Channel Magazine Issue 48 October 2014

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24,760 copies distributed to homes and businesses in Devonport, Bayswater, Belmont, Takapuna, Milford, Forrest Hill, Westlake, Castor Bay, Campbells Bay, Mairangi Bay, Murrays Bay, Northcote Point, Birkenhead Point and to selected businesses outside these areas.

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Platina Fine Jewellery: Milford

Inspired By Nature, Appointed By Royalty Platina Fine Jewellery hosted an exclusive day of one-on-one styling appointments with Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen’s team last month. Customers were greeted by the luxury brand’s CEO and son of Ole Lynggaard, Soren Lynggaard who flew in from Denmark where Ole Lynggaard’s workshop and headquarters have been based since 1963. Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest fine jewellery house renowned for handcrafting unique, nature-inspired designs for everyday wear. The brand is appointed to Royal Danish Court and is regularly worn by members of the Royal family including Crown Princess Mary. Platina Jewellery in Milford Shopping Centre is proud to carry Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen’s exquisite collections, which uses only the highest quality materials and unmatched attention to detail. Store owner Josephine Fryer introduced Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen to New Zealand in 2009. Since then, North Shore customers have embraced the brand’s concept of quality design and wearability, with many becoming loyal followers of the ever-evolving range.

By appointment to the Danish Court, Ole Lynggaard is a very special range of fine, handmade jewellery that comes from Copenhagen to the Platina here on the North Shore. Soren flew in from the luxury brand’s Denmark-based workshop and headquarters for the event to share the story of his family owned business which was established by his father and founder Ole Lynggaard in 1963. Store owner Josephine Fryer said: “The day was a relaxed affair and a real treat to have Soren on hand to share the family company’s passion for making women all over the world feel beautiful and unique, from Denmark to Auckland.” By appointment to the Danish Court, Ole Lynggaard is a very special range of fine, handmade jewellery that comes from Copenhagen to the Platina here on the North Shore. Resplendent yet simplistic, and inspired by the beauty of nature, exquisite brushed gold is used to harness stunning stones such as aqua and coral shades in the latest pieces available at Platina Jewellery in the Milford Centre. CEO Soren Lynggaard has a love for New Zealand, recognising its many similarities to his homeland. He said: “I see New Zealand as being an ideal fit for Ole Lynggaard. We’ve had a fantastic response to our jewellery here so far. We love this place!” Soren is exceptionally proud of his family–run business. His sister Charlotte Lynggaard and his father Ole Lynggard are the jewellery house’s designers. He said: “There’s a lot of craftsmanship that goes into creating each individual piece. It isn’t fashion jewellery that will come and go with the seasons and a new collection every year. It’s one collection that evolves and will still be beautiful in decades to come.”

Kamilla Van der Velde and Soren Lynggaard.

Susanna Carter, Kamilla Van der Velde, Soren Lynggaard and Josephine Fryer.

Original ‘supermodel’ Helena Christensen who, like the brand, hails from Denmark, is the perfect elegant model to showcase the stunning pieces available at Platina Fine Jewellery. Pay a visit to Platina to see the range for yourself firsthand - it’s highly likely to be love at first sight! Platina Fine Jewellery, Milford Shopping Centre, Milford Road, Milford Phone: 09 489 3883,

MILFORD SHOPPING CENTRE • 24 MILFORD ROAD • 09 489 3883 Issue 48 - October 2014






October 5

Takapuna Markets (Every Sunday) Takapuna central Car park, 6am

Browns Bay Market

Anzac Road Car park, 6am – noon

Shore Tenpin Seniors

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Free School Holiday: Lego parties for 5 yrs to 11yrs


Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday

Pregnancy Yoga with Marika - $10 The Rose Centre, 9:30am

Devonport Craft Market

Devonport Community House, 10am Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10am St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Takapuna, 2pm For tickets: Jim 4799527 or Glen 5795681

Takapuna central Car park, 6am

Browns Bay Market


Lake House Art Centre, October 1st-12th

Peggy Pearl Knitters Group

Devonport Community House, 10:30am-12pm


Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall, Auburn Reserve, 12pm-2pm

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Devonport Community Hall, 1:30pm-2pm. Contact: 0212920252

Campbell Castor Indoor Bowling Club

Campbell’s Bay Primary School Hall, 6:45pm

Pre-School Play (Every Tuesday until 28th October) Bayswater School Hall, 9:30am-11am

Takapuna Senior Citizens

Williams in aid of Women's Refuge opens 6pm, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna. Runs until October 26th

60’s Up Indoor Bowls

Scrabble (Every Tuesday)

'The Artist Within' Book Club

Free School Holiday: Lego parties for 5 yrs to 11yrs

Lake House Arts Centre, 6pm

Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday

Dark Mondays - Play Reading

Beginners Tai Chi for Health

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Dementia Social Group



Peggy Pearl Knitters Group


60’s Up Indoor Bowls

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:30pm

Beginners Tai Chi for Health

Anzac Road Car park, 6am – noon

Campbell’s Bay Primary School Hall, 6:45pm

English Conversation Group

North Shore Bays Scrabble Club

Peggy Pearl Knitters Group

Bayswater School Hall, 9:30am-11am

Kids 4 Kids Market


Devonport Community House, 1pm

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:45pm

Free JAM (Juggling Auckland Meetup)

60’s Up Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowls and Rummikub 9.45am to noon The Strand, Takapuna. Contact Maurice 489 8430

Zonta North Shore Dinner meeting

Beginners Tai Chi for Health

Takapuna Senior Citizens

Weather permitting txt Pip 0210630100 for details, 1:30pm Grass next to caravan park (outside Takapuna Beach Cafe).

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 1pm

Auckland Vintage Jazz Society

Guest speakers - working on International Women’s Projects Call Gail 021686516 for details, 6pm

Takapuna Boating Club, $10-$15, 7pm

Browns Bay Market

Anzac Road Car park, 6am – noon


Shore Tenpin Seniors

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Dementia Social Group

St Georges Presbyterian Church, 10:30am


Palmers Planet, Greville Road, Albany, 8am-4pm

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:45pm

Pregnancy Yoga with Marika - $10

60’s Up Indoor Bowls

The Topp Twins in The Grand Ole Topp'ry Bruce Mason Centre, 4pm

Devonport Community House, 10:30am-12pm

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Devonport Community Hall, 1:30pm-2pm. Contact: 0212920252

Campbell Castor Indoor Bowling Club

Campbell’s Bay Primary School Hall, 6:45pm

Sunnynook Community Hall, 11am

Tai Chi Beginners

Bruce Mason Centre, 8pm

Botanical Architecture

The Rose Centre, 9:30am


Hot Chocolate

Octoberfest, 8-11am

Takapuna central Car park, 6am

Beach Haven Community Centre, 10:15am

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm - 2 pm

Takapuna Primary School Carboot sale

Takapuna Markets (Every Sunday)


Pre-School Play (Every Tuesday until 28th October)

Inverness Room, Council Building, Glen Rd, Browns Bay Contact Ann 0276778272 9.15am-1.15pm

St Georges Presbyterian Church, 10:30am

Milford Bowling Club, Castor Bay, 2pm

Campbell Castor Indoor Bowling Club

Adult's DanceFit (Every Tuesday)


Milford Bowling Club presents: Summer Fashion Torpedo Bay Navy Museum on King Edward Parade, 6pm Contact or Paul 0274 379 423 for details.

Contact, $10, 7:30pm

Dementia Social Group

Devonport Community Hall, 1:30pm-2pm. Contact: 0212920252

Devonport JETS Run

Cards 500 or Canasta (Every Tuesday)

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 1pm


"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

North Shore Bays Scrabble Club

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:45pm

Beach Haven Community Centre, 10:15am Devonport Community House, 10:30am-12pm

Sunnynook Community Hall, 11am

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Devonport Community Hall, 1:30pm-2pm. Contact: 0212920252

English Conversation Group

Indoor bowls and Rummikub 9.45am to noon The Strand, Takapuna. Contact Maurice 489 8430

Bruce Mason Centre, 11am

Shore Tenpin Seniors

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Takapuna Senior Citizens

Bayswater School Hall, 9:30am-11am

Bee-Keeping For Beginners


Peggy Pearl Knitters Group

Pre-School Play (Every Tuesday until 28th October)

Inverness Room, Council Building, Glen Rd, Browns Bay Contact Ann 0276778272 9.15am-1.15pm

Browns Bay Market

Beach Haven Community Centre, 10:15am (every Wednesday)

Campbell’s Bay Primary School Hall, 6:45pm

Morning Melodies The Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland Band

Takapuna central Car park, 6am

English Conversation Group

Sunnynook Community Hall, 11am

Bruce Mason Centre, 11am

Takapuna Markets (Every Sunday)


Free School Holiday: Jewellery making for 5yrs to 12yrs

Campbell Castor Indoor Bowling Club

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Kennedy Park, Castor Bay, 11am-2pm Please bring a torch and optional gold coin donation

Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday

Devonport Community House, 10:30am-12pm

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 9:15am

The Rose Centre, 9:30am

The Kennedy Park WWII Trust Tunnel Opening

Free School Holiday: Lego parties for 5 yrs to 11yrs Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday

Pregnancy Yoga with Marika - $10 Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Rd, Bee-Keeping 3 week course: $45.00, 10am, call 482 1172


Sculpture Seen Through My Camera Exhibition by Howard

St Georges Presbyterian Church, 10:30am

Anzac Road Car park, 6am – noon

Lake House for The Auckland Heritage Festival


Shore Tenpin Seniors


Mairangi Arts Centre, October 1st-18th

St Georges Presbyterian Church, 10:30am

The Pumphouse Theatre, 6:30pm

Takapuna Markets (Every Sunday)

Passionate About Pastels

Dementia Social Group

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 1pm

North Shore Male Choir presents Show Stoppers

Depot Artspace, Devonport, October 1st-23rd

Indoor bowls and Rummikub 9.45am to noon The Strand, Takapuna. Contact Maurice 489 8430

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:45pm

Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Felicity Moore & Miriam Ludbrook: Possum Tracks

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 1pm


Takapuna Senior Citizens

Indoor bowls and Rummikub 9.45am to noon The Strand, Takapuna. Contact Maurice 489 8430

North Shore Bays Scrabble Club


Inverness Room, Council Building, Glen Rd, Browns Bay Contact Ann 0276778272 9.15am-1.15pm

English Conversation Group

Beach Haven Community Centre, 10:15am

Peggy Pearl Knitters Group


Devonport Community House, 10:30am-12pm

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Beginners Tai Chi for Health

Devonport Community Hall, 1:30pm-2pm. Contact: 0212920252

Cards 500 or Canasta

Campbell’s Bay Primary School Hall, 6:45pm

Sunnynook Community Hall, 11am Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 12:30pm

Yoga for Mums and Pre-schoolers

Devonport Community House, 1:15pm-2pm

Adult's DanceFit

Contact, $10, 7:30pm

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October 2014

Community Calendar This Channel Community Calendar is published monthly for Community Events. If you would like to include your event please email details to:



Dementia Social Group

Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church, 10am

Devonport Toy Library - 700+ toys available for hire





Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 9am

Takapuna Senior Citizens,

Green Green Gables, Gables, 8am 8am

Milford Market Browns Collective Bay Weekly Circus Skills Workshop Milford Citizens Hall, 11am-1pm 10am-2pm Browns Senior Bay Grass Reserve,

Community House, Devonport, 9am-10:30am (babies to 8yrs)

Scrabble Fridays, The Strand, 9.45am-noon

60’s Up Exercises

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 2-5 years, 9:15-9:45am.

Browns Bay Indoor Sunday Afternoon Market

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 10am

Shore Tenpin Seniors

"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Embroidery - Have a Go Day for Adults

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 3-4 years, 10-10:30am. Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252

Keep Fit


Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am

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Mairangi Mairangi Bay Bay Farmers Farmers Market Market

North Shore Leisure, 12 Bute Road, 11am

Takpuna Library, 10:30am-12pm & 1:30pm-3pm

Sam's Dog Rules - Helps children understand dogs Dog HQ, Wairau Park, 12 Noon, $25 per child bookings are essential -

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm

Felicity Moore & Miriam Ludbrook: Possum Tracks Browns Bay Weekly Circus October Skills Workshop, Depot Artspace, Devonport, 1st-23rd 11am-1pm. .

Hillcrest Lions are holding a Tea Dance

Glenfield Memorial Hall, 2pm-4:30pm For tickets/enquiries call Linda on 09 444 6915

Dementia Social Group

Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church, 10am

Free School Holiday: Lego parties for 5 yrs to 11yrs 60’s Up Exercises

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Shore City,Church Takapuna, each weekday Methodist Hall,10am-12pm Takapuna, 10am

Free ShoreSchool TenpinHoliday: SeniorsJewellery making for 5yrs to 12yrs Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday

Keep Fit Toy Library - 700+ toys available for hire Devonport

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am Community House, Devonport, 9am-10:30am (babies to 8yrs) Bruce Mason Centre, 10am & 1pm

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"Made to Move" Move" Preschool Preschooldance danceand andmovement movementclass class,

Taitamariki Girlper Guides Hall,Held Takapuna, 2-5 years, 2 - 5years. $7 lesson. at Taitamariki Girl9:15-9:45am. Guides Hall, Auburn StreetHoliday: Reserve, Lego Takapuna. 9.15-9.45am Friday) Free School parties for 5 yrs (Every to 11yrs Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each weekday "Made to Move" Preschool ballet for 3/4years. $7 per lesson. Taitamariki GirlHoliday: Guides Hall, Auburn Street Reserve, 10 Free School Jewellery making for Takapuna 5yrs to 12yrs 10.30am Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252 Friday) Shore City, Takapuna, 10am-12pm each(Every weekday Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 3-4 years, 10-10:30am. Mums Bubs: Movie and Hot Drink for just $12 Contact &Chloe Pryor 0212920252 Every Friday, The Vic, Devonport, 11am

Shore Tenpin Seniors

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Sleeping Beauty BowlsMason Centre, 10am & 1pm Bruce

Keep Fit

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60’s Up Exercises Devonport Toy Library - 700+ toys available for hire

Takapuna Rumikub Senior Citizens,

Scrabble Fridays 9.45am-noon Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 9am The Strand, Takapuna Contact Elise 4438554

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Methodist Church Takapuna, 10am Community House,Hall, Devonport, 9am-10:30am (babies to 8yrs)

Takapuna Senior Citizens, Rumikub Scrabble Fridays, The Strand, 9.45am-noon

ShoreUpTenpin Seniors 60’s Exercises

"Made toBubs: Move"Movie Preschool dance andfor movement Mums & and Hot Drink just $12class

Extreme Centre, Glenfield, MethodistEntertainment Church Hall, Takapuna, 10am 10am

"Made Bowls to Move" Preschool dance and movement class

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am

Taitamariki Girl Citizens Guides Hall, 3-4 years, 10-10:30am. Milford Senior Hall,Takapuna, 1pm Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252

Keep Fit

The Poynton Art Show Opening BowlsThe Poynton, RSVP: To Gail on 09 488 5710, Free event, 4pm,

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am

Depot October 11th-23rd Green Artspace, Gables, 8am

Browns Bay Weekly Circus Skills Workshop Katarina Matovic: Freedom to Interpret BrownsArtspace, Bay Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm Depot October 11th-23rd

Hobsonville Point Farmers Market

Located inside an old seaplane hangar down at The Landing (next to Hobsonville Point ferry terminal), Sat & Sun 9am-1pm

Sleeping Beauty Bruce Mason Centre, 10am & 1pm

Milford Village Market

Sleeping Beauty Every Wednesday: Devonport JETS run 3km or 5km Bruce Mason Centre, Thurs 9th Oct-Sat 11th Oct Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, King Edward Parade, 6pm.


Browns Bay Indoor Sunday Afternoon Market

Mairangi Bay Farmers Market Green Gables, 8am

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Browns BayToy Weekly Circus Skills Devonport Library - 700+ toysWorkshop available for hire

Browns BayHouse, Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm Community Devonport, 9am-11am (babies to 8yrs)

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 9am

Taitamariki GirlThe Guides Hall, Takapuna, 2-5 years, 9:15-9:45am. Every Friday, Vic, Devonport, 11am

Keep ShoreFit Tenpin Seniors

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Sculpture by Andrew Boer: The Fruits of Silence Mairangi Bay FarmersdeMarket

North Shore Leisure, 12 Bute Road, 11am

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church, 10am

Scrabble Scrabble Fridays Fridays 9.45am-noon 9.45am-noon The ContactElise Elise4438554 4438554 The Strand, Strand, Takapuna. Takapuna Contact

Rumikub "Made Move" Preschool dance and movement class Milford to Senior Citizens Hall, 9am

Sleeping Beauty

Dementia Social Group

Takapuna Takapuna Senior Senior Citizens, Citizens,

Milford Senior Hall, –1pm exhibition openCitizens for 1 month call Gail to view.

Launch event for newly relocated Hobsonville Point Browns Bay Weekly Circus Skills Workshop Farmers Market Browns Bay Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm

'The Landing', Seaplane Hangar (opp Hobsonville Ferry Terminal) Browns BayWebsite: Sunday Afternoon Market 9am to 1pm, North Leisure, Phone:Shore 021 209 1758 12 Bute Road, 11am

Birkenhead Artisan Market

Highbury Community House, 9am-1pm

Keeping Backyard Chooks

Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Rd Buy Tickets – contact 482 1172, 10am

Dementia Dementia Social Social Group Group

Mairangi Mairangi Bay Bay Presbyterian Presbyterian Church, Church, 10am 10am

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Devonport Toy Library - 700+ toys available for hire 60’s Up Exercises

Community House,Hall, Devonport, 9am-10:30am (babies to 8yrs) Methodist Church Takapuna, 10am

60’s Exercises ShoreUpTenpin Seniors

Methodist Church Hall, Takapuna, 10am 10am Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield,

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Takapuna Architecture Botanical Senior Citizens,

Palmers Planet, Scrabble FridaysGreville 9.45am-noon Road, Albany, 8am-5:30pm The Strand,Senior Takapuna Contact Elise 4438554 Takapuna Citizens, ScrabbletoFridays, "Made Move"The Preschool Strand, 9.45am-noon dance and movement class, 2 - 5years. $7 per lesson. Held at Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, "Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class Auburn Street Reserve, Takapuna. 9.15-9.45am Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 2-5 years, 9:15-9:45am.

Shore Tenpin Seniors Keep Fit

"Made to Move" Preschool ballet for 3/4years. $7 per lesson. "Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Auburn Street Reserve, Takapuna 10 -

Keep Fit

Rumikub The Topp Twins in TheHall, Grand Milford Senior Citizens 9amOle Topp'ry Bruce Mason Centre, 8pm Mums & Bubs: Movie and Hot Drink for just $12 BowlsFriday, The Vic, Devonport, 11am Every Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm Bowls

Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am

Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 3-4 years, 10-10:30am. 10.30am Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252 Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am

Mairangi Bay Farmers Market Green Gables, 8am

Devonport JETS Run Hobsonville Point Farmers Market Every Wednesday until 17th December at their new location. (Launches Torpedo Bay Navy Museum,15th-16th) 6pm

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Browns BayToy Weekly Circus Skills Devonport Library - 700+ toysWorkshop available for hire

Browns BayHouse, Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm Community Devonport, 9am-11am (babies to 8yrs)

Silly Cow, TheIndoor Rose Sunday Centre, Afternoon Belmont, 8pm Browns Bay Market

(every evening 18th -12 22nd). Bookings: North Shore Leisure, Bute Road, 11am09 445 9900

Browns Bay Weekly Circus Skills Workshop Browns Bay Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm

The Topp Twins in The Grand Ole Topp'ry Bruce Mason Centre, 8pm

Silly Cow, TheKids RoseMarket, Centre,1pm-3pm Belmont, 8pm Kids for evening 18th - Community 22nd). Sunday 19th(every October, Devonport House

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm

Dementia Social Group

Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church, 10am

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60’s Up Exercises Devonport Toy Library - 700+ toys available for hire

Methodist Church Takapuna, 10am Community House,Hall, Devonport, 9am-10:30am (babies to 8yrs)

ShoreUpTenpin Seniors 60’s Exercises

Extreme Centre, Glenfield, MethodistEntertainment Church Hall, Takapuna, 10am 10am

Takapuna Senior Citizens, Rumikub

Milford Senior Scrabble Fridays Citizens 9.45am-noon Hall, 9am The Strand, Takapuna Contact Elise 4438554

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"Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class "Made to Move" Preschool dance 2-5 andyears, movement class, Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 9:15-9:45am. 2 - 5years. $7 per lesson. Held at Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna Senior Citizens, Auburn Street Reserve, Takapuna. 9.15-9.45am Scrabble Fridays, The Strand, 9.45am-noon

Keep ShoreFit Tenpin Seniors

"Made to Move" Preschool ballet for 3/4years. $7 per lesson. "Made to Move" Preschool dance and movement class Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Auburn Street Reserve, Takapuna 10 -

Keep Fit

Rumikub Bowls Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 9am

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am Extreme Entertainment Centre, Glenfield, 10am Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 10:30am

Taitamariki Girl Guides Hall, Takapuna, 3-4 years, 10-10:30am. 10.30am Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252 Contact Chloe Pryor 0212920252

Mairangi Bay Farmers Market

Green Gables, 8am

Browns BayToy Weekly Circus Skills Devonport Library - 700+ toysWorkshop available for hire


Browns BayHouse, Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm Community Devonport, 9am-11am (babies to 8yrs)

Browns Bay Indoor Sunday Afternoon Market North Shore Leisure, 12 Bute Road, 11am

Browns Bay Weekly Circus Skills Workshop Browns Bay Grass Reserve, 11am-1pm

Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm

Mums & Bubs: Movie and Hot Drink for just $12 Twilight Carnival Every Friday, The Vic, Devonport, 11am Murrays Bay (Primary) School, 4.30pm-7.30pm


Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 1pm

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Call us on 0800 955 455 Constellation Drive, North Shore Visit

Browns Bay Indoor Sunday Afternoon Market Pregnancy Yoga with Marika - $10 Leisure, Bute Road, 11am TheNorth RoseShore Centre, Every 12 Sunday, 9.30am-11am.

CONTENTS Cover Features



92 Milford: MBA News

Devonport Arts Festival

42 The Dark Horse: James Napier Robertson 52

Sculpture OnShore

Devonport 106 Devonport DBA News

More Features 6

I've Been Positively Thinking

20 Shop the Shore 23

What's Hot on the Shore

36 Channel People: I Love Where I Live Jennie Jago 46 Channel Weddings 59 Channel People: I Love What I Do Aaron Turnstall 60 Channel People: I Love My Pet Debbie Higginson 91

Channel People: I Love My Sport Wayne Painter

104 Choice in Cheltenham 113 The Healthy Channel: John Appleton 115 Outdoor Adventures with William Pike 142 Channel People: Community Gem Laurie Keung and Kerry Owen

Out & About 2

BNZ Community Calendar


Out & About on the Shore

Arts 22 The Vic 120 Lake House Arts Centre 121 Northart 122 Mairangi Arts Centre 123 Tadpole Productions 124 The PumpHouse 125 The Rose Centre


Education 126 128 129 130 132 133

Kristin School Takapuna Grammar Pinehurst School Westlake Girls' High School Westlake Boys' High School Rosmini College

Cover Photo by Kirsty Peta Stone.


Eating Out 14

Feature Restaurant: Mexico


Eating Out: Restaurant Listings


Feature Cafe: Mozaik Caffe


Eating Out: Cafe Listings

Takapuna Beach 26 Beach Access with the TBBA 67 Shop in Takapuna


Devonport Sea Scout Hall Classes daily Timetable: Takapuna Boating Club Monday 6.00 - 7.00pm

Don’t Get Bitten We are here to help you:

Keep kids safe-understand & train your dog-overcome fear

Sam’s Dog Rules Where? DogHQ, Goldfields, Wairau Park When? 12pm 1st Saturday, each month Experienced dog behaviourists help both kids & adults. Kim O’Brien 022 546 9642


Issue 48 - October 2014

Info & Bookings: 021 527 167 | 027 2829 747 |

From the Editor

Janet Marshall

Janet knows the North Shore market and can find a solution for YOU!

The Channel Team: Heather Vermeer, Aidan Bennett, Crystal Sharp and Claudia Renford.

Seeing the Light On the morning this issue is going to print, it’s one of those blue sky, wall-to-wall sunshine starts to the day. It’s a hopeful sign of things to come as we move the clocks forward and enter the daylight saving days of summer. It’s also the end of the school term and I know my son and I are among many feeling ready for a break from the routine and ready to get outside to enjoy the better weather. There is an abundance of school holiday activities for children to try here on the Shore; sports and arts-based programmes to inspire their young minds and get their energetic bodies moving. And, as the weather takes a turn for the better, it’ll be nice to simply get outside and enjoy the incredible natural environment we are blessed with here. To feel that sunshine on the back of the neck always feels so good as summer nears! Whatever’s on your wishlist this month, give our local businesses your support and shop on the Shore. Our stylesavvy staff member Claudia Renford has put together a fabulous new Shop the Shore feature, which encourages you to do just that, with a selection of some of the most on-trend pieces being sold locally. We also introduce a new Q & A column from the North Shore’s Auckland Council representative, Councillor Chris Darby this month, in which he also addresses this shopping locally theme. He discusses what Council is doing to encourage people to shop on the local ‘high street’ as opposed to shopping online. On the local shopping theme, there is plenty happening at our shopping centres this month. Shore City celebrates

its 40th anniversary in October and is offering shoppers the chance to win an amazing trip to New York to mark the occasion. The mall continues to go from strength to strength. As does Milford Centre, where this month they introduce two home design store heavyweights, Citta Design and Red Current to the Shore. Ahead of this issue, I was excited to meet up with the man behind the Kiwi movie The Dark Horse, which has been winning over audiences and critics here and abroad. Writer and director James Napier Robertson was a fascinating and very humble character to interview for our cover feature this month. I hope you enjoy reading his story. And if you haven’t yet watched the fruits of his labour - the movie consumed the past four and a half years of his life - I can’t recommend it highly enough. It has been dubbed by various reviewers ‘one of the greatest NZ films ever made’ and I whole-heartedly agree. Heather

Winner's of September's Karen Murrell lipstick competition who will likely be looking lovely this summer in Karen's new shade of Sugar Rush, are: Gwyneth Helleur of Torbay, Denise Griffin of Hillcrest, Quiana Sloan of Hauraki, Mary O'Sullivan of Birkenhead and Raye Wills of Devonport. Well done to our winners and thanks to all who entered.

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I’ve Been (positively) Thinking...

Thinking about... Health & Fitness I've been thinking... about how lucky we are to live in a time when we are spoilt with fantastic health and fitness professionals. Health and fitness is unashamedly a big part of Channel Magazine, and we really value the content that is provided by this sector. The Shore is spoilt with great operators in health, fitness and wellbeing. Being in my 50's and challenged by all the good (and bad) things in life, I really appreciate the passion, professionalism, encouragement and motivation provided by the quality people I entrust with keeping my vertically challenged middle-aged body in some sort of shape! For over five years now I have trained in group fitness classes two to three times a week with personal trainer Selva Thankamani. Selva

My daughter Courtney and I love our group fitness sessions with Selva (centre).

Stetching the body at Pilates Unlimited with Ray Medemblik.

has become a real identity in Takapuna and plays a big part in improving the fitness and wellbeing of locals of all ages. I drag the old body out of bed religiously at 5.45am every Tuesday and Thursday to attend Selva's group fitness class that includes a wide cross-section of people. Young people, small people, big people, men, women and those aged into their 60's. I personally get a thrill doing these sessions with my daughters, both in their early 20's. Thanks to Selva's energy, humour, encouragement and professionalism he makes these sessions – that can be bloody hard for an old bugger – very enjoyable. So enjoyable, they have simply become part of our lifestyle. As well as this group fitness with Selva, I also endeavour to attend Pilates sessions at Pilates Unlimited in Takapuna at least twice a week. Those who know owner Carole Fraser understand her passion for Pilates. She runs a great business. My Pilates instructor is Ray Medemblik, who has been a personal trainer and a massage therapist and is now a level five certified authentic Pilates instructor. You can tell that Ray just loves what he does and this makes these sessions very enjoyable and something I really look forward to. I deal with many different industry sectors and I reckon the health and fitness sector is one we should really celebrate. There is a common theme that

I’ve Been Thinking... By Aidan Bennett Twitter: @AidanLBennett

the people just love what they do and the hugely positive contributions they are making to our lives. I guess it comes from seeing the results from the people they are working with. I salute their passion and professionalism.

I've been thinking... about the fantastic national election result in late September. I am a huge admirer of John Key and what he has achieved since becoming PM in 2008. It was pleasing that despite the huge effort that went into what amounted to a character assassination of the guy by opponents, that voters saw through it and gave him a clear mandate for a third term. The stability will be great for the country. What I was also impressed by was Key's humility following the election. As I write this I have just watched his in-depth interview with John Campbell on TV3. An interview that only reinforced the fact that New Zealander's have made a wise decision. There was not a sliver of arrogance, just a strong focus on making our special little country even better than it is now. Life is good!

John Key on TV3's Campbell Live

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Out & About on the Shore

THE TOOTH COMPANY KIDS LAUNCH AT SMALES FARM Never has dentistry for kids been so welcoming, child-focused and downright stylish! Forward-thinking dental practice The Tooth Company at Smales Farm has had a baby - a new purpose-built offshoot branch also housed within the Smales Farm complex - The Tooth Company Kids. Offering dental services for 0-12 year olds, the new sleek-looking practice is leading the way in making visiting the dentist's appealing to young people as the North Shore's first private paediatric dental practice. Kids can play on iPads or write on a giant whiteboard whilst waiting in the spacious, ultra-modern reception area. This is a membershipdriven practice, with monthly subs helping spread the cost of exams and treatment, whilst also offering a casual visit option too. Kids need fear the dentist's no more!

Megan Diamond, Nicola Hood.

Kelly and Lois Swinnerton, Emma Campbell, Nikita Kennedy.

Nikki Coltellaro, Susan Stewart, Orielle Fox.

Shawn Corbett, Grant Campbell, Iris Lam.

Larissa Braithwaite, Lesley Bell.

Bruce Fowler, Mike Engle, Andrew Campbell.

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Out & About on the Shore

'THE POPPY WALL' DEDICATION CEREMONY Local dignitaries and servicemen and women attended the dedication of 'The Poppy Wall' entrance to Memorial Drive in Devonport last month. The memorial walls project was set in motion by Devonport RSA in 2006 and became a collaborative effort with contributions by Veterans Affairs and Auckland Council. Chair of DevonportTakapuna Local Board Mike Cohen, Devonport RSA President Chris Mullane and Otene Reweti, representing local Iwi, all addressed the dozens gathered on Lake Road to mark the official unveiling of the striking stone walls complete with silver lettering and a large scale poppy. The unveiling event was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two on September 3rd 1939. The Devonport Memorial Drive began with the planting of 38 trees by local school children on Anzac Day 1952, these children included current RSA Committee member Fred Wilson. Since then, more trees have been added and there are now 62 personalised plaques commemorating Devonport members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives during World War II.

Chris Mullane.

Jan O'Connor, Mike Cohen, Grant Gillon.

Johnnie Walker, Arch Goodfellow, Fred Wilson.

Kathie Whatuira, Rene Way, Eve Wingrove.

Maggie Barry, Neil Butt, George Wood.

Otene Reweti, Bobby Newson, Chris Powell.

Alan Taylor, Neil Butt, Glenn Graham, Jessie James.

WOMEN’S REFUGE RECYCLED DESIGNER CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Where a helping hand never goes out of fashion Visit 112 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna (opening hours 10-5pm Tuesday to Saturday) call the store on 09 488 0716 or email

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Takapuna: Berkeley Cinemas

This month at

Takapuna The Italian Film Festival is in full swing until 12th October and we close the festival with Girls Night Out in Italy from 5.45pm with drinks and movie at 6.30pm. Tickets include a drink and goodie bag. For more information please go to, or like us on the Berkeley Cinemas Facebook page!

We are also celebrating Halloween this year in style with a special screening of the much loved, strange, unique, and one-of-a-kind ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. It’s just a step to the left and a jump to the right to come and join us. For more information go to Tickets are $25 and include drink, nibbles, movie and popcorn. Movie starts at 9pm and fancy dress is essential.

Out & About on the Shore

REPERTOIRE'S WESTLAKES GIRLS ROWING FUNDRAISER Friends and family of the Westlakes Girls' Rowing Club enjoyed an evening at Repertoire's Takapuna store on Thursday 11th September. Ladies nibbled on canapés and sipped champagne as they were treated to a sneak preview of Repertoire's Spring/Summer '14 collection. Store manager Angela Mather and her team were on hand to provide tips and advice to the delighted shoppers on how to wear the new season range. All proceeds from the event went to Westlakes Girls' Rowing Club. The event was a huge success - so keep an eye out in Channel for future fund-raising events!

Angela Mather, Paula Redpath, Jane Knowles, Meg Page, Cathy LaVille and Brenda Hembrow.

Caroline Francis, Linnette Refoy and Kat Davey.

Courtney Read and Erin Hill.

Coming this month: GONE GIRL – 2nd October With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. Stars: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES – 16 October Private investigator Matthew Scudder, played by Liam Neeson, is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Jane Knowles, Trudy McCormick, Helen Fordham and Michelle Gorrie.

FURY – 23rd October April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. BEST OF ME – 30 October Romanic drama based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks about a pair of former high school sweethearts reunited after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.


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Erin Nugent and Aimee Mather.

Virgina Stockwell and Kirsty Jackson.

Out & About on the Shore

HOSPICE VINTNER'S BRUNCH The annual Vintner's Brunch, now in it's 18th year, is the premier fundraising event for Hospice North Shore. A total of 450 guests attended the event at Sky City, enjoying an afternoon of mingling and bidding to help raise funds for this worthy cause. Guests were served a food and wine match by a selection of Auckland’s finest restaurants and some of New Zealand’s leading wineries. They all competed for the Vintners’ Brunch Food & Wine Award, which is eagerly contested by the restaurants and wineries. Guests vote for the winning restaurant and winery combination. This year’s winner was Prego who served Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Beetroot Feta Puree and Crispy Polenta matched with Te Motu 2012 Grafter Syrah wine.

Deb and John Dunleavy and Avril Cowie.

Mark Rodway, Megan Hodgson, Andrew Swann and Vicky Stringer.

Greg McDonnell, Nina Kolotilina, Elena Krylataia and Craig Marshall.

Gary Gordon, Nick Howe-Smith, Damien Stephen and Helen Pettigrew.

Paul O'Connor, Sally Carey, Ellen Wang and John Graves.

Claudine West, Sarah Wilson, Susan Crowhen, Meggan Scott and Andee Brown.

Tom Pacey, Christina Kennedy and Paul Gallop.

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Out & About on the Shore

MILFORD CENTRE SUMMER STYLING WORKSHOP Milford shoppers were introduced to a special evening with Milford's new in-house stylist, Trudy Van Zyl. The Styling Workshops showcased a range of key looks for Spring/Summer '14 from stores within the Milford Centre. Trudy provided advice and tips on how to wear the new season looks, as models strutted down the catwalk. Trudy discussed the looks and style of each outfit and discussed options for certain body shapes and skin tones. Prizes were handed out, including leather bags and a styling session with Trudy. After each session, Trudy was on hand to chat with audience members to give advice on their own personal fashion queries.

Barbara Hodges and Trudy Van Zyl.

Sue Joe, Belinda Whitchurch and Denise McCarnish.

Angela Foster, Lisa Tetlow and Michelle Wright.

Sandra Brooks and June Hendry.

Jane Gower, Lorraine Shepherd, Anne Hawes and Xanto.

Summer stock arriving daily

Gayle Coplestone, Cheryl Klein, Sharlene Dunn and Yvonne Goodall.

New season Toshi hats are now in store 40 Victoria Road Devonport • Tel: 446 6276


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Andrea Barr, Sue Hay, Julie Hyde and Bev Cassidy.


Cubex Dining Table - 2.4m Was $2999 NOW


Matching bench seat Was $1195 NOW

Kanya Fabric Dining Chairs


Were $349 now $169

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Feature Restaurant | Mexico

Mexico has a new menu

and it's

Chances are you’ve tried the vibrant, colourful dining experience that is Mexico, Takapuna? Now go and try the new spring/summer menu. That’s the long and short of it. But if you need more tempting, here goes... The new tostaditas are exquisite miniature works of art. Constructed with heart of palm, corn crema, sesame, leek slaw, black cumin, chimichurri and carrot chip on top of crisp white corn tostadas, these little beauties are vegetarian-friendly and come in fours. Also, on the veggie front there is the hot superfood of the moment, kale, featuring in a ‘sweet and salty’ form with pan-fried portobello mushrooms finished with an aromatic guajillo (dried chilli) marinade and topped with sour cream, feta and dried orange zest. Enjoy the tactile experience of bundling these bad boys up into a ball, folding, rolling...whatever you do to getting them into your mouth will result in a taste guaranteed to be new to you. There are new fish tacos, beef skirt tacos, pork tacos and chicken tacos with a whole bunch of innovative flavours going on that need to be tried, not listed here. All are served on soft shell tacos, with the chicken, beef and fish being spicier than others. Mexico’s popular quesadillas have fresh company this spring - a new lamb variety is cinnamon-braised and comes with zucchini, mint and chipotle with salsa borracha. For the new chicken version, thigh is poached and rubbed with chocolate - yes, chocolate - and chilli sauce and sandwiched, with cheddar cheese, almonds, and coriander, between two 10” tortillas and served with blackened onion and lime sour cream dressing. And the Cactus Quesadilla is a veggie option with charred broccoli, garlic chips, green onion and salsa.


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As part of the hip McKenzies Precinct off Hurstmere Road/The Strand in Takapuna, this restaurant is regularly jumping and doesn’t take reservations, so take time to sample one of their Mexican-inspired drinks in the buzzing bar area while you wait for a table - try a Tinto Sangria, for example. The atmosphere is fast-paced, reminiscent of that you might get whilst sampling Mexican street eats. For the spice-averse, the levels of heat are indicated next to each meal on the menu, so there’s no need to get caught with a burning tongue if that’s not your thing. If that is your thing, then you'll be pleased to hear that, as well as it's new menu, Mexico has also just launched a range of hot sauces. The Mexico Hot Sauces collection of four tongue-tinglers, available to buy in nicely-branded glass bottles, comprises of Chipotle, Tomatillo, Mango and Habanero flavours. The heat rises in the order they're listed here. The dessert menu has been given a new twist, including Mexico’s Carrot Cake. This sensation is a deconstructed version of the classic cake flavour, sat atop a crisp deep fried tortilla. It’s a little bit tortilla, little bit cheesecake, little bit carrot cake, and a lot amazing! Have fun trying it all. Mexico, 4, The Strand (McKenzies Precinct), Takapuna 09 280 1487

Eating Out Guide | Restaurants





Mexico Takapuna is a culinary haven that celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine. It offers mouth-watering Mexican fare with big, spicy complex flavours, and a loud and lively vibe.

Something so inexpensive yet so tantalising is the best way to describe Raviz Indian Cuisine.

Mexico can accommodate a celebration with friends, or a quick mid-week catch-up. Whatever the occasion, the experience is complemented by smiling staff and the hum of happy diners, helped along by jugs of fruity cocktails, top-shelf tequila and a long list of Mexican beers. All served at prices that will leave diners plenty of change to carry on their night, or come back for more later in the week.

Numbers of Kiwi and Indian families flock to the restaurant for its ambience and taste that has everybody licking their plate.

Open Mon to Sun 12 noon - late. 4 The Strand, Takapuna 09 280 1487

178, Hurstmere Road, Takapuna. Open 11am-2.30pm then 5pm until late, seven days 09 489 2400.

Mexico's delicious new Spring Menu is here come on in and try it for yourself!

The food is perfect and you don't need much help in choosing from the menu as everything is delicious.

Lunch starts from $10, 7 days a week. Big Wednesday night $10 only. Raviz is fully licensed & BYOW.

Celebrate your birthday and get a free dessert.

Angora Takapuna

OPENING LUNCH SPECIAL $19.50 Entree Main Glass of Wine EVERYDAY Take Out or Dine In For reservations call 09 486 3739 Angora are taking bookings now for your next Christmas function Open 7 days Mon - Fri Lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner 5pm - till late Sat - Sun 11.30am - till late Complete your meal with a traditional, strong Turkish coffee.



De Dutch

Malaysian Restaurant & Takeaway @ The Sentinel Building, Takapuna. Just some of the excellent reviews on KOPIO Malaysian Restaurant & Takeaway:

The Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe is one of Taka’s favourites. A great bar, with great beer – as is the Belgian tradition – but also a great place to enjoy good food. Not just your average pub food. Food with a FlemishFrench theme. Lots of tasty options with suggested beer matches. It is a great place for brunch (Sat and Sun), lunch or dinner with lots of dishes you simply won’t find anywhere else in Takapuna. Our favourites are their Mussels, Croque Monsieur, Chicken and Leek Pie, Seafood Waterzooi and traditional Flemish Beef Stew.

De Dutch is the new kid on the Takapuna eating out block. Managing to acquire one of the Shore dining scene's hip young chefs, at De Dutch he brings classic modest dishes from The Netherlands and gives them a fresh Kiwi stamp. A Dutch favourite, croquettes, are served with the chef’s take on the classic Dutch curry sauce, his own mayonnaise and mustard, with red cabbage and vinegar reduction and micro herbs. Sliders, fries, cured meats and seafood platters make ideal accompaniments for the Moa Beer on tap, and the stylish wine list. Desserts include Dutch Ginger Cheesecake, which blends traditional 'speculaas' biscuits, and classic Dutch poffertjes. Monday closed, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am 4pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am 'til late, Sunday 11am - 4pm. 1-7 The Strand, Takapuna, 489 5769 Facebook/Instagram: DeDutchTakapuna


• Viva People’s Choice Award • Best Beef Rendang in Auckland • Sunday Star Times Takeaway of the Week: Green Curry Chicken • Metro: Best Malay Seafood in Auckland • Highest rated Restaurant in Takapuna (Menumania) If you haven’t yet tried KOPIO, go and find out for yourself what all these reviewers are raving about. Check out KOPIO's menus at Open: 5pm - late (every night). KOPIO, The Sentinel Building, 3/3 Northcroft Street, Takapuna 09 486 0122 Try KOPIO's Green Curry Chicken served with jasmine rice for $16 only (takeaway - September only).


Monday to Friday 11.30am-late, Saturday brunch 11am-3pm/3pm-late a la carte, Sunday brunch 9am-3pm/3pm-late a la carte. 136 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 486 6331 “Munday Mussel Madness” – Every Monday: One kilo mussel pot and fries, just $13. Every Tuesday: Half kilo of Angus Rump Steak, with fries, just $16.


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Eating Out Guide | Restaurants

Sakebar Nippon


Castor Bay

ESTABLISHED CHEF Grant Kitchen Introduces on the 3rd Monday every month: "THE PASSIONATE PUNTER" A six course wine matched Degustation Dinner in conjunction with guest winemaker Strat Canning of Margrain Vineyard (Martinborough) $125pp inclusive PS Monday 20th October is fully booked, so a second night, Tuesday 21st October now open for bookings For menu / details / reservations tel 09 489 9510 or visit

Ask about our new loyalty cards. Spend $200 and receive a $10 credit off your next meal!

Order the flight of 3 tasting Margrain wines on offer on the blackboard before the 14th October and go in the draw to win two seats at the winemakers table on Tuesday 21st October (value $250)

Diners love Salt- the 'Go To' restaurant on the corner of Beach Road and Castor Bay Road, where everyone is made to feel like a local. Salt is thrilled to announce that we have listened to your feedback and can confirm the return of Executive Chef Mark Harman from a stint developing his own supermarket range. Mark has recruited an exceptional new team, including John Santos formally of Masu Grill. We have immediately launched a delicious menu combining some old favourites and some new dishes. To follow is an additional Tapas menu for those customers who love small plates / sharing. Come down and try us out. Cnr Beach Rd and Castor Bay Rd, Castor Bay Ph 09 410 4488, visit Open Wed-Fri 5.30pm – late Saturday & Sunday 8.00am – Late Takeaways Wed – Sunday from 5pm Try our signature Hapuka Dish- yes, it’s back!

Thyme Restaurant



At Thyme Restaurant we offer just the right service for your occasion - we’re quick and discrete when you’re busy working and give you lots of attention when you’re out to celebrate. If you’re joining us for dinner, you’ll be eating from the varied A La Carte Menu developed by our head chef, Huw Thomas, and his team of chefs.

Joining the boutique bay of restaurants on the Shore is 'Esplanade' a Japanese eatery, serving up fresh traditional japanese cuisine on The Esplanade at Campbells Bay.

Take a trip to the Mediterranean without leaving the North Shore! Nicolino Restaurant & Cube Bar has been bringing the tastes and sounds of Greece to Devonport for over 12 years. Traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka, souvlaki, kleftiko (braised lamb shanks) and spanakopita (spinach, feta cheese, oregano and olives baked in filo pastry) sit alongside Mediterranean specialities such as Catalan duck, and delicious pizzas and pastas.Nicolino’s is both BYO and fully licensed, and provides takeaway pizzas and meals, including free local delivery. Live Greek music and entertainment can be arranged at any time for groups requiring that little bit extra for their function. Open Mon to Sun 4pm - Late. 103 Victoria Road, Devonport 09 446 6664 Greek Party Nights, with Sounds of Greece, are back fortnightly on Thursdays. Book now for Thursday 9th and 23rd October!

Japanese Izakaya Restaurant After looking after the needs of locals and not so locals in Epsom for the last 15 years, Sake Bar Nippon is now based in Takapuna. Guests could well believe they are stepping into Japan when they enter this authentic restaurant, situated in a prime position on Anzac Street next to the Berkeley Cinema. Food is reasonably priced and customers get even more added value through the colourful attire of the restaurant’s hosts and the traditional drum-playing – this is an experience that goes beyond food! Fresh sashimi, sushi, tempura and yakitori skewers are among the favourites offered. A private area with karaoke facilities is available for special occasions. Set menus available. Please check our website Open Tues to Sun 5pm - Late. 32-34 Anzac St, Takapuna 09 486 2249


Thyme menu reflects their passion for seasonal, fresh food. The menu also caters for a range of diets and includes vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb options. Open Mon to Sun Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Level 1, The Spencer Hotel, 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna Beach 09 916 4982. Enjoy our Five-Course Degustation Menu for only $80 per person. Available at Dinner time every day of the week until the 31st of October.


Pinot Plus Takapuna


Open Tues to Sat 5.30pm - Late. 168 Hurstmere Road Takapuna

Campbells Bay

Just a short stroll from the beach you can enjoy their cafe style brunch menu served from 9am-4pm (the Eggs Benedict proving a favourite with their special hollandaise sauce) or go for the Japanese Tapas from 11am - 9.30pm, with daily fresh fish, tender eye fillet and prawn tempura. For dinner try the dinner set - which includes a miso, entree, main and desert, starting from $32pp. 2/1 The Esplanade, Campbells Bay Ph: 09 476 5000 Open 7 days 9am - 9.30pm (closed Public Holidays) Takaway available, licensed and BYOW Gluten free options available.

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Eating Out Guide | Restaurants

The Hub




Your local in Milford! A little gem of a bar with the atmosphere of an old English pub located in the heart of Milford, tucked away behind New World. A great place to meet after work or enjoy sporting events on the large screen TVs whilst enjoying the hospitality of a family-owned bar. The Hub have a secure gaming room. Pub menu available. Tuesday - 'Old Time' Quiz night. Thursday - 'Believe it or Not' Quiz night Quiz nights - Free Entry, Great Prizes - register by 7pm for 7.30pm start. Listen to some classic & modern hits on our new Jukebox! Karaoke night - every 2nd Wednesday This month: 1st/15th/ 29th October Open Mon- Sat 11am to close. Sun 1pm to close. 145 Kitchener Road Milford (behind New World) Ph: 489 4480 Check our facebook page for our 'Live Music' band updates The Hub welcomes any RSA members for $10 meals.

GPK is a local icon on Hurstmere Road, serving up classics such as wood-fired gourmet pizzas, Smoked Chicken Salad, Twice-Cooked Pork Belly, Angus Eye Fillet and other Kiwi favourites, as well as homemade yummy deserts!

Al Forno Italian

Beachside Grill

Cointreau Creme Brulee and Ricotta Pear Cheesecake... two new reasons to visit one of Takapuna’s top restaurants, Al Forno. These seasonal offerings are but a taste of the latest dishes delighting diners at this popular local spot. Always a welcome experience at Al Forno restaurant. When customers go back to Al Forno - and most do - they are greeted like a long lost friend.

Steak and seafood dining in Takapuna has been given a huge boost with the arrival of Beachside Grill. This prime spot on the corner of Hurstmere Road, Anzac St and The Strand is causing a stir with its fresh, modern bach-like decor, it impeccable service, perfectly balanced ambiance and its outstanding food.


Al Forno has a perfect location and is a must for those who love to eat out in Takapuna. Whether dining in or taking away, the traditional yet unique Al Forno Italian food is great. Choose from Woodfired Pizzas, Pastas, and mains like Veal Parmigiana, prime Eye Fillets or King Prawns. Open Tues to Sun 5pm-Late. 09 488 0179. 34 Anzac Street, Takapuna Christmas bookings available now!

Now with craft beers on tap, an amazing wine and cocktail list, GPK is the perfect place to spend upcoming long summer nights. Located opposite Bruce Mason Centre and a two minute walk from Takapuna Beach, GPK is the ideal spot for pre-show dinner and drinks or pizza after a walk on the beach. Come in and enjoy their famous 'Lunch Express Menu' where, for under $30, you get two delicious courses with a glass of wine. 162 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 488 0015 Happy hour everyday from 4-6pm on craft tap beers, Duckpoint wines and even Veuve Clicquot Champagne.


Brainchild of top chef Brendon Petersen and business partner Radek Vacek, Beachside Grill lets ingredients speak for themselves, delivering simple, hearty, yet stylish dining. Entrees and desserts are as impressive as the steak, seafood and ribs that are among the main course offerings. This place is a must! 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna. Ph 09 486 2714 Open for lunch Friday 12pm - 3pm, Dinner Tues - Sat 5.30pm - late Closed Sunday and Monday

Talay Thai Milford

You don't have to travel all the way to Thailand to taste authentic Thai food when Talay Thai in Milford with their professionally trained chef (ex Marriott Hotel, Bangkok) can tantilise your tastebuds with their authentic dishes including vegetarian and gluten free options. It's signature dish, The BBQ beef is amongst one of the favourite dishes, enjoyed by their regular customers - enjoy. Open: Tues - Fri 12-2.30pm Lunch (from only $10.50) Dinner – 7 nights 5pm until late. 83/85 Kitchener Rd, Milford. PH: 489 9568. Take away available-No MSG Channel readers : Get a free bottle of house wine for a booking of 4 or more (one bottle per table). Valid for October 2014 only.

Want your restaurant included in our popular Eating Out Guide? Then contact Claudia Renford today… 021 794 601

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Eating Out Guide | Cafes


He has done it again! Proving again, that he knows a thing or two about creating a great pie, Jason Hay from Richoux Patisserie, has won the bronze award at The Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards with his popular Steak and Gravy pie. Jason and his expert team are committed to bringing you great tasting food at affordable prices with those award winning pies as well as delicious, sweet and savoury muffins, scrumptious cakes (including gluten-free), healthy salads and sandwiches.

Richoux Patisserie Takapuna

Mon- Fri 6.30am – 4pm, Sat 7.30am - 2pm 447 Lake Road, Takapuna 09 489 9903 Bring in this ad for 10% off a large cake for the month of October 2014 only.

The Swiss Cafe and Bakery has been in operation since 1993 and specialises in all things Swiss. All our products are baked fresh daily without the use of premixes. Some of our most European specialities include Berliners, Engadiner Nusstorte, Zuger Kirschtorte, Swiss fruit flan and many more! We also offer catering, special occasion cakes and party breads upon order. As well as our baking, we have a full cooked breakfast and lunch menu in store.

Swiss Cafe & Bakery Milford

Mon to Fri 7am-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 7am - 2:30pm. 5 Milford Road, Milford, 09 489 9737 Grab one of our sweet treat gift packs choose from gift wrapped chocolates or biscuits for that someone special!

Want your Cafe included in our popular Eating Out Guide? Then contact Claudia Renford today… 021 794 601


Issue 48 - October 2014

Memet Ceran and Rafiq Bhamani.

Marvel at the New Mozaik There’s more to Mozaik than just coffee While most coffee shops are setting up for the morning, the brilliant baristas and wonderful wait staff at Mozaik Caffe at Shore City are busy; taking those last orders for the large corporate breakfast conference that has just finished in their modern but cosy cafe, serving up protein shakes and prepacked healthy lunches for the spritely early morning gym set, and brewing up discounted coffees to some of the 200 plus employees at Shore City. All this happens before any shoppers have even entered the centre! Rafiq Bhamani has thought long and hard about how to provide outstanding service, not just to the Shore Shoppers, but also corporates, gym junkies, families and even the staff at Shore City. By not being restricted to Shore City’s opening or closing hours, Mozaik Caffe has the distinct advantage of serving some of their clientele well before the shoppers land, or after they have gone!

For those hitting the gym before or after work, they can enjoy the delicious and abundant choice of fresh, healthy food options with their ‘Healthy Food to Go’ range. “My customers are very important to us and I want to make sure they feel welcome and know that we can provide more than just coffee,” he says. “I have tried to think of every customer.” With it’s cosy and comfortable seating the cafe can section off certain areas and cater for corporate meetings such as the BoB club (Business over Breakfast) - who's club meets fortnightly at Mozaik for their professional business networking breakfasts. For those hitting the gym before or after work, they can enjoy the delicious and abundant choice of fresh, healthy food options with

Eating Out Guide | Cafes


We aim to please at Tiger Coffee! Beautiful coffee made with freshly ground and roasted organic beans, at a mere $4.00 for a large cup. Our coffees are known in the Wairau Park area so come and grab a takeaway coffee from us, perhaps accompanied by some lovely freshly baked muffins and sandwiches, gourmet pies and treats to go. Our new conference facilities are available to hire during or after business hours and we are here to assist you with any events, meetings or conferences you may need. Open 8.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday. 195B, Wairau Road. For this month Channel readers can get a large coffee for $3.50 only! Valid September Only.

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Antidote Cafe • Cold Press Juices • Whole foods • Fresh salads • Protein Smoothies • Fresh Healthy Lunches Open hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4.30pm Sat 8am-4pm 16 Como street, Takapuna Ph: (09) 486 3834, Come try our new Juices for $7

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Vibrant décor, stunning service and fantastic food are setting the standard at Vauxhall Milford. Expert baristas serve up gorgeous Gravity coffee in chic surroundings. Its sister café Vauxhall in Cheltenham is a quirky neighbourhood hub and this vibe has been carried through to the newer café in Milford Shopping Centre. Both offer standout eats, perfect for a leisurely breakfast, brunch or lunch.

their ‘Healthy Food to Go’ range. And, with a protein shake in hand, they are set to go - watch this space for the ultimate gym junkies booster combo out mid-October. All Les Mills staff can get a medium coffee for $3 (this special price also extends to all employees of Shore City). And not forgetting their famous specials, including an all day breakfast, where you get eggs on toast, hash brown, sausage, bacon, tomato and a coffee for $11.90. The coffee and cake combo is just $9.90 and the unbeatable coffee and muffin combo is a mere $6 – perfect for the mid-afternoon shoppers. It’s also a great destination to meet pre-show or movie with their extensive dinner menu, where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with selected main meals. This is an ideal option for pre-show or movie sessions at Berkeley Cinemas and Bruce Mason Centre nearby. Mozaik has something delicious for everyone, with friendly, welcoming staff ready to serve you with great food at amazing prices - and let’s not forget the ample parking!! Mozaik, Shore City, Cnr Anzac St & Lake Rd, Takapuna Open: Mon – Wed, Fri-Sat 8am- 6pm Thur – 8am – 9pm, Sun– 8am – 5pm, Ph:09 488 2144.

Devonport: 2/64 Vauxhall Road, Devonport 7.30am - 3.30pm Milford Shopping Centre, next to Countdown 8.30am - 5.30pm Try our delicious Spring menu.

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Recently renovated, the Little Red Cup, just up from Takapuna Beach, is a café with style. A place to meet for breakfast, a coffee after your walk or that meeting with colleagues. All day menu uses free range and gluten free products. Also many tasty takeouts from the cabinets. Open Mon to Sat 7am - 3.30pm Sun 7.30am - 3.30pm 178 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 4894728 Big table inside - perfect for large groups/meetings.

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Shop the Shore


Relax into Spring with the calmness of blue and white. Introducing Tidemark duvet set (from $89.90) and Lilywhite textured quilt (from $129.90) Available now at Wallace Cotton. 34 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Tel 551 7767

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Modern White Chair in fiberglass, $395 31 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay 09 479 9577


General Eclectic Factory Double Locker Cupboard in Yellow, $799 57 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna 09 486 7771

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Ceramic Floral Design Box in large, $16.99 and small, $12.99 55 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna


NZ Made Flutter Chair Classic, $520


Peter Goat Skin Long Stool $1895. Available from Designworx. Vauxhall Road, Cheltenham, Devonport 09 445 1098


Selection of homewares from General Eclectic available at Shut The Front Door including Factory Locker Cabinet in Mint Green $259 57 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna 09 486 7771


Grab your best friend & book a fun day of interiors shopping. Limited to 10 per tour.


Boat Collection TV cabinet in recycled teak, $1495 31 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay 09 479 9577 Issue 48 - October 2014


The Vic, Devonport

What's on at the Vic summer at the vic

We are very excited about the Devonport Arts Festival in November with International Guitar Duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb returning to our shores for two concerts, and we are very proud to be hosting a special screening as part of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival with festival director Gina Dellabarca attending on Sunday 9th November


Summer is coming and going at the moment, but the lasting sunlight makes it easy to wander down to The Vic after dinner for a film and a nice glass of wine. Etc. You’ll think of something.


Check out www.facebook,com/thevicdevonport for any updates on activities and movie fundraising events and call us or email with any requests. If we can do it, we will. The Team At The Vic

-Philipp, Robin, and the Team at The Vic.



FREE MOVIES AT THE VIC: Thanks to The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board we are offering two free public screenings:

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What's Hot on the Shore


october Shine on in style -Heather (Editor)

Spoilt for choice I have been this month for our What's Hot section. My top pick ended up coming from an event I attended last month where I was introduced to the Ole Lynggaard range of extraordinarily beautiful jewellery at Platina in Milford. Handmade by talented craftspeople in a traditional goldsmith's workshop near Copenhagen in Denmark, the pieces created by the family-run business are inspired by nature. I tried on an exquisite moonstone Lotus Ring - and a matching one in aquamarine - set into rose gold and yellow gold, with a few diamonds added for good measure, and didn't want to take it off! Ever. We'll never be royals, sure, but this range is 'By appointment to the Danish Royal Family' so it's one way to pretend. Dear Santa.....!

Redeveloped Park – Brett AvenueAidan (Publisher)

Get active, circus style! -Crystal (Lead Designer)

I recently went to see Cirque du Soleil's latest show, Totem, at Alexandra Park. I was absolutely blown away by how talented the performers are, I certainly wish I could do even half the things they can. What an incredible show. The last time their Grand Chapiteau came to Auckland and I saw one of their other shows I was inspired to take up circus acrobatics (for beginners, of course!). I learned juggling, aerial silks, aerial hoop (pictured) and even the flying trapeze! There are more and more places beginning to offer circus style classes for fitness and fun. It's a neat way to get fit, and a great topic to bring up in conversations . More and more community centres and gyms are beginning to offer these kinds of classes, so check in at your local fitness centre and enquire about whether they have any classes going on. Aerial Dance Auckland has classes for Aerial Silk / Hoop in Browns Bay for kids & teens (or private classes for other ages & abilities).

Making a positive difference in the lives of children in need -Claudia (Advertising)

A big 'ups' to the DevonportTakapuna Local Board (old and new I would think) for the fantastic upgrades that have been done to the little parks at the end of many of the streets leading to the water around Milford and Takapuna. The latest – recently completed – is at the bottom of Brett Ave in Takapuna. With great design this is now a very special little piece of paradise that will give locals and visitors hours of pleasure. New paths, benches, ornaments, shower and grass to go with the fantastic setting and view. A place where many hours could be wasted in the sun!

Tim Bray Productions, who have been entertaining children for years, have a history of offering free tickets to low decile schools, and charities through their outreach programme to families from Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House and Kelston Deaf Education Centre. Now you, as an individual, can contribute to this worthy cause, simply go to http://timbrayproductions. and buy a ticket (or two or more) for a deserving child to one of their delightful productions and give them an experience they will never forget!

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Make-A-Wish children: Hannah and her sister Imogen attending Mrs Wishy Washy 2013. Issue 48 - October 2014


Spotlight On: Ray White North Shore

Photos: Philip Moll.

Ray White plant natives on North Shore Early on Saturday morning Ray White North Shore joined forces with over 100 members of the community to plant native trees at Upper Eskdale Reserve in Glenfield. The community planting event was organised by new community partner Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre and Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust to restore and enhance the bush perimeter of the Eskdale Cemetery. Native plants were planted on the fringes of the bush to protect the cemetery from encroaching weeds and provide some protection from the wind. Mulch was then added to help the young plants get started and to suppress weed growth. The Ray White volunteers encountered slippery conditions but came fully prepared, and took to the task enthusiastically before cleaning up and heading off to their open homes. Kaipatiki Project works to create a totally sustainable Auckland – connecting people to the environment, and each other, where they can take action to make a difference. The Ray White North Shore offices are proudly supporting the project and are looking forward to taking part in more events to further extend their support the Trust. “There is something very satisfying about planting a tree en masse with others… No matter what the weather conditions, it is nice to work side by side on a project such as this… It makes you feel like something is being achieved.” says James Widjaja from Ray White Albany. Sarah Pearce, Growth and Performance Executive for Ray White New Zealand said she has been inspired by the North Shore team members who turned out on the day. ”The members, representing nine offices on Auckland’s North Shore, gave it their all… and had a great time as well!… Businesses, churches, guide and scout groups and local families all came together through the simple act of tree-planting.

There is something very satisfying about planting a tree en masse with others… No matter what the weather conditions, it is nice to work side by side on a project such as this… It is a great way of giving-back, caring for the natural environment and building strong communities.“ Each year over 8,000 volunteer hours are contributed to the organisation by hundreds of volunteers including individuals, community groups and corporate team-building days who grow 20 – 30,000 native plants from locally sourced seeds. The plants are then planted back into local reserves by members of the community during each winter planting season. Kaipatiki Project is a registered charity and an independent non-profit, and through a recent initiative the Ray White North Shore team will be working with them as they become more socially enterprising and progressive. Keep an eye on the Kaipatiki Project website for further details, or ask your local Ray White North Shore Office about getting involved. Ray White North Shore. Visit:

Ray White North Shore collective strength With offices covering the area, Ray White North Shore are backed by the strength of over 140 New Zealand offices, plus more than 1,000 international offices across nine countries. Our agents have the knowledge, skills and experience to help maximize the value of your property sale. - It’s the reason we’ve sold more properties in Australia and New Zealand than any other real estate group. Contact your Ray White North Shore office for a complimentary market update on your suburb. Albany | Beach Haven | Birkenhead | Browns Bay | Forrest Hill | Glenfield | Milford | Northcote | Pinehill


Issue 48 - October 2014

Talking Shop with Cosi Fan Tutte For the second installment of her musings on owning gift shops in Devonport and Birkenhead Point, Cosi Fan Tutte owner Andrea Stagg shares her experiences of building a brilliant business team...



Andrea Stagg.

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The journey from opening a store and doing everything yourself seven days a week (very exhausting!), to employing people can feel like quite a leap of faith. Finding the perfect fit to enhance your store is paramount to a successful business. I am blessed by those who now surround and support me and bring to work every day their passion, enthusiasm and love of Cosi. Lisa, a friend for 15 years, has been a Cosi heroine since I opened in Devonport four years ago. She extraordinarily remembers all our regular customers names, even after the first meeting, hence we now have a spectacularly loyal following of Cosi and Lisa fans. Knowing your business is in such caring hands and having someone who loves your business as if its their own is heaven on earth and great for a good night's sleep! Lee, a Cosi customer, I had noticed spending quite a lot of time at Chateaubriant (I guess that also means I do too!). I was remarkably, and joyfully, able to tempt her away to a life of heavenly scents and abundant gift wrapping! Whilst still leaving enough time before work for a Chateaubriant treat - a blissful life in anyone's hot chocolate! Lilianne is a new arrival for our Birkenhead store, with her love of gorgeousness she fits right in! As the song goes: "We are family!" And that suits us here at Cosi Fan Tutte. In Cosi we sell 'Gratitude Diaries' each year. The latest stock has just arrived. It's a wonderful way to enhance your daily life all year long, full of inspiring quotes and journal space.

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Sophisticated bespoke wardrobes…..and, so much more! At The Wardrobe Company, not only do they provide the very best in bespoke wardrobes to suit every situation, they also offer the same custom design, manufacture, and installation service for a comprehensive range of other quality storage products including superior doors to provide ready access to your new wardrobes. These will complement the style and décor of your home and blend in beautifully whether it’s a villa, a bungalow, a contemporary modern home, or apartment. Choices include bi-folding doors as well as The Wardrobe Company’s robust and stylish made-to-measure sliders utilising their own “Whisper-glide” technology. With an increasing number of people choosing to work from home, The Wardrobe Company can design, manufacture, and install everything you need to operate an efficient home-based office no matter whether large or small. The popularity of media rooms is also well catered for with entertainment units individually designed to house everything in high quality cabinetry by The Wardrobe Company’s trade-qualified craftsmen. They’ll also provide the same customised products for your book shelving and wine storage. And, you’ll be amazed how attractive and functional your laundry can be with a total fit-out by The Wardrobe Company – the latest cabinetry, slide-out laundry baskets, fold-out ironing board…doing the washing just got easier! To see how great this all looks, check out their website:, call into their conveniently-located showroom at Unit 4, 93 Ellice Road, Glenfield, or phone 0800 CLOSET (0800 256 738) to arrange a free consultation.



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I give daily gratitude and thanks, to my Cosi shop, my Cosi girls, my Cosi customers and my Cosi life.

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Strength to Strength How do you sum up Takapuna Beach in a few words? How do you succinctly describe the experiences provided by the blend of world-class retail, hospitality and services on offer? And how the on trend and off beat offerings compliment and contradict each other? How do you capture the essence of what it is to visit, work or live in Takapuna Beach – a world-class beach and a unique metropolitan centre? These are the questions we set out to answer when taking on the task of rebranding Takapuna Beach, buoyed by data showing that people from across the bridge have finally realised that they don’t need their passport to visit. Our exploration led us to discover that Takapuna Beach has the rhythm of a city (in terms of businesses, productivity, determination, facilities and experiences) and the vibe of a beach (in terms of the relaxed nature, sense of humour and connection with the environment). From here emerged the new Takapuna Beach brand: City Rhythm | Beach Vibe. With the help of one of Takapuna’s top creative and advertising agencies, Libby & Ben, the new brand was brought to life visually with stunning results, visible on the adjacent page. As Takapuna Beach begins to thaw out and we wave goodbye to our nemesis, winter, we once again prepare to play host to a number of local, national and international events throughout the summer months. Sadly for me, I’m leaving for the sky scrapers of Shanghai and as I battle through back-to-back winters, I’ll be sad to know what I’m missing. It’s been an absolute pleasure to live and work here and I’ll miss the engaged and enthusiastic business community and wish everyone the best as Takapuna Beach continues to grow from strength to strength.

Italian Film Festival Following the roaring success of the 2014 French Film Festival at Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna, Cinema Manager Lesley Simpson was still hungry for more great international films and went on to secure the Italian Film Festival as well! This October, join in the festivities and enjoy the best of contemporary Italian Cinema with a fabulous line-up of films across all genres, including those the Italians know best; comedy, romantic


comedy and of course… drama! The film selection covers most of the winners of the David di Donatello awards – the Italian film industries answer to the Oscars. So grab a brochure from the Cinema or get online at, to work out how you are going to indulge your passion for Italian cinema, knowing that every time you buy a ticket you also have the chance to win a $1600 Coffee Machine thanks to Caffe Italiano. Italian Film Festival: Running until the 12th of October. Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna – 32-34 Anzac St, Takapuna. Ph: (09) 488 6000

Sleeping Beauty Come on an adventure this October school holidays at Takapuna Beach’s Bruce Mason Centre. Be transported to a kingdom far, far away where fairies are all powerful, wishes really do come true, and time is of the essence! Audience participation is wildly encouraged, imaginations are applauded and traditions are turned on their heads in this updated adaption of the classic – Sleeping Beauty. THURS 9 – SAT 11 OCTOBER, 10AM & 1PM Live at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Book Now: or 09 970 9700 The Bruch Mason Centre, Corner Hurstmere Rd and The Promenade, Takapuna Beach.

Rocky Horror Halloween The Elephant Wrestler and Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna are putting the horror into Halloween this October, with the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Get your suspenders on and head to The Elephant Wrestler at 7:30pm, grab yourself a drink & enjoy pre-show canapes until 8:45pm. Then 'Time Warp' around to Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna for your FREE popcorn or ice cream and a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9pm! There will be spot prizes and FREE make-up artists on the night. When: 31st October. Tickets $25 - Book now! Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna – 32-34 Anzac St, Takapuna. Ph: (09) 488 6000 The Elephant Wrestler – 138 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Ph: (09) 489 8030

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The Spencer on Byron Hotel Using seasonal and fresh produce, Thyme Restaurant brings innovative and elegant dishes to the table. The stylish and classic atmosphere of the restaurant, combined with the outstanding service offers a relaxing experience from beginning to end. The biggest challenge when eating at Thyme Restaurant is the difficulty in choosing only one item off their comprehensive menu. And this is why they’ve decided to give you the opportunity to experience the deliciousness of five chef-selected items. For a limited time only, come in to enjoy a journey of flavours! South Island Venison Carpaccio, Dried Fig, Whisky and Walnut Compote Spicy roast Pumpkin and Cumin Soup, with Chive Sour Cream Seared Atlantic Scallops, Fennel and Orange Salad and Saffron Glaze Chargrilled Angus Eye Fillet of Beef, Wilted Spinach, Blue Cheese Mushrooms, Agria Mash and Red Wine Jus Home made Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Baileys Gelato

With top food, an extensive wine list, great ambience and live music seven nights a week, Thyme Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate your special occasions with family and friends.

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Enjoy our Five-Course Degustation Menu for only $80 per person until the 31st October 2014. Matching wines available at additional cost.

Celebrate in style with a mouthwatering Christmas buffet followed by a night of dancing and being merry! Packages start from only $85.00 inc GST per person.

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If you are looking for one of the best dining and event experiences as we come into the Takapuna Tinsel Package - $125 festive season, then look no further! The team at Channel Mag have discovered it right herepp inc. G Jingle Shells Package & 5 hours beverage packa under our noses on the Shore – The Spencer Hotel in the heart of Takapuna. With great event spaces, superb catering, bars and award-winning Thyme Restaurant, 'The Spencer' has just about every base covered.

Christmas Functions If you are tasked with finding a venue for your Christmas Party, then The Spencer is a great option. Your crew can celebrate in style at The Spencer with a mouthwatering Christmas buffet followed by a night of dancing and being merry! Christmas packages with all the bells (and whistles!) are available from just $85 per person. This includes – A welcome drink on arrival; Christmas decorations with table centre pieces; Christmas cracker with each place setting; Personalised printed menus; Venue hire; Christmas themed buffet menu; Dance floor; Background music throughout dinner. This is based on a cash bar, but there are also great food and beverage packages priced from $115 per person. Your team will love The Spencer as a venue. It caters for all ages and those who want to continue on afterwards can stroll along to the Takapuna strip, or take a very quick trip into town. Some may choose to spend the night at The Spencer, taking advantage of the special accommodation rates that are available.

Christmas Day with Family and Friends Christmas Day is a very special time at The Spencer as well – and a popular annual event. There will be a 'Family Buffet Lunch and Dinner" – with lots of family fun. Santa will be visiting at lunch time giving gifts to children 12 and under and there is face painting from 12.30 to 2pm.

The Buffet dinner at Thyme Restaurant is the ideal family dinner on Christmas day. Special accommodation rates also apply over this period for relatives and friends visiting from out of town.

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During 2014 the team at The Spencer have also been working hard on bookings please contact our Events team o improving the facility inFor terms of accessibility. +64 (9) 916 4977level or asemail events1@spencerby They were thrilled to initially achieve a bronze an Accessible Organisation, but decided to push on harder. The result has been the For more information visit achievement of silver status after a second inspection as a result of areas *Minimum numbers apply. Special overnight accommodatio of improvement being highlighted. These areas were completed end of June and silver was achieved in July. Improvements included signage around the hotel highlighting accessible areas, website development including captions on photos and videos as well as the inclusion of accessible info on collateral material. For more information contact – The Spencer on Byron Hotel: 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna. Phone 0800 773 623 or Visit: Issue 48 - October 2014


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Cam Calkoen: Bending Perceptions, Inspiring Change

Cam Calkoen is an inspirational speaker who is bending perceptions to inspire change and an attitude of awesomeness through simple, lasting human truths. Passionate about the Shore this column reflects the awesomeness that surrounds us and the potential we all have to achieve a personal best.

You can fly with the confidence of a Superhero!


“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success”- Dr. Joyce Brothers




RARERE RD TAKAPUNA We have just finished a large scale reclad for some clients in Rarere Road Takapuna. The house had plaster cladding, old brown joinery and brown tinted windows. We sat down with our clients to talk through the reclad process and help them make decisions about how to not only make their home watertight but also how to make it modern and fresh. Our clients decided on cedar cladding which we really love working with, it has nice clean lines and a great finish. They weren’t too sure what colour they wanted to stain it. We went through some colour swatches as there is a wide range from black, to brown to natural, they settled on a more natural stain finish. We think it looks really great and is the perfect colour for their location.

Last issue I spoke about the superheroes of our community that has led me on to thinking about the superpowers of humanity. Within all of us we have the ability to achieve great things, to be a success, and our superpowers are the backbone to who we are and what we do. To have a superpower doesn’t have to be demonstrated by wearing a cape or undies on the outside of tights but when your superpower is identified you feel as if you’re flying and indeed have the confidence not to care what others may think. One of our superpowers that we can commonly access hit me recently as I was experiencing one of the North Shores gems – Okura forest. It’s a uniquely beautiful walkway that mixes native bush with idyllic coastline. Along the undulating walkway are some gnarly stairways, whether you're walking or running, they’re gnarly. As I hit these steps on the way home my run dropped to a jog, then a walk and as I became tempted to drop to all fours I released a superpower. I started thinking about the awesome friends I know who for whatever reason didn’t have the freedom I had in that moment to be where I was. The more people I thought of the faster I became, and the more I thought about the other people the more I started to think who do I want to be, do I want to be dominated by these steps or dominate these steps. Whether we’re walking tracks, preparing for exams, in the office our maintaining meaningful relationships this superpower can see us conquering any journey. Inspiration can be found externally and when delivered powerfully will unlock motivation. But the sustainability of a motivated life comes from the experiences, connections, and aspiration that lives within. This is nothing new as we’ve heard it in the forms of “surround yourself with people you want to be like” and “where you’ve been doesn’t not need to be where you’re going”. So let these thoughts see you fly with the confidence of a superhero.

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Devonport Arts Festival November 8th - 16th

A Heart of Art

Heralding the return of Devonport Arts Festival... The much-loved Devonport Arts Festival will cement its return this year with nine days of events to showcase the thriving creative talent on the Peninsula. Following its conception in the 1950’s, the Devonport Arts Festival quickly became a local institution and helped the village to earn its reputation as one of the country’s most vibrant artistic hubs. After a brief period of absence, the festival has undergone a revival and has once again become a highly anticipated biennial event taking place this year from November 8 to 16. Toni van Tonder. Devonport Arts Festival coordinator Toni van Tonder says the support of principal sponsors Bayleys Devonport, Auckland Council. The Devonport Business Association and The Takapuna/Devonport Local Board has enabled her to prepare a jam-packed schedule for visitors to look forward to. “We have worked hard to give the community a festival that will truly do our artists justice and show off the incredibly clever and innovative work to come out of the Peninsula,” Toni says. Resident artists taking part this year include painters, sculptors, knitters, potters, writers, musicians, film-makers, cartoonists, spinners, weavers, printmakers, balloon artists and chocolate artisans. And for the first time in the festival’s history, two renowned graffiti artists, Component and Cinzah, have agreed to demonstrate their expertise at some iconic Devonport landmarks. To compliment the festival, Bayleys Devonport salesperson Larry Banks, in association with Magic Broomstick Tours, is running a fine homes tour by Segway through some of the area's most spectacular properties. Festival-goers are being encouraged to take part in the various activities happening in the lead up to, and throughout, the nine day event. Local primary school students are making colourful bunting flags to line the streets of Devonport, and the public is being asked to help with a patchwork wool installation put together by guerilla knitter Knitty Graffity in a tree outside the Devonport Library. A bustling market day will set the tone for the festival during the opening day on Saturday November 8 on Windsor Reserve, with buskers, art demonstrations,

face painters, balloon twisting and Old McDonalds petting zoo. Across the road at the library construction site a local artist will invite the public to help in painting a community mural which will be set as the backdrop to a free community book swap. The full programme is available online at or visit Contact Devonport Arts Festival coordinator Toni van Tonder at

Festival Highlights 1. The Bayleys Segway Tour: Magic Broomstick Segways have teamed up with the festival's primary sponsor Bayleys to offer a daily 'fine homes' segway tour. At just half the price of their usual tours, spaces are limited so book in advance at . Each tour will leave from Shop 9 on the Wharf at 9.30am. 2. Cinzah Seekayem's Outdoor Mural: During the first few days of the festival, local artist and illustrator Cinzah Seekayem will be changing the way Devonport looks by painting the outside wall of Firefly Light & Design. Head down to Wynyard Street to see art in action. 3. Art & 2 Veg Exhibition at The Devonport Community Gardens. On Sunday 9th at 4pm the Devonport Community Gardens are throwing an art of the ordinary afternoon of music, art, wine and their own DCG brew. Set amongst the veggie gardens will be artworks by Penny Clark, Celia Walker, Jacob Milne and Amanda Reelick. 4. Small Stories from Two Decades. On Wed 12th at Kerr Street Artspace you can join noted local poet Michele Leggott as she discusses her own track through poetry and poetics as someone negotiating blindness. It will be an engaging mix of talk and poems that takes about 40 minutes, with time for questions and discussion at the end. 5. Hello Girls & Boys! Welcome to the Antique Roadshow of Toys: Devonport writer David Veart will be discussing his latest book on New Zealanders and their toys on Sunday 16th November 2pm at The Michael King Writers' Centre. For a gold coin donation guests can have their antique toys assessed by an expert. 6. Art, Fashion and the Meaning of Life: Priscilla Lowry, a local textile artist and historian will be giving an animated and lively talk on Tuesday 11th November 2pm at the Kerr Street Gallery. She is taking her experience as a medieval historian, melding it with her knowledge of silk as the author of three books and showing her art work in some wild silk jackets and other garments which you might even have a chance to try on.



Health & Fitness: with Les Mills Takapuna This month's article is brought to you by Claire Bellingham, Personal Trainer at Les Mills Takapuna.

Claire Bellingham.

Getting Your Body Balanced for Summer When the school holidays finish we’re just a fortnight from Labour Weekend. It’s time to start thinking about an exercise plan to take you through the summer. Whether your goal is to address a health concern, gain functional strength or trim down a little before the festive season, you need a strategy. A good plan will have a balanced mix of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility activities. Cardiovascular exercise burns calories and combats a variety of health conditions while boosting energy and endurance. To get the benefits of cardiovascular activity without risking injuries, you need to include weight training in your plan. Weight training builds strong ligaments and tendons which support your joints and reduce the risk of injury. Greater strength improves cardiovascular endurance. Flexibility is the third component of the plan – a limber body forms the foundation for your cardiovascular fitness and strength. When writing an exercise plan I start with activities my client already does and enjoys. These form the base of the plan and then activities to balance out the exercise mix go in after that. It’s also important to build in rest to avoid counterproductive overtraining. Now that daylight savings is here, many of my clients have started doing their cardiovascular exercise outside of the gym. For some, it’s the start of a new sporting season, for others they want to take advantage of their lovely local beach for walking or running. This year, Les Mills is offering free Grit Cardio classes on Saturday mornings at Milford Reserve. From October 11th you can join us for a 30 minute cardio blast to kick off your weekend (see our ad on adjacent page for details). Once you’ve built your base of cardiovascular fitness, you’ll be ready to attack the Beach Series on Takapuna Beach starting on Tuesday November 4th. All of these great activities require strength, flexibility and core stability if you are to perform at your best. This means including weight training and stretching in your exercise plan. Come in to Les Mills Takapuna for a variety of options. Book a free weights discovery programme or sign up with a trainer. Try one of our fantastic resistance-based group fitness classes such as Pump


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When writing an exercise plan I start with activities my client already does and enjoys. These form the base of the plan and then activities to balance out the exercise mix go in after that. or Grit Strength. Not only will you build strength, you’ll speed up your metabolic rate in preparation for summer socializing. To improve flexibility as well as strength, try a Body Balance class. This year we’re running free Body Balance classes outdoors again. From November 2nd you can join us on Sunday mornings outside the Takapuna Beach Café for a mix of yoga, pilates and tai chi against a beautiful beach backdrop. There’s a lot to look forward to in the months ahead. Make a plan, put exercise into the diary and prepare yourself to enjoy a healthy, happy summer season.,



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Channel People: I Love Where I Live Jennie Jago


Jennie Jago.

Jennie Jago lives in Northcote Point with her husband Mark. After moving to New Zealand in 2005, she loves life on the North Shore and can’t imagine living anywhere else! Jennie gave Channel Mag a taster of what life looks like in Northcote, including some of her favourite local restaurants and events to look out for. Courtney Bennett: What do you love most about living in Northcote Point? Jennie Jago: The community spirit and the wonderful people who live here. The beautiful old houses surrounded by such stunning views and all just a few minutes drive from town. CB: Have you always lived locally? JJ: I moved to New Zealand in 2005 with my Kiwi husband Mark, we lived in Birkenhead Point for eight years before moving to Northcote Point last year, we love this area and cannot imagine living anywhere else. CB: Where are the best walks around your area? JJ: The walks through Le Roy bush and walking through Little Shoal Bay with the lovely city and bridge view. CB: Anything to complain about in Northcote Point? JJ: Only the proposed cycle lanes on Queen Street! CB: Where’s the best place for brunch and dinner in your area? JJ: We are so spoilt here. Best by far is the Stafford Road Wine Bar. Great food and wine in an elegant and relaxed setting. For family fun we enjoy going to the Northcote Tavern with our son Henry, great pub food menu. It has a big lawn where the children can play. Sausalito Café is very friendly and has great coffee and baking. The Engine Room is great too.


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CB: Do you have a favourite local event that you look forward to? JJ: I might be slightly prejudiced but the Northcote Point Community Creche’s annual event down at The Wharf is a highlight, a great night out for all the locals, glamorous and fun. There is also a great Christmas Parade in Birkenhead each year, but I think the Tongan Church’s Christmas Parade on Christmas Eve is the highlight. It is so joyous to hear the brass band playing carols, the children dancing and playing and all the locals following along behind. It’s a great way to start Christmas and a great way of uniting the community. CB: Where would you recommend visitors go to when they visit the Shore? JJ: Stafford Road Wine Bar! Bridgeway Theatre, Little Shoal Bay, Takapuna Beach and Narrow Neck Beach. The Naval Museum in Devonport with its great café. For shopping, A Little Shop in Hinemoa Street is my current favourite for clothing and Crave in Birkenhead for gifts. CB: Get Channel delivered to your letterbox each month? JJ: Yes CB: If we moved we would move to … SD: Why would we! If we had a second home I would love it to be on Waiheke Island, but I cannot see us moving from Northcote Point, we love the community spirit and the history of the area too much!

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Women's Outdoor Pursuits

Skin Cancer Channel: with Dr Grant Coe

Dr Grant Coe.

MoleMan is a full service mole and skin cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment facility in Northcote Point. Their skin cancer doctors can map and identify skin cancers on the spot, as well as provide any necessary surgery, treatment and follow-up care. The team at MoleMan aims to provide exceptional patient care, at an affordable price, in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment. Chief MoleMan, Dr Grant Coe, has had extensive experience in skin cancer screening and surgery, both in New Zealand and Australia, and will be answering questions as well as sharing advice, tips and information each month in Channel Magazine.

Noticed a New Mole? Question: I’m a 55-year-old woman with fairish skin and recently I noticed a mole on the back of my leg that I’m sure wasn’t there a couple of months ago. Is this something I should be concerned about? Dr Coe: Yes, this is something you need to urgently action. A new, rapidly growing coloured spot can often be an indicator of the most serious type of skin cancer, melanoma, along with changes in a longstanding mole such as altered colour, shape, size or a mole that is bleeding. Any new coloured lesions or moles that you observe should be investigated as soon as possible by a medical professional, as the chance that this mole could be a skin cancer increases significantly from the age of 50. Early detection and diagnosis is the key to beating this deadly disease and the sooner that suspicious lesions can be diagnosed, the less invasive the surgery to remove the lesion and the better the outcome for the patient. Call the MoleMan team today to enquire about melanoma and skin cancer checks with digital dermoscopy (mole mapping) technology on 0800 DR MOLE (376653) or 09 480 6416 or visit for pricing and frequently asked questions. Dr Coe is also an affiliated provider to Southern Cross for skin cancer surgery and selected services.








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Robyn Fond on adventure.

The WOPS Story... told from a real WOPPER! Hi! My name is Robyn and I have been WOPPING for 20 years now. WOPS stands for Women's Outdoor Pursuits. I joined in 1994 after doing a bushcraft course that is required to ensure we all have our wits about us when in the bush! Loved the course, met lifelong friends and connections to a magnificent, outdoor lifestyle. I have had countless adventures with WOPS, from big tramps to social events, and most of my dearest friends are also WOPPERS. Coming from Planet America, I do not have WOP'S is a very social gro up. family here, but feel WOPS is unquestionably my family. It is a women only group, which removes the pressure of having to get to the top first... although we do have a number of gazelles in WOPS. WOPS is the most caring, supportive, wondrous group of women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I have grown so much as a person, and had such fantastic travel/adventure experiences with WOPS, either organised through the organisation or from individuals in the group. Every WOPS walk reveals the countless amazing adventures that WOPS go on, more to add to our bucket lists, and of course opportunities to join in some cases. What an intrepid group of fabulous women! The culture of WOPS is all about confidence, competence and enjoyment of the outdoors, and all activities are led by professionally trained leaders. We have four terms a year of 8 tramps each, and it is a joy to look forward to every week. And many of us organise walks and activities in between terms... think we are all a bit addicted – but a great thing! So if great friends, adventures, fun, laughter, fresh air, exercise and being in nature appeals to you, what are you waiting for? Wanna change your life for the positive? Then join WOPS today - you will never regret it, and your life will have another fantastic dimension added to it. Hope to see you on the track sometime! For more information contact: Anne on 480 5424 or visit:


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See the retirement that sets itself apart. Experience North Shore’s finest retirement lifestyle. Without question, The Poynton has set the standard for retirement village living on the North Shore. Our state-of-the-art apartments provide you with unrivalled comfort, security and peace of mind. Which leaves you to simply enjoy life in this exceptional retirement community. We currently have a range of wonderful 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available – each one boasting a modern open-plan design and a top quality finish. This is a wonderful opportunity to secure a fine retirement, especially when you add in the all first-class facilities you can take advantage of.


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European Motoring: With Penny Thorne, Tristram European

Volkswagen - Now popular as a working vehicle! A real factor that has changed the landscape for the team at Tristram European is the emergence of the Volkswagen brand in New Zealand in the commercial vehicle space. We now have a great range of super reliable utes and vans in our dedicated Commercial Specialist Centre. Volkswagen have been in the mix for a number of years, however really haven't been a large consideration for buyers particularly tradesman until the last four years - with popularity growing year-on-year. Leading the charge is the extremely popular VW Amarok Ute, which is priced from $39,990. This space has traditionally been dominated by the Japanese brands – namely Toyota and Nissan. You can tell by the amount of branded hot-looking Amarok's being driven around the Shore that this has well and truly changed. Amarok is now the preferred ute by many – and is affordable, reliable and powerful. Volkswagen is also well-served now in the van space. The Van range pricing starts from $29,990 for the Caddy Van which is fantastic to drive, while the Transporter Van – available in short and long wheel base – starts from $39,990. The big VW Crafter Van is a real point of difference for our commercial team. Both Transporter and Crafter Vans have extended servicing intervals, so you will only visit our Service Centre every two years or 40,000 kilometres. Service Plans are available on all VW Commercial models, so if you are financing you can have a "Pre-Paid" service plan in place. Tristram European's specialist Commercial team includes Manager Dee Manilal, who has over 10 years Fleet and Vehicle Sales Background. He is assisted by Sales Specialist and long standing "Shore Boy" Garth Thomson

and Sales Specialist Matt Barber who has over 20 years experience in commercial vehicles. Our Commercial team is complemented by our dealership Finance Manager, Dave Punturiero, who is exceptionally skilled in making the vehicle work for you whilst maximising benefits in all aspects of your financial set up. Added to all of this, you can expect an "overnight demonstration experience" before you purchase from Tristram European. This is to ensure the vehicle is useable and meets all of your requirements.

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Channel Cover Feature: James Napier Robertson

SEEING THE LIGHT BEHIND THE DARK HORSE James Napier Robertson was unsure the world had a place for him as a troubled teen growing up on Auckland’s North Shore. This year he released ‘one of the greatest New Zealand films ever made’. Heather Vermeer meets the bright mind behind The Dark Horse. Hope in the face of perceived hopelessness. It is the most prominent message to reveal itself from amid the negative themes of this year’s critically acclaimed Kiwi movie, The Dark Horse. Gang culture, domestic violence, the awkwardness of adolescence, the debilitating effects of mental health disorders are all thrust into the spotlight by Devonport-export James Napier Robertson in this his second feature film, which is attracting widespread praise at International Film Festivals. But it is the positive themes of community, resilience, strength of character winning out over physical strength of force, that make this instant Kiwi classic film a beacon of hope. It’s writer and director admits to having ‘the handwriting of a five-year-old’, got into trouble as a teen, flunked school and spent time flatting in Forrest Hill as he found he struggled to find his feet as a young man. But the former Takapuna Grammar kid is now making a name for himself on the world stage as one of the exciting flock of prominent arts exports from the school. “I didn’t go to uni and I didn’t know what my path would be,” explains James, the latest world-class talent to emerge from the Shore’s disproportionately large starbreeding ground. “I love music but that was never going to go anywhere for me. Acting was the first thing that actually enabled me to pay the rent. My sister Christa lured me along to auditions to start with, and then my uncle {Australian actor Marshall Napier} helped me to get an agent.” A major role in American hit TV series, Power Rangers, got James noticed outside Aotearoa, where, prior to this, he’d followed the well-trodden path to Shortland Street and other low budget local series. Last month he signed for a management agency in Los Angeles that counts Ryan Gosling, Steven Soderbergh and other megastars amongst its clients. But it is writing and directing where James’s fiercest passions lay and which, this year, have garnered this softly-spoken 32-year-old Kiwi worldwide attention and admiration. When we meet, James has just returned from L.A. and Canada, where he was at the Toronto International Film Festival with The Dark Horse; his ‘child’ of four and a half years. The culmination of his daily, and nightly, focus since 2009 - James mentions 23-hour working days - is currently being sold all over the world for theatrical release. North America is next in line to land New Zealand’s latest hit film. And James is finding it hard to let go. “Toronto was quite stressful,” he explains. “It was quite an intense experience, but the reception to the film was great, people really loved it. “It is quite traumatising though, letting go. For me, once I have finished a film and it’s out there, my job is done. My relationship with it is over. The release is a kind of ‘farewell’. It’s all about the film’s relationship with the audience from then on, and it’s my time to move on.” So how does it feel to have just created ‘one of the greatest New Zealand films ever made’? The moniker has been used by National Radio Review and other critics. James hesitates. “I don’t know,” he says, pausing. “I guess it’s like when you have a birthday and someone asks you ‘how does it feel to be that age?’. It


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doesn’t feel any different.” He thinks about it a little more. “I am extremely humbled by the reaction the film has been receiving in that way, and really grateful for the response that it has gotten. I’m really relieved that people have connected with the film. It reassures you that you are not insane or anything! “I was really moved by the material and it’s nice that that is translated across to lots more people. I am deeply proud of the film, but certainly, on a personal level, I don’t feel like I have gone through any kind of transcendence or anything!” James was brought up in Devonport where his school life began at the family’s local Stanley Bay School, before he transferred to Devonport Primary to expand his social circle - there were apparently very few boys at SBS at the time. He went on to Belmont Intermediate and Takapuna Grammar School, where his twin 17-year-old brothers Sam and Ben are now pupils. He admits to having been troubled during his teenage years. “I went through a hard time in my teens when I was very confused and didn’t know what I was going to do in the world. I didn’t even know if the world wanted me or had a place for me, or if I was worth anything, and I got into trouble. I lacked any kind of belief in myself. “Acting was for me a way of providing me with a sense of worth. And that’s a theme that’s very strong in The Dark Horse; young men who don’t know what to do in the world and don’t know if the world really wants them.” James recognised the potential in sharing the true story of bi-polar chess genius Genesis Pontini’s struggles, and the challenges of the other real life Gisborne-based characters, and spreading a message of hope. The complexities of Genesis’s makeup attracted him; his charisma, his kindness, his sharp intellect, his lack of surety, his battles with the mind. Subjects with which James is familiar. The 32-year-old writer learned his art his own way, reading up by himself on how to write for the big screen. He admits his writing style is somewhat unconventional and often unstructured. “You end up learning in your own idiosyncratic way. You make mistakes and you learn from them in your own way,” he says. To write The Dark Horse, he gravitated towards darkened corners of cafés where he would anonymously hammer out copy, utterly consumed by the process, often blind to his surroundings. Much of The Dark Horse was written in the back of Starbucks in Browns Bay. The lack of artistic stimulation in the branch of the mega-chain cafe providing a creatively non-distracting, bland environment. “To be able to sit and write in the back corner of the place, I had to run a power cord down the length of the cafe for my laptop to be plugged into. I bet people thought, ‘what is this guy doing? Why doesn’t he just sit near the plug point?’ But I would sit there in the dark corner of this café, sometimes almost crying, writing about the experiences these characters were having.” He shares a piece of wisdom that has become something of a mantra for him with his writing. “I read this quote from Marcel Proust where he said, ‘the quality of his work is a direct reflection of the suffering that has gone into it. If he hadn’t suffered, his work wouldn’t be of any value.” James lives by that. He came close to exhausting himself emotionally, mentally and physically in the writing and editing stage of The Dark Horse project. He is, for example, still receiving physio for a leg injury caused by sitting, pouring over the content - he talks of ‘25 and 26-hour working days’. “I would say to Tom (Hern, the film’s producer) that I’d know it had been a good day of writing when, at the end of the day, I was a shaky mess and was incapable of communicating in any intelligible way. If I am to do anything that’s at all worthwhile, I have to really bleed for it!” How very worthwhile that has all proved to be now. He smiles. “It’s wonderful when people do embrace your film and you feel that all those years of pouring your life into

something you are doing produces something that other people connect to.” Has writing always been a passion? “I always enjoyed creative writing, even at primary school, but I never really thought ‘oh, I’ve got a gift for this’ or anything. I never really thought I was any kind of ‘star kid’ but writing was always something that I loved doing. For me, now, writing continues to be the most enjoyable part of what I do.” In a beautifully home-spun Kiwi want, James gave cameo roles to pretty much all his close family in The Dark Horse; his twin brothers Sam and Ben are competitors in the film’s national chess championship scenes, competing against players from the focal Gisborne chess club - the Eastern Knights. His Mum and Dad, Stephanie and John, from Stanley Bay, along with his musician partner Dana - who hails from Toronto and composed the musical score for the film - are all spectators at the chess finals. And Grandma Pat has become something of a local celebrity on her Kapiti Coast home turf following her role as the competition’s registration desk clerk. Her front page feature in the local newspaper proved to be an unexpected and personally fulfilling highlight of the project for James. “There was this really big photo of her on the front page of the Kapiti News, with her holding a photo of me! The headline said something like, ‘Film well-received by critics - and Grandma!’ I thought it was brilliant. To see her face, and her reaction to this, has probably been the single most enjoyable part of this whole process for me.” Exposing some of the hard truths of gang culture and domestic violence, with The Dark Horse James digs into the murky corners of New Zealand culture. He prods around uneasily and gives the world a picture of Aotearoa far-removed from the ‘Pure New Zealand‘ Hobbit territory of sweeping landscapes and green, green grass of Godzone that have become familiar backdrops to many an epic blockbuster of recent years. James spent countless hours researching the characters and issues that are woven into the film’s fabric. “I played hundreds of games of chess with Genesis,” he says. “And spent a lot of time with the real Noble and Jedi, and the others. “Genesis is all about giving hope in what seems a hopeless situation and I found that very inspiring. What I was trying to capture was a sense of realistic hope. Not a fairy tale kind of hope that everything is going to be wonderful and Genesis is cured, etc. because that’s not how life works.” The positive offshoots to this project that consumed four and a half years of James’s life are many and varied: The Eastern Knights Chess Club on which the story centres has had to move to bigger premises to accommodate the upsurge in numbers following the film’s release, with chess proving to be more popular than ever before. Harsh, heart-wrenching realities of New Zealand’s gang culture are given a wide expose. Mental health issues - particularly bi-polar disorder - are given a wider understanding, being presented in a touching, non-patronising way. Youth is given hope. Human spirit is celebrated. Community’s value is reinforced. Love wins over hate. And James’s Grandma is happily enjoying new-found fame in her later life. He’s excited about his latest project which, although still very much under wraps, he can reveal is an even more ambitious project than The Dark Horse. Unsurprisingly this is now occupying much of his headspace, currently in terms of background research into ‘a certain period of Russian history’. After offering himself as a very pliable ‘puppet’ for our appreciative photographer he relished being directed rather than doing the directing - James continues combatting the jetlag with more caffeine, kindly advises Kirsty about the high demand for good ‘film stills’ photographers, and flashes many more of his dazzling smiles, before heading to his next appointment. He is honouring a rather punishing schedule of arts-related engagements he committed himself to a while back as his way of ‘giving back’. One of life’s good guys, here is a man who, with The Dark Horse, can no longer be termed as such himself. He has announced his arrival on the world stage, very brightly. He’s found his feet and is into his stride.


Delicious Treats: With Devonport Chocolates

Personalised Chocolates By Caroline Everitt of Devonport Chocolates

Can you believe that as I write this it is only three months until Christmas! I know some will say “but that’s still ages away” but really it isn’t! For those of you who have client or staff gifts, conference gifts or a product launch to organise now is the time to get sorted. Corporate gifts aren’t just for Christmas, but the time has arrived to get planning.

Devonport Chocolates has been in existence since 1991. That is 23 years of creating extraordinary handmade chocolate gifts. Apart from chocolate making genius we also love helping you create memorable, delicious and exciting corporate gifts. Whether we are creating a bespoke chocolate for you with your logo, liaising with your design team to make a wrap to go around one of our delicious chocolate bars or creating gift cards to personalise one of our delicious assortments there isn’t a stone left unturned on the path to creating your own fabulous corporate gift. Did you know we also organise delivery of your gifts for you (our record is 280 gifts delivered to different addresses, on time!)

Apart from chocolate making genius we also love helping you create memorable, delicious and exciting corporate gifts. So we challenge you to step outside the box (the chocolate box that is) and let us help you solve your gift giving conundrum this year. For product launches, conference gifts and staff and client gifts, consider us your one stop shop. You will be giving a gift that is delicious and handmade in Devonport with heaps of care and attention. Who could want for more? Call Stephanie or Alex on 0800 2462 for a personalised quote.

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Matt and Michelle Ruxton Shore High School Sweethearts Wed They met through friends when they were 15-years-old, they work together, and now they are husband and wife. Michelle James married Matt Ruxton at Settlers Country Manor, Waimauku with a bridal party fully made up of friends and family from the Shore. The couple, who both work at local family-owned business Takapuna Mufflers on Barry's Point Road, met whilst Michelle was at Carmel College and Matt was at Westlake Boys' High School. Maid of honour was Ellen Ma, while bridesmaids were Paige Seaton, Imogen Field and Theresa Chapman. Groomsmen were Shane Ruxton, Ryan Ruxton and Rob McInman and the role of Best Man went to Thomas Butt. Also present were Mother and Father-of-the-Groom, Sue and Paul Ruxton as well as Mother and Father-of-the-Bride, Kerryanne Seaton and Paul Willoughby. All the suits for this stunning wedding day were provided by Frank Casey Takapuna.|60A Hurstmere Road|486 6438 PHOTO BY WWW.LOLAPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.NZ

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…share their special day High School Sweethearts' Island Idyll

Aaron and Jane Morrison

After having been together for 10 years, Aaron Morrison and Jane Sissons decided to become husband and wife in a stunning beach ceremony in Rarotonga, surrounded by family and close friends. Aaron, New Media Specialist at Benefitz, chose high school friend Matt Dixon as Best Man, while Systems Specialist Jane who works for Sovereign Insurance was accompanied by Rochelle Clayton, also a friend from high school, as Maid of Honour. The couple were joined by Mother and Fatherof-the-Bride, Sue and John Sissons, and Aaron's parents, Robyne and Stephen Morrison at their Muri Beach Club wedding. Jane wore a Grecianstyle chiffon dress from Astra Bridal. The newlyweds, who live in Takapuna, chose to honeymoon in Aitutaki. A celebration party was also held on their return to New Zealand at Ponsonby Cruising Club. They are expecting their first child in January.

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The Beach: Lifestyle Furniture

Life-styled at The Beach What is your home style? Rustic? French Provincial? Industrial? Still a work in progress? No matter what your style, or the advice you need, at The Beach you’ll find it and more. The recently opened showroom on Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay is the largest of the three urban and beach lifestyle inspired furniture stores for Luana Downing and James Christie. Their Wairau Park and Newmarket stores still showcase their quality sourced and imported designs – but this new showroom is bigger and better and carries an even larger range. “We found the ideal spot here at Mairangi Bay; it’s our biggest showroom but also our warehouse, so we can offer even more to our valued North Shore customers!” exclaims Luana. The showroom is still a work in progress with their new spring/summer range flooding in - they have an abundance of surprises for customers, still to unpack! - but what you can buy now is reminiscent of their urban, modern and eclectic styles that are gracing the covers of our favourite magazines, pinterest and instagram boards. Large, oversized, duck-down cushioned couches take centre stage in the enormous all white showroom along with the new retro-inspired sideboards and coffee tables. Industrial style bookshelves adorned with colourful and quirky cushions, vases and trinkets are set amongst the Eames-inspired dining chairs that sit propped against white-washed and recycled wooden dining tables, decorated with imported linen table runners. Some customers may be perplexed at a room filled with all these different styles – but what Luana and James invest in, all seems to seamlessly fit together. “There are really no hard and fast rules when it comes to styling your home

Large, oversized, duck-down cushioned couches take centre stage in the enormous all white showroom along with the new retro-inspired sideboards and coffee tables. - gone are the days where everyone buys one style or colour, particularly in wood,” she says. “Everyone is experimenting with ideas and aren’t afraid to mix their furniture – and we aim to cater for all these types of looks,” she adds. While they have inside the home truly covered, they also cater for the outside. Currently the only North Shore agents of Artwood Outdoor Furniture, the highly durable and hard-wearing, elegant hand-weaved outdoor settings with teak tables, are extremely comfortable and will look incredible in any home. The Beach is filled with an amazing array of quality, hand-crafted pieces that reflect the North Shore lifestyle. Let Luana and James help make your house a home to enjoy. The Beach Lifestyle Furniture. Open 7 days, 10am - 5pm 31 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay, 09 479 9577 Unit 20, 18 Link Drive Wairau Park North Shore, 09 443 7788 372-376 Broadway Newmarket.

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Issue 48 - October 2014

BMW Driving Experience: With Jerry Clayton BMW

Taking up the BMW Driving Experience


Channel Mag's Aidan Bennett reports on a fun driving day recently at Hampton Downs, courtesy of Jerry Clayton BMW As a sponsor and supporter of the Takapuna Beach Business Association, in early September members of the Benefitz and Channel Magazine crew had the opportunity to join fellow sponsors for a BMW Driving Experience Day at Hampton Downs, hosted by principal sponsor Jerry Clayton BMW. It was with a little bit of trepidation that Benefitz team member Blake Douglas and myself set off for the Hampton Downs track at Meremere, south of Auckland. Neither of us are petrol heads, have very little interest in motor sport, and really didn't know what we were in for. We were obviously keen to discover what an Ultimate Driving Machine (aka a BMW) was truly capable of but the trepidation was that our lack of driving skills would be exposed. But we had been assured that we would acquire essential driving techniques and safety skills in a fun and rewarding environment. At Hampton Downs we were joined by others representing TBBA sponsors, to make up the quota of 20 drivers to take part in 10 vehicles. In truth, most were probably as nervous as we were, although a handful had attended previously, or were quite clearly into driving fast cars. The day started with a 20-30 minute briefing, when we were told that BMW Driving Experience would cover everything from the everyday driving skills to advanced competency levels – whether it’s avoiding an obstacle on a wet road, gaining valuable off-road experience away from the open road or perfecting the ideal line on a racing circuit. The pre-event literature explained that the instructors were trained to the most rigorous international BMW standards and are highly successful motorsport champions as well as experienced driver trainers. This proved to be true. Instructors Mike Eady and Martin Collins made us feel very comfortable right from the start – giving us a good run down on techniques for driving and what the day was all about. Once briefed, two drivers were allocated to each car. Blake and I hopped into the BMW 320d Motorsport. I took the wheel, with Blake as my co-driver for the first exercise. The group was split into two groups of five vehicles, with Mike Eady leading our group, and Martin Collins the other. Every vehicle was equipped with a two-way radio, so the instructor could be in touch with all drivers at any time. The first session saw us take to the track. The instructor led the group of five vehicles around the track, getting up to some fairly quick speeds. Each driver had the opportunity to drive, while sitting in behind the instructor's Aidan Bennett and Blake Dou vehicle following the glas. lines he was taking on

Takapuna Beach Business Association sponsors who took part in the BMW Driving Experience at Hampton Downs.

the track and getting some valuable driver coaching around steering technique and seating position. Cones were strategically placed on each corner as a guide for where the vehicles should be cornering. to do some hot laps with Eddie Borrie of MBS about This initial session Mike Eady in the M3. was exhilarating as it gave both Blake and I the first real opportunity we had ever had to really just let a vehicle go and throw it into some corners. We surprised ourselves at how quickly we learnt how to throw these vehicles into the corners and drive through them, getting up to speeds of 130 to 140 kilometres per hour. Once we had each had a go at around 10 laps we moved on to the second part of the experience which was Vehicle Dynamics, including braking exercises, difference in stopping distances and manoeuvrability between ABS and non-ABS. This session really threw us way outside of our comfort zones. Essentially braking at speed to really understand how these vehicles handle with their ABS. We started off braking (slamming on the brakes) at 60 kilometres per hour. Then 70 kilometres and finally braking at 80 kilometres per hour while manoeuvring around a cone. It really is quite staggering what these high performance motor cars are capable of, but just as important was getting an understanding of why we shouldn't follow too close – particularly in the wet. Lunch was followed by a fun slalom event, where each driver got to do three speed runs around cones and back, slamming on the brakes to finish without knocking over the finishing cone. Points were deducted for any cones that were hit. Blake and I each knocked a second off our time each run we had, but the young fellow couldn't match my speed, missing out on the title by around a second each time – a sore point! Then it was back on the track for a second session of laps. After having done quite a bit of driving during the day, it was amazing how the speeds increased in our group. Each driver had much more confidence knowing what the vehicle was capable of. It was a bigger challenge second time round just to keep up with the group. Loads of fun at some pretty significant speeds for novice motor sport drivers. The day finished off with Mike Eady taking every attendee on some 'hot-laps' in the BMW M3. Unbelievable what the vehicle and driver are capable of. What a fantastic day! We were each presented with a certificate as having passed BMW Advanced 1 Driving Experience. I would highly recommend any driver taking part in this type of driver training. It really does improve knowledge around the capability of the car and safety. For more information contact Jerry Clayton BMW, Issue 48 - October 2014


Motoring: With Jerry Clayton BMW, Takapuna.

Marina Joseph

A passion for the world's number one automotive brand Meet Marina Joseph, the newest team member at Jerry Clayton BMW. She adds a welcome feminine touch to the sales team and a fresh perspective in a world predominately dominated by men. Marina brings many successful years of professional sales experience in the overseas luxury automotive industry where she has worked in sales with Volvo and Alfa-Romeo, including nearly four years with BMW in Sri Lanka where she was Sales Manager. Upon moving to New Zealand in 2007, Marina had a break from cars and with her love of working with luxury products, she worked with Louis Vuitton in Queenstown. Marina said: “It was a privilege to be associated with Louis Vuitton. Its prestige and glamour gave me pride in an association with the world’s most luxurious apparel brand. Customer satisfaction is of great importance to me, and it is so important to provide customers with a luxury service experience and represent these brands in the way they should be represented.” Moving to Auckland, Marina worked for Peugeot where she became their number one Sales Executive in the last quarter of both 2012 and 2013, and now she is back with her ultimate driving machine at Jerry Clayton BMW, where her pride in association with the world’s number one automotive brand has now also become her passion. Marina said: “Besides my passion for the BMW brand, I enjoy the pleasure of the drive and its handling along with its dynamic features, they are exciting and addicting! The BMW prestige and glamour appeal to my feminine psyche and my love for the leading brand. We have some of the plushest interiors and most options for customization, all with very competitive pricing. BMW cars are dynamic and have precision; it gives you confidence and you feel completely safe in it at any given stage. You always find something different to show the clients – give them an experience like no other brand.”

We have some of the plushest interiors and most options for customization all with very competitive pricing. BMW cars are dynamic and have precision; it gives you confidence and you feel completely safe in it at any given stage. Work is also a retreat as Marina enjoys the Takapuna location of Jerry Clayton BMW. “I love that the Jerry Clayton BMW customers come not only from the Shore, but also Ponsonby, Parnell, eastern suburbs and wider, following the customer service that flows from this dealership. "I enjoy working in Takapuna. It’s not only my love for good food and wine, with so many trendy restaurants and cafés, there are some great fashion


Marina Joseph.

shopping places too. I’m excited that the dealership is also so involved with the local community and organisations. I feel this is a very comfortable fit for me.” Does being a woman give her an edge with female customers? “I don’t feel any different being a woman in the industry; male and female customers have never treated me any differently. I guess I am able to understand a woman’s needs and am able to relate to the needs of a family. "I’m also aware that trends report that female consumers are not a niche and are the most powerful consumer group globally; they control $20 trillion in consumer spending including influencing 65% of new car sales. But I say marketing to women does not mean you aren’t marketing to men. It’s not an either/or proposition. There’s a great saying that if you meet the expectations of women, you often exceed the expectations of the men.” Marina looks forward to meeting you next time you are in the Dealership. Jerry Clayton BMW: 445 Lake Road, Takapuna. Phone 488 2000 or Visit:

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UNCONFORM. THE FIRST-EVER BMW X4 SUV. Unconventional. Unexpected. Unafraid. The first-ever BMW X4 is undeniably different yet highly enticing. Combining without compromise, the utility of an SUV with the styling and performance of a Coupé. Form truly meets function as its distinctive styling is backed up with formidable engine performance. Its high output bi-turbo diesel engine delivers an immense 630 Nm of torque and blistering acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds. The BMW X4 showcases the latest in in-car connectivity with BMW ConnectedDrive and xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Making the BMW X4 the ultimate vehicle for the New Zealand active lifestyle. It’s time to unconform. Priced from $99,500 drive-away* or $327 weekly^.

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NZ Sculpture OnShore: November 6th - 16th

Jack Marsden Mayer, Kashin 2012. Photo: Gil Hanly.

Marti Wong, Swirling Red Bull 2012. Photo: Gil Hanly.

NZ Sculpture OnShore Donna and Colwyn Hanson, Tall Poppies 2012. Photo Julie Ibbotson.

New Zealand’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition is once again set to wow visitors at this iconic event, set against the spectacular views of Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf. Proudly supporting Women’s Refuge New Zealand, NZ Sculpture OnShore has a dual aim; to present some of the best contemporary art New Zealand has to offer while helping the victims of domestic violence in New Zealand. All of the works exhibited are for sale, with proceeds from the event donated to Women’s Refuge. From its origins in a private garden on the shore of Lake Pupuke, NZ Sculpture OnShore has grown and evolved, reflecting changes in the New Zealand sculpture scene, but always maintaining its fundraising objectives. To date, over $1.34 million has been donated from these events – making them one of the largest sources of private funding for Women’s Refuge.

Over 100 works of art The exhibition runs over 10 days from 6-16 November and offers a diverse showcase of New Zealand artistic talent. Around 100 artists from all over New Zealand have been selected to exhibit – including a large number from the North Shore itself. Says exhibition curator Rob Garrett: “Around ninety percent of the work being exhibited has been made especially for this exhibition, or has not not been exhibited in the Auckland region. “Joining well-known names such as Paul Dibble, Mary-Louise Brown and Lonnie Hutchinson, more than 30 percent of this year’s sculptures will be from new faces, offering a fresh and exciting glimpse at New Zealand contemporary art practice, including three-dimensional art, sculpture, site-specific ephemeral installations, performance, light and sound works.” Alongside the outdoor sculptures, a gallery located in the Officers Mess building will exhibit and sell very high quality smaller Graeme Hitchcock, Man Looking, 2012 art works designed for gardens and Photo: Julie Ibbotson. home interiors.


Gala Opening Providing a wonderful opportunity to visit the exhibition before it opens to the public, the Gala Opening will be held on Wednesday 5th November from 5.30 – 8.30pm. Enjoy a twilight viewing, wine by Vidal Estate, food from Jeremy Schmid of The Officers’ Mess Café, and a chance to talk to the artists about their work. Tickets are $85, of which $50 is a tax deductible donation. Jeremy and his team are also running a café onsite during the exhibition, offering delicious fare and treats for the children.

Rotary-hosted picnic night with Royal NZ Navy Jazz band Bring your family and friends plus your own picnic, or purchase food, wine and beer at the café and enjoy entertainment by the Royal New Zealand Navy jazz band. Tickets on

Something for everyone – including the children An integral part of NZ Sculpture OnShore is the Children’s Sculpture Exhibition, which showcases sculptures created by children from Auckland schools and art groups. Located in the underground Fort, this is a very special and unique part of the exhibition. In addition, there is a weekend activity programme to help engage children further with the art, and a specifically designed education programme for children in Years 4-10 which includes a half-day visit to the exhibition.

Everything you need to know NZ Sculpture OnShore runs from 6-16 November, 10am-6pm daily. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 children (under 5s free). A family pass is $35. Tickets are available online at or at the gate. 170 Vauxhall Road, Narrowneck Beach, Devonport For more details visit and follow us on FaceBook

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Sending Something Authentic Pilates Overseas? – The Real Deal! Pack & Send Takapuna is your "one stop shop" for all your international packaging and freight needs. When you need to send overseas to any country you can rely on Pack & Send's experience to package it and get it delivered, safely.

Jeremy and Jane Bain.

Jane and Jeremy Bain, the franchisees at Pack & Send Takapuna have a "No Limits" approach when helping customers solve packaging and freight problems from a sensitive document to difficult fragile and valuable items to send. "Many of the items we have dealt with are considered too difficult for a general freight." says Jeremy. Sending overseas is complex and Pack & Send make it easy. “We prepare all the items for sending, make inventory lists and prepare customs documentation” says Jane. Many of these items are valuable so Pack & Send Takapuna customers can use their Gold Service cover against loss or damage to secure that extra peace of mind - something not generally available when freighting goods of high value. For those really delicate items like fine antiques or ceramics, Pack & Send can use its state of the art "Foam in Place" packaging system, which forms a protective mould around the item, for safe transport. "We also produce custom made boxes to any size or shape" adds Jeremy. "Because we treat each consignment as unique, designing packaging and the freight solutions to suit, we're finding that more and more people benefit from our services” Not only does Pack & Send export items they arrange for the importation of goods and sensitive documents too. They have outlets in Australia and UK that can even assist with packing. Pack & Send provides service, systems and packaging to make your freight experience as simple and smooth as possible. You don't need to open an account; they send anything, anywhere and take care of the hassles. Pack & Send Takapuna have just reduced their international courier rates just in time for Christmas. It’s a great time to start planning something special for your family and friends living abroad. Give the team at Takapuna a call to get an price estimate.

Pilates Unlimited opened its doors in 2000 and is now a well-established studio located in Takapuna (just along from The Department Store). It also operates as a training centre directly affiliated with Romana’s Pilates based in the USA. The studio is fully equipped with top-of-the-range equipment from Gratz, imported from New York. “This apparatus was designed by Joseph Pilates and used by his protégé Romana Kryzanowska and her teachers for decades. We believe that the work and the equipment go hand in hand,” says instructor/owner Carole Fraser. At Pilates Unlimited we offer to help you establish a workout that you will truly enjoy - every individual receives a programme within the authentic system of exercises that is tailored to his or her needs and fitness level. Pilates is ideal for general body conditioning, strengthening the spine, recovering from injury, and improving posture. The exercises relieve stress and increases coordination, balance, and flexibility.

How do I get started? The best way to learn Pilates is with regular private lessons twice a week. We offer a Starter Pack for new clients that includes five private lessons and two free mat classes to get you started. These lessons can be booked at a time to suit you. Private lessons typically begin with some work on the Reformer apparatus, bringing awareness to alignment and teaching you how to work from your centre. The instructors will then teach selected exercises on the mat and other apparatus to address your particular needs and goals. Over time, the sessions will include more advanced exercises and different pieces of equipment to provide a constantly challenging and varied workout - so you never get bored! Mat classes and tower classes are a great option for clients who want to book in an extra session. The studio also offers duo lessons for two people of a similar level. This can be a good way to work out with a family member or friend. For further information on Authentic Pilates please contact the studio on 486 1018 or check out the website

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Issue 48 - October 2014

Shore Matters: with Maggie Barry

Maggie Barry.

Thank you North Shore for keeping the faith

This was a hard fought, volatile and sometimes nasty election and National campaigned on the strength of our economic record and on our vision for the future. Thankfully the message has been received and understood by our North Shore supporters and I'm very grateful for that faith and trust and assure you we will deliver on our promises and not let you down. Our result on the night reflected the unwavering and unstinting work of the dedicated local team including the indefatigable Joan Finlayson, Gary and Leslie Monk and ably led by Campaign Manager Grant Kerr. With an historic mandate from New Zealand voters, we are now able to forge ahead with our plan to build on the steady annual economic growth of 3.8%, which has resulted in 5.6% unemployment and 84,000 new jobs in the past year. Business confidence is at a 20 year high and as a Government we will continue to invest where it matters most to Kiwi families, in all levels of education and a record $15.4 billion into health including significant spending on North Shore health facilities. Our rates contribute more than 220 million dollars to the Supercity and I'll continue to be a strong advocate to ensure we get our fair share on this side of the Harbour Bridge. I’m ambitious for the North Shore and keen to make progress on several important projects that seem to have been put on the back burner by the Council such as the long overdue upgrade of the heavily congested Lake Road and the NOWSC. Our sailors continue to excel internationally and one of the most effective ways to support them in their quest for podium finishes is to provide them with world-class facilities. I urge the Local Board to stop procrastinating and chart a course to go full speed ahead to finalise the best site and we can get on with building a National Ocean Water Sports Centre we can all be proud of. With a rapidly growing population north of the bridge it’s important to future-proof ease of access across the harbour and I intend to encourage tangible developments on planning for a tunnel. Housing affordability remains an issue for us and the Housing Accord between the Auckland Council and the Government will ensure land supply continues to be freed up, and combined with our new assistance initiatives will enable first home buyers to realise the dream of owning their own home. Thanks to your support we'll be able to forge ahead with our RMA and Local Government reforms while continuing to safeguard the environment. I’ve had positive feedback around plans to redefine the inner Hauraki Gulf as a recreational fishing park. In a first for New Zealand, we’ll create a new concept under a revised Marine Protected Areas Act, which means the inner gulf will be reserved predominantly for recreational fishing. We've done this in response to concerns about fish stocks and the need to protect what we have. The proposed Hauraki Gulf Park would exclude all commercial activity and we’ve committed to providing fair compensation for commercial fishers. The oceans are the new frontier for conservation and with 10 new Marine Reserves gazetted this year we’re determined to be a world leader in the responsible use, management and conservation of our ocean environment. Thank you again for your support because we wouldn't have made it across the line without the strong turnout of party faithful and supporters in the "Blue" seats north of the Harbour Bridge. For me, personally, it will be my privilege to serve the people of the North Shore for another term and I'm very grateful for your faith in John Key’s Government and in me as your local MP. As the PM said on election night, there's never been a better time to be a Kiwi - and he doesn't even have the good fortune to live on the North Shore. Maggie’s website:; Facebook/maggiebarrynz; Twitter: @maggiebarrynz

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Issue 48 - October 2014

Community News

Unique pink ribbon bed created for Sealy Designer Beds for Charity

Enterprise Law, Takapuna: Anthony Ruakere

Super Rugby Expansion – Rugby Fatigue Syndrome? Our ever-expanding rugby calendar means that in any given February, it is now not unusual for us to witness the Hurricanes play rugby at Westpac Stadium on a Friday night and the Black Caps play cricket at the same venue barely 15 hours later. Whilst some may view this as a clear manifestation of heaven on earth, others (not necessarily of the fairer sex) simply see the Anthony Ruakere. extended rugby season as being the widespread cause of “Rugby Fatigue Syndrome”. It won’t come with any great joy to the latter group then when they learn about the pending expansion of Super Rugby, not only in number, but in geography too! In 2016, the Super Rugby Competition is being expanded from 15 to 18 teams. The additions to the already congested and sometimes convoluted tournament are a new South African, Argentina and perhaps most significantly, Asian-based franchise. Tellingly, the proposed new tournament format allows for further expansion in the future!

Why and Who?

Sealy Posturepedic ‘supports your life’ is the principal philosophy of leading bed manufacturer Sealy. The company is walking the talk, by forming a Gold Level partnership with the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The Sealy Designer Beds for Charity programme is now in its second year and the company is extending its charity involvement by pledging $25,000 to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. “It’s a timely move,” says Sealy marketing manager Jenni Gaze. “In October Sealy will have been operating in New Zealand for 25 years, so supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation helps to mark this special occasion. “The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is an important charity, providing much needed support to those affected by the illness and we are thrilled to be working alongside them.” “We have designed a unique pink ribbon bed which we are selling in retail stores during October to help support breast cancer awareness month (pictured above). In addition, we will launch our Designer Beds for Charity programme on October 15th with four of our country’s leading creative talents designing bespoke beds for auction on TradeMe. All funds raised will be donated to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.” New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive Van Henderson has welcomed Sealy’s contribution to the cause. “Sealy came on board in 2013 with its highly-successful Designer Beds for Charity programme which raised a considerable amount for our charity. We are delighted the company values the association and has extended its involvement to a Gold Partner status." The beds designed by Juliette Hogan, LeeAnn Yare, Elliot O’Donnell (Askew One) and Denise L’Estrange-Corbet will be auctioned on TradeMe from October 15th to 28th. Visit: to find your local stockist or for information about the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit: Sealy Designer Beds for Charity on (from October 15th)

SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby) suggests that Super Rugby expansion will help to keep it atop the world’s provincial rugby tree. Whilst it’s imperative to strengthen rugby beyond its own nations supports this notion, critics rightly question the cost to those nations’ own strength in doing so. On the face of it, this is particularly evident via the possible inclusion of a Singapore franchise. However, on the basis that the proposed player pool for the Singapore team will largely be the Pacific Islands (and in particular, many of their players currently playing in Europe), it is easily arguable that that franchise will at least be as competitive on the field as the additions to the competition since the days of the Super 12 have been. Strangely, despite the inclusion of two new countries, the new format also provides for less travel time. The reasoning for this is hidden in the localised group and conference structures. Finally, there is a significant commercial imperative behind expansion into Asia. Television / broadcasting provides the single largest income stream for SANZAR. It is not viewed as commercially or structurally viable for an increase in broadcasting market penetration inside the SANZAR countries though. With 61 percent of the world’s population, the significant spike in “rugby interest” throughout Asia (as a result of the inclusion of rugby sevens in the Olympics) and the staging of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, it would appear that a logical step was to diversify into the Asian market.

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Home Staging & Styling: with Kate Alexander

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Stylist Kate Alexander talks heritage as October arrives...

Heritage and the Home

Kate Alexander.

Heritage can never be replaced. We are a young country that should put more value on our short history. This month I'm getting a little philosophical, probably because this topic is close to my heart. I confess to loving old houses. I'm fascinated by their history. My favorite programme is Nick Knowles' Original Features on Choice TV. I admire the passion of those who purposefully acknowledge the past when they renovate. Architecture has long been a way to study the changing habits of humanity. Shifts in societal values. You're unlikely to build a servants quarters these days, but you might include a playroom for the kids, or a self-contained area for the in-laws. If you're renovating a house built in times past, how do you make their original quirks relevant to the way we live today? I have two dream houses, one is a villa, the other is seventies. Both very different but with one thing in common, high ceilings. I currently live in neither. My home is more state-house era. Weatherboard exterior with low ceilings. Although I have an eclectic approach to furniture I've accepted that my tall French country dresser will have to wait for another time. Some things can cross between eras, other things just look out of place. Old houses often need modernizing. They can be cold with multiple small rooms and windows facing the wrong way. Even if you change the layout try to maintain some of the small details. Keeping or replacing original fittings can be a way of nodding to the past. A wide variety of old handles, lights, mirrors & latches can be found at demolition yards. We renovated the kitchen in our home. Separate living areas didn't fit with our way of life. This involved removing a wall, which included original glass doors. One of these is now the door to our pantry. The tongue and groove panelling has been re-used to line our breakfast bar. Not only did this save us money, it kept some of the history inside the house. If your house has few original features left you can bring them back in. Research the roots of your home. If you can't find anything on your home specifically, look at the general era it was built in and what was happening at the time. Use this knowledge to create a piece of art. For example, if the original owners were in the Navy hang a captains hat on the wall. If it was built in 1925, find a poster from that time. If you really must pull down all of the old to replace with new, please do your best to pass on the history to others. Demolition yards will take most things. You can't bring back heritage from landfill.


Beauty Spring Clean Just like our homes, our skin and bodies benefit from a good spring clean! Over winter, many people get less exercise and have a diet that is generally higher in carbohydrates and low in fresh fruit and vegetables. This, and sitting in overheated cars and rooms, often leads to skin that is looking dull, dehydrated and lifeless. Here at Escape Spa in Takapuna we know that good skin care starts with taking care of your whole body through diet, exercise and lifestyle. So here are our top tips to regain radiant, fresh and youthful skin: 1. Drink plenty of water and green juices. Drink herbal teas that support liver function such as nettle, milk thistle and dandelion. 2. Eat a diet that is high in vegetables and fruit, seeds and nuts, good proteins and essential fatty acids, but low in sugar and other simple carbohydrates (white flour, white rice). 3. Exercise every day even if just walking or working in the garden, it improves circulation, thus supporting healthy skin function. Your home beauty regime should include: • A good cleanser and toner to remove dirt and invigorate the skin • A weekly exfoliation suitable for your skin type • A good moisturiser that rehydrates and nourishes the skin A monthly facial in the beauty salon will make a huge difference and depending on skin type you might want to include: • Microdermabrasion or a peel to deeply exfoliate the skin, revealing fresh skin that looks healthy and radiant. • Omnilux Light treatment to improve circulation and re-hydration of the skin as well as to stimulate collagen and elastin production • Regular massages have the benefit of relaxation and relieving muscle tension, but also support lymphatic drainage and improve overall skin tone. Escape Spa in the centre of Takapuna provides a serene haven away from the stressors of everyday life. Our team of experienced therapists cover a wide range of beauty therapies, including relaxing and medi-facials, peels, a range of massage therapies, nutrition and natural health consultations, and IPL skin rejuvenation and hair removal treatments with top results. We look forward to meeting you!

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Channel People: I Love what I Do Aaron Tunstall


Aaron Tunstall.

Aaron Tunstall lives in Hauraki Corner and works in real estate for Impression, a property management company. He's passionate about the property industry and explained to Channel Mag what it's like managing the company, why he loves the Shore and also explained his views of the Unitary Plan. Courtney Bennett: What’s the best part about your job? Aaron Tunstall: I get to work with a great bunch of people. The team is hard-working, but there’s always time to have fun and enjoy the job. One of the highlights has been introducing our younger staff members to the real estate industry and helping them buy their first home, or even a first investment property.

CB: Favourite house/area you’ve ever lived in and why? AT: I really enjoyed growing up at Wainui Beach in Gisborne. This is part of the reason why I enjoy Takapuna so much, as the beach has always been a big part of my life. CB: What do you do in your spare time? AT: Anything to do with the water; swimming, surfing, fishing. I play tennis every week and I go for a walk on the beach every morning. Friends and family are important to me, so plenty of time catching up with them.

CB: What is your background in business? AT: I’ve always enjoyed building and construction, and I started out as a quantity surveyor. That led to project management and development. The big projects I worked on helped me hone my management skills and I learned about sales, marketing, and investing in property. Put all that together and managing one of Auckland’s largest property management and sales companies makes perfect sense.

CB: If I wasn’t in property for a career, I would be… AT: …In the water. Aquaculture always held some interest for me. Or better yet, a pro surfer. Unfortunately, I don’t think Kelly Slater has much to worry about…


CB: Why did you get involved in property? AT: Property is an investment like no other – you can touch it, you can feel it, and you can leverage your returns using money from the bank. Add up the numbers and it’s easy to see that it makes sense; it trades easily and the returns are solid. I’ve never been interested in shares or commodities; there are just too many variables and, most of all, you can’t get the leveraging that you can get with property. CB: You live in Hauraki Corner, why is Hauraki a great place to live? AT: I live at the beach but the big city is only a short drive away. Takapuna is constantly improving and has a great atmosphere with excellent shops and restaurants. You cannot beat it. CB: Who are the business people you look up to and why? AT: I love to see people grabbing opportunities with both hands. I met an older lady in Italy a few years ago, who was catching a train to start a new life. She said to me: “It is better to be a lion for one day than a sheep your entire life.” Those few words have stuck with me since that day. You have to surround yourself with good people to be successful. I have a few people I see regularly to help me in business and personally. I also use The Breakthrough Company, run by Mike Ashby and Ryan Castle. They are big thinkers and have been very good for me - I have now introduced them to some of my senior team, which is also proving successful.

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CB: What are your thoughts on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan? AT: As part of the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, Takapuna will be seeing higherdensity developments in the future. I do hear the odd grizzle about this, with people worrying about the effects this will have on the community – and, in particularly, the problems with increased traffic. But I don’t think we should be afraid of increased density. It’s important to remember that with it also comes positive change. So long as there are detailed controls in place to ensure the local environment is not compromised, then more people can also enjoy the area. Overall, I think the plan will be great for Auckland and for Takapuna. Auckland faces a housing shortage, which has led to skyrocketing house prices. The proposed Unitary Plan is trying to ensure there is enough land zoned for housing, and it aims to provide a set of rules to ensure that development can occur in the right place and in the right densities. Sure it has its issues, but largely the thinking behind it is great to see. Issue 48 - October 2014


Channel People: I Love My Pet - Debbie Higginson


Debbie Higginson.

Debbie Higginson lives on the Shore and is the proud owner of Billie, a Labrador Schnauzer cross. Growing up, Debbie had a wide range of family pets from rabbits to goats and turtles! Her parents used to show Samoyeds and she has fond memories of being taken around the country and playing with all sorts of puppies. Debbie says: “When our last pet Harry the border collie died, my husband and I said we would have no more pets. However, I so missed the company and activities of having a dog that, as a compromise, I persuaded him to let me have a cat, Frankie. She is a wild, grumpy tortie not the sweet lap cat I was hoping for. So after a few more months, and a lot more persuasion, we went to Tauranga and brought home Billie." Courtney Bennett: What do you like about animals? Debbie Higginson: The joy you get from owning an animal. With Billie I have never-ending love, attention, big brown eyes and no complaints. There is also the social aspect of dog owning, as we walk twice a day and meet all sorts of people and other dog owners. We often go to different dog parks on the weekend - Waiatarua, Meola Reef, Three Kings and Saunders Reserve. Our cat Frankie, well,

she is entertaining and best mates with Billie and when she wants affection, she’ll let you know! CB: Tell us about Billie? DH: Billie is nearly two and is known as the cartoon dog. She loves playing with dogs of all sizes and is happiest when at our local park playing with her friends. In the morning, we have a social start to the day, often meeting Wilson who is a big goofy black lab, Badger, Billie’s current best buddy who loves to play, Tami the Golden Retriever and Brandy, who doesn’t want to play with the others but loves her ball. Billie goes to Dog HQ three time a week as Joe and I work full time. None of our other dogs have ever had this and they definitely missed out. I believe Dog HQ has helped Billie develop into a social butterfly and enabled us to own a dog even while working full time. We also go to the North Shore Dog Training Club in Greenhithe for obedience training once a week, which is great mental stimulation. I think Billie is much better at obedience training than me. CB: What are Billie’s favourite hobbies? DH: Chase with the cat, but the cat always wins! Walking in the park or bush, and running along the beach. She also loves stealing other dogs' balls and getting them to chase her. CB: What are the best areas to take your dogs on the Shore in your opinion? DH: Sanders Reserve, Unsworth Reserve, Tuff Crater, Browns Bay beach - there are so many options.

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CB: Is the North Shore a pet-friendly place? DH: The North Shore is a great place to have pets. There are plenty of parks and beaches to play on, and most people on the Shore are pet-friendly. The only thing I think it lacks is a fenced dog park like Meola, I would love to see one locally. We do have Sanders Reserve, however this seems to be a well-kept secret.

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CB: Always pick up the doggy dos? DH: Always, no exceptions. There should be nasty fines for people who do not clean up after their dogs. CB: What’s your view of animals on social media? Eg: having their own page on Facebook or Instagram account. DH: I love seeing Billie on Facebook playing at DogHQ, however I don’t think I could be bothered having a dedicated page. However, it's always entertaining to watch other animal's antics! CB: I wouldn’t be without Billie because… DH: She is part of my family, my best friend and makes us better people.

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Get The Jump on Jumping Up A very common frustration of dog owners is the over-enthusiastic jumping up routine. This problem is actually not a difficult behaviour to correct, but takes consistency from the handler in a variety of scenarios. As with most behaviour corrections, it helps to understand why the behaviour occurs in the first place. The dog is not trying to annoy you or be naughty. It is simply being a dog and dogs greet each other nose-to-nose and are merely seeking to do the same with us. And, like it or not, the number one reason your dog (if you’ve had it from a puppy) jumps up is because you actually encouraged it from a young age. The single easiest way to enjoy a dog that doesn’t jump up is to train from the very beginning of life that this is not accepted behaviour. We know we shouldn't encourage jumping, but a fuzzy puppy is just too cute to resist. We forget (ignore) that cute behavior in a puppy can become a real nuisance when he grows up. And even if you are a very conscientious handler trying to do everything right with your puppy, you meet people on the street who encourage your puppy to jump up when meeting new people. So now you understand that not only will you need to be training your puppy, but training the people you bump into as well! Meeting lots of strangers at a young age is a very important part of a puppy’s development. If you teach your dog to sit whilst you meet and talk quietly to strangers it will learn that this is the normal way to meet. That’s right, this means when that person wants to bend down and have a cuddle, encouraging your puppy to get excited and jump up…. you have to say no, sorry my puppy is in training. Some people will tell you they don't mind if your dog jumps on them, especially if your dog is small and fluffy or a puppy. But you should mind. Remember you need to be consistent in training. If you don't want your dog to jump on people, stick to your training and don't make exceptions. DogHQ, 5 Goldfield, Wairau Valley. Ph: 442 2365

Quick Pointers to get Started: • Ask a family member or friend to assist with training. Your assistant MUST be someone your dog likes and wants to greet. Your dog should never be forced to greet someone who scares him. • Give your dog the "sit" command. (This exercise assumes your dog already knows how to "sit.") • The greeter approaches you and your dog (no eye contact with dog). If your dog stands up, the greeter immediately turns and walks away • Ask your dog to "sit," and have the greeter approach again. • Keep repeating until your dog remains seated as the greeter approaches. • If your dog does remain seated, you can treat quietly or if you have learned the benefits of clicker training, you can click the right behaviour and treat!

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Channel Pets: The Lonely Miaow Story

Passionate about Cats and Kittens Lonely Miaow Volunteers

Lonely Miaow volunteers are passionate about cats and kittens, and we are positive too! We believe that by giving our time we can make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of stray and abandoned felines. Every day we receive calls about injured, starving and lonely cats and kittens. On a yearly basis we rescue close to 600 cats, with numbers growing each year as our volunteer database expands. These cats do their best to survive on residential properties, commercial and industrial building sites or patches of bush, but the suffering many of them endure is heartbreaking. They have a daily battle with dangers such as disease, starvation, dogs, and even people. When they arrive they are often covered in fleas and their stomachs filled with worms, the most obvious signs of the poor condition they have been in. Many are totally afraid of human contact. Currently we have a backlog of hundreds of cats who need help in most parts of Auckland from Albany to Howick, Papatoetoe to Green Bay, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! Lonely Miaow relies on generous discounts from vets, grants from Trusts and Lotteries, and donations from the public to survive.

One of the key strengths of Lonely Miaow is that we are volunteer-based and have minimal overheads so whatever money we have is directed straight to the cats and kittens. A rescue cat always knows how lucky it is, and they are forever returning our investment of time and money with all the love and affection that they can give. We always need more foster homes and rescuers, so please volunteer now. For more information visit: or phone 575 9760 E-mail:

Statistics • There are an estimated 300,000 stray and abandoned cats, plus unnumbered kittens in the greater Auckland area • Each year Lonely Miaow rescues well over 600 cats and kittens • We rehome over 60% of those we rescue • Very sick or wild cats are humanely put to sleep by a qualified veterinarian, following their recommendation • Annual costs are $150,000 • Total costs exceed $1.3 million since 1995.

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Channel Interview: Lakes Liam Jacques and Toby Edgar

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Lakes Liam Jacques and Toby Edgar. Photo by Sam Ross.

Anna Henvest.

There’s a new duo on the Shore that are making waves around the New Zealand music scene. This month, Channel introduces you to Lakes. Anna Henvest caught up with Toby Edgar and Liam Jacques for the scoop...

It’s difficult to get the search result you’re after when you type ‘Lakes’ into Google. Even ‘Lakes NZ’ is a detour – but when you finally stumble across the ‘Lakes’ you’re searching for, you find two 19 year-olds making what can only be described as fresh and innovative tunes. Their debut single ‘Circular Motion’ has achieved mainstream airplay and has caught the attention of Channel FOUR’s Decent Exposure. They’d describe their sound as ‘Electronic Soul’ and listen to the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future and Marvin Gaye to seek their inspiration. By day, Edgar works at restaurant Mexico and Jacques is studying Sound Engineering at university. It was September 2013 when the pair met at a party. “We just talked about jamming. Then we just jammed the next day,” says Edgar. A Lakes song comes about in the typical way that the band seems to operate – quite casually. “We’ll just be jamming and then send it to the other person and they’ll put their input in and we’ll go back and forth I guess,” Edgar explains. “We both do everything, both just make our own music, we’ll come together with stuff to share and then we’ll muck around with it and whatever comes of it will be a song and we might use it if we like it.” This year has seen an album release from the duo, Reflections of the Night Before. The album was put up for free in the hope of attracting more listeners. “You can get someone to download one track but if you get them to do the whole album for free, then you have everyone knowing all your tracks,” says Jacques. “Which is good especially ‘cause we’ve just starting out gigging, everyone knows all of our tracks and so our set list can be done pretty much straight away.” Following its release on May 20th, Edgar and Jacques have been pleasantly surprised with the reception it has received. “It was cool. Heaps of people liked it. We tried to get our mates all involved with the Facebook page first. So we got them all involved and then we released it and we got a good reception. We got about 500 downloads. So 500 people had our music on their computer so that’s cool,” says Toby, chuffed I might add. “No one has said they hate it so it can’t be that bad,” jokes Liam. The video for the popular track ‘Circular Motion’ is getting airplay on some of New Zealand’s top music channels. The video was directed by Edgar’s cousin who was keen to get involved after being shown their music. “Circular Motion was the first track we made. I was just kidding around when I made it and we jammed that and made it into a song real quick. That’s what made us feel like we could make it some more,” says Edgar. And it’s

that hunch that ‘this could turn into something more’ that has fuelled the duo’s journey so far. On the current New Zealand music scene, Jacques thinks we Kiwis are onto something special. “I reckon it’s got some good potential. Some of it isn’t realised yet but that’s why I’m keen to be a part of it. We could be onto something cool.” And they are onto something cool, and it only takes a listen to ‘Reflections of the Night Before’ to realise it. “We’ve got big things coming. Watch out!” Edgar chimes.

The Top Ten What is your favourite spot on the North Shore? Liam Jacques & Toby Edgar: Mount Victoria. What are your pet peeves? LJ: Bad speakers! Who is on your iPod right now? LJ: I’ve been jamming Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Hive’. What would you save if your house was on fire? LJ: My computer. TE: Yeah same, probably my laptop. Where is your dream destination? LJ & TE: Spain. If you could pick one artist (dead or alive) to collaborate with, who would it be? LJ & TE: Marvin Gaye. What is something few people know about you? TE: Liam regularly loses his phone and his car is named after my cat, Harold. What are three things you would take to a desert island? LJ & TE: Alcohol, a laptop and some headphones. Where do you see yourself in five years? LJ: I literally have no clue. TE: For me it’d just be cool still doing music. No matter where we are, I just want to still be doing music. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? TE: When my sister’s mate said I should stand up straighter and stand up for what I say. Pretty much, don’t appear insignificant. Issue 48 - October 2014



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It’s Child’s Play! We had young Tom, four, over to stay the other night. It was his big sister’s birthday and he couldn’t handle the idea of all those little girls having a sleepover in his house. As usual, I ended up sleeping on the blow-up bed while he snuggled into Bad Jelly in the big bed complete with feather topper, pillows and duvet. After taking the easy option of fish and chips for dinner and then a quick trip to the frozen yoghurt shop, two exhausted grandparents decided it was time for a video. Of course we can't remember the password for Apple TV and the delay in viewing predictably frustrates Mr Four, who insists it is the same as his at home and he can do it. He was right! It makes me think that the best technology is simple technology. So often when we install motorised systems for blinds and curtains, the operating plan is so complicated that it negates the pleasure of using them. Recently we have had two customers who decided to dispose of the remotes and use ‘old-fashioned’ simple switching on the wall to control their blinds and when I saw the completed installation I thought how good it was. No remotes to lose or batteries to die. Just a very simple wall panel controlling multiple blinds in a discrete location that everyone knows where to find. Simple suits me. Another customer who insisted he wanted the ability to control each window separately asked, only a month later, for an ‘all up, all down’ switch. Simple suited him too. Of course we have been installing these systems longer than anyone else and can still do the hi-tech installations; where you can control your blinds from anywhere in the world on your iPhone or have the blinds close automatically when the temperature or ultraviolet light reaches damaging levels. There are also the new battery-operated blind systems that save all that prewiring and have a battery life of up to five years - they are really good for hard to access areas. So if you are planning to motorise any of your window furnishings, give us a call and one of our very experienced experts can call round to your home to discuss the possibilities. They can advise on the most complex of installations without Tom’s help. Gerald. Home Fabrics, 28 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna Beach, Phone 486 1103 Email: or visit:



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This month, Takapuna optometrist David Haydon talks about tints and styles for sunglasses...

Selecting a Shade for Summer

Rachael Bro.

This monthly round up of Takapuna community news is contributed by Rachael Bro, Takapuna North Community Co-ordinator.

David Haydon.

We all know how important it is to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, particularly in summer, but here at Haydons we think it’s equally important to look gorgeous whilst doing it. This season we have taken inspiration from the French Riviera, the beaches of Phuket, and the surf in Hawaii. Whether it’s sitting at a café reading a menu, paddle-boarding or kicking back at the beach, we can help. Ask us about the latest looks from Kate Sylvester, Maui Jim and Salt to name a few. We have done all the hard work for you by picking the best models from the ranges to show to you. We have a sunglass to fit any budget. Being the experts in lenses, we will ensure you not only look good, but you will see the world in all its beauty, just as nature intended. Talk to us about the new Transitions Graphite Green or Maui Jims patented lens technology, which will give you unmatched visual acuity, contrast and enhanced colour, or check out the other sunglass lens options we have available. Come in today to speak to one our experts who can advise you on which style and lens will suit all your summer needs.

Hello, have you heard about Neighbourly? Well, I have joined and I am finding it really interesting. It is a free online tool to assist you to connect to your neighbours. You could find a walking buddy, mechanic, babysitter, or your lost cat! You could find out about any trouble that may occur in your neighbourhood (e.g. car break-ins) or organise a street bbq. If you would like to learn more about it (as I would) we have organised an information session on: Thursday 9th October, 6pm at the Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna. Email or call Rachael on 486 2098. Safe Space coming to Takapuna Library – Stand By Me Safe Space - Takapuna Library Auckland North Community and Development Inc in partnership with the Auckland Council are piloting safe spaces in three Council facilities in North Auckland. The Stand By Me Safe Spaces are places where young people can get information and support for problems that they are facing. The Orewa Library and Glenfield Safe Spaces were launched in May. These have shown some significant success with a large number of resources being used by children, youth and parents. The Takapuna Library Stand By Me Safe Space launches on October 1st at 1pm, in the Youth Section. Everyone (in particular young people) welcome for free cake and pizza! Contact Anna-Louise Crane on 027278062 or Celebrate Takapuna – Interested in being involved in Celebrating Takapuna? We are planning to showcase our local talent by providing a free performance in the Hurstmere Green in February and promoting local have-a-go activities. If you are an arts (dance/song/performance) group or recreation/sports club, or food stall holder, and are interested, email or call Rachael on 486 2098. Amazing Race – Local high schoolers! We are planning a TakapunaDevonport youth Amazing Race. If you’d like to be part of the organising team please email or call Rachael on 486 2098. Heritage Festival 2014: Memories of Milford - Images & Songs – Sunday 12 October – Milford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford - 12noon-5pm (Concert from 2.30pm, classic car display and afternoon tea at the Milford Cruising Club). Interested in displaying your classic car? Contact Heritage Homes - to Sunday 12 October 2014 - Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna (featuring Marie Potter) photographs of Harcourts Heritage Homes and Buildings of Takapuna and Milford. Talks and Tours of Lake House's historic buildings – to Sunday 12 October 2014 - Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna - An entertaining talk and tour of the historic Lake House Arts Centre and its surrounding buildings. FREE (donation to Lake House Trust Inc appreciated). Bookings are essential - please ring 09 4864877 or email


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High Tea at Lake House - to Sunday 12 October 2014 - Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna - 10am and 2pm - 4th,5th,11th,12th October. Prepaid bookings essential, $25 per person (includes patisseries and tea or coffee). Two person minimum per booking, 09 4864877 or email Morning Melodies at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna – 11 am Monday 13th October, Monday 17th November, Monday 8th December - $5 / ticket - Performances of The Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Rachael Bro, Takapuna North Community Co-ordinator

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Be wowed at Wardrobe Looking for the perfect dress for that special occasion, but don’t want to blow the budget? Well Wardrobe, at Shop 2, 99 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, has just what you could be looking for. Sandy Deng saw a gap in the market for affordable but stylish occasion wear and opened up the boutique only 11 months ago, and is now one of the first stops when looking for that something special in Takapuna at an affordable price – her dresses start as little as $99. The quaint boutique has a rainbow of silk and chiffon beaded gowns (and soon to be party dresses and bridal wear), in so many styles and colours - it’s the ultimate in stylish, elegant and affordable special occasion dressing that can be altered and custom made to suit. If you have ever loved a dress, but thought ‘If only it just had.…,’ well Sandy is your ‘if only’. A trained seamstress, and a background in wedding dress design and fitting, she can alter or fit any garment to fit perfectly, and you can customise any of the dresses you see in her store with her selection of costume beading. “I have been fitting women for years,” exclaims the quiet and petite Sandy. “While my dresses can be brought off the rack, I can also customise and fit them and offer our customers the opportunity to design and create a style that they want.” Bedazzle away, we say! Her service is quick – depending on your style and adjustments, she can usually do it within 48 hours. Watch this space too – for brides on a budget, you’ll find something special for $1000 and under! And don’t forget her gorgeous array of costume jewellery, shawls, bags and shoes to complete your outfit! Wardrobe, Shop 2, 99 Hurstmere Road Takapuna, Ph: 09 488 6636, Open: Mon-Sun 9am - 5pm

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Spotlight on Takapuna Library

New chapter for Takapuna library After seven weeks of extensive work, the newly refurbished Takapuna library opened its doors last month. At a quarter of a century old, the library was well overdue a revamp to replace worn fixtures and fittings, upgrade old wiring and modernise the layout of library items. Channel spoke to Takapuna Community Library Manager Helen Woodhouse to find out what’s new to discover.

Safety issues were a major factor in the decision to renovate, Helen says: “The lighting was reaching the stage where it was becoming dangerous,” she explains. “Aside from that, the shelving hadn’t been replaced in 25 years and was beginning to creak and groan. We had carpet that had worn very badly, and run-down old furniture. Basically everything has been replaced – we are walking on air!” Planning for the refit had been in the pipeline for about two years before building work commenced. The bulk of the plans were done by Roy Tebbutt from SGA Architects - not a local firm, but one that was used by Auckland Council in a successful overhaul of the Mount Roskill library. In a bid to keep costs at a minimum, the Takapuna team found a very useful resource much closer to home. “One of our staff members, Marion Weatherley, has a Masters in Architecture, so we were thrilled to be able to utilise her skills, and save money at the same time,” Helen says. The renewals budget for the library’s refurbishment was $815,500, and the entire project came in under budget. “Quite economical really, considering what has been achieved,” says Helen. The library closed its doors to the public in the middle of this year, and seven weeks later, on Monday 18 August, reopened them to reveal a brand new interior. “It was all completely done when we moved back in. The transformation has been absolutely amazing,” enthuses Helen. “The Monday we opened was so busy. We had a wonderful blessing early in the morning, which set us off on a fantastic foot. We had so many people through the doors, including Maggie Barry and other local politicians. It made us feel as though what has been achieved here is really something special.” Devonport-Takapuna Local board member Jan O’Connor is thrilled with the restoration. “More space is now available to the public; it’s light and airy and the wider views to the water and courtyard area show off our uniquely-Takapuna setting,” she said. “The internet was a thing of the future when this library was built so the refurbishment has offered the opportunity


to re-wire the building for the digital age and provide Wi-Fi seating areas.” The makeover also created the perfect opportunity to move collections around to better suit library users. The fiction collection can now be found on the ground floor, as can the bright and vibrant new children’s area. A large print lounge for older people has been created at the front of the library near a window. “There is a lovely filtered light that flows into that area,” says Helen. Upstairs now houses all non-fiction books as well as the research collection and Computer Hub. There is a new public meeting room, which can seat up to 20 people, or be divided to create two separate rooms. The Angela Morton Art Collection is also beautifully showcased upstairs, and Community Languages has a special nook in a corner window there. Judging by feedback so far, which has been without exception excellent, everyone is really enjoying the new areas. “Everything fits so well together now,” explains Helen. “We have a much better use of shelving and a great match of collections.” The delivery of new bicultural library signage in the next month will be the icing on the cake. Takapuna Library staffers saw the renovations as a great opportunity to introduce a couple of new services and ideas to their environment. “We’ve been wanting to set up a Seed Exchange,” explains Helen. “We knew North Shore people were fantastic gardeners and we wanted to capitalise on that. Basically, people come in with their envelope of seeds, and swap it for something else that’s there. Or you can just come and take an envelope. It’s a simple thing to organise, but just wonderful.” The library is also in the process of setting up a Safe Spaces for Teens zone, a welcoming area specifically designed for teenagers. The concept is being realised following recent evidence that many teenagers identify libraries as safe places to be, and will be yet another incentive for different members of the community to come together in this fantastic new hub. With school holidays upon us, Helen is excited about the library’s great holiday programme line-up, which includes a pirate theme, the Creation Station, a treasure hunt and Minecraft Madness. She is very much looking forward to being able to show off the new library to the anticipated hordes of children. “It will be so wonderful with all the space we have,” she says. “The place is absolutely sparkling. The whole project really has been a huge success!” To find out more, visit the Takapuna Library at 9 The Strand, Takapuna, or go online to

Issue 48 - October 2014

North Shore History: with David Verran

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS_19181128_34_1.

Arthur Patrick Hector Pierce. Courtesy of Tony Millett

Lest we forget

Local street names remembering World War One – Part Three

Kitchener Road - Takapuna. Off Hurstmere Road, it was named in November 1914 after Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War. Northcroft Street - Takapuna. Off Lake Road, it was formerly The Strand West until 1916. It was named after Lance Corporal Harry Cuthbert Northcroft who was killed at Gallipoli on 19 May 1915. He was born in 1889 and worked as a law clerk. Pierce Road - Takapuna. Off Kitchener Road, it was formerly Marine Parade, and was renamed after Second Corporal Arthur Patrick Hector Pierce of Kitchener Road, Lake Takapuna, an architect who served with the Engineers and died of malaria in Palestine on 17 October 1918. He was born 27 July 1879. Sanders Avenue - Takapuna. Off Lake Road, it was formerly Beach Avenue until 1919, and likely named after the Victoria Cross winner William Edward Sanders, who was killed on 14 August 1917. He was born in 1883 and there is a well-researched biography of him written by Grant Howard. The biography is called ‘Gunner Billy; LieutenantCommander W.E. Sanders, VC, DSO, RNR’ and was published in 2007.

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS_19150624_36_16.

All these streets were named by Takapuna Borough, originally formed in 1913, and that Council erected commemorative brass plaques at each of these roads.

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Shore City: Amazon

Shore City: Rembrandt

Josh Jenkinson.

Take a Trip to the Amazon

Located on the ground floor of Takapuna’s buzzing Shore City, Amazon is New Zealand's leading retailer of surf, skate and denim. They stock a huge range of clothing and shoes, including New Zealand and international labels, which support the skate and surf lifestyle. Channel spoke to one half of Amazon’s vibrant new management duo, Shore resident Josh Jenkinson, to find out what’s in store for spring. Amazon is currently sorting through the first of its new spring arrivals. As well as an an amazing edit of rash vests and high fashion westsuits from Billabong, the new collection includes lots of active wear. “We are seeing looser fitting dress tops and tees for the girls; for the guys we have a lot of shorts, board shorts, cargos, tees and singlets,” said Josh. In terms of key colours for the season, navy, whites and stripes are proving popular for the ladies. Swimwear is arriving in lots of bright colours, including corals and oranges, as well as floral patterns. “We are seeing a tie-dyed theme for the men; navy is big again, as well as the classic black on white,” says Josh. “And at $25 our straw hats are again flying off the shelves.” What then are Shore people buying? “They absolutely love surf wear, so we always sell a lot of surf branded t-shirts, as well as denim and surf style shoes. We stock the classics – Vans, Converse, Element, and more.” As a member of the Shore City team, Josh raves about his working environment. “There are no barriers between mall staff and the mall vibe. It feels like we are all in it together and I love the community feel,” Josh enthuses. “Plus there is always something going on, whether it’s a special promotion, or school holiday activities. There’s a really great family atmosphere to it all, which is awesome.” Outside of work, Josh loves the great vibe the Shore offers. “The people are really friendly,” he says. “Not having a car, I love that everything is superaccessible, which allows me to get around easily on my bike. There are great food stores and big shopping centres all within easy reach.” With summer soon upon us, Josh is excited about making the most of the Shore’s beautiful outdoors. “Hands down, I’m most looking forward to hitting the beach. I love Long Bay, but my favourite is Winston’s Cove, between Waiake Beach and Long Bay. It’s a cool place to jump off rock faces into the sea,” he explains. Aside from beaching, Josh will typically be found skating, whether that is at Browns Bay or Birkenhead, or just skating along the footpath on a summer’s day. “Nothing beats that feeling when the sun is out and the wind is in your hair,” he says. So for an update to your spring wardrobe, head along to Amazon at Shore City, Takapuna. “We’ve got amazing clothes which represent passionate brands. We’re here for our community. We want to reduce our carbon footprint while putting out awesome clothes at the best prices, all with a smile on our face!” Josh concludes. We couldn’t have summed it up better. Amazon, Level 1, Shore City, Takapuna 09 486 1370


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Well suited on the Shore Rembrandt has been dressing the men of New Zealand in high quality classic bespoke suits with a contemporary twist, since 1946. The rich, wood-featured fit-out reminiscent of a quality Saville Row tailor, located upstairs in Shore City, is meticulously divided; while one side is lined with a colour wheel of grey, black and the new season blue hues of tailored suiting, the other reflects the urban, off duty style of men’s apparel wear. Fronting the store, are Assistant Store Manager Roger Westbury and Manager Serge Nedic who have been collectively dressing the men of the Shore in sophisticated and contemporary styles for many years. “We listen to the needs and wants of our customers,” reveals Roger who, with over 20 years’ experience in men’s attire, has developed discerning eye for detail and can pull together an array of looks in a matter of minutes, which he cleverly does based around a solitary item. He pulls out the latest spring/ summer ‘must have’ for men – the blue jacket (this one with subtle deeper shade of blue stripe). It looks contemporary and smart; yet when shown how it can be worn a multitude of ways with his expert styling tips, it can take you from the boardroom to a seaside wedding, to a bar, in minutes. A seasoned traveller would easily benefit from a morning with Roger and the Rembrandt team and their expert advice on mix and match co-ordinates. When you buy a Rembrandt suit, you’re buying into a rich history of quality bespoke tailoring and a team who want to see you at your best. They make finding the perfect fit easy with their talented and knowledgeable staff, who have all been skilfully trained in men’s tailoring. And if you can’t find it on the shop floor, they will happily organise for it to be custom made. Not one to always don a suit on a daily basis? Well you can easily hire one of their well-made and structured suits for that special occasion. The unique, urban apparel reflects a modern, smart casual vibe for those looking to dress to impress, even off duty. With imports from labels such as Ben Sherman, Wayward Heir, Florsheim Shoes and their own label – the store caters for the stylish individual. This summer’s casual attire will see short-sleeved ‘parasol’ printed shirts from Ben Sherman to linen jackets with chino-style pants from Rembrandt. The one stop shop for a complete outfit, they also offering an array of stylish co-ordinates including smart and business shoes, ties, cuff links, hats and wallets. The Rembrandt summer collection is available now. Rembrandt, Level 2, Shore City, Takapuna 09 489 4820

Minty fresh

From botanical prints and eye-popping brights to crop tops and black & white, there’s a lot to love this summer at Shore City.



Jacket, top & bracelets from PORTMANS, skort from GLASSONS, OROTON sunglasses from OPSM, shoes from MI PIACI

Jacket from FLYING SAUCERS, blouse & skort from PORTMANS, TIFFANY & CO. sunglasses from OPSM, bag from OVERLAND, shoes from MI PIACI

Shirt & jeans from COUNTRY ROAD, bag from OVERLAND, shoes from MI PIACI, RADO watch from FIFTH AVENUE DIAMOND JEWELLERS

Shore City: Texan Art Schools

Shore City: Summer Fashion

From the Runway to Your Wardrobe: Three Top Fashion Trends for Summer

On Trend at Texan Art Schools Contemporary boutique gift store Texan Art Schools is a gorgeous wee nook on Level Two of Shore City Takapuna which stocks all your gift and design needs. Founded over 20 years ago, the original purpose of the store was to be a space for graduates of techs and art schools to sell their work. The name Texan Art Schools is a clever play on words – ‘techs and art’ became Texan Art. The brand (there are five stores across Auckland, with plans to go nationwide) has since evolved into a design store showcasing New Zealand artists, designers, jewellers, ceramicists, which also stocks affordable funky designs from overseas. Brand new owners and Northcote Point residents Belinda Fergusson and Simon McKearney took the reins in August of this year, and are excited about the future of Texan Art Schools. “Simon and I both come from a retail background,” explains Belinda. “We have always dreamed of owning our own business, and really love the range at Texan Art. For us it is really about nurturing our staff, having gifts with meaning, as well as growing the company. We want to keep a strong focus on New Zealand made products - the fact it stocks predominantly New Zealand artists was a big draw card for us.” Takapuna Store Manager Ashlea Lawson runs the store’s day-to-day affairs along with three part-time staff members. Although not a Shore resident, Ashlea loves the area so much she is considering a move here. “I just love coming over the bridge and seeing Rangitoto. There is a great beachy feel here - I can smell the ocean, which is really nice,” she says. A recent buy-up at one of the big national gift fairs before Christmas has the team at Texan Art Schools well prepared for the approaching busy period. “Strong new trends for the season include lots of pastels, geometric vases and jewellery, with key colours being teal and yellow,” explains Ashlea. “Aside from that we expect people to continue to buy jewellery, in particular our greenstone, which is a consistent bestseller, and loads of art. Prints by Dick Frizzell, Hamish Allan and Kathryn Furniss all do very well in our store.” What is it that makes Shore City such a great place to work then? “The management is really cool,” says Ashlea. “Their marketing is really unique. I like that it’s smallish in size, and the sun just streams in, so you are still connected to the outside. I love that it’s so close to Takapuna Beach, and the people we come across here are really friendly.” Owner Belinda agrees. “I like that Shore City has a great mix of shops, and as a mother I really appreciate the undercover parking. It’s a great place to come with the kids on a rainy day,” she says. “I also love the fact that it is so central, and being close to the beach is great.” The arrival of the Christmas season is just one of many reasons to pop into Texan Art Schools at Shore City Takapuna. With so much great quality New Zealand made merchandise, and new stock arriving all the time, you would be mad to bypass it! Texan Art Schools, Level 2, Shore City, Takapuna 09 489 8671


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Taking looks from the runway to reallife can sometimes involve a bit of imagination, but this Summer brings some super-wearable trends, in-stores now at Shore City.

1. Top-to-Toe White Top-to-toe white was shown by most designers for Summer. White dresses pop up this time every year of course, but this season designers have given this trend an edgy twist, with cut-out details like lace and eyelets. If top-to-toe is a bit out there for you, just pick one key piece in white, a jacket or skirt for example, then pair it with a white bag and shoes, rather than an all-white outfit.

2. Tropics Fauna and flora prints go hand-in-hand with Summer fashion. This year the designer’s new favourite print is the palm tree. Leafy prints also give you a great way to embrace the botanical trend if florals just aren’t ‘you’.

3. Coral One of the very few colours that flatters every skin-tone, coral is a hot favourite this season, standing out amongst the pale sorbet pastels. If you’re not usually one for bright colours, try pairing a pop of coral with classic navy. For a real wow, pair it with crisp white and bring on the sun!

Our favourites: (top) Skirt from Portmans, bag from Overland, shoes from Hannahs. (middle) Jacket from Flying Saucers, top from Portmans, Tiffany & Co sunglasses from OPSM. (bottom) Coral blazer from Max, Country Road scarf, pants from Flying Saucers.

From the latest trends to essential classics, get all the brands you know and love, now at Shore City.

Celebrate Shore City’s 40th New York Style Win a trip for two to New York worth over $10,000 Visit Shore City in October and you’re in to WIN a trip for two to New York, no purchase required to enter! Enjoy 7 days & 7 nights in Manhattan staying at the Sheraton New York, plus $1,000 spending money. *

Take New York home for free We’re celebrating our 40th this October and the gifts are on us! Collect your FREE Glasshouse Manhattan Destination Candle worth $25.90 when you spend $95 or more. *

*Conditions Apply: GIFT WITH PURCHASE - Spend $95 or more at 1 participating store in October to receive 1 candle, valued at $25.90 (RRP), while stocks last. Limit 1 candle per person. See website or customer services for full conditions. TRIP TO NEW YORK - Prize includes flights for 2 adults flying Air New Zealand from Auckland, staying 7 days and 7 nights(number of days/nights may change dependant on flights booked) at the Sheraton New York, airport transfers & $1,000 spending money, total value $10,374(quoted 06/2014 based on travel 05/2015). The winner can change travel dates, airline & accomodation. Maximum 1 entry per customer, no purchase required. See entry form in-store or customer services for full terms & conditions.



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Luxury Homes: with Coastal Builders

Coastal Builders

Geordie Davidson.

Crafting high quality homes is second nature to Geordie Davidson, Director of Coastal Builders and his expert team of tradespeople. What started as a two-man team, over a decade ago, has grown into one of North Shore’s much sought-after builders of luxury homes. Focusing on the high-end residential market, Geordie doesn’t just want to build a house, he wants to build a home that can be lived in and enjoyed. “Once you design a home, you want to be able to live in it – so it’s important not to compromise on quality in a build. And that is where we step in - we build homes that last the distance,” says Geordie. Having started his business from a personal interest in the building industry and refurbishing his own properties, the self-employed builder built up his reputation by completing various projects in Wellington, including two commercial projects and several residential projects. He explains why he moved to Auckland’s North Shore: “Why wouldn’t you? Who doesn’t want to live by the beach!” He set up Coastal Builders with his business partner and wife Tracy, who, he suggests, is the backbone of the company: “Without her I couldn’t do what I am doing.” Along with a strong and talented pool of tradespeople, they have been successfully building and renovating Shore homes for over 20 years now. Committed to delivering a high standard of workmanship and quality with a professional ‘can-do’ attitude, Coastal Builders pride themselves on maintaining a close working relationship with their clients, architects, designers and councils to ensure the job gets done smoothly and on time. “When choosing a builder it is very important that you engage someone who can relate to the vision you have for your new home,” advises Geordie. “With our experience working on luxury homes, both old and new, we will be able to ensure that the end product is a home you can be truly proud of.” Being able to effectively project manage their highly skilled team of builders and sub-contractors, is also an important factor when considering a renovation. “Bringing everyone together seamlessly can be a challenge in most renovations and builds,” says Geordie. “But the relationships we have developed in the 20-odd years of building, means we have a good source of sub-contractors and architects and allows us to have the same experienced team on all our projects,” he adds. Sue and Chris Dickson can provide testament to the quality and professionalism of Coastal Builders, who completed the recent refurbishment of their home.

Committed to delivering a high standard of workmanship and quality with a professional ‘cando’ attitude, Coastal Builders pride themselves on maintaining a close working relationship with their clients, architects, designers and councils to ensure the job gets done smoothly and on time. “Coastal Builders spent nine months refurbishing our house,” says Sue. “We found Geordie to be knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of the contract, including managing his team, liaising with councils, architects, interior designers, sub contractors etc., and listening and understanding me; the client.” “I had heard a lot of stories of stressful building sites,” she added. “And I have to say that ours was not one of them. The job was completed on time with little to no stress. We had a Monday morning meeting every week, where we discussed deadlines, sub contractors and finishings and every thing went smoothly.” Setting these important high standards and focusing on the needs of their client are paramount to the team at Coastal Builders, who are ready to assist you in creating your dream home. Coastal Builders, Takapuna: Geordie Davidson, 021 522 245, Tracy Davidson 09 489 8103 Issue 48 - October 2014


AUT Millennium: News

Westlake Rowing Taking it to the next level Since 1970, Westlake Boys Rowing has established itself as one of the most successful high school rowing programmes in the country, producing numerous New Zealand representative rowers. In the ever-increasingly competitive world of school sport, Westlake has adopted a new approach to the rowing programme and now engages external expertise to implement and improve the strength and conditioning of their athletes. Athlete Development (AD) is a programme run by AUT Millennium, New Zealand’s home of high performance sport, which aims at helping young athletes be the best that they can be. With injuries amongst high school students Tim Wilson. on the rise, Athlete Development believes that athletes should be training smarter, not harder. Dr Craig Harrison, Director of Athlete Development, says that the programme is all about making a difference in the lives of athletes and research plays a crucial role in this. “Research allows us to provide information that is based on evidence to help athletes and coaches reach their training goals faster, reduce the likelihood of getting injured, and increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of participating in sport,” Harrison says. Athlete Development focuses on improving the strength, conditioning and mental toughness of Westlake’s rowers and Wilson says that they have seen improvements across the entire rowing programme. Tim Wilson is a Lead Coach at Athlete Development and implements the strength and conditioning programme at Westlake Rowing. He says that the programme is making a big difference to the performances of the rowers. “Through a combination of mental toughness, conditioning and strength training, we have seen the boys improve their rowing machine time over their racing distance by ten seconds,” he says. The relationship between the Westlake and Athlete Development is still in its infancy, having only started in June. However, in that time the rowers have gone


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back to basics in the gym; first learning to master techniques before progressing to the stage of adding weights. “At Athlete Development we believe in making sure athletes can perform a movement competently before adding heavy resistance,” says Wilson. “We have seen a dramatic improvement in the boys’ ability to perform basic movements and then develop their strength. We now have a squad that is not only the strongest we’ve seen, but also the hardest workers.” In a gruelling sport such as rowing, high levels of conditioning are crucial. The boys’ conditioning consists of many hours spent on a rowing machine with sessions varying in intensity and length. Wilson comments that the sessions aren’t just about improving the individual rower’s conditioning, they also act as another opportunity to develop mental toughness. “We need the boys to train under the same stresses and intensity as they would in a race. Mental toughness is developed and learnt in training sessions and the boys all rally around each other to push one another through.” Rowing season is almost upon schools, which means the rowers will change to a new phase of training that involves maintaining their current strength and conditioning levels. Athlete Development will continue to review the rowers’ programmes and ensure that they are at their strongest and fittest before Maadi Cup at the end of March. Mike Stanley, CEO at AUT Millennium and President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, is the Head Coach of Westlake Rowing and is impressed with the improvements the rowers have made. “Athlete Development has provided Westlake’s rowers with a very structured strength and endurance programme, focused on developing fundamental skills and movement patterns,” he says. “The programme offers variety and challenge and provides individual feedback, and, as a result, their levels of motivation have never been higher.” Westlake will begin competition in the coming weeks with racing occurring most weekends and the school is targeting another successful year of rowing.


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North Harbour Club: News By Courtney Jackson, GM, North Harbour Club AWARDS

Tony Johnson interviewing All Blacks Manager Darren Shand at the Rugby Lunch.

Lunches, Awards, 20 Years…

It's all go for the North Harbour Club I’m excited to this month be writing my first Channel article as the new General Manager for the North Harbour Club – and what a busy start it’s been! I am truly honoured to be a part of such an incredible network of local ‘movers and shakers’ and the consistent generosity of each member, sponsor and ambassador simply amazes me. Lexus of North Shore Charity Lunches Our luncheon calendar finished with the Rugby Luncheon at QBE Stadium on Friday 8th August with All Blacks Manager Darren Shand keeping the packed room engaged with r Rugby his discussions around bou Har th Nor to ts cha es Ian Jon management of the ABs in Coach Steve Jackson. a Q&A with Sky TV’s Tony Johnson. As always, our gratitude goes to Lexus of North Shore for their ongoing support and sponsorship of these events. Our lunches are all fundraising events for the Club and Charitable Trust, with proceeds towards the annual award grants given to our outstanding local talent.

own right. The categories awarded are in the areas of The Arts; Innovation, IT & Science; Music; Education; Sport and Service to the Community – the talent in each of these is so inspirational, and they’re all from right here on the Shore! Both the AIMES and Emerging Talent Awards will be presented at the Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday 8 November – past and present winners will wow us with their extraordinary talents in an event not to be missed. Full event details are on the facing page.

2014 AIMES Awards As I write, our judging panel are wrapping up deliberations on the 2014 winners for the AIMES and the Emerging Talent awards – with over 75 sensational entries they’ve had a difficult task narrowing them down, with each entry excellent in its

If you’d like to be in touch, I’m always available for a coffee – don’t hesitate to give me a call. Courtney Jackson, General Manager. Email: Phone 021 277 0699.

20th Anniversary Publication For those that have known the Club since day one, I bet you’re thinking “surely it hasn’t been 20 years!” But it has, and 2015 will be the Club’s 20th year. To celebrate, we’re producing a printed publication with all the history, photos and stories. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got Club photos hidden away, a story to tell or if you’d be interested in being involved. Our warmest thanks also go to Professor Ian Watson of Massey University for his time, expertise and leadership of this project. Issue 48 - October 2014





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Green Meadows Beef Toad In The Hole By Chef Kevin Blakeman

What better way to celebrate brilliant Green Meadows beef sausages than Toad in the Hole? For those who don’t know, it is basically sausages baked in a Yorkshire pudding mix. Add in your favourite vegetables, potatoes and gravy and you have a delicious yet traditional dish. Enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients – serves four 8 Green Meadows beef sausages 550ml whole milk 6 large eggs 230g plain flour 500ml cooking oil like canola or sunflower Salt and pepper Serve with vegetables, potatoes and gravy of your choice.

Method • Pre heat the oven to 230 C. • In a frying pan colour the outside of the sausages gently but do not over fry. • Separately get Texas muffin tins (the large ones) and put ¾ inch of oil inside the tin then put into the oven until the oil is hot. • Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk together the milk and eggs, season and then vigorously whisk in the flour until you have a smooth batter. • When the oil is hot CAREFULLY remove the tins from the oven immediately so you see it sizzle and rise. Immediately pour in the batter ¾’s of the way up the tin then add one sausage halved to each of the muffin sections. • Put back into the oven for 20 minutes or until the batter looks dark and crispy on the top. Try to avoid constantly opening the oven as this can make the Yorkshire pudding flop. • Serve hot from the oven.

The winter is trying to keep its wintry hands on us yet spring has arrived in our gardens, blossom and flowers abound which also means it is time for spring cleaning! What about your rental properties, how should you spring clean your investments? We have had some very wet and windy times over the winter which has taken particular toll on gutters and roofs. Wind blowing leaves into the gutters and blocking them, heavy rains arriving along with strong winds creating lose tiles and sending water up under eaves, tiles or roofing iron. Now is the time to have all of these areas checked and have any maintenance undertaken. Often leaks are not detected by tenants yet a professional contractor can spot these quickly and complete remediation work. Dampness has also been an issue this winter. A quick check of the back of curtains and blinds will tell whether the rooms are ventilated enough or if the windows have been leaking. This is a good time for cleaning all window fittings and, if required, replacing them. Mould from dampness should be cleaned to improve the property presentation and to prevent health issues. Outside in our gardens it is time for any broken limbs on trees to be sorted along with pruning, tidying the gardens and checking fences are secure or requiring any maintenance. Perhaps it could be time to create a new garden with fresh soil and plantings? Remember it is the first impressions which matter and a well-maintained garden with healthy plants, secure fencing and clean roof, paths, buildings and guttering are certainly going to go a long way towards attracting the right tenant. Clean windows (inside and out), freshly clean the carpet and, if furnished, couches and lounge chairs. When a prospective new tenant is viewing a property, a well-maintained, clean and fresh property is going to be rented more quickly than one which has not been maintained and cleaned well! Landlords often underestimate the amount of maintenance that is involved to make sure the property is kept to the highest standard possible. If maintenance is dealt with on a regular basis the costs can be minimised. “We at Quinovic Takapuna carry out thorough property health checks and inspections on a quarterly basis during tenancies making recommendations to landlords on improvements that could be done and how to keep maintenance up to date,” says Sandra May, Quinovic’s Business Development Manager. “A pre-tenancy inspection and ongoing comprehensive regular inspections are vital to ensuring the ongoing maintenance and protection of your investment. Providing an attractive well-presented property will secure the right tenant and maximise the rental return.” Sandra urges investment property owners to make contact to take up a special offer for the month of October - A no obligation, free Investment Property Health Check and Rental Appraisal. Speak with the property management experts and leave it to us. For more information call Sandra May or Graeme Henderson at Quinovic; ph 972 2820, 021 844 531 or;

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The Tooth Company® has opened the North Shore’s first private paediatric dental practice at Smales Farm. ‘The Tooth Company® Kids’ is a purpose-built clinic now open for business on the ground floor of Sovereign House. The Tooth Company® Kids offers a dental experience for children that’s fun and different. The waiting area has a drawing board, iPads and toys to keep kids entertained. The treatment rooms have Playstations and TVs so kids can play while they’re being treated. There is a lot of interest amongst parents in managing anxiety and giving kids a positive experience, says owner Dr Andrew Campbell.

The Tooth Company’s original clinic next to Shorecare Pharmacy in the Q4 Building continues to thrive and will now treat emergency and general patients. “Our patients at Smales Farm are a very broad mix of young and old, parents and children, all kinds of occupations. This is a central hub between Takapuna and Auckland city. It’s also a medical services hub with the hospital, Shorecare Accident & Medical, pharmacy and other health services,” Dr Campbell says. ‘The Tooth Company® Kids’ clinic is also fully equipped to treat adult patients. State-of-theart equipment includes Planmeca dental chairs

“We make kids comfortable and help out Mum and Dad,” he says. “A lot of dentists don’t actually enjoy treating kids – they take a lot more time and you need patience. We’ve handpicked a team of top Dr Andrew Campbell New Zealand dentists who are passionate about caring for children’s teeth. They have a gentle touch and a good sense of fun.” The purpose built clinic was designed by the awardwinning Cheshire Architects. Soft, flowing curves of whitewash plywood and hanging lanterns help kids and their parents to feel relaxed. The new clinic is the first in the country to offer two different payment models – a traditional ‘casual

from Henry Schein Shalfoon with integrated x-ray machines. A German cad cam design (Cerec) machine takes a continuous video scan of the mouth for designing crowns, inlays, bridges and veneers. It then mills the tooth from a block of ceramic while you wait, taking between five and 20 minutes to custom make a tooth. * Terms and conditions apply

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Quarry Bar at Smales Farm offers lunch, dinner and bar snacks in surroundings that are both smart and comfortable. With a choice of indoor or al fresco seating, it’s the perfect place for a meal or just a quiet drink with friends. Come in and check out their great menu today! Quarry also offers the ultimate venue for private functions. Monday – Friday 11.30am to Late Saturday – 12.00pm to Late Call us on 915 0101

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“The Hamper is a corner dairy, fruit shop and dry cleaning agent rolled into one.” Peter and Jenny Zou, Owners

Jason Rutherford, New Owner/Operator Order via your mobile or computer, and by the time you get to SUBWAY SMALES FARM your order will be waiting for you at the front of the line! We also do mouth-watering platters for staff and client meetings and offer a FREE COOKIE PLATTER with any TWO SUB or WRAP Platters purchased. Breakfast from 6:30 Weekdays TXT orders to jc3553 Platter orders 09 920 6450 Online ordering at

Convenience store ‘The Hamper’ brings unique one-stop shopping to Smales Farm. You can get anything from a pie and a bottle of coke to frozen meals, sandwiches, cakes, muffins, magazines, chocolates, groceries and personal items. 7.00am to 6.00pm weekdays 9.00am to 4.00pm Saturday Call us on 488 7070

“We offer a fabulous environment for business meetings, or just relax with wine and some exceptional food.”

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Hatsuhana at Smales Farm bridges the gap between East and West. It’s a friendly and welcoming sushi and noodle bar where you can depend on getting the freshest fish and the tastiest noodles. This is deceptively simple cuisine, saluting the centuries-old methods used by the very best sushi shops and chefs in Japan and China.

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“Shorecare Pharmacy at Smales Farm is open from 8.30am until 11.00pm every day.” Bryan Rowney, Director

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Shorecare’s new accident and medical clinic is open to everyone 24/7 on a casual, walk-in basis. It provides a comprehensive range of services, including physiotherapy, X-ray and ultrasound, for the entire North Shore population.

Shorecare Pharmacy at Smales Farm sells a full range of pharmacy retail products including cosmetics, vitamins and supplements, baby products, sunscreens and sun hats, toilet bags and gifts, in addition to prescriptions and medicines. It is the last pharmacy to close on the North Shore every night.

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Bikram yoga is practiced in a room heated to just above body temperature. Practitioners enjoy a wide range of health benefits including pain relief, weight loss, improved sleep and relief from tension, stress and anger. All this, plus a more flexible body. Classes run 7 days a week at two Shore locations – Albany at ANZ Business Centre call 415 4902, and Glenfield at 75 Porana Rd call 444 4070.

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Channel People: Me and my Sport - Wayne Painter


Wayne Painter.

Wayne Painter is the coordinator of the North Harbour Ulysses Club, a social club for motorcyclists over 40-yearsold. Members can have any sort of bike and there are members in their 80’s still riding! The North Harbour Branch was formed in April this year and has over 160 members. Wayne moved from 'the other side of bridge' in 1969 when, in his words, his wife made it a condition of their marriage. Once his children left home, he and wife Dale moved to a smaller house on Target Road and bought a new motorcycle each, the rest is history. Wayne let Channel Mag in on the world of motorcycling and told us a bit about the club. Courtney Bennett: How did you get involved in Ulysses? Wayne Painter: We were doing trophies for bike shows and met the then coordinator of the Auckland Branch in 1990 and decided to get back into riding and joined the Club. I was Auckland Branch President for 10 years (1994-2004) and was made a Life Member in 2003.

CB: What do you do in your spare time? WP: What is spare time? By the time I work 50-65 hours a week, depending on the season, keep the house and gardens under control, spend time with our children and grandchildren, ride and clean our motorbikes there’s not much time left! We need two more days in the week. I’m sure many working people feel this way.

CB: Have you always been passionate about motorcycling? WP: I bought my first motorbike in 1960, an old AJS, then a newer Matchless but gave up riding when the children were born. Young children and motorbikes don’t really go together, but I always intended to get another motorbike when the time was right.

CB: What does a typical club night look like at Ulysses? WP: The North Harbour Branch gets 70-90 members and visitors along to club night at the North Shore Cosmopolitan Club, many of these members arrive at 5.306.00pm and have dinner and socialise until the official part of the evening starts at around 7.30pm. We usually have a display of different new motorbikes each month and we have a Quartermaster who sells both National and North Harbour clothing and badges. The evening usually finishes about 9.00-9.30pm.

CB: You’ve got club members in their 80’s, that’s impressive! Can you tell us about the oldest member of the club? WP: I am not sure who is our oldest member but know of two members who are 86 and still riding! One has just bought a new motorbike for his birthday. CB: What’s the best part about belonging to a club? WP: The camaraderie and lifelong friendships we have made both throughout New Zealand and Australia. We have Ulysses Clubs all around the world and many members have visited clubs in other countries. CB: Many people have never been on a motorcycle before, why should they start? WP: Riding a motorcycle is totally different to driving a car; when you are riding well it is exhilarating and challenging at the same time, you see more of your surroundings, smell the changes in the seasons, you feel the enjoyment of being in control of your machine. When you are driving a car you’re in a box and only see in front of you.

CB: Favourite sport to watch live? WP: Any type of car or motorcycle racing. CB: Favourite type of bike/motorcycle and why? WP: Cruisers - because you have time to look at the scenery and smell the roses when you are cruising, I have just purchased a new Indian Chieftain and Dale has an Indian Scout on order. Indian is one of the oldest brands around and made famous by Bert Munro on the Bonneville Salt Flats. CB: In 10 years time I’ll be… WP: In 10 years time, I might have great grandchildren. I’ll be 81 and riding more slowly, but still riding and enjoying the friendships I have made through the Ulysses Club. Issue 48 - October 2014


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in Milford It’s time to have some fun in Milford! This year has been a great year for Milford and we have decided to have some fun and lots of winners by celebrating with our Italian restaurants, Athenia and Venice. The Italian Film Festival is on during this period from September 26th Sept through to October 12th, so we thought we would celebrate the great Italian culture and offer $100 dinner for 2 meal vouchers for you to have the complete Italian experience. We have 10 meal vouchers to be won – five for Athenia and five for Venice! Be transported to Italy and have a great night out. Go to the Italian Film Festival at the Berkeley Cinema and follow that up with a meal at one of our authentic Italian restaurants, both offering genuine Italian food in a convivial atmosphere. Every business in this promotion will also have two tickets to be won for one of their customers to any movie at the Berkeley Theatre other than those during the Italian Film Festival. So you can have a free night out on us at the movies and then maybe decide to come back to one of our wonderful restaurants for a meal. Bona Serata!!

Your monthly update from Murray Hill, Manager of the Milford Business Association. have it. Get your jewellery cleaned for summer and help others less fortunate than our local community members!

The Cheese Room Hey! Do you like something completely different and very cheesy? Well then, pop into our latest new store, The Cheese Room, right next door to the Milford Butchery in the main street. There you will find a great selection of unique cheeses and David our new resident cheesemaker. David and his team have been getting the shop ready for the past month and its looking great. It’s great to have this business decide Milford is the place to be. Once you have chosen a devine selection of cheese, you can pop next door and see Andrew and his experienced team of butchers at the Milford Butchery for some good old-fashioned service and advice – dinner done!

Regatta Season on Lake Pupuke

Last month, Jeanco Jewellers had a smash and grab robbery in the early hours of one morning. I was talking with Juan, the owner, a week or so later and he wanted me to convey his thanks to all the local residents who came into his shop to voice their dismay and offer support. He was overwhelmed by your compassion – just goes to show what a tight knit community we have here in Milford.

Labour weekend sees the start of the rowing regatta season on Lake Pupuke, with competitors swarming to Sylvan Park for the annual Waitemata TGS Regatta on Saturday October 26th – 8am to 5.30pm, run by my old secondary school, Takapuna Grammar. We will be working with the school to provide a Park-and-Ride shuttle service to ease the congestion these events bring. However, we need drivers for the shuttle each time and rather than rely on the same few ‘french volunteers’, I would like to think there are some local residents who could give an hour or two on the day to assist with driving the minibus shuttle. If you can, contact me on 021-950463. This is the first of three - rowing events we support with the Park-and-Ride service, so your help would be much appreciated.

Free Jewellery Cleaning

Heritage Week in Milford

Whilst talking with Juan, I noticed a box of food on the floor. He explained to me that it is part of the FREE jewellery cleaning service he offers at Jeanco Jewellery. All he asks is you donate a food item which he takes to one of the food banks for those less fortunate, when the box is full. What a great idea! – one community service in return for another! So there you

The local residents association are once again celebrating our heritage with a display of old photos and a concert on the Milford Reserve on Sunday October 12th from 12 noon to 5pm. Be sure to go and see how Milford was the seaside playground of generations before us.

The Italian Film Festival is on during this period from September 26th Sept through to October 12th…

Community spirit alive and well in Milford

Pirate Market Day Will be on November 22nd – full details in next months column. Circle the date on your calender now!



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Optometry & Eyewear: with Melissa Hay, Visique Milford

This month, Melissa Hay of Visique Milford Optometrists takes a look at dry eyes, their causes, and how you can treat it ... Melissa Hay.

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Did you know that the eye depends on a steady flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort? Tears are a combination of specific properties, all of which play a crucial role these include: water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even spreading of the tears; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. The components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When there is an imbalance in this tear system, a person may experience dry eyes. When tears do not adequately lubricate the eye, you may experience any one of the following symptoms; • Pain • A gritty sensation • Blurring of vision • Redness • Light sensitivity • A feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eye • Itching More than often, if a person with dry eyes has excess tears running down the cheeks, this too can be an indicator for dry eyes; which may seem confusing. Excess tearing happens when the eye isn't getting enough lubrication. The body’s response to this imbalance is to send a distress signal through the nervous system for more lubrication - the eye responds by flooding itself with tears to try to compensate for the underlying dryness.

In addition to an imbalance in the tear-flow system, dry eyes can be caused by conditions that dry the tear film out. This is often caused by the dry air from air conditioning or heat pump, staring for long periods at electronic devices, stepping out into a cool breeze or other environmental conditions. Other conditions that may cause dry eyes are: • Natural aging processes; especially menopause • Side effects of some drugs including but not limited to antihistamines and birth control pills • Structural eyelid problems that don't allow them to close properly • Systemic diseases that affect the ability of the eye to make tears, such as; rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and collagen vascular diseases

for your tear film imbalance. If you suffer from chronic dry eyes, it is important to note that you should use the eye drops even when your eyes feel fine. Keeping up with lubricating your eyes is the key to success in keeping your dry eye issues at bay and keeping your tear film in balance. If you wake up with dry or watery eyes you should consider using a thicker lubricant or an ointment before going to bed at night. A natural way to increase your natural oil production is to stimulate the glands in your eye lids. The meibomian glands that are located in your upper and lower lids align themselves in rows like tubes of toothpaste with little caps on them. Heating the lids with the aid of a warm-hot facecloth or an eye mask (available from Visique Milford Optometrists) not only helps unblock the meibomian glands and thus increase oil flow but has been shown to stimulate the production of further oils. The facecloth or eye mask should be worn for at least two minutes. In addition to warm compresses, a light massage of the lids with either a cotton-bud or your index finger near the lash margin of both upper and lower lids may help get the oils flowing. Roll your finger up on the lower lid while looking up such as the motion to get the last bit of the toothpaste out of your toothpaste tube. Repeat the same procedure on the upper lids but in reverse; looking down to the floor roll your finger downwards. Excessive lid massaging can cause irritation to the lids, therefore it should only be performed one to two times per day. Other medication such as steroids can be used for short periods of time, however there is growing evidence that increasing your intake of omega-3 by increasing your oral intake of fish or via omega-3 supplements is very helpful for those suffering from dry eyes. People with dry eyes often experience periods when their dry eye is less of an issue, and sometimes more of an issue. For some though, it can be an on-going problem.

Can Dry Eyes Be Treated?

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Dry eyes cannot be cured, however, there are a number of steps that can be taken to rehabilitate them. Initially, treatments for dry eyes is supportive such as with the use of artificial eye drops and ointments. This is the primary treatment option for dry eyes and there are a range of drops to suit the individual. No one drop works for everyone and we can assist you in making the correct selection

If you have tried some of these measures and are still having issues with dry eyes or you simply just want to talk to us about your dry eyes then call into Visique Milford Optometrists for some advice or book in to see us today.

What causes the dry eyes then?

Melissa Hay, Visique Milford Optometrists,155 Kitchener Road, Milford, 489 4797. Issue 48 - October 2014


Caci: Skincare and Appearance Medicine Professionals

Appearance medicine the modern day fountain of youth? Gone are the days when appearance medicine procedures like Botox® and dermal fillers were only used by the rich and famous, many people are now turning to these measures for a quick beauty fix. Botox® is by far the most common of all non-surgical procedures globally and Caci are the largest appearance medicine providers in the Southern Hemisphere. They have seen treatment numbers rise steadily, having treated over 10,000 people in the past three years in New Zealand. The most popular treatment areas are the frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet (the lines around your eyes). The medicine works by temporarily reducing the action of the treated muscles, softening the lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin. It’s easy to see why Botox® treatments are increasing in popularity. The treatment is quick and simple, the pain is minimal and there is no downtime. Results are remarkable, and are apparent within a few days and last up to several months. The cost of Botox® varies depending on the amount of product needed to achieve the desired results and the areas being treated. The treatment is also affordable, particularly at Caci. Caci offer affordable payment plans with their appearance medicine program, Amerase™ that allows clients to spread the cost of treatments throughout the year. While some people are concerned with the medicine’s history, Botox® actually has a long and well-established safety history. It is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world, with over 2,000 publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. Caci’s advice to those looking into appearance medicine procedures is to do

your research, understand what is possible and find a qualified treatment provider. Caci offer no obligation complimentary consultations so that anyone interested in appearance medicine can talk to a Caci Treatment Coordinator about their concerns, and understand what results are possible. All Caci clients are only injected by Registered Cosmetic Nurses that have undertaken full training at Caci’s Academy. If you would like to learn more about Caci and our treatment programmes call Caci Milford on 09 486 2213 or Caci Albany on 09 475 9279 in confidence and make an appointment for a free consultation or visit Botox® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. Note Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Juvederm® injectable gels are Prescription Medicines containing 24mg/ml cross linked hyaluronic acid. They are used for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People with autoimmune disease; or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, age under 18 or have increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertophic scarring. Possible side effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling/itching/pain on pressure). Induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. These procedures should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risk of these procedures in appearance medicine or if you have concerns or side effects. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland NA 6764

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Issue 48 - October 2014

Milford - Everyone's Place: Crafty Knitwits

What's happening at Crafty? What on earth is going on at Crafty Knitwits? Well the knitting group is going well, sometimes almost spilling out the door. Some very gorgeous projects going on and also some great progress with beginner knitters. The lovely calendar that Camille completed, held up by Claudia Struthers and Camille Wills.

Same can be said for the crochet group, great to see such a lot of creativity. Our new class/group of stitching started in September (Thursday nights – 6.30pm to 8pm). This is an interesting class and at the moment working with stitching on hand dyed wool fabric. We have some samples in store if you would like to see what is being done at the moment. This group will continue running every Thursday evening. You don't need to register, just turn up at 6.30pm and Shelly will look after you. Cost per class is $10 plus materials. Our Advent Calendar class with Claudia from Tiffanies has just finished. Look at the lovely calendar that Camille completed... just lovely. We do still have a few panels left in store. The panels are $18.50 each and have instructions on how to complete printed on them. You do need to have additional fabric to back and bind. Great to complete this project for Christmas! We have also been busy rearranging the store to ensure we keep all of our craft and cafe customers happy and comfortable. So downstairs we now have a fabric room which is great for quietly browsing the range, a yarn wall for choosing your New Zealand and English yarns, a stitching and haberdashery nook for choosing your next stitching project or haberdashery requirements, complete with button selection and trolley to lay the buttons on your garment to check suitability. Upstairs, we have rearranged the knitting patterns so that you can sit and study the range easily. We still have the Filatura Di Crosa yarn corner complete with the pattern range in one place for ease of browsing and choosing. We have rearranged the cafe a little which has lightened up the whole corner area. We have based these changes on customer feedback and business growth. We love our space and will continue improving it and innovating as we progress. About innovation... we do currently offer a catering service, so if you are requiring finger foods for a function, we are happy to deliver this service. We can offer waiting service if required. Starting November 1st, we will also be offering of r in the cafe area Kerry Bowles and Linda Geo a Picnic Basket service e. stor ord their Crafty Knitwits Milf suitable for beach picnics or boating trips. We will

outline more detail on this in the next Channel Magazine, or simply inquire in store and we can discuss your needs. Yes busy, busy, busy! Crafty Knitwits Store & Cafe, 101 Kitchener Road, Milford. Phone 4862724 or 0212164711 or visit:

Crafty Knitwits CafĂŠ Serving Devonshire tea/coffee and scones, club sandwiches, a selection of two different high tea menus, slithers of delicious cakes, slices, light breakfast available from 7.30am. All based on good old fashioned baking just like our Nana used to make! Issue 48 - October 2014


Book Reviews for Booklovers from The Booklover

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The Rosie Effect Graeme Simsion $37


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Us David Nicholls $38 David Nicholls brings all the wit and intelligence that graced his international bestseller One Day in this bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Douglas Petersen understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, win the respect of his son, and will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong? Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head.

The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies sold around the world. In this highly anticipated sequel, Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching while Rosie completes her second year at Columbia Medical School. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant. In true Tillman style, Don instantly becomes an expert on all things obstetric. But in between immersing himself in a new research study on parenting and implementing the Standardised Meal System (pregnancy version), Don’s old weaknesses resurface. And while he strives to get the technicalities right, he gets the emotions all wrong, and risks losing Rosie when she needs him most. Once again, The Rosie Effect is a charming and hilarious romantic comedy.

Reach Laurence Fearnley $38

Nora Webster Colm Toibin $35 It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She is fiercely intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at times kind, but she is trapped by her circumstances, and waiting for any chance which will lift her beyond them. Slowly, through the gift of music and the power of friendship, she finds a glimmer of hope and a way of starting again. As the dynamic of the family changes, she seems both intensely self-possessed but also a figure of great moral ambiguity. The portrait that is painted in the years that follow is harrowing, piercingly insightful, always tender and deeply true. Nora is a character as resonant as Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary, and Nora Webster illuminates our own lives in a way that is rare in literature. Its humanity and compassion forge an unforgettable reading experience.

From the award-winning New Zealand author of the acclaimed bestseller The Hut Builder. One of the reasons Quinn was attracted to etchings was the deep, rich, black of the oily ink. A good layer of black ink was fathomless, like the sky or the sea at night. It was as black as the unconscious mind, full of life but beyond reach. Quinn is a successful artist creating new works for an upcoming exhibition. She lives on the coast with Marcus, a vet who left his wife for her and lost contact with his young daughter Audrey as a result. Entering their lives is Callum, a deep-sea diver with a love of the ocean. As the countdown to Quinn’s exhibition progresses, each faces challenges and must make choices that will test their loyalties and have a far-reaching impact on their future. Reach is about risk-taking and the ways in which creativity, struggle and danger empower individuals and enrich life.

No 8 Re-Wired: 202 New Zealand Inventions That Changed the World Jon Bridges & David Downs $45

Holiday at Home Jason Grant $50

This comprehensive, entertaining treasury of New Zealand inventions is jam-packed with the stories behind the creations and the crafty people who dreamt them up. From well-known innovations (human flight, the discovery of DNA, the pavlova) to lesser-known feats (instant coffee, the referee’s whistle, the electronic petrol pump) to the newest in high-tech world-firsts (robots and jetpacks!), it is the most complete book ever on Kiwi ingenuity.


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Taking inspiration from beach houses, road-trips, country hotels and summer holidays spent camping, acclaimed stylist Jason Grant shows you how to style your spaces to evoke that carefree, fresh and fun holiday feeling in your own home. Filled with practical advice, you will learn how to bring the outdoors in, understand how to best capture natural light, and see how easy it is to up-cycle secondhand items.

Milford - Everyone's Place: Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre

Milford - Everyone's Place: Molton Brown Hair & Beauty By Elizabeth Rutland Director, owner and senior stylist at Molton Brown.

Going to Great Lengths Elizabeth Rutland.

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Oh, for just one God!

I have recently been doing a little more research on attitudes regarding the use of religious objects in home decor and came across some 'online threads' discussing the use of objects like Buddhas and other religious pieces in places like bathrooms and elsewhere in homes. Many comments were 'sensible' and non-aggressive but some of the other responses were very aggressive, hostile, and sometimes downright abusive. The comment that I found most suited to my own thoughts was this one: "I've noticed a number of homes where the focal point of a room is a religious piece of art. I personally find that these lovely old pieces have a calming effect while also being decorative. To me, incorporating spiritual objects bring a sense of warmth without having devout reasons." The spate of intolerant and nasty comments I'd rather not mention at all! What the discussion highlighted to me was the vast difference in, and strength of, opinion on the subject - nothing new, of course, as religion has always been a contentious issue in the development of mankind.The world, or rather it's people, seem to be tearing themselves to pieces as those of varying religions and sects continue to slaughter each other in ever-increasing numbers and ever more horrible ways.Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if all those 'who believe' could just accept everyone else's beliefs and get on with enjoying what this wonderful world of ours has to offer us? Even better - imagine just one God for all and the lasting world peace and tranquility this would bring. Won't happen will it! Anyway, back to reality... The images shown are just a small selection of collectible religious pieces. Religious history is often both vivid, and violent, and, together with the huge variation of religions and beliefs, it can be a fascinating subject. As we've discussed, interior décor that includes cultural or religious symbols can be a delicate subject, but for many of us such representations have lately become less related to religion and more inclined towards art in general. Come visit us sometime soon. Bernard.

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Milford Centre: Citta Design

Citta Design's First Store on the Shore! Citta Design presents enduring design staples and limited edition seasonal collections for lifestyle and home that are always fresh and original. With each collection, they share a global design story through the pattern, colour and texture of the products and textiles, encouraging their customers to be curators at home – sharing their personal stories through the objects that surround them. From this month, Citta Design will have a base on the Shore with a gorgeous new store opening in Milford Centre on October 15th. Based on a relaxed antipodean philosophy of life and travel, their products are designed in New Zealand to be useful, beautiful and even a little bit fun.Developed under the direction of Senior Designer Imogen Tunnicliffe, the collections take inspiration from the world’s unique cultures. The company was founded by CEO Margot Acland, initially setting up as an importer and retailer of Italian ceramics. Margot very quickly grew the importing and wholesaling side of the business and over the last 10 years has fostered an ethos of original design and quality products, and developed the Citta Design brand to what it is today. Since August 2013 the brand has grown rapidly, opening two new stores in Auckland, one in Wellington and one in Hamilton, which opened last month, and its first flagship store in Sydney. With Citta Design’s summer collections having a strong beach and outdoor selection, including hammocks, bean bags, beach towels and kitchenware for


outdoor entertaining, the brand has had its sights set on a North Shore store location for a while now. "With customers travelling far afield to visit our Auckland stores in Grey Lynn, Mt Eden and Britomart, we know that our customers have been eager for us to open on the shore for a while now. We’re thrilled to be opening at The Milford Shopping Centre and look forward to bringing our full collection closer to our customers on the shore," said CEO Margot Acland. The Milford Citta Design store will be opening on October 15th with the new summer collection ‘A Midsummer Daydream’ inspired by the exotic city of Hanoi and its exciting convergence of history with modernity, and energy with serenity. This season the design style references traditional handcrafting techniques and embraces delicate imperfection in a contemporary way. This brings an informal, fresh feel and relaxed texture to the collection which is all about finding precious moments of peace away from the bustle of modern life. Simple and unfussy without bold, hard edges, patterns celebrate the imperfect and handmade. Traditional ceramic floor tiles lend mellow tones to cushion covers, as do botanicals, in both florals and foliage. The collection is designed to make your home a cool and comfy sanctuary throughout a long and balmy summer. Citta Design opens in Milford Centre on October 15th.

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Milford Centre Issue 48 - October 2014


Auckland Council with George Wood

September 20th presents new National Government This is going to be an interesting time at Auckland Council as we learn more about the composition of the new Government. A main priority of most Councillors will be to gain an understanding of the key Ministers. Local government, transport, housing, environment and police are always ministerial positions that interest the Council and communities across Auckland. Since I became involved with local government through the former North Shore City Council, I know that it does take time and effort to build strong relationships with new Minsters. There is legislation that has been held over since the last Parliament that will have to be looked at by the new Government to determine how it will be progressed. One item of interest will be the Central Rail Link project which Mayor Brown wants to start in 2016 but the National government have given a start date of 2020. This is a $2.4 billion project funded as a 50/50 joint venture between Auckland and Wellington. As the projected costings of the project increases, the more my concern about the feasibility of the project also increases. As I point out below Auckland Council is having huge issues in developing a ten-year budget and cutting too many essential Council services will not be received well by Aucklanders.

Huge Reductions to Auckland Council budgets on the horizon The newly proposed rate increases of 2.5% across the board and 3.7% on average for residential ratepayers has meant that council staff have had to create a new long term plan budget. The Governing Body and Council staff are now in the midst of discussions and negotiations to see which changes to the budget will be implemented and which adjustments will be rejected. Through efficiency savings across the board, there have already been huge reductions to bring the average rates increase down to 2.5%. If the rates are to be capped at 2.5% for the next two years, further savings will need to be identified. This process will not be pleasant and every Council department and Council-Controlled Organisation will be closely examined to see where further savings can be made. Auckland Transport is the first organisation that has been examined for costsaving measures. Transport presently represents the most significant proportion of the

George Wood is a North Shore ward councillor on the Auckland Council. The former three-term mayor of North Shore City lives in Forrest Hill with wife Myra.

total Council budget and it is therefore fitting that Auckland Transport is first to address where savings can be made. One of the measures that Auckland Transport recently presented to the Governing Body was reducing their rates-funded capital programme by $100 million. This will impact the entire region and I will be closely monitoring what projects on the North Shore will be deferred. On the North Shore, there were numerous deferrals suggested to the Finance and Performance Committee on the 21 August 2014. These have included funding for coastal walkways, community facility renewals, improvements to public facilities, and town centre improvements. This is obviously a worrying forecast for the North Shore, and the DevonportTakapuna Chair, Mike Cohen, made a presentation to the Finance and Performance Committee on the 24 September 2014 to announce the Local Board’s opposition to the proposed deferrals. Projects that were mentioned included: • Community facility renewals • Foundation infrastructure • Pedestrian coastal access (Torpedo Bay) • Coastal walkway (Takapuna-Milford and Devonport) • Natural Outdoor Sport Surface (Greville Reserve) • Toilets (Ngataringa Park) • Town Centre (Devonport-Barclay-Clarence) Furthermore, one of the more concerning deferrals, which is also a Local Board priority project, is the Wairau Stream Bridge. As there has already been $250,000 expended on this project, to have it deferred would be a disappointment for the community. One other item of note is that Takapuna Metro Centre is the only spatial priority area marked for the North Shore. This could limit the funding that Local Boards are able to allocate towards other growing town centres on the North Shore, including the Northcote, Devonport, Highbury and Milford town centres. By early November we must have a decision as to what is in or out of the draft long term plan before the plan goes for public consultation in January 2015. Contact:


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Auckland Heritage Festival: Memories of Milford, October 12th

Images and Song

- Memories of Milford Looking down Sheriff's Hill towards Milford (before 1922). Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 15. Ref: PAColl-7081-32. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

A great family day, organised by Milford Residents Association as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival The Milford Residents' Association is hosting another delightful day of memories and music at the Milford Reserve as part of the 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival. From the 1910s to the 1950s, Milford was one of Auckland's most popular entertainment destinations with the attractions of the beach, Ye Olde Pirate Shippe dance hall, the Milford Picturedrome, tea kiosks and the huge saltwater swimming pool.

We have over 40 new photographs in our exhibition including pictures of devastating storm damage in 1936 and of the early town centre and homes in the 1920s. Many people still fondly recall going to dances at the Pirate Shippe while others are amazed that such a curious structure ever existed on the Milford foreshore. In 2014, we are hosting the sophisticated Mira Lacey Jazz Ensemble in a concert of great songs evoking the era of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday. Mira has a beautiful alto voice and a backing ensemble of top jazz musicians who will capture the atmosphere of Milford's heyday brilliantly. We have over 40 new photographs in our exhibition including pictures of devastating storm damage in 1936 and of the early town centre and homes in the 1920s.

Bathing pool at Milford (1936). Whites Aviation Ltd Photographs. Ref: WA-03161-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

If you have a vintage/classic car (1910s to 1950s) and would like to be part of our car display, please contact This is a free event generously funded by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. Sunday October 12th, Noon until 5pm, Milford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford. Photo exhibition noon to 5.00pm, Concert 2.30pm to 4pm. For more info visit: Issue 48 - October 2014


Choice in Cheltenham

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Back: Isabell Povey, Victoria Maurice, Ange Chamberlain Front: Renee van Cooten, Leanne Rose.

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Local hairstyling, naturally In many places, in many industries, trends are pointing towards local, natural, and vintage. Vauxhall Rose is the culmination of a stylish Devonport woman’s dream. And, it very much fits with all of the above trends. Leanne Rose is a hugely-experienced hairstylist whose work has graced our television screens over many years, and who, with a talented team behind her, is continuing to make a name for herself, this time away from the small screen. “This has been my long-term dream to have this place!” She says, having eyed up the Vauxhall Road spot for quite some time before finally taking the





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Interior Trends: with Amanda Neill

An adorable area of the Shore we feel needs shouting about is Cheltenham. This picturesque part of Devonport has exploded as a characterful community hub on Vauxhall Road, with the beach just around the corner. The enviable array of beautiful businesses are run by positive, hardworking local people. Cheltenham - it's choice!

Logical Attracts Geometrics! Amanda Neill.

plunge to set up there when the opportunity arose two years ago. She said: “It’s more like the old-fashioned, traditional salon experience we offer here, but we also like to stay up to date with the latest trends.” Her partnership with make up guru Renee van Cooten is a match made in styling heaven. Vauxhall Rose offers the whole hair and make up styling package, with a focus on the natural. The Chara range of make up products sold and used in the salon by Renee - who worked with Leanne on many television projects - are a new wave of organic make up products. They include a gel eyeliner made with beeswax and coconut oil, which Renee raves about, as well as BB anti-aging creams and foundations that contain SPFs whilst also being natural. Nails are a part of the Vauxhall Rose mix, and again, the emphasis is away from the usual chemical-based treatments. Victoria Maurice is the resident nail technician and is currently loving the traditional-style manicure and pedicures she offers, as opposed to the acrylic and gel nails that have dominated the industry in recent years. In hair colouring, the salon uses ammonia-free products, with talented hair colourist Isabell Povey keen on giving clients the most natural hair colouring experience possible. Former Vauxhall Rose hairstylist Ange Chamberlain, who also has many years of styling experience for television, has been welcomed back to the Cheltenham salon. She is looking forward to seeing plenty of familiar faces as well as new clients looking for a refreshing change. Evo hair product range - unsurprisingly natural - is used and stocked, as are Kevin Murphy lines. There is a gorgeous vintage feel to the interior, with original retro orange hair dryers and furniture pieces that would not have looked out of place in your grandparents’ 1960s or 70s bach. The team is friendly and fun, as well as hugely experienced and talented. It’s no wonder Vauxhall Rose is locallybased Kiwi music icon Neil Finn’s hair salon of choice. Go and see why for yourself.

Geometrics are up-trending this year. Amanda Neill, leading Auckland interior design talks the trend and why it’s here to stay. Geometrics are everywhere right now. The term ‘geometric prints’ includes hexagons, polyhedrons, circles and zigzags. These shapes may appear modern and futuristic but it’s a trend that has established itself over time and through history, as both the Moroccans and Ancient Greeks used geometric patterns in their interior design and architecture. Geometry is all about rules, people who embrace rationality, logic and organisation often feel drawn to such patterns. If you are looking for a quick way to update your space why not use the trend in its recent form by way of décor and soft furnishings, cushions, rugs, fabrics, window treatments etc. Geometrics and the trend have now evolved into a more permanent feature in interior design and are now appearing in tiles, wallpaper, wall features, lighting and much more. To really bring your space right up to date, why not incorporate metallic or use one of the softer summer shades of pastel. When using geometrics in the home it’s important to get the balance right using too many layers will create a lack of harmony in the space. An easy way to use the trend is to focus on one central piece to feature the print - a sofa, rug or feature wall using wallpaper or tiles. If you would like to incorporate Geometrics into your home come and see us at Designworx to make this trend come to life. Enjoy! Amanda and the Designworx team. Designworx, Interior Design Studio, 64 Vauxhall Road, Devonport. 09 445 1098.

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By Maria Teape - Devonport Community Coordinator, Devonport Peninsula Trust

Maria Teape. PROUDLY SPONSORED AND or more at any participating PROUDLY SPONSORED AND or more at any participating PROMOTED BY THE DEVONPORT PROUDLY SPONSORED AND Devonport store and or more at any participating PROUDLY SPONSORED AND PROMOTED BY THE DEVONPORT or more at any participating Devonport store and BUSINESS PROMOTEDASSOCIATION. BY THE DEVONPORT complete an entry form. Devonport store and PROMOTED BY THE DEVONPORT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. There’s plenty happening in Devonport peninsula this month Devonport store and complete an entry form. IN ASSOCIATION WITH: BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. complete an entry form. BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. IN ASSOCIATION WITH: complete anConditions entry form. The Auckland Heritage Festival (27th to 12th October) continues IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Closing date Thurs 19th Dec. More information available in participating stores. Terms and apply.September IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Closing date Thurs 19th Dec. More information available in participating stores. Terms and Conditions apply. withonly. lots of great to attend around the Devonport area. The Closing date will Thurs 19th Dec. More available participating stores. Terms andevents Conditions apply. Winners be announced Moninformation 23rd Dec. Prize to beinspent in Devonport Judges decision nal. Closing date will Thurs 19th Dec. More available participating stores. Terms and decision Conditions apply. Winners be announced Moninformation 23rd Dec. Prize to beinspent in Devonport only. Judges nal. Bayswater Community Committee Winners will be announced Mon 23rd Dec. Prize to be spent in Devonport only. Judges decision nal. have organised a free walk entitled Winners will be announced Mon 23rd Dec. Prize to be spent in Devonport only. Judges decision nal.

Bayswater Environs on Sunday 5th October, starting at 12:30pm. Explore the Bayswater peninsular a walk and talk discussing itsSPONSORED past, present and PROUDLY AND or more at any with participating PROUDLY SPONSORED AND more at futureor theany Firstparticipating World and environmental PROUDLY SPONSORED AND PROMOTED BY THE history. DEVONPORT orthrough more at any participating Devonport store and War, urban design PROMOTED BY THE DEVONPORT Devonport store and PROMOTED BY THE DEVONPORT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. Meetcomplete at the O'Neill's Pointand Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater. Devonport store an entry form. BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. complete an entry form. BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. IN ASSOCIATION WITH: local complete anlead entry form. Greig, long term The walk/talk is by Michael resident and passionate IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Kevin Hill, of major sponsor Harcourts, draws the winning entries in IN ASSOCIATION WITH:is Closing date Thurs 19th Dec. More information available in participating stores. Terms and Conditions apply. history enthusiast, with input from local residents. Also, Devonport Museum the 'Win an iPad' promotion. Closing date Thurs 19th Dec. More information available in participating stores. Terms and Conditions apply. Closing date will Thurs 19th Dec. More available participating stores. Terms and decision Conditions apply. Winners be announced Moninformation 23rd Dec. Prize to beinspent in Devonport only. Judges  nal. having a special display of WW1nal. memories. The central part of the display is the Winners will be announced Mon 23rd Dec. Prize to be spent in Devonport only. Judges decision Winners will be announced Mon 23rd Dec. Prize to be spent in Devonport only. Judges decision nal. collection of photos and details of Devonport people who died in the First World War. The associated displays include music, pictures and other materials which contribute to our understanding of Devonport during those years. Devonport Museum, located in Mt Cambria Reserve, Devonport, is open daily throughout the Auckland Heritage Festival, 10am-12pm week days, 12pm-4pm weekends. For Shoppers have been filling in entry slips at many more information on Auckland Heritage Festival events visit: www.heritagefestival. Devonport stores in recent weeks in a bid to win one of On Sunday 5th October, Devonport Peninsula Trust is joining forces with the two iPads in a promotion run by Devonport Business Navy and Auckland Transport to hold a Bayswater Family Bike Day at Northboro Association. Major sponsor Harcourts' representative Reserve. The aim of the day is to get people out on their bikes enjoying our Kevin Hill had the honour of drawing the winning fantastic shared paths and parks. There will be a bike mechanic onsite providing entries last last month, with Kathy Gent and Gillian free bike safety checks, bike bells and shared path maps giveaways, a preschool Day, both from Devonport, coming out winners. play area and sausage sizzle. The event runs from 2pm to 5pm. As the days slowly get warmer, many of us start to think about getting into shape for the summer months. JETS Run provides an opportunity for the whole Shoppers who spent $20 or more in a Devonport business were able to family to build up their fitness together within a friendly running group. The fill in an entry form to go in to win the two top techno prizes. Store that popular weekly run starts-up on Wednesday 15th October at 6pm. There are collected the most entries were New World, Devonport Flowers, House of options of both 3km and 5km routes, starting at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum Toys, Nord and Firestone Auto Repairs. at the end of King Edward Parade. Costs are $6 adult or $4 child. For more info Interim Business Improvement District Manager Murray Hill was pleased contact Paul Cornish: 0274 379 423. with how the promotion to encourage local shopping was received by On Sunday 19th October, 1pm-3pm, the Kids for Kids Market is back by businesses and shoppers alike. popular demand at Devonport Community House. Kids are invited to book a table ($5 booking cost) to sell their pre-loved clothes, books, toys or crafts and goods they have made. There will be local kids busking, an art and craft zone, food stalls and more. Last time this event was held it was hugely popular, so get in quick to book a stall! Car-boot sales option available also. Contact: Devonport Community House ph: 445 3068, email: Last but not least, kids and parents are invited to take part in the Bayswater HUGE SELECTION OF Halloween Trail; cycle, scooter or walk along our spooky trail to search for clues, SECONDHAND BOOKS treats and maybe experience some tricks along the way, plus there will be spot prizes and a sausage sizzle at the end. This is a free family event organised by We sell online via WE’RE STILL OPEN Devonport Peninsula Trust and Auckland Transport. EVERY DAY DESPITE THE That’s all from me this time. ROADWORKS IN FRONT Open seven days Maria

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Viaduct visit or a swim at the Tepid Baths, with an ice cream from Rebecca Jones. Valentino's on the way back. Occasionally my husband and I go over to see a show. Or I'll go with some friends for a girls' night out.

4. Have you had any particularly memorable ferry crossings? Picking up my husband from the Harbour Crossing swim - I was glad I didn't have to swim! 5. Where's your favourite spot on board? I'm usually parked up in the pram area, but when I'm alone I like sitting out the back watching Devonport or the city fade into the distance. 6. Something you do / or could do in the time it takes to make the crossing...? I like just watching the activity around The Cloud and the fishermen, and taking in the views and fresh air. Most of the time though I try and keep our kids away from all the tourist flyers... I always find several tucked away in the pram when we get home. 7. Who is your favourite 'captain'? Richie McCaw. Or, captain of a ship...Captain Stubing.

Facial redness becomes obvious after the age of 30 due to the cumulative effects of UV exposure. It is almost universal in photoaged skins.

So what are the options once the damage is done? Well obviously, use of a good sunscreen every day is a good place to start to prevent further damage. Treatment wise, Intense Pulsed Light therapy is still a preferred method, and a series of 4-6 treatments performed once a month can make a vast improvement to the appearance of redness in the skin. The other exciting new development in the war on redness, is the groundbreaking serum developed by Ultraceuticals to visibly reduce redness associated with photodamage. Fresh on the shelves at Face It Beauty, the new Ultra REDAction Complex has unique ingredients to minimise redness and strengthen the skins barrier function. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and rosaceaprone skin. We are so confident that you will see visible results with this serum, that we are offering all customers a 100% risk free money back guarantee. There is no fine print. Purchase the product before 30th November 2014, and if you're not satisfied with the performance of Ultra RED-Action Complex, you can get a full refund. So what are you waiting for? Pop into Face It Beauty and get your hands on the new Ultra RED-Action Complex. You have nothing to lose, except your facial redness!

Catch a ferry to the city with Fullers Take advantage of regular weekend ferry services from Birkenhead, Northcote Point, Devonport or Bayswater wharves to Auckland City. It’s a relaxing way to travel to and from Downtown Auckland. No traffic jams, no parking costs and café bars onboard. Visit or any Fullers Ticket Office for timetables or booking information.


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A North Shore Music Theatre production

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Celebrating the Musical is a rich programme of musical numbers selected and drawn together to represent the wonderful world of musical theatre. Indeed, musical theatre through some of its most poignant, comic, romantic, exciting, loving, threatening and truly human moments. Come with us to celebrate some of the most memorable musicals from the last six decades, in what promises to be 90 minutes of show stopping brilliance!

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This month, business growth specialist Chris Reid of The Business Engine talks business plans...

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Business Plan

– it’s the GPS of your business If you were contemplating driving off on an adventure to some unknown parts you would probably check some maps and do some research on the best way to go and set the GPS. If you have recently started a business you should do the same. Establish some goals and objectives. Then think about how you might achieve those and what this will require. You need to set some specific marketing objectives and timeline the implementation of these. Think also about the resources required – materials, plant staff and finance. Be careful not to underestimate working capital. The cost of getting started is comparatively simple to predict. How long it will take to become cash positive is much more difficult. You need to make sales, invoice customers and wait to receive their payments. In the interim you need to pay your operating expenses. This will require spare (working) capital and or some bank finance. If you approach your bank for financial assistance they will want to see your business plan as part of their assessment. They will also want some financial forecasts or budgets based upon the plan. There is no right or wrong plan. It does not have to run to extensive pages of highly coloured print. Just clearly lay out the objectives, the actions required to achieve these and include some financial projections. Even two to three pages is sufficient provided it hits the right notes! To make your plan of real use you need to assign responsibilities and timelines. This will give some accountability and prevent the business just drifting along. Once you have your plan do not just let it gather dust. Refer to it frequently and use it to monitor the performance of the business. If things are not working to plan, review and make changes. Do not just wait for things to come right. They rarely do by themselves! A sound plan and regular reviews will greatly enhance the chance of success for your business. It is the GPS of your business! If you use this process you will arrive at your business destination in much better shape than your competitor who just sets off with no plan. If you are struggling to get started, reach out for help

Join us for the Spring School holidays and make an awesome Kit n Caboodle bag. The Kit n Caboodle bag is the perfect size to store away all your treasures. Stamped with a machine-washable blank ships’ badge, the decorating is all up to you. Use our fabric pens, then once ironed back at home your designs become machine-washable too. Why not take inspiration from our Art Home At War exhibition, which looks at wartime quilts and embroidery and stitch your design into your bag? We’ll give you all you need and show you how. To finish off your design you can add some Navy charms.

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Groups over 10 people must pre-book. Blunt tapestry needles and small parts are used during this activity, accompanying adult help and supervision may be required. Issue 48 - October 2014


Spotlight on: Hauraki Blue Cruises

Luxury and adventure on the Hauraki Gulf… For thousands of years, people who’ve grown grumpy and jaded by daily life have looked to the sea. The dream of the open ocean was full of unlimited possibilities - of escape, romance, and freedom. And it still is. This is the idea behind the latest addition to Auckland’s harbour – Hauraki Blue Cruises. Using New Zealand’s largest permanently based cruise ship, they offer overnight journeys on the Hauraki Gulf, with an unequalled level of comfort from the moment you step on board. But it’s more than just luxury – Hauraki Blue also provides adventure, with kayaks, snorkeling gear, and a small motorboat to transport you to any number of pristine island beaches. Passengers can conclude their afternoon of sightseeing and activity with drinks on the sundeck, followed by dinner showcasing the freshest New Zealand cuisine, then off to bed in one of the 30 panoramic ocean view cabins. In addition to the overnight trips, Hauraki Blue offer short lunchtime cruises from their base in the Viaduct Harbour. The ship can also be chartered for weddings, conferences and private functions for up to 100 people.

Overnight Cruise • Departs Viaduct Harbour at 3.00pm, returns 9.00am the following day • Adults: from NZD$299 | Children: from NZD$224.25

Lunch Cruise • Departs Viaduct Harbour at 11.00am, returns 1.30pm • Adults: from NZD$99 | Children: from NZD$49.50 NB: Bar charges not included in above prices Call Hauraki Blue Cruises now to find out more 0800 334339.


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LOOKING FOR A LIFE LESS ORDINARY? Whether you want to get away from the kids, take a break from work, celebrate a wedding or anniversary, or simply indulge in a day and night of luxury and adventure, book a cruise with Hauraki Blue. Beautiful food, secluded beaches, kayaking, and your own double cabin overlooking the water are all included for just $299 per person. Departs 3.00pm - Returns 9.00am Bookings essential

Call now to find out more.

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Pure Healthcare: With Dr. Cherye Roche

Running Injuries

Bad Training Or Bad Biomechanics?

Dr. Cherye Roche. Sports Chiropractor.

Top Running Problems Revealed and Resolved! The best way to stay injury free is to train properly, eat right, and keep the body in balance and alignment. Prevention is the best way to avoid injuries that can halt your training very quickly. If you are experiencing any of the common running injuries, you will recognize one of the conditions on this list. These questions take a look at running injuries from ‘outside the box’. Ask yourself the following questions: 1. Why would you have ACHILLES TENDONOSIS in just one tendon? (Or one is worse than the other - both legs ran the same distance, in the same shoes, right?) 2. If your PLANTAR FASCIITIS (heel pain or foot arch pain) was due to your running, why doesn’t everyone who has trained like you have it? 3. Do you have METATARSALGIA (ball of foot pain) because you have a deficiency of Nurofen or Ibuprofen? Yes you have inflammation, but WHY? 4. Are your SHIN SPLINTS (Posterior tibial tendonosis) due to the fact that your skin is not tight enough? No? Then why are you strapping tape around your leg as if it is? 5. Is your KNEE CAP PAIN (Patello-Femoral Tracking Syndrome) really due to a weakness in an individual muscle in your knee or butt? Why one side and not the other? What makes one knee or hip muscle spontaneously weak? 6. Why do you have a big BUNION on one foot, and a smaller one (or no bunion) on the other foot? Did you know that BUNIONS are never a result of improper footwear? They result from the collapse of two of the three arches in your foot! 7. HIP PAIN / ITBS (Iliotibial Band syndrome) is not present because you have not had enough excruciating deep tissue massage in your life? Massage is supposed to feel good! 8. Is HAMSTRING STRAIN really due to lack of stretching? You stretch every day – before and after your runs. You train smart and gradually increase your distance/speed – and yet your hammies are TIGHT AS by the end of your run. Why is that? 9. Is your LOW BACK PAIN due to LEG LENGTH INEQUALITY? – Is one leg really longer than the other? Why is it that your practitioner can balance your leg length, only to have it out of balance again at the next visit? The answer to all of these questions may be the same - BAD FOOT BIOMECHANICS! The solution may well be the addition of custom, functional RUNFLEX foot orthotics, prescribed using the dynamic data generated by GAITSCAN® from The Orthotic Group (TOG), added to your treatment plan. Your unique foot biomechanics are the foundation of your movement when standing, walking or running. Many chronic overuse runners’ injuries can be traced back to their foot mechanics and how this affects all of the joints right up through the kinetic chain

from the foot to the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis and spine. Along with good injury treatment with joint adjustments, massage, stretching and rehab exercises custom orthotics, can provide the dynamic support your foot needs to function more efficiently to allow for healing of injuries, as well as performance enhancement during training and racing. However, getting this right requires orthotics that are prescribed to meet the unique requirement of each of your feet individually, using pressure plate technology to analyse your dynamic foot in motion. Running footwear is also an important factor to consider. Your running shoes can tell you a lot. When you look at the wear pattern, the outer heal should be slightly worn and the centre of the forefoot should be slightly worn. Any deviation from that signifies the need for a prescription orthotics with modifications that address those imbalances. Runners stand to benefit greatly from Sports Chiropractic care because of the gruelling nature of the sport and it’s potentially detrimental effects on the joints of the foot, knees, and hips. Just like tires that can wear out quickly on a poorly-aligned front end, the human body breaks down when it’s out of alignment. Running is one of the easiest and most popular ways to stay fit. It is also one of the easiest ways to develop an injury. The best way to avoid running injuries is to prevent them. The following list represents the best ways to prevent an injury: • Stretch – learn a basic stretch routine and follow it before and after a run • Wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed • Get custom orthotics to provide optimal biomechanics to your foot function • Cross train to prevent overuse syndrome • Avoid overtraining and build your mileage gradually • Keep your body in proper alignment through regular Chiropractic care For more in-depth information about running injury biomechanics you can go to Happy Running!

Pure Healthcare, 1 Airborne Rd, Albany 0632. Phone: 414 2225. 112

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The Healthy Channel: With John Appleton I have been writing articles on topics related to our health for a number of years and in Channel I keep you up to date on ways in which we might improve our health by becoming more aware of the many options that are available to us.

Is There a Link Between Diet Crime And Delinquency? John Appleton.

As I see it - by John Appleton

I have a book in my bookcase titled ‘Diet Crime and Delinquency’. It’s a fascinating account of the strong links between what we eat (or don’t eat) and the way we behave. Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances can impair brain function and set the stage for criminal behaviour, say scientists who have conducted studies that confirm the links. Forget tougher punishments and hiring more police; research is showing that a solution to crime and violence could be found on the dinner plate. These findings are not new and what surprises me is that there is little interest in this approach at Government level. I have previously suggested that we conduct studies in our prisons and indeed at schools where behavioural problems are of concern. For some reason our politicians remain locked into a system which focuses on throwing more and more money at the problem while refusing to acknowledge the role of nutrition. Back in the 70’s Bill Walsh, a scientist from Argonne National Laboratory in the U.S., studied mineral levels in the hair of 24 pairs of brothers. In each case one brother was ‘good’ and the other a ‘boy from hell’. The results stunned him. The ‘good’ boys had normal mineral levels but the delinquents had two distinctive patterns. One group had very high copper and very low zinc, sodium and potassium and the other group had very low zinc and copper and very high sodium and potassium. Interestingly the troublemakers had high lead and cadmium levels – three times higher than their well-behaved brothers. Alexander Schauss author of ‘Diet Crime and Delinquency’ says that environmental exposure to lead is 500 times that experienced by 16th century man. Walsh decided to extend his research to adults and he found exactly the same patterns in 192 adults, half of which were incarcerated criminals and half law abiding adults. He discovered behavioural traits that matched each mineral pattern. People with the very high copper and low zinc would repeatedly lose their temper (violent reaction) and later feel remorse. The people with the low copper and low zinc and high sodium and potassium never had a good day. Walsh found them to be mean and cruel, oppositionally defiant and they had no remorse. It turned out that the violent kids were found to have been born with a metal metabolism disorder and as a result they had an inability to process minerals. Metallothionein is a protein needed for the absorption of zinc and the violent kids have poor Metallothionein in the gut. Subsequently Dr Walsh analysed 207 patients with behavioural disorders who were treated at the Pfeiffer Treatment centre in Illinois. 92% of assaultive patients who followed their prescribed diet and took supplements improved and 58% completely eliminated this type of behaviour. A sociology professor Stephen Schoenthaler at California State University also found powerful links between nutrients and behaviour. Originally a skeptic, Shoenthaler concludes that after 20 years of studies he’s a believer; nutrition has a huge role to play. One study of juvenile delinquents and adult criminals in five U.S. states found that the offenders with the worst behaviour consumed the least vitamins and

minerals. In California prisons convicts with up to four nutritional deficiencies were 50% more likely to be involved in serious violent incidents and those with five to nine nutritional deficiencies were 90% more likely to be involved in such incidents. In the 80’s, Schoenthaler was involved with a study that changed the nutritional content of school lunch served to 1.1 million New York students. In just one year a more wholesome diet led to a 16% increase in academic performance and a 41% decrease in learning disabled children. I wonder what an optimal diet might have achieved. There are many studies like this in several countries. Appleton Central Alternative High School in the town of Appleton Wisconsin opened its doors in 1996 to give individualised attention to students who were struggling in the conventional system. The school is now famous for what was achieved after the introduction of a wellness programme. Prior to this, the only food and beverages available at school were soft drinks chips and snacks from vending machines. Students displayed a lack of concentration, they often interrupted their teachers and peers, listened poorly, visited each other during class, daydreamed and were off task. Students lost their tempers, stormed out of the classroom, used profane language and made inappropriate comments. They also complained about being tired and ill. After the introduction of the wellness programme, which was based on healthy food and exercise, disruptive behaviour and health complaints diminished substantially. Teacher Mary Bruyette said she saw changes “overnight”. She noticed a considerable decrease in impulsive behaviours, such as the use of foul language and the students simply felt better about themselves. The programme was incredibly successful. For me the most interesting part of this programme was another experiment when they had a ‘Junk Food’ Day. No prizes for guessing what happened. Before Junk Food Day, 70% of students said yes to having felt “happy and nice” after school. After Junk Food Day, only 13% responded yes. A total of 76% of students said they slept well before Junk Food Day, compared to 29% after. Only 10% of students complained of a stomach-ache prior to eating junk food but 50% of students reported having a stomach-ache after eating the junk food. As to why it’s not front page news – I guess it’s the same reason why patients with life-threatening illnesses continue to be refused treatment with Vitamin C. An admission that such simple solutions exist could change the way that medicine is practised and that may not be a situation that is welcomed by the medical ‘establishment’. John Appleton, Ph: 09-489-9362. Issue 48 - October 2014


Caring for your Car: with Car-fe

Rob Bonnici is the Car Guy. Rob lives, eats and breathes car cleaning products and services. Having a background in chemicals, car cleaning products and now owning a seven day a week car cleaning and grooming centre, he is without a doubt the most passionate and the most knowledgeable car guy in New Zealand. Rob, along with his wife Siobhan, owns Car-fé facing the motorway in Barry’s Point Road, Takapuna. Rob is more than happy to help you out with any car cleaning issues. Email: or Phone 488-7000.

Grace for Vets at Car-fé FREE CAR WASH for Returned and Current Military Personnel on Tuesday November 11th! American Mike Mountz, owner of Cloister Wash & Lube in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, founded Grace for Vets in 1998. Car wash sites from across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will unite together on November 11th to honour military service by giving FREE washes to those that have served and are serving. To date, over 700 car wash operators have registered to give FREE washes, totalling over 1,600 wash locations worldwide, where military personnel can get a FREE car wash on November 11th. Creator of the free wash programme Grace for Vets, Mike Mountz, was injured whilst serving in the Vietnam War. Mountz found himself in a military hospital in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania surrounded by amputees. Not injured to the extent of the men and women around him were, Mountz was, and remains, personally and profoundly moved by what he witnessed. That day he vowed to help veterans in some way. In 2004, Mountz found that way. He created the ‘Grace for Vets’ programme. The programme is not only a way of saying “thank you” to those who have fought for their country, but also reflects a desire by the industry as a whole to give back. The North Shore has many active service personnel in its midst, with the Royal New Zealand Navy being based in Devonport, and as well as hundreds of returned servicemen and women of different generations. If you know of someone who has served or is serving in the military, help spread the word about this free car wash service on Tuesday 11th November at Car-fe, 87 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna. With many car wash outlets in Australia also offering this free car wash to military personnel on the 11th, Car-fe Takapua owner Rob Bonnici wants to wash as many Kiwi servicemen and women’s cars as possible and beat the Aussies! Help Rob and the team to victory over the Aussies by spreading the word and encouraging military folk along to take advantage of the free car wash on the 11th. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 09 4887000 to discuss. Regards, Robert & Siobhan Bonnici.

Into our third year, Car-Fe are proud sponsors of Grace for Vets Car Wash in New Zealand and Australia. Car-fe Takapuna hope to once again wash the most cars of the day for any car washers participating. Help us get there again this year!

We want to beat Aussie! Support us and help us beat the Australian Car wash record! November 11th

This event is the start of our payback to the community Help us exceed last years target Let's burst the bubble

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87 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna – 488 7000

Outdoor Adventures: with William Pike

William Pike.

William is a well-known Shore identity, a sought-after motivational speaker and an accessible role model to New Zealand youth. He was one of two young climbers caught in a volcanic eruption on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu in 2007. William is passionate about the outdoors and education and has worked as a primary school teacher on the North Shore. However, an exit from teaching has seen William set up the William Pike Challenge Award which is a popular Intermediate and Middle School outdoor education programme run over one school year. He is a monthly columnist for Channel Magazine.

Great Barrier Island by You hear of trips being planned on Sunday afternoons, over a few drinks, at club nights, in a tent, or simply over a phone call. But I haven’t heard of trips being planned whilst in hospital. Back in 2007, minutes before I was wheeled away to the operating theatre to have some minor panelbeating done on the #8 wire holding my left patella together, I said to my mate, ‘we should paddle around Great Barrier Island’. Extended trips away in the wilderness take considerable time to plan. After weeks of list making, research, and a few get-togethers, it looked like we might actually get to Great Barrier Island. Exactly one year after that operation, we were packed and ready to board the ferry. Departing Westhaven, Auckland, it took us five hours to get to Tryphena, on Great Barrier Island. We’d need to be back there in ninedays time to get the ferry home. An easterly 3.5 metre swell was forecast, with the long range weather set to improve. We headed up the east coast first. For two and a half hours I was seriously wondering if we would be able to land anywhere without encountering some massive surf, and breaking ourselves, our kayaks - or both in the process. Good timing between waves and a rocky outcrop for shelter helped us land safely. We had made it! We were on Great Barrier Island, we had the bay to ourselves, a priceless view, and the pounding surf was music to our ears. As the we ticked the days off and the kilometres stacked up, we were treated to an improving forecast

Our first night.

Cooking mussels.



Haroataonga Bay.

and a reducing swell. Up at 7am, paddle until lunch time, back on the water until early afternoon was our routine. On day five, after paddling for hours in sweltering conditions, we paddled into the flat waters of Haroataonga Bay (Google it). This was a stunning spot, so we made it home for the next two nights. The next morning I tiptoed less than 100 steps and dived into the crystal clear water. What a perfect start to a lazy day on the beach. I wandered back to my tent with a deeply satisfying grin on my face. We didn’t see a single person for the next two days. Life was good. Great Barrier is well-known for it’s fishing and diving. Although we didn’t have any luck with the crayfish, we did alright with the snapper and mussels, night-after-night. With a chocolate pudding desert to top it off, our meals were always fit for a king. In a touring sea kayak, you can pack a huge amount of gear (around 200L in volume) in the water-

tight holds. We took luxuries like; small deck chairs, snorkelling gear, a spare foot (not a luxury for all), basic tramping equipment, tripod/photography gear, large hot plate for cooking, books, fruit, and a pillow – joking. On day nine we found ourselves back at our starting point. What an achievement, and what a privilege to spend time in such a beautiful place. The Hauraki Gulf is a mecca for sea kayaking. There are countless day trips one could enjoy, or overnighters and extended adventures like this one. If you think sea kayaking might be for you, join a club and learn the do’s and don’t’s before you venture out. Then set yourself a goal, paddle the Te Ara Moana. The translation means ‘the sea-going pathway’. It is a selfguided five day sea kayak tour along approximately 51km of Auckland’s picturesque south eastern coastline connecting five of Auckland’s charming Regional Parks. Issue 48 - October 2014


North Shore YMCA

Photography by Neville Bailey

Walk the Line

YMCA and Raise Up’s youth fashion show Walk The Line 2014 started the Saturday morning of NZ Fashion weekend with a bang. The show commenced at 11am, although most Raise Up Crew Members started their day at Viaduct Events centre closer to 7am on August 30th. 50 secondary school students from across New Zealand had the opportunity to showcase their talents on a professional platform, after weeks of preparation designing and sewing their garments, and rehearsing for the show.

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Each garment was entered by its designer into one of five categories: Canon Wonderland, Beatnik Recyclable, Auckland Council Cultural, Revlon High Fashion or BNZ Open Design. Models’ makeup was executed beautifully by Samala Robinson Academy students, and Premier Hairdressing Academy was in charge of hair so that each garment was complimented with a look inspired by the category to which it belonged. This event's most interesting fact is the youth involvement. The Raise up crew planned and executed the entire event right down to calling the show. The crowd were treated to great performances by the Glenfield College Bollywood troupe and the IDENTITY dance crew. Students from Hato Petera college introduced the cultural category with a spine-tingling haka. Walk the Line was a huge success, with a great line up of sponsors and an almost sell-out crowd. Danielle Lagos; Cleo Editor, Sacha Young; editor of Coup de Main and Serena Fagence; fashion designer and stylist had the tough job of picking five winners from all of the incredible designs, but in the end the winners were: Jacqueline Yeung of Canon Wonderland, Whitney Henton of Beatnik Recyclable, Sirimon Boonprasit of Auckland Council Cultural, Elspeth Carroll of BNZ Open Design, and Taylor MacDonald of the Revlon High Fashion category took out the title of NZ Fashion week’s top young designer. A huge thanks to all our sponsors, the Raise up Crew and the YMCA staff who were involved; in particular Claire Beard, Niamh Wingate, Jaime Nuku, Kev Carter and Nick Douche.

Family Day

Fun activities for the whole family


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AMI North Harbour Netball: with Hayley Becht

That’s a Wrap As we celebrate the end of a successful netball season at Netball North Harbour, we also celebrate the launch of our new photo sharing page on our website. From ‘Junior Netties’ right up to premier club netball, all finals were fiercely fought and the quality of our centre’s netball skills continues to reach new heights. Seeing an increase in the number of teams competing at Netball North Harbour each week is promising for the success of the sport we all love. In particular, the junior competition saw a significant increase in grades, players and supporters. With 61 teams entered in the ‘Junior Netties’ division this year we had to add three new grades to an already large competition. Over the course of 12 weeks, the quality of netball continued to improve and, come finals time, competition was tough. The Year 4/5 competition ended in a tie with both teams on equal points for and against. It was also very tight in Grade 5/1 with Albany just sneaking past Willow Park as the winners on points for and against. The Year 6 division was particularly thrilling with three of the last games ending in a one-point difference before Albany 6/1 took out the competition. The Netball North Harbour premier grand final was another close match between two very talented teams, Shore Rovers and Commodores. Although the Commodores ended up on top the match was a thriller with the score seesawing throughout, Shore Rovers falling behind only in the final minutes of the game. The final truly was a top quality display of netball with three players having been selected to trial for the Silver Ferns – Temalisi Fakahokotau, Bailey Mes and Malia Paseka. As mentioned earlier in the year, Temalisi is quickly making it to


the top in the netball world having recently re-signed with the Mystics for the 2015 ANZ Championship as well as being named Netball North Harbour’s Premier Player of the Year. With the winter season coming to a close, we encourage our netball friends and family to upload your favourite photos from the season via the new photo sharing page on our website http://www. Our new sponsors Warehouse Stationery and PhotoWonder have been instrumental in developing this Premier Final – Commodores and fantastic sharing device. Those Shore Rovers. who post on the page go in the draw to win some great prizes including a gift basket full of stationery goods from Warehouse Stationery and a caricature of a photo of your choice from PhotoWonder. Those who enter will also receive a 50% discount voucher for photo printing at Warehouse Stationery. Get in quick, the competition ends and voting closes on Friday, October 24!

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Depot Artspace: Outside the Square, November 8th-20th

Mathematical or metaphorical! Divine or diabolical! Emotional or abstract!

Robyn Gibson - He Is Gone.

Robyn Gibson

- The Letter L.

together artists who are established conceptual thinkers and have diverse cultural involvement with their communities. The mediums artists will explore are painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and installation.

Group Show: Outside the Square, 8 – 20 November Opening in the Main Gallery Saturday 8 November 2 – 3.30pm As part of the Devonport Arts Festival, 19 artists will each exhibit 3 works that encourage the audience to think ‘outside the square’. This opportunity brings

Featuring: Jo Barrett, Katherine Batchelor, Barbara Cope, Beatrice Carlson, Carole Driver, Erin Forsyth, Linda Gair, Robyn Gibson, Bev Goodwin, Diane Halstead, Jude Hoani, Sally Lush, Prue MacDougall, Dugald Page, Peter Raos, Mandy Thomsett-Taylor, Jeff Thomson, Graeme Thompson, Jim Wheeler Depot Artspace: 28 Clarence Street, Devonport. Phone 963 2331 or visit Issue 48 - October 2014


Lake House Arts Centre: News

Jam packed October at Lake House! Zealand. She turns to her community to research and collect artefacts, including medical instruments and associated stories, which are all steeped in significant history. When creating her art, she also relies on her nursing and maternity skills to allude to the reality of the past from a female perspective. As a result the viewer can re-imagine and keep alive their ancestral history. The exhibition opens on Tuesday September 30th (NOTE NEW DATE) 5-7pm and runs until the 12th of October.

Panel discussion - Saturday 4th October 11am - Becroft Gallery. Heritage Homes: A re-imagining. Featuring Marie Potter The Harcourts Heritage Homes and Buildings of Takapuna and Milford is normally on permanent display on the upper floor of Lake House. This year, to coincide with the Auckland Heritage Festival we are reimagining the exhibition and adding new information and stories from Lake House’s past. Also showing within the space is Marie E. Potter a well known multi discipline award winning North Shore artist, whose current art is underpinned by continuing re-evaluation of New Zealand cultural and social history. She has produced an installation for the exhibition reflecting on the past and specific to the era in which the Lake House building was built and lived in. Marie not only researches rituals and traditions which were established here by early British settlers in the 1840s, but where these values sit today in 21st Century New


A floor talk and discussion from locals involved in the history of Lake House and its journey to its present position on Barry’s Point Reserve. Also featuring Marie Potter.

High Teas at Lake House Join us at Lake House Arts Centre for a culinary experience - our London qualified Patisserie chef will be creating some amazing scrumptious treats for this one off experience. High tea's will be served on beautiful vintage linen and china cake stands in our cafe. Prepaid bookings are essential to secure a place. Please visit our website for session times and more information

Heritage Open Day at Lake House Saturday 04 October 2014 10:00AM - 3:00PM An Open Day at Lake House Arts Centre is fun for everyone! Talks and tours around the Lake House's historic buildings, vintage, art and craft stalls, Live music from the Lex Pistols and Northcote College Trio, displays and exhibitions, Kites and vintage cars, demonstrations of heritage crafts and techniques, open artists studio's, art for sale and FREE heritage themed art activities for the kids. Lake House Arts Centre has a wonderful cafe on site for your lunch and will also be open for bookings for a vintage High Tea on Saturdays and Sundays during the Heritage

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Festival (bookings essential), FREE entry (donation to Lake House Trust Inc appreciated). Also showing in the galleries in October: Melinda Butt – Selected works 1-12 October Art Adventures – Various Artists Opening 14 October, 5-7pm. Runs until 2 November. (part of Artweek Auckland) Still Life – Louise Keen Opening 14 October, 5-7pm. Runs until 2 November (part of Artweek Auckland). Lake House Arts Centre is located on Fred Thomas Drive in Takapuna and is housed in a beautiful 19th century Edwardian/Victorian heritage building that once stood on Takapuna Beach. The Lake House has a constantly changing exhibition programme, a café with delicious homemade fare, artists' studios and a vibrant and varied arts education programme with something for every member of the family, including weekend workshops, after school classes, holiday programmes and adult daytime classes. Lake House is open 9:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on public holidays. For more information on any of our classes, exhibitions or activities please check our website, email or phone (09) 486 4877.

Northart: News


Reflections, Mt Egmont, Photographer unknown c. 1900.

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Mt Egmont with swans, Artist unknown c.1920.

Chris Mules.

Open Your Eyes to Northart in October Northart’s exhibition programme is designed for a broad audience, to cater for people with very different tastes in visual art and levels of interest and understanding. Our October shows illustrate this very well - there really is something for everyone! First up, 36 Views of Mt Egmont/Taranaki with apologies to Hokusai. Curated by John Perry from a personal collection he has put together over the past 20 or so years, the exhibition includes 36 photographs, paintings, china and other memorabilia all of which depict Mt Egmont / Taranaki in some way. While the concept of the exhibition is borrowed from the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s “36 views of Mt Fuji”, Northart’s version includes early 19th century photographs, early twentieth century and more contemporary painting, as well as printed materials. It promises to be a real treat – especially for those with ties to the area. Alongside John Perry’s collection and opening the same day is John Lyall’s I – X, monochromatic works which were painstakingly draughted using rotrings (a special type of pencil) with etching ink on millimetre gridded plastic. They took him 10 years to complete, John said: “Because I kept putting them away: they drove me mad! All lost technology now, you don’t draw like that and you couldn’t get the tools anyway, so it’s a project lost in time.” The third exhibitor, Chris Mules, is a sculptor/object

maker: When she works she has no pre-determined end in mind, rather she allows the interaction of materials and tools to generate ideas. Of her work she writes: “There are no clear narratives, rather hints of conversation between elements, space, form and materiality. Prompts, rather than explanations, reflecting that much of what we attempt to grasp of our internal and external landscapes is more like a fleeting glimpse that stirs memories and feelings.” 3.15 Westlake Art Works – Past and Present is an exhibition of around 33 artists all of whom have – or had - an association with Westlake Girls’ or Westlake Boys’ High schools either as students or teachers. Included in the line-up are some well-known artists such as Jeff Thomson, Paul Dibble, Judy Millar, Dean Buchanan and Lily Laita. Five superb new exhibitions open Tuesday 28th October, and again they are very diverse, with something for everyone: from the expressionist painting of Alistair Nisbet-Smith to the abstraction of Adrian Jackman, the collaged works of Lindsey Kirk to drawings of emerging artist Aaron King-Cole as well as a group show of works by contemporary


John Lyall.

artists who use clay as their principal medium. Claytime has been curated by intern Chika Lim, in association with the Centre for Art Studies, University of Auckland.

Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre Phone 09 480 9633 Northart is supported by Auckland Council and the Birkenhead Licensing Trust and is open 10am – 4pm daily, evening viewings by arrangement. Admission is free. Issue 48 - October 2014


Mairangi Arts Centre

g n i r p S Into Art

Mairangi Arts Centre is a great place to express the rush of creative energy and enthusiasm that we all feel at the beginning of spring. This vibrant community based visual arts centre offers everyone, regardless of age or level of experience, the chance to tap into their creative side through an extensive range of stimulating art classes designed to inspire.

The weekly art programme for adults has lots of variety with classes to show you how to make exquisite objects in cast glass, printmaking techniques to produce an etching that you will be proud to display on your wall or the opportunity to learn to paint in watercolour, oils or acrylics. Other classes on the programme include hand stitching or embroidery, composing poetry to use as the basis to create an artwork and cooking delicious Italian cuisine. With Christmas just around the corner you can also make festive decorations from coloured wires and glass beads or create a Christmas cake plate in clay. There is even a two day workshop for those who ‘can’t even draw a straight line!’ Weekly classes take place during the day and evening and there is also a selection of ‘one-off’ weekend workshops where you can complete a project in one or two days. Children and teens are not forgotten with a fun selection of classes ranging from step-by-step drawing techniques to mosaics, clay, painting and craft. All classes are designed to nurture and encourage creativity in a warm, welcoming environment. Term 4 starts Monday 13 October and we also offer a comprehensive School Holiday Programme (29 Sep – 10 Oct). Check out full details and availability on the centre’s website Online booking is available for your convenience.

Upcoming Events: Art Talk by TJ McNamara: Commemorating World War 1 Tues 11 Nov, 7pm (Armistice Day) Renowned NZ Herald art critic TJ McNamara talks about the art and poetry evoked by World War 1 and its subsequent effect on spiritual life in Europe and New Zealand. Booking essential. Contact the centre to reserve your seat.

Upcoming Exhibitions: Passionate about Pastels (until 18 Oct): A beautiful display of pastel artworks from throughout NZ. Official part of ArtWeek Auckland. North Shore Photographic Society (23 Oct – 22 Nov): Current and retrospective prints celebrating the society’s 60th Anniversary Dream Catchers – Young Artists’ Exhibition (29 Nov – 13 Dec): Young artists aged 5-17 from the centre’s art programme display their talents

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Tadpole Productions: Stones in his Pockets at the PumpHouse

Stones in his Pockets Tadpole Productions second show for this year is guaranteed to be as popular as previous hits such as The Lion in Winter, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Driving Miss Daisy, The Woman in Black and Absent Friends. The internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning play by Marie Jones,Stones in his Pockets, will hit the stage in Auckland for a limited season, from 16th October this year, directed by Andrew Foster. The play had a four year run on London’s West End, won Best New Comedy at the Laurence Olivier Awards and was nominated for three Tony Awards on Broadway. The moving yet hilarious tale of a quiet Irish community turned on its head when a Hollywood film shoot takes over the village is to be staged at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna. The fifteen characters who inhabit the show are brought to life by two great actors, known for both their TV and stage work, who play all the roles between them. Emmett Skilton (The Almighty Johnsons, Home by Christmas, Tribes) and Phil Peleton (Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial and Tadpole’s Driving Miss Daisy and The Woman in Black). Set in County Kerry, Ireland, a little rural town is suddenly overrun by a Hollywood film crew and most of the inhabitants are employed as extras for the shoot. The efforts of the films production managers to create what they perceive as authentic Irish culture creates many of the comedic moments in the play,

which centres around two friends, Charlie and Jake, who are originally attracted to the novelty of a film shoot. As the glamour wears off and real life takes over, different priorities over a tragedy in the town cause friction, as conflicting personal agendas are revealed. This play is both moving and hilarious and one not to be missed. Book at The PumpHouse for the strictly limited season from October 16th to 25th. Phone (09) 489-8360 or book online at Performance times are Tuesday to Saturday at 7-30pm with a 4pm matinee on Sunday 19 October.

The moving yet hilarious tale of a quiet Irish community turned on its head when a Hollywood film shoot takes over the village is to be staged at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna. THE SMASH HIT AWARD WINNING COMEDY

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The Board of Tadpole Productions with new Patron Roger Hall. From left: John Antony, Phil Peleton, Louise Wallace, Roger Hall and Lindsay Mouat.

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The PumpHouse Theatre: What's On

An Irish play that pulls at the heartstrings Tadpole Productions have ventured into popular territory with their latest offering, Stones In His Pockets, an awardwinning comedy/drama set in Ireland by Belfast-based playwright Marie Jones. Everybody loves the unique, gentle humour and pathos of an Irish play and Stones In His Pockets is no exception. THE SMASH HIT AWARD WINNING COMEDY

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The story is set in a rural village in County Kerry that finds itself hosting a Hollywood movie shoot. The story centers on Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who, like much of the town, are employed as extras for the filming. Much of the comedy of the play is derived from the efforts of the production crew to create the proper "Irish feel", a Young Um. romanticized stereotyped notion that often conflicts with the reality of daily life, and that it calls upon the cast of two to perform all 15 roles (men and women), often switching gender and voice with swift dexterity and the absolute bare minimum of costume changes. Auckland actors Phil Peleton and Emmett Skilton tackle the considerable challenge of juggling the characters and personalities while 4:58 keeping pm the story ticking along. The opportunity to play up cross-cultural misunderstandings and city vs country values has been milked for its humour and even tragedy which is only to be expected from an Irish play. Warning: There is some swearing in the dialogue.

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Until October 11 Tim Bray Productions presents The Little Yellow Digger By Betty Gilderdale Various session times All tickets $22 - $25 Group rates available October 11 @ 7pm Korean Garden Trust present A Jazz Musical Concert with Young Um Trio All tickets $10

October 11 @ 7pm Tadpole Productions Presents Stones In His Pockets By Marie Jones $25 - $40 November 3 @ 5pm Friday Forum speaker Janice Webb Entry $5 November 8 – 22 North Shore Music Theatre Presents Celebrating the Musical $20 - $25

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Korean Gardens Trust bring the Jazz From cross-cultural misunderstandings to a local group’s desire to break down cultural barriers; The Korean Gardens Trust was formed by a group of local Korean business people as a voluntary organisation to keep tidy North Shore parks, by way of giving back to the community they have come to call home. Since 2007, the trust has been working with the DevonportTakapuna Local Board to develop and create the Korean Gardens in Barry’s Point Reserve. The Gardens are to be a gesture of friendship and goodwill to the people of Auckland; a gift from the Korean Community. To raise awareness of the project and also to garner funds, the Trust is holding a one-night only jazz concert featuring The Young Um Trio. The Young Um Trio perform a wide variety of styles ranging from tango, bossa nova and swing to beautiful ballads and originals. Korean- Born jazz pianist Young Um is a very high profile artist who has performed extensively through New Zealand, appearing at all the major arts and jazz festivals along with her band of this country’s foremost jazz musicians. She is joined by Jason Orme on drums and Tom Dennison on bass. It’s been a while since The PumpHouse hosted a slick jazz trio. At only $10 there are no excuses for missing this one.

Friday Forum - Guest speaker Janice Webb The PumpHouse’s Bi-monthly speaking event features one of Auckland’s most well-known singing teachers, Janice Webb. Janice will be talking about her career and some of the star pupils she has guided over her many years nurturing the best of Auckland’s young vocal talent. Entry only $5.

The Rose Centre: What's On

Spring Inspiration and School Holiday Fun! Enjoy October at The Rose Centre

Do you have a little star of the stage or screen in the making? With school holidays upon us as we enter October, give your little showstopper a chance to shine in one of Auckland's top drama and musical holiday programmes. The Allstars School Holiday Course, run by National Youth Theatre Company, is on from 7th to 11th October at The Rose Centre in Belmont and gives young people the opportunity to experience being involved in a stage production in a high quality, theatrical setting. Open to children aged between seven and 17, the Allstars programme will keep them entertained, encourage them to make new friends, develop confidence and have them staying away from computer technology for a week, in the day times at least! This holiday programme's theme is 'The 70's' so sign up now for some groovy flared-trousered fun! Registration is essential and places fill up fast, so email or call 948 NYTC (6982) to enquire or book. Sessions run from 9am to 4pm each day, with three shows being the culmination of the programme on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening.



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Come & sing-a-long to some old favourites … Bye Bye Blackbird, Red Red Robin, Charleston, Night & Day Putting on the Ritz, As Time Goes By, Cheek to Cheek

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AllStars School Holiday Courses 2014-09-23 October “The 70s” The Rose Centre, Belmont 7th – 11th October

REGISTRATION is essential and places fill quickly so please do not delay. Open to ages 7 – 17 years. The course fee is $230.00 per student. Each AllStars course runs 9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday with the three shows on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night. MORE INFORMATION/QUERIES email or phone 948 NYTC (6982) and we’ll be happy to help.

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15 - 29 November 2014 Weds - Sat 8pm, Sundays 2pm

The Rose Centre, School Road, Belmont Tickets $25 • $20 Concessions Bookings 445 9900 or

Drama, comedy, music, magic and dance! Open 8:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday


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Education: Kristin School

Kristin Junior School PYP Exhibition Kristin recently celebrated the success of its Year 6 students with the annual PYP Exhibition. Arguably the most important assessment-based event of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), the Exhibition represents over eight weeks’ work for the students who have each chosen their own subject area to investigate.

School Tour Tuesday 21 October Junior School (Kindergarten - Year 6) 9.30am (enter at Gate One) Middle School (Year 7-10) 11.00am (enter at Gate Two) Senior School (Year 11-13) 9.30am (enter at Gate Two) Please register attendance 415 9566 ext. 2324 or


The Exhibition requires students to engage in a collaborative inquiry process in which they identify, investigate and offer solutions to real-life issues or problems in the context of their local and global community. It provides the platform for students to display the skills, attitudes and behaviours developed over their entire schooling experience in the IB PYP (Kindergarten to Year 6).

A major part of the Exhibition process is to take action to address issues related to the chosen topic. With the overarching theme of Sharing the Planet, the students set out to investigate an issue of their choosing within one of four main categories: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Communities, Sharing Finite Resources and Equal Opportunities. Individual projects included investigations into child poverty, industrial farming, high performance sport and the impact of technology on the development of artificial organs. A major part of the Exhibition process is to take action to address issues related to the chosen topic. This year students collected supplies and equipment for the Red Cross and Goodbye Malaria, produced

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movies to help younger students understand genetics and what it takes to be a good leader, produced plans on how Kristin can become solar powered and made local retailers accountable for selling products made through child labour. Over the course of the Exhibition the 73 Year 6 students took tours and explained their work to younger students, staged a component of their work in two live presentations and celebrated their achievement with friends and family.

Kristin Student at International Youth Rhino Summit Year 12 student Anna Chambers is representing Kristin and New Zealand at the world’s first International Rhino Summit, held at the iMfolozi Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Beginning on World Rhino Day, the summit is a worldwide call to action by youth against poaching and all other forms of wildlife crime, and involves 100 young conservation leaders between the ages of 15 and 17. Anna is one of three Kiwi students attending the event thanks to funding from the charitable trust, iMake a Difference. Excited by the possibilities an experience like this can bring, Anna intends to use the opportunity to make people aware of the immediacy and gravity of the world’s poaching problem and to encourage them to get on board to make a difference. “Rhinos have been a favourite animal of mine since I was young, so I’m looking forward to finding out how I can help and what can be done about the poaching epidemic,” she says. She also recognises that our sheltered situation in New Zealand makes it harder for people to see the realities of the rhino-poaching crisis. “[Our isolation means] there isn’t a lot of awareness of these issues in New Zealand… If people can understand the severity of the problem we can really make a difference by working together.” Delegates, educators, and conservation leaders will spend the three-day summit working to directly address the current crisis and develop resolutions needed to stop it. Their mission is to engage youth conservation leaders in wildlife conservation and protection strategies and empower delegates to become ambassadors for wildlife and conservation.

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Kristin Kindergarten ECE Service of Excellence Kristin Kindergarten has been named as one of New Zealand’s leading early childhood education centres by the independent ECE information service, My ECE. Recognised for its quality programmes, specialist staff, personal family-orientated service, and ongoing commitment to excellence, the Kristin Kindergarten is one of only five centres in New Zealand to have been admitted to the ECE Academy of Excellence. Junior School Principal Diana Patchett believes that, first and foremost, it is the people who make the Kindergarten so special. “Our 2013 ERO report highlighted the Kindergarten’s very experienced and well qualified team, headed by our Kindergarten Dean. The transition teachers are all Primary trained, as well as having specialist qualifications in early childhood. “We are mindful that the Kristin Kindergarten is a child's first introduction to formal education, so we take the time to establish strong connections with the child and the family, uncover the unique gifts that each child brings to the centre and encourage their delightful natural curiosity and inquisitiveness.” The My ECE report also highlighted the Kindergarten’s learning programmes as a unique feature of the centre, stating, “it focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and beyond.” Mrs Patchett is pleased that the benefits of the International Baccalaureate PYP model of inquiry-based learning is being recognised in early childhood education. “The pace at which our young students develop is individual, so

we are careful to manage the transition in a way that is in the best interests of the child. Our students transition to school exceptionally well, leaving the Kindergarten with the academic, social, physical and emotional skills to thrive in the Junior School.” The Kristin Kindergarten is proud of the service it offers to children and their families, and is delighted to be recognised as an ECE Service of Excellence. Issue 48 - October 2014


Education: Takapuna Grammar





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Takapuna Grammar School is the place where tradition meets progress. This is exemplified by the culture of the school, its beliefs, the behaviours of its students and the mixture of modern internal dynamics with traditional external profiles, even within the same building, on occasion. With the main block development, now exceeding $15million, underway the school looks forward to realising modern learning dynamics within the space, while holding the traditional profile of its exterior. This building in itself brings together the past and the future. The school’s new strategic plan completed late last year continues the foundations established since 1927. At its inauguration, Takapuna Grammar School was lauded, when it appeared in The New Zealand Herald, as ‘The new face of Education’. Now, in 2014, the school remains committed to the promotion of culture and tradition with a commitment to delivering a new and modern education. There are many features of the school that show, in a pragmatic way, the delivery of a curriculum which prepares its students for a future, not yet known. Delivering both the NCEA qualification and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students are supported by the fully capable high speed wireless network to which they bring their own devices. Included on this network are 3D printers, 3D cutters and the latest equipment to serve the teaching and learning dynamic of all manner of materials and production. The school is going to roll out a full school mentoring programme next year beyond the subsets of students already currently experiencing the benefit of this service. Every student next year will experience and contribute to his/her own personal programme. This is one more step in providing all students with the opportunity to engage with others who are best qualified to assist them. Beyond this, the school’s longstanding commitment to preparing students for their own futures is housed in the vision statement, ‘Aspiring to Personal Excellence through Knowing, Connecting, Relating and Supporting.’ This not only provides our young people with the necessary points of knowledge but also the skill sets required to enable them to be successful lifelong learners. From whichever perspective, Takapuna Grammar School demonstrates a celebration of the past and the future.

Year 9 students engaged in using their own devices in the English classroom.


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3D laser cut objects.

The 3D laser cutter in action.

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Education: Pinehurst School

Pinehurst is a premier, independent school for students aged 5 to 18, based in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore.

Shane Cortese with Year 8 overall winners Devon Alexander and Aimee Fletcher.

Dance with the Stars Pinehurst Junior College students successfully participated in the biennial ‘Dance with the Stars’ competition with this year’s event hosting special guest Shane Cortese. Students spent eight weeks preparing for the competition, perfecting their ballroom dance skills under the tuition of Harry Raiend from UCan2 Dance Studios who also shared judging responsibilities with well-known TV star Shane Cortese.


With an emphasis on individual attention JUNIOR & SENIOR and a total school roll COLLEGE TOUR of only 850, Pinehurst 1:30pm School ensures students are exposed to a wide range of opportunities. With passionate teachers, a nurturing learning environment and a world-class Cambridge curriculum – your child is set to leave Pinehurst as a confident, well-equipped adult. 9:30am

A global leader in Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Pinehurst offers an EXTENSIVE ACADEMIC, SPORTS AND ARTS CURRICULUM, taught by teachers who are focused on achievement and results. We are proud to have achieved Top in the World and in New Zealand in a range of Cambridge subjects, including Design & Technology, Information Technology, Geography, Art & Design, Spanish, Physical Education and Environmental Management.

Students See Red Pinehurst Primary School students raised close to $500.00 for Cure Kids on Red Nose Day. Students held a successful ‘wear red’ mufti day and spent the afternoon completing a variety of ‘Red Nose Day’ outdoor activities, assisted by Year 10 student leaders.

For further information, or to book a personal tour, contact our enrolment manager Heather Mills on (09) 414 0960 ext 614 or email

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Education: Westlake Girls High School

Girls inspired at Science Forum A group of ten Year 12 Westlake students went to the For Girls in Science forum in Auckland, which is part of the L’Oréal Australia New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship programme. The purpose of For Girls in Science is to inspire more women to take up science as a career by demystifying some of the stereotypes surrounding the profession and demonstrating the opportunities that are available within science. More than 130 Year 11 and 12 secondary schoolgirls from the Auckland region attended the two-hour forum at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences in association with the Maurice Wilkins Centre. The forum was chaired by University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, a 2007 For Women in Science Laureate. She was joined by 2012 International Fellow, Dr Zoe Hilton from the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. The agenda included addresses by all three distinguished panellists and information about the L’Oréal For Girls in Science and For Women in Science programmes. Each of the ten girls found it truly inspirational and a fun day out. It gave us the opportunity to see those amazing women role models talking about their experiences with such passion.

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Premier Basketball Team Win Auckland Championship After suffering a season of injured and departing players, the Premier Girls Basketball team won the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Championship title last night, defeating Rangitoto 56-50 in the final at the North Shore Events Centre. This is the first time ever (certainly in last 20 years) that Westlake has won the greater Auckland Premier Basketball Competition (Super City). The team will now compete in the NZ Secondary Schools National tournament in Palmerston North during the first week of the school holidays. Congratulations to Zara Jillings who was awarded MVP of the final.

Bryar Renshaw will be taking part in a world first this month, she will be joining two other Kiwi students to attend the inaugural International Youth Rhino Summit in South Africa on September 21-23. This trip is being funded by the charitable trust imake a Difference. The aim is to engage attendees in rhino and wildlife conservation and protection strategies, empowering them to become ambassadors.

Westlake High School Alumni 1957-1961: Getting together again Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools would like you to join us for an afternoon tea, tour and catch up. What: When: Where: Cost:

Westlake High School Reunion Tea and Tour Wednesday 29th October 2014, 2.30pm-4.30pm Westlake Girls High School Staffroom No charge

RSVP to Cathy Roughan by 22nd October if possible (email or phone) (09) 478 1909 Please spread the word to your schoolmates – all former students of the co-ed Westlake High School are welcome!


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Badminton & Table Tennis place 3rd at Nationals Team 1 table tennis placed third at the national teams championships in Auckland, Team 2 placed fourth. In the individual championships Jocelyn Lim won the bronze medal in the U19 Girls section. Having lost many of our experienced Badminton players this year, Westlake went into the National Badminton tournament as the fifth seeds. The girls played very well during the week and upped their ranking, eventually finishing off in third place.

2014 National Student CHOGM The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a biennial summit between Commonwealth nations and their respective heads of government. New Zealand hosted CHOGM in 1995, where it was led by Jim Bolger. On the 28th and 29th of July, Penny Peng and Jessica Tsang attended the 2014 National Student CHOGM, which emulates this meeting on a national scale. Hosted at Parliament by the Hon Peter Dunne, it encouraged networking between students and politicians, foreign ambassadors, and others involved in the Commonwealth. Roughly twenty delegations were present, each assigned a different Commonwealth country to represent. Jess, representing Antigua and Barbuda’s Head of Government, forwarded concerns regarding drug cartels, education, and medicine, while Penny, as its Foreign Affairs Minister, helped form relationships with other countries by lobbying support for resolutions or amendments. Plenary debates were held in Parliament’s legislative chamber, where we proposed solutions to topical issues and debated their merits, or suggested further amendments. We were served a mock state dinner in the banquet hall, and were also given the chance to ask the Hon John Key about his own CHOGM experiences, among other, less political questions. Workshops were also run by various politicians, Jess attending one on Good Governance with Paul Foster-Bell, and Penny investigating Business and Trade. CHOGM taught us the merits and techniques of diplomacy, as well as the workings of an international summit with voluntary attendants. Although the Commonwealth cannot create legally binding resolutions, it was interesting to see the needs of different countries, and how this influenced their interaction with others. Jessica Tsang

This year our Art department have combined with Westlake boys Art department. 3.15 began 3 years ago promoting Westlake Girls High School students and teachers creativity in a professional gallery setting. We are continuing this idea with the help of ex-students who are established NZ artists or starting their studies at Elam School of Fine Arts. This can be seen as a partnership or linking between our schools and artists together. You are warmly invited to celebrate our first exhibition that encompasses the past, present and future of our schools in a collaborative event. Exhibition is held at Northart gallery 4/5, running from 6th -21st October. With opening on Sunday 5th 5pm.

Westlake Students win Fashion Competition As part of fashion week five Westlake Girls High School Fabric Technology students entered the national secondary schools fashion competition, Walk the Line. Kim Franklin, Hilary Comber, Jung Eun Cho, Kelsey Allott and Jacqueline Yeung produced stunning garments. There were 52 entries from various schools around the country. Congratulations to Jacqueline Yeung who was the winner of the' Wonderland' category with her red queen garment.

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Education: Westlake Boys High School

Westlake Old Boy Returns With Tongan Footballers

Westlake 3rd and 4th form footballers hosted the Tonga U13 and U15 National FA Academy football teams and their tour leader, Westlake Old Boy, Pau Likiliki.

The Tonga U13 and U15 National FA Academy football teams paid a visit to Westlake in late September with their tour leader, Westlake old boy and former 1st XV player, Pau Likiliki. With the help of funding from FIFA and the Tongan government, the visiting footballers arrived in Auckland to play against Westlake’s third and fourth form Football Institute teams. Tour party members enjoyed a short tour of the schoolgrounds before receiving some playing gear donated by school families and staff. The boys were clearly excited and grateful for the kind gifts and their beaming smiles displayed their appreciation. A short walk down the road to Westlake Girls football turf proved interesting when the Tongan boys revealed that they had never crossed a road using traffic lights before.

The Westlake lads won both matches however the biggest cheer from the many spectators on the sideline came when the Tongan team scored an excellent second goal against the U15 side. It was a fitting end to their endeavour and determination from the start of the match. The conclusion of the game brought many handshakes, photographs and then some impressive Haka displays from both the Westlake players and supporters and Tongan boys respectively. The afternoon concluded after a Tongan feast, impressively prepared by the Pasifika Parent Komiti. This special sporting fixture highlighted the value and experiences that school sport provides to all who partake in it.

Westlake Double National Champs In Racket Sports Westlake Boys Premier Table Tennis and Badminton teams travelled away to their respective National Secondary Schools Winter Tournaments last month and both teams returned triumphant as National Champions. Westlake Badminton Premie r Team – 2014 NZSS Both teams strode a National Champs with Nicc olo Tagle, Oscar Guo, solid path to their finals Callum Harfield, Jowis Lau and Ben Lie against Auckland Grammar School. In the case of the Premier Table Tennis team, consisting of Victor Pollett, Wilfred Lan, Roger Wang and Victor Ma the championship win, impressively, represented their third consecutive national title. After going ahead four games to one in the final there was no need to play out the remaining matches. The Premier Badminton team of Niccolo Tagle, Oscar Guo, Callum Harfield, Jowis Lau and Ben Lie came through their tournament unbeaten, and didn’t drop a set in any of the matches. In the final against the top seeds the team physio provided essential support that enabled the team to defend their 2013 title.


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Westlake Table Tennis Premier Team on the podium at National Champs (l to r) Victor Pollett, Wilfred Lan, Roger Wang and Victor Ma.

After going ahead four games to one in the final there was no need to play out the remaining matches.

Education: Rosmini College

Rosmini College Principal Appointment Following a very thorough recruitment process that attracted widespread interest and a very high calibre of applications, the Rosmini College Board of Trustees were unanimous in their appointment of and support for Nixon Cooper as the replacement to our retiring Principal, Tom Gerrard. The replacement of a 38 year veteran who has taken Rosmini to a pre-eminent position in the educational sector and received a number of accolades during his tenure was always going to be somewhat of a challenge. The board is confident that in Nixon we have found a successor with the necessary, skills, experience, leadership and passion to guide the college through the next phase of its growth and development. Nixon is an old boy of the college who after gaining qualifications at the University of Auckland and Auckland Teachers College commenced his teaching career in 1982. Over the intervening time, Nixon has taught Art, Geography, History, Religious Education and Social Studies both in New Zealand and offshore. On his return from overseas, Nixon was appointed an Assistant Principal at Rosmini in 2002, a position he has held continuously over the past 11 years. In 2009 Nixon completed a term as acting Principal covering Tom Gerrard’s absence on sabbatical leave. As well as his classroom time, Nixon has a wide ranging involvement in many areas of College life, including, strategic planning, health safety and risk management, curriculum, staffing, including induction and appraisal, timetabling and responsibility for international students. Nixon also finds time to be involved in extra-curricular activities including rugby coaching and the school running club. Nixon is married to Siobhan, lives on the North Shore and is actively involved in the Milford/Takapuna parish. The appointment of Nixon to the Headmaster position provides an opportunity to further enhance the talent and skills base at Rosmini in

Mike Taylor, Nixon Cooper and Tom Gerrard.

recruiting his replacement; this process will commence shortly. Nixon will begin his new role at the start of Term One 2015. This will provide an ample period to both farewell Tom and for Nixon to transition into the role. I know everybody will join me in congratulating and supporting Nixon in his appointment. The Board and I look forward to working with Nixon to further the traditions and successes of Rosmini College.

In recent weeks, people throughout the world have been shocked to read about and see on the news the atrocities that have been committed against innocent people in Iraq by the Islamic extremists, Islamic State. As a result, tens of thousands of Iraqi families are homeless, starving and in fear of their lives. Rosmini College has many Iraqi students. These boys and their families are very anxious over the plight of over one million Christians who have been terrorised by the extremist Islamic State. They have fled their homes in northern Iraq and are in desperate need of help. Some of these students approached me as Director of Religious Studies and asked what the school might be able to do. As a Catholic school, we needed to stand in solidarity with the Iraqi Christians and felt that we could do this in two ways. The first was through prayer. On Thursday the 29th August the school community were invited to attend a lunchtime Mass in the school auditorium which would be dedicated to the displaced Iraqi Christians. This Mass was also advertised on the school’s website. The second way to help was through a monetary collection during the Mass. Over 250 students and many parents attended this Mass, celebrated by our College Chaplain, Fr Craig Dunford. A collection was taken, amounting to well over $800. This was sent to those who are working with the displaced Christian families in Iraq. During September, Catholic schools throughout New Zealand are focusing on social justice and the principles that uphold this in society. Three of these principles are Solidarity, Human Dignity and Peace. Although Rosmini College is a relatively small secondary school we nevertheless wanted to stand beside the Iraqi victims of injustice whose dignity is being totally disrespected by others and who deserve to live in peace. Steve Mills (Director of religious Studies – Rosmini College)

Hyungchan Chung.

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Accountancy: with Matt Bellingham, Bellingham Wallace This month accountancy expert Matt Bellingham engages in some board talk...

Five secrets to high performing boards

Matt Bellingham.

Advisory board or board of directors? Matt Bellingham successfully acts for both, but believes what business owners should really be asking is, “what distinguishes a high performing board from one that simply lacks impact?” I should start by saying that my views are fully loaded with an SME bias, more M than S if I am to be completely honest. Listed companies and large corporates are very different beasts and demand a completely different approach. Yes, there are intrinsic differences between advisory and formal boards, but they share three fundamental traits • Both should be responsible to an organisation’s stakeholders. • Both should be strategic in their focus and function as ‘shapers of the future’. • Both have a legal obligation to protect and act in the best interest of the organisation. Contrary to popular belief, advisory board members are likely to be ‘deemed directors’ and therefore not free from liability. What this should tell you is that delivering performance should be the primary accountability of any board. So what are the secrets to achieving new levels of board performance? Here are my top five: 1. Intuition without insight is guessing. Unfortunately some boards are often weighed down by a large amount of unnecessary information that provides little insight and serves only to dilute a board’s strategic focus. This is something I see a lot of and it’s usually because a manager is either worried about leaving out relevant information, or because they have a need to reinforce their activity i.e. “the bigger my report, the busier I am”. Boards need to get into the habit of regularly reviewing the information they are presented with (especially if there is an independent to consider) and accept that they have a role to play in defining the best measures of performance. 2. High performing boards have a restless curiosity. They ask the questions necessary to understand the full gambit of risks and opportunities and how proposed plans may affect the long term success of the business. Fueling this curiosity takes board members who can see the strategic intent behind the numbers, tables and graphs. In other words, insight without intuition is just yesterday's data. 3. I recently came across the phrase ‘Digital Darwinism’. This is when technology (and society) evolve faster than our ability to adapt – and the pace of evolution is picking up. To put this in perspective; in 1992 global internet networks carried around 100 GB of information per day, ten years later and we churned through that same amount every second. Last year (2013) global internet networks carried 28,875 GB of data per second and in 2018 it’s predicted that 50,000 GB per second will be the norm*. IT should not be a separate agenda item, because depending on your business, it will fundamentally drive several core business functions e.g. sales, production, customer service and HR. Therefore, the responsibility of overseeing

technology should not lie with your IT function alone. To be effective boards need to be more involved and adopt a strategic view of how technology trends are shaping their organisations’ future. Something I’ve have to do as a board member, and encourage as a chairman, is challenge our level of understanding in these areas. Not doing so would lead to less than meaningful discussions and, in my opinion, would be a breach of my duty as a director/chair. 4. A board chairperson, or chair, as I like to call them sets the board’s direction and tone i.e. they are the drivers of board performance. It’s a challenging role which requires someone with the skill and experience to create a collaborative environment, maintain that collective focus, draw out opinions and shape the discussion of prickly issues. They should also know when and how to introduce core strategic issues (see below) – get this wrong and it can stifle progress, or worse still, cause irreparable damage to the business. In my experience a high performing board with a good chair should never have to resort to a vote. 5. Boards should only focus on two fundamental issues: a. What do we need to do to achieve our strategic plan? b. What risks do we need to protect ourselves against? A board can only ever tackle one, or maybe two significant tasks per meeting. The responsibility for determining what these tasks are and introducing them falls to the chair (see above). An issue I recently had to introduce was an owner’s commitment to their strategic plan which involved growing the business fivefold. Only once I knew they were committed, was it appropriate for me to challenge the company structure which, in its existing form, was holding the business back. The outputs of these realisations have been massive and will include a review of the skillsets necessary to operate a $10 million business. Simply turning up to the board meeting is not good enough; chairs of high performing boards spend extra time nutting all this out ahead of the board meeting. Boards, advisory and formal, are important leadership disciplines that are a defining characteristic of today’s market-leading organisations, big and small. If you want to get more out of your existing governance framework then contact Matt. You can also contact Matt if you would like one of Bellingham Wallace’s Directors to act for, or chair your board, whatever form it may take. Matt Bellingham, *The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis, Cisco, 2014 White Paper

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Issue 48 - October 2014

Legally Speaking with Schnauer and Co

Personal Property Securities Act 1999 – still misunderstood!! Barbara Delaney.

The Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”) has been in force since 2002 but many people remain unaware of the changes it has made to traditional concepts of rights in personal property. Any business that supplies goods on trade credit or deferred payment arrangement should be familiar with the PPSA and the Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) and how the system operates. Surprisingly, many businesses are not aware of the PPSA or the PPSR. For some businesses their first experience of the law relating to the PPSR will often be when they are refused the return of goods they have supplied to a debtor that has gone into liquidation or receivership. In this context, ownership and non-payment of goods alone are irrelevant. Proper documentation and the right procedures having been followed are what counts. While Terms of Trade may include a Retention of Title clause which is enforceable against the other party it does not provide you with priority over other security interests in the same goods sold eg. a bank. In order to have priority over other security interests you need to register the security interest on the PPSR. The general priority rule under the PPSA is that priority between competing security interests in the same goods/collateral goes to the first security party to register its interest. Registering on the PPSR is simple but is probably not practical if your transaction with the purchaser of your goods is a “one off” and is for a nominal amount of money. Where you enter into a contract to supply goods for larger amounts of money, or, you will have repeat business with the purchaser then it is highly recommended that you register your interest in your goods on the PPSR. For example, a contractor is engaged by a developer to install windows in a new commercial building and is not paid. They have tried unsuccessfully to recover the money from the developer. Their contract with the building developer included a term that stated that the “property in the windows and fittings would pass only when payment was rendered”. Someone suggested to the contractor that if he was not paid he should go to the site and remove the windows from the building. Can he do this?

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In short – probably not! This type of clause in the contract preserving the contractor’s ownership of the windows and fittings is common in the sale of goods. However, the effectiveness of such a clause has been eroded by the PPSA because it falls within the meaning of a security interest. To be fully enforceable against other parties, registration is necessary to “perfect” the security. Although an unregistered security over the windows won’t be void the contractor’s interest in the windows will be defeated by anyone who has a registered prior security on the PPSR over them. Even if the contractor subsequently registers the security any earlier registration will take priority. For example, if the developer has borrowed money against the development and if the lender has registered their interest on the PPSR the lender will have priority over any claims made by the contractor. Also, assuming the windows have been installed they then become part of the building and therefore “fixtures”. Presuming a lender (eg. a bank) has registered a mortgage over the land/buildings in the development, removing the windows would likely diminish the value of the lender’s mortgage security. A mortgage generally attaches not only to the land but everything that becomes part of or is affixed to the land. Consequently the bank’s mortgage would prevail over the contractor’s contractual right to remove and recover the windows. This applies whether or not the contractor has registered his security on the PPSR. If the contractor attempts to remove the windows he could be charged with a criminal offence or sued in tort by the developer for conversion, or both. Some possible remedies for the contractor if he does not have a PPSR registration could be either; initiating any dispute resolution procedures in the contract; or serving a statutory demand on the developer; or recovering the money under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. By Barbara Delaney, Solicitor, SCHNAUER and CO, Email:

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Ask Chris: Questions for Council

Northside with Mayor Len Brown

Darby at Council This month we introduce a new Q & A column from North Shore representative on Auckland Council, Councillor Chris Darby. If you have a question for Chris, let us know by e-mailing or writing to Ask Chris, Channel Magazine, P.O. Box 33-1630, Takapuna and he’ll do his best to answer you here.

Transport, Traffic, Housing - the key issues Congratulations to Auckland’s new and returning Members of Parliament. And a huge thank you to Auckland’s outgoing MPs for your hard work serving your constituents and your communities.

Chris Darby.

Q: What is Auckland Council's take on the changing face of 'the high street'? Is there anything the Council is doing to encourage local spend rather than internet shopping? Chris: Without a doubt the internet is changing the way we shop. But I believe there is still something special the high street offers that a remote online experience can’t quite capture, and that’s people and the thirst for social exchange. We’re encouraging local spend by reclaiming our public spaces for people through investment in streetscape transformations and redesigning urban parks and other public spaces. All of this means that there are multiple reasons for people to be drawn to their local centres in addition to quality retail choices. It’s about creating the kind of experiences that you can’t find glued lonely to a laptop. By creating high quality public spaces, we’re attracting people to enjoy our local centres where they can enjoy and spend locally, supporting local businesses and adding new life to the area. After all, it’s not cars that spend money, it’s people. When a retail mix is offered alongside quality public environments, the combination can be a potent attractor of customers. We’ve already seen results from this. For example, we’ve invested in Takapuna’s award-winning Hurstmere Green, which has had a huge positive effect on surrounding businesses. 33% of businesses are reporting the upgrade has generated a positive impact on turnover. This winter the Takapuna Library has undergone a $750,000 makeover, making it a more appealing place to visit - visitor numbers are already on the rise. The redesign of Takapuna’s ‘high street’ Hurstmere Road, into a high quality shared space shopping mecca, is shaping up to be the next big opportunity to recast the Takapuna metro centre. Securing the necessary budget will be a focus of mine over Hurstmere Green. coming months.

Q: How 'super', in Chris's view, is the 'Supercity' proving to be? Chris: Supersizing our city doesn’t necessarily make it better. It’s about our ability to find efficiencies and opportunities of scale, to get better at providing the services all Aucklanders expect of council, and to do that within an affordable financial framework. And there are many cases where we’ve done just that. For instance, Auckland Council identified efficiency savings of over $100m a year in its first ten year budget and at the same time allocated an additional $4m to the new Devonport Library and $6m for the Victoria Wharf restoration when fundamental budget errors were identified. Both of these projects are expected to be completed and open to the public this summer. We’ve had some major projects scoped and delivered within Auckland Council’s four short years. I recall that under the former city, it took eight reports and five years to put in a bus stop in Brown’s Bay. Now, this wasn’t par for the course, but it is a reminder that things weren’t all rosy under the old regime. I’m confident we’re moving in the right direction, but we need to stay focussed on achieving even greater improvements. Part of that will mean dispensing with some low benefit projects and getting back to the projects that make a real difference to the most people. Delivering a 21st century-worthy public transport system is top of my list. Moving to the capital based rating system, as recommended by the Royal Commission and prescribed by government statute, has hurt Shore ratepayers most severely. We now need to put ourselves in a position where we provide critical services, strip back rates increases and explore alternative funding sources so that people can continue to enjoy the community they have contributed to over their lifetime.


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Mayor Len Brown.

Auckland Council works closely and well with the Government and I look forward to this continuing. We both want Auckland to be the best it can be, for the people who live and work here, and for the contribution Auckland makes to the nation. A clear message that came through in the election lead-up is that Aucklanders want the region’s transport challenges sorted. This is consistent with Auckland Council’s own research on Aucklanders’ priorities for the region – the top three are improved public transport (61%), reduced traffic congestion (52%) and more affordable and quality housing (44%). An integrated transport network is critical for Auckland. A network where efficient, affordable and reliable public transport sits alongside options such as cycling or walking, and where increased public transport use frees up our roads for commercial traffic. The City Rail Link is central to this network, and is the vital precursor for rail to the North Shore and to the airport in the future.

An integrated transport network is critical for Auckland. A network where efficient, affordable and reliable public transport sits alongside options such as cycling or walking, and where increased public transport use frees up our roads for commercial traffic. The private sector has shown strong willingness to invest around the CRL route. I’m resolute that Auckland needs to start the construction of the CRL in 2016. Our task now is to address differences of opinion on timing and funding, and the council will continue to work closely with the government to resolve this in the best way for Aucklanders. We can’t allow ratepayers to bear the burden of absolutely everything, so we must look at alternative funding options. Later this year I will be presenting options for additional funding and we will be asking you what you think. There will be a real need for central government to enable the solutions Aucklanders decide on – solutions that will get Auckland moving. Auckland Council will continue to work closely with the Government to enable more homes, and more affordable homes, to be built. The Housing Accord between council and government has seen 80 Special Housing Areas (SHA) established, where 81,000 new dwellings or sections will come onto the market over 12 years. The first families moved into the first SHA homes last month. Resource consents are also trending upwards. The council remains committed to working closely with the government to ensure Auckland remains a great place to live and work. Mayor Len Brown

Education: Brendan Kelly, Kristin School Kristin's Senior School Principal, Brendan Kelly, challenges the stereotypes that exist across generations.

Common Ground

Brendan Kelly.

One of the things I dislike about elections is their polarising effect on people. Every three years a reasonably united nation is forced into something like a short civil war. People choose sides, dig in their position or prejudice and hoist their colours. You are either at one end of the political spectrum or the other, painted as a supporter of the young party or the old party; you are for this or against that. Each side argues from the point of polemic and genuine, open communication is nowhere to be found. Because of this barriers between groups are erected, and people construct a sense of “them” and “us” that is not necessarily the reality in our community. The tendency we have to create groups or labels is of course present at other times as well. One of the most obvious, and one of the most harmful to my mind, is that based around generations. The “young generation” is regarded as different to the “old generation” to the extent that it is assumed that each group do not understand the other. Similarly, such is the pervasiveness of this belief, that sweeping generalisations are made about each group, with no suggestion that any common ground is even possible. A few weekends ago I witnessed an event that challenged this view. It was at an annual Age Concern Technology Day, and 45 senior citizens were sitting at groups of tables. In their hands they held examples of portable computing such as iPads, smart phones or laptops. Also at each table, poised to assist, were the students responsible for organising the event. They were there to help and instruct each guest in the use of their particular device. It may have been with basic operating instructions or it may have been with complex tasks employing cloud computing, either way the attendees were there to learn; and the students were there to teach them. While this mix of generations all working together was a heart-warming sight, it was also a mildly revolutionary one. Many of our societal prejudices about these two groups of people were exposed right there, myths about the young and the old shown to be fraudulent. Firstly, they were communicating in a natural friendly way. There was no “generation gap”, there were people simply talking to each other with great respect on both sides. Secondly, the visitors may have been retired but they were seeking new learning, and their minds were expanding with it. No reluctance to embrace new ideas from these guys, they were deeply receptive and fully engaged. While the direction of the discussion was initially from young to old, this soon changed with the knowledge brought by the more experienced guests. In a way it was like watching a tennis match with both participants keen to keep the ball in court. The Year 13 student served up some specific knowledge about technology, the elderly recipient then passed back a question of how it could be used and so on. The technical skill of the young was given greater context by the experience of the old. It was a dialogue, and both sides were constructing learning as they went along. Thus two groups were brought together that day, and both delighted in the shared experience. A common thread of technology was a vehicle for communication; it provided a context for meaningful conversation. While the lives of the old were made richer by learning how to use these devices, the act of passing on this learning was deeply empowering for the young. For both groups there was also the inestimable value of forming a new friendship, of engaging with another person in an authentic conversation. Breaking down barriers is one of the great needs of our world today. We can help by starting local and providing some common ground for conversation.

Talking Tax: Lindsay Tax Solutions

This regular column is provided by Chris Lindsay (B.Com CA), a Director at Lindsay Tax Solutions (a division of McIsaacs Ltd). Chris is a Chartered Accountant and tax specialist based on the North Shore. Chris has worked in the tax field for over 20 years and advises businesses on a range of tax issues including structuring when buying and selling businesses, handling IRD audits, expanding overseas and reviewing existing structures.

Chris Lindsay.

IRD Audits: Are You Next? In the year ended 30 June 2013, the IRD assessed over $1.2 billion in tax from taxpayer audits. Every year, the IRD receives additional funding for its audit section. For many taxpayers, the issue is when an audit will occur, rather than if one will occur. This article provides some tips on how to manage the tax audit risk. Before Any IRD Review or Audit Starts • File all tax returns on time. The IRD generally can’t increase tax once four years has passed from the return being filed. • Take out tax audit insurance. For a very modest premium, you can obtain extensive cover for most professional costs that will arise from an IRD audit. • Ensure all tax positions taken in returns are reasonable and care has been taken. If this is not done, you could be liable for tax penalties ranging from 20% to 150% of the tax. If unsure, ask a professional. By doing this, you are considered to have taken reasonable care and this generally means tax shortfall penalties won’t apply. • If you become aware of any incorrect tax positions taken in the past, consider making a voluntary disclosure to the IRD as this generally means tax shortfall penalties can’t be imposed. Risk Review Stage Prior to an audit starting, the IRD will generally undertake a risk review. • If you are aware of any tax “skeletons in the closet”, consider disclosing these to the IRD prior to the review formally starting. This will generally mean a 40% reduction in any tax shortfall penalties. • Take professional advice in responding to IRD questions. An early investment in this may save you a lot of time and money in the long run. • Avoid interviews with IRD staff. Interviews are generally not compulsory, and the risks include being “ambushed” with unexpected questions , not being fully prepared or someone providing incorrect information at the interview. • Ensure all communication from and to the IRD is in writing. Be prompt and courteous when responding to the IRD. Audit Stage • Same tips as above, although the 40% reduction for disclosure is not available. After an Audit • Use the Tax Pooling system to settle any tax reassessed. This will generally save you interest and reduce penalties.

If you would like to discuss this issue, or any tax issue, please contact Chris Lindsay on or 021829400 and I would be happy to discuss on a no obligation basis

LINDSAY TAX SOLUTIONS LIMITED/MCISAACS LTD Chartered Accountants and Tax Specialists Website: Website: Issue 48 - October 2014


Commercial Law: Nicole Duncan, Davenports

Employment Law: Bronwen Newcombe, Davenports

Nicole Duncan is an experienced lawyer who advises on a wide range of commercial matters, including business sales and purchases, leasing and employment matters.

Nicole Duncan.

Bronwen Newcombe (BA, LLB) is an employment law and trust specialist at Davenports Harbour Lawyers. In her employment practice, Bronwen advises on all employment-related work including restructuring, redundancy, employee benefits, protecting intellectual property, employee v contractor issues, health and safety, performance management, restraints of trade, personal grievance claims and trial periods. Bronwen also prepares “fit for purpose” employment and contractor agreements and notes that the penalty for an employer not having a written employment agreement has recently been increased to Bronwen Newcombe. $20,000!

How will your terms of trade stand up to Helen's Employment Agreement spot on scrutiny? IT For You Limited operated a successful IT business that employed 3 full-time IT consultants to install, and provide ongoing support in relation to, computer servers and phone systems for small businesses throughout Auckland. When Steve first started up the business nearly three years ago, his former university lecturer (who remained his mentor) told Steve that the business would need to set out the terms and conditions on which the business’ products would be provided to its clients and recommended that he talk to a lawyer. Steve had wanted to save money so did a quick Google search instead. Steve found a variety of supply contracts on the internet and spent only a couple of hours piecing together a simple, one-page agreement setting out basic terms and conditions, all at no cost to Steve. A few of the contracts he found on the internet referred to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1986, however he didn’t include any reference to that Act in his terms of trade because he had heard that the Consumer Guarantees Act didn’t apply to dealings between businesses. Steve was delighted to secure a lucrative contract providing new servers and phone systems to an accountancy firm with three large offices in Auckland. The contract was so lucrative that Steve employed another full-time IT consultant, Jackie, to cover the increase in workload that would be generated from the contract. Unfortunately for Steve, Jackie had embellished her experience and qualifications on her CV, as well as during her job interview. Mistakes were made left, right and centre soon after Jackie started with IT For You, including failing to organise delivery and installation of the new phone systems to the three separate sites on the contracted delivery date. The new phone systems were delivered three weeks late. This was the time taken for Jackie to muster up the courage to tell Steve about her mistake (she feared Steve would dismiss her under her trial period clause) and for Steve to rectify the situation. Steve was devastated when he received a letter from the accountancy firm’s lawyer citing breach of contract and breach of various guarantees provided under the Consumer Guarantees Act, including breach of the guarantee as to delivery. Steve finally saw a lawyer who advised him (among other things) that the terms of trade did not provide adequate protection for his company. Contact the team at Davenports Harbour Lawyers if you are worried that your terms of trade won’t stand up to scrutiny. Contact Nicole Duncan at Davenports Harbour Lawyers on 9156144 or

for Bob & Linda

Bob and Linda Carter own a computer software development company on the North Shore. Bob started the business after leaving his previous job when he realised he wanted to own his own business. The software development company grew so rapidly that the Carters now employ 12 staff and last year had to move to bigger premises in Albany. At the company directors meeting last week, the Carters decided they needed to employ a high level Operations Manager in order to allow Bob to focus on strategic management of the business rather than the day-to-day operations of the business. Although it is the right decision, the Carters still felt trepidation about giving up some control of the business. Bob already had someone in mind for the Operations Manager role (Helen, the former CCO from his previous job). Bob had an initial discussion with Helen who expressed interest in the role and asked to see a draft employment agreement for the position. The Carters went to see their lawyer to get advice on what should (and shouldn’t!) be in the draft employment agreement for Helen. First of all, the lawyer suggested that the employment agreement should contain a valid trial period clause to ensure the Carters have the option of dismissing Helen within 90 days if it becomes clear that Helen is unsuitable for the position. The lawyer also suggested that the agreement contain carefully worded confidential information and intellectual property clauses in order to properly protect the company’s valuable intellectual property and confidential information. Lastly, the lawyer suggested that the agreement should contain a restraint of trade clause in order to prevent Helen (on termination of her employment with the company) from soliciting the business’ customers/staff and from working for the opposition for a set period of time. “I thought restraints of trade weren’t worth the paper they were written on?” said Bob to the lawyer. “No”, said the lawyer. “As long as the restraint is reasonable both to the time period and geographic area, and as long as there is real proprietary interest that needs protecting, then restraints are definitely enforceable, and in your business there should definitely be a restraint for Helen!” The lawyer prepared a draft employment agreement for Helen which the Carters felt confident about using and which the Carters knew properly protected their business. To find out more about what provisions should and should not be in an employment agreement, please contact our employment law specialist Bronwen Newcombe on or 09 915 6140.




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331 Rosedale Road, Albany. Phone: 915 4380 Email:

Property Law: Karen Millar, Davenports

Talking Trusts: Tammy McLeod, Davenports

Karen has been a Senior Legal Executive in the property team at Davenports Harbour for 12 years. She is a fellow member of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives. Karen and the Property Team manage a wide range of property matters from simple residential sales and purchases through to complex apartment developments, banking security and restructuring.

This monthly column is provided by Tammy Mcleod (BA LLB), a partner at Davenports Harbour Lawyers. Tammy leads the Davenports Harbour Trust Team and enjoys providing clients with advice and assistance on a broad range of issues involving the establishment and structuring of asset plans, interpretation of trust deeds, duties of trustees and the management and administration of trust funds. A key part of Tammy’s practice is reviewing existing asset holding structures to ensure they achieve the needs and requirements they were established to meet. She is also experienced in Property (Relationships) Act issues and believes that the provisions of the Act are an important consideration in personal asset planning. Tammy is a past president of the Auckland Women’s Lawyers’ Association and is a Tammy McLeod. current co-convenor of the NZICA Trust Special Interest Group.

Karen Millar.

Legal advice is wise before you list your property for sale

Beth & Joe

Susan inherited her mother’s unit on her mother’s death. She rented it out for a few years and then decided she wanted to free up some cash and decided to sell the property privately. She did not see any point in making contact with her solicitors until she had an agreement on the property. The property was a cross lease unit, the back unit in a block of three. It was an old cross lease title and there were no exclusive use areas assigned to the units. A number of years ago, her dad had built a large separate room alongside their unit that he had used as his office. Her dad had obtained the relevant consent from council and a code compliance certificate was issued on completion. The last tenants had used this room as a gym. The property was marketed by Susan stating that the room came with the unit. Susan was thrilled to receive a lot of interest in the property. Within a week a couple made her an offer which was just subject to finance. Wonderful!! Their solicitor prepared the agreement and the offer was accepted by Susan, which she then emailed to her solicitors. Susan was horrified when the solicitors acting for the purchasers then advised her solicitors that she had misrepresented the property to the purchasers by telling them that the separate room was part of her property for sale. In fact, because the cross lease had no “exclusive use” area, the separate room had been built on common land such that all unit owners were equally entitled to use it. Susan found herself with 3 options. She could correct the cross lease title to allow for exclusive use areas - an expensive and lengthy process involving land surveyors and solicitors and requiring the cooperation of all the cross lease neighbours. This would also inevitably delay settlement. She could have the extra room removed, but the purchasers had agreed to purchase on the basis that the room was part of the property. Her final option was to negotiate a variation of the sale contract involving a reduction in the sale price. A reduced price was negotiated. When selling your property - particularly when selling by private sale - it is critical to discuss all aspects of the property with your solicitors before commencing any marketing.

Beth and Joe had had a trust for many years. The trust owned their family home and bach and they and their children were beneficiaries of the trust. Their children had grown and now had families of their own. It was a while since Beth and Joe had looked at the trust documentation. The lawyer who had set it up for them had retired and while they had a folder full of documents, it was many years since they had talked to anyone about the trust. In particular, Beth and Joe wanted to make sure that their grandchildren’s education would be paid for if they died, and they were keen to make sure that the family bach was kept as long as possible for the use of their children and their families. One of Beth and Joe’s friends explained that trusts these days were becoming a specialty area and it might be worth their while to get some specialist advice, which is what Beth and Joe decided to do. They made an appointment with a lawyer who practised only in the area of trusts and took the trust folder with them. The lawyer assured them that even though when they set the trust up they didn’t have any grandchildren, it was anticipated in the trust deed that they may have grandchildren, so their grandchildren could benefit from the trust. However, the lawyer pointed out that they had not given instructions to the trustees of the trust as to what would happen to the trust’s assets if they died. She said that this was called a memorandum of guidance or letter of wishes and was a bit like a will for a trust. Without these wishes in place, the trustees wouldn’t know that they wanted their grandchildren’s education paid for nor that they wanted the bach kept. The lawyer also explained that given they did want to keep the bach, they should be thinking about who would be the trustees after they died and also how the trust would fund the outgoings and maintenance of the bach at that point. Beth and Joe also discovered that they could specify their wish to their trustees that anything their children get be distributed to trusts to be established for their children, so that any funds were protected from their children’s partners. Beth and Joe thought this was a great idea, as protecting assets for their children was the main reason for setting their trust up in the first place. Beth and Joe were delighted that they had sought specialist advice and that their trust structure now had some real direction.

Contact Karen Millar at Davenport Harbour Lawyers on 915-4380 or email:

To ensure you don't make a similar mistake, take advice. Contact: Tammy McLeod, Email: or visit:



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Channel People: Community Gem Laurie Keung and Kerry Owen

FEEDING COMMUNITIES IN NEED Kerry Owen and Laurie Keung are a Shore duo running Feed the Need, a charitable trust set on fighting child hunger in New Zealand. The charity aims to improve the learning opportunities of Kiwi kids faced with hunger and poverty through providing nutritious meals to schools. Originally from the UK, Kerry has always been active in philanthropy and Laurie is the Chair of the organisation. Channel Magazine asked the ladies a few questions about the organisation and what it’s like feeding the community. Courtney Bennett: How did Feed the Need start? Kerry Owen: Four and a half years ago I became aware that children were going to school without lunch in low decile schools, I wanted to help alleviate this issue. I set up an online lunch ordering system on the North Shore hoping to gain experience and knowledge of what systems and packaging would work best in schools. I also hoped it would financially help set up 'Feed the Need'. Then 18 months on I was in a position to start doing charitable 'food in schools' along with a growing team of volunteers. Laurie has been by my side working voluntarily and is the chair of Feed the Need. We now have an amazing Board who all are voluntary members. They are all North Shore residents. CB: Can you tell us what Feed the Need does? Laurie Keung: Feed the Need provides hot, freshly cooked soups and casseroles to low decile schools, meaning that every child receives a lunch. We deliver three days a week during the winter months of the year. We chose the winter months as that's when sickness is rife and school attendance is at its lowest. CB: What does a typical day look like for you? KO: All members of the Board have different roles to play. Laurie and I make sure that the programme runs smoothly by communicating with the kitchen staff, our partners, suppliers and our schools we serve. A typical day is juggling our children and the charity demands. Between us we have nine children and one on the way. We have meetings, emails, phone calls and travelling to the Mt Wellington kitchen to ensure quality and a smooth service. Our kitchen team are at the kitchen from 7am until 1pm. We cook the food in large 'Bratt pans' and serve the meals in individual containers which are then boxed up and delivered to the schools. These are then distributed to each classroom and the children eat together.


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Laurie Keung, Kerry Owen. CB: What’s your favourite part about working for a charitable organisation? LK: It has to be seeing the difference we are making! CB: What do you like most about your local community? KO: The North Shore feels like a safe and friendly place to live. It has lovely beaches and parks on our doorstep, we are very privileged. We had heaps of local Shore volunteers for last year's programme. CB: Who are the people you admire most and why? LK: Those who are sacrificing their time to help others. CB: Anything you feel we could better as a community? KO: Maybe more fundraising events for those less fortunate. CB: What do you do in your spare time? KO: What spare time? Catch up on washing, cleaning and trying to spend quality time with the family. We enjoy the outdoors, eating out/picnics and reading. CB: In my next life, I am going to come back as… LK: A bird.

The Green Channel with Kaipatiki Project

Towards a

Totally Sustainable North Shore Spring is all about fresh beginnings – time to learn a new skill, discover a hidden talent or kindle a new passion with Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre. Leading a less wasteful, healthier life can be as simple as taking a few small steps to change how we go about things; we could walk or cycle more, produce our own food, appreciate and care for the flora and fauna around our glorious Photo Credit: Xtreme Photography. North Shore. Sometimes a bit of guidance and inspiration is all that’s needed to kickstart a new direction, and that’s where Kaipatiki Project’s courses and workshops come in. This Spring, North Shore-based Kaipatiki Project is hosting a range of hands-on, practical workshops and courses that will help and inspire us to make those small changes towards a smarter life-style. For information and bookings go to Bike Care & Safer On Road Cycling – Auckland Transport is holding free bike maintenance and safer cycling workshops for adults at the Kaipatiki Project centre in Birkdale and Beach Haven Primary School. Tues 7 October and Sat 1 November. Bee-Keeping For Beginners – a fascinating 3 part introductory course including honey-tasting and a visit to a local hive to meet the workers. Sun 12 & 19 October and 2 November, $45pp Keeping Backyard Chooks – all you need to know about the ins and outs of raising chickens on the urban North Shore in a 2 hour class. Sat 18 October, $25pp Bush Walk & Talk – with warmer days coming, discover some of the North Shore’s best-kept bush locations and learn to identify NZ native plants and wildlife. Small, social groups led by guide Margi Keys. Walks throughout October & November, $15pp for 3 walks To be kept in the loop about all courses and events register for Kaipatiki Project’s enewsletter at the website or like the Facebook page. Kaipatiki Project is your local Environment Centre Ph 482 1172 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale (office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm). Proudly Supported By Ray White North Shore.

Community News

Art Geek? Check out Artweek!

Art spaces across the North Shore are poised to take part in Artweek, which returns to Auckland this month, starting from October 10th. To make things easy, Channel Magazine shares a few of the exhibitions and events on the Shore that are well worth checking out this month. Northcote gallery NNorthart will have two new exhibitions running simultaneously throughout Artweek. New Works is a series of wall sculptural installations that use two BrickBay Koru, courtesy of Virginia King and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail landmark pieces, In the Land of the Blind and private collection. I Just Want a Decent Conversation, as both a culmination and a starting point. There are no clear narratives, instead hints of conversation between elements, space, form and materiality. For those interested to hear from one of the artists involved in the exhibition, Chris Mules will be holding a special Artist Talk on the 19th October at the gallery. Running alongside New Works is the exhibition 36 Views of Mt Egmont/Taranaki, with apologies to Hokusai curated by John Perry. LakeHouseArts, Keen. From colonial to contemporary times and in a variety of media – photography, painting, drawing, printed materials (tea towels) and pottery (salt and pepper shakers) the exhibition brings together 36 artworks all with views of Mt Taranaki that have been collected by John over the past twenty or so years. To hear more about the works on show, John will also be holding a Floor Talk on 15th October. Are you a lover of all things pastel? Then make sure you head along to Mairangi Arts Centre for their ever-popular annual exhibition Passionate About Pastels showcasing works from the many pastel artists throughout New Zealand. With no theme set, the exhibition shows how pastel artists use the intensely beautiful and rich colours of the pastel medium in their own unique way. Over at the Lake House Arts Centre visual artist Louise Keen has her latest exhibition entitled Still Life. Louise’s use of plastics within her works reference the historical art movement known as Synthetic Cubism, which sparked the modernist’s optimistic use of ‘real world objects’ in painting and collage. Her canvas works play with compositions of form by including real world objects onto the canvas and the use of colour as a significant motif of culture. By using the transparent and malleable properties of plastic, naïve machine stitching and layering, Louise merges the two dimensionality of painting, into sculpture. For those who want to venture further North for an Artweek experience, Sunday 19th October, join Brick Bay Sculpture Trail Arts Manager Jonathan Organ for a free afternoon and guided walk. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by New Zealand’s established and emerging artists, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail is an extraordinary outdoor gallery experience. This special Artweek tour will include the Trail and parts of the Private Collection which includes areas not usually accessible to the public. RSVP is essential. Mairangi, Tamaki Estuary, Sanders.

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For more events across Auckland during ARTWEEK (10 – 19 Oct) visit

During ARTWEEK, several North Shore artists will be involved in a fundraising exhibition for Braveheart Youth Trust - a charity whose goal is to divert from the justice system young people who are at risk of offending, and to help them realise their potential. Devonport artists Ann O'Sullivan, Beatrice Carlson and Christian Nicolson will be among those selling artworks to benefit this youth organisation at the Braveheart Art Exhibition, which opens on Thursday 16th October at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane with a Gala Evening from 6.30pm and runs until the 19th. Issue 48 - October 2014


Gundry's Grumbles: with Simon Gundry

Simon Gundry is a Devonport and North Shore identity, and character, who is known for calling a spade a spade. He is a director of contracting company Gill & Gundry, is an enthusiastic and active sailor (past crew-member of Ceramco New Zealand and Lion New Zealand in Whitbread Round The World races and Shockwave in Admiral’s Cup) and is a life member of the North Shore Rugby Football Club. This is his regular and lively contribution to Channel Magazine. Simon Gundry.

We do have a problem, a serious problem... I’ve lived and worked on the North Shore all my life, and indeed it is one of the most beautiful and wonderful places to live in the world. We all take a lot of pleasure and pride in our beaches, our lake and parks and recreational areas, which are abundant. No matter where you are on the North Shore, there is normally a view of the Hauraki Gulf and the outlying islands to entice us to explore, clean waters to fish in, dive under or swim in. A paradise for children, parents and grandparents alike. No child of the North Shore should ever be allowed to say they are bored, as right on the doorstep is a paradise that the majority of the world’s population would kill for to live in. But we do have a problem, a serious problem. I could almost call it the Chernobyl of the Shore and it is of serious concern to me and to the residents of this area. It is the lower part of the Wairau Creek, mainly the areas between the intersection of Kitchener and East Coast Road, situated to the North West of the Milford Town Centre and the coastline of the eastern beaches, mainly Castor Bay and Milford beaches. I’d like to draw attention to the seriousness of the ever growing silt build up problem that has now created both an ecological, and environmental health and safety risk to the human, animal, bird and marine life that live either nearby or are even using these waterways and surrounding banks. Toxins that are given off from ever mounting silt are as poisonous as that of asbestos in its present state. Clearly what has happened over the period of recent years is that developments up the valley, either with new subdivisions, roading improvements, or just an ever increasing population has released huge quantities of silt and related materials that have progressively overpowered the stream’s ability to cope. Milford Stream is no longer fulfilling its role as a stream and has changed its character to become a deposit for deep, smelly mud. It has brought an end to fish life in the stream and is now a growing hazard to the health of nearby residents and to the usefulness of Milford Marina and its boats. The bund located at the junction of Inga, Beach and Commodore Parry Roads and adjacent to the reserve has long become progressively overwhelmed by events like road works, residential and commercial development further up the Wairau watershed basin. Clearly watershed supervision and maintenance has failed to contain this problem, much less resolve it. Not only does the problem have quite distressing environmental features, but the almost septic nature that the silt overflow has reached has serious health implications. And all this right under the very noses of those who have believed Milford Reserve and waterfront were features of which our community should be proud. There are many sports groups, picnic parties, marina owners, school gatherings that note with concern the unpleasant smells now coming from what we could now call “The stream that was”. I know from impeccable


sources that a major open air film evening arranged by the Council last February, which attracted a large gathering of interested and eager people had lost many of its audience before the film had finished, the reason being the stench from the stream had become too unpleasant. This situation no longer is a matter for consideration for the future, it is a matter of extreme urgency and needs to be acted on now. I know there is huge support from local residents, business operators, the Milford Residents association, the Milford Business association, boat owners and sports clubs. I have great concerns that the draft budget has no consideration for addressing the problem of the silt, and this I think is diabolical. We all know that there is a development planned of some proportion for the future development of the Milford Town Centre, we are also aware that there are some proposals such as a possible boardwalk through the mangroves, but unfortunately there are no practical solutions to fixing the problem the Milford community are currently faced with. The answer is pretty simple, the way I see it. Firstly remove all the toxic silt that currently lies within the Creek, then find a solution to trap the silt that travels down the stream all parts of the year. We could also construct a footbridge to the northern side of Inga Road as there used to be in the 1930’s and 40’s when the old pirate ship was such a focal point for social gatherings. And, really we could also use Mother Nature to deal with the flushing of our marine cove that we are so lucky to have at our very own doorstep. The local board needs to promote this very serious ecological and environment problem to the Super city council and not let go until they act responsibly. We all believe very strongly about keeping our environment clean and green as this is typically the Kiwi way. The Auckland Council should do what is right and fix what is their responsibility and that is to direct all stormwater safely into the sea and not turn their backs on what is extremely important to the welfare of our community. I hope the City Council has enough common sense to act immediately and responsibly to my call to salvage our environment from turning into a wasteland that humans, animals, birds and marine life cannot use again in the future. Major health and environmental problems cannot be ignored indefinitely and must be addressed immediately. This is not just a Milford problem, it is an issue for all of us. Maybe if the Council had not spent the ten million dollars on the “Len Brown Library” that has been forced on the community of Devonport and channelled that money into the cleaning up of the Milford Creek then I’m sure our society would have been a lot happier.

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Settlers Albany: Luxurious Lifestyle Village



Precious McKenzie training Rosalie for the novice division in Las Vegas.

Precious McKenzie Still Going For Gold While Precious McKenzie is very happy to be inducted into the World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters (WADBL) Hall of Fame, this energetic 78 years young man is still training hard. We caught up with him in the gym at Settlers Albany Lifestyle Village to talk about his life and his attempt to break yet another age group world record lifting 200kgs in Las Vegas. 200kg? That's nearly four times his body weight!

Precious McKenzie

“One thing Iʼve learnt in life is never settle for second best. Itʼs a philosophy thatʼs earned me four gold medals, a good wife and a happy life. Itʼs also why over four years ago we invested in a home here at Settlers Albany Lifestyle Village. More space, better facilities, great location, active community, no contest... this is an investment in life!” Open everyday between 10am - 4pm or call Rosalie on 415 2617.

A GOOD LIFE. A SMART MOVE. Premier Lifestyle Villages group includes Settlers Albany, Fairview Lifestyle Village and Fairview Care Ltd.


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Precious is a small guy with a huge reputation. A national icon, he competed at three Commonwealth Games representing England, and three Olympic Games representing Great Britain. After moving to New Zealand he won his fourth Commonwealth Gold representing our country at the age of 42. Precious has won more Olympic, Commonwealth and World medals in his sport of weightlifting than any other sports person. Looking around the gym it's easy to see why just over 4 years ago Precious and his wife Elizabeth chose Settlers Lifestyle Village as their home. This village is designed for a generation who want more out of life when they retire, not less. It's a lively community and Precious is actively involved in village life. Like many over 65's, Precious still works and is often away from home on speaking engagements or in his capacity as a back injury prevention consultant. “Returning home to Settlers is a great feeling,” says Precious. “It's safe, secure and everything's just the way you left it. Best of all is the welcome you receive from your friends and neighbours.” Life wasn't always so idyllic. Born and raised in South Africa Precious knows the reality of poverty, prejudice and discrimination, but also the power of determination to overcome those obstacles. “Life on the Shore is good and Settlers Albany is the best. We call it an investment in life!” We can't argue with that. The spacious design and quality of the apartments and townhouses at Settlers really is exceptional. So is the location, with fabulous views over adjacent Kell Park and easy access to Albany's bush walks and the Albany Mega Centre with its mall, supermarket, shops, cinemas and restaurants. Not to mention the amenities at Settlers itself including indoor heated pool, gym, theatre, bowling green, beauty salon, bar and café. Precious, along with his team including Settlers own sales manager Rosalie Pearson, will be leaving for Las Vegas and the WADBL World Champs and Hall of Fame early November. Go for gold Team Precious…we'll be cheering for you! Visit Settlers Albany at 550 Albany Highway any day between 10 and 4 to see for yourself how good retirement living can be. Or call Sales Manager Rosalie Pearson on 415 2617.

Channel Feature Home with Nadja Court, Barfoot & Thompson

Spectacular Luxury Living – By the Beach! 18A Gulf View Road, Murrays Bay – For Sale By Negotiation Opportunities to secure such a superb family home in such a great location are few and far between. Enjoying an elevated position with a sensational layout and glistening sea views over Murrays Bay beach and the Hauraki Gulf, this spacious weatherboard and concrete over block home has been built to exacting standards and offers you a sublime and luxurious living experience. It's right on the doorstep of Murrays Bay beach, offering the relaxed atmosphere of seaside living and the playground of the beach with its Sailing Club, coastal walks and easy wander to Mairangi Bay cafe lifestyle - just simply fantastic. This is a family home of grand proportions – five generous bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, three living areas, private entertaining areas and triple garaging. The flexibility of the layout offers you diversity for everyone from young children to teenagers and beyond. Built to last of permanent materials, with sparkling coastal and sea views and in a prominent blue chip location... this is a home for the discerning. Perfectly positioned in excellent school zones, on bus routes and with easy motorway access ... this is the ultimate in lifestyle with a coastal playground.

FOR SALE BY NEGOTIATION 18A Gulf View Road, Murrays Bay View property onlIne: For further information contact: Nadja Court, Barfoot & Thompson, Mairangi Bay M: 021-777-690 or 478-9089 e: Number 1 Salesperson Barfoot & Thompson Company wide 2011-2013 Issue 48 - October 2014


Commercial Property: with Colliers International North Shore

Jimmy O’Brien, Colliers International North Shore and Chris Dibble, Colliers International Research

Jimmy O’Brien.

Chris Dibble.

A winning year for commercial real estate The total value of commercial real estate valued over $2 million expected to transact this year is one of the highest since reliable data records began in 1988. In the first half of 2014, just over $2.5 billion worth of commercial property transacted in New Zealand at an individual sale price above $2 million. This far surpasses the first half of 2013 when there was an aggregate $1.5 billion of sales. While approximately $1 billion of property was sold to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), subject to OIO approval, there has still been a flurry of other investment activity. This will likely place 2014 as one of the strongest years in investment activity in this price bracket since our records began in 1988, just below 2007 when there was $3.9 billion in sales. Several transactions over $20 million in value contribute to the total, including Takapuna’s Countdown supermarket, which sold for $21 million.

Who is buying? In recent years, New Zealanders have typically made up around 90% of all commercial real estate buyers in a calendar year. However, 2014 will be influenced by a number of large offshore transactions. By way of example, of the $2.5 billion of properties transacted over $2 million so far in 2014, over half of the transactional value is expected to sell to offshore interests, subject to OIO approval. With approximately $5.5 billion in sales forecast for the 2014 calendar year across all price levels, we expect approximately one third of all commercial property transactions in New Zealand to be to offshore interests in 2014.

Why the pickup in activity? New Zealand’s commercial real estate sector is entering the next phase in the cycle. Across many sectors and locations, demand is outpacing supply, creating a rise in rents that enables investors to capture higher prices than they have been able to receive in recent years. The weight of capital and the global hunt for return on investment is tensioning buyers and enticing sellers to explore their options, both in on and off-market campaigns. The increase in sales volumes is not an indication that the market has reached its peak. Many of the purchases announced have been as a result of investors repositioning their portfolio, recycling funds into other opportunities and investors encouraged by


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The weight of capital and the global hunt for return on investment is tensioning buyers and enticing sellers to explore their options, both in on and off-market campaigns. New Zealand’s growth in economic conditions, which is at odds with most in the OECD. Many offshore investors are attracted to New Zealand commercial real estate due to the defensive and positive investment characteristics which often includes higher-yielding returns than their home market, a transparent regulatory environment, a benign tax system, globally-recognised and easy investment processes and growth in the depth of the market.

Where to from here? While 2014 will be a bumper year in aggregate sales values across the price spectrum, it is unlikely to reach the levels experienced between 2005 and 2007, and just fall short of 2012. We also forecast that the aggregate value of commercial sales activity in 2015 is unlikely to be higher than in 2014. This is a reflection of the expected one-off sale to PSP Investments together with a higher interest rate environment that will lead to cautiousness at the lower end of the market and slower uptake from the owner-occupier investment sector. However, there will continue to be fierce competition for prime assets that will push investment yields lower over the next 12 months, especially in the below $2 million bracket.

Life Education North Shore: with Barry Kirk-Burnnand

er v E b o J Best

Corinne Marsden and Harriet Sherratt with Life Education mascot Harold.

Barry Kirk-Burnnand.

Well, I’m no doctor but recent news in the media about sugar is pretty interesting. I quite like the down-to-earth approach Nigel Latta presents in his TV shows, and a recent one about the evils of sugar showed some pretty scary information. A two-litre bottle of Coca-Cola has around 42 teaspoons of sugar in it and is a huge seller. So how much damage is this — and all the other sugarrich fizzy drinks — doing to our society? Was that shot of a two or three-year-old child having her teeth extracted under general anaesthetic because they were rotten, heart-breaking or what? Surely feeding children sugar-rich fizzy drink from a young age could be called child abuse?

Anyway, included in our teachings in the Life Education programme are the dangers of sugar-rich drinks and foods and we have been pushing this message for many years now. It’s so great to see this subject being taken up by others in the mass media whose influence will also help us reduce this nationwide, and in fact international, problem. At Life Education we are lucky to be able to employ two Educators (fully qualified teachers) who do an amazing job with kids. One of our Educators, Corinne Marsden, has been teaching for us for nine years now and I asked her to put down a few words about why she loves her job — the following makes all the volunteer work we do as Trustees in supporting her so worthwhile: Being a Life Education Educator is not one of the best jobs in the world, it is THE best! At least for me that is true. What an amazingly satisfying and rewarding job it is. Why? Because I love working with children. And seeing their faces light up when they “get it” is worth more than their weight in gold. I love helping them realise that they truly are special, and it’s their uniqueness that makes them so. What fun it is to teach them about how the body works, how we should best look after it, and also discuss exciting stuff like the workings of our poo factories and fart/burp machines! And how awesome is it to have a giraffe, called Harold, as your closest workmate and companion? A friend who shares your sense of humour and knows exactly what you are thinking? What we learn together is serious stuff, possibly life-changing material, but we do it together in an interactive, caring setting that encourages the kids to take risks in a safe environment, build their self–esteem, nurture resilience and give them strategies to cope with the curve balls that are thrown at us while we are growing up. Teaching students from the age of four to 13 means that I am involved in their growing up, and it is wonderful to see how some students may move from vulnerable youngsters to informed and confident teenagers, knowing that I have been a part of that process. Just recently I received letters from a class of year 8 students who had come to the end of their journey with Life Education. Below are excerpts from some of

their letters: “I’m so grateful for all you’ve taught me. I remember the axon and dendrites sending neuro-transmitters and the effect of drugs. I’m going to miss lining up outside the Life Education classroom, wondering what we’re going to learn about.” “I will definitely miss your knowledge and fun activities. Most of all, I will miss Harold, my hero from a young age.” “I will always remember all the things you taught us about alcohol, drugs, puberty, growing up, the body and the brain.” “You have made me ‘think before I do’ and helped me to know how to make the right choices in life. I’m going to miss playing all the fun brain games and having a laugh. I have loved the eight years of Life Education and thank you from the bottom of my heart.” “What you taught me will definitely affect the rest of my life and will never be forgotten.” “I have learned that you should listen to yourself rather than your friends, and we shouldn’t make decisions without lots of information.” “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past, but you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles. You are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.” These are powerful words from adults of the future. I have great confidence that our world will be safe in their hands. And I have great satisfaction in knowing that Life Education has been involved in shaping these wonderful people. Best job ever! Barry Kirk-Burnnand, Chair, Life Education Trust North Shore Visit: Contact us: Issue 48 - October 2014


Channel Feature Properties with Andrew Dorreen, Precision Real Estate

Cutting Edge

Super Stylish Coastal Family Home 3 Hamana Street, Narrow Neck Occupying a flat 814 sqm site positioned well for morning and evening sun, 3 Hamana Street offers uncompromised coastal family living – and it does it in style! Offering 5 bedrooms, four living areas and a study, this 430+ sqm masonry home aims to please. Designed by The Architect Office Ponsonby, the home has the Architects signature double height voided entry, featured timber panelling, stunning floating staircase and internal polished concrete blocks. Downstairs the home has four double bedrooms and a large family room with full kitchen including cooking facilities. This area flows out to a very generous rear back yard which enjoys amazing sun especially during the afternoon. More than enough room for children to have a trampoline, playhouse and to house a pool if required. Upstairs, the living area is very impressive, with stunning kitchen complete with

Gaggenau apliances, huge butler’s pantry and dumb waiter, and sea views out to Rangitoto. The dining and lounge area is light filled and very spacious and leads to an indoor/outdoor louvretec covered entertaining area – great for BBQs. The lavish master suite is very private and has a spacious walk in wardrobe and wellappointed ensuite. As well as having a huge garage there is also the ability to park three to four cars next to the home and a further two behind the garage itself. This home certainly has the wow factor! For buyers wanting large volume family space with cutting edge style, excellent attention to detail and living close to Narrow Neck Beach (300 meters approx) then 3 Hamana must be on your list to view. For sale by Tender closing Thursday 30th October 2014 (unless sold prior)

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Local Real Estate: The Rosies - The Power of Two

By Real Estate Duo Rose Arnott & Rosie Houghton of Prestige Real Estate – Both local identities in the Takapuna community.

It’s Spring Clean Time! Well now the election is over, some of us will be happy with the results while others not, but for most of us its business as usual. It's that time of year again where spring is upon us and this traditionally becomes the most popular time to buy and sell. We have personally experienced a high turnover in house sales over the winter months and still now we have more buyers than properties to show, which indicates the market is still hot and demand is high for good properties. However, we also know buyers are selective so sellers still need to make an effort to showcase their home to its very best. Here are some of our annual spring cleaning tips to get your home ready to sell. First Impressions do count! You can go all out in getting your home prepared for sale but sometimes just some small simple things can be all that is required. Here are some budget ways we can think of to achieve a good first impression:

Outside • Keep the lawns mowed and weed the garden. • Plant some flowers or attractive plants leading up to the front door or have a nice plant in a big pot. • Wash the exterior windows and house to get rid of cobwebs and dirt. Sweep the yard. • Paint or replace the front door put a new handle on if necessary to modernise. • Buy a new welcome mat for the front door. • Buy a new number plaque displaying the house number and install near the entry or front gate entrance. • Make sure outside lights are working and front entry light is clean.

Inside • Remove excess clutter and 'furniture-less' furniture will make the rooms appear bigger. Think about storing any excess off site at a temporary storage facility or

sell on Trademe and make some money. • Remove all excess photos from tables and walls and replace with non personalised art work, making sure any holes are patched over. • Paint rooms that need freshening up with neutral colours or white paint • Clean out closets and linen cupboards and store non essential items. • Rearrange the kitchen pantry, cabinets in an orderly manner. • If you can afford to change the flooring new carpet or tiles can make a big visual impact. • Thoroughly clean the house before taking to the market. Hire someone to do it if you are time poor. • We know that kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the house and with a budget can be updated simply by putting a new bench top over the existing one, repainting or re-varnishing the cabinets, changing the handles and faucets thus immediately lifting the look of an old kitchen. Fresh paint, flowers and Rosie and Rose as your preferred real estate representatives and you are all ready to go to the market; so call us now for a no obligation appraisal of your home. Rose Arnott 021876333, or Rosie Houghton 021623952, Email: Check out our personal facebook page.

LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLAS Positioned in a prime location on the shores of Lake Pupuke, Killarney Bay is a development of 17 luxurious architecturally designed villas that offer the ultimate in relaxed alfresco living. This stunning property is presented in immaculate condition, having recently been redecorated and will satisfy the most discerning buyers. Entry to the ground floor, double-internal garage is by separate remote - also on the ground floor are adjoining separate laundry and generous storage rooms. The first floor is the main living area, with a formal dining area at the front edge, flowing seamlessly to the open plan kitchen, living room and outdoor terrace. The living area has full bi-fold doors allowing the end of the living room to be extended to the outdoor terrace, which is tastefully landscaped and secluded for outdoor dining. Also located on this level is a seperate toilet for the convenience of residents and guests. The upstairs level includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms


(master ensuite), together with a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. Wake up to wonderful sea views of Rangitoto. Killarney Bay Villas offers a rare opportunity to the fortunate few, of a lifestyle in a truly stunning location and to be part of the exciting experience that is Takapuna. Visit Online: ID 6467

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Commercial Property With Simon Farland, Barfoot & Thompson Commercial

Shore Space

Barfoot & Thompson Commercial North Shore Feature Properties Barfoot & Thompson's North Shore Commercial has just launched its latest edition of “Shore Space”, a selection of Commercial property opportunities currently available on the North Shore. The feature properties offer a range of industrial, commercial office, land and retail, all available for either Sale or Lease.

Simon Farland.

A few of the highlights offered include:

95 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna

21A Porana Road, Glenfield

Offering prime first floor office space on Takapuna Beach. 637 square metres with unbeatable views, deck, secure parking and quality fit out.

A substantial stand alone office warehouse offering excellent factory space together with unparalleled quality office and showroom for the Wairau Valley.

Albany’s Orchard Park and Rosedale Road

Barfoot & Thompson has a well-established team of 16 Commercial agents on the North Shore, who are specialists in all aspects of the commercial market. The team blends youth and enthusiasm with long established market specialists, and has been responsible for concluding more than 100 sale and lease transactions in the past six months. Combine this with the ability to capitalise on the networks of over 1,400 salespeople across the Auckland Isthmus - Barfoot & Thompson have the market well and truly covered. We encourage you to make contact with Barfoot and Thompson to receive a copy of Shore Space or to register for the latest Insite national portfolio to discuss any of the opportunities presented, or any aspect of the North Shore commercial property market. In an exciting development, the North Shore Commercial team will be relocating just down the road to 129 Hurstmere Road on 1st November 2014, so feel free to drop in at any time.

For investors a number of investment opportunities are presented including a selection of retail offerings developed by Northbridge properties in Albany’s Orchard Park and Rosedale Road.

Contact: Simon Farland, North Shore Commercial Sales Manager, Phone 021 779 922 or email:

Simon Farland North Shore Commercial Sales Manager M 021 779 922 DDI 09 359 7888 E Issue 48 - October 2014




A Triumph of Design in a Coveted Location

Defining the best of Takapuna, the Avenues are sought after for the proximity to the beach and township and home to some of Auckland’s finest real estate. Whether you require a family home or executive retreat this five bedroom property is set on 1024m² of land just footsteps from the beach it will impress and delight you. Beautifully proportioned with two spacious living rooms flowing to sweeping lawns, landscaped gardens and heated pool complex.

11 Brett Avenue, Takapuna





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What’s Victoria’s Secret?

Best Property, Best Performance, Best Result! Don’t settle for anything less than a multi-award winning agent to sell your most valuable asset. If you are after an exceptional result, you need an astute marketer and need only look at Victoria’s performance. Success leaves clues and it is no mistake that Victoria has been Bayleys top agent on the Shore for 8 years and number two in New Zealand residentially since 2012. She has won every national marketing award Bayleys has on offer plus top international awards judged by the best in the world. Consult the expert to “The Block NZ” and discover an award winning performance guaranteed to get results.

Victoria Bidwell Bayleys No.1 Agent on the North Shore and Bayleys No.2 Residential Agent of the Year

Residential and Waterfront Marketing & Sales – North Shore M +64 21 947 080 D +64 9 487 0735 |

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