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When completed, the new Continental Cars BMW dealership being built in Wairau Road will be the largest BMW dealership in New Zealand.

Exciting times for BMW on the Shore! Jerry Clayton BMW is changing to Continental Cars BMW The Jerry Clayton BMW name has been an institution on the North Shore, and specifically Takapuna, for a long long time. The business, named after the founder, remains a very important ingredient on the Shore – not only selling and servicing high quality European motor vehicles, but also as part of the community supporting a range of not-for-profit entities. It is fair to say the dealership is considered 'part of the furniture' on the North Shore. But as they say, there is nothing quite as constant as change and that is the case with the dealership undertaking an exciting new rebranding process to welcome in 2017. The Jerry Clayton signage is coming down and being replaced by an equally well-known local motoring name – Continental Cars. Jerry Clayton BMW is changing to Continental Cars BMW. "This is really marking the end of an era and signalling the start of an exciting new one," explained Dealer Principal Jason Jarvis as the change was officially announced. "The change to Continental Cars BMW aligns our dealership with the rest of the Continental Cars luxury brands under our parent company Sime Darby Motors New Zealand. Continental Cars' luxury network is part of New Zealand’s motoring history, going back almost 50 years and we are very proud that we will officially be part of this elite group and strongly aligned with this name that's synonymous with some of the best motor vehicles in the world."

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The change of name also coincides with the start of the ground works for the brand new Continental Cars BMW dealership that is being built on a prominent site on Wairau Road – opposite Pak 'n' Save and Porana Road. An artist's impression of the impressive new facility is shown above. "When completed in the first half of 2018 we will have the largest BMW dealership in New Zealand," adds Jason Jarvis. It will be a world-class facility featuring the new BMW Future Retail initiatives, set over four levels with ample parking – an aspect that has always been challenging at our current site. This will allow us to deliver increased convenience and standards of service, plus an innovative and engaging experience, to our customers. "We intend to keep our valued customers and the community updated with progress through the exciting construction process. In the meantime they can all be assured that our wonderful staff and service at our Lake Road, Takapuna dealership remains the same, delivering our customers a true BMW brand experience." Certainly exciting times for the local BMW team. At Channel Magazine we love seeing progress in the community and this is certainly the case with the investment that Sime Darby is making with the new Continental Cars BMW name and dealership. It is a real shot in the arm for the Shore! Jerry Clayton BMW (from January 2017 Continental Cars BMW), 445 Lake Road Takapuna. Phone 488 2000 or visit: Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017







Affordable Art Sale, main gallery at Mairangi Arts Centre, 30th Nov – 11 Dec. The Nutcracker, Imperial Russian Ballet Company, Bruce Mason Centre, 8pm

Morning Melodies: The Royal NZ Navy Band, Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, 11am The Santa Claus Show, Tim Bray Productions, The PumpHouse. Until 22 December, 10.30am & 1pm

Devonport Probus Club, The Rose Centre, Belmont, 10am - 12.30pm


Hip Hop Dance, Northcote YMCA 5-6pm Harcourts Beach Series continues. Takapuna Beach, from 5pm


Milford Combined Probus Club, Sunnynook Community Centre, 10am to 12 noon Devonport Jets Run, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, 6pm. Also 14 Dec. Little Ninjas Kids Classes, Priority Fitness Gym, 45 Woodside Ave, Northcote point. Also 14 Dec, 4.15pm – 5.15pm



The Gondoliers, Torbay Community Hall, 35 Watea Rd, 7.30pm The Great KidsCan Santa Run, Northern end of The Strand on the beach, 6.30pm


TMC Nancy’s Afternoon, entertainment and afternoon tea for people in retirement homes, Takapuna Methodist Church, 2pm Pathfinder Society Organised Play, Meadowood Community House, Rosedale,6:30 – 11pm Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys, The PumpHouse, until 16 Dec, 7pm


Belmont Bayswater Probus Club, The Rose Centre, Belmont, 10am-12pm North Shore Rock, Mineral & Gem Club - Monthly Meeting, Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 141 Kitchener Road, Milford, 7.30pm




Reflective Service, Takapuna Methodist Church, 427 Lake Road, Takapuna, 7.30pm








TAKE A WELL-EARNED BREAK AND ENJOY THE SUN, SHOPPING, SWIMMING AND SCENERY ON THE SHORE January 2-8 Action Stations: Art In a Box, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, until 13 Jan, 10:30am – 2:30pm

January 9-15 Jan 13-15 Takapuna Beach Days: Fri 13: Jazz and Beanbags, 2pm-9pm Sat 14: Sun & Sound (R18), 1-11pm Sun 15: Music in Parks, 10am Auckland Shakespeare in the Park, PumpHouse Theatre amphitheatre, starts Sat 14 Jan. Until 11 Feb Mairangi Arts reopens

January 16-22 Mairangi Arts school holiday progamme starts. Running till Fri 27Jan Oriental Brush Calligraphers Exhibition, Mairangi Arts, 20 – 24 Jan Action Stations: Create and Curate, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, until 24 January, 10:30am – 3:15pm

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January 23-29 Literacy North Shore, A literacy class for parents with English as a second language, Birkdale House, 9–11am Summer Fun Preschool Play - Bayswater Park, 9:30am

December 2016

Community Calendar

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




Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village? Free seminar, East Coast Bays Rugby Club, Windsor Park, 496 East Coast Rd, Mairangi Bay, 10.30m – 12pm King Arthur, Theatreworks, Birkenhead, 7pm. Until 10 Dec; Wed-Fri 7pm; Sat/Sun 4pm. The Shakespeare Revue, live anthology, The Vic, Devonport, 8pm Christmas Creative Crafts workshop, Takapuna Methodist Church, 427 Lake Road, Takapuna 3.30pm

Probus Club of Milford, Milford Baptist Church, 10–11.55am. New members welcome




Mahi Waikawa, make your own kete strong enough for grocery shopping, Devonport Community Recycling Centre, 27 Lake Road, 11am-1pm. Also 10 Dec Free composting course, Glenfield Community Centre, 98 Bentley Ave, Glenfield; 10am-12pm North Shore Rabbit Club Show, Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Rd, 10am – 4pm Takapuna Beach Christmas Carnival, Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 11am-4pm. Food stalls and trucks, gift stalls, bouncy castles, petting zoo, interactive shows, live music, face painters, roving characters and performers. Includes Bellyful Bake Sale; North Shore Brass

Make your own Lollipop, The Lolly Shop, Parkway Arcade, Takapuna, 10am-12pm



Devonstock Music Festival, Windsor Reserve, Devonport, 2-5.30pm Kennedy Park WWII Trust Tunnel Opening, Kennedy Park, 11am-2pm. Auckland Trio, Festive Season Concert, Holy Trinity Church, Devonport, 2-3.45pm


Christmas Carols , PumpHouse Theatre Amphitheatre. Free for under 12s, 6pm


Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine , Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, 6pm. Until Thu 22 Dec, 10am & 1pm


Christmas Eve services, various times and churches – see page 38




MERRY 25 CHRISTMAS! End of the Golden Weather, Takapuna Beach, 10.30am



January 29-February 4 Club 55 - Tenpin Bowling, Xtreme Entertainment, Target Court, 10am Chinese Watercolour and Ink Painting, Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Road, 1– 4pm

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70 Youth Sailing World Champs

36 Views from the Beach with TBBA


North Shore Brass

86 Summer Book Guide


98 SkyPath Project

80 Milford News

FEATURES 32 Shop the Shore 34 Summer on the Shore 48 Channel People - I Love My Sport

DEVONPORT 102 Destination Devonport

55 For the Home: Home Fabrics




The PumpHouse

101 Channel People - Our Recipe


The Rose Centre

106 North Shore History with David Verran

23 The Vic

113 The Healthy Channel: John Appleton

114 Lake House Arts Centre

Channel People - I Love What I Do

139 Channel People - Community Gem 158 The Channel Crossword

OUT & ABOUT 02 BNZ Community Calendar 10

Out & About on the Shore


115 Northart

98 EDUCATION 116 Kristin School 118 Takapuna Grammar 120 Westlake Girls' High School


122 Westlake Boys' High School

24 Eating Out Feature: Le Desir

124 Long Bay College

25 Eating Out Feature: GPK

125 Pinehurst School

26 Eating Out Feature: Franc's

126 Rosmini College

28 Eating Out: Restaurant Listings


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Janet Marshall

The Channel team enjoying the sunshine at one of our favourite local cafes, Paper Moon in Mairangi Bay. From left: Heather Vermeer, Bridget Phillips, Christine Young, Aidan Bennett and Crystal Sharp.

Summer, we’ve been waiting for you Is anyone out there desperate for a good bit of winter? Keen to remain indoors and rug up with some wooly socks and some stodgy food? Wish that wind would pick up a bit and more grey clouds would grace our skies? I thought not. This is it, people - we’ve made it! We’ve got through some wild and downright wacky days this year to reach our pot of gold…the North Shore summer. Across the world, 2016 has been, well, a little bit bizarre. For the Shore, it has seen an upsurge in hospitality offerings, the rise and rise of apartments, an Olympic medal and international lauding of local pole vaulter Eliza McCartney - crowned AIMES Supreme Award winner in November - and, for me and many others, delivered a major highlight in the completion of Takapuna Beach Playground. In the week we go to print with this summer issue, it feels to have really started; evening picnics on the beach, swimmers braving the water, ice-cream sales soaring, and the new playground swarming with families having fun. It’s a joy to see. Hoping the wind will be strong later this month, however, are the participants in the Youth Sailing World Championship, being held here on the Shore. Hosting a world championship event is great news, and this December the Shore hosts two; with the World Women’s Youth Waterpolo World Championships also taking place here. The Bays area will swell with competitors and spectators from across the globe this month when the youth

sailing event takes place from 14th-20th December in Torbay and the waterpolo competition take place 12-18th December at Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre in Mairangi Bay. In this issue we take an in-depth look at the SkyPath project, which would see a pedestrian and cycle link connecting the Shore with the city over the Harbour Bridge. Another hurdle has been overcome, with the project having been given the resource green light, but questions over funding remain. Find out about the story so far on page 98. One of the sounds synonymous with Christmas, the brass band, is celebrated in this issue. We look at what shape this century-old musical tradition is in here on the Shore. With young and old locals keeping the music playing on, its heartening to hear it's in good song! We have ideas for things to do and buy in our Summer on the Shore and Shop the Shore pages, as well as showcasing the many local eating out options in our restaurant guide. We couldn’t fit any more Out & About event photos in our social pages this issue, otherwise we could have filled this section twice over! See who you know this month. So that’s it! All done for another year. The team and I hope you enjoy your summer days, and make the most of those summer nights.

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2016 AIMES Award winners announced Pole vaulter and Olympic bronze medal winner Eliza McCartney has taken the top award at this year’s AIMES Awards in Takapuna. Eliza won the Supreme AIMES Award as well as the AIMES Sport Award. Held at the Bruce Mason Centre on Saturday November 12th, the annual AIMES Awards (Arts, Innovation, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) are promoted by the North Harbour Club, a group of local business and community leaders aspiring to help talented youth achieve even higher. “I’m very grateful for the ongoing 2016 AIMES Award recipients, from left: Miller Christensen-Yule (Music Award); Joel Granger support from the North Harbour Club, (Arts Award); Eliza McCartney (Sport and Supreme Award); Michael McDonald (Education Award); from being awarded the Emerging Talent Avalon Biddle (Judges Award); Joseph Bergin (Service to the Community Award). Award in 2014 to being the recipient of the and grants of more than $1.83 million to talented youth, and this prestigious Supreme AIMES Award this year," said Eliza McCartney after being presented with the award by North Harbour Club Patron year’s winners collectively receive $180,000 in support to attain even higher excellence in their fields thanks to the Club’s 160 plus Peter Menzies. "The support given from the community I live and members. train in is invaluable”. This year there were 150 AIMES applications, presenting a challenging task for the team of judges. AIMES Award Winners 2016:Chair of the AIMES Awards Judges Andrea Davies says, “The Supreme Award & AUT Millennium AIMES Sport Award, $30,000 – quality of the applicants was once again extremely high which Eliza McCartney (19), pole vaulter created a real challenge for the Judging Panel. Each of the 2016 Bruce Mason Centre AIMES Arts Award, $15,000 AIMES Award winners is highly talented with a very bright future Joel Granger (22), actor/singer ahead of them. Massey University AIMES Innovation Award, $15,000 “The judges felt very humbled to meet such inspiring young Sian Simpson (25), entrepreneur people who have such a strong affiliation to North Harbour. New Albany Toyota AIMES Music Award, $15,000 Zealand certainly has a bright future knowing that there are so Miller Christensen-Yule (25), singer / songwriter many young people building fantastic careers for themselves. The Kristin School AIMES Education Award, $15,000 winners are all leaders, which is just what our country wants to see Michael McDonald (24), scholar/engineer coming through.” ASB AIMES Service to the Community Award, $15,000 Sue Stanaway, Chair of the Junior Excellence Awards Judging Joseph Bergin (24), lawyer & community development Panel says, “This year, for the second year we have included the AIMES Judges Special Award, $15,000 Junior Excellence Awards as part of the AIMES Awards offering and Avalon Biddle (24), motorcycle road racer have been inspired and excited by the strong calibre of applicants in this 10 – 13 year age group. AIMES Emerging Talent Award Winners 2016 “We judged some amazing young people breaking national and (received $5,000 each):world records in their age category and with aspirations to continue Sponsored by Bellingham Wallace Accountancy competing on the world stage and striving for excellence. At the Emma Lane (19) - dancer, singer interviews our winners were confident, focused and charming and it Andrew Coshan (23) - singer/dancer/actor was a real pleasure to be able to hear their story and support their Scott Wilson (21) - mechatronics engineering achievements.” Jacky Siu (20) - musician/cellist The Junior Excellence Awards are the first stepping-stone on the Alexia Hilbtertidou (17) - service to the community AIMES Awards journey with all the applicants being encouraged to Kate (18) & Greta (16) Stewart – yachting (received $8,000) reapply in the future to have the opportunity of being recipients of Florida Fatanitavake (18) - rugby player an AIMES Emerging Talent Award or an AIMES Award. The awards are divided into three parts. The AIMES Awards Junior Excellence Award Winners 2016 (the Supreme winner is selected from within this group), the (received $3,000 each):AIMES Emerging Talent Awards and the Junior Excellence Awards Sponsored by Library Lane/NZ Force Construction section. To be nominated for these awards, recipients must display Satine Finer-Neuhauser (13) - musician/singer/actor/dancer excellence in the areas of the Arts, IT, Innovation, Music, Education, Henry Meng (12) - pianist Sport and Service to the Community. Rico Bearman (13) - BMX On the Friday night prior to the AIMES Awards Gala Dinner, Nadia Evans (12) - athletics the AIMES Emerging Talent Awards were made to another seven Daniel Stoddart (13) Gymnast exceptional young people, and a further six youngsters received Northcross Kapa Haka Group, Northcross Intermediate Junior Excellence Awards to help them reach their future potential. 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NORTH HARBOUR CLUB AWARDS YOUNG ACHIEVERS The Bruce Mason Centre was the setting on Friday 11 November for the presentation of the North Harbour Club's AIMES (Arts, Innovation, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) Junior and Emerging Talent Awards. The Bellingham Wallace Emerging Talent Awards and the Library Lane Junior Excellence Awards sit alongside the North Harbour Club's AIMES Awards, and are awarded in recognition of achievement by young people in their chosen area of excellence. The presentation event was hosted by North Harbour Club President Aidan Bennett, and opened with a waiata by the 2016 Junior Excellence Award Winners, Northcross Intermediate Kapa haka Group.

Front - Maria Evans, Nadia Evans, Sharna Evans, Ann Smith; Back - Liz Cook, Mike Evans, Steve Erkkila.

Sherida Penman Walters, Fay Mason, Sue Stanaway.

Phil Stoddart, Natalie Stoddart, Daniel Stoddart, Caroline Spencer, Sue Spencer, John Spencer.

Phil Brosnan, Gary Monk, Wendy and Hugh Stedman.

Aidan Bennett, Satine Finer-Neuhauser, Tony Oudshoorn, Franciska Neuhauser.

Paul Wilson, Steven Dirven, Johan Potgieter.

Karen Wilson, Paul Wilson, Scott Wilson, Caitlin Mowett, Nicole Wilson, Alex Wilson.

Christie Parkin, Sue Stanaway.

Michelle Fan, Zhiming Li, Sky Cai.



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NORTH HARBOUR CLUB'S 2016 AIMES AWARDS The Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna was transformed with a Rio theme for the 2016 North Harbour Club AIMES Awards. The roving Channel Magazine 'Out & About' camera caught some action from the pre-event gathering just on the end of the red carpet. $180,000 worth of AIMES Award grants were made to 21 recipients in 2016 in the areas of the Arts; Innovation; Music; Education; Sport; Service to the Community. Rio Olympics medalist and pole vaulter Eliza McCartney won the AIMES Supreme Award.

Les Christensen, Bana and Niki Manoa, Phil Yule, Shane Manoa, Elliott Christensen-Yule, Surita Manoa.

Peter White, Gary and Lesley Monk, Jayne White.

Donna Shaw, Raymond and Georgia Barnes.

Dave and Andrew Coshan, Patrice and Louise de Marigny.

Michelle Wall, Bronson and Amber Arter.

Jo Rowles, Sarah Andrews, Joel Andrews, Georgia Glover.

Trevor Stanaway, Beulah Thomson, Steph Banks, Sue Stanaway.

Michelle Bennett, Joan Finlayson, Jayne White, Katherine Finlayson.

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PIRATE MARKET DAY AT MILFORD Families were out in force for the annual Pirate Market Day held in Milford. Local retailers ran market stalls in the Milford town centre shopping area, offering a great selection of specialty goods. A special food zone provided lots to eat and entertainment was provided by musicians and street performers. Many youngsters wore pirate costumes and joined in the fun on the big bouncy pirate ship at the annual spring event, organised by Milford Business Association.

Jamie and Maia Walker, Ben Cowie.

Mark, Lisa and Lachie Struthers.

Brent, Evelyn and Rose Nicholls.

Frank Peng, Clair Archer, Lucas Bonne, Kat Parry.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AT KRISTIN Kristin is one of New Zealand’s leading independent schools, providing co-educational learning for students from Kindergarten to Year 13. Our school’s excellent reputation has been built on strong academic, cultural and sporting achievements. But a Kristin education is about more than scholarly achievement. We believe in creating a world led by good people, who are invested in making the future better. To help foster this, Kristin offers a range of scholarships for new students. Awards range from 30% of tuition fees for Academic and General Excellence Scholarships to 50% for Foundation Scholarships. For more information about Kristin Scholarships please refer to our website at or contact the Registrar Linda Teagle at or 09 415 9566 Ext 2324. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON AT REGATTA The Melbourne Cup provides one of the highlights of the social calendar, and the annual Bayleys Foundation Luncheon at Regatta Bar & Eatery has become a firm Shore fixture for enjoying the race in style. The event, held in support of the MakeA-Wish Foundation, gave guests the opportunity to dress up and enjoy fabulous food and drinks, whilst watching the action on the racetrack via the large screen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation launched in 1986 and, with the support of sponsors such as the Bayleys Foundation, continues to grant wishes to children with lifethreatening conditions to help make their dreams come true.

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SUN SHINES ON TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR GOLF DAY A record-breaking turnout of 25 teams, including two staff teams, enjoyed a fine November afternoon at Waitemata Golf Club for the PTA's 11th annual golf fundraiser. Last year the event raised enough to make a $10,000 contribution to the school's Hardship Fund, as well as to help the school purchase sports equipment that was outside budget. With generous support from sponsors and prize donations also reaching record-breaking levels this year, the organising committee is hoping it can surpass last year's result. A 12th tournament in 2017 is already planned as part of the school's 90th anniversary celebrations.

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NZ SCULPTURE ONSHORE GALA OPENING Volunteers, Friends of Women's Refuge Trust, members of the NZ Sculpture OnShore board and representatives from Women's Refuge welcomed a large crowd to the gala opening of the 11th exhibition to raise funds for Women's Refuge. This event, said chair Sally Dewar in her welcome address, is about three things: the cause, art and community. She paid tribute to the work Women's Refuge undertakes across the country, as well as to the artists, the sponsors and patrons of the event, and to the volunteers, without whom this massive event could not take place. As the sun that had greeted the beginning of the event disappeared, several of the sculptures revealed lights hidden within, while others were shown off to spectacular new effect by lighting set up around the exhibition site.

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PONDER THIS FOR HOSPICE 'Ponder This' is a Takapuna exhibition showcasing the paintings of brothers Mike and Richard Ponder, being held in aid of Hospice North Shore. Opening on November 2nd at 456 Lake Road, in the site that was formerly the AA office next to Mimosa cafe, the fundraiser features landscape and portrait work created by the renowned sibling artists who work without using paint brushes, instead using knives. Sponsored by Matua wines, the opening night included an address from Hospice North Shore's Nicolette Bodewes, a moving speech from one of the charity's supporters and both artists gave guests insights into their work. It runs until November 19th.

Joanna Ponder, Janet Holmes, Rob Jones.

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'DRIVE 4 LIFE' GOLF DAY HITS NEW HIGH A record number of 35 teams teed off at Waitemata Golf Club in Devonport in a mixed bag of sunshine and showery weather conditions on 18 November for the 16th Drive 4 Life Golf Day, organised by the Rotary Club of East Coast Bays. With long standing principal sponsor, North Shore Taxis and a number of other local businesses supporting the competition, over $35,000 was raised for charity to set another record for the annual event. Funds raised will go to the Well Foundation to buy a lower abdominal scanner for the Emergency Department at North Shore Hospital as well as other local causes.

Paul Ogilvy, Kevin Smith and Wayne Tuki.

Shem Tatupu, Chris Watson & Jerome Ng.

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ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS GALA AT THE ROSE CENTRE Rockin' and rollin' in the foyer set the swinging 60s tone ahead of the gala night performance of One Man Two Guv'nors at The Rose Centre. Live music of the British 1960s vibe performed by newly-formed skiffle band, The Craze, had guests ready to step into the setting of this popular comedy production, staged by the talent-packed Company Theatre. The season included dress up nights, which added to the '60s experience of this hilarious take on the smash hit West End play. Directed by Kathy Gent and featuring some of Company Theatre's most reverred talent, the show was another hit for the locally-based production company.

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A round up from The Rose Centre Manager Kath Hair.

The PumpHouse latest from Theatre Director James Bell.

Santa & Song, Summer & Shakespeare

James Bell

Sizzling sausages, it’s time to dig out the tinsel! It’s the season of The Santa Claus Show. Tim Bray Productions’ team is busy creating the set and props for the theatre company’s annual Christmastime play. Tim Raby (aka Santa) is dusting off his red suit and The PumpHouse Christmas tree is sparkling in the theatre foyer – let the festivities commence! A play in a car. Midway through December, a young theatre company will stage Riding in Cars With (mostly straight) Boys. The play is performed inside a car outside in our courtyard while audience members sit on the surrounding deck. This show was a hit at Auckland’s Fringe Festival 2014 so we’re very keen to see it. Christmas Carols in the Amphitheatre. The PumpHouse Community Choir and North Shore Chorale perform everyone’s favourite Christmas songs which you can sing along to and, like last year, it’s free entry for under 12s. We’ll give you a North Shore Chorale songbook to sing from – just in the amphitheatre. bring your voices. If you’re lucky Tiger The PumpHouse Cat will make an appearance – he loves the sound of his own voice. Summer Shakespeare. Shakespeare in the Park returns in January with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Two of the Bard’s popular comedies, just perfect for an evening of theatre under the stars. Drama Programme for kids. Our January Summer Drama Programme runs for two weeks and caters for two age groups; 6-11 years and 12-16 years. Five self-contained, one day, drama workshops are designed to give children a variety of drama skills within the unique setting of a working theatre. Tech workshop for beginners. Theatre tech expert Anton Reinauer will be back at the end of January with his 2-day introductory workshop covering the basics of lighting and sound. Places are limited so if you’re keen to get some tech skills under your belt be sure to book your place soon. If you’re in town, you must come down and catch a show, ho ho ho! Cheers, James Bell

What's On... Dec 5 – 22 Tim Bray Productions Presents The Santa Claus Show Two shows daily – 10.30am & 1pm No shows Sundays Tickets $22 - $25 Dec 13 - 16 Smoke Labours Productions Presents Riding in Cars with (mostly straight) Boys All sessions 7pm Adult $15 Student $10


@ The PumpHouse Sunday Dec 18 @ 6pm Outdoors community singing event Christmas Carols in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre with The PumpHouse Community Choir & North Shore Chorale Entry $5 at the door, under 12 years free Sausage sizzle Jan 16 - 27 The PumpHouse Theatre Summer Holidays Drama Programme Ages 6 – 11 and 12 – 16 9am – 5pm, Mon to Fri $50 per day or $225 for all 5 days

Jan 14 – Feb 11 Shoreside Theatre Presents Auckland Shakespeare in the Park A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Love’s Labour’s Lost Alternating nights. All sessions 7.30pm Adult $27 Sen/Student $22 Child $15 Jan 28 & 29 Two day introductory workshop Learn Lighting & Sound $55 per person

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We can barely believe the busy end of 2016 and glorious (finger crossed) Auckland summer is already upon us! As always in December at The Rose Centre we have a full programme with some very cute preschooler’s Christmas concerts from Acorn Montessori and our own Rose Centre Community Preschool, energy packed dance recitals from Feile, and Rhythm & Grace, and a number of singing concerts including Janice’s Webb’s SING Christmas performances. Janice Webb was awarded a Queens Service Medal in 2015 for her contribution to music in New Zealand and is a very treasured user of The Rose Centre. Her Christmas performances on 18th and 19th December are directed by Lisa Chappell, and differ in format from the regular SING concerts. This is a heartfelt, touching show not to be missed, tickets can be booked through The Rose Centre. Earlier in December we have Tais Belly Dance presenting Arabella’s Showcase. Join Arabella and her special guests for an afternoon extravaganza of music, belly dance, festivity and Christmas cheer on Sunday 4th December. Arabella’s concerts do often sell out so we would recommend booking early. The end of the year includes show cases by Auckland City Theatre Academy, and National Youth Theatre Company’s Triple Threat students. NYTC’s Triple Threat is a weekly after school programme held at The Rose Centre and their showcase will highlight the skills in voice, dance and drama learnt by the students throughout the year. January 2017 commences with National Youth Theatre Company’s All Stars holiday programme week. Teaching skills in all three aspects of performance, it’s great for boys and girls, with male and female instructors. It is amazing how much is learnt by the students over this intensive week, and how they pull a show together in such a short time! Bookings for the programme are now open and as their January school holiday programme is particularly popular, we recommend popping onto their website as soon as possible to register your interest. With classes on Tuesday to Friday culminating in a Saturday performance, all students have an opportunity to audition for solo numbers and all participants have a chance to shine on stage! From The Rose Centre Board and team we wish you a pleasurable summer holidays and hope to see you here for one or more activities before our next post! Season's cheers, Kath Kath Hair, Manager, The Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont 09 445 9900

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What's on at the Vic Do something different these holidays and get a ticket to one of our fantastic live shows or exciting movies this summer - there’s something for everyone, and keep an eye out for the new year ticket release for Rodger Fox’s Easter Sunday concert. Be sure to make the most of the sunny weather with some of our very own hand-made gelato (dairy free options available) or our famous Choc Tops. Merry Christmas and a happy new year, y’all. Our new Lounge Bar is now re-built with more space for our customers and is also available for hire. We’ve already got bookings for acoustic performances, private functions or business presentations, complete with licensed bar facilities and chef. Our cinemas are also available for private movie screenings, fundraisers, and special events, live shows and cast & crew screenings. Email or call (09) 446 0100 for more information or to book. If you’re feeling generous this Christmas, make a donation of $5 or more at to help us get new seats or contact the Victoria Theatre Trust on - why not sponsor a whole seat and get a preferential booking period for any live shows or movies for the life of the seat.

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Sunset Song (M) - 1 December

A United Kingdom (M) - 8 December

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Your guide to the places to eat and meet Le Desir, Takapuna

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Street Food, Parisian Style Pavement dining is a perfect way to unwind over a leisurely lunch or dinner during the summer months. And nobody does it better in Takapuna than Le Desir. Pretend you’re in Paris as you pick out a refreshing rosé from your roadside table setting as the world races by… The summer menu promises much and it certainly delivers. With the finest traditional French Onion soup imaginable, one of the essences of French cuisine is mouth-wateringly captured. And this comes from having an authentic French chef at the helm. Xaviér Fernando’s captivating accent suggests he hasn’t long been away from his native France - in fact he landed in Takapuna in October. “I come from Normandy,” he says. “It’s not been long, but already I love it here!” Xaviér takes great pride in his work, and it shows. His flair for producing exceptional traditional French cuisine would be hard to match anywhere. Owner Sam Cangir is a hugely experienced restauranteur and Shore local who is living the dream of working a stone’s throw from home. His attention to detail is evident everywhere; the fit out, the faultless service, even down to the gorgeous glassware. Sam provides an authoritative air front of house, and is intent on giving customers an exceptional dining experience. The menu is magnificent. Salmon Tartare is a decadent dish served retro-style in a cocktail glass and can be enjoyed as an entree or main. Dipping down through the various layers of texture and colour is an adventure and provides a taste combination par excellence! And we’ve already mentioned the French Onion Soup… and there are no more words! Only trying it will do. Mains include the classics; Boeuf Bourguignon, Filet de Boeuf served on a cauliflower cream, Poitrine du Porc - slowly roasted pork


belly with beetroot puree, shaved fennel and cider sauce, and Filet de Saumon with Cafe de Paris butter. There are quality vegetarian offerings too in the Rosace de Legumes Grilles - roasted tomatoes and eggplant with goats cheese and served with aubergine caviar, and Pissaladiere, which is a thin crust topped with caramelised onion and goats cheese, served with fried leeks and ratatouille.

Xaviér takes great pride in his work, and it shows. His flair for producing exceptional traditional French cuisine would be hard to match anywhere. The wine list is French through and through, and boasts three genuine champagnes from the namesake region located around 160km east of Paris, as well as a wealth of mouth watering drops spanning the Loire Valley, Alsace, Rhone, Burgundy and Provence. And if there is something that any sweet-toothed French food fan cannot resist, surely it is the delightful process of cracking through the perfectly browned topping of a creme brûlée…bon appetit!

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Eating out on the shore

Your guide to the places to eat and meet GPK, Takapuna

Justin Muller and Steve Taylor.

GPK celebrates 15 years in Takapuna After 15 years in Hurstmere Road, GPK is one of the more venerable eating establishments on the Shore. Chef Justin Muller and manager Steve Taylor say GPK continues to offer high quality food, including pizzas. (Its initials don’t signal gourmet pizza kitchen for nothing.) The menu and the restaurant have, of course, changed with the times. Seasonal menus balance favourite dishes with new creations from the kitchen, and this year’s summer menu has been tweaked to encourage sharing plates while still offering plenty for diners who prefer a traditional three course meal. Justin says one of his favourites on the new menu is the Moroccan chicken with mint couscous and summer vegetables. He also recommends the smoked beef brisket; smoked onsite, it takes five and a half hours to cook. The flavour is enhanced with a special house rub developed by the team in the kitchen. Other changes in the past six months have involved a new, lighter look for the interior of both the Takapuna and Albany GPK premises, with new lighting and a more open layout. And takeaway meals can now be ordered online and collected from the restaurants. Located opposite the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna GPK is a magnet for theatre-goers, who can enjoy a drink or a meal before a show. “We can accommodate groups quickly,” says Steve, “but bookings are recommended.” In fact, says Justin, they’re essential when a show is heavily booked. Tell the GPK team you’re attending a show when you book; that way, they can advise whether you’ve really left enough time to eat, or suggest a menu that will fit your time frame.

…this year’s summer menu has been tweaked to encourage sharing plates while still offering plenty for diners who prefer a traditional three course meal. Justin was part of the team that opened GPK Takapuna. He’s now back looking after the kitchen after a stint running his own establishment; Steve arrived at Takapuna GPK from Ponsonby. They agree that GPK in Albany and in Takapuna offers excellent service, great fresh food, a relaxed ambience and consistently good value, from the Express lunches (that include a glass of house wine, tap Asahi or soft drink) to the generous sharing plates and delicious desserts. “It’s a well-established brand,” they say, “that continues to live up to its reputation.” GPK Takapuna, 162 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, 09 488 0015, Facebook: GPKTakapuna @GPKTakapuna Open Christmas Day, set menu only, bookings essential. GPK Albany, 198 State Highway 17, Albany, 09 415 0433, Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


Eating out on the shore

Your guide to the places to eat and meet Maybe you’ve just finished a movie at Berkeley’s or a show at Bruce Mason. Maybe you’ve had some after work drinks that went on a little longer than you thought and you want to eat something but don’t like the look of the generic bar snacks menu that seems to be standard from 9pm. Maybe you’re just a night owl. Any way you cut it, there’s not much on offer in Takapuna after 9pm that’s not deep fried, on a pizza base or classed as fast food. Franc’s Bar + Diner is about to change all of that. Franc’s Bar + Diner, an assumingly cool and casual venue on the fun end of The Strand’s Main Beach complex is keeping it’s kitchen open until 11pm, Thursday through Saturday, each and every week. The idea is the brain child of Head Chef, Carson Donaldson, “It’s a real wonder that Takapuna, the heart and soul of North Shore hospitality, doesn’t offer anything other than the bare basics menu after 9pm”. His argument is sound, as today’s customer is vastly different to that of even just a few years ago. Where the world once seemed to stop work at 5 for dinner at 6 to be in bed by 10 now sees flexible work hours, 24 hour gyms and mobile internet that puts everything, ‘on demand’. But you still can’t go out for dinner after 9pm. It seems that while the rest of Takapuna’s dragging their feet, Franc’s Bar + Diner is keeping up with its customers.


Walk in to Franc’s Bar + Diner after 9pm and you’ll find everything you need but usually can’t find everywhere else and my, is it satisfying. Poring over the menu, you’ll quickly notice a delicious take on the familiar. The oregano and olive oil chargrilled chicken thigh oozes flavour supported by real olives, bulgur wheat salad and salsa verde while the quinoa salad, packed full of raw and cooked vege, ricotta cheese, seeds, nuts and miso dressing is perfect for a late night bite that punches well above its weight on both energy and nutrition. But, if you want something truly special, then it’s all about the smoked venison hot dog and, layered with mustard, mozzarella and gherkin and fennel slaw, it’s sure to become a midnight snack favourite. With so many amazing places to eat out in Takapuna, it’s refreshing to see Franc’s Bar + Diner understand the changing needs of its customer, itself changing to meet them and in doing so, setting itself miles ahead of the competition. If you love late night, you’ll love Franc’s Bar + Diner.


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Japanese on the Beach

Eating out on the shore ABOUT US:

Bird on a Wire

Bird On A Wire is a destination for food that is both delicious and nutritious. Set up by friends who wanted to bring the notion of a local "chicken shop" to Auckland, Bird On A Wire has a location on Hurstmere Road as well as Ponsonby Central.


Handmade real food focused around free-range rotisserie chicken, seasonal salads, sandwiches, burgers and sides. Our food is served dine-in or takeaway and we also offer organic espresso, housemade sodas, smoothies, juices and fantastic New Zealand wine and craft beer.


We are open 7 days from 8 am for breakfast and we have the perfect summertime breakfast spot for you! Join us in our sunny shared courtyard for some free range eggs and bacon, crumpets or some house made granola with an organic juice, smoothie or coffee, whilst basking in the sun. Open 7.30am - late, 7 days Fortieth & Hurstmere, 40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 486 5436

Tokyo Bay is situated over looking the beautiful Takapuna Beach, on the North Shore of Au Tokyo Bay not only offers the diner a fabulous view, but a uniquely Japanese experien combining traditional Japanese techniques with a contemporary take. If you are looking for somewhere special to dine, you’ll find it at Tokyo Bay, Takapuna B

Tokyo Bay

Dante's Pizzeria Napoletana ABOUT US:

Dante's Pizzeria Napoletana was established 10 years ago and is well-known for its genuine authentic wood fired pizzas. Dante’s has won Metro's best pizza in Auckland 4 years running, and best in New Zealand in 2015 and 2016. Dante's has now opened a new chapter by introducing freshly made pasta, which is made in-house every morning. We are very proud to be one of the few restaurants in New Zealand and one of the only restaurants in Takapuna to make fresh pasta daily.


Located in the Main Beach hospitality precinct on The Strand at Takapuna Beach, Tokyo Bay is an internationalclass venue, offering modern Japanese. The diverse menu, created by expert chef Chikara Sato of Tokyo, provides options for all.


Authentic, genuine, nutritious, sincere; based on tradition and made with lots of passion and love. With every bite, Dante's takes you to Italy and keeps you there each time you come back to visit.

Tokyo Bay offers modern Japanese cuisine with delicious flavours complemented by Japanese beers, sakes, and great international wines. Priced for the local market; you'll be happy with the value provided for a top class Auckland restaurant.




We strongly recommend to try Dante's 300g sous vide Flat Iron steak. This fantastic cut is grilled medium rare or the way you like it and comes with mash potato, green salad, balsamic dressing and shaved Pecorino cheese. Open Monday to Sunday 11:30 till late. Fortieth and Hurstmere, 40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, 09 486 3668,

Christmas bookings open and filling fast. Open 12noon until late 7 days 20 The Strand, Takapuna Beach 09 390 7188 Book on

tbu Photo by Simon Schueller and the TBBA.

Thyme Restaurant ABOUT US:

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 and his team. The menu reflects a passion for seasonal, fresh food and caters for a range of diets and includes vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb options.


A fantastic selection of in season, fresh and innovative dishes designed to tantalize your taste buds.




French Rendez-Vous ABOUT US:

Philippe and Claire invite you to come in for a delicious French meal. Choose between BREAKFAST, LUNCH or DINNER, at Auckland's ONLY lakeside café/ restaurant next to the PumpHouse Theatre. We are open for dinner when there is a theatre show on at the PumpHouse; bookings are essential every evening. We love hosting functions, events and parties. Plan your get-together with true French style and hospitality: food, music and staff!


Traditional French cuisine for lunch including galette (savoury crêpe); also available for dinner alongside beef bourguignon, and mouth-watering French desserts such as Profiteroles or Sweet Crêpe... Bon appétit!

Try our new summer menu with new items including House smoked Salmon, Dry Cured Pork Sirloin, Bitter Chocolate Tart and Eton Mess. Don’t forget to ask us for our Christmas and New Year’s menus in December.


Open Mon to Sun Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Level 1, The Spencer Hotel, 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna Beach 09 916 4982

French Rendez-Vous, Killarney Park, Takapuna 09 487 0009

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Drenched in bright colour and spiked with bold Mexican imagery, Mexico is an immersive dining experience inspired by street cuisine and culture of it's namesake nation.


Mexico celebrates the vibrant, fresh and lighter side of Mexican cuisine, with a range of authentic and fusion Mexican dishes served to you in a fast paced and energetic atmosphere. The menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months to ensure fresh flavours and produce but with customer favourites becoming a menu staple you'll never have to worry about missing out on Mexico's famous fried chicken.

NEED TO KNOW: DECEMBER/JANUARY Mexico's new menu is here just in time for Summer! With new dishes like the Plancha BBQ Mole Chicken and the Al Pastor Crispy Pork featuring alongside classics like Mexico's famous fried chicken, this menu is the perfect choice for fresh and seasonal ingredients to go with the warmer weather. Open Mon to Sun 12 noon - late. Mexico, 4 The Strand, Takapuna 09 280 1487

Eating out on the shore Le Desir ABOUT US:

Say bonjour to Le Desir! This chic French bistro and bar has been getting people talking since opening on Hurstmere Road in March. With a native French chef and front of house manager, Le Desir offers an authentic French dining experience par excellence!


Quality French cuisine in a retro-style Parisian pavement bistro setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with French classics aplenty, as well as an extensive wine list. Bon appetit!


el humero

Al Forno Italian ABOUT US:

Cointreau Creme Brûlée 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. 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.


El Humero is the first traditional Colombian-style barbecue restaurant in New Zealand. We deliver a culinary experience that showcases the classic and rustic elements of Colombia.


When you will visit El Humero, you will feel that you have magically been transported to Colombia through our mouth-watering Colombian-style barbecue dishes prepared fresh over traditional wood-fired and charcoal grills. We promise that you will walk away with a lasting taste of our food and the warmth of the Colombian people.


Christmas functions held in our charming restaurant with fire place. Book now !


Come and enjoy the South American culture and try our beautiful Colombian barbecued meats. Bookings available Sundays to Thursdays.

178 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 486 4168

Open Tues to Sun 5pm-Late. 34 Anzac Street, Takapuna, 09 488 0179

Open 7 days 11:30 till late Fortieth & Hurstmere Shop 3 / 40 Hurstmere Road 09 489 9973

Try our specials this month: Venison steak, or Aged ribeye (450gm).

The Lab Eatery






The Lab Eatery offers a casual yet classy atmosphere for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Mediterranean/European cuisine, adapted to the latest trends and diner preferences by our Turkish chef. From big breakfasts to desserts; sharing plates to main meals. Free Sunday kids’ meals – eggs on toast. Occasional Asian specials reflect our chef’s extensive experience in Japan.


Take advantage of our large space and book The Lab Eatery for your private or corporate function.

Open 8am till late six days a week (Tuesday – Sunday) 132 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 4894496

For more than 20 years we have provided delicious Italian food and friendly service in Takapuna. We make our own fresh pasta, traditional Italian specialities and pizzas, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. Some of the best dishes on the menu right now include: • Ravioli di vitello Entree (pictured) - pasta envelopes filled with ground beef, served with tomato, fresh basil and garlic • Cervo alla griglia – chargrilled venison cooked medium rare and served with garlic, red onions and mushrooms, in a Madeira wine sauce. • Pesce All’Uva – fresh fish of the day, pan-fried and garnished with grapes and almonds, flamed in amaretto liqueur.


Sakebar Nippon


SAKEBAR NIPPON SUSHI TUNNEL Come and see our new addition to the Sake Bar restaurant, our sushi train tunnel - JUST OPENED LUNCH Thursday - Sunday 11.30 - 2pm DINNER Tuesday - Sunday 5.30pm to 8pm Hot Meals also available

THE 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.

Kids under 10 eat free from our kids’ menu on Sundays (one child per adult). Happy hour 5-6pm Monday-Saturday. $15 Pizza. BYO wine & fully licensed.


Open seven days from 5pm. Botticelli, 8 Anzac Street, Takapuna, 09 488 0991,

Open Tues to Sun 5pm - Late. 32-34 Anzac Street, Takapuna, 09 486 2249,

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Eating out on the shore Zomer



Located near picturesque Takapuna beach is Zomer. Zomer offers brunch and lunch, catering and reduced choice menus along with tantalising sweet treats and delicious savoury cabinet food fresh daily.


Our talented chefs have the expertise to combine a range of exotic flavours with fresh seasonal produce to create beautiful intricate dishes. Each dish creates a unique mouth-watering experience with European and Asian influences.


We are delighted to introduce our new menu and brand new summer opening hours to match. Please come in and try it out! We still have some dates available for pre-Christmas functions. Get in quick as availability will not last! We can cater for all your function and catering need for Christmas and beyond!

Open Mon – Thurs 7.30am -3pm, Fri 7.30am – 4pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 4pm 4 The Strand, Takapuna Beach 09 488 7594 BYO wine offered for dinner


Over 25 years experience in Japanese cuisine. Located on the Esplanade at Campbells Bay beach. Outdoor dining available. Private functions welcome. Parking right outside.

THE FOOD: Serving brunch, lunch and dinner. A large selection of food including Japanese tapas, set menus and cafe style big breakfasts with gluten free options. Food is fresh, tasty and served by their friendly staff. BYO Wine Only.

NEED TO KNOW: DECEMBER/JANUARY Private functions welcome.

Mon - Thu 11.00am to 9.30pm Fri - Sun 9.00am to 9.30pm (closed Public Holidays) 2/1 The Esplanade, Campbells Bay 09 476 5000 Takaway available, licensed and BYOW


Bolliwood Takapuna located at 17 Huron Street is the most popular Indian restaurant in the vicinity. Elegantly appointed and ultra spacious , it offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Specialises in North Indian cuisine, the food cooked by former five star chefs is nothing less than spectacular. Recently introduced a special menu called the "Healthy Nuts" which is specially designed for keeping those extra calories off the plate! The restaurant also offers Gluten free options. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings you can savour mouthwatering mains for just $11.99 ( excludes seafood and tandoori). Their fantastic value $10 lunch is available 7 days a week.


For those requiring food for a corporate function, wedding, birthday party or special event, Bolliwood provides a catering service and are happy to accommodate your needs. Open 7 days 11.30-2.30 and 5pm until late. No.17 Huron street, Takapuna, Contact us on: 09 489 9911


Elephant Wrestler LET’S EAT: We know better than anyone how crazy December is, and how there is just not enough time to catch up with everyone you need to. So we look to January as an awesome opportunity to do exactly that!! Catch up with everyone with a little less time pressure. We have a great plan to help you. Come and dine with us in December and remember to ask us for one of our “Don’t be a stranger cards”. This card will entitle you to visit us from 04/01/17 – 13/02/17 and receive a 20% discount on one of your visits during the holiday period. (Conditions Apply.) We give you your Christmas present in January and look forward to you using it!

FUNCTIONS: We seriously love our live music and will be churning out some great acts in December. Planning for our Summer Courtyard Sessions is well underway. Once again this summer we will present a series of top

notch Kiwi artists performing free. Last January / Feb we had Hollie Smith, Barnaby Weir and King Kapisi. This year we keep that high standard and look forward to announcing our line up in the next two weeks, so check us out on

OUR COMMUNITY 2017: We are pleased to announce that we are opening submissions for local organisations that would like to submit applications for potential sponsorship, charity drives, or fundraising opportunities. We have a very close working relationship with a number of local organisations and are really proud to continue this next year. All submissions or requests for major projects or funding will close 5pm Friday 3rd February. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t commit to every project but please consider us and we will certainly consider you and your organisation.

Open Mon - Sun 11am - Late. 138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 489 8030


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We’re an assumingly cool and casual venue on the fun side of The Strand’s Main Beach complex where the beer flows freely and the food finds you fast and hot. Unless you have a salad, in which case it’s cold but assuredly fresh and tasty all the same. Our staff are friendly and our customers, our friends. Feel more like you’re coming home, not going out. We’re fun, we’re fresh, we’re Franc’s and we’re waiting for you to come over.


Familiar. Comforting. Delicious. All words that could be in the dictionary under Franc’s and a totally excellent description of our brunch, lunch and late night dinner menus. From smooth buttermilk waffles for breakfast to a pulled pork roti for lunch and even an oregano + olive chargrilled chicken thigh for dinner, be spoiled for choice.


The Frozé craze has landed in Takapuna with our delicious Strawberry + Lime froze. Made with blended ice, real strawberries, fresh lime and succulent rosé, it’s already a summer favourite. Franc’s Bar + Diner, Main Beach, The Strand, Takapuna Mon – Sun, 9am-late, 09 488 0016,,

Your guide to the places to eat and meet Have a restaurant and want a good way to promote it? Paper Moon ABOUT US:

This prime, popular spot on the corner of Beach Road and Montrose Terrace is endlessly abuzz with activity, drawing regulars and visitors alike with its unrivalled standards of hospitality in Mairangi Bay.


Chef has changed Entrée/Main/Dessert and tapas menus with the Chocolate bomb dessert becoming an all-time favourite that you must try. The Avo. Now available from the new brunch menu along with lots of other new and exciting breakfast and lunch items.


New specialty organic smoothies are now available in the Deli from 7am to 3pm. Christmas bookings have started with our Coastal Room being the perfect space for your private function catering for groups of up to 30 persons seated. Set menus are available with the option of tailoring the menu to suit your function. Open 7.30am to 11pm Paper Moon, 437 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay 09 479 8872


GPK is a local icon on Hurstmere Road. 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.


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! Come and try our new summer food menu!


Express lunch menu: 2 courses with a drink for under $30! Served 12-3pm Tue-Fri. Also our Happy Hour from 4-6pm: tap beers, house wine and even Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Open Christmas Day, bookings essential, set menu only. Christmas trading hours – please check our website. 162 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 488 0015 Also in Albany: 198 State Highway 17, Albany 09 415 0433

To get your restaurant advertised in our popular Channel Eating out guide contact: Bridget Phillips 021 985 056 Christine Young 021 765 981

KIWI MADE DESIGNER KITCHENS Here at Kitchen Mania we’re passionate about producing quality kitchens to complement the contemporary New Zealand home, and it shows. We use the latest manufacturing methods and quality materials so that our kitchens not only look good but are built to last. We love what we do, and we know you’ll love our kitchens too. Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 3pm 1 Shakespeare Road, Milford AND Unit I, 20 Sylvia Park Road, Mt Wellington ph 09 588 4045 or 0800 4 A KITCHEN Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017





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The perfect Xmas gift for sea lovers from our GW Nautical range . Hand crafted in NZ our “Classic” Blocks in 9ct Yellow Gold and SterlingSilver can be engraved with initials or precious stones added. Only at Libby’s Fine Jewellery. 408 Lake Road, Takapuna 09 489 9948


The art of soft modernism by mid-century designer Arne Vodder is instantly recognizable. Arne Vodder applied his passion for timeless beauty into the everyday. These elegant bank of drawers feature three of Arne Vodder’s trademark organic drawers side by side. Also available in a Lowboy, Tallboy and bedside option. 75 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna 09 488 9012


Metal lanterns with gold inserts make an excellent gift, they can be placed in many locations. Three sizes available: RRP $29 (small), RRP $49 (medium), RRP $69 (large). 31 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay 09 479 9577


Trelise Cooper High & Dry Beach Towel $99 437 Beach Rd, Mairangi Bay 09 476 6326


Bring on the beach vibe with our easy breezy collection of summer homewares. Seagrass Basket, $59.90 Salad Bowl, $35.00 Salad Hands, $25.00 30 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead 09 419 9535


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To celebrate our Coastal Summer we’ve collaborated with Holly Roach, Justine Hawksworth and Collis Studios to produce a stunning Limited Edition range of Vessels and Platters/Wall Plaques $99 - $120 each. Available in store or online. 132 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead Pt 09 480 9289


Cool summer vibes at florienne.. 60A Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna 09 486 6438


Red Velvet - Our most popular flavour! The quintessential ‘American Cupcake.’ A distinctive red-cocoa cupcake with vanilla bean cream cheese icing. One of the flavours featured in our Christmas six pack alongside Candy Cane and Hokey Pokey! Petal will make any special occasion or gifting situation sweeter so order a pack today! 106 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 524 0934


Bob Steiner ceramic wall hung Fantails. $54.90 each. Hamish Allan Print $49.90 unframed, $119 framed. MorArt, The Milford Centre, 24 Milford Road, Milford, 027 46 111 48, 09 489 3170

WALLACE COTTON Breeze into Summer with Wallace Cotton’s gorgeous new summer collection. Featuring the new Annecy Duvet Set from $109.90. 34 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 551 7767


Hold your ruby at the heart. Custom-made fine jewellery, handcrafted at The GoldLane. Tell your stories through Jewellery. Level 3, Glenfield Mall 09 444 GOLD(4653) Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017




Collect Living Fairtrade gifts, jewellery, accessories, linens, cushions and throws from our favourite Fairtrade makers. Everything for you and your home.

Collect Living, 44 Barry’s Point Road P: 09 4894735

Summer sophistication at Lejose Lejose Fashion House is the ultimate destination for European luxury designer fashion. Brands in-store include Versace, Marella, Patricia Pepe, Ted Baker and Armani AJ. Christine and her staff will help you select and style timeless pieces which fit in with your existing wardrobe and your lifestyle.

Lejose Fashion House, Shop 2E McKenzies Precinct, 29 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, 09 486 3112,

Next Door Gallery ‘Coastal NZ’ 2017 Aotearama calendar, $24.90. A beautiful, spiral bound, quality wall calendar featuring 12 whimsical coastal scenes by local Artist Joanne Ho. Enjoy those spots we all love to escape to and relax at for 12 months! Available to purchase in store or online at

Next Door Gallery, 132 Hinemoa St Birkenhead, 09 480 9289


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Summertime at Sole Sisters New styles are arriving at Sole Sisters every week, with their collection covering everything from gorgeous shoes and sandals for summertime parties, to fun footwear, bags and jewellery for the holidays. Pop in to see Jeni and Liz who will help you select the perfect accessories to complete your look.

Sole Sisters, Shop 6, Green Gables, Corner Hastings and Beach Roads, Mairangi Bay, 09 479 6798,

Karen Murrell $1000 Christmas Giveaway! Channel magazine has two stunning Karen Murrell Collector’s Sets worth $500 each, to giveaway to our lucky readers. The perfect gift for any Karen Murrell lipstick lover. Each sets contain 20 gorgeous shades, which are designed in New Zealand by Takapuna-based Karen, and made from the finest natural ingredients. Just like our Channelmag Facebook page, or follow our Instagram or Twitter accounts to be included in the draw. Winners will be drawn at random at midday on Wednesday 21st December.

Top brand sunglasses at crazy prices! The Sunglass Outlet stocks a huge range of genuine top brand sunglasses at heavily discounted prices. Visit Rachel at The Sunglass Outlet and try on a few pairs - they are located at the Milford end of Shakespeare Road, just behind Kitchen Mania.

The Sunglass Outlet, Shop 1, 1 Shakespeare Road, Milford, 09 486-2292

Conscious Kids Summer Fun Holiday programmes start with one week December 19–23 giving you time to get ready for Christmas while the kids are outdoors having loads of fun.

Junior World Series 2017

Also two weeks from 16–27 January.

​ orth Shore Cricket Club’s 24th N annual Junior World Series of cricket runs from January 23rd25th 2017.

Conscious Kids 100% nature-based programmes are an antidote to the fast-paced technology-filled world our children inhabit. A chance to unwind and play as their parents did, climbing trees, building huts, exploring and of course free playing...

For more information and to register go to

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Views from the Beach 'Tis the season to get shopping…. eating…. drinking…. being merry…. being with family, with friends and for thinking about those who are less fortunate than we are and to giving… our love, our friendship, out time and experience our patience and our wisdom. Takapuna is the perfect spot to spend some time together and enjoy our little piece of paradise, whether it’s a picnic in Killarney Park, a walk along beach with a coffee or an ice cream, a tasty lunch or dinner with friends, you are certainly spoilt for choice. If a little self-indulgence is your preference and after all, you deserve it! Why not treat yourself to a few new wardrobe items, a new hair style, a relaxing massage or a yoga session? Whatever it is you deserve, you’ll find it in Takapuna. This year’s Christmas Carnival will take place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 10th December, so come along and join the fun as there will be plenty of entertainment up to keep you smiling all day. Bring your appetite and bring your Christmas shopping list as there will be an array of food trucks and gift stalls in addition to all the shopping choices in Hurstmere Road. Round up the family and mates and get in the Christmas spirit here in Takapuna!

Round up the family and mates and get in the Christmas spirit here in Takapuna! How would you like to spend $2000 in two hours just before Christmas? All you need to do is to spend $20 or more in any of the participating Takapuna stores to receive your entry code. You can enter as many times as you like. The more you shop, the more chance you have to win! Happy shopping and GOOD LUCK! There is plenty going on in January with Jazz on the Green, Sun and Sound, Family Fun Day and the Takapuna Tri Festival. If music, relaxation, and having fun is your jam this summer, join us for the Summer Days Festival on 1315 January. If getting fit and healthy is more your thing, everyone, from beginners to elite athletes, is welcome to join the Takapuna Tri


Festival on 29 January! Spectators can also come along and join in the fun as we will have entertainment for the whole family while you watch athletes compete to be the best. Takapuna Beach is definitely the place to be this summer. Follow us on our social media channels @ILoveTakapuna to keep updated on what’s happening this side of the bridge. So, whatever it is that you are doing this festive season, enjoy yourself, give a little and love a lot. See you in Takapuna soon!

Upcoming Takapuna Events: Every Tuesday to 21 March 2017: Harcourts Beach Series – Takapuna Beach (until 20 Dec; starts again 17 Jan) Every other Wednesday to 29 March 2017: Triathletes corner swim/run series – Takapuna Beach (starts again 28 Jan) Every Sunday to 26 March 2017: Les Mills free outdoor community classes – Takapuna Beach 05 December – 22 December: The Santa Claus Show – The Pumphouse 08 December: The Great KidsCan Santa Run 09-11 December: Campaign Utopia – Bruce Mason Centre 10 December: TAKAPUNA BEACH CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL – Hurstmere Road 17 – 22 December: Roald Dahl’s 'George's Marvellous Medicine' – Bruce Mason Centre 18 December: Christmas Carols in The PumpHouse Amphiteatre 25 December: The End of the Golden Weather – Takapuna Beach 13 January 2017: Jazz and Beanbags on the Green – Takapuna Beach 14 January 2017: Sun and Sound – Takapuna Beach 15 January 2017: Takapuna Family Beach Day – Takapuna Beach 15 January 2017: Open Jam Session – Takapuna Beach 29 January 2017: Sovereign Takapuna Tri Festival

PLATINUM SPONSORS: The Takapuna Beach Business Association appreciates the support of our Platinum sponsors…

GOLD SPONSORS: The Takapuna Beach Business Association appreciates the support of our Gold sponsors…


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Takapuna Beach is an enviable place to work. This month we chat to some of the people who love working by the beach and whose businesses are proud to get behind Takapuna Beach Business Association.

Jan Walker, Centre Manager, Shore City Sum up your business in one sentence. Shore City is a shopping centre located in the CBD of Takapuna which is home to 70 plus retail stores including Farmers and Les Mills gym. What’s most exciting you about your business right now? The Christmas festive season is always an exciting time for retail and as the Christmas decorations go up and music comes on it brings with it an air of excitement. What do you love about working in Takapuna? Takapuna Beach, Takapuna playground, the shops of course and the relaxed but vibrant atmosphere that is Takapuna.

What is your number one piece of business advice? The success of a business is centred around its people – never forget your customers and the key piece of advice from my parents who were successful retailers for many years – “The customer is always right”. Channel Magazine is celebrating summer on the Shore this month. What are your favourite things to do to celebrate or make the most of summer on the Shore? Spend time at Takapuna beach and playground which is a definite favourite with my children, as well as some retail therapy.

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Jason Jarvis, Dealer Principal, Jerry Clayton BMW Sum up your business in one sentence. Jerry Clayton BMW (soon to become Continental Cars BMW) is the only dedicated BMW dealership in New Zealand with the largest range of New, Premium Used and Plug-in Hybrid BMWs, with an awardwinning Sales and Service team. What’s most exciting you about your business right now? BMW is constantly evolving with technology and new models. There is no compromise on excellence whether it’s the entry level BMW 1 Series or the flagship luxury BMW 7 Series. There is a model to suit everyone’s needs and lifestyle. The new range of plug-in hybrids (petrol/ electric) are very exciting and once the public are educated on the benefits of electrics in motoring, they will be hooked – it is the way of the future!

What do you love about working in Takapuna? What’s not to love!? Fantastic location, beach, fabulous cafés, shops – we are spoiled for choice here. We love walking down the street and bumping into at least half a dozen locals we know and can say hi to. What is your number one piece of business advice? Pay it forward – we feel a commitment as a corporate to give back to our local community; whether it’s helping out the local school fundraiser or a charity. Channel Magazine is celebrating Summer on the Shore this month. What are your favourite things to do to celebrate or make the most of summer on the Shore? Having a young family, it’s all about getting the kids outside and spending time with them, unwinding with a picnic at one of our many amazing beaches, and being thankful that we live in such a beautiful part of the world.

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Christmas Services on the Shore St. George’s Church & Community Centre Opposite Shore City Mall 2 The Terrace, Takapuna 0622 Christmas Eve 24th Dec 11.15pm Carol Service Christmas Day 25th Dec 9.30am Family Carol Service PO Box 33-1510, Takapuna 0740 email: website: Church office: Ph. 09489 5689

St Peter’s Anglican Church 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna Phone 489 6242

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Have a Go at a Triathlon:

Takapuna Tri Festival This year’s festival offers a unique triathlon experience. Based in the heart of Takapuna, the tri allows you to experience street racing in the local community and the bonus of drafting on the bike leg. On Sunday 29th January 2017, Takapuna will be buzzing with first timers, weekend warriors and elite triathlon athletes. Side-line cheers and support from families, friends and locals will kick off at 7am and run through to lunchtime. Be inspired by the elite athletes who will be competing in the second race of the National Elite Series and then participate in the Have-a-Go events on offer. The Have-a-Go distance is a 300m swim, 9km bike and 3km run. Share the challenge as a team or have a go on your own. Free activities for families, children and supporters are onsite, with a village filled with local vendors to keep your appetite satisfied. What better way to kick off the summer than to do a triathlon. For more information contact: Dani De Jeu, Triathlon NZ 09 524 6959


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Set your Summer Goals




Summer is a wonderful time of fun and Claire Bellingham. festivity. Extra calories are pretty much inevitable no matter how many healthy choices you make. A couple of weeks of indulgence is not a problem in itself but research shows that people who put on weight over the Christmas period often do not lose it again, they just re-set their “normal”. For some people the festivity starts at the beginning of December and stretches all the way to Waitangi Weekend. So when you plan your summer schedule it’s important to get exercise into the diary early to burn some calories and keep up your metabolic rate. Summer tends to happen in three phases, starting with the festive frenzy in the first part of December. For most people this is a frantic time of professional deadlines, Christmas functions and kids’ end of year activities. Balancing the triangle of work, family and health is tricky at any time of year but the December / January period is particularly challenging. Your exercise regime may need slight adaptations for the festive season. Many gym-goers shift to early morning sessions in December to free themselves up for post-work functions. If early mornings aren’t your thing then consider coming to the gym at an off-peak time such as late morning or early afternoon. It’s cooler than the evening and very efficient to zip around the gym quickly. Weekends are another option – try out our outdoor GRIT and BODYBALANCE sessions to add some variety to your summer schedule. The second phase of your summer exercise plan is the postChristmas holiday period. Les Mills Takapuna is open every day except January 1st so if you’re having a stay-cation in Auckland a morning class is a great way to start the day before heading off on your sunny adventures. If you’re going away think about the exercise options that will be available to you at your holiday destination. Ask your PT to show you some body weight exercises so you have a toolbox of activities to take with you. A little activity is better than nothing. If you have a complete break from exercise in December it can be very difficult to re-start. It’s much easier to regain momentum from a slower pace than from completely stationary. The third phase of your summer exercise plan is New Year’s Resolutions. These are traditionally made on the first day of the year but January can be a tricky time to achieve goals. Many people are still out of routine enjoying trips, houseguests and school holiday activities. It’s a relaxed social time to recover from the pressure of Christmas and enjoy the sunshine. Lots of relaxed socializing revolves around food and then the month ends with two long weekends - not ideal weight loss conditions! There is no point in setting ambitious goals when you don’t have routines in place to accomplish them, unrealistic New Year’s resolutions will be long forgotten before February. It’s far better to continue at a modest but consistent pace through January and relaunch health and fitness for 2017 when conditions are right. This summer make a commitment to setting a realistic target, even if it’s just to maintain your weight over the festive period. Set achievable exercise goals according to the phase you’re in. Adopt a sensible approach to festive food and exercise and then relax about it. Enjoy your health, your family and all your blessings this Christmas.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: House of Chocolate, Takapuna

Decadent Delights! House of Chocolate’s Dessert Café and Cakery in Takapuna is an oasis of indulgence at the carpark end of Century Arcade on Hurstmere Road. It’s the visible manifestation of a specialist artisan chocolate manufacturing business run for more than 20 years by Dianne Sussex, who’s been joined in the business by son Tom Sussex and Marilyn Deare, both design graduates. Tom and Marilyn’s design and marketing skills are helping change the business’s direction and introduce products not created by other New Zealand chocolatiers. “We’re moving away from offering traditional chocolates,” says Dianne, “into a more modern and contemporary space.” Marilyn and Tom are also ramping up the online business, which offers high end handcrafted treats for personal or corporate giftgiving in attractive gift packs, delivered all over the country, with a card and personalised message included. House of Chocolate also makes deliciously decadent cakes to order: wedding cakes, chocolate, or lemon meringue, to name just a few, which can be ordered online and delivered in the Auckland region or collected from either House of Chocolate store. All the cakes and chocolates are made by a team of highly experienced chocolatiers and patisserie chefs based at the factory


Tom Sussex, Dianne Sussex, Marilyn Deare, House of Chocolate.

next to the Beachhaven café. Look out for new favours, and flavours inspired by partnerships with other artisan manufacturters – Hakanoa ginger syrup, Fix and Fogg peanut butter, for example. Tom’s skills come to the fore in designing and individually handpainting (with coloured cocoa butter paints) chocolates that have created a completely new look for hand-made chocolate. The Takapuna café is open all day until 10pm most nights (check the website for details) and as well as a wide selection of chocolates and gifts offers indulgent treats that range from chocolate chip cookies through to liege waffles with various topping options, desserts (chocolate mousse, of course, Belgian chocolate cake, chocolate brownie and more) and cakes. (If you are not sweettoothed, enjoy the savoury options – waffles and open sandwiches – while your companions enjoy their chocolate hit.) “We’re not easy to find,” admits Dianne, as the Takapuna café is off the main street, “but we have a unique vibe and once people find us, they are immediately converted and become regulars.” House of Chocolate Takapuna; 5/62-68 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, 09 975 0632 Beachhaven: 13-19 Sunnyhaven Avenue, Beachhaven, 09 481 9025

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Superette, Takapuna

Sharing things we love From kids’ clothing and storage to edgy fashion, luxury cake mix, cushions, hand cream, soy candles, jeans, toiletries, hats or active wear, Superette seems to have it all. In hands any less capable than those of owners Rickie Dee and James Rigden, such an eclectic mix would defy categorisation and confound customer perceptions. But at Superette, with a creative yet casual style ethos, it’s a mix that has a coherence that appeals across age and gender boundaries. “We stock over 200 brands,” says Rickie. “Each brand targets its own age group – dad, little brother, mum. We have customers up to 65 and 70.” She talks about the Superette lifestyle – dressing your home, children and yourself. The brand is about attitude rather than age. Superette speaks to early adopters: customers who like the quirky style and the fact that there are limited numbers of any product. “We have deliveries every day and they might be gone in two days. We don’t have seasonal ranges that last for six months.” Rickie and James, who both grew up on the Shore (he went to Westlake Boys; she to Takapuna Grammar) started the business in a warehouse in Drake Street on the CBD fringe. The aim was to sell things they loved, in an inspiring creative space. Fourteen years on, the aim remains the same, but the business has moved its headquarters to Takapuna, and the single outlet has grown to five, with the latest opened in the Christchurch CBD in mid-November. In Takapuna, in addition to the main store, there is currently an outlet store (open Friday and Saturday), the warehouse at the back, and above, a large airy office space that oozes the casual style, creativity and passion that have kept Rickie and James enthused about the business as it’s grown from an idea to a retail empire that employs 70 people. The growth, says Rickie, has been largely organic; a matter of taking

Rickie Dee

opportunities as they have arisen. But it’s not unplanned; the intention has been opening one new store a year, which they’ve done for the last three years; building the Superette online presence; and possibly just one more store in New Zealand before considering opportunities further afield. And the business operation is anything but casual: “The way we work is quite formal and structured,” says Rickie. With growth, the business now has a financial controller, and systems for recruitment and staff management, for example. And Rickie as managing director looks after buying and the retail side of the business, while James focuses on business development and online. “We’re both 100% self-taught,” says Rickie, discounting the Bachelor of Business degree she completed. “It comes down to working hard and staying focused…. It never stops. I’ve never not got the phone on. I do it because I love it. The day I wake up and it feels like work is the day I’ll have to have a look at it.” Superette, 486 Lake Rd, Takapuna IG:@superette_takapuna

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OPTOMETRY Haydon Optometrists, Takapuna

Have you got your Property Time to get your Inspections taken care of? vision sorted for your summer holidays… Quinovic Takapuna will give you total peace of mind while you’re out of town. We’ll care for your home, as required and make sure you property is well looked after and cared for. It is important not only to put your own mind at rest but to ensure that you’ve done everything you can to prevent the risk of loss or damage whilst your home is unoccupied. These precautions will help in preventing burglary. • Communicate with your neighbours. Tell them the period you will be away and how you can be contacted. Give them the detail in writing and ask them to keep it in an accessible place. • Advise your insurance company that your home will be unoccupied • Keep your curtains and blind open as drawn curtains and blinds are a giveaway to your absence. • Arrange for your mail to be collected. Cancel deliveries of newspapers etc. • Arrange for you home to be given a ‘’lived in’’ look. Simple items like a pair of shoes at the door or clothing on the clothesline could convince a would-be burglar that someone’s at home. • Arrange for someone to check the home regularly and keep the normal household chores up to date. Arrange to have the lawns mowed, paths swept, gardens weeded and watered, shrubbery trimmed, the home kept clean so there are no giveaway signs to the would-be burglar • Connect an inside light to a timer. • Install security lights that come on when movement is detected close to the house. • Turn the telephone ringing volume down as low as possible. • Don’t leave a message on your answerphone advising people you are on holiday. Either switch the answerphone off or leave a message that gives the impression you are temporarily too busy to answer. Arrange for someone to clear the answerphone if it has low storage capacity • Don’t hide spare keys. Burglars know all of the likely hiding places. Leave keys with someone you can trust. • Leave valuable items away from obvious views. Should you be leaving your home over the summer for a longer period, why not contact us today and see if we can rent out your property to get you some income whilst away. On top of securing additional income you also ensure that you property won’t stay unoccupied; it will be well taken care of and looked after! “We at Quinovic Takapuna have strong enquiries from overseas and corporates that are particularly looking for homes to rent over the summer, call me today to get more information and find the right solution today”, says Janine McCormick, Business Development Manager, Quinovic Takapuna. We offer Free Rental Appraisals and Investment Property Health Check for your property. Speak with the property management experts and leave it to us… The Team of Quinovic Takapuna wishes you all a wonderful Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!

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It’s time to act on all those visual concerns you have had during the year before your summer holidays. Summer holidays are a great time to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read. How are your reading glasses? The sun is finally shining and you don’t have a pair of sunglasses. Have you considered getting a pair you could use when driving or reading those books? It’s time to get yourself sorted, let us help you. We have a solution for all your needs - all you have to do is ask. For those who wear contacts order your supply today. Remember if you wear disposables and you purchase a sixmonth supply then we will give you a 15% discount on your purchase or 20% if you purchase a 12-month supply. Haven’t got contacts but have thought about trying them? Then now is the time! If you enjoy your summer sports then pop in a pair and you can wear your sunglasses over the top. Brilliant for all those activities we Kiwis love to do on our days off. Need contact lens solution or dry eye drops? We are stocked and ready for you. Looking for a gift for your loved ones? How about a gift voucher? They could have an eye examination, get those new glasses they have been talking about or finally get contact lenses or update their sunglasses. We also stock a great selection of magnifiers, including the cool new magnifier for your pocket with a light. Perhaps a new case for their glasses? We have them in all colours and we’ll throw in a new Haydons cleaning cloth to boot. So don’t leave it to the last minute, pop in to see how we can assist you today. We are also open Saturdays 9am until 4pm for your convenience. Check out our website for opening hours over the Christmas New Year break. From all the Team at Haydon Optometrists, we wish you and your family a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

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CHANNEL PEOPLE I Love My Sport: Andy Lane

Andy's crazy about cricket! East Coast Bays Cricket Club Premier captain Andy Lane is crazy about cricket. Earlier this year, Andy and his batting partner achieved a record partnership which was noted by their club and Auckland Cricket. The Rangitoto College old boy has lofty goals, he’s focused on making the Auckland Aces team (he's currently in the Auckland Aces) and ultimately becoming a Black Cap. The North Shore local lives and works on the Shore and is currently studying for a National Diploma in Quantity Surveying. Andy answered a few questions for Channel's Courtney Bennett about his sport, goals and why there’s no place like home! COURTNEY BENNETT: How did you get into cricket? ANDY LANE: For as long as I can remember I've been playing cricket. It all started with those fierce back yard battles against my older brother Richard. CB: What’s the best part about playing for your club? AL: For me it all comes down to my values, pride and family plays a huge part. So the best thing about playing at East Coast Bays is being able to cross that boundary line with my brother Richard by my side. CB: What will 2017 bring for you? AL: My goals for 2017 is to be able to keep pushing for higher honours while still staying in the moment and by doing so make the Auckland Aces side. CB: Who is your favourite cricket player (past or present) and why? AL: Sir Garry (Garfield) Sobers is my favourite all time cricketer because of his all round ability. Not only a destructive batsman but could as well bowl left-arm fast-medium, slow left-arm orthodox and slow left-arm chinaman. He was also brilliant and super sharp in the field. CB: What are your cricketing goals? AL: It's quite simple, I want to see how far I can go with the game and be able to sustain my position at that level. Ideally my dream is that I want to play for New Zealand and to have longevity as a Black Cap.

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CB: Why would you encourage young people to play sport? AL: My encouragement would be focused on inspiring the younger people to have fun, grow friendships and accomplish their goals or dreams through sport. CB: What sort of stuff do you do off the cricket pitch? AL: I am currently in my final year studying a National Diploma in Quantity Surveying. As well as having a full time job as a Junior Estimator for Maxxcon Ltd. We are a residential quantity surveying company based in Milford. CB: Do you play or follow any other sports? AL: As most young adults I like to consider myself handy (at best) with the golf clubs in hand. But other than that the Sky Sport channels are my go to! CB: What’s the best part about your community? AL: The freedom on offer. I've been lucky enough to have lived in other countries for short periods of time and the expression ‘theres no place like home’ really does ring true. The East Coast Bays on the North Shore is such a free and beautiful part of the world. I consider myself very lucky to call it my home.

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Hearts come Shoreside The Auckland Hearts Women’s cricket team, which is coached by North Shore's Dean Flyger, will play the Central Districts Hinds in a Twenty20 match at Devonport Domain on Friday 2nd December. The Hearts will venture from their regular home ground of Melville Park in Epsom to the home of North Shore Cricket Club, which is one of the oldest cricket clubs in New Zealand. The T20 match commences the second round for the Auckland Hearts where they play Central Districts followed by two one-day matches on the Saturday and Sunday back at Melville Park. A number of the Hearts players have a close connection to the North Shore by playing their school and club cricket in the region. These include Lauren Down and Roz McNeill, both from the Takapuna club.

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WINE: with Liz Wheadon of Glengarry

Matching food and wine at festive time With Christmas Day just around the corner, I thought a little guide to matching food and wine might just come in handy. There are five areas to consider and explore; red wine with red meat; white wine with white meat; match ‘like with like'; drink ‘what you like’; don’t forget to experiment. Red wine with red meat: As a general rule, red wine should be served with red meat. Red wines have a tannin structure that comes from the skins of the grapes and the stalks. Tannins are not present in white wines. It’s like a drying taste in your mouth; next time you eat some grapes, chew the skin for a while and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Matched with red meat the tannin structure in red wine helps to break down the fatty proteins in meat. Different red wines have different levels of tannin. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most tannic wines, this being due to the thickness of the Cabernet grapes and the colour extracted by extra contact with the skins. Pinot Noir is generally less tannic, with the exception of some of the more extracted styles now coming onto the market. With less tannin Pinot Noir matches well with lighter red meats like Spring lamb. Matching a red wine with the perfect tannin structure for the meat allows the two to marry and cleanse your palate, leaving you ready for the next course! There is of course an exception to the rule! Veal – a red meat that is often best matched with a white wine – particularly Chardonnay. Veal, whilst a red meat, is very delicate in texture and does not stand up well to the tannin structure in red wine. Spicy red meat dishes also don’t work with tannic wines. Spice and tannin just don’t match; you are better to have a sweeter wine which will complement the spice – like a Riesling, Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminer, or a cold beer with your curry.

White wine with white meat: The tannin structure of red wine just leaves white meat looking pale in Liz Wheadon comparison. As a general guideline; Light chicken dishes – light style Chardonnay Creamy chicken dishes – heavier Chardonnay Fish and seafood – Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris. Match like with like: • Match heavier weight foods with heavier weight wines. Beef stew with a rich powerful wine, a delicate fish dish with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc • Spicy dishes with a spicy wine – Indian with Gewurztraminer • Sweet wines with sweet food – a late harvest wine with apricot tart • Butter sauces with a creamy buttery Chardonnay • Acidity with acidity – a salad with a lemon dressing matched with an acidic white - a young Riesling But there’s an exception! Salt. It’s not a friend to wine, however, sweet wines do balance salty foods, so try a sweeter Pinot Gris with a saltier dish. Drink what you like: everyone’s tastes are different, so what is a perfect match for one person may not be as good for you. These are guidelines, so at the end of the day, if you would prefer a Sauvignon Blanc and you are having steak – then go for it. Don’t forget to experiment: Matching food and wine to enhance each other can further enhance your dining experience. As your taste is unique to you, don’t forget to experiment and work out what works best for you. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


DOES MY CHILD NEED ‘BRACES’ ? THE TOOTH COMPANY’S IN HOUSE SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST DR SHAZ MACAVOY CHATS WITH US ABOUT ORTHODONTICS. What is a specialist orthodontist? Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the appearance, function and stability of the teeth and jaws. A specialist orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone an additional 2 to 3 years of specialist university training in the field of orthodontics. To complete their training, orthodontists treat hundreds of cases, complete research and undergo rigorous examinations to be admitted into the Dental Council of New Zealand as an orthodontic specialist. Only specialist orthodontists are allowed to be members of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists.

How do I know if my child needs braces? As a parent or caregiver you will be able to look for signs that your child may need to

see an orthodontist for a check up. Things to look out for include: • early, late or unusual loss of baby teeth • teeth that don’t meet or cover other teeth • when upper teeth bite inside lower teeth • crowding of teeth • blocked-out teeth • jaws that are protruded or recessed or are out of proportion to the rest of the face • jaws that make sounds or shift • difficulty in biting or chewing • mouth-breathing or clenching habits • habits such as thumb or finger sucking, chewing on toys/pens etc.

What age should I book my child in with an orthodontist? Although orthodontists can treat people of any age, a child should have a check up with an orthodontist by the age of 7. By this age, the first adult teeth should have erupted and your specialist orthodontist can monitor changes in growth or development as your child grows, so that if treatment is necessary it can begin at the optimum time.

What are the different treatment options? Everyone is unique and as such treatments vary to suit each individual. Treatments range from early treatment using plates and special expansion appliances to treatments including stainless steel braces, clear braces, clear aligners such as Invisalign, and hidden braces that sit behind the teeth. In some cases, a combined orthodontic and surgical approach is required. To find out what is right for you or your child, it’s best to contact your specialist orthodontist.

How much does a set of braces cost? The cost of braces depends on a number of factors including the complexity of the case, the time it will take to complete the case and the type of appliances that are used. Your specialist orthodontist will be able to discuss the right treatment for you and will work with you and your budget.

DR SHAZ MACAVOY Specialist Orthodontist

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Shore Matters with MP Maggie Barry

Maggie Barry.

Trident App Design Team receiving their National Excellence Award.

Business For Breakfast

Takapuna Grammar School held its annual Business and Enterprise breakfast recently where the best in our classes of 2016 were celebrated. We had extensive success in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme this year where three of our student companies were recognised in the North Auckland Regional Awards. This was an impressive achievement for the school and Level 3 Business Studies students competing against all the other YES teams from the whole of the North Auckland Region. The company awards received were: Innovation in Sustainability – awarded to Burgundy’s for their inventive use of used wine barrels to create a range of products including cheese boards and wine bottle holders, which can be seen in the window of BNZ Takapuna. Innovation in Food and Beverage – awarded to Half Baked for their innovative dietary inclusive dry cookie mix presented in a beautifully layered glass jar. Innovative Technology – awarded to Trident App Design for their weather app available for download from the Apple App store or Google Playstore. Additionally James Sullivan, CEO of Trident App Design was recognised as The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Entrepreneur of the Year and the company went on to be awarded a National Excellence Award, which will be presented at the National Awards Gala Dinner in Wellington in December. Special thanks for the support and advice given to the Business and Enterprise Department students this year from BNZ - David McKeown, Megan McCallum & Dave Johnston, Pita Pit – Chris Henderson and Takapuna Beach Business Association – Terry Holt. We would like to thank all of our business experts and supporters in 2016 for giving up their time to invest in our students and making this year one of our very best so far!


No time is a bad time to be in the North Shore but we find summer is particularly special. With Parliament in recess for the summer holidays, I’m looking forward to spending some time at home with Joe and Grant, enjoying the finest beaches in the country, paddle boarding, bike rides along the coast and a long summer day’s work for pleasure to smarten up the garden. Both Takapuna and Devonport are busy with traditional events like the Takapuna Beach Summer Days music festivals, triathlons, the Harcourts Beach series, The Santa Claus Show at The Pumphouse, community carol evenings and Shakespeare in the Park to look forward to later in January. Summer is also a chance to get active and enjoy some of the special natural and historic sites in our back yard. Several sites for DOC’s Kiwi Guardians programme are within easy reach of the North Shore and I’d encourage everyone to take their young and not so young friends and visitors on a few outings. Toyota Kiwi Guardians gives children the chance to earn special medals by having fun and exploring places like Tiritiri Matangi, Goat Island and North Head reserve. Have a look at the DOC website for more information. Another great place to get active is the new all-ages playground on Takapuna Beach. It really does look fantastic and local businesses have already started to notice the influx of people it has brought to the area. As a community, we’ve had a lot to celebrate this year, something brought home by the 2016 AIMES Awards hosted by the North Harbour Club. Eliza McCartney captured the whole country’s heart with her superb pole vault performance at the Rio Olympics, and thoroughly deserved to win the Supreme AIMES Award to go with her bronze Olympic medal. I was also pleased to see former local board chair Joe Bergin recognised for his service to the community. We have an outstanding pool of young, talented people representing the best of the North Shore in many different fields, and I’m sure 2017 will see even more successes. Since taking office our John Key-led Government has shown its support for our young people with a series of significant investments in our North Shore schools. With more than a third of New Zealanders living in Auckland, and the Shore’s population expanding, it’s essential we make sure our local schools are ready for population and roll growth. On behalf of Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye I recently announced the latest investment at Belmont Primary – it is an impressive and deservedly popular school and we have committed $1.14 million to be spent on three new classrooms, which will add much needed capacity to the Shore’s school network. Work on the $26m redevelopment of Takapuna Grammar’s main building is also well underway. When completed the modernised main block will contain 20 revamped learning spaces while safeguarding what is one of the Shore’s iconic historic buildings. Thank you for your support over this past year, and I wish you and your family and friends a very happy and safe festive season, and summer break. My electorate office will be closed over Christmas and New Year but email messages will be cleared regularly and we will make every effort to assist where we can. Please phone 09 486 0005 or email Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


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This monthly round up of Takapuna community news is contributed by Rachael Bro, Takapuna North Community Co-ordinator. We have just completed recruitment and training for this years’ Summer Fun staff Rachael Bro and have an enthusiastic team of fresh, new, faces for parents/care givers to meet out in our local parks this summer. Some have already provided free preschool play at the Pirate Market Day at Milford and Christmas by the Lake at Sylvan Park, and are next due holding art play at the Takapuna Christmas Festival on Hurstmere Green on Saturday 10th December. We have recently held our last Takapuna North quarterly Environmental Network meeting for the year and intend to resume in February 2017. Volunteers will resume their weeding and planting activities on the third Saturday 18th February 2017 - 9.30am – 11.30am – bring gloves and clippers. OWN Stories for Future Generations – Book Launch Stories collected by OWN’s (Our Womens’ Network) writing groups will be on sale at their book launch at the Positive Ageing Centre, The Strand, Takapuna on Saturday 10 December 10.30am – 2.30pm. Bookings required by 3rd December for catering purposes. Phone Joan on 483 9671 or email for more information. Summer Fun – FREE Pre-school Play – 10am-12noon Below are the dates for the December-January free Summer Fun programme for Takapuna North. Pre-school play sessions are an opportunity for under 5 year olds and parents/caregivers to play with our great range of toys for free at local parks and reserves). Families in Parks offer primary aged children additional toys to utilise. Please note, these are not drop-and-go sessions, so parents/caregivers need to supervise their children. The sessions are casual and no booking is required. All we ask is participants respectfully share and take care in using our equipment. Please note: we are unable to run the events in wet conditions including wet grounds. Please phone our event phone on 021 260 4300 for cancellations. Art Play will continue regardless of weather as this component is indoors. Monday 5 Dec, Sunnynook Park, Sunnynook Rd, Pre-school Play, 10am - 12pm. Wednesday 7 Dec, Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Pre-school Art Play, 10am - 12pm. We will also provide pre-school play available at: Takapuna Christmas Festival (Hurstmere Green), Saturday 10 December, 11am – 4pm Monday 9 Jan, Sylvan Park, Sylvan Park Ave, Milford, Pre-school Play, 10am - 12pm Wednesday 11 Jan, Castor Bay Reserve, The Esplanade Pre-school Play, 10am - 12pm Friday 13 Jan, Milford FiP, Milford Reserve, Craig Rd, Families in Parks, 3.30pm - 6pm Monday 16 Jan, Jutland Rd Reserve, Hauraki, Pre-school Play, 10am - 12pm Wednesday 18 Jan, Kennedy Park, Beach Road, Castor Bay, Pre-school Play, 10am - 12pm Monday 23 Jan, Seine Road Reserve, Forrest Hill, Pre-school Play 10am - 12pm Wednesday, 25 Jan, Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Pre-school Art Play, 10am - 12pm Friday 27 Jan, Milford FiP, Milford Reserve, Craig Rd, Families in Parks, 3.30pm - 6pm Monday 30 Jan, Sunnynook Park, Sunnynook Rd, Pre-school play, 10am - 12pm

For more details, phone Rachael on 486 2098 or email: Event information can be found on Supported by: Rachael Bro (Takapuna North Community Coordinator – Castor Bay, Milford, Forrest Hill, Sunnynook, Takapuna.)

Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

FOR THE HOME With Home Fabrics, Takapuna

Is there such a thing as

a perfect husband?

I am finding it increasingly hard to continue being the perfect husband. Falls from grace seem to occur with increasing frequency. Just the other day I made the unforgivable mistake of taking the wrong egg from the egg tray. It seems there is a hierarchy even amongst eggs and a definite order in which they should be used; front ones first, back ones last. The fact that I took one of the freshest ones, from the back, to poach for Bad Jelly’s breakfast was no excuse. The order of things had been disturbed and I was severely reprimanded. The cruel and unusual punishment she chose was forcing me to accompany her to two and a half hours of Chinese Opera last Friday. Torture! Maybe she could get a job with the C.I.A. Actually, I have been having a bit of trouble with eggs lately. When young Tom visited recently, a friend bet him $10 that, over the course of his stay, he would not be able to break an egg on his grandfather’s head. “Tom,” said I foolishly, “this is the easiest $10 bucks you are ever going to make. When we get home I will lean over the bath and you can break an egg on my head. $10 bucks is $10 bucks!” All went according to plan except that he got so excited that he crushed the first one in his hand and over my head, before the video camera was running to record the proof of the event and we had to do it all again. The bet was paid out within minutes and the first thing Tom said, while I cleaned up was: “What time are we going to the model shop tomorrow?” Ten bucks still contains a lot of dreams when you are seven. With all this happening, I thought I should put a Christmas list together for all the other men who, too, are struggling to be the perfect husband and need a few pointers for their present buying. I find that Mum's are never very good at spending on themselves, so why not give a gift that pampers her a bit and makes her feel special? The first one that comes to mind has to be a luxurious feather mattress topper. Exactly like the ones you find in top end hotels and, in fact, the same quality that we exported to a boutique hotel in Paris last year. She will love the cloud-like feeling as she sinks into bed - definitely a winner! Next would be a pair of luxurious Baksana Egyptian sheets. These are the ones that Bad Jelly loves and makes sure that we always have on the bed; crisp and light and special. What about adding a new down pillow for her to

I thought I should put a Christmas list together for all the other men who, too, are struggling to be the perfect husband and need a few pointers for their present buying. complete a wonderfully comfortable bed? You could also consider a beach towel from our quality international designer collection. We have a huge range of Turkish beach towels with matching beach bags and tunics. Ideal for the long hot summer ahead, and extremely good value. There are lots more Christmas gift ideas in store and the big Christmas tree is up again. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. May you always choose the right egg in 2017! Gerald. Home Fabrics, 28 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 486 1103

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Armstrong Security, Takapuna Just a few years ago, it was quite straightforward: A locksmith dealt with locks and keys. Now a good locksmith is a hightech expert, offering everything from replacement house or car keys to house and business alarms, security cameras, access control and more. As the business has changed, so has Armstrong Smarter Security. Three years ago two small North Shore retail outlets (in Birkenhead and on Takapuna’s Barry’s Point Road) were merged into a larger store, in Anzac Street in Takapuna, with easy parking right outside. Craig Flynn was manager at that stage. Twelve months ago he and his wife Ashlee bought the Armstrong North Shore franchise and now run the Takapuna and Mairangi Bay businesses.

Craig and Ashlee Flynn, Armstrong Smarter Security North Shore franchisees.

Smarter Security with Armstrong Craig started as an apprentice locksmith with Armstrong 14 years ago in Greenlane. About nine years ago he shifted to the North Shore business and worked under the former owner. He’s certainly seen changes in the technology, the industry and in the way people want to buy. The Takapuna and Mairangi Bay stores, like other Armstrong stores, are moving from simply displaying racks of locks and keys to becoming interactive hubs that allow customers to come in and “touch, feel and play” with the various electronic locks, alarms or pinpad access control devices – and learn how to operate them. It might be increasingly high-tech, but Craig and Ashlee’s business is also high touch: they offer a 24/7 mobile key replacement service, sponsor local schools and clubs in the community, offer a discount to Gold Card holders – and support the Gateway programme in schools, helping students gain work experience. “We go out and offer free quotes,” he says, but instead of the customer relying on a paper-based (or online) description and pricing of what the locksmith has suggested will meet their needs, Craig

encourages them to come in with the family on a Saturday morning and see how the various devices work. Craig’s also aware that when people realise they’d like a security system for their house the price (anything from $1500 to several thousand dollars) can come as a shock – and he offers 12 months interest free with deferred payments, so you can install the system now, but pay it off over the next year. It’s not only new or replacement keys Craig and his team deal with. New home owners often realise they have no idea who else might have a key to their new castle; Craig and his team can come and change the locks, or help people learn how to use an unfamiliar security system, while at the same time checking that it serves the new home owner’s needs. Armstrong Smarter Security, 124 Anzac Street, Takapuna, 09 475 5515 518 East Coast Road, Windsor Park, 09 476 0112

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Four Ways to Combat Financial Uncertainty According to many astrologists, 2016 was predicted to be a year of change and they were right! So many world and domestic events have thrown curve balls our way this year – Brexit, the US elections and more domestically, earthquakes, have all created massive amounts of economic uncertainty. Many of my clients are fearful of a correction in the market that could devalue their assets and put their livelihoods at risk. I understand the fear of the unknown but you can’t worry about the things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control, being your own actions and making the most of what you have right now. Four ways to maximise your financial capability now: 1. Control your day to day spending and actively manage your finances: • You’ve got to know how much your lifestyle is costing you. Budgeting – it’s not sexy but it is necessary. • Structure your finances so you have clarity over where you are right now. Blindly doing what you’ve done before regarding bank account and mortgage structure may not be serving your interests long term. I guarantee you’ll be frittering money which could be put to better use. • Pay attention to your Kiwisaver. Are you in the right fund for your age and stage and are you maximising your contributions? 2. Ensure you are resilient to short term financial shocks: • Every single person needs a “buffer”. That is, money you can access immediately if you get a curve ball. I had a client recently get a cancer diagnosis. He’s young with a wife and young dependent kids. Thankfully, he’s structured his finances so he’s got a buffer he can access, which means he can concentrate on getting better, rather than stressing about how the finances are going to work.

• Make sure you have adequate insurance cover for your situation. Speak to a reputable, independent advisor who can assess what you need for your unique situation. 3. Get yourself on track to reach long term goals: • You must have financial goals. If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to get to where you want to be? Sit down with your partner if you have one and figure out where you want to be in 12 months, 2, 5 and 10 years. Then put in place a concrete plan to ensure you achieve those goals. • Determine what milestones you need to reach along the way and changes you must put in place to get there. 4. Take advantage of opportunities and have fun in life: • Everyone should have the opportunity to live a happy life. What are the things that you spend money on, that make you happy? Make sure you factor these into your financial plan. If you can’t afford to right now, you must act. Stop spending on things that aren’t necessary and aren’t making you any happier right now. Put your money to better use. Live life to the fullest. • If a financial opportunity came up to invest, could you afford to take advantage of this? You need to work towards having flexibility with your finances. Don’t just drift along in life, allowing things to ‘happen’ to you. Be in control - you are the master of your own destiny. Speak to an independent advisor who can help navigate these waters to help you maximise your financial potential. Getting a good financial plan in place is key to staying in charge. When you are in control of your money, you’re in control of your life. Visit or 0800 897 898 to book a consultation here on the Shore, in Takapuna or North Harbour.

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Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

COME CRUISING with Mondo Travel, Takapuna

This month our cruise expert columnist Gray Gibson tempts readers with the pristine Atlantic waters of Bermuda...

Americas Cup in Bermuda Stay & Cruise on a Catamaran Mondo Travel Takapuna in association with Helm Events, are offering seven night accommodation and cruise packages, staying on-board a spacious and modern catamaran. The owner of Mondo Travel in Takapuna, Gray Gibson, is a former Olympic Class Sailor who spent many hours training and racing off Takapuna Beach. He was a member of the Olympic Team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and has competed in numerous International events over the years. Mondo in Takapuna specialise in anything to do with the water, and are one of the few travel companies that have access to accommodation in Bermuda during the America's Cup regatta. During the day you will get to see the racing from the official race course viewing areas. When racing isn’t on your professional skipper is on hand to show you the best of Bermuda. Staff will tailor your day to your requirements, as you explore the islands’ intimate turquoise bays and anchorages on your catamaran, experiencing the 35th America’s Cup without compromise. In the evenings you will be anchored just off Hamilton with a shuttle service operating to get you ashore to enjoy local dining, and the party that is the Americas Cup. The fleet of modern catamarans, launched between 2010 and 2016 are ideally suited for up to 8 guests. Specially selected with yacht race viewing in mind, they offer large deck spaces and a home away from home, with all the comforts you can expect.

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• Comfortable double en-suite cabins (twin share) • Generous living areas for the ultimate in racecourse viewing • Gourmet breakfast and lunch menu, including local delicacies • Separate accommodation provided for your crew • Professionally skippered catamaran • Exclusive on-water race course viewing • America’s Cup Village Access Packages take in all five weeks of the 35th America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifiers. Packages are based per person (twin share) and all yachts are available for group booking. Weekly packages start from $2,999.00 per person twin share with a 10 percent discount for groups. Give me a call on 021 2804378 or come and see me at 480 Lake Road, Takapuna. Mondo Travel, 480 Lake Road, Takapuna 09 489 9146

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Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

CHANNEL PEOPLE I Love What I Do: Ellen Moore

Ellen – Our talented local tailor Ellen Moore is the proud owner of Takapuna Tailoring, a business previously called Shorefit that she recently purchased. Ellen has a Bachelor of Design in Fashion from AUT and has worked as a designer for the New Zealand streetwear labels Huffer and DEF. Earlier this year, Ellen won the NZ Fashion Quarterly Leather Design Award with a shoe design. The prize was a trip to a shoe manufacturing plant China which she has just returned from. This month Ellen tells Channel's Courtney Bennett about her talent for tailoring and why she loves doing business on the Shore. COURTNEY BENNETT: How would you describe what you do to people? ELLEN MOORE: I provide a range of services for people in the store including clothing repairs, alterations, remakes, up-cycling, pattern making, dress making, personal designing, style advice and clothing manufacturing (small scale). I’m also a freelance designer and creator of almost anything you ask! CB: Why are you passionate about the Takapuna community? EM: My passion for the Takapuna community is ingrained in my DNA as one of the many grand children of Fred and Mary Thomas, I live here with my young family and enjoy every part of this paradise. CB: What is your vision for Takapuna tailoring? EM: My vision for Takapuna Tailoring is to continue to provide a quality service and keep building a strong and loyal client base. I also wish to use the shop as a platform for designers (including myself) to showcase work. I'd like to start up workshops and school holiday programs in sewing and designing and I would really like to create and build on some more local collaborative business relationships.

Ellen Moore

and meet my partner and kids and take our dog for a walk along the beach. CB: Do you have anyone in the business world who you look up to? Why? EM: I look up to Malcolm and Melanie Rands creators of Ecostore. They have built a successful and sustainable business which contributes to a better future for their children, which is something I dream of doing too. CB: If you could do something else for a day, what would it be? EM: I would travel the world. Takapuna Tailoring is located at 2 Como Street, Takapuna. Phone 488 0188.

CB: What’s the best part about the job? EM: The best part about my job is I love what I do, I feel good helping others and privileged to be in such a trusted position. CB: How would your colleagues describe you? EM: My only colleague is my cousin Jordan (who worked here before I did). She's amazing and I think she would probably describe me as someone who is positive, supportive and inspiring. CB: Tell readers about the NZ Fashion Quarterly Leather Design Award, what was your winning design? EM: The New Zealand Leather Design Awards was a competition judged by Fashion Quarterly magazine and hosted by New Zealand House China which is a distribution and export company showcasing New Zealand brands to the Chinese market. My winning designs were a mini collection of outdoor shoes for both men and women. I designed a boot, a sneaker and a sandal inspired by my love for Muriwai Beach. CB: How was the trip to China? EM: China was amazing. We got to see and review samples of our winning designs and were lucky to be looked after by New Zealand House China and introduced to SRL (a leather manufacturing company). The visits to both shoe and garment factories were invaluable and gave me an extremely rare look at the behind the scenes of manufacturing. Shopping, sightseeing and tasting the city of Shanghai were all highlights too. CB: What does a typical day look like for you? EM: No two days are the same for me, I start by walking my two girls to daycare and then to the shop, we live close by on Anzac Street. I open up, put on my music and get stuck into a variety of work. My day is broken up by drop off's pick up's and customers who like to catch up on general conversation. I close up shop at 5pm and usually head to the new Takapuna Beach playground Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



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World Water Polo Champs this month on the Shore FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships at AUT Millennium, December 12th-18th The world is certainly coming to the Shore in December. We feature the World Youth Sailing event on our cover for this issue and, in addition to that, the Shore will be also playing host to the 2016 World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships this month. This will be the largest FINA event ever held in New Zealand, involving 15 national teams from across the globe. The event will be held from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th December at the Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium. This will be the first true international event held at the magnificent new international pool complex at in Mairangi Bay. "This offers an amazing opportunity for us to showcase the sport in our own backyard," says Eelco Uri of NZ Water Polo, the Shorebased national body that is hosting and organising the event. "It also gives our own girls an opportunity to play in a very important event on home soil. At the same time, we can also demonstrate to FINA and the world that we can deliver these very important events. This is the biggest FINA event New Zealand has ever hosted and to have it right here on the Shore is very special." This will be the third biennial tournament since the new FINA age group competition format was launched in 2011. The World Junior Championships (for 20 years and under) takes place in odd years and the World Youth Championships (18 years and under) in even years. Past World Youth Championships were held in Perth, Australia in 2012 and Madrid, Spain in 2014. The event will attract 350 competitors and officials with 52 games


being played. It is estimated over 5000 spectators will attend the tournament. The 15 teams taking part are Australia, Canada, China, Spain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia and USA. The teams arrive in New Zealand during the first 10 days of the month and New Zealand will play South Africa in the first game of the tournament after the opening ceremony on Monday 12th December. The New Zealand team will be doing some pre-world's training at AUT Millennium with Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands between December 7th and 10th. The New Zealand team was scheduled to be announced on December 2nd, whittling a squad of 19 down to the 13 who will compete in the World Youth Championships. Local players who are part of this squad are Liana Dance, Alisha Winstanley (photographed), Nadia Pavlovich, Stacey Landry, Emily Nicholson, Emily Sanderson, Jessica Marsden, Bernadette Doyle (all North Harbour) and Morgan McDowall (Hibiscus Coast). 18-year-old Liana Dance (photographed) has been in Spain on a lucrative and rare water polo contract. She has been using the experience to prepare for the world's and help her fulfil her Olympic dreams. The squad has high hopes of competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For more information visit:

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TIM BRAY PRODUCTIONS The Santa Claus Show '16

The Santa Claus Show ’16 is a family ‘mustsee’ this Christmas Celebrating their 25 year anniversary (1991 – 2016) Tim Bray Productions is happy to share a special meaning of Christmas with your family and give you an unforgettable ride to the North Pole with our popular The Santa Claus Show. This year sees its fifteenth season and is now firmly established in Auckland’s list of things to do at Christmas. “This show is becoming something of a tradition in its own right – this year it’s the 14th production. Long may it continue.” Bronwyn Elsmore, Review, Theatreview 2015. Kelly is an energetic girl who knows what she wants! And she wants a lot…Alana, her friend from next door, is, on the other hand, somewhat quieter and happy with her lot. Alana is kind and caring and goes out of her way to help others, while Kelly still has a few lessons to learn. Santa Claus we all know and love, and his side-kick Elfie is quite something. He’s one of the most enthusiastic elves you’ll ever meet. While Elfie’s charged with the rather distinguished role of chief elf in Santa’s workshop, he has a wicked sense of fun! When Elfie receives Kelly’s long list of things she wants from Santa, he decides to fly her to the North Pole so she can meet Santa and learn, from the Master of Giving himself, the true meaning of Christmas. Tim Raby, who first played Santa Claus’ ‘stunt double’ in the very first production in 1991, returns to the show in 2016 and this marks his twelfth appearance as the character. Our audiences agree he makes the quintessential Santa! New to the show and our company are three young actors – Lucy Hill (Kelly) who has just arrived from the UK, Richie Grzyb as Elfie and Elizabeth Turner as Kelly’s friend Alana. Children from our Youth Theatre classes are appearing as Santa’s wee elf helpers, Twitty and Twiddly. Book quickly to avoid disappointment, and begin a family Christmas tradition of your own. The season runs 5 - 22 December. Your child/children can spend their school summer holidays with us. We offer half-day and full-day Theatre Workshops where they get to see The Santa Claus Show ‘16 plus enjoy learning how the show works with a lighting box and backstage tour, Q & A session with the cast, drama activities and arts and crafts. Plus there's our week-long summer theatre workshop, Hit the Stage!, where children aged 7 - 14 create their own performance which they present to family and friends at the end of the week. Theatre Workshops: 5 – 12yrs – Half-day or full-day options: Monday 19 December 2016 Tueday 20 December 2016 Wednesday 21 December 2016 Thursday 22 December 2016 Hit the Stage!: 5 - 14 years Monday 23 - Friday 27 January 2017 Enrol for Theatre Workshop now. Go to or call (09) 486 22 61 The Santa Claus Show ‘16 by Tim Bray, songs by Christine White The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna Full Season: Monday 5 December - Thursday 22 December, 10.30am & 1pm daily (except Sundays) BOOKINGS: Phone 09 489 8360 or

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Nourish Your Body, Your Home and Our Planet Supporting local New Zealand products is something we all want to do. And when they also represent a natural alternative to many of the chemically-loaded products on the market, our ears prick up even more. Using sustainable ingredients, the Kiwi company Earthwise has developed a range you can rely on - and this summer introduces its line of Earthwise Nourish personal care products to go with its household and babycare ranges. Choosing the right products for your family can be difficult, with an overwhelming array of brands available and making environmentally-conscious choices increasingly top of mind. New Zealand’s own Earthwise is always thinking about its impact on the environment, and is proud to make products that are gentler on the planet and help reduce chemical loading. Going natural with your skincare, not to mention other household products, is an easy way to lighten your footprint on the earth, and it’s great too for Shore customers to have a ‘kinder’ choice when it comes to making shopping decisions. In keeping with the modern spaces of today’s contemporary bathrooms and kitchens, Earthwise Nourish packaging is simple, clean and minimalist and of course 100% recyclable. And it almost goes without saying that their products are never tested on animals. Earthwise Nourish cares for your skin, hair and body, with a firm focus on the environment, using only Mother Nature’s ingredients as the building blocks for beautiful products. By harnessing the benefits of natural and sustainable ingredients, Earthwise creates gentler and more effective plant-based products. In addition, the products rapidly break down, making them kinder to the earth. The range is paraben, phosphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) free. SLS and SLES can irritate those with sensitive skin, and Parabens can be an irritant for those with skin allergies such as dermatitis or rosacea. Phosphates work their way into our water systems and are unable to be filtered out, which encourages the growth of algae and impacts the purity of our water. Earthwise Nourish Natural Body Wash is available in three delicious scents to serve three different purposes. Energise is enriched with rosehip oil and delicately scented with sweet orange, cedarwood and sage. Indulge is enhanced with coconut oil for extra nourishment and is infused with rich coconut, shea butter and manuka honey. Unwind is rich in aloe vera and vitamin


E and perfumed with an intoxicating blend of jasmine, vanilla and ylang-ylang. Earthwise Nourish Natural Hand Wash is enriched with coconut oil, manuka honey and harakeke and is available in two exotic fragrances. Lily and White Ginger which is delicate and lightly floral, while Tahitian Lime and Sandalwood, is tropical and fruity. Earthwise Nourish Natural Soap is a delightful accompaniment to any kitchen or bathroom sink and comes in three beautiful scents. Lemongrass and Ginger is crafted using native manuka honey which is loaded with skin healing properties. Cucumber and Green Tea is enhanced with aloe vera’s moisturising capability. coconut and gardenia is light and fresh enhanced with coconut strands to exfoliate rough skin. Earthwise Nourish Natural Shampoo and Conditioner is free from palm oil, cocamide DEA, phenoxyethanol and synthetic dyes. Cocamide DEA is a high irritant and has been associated with increased risk of cancer, while phenoxyethanol is a known neurotoxin that has an adverse affect on the nervous system and synthetic dyes are largely recognised as hazardous to human health. Crafted with essential oils and natural botanicals, the haircare range is available in three divine varieties that are specifically formulated to suit and care for different hair types. Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner replenishes dry and damaged hair by deeply conditioning with a nourishing, hydrating blend of coconut and argan oils, which helps to improve the texture of your hair and leaves it frizz-free and shiny. Protect Shampoo and Conditioner is designed to maintain and protect colour-treated hair. Enriched with coconut oil, Protect gently cleanses to help preserve lasting colour, vibrancy and shine. Balance Shampoo and Conditioner is an ideal balanced option for normal hair, by gently cleansing hair without stripping protective oils. Enriched with hydrating aloe vera and sweet almond oil, Balance enhances softness and shine. Earthwise products are available at all leading supermarkets across the Shore. For more information, please visit or phone 0800 327 849. FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: #NOURISHBYEARTHWISE #NATURALGOODNESSEVERYDAY #EVERYDAYMETIME

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2016 AON Youth Sailing World Championships

Oscar Gunn (left) and Francesco Kayrouz from Murrays Bay Sailing Club will represent New Zealand in the 29er Boys class at the Youth World's being held at Torbay.

World Sailing Champs on the Shore By Aidan Bennett

2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships:- Torbay Sailing Club, December 14-20th. One of the world's leading yachting events will be held on the Shore this month. The 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships will be sailed at the Torbay Sailing Club from December 14th through to the 20th. The event is open to sailors aged 19 and under. Yachting New Zealand got the chance to host the event at quite late notice after the scheduled host nation Oman Sailing Committee exercised the right to withdraw their hosting of the event. Yachting New Zealand and World Sailing (the governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee) are organising the event that will involve seven sailing days at Torbay Sailing Club. “Hosting this world event is very exciting for the North Shore, Auckland and New Zealand," says Yachting New Zealand's North Shore based Chief Executive David Abercrombie. "The circumstances provided us with a unique opportunity to host this prestigious youth sailing event and we’re thrilled to be working with World Sailing to deliver a fantastic event. “New Zealanders are great at hosting sporting events and the sailing and boating community is among the best at it. We’re a nation of yachties and boaties, we have incredible sailing waters and we have some of the best race management


people in the world. The 2016 edition of the Youth World Championships will be quintessentially Kiwi and everyone who is coming to New Zealand – and the Shore – this December for this world event will remember this experience for a lifetime.” The lead sponsor is world-wide insurance broking firm Aon, already a strong supporter of yachting in New Zealand. Other supporters are New Zealand Major Events and ATEED and the Hibiscus Coast Bays Local Board. The event will attract around 400 young sailors (from approximately 70 countries) plus family and supporters to the North Shore and Auckland, bringing benefit to the local community and to young sailors throughout New Zealand. The Youth Sailing World Championship was first held in Angelholm, Sweden, in 1971 where 16 nations competed. In 2015 the event was held in Langkawi, Malaysia, with 76 nations taking part. That event was won by Australia, the current holders of the 'Nations Trophy', which is awarded to the best overall nation at each Youth Sailing World Championship. New Zealand has won the Nations Trophy twice – 1994 in Greece and again in 2002 when it was held in Canada. New Zealanders to have stood on the World Sailing Youth Worlds podium are Sam Meech (2008 Bronze, Laser Radial),

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Hosting this world event is very exciting for the North Shore, Auckland and New Zealand…

Greta and Kate Stewart in action on the water.

Torbay Sailing Club that will host the world event from December 14th to 20th.

Greta and Kate Stewart.

Alex Maloney (2010 Silver, 29er), Jo Aleh (2004 Silver, Laser Radial), Sir Russell Coutts (1979 Silver, Laser and 1981 Gold, Laser), Blair Tuke (2007 Silver, 29er), Dean Barker (1990 Gold, Laser and 1991 Silver, Laser) and Stuart Bannatyne (1989 Gold, Laser). The most successful Youth World Champions are Great Britain's Sally Cuthbert and Poland's Zofia Klepacka having won four successive titles in the Laser II and Mistral respectively. France is the most successful nation through the history of the Championship, winning the Nations Trophy on a record 11 occasions and holding a record 76 medals: 28 gold, 30 silver and 18 bronze. Five classes of yachts will be sailed at this major World Sailing event. These are 420s, 29ers, Nacra 15, Laser Radial and RS:X Boards. Only one representative boat from each

nation can take part in each class. Young North Shore sailors, and particularly the Murrays Bay Sailing Club, dominate the team representing New Zealand on their home waters. The New Zealand team is sponsored by NZL Yachting Trust, Oceanbridge Shipping, ZHIK and High Performance Sport New Zealand. “I am very excited about the raw talent we have in this year’s team,” says Yachting New Zealand’s Talent Development Manager Ian Neely. “We have a nice mixture of returning medallists from last year and young sailors attending their first World Sailing Youth Worlds. The World Sailing Youth World Championships provides its own unique set of challenges, and the event is regarded by many as a youth version of the Olympic Games with the limited entries, and high pressure racing." Continued on next page Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



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Francesco Kayrouz (helmsman) and Oscar Gunn (crew) from the Murrays Bay Sailing Club have been chosen to compete in the 29er Boys class. This was a result of winning the New Zealand Youth Trials at Gulf Harbour and doing well at the recent Open Worlds and the German Nationals held at Medemblik in Holland. While exams were getting in the way of their preparations when we caught up for a chat at Murrays Bay in November, Francesco and Oscar were still training twice a week around school commitments and during the weekends to ensure they are well tuned come December 14th. "We are both excited about what lies ahead," said Oscar when asked his thoughts on the task ahead when the Youth Worlds kick off in mid-December. "We have a four day 'live-in' camp coming up in early December when the whole team will get together for training led by Ian Neely, supported by other Yachting New Zealand coaches. We will keep training on the water as well, although after December 1st the rules state we have to stay well away from the sailing waters off Torbay where the world's will be sailed." Francesco and Oscar see the Australian and European crews being the toughest to beat. Having competed in Europe they say that the Europeans definitely have an advantage given their closeness to constant competition around the continent. Training all year round in the warmth of countries like Spain is also an advantage. Other North Shore youngsters competing are the Stewart sisters, Kate and Greta, in the 29er Girls class. They are currently based in Bermuda so preparation for the event has been on the other side of the world. This is their second time competing in the Worlds. They managed to get a bronze medal in the girls 29er class at the last event in Malaysia. They were fifth going into the last day, but managed to pull off a really strong finish to get the medal. "We are both still at school here in Bermuda, so we have to fit in as much fitness and on-the-water time around our school day," Explained Kate, when we caught up with her in mid-November. "At least three times a week we’re at the gym before school working on cardio, strength and core. We then try to get out on the water twice after school. It's winter here at the moment, so daylight hours are short. On Thursdays we also have the afternoon off school to sail - so that’s great! Then


in the weekend we try to sail both days, with one gym session. We are also lucky enough to be invited to Miami next week to join in the USA Olympic Development clinic. We attended these last year. Especially as we train by ourselves here in Bermuda with no training partners and no coach. "We would love to be coming back for the Yachting New Zealand team training sessions in early December, but Mum is making us stay at school. We are planning to train at Murrays Bay for a couple of days with Oscar and Fran – the 29er NZ boys team. We then get our official event boat on the 14th - and it’s all go from there. We are fairly familiar with sailing off the North Shore in Auckland, as we’ve grown up in Devonport – so have done a lot of regattas here. Hopefully this will work in all Kiwis favour." Greta adds that the 29er Girls class that they will compete in is "an amazing fleet that is improving all the time". "Both the gold and silver medalist from Malaysia are returning, as well as strong teams who performed well at the Open Worlds in Holland this year, like the Australians and the Polish. It’ll be super tough." The full New Zealand team competing at the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships at Torbay is:- Olivia Christie, 17 years (Worser Bay Boating Club) Laser Radial Girls; George Gautrey, 18 years (Muritai Yacht Club) Laser Radial Boys; Patrick Haybittle, 17 years (RNZYS and Murrays Bay Sailing club) RS:X Boys; Greta Stewart, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 29er Girls Skipper; Kate Stewart , 18 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 29er Girls Crew; Francesco Kayrouz, 13 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club and Wakatere Boating Club) 29er Boys Skipper; Oscar Gunn, 17 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 29er Boys Crew; Josh Berry, 15 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 420 Boys Skipper ; Henry Haslett, 17 years (Wakatere Boating Club) 420 Boys Crew; Courtney Reynolds-Smith, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 420 Girls Skipper; Brianna Reynolds-Smith, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) 420 Girls Crew; Jackson Keon, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Multihull Skipper; Tom Fyfe, 16 years (Murrays Bay Sailing Club) Multihull Crew. 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships:- Torbay Sailing Club, December 14-20th. Visit:

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BEAUTY with Mel Gladding, FaceTime Mairangi Bay

A Few Minutes of FaceTime with Mel Channel put some questions to the super knowledgeable, super nice (and recently married) Mel Gladding. True ‘Shore girl’ Mel is owner / director of FaceTime, the gorgeous boutique beauty sanctuary she opened this year in Mairangi Bay. Mel talks self confidence, childhood dreams, and education… Why did you decide to open FaceTime Skin Clinic? From a young age, I have been passionate about transforming skin and being a part of making people feel great. At FaceTime I can control the service and quality that our clients receive, while living out my childhood dream. I am also a strong believer in the next generation and educating them in the importance of looking after their body and skin. It has been proven that when you feel good about yourself and your appearance you are more likely to succeed in your chosen area. What is your favourite product for the summer? With New Zealand having such a harsh sun and the effect it has on our skin, I believe you can’t go past our COOLA organic suncare range. Our newest addition to the family is our delicious Guava Mango SPF50+ clear spray. This dry touch product will have you enjoying the summer days without the nasty side effects and sun damage. While taking care of our skin from the outside is important, equally so is looking after it from the inside. My favourite internal solution to an array of skin conditions is our Osmosis Skin Perfection Water. An internal water that balances the immune system, regulating internal health to target the likes of acne and blemishes, psoriasis, rosacea and many more. A natural and powerful addition to any skincare regime.

While taking care of our skin from the outside is important, equally so is looking after it from the inside. What are the most popular services at FaceTime? Brows: When it comes to brows, the therapists at FaceTime are perfectionists. Full, dense and sculpted brows is one thing we are all skilled with and passionate about. FaceTime’s Ultimate 4-in-1 Facial – Our Platinum Five Star Facial. A totally customised skin treatment using cuttingedge devices and active skincare covering every facet of the skin. A resurfacing treatment such as a microdermabrasion or corrective peel provides instant texture change and decongests. Healite II rejuvenating light therapy stimulates collagen and elastin renewal while detoxing the skin giving it that gorgeous glow we all love. Sound waves gently infuse


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active serums deep into the dermis followed by an advanced mask treatment to further treat the skin. A power-packed treatment with results you can see and feel. Why should people be regularly checking their skin regime? As your skin changes, so should the skincare that takes care of it. Changing up your regime is like giving your skin different food – it excites the cells so they never get bored and your results never plateau. What’s great for your friend is not always great for you. Your skin is unique, so a tailored skincare regime should be designed to help you reach your skin goals along with building a relationship with someone who tracks and understands your skin. This is what we do best at FaceTime with our personalised skin analysis and consultation. What’s next? Education!!! At the start of 2017, FaceTime Skin Clinic will be running free courses for school students, educating them on the benefits of a healthy body, mind, skin, and attitude. There is a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence. Selfconfidence is a tool that can help you manage your fears, tackle life's challenges with more certainty and maintain a positive mental attitude. At FaceTime this is what we are all about!

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CHANNEL FEATURE: North Shore Brass

North Shore Brass president Owne Melhuish and band manager John Sullivan.


High calibre entertainment with a 95 year tradition By Christine Young

Older readers may remember the Christmas tradition of the local brass band walking the streets playing Christmas carols – and doing their annual fundraising at the same time. Sadly, that tradition is a thing of the past. This means that brass bands have had to look to other fundraising avenues. It also means that younger people are less exposed to the special sound of brass band music. But it hasn’t dimmed the spirit of North Shore Brass, one of the oldest performing arts groups on the Shore, with a venerable 95 year-old tradition. North Shore Brass is one of 50 brass bands in New Zealand, and one that has always been proudly closely connected with its community. Numbers are small here compared to the thousands of bands that rehearse and perform regularly in the UK where the brass band tradition began, predominantly in the mining areas of the north and west. Think ‘Brassed Off’ – which is exactly what Owen Melhuish, president of North Shore Brass, would like us not to do. While members (and members of the public) all love the history of the brass band movement, he’d much rather we thought of North Shore Brass, at least, as a high calibre performing arts group. “We are highly skilled amateurs, proud to provide entertainment at a high level.” And they don’t just play marching music. North Shore Brass performs anything from orchestral transcriptions, to jazz, to the Salvation Army repertoire and a wide ranging new repertoire of music especially for brass band. Owen and band manager John Sullivan, are among members of the committee elected from within the band. Each plays in one of North Shore Brass’s three performance groups: John plays cornet in the A Grade senior North Shore Brass band, Owen plays tuba in the more recently formed Academy band. Both began their involvement with “banding” (as John puts it) at school, became hooked and are still involved more decades later than they’d like to admit. Owen was recently acknowledged by the Brass Band Association of New Zealand for his commitment with a long service award. With the band’s proudly amateur status (though far from amateur sound), members of all groups have to find time around work and family commitments for rehearsals and their own practice, as well as


for lessons (or teaching on the part of a number of the senior band). Owen, while a fine player, says his job at present precludes the amount of practice or rehearsal time demanded of senior band members. He’s therefore opted to continue his love of music through the Academy band, which provides a stepping stone for younger players aspiring to senior band status, and a place for players like himself to continue to perform and enjoy the camaraderie of band membership. “I don’t play seriously like some people,” says Owen, though he admits to three hours of rehearsal a week. “It gets in your blood; the sound of a good band makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.” In addition to playing, as President, Owen spends around four hours a week on band matters, from organising meetings to his role in the Auckland Bands Association to which bands have to belong to be able to enter the regional contest. The youngest member of the Academy band, in which Owen plays tuba, is John Sullivan’s nine year-old daughter Emily, a cornet player like her father. She’s joined by a number of other accomplished young musicians. They all benefit, says John, from sitting alongside the adults, and learning from practising and performing music that stretches them as players. For the Sullivan family, the band is very much a family affair. John’s wife Rachel plays flugelhorn in the Academy band and younger daughter April, aged seven, plays cornet in the understudy band – a group formed not to teach, but to provide players young and old who are new to their instrument the opportunity to play in a group and learn some of the basics of ensemble playing. “They stay in the understudy group for a year or year and a half,” says John, “and when they are ready, they go on to the Academy band.” John plays in the senior band. It’s a serious commitment, with two and half hour rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and regular at-home practice required. That commitment steps up around competition time. North Shore Brass is now one of the top brass bands in the country, competing in the national A Grade competitions, and vying for top spot with Dalewool Auckland Brass and Wellington Brass, among others. North Shore Brass missed out on third place this year by just 0.5 of a point.

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On top of playing, John’s role as band manager requires serious commitment to all the operational details, not just of getting band members to national contest, but of ensuring the band is ready to play at every concert it presents, with all the right music, and all the parts covered for every event, among other duties. He’s also involved at national level, as Vice President of the New Zealand Brass Band Association, which meets five weekends a year in Wellington. “I’m a rarity,” he admits cheerfully, “one of those people who like to get involved. People like me get cheesed off if things aren’t done the way they think they should be done, so it’s better that I do it!” He and Owen say it costs around $30,000-$40,000 to get band members to the national contest, but it’s important to be there. There’s the camaraderie of meeting others who share your love of music, but above all, it’s the “banding” equivalent of the Coast to Coast. “Contests push the band, and push the players to their limits,” says John. “The standard of the music is the hardest we play all year, and it pushes the band to get better and better.” Other costs include venue hire for concerts – and a major expense is instruments. “The cost of instruments is huge,” says Owen. Only a handful of band members own their own, as good quality instruments are thousands of dollars each. So while the days of Christmas carolling are generally over, the band rents out the band rooms it owns on Taharoto Road, and this year has also initiated an invitation-only fundraising function in a private garden. The band will also present a series of pre-Christmas performances around the Shore. It’s too late to go to the perennially popular Christmas Proms, held in late November, but you may like to join the band and its supporters in Gulf Harbour, Devonport, Orewa, Takapuna or at the band rooms in Taharoto Road during December to find out just what banding is all about, and why its members are so committed to the music they love to play.

Conductor and North Shore Brass Musical Director Trevor Clark with the Academy band.

Arthur Close conducts North Shore Brass understudies band.

North Shore Brass Performances in December: Saturday 3rd: Carols on the Canal, Gulf Harbour, 4pm Sunday 4th: Devonport Christmas Parade, Victoria Road, 11am Saturday 10th: Takapuna Christmas Carnival, Hurstmere Green, 11am Friday 9th: Orewa Night Markets, 6pm Wednesday 14th: End of Year combined concert, North Shore Brass band rooms. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



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So what's


in Milford

Your monthly update from Murray Hill, Manager of the Milford Business Association.

Busy and rewarding year coming to a close This issue I'm going to mention the various businesses and organisations that have helped the Milford Village Business Association provide the variety of events and promotions that we have run during the last 12 months. By the time you get this magazine our signature event of the year, the Harcourts Cooper & Co Christmas By the Lake, will have taken place. It is the highlight of our annual calendar and is a thank you to all our loyal customers for supporting your local shopping centre. We have a great team of sponsors for this event whom I would like to thank on behalf of all those who attended. Our principal and naming rights sponsor is Harcourts Cooper & Co who have committed to the next two years - making it four in a row! Just awesome! Major sponsors are: • Mercedes-Benz North Shore • Oceanbridge • Kitchen Mania • Devonport-Takapuna Local Board – and of course the wonderful support of our Local Board who saw the immense community value of the project and assisted with getting the event established last year, and again this year have given us tremendous support with funding. Other businesses supporting the event are: New World Milford, helloworld Milford, Kanu Jeram Chartered Accountant Limited, and Milford Baptist Kindergarten. Throughout the year we have had support from the Association’s annual sponsors - again Harcourts Cooper & Co, Benefitz, Prestige Real Estate, Jeanco Jewellery, Channel Magazine and Schnauer & Co. We also have great support from the NZRPG Management team. Most of these sponsors have been a part of our sponsorship team for the last 4-5 years and we are indebted to them for that commitment. Please support them as their support allows us to continue to bring all the events and promotions each year. We have regular dialogue with the Milford Residents Association (MRA) chairs, Debbie & Norma, plus Peter Carter (Milford Vision Group), Rachael Bro (Takapuna North Community Trust) and also other community groups from time to time. This year we have also had the support of Barfoot & Thompson who teamed up with the association and the local board to bring you the chess/game tables and stools in the Village Square. Landlords have also played a major part in changes in Milford this year. The major project, the completion of the new New World supermarket has transformed that site. But we have also had other landlords do major renovations to their premises. Prestige Real Estate


completed a reroof/repaint and renovation of their premises. The commercial building down the laneway behind La Tropezienne has been completely refurbished and is an indication of what can be achieved if we have more laneways in the shopping centre as per our 30 Year Town Centre Plan. And of course, there has been the transformation of the old ugly red building on the corner of Shakespeare Road into three new premises where the landlord has attracted new businesses to Milford in categories that we had no similar businesses. The naming of the building 'Shakespeare Corner' and subsequent 'One Shakespeare' on the car park wall are just the icing on the cake - proving you can turn an under-utilised commercial space into a desirable location. The same landlord also upgraded the premises I have my office in, repainting the outside in period colours and returning the building to its original name 'Jupiter House'. There are a number of other new landlords who have bought into Milford over the year and with whom I am in dialogue to ensure we get the Milford desired by the 30 Year Plan. I would also like to thank the following who allow us to bring some life to Milford at night with lights on their verandas and trees: • Unichem Corner Pharmacy Milford • Crossroads Cafe' • helloworld Milford • Kashmir Indian Restaurant • St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church These are exciting times for Milford. Next year the NZRPG building program starts on the Milford Centre site and we look forward to it with great excitement. This will add to the rejuvenation of Milford that we have seen over the last two years and will be the largest single project we are likely to have. It will be the catalyst for the future rebuild of the Milford Town Centre. The other great news is that the MRA are working on plans for a viewing platform in the Wairau Estuary as the beginning of the Wairau Estuary boardwalk project, linking the shopping precinct with Inga Rd and of course the new bridge across to the Milford beachfront. We will be working with them on this and also the upgrade of the Milford reserve playground and beachfront. So there will be no letting up on keeping Milford to the fore and with a renewed local board, I am confident we can do even better next year. Merry Christmas, and Have a wonderful New Year!

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OPTOMETRY & EYEWEAR Melissa Hay, Visique Milford

Melissa Hay

This month, Melissa Hay of Visique Milford Optometrists discusses how your diet can affect eye health…

Feast your eyes I was horrified to read a story about a teenager, who was gradually going blind. He went to eye specialist after eye specialist and no-one could tell him why he was going blind. In despair, he traveled to the US in the hopes of finding an answer. This doctor sat him down and asked him lots of questions about his health and lifestyle. One of the questions was about nutrition – what did he eat. It turned out he was a fussy eater, eating only white bread and potato chips. The doctor was then able to test him for nutritional deficiencies and it was found he had a serious Vitamin A deficiency. Modifying his diet and introducing a supplement has recovered his sight in one eye. How life changing! Carrots are probably the best known food for helping eyes, and it is true that the Carotene in a carrot is a pre-cursor for Vitamin A. Other foods and their nutrients also help maintain healthy eyesight, especially as we age. Vitamin C, and E, Lutein, Zinc, Zeazanthin and Omega-3 spring to my mind as vital nutrients for eye health. Research also shows that it is best to get the nutrients we need from food, rather than a supplement. In food it is more readily available to our body and it may also contain other trace elements that are important for our health or which help us to metabolise the nutrients. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps our eyes fight stress to the cells. Half a grapefruit, or a cup of strawberries provides the daily amount of necessary daily Vitamin C. It works together with Vitamin E to keep tissue healthy and strong. Seeds, nuts or wheatgerm (and just a tablespoon of this is needed daily) give us Vitamin E. Leafy greens like spinach, broccoli and brussels sprouts provide the anti-oxidants Lutein and Zeazanthin. These anti-oxidants have been proven to help prevent further damage to our eyes from macular degeneration.


Research also shows that it is best to get the nutrients we need from food, rather than a supplement. Eating a range of fruit and vegetables is important for getting the nutrients and antioxidants we need. Omega 3 is found in fatty fish, like salmon and tuna. Omega 3 is a fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA). People who have dry eye have low levels of DHA which causes their eyes to be dry. Omega 3 is also being studied with respect to macula degeneration and it is believed that Omega 3 can help protect the eye against some of the macula degenerative damage. This large study showed that the Omega 3 gained from food provided the protection to the eye, but it wasn’t found from a capsule. Unfortunately, there is always a sting in the tail and high levels of fish consumption can lead to increased mercury in the body. Nuts and seeds also contain Omega 3, and is part of the reason why chia seeds are so popular. Weight can also impact your eye health. Extra body fat increases your risk of macular degeneration, due to the higher likelihood of diabetes which has a negative effect on eye health. Eating a healthy diet is important for your overall health and also for your eye health. You are what you eat, and didn’t your grandma always tell you to ‘eat your vegetables!’ Melissa Hay, Visique Optometrists, 155 Kitchener Road, Milford, 09 489 4797,

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MILFORD: Travel with helloworld

Hello Christmas Time We all know the famous Bing Crosby Song lyrics: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know…” Imagine spending a Christmas in Europe to experience a traditional winter wonderland Christmas. Mary Buckley Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic Owner/Director feature regularly on top 10 lists of countries to visit to experience your dream white Christmas. Cruise up the Danube River during the Christmas season and enjoy the spectacular snow capped mountains, Cities and towns covered in Christmas lights, visit beautiful Christmas Markets and taste the delicious local culinary delights. Our recommendation to celebrate the festive season in Europe is via a magnificent Christmas time river cruise with Avalon Waterways! Avalon has designed a cruise experience that includes all the trimmings, but still leaves room for your own preferences. Everything you want included already is – from deluxe accommodation with luxurious amenities, shore excursions with local guides, to gourmet cuisine with regional wine and beer with all onboard lunches and dinners, and complimentary tea, coffee and WiFi throughout your journey. On a special Christmas time cruise, you’ll have opportunities galore to explore the many Christmas markets, sample delicious traditional holiday specialties, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. Celebrate the holiday season in style on a memorable and joyous cruise! Christmas time on the Danube Our feature product this month is a fabulous 9 day Avalon River Cruise trip from Prague to Vienna. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of

1,000-year-old Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting holiday, with 6 nights cruising on the Avalon Vista and 2 nights in Prague. On board your ship, Avalon has included some Christmas in Prague. Christmas-themed activities like a fascinating lecture about local Christmas traditions and a cookie-baking demonstration. Learn and explore through historic cities and towns with your local guide on sightseeing tours, with highlights including Prague’s Hradčany Castle Grounds, said to be the largest ancient castle in the world; a visit to Melk’s 11thcentury Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries; and a special culinary tour at the Viennese Christmas markets where you’ll taste all the best flavours that Austria offers during the festive season. Alongside your sightseeing, delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna. Be sure to sample the Gluhwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties! Cruise Evenings 2017 To be sure you don’t miss out on upcoming notifications of our 2017 FREE Cruise Product Information Evenings; please email to register your interest and ensure you receive our communications when dates are confirmed. helloworld Milford, Corner Kitchener and Milford Road, Milford, (09) 489 2597

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This month our columnist Luisa MacKenzie discusses the role of parents and early childhood education centres in the holistic development of young children.





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Holistic Development at Kindergarten

Luisa MacKenzie

I am following on from the last article where we looked at empowerment. Empowering our children is a strong starting point to prepare your child for their transition to school. This issue looks at ‘holistic development’. We want to explore the idea of your whole child, across time. This idea encompasses every relationship that will be formed with your child, for your child, and around your child. Let us consider the development of their mind, body and spirit (wairua). They have a purpose and a capacity to feel, think, desire and be. They are an active learner, constantly on the move to explore and create. What is your part here as parents? You do the best you can, providing various ways to assist the development of their mind, body and spirit. Be mindful and ensure you spend quality time listening to them, talking about their desires and concerns, thinking and exploring ideas with them and reading lots! Make your child feel worthy as an individual who is a capable and competent person with potential. We want children to be confident understanding their body in space and competent in moving and exploring.

Make your child feel worthy as an individual who is a capable and competent person with potential. Join in the spirit of celebrating your child. Observe and value what your centre does to support them. At Milford Baptist Kindergarten we encourage parents and family to take part, especially if the children are involved in a ‘goodbye’ ceremony before they transition to school. And when your child starts school, stamp it with simple but special celebration. Finally, Te Whaariki, from the Ministry of Education (1996), outlines some questions that children could be asking of all adults. If you have time, just pause and consider your replies to each of these. Can I trust you? Do you know me? Do you hear me? Is this a safe and fair place? Do you let me fly? Children desire to be known and understood. Connect with them so that they are able to flourish holistically. All the best. Milford Baptist Kindergarten, 3 Dodson Avenue, Milford, 09 489 9746,

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BOOK REVIEWS by The Booklover, Milford

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The Golden Legend Nadeem Aslam $33 From the author of the bestsellers Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil. When shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road, Nargis’ life begins to crumble around her. Her husband Massud, a fellow architect, is caught in the crossfire and dies before she can confess to him her greatest secret. Under threat from a powerful military intelligence officer, who demands that she pardon her husband's American killer, Nargis fears that the truth about her past will soon be exposed. For weeks someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city’s mosques and, in a country where the accusation of blasphemy is a currency to be bartered, the mysterious broadcasts have struck fear in Christians and Muslims alike. Against this background of violence and fear, two outsiders – the young Christian woman Helen and the mysterious Imran from Kashmir – try to find an island of calm in which their love can grow. In his characteristically luminous prose, Nadeem Aslam reflects Pakistan’s past and present in a single mirror – a story of corruption, resilience, and the hope that only love and the human spirit can offer. Available 3 January.

Where’s Banksy? Xaviér Tapies $60 This stunning book is the ultimate introduction to the work of a brilliant artist and social pioneer as it fully captures the drama of Banksy’s exploits on the world stage with clever chronologically arranged maps. The only survey that looks at Banksy’s entire street art career, from his earliest works in 2002 through Dismaland to the present, the book details his most significant works one piece at a time, with photos and indepth analysis of the history of each work as well as its often-deeper meaning. A modern day Robin Hood, Banksy’s public persona has grown to mythic proportions, making his actual identity irrelevant. And yet, he can be found in his art work that is recognisable and accessible stylised social commentary for the masses.


The sequel to our North Shore author’s bestseller American Blood. Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall’s ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where’s Marshall now? Marshall’s undercover work gave him a long list of enemies, and the enemy in this case is a corrupt businessman named Dexter Vine. Vine is almost broke, in debt to people even worse than himself, and he wants to settle old scores while he has time. He’s hired Ludo Coltrane – a nonchalant psychopath and part-time bar manager – to find Marshall at any cost. Ludo’s no stranger to killing, but his associate, the cashstrapped ex-con Perry Rhodes, may prove more of a liability than an asset...The question is: what has Marshall done to make Dexter want him dead? And are the contacts from his old life – ex-colleague Lana and the heroin dealer Henry Lee – prepared to help him, or will they just sell him out?

The Dark Flood Rises Margaret Drabble $37 Francesca Stubbs is a highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age. Amid the professional conferences she attends, she visits old friends, brings homecooked dinners to her ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the sudden death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a flood-plain in the West Country. The space between vitality and morality suddenly seems narrow, but Fran is not ready to settle yet, with a cat upon her knee. This dark and glittering novel moves back and forth between an interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. It is set against a backdrop of rising flood tides in Britain and the seismic fragility of the Canaries, where we also observe the flow of immigrants from an increasingly war-torn Middle East. With Margaret Drabble’s characteristic wit and deceptively simple prose, The Dark Flood Rises enthrals, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure.

The Booklover thanks all its loyal customers for their continued support throughout 2016, and hopes that our much-anticipated Christmas books catalogue will help with your gift selections for family and friends. We look forward to ensuring you benefit from our informed reading choices and unique services in 2017.

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Enjoy the experience of browsing in the relaxed atmosphere of a real bookshop, where an eclectic array of handpicked books and helpful advice by knowledgeable staff make both your gift buying and selecting your own reading a pleasurable occasion. Titles featured here are only a small selection of the books awaiting you in store.



John Walsh & Patrick Reynolds This much anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Big House, Small House explores 40 of New Zealand’s most outstanding residential projects in locations ranging from intensely urban to spectacularly remote. New family homes, suburban alterations, city apartments, coastal beach houses and rural retreats are all included in this impressive collection of recently completed projects, reflecting a growing diversity of living styles and architectural responses across the country. Thoughtfully photographed, with accompanying plans and text that probes the design rationale behind each project, this is a superb survey of some of New Zealand’s most innovative and interesting homes.

Kim Evans & Sophie Beck The much-anticipated third cookbook from beloved Auckland cafe Little & Friday offers recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Little & Friday has now grown to four cafes offering breakfast and lunch dishes to compliment a legendary array of savoury and sweet baked treats. Owner Kim Evans and chef Sophie Beck share the recipes that attract diners to Little & Friday’s Belmont, Ponsonby, Newmarket and central Auckland stores, as well as a selection of home-style dinners and irresistible desserts. With this cookbook you can now enjoy Little & Friday’s most popular dishes at every meal.

THE STORY OF THE HAURAKI GULF | $90 Raewyn Peart This environmental, social and cultural history of our association with the Hauraki Gulf tells the story of the gulf and its marine park: 1.4 million hectares including over 50 islands. Having written widely on environmental topics, Raewyn Peart visited numerous places within this vast and incredibly diverse area and interviewed over 60 people whose lives have intersected with the Hauraki Gulf in various ways. These stories, woven into a narrative of discovery and settlement, transformation of land and sea, and scientific research and restoration, are complemented by over 300 images, historic and contemporary, and specially commissioned maps.


BEACH LIFE: A Celebration of Kiwi Beach Culture | $60 Douglas Lloyd Jenkins A fascinating and colourful account of how the beach has influenced New Zealand lifestyle, culture and identity. Experiencing beach life is simply part of being a New Zealander. It has helped shape our annual summer holiday, the games we play, the clothes we wear and the houses we build. In this compelling and generously illustrated exploration of beach life over the last 90 years, award-winning historian and style commentator Douglas Lloyd Jenkins examines how our attitudes towards the beach have evolved, and how the beach has in turn brought about important social change with a lasting impact on every aspect of New Zealand society.


Brian Jay Jones The first comprehensive account of the iconic filmmaker, the building of his film empire and his enormous impact on cinema. A biography, a business manual, and a film history, George Lucas explores the life and work of this fiercely independent writer/director/producer whose hits include six Star Wars films and four featuring Indiana Jones. These ten films have earned more than $6 billion worldwide and won some of the largest and most devoted fan bases ever seen. Along the way the man who invented ‘the Blockbuster’ also gave us computer generated imagery (CGI), created an animation company called Pixar and reinvented the way movies were made, marketed and merchandised.

Paul Little Everyone has a place with which they feel a unique connection – a place in their heart. For some it is where they truly feel at home or the site of their fondest childhood memories, for others it is a place where a significant life event occurred or where they think New Zealand can be seen at its most unique. In this beautifully presented book, 54 well-known New Zealanders tell us about the places that mean something special to them. From Cape Reinga to Stewart Island, from a suburban backyard to the ocean itself, it’s an often moving, sometimes funny and always joyful celebration of our land and people in words and photographs.

EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD | $50 Lonely Planet From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track, you can discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated book. Destinations range from France and Italy to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. Each feature on these journeys, including a map and stunning photos, will show cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. Lots of practical details – where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more – will help riders to plan their own trips.

WORLD OF WANDERLUST | $45 Brooke Saward Discover how to live an adventurous life… every day, everywhere. What are the world’s greatest destinations? Where are the best places to travel solo? From airport fashion to road trip rules, professional traveller Brooke Saward shows us where to go, what to do and how to get that holiday feeling. Full of beautiful images that will ignite the imagination and featuring enduring favourites like Paris, New York and London, this is a book that will inspire you to make every day an adventure. Winner of the ‘Travel Blog of the Year’ award, World of Wanderlust is a hugely popular travel blog with over 5 million visitors annually. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



Alan Bennett Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, following the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, contains his peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on the four premieres at the National Theatre (‘The Habit of Art’, ‘People’, ‘Hymn’ and ‘Cocktail Sticks’), a West End double-bill, and the films of ‘The History Boys’ and ‘The Lady in the Van’. There’s a provocative sermon on private education, a passionate defence of the public library, a darkly comic radio play set in south London, and Bennett’s reflections on 25 years of collaboration with acclaimed theatre and film director Sir Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, political activist, national icon Vivienne Westwood sets down her unique vision of the world in her blog Get A Life. Here’s the cream of the cream from six years of troublemaking: discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with art, politics and the environment. Reading Vivienne’s thoughts, in her own words, is as fascinating and provocative as you would expect from Britain’s punk dame – a woman who always says exactly what she believes. Now produced in book form, and generously illustrated with her own selection of images, Get A Life is irresistible.



Bruce Springsteen In writing the story of his life, Bruce Springsteen brings the same honesty, humour and originality found in his songs. He vividly recounts growing up in New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger and darkness that fuelled his imagination, his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candour, he also tells of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song ‘Born to Run’ reveals more than previously realised. This autobiography is written with the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Mary S. Lovell From the author of the bestselling The Mitford Girls and The Churchills, this is a portrait of high society in the 20th century, told through the stories of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Chateau de l’Horizon near Cannes, over the course of 40 years from the time when Coco Chanel burst onto the French fashion scene in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. At the heart of these times was the amazing Maxine Elliott, who built the beautiful art deco Chateau and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Windsors and Winston Churchill.

NOT DEAD YET: The Autobiography | $40 Phil Collins The long-awaited autobiography from Phil Collins, one of the bestselling music artists of all time. This is the rollercoaster journey from his beginnings as a child actor to his domination of the charts as a solo artist and as the drummer and lead singer for Genesis. His music has an astounding global reach: he is one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as a solo artist and as a principal member of a band. Phil talks honestly about the highs and lows of his career and his life, and what it is like to work with other rock legends from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy | $33 Mike Love Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history. In Good Vibrations, he tells the unique story of his legendary, chaotic and ultimately triumphant five decades with the band, from their Californian roots to international fame – a story of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal and forgiveness. The memoir also presents vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of Mike’s three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, and a glimpse into America’s changing cultural mores over the past half century.

BEING ELVIS: A Lonely Life | $38 Ray Connolly The definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Being Elvis takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame. With his voice and style influencing succeeding generations of musicians, he should have been free to sing any song he liked, to star in any film he was offered, and to tour in any country he chose. But he wasn’t free…

NEVER PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASTARD | $40 Peta Mathias Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. Peta Mathias looks back at the patterns of her life while she embarks on the next big stage in it: selling her Auckland cottage to buy an old house in Uzès in south France and transform it into a stylish home and cooking school. This new domesticity is set against her nomadic instincts and past history of running away from all conventional expectations of settling down. Spiced with recipes, the thrills and tribulations of reinventing yourself and her trademark humour, this book is really about never putting all your eggs in one bastard.

LYDIA KO: Portrait of a teen golfing sensation | $35 Michael Donaldson Lydia Ko’s ascendency to the top of the women’s golf world has been incredible. The youngest player to win a golf major and the number 1 women’s player at just 18, she has cemented her dominance of the game by never finishing far from the top of the leader board. This book reflects on the unique influences that have shaped Lydia Ko into such a stunningly good golfer, from her parents’ focused yet nurturing approach to the young Auckland coach who instilled in Lydia a fun-loving attitude to the game that still sets her apart today.

FRANTUMAGLIA: A Writer’s Journey | $37 Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante is one of the most popular novelists of our time, her Neapolitan quartet being acclaimed worldwide over the past five years. Frantumaglia is a riveting compilation, over the course of her writing career, of Elena’s letters to her publisher, interviews with editors and journalists, and responses to readers’ questions. For her fans, and for fans of writing, this is rewarding reading as Elena Ferrante’s comments have the ring of truth and the power of wisdom – a woman who not only knows her own mind, she can see deep into ours, too.



GET A LIFE: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood | $40



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John le Carré This memoir, from one of today’s most acclaimed spy writers, is a thrilling journey into the worlds of John le Carré’s ‘secret sharers’ – the men and women who inspired some of his enthralling novels – and a testament to his extraordinary engagement with the last half-century. The reader is swept along not just by the chilling winds of the Cold War or by the author’s frightening journeys into places of terrible violence but, most importantly, by his inimitable voice. In this astonishing work we are invited to see our world, both public and private, anew through the eyes of a truly great storyteller.

THE BOY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | $50 Tim Winton In Tim Winton’s fiction, chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. His own life has also been shaped by havoc. The powerful true stories making up The Boy Behind the Curtain go behind the scenes, revealing the serendipitous and traumatic accidents that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. Impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton’s most personal book, an insight into the man who’s held us enthralled for 30 years. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surpriseaverse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.

EINSTEIN’S GREATEST MISTAKE: The Life of a Flawed Genius | $40 David Bodanis Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was ignored by most working scientists and his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. In this intimate and enlightening biography, David Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein’s intellectual development over his professional and personal life, showing how confidence in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing – he was a fallible genius.

LIVING DESIGN | $70 Jamie Durie & Nadine Bush In his first book on interior design, internationally acclaimed landscape designer Jamie Durie shows how to create a home totally at one with nature. He has long been passionate about creating outdoor rooms – luxurious living spaces where we can cook, eat, bathe and sleep outdoors – but he is equally driven to create interiors that bring the outdoors inside. At the heart of his design philosophy is his belief that the closer we live to nature, the happier we feel. He demonstrates innovative ways to integrate nature into the home with plants, colours, textures, materials and architecture, showcasing exceptional houses from around the world.


THE PIGEON TUNNEL: Stories from My Life | $38

THE BOOK OF HYGGE: The Danish Art of Living Well | $40 Louisa Thomsen Brits The Danish custom of hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’), the everyday life philosophy for better living, is a feeling of belonging and warmth, comfort and contentment. In our overstretched, complex lives, hygge is an uncomplicated practice that engages you, keeping you attuned to your surroundings and open to empathy and wonder. This beautiful book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Chapters cover all aspects of hygge – from creating a calming home and nurturing better relationships through to rethinking how to tackle everyday life to improve your happiness and well being.

HOMESPACE | $45 Darren Palmer From the author of the bestselling Easy Luxury. Through a selection of family homes, Darren Palmer gives an insight into their occupants’ relationship to their living spaces, providing solutions to questions some may have about their own design challenges. Each family group has a different set of needs and challenges; the associated constraints, requirements and solutions resulting in specially designed spaces. This book demonstrates in engaging, informative text and stunning photographs that we can draw inspiration and practical solutions from the way different families have tailored various interior design elements – storage, lighting, furniture, materials, larger and smaller spaces – to their unique brief.

MARLBOROUGH MAN | $55 Allan Scott & Eric Arnold The remarkable story of Marlborough wine, and the global success of New Zealand’s billion-dollar sauvignon blanc industry, is also the personal story of winemaker Allan Scott. As a young farm hand he helped plant the first vines, assisted Montana and Corbans establish their sauvignon vineyards, and then found his own hugely successful family winery. He knows the real stories of how an unlikely region of New Zealand became a varietal powerhouse with perseverance and bloody-mindedness, and some extraordinary ingenuity that revolutionised winemaking. Allan recounts his story with great humour and humility – with a rich photo archive and new images, this is a fine memoir with real body and taste.

Hayden Cox Starting his surfboard brand Haydenshapes at the age of 15 while still at school, Hayden Cox took on a fickle industry where few succeed beyond local reach. Today he is an award-winning designer and entrepreneur who took his passion, young ideas and vision for doing things differently, and created a bestselling brand all over the world. New Wave Vision is Hayden’s story spanning almost 20 years as a young person in business – and enhanced by stories from some of the world’s most influential creative business minds which spotlights the crucial principles that help inspire and create groundbreaking products and businesses.

Paul Bangay From the internationally acclaimed, award-winning garden designer, whose love affair with country gardens dates back to his childhood – you will feast your eyes on these exceptionally stunning country gardens, each of which showcases Paul Bangay’s distinctive simplicity and elegance, as he writes passionately of his deeply personal relationship with each property and its owners. Look behind the gates of 20 exclusive country estates from the Mornington Peninsula to The Hamptons in this magnificently produced book.

ELEMENTAL LIVING: Contemporary Houses in Nature | $70 Phaidon Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture worldwide that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.




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Sebastian Barry An intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt. Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged 17, Thomas McNulty and John Cole fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges. Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, this masterpiece of atmosphere and language is a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America’s past.


Robert Harris The bestselling author of several historical novels, including Fatherland, Enigma and An Officer and a Spy, turns to today’s Vatican where the power of God is nearly equalled by the ambition of men. The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.

Ian McEwan A classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. Trudy, who has betrayed her husband John, is still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb. Ian McEwan’s numerous ardent fans will enjoy this compellingly provocative novel.

Aravind Adiga A moving and beautifully observed novel of adolescence, ambition and self-realisation, set in contemporary Bombay, by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower. Manju Kumar is good at cricket, admires his talented brother Radha, fears his domineering father, and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn’t know... until suddenly everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him.

THE NAME ON THE DOOR IS NOT MINE: Stories New & Selected | $37 C.K. Stead A striking collection of accessible and elegant stories from New Zealand’s literary giant and master craftsman. A timely reminder of C. K. Stead’s deft storytelling and literary power, these stories are clever, sensual, wry and beautifully written, with the author’s subtle sense of humour always evident. Set in locations as diverse as the South of France, Sydney, Zagreb, Auckland, San Francisco and Oxford, the collection can be read as a meditation on the writerly life.

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT | $38 Graham Moore A superb historical legal thriller based on the famous ‘War of the Currents’ fought between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. In New York, in the late 1880s, the miracle of electric light is in its infancy and riches and glory await the man who can power the nation with this new technology. Edison has won the race to the patent office for his electric light bulb and is now suing Westinghouse for infringement for the sum of a billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: he hires untested Paul Cravath fresh out of law school. The task is daunting, the stakes immense – the winner of the case will illuminate America.

HOLDING | $38 Graham Norton A small Irish town is the setting for a revelation that threatens to expose the long-held secrets of its inhabitants. Duneen’s residents include cast-down policeman PJ who lives a lonely, uneventful life punctuated only by his next meal; the beautiful and mysterious family of three spinster sisters, each with their own secrets and sorrows; and of course, the town’s gossip who thinks she knows the answers. When a grim discovery is made on a building site by the old school, it becomes the catalyst for buried secrets and rivalries to come to light and this quiet, once innocent and repressed town is revealed to have a much darker, hungrier undertow...



Stef Penney In this story of ambition, perseverance and love against the odds, Stef Penny returns to the wild Arctic. In 1889 Flora Mackie, from Dundee, sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her to head a British expedition to northern Greenland. Geologist Jakob de Beyn, raised in Manhattan, joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When Jakob’s and Flora’s paths cross, it is a fateful meeting. Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the ‘golden age’ of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an incendiary love story.

Tom Keneally A timely and powerful novel about faith, the church, conscience and celibacy. Tom Keneally questions the terrible damage done to innocents as the Catholic Church has prevaricated around language and points of law, covering up for its own. Father Frank Docherty, on a commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, finds he must confront each party involved in the abuse and cover-up to try to bring the matter to the attention of secular authorities. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is both an exploration of what it is to be a priest and the restraints of celibacy, as well as an examination of marriage and how it compares.

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Robert Seethaler In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, 17-year-old Franz will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, whose occasional willingness to dispense romantic advice will forge a bond between him and young Franz. It is 1937: in a few months Germany will annex Austria and the storm that has been threatening to engulf the little tobacconist will descend, leaving the lives of Franz, Otto and Freud irredeemably changed. In the tradition of novels such as The Reader and The Dark Room, this deeply moving story tells of ordinary lives profoundly affected by the Third Reich.








Ann Patchett From an award-winning author, an astonishing story of two families brought together by beauty and torn apart by tragedy. It is 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited, and in the course of the afternoon, he kisses his host’s wife, setting in motion the two families’ shared fate. In 1988 Franny is working as a waitress in Chicago when she meets the famous author Leon Posen, and tells him about her family, unwittingly relinquishing control over their story. A meditation on interpretation and the ownership of stories, told with humour and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a powerful, tender tale of family, betrayal and the far-reaching bonds of love and responsibility.

Emma Donoghue From the acclaimed author of Room. An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A ‘Nightingale’ nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder – inspired by numerous European and North American cases of ‘fasting girls’ between the sixteenth century and the twentieth – is a psychological thriller about a child’s murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.



Zadie Smith From the popular author of White Teeth and the awardwinning On Beauty. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship, music and true identity. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time. Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. Their close but complicated childhood friendship ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never forgotten.

Anna Quindlen In a small town on the verge of big change, Mimi Miller unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. For generations the Millers have lived in Miller Valley. Mimi tells about her life, from the 1960s to the present: as she eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Miller’s Valley is a fascinating study of family, memory, loss and, ultimately, of finding true identity and a new vision of home.



Kristel Thornell What did happen to Agatha Christie during her mysterious 11day disappearance just as she was on the cusp of fame? On 4 December 1926, Agatha Christie became Teresa Neele, resident of the spa hotel Harrogate Hydro. Lying to her fellow guests about the death of a husband and child, Teresa settles into the anonymity she so fiercely desires… until Harry McKenna, bruised from the end of his own marriage, asks her to dance. In this entrancing novel of creativity and grief, Kristel Thornell combines fact and fantasy to reconstruct Agatha Christie’s retreat from a life that had become too difficult. With verve and sensitivity, she imagines what Christie could not write.

Paul Beatty The winner of 2016 Man Booker Prize. Born in southern Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father’s racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. In Paul Beatty’s distinctive absurdist style, which makes readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

HERE I AM | $37 Jonathan Safran Foer From the bestselling author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. How do we fulfil our conflicting duties as father, husband and son; wife and mother; child and adult? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of this story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis – Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living. Here I Am showcases the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence and emotional urgency readers loved in the author’s earlier works.

I’LL TAKE YOU THERE | $37 Wally Lamb One night as Felix Funicello sets up a new film at an old vaudeville theatre for his weekly movie club, he is confronted by an unanticipated guest: the ghost of Lois Weber. She invites him to sit back and watch a new feature on the big screen – scenes from Felix’s life. As the magical movies play before him, Felix reflects on the trio of unforgettable women who have profoundly impacted his life. An evocative and kaleidoscopic convergence of Hollywood, feminism and family secrets, I’ll Take You There is a radiant homage to a single life and to the resiliency, strength and power of women.

BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS | $33 Jay McInerney From the author of the bestsellers Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls, charting the lives of Manhattan’s Lost Generation post 9/11. It is 2008: Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in New York. Russell is running his own publishing company, and clinging to their downtown loft; Corrine manages a charity, and is desperate to move somewhere with more space. When Jeff Pierce’s posthumous novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple. Acutely observed and brilliantly told, Bright, Precious Days dissects the moral complexities of relationships – the mistakes we make and love’s ability to adapt and survive them.

THE EXPLOSION CHRONICLES | $37 Yan Lianke From China’s multi-award-winning author, this is a satirical novel about the explosive growth of modern China. The village of Explosion was founded more than a millennium ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. In the post-Mao era the name takes on a new significance as the community grows explosively. Three major families – linked by a complex web of loyalty, betrayal, desire and ambition – drive their hometown’s transformation into an urban superpower. With intelligence and wit, The Explosion Chronicles considers the high stakes of passion and power, the consequences of corruption and greed, the polarising dynamics of love and hate between families, and the seemingly unstoppable excesses of capitalism.






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Edited by Stephanie Johnson Funny, insightful, lyrical and touching, this is the perfect book for every dog lover. From good dogs to bad, adored pets to hard-working sheep dogs, canine companions have not only settled into New Zealand hearts but also into their books. Stephanie Johnson has brought together an entertaining mix of writing, ranging over poetry, short stories and non-fiction. You’ll meet Kevin Ireland’s little hound Mighty Sid, Sue Orr’s Lakeland terrier Buddy, and Michele Leggott’s guide dog Olive. You’ll relish what the Cote d’Azur smells like to Charlotte Grimshaw, and Joe Bennett’s advice that ‘The correct way to teach your dog not to climb onto your bed is to sleep on the floor.’

HOW TO GET AHEAD IN BUSINESS WITH OFFICE CAT | $29 Ariana Klepac & Pete Smith Although the words ‘productivity’ and ‘cat’ might not often be seen in the same sentence, Office Cat somehow manages to claw himself and his fluffy Meownagement Team a tasty yearly profit in shrimp and catnip, while still getting his 18 hours of sleep a day. How does he do it? Simple – employ a support staff of infatuated humans, who not only accept your every feline foible but downright adore them! Animalloving work-shirkers will fall in love with Office Cat and his humorous, insightful business guide, which pokes ticklish fun at both the way cats see the world and the eagerness of humans to be at the beck and call of their furry overlords.

DO HUMANKIND’S BEST DAYS LIE AHEAD? | $18 Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Alain de Botton & Malcolm Gladwell The West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations and ideas, the human condition is improving. Its critics argue that human civilisation has become different, not better, over the last 250 years. What is seen as a breakthrough or innovation in one period becomes a setback or limitation in another. In short, progress is an ideology not a fact; a way of thinking about the world as opposed to a description of reality. So is the cup half full or half empty? Pioneering cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, noted philosopher Alain de Botton, and bestselling authors Matt Ridley and Malcolm Gladwell present an entertaining and thought-provoking discussion.

QUID PRO QUO: What the Romans Really Gave the English Language | $33

Stephanie Alexander From the revered author of the Australian classic The Cook’s Companion. If you love to bring family and friends together around your table, anticipating the pleasure of good food and conversation, this new recipe book from cookery icon Stephanie Alexander will become a favourite. In The Cook’s Table, she shares 25 of her favourite menus (includes 130 new tried and tested recipes), from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. Simply choose a menu to suit your occasion or mood – every menu includes a shopping list, detailed cooking timetable and Stephanie’s trusted tips.

IMA CUISINE: An Israeli Mother’s Kitchen | $55 Yael Shochat & David Cohen Israeli mother and popular Auckland restaurateur Yael Shochat shares her love of food from the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with a range of delicious, simple to follow recipes from her kitchen. Food from the Middle East and the Mediterranean – North Africa or Turkey, Iran or Israel – is colourful, unpretentious, intriguing, relatively easy to prepare, and naturally low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt. Written with the home cook in mind, Yael offers a galaxy of recipes, with locally sourced ingredients, that will work for you every time.

APPETITES: A Cookbook | $53 Anthony Bourdain Brash, wild, original and badass – this is Anthony Bourdain’s interpretation of a normal cookbook. As a restaurant professional, he spent his life on the fringes of normality; since then he has settled into family life and is cooking for the people he loves. His first cookbook in more than ten years boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globetrotting to a tight repertoire of personal favourites – dishes that Anthony Bourdain believes everyone should know how to cook and enjoy. Appetites is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other.

RICK STEIN’S LONG WEEKENDS | $65 Rick Stein This stunning cookbook and travelogue accompanies much-loved Rick Stein’s new television series, as he goes in search of good food, lovely wine and brilliant recipes in fabulous locations throughout Europe. Cities visited include Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna, Bologna, Copenhagen, Cadiz, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Palermo. The recipes are divided by parts of the ‘long weekend’ – quick and easy for a Friday night supper; substantial Saturday brunch and lunch; significant Saturday evening entertaining; Sunday lunch and dinner; and even some coffee and teatime treats.

TREASURE PALACES: Great Writers Visit Great Museums | $33

NEW ZEALAND WINE: The Land, the Vines, the People | $70

Edited by Maggie Fergusson From Julian Barnes and Andrew O’Hagan to Ann Patchett and Tim Winton, some of the world’s greatest writers give their own tours of the museums that have awed, haunted and inspired them. Whether grand and impressive, or irreverent and amusing, museums are places to lose – and find – ourselves, palaces of the imagination and sources of inspiration to the most creative among us. Travelling all over the world, from Oxford to New York, Zagreb to Kabul, and exploring a range of museums, from the ABBA Museum to the Museum of Broken Relationships, the essays in this collection will leave you inspired to find a new one to explore.

Warren Moran Though the New Zealand wine industry really began only 50 years ago, vines and winemakers have now spread across the land to produce notable wines for New Zealanders and the world. Warren Moran provides an unrivalled understanding of New Zealand wine: the climate, soils and geography winemakers work with; the grape varieties they have tried to tame; and the extraordinary personalities, families and companies who have made the wine and the industry. Illustrated with threedimensional maps of localities and spectacular photographs, this superb book takes readers to each of the key winegrowing regions to tell the story of the wines and winemakers.



Peter Jones A surprising, witty and entertaining odyssey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka! In this original and accessible book, Peter Jones makes a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words. Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters, politics and literature, Jones shows just how much the English language owes to the ancient Romans and the role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.



GOOD DOG!: New Zealand Writers on Dogs | $35

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Raoul Martinez A highly provocative rethink of freedom from a well-respected writer and award-winning film-maker. Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society – myths about free will, free markets, free media and free elections. This far-reaching manifesto lifts the veil on the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives, showing that the more we understand how the world shapes us, the more effectively we can shape the world. It reveals that we are far less free than we think, yet also shows freedom to be something we can create together, and our very survival may depend on us doing so.

FEAR: Our Ultimate Challenge | $38 Ranulph Fiennes Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes explores the concept of fear, one of humanity’s strongest emotions, and shows through his own experiences how we can push our boundaries in everyday life. Having climbed the Eiger and Everest, crossed both Poles on foot, been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman, he tries to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he’s overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event, and shows how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions.

TIMEKEEPERS: How the World Became Obsessed with Time | $37 Simon Garfield An entertaining and authoritative exploration of how and why time has come to rule our lives. Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light.

ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC | $50 Haruki Murakami & Seiji Ozawa Haruki Murakami’s passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, he fulfils a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros and offers fresh views on the world of music.

Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin From tantrums to tummy aches to teenage mood swings, there are times when a book is the best medicine of all. The Story Cure is a manual for grown-ups who believe that the stories which shape children’s lives should not be left to chance. Bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin recommend the perfect children’s book – from picture books to chapter books to YA novels – for every hiccup and heartache. Whether the young child you know is being bullied, the toddler can’t sleep or the teenager has fallen in love for the first time, the right story will help them feel themselves again.

Bruce Ansley & Jane Ussher This journey to New Zealand’s most fascinating, wild and isolated islands, following on from the award-winning Coast, is the next epic adventure from writer Bruce Ansley and photographer Jane Ussher. New Zealand is surrounded by hundreds of islands, mainly remnants of a larger land mass now beneath the sea. Some are idyllic retreats; others have poignant histories of castaways, prisons and leper colonies. Some have become sanctuaries, safe from destructive predators; some are farmed by fifth and sixth generations of the same family; others are isolated outposts, barely sustaining life at all; while some are hidden where you’d least expect – all stunningly captured for our enjoyment.

WONDERLAND: How Play Made the Modern World | $35 Steven Johnson History is the serious business of war, treaties, governments and monarchs. Steven Johnson argues that if you want to understand history, you have to understand pleasure and play. The landscape of modern life is increasingly populated by environments and technology designed to entertain and delight us. In this appealing history of popular entertainment, Johnson advocates that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. He introduces us to the colourful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their novel attractions.

STORM IN A TEACUP: The Physics of Everyday Life | $40 Helen Czerski This beautifully written and accessible book, linking the little things with the big, will alter the way you see the world. Helen Czerski answers the whys behind everyday life and shows the surprisingly simple ways to test the properties that govern our universe. By linking ordinary objects and occurrences like popcorn popping, coffee stains, or refrigerator magnets to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative new medical testing, she gives us the tools to see how pieces of a much larger puzzle slot into place. In an engaging, warm and witty voice, she shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

HOMO DEUS: A Brief History of Tomorrow | $40 Yuval Noah Harari From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind. During the 20th century, humankind managed to do the impossible – bring famine, plague and war under control. We are the only species in earth’s long history that has single-handedly changed the entire planet, and we no longer expect any higher being to shape our future. As Homo sapiens becomes Homo deus, what new destinies will we set for ourselves? In this vivid, challenging book, Yuval Noah Harari examines the implications of our newly acquired divine capabilities, from our desperate pursuit of happiness to our dogged quest for immortality, and asks the fundamental question: What do we want to become?

IF I COULD TELL YOU JUST ONE THING | $40 Richard Reed Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks into one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Whenever he meets somebody he admires, Richard will ask them for their best piece of advice. He has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world – in business, technology, philanthropy, politics, sport, art, spirituality, medicine, film and design. Richard has picked some of the world’s most interesting brains to give us all a lesson in how to live, how to love, how to create and how to succeed. Issuethe 72 pre-Christmas - December 2016 period. January 2017 Check our websites for extended store hours during




ISLANDS: A New Zealand Journey | $80


CREATING FREEDOM: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future | $37



BECK | $28


Mal Peet & Meg Rosoff The final novel from Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America. Born from a liaison between a poor young English woman and an African soldier in the 1900s, Beck is orphaned and sent to Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his subsequent escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging. Enduring many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny. Beck is a picaresque novel, set during the Depression, depicting great pain but with an uplifting and inspiring conclusion.

David Walliams With all the hallmarks of a David Walliams classic, this is a brave, heart-warming and humorous tale. As the clock strikes midnight most children are fast asleep, but for The Midnight Gang the journey is just beginning. When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital where he is greeted by a terrifying porter and the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward. This extraordinary story of five children in a wonderfully inventive and eccentric hospital setting promises to take you on an unmissable midnight adventure. A poignant story of friendship, theatre and magic – and of making dreams come true.

THE LIE TREE – An Illustrated Edition | $20


Frances Hardinge & Chris Riddell Winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a powerfully evocative and atmospheric novel, now illustrated by Chris Riddell. As Faith is searching through her father’s belongings for clues to his mysterious death, she discovers a strange tree. The tree feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith begins to spread untruths far and wide, but as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter...

David Baddiel From the popular author of The Parent Agency and The Person Controller, this hilarious adventure is for any child who ever wondered what it is like to be an animal. Malcolm doesn’t like animals – which is a problem because his family love them and their house is full of pets. When Malcolm learns his Year Six school trip is to a farm, he is horrified, but over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals, and what it’s really like to be an animal – a whole series of animals, in fact... It does make him think and act differently.

THERE’S A SNAKE IN MY SCHOOL | $30 David Walliams & Tony Ross From the bestselling duo David Walliams and Tony Ross, this is another spectacularly slithery funny picture book packed with mischief and mayhem. Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very different pet – Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn’t think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas…

THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG PRINCE | $22 A.G. Roemmers & Oliver Brock Approved by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s family, this is a beautiful tribute to the international bestseller The Little Prince – universally cherished by children and adults alike. But even princes from faraway planets eventually grow up. No longer content with his tiny planet, the young prince sets off once again to explore the universe. And so begins another remarkable journey into the secrets and joys of living a meaningful life. This charming fable overflows with love and wisdom, a true celebration of life as it should be lived in all its beauty and joy.




Rachel Williams, Emily Hawkins & Lucy Letherland Head off on a journey of discovery to meet some of nature’s most adventurous creatures in this stunningly illustrated exploration of the natural world. You can examine seven continent maps, with 30 detailed scenes, to discover how animals live in extraordinary ways to survive in the wild, season to season. Whether you’re travelling with narwhals as they make their treacherous journey through ice caps in search of food, bringing up baby orangutans in Borneo, or mountain climbing with pandas in China, this beautiful book brings together epic animal adventures from the four corners of the globe.

Juliette MacIver & Terri Rose Baynton In the jungle there are jaguars, monkeys and parrots aplenty, but there are no penguins. None at all. Because penguins do not live in the jungle, except for...Gwendolyn! Popular New Zealand author Juliette MacIver cleverly explores concepts around identity in this upbeat picture book: how one can assimilate to a strange environment and be happy there, and how being different can be celebrated. Gwendolyn! is a delightfully illustrated story about friendship, adventure and finding your home.

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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.

Believing we can achieve It wasn’t even a dream 13 years ago when, as part of my job, I started speaking at Rotary Clubs, Schools, RSAs, Age Concerns, the odd corporate job here and there. As experiences increased, the job created a dream and I thought I’d position myself in front of the bureaus – agencies that represent professional speakers. The best response I got was “you’re on our newsletter database”. It’s nice to get a response but essentially this meant I was on the wrong side of the business. In hindsight my ambition was ahead of my readiness, but my drive at the time was to turn rejection into affection, so I kept speaking, my audiences got bigger, things got more professional and when the bureau newsletter arrived in my mailbox I wasn’t intimidated by the speakers that were being promoted but I was inspired by them and I wanted to play with them. How do we handle rejection? How do we find our competitive advantage to turn rejection into affection? “I want to speak in New York City.” That’s what I said to others and that’s what happened, cool aye. That’s the short story but through a celebration of the human spirit and an attitude fuelled by belief we can achieve. Last month one of the major bureaus that has now represented me for five years put me on the same platform as rock star US speaker Ross Bernstein. I say rock star as he’s spoken on platforms that I dream to speak on. In a nutshell, he’s a peak performance speaker who takes lessons he’s leant from interviewing the world's greatest athletes and shares them with business so they can become their own champions – he is a legend to check out. In an interview with Wayne Gretzky, who’s the NHL’s (National Hockey League) all time leader in goals and all time leader in assists but with twice as many assists as goals, Ross asked him about that. Wayne said, “A goal makes one guy happy, but an assist makes two guys happy.” The more I hear the stories that give me goosebumps, the more I meet people behind big dreams, the more I come to realise that our true success isn’t determined by what we achieve individually but how we learn from our own experiences to create momentum and success for others. New York said: “Yes Cam!” The bureaus said: “Yes Cam!” Thanks to those (many of whom are readers of this awesome magazine) who had seen ways that they could assist, the assistance making many people very happy. As we head into our New Year, what goals do we believe in for ourselves and who can we assist to make 2017 the most awesome year yet? Cheers to the festive season!

Introducing Icebreaker By Mackenzie Kench of Yes Disability Resource Centre The summer holidays used to mean the opportunity for students to leave the past school year behind and start the new year afresh. This was particularly important for students who had experienced bullying from classmates. However, now, social media means that students can still be bullied once they leave the school grounds. The Yes Disability Resource Centre has recognised that bullying is an issue for many people, whether or not they have a disability. It is also recognised that bullying occurs in workplace and schools alike. For this reason, the team at the Yes Disability Resource Centre has developed IceBreaker, a programme educating different groups of people on bullying and what they can do about it. IceBreaker offers three different workshops for young people, caregivers and businesses. The workshops involve young people speaking about their own experiences of bullying and how they dealt with their situations. The purpose of past victims of bullying speaking to young people and workers about bullying is to share this powerful but simple message, “You are not alone. You can get through this. We did. Here’s some tools.” It is hoped that people are inspired to take control over their situation and seek the help they need to end their bullying situation. Many young people confide in their parents or another trusted adult. However, this does not mean that adults have the tools to be able to help the person being bullied. This is why IceBreaker runs a separate workshop for caregivers and other trusted adults, with the aim of providing them with the tools and the confidence to assist in a situation of bullying. So if you or someone who you know needs help with bullying, please enquire about IceBreaker’s upcoming workshops at Finally, on behalf of my colleagues at the Yes Disability Resource Centre, I wish you and your loved ones, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The IceBreaker crew show the advantages of breaking ice, whether it refers to breaking the ice to be able to discuss the uncomfortable subject of bullying or literally breaking the ice to have fun making snowmen or snowballs.

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LIFE EDUCATION with Barry Kirk-Burnnard


Life is very precious Having been involved with Life Education now for six years, I am still amazed and so pleased at how our programme has such a positive effect on the kids we see. Being an incremental, preventative programme (which fits directly into the school syllabus), means that we tend to 'fly under the radar' and as a result don’t get the recognition Barry Kirk-Burnnand that perhaps we deserve. Our programme, which was first developed in Australia over 25 years ago, has been refined over time, particularly here in New Zealand. A large part of our success is because we employ educators who have the “X” factor, who are well trained and supported within our family of 35 trusts nationwide. Our national support office keeps our educators right up to date with any new teaching issues and is constantly revising our programme to meet the needs of schools and the issues that they want us to tackle. From the first visit by a Year 1 child, our mascot Harold is a favourite and is a constant over the next eight years through to our intermediate school programme. The kids’ recognition of Harold wherever we go tells us that he is an important part of our work, and he has become a constant reminder of the lessons we teach. On top of that, our specialist mobile classrooms (investments of around $200,000 each) are of course completely different from the normal classroom teaching environment and have many high-tech aids that keep the kids’ attention during our lessons. With no windows (but being fully air conditioned) there is nothing to distract them, with the result that our lessons sink in well. Within the classroom, the star-lit ceiling, fancy coloured lights that fade in and out, big screen that can display all body organs from any angle, smell generator, sound system and teaching aids that constantly change, make our lessons very interesting and action packed. As part of our programme, we always ask for comments from teachers after visiting a school — here are a couple of typical responses: “Life Education is an opportunity to get out of the classroom and enjoy a different learning environment. Just by looking at the children’s faces when they know that they have Life Education or after a session, you can tell they enjoyed it, and if they enjoy it then you know that they are learning.” “Your lessons are interactive and appeal to children. The programme uses different strategies to engage the children from talk to questions, video clips, Harold (always a favourite) and activity. It also relates to situations in the children’s own lives and helps with different strategies to solve their problems.” From all our team here at Life Education, have a great Christmas and summer holiday. Enjoy your family time together and take care of each other — life is very precious. Barry Kirk-Burnnand, Chair, Life Education Trust North Shore

Life Education Trust will be visiting the following schools in December Browns Bay - Chelsea


Local dancers set to shine on the Gold Coast Several North Shore dance lovers are aiming for success in January when they compete in an Australasian showcase on the Gold Coast. Pupils from Birkenheadbased dance school Northern Performing Arts is sending a team of 15 talented young dancers to pit their skills against Australia’s best in the country’s biggest national dance competition. This annual event, now in its 23rd year, is held at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast and runs over nine days in January. To attend, performers must qualify at one of the Australasian Showcase regional events. Northern Performing Arts’ senior troupes came first in their jazz and contemporary categories Photos by Jay Hunter. at the recent Showcase Auckland regional competition. But while they might have won in Auckland, the hard work is just beginning, says NPA’s creative director and head teacher, Alicia Chadwick-Cook. “It’s incredibly exciting to have our dancers perform at Showcase Nationals,” she says. “While most people are winding down for a summer break, they’re working hard over the Christmas/New Year period to prepare for this competition. Most of them put in upwards of 15 hours a week of practice, conditioning and classes – that’s dedication.” The Northern Performing Arts dance troupes will compete in the ‘diamond’ class at the Showcase Nationals. The dancers, aged 10 to 19, will perform several original numbers choreographed by Alicia. She is thrilled to have two of her dancers, Isabella Christie, 14, and Emma Aley, 15, also performing jazz solos in the elite division. “Qualifying for this class is a huge accomplishment that reflects not only their talent, but the hours of effort these girls put into their dance,” Alice added.

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Xmas Heart Strings If you are going to be dropping your pet into boarding soon while you take off for your Christmas holidays, you might be surprised how emotional you get at leaving your pet behind. The emotional attachment you have to your pet and it has to you can making parting difficult and you are not alone. There have been a number of studies conducted to investigate this topic. To help you understand why, here is some of the theory behind those feelings. A professor of Psychology who analyses humans’ interactions with animals, speaking about household pets in particular, said that people get attached to animals for a number of reasons, but that it’s mostly a combination of our biology and our need for affection. As for the biology: When you touch and look at your pet, it makes your brain release chemicals that make you feel good. As for the need for affection: That boils down to the fact that pets offer unconditional love on the most part. And unconditional love feels good.

People are more attached to their pets because of the companionship they provide, the gap they fill. While animals, especially dogs, are part of the lives of humans in many countries, they are not revered as family members in plenty of other cultures. We have specifically come to idealise two animals– cats and dogs–more than any other. Somewhere along the line, Westerners came to love certain animals so much that we allow them to sleep in our beds. Moreover, statistics show changing demographics are motivating people to get more and more pets. As the structure of the average household continues to change, spaces are created that are easily occupied by animals. More people are living alone. People are getting married later, if they get married at all. They’re having fewer kids. People are more attached to their pets because of the companionship they provide, the gap they fill.

A study in 1978 showed that humans and pets can be significant attachment figures for one another. The human-pet relationship can be Louise O’Sullivan simple and safe, with minimal risk. A pet can be accepting, openly affectionate, honest, loyal and consistent, which are all qualities that can satisfy a person’s basic need to be loved and feel self-worth. You may also be interested to know that studies comparing dogs and cats in relationship to attachment showed no difference. A study of pet attachment in the general population reported no differences between dog owners and cat owners, although dog owners and cat owners as individual groups scored significantly higher than owners of other pets. However, dogs do provide a more specific benefit. This is seen when familial relationships grow even stronger as a consequence of striving to meet the daily requirements of a dog. The best example of such bonding occurs during the evening walk, a regular event that can bring many or all family members together for the benefit of their canines, while simultaneously encouraging contact with each other as well as with members of their communities. So when you drop your pet off, just remember they will be just as pleased to see you when you return as you are, them. Enjoy your holiday and look forward to that wonderful greeting you will return home to. The love is mutual. DogHQ Limited, 09 44 22 365

We wish you all a very Yappy Christmas and holiday season. We will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year to serve you. Please check our website for details. DogHQ – Award Winning Dog Day Care 5 Goldfield, P O Box 100-971, North Shore P. 44 22 365 Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


CHANNEL FEATURE SkyPath one step closer

SkyPath Dreaming Is the final green light almost here? By Christine Young Bevan Woodward

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Bevan Woodward might be said to be the epitome of this quote. There has certainly been no path to follow as he has pursued, for the last 17 years, a vision of a cycle and walking pathway attached to the Harbour Bridge, and he and his fellow travellers have certainly left a trail: of battles fought and won, of overwhelming endorsement from some quarters and overcoming opposition from others, and of court and bureaucratic battles and victories. To quote the Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway Trust website, “SkyPath is a transformational project to provide a shared path along the city side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It will be an attractive, semi-enclosed facility that will appeal to recreational users and visitors as well as commuters….” It probably first came to most people’s notice around 2012/13, when media interest started to ramp up and a community grant from the Ministry for the Environment enabled more detailed planning and community consultation. Bevan Woodward is an accountant by training and a former Takapuna business owner who now works with BetterWorld NZ, on a “wide range of sustainable transport consultancy”. He’s the inspiration behind and the face of the much-talked about SkyPath, which last month received conditional approval of the project’s resource consent from the Environmental Court. The ultimate green light, perhaps? But there had seemed to be green lights earlier, and even now there are naysayers… Bevan says the inspiration came to him around 1999 when he was living in Pt Chevalier and commuting to Barry’s Point Road where he had an outdoor clothing and equipment store. “I thought it would be easier and more fun riding a bike than driving.” Couple this with a strong environmental conscience and a sense that “it was obvious Auckland couldn’t build its way out of congestion” by adding more and more motorways, and the seed was sown. He started writing letters, and joined Bike Auckland where he met fellow believers, members who were as keen to create the new path as he was. Initially they met with a less than enthusiastic reception from NZTA (the logical starting point, as the agency responsible for the Harbour Bridge) or Auckland Transport. Cycling and walking at that


stage were simply not on either body’s agenda, he says. They had an engineering mindset. “We were seen as troublesome and not part of the plan; it was easier to deal with building new motorways.” It took “years and years to begin to crack it”. Auckland Council was more open to the idea, with Mayor Len Brown, Councillors Mike Lee and Chris Darby and members of Council staff key advocates. Sky Path was included by Mayor Brown as one of his top six strategic goals in 2014. Bevan says there were three major hurdles for the project to clear. The first was proving that the engineering would work. NZTA stumped up $600,000 to fund initial engineering and design work. It issued documents supporting the safety of the proposed concept, which involves the use of hi tech lightweight composite materials, during the consenting process. The second was funding. SkyPath will proceed as a Public Private Partnership (PPP), and is “very small scale as such things go”, Bevan says. Funding was signalled by a three-way` nonbinding heads of agreement between the Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway Trust, Auckland Council and Morrison & Co’s Public Infrastructure Partnership Fund. This was signed in the first half of 2014 to “set out how the three groups would carry out feasibility work needed before a final funding deal”, according to a New Zealand Herald report. By then, estimated costs were $33.5m. Cyclists and pedestrians were expected to pay between $2 and $4 to use the path. These estimates have yet to be confirmed; it appears that HOP card-using Aucklanders will pay less than tourists or others who do not have a HOP card. Bevan still finds it frustrating that NZTA will not fund the project, allowing pedestrians and cyclists the same free access across the bridge as motorists. However, in response to concerns from Northcote residents concerned about the numbers of cyclists disgorging onto quiet local streets, NZTA is now on board as the developer of a related “Sea Path” linking the Northcote end of the SkyPath to Takapuna and beyond via a walking and cycle path alongside and under the Northern motorway to Akoranga Drive ( uploads/2016/03/201603-NZTA-SeaPath-project-newsletter.pdf ) Cyclists can also link with other North Shore cycleways via three other routes starting from the northern end of the SkyPath.

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The third hurdle was getting resource consent. Auckland Council granted resource consent in July 2015, with Mayor Brown emphasising the benefits not only to cyclists but to locals and tourists who choose to walk across and take advantage of the views of the city and the harbour. The project throughout has been challenged by residents’ groups and others on both sides of the bridge, who argued against it on the grounds of the impacts of up to 13,000 people a day using the SkyPath, with increased traffic, parking congestion and disruption to their communities. (Estimates by SkyPath suggest an average of 2,100 people a day in Year One, climbing to around 6,000 in year 20. An average of 2,000-3,000 cyclists use the Sydney Harbour Bridge cycle way on a daily basis.) Opponents have heaped derision on the concept, and expressed outright scepticism that the project is viable. When it came to challenging the resource consent in the Environment Court, Herne Bay Residents’ Association withdrew its appeal stating that it did so because it did not think that the project would come to fruition. The Northcote Residents Association and Northcote Point Heritage Preservation Society, however, pursued the appeal, which was decided in early November, with Environment Court Chief Judge Laurie Newhook confirming the consent, but with conditions to be provided in a written decision yet to be handed down. Opposition from residents at both ends of the proposed SkyPath cited a number of deficiencies in the proposal, and is unlikely to have abated since the Court decision. What exactly is the thing going to be built of, say some, and why hasn’t NZTA come to (or made public) any conclusions about how the SkyPath might impact on the integrity of the bridge? And then there’s the big question of cost. Is the Council really prepared to cover the operating shortfall if fewer cyclists or pedestrians use the pathway than predicted? If the project is so worthwhile, challenges ex-Councillor and now Takapuna Devonport Local Board member George Wood, why isn’t Council or NZTA building it? They could borrow money to fund it at far better rates than the private funders, he says. “I still have major doubts as to whether SkyPath will ever happen, in the manner that is being advanced by the SkyPath Trust," he

says. "It’s interesting that the New Zealand Transport Agency, who own and operate the Auckland Harbour Bridge, have indicated that if SkyPath doesn’t happen then they will consider building purely an access across the harbour just for cyclists. “The whole project seems to have gone on forever and whilst this is happening the ratepayers are having more and more costs put on the Auckland Council account. Once this project went from being simply a cycleway to an across-harbour tourist walk things have changed. Some of the conditions that Auckland Council has included, like allowing dogs on-leash to have access and children under five years accompanied by a [paying adult] to have free access, the whole appearance of SkyPath has changed. “The Environment Court has yet to come down with the conditions for the operation of SkyPath and then we will await the deliberations of the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Agency will determine whether they can approve SkyPath being attached to the bridge and what loading restrictions they will impose. Auckland Council will then have to decide whether they are prepared to fund the shortfall in SkyPath’s revenue. This information will be set out in the Council’s annual plan for next year. “While we wait for any final SkyPath plans the costs are escalating considerably but at the same time it seems that the Continued on next page

Northern landing. All images: Reset Urban Design.

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CHANNEL FEATURE SkyPath one step closer

number of users will be restricted so as not to place too much burden on the harbour bridge structure. The final figures will be extremely interesting.” Advocates, on the other hand, cite the SkyPath as a fillip to Auckland’s aim to keep tourists in the city longer, and an impetus to fewer cars on roads - both city and Shore-side - as people opt… to cycle or walk to work once that option is open to them. Newly elected Auckland Councillor Richard Hills is one such advocate. He comments: "Thanks to the dedication of a long list of people, this exciting project will significantly change the way we move around our city for work and recreation. It will have positive impacts on congestion and improve health outcomes for Shore residents. I've already had tonnes of positive feedback from people of all ages." His fellow Shore-based Councillor Chris Darby is another strong supporter of the project and has been involved with the trust for more than a decade. Hailing a resolution passed unanimously by Council in July of this year to endorse the PPP arrangement; to “authorise the Chief Executive to enter into all necessary agreements in relation to the SkyPath proposal, subject to minimal financial impacts, and to take any other actions in the Chief Executive’s delegation to facilitate the progress of the project”; and to “agree to make appropriate provision for the SkyPath project in the 2017/18 Annual Plan and the 2018 - 2028 Long-term Plan”, he emailed supporters with an update, closing with the words: “Thank you again for your support and encouragement of this wonderful project that will bring our city ever closer. Pending the resolution of the resource consent appeal, detailed design and building consent, I hope in anticipation to spot you high above the Waitemata in the summer of 2018/19.” Whatever the details of the Environment Court judgement, there is still much to do. The funding arrangement needs to be finalised and the appointed project manager, Downer Construction, has to select companies to manufacture and deliver the 87 modules required for the proposed design. It’s been a long trail Bevan Woodward has left, since he began going “where there is no path” and it’s clear from Councillor Darby’s words

that there are still barriers to overcome. Bevan, like his fellow SkyPath advocates, remains optimistic. He anticipates that any conditions imposed by Judge Newhook will be “in line with the Environment Court process”. For example, public toilets will now be built under the northern end of the Harbour Bridge as part of the SkyPath construction. He says that in this as in other issues raised by objectors, the trust has aimed to understand the concerns of affected communities, and has modified its plans accordingly. The hours people will be able to use the SkyPath have been reduced from 24/7 to 6am-10pm daily, for example; the Sea Path link to Takapuna is “progressing”; Auckland Transport is developing a parking management plan for Northcote Point. “We appreciate that forecasting shows that Saturdays and Sundays in peak summer periods will have high numbers, but if you spread that per day total over the full day, it’s a steady flow, not hundreds. And the way we’ve aligned the landing means [walkers and cyclists] have a choice of one of four directions to take once they reach Northcote Point…. Residents talk about SkyPath being like an industrial pipe that terminates outside their houses and that will emit all of this waste. We think of it as being part of a network [of cycling and walking paths] connected all across the region.” He believes that SkyPath offers an elegant solution that will enable people to cross the harbour other than by car, first mooted more than six decades ago when the Harbour Bridge was being planned, but lost from the final plans. It will, he says, deliver similar benefits to Auckland as walk/cycle paths do on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and on Lion's Gate and North Arm bridges, among others, in Vancouver, for example. He remains optimistic that his vision will become reality, with funding agreements signed in the first half of 2017 (“but throughout the project I’ve been overly optimistic”). Beyond that, he has little idea of how long construction will take or when the SkyPath will open. What he does know is that while he has been project champion to date, he and his fellow travellers have all been volunteers, and it’s time for their role to diminish. One senses that he’s looking forward to reflecting on the trail of change he’s created and watching construction take place. And he’ll no doubt be among the first to cycle the SkyPath when it’s finally finished.

Bevan Woodward on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


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OUR FAVOURITE RECIPE Tamsin Marshall and Sarah Hassett

Tamsin and Sarah's Mango Lassi Oats Tamsin Marshall and Sarah Hassett are two local Shore mum’s with a passion for breakfast. They love breakfast so much that they created a food blog called The Best Breakfasts. Tamsin is a beauty editor at Bauer Media and lives in Birkenhead with her husband and daughter. She says movement, health and wellbeing have always been a part of her life. Sarah works at NZ Rugby, overseeing contracts and managing promotions and marketing for the All Blacks. Sarah says having behind the scenes exposure to the All Blacks machine gives her daily inspiration to keep healthy and active. This month they share their recipe for Mango Lassi Oats with Channel's Courtney Bennett. COURTNEY BENNETT: What is your recipe and where did it originate from? TAMSIN MARSHALL: I got the idea for Mango Lassi Oats after seeing a recipe for a Mango Lassi Smoothie on the Bonnie Delicious Blog. I love the fresh, tropical combination of mango, ginger and turmeric gives it an extra kick. You can feel your metabolism fire up after eating this which is a great way to start the day. I think oats are underrated as a breakfast; and I enjoy experimenting with different flavours and ways to eat it. CB: What’s the secret to making this recipe work? SARAH HASSETT: Blitzing the ingredients to make a smooth liquid for the oats to soak overnight in. CB: Why did you choose this recipe? TM: I love how fresh and tropical this tastes while it’s also incredibly satisfying. You can eat it warm or cold depending on the weather. CB: What do you love about cooking? TM: I love the creativity, experimenting with different flavours and learning new things. It’s so easy to create healthy, nourishing meals rather than a meal on the go that has no goodness, so we love exploring ways to prepare meals made with good choices on ingredients that everyone can access. CB: Ever had a disaster in the kitchen? TM: All the time. I’m not actually the most confident cook but one of my new year’s resolutions was to make a new dish every week. Sometimes it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut – especially family dinners. We are creatures of habit in our house and tend to eat the same things on rotation. Trying new recipes also means trial and error! I’ve learnt this year that too much of a good thing sometimes doesn’t make a tasty smoothie or breakfast dish! Balancing flavor and texture with superfoods and supplements is key. SH: You hear of so many people who don’t care for breakfast, or just eat the same thing every day but I think it’s a really exciting meal – it can be anything you want – hot, cold, rich and creamy or light and refreshing. I have loved this journey of discovery and our breakfasts

Mango Lassi Oats Ingredients:

1 cup organic oats, (I used Chantal Quick Rolled Oats) 1 cup frozen mango (could use fresh) 1 cup Coconut milk 1cm knob of ginger, sliced 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon Coconut chips Sliced mango to top Sprinkle of bee pollen Dollop of coconut yoghurt

Method: Night before: put mango, coconut milk, ginger, turmeric powder and cinnamon in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour over oats and stir ensuring well mixed. Place in fridge overnight. Morning: spoon mixture into a bowl. Top with a dollop of coconut yoghurt, slices of fresh mango, sprinkle of coconut chips and bee pollen. The oat mixture will keep for a couple of days in the fridge.

are now a meal we really look forward to. I think it’s important to start the day with a good, nourishing meal. CB: You’ve got a breakfast blog, tell readers about that… SH: We used to message each other smoothie recipes and decided to create a blog to keep them all on. Our blog covers super healthy, vegan, low fat breakfast options like smoothies, smoothie bowls, chia puddings to family favourites for weekend brunch – pancakes, waffles, paco’s and cooked options. We also review cafes and feature people. TM: Earlier this year Sarah spent a month in hospital having nearly died from Sepsis and it definitely had a huge impact on how we both view healthy living. It’s easy to eat on the run or eat food that is lacking in good fats, proteins, fibre and antioxidants, but it’s just as easy to ensure these are in every meal, so our aim is to educate and share on all the good parts of wholesome living! CB: What’s your favourite cuisine? TM: That is a hard one to answer! I would have said Japanese, I love how light and fresh it is. But last year we traveled through Europe and I loved eating authentic French and Italian dishes. I’ve also done a little bit of travel to South East Asia and I love how fragrant the food is there. I think it really just depends on my mood. SH: I’m living our brand in that I love a breakfast meal at any kind of day! I’ll do smoothies or smoothie bowls several times a day if I can’t get into the kitchen to meal prep. It’s a good solution when on the run. I also make a mean salad, where I throw in sweet extras like strawberries, orange or peach for a hint of extra flavor and crunch. CB: What foodie spots do you enjoy visiting locally? TM: We have a lot of cafes and restaurants in Birkenhead. I love Woodside for the coffee and gluten free options. Bungalo is always a fave and one we can take our daughter too as she loves their French toast. Hayashi does amazing Japanese and we love Tokyo Bay in Takapuna too. Of course Fish Fish and Burger Burger are great family options. I love going to Stafford Rd Wine Bar to have a wine and platter with friends. CB: If you could dine anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? SH: There are so many places I’d like to go to. We didn’t make it to Spain and I would love to experience all the tapas there. I’d also love to eat authentic Japanese in Japan. I could eat my way around the world! We also love the wholefoods variety movement in some global cities – Los Angeles in particular is leading the way with wholefoods restaurants and breakfast bars that really do it right. Our dream would be to one day open our own breakfast bar, with hot and cold diverse and nutritious options, in a sunny Shore-side spot of course! Check out for more recipes. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017




Community News By Maria Teape – Devonport Community Coordinator, Devonport Peninsula Trust

Devonport gets into the Christmas spirit on Sunday 4th December with the Devonport Lions Santa Parade & Devonport Christmas Festival. Commencing with the parade, which sets off from Clarence St at 11am, followed by the festival in Windsor Reserve until 3pm. People can expect usual favourites, Dance in the Park, the Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market, Devonport Volunteer Fire Brigade demos, food stalls and more, plus the Devonport businesses Christmas Windows competition and model trains Christmas display at 93 Victoria Rd! Devonport Youth Forum is excited to announce five amazing bands/artists playing at Devonstock this year! Featuring: Lakes, The Rubics, Shed, O-Boy & Sophie Mashlan, on Sunday 11th December, 2pm-5:30pm at Windsor Reserve. There will be food stalls plus plenty of shade, so come and enjoy free live music in the beautiful surrounds of the Devonport Waterfront! Our free Summer Fun Preschool play mornings continue every Tuesday at Windsor Reserve and Thursday at Bayswater Park, 9:30am-11am until 15th December, weather depending. The sessions then take a break over Christmas and New Year and resume on 10th January. It’s a great opportunity for children and caregivers to be active and make new friends. The Devonport Environmental Network has its last meeting of the year on Thursday 15th December, 4pm at Devonport Library. We welcome anyone involved or interested in ecological restoration to come along and share your news or views and the opportunity to speak with experts from Auckland Council and Department of Conservation. Afternoon tea is supplied. The combined churches of Devonport and Belmont present Carols NOT in the Park on Thursday 15th December, 7pm at Holy Trinity Church. Activities start from 6pm and include a picnic on the lawn, bouncy castle and other family fun activities. Depot Artspace is excited to announce it will be hosting the internationally celebrated travelling exhibition, Rembrandt Remastered. Starting on Monday 19th December, the exhibition will comprise 35 digital reproductions of paintings by the 17th century Dutch master, Rembrandt, including one of his most famous works, the five-metre-by-four-metre masterpiece, The Nightwatch. Based on photographs, each life-sized reproduction has been "remastered", to reflect what the painting looked like at the time it was completed in Rembrandt's studio 400 years ago - not how the paintings, even those restored, look like today. Entry costs are: Adults: $10, Children & Youth under 16: $5. The exhibition runs until Sunday 19th February and will be closed on the 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January. Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season! Maria

NZ Sculpture OnShore Wowed Visitors The biennial fundraising art event brought colour and crowds to Fort Takapuna in November. NZ Sculpture OnShore ran from 10th-20th November, generating funds to support the 35 Women’s Refuges across New Zealand. Over 20,000 attended the exhibition, which this year included A New Light - a spectacular night event featuring live music and light.

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SHOP IN DEVONPORT Summer’s Here! Swim & Sleep In Style Truly an independent store, Devonport Lingerie stocks an extensive range of brands to cover many sizes and styles for all body shapes and ages. From designer brands like Lonely and Stella McCartney, favoured by many A-list celebrities, to everyday basics from Triumph, Playtex and Freya, they have you covered. Also now stockists of Fantasy, Freya and Goddess, specialising in large cup sizes. The New Zealand-made Essence lingerie for slips and sleepwear is in store now and the much-loved Givoni sleepwear range has arrived for summer, in sizes 8 to 28. Get your summer swimwear sorted with bikini sets from $89 and a one piece swimming costumes from $135. All lingerie and swimwear is priced at recommended retail, making it the same price as bigger stores but it comes with a caring, personalised service. Devonport Lingerie is proud of its loyal customers, local and international! Owner Donna Gustafson said: “Sports, Maternity, everyday, special occasion or post mastectomy, we’re here to help you find the perfect bra, swimsuit or sleepwear.”

Devonport Lingerie, Open 7 days, Shop 2, Queens Parade, Devonport 09 445 8347

Seasonal Sensory Bliss Light up your Christmas - or someone else’s - with a stunning candle from the boutique collection from Cote Noire. Choose from such sumptuous flavours as Champagne Rosé, Butter Shortbread, Apple and Cinnamon Tart, French Macaroon or for the festive season, the one named simply, Christmas Day. Enter into Cosi Fan Tutte’s emporium of delights in Devonport for some stunning gift-buying inspiration. Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, a teacher or yourself, step into a wonderland of potential presents in this prettiest of Shore stores. From exclusive French clothing to 2017 diaries, homeware to jewellery, there are gifts for men, women and children. Gorgeous greeting cards and gift wrap ensure that you can get everything covered. Have a Cosi Christmas!

Cosi fan Tutte, 73 Victoria Road, Devonport. Open 7 days 10-5pm. Christmas Hours from December 19th: 9-6pm.

Enjoy Locally-Made Chocolate this Christmas So there’s the turkey, the ham, the mince pies…and the chocolate. An essential ingredient of Christmas, the chocolate provision must be a serious consideration in the festive food preparations. And Shore locals know that nobody does it better than Devonport Chocolates. Whether it is a gift for a teacher, staff, clients or your favourite people on Christmas Day, chocolate is always the answer. Their heritage range of bars are a delightful nod to the history of the Devonport and Takapuna areas, with black and white photographic images making each bar a work of visual - as well as culinary - art. There are many items to choose from in the beautiful, Kiwi Christmas inspired range. Cased in vibrant, modern festive Pohutakwa design, the Celebration Selection is a great gift, or a box to put under your own tree. There are Delish Pohutukawa Tokens, Merry Christmas Truffle Bar, a gorgeous milk and white chocolate Santa and various festive-themed individual pieces. Oh, and not to be forgotten, Regan the Reindeer! Have a sweet Christmas. Christmas gifts - sorted!

Devonport Chocolates, 17 Wynyard Street, Devonport 09 445 6001. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017




life-sized digital “remastered“ reproductions of paintings by the 17th century Dutch master, Rembrandt, including the five-metre-by-four-metre masterpiece, The Nightwatch.

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Auckland Councillor Richard Hills shares his story so far on representing North Shore Ward...

Summer Highlights

Remembrandt Remastered on the Shore Depot Artspace hosting Rembrandt Remastered December through to February Depot Artspace in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore is excited to announce it is hosting the internationally celebrated travelling exhibition, Rembrandt Remastered which provides a unique insight into the life and oeuvre of the great painter. The exhibition comprises 50 digital reproductions of paintings by the 17th century Dutch master, including one of his most famous works, the five-by-four-metre masterpiece, The Nightwatch. Based on photographs, each life-sized reproduction has been "remastered", to reflect what the painting looked like at the time it was completed in Rembrandt's studio 400 years ago. Erin Griffey, foremost specialist on Rembrandt in Australasia, says exhibition visitors will have access to paintings held in galleries or museums across the world, as well as works from private collections including Judas Repentant Returning the Pieces of Silver. Other paintings on display are “remastered” reproductions of Rembrandt originals which are no longer available because they have been lost, stolen, damaged or altered from the original. This includes The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, which will be hanging at the Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay for the duration of the Depot Artspace exhibition. Dates: 19 Dec 2016 to 19 Feb 2017 Daily at 10.30 am – 4pm (except 25 & 26 Dec and 1&2 Jan). Entry: adults - $10 and child 12 & under - $5 to cover exhibition costs. Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport.

Richard Hills

Kia ora everyone, I trust you are enjoying the warmer weather and looking forward to spending time with family and friends over summer. It has been a busy few months for me getting used to my new role and being involved in everything Council-related. One highlight was meeting with the Dutch Cycling Embassy alongside Auckland Transport, NZTA and Councillor Darby. We discussed great ideas and how Auckland can learn from the Dutch experience in getting cycling initiatives underway. Cycling in the Netherlands is a key mode of transport, often linking seamlessly with public transport and I am convinced that the Dutch are happier and healthier for it. Their record should be our aspiration. I was also pleased to vote to support the opposition of deep sea oil exploration and drilling permits in the 2017 Block Offer. Such an offer could have catastrophic impacts on our marine environment that we don't have the resources to deal with and over time will enhance the impacts of climate change. After debate on the merits of deep sea oil exploration the final vote was 14-7, that the Auckland Council would not support deep sea oil exploration. We need to make a stand to keep New Zealand in line with our commitments made at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, to preserve our coastline, the habitat of the critically endangered Maui's dolphin and our environment for future generations. On a lighter note, Auckland is a fantastic place for Christmas and Summer. I encourage you to spend some time checking out great local spots such as; Takapuna, Milford, Castor Bay beaches, take fish and chips up Mt Victoria or North Head or a picnic to Marlborough Park. How about a walk through many of the native bush reserves in Kaipātiki including our new track from 251 Hinemoa St through Le Roy's bush to Little Shoal Bay. Take the kids to Onepoto Domain cycle track, stroll across the new boardwalks or visit our new Birkenhead BMX pump track. There are new playgrounds all over the Shore, from Gould Reserve to Island Bay. The Auckland Waterfront, Silo Park and the Wynyard Quarter will be a hive of activity over summer, including many free events including markets, movies and Wondergarden for New Year's Eve. The hard working staff at our three community facility trusts will be providing free, fun, family events in many of our local parks and there are Christmas events, parades and festivals right across the Shore. As an Auckland resident you help contribute to these events and the upkeep of our parks, native bush and beaches, so please make the most of them. Supporting local business at this time of year also benefits us all. Please take time to enjoy summer, relax, catch up with family and neighbours and if you're working, try to at least take a day or two for yourself. Be safe and I look forward to seeing you in 2017 - Meri Kirihimete ki a koutou. Cr Richard Hills, Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017



The ‘Devonport Gazette and Greater North Shore Advocate, Who's Who Directory, Ratepayer's Chronicle’ Very few issues remain of local newspapers for the North Shore area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first issue of the weekly 'Devonport Gazette …' was dated Thursday 3rd November 1921. There were 2,500 copies delivered free of charge to “each house in the Borough of Devonport” and they were also made available to patrons of the Victoria Picture Theatre in Devonport. They were published and printed by James William Henry Martin and family, who managed the Devonport Printing Works at 56 Victoria Road, Devonport. On the front page, the middle two columns carried movie advertisements and stills for screenings at the Victoria Theatre, while other parts of the newspaper also included movie news. The ‘Who’s Who’ columns were for advertising local businesses and trades, while the editorial on page two addressed local issues. Pages two and three also had reports from the Devonport Borough Council and other local public meetings. Later, coverage was extended to reports of the Takapuna Borough Council and other Takapuna area public meetings. The gossip column was 'What we hear on the 8.35[am] and 5.10pm ferry steamers' and 'Picture Pars' covered small snippets of news. There was also a correspondence column, some profiles or obituaries of locals, a cartoon and often stories and poetry. From 1924, this was renamed the ‘North Shore Gazette: the official Waitemata paper’ and extended its circulation into Belmont, Bayswater, Takapuna, Milford, Glenfield, Northcote, Birkenhead, Birkdale and Chelsea. It continued to be published until 30 June 1938, and was then followed by the ‘North Shore Chronicle’ to February 1940. Auckland Libraries has copies, with gaps, for the period to 1934 and the National Library in Wellington has copies from 1936 onwards. Thanks to the generosity of the North Shore Historical Society, these earlier poorly preserved issues of the ‘Devonport Gazette’ are now being slowly restored. This is not a cheap or


easy process, with great care needed. So far two volumes have been professionally repaired and are now available for public access at Sir George Grey Special Collections on the Second Floor of Central Library in Lorne Street.

Coronation oaks on the North Shore?

In 1937 the Automobile Association of Great Britain promoted the distribution of acorns from Windsor Great Park to the British Empire, and the United States, to celebrate the coronation of George VI. This wasn’t the first or last time that coronations had been celebrated with tree plantings, but appears to have been on a much bigger and more organised scale than before. The North Island Motor Union received 800 of the 1,600 acorns allocated to New Zealand and these were further distributed to local Automobile Associations, societies, clubs etc. The Auckland City Council’s nurseries received 80 acorns and their seedlings were later allocated across the greater Auckland area. On the North Shore, Birkdale Primary School received one oak seedling, Campbells Bay Primary School received two, while Devonport Primary School received a totara seedling instead. Both Takapuna Grammar and Takapuna Primary School each received an oak seedling; Vauxhall School received a totara and a palm, while the Devonport Naval Base received three oak seedlings. Northcote Primary School received a puriri and Stanley Bay Primary School a totara, while Torbay Primary School received an ornamental shrub. The Albany area received an oak seedling for the grounds of the Memorial Library and one for the Albany Cemetery. While I personally know about the oaks in the grounds of Birkdale and Takapuna Primary Schools, I am unsure if any of the other trees still survive. I know there is an oak tree in Library Lane at Albany. By David Verran

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PENNY HOLDEN The Performance Consultant (TPC)

This month, Penny looks at what happens when behaviours need to change…

How to manage ‘stuck’ or ‘toxic’ people at work

PEACE & PERFORMANCE with Graeme Saxby

This issue, columnist Graeme Saxby encourages readers to 'change it up' for 2017.

Penny Holden

The 'Four Ds' of behaviour change: • Deal with it! You don’t like conflict so you avoid it. But what’s it costing you in lost productivity and the goodwill of others? You’re also not being fair to the person. • Diagnose. What is causing this? Think through and ask them when you give feedback. This diagnostic activity can help you fix the root cause and be less frustrated with them. Maybe it’s them or something in the workplace that you need to fix. • Direct Feedback. Give that feedback! You need to let them know their actions are not OK. Let them know your expectations. Explore with them why this may be happening, the impact of their actions and solutions. (Document everything.) • Define an action plan. How will you support them to change? Changing behaviour is hard! Examples: Follow up regularly, monitor, discuss, remind, coach, give feedback and give time to change. Praise if they do. (Document everything.)

No change? If you’ve followed the 4Ds, then they simply may not be willing or able to change. So now you have a choice? Minimise the ‘damage’ they do at work (e.g. putting them on other tasks, avoiding too much group talk with them that affects others).

More of the same next year?

Graeme Saxby

Get your body behaving the way you think it should. Choose your therapist wisely and you will get more than a quick panel beating. What’s the difference between osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists? It’s a question we are asked all the time. If you have visited one of these professionals I am sure you will have formed your own opinion. At the Peace and Performance Clinic we have osteopaths who have a wealth of experience and expertise and are able to help resolve long term as well as acute injuries. Osteopaths specialise in understanding how the efficiency of the body is being compromised, utilising hands-on understanding of the tissue states, alongside orthopaedic testing and functional movement analysis. A comprehensive case history with sufficient time allowed in treatment sessions to really understand your system (typically 30-45 minutes), enables the osteopath to offer the best of manipulative, soft tissue and exercise rehabilitation skills. The emphasis is on you understanding what has happened and the best way in which you can encourage your body to heal rapidly and effectively. ACC agrees that osteopathy seems to offer good value. A recent communication indicated that for two common codes (neck sprain and lumbar sprain) osteopaths were able to treat the condition to a 96-99% level (return to independence, no further claim - compared to physio at 60-65%) in fewer treatments than a physiotherapist (typically 74% of patients treated in fewer than five visits compared to 65% in physio). The Peace and Performance clinic at Paul Matthews Road has the highest calibre osteopaths available, alongside exercise specialists and a massage therapist. We can help resolve pain and injury and start the ball rolling towards a regular appropriate exercise habit, keeping you relaxed throughout the process. If it is important to you that you get a full recovery quickly, then consider a Peace and Performance clinic osteopath next time. Have a great summer!

Follow best practice (NZ employment law) formal performance management which could result in dismissal. (Sometimes beginning this can stir the person into changing.)

Graeme, Cheri, Tony, Clive, Alison, Christiane and Mike can all be contacted through 09 448 1481 or at 3/76 Paul Matthews Road (off Constellation Ave) for further information or see

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Ref: ACC national service report osteopathy June 2016 ACC 7534 Photo credit:

For further advice and help on this topic please contact Penny Holden on 021 669 803

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PRESTIGEOUS AWARD FOR AUT SCHOLARS The Health Research Council (HRC) has announced that five AUT scholars will receive 2017 HRC Career Development Awards. These sought-after awards recognise outstanding emerging talent among health researchers, and provide vital funding opportunities for them to advance their work. Associate Professor Lindsey White – Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise for AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences – says, “It is pleasing to see the vital work of a number of AUT researchers recognised in this way. Their studies stand to make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of New Zealand communities.” The recipients include Terry Dobbs, awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship for her research study ‘Korero mai – Taitamariki Māori development of healthy relationships’. One in three New Zealand women experience partner violence, with significantly higher rates for Māori women. For many, their first such experience is during adolescence. Ms Dobbs’ work explores factors that may prevent young Māori from developing healthy partner relationships, and examines their interpretations of partner violence and its causes – a potentially important aspect of violence prevention. “What works for indigenous youth in violence prevention is an emerging discourse and there is a dearth of research and evidence,” says Ms Dobbs. “There is an urgency, I believe, to add to this research through kaupapa Māori theoretical frameworks and using methodologies that allow taitamariki – young people – to speak of their experiences in their own context, which honours their agency, is mana-enhancing and considers the complex position of taitamariki Māori from which they may have to navigate their development within today’s society in Aotearoa. Without taitamariki voices we will fail them.”

Ms Dobbs’ fellowship is closely related to her work with the Healthy Relationships App project, a four-year study culminating in the release of a smartphone app aimed at curbing family violence. Previous research shows that when adolescents experience healthy relationships, they’re more likely to experience greater wellbeing and healthier relationships in adulthood. As a Career Development Award recipient, Ms Dobbs is now free to continue her work in this area for another three years. Professor Jane Koziol-McLain, Professor of Nursing, Director of the AUT Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research and one of Ms Dobbs’ mentors, is delighted with the HRC announcement. “Ms Dobbs combines her commitment to working with taitamariki Māori with her knowledge and experience in kaupapa Māori, childhood studies, social work and trauma-informed perspectives. Her work – grounded in the complexities facing Māori young people within their whānau, hapu and iwi – is well placed to make a significant difference to Mātauranga Māori.”

Prof. Max Abbott, CNZM

Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Perspective Violence is endemic, comes in various forms and has multiple causes. Violence, abuse and neglect affect individuals, families and communities. While less visible than bruised and broken bodies, psychological trauma is pervasive and its effects can be life-long. They cross generations. Like other major public health challenges there is no single fix. However, progress can be made. Many victims can and do change their lives in positive ways, turning vicious into virtuous circles. Professional mental health, social work, corrections and other specialist services play a part. Statistics don’t

Statistics quantify and assist in gauging the size of problems and change over time. They help put issues on social and political agendas. But statistics don’t bleed. Individuals do. Every person that statistics represent has their own story to tell. There will be common themes but each person’s experience and story will be unique.


Violence is an issue for physical and mental health treatment and rehabilitation services, but is first and foremost a public health issue. So attention must go to the full spectrum of causes, not be confined to individuals and families. Turning the tide on violence requires going upstream and countering deep-seated cultural values and attitudes including racism, sexism and the lack of value and respect given to children and other vulnerable groups. Reducing poverty and inequality will require political, economic and other measures. There is a strong body of research showing that ‘large gap’ societies have high rates of violent crime, child abuse, mental disorder and other negative health and social indicators. ‘Low gap’ societies, with less difference between rich and poor, have substantially lower rates.

bleed. Individuals do.

Increasingly, violence is being viewed as a major health issue. That is a good thing. It is reflected in the accompanying story where AUT colleague Terry Dobbs is acknowledged for her award of a Health Research Council Fellowship to investigate partner violence and ways to foster healthy relationships – an important initiative.

Pro Vice-Chancellor AUT North Campus

When rungs in the social ladder draw too far apart, mobility declines. Equality of opportunity becomes empty rhetoric. Additionally, empathy, concern and respect for others diminish. ‘Social capital’ (essential for healthy societies) erodes, and once gone is hard to restore. New Zealand today is far removed from the low-gap Nordic and Western European countries. We are closer to the UK and the USA – and perhaps to a Brexit and Trump equivalent.

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Check-up on Sun Spots

Channel's Christine Young went under the microscope with the MoleMan… Melanoma Awareness Week was held in late November. It should have been a prompt to many of us to take a good look at any moles or skinspots we have – or, better still, have a professional take a look at them. I had an appointment with North Shore MoleMan Dr Grant Coe that week, for my first-ever mole check, one I guiltily knew was well overdue. Grant rammed the message home to me, post check-up. “New Zealand has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. If people are checked regularly, we can check more detail, and treat it earlier.” The biggest fear we all have – and with some justification – is melanoma. Studies show that if melanomas are identified early, treatment is very straightforward, and all-clear rates are high. They also show that the prognosis worsens the longer the delay in receiving treatment. “It’s all about early detection,” Grant says. A new melanoma grows on the skin surface, with microscopic brown tentacles creeping almost invisibly over the skin surface. Soon, though (and the rate of growth varies with each patient), it burrows inwards – and by that time, you’re in trouble. “You want to get it off as soon as possible,” Grant emphasises. If you get it when it’s only 1mm deep there’s a less than 5% chance of spread. By the time it’s 3mm deep there’s a more than 50% chance of spread. You need to watch for any new moles, or any changes to existing moles.” n get al tio d iti ck en an in he M ad an le c is ff o th o dy m % o 20 ll b fu

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Men are worse than women in presenting early with melanomas and have twice the mortality rate. The problem is, melanomas are hard to see with the naked eye initially, and even then, you might mistake them for an ordinary mole. One third of melanomas start from moles, Grant tells me, and a new melanoma can look just like a mole. You need the technology to look at them and see the structure. He shows me some greatly magnified images of moles that would be hard to detect without a dermascope (more of which later), but which clearly look menacing even to my untutored eye. The message should be clear. So why do so many of us delay or defer having a skin check? Fear of what might be found? Or fear of what the process involves? I ventured onto Grant’s website ( before my appointment and was reassured to find a short video that outlined clearly what the process would be. No high tech machines to lie in; simply standing, clothed, in a consulting room for a full scan of your body, limb by limb, with what looks like a cross between a giant magnifying glass and a hand-held mirror with intense white lights around its edge – the aforementioned dermascope. The dermascope allows Grant to more clearly identify any suspect spots or skin patches, which he then photographs with a high tech camera coupled to his computer; all the offending spots are identified with green crosses on the body map on his computer screen. As the green crosses started to accumulate on my map, I began to wonder how many might be more menacing than I had thought them to be. The scan was over in less than 20 minutes, and Grant then pulled up each of the images one by one and talked me through each of the offending spots: collectively a testimony to time spent in the sun, with white and tan spots, skin colour and freckles providing evidence of the damage the sun can wreak. First up, an actinic (or solar) keratosis, which Grant can tell is still growing as it’s pink and white under magnification. It just looked like scaly skin to me. There was a also small fleshy intradermal nevus which sounded scary but was harmless, and one mole for which I couldn’t blame the sun. Thankfully, no signs of any melanomas. Regardless, I’ve now asked for a reminder in a year, so that these and any new skin growths can be checked. I’d recommend you do too. Dr Grant Coe, MoleMan, 146 Queen Street, Northcote Point 0800 DR MOLE (0800 376353) or 09 480 6416

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Transformations with Style Over the last 20 years Geordie Davidson has done it all: new homes, recladding and renovations (or complete transformations) for high-end homes on the Shore. “I started out in Wellington,” says Geordie. “And then I shifted to the Shore and decided to apply all the skills I’d acquired there to working on residential properties in the area. We’ve succeeded through a real focus on the high end residential markets and top quality craftsmanship in every project we do.” The Davidson’s own house, transformed from a basic 1960s bungalow into a stunning contemporary home, with open plan living and soaring beams that extend the ceiling to full roof height, acts as a showcase for Geordie’s skills as a builder and as manager/ coordinator of a huge team of sub-contractors for all the specialised work. Geordie is an LBP, as the jargon goes – a licensed building practitioner, required for any restricted work (such as closing in or weatherproofing) and for the project to receive a building consent – but he confesses he rarely touches a hammer these days. “This,” he says, indicating his smartphone, “is what I use now.” Coastal Builders started small but now employs seven highly skilled and experienced builders. "Generally, in a major renovation, the plans don't cover everything, and it takes a skilled builder," says Geordie. He emphasises that while his team are as aware as any of the designers and architects they work with of the aesthetics of the kind of work they do, they are craftsmen who can also deal with the practical issues that lie behind a great renovation. They also have the experience to be able to work on a wide range of styles and architectural designs, and particularly enjoy tackling projects in old villas or bungalows where they can retain the original character and style while introducing modern living spaces and the latest technology.

Geordie Davidson

Being so well-established, Geordie is also able to call on any of his wider network to ensure timely completion of jobs, and smooth running of any project, without the clients feeling the job is waiting around for tradespeople with the necessary skills. Geordie notes that much of the success of any project rests with the relationship Coastal Builders has developed not only with subcontractors and suppliers but also with clients. Clients are generally referred to Geordie through someone else who’s had major work done on their house, or through architects or designers. After two decades, Geordie can proudly say he’s played a real part in reshaping tired North Shore houses into truly impressive contemporary homes – offering owners new lifestyle options as he revitalises the spaces they live in, and adding far more to the home’s value than the cost of the building work. Coastal Builders, Takapuna 021 522 245



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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.

Low Dose Naltrexone

John Appleton

- A Miracle Drug For Immune Challenges As I see it - by John Appleton

This is the title of an article I read back in 2012. It was written by Julian Whitaker MD a high profile doctor based in California. Although there has been much said about low dose naltrexone (LDN) since the '80s a recently released book 'The LDN Book' is likely to bring this potentially life-changing medication to the attention of many. Low dose naltrexone is an 'off-label' use of the FDA approved drug naltrexone which was developed for treating narcotic addicts. It works by blocking the body’s opioid/narcotic receptors. For narcotic addiction naltrexone has been prescribed at doses of 50 mgs to 300 mgs daily. However a surprise discovery by Dr Bernard Bihari in the mid 1980s showed that at very low doses of 4.5 mgs, naltrexone very significantly increases production of endorphins (chemicals which are the body’s natural opioids). One in particular known as opioid growth factor (OGF) has been shown to be a major normaliser/up-regulator of the immune system. Dr Bihari first used LDN to treat HIV/AIDS but in his practice he found that people with a variety of cancers and autoimmune diseases appeared to do very well with LDN. Autoimmune disease is a massive problem worldwide and if there were an effective treatment it could be very big news. Dr David Gluck MD also in the U.S. who has used LDN for many years notes that published studies have demonstrated that autoimmune disorders are marked by weak dysfunctional immune systems. This is contrary to the common belief that they are too strong. He says that the first commandment of the immune system is 'Thou shall not attack self'. Only a dysfunctional immune system attacks itself. Problems can arise with our immune response when two subsets of T-helper cells Th1 and Th 2 remain out of balance. T-helper cells coordinate the activity of the immune response to any threat. Conditions commonly associated with Th1 dominance are Type1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Crohn’s disease. Conditions commonly associated with Th2 dominance are ulcerative colitis, asthma, allergies and cancer. LDN has a key role in maintaining balance.

…many people with rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, other autoimmune diseases and many cancers report that they have done very well. Dr Julian Whitaker tells the story of a patient (Howard) with MS. Howard had undergone every MS treatment his neurologists ordered, including steroids, interferon, narcotics for pain and many other drugs. Howard had numerous setbacks including several hospitalisations, temporary vision loss and time in a wheelchair. He had read about LDN and was disappointed when his doctors refused to prescribe it. Finally after a year of visiting one physician after another Howard’s neurologist agreed to prescribe it for him. What a difference it made. Howard completed his Master’s degree, he says he has a new lease on life and no longer uses a cane. He says: “If I didn’t know I have MS, I wouldn’t believe it.” There are many success stories to be found on the internet. Not everyone achieves the same results as Howard but many people with rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, other autoimmune diseases and many cancers report that they have done very well. Dr Gluck says: “The reason why many people with MS seem to benefit is that LDN is the antithesis of the spectrum of MS medications.” The question that many may ask is, if it’s that good why isn’t it headline news? The reason for this is that naltrexone has been a generic drug for many years and there is no money to be made with low dose naltrexone. There seem to be only two significant contraindications to LDN’s use. LDN will block the effect of narcotic pain relief drugs and immunosuppressant medications will counter the potential benefits of LDN. In February this year the LDN Research Trust held an international conference covering many topics from autoimmune disease to autism and cancer. They have a very interesting website For more helpful information and patient stories check out this website: John Appleton, 09 489 9362,, Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


ARTS NEWS: Lake House Arts

Vintage Craft Summer School For the first time Lake House will be offering a Vintage Craft Summer School for adults in the week of the 16th – 22nd Jan! Classes on offer will include flax weaving, encaustic art, ‘vamped up vintage’ – recycled junk into artworks, DIY ceramic homewares and the art of engraving (printing workshop). To learn more and enrol please visit our website: Our school holiday classes will be running from Monday January 23rd – Friday 27th. There will be lots of arty fun to keep the kids occupied in the last week of the holidays – some examples below: Drawing and Painting with Eion Bryant: Wed 25th Jan 10am – 3pm Little Ceramic Houses: Wed 25th Jan 10am – 3pm Stained Glass painting: Friday 27th Jan 10am – 3pm Photography and video: Monday 23rd Jan 10am – 3pm You can enrol and pay via our website Recent graduates from tertiary art and design schools present works from their graduating portfolios in the INITIATE[s] exhibition series. Lake House Arts is now seeking proposals for the 2017 show from new graduates nationwide. Entries are open to 2015/2016 graduates from tertiary institutions. Please forward your CV with any exhibition history, some images of your graduating portfolio and a statement about the works you would like to show to: All mediums welcome.




Lake House Arts will be closed over the Christmas break from 21 December – 9 January. See you in the New Year! Lake House Arts is situated on park-like grounds at 37 Fred Thomas Dr in Takapuna. 09 486 4877. Open 7 Days.

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ARTS NEWS: Northart

Give the Gift of Pocket-Sized Art December – such an exciting month as we look forward to a new year and a break from our normal routine, and of course Christmas. Take the stress out of the present buying part of it, by calling into Northart and spend a relaxed half hour or so looking at ‘Pocket Edition. Small Works for Large Walls’. With over 250 works in the show, chances are high that you will find the perfect small painting for that special person in your life - or for yourself. But don’t leave it too long – they are selling fast. If you purchase it by Friday 9 December, we can organise the framing for you, for a small additional cost. All works are postcard sized and are priced from $60 to $395. There is a huge selection to choose from – everything from landscape and abstract to still life and portraiture, drawing, painting, collage and a mixture. And it is a cash and carry show, so once you have purchased the work you take it with you. The exhibition has been extended until 4pm Friday 16 December. Take time out too to look at ‘Shapshot16’, a photography project by students at Glenfield and Takapuna Intermediate Schools. They have a strong community theme and will be on display from 3 – 10 December. Earlier this year we exhibited a fascinating moving image work by Arpége Taratoa-Leaf and are delighted to welcome her back for her graduation exhibition ‘Windows and Mirrors’, three series of works that each address different issues and ideas that have arisen through digital media and ask questions about how we perceive reality, 5 – 16 December. The Northart galleries will close on Friday 16 December and not reopen until the evening of Friday 27 January for the opening of ‘Gyubang’, an exhibition of traditional Korean fabric crafts by SoonOk Song. It will include five 'hanbok', contemporary takes on traditional and ceremonial Korean costumes including a wedding dress and an evening dress together with traditional ornaments and decorations, and small hand stitched and hand embroidered everyday needlework items such as pin cushions, thimbles and bags. A series of workshops on traditional Korean craft, taught in Korean, will complement the exhibition. Opening on the evening of Auckland Anniversary, Monday 30, is the annual summer members’ show. Northart, Norman King Square, Northcote Shopping Centre 09 480 9633, 022 102 2422,

Janelle Wills, After dark.

Barry Ross Smith, Fanatical Feline.

Garry Currin, The Light of One Day.

Clare Young, Postcard from the Coast.

Sue Bonnington, Nasturtium.

Lindsey Kirk, Fleur-de-lis.

J.H. Park, A judgemental bunny.


Elizabeth Anderson, Wealthy Man.

Patrick Malone, Gliding On.

Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre Phone 09 480 9633 Northart is supported by Kaipatiki Local Board, the Lion Foundation and Birkenhead Licensing Trust and is open 10am – 4pm daily, evening viewings by arrangement. Admission is free. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


EDUCATION: Kristin School

Kristin Prestige Award Winners Kristin School marked the winners of the Senior School Prestige Awards with its end-of-year prize-giving. The awards recognise the immense amount of work these students have put in throughout their schooling careers.

Foundation Cup Rocky Jiang Kristin’s highest honour, awarded to a pupil who shows the true Kristin example Stevens Award for Academic Excellence Emma Cadman NCEA Dux of School Claudia Wysoki Memorial Trophy for Academic Excellence Hyeongjin Kim IB Dux of School Senior School Achievement Trophy Livia Wicks For participation and contribution to a prestigious standard in Academic, Sporting and Cultural Activities Appreciation Cup Nitika Govind For attitude, reliability, kindness, courtesy and consideration towards others

Foundation Cup winner Rocky Jiang

The Kristin School Duxes: Hyeongjin Kim and Emma Cadman.

Sir Denis Blundell Trophy Emma Cadman For personal conduct and citizenship

Firth Cup Jackson Keon and Leonard Takahashi Sportspersons of the Year

Anna Fuller Trophy Grace Dibble Awarded to a student who has displayed a consistently positive attitude, commitment and determination in the pursuit of excellence

Premier Cultural Awards

Gifford Shield Jessica Tucker For exemplifying the qualities of leadership

Kristin Performing Arts Trophy Livia Wicks

Premier Sporting Awards

Marge Scott Trophy Lachlan Grimwade For significant contribution to leadership in sport Tournament Trophy Girls' Orienteering Team & 420 Sailing Team

Lion King Junior a hit The Kristin Junior School Production of the The Lion King Junior came to life on the school’s Auditorium stage in spectacular fashion. An amazing group of parents and relatives from the Kristin Community helped to transform the stage into a stunning African savannah, and also assisted in the Wardrobe Department making costumes for every member of the Junior School. The show played to large audiences and a special showing also played to an invited audience of local junior school audiences and residents from local resthomes. Kristin is renowned for its tremendous productions and this show was no exception.


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Senior Performing Arts Cup Jamie Todd-Brown Production Cup Maisy Smithers

Premier Service Awards Liberalitas Cup Fraser Cotterill

Service to School Cup Livia Wicks ‘K’ Factor Trophy Jessica Hoeps

EDUCATION: Kristin School

Former Kristin Dux a Rhodes Scholar Former Kristin School Dux (2010) Lewis Fry has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Lewis has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) from Monash University and is currently working on a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) to become an eye surgeon. At Oxford University, he intends to undertake research toward a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), with a particular focus on gene and stem-cell therapy for retinal degradation. He aspires to become involved in the translation of medical research to clinical practice. Lewis is a talented fast bowler and opens for Melbourne’s Monash Club; he is also an experienced tramper and keen photographer. While at Kristen School he led a team that raised $16,000 to fund and build a garden for refugees at the Mangere Refugee Centre. The Rhodes is the oldest international scholarship programme, and is awarded

Work by renowned artist Carin Wilson installed at Kristin Celebrating the announcement of Rhodes scholars are, left to right, Governor-General Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Margot Gibson, Lewis Fry.

to up to three students from New Zealand, each year. The vision, when the scholarship was established over 100 years ago, was to develop outstanding leaders with the commitment to make a positive difference, the potential to become leaders for the world’s future, and the desire to promote international peace and understanding.This is closely aligned with Kristin School’s vision of ensuring students are Future Ready.

A stunning piece of work by renowned artist Carin Wilson has been installed in the foyer of Kristin School’s Library and Information Centre. The work - a gift to the school from a Year 13 family on the graduation of the last of their three children who have attended Kristin - is of important cultural significance. Each of the twenty pieces in the work is a replica of a signature of one of the Chiefs who signed the Treaty of Waitangi. Mr Wilson said the "tohu", or signature marks, were made by Maori who did not have a formal written language. They were very beautiful forms and worthy of representing in another environment, he said. The work gave the original creators of the marks a chance to live in another way.

Scholarships Awarded to Kristin Graduates Kristin students have had considerable success in securing scholarships at New Zealand tertiary institutions for upcoming years. The following have been awarded to Kristin Year 13 students: The University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship Katja Brand, Charles Law, Nadia Meyer, Yilan Sun, Samantha Taveras, Chenyang Zhao This scholarship is the University of Auckland’s premier award and is awarded for academic excellence, all-round ability and leadership potential. The scholarships are for three years and pay tuition fees and $2,500 per year. This award is worth up to $50,000. University of Auckland Faculty of Science Entry Level Undergraduate Scholarship Hattie Jones Awarded to applicants who show excellent academic ability in subjects related to their chosen area of study. University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship Sohee Kwon, Charles Law, Jessica Tucker This award offers support for up to three years of undergraduate study to an approximate value of $45,000. University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow & Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships Katja Brand, Emma Cadman, Julia Pereira,

Avanti Singhal Awarded to students who have demonstrated all round ability and exhibit leadership potential. University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship Henry Will Available to academically-able students with demonstrated high-level ability in their chosen area of performance. The award is worth up to NZ$16,000. AUT University Vice-Chancellor’s Significant Student Scholarship Oscar Gunn As well as recognising academic achievement, this scholarship recognises potential leadership ability, contribution to the school, community or cultural pursuits. Victoria University of Wellington Excellence Scholarships for School Leavers Ruby Langstone, Josie Clarke, Lucy Guild Valued at $5,000, these scholarships are offered to the top school leaver applicants in NCEA enrolling in any of Victoria University’s Bachelor degree programmes. University of Canterbury ‘Go Canterbury’ Scholarships Joe Gauld, Jacob Sutich Based on academic merit and a student’s

Some of the Scholarship winners with their awards.

willingness to get involved in activities outside of the classroom to enrich their UC experience, this award includes a $5,000 accommodation scholarship, career and personal leadership development opportunities, as well as cultural and outdoor adventure activities.. Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship Hattie Jones, Clodagh McCullough This scholarship was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in academic or arts. Benefitz Graphic Design Scholarship Yilan Sun This scholarship is awarded to the student who has attained a high level of design achievement and shows potential for future success. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


EDUCATION: Takapuna Grammar

Christian Swan as Michael in Billy Elliot.

Christian Swan

Lauren Towns

Lauren, far left, in Billy Elliot.

Stars in the Making Such enthusiasm, such commitment, such talent. 14 yearold Christian Swan is a delight to talk to. So energetic in his conversations about being on the stage, acting out a role and having the time of his life. Christian is currently playing the part of Michael in the stage version of 'Billy Elliot'. A season that was going to finish on November 15 but after two extensions will run until December 10. The process to be chosen for this role was lengthy and demanding, culminating in a 'Billy and Michael boot camp', as Christian described it, in April. He loves being in the show and his favourite number is 'Expressing Yourself', where the lyrics require him to wear a dress as he convinces Billy to be free to dance and act as he chooses. Theatre is his passion. As a member of the National Youth Theatre and the Auckland City Theatre Academy, Christian has the opportunity to perform in four productions a year. In addition, in 2015, he played the lead role in the Takapuna Grammar production of 'Oliver'. Acting has been his first love since the age of seven. He has also been learning tap dancing for two years. His school work has taken a bit of a back seat this term with a heavy performance schedule but he has kept up with his course work and tests, with his grades mostly at Merit and Excellence level in his core subjects, and of course in his favourite subject, Drama. His goal at the end of Year 13 is to gain a place at WA Academy of

Performing Arts to hone his skills before heading to Broadway or the West End. His CV is already looking pretty good and his desire to succeed is obvious. Equally bubbly, vivacious and super enthusiastic about theatre is schoolmate 13 year-old Lauren Towns. Lauren is also in the cast of 'Billy Elliot', playing the role of Susan Parks, nickname Spastic Starfish. The paths of Christian and Lauren have crossed for about five years now. Through membership of the National Youth Theatre and more recently in the TGS production of Oliver. These two shared this lead role, while Lauren was still in Year 8 at the adjacent Belmont Intermediate. Lauren has performed in several productions, beginning with 'Annie' in 2014, and 'The Sound of Music' in Brisbane, as well as 'Oliver', and now 'Billy Elliot'. Dancing is her passion – ballet, tap, and jazz. She also takes singing lessons and does musical theatre classes. Her aim is a career in theatre either here or overseas. Her experience in Brisbane – with her mother and brother – was a fabulous four month adventure that she loved. 'The Sound of Music', in which she played Louisa, was a huge learning experience but it was a more strictly regimented production, so she is enjoying the freedom of her current role where her wacky character is really bad at ballet , which 'is hard when you are usually good at ballet', she points out. Christian and Lauren are definitely two future stars in the making.

An inspiring young woman Ruby Wangford has just turned 17 and already she has done more than many of us in a much longer life time. She spotted an advertisement in the North Shore Times for a group going to Cambodia this month, to build a small concrete block building in a remote village near Siem Reap. She got in contact, met the group and within days had decided to go for it. To raise the money needed she sourced jobs including babysitting, car cleaning, cake baking, more babysitting and finally a movie night. She organised the whole thing, and while her Mum was her PA, she drove it in every detail, raising over $8,500 in the process. Ruby has always had a strong compassion for others – earlier this year she, with Mum’s help again, filled 21 car loads chock full with items destined for Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji. This was a six week long mission. She also organised a stall at school to collect more clothes before the last container left for Fiji. Not resting on her achievements, Ruby found a message on “Neigbourly” and contacted Corrina Dixon of Pillars, an organisation that supports the children who have a parent in prison. After talking with Corrina, Ruby decided that she would create a TGS Santa Tree for these children. She presented her idea to the Peer Service Team and gained their support but the driving force was Ruby. As the TGS contribution to 'Promise Children Christmas', a Christmas tree was


Ruby Wangford, right, with the Pillars Christmas tree.

placed in the school’s Library. Decorated by Teacher Librarian, Mrs. Annie White, the pile of donated presents from students and staff was gratifying. Ruby wants to thank all who helped. "I can imagine many excited faces on Christmas Day,” she said. Ruby is clearly an amazingly kind soul, quiet in nature, not a bragger – just a very hard working civic-minded young woman who deserves a great deal of admiration from us all.

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Celebrating success The recent prize giving ceremony in the Bruce Mason Centre was the highlight of the academic year. Over 140 students in Years 11 – 13 won awards in a wide range of subject areas. Overall at Year 11 the top scholar is Kate Lee, and in Year 12, Katherine Jacobs. In Year 13 six students were acknowledged for attaining outstanding results. Four Summa cum laude awards were made to Chris Pirie, Jordan Blum, Toby Wakelin and Guntian (Alan) Gu, who was the top IB student. The Proxime Accessit is Simon Goodwin and the Dux of the school is Max Griffiths. For School Spirit and All-round effort in Year 11, the Chubb Cleverdon Cup, was awarded to Danielle Neill. The White Cup, for School Spirit in Year 12, was won by Emilly Fan and the Spooner Cup, for School Spirit in Year 13, went to Amy Robertson.

Amy Robertson receives the Spooner Cup for School Spirit.

Dux, Max Griffiths.

Head Students 2017: Deputy Head Girl Saffie Doughty, Deputy Head Boy Jarrah Swift, Mrs Nixon, Head Boy Harvey Merton, Head Girl Ella Pearson.

Address by Head Girl Mary-Margaret Slack.

The TGS Orchestra – in its inaugural year.

Principal, Mrs Mary Nixon giving her first TGS Prize Giving speech.

Ruby Wangford with her Citation for Personal Excellence.

Five of the 13 recipients of Gold Merit Badges: Celine and Shani Human, Max Griffiths, Emilly Fan and Jordan Blum. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


EDUCATION: Westlake Girls

Volunteer of the Year, Stephen Dil.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year, Stella Ebert.

Team of the Year, Premier Tennis Team.

Coach of the Year, Steve Knights.

Service to Sport Award, Christine Maud.

Sportswoman of the Year, Yeon Su Lee.

2016 Sporting Excellence Awards Ex-Westlake Girls Olympic silver medallist Kayla McAlister returned to her old school to attend their Sporting Excellence Award Evening which was attended by over 400 students, staff and families. Kayla was joined by fellow Olympian Helena Gasson and both provided valuable insights into their respective sports and their experiences at the Rio Olympics. In 2016 over 30 Westlake students represented New Zealand in numerous sports. Sportswoman of the Year went to Yeon Su Lee. Yeon Su is a rising star in the pool and qualified for her first New Zealand teams, the FINA World Junior Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games, at the 2015 New Zealand Age Group Championships. At the 2016 Oceania Championships Yeon Su claimed a gold, silver and a bronze. She also competed in Hawaii at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships earlier this year. Yeon Su currently holds the New Zealand age group record for the 15 years 200m butterfly. Junior Sportswoman of the Year went to Year 9 student Stella Ebert who has an impressive haul of medals and placings including: 4 bronze medals at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Namibia for Rhythmic Gymnastics; silver at Auckland SS Championships; NZ Secondary Schools Champion; 8th overall at Pacific Rim Championships: 8th overall Junior at International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Greece. Year 10 student Tamara Otene was voted Sporting All Rounder of the Year for her contribution and involvement in athletics,


badminton, netball and volleyball. Amongst her many sporting achievements, Tamara is U17 badminton mixed doubles champion and was voted volleyball’s Most Outstanding Junior. For the second year running, Premier Tennis claimed Westlake’s Team of the Year. The team won the New Zealand Secondary Schools Teams title, defeating rivals Saint Kentigerns 5-1 in the final. They also retained the Auckland Senior A1 title and the James Aitkenhead Shield at the Auckland Champion of Champions tournament. The team will be attending the World SS Tennis Championships in Brazil in March 2017. Team members are Lauren and Paige Alter, Katie Bruce, Brooke Kenny, Amily Suga, Elys Ventura and Deshma Weerapperuma. Water polo coach Steve Knights claimed the Coach of the Year award for the third year in a row with his outstanding effort of leading the premier water polo team to the New Zealand title for the third consecutive year. Stephen Dil was named Volunteer of the Year for his contribution to basketball over the past two years. Staff member Christine Maud received the Service to Sport Award for her contribution to Westlake sport for over twenty years. Over the years Christine has been involved in sport in all roles, acting as an administrator, coach and an official. Christine organised and coached volleyball for five years and has been heavily involved in all aspects of Westlake’s squash programme for the past 22 years. She is about to retire and will be sorely missed by the sporting community of Westlake Girls High School.

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EDUCATION: Westlake Girls

Reilly Polaschek wins Manukatoa MSA Scholarship An outstanding track record in karate has earned Reilly Polaschek a scholarship worth $20,000 from Manukatoa, a charitable arm of Watson & Son, in partnership with the Aotearoa Maori Sports Awards Charitable Trust. Reilly is the inaugural recipient of this scholarship which is granted to a candidate of Maori descent who is excelling in combat sports. Reilly, a Year 13 student at Westlake Girls, began learning karate at the age of five and is passionate about her sport which challenges her both mentally and physically. She competes in both Kata, which involves patterns of movement, and Kumite, the sparring event. She acknowledges the benefits of the sport across other areas of her life, “Karate has given me self-discipline, which has really helped me with my studies. It has also given me the ability to focus, and taught me to push myself.” Reilly has held a New Zealand National Champion title for eight consecutive years and a New Zealand Open Champion title for seven years, earning her most recent gold medal at the Oceania Karate Championships in New Caledonia earlier this year. This year in Rio it was announced that karate will be included in the 2020 Olympics and Reilly

is planning to compete in some of the Olympic qualifying tournaments next year. The discipline she has acquired through karate will help her balance her training with her tertiary studies at Auckland University. Reilly was nominated for the scholarship by the President of Karate New Zealand and she is really grateful to receive this award which will help her fund future trips to overseas tournaments. The lessons learnt from karate Reilly Polaschek have obviously stood Reilly in good stead. Despite a rigorous karate schedule over the past few years, she has maintained a very high academic standard. Her sporting, academic and personal credentials have also earned her a University of Auckland Maori Academic Excellence Scholarship which gives her a grant of $20,000.

AIMES Awards for Performing Arts Junior Award for Excellence

Satine Finer-Neuhauser’s passion for the performing arts has earned her a North Harbour Junior Award for Excellence. Thirteen-year-old Satine began dancing at the age of two, and fell in love with the theatre during her acting debut at the Bruce Mason Centre at only four years old. Although classically trained in ballet, jazz and American tap, Satine has also experimented with lyrical, contemporary and hip hop dance styles and considers herself an “all-rounder”. Satine is also an accomplished singer and musician and learns several instruments. Demonstrating a natural talent for the flute at an early age, she won Best Performance of a New Zealand Work for two years running in the

Emerging Talent Award

In 2015 ex-Westlake Girls student Emma Lane left to follow her dreams after auditioning to study dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Only the second New Zealander ever to be accepted into this top international school, Emma has been driven since a young age by a determination to achieve something on the world stage. Initially her focus was in the sporting arena where she excelled at a wide range of sports, but at the age of fifteen she made the choice to devote herself to dance. Emma was fortunate enough to earn a

Primary/Intermediate class. She is currently a member of Westlake’s premier choir Cantare and Westlake’s symphonic band and flute choir. However, Satine’s achievements don’t stop at the performing arts. She has also surprised the medical profession and inspired other sufferers by overcoming Complex Regional Pain Syndrome which was diagnosed at the age of ten. CRPS is a neurological condition which causes the patient to suffer from nonstop excruciating pain and left Satine unable to walk for seven months. She was facing a lifetime of disability and defied all odds by curing herself. Throughout her ordeal she continued to play the flute and has now been pain-free for over two years and is determined to live life to the fullest.

Satine Finer-Neuhauser

Satine is planning to put her $3000 grant towards her music studies and aspires to a career in music, theatre and performance. In the meantime she takes every opportunity to showcase her many talents.

place in the acclaimed local youth dance company One Step Beyond who performed at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow, and it was here that the seed of her ambition to attend an international dance school took root. Moving from the comfortable environment of the North Shore to London has not been without challenges but has allowed her to improve her technique as a performer and her creativity as a choreographer, as well as introducing her to other talented students Emma Lane and teachers. Emma’s success has earned her a North Harbour Club Emerging Talent award and a grant of $5000. Her aspiration she hopes to return one day to New Zealand is to dance in an international company and to open her own dance school. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


EDUCATION: Westlake Boys

Hamish McKay interviews Westlaker Rio Olympians James Coughlan, Michael Brake and Gary Francis

Staff Award Winners Hamish McKerrow, Heath Nola, Karl Jorgensen and Jawal Nalloul.

Sports Awards Dinner 2016 On Friday 4 November, Westlake Boys students, parents, staff, coaches, managers and corporate supporters celebrated the school’s individual and team sporting achievements at the annual Sports Awards Dinner. Special guests for the evening were a panel of three Westlakers, Michael Brake (Rowing), James Coughlan (Hockey) and Gary Francis (Paralympic Swimming Coach), all of whom were involved with the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio this year. Panelists were interviewed by Sports Broadcaster, Hamish McKay, and gave a fascinating insight into life in the Olympic village, a typical day in their training programmes, what motivates them and how they overcome setbacks. Sports Colours were awarded to 52 students across 20 sports for exceptional service to their sport over a number of years or their sporting achievement during 2016. In addition to the many students who received sporting colours and individual awards, a number of staff and volunteer parent coaches were presented with awards in recognition of their selfless contribution to the school’s sports programmes. Team of the Year was awarded to the Premier Squash Team, who were simply unstoppable and won six trophies, barely losing a single set. Their captain, Rafa Yam, who has led the team to win every single trophy possible for two consecutive years, won the Alf Butt Trophy for True Sportsmanship. He won every game he played this year and also represented both New Zealand and the Philippines. Winner of the Colin Pascoe Cup for outstanding attitude and sportsmanship was captain of the National-winning Volleyball team and member of the Premier Basketball team, a New Zealand Representative and Westlake’s 2016 Sports Captain, Greg Vukets. Zae Wallace, 2016 Captain of the Rugby League Team for three years, won the Simon Bryan Award for Outstanding Achievement. He was voted halfback of the year for the second year in a row for the College Rugby League team of the year and also received MVP of the Tournament. The final award of the night was the Arblaster Family Cup for Sportsman of the Year. There were nine students nominated, all of whom have had an exceptionally successful 2016 • Oscar Guo – one of the top Badminton players in New Zealand • Rafa Yam – premier squash player, New Zealand and Philippines representative • Zae Wallace – significant achievements in Rugby League • Fine Inisi – exceptionally talented Rugby Union and Rugby League player • Greg Vukets – Sports Captain, Volleyball Captain, Premier Basketball player and NZ Beach Volleyball representative • Daniel Hoy – world class triathlete, NZ Cross Country and Road


2016 Sportsman of the Year, Dan Hoy with his proud mum Jane Hoy.

Running Champion • Victor Ma – Table Tennis Captain and NZSS Singles Champion, NZ World Junior representative • Jason Churches – exceptional swimmer, NZ representative • Finn Kennard-Campbell – another outstanding swimmer holding several NZ age records The 2016 Westlake Sportsman of the Year was Dan Hoy. Dan is the first Westlake student to win the Sportsman of the Year Award twice, having previously being awarded the accolade in 2014 for his silver medal in the triathlon at the 2014 Youth Olympics. 2016 proved to be one of the most impressive years to date of his rapidly flourishing Triathlon career. Dan is the NZSS National Champion, winning the race by a record margin, and now regularly competes against the best triathletes in the world amassing six top ten finishes at world events this year. His best result was a win in the Senior Men's Asian Cup in Korea in October. Dan has also had a stellar year with Distance Running - he is the North Harbour, Auckland and New Zealand Cross Country Champion, as well as a National Champion in Road Running. Well done Dan – Westlake is very proud of your commitment, work ethic and well-deserved accomplishments!

Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

EDUCATION: Westlake Boys

Farewell to Long-serving Staff Members Every year we are sad to say goodbye to members of staff who are leaving Westlake Boys, and most of all to people who have been with us for a long time. This year is no exception. Among the departing staff are three teachers who, between them, have served the Westlake community for 81 years! Simon Smith If ever Westlake wanted to prove that it moulded young men into caring and productive citizens, they need look no further than Simon Smith. Simon started his Westlake journey as a third former, in 1967, returned to join the teaching staff in 1989 and has taught at his school for 28 years. As Head of History and formerly a Dean and Deputy Headmaster, Simon has been a mainstay of the school’s Social Sciences department. He is a gifted History teacher whose students consistently achieve outstanding results and he has successfully passed on his love for his subject by making his lessons interesting and vibrant. Aside from his teaching, Simon has had a major impact on Westlake through his commitment to sport, especially sailing. A passionate sailor, he has taken part in five Sydney to Hobart races and competed in the first ever Whitbread Round the World Ocean Race. Simon ran Westlake’s sailing programme for many years, leading the school to a number of national and Australasian titles and producing many internationally renowned sailors. Simon is patient, loyal, gregarious and principled, with a strong social conscience

and a wicked sense of humour. Westlake will miss the huge contribution he has made to the success and tone of the school. Adrienne Burney We say goodbye to Adrienne Burney, who has taught Classics at Westlake Boys for 31 years. Adrienne has an encyclopaedic knowledge, which she has passed on with enthusiasm to her students and supplemented with travels to Egypt, Italy and Greece. Outside school, Adrienne has written for a Level 3 revision book, a teachers’ guide and exam papers and was honoured with a lifetime award by the NZ Association of Classic Teachers. Reflecting on her long teaching career, Adrienne remarked that she enjoyed the challenge of ‘young enquiring minds and the many personalities that Westlake provided’. Past students remember one of her common sayings, ‘I don’t care how you say it, just spell it correctly!’ A true bookworm, Adrienne has had a long-standing involvement with the school library and has also coached frisbee and archery. Mike Calver Mike came to Westlake in 1992 and has completed a quarter century of unstinting and loyal service in the school’s Maths faculty. One of his main goals has always been to do what he could for the struggling student. Outside the classroom he has added value to Westlake in many ways, initially coaching the 5C rugby team and, since 2004, managing the squash programme. This culminated in him seeing the Premier Squash team achieve

Westlake retirees, long-serving staff members Mike Calver, Adrienne Burney and Simon Smith have, collectively, dedicated 81 years of service to Westlake Boys High School.

back-to-back National titles in 2015 and 2016, and Westlake’s 2016 Team of the Year. Mike’s other passion within the school has been as chairperson for the PPTA – the union for secondary school teachers. In this capacity his focus has always been to safeguard the rights of his colleagues, to ensure they were treated fairly and to support the underdog. He is a man for whom probity and virtue are paramount.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Wins Awards At a fun-filled gala night at Sky City, the ‘iTicket Showdown Awards’ for Auckland Secondary Schools’ Productions were presented, recognising the talents of cast and crew of more than 30 greater Auckland schools. The Westlake Boys’ and Girls’ Schools’ Production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ picked up nominations in numerous categories and won the award for ‘Outstanding Play’. Director and HOD Drama at Westlake Boys, Nick Brown, remarked ‘The great thing about this award is that everybody in the production can lay a small degree of ownership to it.’ Year 13 student, Joe Jackson also won the award for ‘Best Male in a Supporting Role’ for his hilarious and captivating portrayal of Nick Bottom.

Joe Jackson won ‘Best Male in a Supporting Role’ at the 2017 Showdown Awards.

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EDUCATION: Long Bay College

2017 Prefects

Long Bay College is very proud to announce its Prefect Body for 2017. They are as follows: Head Boy: Alex Quinn, Head Girl: Savannah Schreuder, Deputy Head Boy: Jono Hohaia, Deputy Head Girl: Rebekah Walton School and Community Culture Prefects: Gabriella Jones, Donovan Clemow, Jode Lee, Aarron Todd Sports Leaders: Josh van der Sande, Rosie Dawson. Prefects: Krista Barnaby, Katelyn Hilton, Marco van der Merwe, Sophie Nuttall, Brianna Thomas. Academic Leaders: Blake Johns, Ashleigh Patton. Prefects: Douglas Maynard, Zanri Beukes, Peter Briesh, Catriona Miller, Tess James. Arts Leaders: Kane Evans, Briana Gordhan. Prefects: River Ivatt, Thomas Harris, Sophie Choi, Oliver Knott, Grace Malone. International Leaders: Jason Dockery, Grace Ballinger. Prefects: Anna Atarake, Alina Meusel, Amber Taffs, Brandon Alsen, Ye Lin Seo, April DriscollNgaamo. Digital and Communication Leaders: Matt Cuzner, Sarah Hannah.

Jordan Laumatia-Drabble and Brittany Allison-Carnie

Long Bay College Premier Netball Team

Prefects: Connor Kendall Jones, Aimee Tibbotts, Rebecca Ang, Oliver Hayward, Sustainability Leaders: Harry Pearce, Aimee Dickenson. Prefects: Gina Davey, Shaun Watt, Liza Zyuzina, Carla Britz, Rachael McHugh. Long Bay College would also like to congratulate the following students who achieved wonderful success throughout the year and were acknowledged at the 2016

Sports Awards recently: Senior Sportsman of the Year: Jordan Laumatia-Drabble Senior Sportswoman of the Year: Brittany Allison-Carnie Junior Sportsman of the Year: Samuel Roberts Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Kayla Allison-Carnie Sports team of the Year: Premier Netball Team

Bright Sparks at Long Bay College Two Long Bay College Electronics students were amongst the finalists at the National ASB Bright Sparks Competition recently. Year 11 student Ben Fletcher came 3rd in the Engineering category (against mostly Year 13 students from around New Zealand), and won the People’s Choice Award, decided by online voting throughout NZ for his Fishing Torpedo - an invention used to

drop a fishing line out to sea from the beach. Hayden Schimdt (Year 9) won the Engineering (Junior) category with his invention “Tech Grip” - a device that is used by Hand Therapists to determine improvement in grip strength after a hand injury. Hayden also got 2nd place for both the Science and Software category.

The Young Designer Awards The tradition of excellence in Design and Visual Communication continues at Long Bay College. For well over a decade, students of this subject have gained some of the top awards in national competitions and earn mostly excellence and merit grades in NCEA. The Young Designer Awards is an annual, prestigious national design competition for secondary school students, held in Christchurch and judged by a panel of industry experts. Working from a given design brief in a range of categories, two Year 10 students were recently awarded some of the top places in this competition. Congratulations to Emma Smith who won 1st place Residential Architecture, and Bella McMahon who came 2nd place Residential Architecture.


Emma Smith, Bella McMahon.

Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

EDUCATION: Pinehurst School

Pinehurst is a premier, coeducational independent school based in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. Sian Simpson

Avalon Biddle

Aimes Awards For Alumni Congratulations to Pinehurst School alumni Avalon Biddle and Sian Simpson who both recently won a 2016 AIMES Award. Sian was awarded the Innovation Award for an impressive second year in a row. Sian represents New Zealand as a young entrepreneur, marketer and community manager at the Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco where she’s helping Kiwi technology companies expand into the US market. Motorcycle Road Racer, Avalon Biddle was presented with a Judges Special Award for her dedication and success in her chosen sport of Motorcycle Road Racing. 2015 was Avalon’s most successful year yet, winning the New Zealand Superlite Championships and the European Women’s Cup. We wish both Avalon and Sian warm congratulations.

Head Boy Excels Again 2016 Head Boy Ishan Kokulan recently obtained 95% in the Trinity College London ATCL Diploma of Communication Skills (Public Speaking). This is an incredible achievement especially given Ishan has been doing this in his own time on top of his many other commitments.

Calder Slays Championships Following a very solid 2016 winter season of training and racing culminating in winning the New Zealand U16 Indoor Slalom Championships, Year 9 Pinehurst student Calder Bain has been selected for Snowsport New Zealand’s International Youth Team. This year Calder will be competing as a first year Under 16 athlete and will Calder Bain represent New Zealand at the Whistler Cup International Ski Federation (FIS) Youth races in North America in April 2017. Good luck Calder!

With an emphasis on individual attention and a total school roll of only 850, Pinehurst 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, wellequipped adult. A global leader in Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Pinehurst offers an EXTENSIVE ACADEMIC, SPORTS AND ARTS CURRICULUM, taught by experienced 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.

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EDUCATION: Rosmini College

Zheng Tan and his his Parents.

Reinhart Bate and his Parents.

Senior Prizegiving 2016 Rosmini College’s Senior Prizegiving was held on Thursday, 3rd November at 7.30pm in the Tindall Auditorium. School Chaplain Father Craig Dunford led the Opening Prayer and Year 13 Prefect, Matthew Chan led the Rosmini Prayer. Head Boy, Matthew Kereama sung the National Anthem. Rosmini’s Head of Catholic Character, Zheng Tan performed Poulenc’s ‘Novelette No 1 and No 2’ on the piano, the Rosmini College Orchestra played Michael Sweeny’s ‘Drums of Corona’ and Year 12 student, Adrian Brown performed Jack

Thammarat’s ‘Mt Frontman’ on his guitar. Zheng Tan was named the School Dux and he also won the Wallace Cup, the Casey Cup, the Mohammed Trophy for Effort and Determination in Mathematics, the Aldiss Classical Studies Prize, the Hillman Cup for Senior English, the Donnelly Cup for Senior Economics, the Commitment to Choir Cup and the Catcheside Memorial Cup for All Round Responsibility and Involvement in the School. Deputy Head Boy, Reinhart Bate was named as the Proxime Accessit Dux.

Rosmini College's Water Polo Team A. Rosmini College's Junior Waka Ama.

Junior Waka Ama Champs Congratulations to Rosmini College’s two Junior Waka Ama teams who are the Division 1 and Division 2 Junior Auckland Waka Ama Champs. The two Rosmini teams competed in the sprints at the Auckland Secondary School Junior Waka Ama Regatta held at the Orakei Basin on Saturday, 9th November. Rosmini’s Development Waka Ama team was captained by Metuisela Telefoni and it consisted of Pita Maxwell-Topia, Conor Ashdown, Noah Jones and Brik Ford. The top Junior team, Rosmini Junior Greyman, was captained by Kisione Cocker-Valu and it consisted of Lincoln Forrest, Jarmon Nui, Kyle Kennedy, Mitchell Dance, Ke’arn Peters and Niwa Wiki. Metuisela says their win was all the more satisfying as they were ‘the underdogs’ and they also managed to beat ‘rivals Kaipara and Westlake.’


Water Polo Win

Rosmini A has won the North Island Intermediate Water Polo Championships – B Grade. The team was placed in a tough pool along with Murrays Bay Intermediate School team 7, Albany Junior High School and Sacred Heart. The team hit the ground running with a 1-0 win against Murrays Bay Intermediate School, then convincing wins against Albany Junior High School, Kings College and Liston College, followed by a draw against the Sacred Heart Sea Eagles. In the semi finals they played Belmont Intermediate winning 6-3. The final was against an undefeated Takapuna Intermediate School. The game began with two quick goals from Tim Blewden and William Catlin and, at the start of the fourth quarter, Rosmini were leading 4-0 thanks to another goal from Tim Blewden and a goal from Conor O’Shea. The final score was 4-2 and Tim Blewden was named the Most Valuable Player. The Rosmini A team consisted of Ethan D’Souza, Joshua Wadsworth, Thomas Broomfield, Daniel Bacon, William Catlin, Tim Blewden, Antony Emery, Ross McFadzean, Conor O’Shea and Corbin Purvis. The team is coached by Year 11 student, James Catlin and Aaron D’Souza is the Manager.

Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017

TECHNOLOGY with PC Revolution

For her last column of the year, Nancy Crawford of PC Revolution takes a look at our technology-filled modern lives...

Moving with the times These days writing a letter or sending a nice photo via the post are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. We are becoming more and more impatient. We just want to see our friends now, talk with them, see how they look, have they grown or changed? We want to share the photo of a special event as it happens. Seldom do you reach for the big phone book anymore; you check Google and see what it has to say. Travelling the world with 30 books to choose from has never been easier, more cost effective or lightweight. The difficulty is moving from the manual process to the electronic one – giving up the paper and learning how to operate this new technology. Making it work for us can be where we come unstuck. However, choosing the right kind of technology can make things a lot easier. Tablets are small personal computers, easily used on the run and can be an extension of other devices or a perfect stand-alone option. All tablets are not created equal. When choosing a tablet, it is vital you consider the memory capacity of the device. Many devices with small memories need you to be online a lot of the time, requiring the use of the internet to complete its operating system. With a small memory, you may find that many of your files, photos, books and movies also need to be uploaded to The Cloud and therefore can only be accessed when you are connected to the internet. Having a larger memory is a bit like having space on a bookshelf. Let’s imagine your device is a bookcase, and the operating system and every thing you store on the device, is a book. If the bookshelf is very full and you want to add more books to the shelf, it makes it difficult for you to move or sort your books. Not having an extra shelf to move things to while you sort the books will require you to store the books in another bookcase (The Cloud) or throw that book away (delete a file or photo). Not having room to move the books also slows down the process of sorting the books, having to go to the storage place to retrieve the book can be time


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consuming and what if the storage place is closed? (No internet connection). That could be as simple as travelling around the country and coming across areas that do not receive internet or getting on a plane and not being able to access the internet during your flight. Better to have a larger bookcase in which to store everything keeping it under your control and available to you at all times, than having to divide the books and store them in different places. It also allows you to keep the books safe lessening the possibility of them being stolen (your device hacked), as there is less need for an outsider to look after your books (The Cloud). As well as memory capacity, the other thing to check when choosing a tablet is what ports it has, (holes in the side that allow other devices to connect). These ports are also particularly useful to increase the memory capabilities of a device or simply allows you to take the SD card out of a camera or phone and transfer all the photos directly onto the device. PC Revolution is a New Zealand owned and operated company and has developed devices that can remove many of these concerns, allowing you to take and store photos, books, movies and games, Skype or keep in touch via Facebook and surf the internet until your heart's content. It simply allows you to be in control. Be connected to the internet or operate completely offline. Some of the highest-quality products on the market are operating Microsoft software, these devices come standard with 128GB (10” tablet), two cameras (one front and one rear facing). All devices are preloaded with Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 365, have detachable keyboards and cases offering the tablet experience with the advantages of a light weight laptop – it really is a PC (personal computer) in a tablet. Here at PC Revolution we wish you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous coming year. PC Revolution, PO Box 304034, Hauraki 021 388 507

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EDUCATION Dave Scott, Kristin School


Brought to you by Board Chair, Craig Donaldson and CEO, Andrew Young.

Kristin School's Middle School Principal, Dave Scott.

Does downtime equal screentime?

Dave Scott

I think that at one time or another, almost all of us have seen the following situation: a family out at a restaurant where there is no social interaction and everyone’s faces are glued to their glowing screens. Recent research shows students between the ages of 8 and 18 are estimated to spend 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen, which does not count the additional 1.5 hours texting and talking on mobile phones. Recently I have been reading an excellent book called Glow Kids by Nicholas Karadaras. This is a book I would recommend to all parents, whatever the age of your child. Sometimes, the hardest books to read are the ones that question our own habits and ask difficult questions about how we are bringing up our children. This is an incredibly readable and, at times, an alarming book about the potential dangers to children of screen time, whether it is from a tablet, a mobile phone, or a laptop computer. The book also details the potential connections between screen time and a number of mental health conditions including depression, ADHD, aggression, and even psychosis. Glow Kids examines how the digital age affects neurochemistry and brains, particularly those of vulnerable young children. While the benefits of mobile technology and the internet are almost universally espoused, the book warns that we have not fully appreciated the significant dangers. The book also warns that our obsession with electronic devices can at least partially cause these various disorders. If nothing else, Glow Kids supports the concept that excessive screen time and mental disorders go hand in hand. Symptoms emerge, school performance suffers, appropriate faceto-face social interaction decreases and young adults often turn away from healthy pursuits such as sports, music, the arts, and the outdoors. My experience in education has shown me that unhappy children can find an escape from the realities of life at the click of a mouse. For some, it is much easier to mouse click than to deal with the effects of social awkwardness, bullying, an unhappy home life, or a lack of friends. Having parents who observe and restrict the amount of screen time is certainly important, however, screens are virtually everywhere. More and more schools are racing to computerise classrooms and learning, although the evidence does not support that this is always beneficial. In some cases, for individuals who are already 'addicted' from extensive use of electronic devices at home, well-intentioned educators worsen their behaviours. Technology advocates cite many benefits for being information technology literate but there has been relatively little information about the dangers of what we give up for what we get. In addition to the neurochemical changes associated with Internet addiction, as adults and parents, as uncomfortable as it might be, we must look at our own behaviour. Screen time has become an all-too-common part of 21st-century life and the question I think we need to ask ourselves is: are we, as parents, modeling and emphasizing extensive time in front of a computer screen as normal and acceptable to our children? The solutions to these issues you will, no doubt, be unsurprised to hear are not new. They do, however, require clear boundaries and positive example setting: • Be knowledgeable parents who set screen limits when necessary at home • Do not fall into the 'do as I say, not as I do' trap • Encourage open conversation about screen time habits – what is acceptable within your own family? • Use professional help when signs of an addiction appear.

Well Said

Andrew Young.

Craig Donaldson.

Serious illness or injury can strike at any time. Although we don’t like to think about, if something happened to you or someone in your family, do you want to be assured the best health care possible will be available? One of things we love about being involved with the Well Foundation is that we can support better healthcare for people of all ages in our community when they need it most. Babies, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly – the Well Foundation is here to help everyone. Whether it’s a high tech piece of equipment or something as simple as a dedicated kit given to patients to help them get more sleep while in hospital, thanks to the community behind us we can make a difference for everyone. Right now we’re fundraising for a range of equipment for our local hospitals: • A $5,875 Cosytherm Warming Mattress for new born babies to stay close to mum for important bonding time • An $8,900 Accuvein Finder to help medical staff accurately insert an intravenous line, injection or take a blood sample with minimal discomfort to the patient • A $17,752 Diagnostic Microscope to help pathology and cancer specialists assess cancers and develop treatment plans for some of the hospital’s sickest patients

Andrew (far left) and Craig (far right) post race with some of the 2016 Auckland Marathon team

We’re proud to be fundraising for all of those things. So much so that we both donned our running shoes recently to take part in the 2016 Auckland Marathon and alongside an awesome little team of people raised over $10,000 towards these important pieces of equipment. That $10,000 along with a number local people and organisations getting behind our fundraising means we are edging closer to the finish and getting each item into the hospital. If you’d like to make a donation or have an idea of how you could fundraise for us, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at or give us a call on 09 447 0138. Until next time we’d like to say a big thanks to the great people that make our community such a great one to be part of. It’s only thanks to supportive people that we’ve been able to achieve what we have this year for local healthcare. We wish you all a safe and happy festive season! Go well. Well Foundation, Level 2, 15 Shea Tce, Takapuna, Auckland The Well Foundation is the official charity supporting Waitemata District Health Board Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


ACCOUNTANCY with Mike Atkinson Bellingham Wallace

Before you shut up shop for the summer, Mike Atkinson has some suggestions...

The Business Cash Cycle As we start our winding road to the silly season, thoughts may be shifting to what gifts to buy loved ones, where to spend Christmas Day, or in some cases, do I have enough cash to see me through to the New Year. This time of year can be a very difficult time for business and cash flow. Typically, we make a final push for sales in November hoping by some miracle that our customers will pay us before Christmas. December sales tend to weaken a bit, then January is slower again as everyone builds up momentum after 2-3 weeks break to enjoy summer. By February, hopefully normal transmission has resumed, with sales getting back to usual levels. As a result of this cycle of activity, normal cash receipts often don’t occur until March, based on February’s sales. Throw in GST and provisional tax in mid-January, and it’s no wonder that most business owners enter the holiday season with one eye firmly on the bank balance. The importance of cash to a business can easily be compared to the importance of oxygen to us, cut off the air supply and the end is imminent. In a typical business the cash cycle looks something like this:

Cash Debtors

Stock Sales

We invest cash to purchase stock or produce work in progress. Then if we’re lucky we sell that stock (hopefully for more than it cost!), converting stock into debtors. If we’re really really lucky, our customers will pay and the cash returns to the business and the cycle begins again. Obviously in some businesses (for example a service business), stock in the above model can be replaced with work-in-progress and in others there may be no debtors as all sales may be paid for in cash. However, regardless of the business, a variation of this model will apply. This cycle is a business’s internal money press. The more you can accelerate the cash cycle outlined above, the faster you turn your profits into cash and the easier it is to manage your working capital position. Aside from the obvious issues, such as generating sufficient sales and having suitable margins, the areas that typically cause cash flow problems are the following: • Carrying Too Much Stock – ideally a business should carry no more stock than it needs in order to maximise sales. Slow moving or obsolete stock needs to be liquidated and


Mike Atkinson

turned back into cash. Monitor stock turn rates, create sound relationships with suppliers to shorten lead times and know your market so that you don’t end up with hard to move items. It is also worth noting that there is a proven link between high stock levels and an increase in both stock theft and damage. In addition to cash tied up in stock, there are all the hidden costs associated with higher stock levels, including storage and freight. These hidden costs can add a further 20% of costs to your stock value. • Inadequate Debtors Control – take a look at the way you manage debtors and where the payment process can be tightened up. Monitor your debtor days (i.e. how long does it take from sale to receipt of cash) and implement a robust collection system. Late payers need to be brought under control now to minimise the impact on your cash flow over the Christmas period. In this market, customers will take every opportunity to delay payment and those businesses without tight credit controls are invariably the last to be paid. Don’t forget that it’s costing you money every day to fund your overdue debtors, so charging interest is a valid option. • Capital Expenditure – be wary of paying cash for any significant capital items (fixed assets) unless you have robust cash flow forecasts in place that show the purchase can safely be done. Many businesses run into trouble because they used their working capital cash to fund asset purchases and then later couldn’t pay their tax bills or their suppliers. Remember, you can finance or lease your equipment purchases so that you are not putting pressure on your cash flow. A good rule is to match the life of the asset with the life of the funding (i.e. loan). • Drawings – as a business owner, how much money are you taking out of the business on a monthly basis? Many business owners are shocked to see the annual level of drawings that they take and are unaware of the pressure that this can put a business under. Set yourself a budget that is acceptable to both you and your business and stick to it. Better yet, if you are working in the business, pay yourself a market PAYE salary to compensate you for the role that you perform. Separate out payments to you as an employer performing a role, versus payments to you as a shareholder. Shareholder payments should be based around a sensible dividend policy. One of the simplest and most valuable business tools you can have is some solid cash flow projections. These projections can take many forms, including a month end cash position, a weekly or even daily cash projection to keep things on track. Projections let you see potential cash flow problems in advance and deal with them before you reach a crisis point. So before your thoughts take off to a long summer’s holiday enjoying some refreshing beverages and maybe a sizzling BBQ, remember to ensure that your business has enough oxygen to get through to March 2017.,

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Do you have a Will?

Legally Speaking with Nicolette Bodewes, Schnauer & Co.

Nicolette Bodewes.

While most of us don’t think about it, we will all pass away. And most of us don’t know when. So it is important to have our affairs in order just in case the unthinkable happens. Many young people in particular will argue that they have so few assets they don’t need a Will. As soon as your estate consists of at least $15,000 in assets and/or cash a Will is needed to ensure that the assets are distributed to those you want to benefit. With Kiwisaver almost 8 years old, many people now have a fund that has a reasonable value. Without a Will you die “intestate”. This means that a family member will have to apply to the Court for an Order appointing someone to administer the estate. Legislation will determine who inherits and what percentage of your estate they will receive. This may mean that family members, or even friends or charities may not receive what you had intended them to receive. The only way to avoid this is to have a current Will. There are specific requirements around the drafting of a Will and if it is not correctly executed, while you may think you have a Will, it may not be accepted as a legally valid Will and you could still die intestate. It is therefore important to ensure that your Will is correctly drafted and executed. While a Will will ensure your affairs are properly handled after you pass away, during your lifetime it is wise to have Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). Enduring Powers of Attorney cover Personal Care and Welfare, as well as Property. In the event that you become unwell to the extent that you are not able to make decisions for yourself your attorney can

While a Will will ensure your affairs are properly handled after you pass away, during your lifetime it is wise to have Enduring Powers of Attorney… take over and step into your shoes. EPAs for Property can be activated immediately upon signing of the document. Property EPAs are particularly helpful if someone travels overseas but has property in New Zealand. Their attorney can then deal with any property matters in New Zealand on their behalf. A little attention to these matters while you are still well is a saving in time and money and ensures you do not have to worry if the unthinkable happens. Schnauer & Co, 222 Kitchener Road, Milford 09 486 0177

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TALKING TRUSTS Tammy McLeod, Davenports

PROPERTY LAW Siva Rajadurai, Davenports

Siva holds an LLB degree from the University of London. He held varied careers in the past and as such takes a very analytical and pragmatic approach to matters handled by him. Siva's areas of expertise are Commercial Law, Property law, Contract Law. He advises clients mainly on sale and purchase of properties and businesses, commercial leases and contract negotiations. Siva Rajadurai

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Tammy McLeod (BA LLB) is 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 Tammy McLeod 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 current co-convenor of the NZICA Trust Special Interest Group.

William, Penny & Sarah

Due to soaring house prices, Cliff and Amanda resorted to purchasing a house (house and land package) from a wellknown property developer. They signed the agreement in early 2015 subject to Solicitor’s Approval clause. Their lawyer perused the agreement and advised them that the contract was pretty standard and explained what the purchase price was etc. It was an attractive option for them as the purchase price was not as steep as properties which are already in existence. Furthermore, the settlement date was in June 2016, this gave them ample time to sort their finances for the settlement. In June 2016, the couple were informed that Code Compliance Certificate was issued and the settlement was due in the next five working days. When the couple viewed the property before settlement they were shocked to find that there was a pillar in the middle of the lounge which was not shown on the original plan. The couple tried their best to replace their unit with another in the same complex and failing that cancel their agreement but were not able to do so as they were bound by the contract. The contract contained a clause that allowed the developer/builder to alter plans and the purchasers were prevented from cancelling the contract or seek damages due to any change in the plans or reduction in size of the unit. The couple were distraught because their lawyer did not explain to them the implications of the clauses nor did he even try to seek amendment to the clauses which were clearly risky to his client. The new layout has made it difficult for Cliff and Amanda to move in with all their furniture. Very disappointed with the whole situation, they put the property back in the market. The estate agent advised them that it would be difficult to sell the house due to the pillar in the middle of the lounge and suggested that they reduce the sale price. To cut their losses, Cliff and Amanda had to agree to a massive reduction in price. Similarly, another young couple Blake and Jenny signed and paid their deposit for a beautiful three bedroom apartment which was due for completion two years later. However, down the line, the developer cancelled the contract due to not being able to finance the project. The couple’s deposit was refunded but they were left to look for another property in a market that had appreciated over the one year period. Developers/builders normally are reluctant to agree to any significant amendments to their contracts. You need to take a stand or be willing to accept the risk.

William and Penny had three lovely children who were now in their early twenties. William and Penny enjoyed a lovely lifestyle on the North Shore. They owned their own business, had a beach house at Matarangi and their lovely family home was close to Milford beach. Life was good. They had set up a family trust many years ago when they started their business on the advice of their lawyer at the time. It was a standard family trust and owned both of their houses and the shares in the business. The main reason for the trust was for asset protection purposes if something went wrong in the business, but William and Penny could also see the advantages that a trust might give them in respect of the Property (Relationships) Act. What they could never have anticipated was that their trust would one day help them protect their youngest daughter, Sarah, from herself. Sarah had always been an outgoing kid. Right from a little girl, she had had a wide group of friends and a very active social life. However, when she started university, she fell in with the wrong crowd. Sarah would come home late, sleep in late and initially William and Penny thought she was just out drinking as her older brother and sister had done when they started university. But as Sarah’s behaviour got more and more erratic, they discovered that Sarah had a serious drug habit. William and Penny were devastated. They gave Sarah all the support they could, booked her into various rehab programmes, but nothing seemed to work. They were at their lawyers one day signing some documentation for the business, when their lawyer asked them if they wanted to review their will and wishes for the trust – it had been some time since they had done this. When they looked at the wishes it said that if they both died, the trust fund would be split equally between the three children. William and Penny realised how disastrous it would be to Sarah if she received that amount of cash if they both died. Their lawyer told them that one huge benefit of having a trust is the flexibility it gives upon death. They could write into their wishes that Sarah’s share would be held for her until she became “clean”, but that the trust could still assist, just not give her lump sums of cash. William and Penny quickly changed their wishes to deal with that potential outcome. The good news is that Sarah did come off the drugs and has been clean for some time. William and Penny were able to modify their wishes again so that if they both died, Sarah would take her share as the other children did.

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your place in the sun


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.

Where did this year go? Hello readers, again it is December. Where the hell did this year go? Hopefully you all have your plans to see your family and your friends sorted out for the Christmas and holiday period. Let’s make use of our beautiful surroundings over this time, walking and swimming at our beautiful beaches, walking around our parks and reserves and taking the time to enjoy a slower pace of life for a week or so. November’s earthquake, now known as the Kaikoura quake, was first of all like dodging an unbelievably big bullet, in fact it was nearly an atom bomb. Imagine, 12 hours later, being lunchtime in our Capital city, if it had struck then – with office buildings full of people and the Highway 1 between Christchurch and Picton being full of trucks and tourist traffic. The toll could have been horrific. If we remember, the first Christchurch earthquake in September 2010 hit during the night, with no fatalities, whereas the second one in February 2011 hit at 12.51pm and caused enormous damage and killed 185 people. This is probably a real timely reminder of how fragile our roading network is, having to rely on one very average road between Picton and Christchurch and one State Highway from Wellington, north. It also reminds me of how fragile the road from Auckland to Whanganui through the Paraparas which is at times only about ten feet wide, due to the extreme damage caused by the floods of early 2015. It has also been mentioned in previous columns the road to Whangarei over the Brynderwyns on the southern side, is an abomination. Nothing ever seems to be done to it, as it seems to be in the too hard basket, but the northern side (where the road was perfectly adequate) has had millions spent on it. We could afford, in this country, to spend billions of dollars on our roading networks, employing tens of thousands of people, but nothing too much seems to be getting done, apart from that very slow piece of highway that seems to be taking an age to complete between Hamilton and Auckland – or is that something to do with the Taniwha lying in the swamps down there? Another point, that I chuckled about last month, was the anti nuclear ship brigade lined up to protest the arrival of the USS Sampson into Auckland harbour in November, when they had no idea that it had been diverted to help with the rescue efforts in Kaikoura, using all their military hardware and assisting tourists out of the quake damaged town. I have heard from my impeccable sources that it was their own idea to do this, along with other overseas visiting ships, including the Australians, Canadians, Japanese and Singaporeans. It’s very good to know that should we need help here, down at the bottom of the South Pacific, that big brother America is out there to help us

Simon Gundry

as they did in the dark days of 1942 when it seemed we may be overcome by Japanese threat to come and take us over. I have a friend who lives in the United States and was visiting in November with his wife. They were in the unbelievable situation of witnessing three world shattering events. The first one was in Chicago when the Chicago Cubs baseball team won the World Series for the first time in over 100 years. They were on the side of the road, along with hundreds of others, to witness the homecoming parade for the Cubs. A couple of days later he was in Soldierfield Stadium in Chicago to witness the Irish Rugby team beat the All Blacks for the first time ever, since they started playing each other in 1905. A few days later, they were in Washington DC to witness the unfolding of the biggest political story in America in over 150 years. I was a bit annoyed last month, after commenting about my gagging order from the Editor (actually Publisher - AB) of this magazine, Aidan Bennett. Apparently he commented that I am slow getting my copy to him every month. Just to let you know I have been writing this column for over five (actually six - AB) years now, and I’ve never been paid for this column. That doesn’t stop them from charging me a huge fee for hosting my web domain – whatever that is. It didn’t stop them from charging a huge fee for putting a tiny sign on my building either. I used to get a copy of the magazine, cellophane wrapped, delivered to my letterbox each month and even that has dried up this year. It seems that the only one to make a buck around this place is Aidan Bennett and his beloved magazine. Over the last five years, I have been offered very lucrative contracts with other magazines, but as I am a real loyal bloke, ready to go through the thick and thin of life with people, I have stuck by him. He is real lucky he has his wonderful brother Dallas beside him, who incidentally is a really good yachtsman. Otherwise I may have walked. Incidentally, Aidan in his hugely great wisdom, has named me Columnist of the Year for the last five years (not sure it was every year? – AB). The first year he awarded me a beautiful lighthouse shaped trophy, the second year a beautiful landscape shaped trophy, the third year zilch, the fourth year nothing and the fifth year zilch again to commemorate my achievement. My kids are devastated that my efforts have gone unrecognised, after I had built a trophy cabinet in my office where two lonely awards sit, vainly awaiting their cabinet mates. Everyone, please have a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year – spend quality time with your family and friends in our beautiful country and remember this day could be your last day, so make the extreme most of it. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


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CHANNEL PEOPLE Community Gem: Rod Fergusson

Family, Rotary, Sport, the Bays – Rod loves it! East Coast Bays local Rod Fergusson is a true community man. He has spent the bulk of his time managing kids’ sports teams, served time on the Pupuke Golf Club committee and is also a long serving member of East Coast Bays Rotary Club, having been involved with the club for 30 years. Rod is currently the Chairman of the Drive for Life Golf Day, an annual event which happened in November to raise money for the Well Foundation at Waitamata Hospital. Aside from his work on the tournament, Rod’s a father, grandfather and keen yachtie. He took the time this month to talk to Channel’s Courtney Bennett about the golf day and his other community work. COURTNEY BENNETT: Tell readers about the East Coast Bays Drive 4 Life golf day ROD FERGUSSON: It’s an annual tournament which has been running for 16 years. We have had long term support from our sponsors North Shore Taxis, the Waitemata Golf Club, and have worked alongside the Well Foundation to support them as well as raise funds for our own Club. CB: How did you get involved in the East Coast Bays Drive 4 life golf day? RF: I am a keener golfer than yachtie so I swapped committees when we commenced the Golf Tournament. CB: What does a typical day look like for you? RF: My normal work day is 8am to 7pm except when I have activities such as Rotary and in more recent times babysitting for the family! CB: Have you always been involved in the community? RF: I have been a member of the East Coast Bays Rotary Club for 30 years. CB: What are you most looking forward to about the Christmas break? RF: Going away with the family (kids and grandkids) and hopefully fishing and golfing. CB: What makes a good community to you? How does Browns Bay exemplify this? RF: The opportunity to be able to mix and mingle in your own area through sports and social clubs. My grandmother used to live in the

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main street of Browns Bay and even back then we had a church youth group, skating rinks and a surf club all on the beachfront. CB: What has been your proudest moment when it comes to your community work or involvement? RF: In New Zealand handing over a car to North Shore Hospice a while ago when our Rotary Club ran a Charity Yacht Regatta. Outside of New Zealand, raising $132,000 in my year as President to fund a water project in Vanuatu. CB: What do you like most about living in the Bays? RF: Great schools for bringing up children and living only five minutes away from the beach and golf club. I also have the added bonus of work being less than 10 minutes away. CB: Anything you feel we could do better as a community? RF: I would like to see the younger generation more involved in the community but sadly technology has taken over. In my day we never had TV, computers and cellphones keeping us stuck inside. CB: In my next life, I am going to come back as… RF: A professional sportsman (if I was good enough). There are good opportunities if you are prepared to dedicate yourself.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY with Bayleys North Shore

A year of exceptional results based investor who had originally shown interest in a substantial Takapuna property. Significant demand from smaller to medium sized North Shore investors and family trusts underpinned a number of local sales in the $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 price bracket. They see commercial property as a safe, familiar investment vehicle to grow their wealth long term. This competitive interest saw several tenanted investment sales achieved in the 4% - 5% yield range and numerous standout prices. Areas of particular demand were traditional coastal North Shore locations ranging from Devonport, Belmont and Takapuna through to Milford. Industrial property also attracted significant interest this year with historically low vacancy rates and strong tenant demand making for passive, bottom draw investment opportunities. With Christmas just around the corner and the New Year on our doorstep now is the time to start thinking about next year and your buying and selling plans in 2017. If you are considering selling or want to know more about commercial property as an investment vehicle, feel free to contact a member of the team below. We wish you all the best for Christmas and the holiday period.



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2016 was another year of exceptional results for the Bayleys North Shore Commercial market leading investment agents Simon Aldridge, Michael Nees and David Huang. They rounded off the year with a handful of high profile big ticket asset sales on a national scale ranging throughout the North Island and a lengthy list of medium value local sales across the commercial, retail and industrial sectors on the North Shore. With a combined sales value in excess of $60 million in nine months, the team is well equipped for 2017. Highlights included the two largest sales transacted in Takapuna this financial year, being the sale of the Century Arcade on Hurstmere Road and the Brand Developers building on Lake Road. Both sales reflect the renewed interest in the unique potential of Takapuna which has been unlocked by the Unitary Plan and council’s commitment to developing key sites, including the ANZAC Street carpark and Gasometer site. This zoning and infrastructure overhaul complemented by Takapuna’s unrivaled natural beauty makes Takapuna real estate amongst the most sought after in New Zealand. Another high point for the year was the sale of the former Central Post Office building in New Plymouth. One of the largest properties to be sold through the auction method of sale in recent years, it was sold the day prior to the scheduled auction for an undisclosed price well in excess of its Capital Valuation of $9,325,000. The property was purchased by a private New Zealand

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Bayleys North Shore Commercial

Leased… 15 Orbit Drive in the Interplex Business Park for $422,000pa.

Leased…top three floors of new building at Orchard Business Park.

Bayleys North Shore Commercial on track for another record year This year is shaping up to be the busiest ever for the North Shore’s commercial and industrial property sector with vendors and landlords benefitting from a very buoyant market. 2016 is ending on a strong note for Bayleys North Shore Commercial with commercial and industrial property sales and leasing transactions up 55% in October from the same month in 2015 following a 52% increase in September. Director Daryl Devereux says the 190 transactions completed in the first half of its current financial year are the highest number recorded since the agency opened an office on the Shore 18 years ago and are well up on the 170 undertaken in the same April-September period last year. “This volume of deals has exceeded even our own optimistic expectations given that 2015 was our previous best ever year, with numbers up a whopping 30% on 2014. The continued upwards march of the commercial and industrial property market this year is the result of a powerful combination of factors. “A robust and increasingly diverse economy has engendered strong confidence within the business community. In conjunction with population and job growth this has increased the demand for businesses premises and brought vacancy rates down to very low levels on the Shore, particularly for better quality premises. “Economic and business confidence also feeds through into investor confidence. This in combination with very low interest rates, and volatile equity markets reacting to global events such as Brexit and the Trump presidency, is resulting in unprecedented demand for commercial and industrial property.” A tighter leasing market Over 100 leases were concluded by Bayleys North Shore Commercial’s industrial, office and retail teams between April and September. Director Nick Howe-Smith says the industrial leasing market remains very tight as a result of negligible new development, low tenant turnover and owner occupiers competing strongly with tenants for the limited supply of vacant premises that do become available. “Just how competitive the industrial market has become is reflected in the fact that the median number of days it is taking us to lease an industrial listing has almost halved from 70 to 37 over the past year. This compares with 62 days for an office listing and 110 for a retail listing where supply is more plentiful.” Mr Howe-Smith says the average percentage difference in the listing asking rental and the actual leasing rental for industrial


premises has also dropped from a discount of 2.61% last year to a minuscule 0.73%. “It’s a market that’s definitely weighted in favour of landlords. Rather than miss out, some tenants have been offering more than the asking rental in order to secure a property and this is becoming increasingly prevalent for smaller premises with rentals below $100,000 per annum.” In other situations, landlords are signing up replacement tenants well ahead of incumbent tenants’ departure. A case in point has been the substantial recent lease of a 2,566m² industrial building on a 3,743m² site with 30 car parks at 15 Orbit Drive in the Interplex Business Park in Albany. The premises, comprising 75% 12-metre high, clear span warehousing, is currently occupied by Makita NZ which has a lease expiring at the beginning of 2017. The property has already been re-tenanted for five years, with rights of renewal, at an initial rental of $422,000pa through Matt Mimmack of Bayleys North Shore’s industrial team. It has been leased to an expanding importing and distribution business looking for more space. It will move in as soon as Makita vacates. “We were also able to achieve a very good yield on the sale of the property earlier this year despite the fact that the existing lease had less than a year to run,” says Mr Mimmack. “The strength of demand for a very limited supply of quality premises like this, with such a favourable warehouse to office ratio, meant there was a low vacancy risk for the new owner and this has proved to be the case.” In another significant recent Albany lease, the three office floors totalling over 1000m² in a brand new four-level building at 28 Corinthian Drive in Albany’s Orchard Business Park have been leased to a large global corporate for its New Zealand head office through Dean Gilbert-Smith and Eddie Zhong in conjunction with Bayleys Auckland colleague Andre Siegert. The company is expanding from smaller premises in Albany and has leased two 466m² floors plus a penthouse floor on the top level for eight years at $300 per sq m plus 26 basement carparks at $35 per week. The building has been developed by a Christchurch property investor using the proceeds of a Christchurch earthquake insurance claim to develop a replica four-level building on the 4,857m² site. Bayleys North Shore Commercial has the master agency for the building and still has approximately 380m² available for lease on the ground floor where a restaurant and café are planned.

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Sold at a combined value of close to $40 million….. 519-521 Lake Road and 62-78 Hurstmere Road in central Takapuna.

Centre under the unitary plan which allows for mixed use buildings up to 18 storeys high. Daryl Devereux says while the number of $10 million plus transactions has been less this year there has been a significant increase in the number of properties selling for under $5 million across all segments of the market. “Prices have been pushed up by strong competition amongst both investors and owner occupiers and by low interest rates. This has been reflected in the very low yields being achieved on more sought after offerings, with an increasing number of investment sales being transacted at yields of below or around 5%. “It’s hard to see yields going much lower than they are now Sales surge ahead On the sales side of Bayleys North Shore Commercial’s business, given recent global increases in interest rates which are likely to result in some nudging up of local borrowing costs.” transaction volumes concluded from April to September were Mr Devereux says auctions have worked particularly well up 20% from 74 in 2015 to 89 while the value of those sales for vendors this year with plenty of competition amongst increased by 25% from $160 million to $200 million. bidders resulting in Bayleys North Shore Commercial achieving The two largest deals this year were commercial properties in central Takapuna with future development potential under the new a clearance rate of 75% at new benchmark yields in many instances. In the 10 months to the end of November, 27 auction Auckland Unitary Plan which were sold by Simon Aldridge and sales were concluded at a total value of $41,122,000. Michael Nees to separate purchasers at a total value of close to North Shore property owners wanting to participate in $40 million. One is a 2,857m² site with a four-level office building Bayleys’ first national Total Property commercial and industrial occupied by Government department WINZ and a large New Zealand company at 519-521 Lake Road, the other a 1,623m² site portfolio auction in 2017, and benefit from the national and international exposure it generates, should contact Bayleys at 62-78 Hurstmere Road currently accommodating the Century Takapuna office (09 489 0999) before January 20. Arcade retail complex. Both buildings are zoned Metropolitan Dean Gilbert-Smith has also leased 400m² of ground floor space in Mitre 10’s new national headquarters building that is nearing completion at 67 Corinthian Drive to a national gymnasium chain for eight years. Mr Gilbert-Smith says it will be relocating from existing premises in Albany because of the development that is occurring at Orchard Park and in the surrounding area. Approximately 812m² of the ground floor of the 7,000m² Mitre 10 building scheduled for completion in January next year is still available for lease as office space.

THANK YOU We would like to thank our many valued clients – vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants – for your continued support in 2016 which has contributed to another record year for the Bayleys North Shore Commercial team. As always, we have strived to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties and to add value to your investment assets or business. We wish you a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year and look forward to working with you again in 2017. Daryl Devereux

Nick Howe-Smith

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALBANY: Colliers International North Shore

We believe the building will particularly appeal to those wanting a prominent site so they can take advantage of the gateway exposure opportunities that are available from both the motorway and Corinthian Drive. This will be a landmark office building that is also very well priced.

The building design by Ignite Architects is stunning.

Stunning new building for Albany's Corinthian Drive Prominent site offers gateway exposure opportunities Those looking for high quality office and retail space in the Albany area have a brand new option to consider with the launch of an exciting new development by APEC Property at 55 Corinthian Drive, Albany. The development sits on a centrally located high profile site, facing the motorway, and offering great visibility, large floor plates, easy accessibility, and a generous parking ratio with a five storey parking building being a key ingredient of the development. 55 Corinthian Drive is in the heart of the fast growing Orchard Park precinct that is expected to be fully developed within the next two to three years. The building fits within the vision of the original Orchard Park master plan; high quality design providing a superb and convenient work environment for businesses and their employees.


"We are excited about this quality development by APEC, as it really does provide a great option in an area where vacancy opportunities are getting scarce," says the marketing agent Janet Marshall of Colliers. With the resource consent in place and site ground preliminary works about to start, APEC Property are producing a quality building with three floors of office space – each with approximately 1600 square metre floor plates – and associated retail and services opportunities on the ground level. The design of the building has been referred to as stunning, with numerous architectural features having been incorporated by the designers Ignite Architects. Supporting the building's form is what Ignite Architects describe as "a simplicity of materials". Predominantly metal, glass and timber imprinted aluminium for durability. The office building, the

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The distinctive building offers great signage opportunities.

The site is centrally located facing on to the northern motorway.

circular car park ramp and the parking building are all linked by a spectacular atrium. The perforated metal screen to the carpark building allows for natural ventilation as well as adding texture to the cladding, thereby creating a design feature. The circular car park access ramp is also a landmark feature. Its sculptural skin not concealing the circular ramp, but simply cloaking the structure and allowing its simplicity to show through, thereby enhancing the overall form with texture. The impressive five-level carpark building is accessed via the circular vehicle ramp at the eastern end of the building and has an internal pedestrian link through to each floor of the office tenancies. The amount of car parking will be popular with prospective tenants. It provides 55 Corinthian Drive with some of the best car parking ratios on the North Shore. In addition APEC Property have been working with a green star accredited consultant to ensure the building incorporates high levels of natural light, fresh air and staff comforts. "We are thrilled with the final design," says Lawrance Yu of APEC Property. "Our aim right from the start was to develop a building of quality, that meets the highest building and sustainability ratings and ultimately becomes a landmark based around the distinctive design. We feel that this has been achieved." Joint Sole agent Janet Marshall says interest in the building has been high since its recent release to the market. "There is early interest from the corporate sector due to the large floor plates on all three levels which really do offer a blank canvas for enterprises large and small. It simply ticks all the

boxes – quality, size, flexibility, visibility, accessibility and lots of car parking. Naming rights are available as well." Janet says “The building will particularly appeal to those wanting a prominent site so they can take advantage of the gateway exposure opportunities that are available from both the motorway and Corinthian Drive. This will be a landmark office building that is also very well priced." Four to six tenancies, including a consented medical practice, up to 1500 sqm will be on the ground floor. These are being marketed by Colliers International retail specialist Ellie Martin. "The brief from APEC is that they are seeking high quality tenants such as experienced cafĂŠ and other eatery operators to provide first-class customer services to suit the dynamics of the office park," explains Ellie Martin. "The surrounding Orchard Park area is also be home to a large workforce and there are residential apartments in the mix for the area as well, so there are opportunities for a range of service businesses, such as medical practices, pharmacies and fitness centres." For more information contact Janet Marshall (office) or Ellie Martin (service/retail) today, about these opportunities at 55 Corinthian Drive, Albany. Janet Marshall, Phone 021 684 775 or email: Ellie Martin, Phone 021 404 977 or email: Visit: Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


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Thank you to all our Colliers clients.


JIMMY O’BRIEN General Manager | Director M 021 979 001 E jimmy.o’

s we head towards Christmas and the New Year and look forward to spending time with our families and friends, it is also a time to say thank you to all our clients and those who have supported us throughout the year.

JANET MARSHALL Director | Commercial M 021 684 775 E

Loan-to-Value Ratio (LVR) changes have gone some way in slowing down price rises, but construction costs, along with the new build LVR policy exemptions, will maintain positive price momentum.

MATT PRENTICE Director | Industrial Sales & Leasing M 021 464 904 E

We have seen yields drop to under 5%, vacancy levels drop to 2% in the industrial market and 3 – 4% in the office market. Investors across New Zealand remain confident in commercial property fundamentals of stronger occupier demand, rising rents and firming yields over the next year. Our North Shore team sold 13 retail units from two Oteha Valley Road developments at auction earlier this year with yields ranging from 4.8% – 5.2%. The popularity of apartments and terraced units has meant the need for higher density living in Auckland to alleviate demand and supply imbalances. Apartment developments in Albany, Milford and Birkenhead are due for completion in 2017. In November 2016 the Auckland Unitary Plan became ‘Operative in Part’. Colliers North Shore has large Auckland maps showing the new zonings, so please let us know if you would like one. Over 20,000 sqm of office space will be built on the North Shore over the next two years and land is being sought by developers to build and satisfy tenant demand. Register for the Colliers Coastal Challenge Series at two stunning Auckland locations: the first on 11 February 2017 at Tawharanui and 11 March (North Shore) in Devonport. The World Masters Games 2017 is coming to New Zealand in April, the single biggest multi-sport event with over 25,000 participants. Over 40% of the events will be held on the North Shore so look for further details over the next few months. Colliers North Shore team extends our warmest wishes to you and your families for the holidays and look forward to assisting you in 2017.

Janet Marshall Director | Commercial Manager 021 684 775

Jimmy O’Brien Director | General Manager 021 979 001 jimmy.o’

SHONEET CHAND Director | Industrial Sales & Leasing M 021 400 765 E EUAN STRATTON Associate Director | Commercial Sales & Leasing M 027 580 7439 E MIKE RYAN Industrial Sales & Leasing M 021 402 461 E NICK RECORDON Commercial Sales & Leasing M 027 230 6751 E RYAN DE ZWART Industrial Sales & Leasing M 021 575 001 E SAM SHERNING Industrial Sales & Leasing M 021 359 100 E ELLIE MARTIN Commercial Sales & Leasing M 021 404 977 E


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Design and Build with QPC QPC Builders is your North Shore based construction company that has been carrying out design and builds across Auckland for the last 10 years. We offer a complete start to finish design and build service for any kind of project. Each design starts with a blank page and is entirely unique. No two QPC homes are built to a set plan. We build in any style including contemporary, replica villas, architectural and lifestyle. We also build for any budget, some want a cost effective invest home and others the luxury home of their dreams. We are committed to exceeding client expectations with our high quality workmanship and reliable and honest team of builders and subtrades.


1. Section & Ideas We visit your section with our project team where we can discuss and advise the feasibility of building options that are right for your site. We work together to determine the approximate size and style of your new home.

2. Design & Plans We then meet with one of our architects or draftsmen who prepare your concept design ensuring we factor in your budget, site requirements and wish list. Your design plans and cost estimates will be prepared, presented to you and amended if necessary.

3. Contracts Once scheme plans and an agreed quote is in place, we prepare a Master Builders contract. This is either a fixed price or cost plus contract depending on which you prefer and is presented to you for final confirmation.


4. Consent Once your contract has been signed, QPC will engage your architect to draw up a full set of working drawings and submit these to Council for building consent. This consent process can take up to 6 weeks.

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We also offer a full knock down and re-build service

5. Interior During the Council consent time it is a great opportunity for you to sit down with our interior design team to work through all your colours, materials, hardware etc for completing the inside of your home. 6. Construction You will meet with your Project Manager who explains the process of building your new home, talk you through the timeline and hold regular site meetings (with email updates) with you throughout the build process to keep you informed every step of the way. 7. Move In We ensure all final inspections have been done and that your 10 year Master Build guarantee and CCC (Code of Compliance) have been issued and now it is time to move in and enjoy your new home! If you’re thinking about renovating or recladding get in touch with us today and have a no obligations chat. For more examples of the work that QPC Build Group have done, check out our website

I’ve always wanted to build my own home but the stress of managing multiple trades and suppliers as well as managing planning consents was overwhelming. QPC provided me with the perfect solution. Geri Ellis, Heatcote Road Milford

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Barfoot & Thompson, Takapuna

Nicky Rhodes

Have questions about your property? Get in touch with our sales or property management team, we’re here to help you. Barfoot & Thompson Takapuna - cnr Lake Road & Blomfield Spa 09 489 5084 Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


CHANNEL FEATURE PROPERTIES The Victor Apartments, Browns Bay

Landmark Development for Browns Bay An emphasis on quality and design are the first things you notice when you look at plans for The Victor apartments in Browns Bay. Top quality construction and finish, along with world-class design, have become increasingly important to apartment buyers. While Aucklanders have embraced this new style of living over the last few years, their expectations have also risen dramatically. The Victor will stand on the site of the old New World supermarket at 4 Bute Road. A central location, sea views and proximity to the beach, local shopping and restaurants have proven to be major selling points for this development so far. The Leisure Centre, library and local supermarkets are within a two minute level walk from the site, and some of Auckland’s top private and public schools are also within a short commute. The increased focus on design and the use of high quality materials and finishes will make The Victor a standout in the area. The building has been designed by George Clarke at GMC Architects along with Archi_ON. The building’s construction is solid concrete and steel, and its most prominent feature is a large light filled atrium running through its central axis. This stunning atrium brings the outdoors in, and is surrounded by living walls with access bridges running across the upper levels. The block is made up of 56 freehold apartments and eight luxury penthouses, all on freehold unit titles. The floor plans are varied, ranging from studio and one bedroom, to three bedroom apartments. The building will rise six stories, with new retail stores on the ground level, and parking below ground. The apartments feature large balconies to take in the magnificent views and the sun. The layout of each apartment space has been carefully planned, and the sophisticated interiors have been created by Nicola Manning Design. Beautiful finishes and soft colour palettes reflect the coastal environment, and clever storage solutions have been incorporated within each space. Diana Duan manages the sales suite located at 54 Clyde Road. Diana says: “The question most buyers ask first, is who is the developer of this property.” The Victor is developed by Victor Jia, who has lived in New Zealand for many years and has completed many successful apartment projects both here and in Singapore. Victor is also a qualified construction engineer, and specialises in


Diana Duan, Beren Guo, Coralie Lush.

working with reinforced concrete structures, and in site and risk management. This gives him an extensive knowledge of apartment construction, and although this is one of his lowest rise projects to date, every care is taken to provide residents with a property they will be proud to call their home. Diana says: “The prices of these apartments are very reasonable considering the quality and location, and unlike some other developments, once a contract is signed there will be no increase in price.” Over the past few years apartment living has become far more popular in New Zealand. Diana says apartments offer a completely different lifestyle to a traditional property, and New Zealanders are now enthusiastic about making this change. From professional couples to families, and older residents who still want to live independently, apartments offer easy living, security, and a sense of community. Browns Bay is already brimming with activities and attractions, and The Victor will continue the transformation into a place where the beach and urban culture meet. The Victor, visit the show suite at 54 Clyde Road, Browns Bay (opposite ANZ), 0800MYVICTOR,,

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Sales Office: 54 Clyde Road, Browns Bay •

A two minute walk from the beach

Ground-level retail shops

56 Freehold Apartments, plus 8 Penthouses

Mix of Studio, 1 Bed, 1 Bed Flexis, 2 Bed and 3 Bed Apartments

6 storeys with basement parking

7 units for affordable houses


0800 MY VICTOR (698 428)


SALES OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Mon, to Fri: 1pm - 5pm Sat: 11am - 5pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm

CHANNEL FEATURE PROPERTIES Andrew Dorreen, Precision Real Estate

Coastal Wonderland - Amazing Private Bush Setting 60 Braemar Road, Castor Bay

You have to pinch yourself that you're only 5 minutes' walk from the sparkling sands of Castor Bay Beach! This setting is spectacular with native trees, birds and all day sun with unprecedented privacy. This is an opportunity to secure a slice of New Zealand, by the beach. The owners, after 30 years are downsizing, have purchased unconditionally and want to pass the home on to a new family. Originally a 1960's cedar home, the property was renovated to a high standard in the late 1990's and offers the following;

• Private full site of 809sqm with park-like setting at the foot of the section, a paradise for children to play. • 2 large sun-filled living areas, one with stacking doors that open right up to bring the outside in. The second living downstairs offers great separation, opening onto another generous deck with a built in spa. • Spacious kitchen with amazing private bush views, great entertaining spaces and well appointed. • Parking for 4 cars, with double carport and double garage.

• 3 double bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms - all with underfloor heating.

Express your interest now, this unique property will not last. Expressions of Interest by 4pm 14th of December 2016 (unless sold prior)

Andrew Dorreen | Precision Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Email: | Phone: 021 747 334 |


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The Best in the Block "Lakelands Takapuna" 8/11A Killarney Street, Takapuna Unobstructed, elevated lake and sea views are on offer from this exquisite, low maintenance Villa in the gated enclave of properties known as "Lakelands". Centrally located within moments from Takapuna's vibrant restaurants, beaches and theatres, this immaculate residence offers private secure living, that makes for one of the very best lock up and leave options on the market. These villas are extremely popular for their proximity to Takapuna, amazing north westerly aspect and strong lake views. Buyers must seize this rare opportunity to buy the very best in the block. Property features include: • 3 double bedrooms with large master with breath taking views, generous ensuite, and walk in wardrobe.

• 2 very spacious light filled living areas, rarely found with this style of property. • Two expansive decks, one with outdoor fire and both offering exceptional privacy due to lush landscaping. • Corner villa meaning it benefits from all the early morning sun ensuring light filled entertaining all day. • Spacious double garaging plus two storage areas, plus heated pool and Cabana area. • Private, sheltered and secure with only 13 units, nine visitor carparks and low annual body corp. The owners have purchased unconditionally. Buyers should consider the Registered Valuation of $3,400,000 million.

23 Hauraki Road, Hauraki






23 Minnehaha Avenue, Takapuna

4 Sylvan Park Ave, Milford

Contact Andrew Dorreen for further information about these spectacular real estate offerings or go online to Andrew has averaged over $100,000,000 of transactions per year in the last three consecutive years making him one of the top residential salespeople in the country. He is on track to do it again with sales of $80,032,000 since January of this year, sold across 23 sales which is an average of $3,500,000 per sale. To market and sell your high end property with a proven performer with 13 years in the industry, contact Andrew Dorreen now. Proven Exceptional Results In The Highest End Of The Market – Year on Year. Sign up for Property Updates at Follow his facebook page and Instagram feed. Issue 72 - December 2016 January 2017


The Channel Crossword

Set locally by Mãyã, especially for Channel each month. No. 21



1 Fence farm animal starts to 14 (5)

2 One la-di-da, affected accent - like Scouse? (9)

4 14 dance used by boxer while training (9)

3 Moon thanks jot and tittle (5)

10 German ute wrecked by 14 (8)

5 Clumsy in New Zealand, and weird in Scotland (4)

11 14, awake, grew rapidly taller (4,2) 12 Renounce being in favour of Japanese 14 (7) 13 Westbound, mount 14 under opening to tableland (7) 15 14s give subjects of 20 without drugs (5)

7 Spar with UK newspaper for periods of economic growth (9) 8 She's left atmosphere (5) 9 Meanders towards reptiles (6)

19 14 time with the other type of clue is disappointing (1,3,4)

16 Motor almost spoils basis of food chain (9)

22 14 in advertising produces a tray of food (7)

14 Note what's beneath skates - the sea! (5) 18 Say again? Irate tree's barking? (9)

24 Crucial goal of French 14 (7)

20 Individuals with riches he's discarded, like the "Alice" books (7)

27 Whisper "14 owned by us" (6)

21 Freedom of fish rising above habitual behaviour (6)

28 About 14 snare bunk (8) 29 Note seed scattered around 14, and feel outrage (2,7) 30 14 gnik a rof tif? (5)


6 Makes chess move on the beach? (7)

17 Herb from 14 Queen (8)

21 14 for a young woman, say (5)

Solution to last month's crossword

23 Behold employment of insect (5) 25 Type of net held by stock in trade (5) 26 Current crossword setter's pinnacle of achievement! (4)

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This month's crossword will also be uploaded to the creator’s blog at There, Mãyã will kindly attempt to answer any questions or comments that may arise from the crosswords each month.

CHANNEL FEATURE HOMES Nadja Court, Barfoot & Thompson

Timeless Charm - Luxurious Beach House

2/956 Beach Road, Waiake Beach - For Sale By Auction - December 8th 2016 (unless sold prior)

Absolutely adorable, this 1960’s weatherboard character seaside home has been thoughtfully modernised and extended to create a gorgeous family sanctuary in a fabulous coastal position. The property features superb sea views over beautiful Waiake Beach. It is drenched in sunshine both morning and night, with light filled open plan living and beautiful wooden floors. This home will enchant you. The spaces flow perfectly... seamlessly... with decks at the front of the home embracing the sea views, and at the rear to a private beautifully landscaped garden with a water feature and spa pool. There are three generous bedrooms, two separate living spaces, a huge double garage, loads of parking, sea views and storage. This is a magnificent home in a divine coastal location. This is a home that offers stunning lifestyle, with the most wonderful beach, local cafes, shops and restaurant’s - Torbay Village and Browns Bay so very close. Come discover an exquisite family home... full of charm and character - yet modern and fabulous!

2/956 BEACH ROAD, WAIAKE BEACH FOR SALE BY AUCTION, DECEMBER 8TH 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 72 - December 2016 January 2017


COASTAL LIVING: Kensington Park, Orewa

Kensington Park

– Auckland’s Coastal Dream It might be only 31 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, but when in Kensington Park in Orewa, it’s like living in another world and offers an idyllic lifestyle for families of all ages with architecturally inspired apartments, terraced houses and stand alone homes from as little as $838,000 to $1,625,000. Kensington Park’s master plan is for freehold homes in a unique resort-style community inspired by the beach lifestyle and Florida’s wood-frame architecture. Key to this was the creation of a walkable community with streets, boardwalks, parks and public spaces. These homes feature high quality workmanship and top quality fixtures and fittings. It is an established community-a mix of people from all walks of life. Kensington Park is a restful 40-acre parkland with leafy boardwalks that wind through tropical gardens, past a man- made lake, fabulous bush walks and is only a five minute stroll away from Orewa’s sensational beachfront, with Orewa Village close by.

Apart from this resort lifestyle being right on Auckland’s doorstep, you can enjoy the privacy in a charming, secure and beautifully landscaped residential community, including gym, heated pool, sauna and even vegetable garden allotments. The community facilities are enjoyed by many of the residents who meet and build lifelong friendships within Kensington Park.

Kensington Park’s master plan is for freehold homes in a unique resort-style community inspired by the beach lifestyle and Florida’s wood-frame architecture. Kensington Park provides you with the freedom and tranquillity of seaside living, combined with security and peace of mind of a community lifestyle. Former All White Footballer Sam Malcolmson loves living at Kensington Park. He loves the quality of homes, the proximity to the beach and being near the bush. "With all the development around Auckland at present, Kensington Park is unique in that it will never be built out and will remain our Sam Malcolmson little jewel that will always glisten. A lot of wise, experienced good human beings live here which creates a very friendly atmosphere." The Kensington Park Sales suite is open 10am-4pm daily. You can visit at 1 Parkside Drive, Kensington Park, Orewa. Phone 0800 57 67 392 or visit


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Historic five bedroom waterfront home

17 Second Avenue, Devonport

Why settle for anything less than a multi award winning agent? BAYLEYS TOP RESIDENTIAL AUCKLAND AGENT YEAR TO DATE 2016/17* AND TOP NORTH SHORE AGENT FOR 10 YEARS VICTORIA HAS COMPLETED OVER HALF A BILLION DOLLARS’ WORTH OF SALES ON THE SHORE • International Property Awards London - Winner Best Property Marketing

• Bayleys National Top Achiever 2006-2016

• Winner Bayleys National Waterfront Marketing Award

• Top Salesperson Bayleys North Shore 2006-2016

• Winner Bayleys National Residential Marketing Award

• Bayleys Takapuna Sales Person of the Year since 2005

• Bayleys National Top 5% Residential Sales

Victoria Bidwell M 021 947 080 B 09 487 0735 *As at 31st October 16

Bayleys Real Estate Limited, Takapuna Licensed under the REA Act 2008


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