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Business as usual for builder named in latest honours New Zealand’s building industry is celebrating the appointment of industry stalwart, Waiuku’s Graham Coe as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours over the weekend. For Graham, it was business as usual as he headed off in his vehicle to view another house that is entered in the House of the Year promotion undertaken by the New Zealand Master Builders Federation. Feeling very humble as he spoke to the Post, Graham said he never expected for a moment that he would ever get this honour. “I was only doing the things that I love, and the honour is really for the industry. It is quite unique for acknowledgements to happen within the building trade,” he said. Registered Master Builders Federation CEO Warwick Quinn was full of praise for Graham who is a life member of both the New Zealand and Auckland Federations. “Graham’s life’s work has contributed significantly to New Zealand as a nation, through his dedication to the betterment of the industry. His leadership within Master Builders and BRANZ has led to sector wide improvement in the standards required and quality delivered by builders to New Zealanders.” Graham has seen many changes in the industry over the years. “Lots of regulations have had to be firmed up, but it has been necessary to work hand in hand with licensed building practitioners to ensure

regulations were meaningful, yet practical to operate with,” he said. “Even now, there are some building inspections that could be relieved with onus for their implementation being on the licensed building practitioner. However, major foundation and framing inspections should continue without question.” “I am an advocate for self regulation of builders in the main; because any problems that arise should be their responsibility to resolve,” Graham said. “We still have bureaucracy from a political point of view, which does add considerably to overall building costs.” Graham recalled that when he started in the industry, the building inspector used to come on a building site once every six months at random, have a look around and have a cup of tea and a chat with them. Now inspections are for every stage of the job. “It is good for the quality control that is expected by the home owner, but still some modification need to be done,” he said. Over his years of work for the Federations his focus has been on creating excellence in construction, along with excellence in regulatory and standards of work of builders. He was instrumental in developing the House of the Year programme, he was chairman of the national judging panel between 2001 and 2010, again in 2012 and this programme has been credited with lifting standards of residential building in New Zealand. He is still working on the judging panel and was off to inspect another house after the

interview with the Post. He has also played a pivotal role in the success of Building and Research New Zealand (BRANZ), as chairman of both BRANZ Group and Brand Ltd from 2007 and 2008 respectively until this year. As chairman of the Master Build Services, Graham helped develop the house guarantee process which has developed into a valuable tool and assurance for home owners. Born in Waiuku, Graham was schooled at Karioitahi and Waiuku District High School. He started in his building career with Waiuku Builders Ltd eight days before his 16th birthday. He worked for the company for eight years, then left for a period of private work which included building four homes in the Hamilton Estate when NZ Steel were developing that housing project. It was during this time that he met Tony Lewer and the two joined forces. They constructed many houses in Tokoroa for PTY Homes who were the forerunners in precut buildings, as well as an enor-

mous pine cone shed over 140m long to be used to dry and process pine seeds for the nearby forestries. When building focus returned to Waiuku, Graham and Tony set up their own company of Coe and Lewer Builders, and three years later were approached by the Buttimore family to take over Waiuku Builders. For 30 years Graham and Tony worked together in their business and in 2000 they retired to pursue different interests. Graham feels the industry in good stead, but is still concerned that some products being used are not fully up to the expected standard as cost considerations are constantly being pushed. “I believe that any product or system used in a weather envelope should achieve the Department of Building and Housing standard that gives a minimum of 15 year guarantee,” he said. Graham is married to Barbara (pictured above), who has supported him along his building career, and together they have two adult children Glenys and Barry and three grandchildren.

Only Dame named in Queens Birthday honours is Ngati Te Ata leader Waiuku’s Nganeko Kaihau Minhinnick (JP) Ngati Te Ata, Tahuna Marae) has been named the only Dame in the recently-announced Queens Birthday honours list. Dame Nganeko has been awarded the Dame Companion of the Order (DNZM) for her services to Maori and conservation. Described as a tireless campaigner for the recognition of Maori values and customs to be recognised as the principal tool for managing the environment, Dame Nganeko has never faltered


in her endeavours. Dame Nganeko has long been recognised as one of the driving forces for local conservation and cultural efforts, and was recognised as far back as 1970, when she was named as the Young Maori Woman of the Year. In 1985 she was at the forefront of WAI 8, the Manukau claim, brought by Dame Nganeko for and on behalf of all the hapu of Waikato-Tainui and concerned the Manukau Harbour and its environments.



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Great response to cash collection The Waiuku region has made a hefty total of close to 200 kilograms of obsolete coins towards the Lions Club’s project Heads Up for Kids. In the past month alone communities across the country have cleared out drawers and searched their sofas to collectively donate more than two tonnes of cash. “We’re delighted with the results. It goes to show that every little bit can make a big difference,” says Lion Club member and Heads Up for Kids currency processor Roy Peterson. “We are currently processing the coins and banknotes, and estimate the value to be close to $50,000 in legal tender.” Old and foreign currency has been donated from Northland to as far south as In-

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett wowed Waiuku residents last Wednesday with her plans to overhaul New Zealand’s welfare system. Her own life story puts welfare in context. A former recipient of the Domestic Purpose Benefit, Ms Bennett studied at University before commencing work in the public service. She was elected to parliament in 2005 before being appointed Minister in 2008. Ms Bennett’s message of personal responsibility , self-help and hard work won praise from meeting attendee’s. Right: Paula Bennett with the Chairman of the Waiuku branch of the National Party, Mark Davie.

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Good news at last for dairy farmers After a harsh drought and massive feed costs, dairy farmers needed good news and Fonterra Cooperative Group may have just delivered it. “The forecast farmgate milk price of $7 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) for 2013/14 is going to get a lot of attention,” says Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson. “Boy oh boy did we need some morale raising good news. In plain-English, it means that farmers could get about 0.58 cents per litre for milk they will produce between June and May 2014. “While a $7 kg/MS milkprice forecast sounds amazing, the public deserve to

know this is forecast revenue and revenue is not profit. To get to profit, you need to take off the farm’s working expenses, tax obligations and pay back the bank manager; a big expense being right there. Farmers also know this is a long-range forecast and it is subject to change. What farmers will be relieved to see is certainty around this season’s forecast of $5.80 kg/ MS for milk and the dividend of 32 cents per share. “Dairy farms are the most capital intensive of the pastoral industries and the Ministry for Primary Industries estimated farm working expenses for this season are about $4 kg/MS. That is before a farmer repays the bank

or turns a cent in profit and was well before the drought hit. “One word best describes the back end of the current 2012/13 season and it is ugly. February’s production was less than last year, March’s milk production slid back to 2010 levels while April’s has tumbled off a cliff. “I know farmers running the average herd size who are paying something like $1,000 a day in supplemental feed costs. Some will make losses of hundreds of thousands this season. “If you want to know how ugly drought has been on pastoral agriculture, then the 2013 Budget has put its cost at $1.57 billion.”

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in the plan, as well as parts they would tweak or change and the reasons why. “Much of the feedback is in depth, covers a number of topics and is a real mix of both local and region-wide points to consider. We hope to have a final feedback total by next Friday.” Those who have provided feedback will be contacted later in the year with information regarding where they can find updates on the feedback council received and the resulting changes to the draft plan. The next steps in the

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Bruce puts his hat in ring for Mayoralty Sitting in his Glen Murray living room, Waikato mayoral candidate Bruce Cameron and his wife Yvonne are genial hosts. The Cameron family, with 40 years of pedigree in the district, are enthusiastic about the future. “Over the years I have talked, submitted and negotiated with councils. It’s now time to do something, to take a stand, and to offer a positive alternative. That’s why I am putting my hat in the ring, we need leadership for all parts of the district,” Mr Cameron said. For residents across a district that stretches from Aka Aka, Tuakau and Pokeno in the north, to Raglan and Eureka in the south, Bruce’ says his call for inclusive leadership is gathering rapid momentum. “I will bring a new style of leadership to the council table, starting with respecting the views and opinions of all councillors. I want to see more decision-making powers devolved to all community boards throughout the district, and I want to see a line-by-line audit of council expenditure. “Rates have been steadily increasing for years, but people question whether they are receiving value for money. Ratepayers have a right to expect that they will receive value for money. I have a strong view that empowering communities to take responsibility for the allocation of resources in their own community is not only good for democracy, it is also a cost efficient approach to governance,” Mr Cameron said. A farmer who owns a business in Tuakau, Mr Cameron said a flashpoint for him came with the debate over the stock movement bylaw affecting north Waikato farmers in Aka Aka and Onewhero. “Aside from the nonsensical proposal, requiring underpasses on back country lanes at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, it goes to the philosophy that un-

derpins decision-making. “Waikato District Council must reassess the reach of its regulatory powers. We need to pull back from a ‘regulate at all cost’ mentality and allow our farmers and businesspeople to get on with the job of generating wealth and creating new job opportunities. “I want to be a mayor who cuts red-tape, rather than a mayor who cuts ribbons for a photo opportunity. We have to get the priorities right for our district.” One of Bruce’s priorities for the northern part of the Waikato district is to facilitate development opportunities in Pokeno and Tuakau. “Communities on the

cusp of Auckland will inevitably change. I want our council to adopt a ‘can-do’ attitude whereby we help facilitate change in a way that takes local residents, businesses, and property owners with us. “When Yvonne and I opened our [Profarm] business in Tuakau in 1992, it was a ghost town. Now it is growing, and that trend is set to continue as Auckland advances down towards Pukekohe and beyond. “I want to develop connections and relationships between the two (Auckland and Waikato) councils. I support electrification of rail to Tuakau, and further south is feasible. We need

to ensure that residents in the north of our district enjoy the benefits of adjacent Auckland’s development, as well as improving the quality of our governance and service delivery in Waikato. Part of this also comes back to our community boards, which I have earmarked for a much greater say under my mayoralty. So the community board serving the communities of Onewhero and Tuakau, Huntly and Ngaruawahia can expect to be put to work after October this year,” Mr Cameron said. Yvonne Cameron is clearly proud of her husband’s achievements, and she is his number one fan. “For 34 years I have known Below: Setting a new vision for Waikato: mayoral candidate Bruce Bruce as a great bloke, a great Cameron and his wife Yvonne are committed to challenging the husband and a great father. I status quo at the Waikato District Council at this year’s 2013 local know he is going to be great for our district too. government election in October. “It takes a special kind of leader to step put to the plate and argue for a new style of leadership and new priorities, despite the obvious knocks and criticism that this call can generate. But I am sure Bruce will do a fantastic job and I am 100 per cent behind his campaign,” Mrs Cameron said.

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Council holds planning meetings for local parks and reserves This coming Thursday the Waikato District Council will hold two workshops to assist in the development of a management plan for the Onewhero Recreation Reserve and the Tuakau Domain. These will be held: • Thursday 6 June 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, location: Onewhero Society of Performing, Arts Meeting Room, Onewhero Recreation Reserve, Hall Road, Onewhero

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College rugby returns with solid win After a couple of weeks off the Waiuku College 1st XV got their season going again with a solid 43 – 0 win over Rosehill College 2nds. This week it was the Waiuku backline that made the difference. They produced some sparkling back play to score six of the team’s seven tries. On many occasions accurate passing through the midfield created space out wide and Waiuku’s outside backs were then quick to capitalise. In the first half tries were scored by both wings, Pale Fa’atiga and Michael Nepia. Centre Sam Furniss and first five Jack Hardie also crossed the line. Hardie converted all four tries and Waiuku went into halftime leading by 28 – 0, with the game firmly under control.

Waiuku made five substitutions at halftime but this did not change the pattern of the game in the second half. Their backline continued to shine with Fa’atiga and Furniss both scoring their second tries of the match. Lock Mateo Peretti loomed up on the end of yet another good passing movement to score the last try of the match and finally notch one up for the forwards. The team are now eagerly awaiting their next match against Manurewa High School this Saturday. The game is at the Waiuku Rugby Club at 1.15pm and is to be the curtain raiser to the premier grade match between Waiuku and Patumahoe. Supporters are encouraged to come along.

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After last week’s photo of a tornado crossing the Manukau Harbour, readers contacted the Post to tell us it touched down in the township, sending possessions flying. One reader said: “The tornado touched down briefly at our property in Waiuku throwing a trampoline over the house up to the neighbours up the hill and picking up a large playhouse and bouncing it across the paddock!” Another reader sent a picture of a trampoline which “travelled over - clearing two houses, two lots of power lines through two big palm trees, then over a car to land about 50 metres away on our neighbour’s back fence. It only damaged two panels on the fence and a clothes line on the other side. “My other neighbour saw the tramp flying over the road and said it looked like Wizard of Oz!” Of course these tornados were minor compared to the damage inflicted recently overseas, but if a big disaster was to strike, a local emergency response group is already being set up. As the group says: “If phone, internet etc lines of communication are operational Auckland Civil Defence will assist, but if the scope and size of the disaster is very large, the response will be severely hampered. “It is therefore imperative each household is prepared, and that Waiuku is prepared for a disaster. And if communications are down - well Waiuku as you know is totally isolated. “Hence Waiuku has an Emergency Response Group (ERG) which is currently meeting and writing a plan. To date they have identified four evacuation centres should residents and visitors in the area need a safe facility for a short while. “So what does one do when disaster strikes? “Initially stop, and breathe. “Investigate your surroundings. What help do you need? Ring 111 if necessary. Check your neighbours. “Meanwhile the emergency service will have sprung into action and the ERG will be there to assist the services and community. In order to help yourself everyone should have at least three days supply of food, water, medication plus torches, first aid etc; everything you Phone: 09 235 7835

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about the preparedness see or phone Auckland Council on 09 237 1300. The people on the team are people just like you, they care about the community and want to ensure everyone is well cared for on the day of ‘Waiukuaggedon’. Monthly meetings have been held in the Waiuku Lions Station or Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club and the Waiuku Business Association has provided stationery and supplies. Auckland Council supports this initiative. The next meeting is on Monday June 17 at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club Restaurant.


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Lost list for 60th party Clarks Beach Church by the Seashore will celebrate its diamond anniversary in October this year. Unfortunately the mailing list from the 50th anniversary has been mislaid, so if you or you know of others who have been associated with the church please contact Ruth Manning on 2321896.


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“Keep your chimney smoke inside your boundary” - Auckland Council Auckland Council says domestic fire rules means the fire should not create excessive smoke, nor should the smoke cross the property boundary - something of a tricky proposition with Franklin’s gusty winter winds. The Council has issued a release detailing the region’s air pollution, and noting smoke from home fires is the main cause of air pollution in the region during winter. “With the cold weather well and truly upon us, now is the perfect time to consider home heating options with the least detrimental effect on air quality and health,” the release states. “Air pollution is a major risk to our health and general wellbeing and causes around 300 premature deaths in Auckland each year. The social impact of ill-health and deaths in economic terms is estimated to be $1.07 billion per year.” Auckland Council’s Manager of Environmental Strategy and Policy, Ludo Campbell-Reid, advises those of us trying to save our pennies and our environment to make informed decisions now to combat this becoming a bigger issue as our

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population rises. “As a first principle, making sure the house is well insulated means less heating is needed. The cleanest heating option is a heat pump as it does not create smoke. If you do use domestic fires then burning dry, untreated wood in a modern ‘low emissions’ burner can reduce its harmful effects. Burning treated wood is prohibited as it releases toxic chemicals into the air such as arsenic. “Indoor fires may look fantastic”, continues Mr CampbellReid, “but they do not heat your home efficiently. In fact, only 15 per cent of the heat generated warms the house. The remaining 85 per cent of the heat goes straight up the chimney.” For further tips and advice on how to burn smarter, visit the Auckland Council website or pick up an ‘Enjoy the heat, not the smoke’ leaflet, available in all Auckland Council libraries and service centres. Council’s Ecodesign Advisors can also assist with making decisions to make sure you have a warmer, drier house and can be contacted on 09 301 0101.

Pukeoware School very proud of successes A former Pukeoware Student has been named Top in New Zealand, while Deputy Principal Sharyn DeJonge has recently graduated with her Masters degree in education. Last year at the Pukeoware School prizegiving, the children had three amazing guest speakers. Abigail and Elizabeth North and Erin Bindon entertained the children and parents as well as presented awards. The three were former Pukeoware Students and daughters of Mrs North and Mrs Bindon, who work at the school. When the Pukeoware children were told of Abigail’s success last week, they were inspired to try their best, as dreams do come true. Last week, Abigail was invited to travel to Government in Wellington to receive a Top Of Subject Award in Geography from the Governor General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. This means that Abigail was the highest achieving student in New Zealand at Scholarship level. New Zealand Scholarship Provides recognition and monetary reward to the top students in their final year of Schooling in Year 13. The Scholarship exams enable candidates to be assessed against the highest standards and are demanding for the most able scholars in

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Council says research shows that 11 tonnes of wood smoke particles from household fires are released into the atmosphere every winter’s day and that this represents approximately 72 per cent of all the air polluting emissions. Rules for domestic fires in Auckland: A domestic fire must be operated without causing an excessive amount of smoke, nor have the smoke cross the property boundary. Only dry, untreated wood must be used. It is prohibited to use the fireplace inside your home to burn rubbish. Installing a new or second-hand wood burner: • Must comply with the NES and ACRP: ALW rules. • A list of compliant wood burners is available from MfE’s website • The type of domestic fire you can install depends on the size or your section/property and which air quality management area your property is in. Full details of the rules and policies affecting air quality, outdoor and domestic wood burning can be found on the Auckland Council website.

each subject. Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations. As well as receiving her Top Subject Scholars Award she received an Outstanding Scholarship award which she gained for obtaining three Outstanding Scholarships in Biology, Statistics and Geography and a Scholarship in Physics. In the same week Abigail was also awarded the Trust

Board Scholarship Award as the Top Scholar for 2012, by Hon. Steven Joyce at St Cuthbert’s College Scholars Assembly. Whilst at Pukeoware School, Abigail, Elizabeth and Erin were willing to have a go at everything. Tina North, the very proud mother of Abigail and Elizabeth says, “A start in a good primary school, with enthusiastic teachers who encourage you to work hard and take advantage of all that is offered to you really pays off.” Pukeoware School is also extremely proud of their Deputy Principal, Sharyn

DeJonge, who recently Graduated with a Masters Degree in Education. All of the effort resulted with an “A” in her thesis which focussed on Science Literacy. “Sharyn has had a marked impact on her class this year as well as the entire school,” says Principal Eamonn Kelly. Below left: Sharyn DeJonge with her daughter Perri at the graduation in Hamilton. Below right: Abigail receiving her Top Of Subject Award in Geography from the Governor General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Otaua netball tournament a great event The Otaua Netball Tournament recently attracted teams from Pukeoware, Otaua, Sandspit, View Road, Aka Aka, and Waipipi. The results of the tournament saw the Year 7/8 final winners Sandspit Smashers v Pukeoware Blue (score 13/12). Plate final winners were

Rikishade v Otaua Stags (score 6/4). In Year 5/6 the final winners were Pukeoware Green v Sandspit Sensations (score 8/7) The plate final winners were Otaua Hunters v View Road Panthers (score 4/2) It was a funfilled tournament with lots of spot prizes

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One of the staff at Chris Dear Panelbeaters, Bill Hol, is the owner of the iconic Waiuku horse, and last week ‘Charlie White’ as it is known, was hard at work welding in the workshop!

Chris Dear Panelbeaters celebrates two years The move to Kitchener Road premises (behind Beaurepaires) a year ago has seen business continue to expand for local panelbeater Chris Dear. Chris Dear Panelbeaters Ltd has been in operation since May 2011, but in less than a year had already outgrown its original premises and expanded into a bigger, brighter workshop, catering for all aspects of the trade. In Chris’s first 12 months in business, the operation grew from self employed to a staff of three tradesmen, a part-time office administrator and a part-time after school workshop assistant. In the past twelve months, the busy workshop has grown to include four staff on the workshop floor and an increasing amount of out-of-town work. The business also now has two loan cars available for clients, keeping pace with the increasing workload. Chris says the work isn’t as seasonal as people may expect, and adds that winter doesn’t necessarily mean more accidents, although people should still take extra care. Tougher warrant of fitness regulations in recent years has seen an increased demand for panelbeating work and rust removal to comply with standards. As Chris adds, the larger workshop at 15 Kitchener Road enables easier workshop access for larger vehicles such as trucks, motor homes, horse trucks and the like, and offers plenty of off street parking, with a tranquil outlook over Lions Lake. Chris has been in the panelbeating industry since he commenced his ap-

prenticeship in 1997. He had been doing work experience for Richard Kennedy Panel Repairs and showed potential as a promising panel beater. Since completing his apprenticeship he has worked in the Franklin area in several panel shops learning a variety of skills in all aspects of the panel beating trade. Two years ago he felt the time was right to begin his own business and have the chance to offer the local community his expertise. Chris at an early age showed an interest in the motor trade by becoming a member of the Waiuku Dirt Track Club; and although he has stopped racing personally, he still keeps an interest in the sport by sponsoring a couple of race cars. The qualified staff at Chris Dear Panelbeaters offer services including chassis straightening, all insurance work, windscreen replacement, and a variety of vehicle repairs on all forms of vehicles. Restoration work is something Chris is well-known for, along with rust proofing and WOF and COF rust repairs. As well as the two free loan car for clients, salvage and towing can be arranged if required. Chris Dear Panelbeaters Ltd looks forward to being able to continue to offer an excellent service for all panelbeating requirements, in its modern, fully equipped workshop. “We would like to thank the local and wider community for the support over the past two years and look forward to be able to continue our working relationships,” Chris says.

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Collecting stamps with a mission “Well no one has offered to take it on, so I just keep going,” said Doris very protectively. Any business that would like to save stamped envelopes for Doris and Owen to collect please email bill@thepostnewspaper. with your contact details and they will be passed on. So far this year, the stamp project has raised over $500 for the Methodist Missions.

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Husband and wife team of Owen and Doris Reeve are stamp collectors — but with a difference. They collect stamps that they process and sell on behalf of the Southern Auckland Methodist congregations to fund their missionary programme. Every week Owen makes a trip to Bunnings in Pukekohe to collect their used business envelopes with stamps on. At home Doris trims and sorts the stamps into several categories — overseas origins, Christmas, New Zealand and Pacific islands and are sold to a stamp dealer who pays for them by the kilogram. The waste envelopes are then recycled to the Scouts’ paper chase. This process has been in Doris’ family for generations. Her mother started collecting stamps when she lived in Christchurch, later moving to Pukekohe and Doris’ sister also collected stamps around Auckland. Doris can certainly be classed as a Franklin volunteer and good sort. Each Saturday she helps man the Pukekohe Youth Centre vegetable stall at the open air market, she takes her turn with Owen on the community patrol, she volunteers at Hospice and has been secretary of the Rural Women’s group since 1979.

Saturday’s N.Z. Herald reports that American television network CNN has listed north Auckland’s Karekare beach on a list of the world’s best beaches. CNN noted the beach was “immortalized” in Jane Campion’s 1993 movie “The Piano”. Bill says: “Being as parochial as I am, can we compare Karekare to the majesty of Karioitahi and what’s more when you consider that the Waiuku Museum Maritime Section’s whaler James Walton was used to bring the piano to the beach, don’t you think that our beach should be included on that CNN list?” Email

Retirement For over 35 years, deputy principal Anslie Ranson has been part of Waiuku College. At the end of term two, Anslie will retire. At that time, a special function will be held to farewell the stalwart. Bill says: “I have thought of all of the teachers to have worked at Waiuku College in its 53 years, and I don’t believe that there is any other teacher that can surpass this achievement. Well done Ainslie, you are our hero — you have done your role at the college well. Best wishes.”

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Many people I spoke to last week remember the visit of their Royal Highnesses Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Pukekohe during their 1953 visit to New Zealand. School children were marshaled and districts made banners and the people of the district came in droves to welcome the young monarch. This photo shows Queen Elizabeth signing the visitors’ book for the Mayor of Pukekohe Mr S. C. Childs. The Lady in Waiting is the Duke of Edinburgh’s first cousin Lady Pamela Mountbatten, who just before this photograph was taken misjudged the Queen handing her the bouquet and it fell onto the dias. This can be seen in the YouTube clip of the visit to Pukekohe watch?v=L5TkMsbpsjg& The date was December 30 1953, just one day before the tragic Tangiwai rail disaster, which the new Queen felt the emotional effects of. I wonder if the visitor’s book that the Queen signed is still around, and who was the young girl who presented the Queen with her “Pukekohe” bouquet? Email

Bombay student’s art wins prize of a day with the Navy Bombay School student Lily Webber has won a day with the Navy as third prize in Operation Anzac Spirit, a poster competition run by the New Zealand Defence Force as part of Anzac Day. Lily’s poster was one of around 400 entries in Operation Anzac Spirit, a competition for Year 7 and 8 students which asked them to submit a poster showing what Anzac Day means to them. Both of Lily’s grandfathers fought in WWII, and were the inspiration behind her pastel drawing of a young soldier. The competition was judged by NZ Defence Force Artist Captain Matt Gauldie, who said judging the competition was extremely difficult as the entries were of such a high standard. “Lily’s chalk pastel portrait of an ANZAC soldier showed a high level of technical skill in drawing. “Chalk pastel as a medium is renowned for its difficulty to control”, Captain Gauldie said. Lily said she was “amazed and excited” when she heard she had won third prize in the Operation Anzac Spirit art competition,



she is also very excited about her day with the Navy. The three top winners were presented with their prizes by Vice Chief of Defence Force, Major General Tim Keating at a prize-giving ceremony at Defence House in Wellington. Major General Keating said that the Defence Force has been running an art competition for students since 2007 to encourage students to learn about Anzac Day and its connection to the Defence Force today. First place winner, 11 year old Sam Sutcliffe, of Kerikeri will spend a day with the Army as his prize. Second place winner, 11 year old Jaimie Hawley of Christchurch will spend a day with the Air Force. Four runners up will receive a NZ Defence Force prize pack: David Frear, 10, of Northland, Graeson McLellan, 11, of Opotiki, Esther Chung, 12, of Christchurch and Ella Hume, 12, of Masterton. Right: Major General Tim Keating (VCDF) and Captain Matt Gauldie (NZDF Artist) with Reilly Webber, who received the award for third place on behalf on Lily Webber. Phone: 09 235 7835



Good attendances for local history weekend

Good attendances of members of the NZ Genealogical Society to Pukekohe resulted over the weekend for the society’s AGM on Saturday and members of the public to their Showcasing Franklin day on Sunday. Members of the local chapter created a unique weekend which included invitations to “Franklin’s Living Treasures”, folk over the age of 70 who have memories of Franklin in days gone by. A big line up of speakers and workshops were included on the programme on Saturday, and continued on Sunday along with the Showcasing Franklin programme, with speakers focused on what genealogical and historical attributes Franklin had to offer. Highlight of the day was a presentation by Mr Bruce Ringer, Research and Historical Librarian for Auckland Libraries, entitled “Footprints in Franklin”. Bruce shoed a number of photographs complied from collections in Libraries, Museums, societies and privately owned that depicted Franklin in the past. He is keen to gather more information and photos from anyone who has historical, sporting, family or interesting information. “Yesterday is history,” said Bruce, “So any photos of recent times are needed as well so we can build an ongoing story of the area.” After Bruce’s presentation invited Living Treasure folk shared afternoon tea and their memories. Above: Guest speakers at the Showcasing Franklin presentation on Sunday focused on the genealogical and historical aspects of the area.

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Libraries under pressure from budget planning The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) is challenging local authorities to think about the longterm future of their communities before cutting library budgets. Libraries are under intense financial pressure due to on-going budget cuts, with news of restructuring, decreases in opening hours, and staff losses increasingly commonplace in the news. While the Better Local Government reforms emphasise efficiency and financial prudence, that must be balanced with long-term thought about the role and function of libraries in their communities, particularly in view of the move to the online environment in so many dayto-day activities. LIANZA President Heather Lamond says “we understand that reviews are necessary and a part of life, however, we urge Councils to think hard about the long-term implications for their communities of reducing library budgets and staff”. “The value of public libraries must not be underestimated; they are a major asset to the community with studies showing that


for every dollar spent on library services, the community receives up to four dollars in benefit”. “They remain at the heart of our urban and regional communities. “Public library usage in New Zealand has increased steadily over the past ten years and nearly half of all New Zealanders are registered library members”. The Kiwis Count survey, carried out by the State Services Commission in 2012, showed New Zealanders were visiting public libraries more often and rated their service higher than any other public service. “In this digital age libraries are constantly evolving in order to provide the latest technologies but also to provide much needed access to Government services, job seeking assistance and basic digital literacy skills. “Budget cuts mean many libraries are already struggling to deliver quality services to their communities. “For many libraries, there is simply nothing left to cut,” Heather said. LIANZA urges rate payers and constituents to voice their concerns about the erosion of library budgets and services to their local councillors and Mayor.

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The Common Cold

Acupuncture and Arthritis

By Sam North TCM Acupuncturist, ACC Treatment Provider, NZASA Registered, BHSc (Acupuncture) When we think of arthritis most of us will think of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, but in fact there are over 100 different types of arthritis and they can affect people of all ages. Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis are the most common however and although the causes are different they both cause chronic joint pain which can be severely limiting and distressing to sufferers Chinese acupuncture can be a very effective treatment to relieve this pain. In Chinese medicine theory arthritis is due to a blockage in the flow of Qi and this blockage causes the local pain. With any disease in Chinese medicine we classify it by syndrome or type which helps us to identify the cause and therefore the treatment plan. A blockage of Qi in ar-

thritis is definite and called “Bi” syndrome, we also may identify other factors such as dampness/ cold/heat/wind or a combination of these that are causing the condition. Think of a damp house – things are sticky and swollen, making movement difficult (e.g a wooden window frame that has swollen and sticks), this is what happens in a joint it becomes swollen and difficult to move, the circulation is poor and wearing of the joint occurs unevenly due to poor movement range. Add in a factor such as cold and this causes further contraction, reducing movement and circulation and increasing pain, which may be relieved by heat and is worse in winter. Alternatively heat combined with dampness may produce even more swelling and inflammation (the joint may look red and be warm/hot to touch). “Wind” often combines with any other factor and is said to be present when the pain moves around the body from joint to joint and comes and goes with no real pattern. Once we have decided on the diagnosis or syndrome type for your arthritis a selection of points and treatment techniques will be chosen to expel any of the factors present (wind etc) and promote the smooth circulation of Qi in order to relieve pain. Lifestyle advice (exercise, diet etc appropriate to the patient) will also be given to help reduce symptoms and prevent aggravation of the disease. Acupuncture easily fits in with other types of treatments and medications.

By Diane Breen DipHom NZCH (Intern) Not “the flu” but a cold – usually a viral infection that causes inflammation of the mucus membranes that line the nose, a watery discharge and sometimes a moderate fever. If your immune system is low the infection may spread to sinuses, ears, throat or lungs. If you or your children suffer recurrent colds then a professional Homeopathic consult to find the specific remedy for you is advised. Below are some remedies to use acutely that may help with the symptoms of a cold. • Cold comes on suddenly, especially after exposure to cold, dry wind, sneezing, burning throat, restlessness, symptoms worse at night – best use in the first 24 hours of feeling

a cold coming on – Aconite • Cold comes on suddenly, with a high temperature, skin dry, hot, and burning, light hurts eyes, sore throat worse on right side, tickly cough, person very thirsty – Belladonna • Cold comes on more slowly, mild fever only, person prone to nosebleeds - Ferrum phos • Cold rather like ‘flu’, person feels sluggish and shivery, limbs chilly, aching, and heavy – Gelsemium • Cold in early stages, sneezing worse in morning, catarrh like raw egg white, blocked nose, cold sores, person rejects sympathy and wants to be left alone Natrum mur • Sweating, excessive salivation, sneezing, catarrh thick and yellowish-green, bad breath – Mercurius • Profuse catarrh which causes burning sensation in eyes, eyes streaming, worse at night – Euphrasia • Eyes streaming, discharge from nose burns upper lip, person feels better in fresh air - Allium To date there is no “cure” for a common cold – perhaps this is because sometimes a good cold is a way for the body to slow down, have a rest, a bit of a detox and generally clean out the system.

OSTEOPATHY - Restoring tissues to optimum health after a cough or cold unlikely that the tissues can be restored to optimum health without some assistance.

By Helen Wright BSc(Hons) Ost(UK);CMIOSH (UK);PGDip (Hlth.Erg)(UK) NZ/ACC/UK Registered Osteopath Human Factors and Ergonomics consultant An increasing number of patients present to my clinic after a cough or cold with reduced energy levels and a general feeling of continuing poor health. Osteopathy can offer assistance by restoring full mobility and function to areas of the body affected by infection, intense coughing, sneezing etc. and restoring tissues to optimum health. Osteopaths recognize that the functions of the human body are inherently linked and can affect each other and that when we suffer from ill health, whether it be a simple cough or a raging infection, various parts of the body are likely to be affected to the detriment of our tissues. Unless the structure of the body is restored to normal then it is

If we take the coughing as an example. A persistent cough can strain the ribs and the diaphragm affecting breathing mechanics and spinal mobility putting undue strain on the muscles and soft tissues and impairing the circulation leading to poor tissue health. Even after the cough has resolved the sequence of effects it had on the body might still remain and it’s not until these other issues are resolved that optimum tissue health can be fully restored. With this in mind, an osteopathic treatment at Osteopathy Pukekohe will gently work with the body’s structure to restore tissues to their optimum health. This will include removing the barriers or dysfunctions that affect joint, rib and/or spinal mobility, impede normal breathing mechanics and/ or impede the circulation to enable tissues to receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients necessary for optimum tissue health. For more information, or to book an appointment, please ring the Way of Life Health Shop. There is currently an osteopath practising from the shop Mondays to Saturday inclusive (shop hours).

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Diabetes is a disease where your body cannot control its blood sugar levels. There are over 200,000 people in New Zealand who have been diagnosed with diabetes (mostly type 2). It is thought there are another 100,000 people who have it but don’t know.Long term high blood sugar levels will damage organs and blood vessels. Diabetes is most common among Maori and Pacific Islanders and they’re three times as likely to get it as other New Zealanders.The number of people with both types of diabetes is rising – especially obesity-related type 2 diabetes. During June call in to the Health Centre and have a look at our “fat and sugar kit” on the wall. This display shows the fat and sugar contents in a range of commonly consumed products. For instance did you know that a can of fizzy drink contains 8 teaspoons of sugar? Have a free random blood sugar test during June – enquire at reception. If you are a diabetic make this the time to think about an annual review with your doctor or nurse.


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The Waiuku Soccer 17th Grade played against The Fencibles on Saturday 1st June at Massey Park in Waiuku. The photograph was taken of the team at half time when they were up 6-0. Their coach Bryan Pipe was very pleased with the final result of a 12-0 win.

Jackets for Tornados Waiuku’s 10th grade soccer team, the Tornados, were last week yet to achieve a win, but still display outstanding commitment and desire on the pitch. Now, thanks to Professionals Realty Waiuku, the team has been kitted out with sideline jackets to keep warm over the winter season, and they say a win is just around the corner! Left to right are Jacob Holland, Kaegen Just and Fabien Abbott.

Grand opening for historic room Two special events at the Waiuku Rugby club will mark the creation of a photo montage of the club’s history over the years. The scoreboard room has been thoroughly renovated and now features thousands of images of players and supporters of the club over the past few decades. Anyone who has contributed $50 toward the project (and there is still time for others to donate), will go into a 15-jersey draw at the club on Friday June 7 to have naming rights to one of the jerseys displayed from all round the world. Then, on Sunday June 16, from 2pm, contributors can attend the Grand Opening, where a Waiuku Club Jacket will be drawn as a prize. For further information on supporting the room or attending the events, contact Brian Palmer on 021 421 840 or Dick Sheehan on 235 9844 or see this week’s Post Classifieds.

Under 14 rugby grabs a win Waiuku College’s U14 Rugby played against Ardmore Marist at Bruce Pulman Park on Saturday 1st June. The team took some confidence into the match after a solid win over Papakura last week, despite a heavy loss against Wesley College the week before. On Saturday the College team triumphed again, the final score being 24-19 to Waiuku. Photos: Shelly Cassidy


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Prem rugby sees close matches as teams eye finals spots The Counties Power Club Rugby competition had some close encounters again this weekend as the business end of the season approaches. Patumahoe had something to celebrate when Jimmy Tupou became Crusader no. 171 after making his debut on Friday night, however they couldn’t keep the good news coming, going down to Bombay 38-21. Bombay had more desire than Patumahoe which was evident from the kick off. Penalties were traded at the beginning with Bombay slotting the extra one to get an early lead. Bombay scored a converted try out wide from a good ruck turn over to Manase Lelenoa and his team mate Reece Joyce added another two penalties. Sean Reidy slotted a penalty just on half time closing the visitors lead to 19-9. Bombay scored a converted try to Tony Pulu who dotted down out wide after good build up work. Patumahoe’s winger Vern Comley scored a handy opportunist try after gathering a kick through ball. Patumahoe were hard on attack when Bombay turned over the ball and ran over 55 metres for Sepuloni Taufa to cross the chalk under the bar. Patumahoe hit back with a

good pick and go try to prop Henry Tapaevalu which was converted by Reidy. Bombay had the final say with a try to Tony Pulu showing his pace to out class the Patumahoe defenders and close the game at 38-21. Patumahoe’s player of the day was Henry Tapaevalu and Bombay’s Tony Pulu was consistently very classy. As expected it was a forward dominated encounter on the hill. Onewhero started with a penalty to Nathan Langsford which was backed up by a converted try to prop Sean Bagshaw after a strong run from Courtney Roberts. Waiuku came back with two penalties to Tom Halse. Halse added another three points and Langsford replied in the tricky kicking conditions taking the half time score to 13-9 to the hosts. In the second spell, penalties were traded again before Waiuku’s Lucky Palamo scored following a strong forward drive, giving Waiuku a 17-16 lead for the first time in the match. Onewhero counter acted immediately with a charge down and thirty metre run to No 8 Christoper Pongi. Langsford was able to keep the ball in behind Waiuku in the last quarter to hold on for the 21-17 win. Onewhero’s Player of the Day was No 8 Chris Pongi

and Waiuku’s was their lock Tony Misa. The Counties Power Game of the Week was a great battle with Karaka edging out a spirited Manurewa side 1817. Karaka’s fullback Josh Rowland dotted down first out wide, off the back of a ruck in the tightly contest match. Manurewa took a quick tap which caught Karaka napping and Mark Selwyn dotted down under the posts which was converted by Mark Talaese. Karaka’s hooker, Tevita Vaipulu was the next on the score board with a team try which saw the ball spread side to side for Vaipulu to crash over out wide which was converted by Kalione Hala and ended the first half 12-7 in Karaka’s favour. Karaka had the majority of possession in the first half but Manurewa turned the tide in the second with the wind. Manurewa levelled the scored with a try to Teisam Faimasasa. Hala slotted a penalty to give Karaka the lead but Manurewa took it back after another quick tap and impressive individual try by halfback Mark Talaese. Karaka had the final say with another penalty to Hala to finish the game at 18-17. The PGG Wrightson Player

Waiuku Netball Centre draw for Saturday Draw for Waiuku Netball Centre, Saturday 8th June: Office Bearers: Sharni Hunter, Tracey Phillips. Duty Club/s 8.00-11.40am Glenbrook 11.40-3.20pm Glenbrook . Lolly Shop: 8.00-11.40 Glenbrook 11.403.20pm Glenbrook. Canteen: 8.00-11.40am Glenbrook, 11.40-3.20pm Glenbrook. Timekeeper: Karen McNamara. 8.30am Salients 1 v Waiau Pa Remix, College Ivory v Coast, College Red v College Embers, Glenbrook Mingles v Sandpit Creepers, Glenbrook Starfire v Sandspit Stars. 9.25am College Silver v College Bronze, College Navy v College Purple, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 2 v College Lime, Awhitu Sapphires v Pukeoware Sapphires. 10.20am Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr A v College Gold, College Black v Waiau Pa Pulse, Sandspit Shockwaves v Waiuku Primary Courts, Pukeoware Rebels v Glenbrook Pulse, Swampy View Future Ferns Gold v Glenbrook Sapphires. Phone: 09 235 7835

11.15am Waiau Pa Wildcats v College Pink, Swampy View Red v Awhitu Angels, Glenbrook Blueberries v Sandspit Blasters, Swampy View Future Ferns Red v Waipipi Winners. 12.10pm Brian James Elite v Fusion, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Snr 1 v Rag Remos Ltd, Glenbrook Makaira v Young Wives, Waiuku Primary Stars v Waipipi Waves, Awhitu Diamond Dodgers v Sandspit Shakers 1.05pm Skin For Life v College Brass, College Yellow v College Jade, Swampy View Black v Waiuku Primary Chicks, Sandspit Devils v Pukeoware Satellites. 2.00pm Loyal v Frenz, Easy Trim v Cossie, Waiuku Maori Sports Club Jnr A v Waiau Pa Fudgies, Waiuku Primary No Name v Waipipi Stormers, Waiuku Primary Scorers v Pukeoware Shinning Stars. BYE: Brian James GB’s, College Platinum, Waiau Pa Rockit, College Blue, Swampy View Silver, Sandspit Infernoz, Waiau Pa Tigers, Waiau Pa Celebs. UMPIRES Waiuku Netball Centre


Saturday June 8. 8.30am Tracey Phillips, Michelle Wilson, WMSC Snr A x1, Amber Turner, Toni Dolan, Jo O’Neale, Awhitu x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Pukeoware x 2. 9.25am Chelsyee Collins, K Maxwell, Carol Andrew, Stacey Lord, Coast x 1, Nicola Clark, Glenbrook x 2. 10.20am Teresa Geayley, Monique Raaymakers, Trish Chitty, WMSC Snr 2, Awhitu x 1, Pukeoware x 1, Sandspit x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1. 11.15am Brian James Elite x 1, Rag Remo Ltd x 1, Chantelle Favia, Waipipi x 1, Katie McGregor, Waiuku Primary x 1. 12.10pm Maree Wallace, Jan O’Neill, Marshall Woodward, Caitlyn Sloane, Easy Trim x 1, Skin For Life x 1, Otaua x 1, Sandspit x 1. 1.05pm Loyal x 1, Bronwyn Sloane, WMSC Snr 1x 1, Frenz x 1, Cossie x 1, Waiau Pa x 1, Waipipi x 1, WMSC Jnr A. 2.00pm Tracey Phillips, Jordyn Griffiths-Murdock, Marshall Woodward, Fusion x 1, Waiuku Primary x 2, Aka Aka x1, Sandspit x 1.


of the Day was Manurewa’s first-five Loki Crichton and Karaka’s Player of the Day was halfback Danny Tusiala. Pukekohe gave Papakura another tough day on the paddock when they beat them 70-0. Lewis Moore scored four tries, Mathew Berry and Jared Page crossed the chalk for two each with five conversions from Page. Robert Agnew, Jarrod

Stevenson, Mark Price all scored a try with Joe Reynolds slotting a conversion and a penalty. Karaka take over the lead at the top of the Premier Reserve table after beating Manurewa 27-5. Bombay beat Patumahoe 32-16, Waiuku defeated Onewhero 37-24 and Pukekohe racked up 62 unanswered points against Papakura. It was a tight match in Di-

vision two which has Drury holding onto the top spot after beating Weymouth 6-3. In the other match Manurewa beat Puni 78-3. Bombay retained their top of the table spot in the U21 grade after beating Waiuku 27-9. Karaka beat Manurewa 29-17, Ardmore Marist beat Papakura 44-12 and Patumahoe held out Pukekohe 16-10.

Big effort against top-three contender Waiuku AFC travelled to Mangere United on Saturday, to play a team that is sitting in the top three and pushing for promotion. Waiuku made one change to the team that drew with Claudelands last week with Elliot Crean coming in to the team at centre back. Mangere boasted Ernesto Lopez and Mario Hoffman who between them had already scored 22 goals this season so far. Waiuku had to be focused to gain a result in this one. A professional player in Chile, Lopez showed his skills early and took on the Waiuku defence however some last ditch defending kept him at bay. Hoffman nearly gave Mangere the lead when Waiuku goalkeeper Burke parried a well hit shot into his path but Burke managed to scramble across and Hoffmans effort hit the post. Waiuku started to get into the game after this and Cody Ralph and Chris Abbott started to strut their stuff. Waiuku took the lead when Abbott took on his defender on the right and his low cross was turned into the net by Ralph at the far post. However Mangere equalised moments later. Waiuku did not clear a corner and the ball fell to defender Salesh Kumar on the edge of the box who hit a sweet shot into the goal. Waiuku and Mangere traded blows after this with neither team finding the back of the net. Mangere started the second half strongly and put a lot of pressure on the Waiuku defence. However Waiuku showed a big im-

provement with their defensive effort and cut down the space quickly leaving Mangere with some long range efforts. This was proven when Lopez was substituted on the 60th minute mark. Dom Winter came on for Tyler Lord and nearly scored from the left but the Mangere keeper did well to tip it over the bar. With time winding down the game went from end to end and Mangere started to push people forward looking for the winner. Waiuku nearly got the winner with five minutes remaining. Winter and Darren Woolnough linked on the left and Woolnough’s superb cross was met by Ralph at the far post. However Ralph sent his header over the bar from six yards out. Then in the next attack, Mangere found their winner. Scott Petersen failed to cut a ball out on the right and James Hoyt drove into the empty space. His cross was met by Aaron Bawdekar who’s shot took a cruel deflection off Crean and ended up in the back of the net. Coach Jim Evans was proud of his players “Mangere have spent thousands of dollars building a team for promotion but we came here today and showed that this game is not all about money. “The team played with a lot of passion and heart today and whilst it is hard to lose to a goal at the death, we can certainly take a lot of positives from this display. Elliot Crean gets man of the match today.”

Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Bowls results The following are the results of the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Winter Bowls Tournaments. Tuesday Triples, May 14: 1st Andrea Williams Marama Onehi Ann Thomson, 2nd Yvonne Urwin Tom Bracken Val Paulsen, 3rd Ann McLean Mike Martinovich Glyn Judson May 21: , 1st Bev Craig

Adrienne Tilyard Jan Lynsky, 2nd Malcolm Sharp Ron Wellwood Blondie Taupo, 3rd Glen Newton Danny Roberts Irene Hadley May 28:, 1st Yvonne Urwin Tom Bracken Val Paulsen, 2nd Adrienne Tilyard Pauline Hayward Peter Hayward, 3rd Malcolm Sharp Ron Wellwood Blondie Taupo Bayleys Friday Classic

Fours, May 31:, 1st Mike Martinovich Glyn Judson Mary Bush Ann McLean, 2nd Neil Fisher Harry Williams Ray Goldsmip Mike Marlin, 3rd Sam Compston Peter Sinclair Joy Sinclair Jack Greig, 4th Brian Paulsen Yvonne Urwin Tom Bracken Kevin Orsbourn, 5th Ray Seaman Ernie Gibbon Graham Alexander Alan Ferguson.

Waiuku Golf Club Results 29-5-13 Ladies Haggle Stableford Division One: 1st Mary Hull 38, 2nd Lorraine Craig 34, 3rd Margaret James 32. Division Two: 1st Louisa Lowe 32, 2nd Eunice Clark 31, 3rd Gaylene Bethell. Nine Holes Division One: 1st Gweneth Baird 14, 2nd Ngaire Van Tilburg 9. Division Two: 1st Bev Shuker 17,

2nd Marlene Reimer 10. 30-05-13 Thursday Haggle. 1st John Munro 42, 2nd Kerry Martin 36, 3rd Alan Stichbury 35, 4th Roger Booth 34. 01-06-13 Saturday Haggle. Division One: 1st Rory Kimber 41, 2nd Tom Harper 40, 3rd Craig Chamber 40, 4th Lalakai Matu 39, 5th Brendan Watts 39, 6th Kerry Martin. Best Gross Division

One: Craig Chambers 72. Division Two: 1st John Munro 42, 2nd Warren Smith 49, 3rd Graham Hira 38, 4th Ross Tindle 36 5th Mike Johnson 36, 6th Andrew Hodgson 35. Best Gross Division Two: Warren Smith 84. Two’s Todd Geayley, Paul Loosemore, Kerry Martin, Evan McPhee, Brendan Watts.



Pukekohe student wins Agcarm scholarship Watching plants grow is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But tell that to Pukekohe-based student, Ryan Ward, who has just won a $2,500 horticultural scholarship from Agcarm. The 20-year-old bachelor of agricultural science student at Massey University says winning the award means “that there are people out there that care for us horticulturalists”. Ryan intends to spend his winnings on living expenses, study resources and travel. His passion for horticulture developed while at Pukekohe High School studying rural studies, and working at PGG Wrightson as well as assisting senior agronomist at Balle Bros also in Pukekohe. Ryan says that it is important for organisations such as Agcarm to support horticulture at a tertiary level, as it encourages people to get involved with the industry. “With the increase in diseases, pests and weeds, horticulture has to undergo change to be able to keep producing at the most sustainable level,” says Ryan. Working in the great outdoors of horticulture is where Ryan plans to be when he finishes his studies next year. When Ryan hasn’t got his head in a text book, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and working on his car. Agcarm chief executive, Graeme Peters, said the association is pleased to contribute toward the future of such an enthusiastic and hard-working student. “Ryan’s application was of a very high calibre. We were extremely impressed with the passion he showed for horticulture,” Mr Peters said. Agcarm is an industry association of companies which manufacture, distribute and sell products that keep animals healthy and crops thriving. Initiatives led by Agcarm include providing safe and sustainable animal health and crop protection technology for the future of New Zealand, and educating the community about the industry’s contribution.

Future stars captured through the lens Local Camera Club member and photographic enthusiast Jennifer Foy captured these stunning images of age-grade rugby on the weekend.

The Post’s Pink Pages Promote your business to the Waiuku, Pukekohe & Tuakau areas without breaking the bank ACCOUNTING ACCOUNTING & Taxation Services. Call 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.

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

BUSINESS FOR SALE RIDE on Lawnmowing Round. Quality Lawns & Gear. Selling due to Health problems. Pls, genuine enquiries only. Ph 09-2356939. $50,000neg.

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.


YOUR PC GUY Virus Removal, Repairs, Internet, Broadband, PC Sales, Data backup, Tuition

Great ‘In Your Home’ service . .

Jon 235 5300

Mob 021 111 4122





DEAN HOWE FENCING, specialist in rural and residential fencing, post and rail, electric, stockyards, equine, 7-wire and batten. Excellent references, free quotes and prompt service. Email deanhowe67@ or phone 021 189 2989.

FIREWOOD splitter Phone 235 7733 or 021 305 111.

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

FIREWOOD SPECIAL - Pine 1mtr $75, 2 mtr - $140, 3mtr $205. Guaranteed dry free delivery. Phone 235 8847 or 021 362 687. 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. FIREWOOD Hotmix $70 cubic metre, free delivery Waiuku Area. 3 metres minimum. Ph. 092352781.



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.

SATURDAY 8th June 8am - 3pm. Used lawnmowers, trade-ins considered. 28 Gleeson Road, Waiuku



ADULT ACCESSORIES, adult toys, massage oil, lubes, Women’s Health & Sexuality Books & lots more available online

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.

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 INSTALLATION, Polyester ceiling, blanket white R2.9 at 870mm - 8 bails. Retail price $1,800 1/2 price $900. Fishing Kite $350. Small Oil Skin Coat and Hat $75. Ph: 09 2353966 or 0213134967


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 MAJESTIC MEATS Family owned and operated home kill and processing business, proudly serving the Franklin community. Call Dani or Simon on 021 029 93271 or 09 2355114.



37 Acres, fully fenced. Gleeson Road, Waiuku. $224/ week. Contact 021 109 4160.

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 St, Pukekohe. Ph. 09 239 2964.



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.

LOVELY sunny house with one small dog in Waiuku 29/6 to 19/7. Suit retired couple. Ph Jill 238 2110

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

Phone: 09 235 7835


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

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 info.

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 / 027 253 4577.


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NATIVE American Spiritual card reading. Ph Sharon 027 4900 718.

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

CLAIRVOYANT Ph Eunice Attwood 235 0022 for profile, books & website links. CLAIRVOYANT/MEDIUMSHIP readings and healing. $40. EFT session and massages available. Phone 235 8486 or 021 02992614. PSYCHIC Readings, clairvoyant/aura readings for self growth and developing self awareness. Healings available, head ad shoulder massage. 20 years experience. Phone Sandra 235 8486 or 02102992614.

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

SITUATIONS VACANT BAR and Restaurant front of house staff wanted. Experience pref but not essential. Seeking reliable staff with a positive disposition to work in a friendly team environment in Waiuku. Immediate start possible. Please call 09 235 8367 BABYSITTER/CHILD minder wanted every Thursday from 2pm til 5 pm. 3 Children. Refs required. Ph Jane on 09 235 2009 or 021 352 651.

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

TO RENT AWHITU School house for rent. 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 lounge. $250 pw includes water. 20kms out of Waiuku. Ph: Andrew 09 235 1046 Available 8 June.


3BDRM, sunny house with views, Norfolk Rise, woodfire & heat-pump, carpeted, 2 showers; basement garage, laundry, workroom plus storage; fenced backyard with fruit trees, vege plot, strawberry bed; all in great condition inside & out. $390pw. Ph: 2358807.

TUITION PRIVATE Music Tuition Ph 0274 772 030 or 09 296 1693 PIANO and Keyboard Lessons available. Ring now. Annette Grey 2359243 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 Tea tree firewood Ph: 238 69 67.


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

QUALITY household furniture, antiques, bric-a-brac, collectables, tools. Phone for free quote 235 5555 or 027 277 5026. U N W A N T E D Lawnmowers, brought for cash will collect. Ph: Brian 09 235 6939

WORK WANTED RELIEF milker available. Excellent references, 20 years experience, reliable service. Contact Dean, email deanhowe67@ or phone 021 189 2989.


Garage sale classifieds for only

As always lots of mats, books and beds


Justice of the Peace Clinic in Waiuku Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm

Ph 238 6233 or call in for your JP services


Franklin area

Bill Deed QSM JP.

Phone 0274 96 88 02

High Tea & High Fashion coming to Pollock Hall,

Saturday June 29th at 2.00pm Special Guest:

Miss World NZ - Ella Langsford Miss World Finalists modeling clothes and jewellery by Warren Edwards Couture and Aqua Jewels (Aqua Jewellery will be available for purchase, starting from $10 - EFTPOS on site)

Tickets $10: - Entry and High Tea Tickets available from: St Andrews Centre, Sunset Surf and Turf, Pollock Co-op and from Joan Massey: 235 1152. A Fundrasier for Awhitu Central Church


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Waiuku Rugby Club

Grand Opening of Photo History in Scoreboard Room

Sunday June 16 from 2pm Invitations have been sent to contributors who have donated $50 each towards the cost of establishing this photo history. There is still time for anyone who would like to contribute, and 15 draws will be held on Friday, June 7 at 6pm for naming rights on one of the rugby jerseys displayed in the room from around the world. Plus, all contributors have the chance to attend the grand opening and be in to win a Waiuku Club Jacket. For further details contact: Brian Palmer on 021 421 840 or Dick Sheehan on 235 9844.

Sunday@ St Andrews May 5, 2pm

Auckland Saxophone - Quartet Presents Classics to Jazz Afternoon tea to follow Entry $5 St Andrews Centre 85 Queen St, Waiuku

Courtesy Van Driver Required Must be reliable and trustworthy with good customer service skills.

Phone 021 605 887 SUPPORT WORKER WANTED for a temporary position of approximately 12 weeks, with the possibility of it leading to a permanent part time position in the Orua Bay area. The successful applicant will be required to work 10 hours a week. Mon to Fri 4pm to 6pm. To provide personal care. Experience Preferred. Please ph Robyn 09 238 8567 ext 205


Caretaker Position

Monday to Friday, 25 hours per week, term time only. We require an enthusiastic, hard-working problem solver to take on this busy and ever changing role starting 29 July. Please apply in writing to the Principal, Puni School, 357 Waiuku Road, R D 3, Pukekohe 2678 with two referees details. Further details can be found at

Applications close Friday 21 June at 2.30pm.

Glenbrook School


The My Life, My Funeral Kit

per insertion Ph: 09 235 7835


Franklin Family Support Centre Waiuku Civic Centre (next to Library) King Street, Waiuku

Why not plan and record your funeral wishes


Phone: 09 235 7835


Nice big dressing table “huge mirror” with matching bedsides $795 * Lovely white wrought iron table, glass top - $285 * Set of 6 wooden padded chairs - $220 * Big solid bookcases - $395 * Green Wingback chairs x 2 - $50 for both * F&P Fridge/Freezer - $450 * Entertainment Unit for big flat screen TV - $450 * Awesome white low coffee table and 3 draw each side - $120 * Big whiteboards x 2 - $50


Out of zone applications for the remainder of 2013.

The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Glenbrook School for the remainder of the 2013 academic year. The board has determined that ten (10) places are likely to be available for out of zone students in year one and one (1) place in year two for the remainder of 2013. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or at Applications can be made by completing and returning an enrolment form, available from the Glenbrook School office. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday June 21st, 2013. If a ballot is required it will be held on Monday July 24th, 2013. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

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


Learn Thai Cooking Cook & Learn then Enjoy LIMITED SPACE Call Fon or Jon 235 5300




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