they are our future aren’t they?

The government’s response Hunua MP Dr Paul Hutchison is backing a stand by the community to halt the sales of synthetic cannabis. I absolutely support the stand against ‘synthetic cannabis’ that Lex and Karen Mills, The Post, Principals of schools, the local Police and many others have taken. As Chairman of Parliament’s Health Select Committee, which has dealt with the Bill, the same call has come from all over New Zealand. Submissions on this bill were overwhelmingly in favour and asked to proceed with the legislation as fast as possible. Three submissions from Manurewa showed deep community outrage at a party pill outlet, ‘Highzone’, positioned next to a Doctors Surgery in a busy shopping centre. The Mayor of Timaru travelled to Wellington to emphasise that the sale of ‘legal highs’ in her area was the ‘number one issue’ concerning her community. She told how local shop owners were texting teenagers when new legal highs were available and selling them surreptitiously from the back door. Distraught parents related the unpredictable and devastating effects these substances had on their children especially when mixed with alcohol or other drugs. The Bill will regulate otherwise unregulated psychoactive substances such as ‘party pills’ and other ‘legal highs’ in New Zealand; to only allow sale or manufacture of those substances that can be shown to be of ‘low risk’.

The hurdles that require manufacturers to demonstrate that psychoactive substances are of low risk are considerable. Many users of these substances are adolescents and young adults with developing brains and it will require rigorous testing to demonstrate that the substances will cause minimal harm, especially when ingested with alcohol or other drugs. My own observations up until now are that manufacturers tend to be ruthless, care little about the devastation they are causing, and have demonstrated their ‘Piranha-like’ determination to make quick dollars at the expense of tens of thousands of young New Zealanders. They demonstrate their guile by rapidly changing the formula of a substance within moments of it becoming illegal and putting the new product into the market. Amendments include harsh penalties of up to $500,000 and two year terms for manufacturers breaking the law, infringement notices with fines up to $500 for those under and over 18 having possession of unapproved substances, strict conditions against advertising and the ability for local bodies to regulate. (Similar to the alcohol legislation). The legislation makes clear that with infringement notices a criminal offence is not committed and that every effort is made to rehabilitate young offenders. I will be doing everything in my power to get this Bill through fast as it is so important for the safety of our young and the fight against drugs.

Trying to kick it? If you are addicted to synthetic cannabis and want to give up, there is help available. First, tell someone you want to give up and ask them to help. This could be anyone you trust. Then, contact your GP and ask advice. In Waiuku, the Waiuku Family Support Network has just announced a group session specifically to help people get off synthetic cannabis. Call 235 9099 and leave a mobile number and they will call you confidentially. There are helpline numbers such as Community Alcohol and Drug SerPhone: 09 235 7835

vices with free services available (09 262 2000), or Lifeline (0800 454 335), Narcotics Anonymous, (0800 942 8787), or Youthline (0800 376 633). You will need support. It will not be easy. Other kids we’ve spoken to say the same things: drink Powerade, try to eat, try to get some sleep, make sure you have good friends or family support, or a counsellor to help you through. Be aware it’s going to be horrible, but it’s going to be worth it. Expect to feel like crap, but focus on never feeling like it again.




Special feature: synthetic cannabis in our community

Mothers desperate for help for their kids Student’s fundraising The Post Newspaper was contacted by a number of parents who have seen, and dealt with, the consequences of synthetic drugs. One parent we spoke to simply thanked Lex Mills and ourselves for making an effort to curtail the sales, and reduce the impact of these drugs in our community. Then she broke down. Another told us of numerous trips in the middle of the night to go to see her daughter who was trying to give up and was out of control. “It’s just horrific,” she said, as she detailed the toll it had taken on her own life as she attempted to hold down a job, make trips to hospital, and support her daughter through the after-effects of withdrawal. Other parents told us of their children becoming alienated from their families, of them stealing from friends and family members, and becoming aggressive and violent. One woman was distraught as she detailed how her daughter became hooked on the drugs while at high school, then dropped out of school, abandoned a trade-training course, and moved in with an older man, leaving home and throwing her life away. Parents were incredibly honest and open, as they explained the pain of trying to cope with something of which they had little understanding, and even fewer resources and information with which to combat it. “The sale of synthetics needs to stop. I have first-hand knowledge of the effects of this so called ‘designer drug’,” one mother told us. “I have fears for the future of our community if the sale of this vile substance is continued. Watching someone close to you go through the physical withdrawal is bad enough, coping with the

mental effects is almost unbearable to mon for “inexperienced users” that are watch. That person with so much po- smoking synthetic incense for the first tential for the future, being enslaved is time. Some people may also experience tragic.” mild anxiety or panic attacks if they Like the users we met with through smoke too much Tai High or K2 in a the week, the Mum told us the all-too- very short period of time.’ familiar story of the suffering their child The effects from synthetic cannabis was about to endure. can be overwhelming as many blends “The withdrawal started with the on the market cater to the regular users physical effects of vomiting, sweats, that prefer something strong. blurred vision, stomach cramps, diarAnother concern is that of long-term rhoea and shaking, this was the first mental health issues as a result of usage three days. of the products. “During this time, on the second day As the Post Newspaper has discovcame the mental effects. I was hearing ered in conversations with young peo“I don’t want to live” and “I can’t do this ple who are trying to recover, ongoing anymore”, which mental health for a person with problems such a previously posi- “It seems likely that synthetic cannabis as depression aptive disposition pear to be being can precipitate psychosis and in some exaggerated by was unfathomcases it is prolonged.” able. using synthetic “We are day cannabis. six now, and the Parents have depressive bouts have lessened and concerns that their children may need this morning was replaced with a rage ongoing care, and psychological treatevent, not aimed a person, but still a ment, for many years, after a relatively very unusual expression from this per- short time using the ‘legal’ products. son. As one website states: ‘Research of “I can only hope that as time pro- the safety of synthetic cannabis is only gresses, the effects will lessen. From in- now becoming available. ternet chat-room reading, it may take a ‘Initial studies are focused on the role long time, if ever to be ‘back to normal’. of synthetic cannabis and psychosis. “So sad. So avoidable. So devastat- It seems likely that synthetic cannabis ing,” she says, adding, “our future is up can precipitate psychosis and in some in smoke.” cases it is prolonged. These studies The concern for these parents, as well suggest that synthetic cannabinoid inas for the users themselves, is that so toxication is associate with acute psylittle is known about the after-effects of chosis, worsening of previously stable using the drugs. psychotic disorders, and also may have Even one of the websites that sells the the ability to trigger a chronic (longproduct admits serious side-effects are term) psychotic disorder among vulpart and parcel of the drugs. nerable individuals such as those with ‘Anxiety and panic attacks from a family history of mental illness.’ smoking blends and herbal incense For the Mums, and for all parents, it is such as K2 or Tai High is not uncom- to be hoped this is not the case.

An open letter to local retailers of synthetic drugs by a Waiuku Mum How can you do this to my child and say it’s “legal”, “It’s your right”? What about his rights? What this stuff does is pure evil. My son used to be a happy person, going through the normal teen ups and downs. Your “right” took him and addicted him to an $80 plus per week habit. He became withdrawn from our family, lost weight and has often been sick. When he stopped taking this vile concoction after only about 12 hours he began with vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pains, insomnia, sweats – does that sound like the effects something natural should do? You should be ashamed of yourselves for selling this, what I can only describe as “crap”. I believe the long term effect of this is going to cause health issues for those who have become enslaved by it. Are you going to pay their doctors fees? I would like to see those involved pay by legal means for what you have done to my son and our family as well as all the other families affected out in our community. How can you sleep at night knowing what you have done? You live in a small town, can you not see you are hurting the people you live amongst? Is money the only important thing in your life? Where is your sense of community? You can make the right decision and stop selling this vile substance. I plan to tell everyone I know you sell it, and encourage them to shop elsewhere. Action is required NOW, not when it becomes illegal to sell untested product. STOP PEDDLING DRUGS TO OUR KIDS. Phone: 09 235 7835


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When Monique de Kock, a student at Waiuku College, decided to fundraise for Waiuku Family Services, she could not have imagined the amazing support from her fellow students, her Dean and faculty as well as local businesses. The mufti day alone brought in $724.60 and the car wash, bake sale and raffle a further $365.40. A total of $1090 dollars was raised for Waiuku Family Support Services. Now, in light of the campaign began by Lex Mills and supported by the Post Newspaper, Waiuku Family Support have used that funding to provide an eight-week course specifically tailored for people to get off synthetic drugs. The course is a group session, facilitated by Rebecca Green, who is experienced in helping people get off drugs. Anyone interested in the course, or who just wants confidential information and advice, can call 235 9099 and they will be contacted confidentially. Monique would like to thank all the local people and organisations for their effort and kind donations which have made the fundraiser a huge success, and she paid special tribute to Amber-Lee Lawrie and Anneke Prince for their support.

Local dairies commit to halting all sales As the campaign started by Lex Mills and supported by the Post Newspaper gathered momentum last week, parents and community advocates began asking questions of the four dairies in Waiuku who were reputed to be stocking the product. All four said they were selling it, but suggested they would stop if others would. Last week the Dingle Dell (bottom right), said they would halt all sales, and dropped left-over stock at the Post for delivery to the police. The Queen Street Superette (top left), announced that afternoon they would also halt sales. Meanwhile, parents of Sandspit Road School had been asking at King Street Dairy (bottom left), and within a day, they had announced to the school, and via a sign on the window, that they would refuse to stock and sell the product. On Friday night, the proprietors of Elm Street superette (top right), announced they too, would stop sales. We commend these businesses for making this choice on behalf of their community. The Post and local businesses will be conducting controlled purchase operations over coming days and weeks to ensure we are able to fully promote those businesses who maintain this community-minded approach. Thank you.






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Hair, beauty and latest technology combine in Pukekohe At first thought, the link between high-end computer technology and hair and beauty therapy probably doesn’t seem like a natural mix, but one Pukekohe couple have combined the industries to deliver the very best to clients. Surinder and Meena Sahota operate a number of businesses in Pukekohe, based out of Seddon Place, in the Countdown carpark at the top end of town. The couple have been married for 14 years, and have been living in Pukekohe for many years - Meena having grown up in the Franklin area and attending local primary schools

before Pukekohe High School and, later, training in beauty therapy in Auckland and Australia. Surinder emigrated from India, after some years in a variety of industries, including electronics, machinery and sales and service. Meena has operated Meena’s Beauty and Laser for the past seven or eight years, offering all forms of beauty therapy including ‘threading’, a temporary hair removal technique which is safe for all skin types, as well as permanent eyeliner and eyebrow treatments known as micropigmentation. The business also specialises in IPL Laser Hair Removal, something for which Meena has specifically trained in Australia, and, along with assistant Jodi Arendse, also offers spray tanning, peels and age management therapies. Meena’s Beauty and Laser has also installed two luxurious pedicure spa chairs, which provide not only a tub for a relaxing pedicure, but a back massage as well for a totally enchanting experience. The business is open Monday to Saturday, with late nights by appointment up to 7pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Just around the corner is Surinder’s business, Beyond the Edge Barbers and Hairdressers, which has been established for the past three years. Surinder works with fellow barber Ritesh Khanna in the business, but is often occupied with his other computer-based businesses as well, as he also runs computer and web design company JC Tech, along with selling Laser equipment for the beauty industry nationwide. The combination of computers and beauty is an unusual one, but one which is an ideal fit for the local couple, who say they really enjoy the interaction with the local community and have had great support from clients and friends over the years, with a number of regular clients travelling from well outside the area for their special skills.


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One of the fastest-growing aspects of Surinder’s electronics businesses recently has been the installation of CCTV cameras for the corporate and commercial sectors, and he’s a busy man, with operating both the barber and beauty section as well as maintaining his computer clients. Surinder and Meena don’t get a lot of free time, but when they do, they enjoy spending time with their two children, Jacob (12), and Chrissy (9), who both attend local schools.

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Locals passionate about Totalspan Counties A new local team is at the helm of Totalspan Counties, and they bring a wealth of experience not only in business management, but also with the brand itself. Totalspan Counties is now owned and managed by Dean and Chonny Yorke. Dean has been with Totalspan for the past 10 years, five years of this with Totalspan Head Office in the role of Research and Development Manager and prior to this he worked for the Totalspan Counties franchise in a sales and contracts management role. With a wide knowledge and a thorough understanding of the building code and local requirements, Dean can work with clients on their building concept right through to the completed project. These processes can include, but are not limited to, free on-site consultation, creating the engineering details, dealing with local authorities, supplying a kitset or fully built option and organising any additional requirements such as driveways or landscaping. Totalspan Counties offers a 25 year structural guarantee and a five-year workmanship guarantee on full builds. Besides this, the brand is also wellknown for its iconic ‘Totalspan Dog’, often seen at local events, and the company’s logo can also be seen taking care of the rural community, as Dean says “We are also involved in the local community supplying Undercover Kids Bus shelters into the area at no cost - keeping rural kids protected and safe.” Dean and Chonny bring a wealth of experience to the franchise network. Along with Dean’s long-term involvement with Totalspan, Chonny’s experience is complementary, as she brings a good understanding of systems and processes having worked for the National Bank for over five years.

Dean and Chonny are extremely passionate about the Totalspan brand and say their drive and determination will ensure the continued success of their Totalspan Counties business. The couple have a son, Trae aged 2 and a half years and a daughter Ayla who is eight months old. The couple say the locally-owned nature of the business, and the service they can provide to the rural area, is one of the major factors in their passion

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This outstanding building site on 8.37ha is available to 1 lucky purchaser. Power & phone to gate & an easement to bore water. Driving access to Kariotahi Beach & freshwater lake stocked with trout. Only 5mins from Waiuku, 40 mins to Auckland Airport & hour to Auckland CBD. Call now to view this exciting lifestyle opportunity in a superior gated subdivision (2 other larger blocks also available for sale).

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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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EXECUTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA Expressions of interest 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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A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Waiuku Steel “n” Wheel event in May. It was fantastic to see so many out of towners coming to Waiuku and a great opportunity to show off our town. The attendance far exceeded our expectations and the advertising exposure Waiuku received far exceeded our expectations. A huge thank you also to all my volunteers and a very special thanks to Jeff and Raewyn from Waiuku Brake & Alignment, TV Short and all the crew for making it such a success for the town. Hundreds of hours of planning goes into an event of this size so from the WB&DA team, thank you to all of you. A huge thanks also must go to the sponsors WB&DA, Z Energy, Kentish Hotel, Waiuku Brake & Alignment, TV Short, Local Board and Mr & Mrs Chen. The WB&DA are currently working on “The Waiuku Winter Warmer Promotion” which will run through the months of August and September. The promotion is run to help our retailers through the quieter months of the year and to try and push the “Shop Local” message. Although we all understand the attraction of shooting over to Pukekohe to do all your shopping, the reality is that our retailers are struggling and if they are not supported they will close, then what does Wai-

uku have? We need to keep Waiuku growing so we ask that you just keep that in mind when shopping outside of town for all your necessities. I am very happy to report that Lex and Karen Mills from Waiuku New World have kindly offered to put up the $20,000 for the sponsorship of the community fireworks display this year. Lex and Karen really enjoyed last year’s event and wanted to give something back to the community for the amazing support they receive at New World. They also believe this is an event that everyone of all ages can enjoy. This year’s event promises to be even bigger than last year and will be held on the November 1 together with a street market and entertainment before the fireworks finale starting around 9.15pm. As you would have noticed the Kentish car park looks fantastic and has really tidied up that end of town. There is still works to be completed and the car park still needs to be sealed properly. The two roundabouts are still on the schedule and we are hoping they will be done around September but times are still to be confirmed. Until they are completed we are unable to complete the wooden boardwalk, road realigning and planting. The cleaning of the paving is near-

ly sorted. Council have been trialling a range of cleaning products and procedures to bring the paving back to an adequate standard. Although we would all the love the paving to be totally exchanged, this is not an option. Three areas that were heavily soiled, outside Dingle Dell, by Fitzys Takeaways and Amcal Pharmacy were cleaned. The pavers came up quite well and we had to concede that they probably wouldn’t have been able to get any cleaner. We are hoping that this will be done in the very near future. Once again, thank you to all of you that signed the petition and helped us fight for the paving to be cleaned. We couldn’t have got this far without you all. The WB&DA would like to thank the Waiuku College students that did an amazing job weeding the bank down River Lane. The students had a teacher’s day off and the prefects wanted to do something for the community. Another example of community spirit shared by some of the fantastic young people at Waiuku College. The Information Centre is still going strong but we are always looking for volunteers to greet and help tourists to the area. If you would like to volunteer occasionally please contact us on 2356230. Unfortu-

nately the Information Centre phone number was not printed in the local directory so please take note of the number. Remember, the Information Centre is also a community centre and holds information on clubs, services and events in and around the area. As you would have seen from Post coverage, Lex Mills and the Post have been active in trying to get synthetic drugs pulled from the shelves in our town. Apparently they have been successful in getting local businesses to agree not to sell the product. Lex has seen first hand what this drug does to the users and their families and friends. Please continue to support the campaign as it progresses. Lastly the WB&DA are asking the Waiuku community to send in submissions to get a bus link in and out of Waiuku. Once again Auckland Transport are consulting on the new network for public transport in South Auckland with no consideration for Waiuku. We need public transport in Waiuku and Auckland Transport need to know that we will not just sit back and let them once again neglect us. You can go online to and review the changes and give your feedback or visit the Information Centre and pick up a brochure.

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The Waiuku College Year 13 Sports Class organised a large boot camp-styled fun day event called ‘Military Madness’ for its Year 10 students. The Year 13s put on the day to gain credits for an event management standard, and it was a full day event with 3 rotations and activities consisting of an Obstacle Course, an Endurance Run with ‘Amazing Race’ styled activities, and a large Capture the Flag War Game. Above left: Kaya Kapa, Megan Bray and Grace Schicker got into the spirit of the event. Top right: Craig Agnew rounds the cones. Below: carrying the obstacles for two laps of the College was no easy task!



For nine years Nicole Butler has been a member of the First Steps team in Waiuku, beginning as a teacher in training before working her way toward becoming Centre Manager in 2009. The centre says “Nicole’s attitude and commitment to all of the children who belong to our centre is evident every moment of the day and we are sure that the children and whanau will miss her immensely. “Whenever Nicole walks into the Infants, Toddlers or Preschool room, she is greeted by them all and gets adoring smiles and cuddles from each and every child. “We are forever grateful knowing that Nicole’s style of management has established an amazing team of teachers and we want to honour Nicole’s vision in her absence. The newly appointed Acting Manager Gabrielle Murtagh has been employed with First Steps for seven years and ensures that there will be a continuation of great skill and teaching ability.” Nicole is moving on to a Professional Service Manager position within Kidicorp Limited, which involves supporting teachers to gain teacher registration, assisting centres with programme planning and training and development programmes. “I believe that First Steps Waiuku has become the great childcare centre that it is today because of the passion and commitment that Nicole, together with the support of her staff have all worked hard on over the years. I know that same enthusiasm will continue on, looking forward,” said Gabrielle. The staff at First Steps Waiuku would like to wish Nicole every success as she embarks on an exciting new journey, kia kaha Nicole! We will sincerely miss you.” Past parents or children who attended the centre are invited to farewell Nicole with a celebration involving coffee and afternoon tea. This will be held this Thursday from 4pm-6pm. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 PAGE 15



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Kiwi motorsport ace Shane van Gisbergen has been mixing his Aussie V8 driving commitments with partnering Waiuku’s Shane Allen in the NZ Driftcar Series. The two Shanes were last weekend heading to Taupo to compete in the Stil Vodka NZ Drift Series, but took time out on Thursday to call in to a couple of local schools to show off the race car and answer questions from the intrigued children. It was a big day for Waipipi’s Tia-Lee Allen, who is in Room Four at the school, as she not only had the chance to see van Gisbergen, but also caught up with her uncle Shane Allen. The race drivers also stopped in briefly to Sand-

spit Road School on Thursday. Shane was able to tell the children about what he does for a job and a few stories about his exploits in his race cars. The children had the opportunity to ask Shane some questions, many of which revolved around how many crashes he had and how many speeding tickets he received. Sandspit Road Schools head boy Connor Rashleigh and head girl Peta Butler hosted the two Shanes and thanked them for taking time out to visit. Top: Tia-Maree Allen with Shane van Gisbergen, left, and Shane Allen. Below, the two Shanes with Sandspit’s Connor Rashleigh and Peta Butler.

The pressure came from every quarter, but Whangarei driver Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse (Castrol Edge Holden Commodore V8) kept his cool to claim his second Kiwi Drift King title at the final round of this season’s Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship at Taupo’s Ricoh Motorsport Park on Sunday. Series stalwart Woolhouse won his first D1NZ crown in 2006 and since then has come close but has never quite been able to repeat the feat. This weekend he did, despite a less than auspicious start. “Yeah, “ he said as he waited for the podium ceremony, “we only did quarter of a lap of the track on Saturday before the oil light came on and when we pulled the motor we found we had a cracked oil pump. It took all night for my engine builder who came down from Whangarei to fix it, then this morning, just before qualifying, we did a diff.” Woolhouse didn’t let it get to him, pipping title rival, ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett (Red Bull/Speedhunters Mazda RX7) by half a point to top the standings in qualifying then beating Hamilton’s Bruce Tannock (Achilles Radial Nissan S13) in the Top 16, Drew Donovan (Mag & Turbo Tauranga Nissan S15 V8) in the Top 8 and Driftcorp teammate Gaz Whiter (Tectaloy Nissan S14 V8) in the Top 4 before meeting and beating defending Cody’s D1NZ series champion Curt Whittaker (Autosure Warranties Toyota 2JZ/Nissan Skyline R34) for the number one spot on the podium. Having closed the series points gap on Woolhouse with wins at the Hampton Downs and Christchurch rounds Whiddett had everything to win and little to lose at the weekend’s final but after getting so close in qualifying his challenge was quickly derailed in the battles, the Auckland-based international having a bye (like Woolhouse) in the Top 32 but getting no further than the Top 16 after going down to fast-rising young Auckland drifter Zak Pole (Rollei HD Nissna R33). Also out earlier than expected was Andrew Redward (Achilles Radial Mazda RX7 V8) who was also a serious title threat. Qualifying 13th was definitely unlucky for the Aucklander who went down to class rookie Shane Allen in their Top 32 encounter.

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Waiuku boost semi hopes with win over Bombay It was another round of top viewing for rugby supporters in the Counties Power Club Rugby this weekend and now only ten points separate place two to six in the competition. Waiuku reversed the results of their last encounter with Bombay beating them 25-10. It was sponsors day for Waiuku and they put on a good show in windy conditions. Bombay had the wind in the first half and it was an early see-saw battle. In the second part of the first stanza, off a scrum Bombay spun the ball out wide to their winger Aaron Smith who crossed the line for the first try. Ten minutes later off a Bombay kick, Waiuku returned the ball with running play and No 8 Eli Peters found a gap and after a series of interchange passes Peters finished off the move next to the posts which Tom Halse converted. Right on half time Waiuku slotted a penalty taking the score to 10-5. After the break Waiuku kicked a penalty and followed it twenty minutes later with a try to Tom Halse. Waiuku’s replacement flanker Conall Bromwich scored next to the posts after receiving the pass off a back line move which Halse converted. On fulltime Bombay’s Joshua Stol scored out wide from pushing down field from broken play to take the final score to 25-10. Waiuku’s Players of the Day went to the veterans, prop Simon Lemalu and Joe Kata. For Bombay Tony Pulu put in a strong performance at fullback. Manurewa could be forgiven for thinking they had

their win in the bag with a 22-5 lead over Onewhero, but the visitors fought back to even the scores with a late try giving Manurewa the win. It was a tough encounter between Karaka and Patumahoe with hosts Karaka snatching a 13-9 win. Patumahoe had the better of the two team’s performance in the first twenty minutes and started with two penalties, one to Sean Reidy and a long range 45metre one by Jonny Wilkinson. Karaka got into the game just before half time with a penalty to Kalione Hala and finished the first half with a try to Josh Rowland who scored off a blind side move from a scrum which took the score to 8-6 to Karaka at the break. The second half was similar with both sides traded dominance. Reidy slotted another penalty for his side giving them the one point lead which Karaka surpassed when left winger Sione Molia scored down the sideline in limited space to end the scoring at 139. Karaka’s player of the day was their prop Mausia Taiese and their midfield was strong. For Patumahoe their prop Poaloi Taula and Alepino Olosoni were their stand outs. Ardmore Marist sit comfortably at the top of the Counties Power leader board with the Counties Power Cup still in their possession after beating Papakura 69-3. Bradley Wade got Papakura on the scoreboard with a penalty and Ardmore Marist’s points came from two tries from the PGG Wrightson leader board top try scorer Karl Ropati, Suliasi Taufalele and Luteru Laulala with the rest coming from Sikeli Nabou, Jake Fepulei, Anthony Lavea, Blessing Mulitalo and Whaiora Rangiwai. Luteru Laulala also slotted seven conversions.

Left and below left: Eli Peters has the tryline in sight in Waiuku’s match against Bombay on Saturday.

Last-gasp win in thriller on Sponsor’s Day With all hope virtually gone of a semi final spot the Waiuku Rugby Reserves had only pride to play for against Bombay on Saturday on Sponsor’s day. They started off strong into a significant head wind stringing together phase after phase before wing Digby Butcher cut through for the first try. They then went into an all-too familiar lapse of concentration letting the much bigger Bombay forwards run at will, resulting in the visiting team getting two quick converted tries and a penalty before midfield back Axle Cooper scored a great solo try, converted by Aarron Saunderson who also Phone: 09 235 7835

added a penalty to close the gap at halftime. In the second half Waiuku jumped into action getting arguably their try of the season with all the forwards close-passing to each other up the field before spinning it wide to an unmarked Travis Miller lurking on the wing and the big man crashed over for a very popular try. Bombay took back the lead with a converted try and penalty, but again, Waiuku came back when Saunderson darted over for a try, closely followed by veteran fullback Allan Douglas finding himself on the end of a good backs move and springing over in the corner.



With Bombay’s kicker on target, adding two more penalties, Waiuku trailed 33-30 with time up on the clock. Inspirational captain and lineout thrower Craig Vare found his target with the last play of the game, and latched onto the ball at the back of the maul, crashing over for the match winning try much to the relief of excited Waiuku supporters and sponsors. For Waiuku standout forwards were player of day Kayne Timmo and fellow prop Brad Williams and locks Reirei Taupo and Travis Miller. In the backs Axle Cooper attacked strongly and Digby Butcher looked dangerous every time he touched the ball. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 PAGE 19


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Waiuku Golf Results 19-6-13 LADIES WEDNESDAY HAGGLE DIV One : • 1st Margaret James 75 c/b • 2nd Jocylyn Paterson 75 • Nearest The Pin Louisa Lowe

22-6-13 SATURDAY HAGGLE Div One: • 1st Craig Chambers 40 • 2nd Joel Stitt 39 • 3rd Wayne Nepia 39 • 4th David Bates 38 • 5th Tom Harper 38 • 6th Brendan Watts 38 • 7th Eddie Grant 37 • Best Gross Div One Fred Watts 70 Div Two: • 1st Phillip Rashleigh 43 • 2nd Andrew Fennell 38 • 3rd John Bancroft 38 • 4th Trevor Cleghorn 38 • 5th Donal Paterson 38 • 6th Richard Sextone 37 • 7th Christopher Peet37 • Best Gross Div Two Phillip Rashleigh 81 Two`s Fred Watts (3) John Bancroft, Alan Dawson, Rory Kimber, Kalvin Lowe, Walter Ormsby,

In Waiuku there are many folk who deserve a “WOW” award, but I am sure everyone, the elderly, educators, pupils and parents can only applaud Lex and Karen Mills for contributing towards the synthetic cannabis campaign. Lex has given up his valuable time to actively be involved in stamping out the sale of synthetic cannabis. The active participation of Lex and Karen has been greatly appreciated by the town of Waiuku, and the Post has received many, many letters of congratulation. Well done Lex and Karen!

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Waiuku Netball Draw Draw for Waiuku Netball Centre, Saturday 29th June 2013. Office Bearers: Toni Zinzan, Bronwyn Sloane. Duty Club/s 8.00-11.40am Skin For Life 11.40-3.20pm Frenz. Lolly Shop: 8.00-11.40 Skin For Life 11.40-3.20pm Sandspit Road. Canteen: 8.00-11.40am Sandspit Road 11.40-3.20pm Frenz. Timekeeper: Karen McNamara. 8.30am Salients 1 v College Gold, College Silver v College Brass, Sandspit Devils v Glenbrook Blueberries, Swampy View Black v Pukeoware Rebels, Waiau Pa Celebs v Waipipi Waves. 9.25am College Black v College Lime, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 2 v College Pink, Sandspit Stars v Swampy View Red. 10.20am Mooi Hair v Brian James Elite, Glenbrook Makaira v College Ivory, College Red v College Jade, Waiuku Primary Stars v Awhitu Angels, Swampy View Future Ferns Red v Sandspit Shakers. 11.15am Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 1 v Coast, Sandspit Infernoz v Waiuku Primary Courts, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Jnr A v Waiau Pa Tigers, Waipipi Winners v Glenbrook Sapphires. 12.10am Waiau Pa Remix v Fusion, Skin For Life v Cossie, College Platinum v Young Wives, College Purple v College Yellow, Pukeoware Shinning Stars v Swampy View Future Ferns Gold. 1.05pm College Blue v Waiau Pa Pulse, Sandspit

Shockwaves v Glenbrook Pulse, Pukeoware Satellites v Swampy View Silver, Waipipi Stormers v Awhitu Sapphires. 2.00pm Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr A v Loyal, College Bronze v Brian James GB’s, College Embers v Waiau Pa Rockit, Waiau Pa Fudgies v Waiuku Primary No Name, Sandpsit Creepers v Sandspit Blasters, Waiuku Primary Scorers v Awhitu Diamond Dodgers. BYE: Easy Trim, Rag Remos Ltd, College Navy, Waiau Pa Wildcats, Waiuku Primary Chicks, Pukeoware Sapphires, Glenbrook Mingles, Glenbrook Starfire.

Pictured above: Future Ferns: Awhitu Diamond Dodgers vs Swampy View Gold

Waiuku Netball Supporter of the Week

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Junior Hockey Results • • • • • •

U13 Kohe Fantastix lost 4- against PU Cheetahs POD Nikhanjit Mehami U13 Kohe GT won 4-0 against OPHC Joseph Vaughan U11 Kohe Yellow won 3-0 against PU Cougars POD Alexander Savage U11 Kohe Ninjas lost 5-2 against PU Panthers POD Beau Engelbrecht U9 Kohe won 7-2 against PISC Gold POD Riley Slack U6 Kohe won against OPHC POD Si Hari


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

Waiuku Netball proudly supported by

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Value for money guaranteed For a free quote, call Len 021 - 682 028 PLASTERING

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Madsen Lawrie Consultants

LAND SURVEYORS 14 Hall Street, Pukekohe Ph 09 Fax 09 238 2448

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Email For free consultation contact David Lawrie or Dan Madsen


Waiuku Electronics Authorised Panasonic Service • TVs and Antennas• Video and Hi Fi Stereo • Registered & Licensed Servicemen

Phone 235 7059 WATER

HOUSEHOLD WATER Sweet Water Anywhere in Franklin Ph Ricky Holmes 236 3408 0274 937 889 TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 PAGE 21


Waiuku College Rugby Roundup THE 1ST XV RUGBY The 1st XV Rugby boys have completed their grading round undefeated, gaining a bonus point victory in every game. This means they have been promoted to play in the premier grade for the first time in recent years. U 16 (OPEN) RUGBY The season has started with an enthusiastic group who show plenty of promise and who are now working hard to improve their

CROSSWORD Weekly crossword with the compliments of

Waiuku Law Office



BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS (Incorporating Mason, Munro & Brough)

skills. We are now in the early competition rounds and with some success. The boys should be proud with parts of their performances. UNDER 14 RUGBY REPORT Mid season and the Under 14 Open Rugby Team for Waiuku College is developing well as a squad. After two heavy losses, the squad has now turned the corner and has since had 2 wins and draw. Stand out performers so far include Cameron Lamont (Captain ) Caden Gillett, Kyze TeAhuru, Joel Fraser and Lincoln Wells.

also at Pukekohe


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ACROSS Shove (4) Chew (9) Tumult (4) Destiny (4) Facts (4) Pool (4) Scoundrel (10) Dabbler (10) Frost (4) Couple (4) Left (4) Girl (4) Complicated (9) Yield (4)

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DOWN Danger (5) Weapon (5) Plantain (6) Hurtle (6) Tart (4) Cabin (9) Crotchety (9) Woodwind instrument (4) Addict (4) Frustrate (6) Number (6) Cross (5) Follow (5) Gem (4)


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Through the Lens

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 per week plus bond. Ph: 09 232 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 years experience, domestic cleaning a speciality. Windows cleaned on request. Reasonable hourly rates. Phone 238 7980 or 021 296 0718.


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

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.

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 or Ph. 09-236-9992 or 027-622-4087.

WORKSHOP SPACE. Easy access. Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Ph Sam 021 671 960.



TWO Ayreshire Heffers 15 months old Ph: 09 235 2629.

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FIREWOOD FIREWOOD Bargain. 4 Meters Mac/pine $300 Delivered. 2 Meters $170. Ph/txt 021 744 970 or 235 0065. FIREWOOD for sale. Dry Mac & Gum mix. $80/ metre with free local delivery. Ph 235 9668 or 021 412 452. 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: 09 235 5297 or 0274 260 040

FOR SALE 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 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

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

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

NAPPIES MODERN cloth nappies. Rental, pickup, delivery and wash twice a week. Town areas only, contact 09 239 2964.


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

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.

HANDY MAN SERVICES FOR all your Handy Man Needs. No Job to small. Call David 2352850 / 0211076684.

LAUNDROMAT LAUNDROMAT. Open 7 days. Drop off service and self service. Detergents included. Sports clothing, commercial, wash, dry and fold. Laundry 4 U. 33 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe. 09 239 2964.

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 VICTORIA AVENUE Picture Framing Waiuku. Tues, Wed, Thurs. Ph Ali 0272 534 577 or 235 0939.

READINGS CLAIRVOYANT Ph Eunice Attwood 235 0022 for profile, books & website links. NATIVE American Spiritual card reading. Ph Sharon 027 4900 718. CLAIRVOYANT/MEDIUMSHIP readings and healing. $40. EFT session and massages available. Phone 235 8486 or 021 02992614.

Phone: 09 235 7835

LEARN to sing with Waiuku-based singersongwriter and covers artist Carol Gilfillan. Tuition in music theory and help with songwriting also available. Limited spaces available, so enrol now to secure your timeslot for term 3 by calling Carol on 021 054 4753 or by email at


Reps required now FREE gift on joining Contact Anne 021 324 330 STORAGE WAIUKU MINI STORAGE. Various sized units available. Individually alarmed. Ph 0274 982 375.

TO LEASE 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.


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

3 BEDROOM house to rent in Waiuku. $350 per week. Ph: 021 436 539

TUITION 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:

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

WANTED TO BUY QUALITY household furniture, antiques, bric-a-brac, collectables, tools. Phone for free quote 235 5555 or 027 277 5026.

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Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club Inc. AGM 1pm on Sunday 14th July 2013.

Will be held at the club rooms, Kariotahi Beach. End of Karioitahi Road, Waiuku




Family/Whanau Support Worker Qualified Social Worker.



Sandspit Road School Sandspit Road School Board of Trustees election.

Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nominations forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 8th August and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on the 22 August 2013. Signed Barbara Kelly, Returning Officer.

Four years, 48 months, 1,460 days, 30, 040 hours since we last heard your voice, saw your smile and felt the warmth of your loving hugs. We miss everything about you Mum, and you should be here with us. Everyday is becoming more of a struggle without you here. Love Emma, Katie, Stephanie and Sam xxxxxxx



Waiuku Family Support


We are offering a

“Get off synthetic cannabis


group” in Waiuku.


This will be a free set of 8 weekly group meetings facilitated by Rebecca Green, who is experienced in helping people get off drugs. Any young person who is interested in this group, or just wants confidential information and advice, call 235 9099, leave your mobile number and the time of day when we can contact you confidentially.

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

Waiuku College Hall


Emily Jane Tinkler Passed away peacefully 24th June 2013 at the grand age of 96. Dearly loved mother of John and Bette, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. Service at Otaua Church 10:00am Thursday 27th June 2013. Phone: 09 235 7835


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Donations of catfood - tins & biscuits wanted. Please drop @ Franklin Vets Any enquiries

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

FOR SALE *** NEW BEDS IN WAIUKU *** New Queen pillow-top mattress and pine slat frame $770, New double pillow-top mattress and pine slat frame - $700, New King pillow-top mattress - $500, New Queen mattress - $280, New Double mattress $250, New King single mattress - $175, New Single mattress - $155. Also new bedsides dressing tables, set of drawers, coffee tables, book cases and much more!

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

Pre Sale Tickets $20 GRAHAM’S FUNERAL SERVICES A registered FDANZ Practice

Why not plan and record your funeral wishes The My Life, My Funeral Kit will make it easy for you. Phone for your copy now

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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

Declaration of Result of Election Under the Counties Power Consumer Trust Deed of Trust, notice is given that the following persons were duly nominated as candidates for the office of trustee to the Counties Power Consumer Trust (two vacancies) when nominations closed on 18 June 2013:

Senior Draughtsperson

BESTON, Phil THOMSON, Don As the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies, Phil BESTON and Don THOMSON are duly declared elected trustees of the Counties Power Consumer Trust. Dated at Pukekohe, 21 June 2013. Dale Ofsoske Returning Officer Independent Election Services Ltd for Counties Power Consumer Trust

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Mainly Music every Monday morning at 10am at the Cornerstone Community Centre, 8 Valley Road, Waiuku Ph: 235 7341 or visit our website:, Sunday Gathering 10am, Waiuku College Hall.

Sunday@ St Andrews

July 7, 2pm

THE CITY OF AUCKLAND SINGERS - WIDE RANGE OF POPULAR SONGS Afternoon tea to follow Entry $5 St Andrews Centre 85 Queen St, Waiuku

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Kohekohe Hockey Club We would like to thank all of our sponsors below: Please support these business’s Sunset Surf & Turf, Amcal Waiuku, Enchanted Florist, ASB Bank, Gary Pye 100%, P James Maintenance, Hall & Hyland Machinery Rise Accountants, Marsh & Irwin Ltd, NZ Home Builders, The Peninsularama, Hunter Marine Surveying, United Video Waiuku, Action OPD Waiuku, Deed Printing, Pan Pacific, Audrey McBain, Battery Town Waiuku, Orchards & Fields, Waiuku Automotive, Natural Treatments, Waiuku Post, Super Liquor. And a BIG thanks to our quiz master Trevor Guthrie TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 PAGE 23


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The Post Newspaper 25 June 2013  
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