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north auckland HIGHLIGHTS Great articles to enjoy inside this guide

Anna hutchison Meet the star of local television series Go Girls.


gardening calendar Know when and how to plant your garden this season.


paua burger Al Brown explores nature’s delicious flavours.


outdoor fitness Staying fit and healthy should be free, and it is.

beauty & wellbeing Check out top rated beauty & wellbeing businesses.


saving petrol 10 tips to keep your money off the road and in your wallet.




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North Auckland CONTENTS Let’s get started

Local information – 


Community Information Contents    Local Stories    Community Services    Education    Support Services   

51 52 58 59 63

Food & Drink Contents    Local Stories    Cafes    Caterers & Classes    Drink    Food Shops & Markets    Pubs, Taverns & Bars    Restaurants   

81 82 90 93 94 95 98 98

Sport & Leisure Contents    Local Stories    Attractions & Activities    Boats    Fitness    Sports    Transport & Rentals    Transportation & Rentals    Travel   

Contents    Local Stories    Baby & Kid’s Products    Books, Mags, Music & DVDs    Clothing & Fashion    Computers & Electronics    Home Decor    Parties & Occasions    Pets    Stationery, Crafts & Hobbies    Stores   

151 152 158 158 159 164 169 174 183 184 184

Trades Contents    Local Stories    Automotive    Garden Supplies    Home Improvement Supplies    House & Garden   

187 188 194 220 221 247

Professional Services 107 108 114 116 117 119 123 126 127

Beauty & Wellbeing Contents    Local Stories    Beauty    Wellbeing   


Contents    Local Stories    Business Services    Computer Services    Financial Services    Funerals    Medical Services    Pet Services    Property Services    Training   

323 324 332 336 339 347 347 360 362 373

131 132 138 146



A-Z INDEX North Auckland A

Break Down Services   






Adventure Activities   


Building Inspection   


Building Supplies & Hardware   


Aged Services   


Alarms & Security   


Amusement Arcades   


Appliance Repairs   






Architects & Designers   






Art Galleries   


Cake Makers & Decorators   


Art Supplies   


Audiologists & Hearing   


Cameras & Photographic Equipment    


Auto Electricians   


Car Alarms   


Automotive Accessories   


Car Finance   


Awnings & Shade Sails   


Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners   


Carpet & Vinyl   



B Baby Products   


Balustrades & Stairs   






Bathroom & Kitchen Installers   






Beauty Products   


Beauty Therapy   


Bedding & Linen   


Blinds & Curtains   


Boat Charters   


Boat Dealers   


Boat & Yacht Builders   


Body Piercing & Tattoos   


Book Shops   



Childrens Activities   


Children’s Parties   








Community Support   


Computer Hardware   


Computer & Printer Repairs   


Computer Training   


Concrete Services   


Cosmetic Surgery   


D Dance Schools & Clubs   




Dentists & Dentures   



Doctors & General Practices   


Dog Trainers   




Driving Schools   


H Hairdressers   


Handyman Equipment Hire   


Handyman Services   


Health Products & Health Shops    146 Heating & Ventilation   


Home Appliances   


Home Audio   



Home Automation   




Home & Office Stationery   


Employment Agencies   


House Lifting & Repiling   




Exterior House Cleaners   


E Early Childhood Services    Earthmovers   



I Immigration Services   


Insect Screens   


Fabric & Textiles   


Insurance Brokers   


Fair Trade   


Interior Design   


Fancy Dress Costumes   


Fitness Equipment   



Fitness Trainers   


Jewellery & Watches   

Floor Sanders   






Foreign Exchange & Money Transfers    


Funeral Directors   




Furniture Removals   


G Garage Doors   


Garages, Carports & Sheds   


Garden Bags & Bins   


Garden Maintenance   




Gates & Fencing   










Gyms and Fitness Centres   



Disability Support Services   


K Kitchens & Benchtops   


L Landscape Designers & Architects    




Lawn Mowers & Chainsaws   


Lawn Mowing   


Lawn & Turf   






Limousines & Luxury Travel   




Liquor Stores    Locksmiths & Key Cutting   

94 284

M Martial Arts   


Massage Therapy   

147 5


Mechanics    Mobile Phones & Accessories    Mortgage Brokers   

198 168 343

N Natural Therapists   

353 355

P Paintball & Laser Strike    Painters & Decorators    Panel Beaters & Spray Painters    Party Equipment Hire    Party Supplies    Personal Loan Services    Pet Accessories    Pet Groomers    Pet Shops    Pharmacies    Physiotherapists    Plasterers    Plumbers    Podiatrists    Printing & Copying    Professional Development    Property Management & Maintenance     Property Valuers   

58 308 172

S 147

O Optometrists & Eye Care    Osteopaths   

Rubbish & Recycling    Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire    Rugs & Mats   

115 286 211 179 181 346 183 360 183 356 357 293 294 358 334 374 367 369

Shuttle Buses    126 Spa & Swimming Pool Services    309 374 Specialist Training Providers    Stationery & Invitations    182 Stonemasons    310 Storage    373 163 Surf, Skate & Streetwear    Swimming Clubs & Swim Schools    122 Swimming Pools & Spas    243 Swimwear    163

T Taxis    Telecommunications Installation & Repair     Tiles    Timber Flooring    Toys    Travel Agents    Tree Services    Trophies, Badges & Engravers    TV Aerial & Satellite Dishes   

126 312 244 245 158 127 313 182 311

U Upholsterers   


V R Racquet Sports    121 Real Estate Agents    371 Rehabilitation    359 124 Rental Cars    Respite Care & In Home Care    360 Restaurants    98 Rest Home & Retirement Villages    148 Roofers    304 Roofing & Spouting    242 6



W Wheels & Tyres    Windows & Doors    Window Tinting - Home    Windscreen Repairs    WOF & COF    Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers    

214 246 318 215 213 216

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Localist Limited has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided in this guide is accurate and up-to-date. However, certain information may be subject to change and no warranty or representation can be given regarding the accuracy of the information contained in this guide. Localist Limited 2012. Localist is a registered trade mark of Localist Limited.

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With all the transport options available now, it’s time to leave the car at home. Your local transport operator has everything you need to know to complete your public transport journey. buS, traIn and ferry Info • 0800 10 30 80 Birkenhead Transport • 09 483 9119 North Star buses • 09 444 4408 Veolia Transport • 09 969 7777 Fullers Ferries • 09 367 9111 Auckland Transport • 09 355 3553 Auckland Council • 09 301 0101 Airport Express • 0800 10 30 80 Live updates Get real-time information about when your bus is due: text your bus stop number to 3666 or type ‘’ into your mobile browser. (Texts cost 20 cents incl GST.) 12

park and travel Albany Busway station Cornerstone Drive, Albany Bike racks and lockers available Constellation Busway station Parkway Drive, Rosedale Bike racks and lockers available Devonport ferry terminal Queens Parade, Devonport Birkenhead ferry terminal Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Northcote Point ferry terminal Queen Street, Northcote Bayswater ferry terminal Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater acceSSIbIlIty The yellow button at bus stops activates audio announcements; Braille and largeprint signage are available at certain stops; and the MAXX website journey planner is compatible with screen readers. Many buses have either wheelchair ramps, super-low floors or the ability to kneel. Contact your bus operator to make sure the bus on your route will be accessible.

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Genesis Residential Faults Phone: 0800 300 400

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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Phone: 0800 008 333

SPCA Auckland Phone: 09 256 7300

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Department of Conservation Phone: 0800 362 468

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MoreFM fm 91.8

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8:22 9:20 10:18 11:14 12:10 6:56 7:51 8:46 9:40 10:33 11:27 12:21 6:58 7:55 8:51 9:46 10:37 11:25 12:10 6:52 7:35 8:16 8:56 9:36 10:17 10:58 11:41 6:09 6:59 7:53 8:50

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eventS dIary

A selection of events and activities happening across Auckland*

May 2012 27 April – 20 May


9 – 13

NZ International Comedy Festival Various venues

Dickens’ Women Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna



The Big Show on The Shore Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

The Greenhithe Food and Wine Festival Greenhithe School, Isobel Road, Greenhithe

Florence + the Machine Vector Arena, Mahuhu Crescent, Parnell


12 – 17

21 – 24

Blues vs Chiefs North Harbour Stadium, Oteha Valley Road, Albany

Rock the Ballet – It’s Ballet with Attitude Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

Rally New Zealand Viaduct Events Centre, Wynyard Quarter




The Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

Nutcracker on Ice ASB Theatre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City

TelstraClear Season of a Shortcut to Happiness Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna




Melissa Etheridge The Civic, Queen Street, Auckland City

Tough Guy & Gal Challenge Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre, 24 James Mackie Road, Helensville

Sanctuary Series – Strings St Peter’s Anglican Church, Killarney Street, Takapuna

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Various venues


June 2012

July 2012

* We've done our best to make sure our events calendar is current at the time of printing. However, we all know how things can sometimes change without warning, so be sure to double check the details with the event organiser before you head out the door. 16


auGuSt 2012 10 – 11

18 – 19


One Night of Queen Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

North Shore Model Train Show North Shore Model Railway Club, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead

Unitec Run & Walk Event Narrow Neck Beach, Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck

24 – 25

25 – 26


Men in Tutus Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

Pet & Animal Expo North Shore Events Centre, Silverfield, Wairau Valley

North Shore Marathon Gould Reserve, The Strand, Takapuna

SepteMber 2012 1–2

13 Sept– 6 Oct


Tower Season of Cinderalla: Royal NZ Ballet Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

The Gift Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland City

NZ Make-up and Special Effects Showcase Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna


22 – 29


ICNZ Mixed Martial Arts in a Cage North Shore Events Centre, Silverfield, Wairau Valley

The Bartered Bride ASB Theatre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City

Around the World in 80 Minutes Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland City



27 – 28

All Together Now Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna

Razzle Dazzle Windsor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

Kumeu Art in the Garden Kumeu Visitor Centre, 49 Main Road, Kumeu

october 2012




north auckland MarketS Belmont Market 1st Saturday of the month, 8am –1pm St Margaret’s Church, 151 Lake Road, Belmont

Devonport Craft Market 1st Sunday of the month, 10am –2pm Devonport Community Centre, 32 Clarence Street, Devonport

Birkenhead Artisan Market 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am –1pm Highbury House, 110 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead

Kumeu Country Market 1st Sunday of the month, 10am–2pm Kumeu Showgrounds, Access Road, Kumeu

Browns Bay Flea Market Sundays, 8am –12pm Car park Anzac Road, Browns Bay

Mairangi Bay Farmers Market Saturdays, 8am –12pm Beach Road, Mairangi Bay

Coatesville Country Market First Sunday of the month, 10am –3pm Coatesville Reserve (cnr Coatesville Riverhead Highway and Mahoenui Road), Coatesville

Milford Craft Market Alternate Saturdays, 10am –2pm Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 141 Kitchener Road, Milford


local MarketS & terM dateS

School terMS Primary and intermediate schools Term start date – end date

Secondary and composite schools Term start date – end date



Term 1 Between Monday 30 January

(at the earliest) and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest) – Thursday 5 April

Term 1 Between Monday 30 January

(at the earliest) and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest) – Thursday 5 April

Term 2 Monday 23 April – Friday 29 June

Term 2 Monday 23 April – Friday 29 June

Term 3 Monday 16 July – Friday

Term 3 Monday 16 July – Friday

28 September Term 4 Monday 15 October – no later

than Thursday 20 December

28 September Term 4 Monday 15 October – Friday

14 December



GardenInG calendar What to do in your edible garden

May •


Sow seeds of beetroot, broccoli, broad beans, cabbage, carrots, onions, radish, spinach, swedes & turnips directly into your garden bed.

As leeks grow, pile up the soil around the stems to provide support & keep the stem white.

If your vege patch won’t be used over winter, consider sowing blue lupin or mustard seed – an easy way to add nutrients & improve soil structure.

Plant potatoes in a frostfree area. A planter will allow you to grow them in a warm sheltered area of the garden or patio.

Plant shallot & garlic bulbs.

Plant first strawberries. Well-established plants will fruit earlier & for longer.

Feed citrus trees with citrus fertiliser, for foliage colour & good health.

Mulch vegetables & fruit trees with compost.

Cut back asparagus to within 15cm of ground level after the stems turn yellow.

June •

Plant new fruit trees – citrus, apple, pear, plum, peach & nectarine.

Prune trees that have finished fruiting. Cut stems back to a healthy growing bud & seal the cuts on larger stems to protect against disease.

Keep secateurs & loppers clean with white spirits or meths. This will prevent the transfer of diseases. Keep cutting tools sharp for neater cuts & to prevent any diseases growing.

Spray deciduous fruit trees with a fungicide to protect from pests & diseases.

Sow seeds of spinach, silver beet, peas, onions, lettuce, & in warmer climates broad beans.

Plant seedlings of cabbage, cauliflower & broccoli with plant food.

Protect winter vegetables with fungicide.

Plant asparagus crowns. For best results plant in well-draining soil rich in organic matter.

Plant early potatoes in warmer areas.

Plant garlic & shallots.

July •

Sow seeds of veges like broccoli, cabbage, broad beans, onions, spinach & silverbeet in seed trays in a warm spot.

Using a cloche (plastic tunnel or dome) on seedlings will allow you to plant earlier & encourages growth.

Spray winter vegetables with a copper oxychloride product every 14 days to prevent fungus diseases & bacterial blight spots.

Plant potatoes in a large plastic pot or planter in a warm & sheltered position when the sprouts on the seed potatoes are about 2–4cm long.

Plant garlic & shallot bulbs, & asparagus crowns. For best results, plant in well-draining soil rich in organic matter.

Now is the time to plant strawberries. Add a clean layer of pea straw mulch to deter pests & to keep the berries off the dirt.

To control sooty mould, mites, aphids & white fly, spray with a bug oil spray. The oil will smother the pests & their eggs to protect your plants, & it is a low-toxic option.

Prepare the garden for spring planting by digging in compost. Add lime to improve soil structure.

SepteMber •

Complete your vege garden preparation by digging in compost.

Sow seeds of carrot, beetroot, silver beet & peas directly into garden. Sow lettuce, leek, cabbage, tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber & eggplant into trays of seed mix.

Sow seeds of tomato, cabbage, celery, spring onion, onion, silver beet, spinach, melon, cucumber, capsicum & lettuce in seed trays.

Sow carrots, parsnips, beetroot, peas & radish directly into soil.

Plant asparagus crowns directly into the garden.

Plant strawberries. Get them in early for more & earlier fruit.

Plant rhubarb plants. Lift & divide any clumps.

Transplant summer vege seedlings into garden – lettuce, leek, cabbage, onion & silver beet.

Refresh your herb garden with new plants. Herb seeds can be sown for summer harvest.

Protect winter crops of cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage & broad beans with copper oxychloride.

Early tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber, pumpkin & celery can be planted directly into the garden. Use protective cloches in cooler areas.

Plant new citrus, blueberry, bramble & deciduous fruit trees.

Prune passionfruit vines & feijoas to encourage new growth & fruiting.

Plant new season herb plants directly into garden or in pots.

Fertilise fruit trees. Spread evenly over root zone & water in well. Keep fertiliser away from the trunk to prevent damaging the stem.

Spray stone fruit trees with copper oxychloride & a bug oil spray to protect from leaf curl disease and brown rot.

Plant strawberries, blueberries, brambles & rhubarb.

october •

Once the danger of frosts is over, sow seeds of tender veges directly into garden.

Transplant vege seedlings from trays into garden. Prepare soil by digging in compost & fertiliser.

Liquid feed all plants with fertiliser. Repeat every 10–14 days, as liquid fertilisers don’t last long in soil.

Plant passionfruit, rhubarb & tamarillos.

Spray potatoes, fruit trees, grape vines & vege plants with copper oxychloride to prevent fungus diseases. Spray citrus trees just before blossoms burst open.

Dust cabbage & cauliflower to prevent white butterfly caterpillar.

Plant new herb plants, so new plants establish before others go to seed.

Herbs & veges in pots need a tub & container mix, as it contains water crystals to help retain water.





GARDENING CALENDAR What to do in your flower garden

May •


Autumn is the best time to plant new trees & shrubs, as they can get established over the cooler, wetter winter months. Add some long-term fertiliser at planting time & tie tto a supper stake. Bring frost-tender patio plants into a sheltered position.

June •

Plant new season daphne, camelia & rhododendron to add colour to the garden in winter & early spring.

Last chance to plant bulbs for a spring display.

Lift dhalia tubers & gladioli corms & store in a dry place ready for planting again in spring.

Plan your new roses & prepare the soil by adding compost.

Reduce watering of house plants & move them into warmer positions.

Sow seeds of lobelia, calendula, sweet William, dianthus, alyssum & sweet peas. In warmer areas sow delphinium, larkspur, stock, nemesia, carnation, Canterbury bells, gypsophila & wallflower Plant seedlings of pansy, alyssum, forget-menot, viola, polyanthus, primula, poppy, sweet pea, cyclamen, hollyhock, lobelia, sweet William, anemone, candy tuft & bellis daisy. Cut back, lift & divide perennials such as asters, achillea, dahlias & phlox. Prune thin growth on hydrangeas. Cut back strong shoots to 2–3 buds from the base. Add garden lime for pink colouring & aluminium sulphate for blue.

Plant new season roses.

Ensure young trees & fragile plants are firmly staked & tied.

Prune back deciduous trees in dry weather.

Protect new plants, subtropicals & other frost tender plants with frost cloth at night.

July •

For instant winter colour, plant seedlings like pansies, sweet pea, stock, lobelia, cineraria & dianthus directly into your garden. Water well & give them plant food.

For spring colour, sow seeds like delphinium, forget-me-not, larkspur, primula, salvia, snapdragon & wallflower in seed trays with seed mix. Water with fine mist.

Feed spring bulbs with bulb food. Feed bulbs in pots & bulbs with their flower heads showing with an all-purpose food.

Cut back untidy growth of perennial plants like lavender, canna lilies, agapanthus, fuchsia & geraniums.

Towards the end of July plant gladioli, tuberous begonias, dahlias, lilies & calla lilies for summer flowering. Prepare the ground prior to planting by adding a fertiliser.

Apply mulch around trees & shrubs to suppress weeds, improve soil structure & keep plant roots warm.

For instant colour, plant seedlings like viola, polyanthus, cineraria, alyssum, poppy, cornflower, gypsophilia, hollyhock & carnations. Sow seeds like alyssum, Californian poppy, chrysanthemum, marigold, phlox, sunflower and zinnia. These can be planted directly into garden as soon as it warms up.

Plant gladioli, dahlia & begonia tubers for summer flowering.

Feed trees & shrubs with a controlled release fertiliser. Sprinkle around the dip line & water well.

Plant up containers with new seasons flowering annuals like marigold, snapdragon, lobelia & dianthus.

Plant rhododendrons, camelia, hellebore, azalea & daphne while conditions are still cool.

Trim & shape early blooming camellias that have finished flowering.

Plant new roses in rich, well-drained soil with plenty of compost. Fertilise when planting.



Now is the perfect time to sow new lawns.

Apply lawn fertiliser for lush lawns.

Spray lawns for Onehunga weed & broadleaf weeds with a turf or prickle weed killer.

Sow new areas of lawn.

Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering & remove dead blooms from rhododendrons.

Plant new roses with a rose fertiliser, as they start on their biggest growth period.

Plant hanging baskets & terracotta pots with flowers for summer.

Add a layer of mulch around all plants to conserve moisture & check that your watering systems are working.

Feed acid loving plants such as camellias, azaleas & rhododendrons after flowering with an acid fertiliser.

Plant perennial & summer flowering bulbs such as dahlia, begonia, gladioli & calla lilly.

To get the best of your spring flowers, liquid feed them with an all-purpose plant food & keep removing any dying flowers.

Now is the time to plant easy care dahlia tubers & gladioli corms for summer display.

Plant new perennials like lavender, agapanthus, canna lilly, fuchsia & geraniums. Take care with tender plants in cold districts & wait until the danger of frosts are over.

Feed & mulch roses, trees, shrubs & flower beds.

Complete pruning fuchsia, hydrangea, hibiscus & other flowering shrubs by removing any diseased, dead or damaged branches.




North Auckland lIbrarIeS

albany Kell Drive, Albany • 09 486 8460 Monday–Friday: 9am–5.30pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm birkenhead Nell Fisher Reserve, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead • 09 486 8460 Monday–Friday: 9am–5.30pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm devonport Windsor Reserve, Victoria Road, Devonport • 09 486 8460 Monday–Friday: 9am–5.30pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm east coast bays Bute Road, Browns Bay 09 486 8460 Monday–Thursday: 9am–5.30pm Friday: 9am–7pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm


Glenfield 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield 09 486 8460 Monday–Thursday: 9am–5.30pm Friday: 9am–8.30pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm northcote Norman King Square, Northcote 09 486 8460 Monday–Thursday: 9am–5.30pm Friday: 9am–6pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm takapuna The Strand, Takapuna • 09 486 8460 Monday: 9am–8.30pm Tuesday–Wednesday: 9am–5.30pm Thursday: 9am–8.30pm Friday: 9am–5.30pm Saturday/Sunday: 9.30am–4pm Mobile 09 486 8460 Monday–Friday across the North Shore area

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local InforMatIon

bayview 72 Bayview Road, Glenfield 09 443 0231 beach haven community house and early learning centre 130 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven 09 483 9942

Glenfield early learning centre Cnr Glenfield and Bentley Avenue, Glenfield • 09 444 0818


coMMunIty centreS bays 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay • 09 478 4301

highbury community house 110 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead 09 480 5279 Meadowood community house 55 Meadowood Drive, Glenfield 09 443 7337

birkdale community house and early learning centre 134 Birkdale Road, Birkdale 09 483 9149

onepoto awhina (northcote community house) Pearn Crescent, Northcote 09 419 1692

devonport community house 32 Clarence Street, Devonport 09 445 3068

rose Garden cc and theatre School Road, Belmont 09 445 9900

Glenfield Cnr Glenfield and Bentley Avenue, Glenfield • 09 444 5023

Sunnynook community centre 148 Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook 09 410 4902

leISure centreS north Shore leisure activZone 30 Downing Street, Glenfield All-purpose skating rink

east coast bays 12 Bute Road, Browns Bay Gym, fitness classes • 09 444 6340

beach haven 29 Cresta Avenue, Beach Haven 4 indoor squash courts, 4 astrograss tennis courts, all-weather training area 09 444 6340

Glenfield 73–77 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield Swimming pool, fitness classes, gym, boxing gym, squash courts 09 444 6340

birkenhead 48 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead Climbing wall, fitness classes, gym, swimming pool • 09 444 6340

takapuna 37 Killarney Street, Takapuna Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym • 09 486 3286


North Auckland parkS

For a complete list of parks in the North Auckland area go to

Greville reserve Christensen Place, Takapuna

Milford reserve Craig Road, Takapuna

hilders park Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven

ngataringa bay reserve Ngataringa Road, Abbotsford Way, Cowper & Bulwer Steet, Devonport

hinemoa park Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead hooton reserve Oteha Valley Road, Mills Lane, Albany Manuka reserve Manuka Road, Houston Place, Hotspur Place, Thistledew Place, Glenfield

northwood reserve Rosedale Road, Northwood Avenue, Syracuse Place, Villanova Place, Albany onepoto domain Onewa Road, Northcote Shepherds park John Bracken Way, Beach Haven

Marlborough park Chartwell Avenue, Ramillies Place, Edgeworth Place, Archers, Glenfield

Sylvan park Sylvan Park Avenue, Takapuna

Meadowood reserve Meadowood Drive, Albany

tui park Gazelle Avenue, Beach Haven



Toilet facilities

Skate park

Picnic tables


BBQ facilities

Boat ramp

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bayswater Beresford Street, Devonport browns bay Valley Road, East Coast Bays campbells bay Huntly Road, Campbells Bay castor bay Beach Road, Takapuna chelsea bay Rawene Road, Birkenhead cheltenham beach Matai Road, Oxford Terrace, Devonport devonport Cambridge Terrace, Devonport Island bay Island Bay Road, Beach Haven kendall bay Birkenhead little Shoal bay Maritime Terrace, Birkenhead long bay Vaughans Road, East Coast Bays

Mairangi bay Sidmouth Street, Beach Road, East Coast Bays



Milford beach Milford and Cecil Roads, Takapuna Murrays bay Beach Road, Murrays Bay narrow neck beach Wairoa Road, Devonport rothesay bay Rothesay Bay Road, Rothesay Bay Soldiers bay Island Bay Road, Birkenhead St leonards beach St Leonards Road, Devonport Stanley bay Stanley Point Road, Devonport takapuna beach Sanders, Park, Hauraki, Takapuna thorne bay Minnehaha Avenue, Takapuna torpedo bay King Edward Parade, East Coast Bays waiake bay


North Auckland walkS

awakuru bush Awakuru Road and Relko Crescent, Torbay

Mt cambria – takaroro Vauxhall Road and Church Street, Devonport

centennial park Beach and Rae Roads, Cambells Bay

Mt victoria – takarunga Kerr Street, Devonport

chatswood reserve Chealsea View Drive and surrounding streets, Birkenhead

ngataringa walkway Victoria Road, Devonport

eskdale park, Glenfield Cnr Lauderdale and Eskdale Roads, Glenfield fernglen native plant gardens Kauri Road extension, Birkenhead kauri Glen Kauri Glen Road, Norhcote kauri park Rangatira Road, Birkenhead kauri point centennial park Onetaunga Road, Kendall Bay kawerau reserve Kawerau Avenue, Bayswater killarney park Killarney Street, Takapuna le roys bush Between 210 and 212 Onewa Road, Birkenhead long bay to devonport Starts at either Long Bay or Devonport Beach.


northcote point walk, northcote Starts at The Bridgeway Cinema, Queen Street, Birkenhead north head historic reserve Takarunga Road, Devonport north Shore literary walk Devonport – starts at Mays Street Takapuna – starts at Hauraki Road Castor Bay – starts at East Coast Road okura Haighs Access Road, Okura rahopara reserve The Esplanade, Castor Bay Sanders reserve Sanders Road, Paremoremo Smiths bush, northcote Northcote Road, Northcote Sylvan park, Milford Sylvan Park Avenue, Milford takapuna – Milford walk Starts on The Promenade, Takapuna

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Off-leash areas Dog owners may exercise their dog off leash in the following public places as long as the dog is under voice command and not causing a nuisance: •

Parks or reserves (with the exception of marked playing fields, children’s play areas and prohibited areas specified below).

On any public beach, foreshore or public place within 20 metres of the beach.

Attwood Road wharf reserve area, Paremoremo; Rahui Beach, Greenhithe; Soldiers Bay Beach, Birkenhead; Chelsea Bay Beach, Birkenhead; St Leonards Beach, Takapuna; JF Kennedy Park Beach, Castor Bay; Churchill Reserve Beach, Rothesay Bay.

The following identified sites of special wildlife interest: •

Any public area bordering Lake Pupuke.

Ngataringa Bay and Rat Island foreshore and mangroves area; Paremoremo Creek and foreshore; Lucas Creek and foreshore; Hellyers Creek and foreshore; Shoal Bay and foreshore.

Prohibited areas • Any crematorium, public building, library, swimming pool or sports facility under the control or management of the Council, unless permitted by the occupier or person having control of the premises, and subject to compliance with any reasonable conditions imposed. •

Any area developed as a sportsfield (excluding spectator area), outdoor court, skateboard park or cycle park.

On or within 10 metres of any playground or an area that contains children's play equipment.

Any area that is developed or marked out as a picnic area, fitness apparatus, boat ramp or boat marshalling area and car park.

Any public beach, including Long Bay Beach south of Vaughans Stream.

Long Bay Regional Park administered by the Auckland Regional Council and the beach north of Vaughans Stream.

Any cemetery

Any foreshore or public place within 20 metres of the beach (not including public footpaths).

Leashed areas Dog owners must ensure their dog is kept on a leash in the following public places: • •

Any road, including footpath and berm




recyclInG and rubbISh Household rubbish: Only collected if it is in an official prepaid rubbish bag. Orange 40 and 60 litre bags can be purchased from supermarkets, dairies and major service stations. Household recycling: Collected every fortnight. See the rubbish and recycling calendar on the Auckland Council website for your recycling week: Food and garden: Garden and kitchen rubbish is great for compost, but can produce methane and toxic liquids when it breaks down in the landfill. Putting food scraps down waste disposal units places pressure on the sewer system and treatment plant. Food and garden scraps: Free ‘Create your own eden’ courses are available. Find out more at Hazardous materials: Drop off at the HazMobile: Take waste oil to Oil Recycling: Mobile phones: Send to Starship Mobile Phone Recycling Appeal, Private Bag 208005, Highbrook, Manukau 2161, FreePost: 223107 •

Televisions: See feature on page 46. Computers: Contact The Ark or HP and Dell recycle their own products. See for more information. Pharmaceuticals: Take to your local pharmacy for disposal. Whiteware: Inorganic collection; or check out Paint: Take unwanted paint and containers to your local Resene store or PlaceMakers for recycling. Hazardous household waste: Drop off old batteries, car batteries, garden chemicals and waste oil to the Hazmobile for safe recycling. Visit Transfer stations (Call for hours, fees and items accepted.) Constellation Drive Refuse Transfer Station: 4 Home Place, Mairangi Bay 09 478 9882 or 0800 240 120 Devonport Transfer Station: 27 Lake Road, Devonport • 09 445 6914

Getting your rubbish right


Tie rubbish bags up securely

Keep rubbish bags to a reasonable weight (40 litre bags up to 10kg, 60 litre bags up to 15kg)

Do not put garden waste in your rubbish bag

To save money on rubbish bags try reducing, reusing and recycling as much rubbish as you can – see ‘What can I do to help?’ opposite for more tips


Your recycle bin •

Plastic with the numbers 1 to 7

Glass bottles and jars (no broken or window glass and no mirrors)

Aluminium and steel cans

Aerosol containers (remove plastic top)

Tetra pak cartons, waxy paper or items covered in food are not recyclable

Do not place paper and cardboard in or on top of your recycling bin – place on ground next to bin tied in bundles or in plastic bags

What can I do to help? •

Choose products with little or no packaging

Save wrapping paper and boxes to use again

Buy products with re-usable or recyclable packaging

Buy pre-loved items instead of new

Sell unwanted items online or hold a garage sale instead of throwing them away

Give unwanted clothes to op shops or place in used clothing bins

Donate unwanted items to schools, crèches and kindergartens at

Pass on anything, from old computers to building materials, at

Choose products that display the Environmental Choice New Zealand tick. See

Say no to plastic bags

Buy reusable, long-lasting, repairable products instead of disposable items

Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.

Use empty plastic containers or jars for storing food or other things

Helpful contacts Noise control: 09 301 0101 Animal control: 09 360 0750 Rubbish and Recycling: 09 301 0101

For other information, such as business waste minimilisation, building consents and draft plans, visit

We’ve done our best to make sure this information is accurate at the time of printing. However, we can’t guarantee all the information here is complete or free of errors. For more information or to confirm any details, check out



a Shore act

Anna Hutchison shares her Auckland with us

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Bayswater and then Devonport. We lived on the water in Bayswater. It was fun to hang out with dad when he came home from work. He would teach us to fish. Our house in Devonport was fantastic, as there were lots of kids our age in the same street. We would play on our bikes, or up trees or by the beach. It felt very safe. What do you remember the most about growing up in Auckland?

well as Takapuna Aquatic Centre, which is excellent. In my spare time I read a lot, have barbecues, walk our puppy, swim, and plan exciting new adventures. For stores, Little and Friday has delicious goodies and friendly service. And Tash at Stephen Marr is the most amazing hair colourist. How much of an influence has Auckland been to your career?

Lots of beach time. We would always be doing something that involved swimming or being at the beach.

Auckland has so many different elements to it, which is great as an actor, because you can draw on so many different aspects when creating a character.

Do you still live on the Shore?

Best thing about the North Shore?

I live in Takapuna. I love the Shore. I think the people who live here are so friendly and really contribute to the lovely place we live.

The people. Everyone seems so friendly and warm, which makes it feel like a great community to be part of.

I love Cheltenham. My brother, sister, cousins and I would always play there when we were younger. Even now, when the tide is in, it’s nice for swimming. Takapuna beach is great for walking our puppy. There are so many wonderfully friendly dog owners around.

Things to do around here

What do you like about your area?


Local actor Anna Hutchison is currently starring in Go Girls, set on the North Shore. She has also appeared on our screens in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and Shortland Street. Anna talks to Localist about her Auckland.

Parks: Local parks and their facilities are on page 26. Beaches: You’ll find a list of local beaches on page 27. To find more cafes and stores near you go to

I love swimming. We are very spoilt with so many beaches to choose from, as 33


Sound advIce

Check out your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) first started in New Zealand in 1970. There are now nearly 30 centres across Auckland. Branch manager Margaret Antunovich, says CAB aims to ensure individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights, responsibilities or available services; or through an inability to express their needs effectively. At your service CAB is staffed by trained volunteers, who can access the necessary information through a database that links with over 40,000 service providers. It’s primarily a drop-in service, though appointments are needed for lawyers and other specialised help and advice. People’s needs are assessed through private interviews. “Our interviewers can advise on tenancy, employment, money issues, finance and budgeting,” says Margaret. “CAB is also the first port of call for consumers who are concerned about their rights. A point of contact Email, text, Twitter, Facebook – they’re all useful tools, but they can also exacerbate the loneliness of isolated individuals.


Not sure where you stand with rental issues, money worries, legal problems or relationship difficulties? Your local Citizens Advice Bureau is there to help. especially for people with language or other difficulties. There is also Language Link, a translation service, which people can use simply by pointing to their country of origin on a map. The CAB volunteer will then call someone to translate for them in their chosen language. Legal matters Consulting a lawyer can sometimes be an expensive and somewhat intimidating process. CAB provides access to lawyers who volunteer free consultations for people with legal difficulties. There is also the Legal Ear service – a phone-based legal consultation – and there are regular clinics with Justices of the Peace. Someone to listen Some CAB centres offer free counselling services, and they can help with advice on family and relationship problems. Mediation and conflict coaching services are available to help resolve issues if needed. For more information on services at your local Citizens Advice Bureau, or to find your nearest branch, see, or phone 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222).

Margaret says maintaining one-onone human contact is important, 35


froM Screen to Screen

Our local area has a lot going on behind the scenes


For 20 years, South Seas Film and Television School has been training people for the film and TV business, in the back blocks of Glenfield. What does South Seas do? South Seas Film and Television School provides hands-on industry-related practical training. The four main NZQA-registered diploma courses are offered in film and TV, on-screen acting, animation, and photography. Short introductory courses and industrytargeted workshops are also available. The school’s facilities and equipment aim to replicate a real working environment, from the makeup room and sets warehouse to the voice-over booth and equipment rooms. “All our equipment is industry standard, including the cameras, lighting, sound studio, control room equipment, editing suites and software,” says owner Gerben Cath. How did South Seas start? Gerben and Nerida were running their production company, Arcadian Films, from the studio they built in Ellice Road when they were repeatedly asked to train people. “Running a production company doesn’t give you much time to do anything else,” says Gerben. “But we knew that if people were asking for training, they must be as passionate as we are about film and TV. We didn’t want to discourage them.”




Our local area has a lot going on behind the scenes How has South Seas grown? The first film and TV course ran in 1992 from Unit 3, 75 Ellice Road, with three staff and 32 students. The number of students per year now numbers around 180 and there are over 32 tutors and staff. Still at Ellice Road, the South Seas complex now covers almost 4000 square metres. The latest addition is an animation and photography building, which houses a photography studio, classrooms, life-drawing room and animation workshops. What makes South Seas different? The diplomas at South Seas are one year long (apart from the two-year animation course), and Gerben says they intend to keep them that way. “Students often don’t want to take a three-year course, particularly because many roles in the industry do not require that much training.” The course is intensive and demanding, Gerben says. “Students have to learn a great deal in order to be confident enough to work in the industry.” What can a student expect from film school? “A job!” laughs Gerben. “We’re averaging over 90% employment from our graduates.” It’s difficult to achieve 100%, as some graduates either change their mind about being in the industry or move overseas. “Recently two students were snapped up by a local animation production company before they had even graduated.” Their internship was integrated with their course so they could continue their studies while starting their industry careers.

What does the film and TV diploma involve?



During term 1 of the film and TV course, students are introduced to aspects of the industry, such as directing; camera operating; lighting; audio recording; post production; script writing; onscreen acting; presenting; and art department, which includes sets, costumes and makeup. For the remainder of the course, students specialise in one selected specialist skill. They also spend two weeks on location with a professional crew. “This gives them access to working on a live set, with an experienced crew,” says Marketing Manager Lauren Clarke. “Up until then, students have been working in their student teams with tutors, all of whom are industry experienced.” The overall aim is for students to produce, shoot and edit their own project. What does being a local business mean to you? “Watching our students go on to achieve career success is very rewarding,” Gerben says. “I love this industry, and if we can pass that enthusiasm on to others, as well as preparing them for a job, that’s a wonderful thing.” Gerben also says the school attracts many students from overseas, “which contributes to New Zealand’s industry reputation internationally.” South Seas graduates have worked on a range of international films and television programmes, including Avatar, the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, The Lovely Bones, Hercules, and Once Were Warriors.

find courses and training details at



actIve SenIorS

There’s plenty to do around here, no matter what your age

Older Women’s Network

Returned Services Association

Seasonal celebrations, lunches, coffee meetings, tai chi, Rummikub, discussion writing and theatre groups.

Social activities, advice and assistance. Suitable for returned service personnel and family members.

$15 •

Visit for locations

Chinese Kiwi Friendship Project

AUT never2old active ageing

English group, tai chi, information sharing – for Chinese speaking people.

Exercise, workshops, social events, games and sports competitions.

Thursdays 9.30am–12pm • donation

09 486 8400 ext 8854

NZ Bridge Association


Bridge sessions and beginner classes.

Computer courses on word processing and the internet. Suitable for people 55 and over.

$30-60 membership •

Sixties Up Movement Bowls, games, crafts, trips, barbecues, petanque, and monthly newsletter. $10 membership + activity fee

Care and Craft Crafts, games, communication group. 10am–1pm during school terms $3-4 • 09 634 4277

North Shore Centres for Mutual Aid Crafts, games, exercise, outings, musicians and speakers. 10am–12.30pm during school terms $10 membership •


If your 40s are supposed to be the new 30s, then you’re just a spring chicken in your 60s and 70s. Here are some things to do around our area for the young at heart.

Probus Club Meetings, speakers and outings for retired professional and business people.

Selwyn Foundation Activities for gentle exercise and mental stimulation. 9.30am–12.30pm • $2-6 • 09 298 3435

Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust Tai chi, crafts, talks, games, outings, movies, singing – for Chinese seniors. Fridays 10am–3pm • $5 • 09 624 1368

For information on local community centres, check out our listings on page 25, or see page 57 of this book. 41



Helping women get dressed for success

Dress for Success is a worldwide organisation helping women prepare for interviews and look their best for the first day on the job. Ruth Nicholson is one of hundreds of volunteers from across Auckland who help out. How to start volunteering? Ruth started volunteering for Dress for Success Auckland at the end of 2010, after finding out about it through a long-term volunteer. The next thing she knew she was on the phone to the executive manager and filling out an application form. “You can never tell where people are from,” says Ruth. “The women come from all over Auckland and are all ages.” Who can Dress for Success Auckland help? Clients are referred by registered agencies, such as Work and Income, if they meet certain criteria. First-time job hunters, or women who have been out of employment for a number of years can apply. “They need to be actively looking for work or training, and have a job interview arranged or are in the process of organising some sort of work experience,” says executive director Julie Mackey. “If their interview is successful, they get to keep their first outfit and can apply for another work-ready outfit. This is so they have something else to wear during those first few days on the job.” Why volunteer? Ruth says at the time she started


Get SuIted

volunteering, she was earning a good salary and wanted to give something back, particularly if it meant helping women. “I was in a really full-on, stressful job and wanted to do something different,” says Ruth. “It was just all about work.” Dress for Success Auckland kits the women out from head to toe, depending on what they need. “Some women literally come in with the clothes they’re wearing and that’s it,” Claire says. Where does the stock come from? Many businesses across Auckland donate goods and services, for example Bendon, Mod’s Hair, Rodney Wayne, Max, Overland, Farmers and The Warehouse. “We always need larger sized shoes and clothes, so it’s fantastic to have sponsors like Tall by Design clothing and Willow Shoes on board,” says Julie. “We couldn’t do it without all the amazing businesses that donate, support or provide advice and all our wonderful volunteers.” For example, national partner Esteem Jewellery gives every client that successfully gains employment the choice of gold or silver ear rings or necklace. 43



Helping women get dressed for success How do you raise funds? Dress for Success Auckland holds regular fundraising events, like the recent Suit and Salad Luncheon and the Celebrity Waiters Dinner. A huge number of companies offered support, from pilates and cosmetics companies to sports teams, lodges, confectionery and design studios. “The wardrobe at Dress for Success Auckland is modern and professional,” says Claire. Anything donated that’s not work appropriate is put aside for charity or for the annual clothing sale. A recent designer sale included clothing from Trelise Cooper, Karen Walker, Liz Mitchell, World, Annah S, Jane Daniels and Ashely Fogel – all pre-loved personal items that had been donated by individuals. What items apart from clothes do you need? “We’re always in need of good work handbags, especially ones that are still in reasonable condition,” says Claire. “Makeup essentials, like mascara and lipstick, are in constant demand. It gives the women something to keep them feeling professional in those first few weeks at their new job.” What’s your background? Being a dresser comes naturally for Ruth, whose mother was a fashion consultant and taught her about colour analysis, styling and cosmetics. “Some of our clients need help in a variety of areas, in order to be interview ready,” says Claire. “They need pointers on how to put on makeup and sometimes subtle encouragement to alter their current makeup or dress style.


“We don’t want to change them or change who they are; we just want to enhance what they already have.” As a dresser, Ruth teaches clients how to put items together, what colours work for them, what suits their body shape and what’s work appropriate. The dressers have to work with whatever clothing is in stock at the time, “so you have to be quite creative. It can be a lot of fun,” she says. It’s especially rewarding when giving women a nice work outfit lifts their spirits and gives them confidence – something the rest of us may take for granted. “A lot of them come in shy or a bit down and leave on top of the world,” says Ruth. What else does Dress for Success Auckland do? As well as the dressing service, Dress for Success Auckland operates a career centre, Breakfast Club and the networking Professional Women’s Group. The groups offer practical skills, seminars, inspirational speakers (who are sometimes previous clients), one-on-one support, CV tips, job-searching skills, mock interviews, career development, and how to stay positive and deal with rejection. What can you do to help? That pre-loved suit or work outfit you’ve been thinking of getting rid of could make the difference for someone gaining employment and feeling confident about starting a new job. There are Dress for Success Auckland drop-off points around the city, where you can donate new and used clothing, shoes, bags, unused makeup and new lingerie.

Searching for a job can be challenging, no matter how much practice you’ve had. Here are a few tips to help you along the way. Persevere Small hurdles can sometimes keep you from focusing on the big picture. Your ultimate aim is to get a job, so don’t let anyone bring you down or deter you from your goal. Apply It’s easy to talk yourself out of a job before you even apply for it if you’re not feeling 100% confident. But you never know where that one application might lead if you never submit it in the first place. Prepare Learn something about the company you’re going to interview at. Start online – most companies have an ‘about us’ section on their website. Availability Work around other people’s schedules for meetings and interviews and never be late. If you do get a flat tyre or the train breaks down, call ahead to let them know and ask if they would like to reschedule. Presentation First impressions are very important, so give yourself plenty of time to get ready. Prepare what you’re going to wear at least one day before the interview, to ensure your outfit is clean, ironed and doesn’t need mending.



Job huntInG tIpS

Dress for Success Auckland may have already helped you with an outfit, but if not: try to dress to the level of the role you’re applying for, the type of position and the company culture. Equality Remember, interviewers are just people too. Put yourself in their shoes and try to see what would make you stand out. Treat them as you would anyone else – with courtesy and respect. Enjoy Smile and try to have a good time. This might be the last thing on your mind, so if you are nervous, take a few breaths and collect your thoughts before speaking. Even if you don’t get this job, it’s good experience and you’ll learn something during the process. Follow up Sitting around waiting for a job to fall in your lap is not going to make it happen. If you want to know more about the job application process, just ask. At least it will show that you’re keen. Rights There are certain things interviewers can’t ask, like whether you’re married, how old you are, if you intend to have children, your religious beliefs, political opinions or sexual orientation. If you think you have been discriminated against, contact the New Zealand Human Rights Commission: 0800 496 877 •



electronIc retIreMent What to do when television goes digital

What’s happening? Starting at the end of 2012, television will be switched from analogue to digital. If you don’t have either a digital television, Sky TV or a TelstraClear T-Box, you’re probably receiving analogue. After the switchover, you will eventually no longer have access to free-to-air television programming, as everything will be digital. A good way to tell if you’ll need to do anything for the switchover is if you can currently watch Freeview. Freeview free-to-air television that’s currently transmitted in digital. So if you’re getting that now, you’re already digital.

which will hopefully lead to faster and cheaper mobile broadband services. What about my old TV? It is estimated there will be an increase in the number of CRT televisions discarded during the switchover. Recycling responsibly will reduce the number of televisions that end up in landfill and will remove harmful components from the environment, like lead. RCN and the Community Recycling Network are increasing the number of e-waste depots across the country to recycle TVs and computers. Find out more on the websites below.

What will I need?

Recycling solutions

To watch free-to-air TV after the switch, you’ll need to do one of the following: purchase a digital TV or a set-top box*; or sign up to Sky TV or TelstraClear’s T-Box. There are benefits and different costs for each option. Find out more at

Working computers: donate to charities or visit

* A set-top box is a small box you connect to your television that receives the digital signal and converts it to your analogue television.


The number of CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions put out of service is expected to rise when free-to-air television is switched to digital. This will increase the amount of e-waste. Here’s what you should know.

Search for ‘computer recycling’ on

Computers, printers and monitors: recycled and reused via Computers, accessories and TVs: take to

Why are we switching?

Find out more

So we can have more features (like more channels and better reception) at a more effective cost. It also means space on the radio spectrum can be freed up for other things, like mobile broadband,


services/rubbish •

If you’re looking for a new Tv or set-box, search for your local retailer.



rework yourSelf Tips on updating your CV

Think of a CV as your PR material or marketing brief. It’s a concise description and round-up of all your work experience. Its aim is to interest the reader, give just the right information they require and entice them to want to know more. Keep it brief A CV should be no more than two separate pages when printed, or up to four sides of text. Keep the font clean and simple. A floury or gimmicky font may say things about you that you hadn’t intended. Use black font throughout for the body of the text and no smaller than 10 point. Make it obvious Put your name, address and phone number at the top of the first page and your name on every separate page. If someone prints out your CV and gets the pages mixed up, they need to know where the pages belong. Regular Keep your CV updated regularly, even when you’re not planning to use it. That way you can note down any accomplishments or role descriptions before you forget. Add in any training or extra work experience you’ve accumulated. Keep a note of any


If you’re lucky, you may never need a resumé, but for some people, a CV is just part of everyday life. Either way, a little touch-up or restarting from scratch is well worth the effort. managers or employers you could use as referees in future and make sure their details are up to date. Jobs Your work history is one of the most important sections for a potential employer. Put it up front so they can see how your experience aligns with the job on offer. Your personal interests are important too, but you don’t want it to be one of the first things they read. Adjust Somewhere near the top you should include a list of particular skills or achievements that make you stand out or that relate to the role you’re applying for. Even if you haven’t worked in a particular industry, you can reword your expertise into transferable skills. For example, experience with managing finances, or skills in particular software packages. Help If you want some extra help, check our Professional Services listings. Or look online – there are numerous resources for creating CVs and tips on what to include and what to leave out.

for help with your Cv and other career advice visit


Community Information Local Stories   


Community Services Art Galleries    Rubbish & Recycling   

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Education Early Childhood Services    


Support Services Aged Services    Community Support    Disability Support Services    

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SupEr CATEGOry Business SprEAdS Advertorial TEmpLATE

rehab ServIcInG ltd

Get your motor running

George Drew started Rehab Servicing with George’s father, George Snr, in 2000. The family business modifies, repairs and refurbishes motorised wheelchairs and scooters, and supplies mobility accessories, like kettle tippers, tap turners and commodes. Both Georges are highly experienced electrical technicians – George with over 17 years’ and George Snr with over 24 years’ experience. Krissie Drew manages the business from the headquarters in Henderson, and their senior fabricator, Paul McGuire, has been fabricating and modifying wheelchairs for over 30 years. This wealth of experience means they can take care of just about every aspect of rehab services, from supplying products, repairing them, replacing parts, advising on accessories and making modifications. “We love customer contact,” says Krissie. “It’s the most important aspect of our business. If we can help someone have a better quality of life, then we’ve done our job successfully.” The first point of call for enquiries is to talk to Krissie or George. They will assess your needs and budget, and advise on what type of equipment will be best. For example, a top of the line hot-rod motorised scooter might not be the most practical option if it’s only needed indoors or won’t fit under the table for dinner.

“You might just need a walker or one of our other accessories,” says George. “With our experience in this field, we can easily help figure out the best fit for you or your relative.”

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Rehab Servicing has everything you need to stay mobile, keep your active lifestyle and maintain your independence.

The Rehab Servicing team offers 24hour assistance over the phone for equipment queries and emergency callouts on wheelchairs. They can respond to urgent repairs within one day and non-urgent within three working days. If the repair can’t be fixed on-site, the team transport the chair to the workshop and deliver it back once repaired. While there can sometimes be a stigma to using a motorised wheelchair or scooter, Krissie says all types of people use them. “Particularly as people get older or lose some of their mobility. A motorised chair changes their life – they get a part of their freedom back.” The HQ in Henderson houses a showroom, but Krissie and George say a home-based demonstration is best. “We determine which chair will be most appropriate and bring it out to you to try,” says George. “That way you’ll know if it will suit you and your home.” “And from there, we discuss any modifications or accessories you might want,” says Krissie. “Like mags and a turbo,” she laughs. rehab Servicing ltd 09 837 7342 • 1/62 Bruce mclaren road, Henderson


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top rated buSIneSSeS We’ve put together a few local Community businesses that you have rated and raved about on Find other top businesses or rave about your picks at

Top rated businesses are based on star ratings on at the time of going to print. Subsequent ratings may affect the businesses’ overall rating.

coMMunIty fruIt harveStInG

from 7 ratings Family owned purpose-built centre, with ECE qualified teachers passionate about creating a fun and dynamic environment.

from 5 ratings Sharing fruit from our own back yards and distributing to charities and schools. Volunteers welcome.

09 475 5242 •

021 228 9020 •


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peekaboo chIldcare

pupuke early educatIon centre

from 3 ratings NZ’s largest nanny and babysitting agency, offering a fantastic selection of screened nannies to match your needs.

from 5 ratings Architecturally designed centre with two rooms for different age groups and food cooked on site.

0800 762 569 •

09 489 8666 •

rate and rave about your favourite businesses at


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heart of the coMMunIty

Find out what’s happening at your local community centre

Get moving If you want to get fit or try some dance moves, your local community centre is a great place to start. Meadowood, Birkdale and Bayview community centres run Zumba classes; Sunnynook and Glenfield have line dancing; and there’s a dance exercise class at Beach Haven. Other dance options include Chinese dance, ballroom dancing and North Harbour Rockers lessons at Sunnynook; and Renaissance dance at Birkdale.

school art. There’s flute and drama at The Rose Centre, and Birkdale runs a children’s ear clinic. Sunnynook runs pre-school dance and pre-school gym, and there’s an after-school art class at Highbury. Arts and crafts

Yoga is available at Bayview, Birkdale, The Rose Centre, and the East Coast Bays Community Centre, which also offers laughter yoga. For more on yoga, see our article on page 108.

If you’re keen to learn a new craft or hone your artistic skills, East Coast Bays has classes and groups for patchwork, quilting, spinning and handcrafts, and cupcake decorating. Beach Haven has the arts covered, with portrait painting, acrylics, oil painting and mixed-media art. Highbury also offers acrylics, and has classes for patchwork and sewing, and embroidery.

Learn a language

Left of centre

Brush up on your French with lessons at East Coast Bays, Birkdale and The Rose Centre. Sunnynook offers German for adults, Japanese for children and a Japanese kindergarten. If English is your second language, you’ll find plenty of options for lessons at Beach Haven, Birkdale, Glenfield, Meadowood, Northcote, The Rose Centre and Sunnynook.

Many of the centres facilitate groups, such as strategy games, computer genealogists, and widows and widowers. Other classes of interest are astrology at Highbury, a Scrabble group at Beach Haven, and belly dancing and Yuanji (a combination of Chinese martial arts and qigong) at Sunnynook.

For the kids Community centres have a range of activities and clinics for kids. East Coast Bays Community Centre has children’s guitar, French, sewing, drama and after-

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Line dancing, language lessons, Zumba and flute – your local community centre has a wide range of interesting and unexpected classes and events on offer. Here’s a selection of what you can find.

For contact details of your local community centre, see page 25. Or visit the Auckland Council website for information on classes and activities: 57

Art Galleries  / Rubbish & Recycling

we are a thriving community visual arts centre in the heart of Mairangi bay We’re one of NZ’s leading community art facilities offering: • A diverse range of affordable classes tutored by practising  artists - painting, drawing and sculpture for all ages. • A continuous exhibition programme featuring local,

 emerging and internationally renowned artists.     Please enquire about exhibiting with us. • Gallery store - stocking high quality locally made art pieces. • Birthday parties for little budding artists.

Mairangi arts centre (09) 478 2237 (09) 478 2837

Mairangi-arts-centre 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay

for all your recycling needs Abilities Incorporated is a non-profit society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. As the North Shore’s enterprise for the disabled, Abilities has provided employment to the disabled for over 50 years! Recycling • E-waste: old computers, monitors, laptops, mobile phones or anything you can plug into the wall • Confidential document destruction, safe and reliable • General paper recycling   Contract Packaging • Assembly, labeling, shrink wrapping, packaging, manufacturing

abilities Incorporated (09) 444 0611 91 Hillside Road, Glenfield


Early Childhood Services

little people childcare centres

about us: Our mission is to walk beside your child through the early journey of their life, providing them with the tools needed to become secure and confident. We work alongside parents to accommodate your child on an individual basis. We are proud of and have confidence in our dedicated and professional teachers, who enable us to provide exceptional care and education. They are selected for their commitment to children and for their ability to provide a service that reflects love, respect and an understanding of children.

• Catering for 3 months to 5 years (128 Archers Road), 3-5 years transition to school programme (12 Chartwell Ave) • 20 hours ECE • All meals provided • Variety of nutritious meals prepared by a top Auckland catering company accommodating all dietary requirements • Fun and educational programmes, early computer learning • Competitive fees and WINZ subsidies available to eligible families

little people learning centre - 0800 4daycare (09) 444 8802 (09) 444 2931 128 Archers Road, Glenfield 12 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield



Early Childhood Services

Our programme incorporates the Early Childhood Curriculum of Te Whaariki and our philosophy embraces the five strategies of the Virtues Project. These are: • Teach the language of the virtues

• • • •

Set clear boundaries Recognise teachable moments Honour the spirit Offer the art of spiritual companioning

Early Childhood Services

kia ora everyone and welcome to “our place” at pupuke early education centre

pupuke early education centre (09) 489 8666 (021) 818 162

20-22 Pupuke Road, Takapuna, Auckland PO Box 331530, Takapuna, Auckland 0740 Contact us for further information

north harbour preschool

full childcare and education • • • •

Open 7am - 6pm Ages 0 - 5 years old Nutritious meals Spacious environment

• 20 hours ECE available • Qualified ECE Teachers • We offer individual learning programmes and portfolios for all children

north harbour preschool ltd (established 1992) (09) 479 2922 (09) 479 2925 12 Laurina Road, Sunnynook, Auckland

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Early Childhood Services

kuMeu: superior centre, providing quality care Playschool offers the highest standard of preschool education, from 3 months to 5 years, in age appropriate rooms. • FREE childcare sessions for 3-5 year olds • Reggio inspired programme - extending children’s learning through investigations and project work • Infant and toddler programme built on respective relationships between child and primary caregiver • Professional, qualified staff with superior teacher to child ratios • Personalised documentation of each child’s learning journey • Aesthetically designed purpose built facilities and play spaces including separate sleep rooms and art room * Quote Localist and receive 20% off first three months fees *

playschool early education centre ltd (09) 412 8081 7 Wookey Lane, Kumeu, Auckland

Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm

childcare and learning centre

peekaboo childcare (09) 475 5242 115 - 117 High Green Drive, Pinehill, Albany 62

dedicated and Qualified educators • New purpose built facilities • Multicultural team of qualified ECE teachers • Open 7:30am – 5:30pm, Mon – Fri • 20 hours ECE for 3 & 4 year olds Please contact us for further information

harbourside kids childcare centre (0800) HSKIDS (09) 486 1655 48 Esmonde Road, Takapuna, Auckland

7.30 - 5.30 Monday to friday (09) 489 6797 4 Dominion Street, Takapuna

Early Childhood Services  /  Aged Services

“care and education in a home away from home”

everything you need to Stay Mobile... At Rehab Servicing we have a full Power Wheelchair range to suit everyone’s budget and needs. Our skilled and experienced technicians offer: • On-site and urgent repairs • Pickup and delivery service • Fabrication workshop • Parts orders • Portable appliance testers We also stock a wide range of mobility scooters, lift chairs and other healthcare equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, commodes and walking sticks to name just a few items.

contact us today for a no obligation free in house demonstration (09) 837 7342 (0275) 894 187 PO Box 95219, Swanson, Auckland


Community Support  / Disability Support Services

Salvation army - Senior Service programme We recruit and match volunteers to provide friendship and support for elderly people in the West Auckland and North Shore area. We offer assistance with transport, advocacy, home maintenance and Chaplaincy services.

companionship care through to 24 hour care If home is where you want to be, we can help you stay there. We provide meal preparation, light housework, laundry, mobility assistance, shopping and outings. Sleepover support, medication reminders and paliative care is available.

Salvation army (09) 478 7567 albanybays_corps@nzf.salvationarmy. org

phc - caring in every way (0800) 88 99 10 PO Box 40832, Glenfield 0747

citizens advice bureau north Shore Volunteering Auckland is dedicated to positive change in the community through the support and promotion of volunteering. We make volunteering accessible to everyone, we support organisations that involve volunteers and we promote volunteering throughout Auckland. Want to get involved? Visit our website today.


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ph: 480 2971 Email:

volunteering auckland 09 377 7887 64

for Information, help & advice not sure? ask us.

our services Our services include advice and referrals on all matters concerning people over 60. We offer a visiting service, abuse and neglect prevention support, field worker, luncheon club, health promotion, seminars, minibus and more.

Support Services

alzheimers auckland dementia Support

helping aucklanders by: • • • •

Supporting people with dementia & their carers Providing information, education & support Promoting understanding & awareness Offering most services free of charge

Registered Charity CC 32974

age concern 09 489 4975 09 486 2928

Grey power

Get in touch today 0800 004 001 or 09 622 4230 09 636 0540

neighbour helping neighbour

aims and objectives • To advance, support and protect the welfare and well-being of older people. • To affirm and protect that statutory right of every New Zealand resident, to a sufficient New Zealand Superannuation entitlement. • To strive for a provision of a quality Health care to all New Zealand residents regardless of income and location. • To oppose all discriminatory and disadvantageous legislation affecting rights, security and dignity. • To promote recognition of the wide-ranging services provided by senior citizens of New Zealand.

Grey power federation nZ Inc 09 299 2113 or 0800 473 979 09 299 2118

neighbourhood Support Neighbourhood Support North Shore aims to assist the residents and police in maintaining a safe, healthy and friendly neighbourhood twenty-four hours a day.

neighbourhood Support akl Inc 09 815 9605 09 815 9602 65

Support Services

Spectrum care Spectrum Care is an independent charitable trust that provides services for children, young people and adults with disabilities and their families. Our services include 24-hour support for people throughout the Auckland and Waikato regions, respite care for adults in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and respite care for children in Auckland. Spectrum Care also offers specialised Home Support, Behavioural and Aspirations services for people in greater Auckland, along with a School Holiday Programme of activities for children.

Spectrum care 09 634 3790 09 634 3791

let auckland regional Migrant Services help you settle in... Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is a charitable trust that is dedicated to supporting migrants, refugees and returning kiwis to settle successfully into the Auckland region. We offer free job search seminars, English clinics, Treaty of Waitangi workshop, free settlement support services, volunteer work experience and so much more. Find out more by visiting our website or calling one of our team.

auckland regional Migrant Services 09 625 2440

Breast Cancer NETWORK NZ


what is the breast cancer network?

NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace.

Breast Cancer Network is a New Zealand-wide, independent group for those who have experienced breast cancer and their supporters. BCN promotes the issues and needs of those personally affected by breast cancer, works towards implementing their recommendations and advocates particularly for research into prevention of the disease. By means of our website and bi-monthly magazine, Upfront U Kaiora, we share information and provide a voice for women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Network (NZ) Inc is a registered charity. For your complimentary copy of Upfront U Kaiora, please email a request to

NetSafe educates and supports individuals and organisations on a range of cybersafety issues. NetSafe is a multi-stakeholder partnership which represents a range of perspectives from New Zealand’s cybersafety community. Partners come from a range of sectors and groups, including government, education, law, industry, community, parents and caregivers, children and young people.

netsafe 0508 638 723 66

breast cancer network Inc. 09 636 7040

Support Services

health and social services • • • • •

provider of health and Social Services

Food parcels Drug and alcohol support Housing assistance Services for homeless Elderly support

auckland city Mission 09 303 9200 09 303 9305


what we do... The SPCA shelters, rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abused, neglected & unwanted animals. Where appropriate, we also take action to prosecute offenders. We are available 24/7 for emergencies and open daily at 50 Westney Road, Mangere.

do you care about animals? • • • • •

Spca auckland 09 256 7300 09 256 7314

Support animals by joining SAFE. Together we can make a difference. Learn more about ways to help animals. SAFE is a national animal protection organisation. You can act locally by volunteering.

Safe 09 361 5646 09 361 5644 67

Support Services

north Shore playcentre assn. Inc.

playcentre is unique: • It’s about being a support network and watching your children develop • It’s about working with other parents to make learning opportunities for your children • It’s about valuing family and the work parents do

north Shore playcentre association Inc.

parent to parent Matua ki te Matua

09 415 3321

0508 236 236

the baby’s fine… how are you?

parenting is everything! Parents Centres supports parents through the early years. We equip parents with knowledge and support through a wide range of childbirth and parenting programmes. Parents Centres operate through 50 Centres nationwide and publish New Zealand’s leading parenting magazine, Kiwiparent.

parents centre new Zealand Inc. 09 413 8969 68

are you feeling… • • • •

Constantly exhausted? Tearful and overwhelmed? Like you can’t cope? Like this will never end?

post natal distress Support network trust 09 836 6967

we have kindys that suit you • • • •

Qualified & registered teachers 20 Hours ECE Safe & enriching learning environments All day and sessional hours available

• • • • • •

auckland kindergarten association 09 373 5635 or 0800 4 KINDY

Support Services


Y-Fitness & Y-Sports Early childhood education Y-Camps & Y-OSCAR Y-Accommodation Y-Swimming Youth programmes and kids term programmes

yMca 0800 YMCA NOW

parenting questions?

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• • • • • •

Free phone support Supporting all parents living in NZ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Calls answered by a Plunket nurse Chinese, Pacific, Maori nurses Breast feeding, sleeping, toilet training, behaviour etc

plunketline 0800 933 922 PlunketNZ

Supporting disadvantaged kiwi kids 09 478 1525 09 478 1523 69

Support Services

Kiwibank Business Banking

ask for the card

plumbers, gasfitters, drainlayers

Nobody knows what a Kiwi business needs better than a Kiwi business Call one of our Business Banking Specialists today on 0800 601 601 or visit

• All tradespeople must carry their authorisation card issued by the Board • Phone or check the Board’s online register to see if a tradesperson is authorised to work • Don’t risk your family’s health & safety

plumbers, Gasfitters & drainlayers board Freephone 0800 743 262

Kiwibank Limited.

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Browns Bay Spinners    027 4762720 Calliope Sea Scout Group    09 445 3602 Charitable Solutions Limited    021 873258 Devonport Garden & Floral Art Club     09 445 0262 Devonport Spinners & Weavers    09 480 6262 Foundation for Youth Development    09 477 6237 GirlGuiding NZ - Albany    0800 484331 GirlGuiding NZ - Birkenhead    0800 222292 GirlGuiding NZ Devonport/Takapuna     0800 222292 0800 222292 GirlGuiding NZ - Glenfield    GirlGuiding NZ - Greenhithe    0800 222292 0800 222292 GirlGuiding NZ - Hilcrest    GirlGuiding NZ - Sunnynook    0800 222292 09 416 7122 Hauraki Floral Art Club    Kaipatiki Spinners and Weavers    09 419 0207 09 478 1525 KidsCan    09 415 5682 Muscular Dystrophy Northern    New Zealand Iris Society Albany Group     09 443 1667 North Shore Philatelic Society    09 414 1044 Project K North Shore    021 756512 Training Ship Leander Sea Cadet Corps     027 4591485 Tropical Sea Shells    09 448 2725 Young Mariners of NZ- Awataha Unit     09 480 9111

Education Acorn Montessori Children's House    09 445 4500 Akoranga Childcare Centre    09 489 7916 Akoteu To'o Lelei    09 480 0841 Albany Community Preschool    09 415 9690 Albany Junior High School    09 415 5473 Albany Kindergarten    09 415 9517 Apple Tree Childcare Archers Road    09 442 1244 Apple Tree Childcare Chivalry Road    09 443 4920

Barnardos Children's Contact - North Shore    09 481 1163 Barnardos KidStart North Shore    09 481 1166 Barnardos Nth Shore Area Mng Unit     09 481 0045 09 477 0075 Basic Computing Class    Bayview Kindergarten    09 444 5540 Bayview School    09 444 2222 Beach Haven Primary School    09 483 7615 Bear Park Childcare - Mairangi Bay    09 479 3795 Bear Park Infant Toddler Centre - Albany    09 415 9837 09 489 4878 Belmont Intermediate    Birkdale Community Creche    09 483 9149 09 483 9168 Birkdale Intermediate    Birkdale Kindergarten    09 483 8706 09 483 8674 Birkdale North School    Birkenhead Kindergarten    09 480 9330 09 410 5210 Broadlands Kindergarten    Browns Bay Preschool Ltd    09 479 3008 Browns Bay Taiaotea Kindergarten    09 478 7795 Busy Minds Early Learning Centre - Mairangi Bay    09 478 5510 Busy Minds Early Learning Centre - Sunnynook     09 410 8803 Campbells Bay School    09 410 7444 Camrose Kids Ltd    09 444 0077 Carmel College    09 486 1132 Castor Bay Infant Care Centre    09 410 3320 Chelsea Kindergarten    09 480 7332 Child Connection    09 442 5799 Child Preschool Education Ltd    09 488 7766 Childspace Learning Centre Ltd    09 418 1466 Creative Kids    09 483 7489 Dairy Flat School    09 415 9071 Devonport Kindergarten    09 445 3504 Devonport Methodist Childcare Centre     09 445 1072 Discoverys Learning Centre    09 479 7420

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East Coast Bays Community Creche     09 479 1241 09 441 6382 Edukids - Albany    Emajinationz Nanny and Babysitting Service     021 1182715 Eskdale Treehouse Early Learning Centre     09 482 1536 09 473 5099 Glamorgan Kindergarten    Glenfield College Community Education     09 444 1353 09 444 8473 Glenfield Kindergarten    Glenpark Childcare    09 418 3621 09 413 9171 Greenhithe Kindergarten    Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre    0800 HSKIDS Jemma's Home Based Childcare - Head Office    09 414 6204 Junior Junction Sunnynook    0800 787778 Kauri Park Kindergarten    09 483 7073 Kids Biz Pre-School And Daycare    09 479 3199 Kids Corner - Rothesay Learning Centre     09 479 6474 Kids Inn Early Childhood Learning Centre     09 444 9248 Kids Planet    09 415 6656 Kindercare - Albany    09 479 2828 09 445 1201 Kindercare - Belmont    Kindercare - Constellation    09 478 8304 09 479 9933 Kindercare - Greville Road    Kindercare - Milford Babies    09 486 1338 09 486 2626 KIndercare - Milford Preschool    Kindercare Learning Centres Head Office     09 479 9922 Kindy Cottage    09 478 4784 Koru Early Learning Centre    09 482 0840 Kristin Kindergarten    09 415 9566 09 415 9566 Kristin School    Lakeview Private Kindergarten and Daycare     09 489 2823 Lancaster Learning Centre    09 483 6645 Learning Unlimited Childcare Centre     09 480 2732 09 444 0420 Literacy North Shore Inc    Little People Learning Centre    09 444 8802 Lollipops Educare - Albany    09 447 1955 Lollipops Educare - Birkenhead    09 419 6826 Lollipops Educare - Takapuna    09 488 9220 Long Bay Baptist Church Community Kindergarten     09 473 0242 Magic Garden Care & Education Centre     09 479 1240 Mariposa Kindergarten    09 418 2813

Marlborough Kindergarten    09 480 9061 Maru Montessori Pre-School    09 415 4205 Memory Improvement Class    09 477 0075 Milford Baptist Kindergarten    09 489 9746 Milford Kindergarten    09 486 1188 09 478 6693 Murrays Bay Child Care Centre    Natural Steps Early Childhood Centre Rosedale     09 478 5081 Naval Community Childcare Centre    09 445 2608 09 479 2922 North Harbour Preschool    North Shore Playcentre Association    09 415 3321 Northbridge Kindergarten    09 418 1593 Northcote Kindergarten    09 480 7039 Northcote Point Community Creche     09 480 1280 Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association     09 479 5869 Northern Health School - Wilson Unit    09 489 6526 Oaktree Kindergarten    09 479 5979 Onepoto Awhina Educare Northcote Community House    09 419 8226  Peekaboo Childcare    09 475 5242 09 426 8722 Pennys Place Childcare Centre    Playcentre - Beach Haven    09 482 0794 09 480 9671 Playcentre - Birkenhead    Playcentre - Greenhithe    09 413 8053 09 420 5308 Playcentre - Kaukapakapa    Playcentre - Mairangi Bay    09 478 3316 09 445 9039 Playcentre - Narrowneck    Playcentre - North Shore SPACE Programme     09 415 3321 Playcentre - Onepoto    09 443 6359 09 489 8366 Playcentre - Takapuna    Playcentre - Takarunga (Devonport)    09 445 2530 Playcentre - Torbay    09 473 8077 Playcentre - Totaravale    09 443 3505 Playcentre - Windy Ridge (Glenfield South)     09 444 3949 Playschool Early Education Centre    09 412 8081 Plunket Playgroup - Albany    09 838 3716 Plunket Playgroup - Beach Haven    09 838 3716 Plunket Playgroup Glenfield Busy Bees     09 838 3716 Plunket Playgroup Highbury Busy Bees     09 838 3716 Plunket Playgroup - Northcote    09 838 3716 Plunket Playgroup Sunnynook Tots n' Tunes    09 838 3716 PORSE - North Shore    09 478 0196

Emergency Services Police Centre - Glenfield Community Policing     Police Centre - Harbour Bridge    Police Centre - Motorway Policing    Police Centre North Shore Policing     Police Centre - Waitemata District Headquarters     Police Community Constable - Beach Haven   

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Police Community Constable - Northcote     Police Station - Browns Bay    Police Station - Takapuna   

09 480 2160 09 353 0410 09 488 6200

Locations Albany - Rosedale Gallery & Framers     09 415 6979 Albany Public Library    09 486 8460 All Saints New Settlers Friendship Centre     09 480 5753 Artists Den and Art Gallery    021 2656239 09 478 4301 Bays Community Centre    Bayview Community Centre    09 443 0231 09 486 8559 Birkenhead Public Library    Devonport Community House    09 445 6888 09 486 8527 Devonport Public Library    East Coast Bays Public Library    09 486 8577 Glenfield Community Centre    09 444 5023 Glenfield Public Library    09 486 8460 09 480 5279 Highbury Community House    Mairangi Arts Centre    09 478 2237 Meadowood Community House    09 443 7337 Northcote Public Library    09 486 8460 021 02863072 Plunket Toy Library - Milford    Sunnynook Community Centre    09 410 4902 Takapuna Public Library    09 486 8460 Tournament Parking     09 377 4040

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Pupuke Early Education Centre    021 818162 Rangitoto College Community Education     09 477 0075 Rangitoto Kindergarten    09 478 3355 Reach Forward Early Learning Centre     09 950 4400 09 410 2216 Rockmybaby - Auckland    Shore Kids Barbados Ltd    09 444 0709 SKIDS Milford    021 02597748 Skoolies Clubhouse    021 1530662 09 445 9739 Small Wonders Child Care    SpeechSchool.Tv    09 889 3560 Speed Reading Class    09 477 0075 St Joseph's School - Takapuna    09 489 4994 09 418 4333 St Mary's School - Northcote    Summerfield Early Learning    09 415 6867 Sunnynook Community Creche    09 410 2370 Sunnynook Preschool    09 410 9606 09 410 6534 Sunnynook Primary School    Sunset Kids Early Childhood Centre    09 444 6060 09 489 8263 Takapuna Kids Ltd    Takapuna Kindergarten    09 489 6189 09 445 8641 Te Hau Kapua Te Kohanga Reo    The No. 1 Kindy    09 489 6797 The Rose Centre Community Pre School     09 445 9411 Top Kids - Saturn Place    09 444 1979 09 473 9340 Torbay Kindergarten    Tots Corner    09 480 7025 09 476 1240 Tuatara Preschool    09 480 4527 Tui's Nest Childcare Centre    Verran Primary School    09 483 7052 Westlake Boys' High School    09 410 8667 Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten    09 410 7742 Westminster Christian Pre-school    09 444 1906 Wilson School    09 489 5648 Windy Ridge School    09 444 3105

Medical Services Albany Family Medical Centre    Anne Street Medical Centre    Beach Haven Medical    Belmont Medical Centre    Birkdale Family Doctors Ltd    Birkenhead Medical Centre    Chartwell Family Healthcare    Devonport Medical Centre    Doctor Bernie Brenner    Dodson Medical Centre    Dr Kelly Robin    Dr Ron Grieve    Forrest Hill Family Medical Centre    Freeling Holt House    Glenfield Family Doctors    Glenfield Medical Centre    Greenhithe Medical Centre    Highbury Medical Centre    Horizon Radiology Ltd   

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Kowhai Clinic    09 444 2098 Mairangi Bay Medical Centre    09 479 5027 Mercy Radiology - North Shore    09 479 6900 Onewa Road Doctors Ltd    09 418 3832 Pasifika Integrated Family Medical Centre     09 410 0275 Shorecare Medical Services Ltd    09 486 7777 Skinfresh Clinic    09 486 0030 South Pacific Medical Technologies    09 410 0827 09 473 9594 Torbay Community Doctors    Torbay Medical Centre    09 477 9000 X-ray Professionals Ltd    09 419 9692

Religion Albany City Church    Albany Greenhithe Anglician Church     All Saints Anglican Church    Auckland Christian Assembly    Birkenhead Community Church    Browns Bay Presbyterian Church    Calvary Chapel Auckland    Every Nation Ministries    Forrest Hill Church    Harbourside Church    Korean Church    Life Supernatural Ministries    Lighthouse Christian Fellowship    Maria Assumpta Catholic Parish Church     Milford Baptist Church    New Zealand Onnuri Church    North Shore New Life Christian Fellowship     Northcote Baptist Church    Northcross Your Community Church     Ramabai Mukti Mission    Reformed Church of the North Shore    Shore Vineyard Churches    St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church    St Joseph's Catholic Church - Takapuna    

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Sports Clubs Action Indoor Sports - North Harbour     09 444 4900 Albany United Football Club    09 415 8771 All Star Cheerleaders Head Office    09 444 5597 76

Arts Academy    09 477 0300 Auckland Rock & Roll Club    09 479 5235 Badminton North Harbour Centre    09 410 6941 Ballet Theatre of Auckland    09 962 6677 Bays Martial Art Academy - Browns Bay    09 479 9956 Bays Martial Art Academy - Greenhithe     09 479 9956 Bays School of Dance    09 479 6176 Belmont Park Racquets Club    09 445 8077 09 480 5920 Birkenhead City Cricket Club    Bowls North Harbour    09 475 9941 Browns Bay Bowling Club    09 478 6952 Cheer Elite Academy    022 6188385 09 827 3629 Chidokan (NZ)    Choi Kwang Do North Harbour    027 4086839 021 2506421 Dairy Flat Pony Club    Dairy Flat Tennis Club    09 426 7995 09 476 6060 Dancespace    Dark Bay Ltd    09 415 1472 021 631559 Devonport Seido Karate Club    Dive Centre Forrest Hill    09 410 8048 09 444 7698 Dive Centre Takapuna    Dive Warehouse    021 1666024 Dolphin Underwater and Adventure Club     09 473 8069 Eagle Sports    09 447 1515 09 478 3433 East Coast Bays AFC    East Coast Bays Rugby and Cricket Club     09 478 6352 Eight Element Martial Arts    09 444 8668 09 482 0747 Fogg Motorsport Ltd    Funakoshi Karate International NZ    09 478 9340 Funakoshi Karate New Zealand    021 1745689 Fushin Ryu Karate Dojo Browns Bay    09 476 2476 Fushin Ryu Karate Dojo Glenfield    09 480 0992 Glenfield Rugby League Club    09 410 4079 Global Martial Arts    09 448 2082 Great White Shark Dive NZ    021 0485633 Helens School of Swimming    09 483 8294 Hibiscus Coast Ceroc    021 1171042 Hilton Brown Swimming - Albany    09 414 5484 Icon Lacrosse New Zealand Limited    09 889 7600 InStep Dance Company    09 473 1701 Jikishin Dojo    021 1929993 Judokwai    021 524316 Jungshin Taekwon-do Glenfield    021 1364955 Jungshin Taekwon-do Long Bay    09 424 2741 Jungshin Taekwon-do Rosmini    09 424 2741

Support Services 60s-Up Movement of NZ (Inc)    09 419 0756 Abilities Incorporated    09 444 0611 Age Concern NZ Inc    09 489 4975 Animal Rehoming    021 1550865 Asian Health Support Services    09 488 4685 Auckland Dyspraxia Support Group    09 473 9055

Awataha Marae Inc Society    09 486 5467 Beachhaven Residents & Ratepayers Assoc     09 483 7405 Beautiful Birth    021 470074 Beneficiaries Advocacy & Information Service     09 444 9543 Brain Injury New Zealand - Albany    09 414 5693 CADS Maori Counselling Service (Te Atea Marino)    0800 627466 Citizens Advice Bureau - Birkenhead     09 418 0032 Citizens Advice Bureau - Browns Bay    09 479 2222 Citizens Advice Bureau - Glenfield    09 444 9451 Citizens Advice Bureau - Northcote    09 480 2971 Citizens Advice Bureau - Takapuna    09 486 3139 CMA (Centres of Mutual Aid)    09 489 8954 09 479 8177 Coastguard - North Shore    Coastguard New Zealand    09 973 4982 Community Alcohol & Drug Services (CADS) - North    09 488 2701 Complex Carers Group    09 443 5786 Connect Supporting Recovery Inc    09 443 3700 Court Services for Victims    09 916 5726 Creative Abilities and Associates Ltd     09 444 0608 De Paul House    09 480 5959 Diabetes Support Group - North Shore    09 623 2508 Disabled Persons Assembly - North Shore Region    09 480 9395 English Language Partners North Shore Inc.    09 489 2078 Equip    09 477 0338 Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Education (FADE)     09 444 1705 Framework Trust - Devonport Organic City Farm     09 445 4087 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ     09 480 6530 Greenhithe Group Riding For The Disabled    021 1022356 Health Wellbeing Relationships Counselling Services     09 440 9194 Home and Family Counselling - Northcote     09 419 9853 La Leche League - North Shore    09 489 9900 Marinoto North - Waitemata DHB    09 489 0555 Maternity Associates    09 478 1302 Men's Centre North Shore Inc    09 815 0307 Migrant Services North Shore    09 486 4081

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Kumgang Taekwondo    09 479 9180 Kyu Shin Do Aikido (NS) Inc    09 419 7078 L'Academie de Danse    09 479 9321 Lake Pupuke Tennis Club    09 489 4175 Mairangi Bay Tennis Club Inc    09 479 4329 09 478 6153 Mairangi Swim School    Milford Bowling Club    09 410 7043 Netball North Harbour    09 481 0022 09 475 5323 North Harbour Ballet    North Harbour Bays Athletics Inc    09 477 2035 North Harbour BMX Club    021 773234 North Harbour Softball Assn Inc    09 415 8935 North Harbour Table Tennis Association     09 418 3344 North Shore Ballet Academy    09 479 7892 09 445 2483 North Shore Cricket Club    North Shore Dance Centre    09 476 9121 09 444 8668 North Shore Kenpo and Tai Chi    North Shore Kung Fu and Qigong Health Centre     09 550 3896 09 489 4760 North Shore Squash Club Inc    Northcote Birkenhead Rugby Union & Sports Club    09 480 9810 0508 692732 NZ Breakers Basketball Ltd    Patricia Rowley Dance Studio    09 444 9913 021 1698633 Peter Grant Tennis Academy    Shore Dance    027 4242444 Short Handed Sailing Assoc Of NZ    021 2267662 Silverdale Pony Club    021 2146850 09 444 3889 Sing Ong Tai Chi - Takapuna    09 444 4532 Sunnybrae Bowling Club    Swimed Ltd    09 479 4676 Takapuna AFC    09 489 8410 Takapuna Bowling Club    09 489 4624 Takapuna District Cricket Club    09 418 0608 Tennis North Shore    021 684638 The Corelli Academic School of the Arts    09 476 5043 The Swim Centre    09 444 3752 Ucan2 Dance Studio    09 415 5997 VCM Company    09 447 1574


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Missionary Ventures New Zealand    09 478 2656 Naval Community Organisation (NCO)    

0800 628943

Neighbourhood Support North Shore    

09 477 5320

New Zealand Tinnitus Association Inc    

09 476 5190

North Harbour Budgeting Services Inc    

09 489 2023

North Harbour Living Without Violence Collective    

09 489 3770

North Shore Community and Social Services Inc   

09 486 4820

North Shore Hearing Association    09 489 6610 North Shore Maori Warden Assn Inc    

09 488 0168

North Shore Settlement Support   

09 488 0834

North Shore Women's Centre   

09 444 4618

NZ Thyroid Support Group   

09 480 2680

Older Womens Network (OWN) Inc    09 475 5736 Oracle Animal Education Centre   

09 376 2024

Parent Port (North Shore)   

09 486 4666

Parents Partner   

09 410 2181

Plunket - Albany   

09 415 9665

Plunket - Beach Haven   

09 483 6359

Plunket - Birkenhead   

09 480 7136

Plunket - Browns Bay   

09 479 4452

Plunket - Devonport   

09 445 1283

Plunket - Glenfield   

09 444 8479

Plunket - Milford   

09 489 8861

Plunket - Northcote   

09 480 7610

Plunket - Sunnynook   

09 410 4783

Plunket - Torbay   

09 473 9611

Plunket Family Centre - North Shore   

09 489 9778



Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc     0800 773462 Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand - Takapuna    0800 664262 Raeburn House    09 441 8989 Rawene Centre    09 480 7135 09 480 8416 Ruth Norman - JP    Safe Communities Foundation NZ    09 488 7601 Salvation Army - Senior Service Programme     09 827 3128 Seasons North Shore    09 410 0944 09 483 6989 Selwyn Centre - Beach Haven    Selwyn Centre - Milford    09 486 0668 Shared Vision    09 441 8989 St Anne's Club for the Blind    09 489 4125 Stepping Stones Living Skills Centre - Waitemata DHB    09 486 5284 Strengthening Families Birkenhead - Andie Bennett    09 480 3109 Strengthening Families Milford - Aggie Cherrington    09 486 8978 Te Opuawananga Maori Women's Welfare League     09 418 3209 Te Puna Hauora o Te Raki Paewhenua     09 489 3049 Te Whare Rangimarie Trust    027 4378485 09 488 0170 The Tindall Foundation    Victim Support - North Shore    0800 842846 09 443 7741 Whanau Marama Parenting    Whanau Tu Tonu o Oruamo    09 482 1914 Wilson Centre for Children - Waitemata DHB    09 488 4688 Windsor Park Baptist Community Chaplaincy     09 477 0002 Workforce Development    09 487 1500 Yes Disability Resource Centre    09 414 5360

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Mull It over

Time to spice up your autumn drinks menu

Mulled wine dates back as far as medieval times, when it was known as hippocras or ipocras, after the Greek physician Hippocrates. It was made from wine mixed with sugar and spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, then heated. The spices were then strained out through a Hippocratic sleeve – a bag used to filter water – and the drink was served either warm or cold. Given the availabilty and price of spices at the time, it was originally a drink for the aristocracy and nobility. A similar drink, negus, turns up in books by authors Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and is also in John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga. In Germany mulled wine is known as glühwein (literally translated as ‘glow wine’) and glögg (from the word ‘heat’), or similar variations, in countries such as Sweden and Finland. Gareth Hookham, manager of The Merchant Bar & Kitchen in Albany, says mulled wine is one of his favourite drink recipes. “We like to serve it in a rocks glass [small tumbler] with a slice of orange and some nutmeg.” Here’s Gareth’s recipe for a great mulled wine.

Mulled Wine 2 oranges

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It’s that time of year when you begin adding another layer of clothing and making hot meals for dinner. But what about the drinks? We’ve rustled up a few suggestions to get you in the mood for autumn.

peel of 1 lemon peel of 1 lime 250g caster sugar 6 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 3 fresh bay leaves 1 whole vanilla pod, halved 2 star anise 2 bottles of Chianti or other red wine

Mix all the ingredients together in a crock pot or large saucepan. Simmer at a very low heat for 48 hours. Serve in the glass of your choice. For something non-alcoholic, use grape juice instead of wine, or whip up a gingered milk or hot toddy. Gingered milk: heat up milk with some golden syrup, then stir in a small amount of ground ginger. Give it a whisk or put in a milk frother and serve. Hot toddy: squeeze fresh lemon juice into a cup of hot water and add honey for sweetener. Find local bars in the section following or go to


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top rated buSIneSSeS We’ve put together a few local Food & Drink businesses that you have rated and raved about on Find other top businesses or rave about your picks at devonport chocolateS

from 7 ratings Handcrafting gourmet chocolates to the highest standards, producing small batches using the finest ingredients.

from 6 ratings Modern kitchen with quality chefs and expert baristas, offering the best in dining and the freshest Altura coffee.

0800 002 462 •

09 448 1414 •



altura cafe & roaStery

hanSan vIetnaMeSe reStaurant

from 9 ratings The ultimate experience in gourmet burgers: pure NZ beef, fresh natural ingredients + vege, vegan & gluten-free options.

from 6 ratings Using fresh ingredients and offering a great selection of Vietnamese food, ensuring your taste buds are satisfied.

North Shore locations:

09 443 3836 •

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lIttle & frIday

from 8 ratings Traditional Thai flavours and dishes, served in an exotic Thai atmosphere. Fully licensed and BYOW.

from 27 ratings The perfect neighbourhood cafe, committed to fresh baked food, using free-range eggs and organic ingredients.

09 415 9441 •

09 489 8527 •

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wIne and More

from 3 ratings Over 60 authentic Thai dishes, including duck, seafood and vegetarian. Open for lunch and dinner, licensed and BYO.

from 4 ratings Friendly and helpful independent wine specialist store, offering a range of wines from NZ producers.

09 489 9568 •

09 415 3568 •

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cookInG wIth fIre

Forget fritters and get stuck into these fresh paua burgers

Š Kieran Scott


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Al Brown gets back to basics in Stoked, working with the natural flavours of food and embracing old-style cooking methods. He shares his delicious paua burger recipe with us. Paua burger with red onion, garlic, chilli, coriander & rocket Serves 6 Ingredients 6 whole paua cooking oil for frying 2 tablespoons butter 2 large red onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped 2 lemons 6 burger buns mayonnaise (your favourite brand of mayo or see recipe on page 325 of Stoked) 1 bag rocket


Cut out the two white teeth at one end of the paua. Place the whole paua on a solid bench or chopping board. With 1 hand, place a fork through the paua to keep it in place. Using a meat tenderiser, or even a rolling pin, bash the paua half a dozen times on each side until you feel the muscle relax. Reserve.


Heat a frying pan or the flat-top on your barbecue to very hot. Add a little cooking oil along with the butter, followed immediately by the onions, garlic and chilli. Season with salt and pepper and fry until slightly caramelised (4–5 minutes). Remove and keep warm.


With the frying pan or flat-top remaining on high heat, season the whole tenderised paua then lightly oil before placing on the heat. Cook for no more than 2 minutes on either side. Remove and rest for a couple of minutes.


Place the onion mixture back on the heat, add the chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. Heat up the buns on the side.


To build the burgers, add a lick of mayonnaise to both the top and bottom of the buns. Place the bun bases on a board or similar. Place a handful of rocket on each, a paua, then top with the onions and put the lid on top. Eat now!

Stoked: Cooking with fire, Al Brown. Published by Random House New Zealand

1–2 fresh red chillies (seeds optional), finely sliced



New Chang Thai Restaurant The New Chang Thai Restaurant is under new management.

New Chang Thai offers great Thai food in relaxed and stylish surroundings, using traditional Thai decor to enhance your dining experience. Enjoy the friendly and efficient service and discover the new Thai restaurant that everyone on the Shore is talking about!

You will taste the difference in our authentic Thai food because we use top quality, fresh spices, herbs and tangy sauces. All the dishes you love are here as well as lots of new flavours to try.

We will take care of all your special events: Birthday parties Weddings Engagement parties Corporate functions Your group is more than welcome. Call us on 09 415 3595 to arrange it.

Open Monday to Saturday: Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner 5pm – late 44 William Pickering Drive, Albany Ph: (09) 415 3595

Sample Dishes Choo Chee Goong King prawns stir fried with red curry paste with coconut cream, fresh vegetables and young coconut Pla Sam Rod (Tamarind Snapper) Deep fried whole snapper with delicious tamarind sauce and fresh mixed salad Neau Tong (Sizzling Beef) Stir fried marinated beef with special Thai sauce and vegetables topped with fried garlic Moo Yang Sam Rod (Grilled pork fillet) Grilled pork fillet with kaffir leaves, lemongrass, galangal, chili powder and tamarind chili sauce Ka’ Yang Kra Thiam Prik Thai (Lamb Rack) Char grilled marinated Thai herbs with rack of lamb served with garlic and pepper sauce Whole Snapper with your choice of sauce Sweet & Sour Sauce; served with cucumber, tomato, spring onion, capsicum and pineapple Garlic & Pepper Sauce; served with vegetables and fried garlic Chili Lemon Sauce; steamed whole snapper with Thai style Red Curry Sauce; creamy curry paste cooked with coconut cream and vegetables




fabulous cafe only minutes from albany Rural setting – landscaped gardens – playground (sand pit, trampoline, horse swing and train set), perfect for a family gathering together. Enjoy heart-warming dishes in front of the fire or indulge in a glass of wine in our sunny garden. We are open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner, come in and try our delicious wood fired pizza. An array of handmade slices are available with delectable coffee, making Fernielea the ultimate cafe destination. We also do food to takeaway if you are in a hurry.

fernielea cafe - open 7 days (09) 415 6442 302, Coatesville Riverhead Highway

Spend your quality time with us! open 7 days - from 8.30am and tuesday to Saturday nights Paper Moon is a professional cafe, bar and restaurant located in the Westfield Albany Mall on Don McKinnon Drive. We provide a wide range of services that goes far beyond a traditional cafe. Our separate daytime and evening menus are sure to satisfy

your taste and with a range of wines, beers and spirits, we are confident that we can offer something to everyone. Join us on Facebook for updates, menus and daily specials. Happy hour 5.30pm - 6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday.

paper Moon cafe albany Opposite Events Cinemas, Westfield Mall Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632 (09) 447 3237 * Special offer valid til Sept 30th, 2012 91


lollipops playland and café Lollipops Playland and Café is a huge Indoor Playground and Birthday Party Venue in Glenfield, North Shore. Suitable for children aged from 0 to 11 years old. We are clean, friendly and safe, and known as the most popular Indoor Playground! With our well stocked café, Lollipop’s Playland is a one stop shop for family and Children’s Entertainment. If you’re organising a Birthday party for your kids, let us do the hard work for you! Check out our great range of Children’s Birthday Party packages and Private Playland Hire options designed to suit all birthday party budgets.

lollipops playland and cafe north Shore (09) 441 6157 Cnr Sunnybrae and Archers Roads, Glenfield, Auckland

Set in parkland surroundings

lettuce show you what we’re all about!

Catalina is fully licenced with a delicious full menu including: hand made pizzas, counter food & sweets. We also have separate community & function rooms available for hire. We are located next to the Hobsonville Farmers Market, with a kid’s sculpture playground & plenty of parking.

At Sumo Salad we’ve got a passion for creating tasty green stuff, but that’s not all we’re about! We also hand make a wide range of other delicious and nutritious goodies, guaranteed to satisfy your appetite but not turn you into a SUMO!

catalina cafe - open 7 days

Sumo Salad takapuna

(09) 950 6551 Corner of Buckley Ave and Hastings Crescent, Hobsonville, Auckland


(09) 489 7866 Shop 4, 67 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna

our catering services: • Weddings                  • Corporate catering • Private functions        • Cocktail events • Bays Pies We offer personalised advice on menu options and provide you with the highest quality service possible.

where taste is everything! (09) 414 1914 PO Box 305176, Triton Plaza

Subway westfield Mall Glenfield (09) 444 0822 Westfield Glenfield, Corner Glenfield Road & Downing Street, Glenfield

boardroom lunches to Glamorous weddings


We have an experienced team that are dedicated to providing delicious yet healthy, simple yet sophisticated food. We source the best products and best ingredients, and our team can design menus to suit any occasion or budget.

Come and enjoy the delicious taste of our Sushi! • Japanese Takeaway Cuisine • Hot food • Pre-packed lunches • Custom made party platters catered to your budget

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archers Sushi

(09) 489 9698 (09) 489 1186


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(09) 486 2587 199 - 205 Shakespeare Road, Milford (09) 482 5237 160 Birkdale Road, Birkdale 93

Liquor Stores liquor delivered straight to your home, business or venue • Online loyalty program • Become a member now and receive $5 to get you started • Huge range of cocktail and barware available online

• Flowers and hampers available online • Free delivery/glasshire for parties, work functions, events (conditions apply) •    Sole Distributors of TOMMY GUNS VODKA

receive 10% off instore with this advert - 35 constellation drive, Mairangi bay (0800) TOPSHELF Topshelfliquor

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we are simply the best! German sausage or wurst is unlike the snarlers that most Kiwis grew up with. Taste is the primary concern of German sausage. The Blackforest Gourmet Butchery is a little piece of Germany in New Zealand, complete with the mouthwatering aroma of a continental delicatessen. We are passionate about our sausage and with good reason.

German sausages are full of flavour and there are more than 1,000 traditional sausage recipes from which German butchers add their own secret ingredients. There is also a range of smoked varieties which also give a different flavour. If there is a specific type of German sausage you are after, give us a call, we’d love to help.

We sell authentic German sausages! 99.9% pure Meat! (0800) 897 979 28 The Avenue, Albany Heights, Auckland Blackforest-Gourmet-ButcheryLtd/235215116509191 Gluten Free! 95


no one remembers a cheap steak, but they do remember a quality steak

offering a wide range of quality gourmet meats

free range pork cuts and chicken always in store

   At Pinehill Butchery we are a team of gourmet butchers who are passionate about our products and are happy to share our vast knowledge with people who appreciate the difference in quality meat and poultry.      We are butchers who will prepare that special cut for you and even tell you the best way to cook it.      All small goods are prepared on the premises to our own recipes and specifications and we also have our own smokehouse. Game meats can be purchased with 2 or 3 days notice in most cases. Our beef is cold boned and aged for tenderness. 

• Proud to make our own range of gourmet sausages • We offer some South African favourites including: biltong, boerwors, chilli bites, biltong bites, cabanossi and oxtail • Freddie Hersch spices are imported from South Africa for that special taste of home • Christmas hams and turkeys are always in hot demand so get your order in early • Located on the site of the old Maxi Meat and it’s been refitted, reflecting the need for A-grade hygiene and modern presentation

pinehill butchery (09) 476 0060 652 East Coast Road, Pinehill, Auckland 96

your local Gourmet butchery • • • • •

NZ Free Range Chicken - Pork - Beef  - Lamb Full Range Of Gourmet Meats Black Pudding Gluten Free Sausages Tripe

where quality and service counts | Specialists in: • • • • •

highbury butchery (09) 480 9526 11 Mokoia Rd, Birkenhead, Auckland

Handcrafted artisan small goods and bacon Free range pork and chicken Traditional homemade English pork pies Spit roast hire Hot rotisserie chickens

visit us today! place your order. (09) 426 5039 Corner of East Coast Bays Road and State Highway 1, Silverdale, Auckland

Butchers  /  Cake Makers & Decorators

highbury butchery

claSSIc bake houSe InternatIonal ltd

we are devoted to quality fine cakes and breads for your complete enjoyment. (09) 523 0669 Greenlane (09) 535 2418 Howick (09) 480 7833 Northcote (09) 623 0086 Mt. Eden

(09) 271 0066 East Tamaki (09) 379 4518 City CBD Email: 97

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your local bar with a difference Pass N Punt is a sports bar with a massive big screen for live sport and racing. Get amongst the atmosphere and catch the Warriors and UFC live on our big screen television. We serve delicious pizzas and have a range of snacks available on our all day menu. Hire the place for your next function.

we create, you indulge... We create custom works of edible art for all the special occasions in your life. Birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, cheese cakes, butter cakes, cookies, moon cakes, chinese pastries, fresh bread and more. Our unique fillings and flavours will delight and surprise you.

tastee pantry | order online today (09) 444 3288 6B 20 Link Dr, Wairau Park, Auckland

(09) 478 4466 70 Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay Pass N Punt

we’ve been open for over 10 years

are you looking for a venue to hold a function?

Authentic Indian Restaurant in the heart of Birkenhead, providing quality and delicious food; and as a result we have happy regular customers. Come in and enjoy the taste of India.  

Enjoy your function or birthday party at our place with delicous food. We can carter for large groups, parties and corporate events. Different meal options available, call us to discuss your requirements.

to make a dinner reservation, call us on: (09) 418 5019 73 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead


pass ‘n’ punt Sports bar


fine Indian cuisine and take away

branches at kumeu, helensville, red beach and new lynn true Indian hospitality to tickle your taste buds • A delicate art, now perfected by our veteran chefs • Curry Leaf offers catering for any occasion or function, from corporate lunches and staff parties to dinner parties at home

•    Monday and Tuesday Dinner Special $12.99 main        (Dine in only, excluding seafood and Tandoori) • A range of kebabs and tikkas, biryanis and yakhnis, classic curries and Indian breads

curry leaf kajol (09) 412 9218 Kumeu (09) 827 8257 New Lynn (09) 420 9989 Helensville (09) 4267422 Whangaparaoa

14/40 State Highway 16, Kumeu 26A Hutchinson Avenue, New Lynn

all the authentic thai dishes you love...

host your special events with us

New Chang Thai offers great Thai food in relaxed and stylish surroundings, using traditional Thai decor to enhance your dining experience. Enjoy the friendly and efficient service and discover the new Thai restaurant that everyone is talking about!

• • • •

Birthdays Weddings Engagement parties Corporate functions

open Monday to Saturday: lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner 5pm - late (09) 415 3595

44 William Pickering Drive, Albany, Auckland Call us and make your booking today! 99


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authentic Indian cuisine - dine-in or take-out - fully licensed & byo • Stylish fine Indian dining in a relaxed atmosphere • Authentic North Indian tandoori dishes and South Indian dishes • Special children’s and dietary menu

• We also do catering for occasions • Dinner 7 days 5pm onwards

kabana Indian cusine (09) 489 9986 3-35 Lake Road, Takapuna Experience Indian Hospitality

delicious traditional north Indian cuisine nicolino restaurant & cube bar provides: • • • • •

Authentic Greek & Mediterranean dishes Greek night every Thursday, live music & dancing Takeaway pizza & meals available Both BYO & fully licensed Open 7 days, 4.00pm till late

dIne In, takeaway & hoMe delIvery Serving delicious authentic Indian cuisine, Swagat’s senior chefs have over 15 years’ experience in Indian cuisine, so you can enjoy the result of many years of perfecting signature dishes such as our butter chicken, swagat lamb, chicken and prawn malabari.

Swagat Indian cuisine (09) 443 4263 31A Link Drive, Glenfield


nicolino restaurant & cube bar (09) 446 6664 NicolinoRestaurantCubeBar 103 Victoria Road, Devonport


try our speciality: Surf & Turf Platter or Seafood Platter - $30 each • Plenty of parking available  • 15 lunch options • Dine-in and takeaway            • Kids menu  Lunch from $9.50   11am - 3pm             Dinner from $12     5pm - 10pm

hidden treasure in Green Gables, Mairangi bay Fully Licensed & BYOW: Good selection of wine, Japanese tap beer and sake also available in the restaurant. Live music every Saturday night. Delicious food is served by a chef with 20 years’ experience of serving top quality meals.

the cozy corner 31D Link Drive, Wairau Valley (09) 4412038

Mairangi Japanese cuisine (09) 476 9977 Shop15 - 17, Green Gables Mall, 376/384 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay

come dine with me... Capture the essence of Auckland contemporary dining with an emphasis on quality and freshness. So many different reasons to celebrate with family and friends in our restaurant, the perfect venue for a memorable dining experience.

Serving delicious food from all parts of thailand Thai Takapuna offers a variety of mouth watering authentic Thai cuisine, that is located at Takapuna Beach. You will experience the oriental humble service in a relaxing atmosphere. We are a fully licenced cafe and restaurant.

thai takapuna cafe & restaurant (09) 973 4259 44 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna

buffalo bar & Grill takapuna (09) 489 8615 Sentinel Tower, 3 Northcroft Street 101

Restaurants beachfront cafe and restaurant • • • • •

Daytime cafe, night-time restaurant Brunch • Lunch  • Dinner Kiwi owned and operated Modern New Zealand cuisine  Cafe open Wed - Sun; Restaurant Tues - Sat

tides restaurant and cafe (09) 473 7870 936 Beach Road, Torbay, Auckland

waiting for a good time? try the waitting bar. Our traditional meals are beautifully prepared for you. We have a great range of drinks to choose from. Our seating area is an excellent choice for functions and events. You are guaranteed to have a great night out with us.

waitting bar (09) 442 2698 5-7 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632

authentic Japanese cuisine and Sake bar Nagisa Japanese Cuisine & Sake Bar is a BYO restaurant offering a delectable menu of authentic Japanese cuisine as well as a great range of Japanese beers and sake. We are open 7 days of the week for dine in or takeaway. So come and visit Nagisa... you won’t regret it!

relish the true Indian flavours in browns bay Mention this ad to get a 10% discount. • Dine in and takeaway specials available. • Fully licensed with BYO wine • Open 7 days for dinner from 5pm till late • Seating for up to 50 guests

call for a booking or takeaways (09) 479 1005 Shop 2, 111 Clyde Road, Browns Bay


flavours of India (09) 478 7773 Flavours of India - Restaurant, Browns Bay 25 Anzac Road, Browns Bay

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Stretch and StrenGth What to know about yoga

What is yoga? The word yoga comes from Sanksrit, meaning ‘to join’, and refers to the aligning of exercise, breathing and meditation. While the physical aspect of yoga is often thought of in terms of flexibility, it is actually more about strength. At its purest form, yoga is a philosophy on life, incorporating eight steps: restraint, observance, exercise, breathing, preparation for meditation, concentration, meditation and absorption.

You don’t want slouchy pants or a loose t-shirt flopping around when you’re bending over or have your feet in the air for a pose. A yoga mat is essential. It stops your feet from slipping around, so you can concentrate on the pose and breathing. Mats come in different thicknesses and a range of prices. A good mat should be flexible and grippy – your feet won’t slip on it. As long as you’ve got space for your mat, you’ll have space for a yoga session, no matter where you are.

Where to start

What should I expect?

No matter what your athletic ability or fitness level, there is bound to be a type of yoga that suits you. Popular styles are hatha – slow poses, good for beginners; iyengar – more intense, long poses; bikram – known as hot yoga, because it is practised in a warm room; ashtanga – more physical, sometimes called power yoga.

If you have never attended a yoga class, it may seem daunting. Teachers can usually tell who has never been to a class before and will give you extra help, particularly making sure poses are performed correctly.

Have a look in your local library or go online to see what type of yoga you might like. If you are going to continue by yourself at home, go to a few classes first. You’ll get feedback from the teacher and can familiarise yourself with some of the standard poses. What do I need? It’s best to wear clothes that are reasonably tight but still comfortable.

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The benefits of yoga have long been documented – it can help reduce stress, tone muscles, stimulate circulation and improve your constitution. Best of all, you can fit yoga into your life whenever and wherever you are.

Remember, it shouldn’t hurt. It’s okay to feel tight in some muscles or be shaky when you’re trying to hold yourself up, as long as you’re not straining yourself. It’s surprising how quickly you’ll become stronger and more supple, which is all part of the fun – watching your own progress. Check out our website for more information on different types of yoga and classes available in your area: 109

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from 15 ratings Registered Pilates instructor, creating dynamic mat classes for all levels. Private sessions or classes up to four people.

from 14 ratings Using CrossFit training for core strength and conditioning, to enhance competency at physical & physiological tasks.

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from 9 ratings Offering everything you want from a gym and nothing you don’t want to pay for. Easily accessible quality equipment.

from 4 ratings Private or small group personal training specialising in weight loss and a range of medical conditions.

0800 287 624 •

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choI kwanG do north harbour

from 6 ratings All types of diving products with a friendly and knowledgeable team to help no matter what your experience.

from 4 ratings Martial art classes for children and adults. Ideal for anyone wanting to learn safe self-defence martial art. Easy and fun.

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from 6 ratings Great white shark diving tours, plus dive equipment, underwater cameras, hangi cookers, smokers and spear-fishing gear.

from 19 ratings Personal training for all fitness levels and all weather conditions. New programmes starting all year round. Book online.

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outdoor fitness Grab your trainers and get to it

Getting fit and staying in shape doesn’t have to mean forking over wads of cash on memberships or equipment. There are other no-frills, cost-effective fitness solutions. Machining your regime As well as skipping, jogging and walking, there are other no-frills outdoor fitness options in your area. Eight of the parks on the North Shore have adult playgrounds – or fitness areas – so you can incorporate a series of machines into your fitness regime without having to go to the gym. Here are a few from around our area.

01Marlborough Park

This park has many nooks and crannies, with a children’s playground, skate bowl, climbing wall and fitness machines: leg press, twister, air walker and multi-station. Chartwell Avenue and Archers Road, Glenfield

02 Normanton Reserve

A peaceful, residential reserve with a children’s playground at one end and a fitness track with machines at the other end: twister, air walker, bike and stepper, multi-station and leg press. Normanton Street, Glenfield


Across the road from the Northcote shopping centre is a small, flat reserve with an alcove of fitness machines at the north end: rider, air walker, surf board and elliptical cross trainer. Greenslade Crescent and Lake Road, Northcote


03 Greenslade Reserve

04 Rosedale Park

As well as sports fields, sports clubs and a children’s adventure playground, there is a cycle track, Roman chair and hyperextension. Jack Hinton Drive, Albany

05 Unsworth Reserve

This reserve has an off-road cycle track, storm-water ponds and a fitness trail: air walker, leg press, multi-station and twister. Goldfinch Rise and St Lucia Place, Albany

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Adventure Activities / Amusement Arcades / Childrens ACTIVITIES / Expos

welcome to the time of your life! • • • •

Activity Programmes for Schools School Camps, Holiday Programmes Corporate Team Building Half day, full day or weekend adventures for individuals or groups.

Serious fun for all the family • • • • •

bigfoot adventures ltd (0800) BIGFOOT PO Box 302265, North Harbour, Auckland 0751

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corporate - birthdays - fundraisers

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A high tech leisure and recreational activity, fashioned on the popular Paintball. We are: • Fun for all ages            • Clean - no paint or mess • Safe - no projectiles     • Mobile - we come to you, the new online directory and news service for New Zealand’s Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo. Visitors can now search for franchise and business opportunities by category or by company online.

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Dance, shoot, fight, throw, race, win Simulator, prize, video and skill games Win tickets for great prizes Great offers in store: 1/2 games every Thursday Birthday parties and school/club fundraisers

(09) 533 8225 (021) 792 006

• Pulse pounding adrenalized excitement • 2 level arena with lighting effects and pumping music • Fun for the entire family • Perfect for any function, birthdays or social groups • Exclusive hire available • Great for corporate de-stressing and team building • Everything is fully automated and computerised

Paintball & Laser Strike

laserforce offers:

you don’t just play the game, you are the game!! Laserforce is a highly innovative laser game played in a massive arena themed as a space station. Players are equipped with a vest style battlesuit and a laser unit. The objective is to score points by zapping opponents and targets throughout the arena. Everything is fully automated and computerised right down to the scoring. Up to 22 players can stalk the maze at once. Contact us to enquire about having your next birthday party, social or team function or fundraising event at Laserforce (09) 444 1011

laSerforce auckland laserforce auckland (next to hoyts) (09) 444 1011 21B Link Drive, Wairau Park Laserforce-Auckland laserforcenz


Boat & Yacht Builders  /  Boat Charters

auckland’s Specialist boat repair centre • • • • •

Insurance Work Specialists Launch, Yacht & Runabout Repairs Antifouling & Gelcoat Work Full Marine Maintenance Service Spraypainting & Jetski Repairs

boatbuilding, repairs, painting We specialise in alterations, repairs, painting and on-site marina work, including insurance work. Our shed will accommodate up to 20 mtrs / 68 feet. We have the expertise to organise all aspects required to facilitate your boating needs.

Steve pennington boat builders

bassett Marine Services ltd

(09) 441 2000 193B Archers Road, Glenfield, Auckland

(09) 416 9158 (027) 4875330

latitude yachting is the leader in luxury boat charter offering a 5 star holiday service • Charters available from $750 per day in high season (for a 6 berth yacht) • New model boats, immaculately maintained • Yachts are fully equipped

• Ideal for sailors who do not have a boat of their own • For an additional cost, a skipper can be provided for less experienced sailors

latitude yachting ltd: Specialists in fractional ownership and luxury yacht charters. (0800) LATITUDE (09) 377 3328 (09) 377 3325 116 Cnr Beaumont St & Westhaven Dr, Westhaven, Auckland Walk on, walk off service available.

10% off fitness & health products*

We have been in business since 1963:

• Home and commercial fitness studio set-ups • Anti-burst Swiss balls - the safe choice • Low-cost Foam Rollers for back pain relief • High quality nutritional supplements * Order online only and type “Localist” at checkout.

• Boat & Motor Servicing • We Sell and Repair Honda, Hidea & Evinrude E-tec • Fully Secure Boat Storage - Insurance Approved

holiday outboards & boat Storage (09) 448 1650 209 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland

hQh on-site consultations free (09) 478 2111 HQHFitness


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Y-Fitness & Y-Sports Early childhood education Y-Camps & Y-OSCAR Y-Accommodation Y-Swimming Youth programmes and kids term programmes

yMca 0800 YMCA NOW

Boat Dealers / Fitness EQUIPMENT / Fitness Trainers

contact us for all your boating needs

pilates training for everyone! • Essential to advanced           • Sports specific • Injury rehab & prevention       • Regular exercise • Health & wellness                    • Coordination & control • Sports peak performance        • Training programming

for more information & booking: (09) 410 8610 (027) 357 1493 Forrest Hill, Auckland 117

Gyms and Fitness Centres

workout on your terms Jetts Fitness provide conveniently located boutique 24/7 fitness centres with the latest state of the art equipment. Fully air conditioned with 24hr security monitoring, no lock in contracts and memberships from $19.95. Great value for a small price. • • • • • • •

Open 24/7 to members No lock in contracts Access to all clubs in New Zealand and Australia Close to home Fully air conditioned State of the art equipment Personal trainers

Jetts 24 hr fitness (0800) 53887 247 JettsFitnessNewZealand


You have the freedom to change!!!

your local north Shore GyMS! • Multiclub Access to all 5 Locations. Milford is Ladies Only. • Extensive range of cardio and weights equipment. • Over 100 Group Fitness Classes on each week including Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Boxing and more!

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NZ REPs Qualified Personal Trainers Infrared Saunas and tiled Steamrooms Rooftop Floodlit Tennis Court in the CBD On-site Physio, Beauty and Massage Therapists

Justworkout! (0508) 587 896 justworkout 118

Forrest Hill, Milford, Takapuna, Devonport & Auckland CBD

Improve your fitness, build strength or lose weight with our friendly, qualified fitness instructors who will help you achieve your objectives. We have weekly boot camps, circuit training, pilates and plyometrics. We offer a wide range of equipment including: • Johnson treadmills        •  Cross trainers   •  Bicycles •  Boxing & punch bags   •  Exercise mats   •  Rowers •  Free weights                  •  Squash courts      •  Tennis courts                  •  Narrowneck Beach  Come in and see us today.

devonport health & Gym club (09) 445 1040

NORTHERN ARENA swim gym physio cafe

3 Wairoa Road, (on the Woodall Park Reserve), Devonport Located next to the tennis courts

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Gyms and Fitness Centres  / Dance Schools & Clubs

Gym and fitness club near narrowneck beach

ballet - Jazz - tap - ballroom - latin - ceroc • Top quality dance brands • Capezio, Bloch, So Danca, International, Supadance, Werner Kern and Freed • Expert Fitting Service • Mail Orders

northern arena (09) 421 9700 (09) 421 0097

pure dance - the ballet barre (09) 379 8039 Shop 116 Queens Arcade, Upstairs 34 Queen Street, Auckland 119

Golf / Martial Arts

full playing Membership just $690 for 12 months Volunteering Auckland is dedicated to positive change in the community through the support and promotion of volunteering. We make volunteering accessible to everyone, we support organisations that involve volunteers and we promote volunteering throughout Auckland. Want to get involved? Visit our website today.

only 40 minutes from auckland city Situated on the shore of the Manukau Harbour we offer magical scenery from every hole. • Voted in the top 10 country courses in NZ • Full club facilities, gaming machines, TAB • 6 month and 9 hole memberships also available

clarks beach Golf club (09) 232 1788 100 Stevenson Road, Clarks Beach

volunteering auckland 09 377 7887

north Shore kenpo and tai chi

Mention this ad and receive two weeks of free classes Within our programme we engage a number of mental & physical elements which enhance the learning & development process of all ages through the mind/body practice of Martial Arts. While building confidence & focus we utilise the values

north Shore kenpo and tai chi (09) 444 8668 3B Kaimahi Road, Wairau Park


of Martial Arts positively & responsibly. All levels of learning ability are supported in order to promote an “I can” attitude. With this attitude, anything is possible, with encouragement & perseverance anyone can achieve “Black Belt”.

Racquet Sports

• Monthly club activities & overnight rides • Welcomes beginner riders, or women returning to riding • Annual Charity Ride - currently supporting Pink Ribbon month • Bi-monthly national magazine

our facilities include:

women’s International Motorcycling assc.

contact us for more information

021 801 819

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11 International standard courts Open 7 days, 7.00am - 11.00pm Casual court hire available 18 registered clubs Pro-shop - for all your badminton needs

(09) 410 6941 47 Bond Crescent, Forrest Hill

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Swimming Clubs & Swim Schools

Can Your Child Swim & Survive? Could you save them? Need to learn to Swim? Want your children or grand children to be confident and safer in the water? Learn to swim with the experts at Northern Arena, New Zealand’s fastest growing Swim School. Our swim lessons are designed to enhance your enjoyment and confidence in the water – no matter what your age or ability we have lessons for 3 month old Babies to Adults. The best way to get a feel for Northern Arena is to come and see us. We’d love to show you around. •

Four cutting-edge indoor pools.

Pools treated by ultra violet light similar to the way drinking water is treated, allowing low levels of Chlorine.

Spongy pool floors with integrated learning aids

Progressive shallow depths for learners.

Heated so that everyone from babies to adults remain warm.

Highly trained and accomplished staff.

Unrivalled swimming expertise enabling high level teaching of the most up to date techniques.

Lessons taught from in the water.

Lessons set by ability rather than age.

Booking system that means you never lose your space.

Small class sizes for better tuition and more swimming time.

Children move to the next level as soon as they are ready.

09 421 9700

8 Polarity Rise, Silverdale. Just 15mins from Northcote Rd. Cnr of Hibiscus Coast Highway and Whangaparaoa Road

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Service with Style Whether it be calming the nerves of the bride or assisting with last minute items, we do it with a smile. Travel with NZ Limousines and you will receive: • Professional and personal service that is convenient and easy to book • Your choice of a male or female chauffeur • Choice of luxury vehicles - Ford Fairlane, Holden Statesman and Holden Caprice • Single car or multi car hire available • Safe and stress-free • 24 hour, 7 day a week service • Airport or luxury accommodation transfers • Ideal for weddings, luxury tours & red carpet events

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Rental Cars

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new Zealand car rentals at affordable prices

Great cars available at all our branches

We provide high quality, low cost rental cars throughout New Zealand. Our commitment right from the start has been to lower costs while providing excellent service. This commitment extends to our core principles of value-for-money, safety, reliability and personal service.

We have everything from small to large cars, station wagons and mini buses, so we’re sure to have a vehicle to suit your needs. We offer great competitive rates even if you need to hire a vehicle on a long-term basis. To find the best solution for your journey contact Rent-a-Dent North Shore now!

With a nationwide network of 24 owner operated branches we can make sure we’ll get you where you need to go. Whether you need to get across town, or right out of town, our friendly staff will help you work out the best route and vehicle options for you.

rent-a-dent - call now on 09 443 3847! (0800) 736 823 196 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland 124

• One way hires • Best rates for long or short term hires • All vehicles are new or near new models Go to for more details.

Rental Cars

your first choice for rental vehicles Locally owned and operated, Metropolitan Rentals has been helping Aucklanders get around for more than sixty years. We have a huge range of cars, trucks, vans, minibuses, 4WDs and specialised vehicles at competitive prices. So whether you’re moving a flat or a factory, driving to Epsom or Invercargill, going to the game or getting married, we have a vehicle that will do the job. All of our vehicles are bought new in New Zealand and have regular maintenance and service checks. Our friendly and helpful staff offer quick and efficient service to get you on your way that much faster. Call us now for a quote.

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Small and medium 2 to 4 door cars Large cars - 2 litre and 6 cylinder Minibuses from 6 to 15 seaters Buses - 21 and 25 seaters (luggage trailers available) Furniture trucks from 2 to 20 tonnes (tail lift available) Flat deck trucks from 2 to 8 tonnes (hiab available) Tip trucks from 2 to 8 tonnes Curtainsider trucks with tail lift from 6 to 18 tonnes Cargo vans Utes - standard and 4x4 4WD Prados and Pajeros Authentic London taxis

Moving aucklanders since 1948 Metropolitan rentals (09) 630 2030 (09) 630 6287

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Taxis / Shuttle Buses

book a reliable cab now! phone 444 1014

reliable cabs ltd - the taxi Service you can rely on • • • •

City to Airport: $45 Glenfield to City: $35 Glenfield to Airport: $79 Henderson to City: $40

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Henderson to Airport: $80 Pt. Chevalier to Airport: $45 Papakura to City: $65 Papakura to Airport: $60

we are known for our quick response times for taxi request calls (09) 444 1014 On all prices conditions apply

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11 seater vehicles Competitive prices Great local service Available for group excursions Call for a free quote today

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Beauty services in the comfort of your home

Best face forward

Great way to wax

Healthy, glowing skin is the foundation of a great look, and a facial can be a good way to achieve it. Lusia Rokitta from Mobile Beauty says many of her clients are self-employed or stayat-home mums, who need a little pampering but find it hard to get away from the house.

If you don’t feel particularly comfortable going in to a salon for bikini-line upkeep, you can get someone in to do it at home. For example, Beauty on Demand offers a range of waxes – from half-leg to Brazilians – ranging in price from $25 to $110.

Most mobile beauty therapists will set up your room to recreate the experience of a real day spa, like putting on relaxing music and providing fresh towels. Eternal summer Everyone likes to look tanned and terrific, so keep that summer glow going with a professional spray tan. Companies like Mobile Spray Tan and Makeup provide a quick spraytan service with their mobile tanning equipment. Nail it For great-looking nails, you really need to call in the professionals. Manicures from mobile beauty companies start from as little as $25, about the same as from your local mall. This is an ideal option if you have a special event planned but don’t have time to go to a spa.

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Like the idea of a manicure at home? Want a Brazilian but feel uncomfortable going to a salon? Mobile beauty companies offer a wide range of services that can help turn your home into a day spa.

Spa-ty time Group spa sessions are a great idea for hen’s nights, birthdays, or as a nice alternative to a girls’ night. You can organise them for your home, office or special venue, and get preened and pampered together. Beauty on Demand’s ‘sparties’ group sessions offer a range of treatments, including massages, manicures, facials and spray tans. DIY Buy some nice facial products and turn your bathroom into a beauty studio. Scented candles, soft music and fresh, clean towels will help you set the mood. Cleanse your skin with a mask made from New Zealand clay and lie back and relax with some cooling cucumber on your eyes. Or you could exfoliate your whole body in a long, luxurious shower (using less water than a bath).

Check out for more mobile beauty salons and group spa businesses.


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from 11 ratings Offering a combination of massage techniques, with an interest in holistic health and natural methods of wellbeing.

from 13 ratings A family friendly salon offering an extensive range of products and services for the entire family.

021 0255 376 •

09 440 9955 •

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klaSSIQue cutS & colour

aManda baker haIr & Makeup

from 5 ratings Therapeutic, relaxation, deep and reduction massage, reflexology, and beauty therapy treatments.

from 9 ratings Passionate and award-winning stylists to help make you feel relaxed and leave the salon looking and feeling fabulous.

09 440 9242 •

09 478 8395 •

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from 4 ratings A bespoke and intuitive approach to facial treatments, adapting facials to best meet each individual client’s skin needs.

from 5 ratings Specialising in cuts, colours, extensions, waxing, piercing and much more. Qualified, creative and friendly team.

027 548 9369 •

09 488 9914 •

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eat yourSelf well Keep fighting fit with fruits and vegetables

Five+ a day Five+ a day has been a healthy living mantra for years. Nutritionist Olivia Green says it’s still the optimal intake level for fruit and veges. “The current recommendations are to eat a minimum of five serves per day – two fruit and three or more vegetables. Fruit juice only counts towards one fruit serving a day, and starchy vegetables (potato, kumara, corn, yams) only count towards one vegetable serving, even if more is consumed.” One serving is about one handful, and varies according to your size. So judge for yourself what the right size is for you. Rich list All fruit and veges contain healthy vitamins and minerals, but some are richer in nutrients than others.

for their nutrients that halt carcinogens that may otherwise cause cancer and are high in vitamins C, A, and folate.”

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Fruit and veges contain all the vitamins and minerals you could ask for. Forget supplements – next time you need a boost, bite into an apple or chew a tomato. You’ll get a better vitamin fix than pills can offer.

Kiwifruit, which is high in vitamin C and soluble fibre, and berries, which have loads of antioxidants and vitamins, are two top fruits for nutrition. Eat a rainbow It may sound odd, but the best thing you can do is eat a rainbow. Eating fruits and vegetables from each colour group will ensure you get the optimal nutritional value every day. Nutrients found in plants are called phytonutrients and can be indicated by colour. By eating a rainbow, you’ll maximise the benefits different fruit and veges bring.

For example, Olivia says spinach provides vitamin K for bone health, folate for healthy pregnancy, iron for energy, and antioxidant vitamins A and C. “Antioxidants mop up free radicals that might otherwise have harmful effects, such as the development of cancerous cells.”

Olivia says the white colour of garlic and onions is from allicin, an antibiotic and antifungal compound. The orange of carrots, oranges and peppers comes from carotenoids – antioxidants with health benefits such as supporting the immune system. Lycopene – which is a carotenoid in tomatoes – gives a red pigment and may help prevent many cancers.

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetables group, which includes cauliflower, turnips, cabbage, bok choy and brussels sprouts. “They are known

Salads are a great way to include many colours in a meal. Shop by colour when you’re at your green grocer and you’ll have all your health bases covered.

for morelistings things or to go do to around your area,for visit Check the following more wellbeing information.


Beauty Products

eyes are the windows to the soul so why not frame them beautifully? beautiful lashes enhance beautiful eyes Our eye enhancing treatments create beautiful brows and lashes. From tinting to applying extensions or perming to create curl, there’s a treatment available to give you the lashes you’ve always dreamt of. Add to this, brows that have been tinted the perfect shade for you and shaped beautifully and the whole eye area seems to open up. No need for make-up! Eyelash Extension - A popular look for weddings is to have the eyelashes tinted and extensions applied. This gives a full lash look without the need for mascara - and of course any tears of emotion on the day won’t result in smudged mascara! We specialise in Beauty Salon products for eyelash extensions, nails and beauty therapy.

contact alexandra park beauty for a shellac file and paint, manicure and pedicure (09) 486 4855 Shop 1, 15 Anzac St, Takapuna

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Beauty Therapy

Simplify Your Beauty Call us to book a complimentary consultation for our membership programs. At Caci we simplify beauty. Our 3 membership programs are designed to give you 12 months of individually tailored treatments so you can get the results you desire. We take away the guess work and manage your complete schedule of treatments along with a simple payment plan. Plus, you will become a member of our elleca™ beauty rewards program. Our membership beauty programs are: Amerase™ - appearance medicine plan to manage lines and wrinkles Reformaskin™ - treatment plan to improve sun damaged and ageing skin Freedom™ - laser hair removal plan with a 2 year guarantee*

Caci Albany 25 Apollo Drive

Caci Milford 79 Kitchener Road

phone now

0800 468 468 caci

* Conditions apply.


Beauty Therapy

waXInG treatMent • Eyebrow wax and tint • Eyelash tint, Eyelash extension full set • Eyelash back fill • Lip or chin  • Bikini line/Underarms/sideburns • Full face/Full arms/Half arms • Full legs/Half legs/Back • Bikini • Brazilian MEN’S WAXING ALSO AVAILABLE!

naIlS and toenaIlS • Full set - Acrylic tips • Infills • Full set powder gel • Infills - powder gels • Full set - pink and white tips • Infill - pink and white powder • Ocerlay • Manicure • Spa pedicure • Nails art design WE USE AMERICAN TECHNIQUES!

naIlS and waXInG everlast nails & waxing Shop 112, Milford Shopping Centre (09) 488 9946 Shop 219, Westfield, Albany Shopping Centre (09) 440 9479 140

Shop 2 Highbury Shopping Centre, Birkenhead (09) 519 8550 Know what real beauty is!

one of north Shore’s well-known beauty Salons We cater for all aspects of your beauty treatment needs. You are welcomed into a relaxed environment where you will be pampered from head to toe by our skilled and professional staff.

Beauty Therapy

“catch the expertise in beauty treatments for pure hygiene”

Services include: Brazilian, Devine Herbal Facial, Eye Brow Shaping (threading), Eyelash Perming, Tinting, Waxing, Paraffin Wax Treatment, Diamond Dermabrasion, High Frequency and Ultrasonic, Manicure and Pedicure Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday, 10.00am - 1.00pm

for an appointment contact priti panchal (09) 482 3763 (021) 298 3713

Join us on Facebook - Ohm-Sai-BeautySalon 162 Birkdale Road, Birkdale

treat yourself kalpana beauty Specialist Ih.b.c (london) on-site Sauna Facials from $35 - $82.50 Tinting $15 Waxing from $10 - $35 Massage from $10 - $50 Brazilian first time $35 (maintenance $30)

treat yourself beauty (09) 479 2271 (021) 110 6665 12 Sequoia Place, Sunnynook, Auckland

we have your inner and outer beauty at heart • • • • •

100% Organic Facial Therapy Bamboo Massage / Corporate Chair Massage Infrared Sauna Therapy Body & Massage Therapy Eye Enhancement, Waxing & Mani / Pedicures

beauty at heart (021) 111 6539 beautyatheart 14 Kanuka Way, Albany, Auckland 0632 141

Body Piercing & Tattoos  /  Hairdressers

professional artists // top of the line art equipment // respect for all ideas and artwork Here at Inkstitution we can do everything from conceptual design right through to full colour tattooing and shading. Already have a tattoo? We can add, touch-up or cover up any existing work.

Our artists are some of the most creative tattooists we know and have already built an excellent reputation for some of the tidiest and accurate tattoos around. Our newly refurbished studio looks and feels great, drop by and check it out!

Inkstitution (09) 478 3949

749 Beach Road, (Across the road from Repco), Browns Bay Open Tuesday - Sunday // 10am - 6pm

albany haIr deSIGn

looking fabulous needn’t cost a fortune! Our team provides friendly, professional and personal care giving each and every one of their clients the best service and advice. The services we offer are: • Organic colouring

• • • •

Keratin straightening Hair extensions and custom made wigs Style cuts Nail enhancements

albany hair design (09) 415 9541 Unit 8/28 The Avenue, Albany, Auckland, Please call or visit us! 142

With our passionate, international award-winning stylists at Amanda Baker Hair & Makeup you will be in the hands of experts with the highest standards of knowledge and exceptional skills.


look and feel fabulouS

Come in and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and leave looking and feeling fabulous. Join us on Facebook and go in to win $500 worth of Amanda Baker vouchers (subject to terms and conditions). Wedding and Ball hair and makeup packages available.

phone amanda baker hair & Makeup today for an appointment! (09) 478 8395 Shop 9 The Mall, 92 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay Amanda-Baker-Hair-Makeup

You will be amazed at what we can do!

a Salon designed to Suit everybody • Providing the best possible service within a professional modern environment • A young, friendly, highly experienced team, who are upto-date with the latest trends and modern looks

• Servilles trained and NZQA qualified stylists • Stockists of: Wella Professionals, SP (System Professional), Holistic Hair, Sebastian, Keratherapy Diora, GHD and American Crew

hair art - call our team today to make a booking (09) 473 1900 HAIR-ART-Limited 61 Stredwick Drive Torbay, North Shore 143


You are welcome to come in and enjoy our stylish new premises, where we strive to achieve quality but also affordability in a relaxed and friendly environment. • We use Matrix colour and hair care products • Stockist of MATRIX BioLage and Total Results hair care products • Professional cutting and colouring service • Permanent hair straitening

boston hair (09) 486 2536 126 Kitchener Road, Milford Free wi-fi in the salon

fabulous hair at affordable prices

a balance of individuality, luxury & comfort

Here at Fringe we understand it’s all about you! We specialise in cuts and colour, as well as chemical straightening and hair extensions. Stockist of Matrix products. Make an appointment and let the expert team of stylists at Fringe pamper you today!

Stockists of                                     Hours  • Kerastase                       Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm  • Sebastian                         (Tues & Thur open until 8pm)  • SP professional  • Wella


louise Simpson hair Studio

(09) 445 6581 69 Lake Road, Devonport


(09) 445 0600 95 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland

passionate Stylists. we care!

experienced, professional and affordable • Hair cuts for the entire family (Men) • Colours and highlights • Eyelash tinting • Hair ups (brides, bridesmaid, balls) *when you have your hair coloured


FREE eyebrow/ lashes tinting*

we love what we do We welcome clients of all ages. Proud stockists of SP, Sebastian hair products, Wella Professional Care. Our goal is to make you feel special in our friendly, relaxing environment. We are specialists in colouring, foils and Keratin straightening and up-dos for special occasions.

charo hair Salon

hair & beyond

(09) 486 3944 (027) 278 1481 1/335 Lake Road, Hauraki Corner, Takapuna

(09) 486 7066 Hair-and-Beyond 161 Kitchener Road, Milford

new Zealand retailers association business vitality • • • • •

new Zealand retailers association 09 845 3550 09 845 3551

Join Auckland’s most respected business network Employment and recruitment services Network with over 6,000 local businesses International trade opportunities and advice Business skills training and support

auckland chamber of commerce 09 309 6100 145

Health Products & Health Shops

dedicated to Sports nutrition since 1990 Nutrition Plus opened its first shop in 1990 in Auckland and introduced the concept of a dedicated bodybuilding/sports nutrition retail outlet to New Zealand. Since then we have remained true to our mission: to make the widest range of nutritional supplements available to New Zealand athletes at the most affordable prices. Our extensive website fulfills this mission, providing vitamins and minerals, amino acids, sports foods: bars, protein, diet and energy drinks, RTDs, protein supplements and much, much more...

check out the good stuff at • Weight loss • Bodybuilding supplements • Health boosters • Endurance products • Six weekly specials • Bulk discounts • Bodybuilding competition calendar • Professional bodybuilding information Check out Stan the Man while you are there. His competitive career spans two decades and numerous titles. The good people at Nutrition Plus have assisted Stan to reach his potential as a bodybuilder and a person.

nutrition plus: leading nutrition Specialists for 20 years a great range of nutritional supplements at affordable prices (0800) 488 041 (09) 488 0433 146

2/1 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna

Free New Zealand-wide shipping.

Therapeutic massage - Sports massage - Deep tissue massage - Pregnancy massage - Hot stone fusion massage - Relaxation massage - Reflexology - Pregnancy reflexology - Mobile massage - Energy Healing

Solunar Massage clinic (09) 489 9051 110 Kitchener Road, Milford

State-of-the-art thermal Massage beds • • • • •

Improved blood circulation Alleviates aches and pains Improved metabolism Relieves stress and tension Mention Localist and receive 15mins extra free

chiropractic for life (09) 475 9091 2/326 Sunset Road, Mairangi Bay

Massage Therapy  /  Natural Therapists

Services available:

clairvoyant & Medium no ordinary pharmacy We offer medical prescriptions and a wide range of natural health products, with an in-house naturopath to provide the best of advice. We stock Inner Health, Radiance, Thompsons and more. Visit us to see our full range of products and receive the best personalised health solution.

15 years’ experience in nZ & the uk Jane is a gifted clairvoyant and medium recently featured on NZ television and magazines. With a down to earth attitude, she is able to provide guidance for the present and future in a range of areas including: health, relationships, business and career.

Jane brebner - psychic and Medium (021) 0270 9788 Massey, Waitakere

belmont pharmacy limited (09) 445 8247 143 Lake Road, Devonport 147


Rest Home & Retirement Villages

‘your lifetyle choice’ • Relaxed North Shore way of life • Stage 1 - 50 dwellings completed – 5 still available • Stage 2 - 54 superior apartments, large living and generous balcony areas for entertaining  

rosalie and peter pearson - resident Managers • • • •

Rest Home & Retirement Villages

looking for a luxurious lifestyle in a superior new lifestyle village?

Community Facilities, 3 levels state of the art facilities Sleek aesthetics and eye catching feature landscaping                                   Short distance to Albany Village & Albany Mega Centre Close to local walks and East Coast beaches

Settlers albany lifestyle village (09) 415 2617 550 Albany Highway, Albany

Show Home Open Daily 10am to 4pm

neighbour helping neighbour our services Our services include advice and referrals on all matters concerning people over 60. We offer a visiting service, abuse and neglect prevention support, field workers, financial management, health promotion, minibus and more.

neighbourhood Support Neighbourhood Support North Shore aims to assist the residents and police in maintaining a safe, healthy and friendly neighbourhood twenty-four hours a day.

age concern 09 489 4975 09 486 2928

neighbourhood Support akl Inc 09 815 9605 09 815 9602 149

Shopping Local Stories    152 Baby & Kid’s Products Baby Products    Toys   

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Books, Mags, Music & DVDs Book Shops   


Clothing & Fashion Clothing    Fabric & Textiles    Footwear    Jewellery & Watches    Lingerie    Surf, Skate & Streetwear     Swimwear   

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Computers & Electronics Cameras & Photographic Equipment    Computer Hardware    Home Appliances    Home Audio    Mobile Phones & Accessories    

Children’s Parties    174 Fancy Dress Costumes    174 Florists    176 Gifts    177 Party Equipment Hire    179 Party Supplies    181 Stationery & Invitations    182 Trophies, Badges & Engravers     182

Pets Pet Shops    Pet Accessories   

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Stationery, Crafts & Hobbies Art Supplies    Home & Office Stationery    

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Home Decor Appliances    Bedding & Linen    Blinds & Curtains    Furniture    Interior Design    Rugs & Mats    Upholsterers   

Parties & Occasions


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What to consider when choosing a pet

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New Zealand has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. If you’re thinking about bringing a new member into the family, take a moment to consider how it will fit in with your lifestyle. Space Where you live and how much space you have should largely determine what kind of animal you choose. Living in a house with a limited section won’t be good for a large dog, and, generally, living in an apartment with no outdoor option won’t be good for a cat. Time Animals need time and attention. This could include walks for dogs, cleaning fish tanks or keeping a bird clean. Some breeds of dog require more training or physical activity, and longer haired cats and dogs require grooming. Dogs can easily become bored and lonely, and cause problems, like chewing furniture or barking.

Research Read up on different animals and talk it through with the rest of your household. Ads for ‘free to a good home’ pets are tempting but can lead to a decision you may later regret.

Check with the Council for information on what is required for housing different animals: Dog bylaws are changing and new rules will come into effect in October 2012. Helpful contacts: • •

Auckland’s top dog names: 1. Bella/Belle

6. Coco

2. Max

7. Mollie

3. Jack

8. Jess/Jessie

4. Charlie

9. Toby

5. Oscar

10. Roxy

Other Auckland dog names: Riff Raff, Chew Barker, Stinky, Dangermouse, Captain Peacock, Yoda, Dizzee Rascal, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pablo Picasso, Robbie Williams, Aqua Tank, Doug the Dog.

Go to to find local pet shops, vets and other pet services.

Source: Auckland Council

Costs A more exotic pet may require food and other items that are not readily available. For example, bearded dragons eat grasshoppers, crickets and other insects. Animals can also develop health issues that require medication and regular vet visits. And you may want to invest in pet insurance.

Be fully prepared to care for your pet of choice. It may sound exciting to own a lizard, but are you willing to feed it crickets and worms or have them in the house?


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top rated buSIneSSeS We’ve put together a few local Shopping businesses that you have rated and raved about on Find other top businesses or rave about your picks at hollywood fISh farM albany

everGreen bookS

from 10 ratings Auckland’s largest aquarium specialists. Tropical and marine fish, reptiles, pond equipment and more.

from 4 ratings Buyers and sellers of second-hand, out of print and rare books, with over 40,000 books in stock. Open seven days.

09 415 4157 •

09 445 2960 •

raw eSSentIalS

from 5 ratings Raw food for cats and dogs plus holistic vet services. 09 974 5674 •

platIna Jewellery ltd

from 5 ratings Unique, fine quality jewellery never seen before in New Zealand. Custom-made fine jewellery, makeovers, and repairs. 09 489 3883 •


Top rated businesses are based on star ratings on at the time of going to print. Subsequent ratings may affect the businesses’ overall rating.

from 7 ratings Clothing for baby boys and mini men, including Sookibaby, Run Scotty Run, Minicoo, Elodie Details and Mokopuna.

MorrIS & JaMeS

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the baby boy boutIQue

from 4 ratings The ideal combination of art and craft destination and retail therapy. 09 422 7116 •

022 602 7393 •

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Have a warm house in winter

The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum indoor temperature of 18°C, or ideally 21°C if there are babies or elderly people in the house. New Zealand’s average indoor temperature is 16°C. Anything below that encourages condensation and the growth of mildew. Along with inadequate ventilation, this can lead to an increased risk of respiratory diseases. typeS of heaterS Heat pumps Can also be used in summer for cooling. They are energy efficient, with some pumps producing up to five kilowatts of heat per kilowatt of electricity used. Underfloor heating Either piped hot water or electric. Heat is distributed evenly and doesn’t create a draught. Tends to be expensive to run. Central heating Either uses water radiators or distributes heated air via vents. Heats the entire house but tends to be expensive to run. Gas heaters Can be portable or installed. Flued heaters remove gas by-products and circulate hot air more efficiently. Gas heaters without ventilation produce one litre of moisture per hour they are in use.

Woodburners and fireplaces Open fires are inefficient heaters, as a large amount of the heat goes up the chimney. Flues can be used to channel heat to other parts of the house.

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Keeping your home warm and dry during winter is essential for you and your family’s health. But which heating option is best? Find out more.

Wood pellet burners Like traditional fireplaces, but burn pellets made from wood shavings and sawdust. They are more energy efficient than traditional fires and produce less emissions. Ventilation and insulation People produce moisture through cooking, showers and drying clothes. Each person produces one litre of moisture a day just by breathing. So make sure your house is ventilated as well as heated. Inadequate insulation allows heat to escape. Funding is available for insulation and water heating. Visit for application criteria or find out more at Energy Star products are more efficient, meaning they cost less to run. A list of products and estimated running costs is available at Test how healthy your home is at 157

Baby Products / TOYS / Book Shops

stunning colours gorgeous fabrics ultra trim fit

Save on quality near new and new baby gear • • • • •

Top Brands, excellent quality, low prices Large range, changes daily New Lamaze and Baby First Products Seconds – Mum 2 Mum Bibs Everything for 0-5 year olds

potential unlimited

itti bitti

(09) 419 5222 143 Queen Street, Northcote Point

uniquely different. toys & Gifts for all ages.

(0800) ITTI BITTI PO Box 184, Whangaparaoa 0943

40,000 books Secondhand & rare

books wanted to buy • • • • •

house of toys etcetera open 7 days (09) 445 3563 29 Victoria Road, Devonport 158

Top prices paid for your books Open 7 days Well laid out and organised shop - two floors All subjects covered - an extensive collection Non-fiction / Fiction / Leather-bound books

evergreen books (09) 445 2960 15 Victoria Road, Devonport

Find and share what’s good around here

Visit Abacus Books • Showroom in Albany • Website Our friendly, informative staff will assist with your educational book requirements.

Book Shops / Clothing

the most complete range of educational books

abacus educational books (09) 415 0630 45B William Pickering Drive, Albany

pop in to the Mr vintage Store for 20% off, tell them andy sent ya

Mr vintage (09) 300 6225 (021) 228 6067

@mrvintage 302b Great North Road, Grey Lynn We accept muskets & cigarettes 159

Clothing / FABRICS & TEXTILES / Footwear

do you want to have that cutting edge look and need some friendly advice? I offer a complete colour and image service for both individual and corporate clients. My job is to help you look the best you can by choosing clothing in the right colour and style, and taking into consideration what is appropriate for your lifestyle

and personality. The end result - you will develop a better understanding of your unique personal style, find ways to enhance your appearance and use your new found knowledge to save money. When you look good, you feel fantastic!

diane howard Image consultant ltd (09) 413 9954 (027) 286 4415

Diane-Howard-Image-Consultant 180 Kyle Road, Greenhithe

footwear for InJury preventIon

3000 kinds of fabrics for all purposes • Exclusive Italian designer fabrics • Great colour selection for bridal & evening dresses • Natural, high quality & the lowest price Open to public: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 10:00am-4:00pm

the fabric warehouse (09) 631 7438 5 Harold Street, Mt Eden 160

If you need exercise footwear, particularly if you have any issues with injury prevention or fit, then Shoe Science is for you. We are Auckland’s best value full-service sports footwear store. Our loyalty club means that after buying your first pair you never pay full price again. You’ll also enjoy our 30-day money back gaurantee. • Free gait assessment with professionally trained staff • Correct footwear can help foot and knee problems • Two great locations on the North Shore: 16 Anzac Street, Takapuna and 15 Mercari Way, Albany Open Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm Saturday: 9am to 5pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Go to (09) 486 2196 Takapuna (09) 447 3023 Albany 16 Anzac Street, Takapuna 15 Mercari Way, Albany

Jewellery & Watches

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All brands of watches & clocks repaired & serviced Fast turnaround, professional service Batteries fitted while you wait All repairs done onsite

• Talk directly with qualified watchmakers • New through to antique watches & clocks restored • Free off street parking

watch world ltd (09) 475 6103 (09) 473 6104

45A Arrenway Drive, Albany PO Box 305347, Triton Plaza, Auckland 0757

we’re a family run, watch and clock repair shop servicing auckland and the north Shore At Milford Watch & Clock Centre we repair everything from Grandfather clocks and pocket watches to modern quartz movements, and carry an extensive range of new watches and clocks for sale.

(09) 489 7798 (09) 489 7794

We replace batteries and watch bands while you wait and are able to water pressure test your water resistant watch on-site with a same or next day service. Our team also offer a jewellery repair service, and purchase scrap gold.

3 Milford Road, Milford, Auckland

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Jewellery & Watches  /  Lingerie

“where did you get that beautiful ring?” Qualified jewellers creating masterpieces We are a leading jewellery manufacturer in Auckland renowned in the industry for exceptional workmanship and service. Get an exquisitely unique and original piece of jewellery designed and crafted by our qualified jewellers. We stand for quality. Open Tuesday to Saturday.

Specialist designer & manufacturer of jewellery • • • • •

diamond design Goldsmith ltd

GIA, HRD & Quasar Certified Diamonds Valuations and insurance quotes given Repairs & remodelling of jewellery Watch batteries, while you wait, pressure test Watch repairs and purchases available for all models

nuttall Jewellers

(09) 479 2267 (09) 479 2267 44 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

(09) 480 9320 (09) 480 9320 21 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead

lingerie brands outlet 64 apollo drive, Mairangi bay 10-80% off all stock instore • • • •

We specialise in 8 - 22, AA - F cups Fun, funky, fashion lingerie Styles to suit every body Lingerie, nightwear and lingerie accessories

leading supplier of beads in new Zealand At Beadsland we have a wide range of quality beads to make all kinds of jewellery - gem, pearl, shell, metal and Swarovski! We also have in-house jewellery designers who are passionate about beads and eager to share their knowledge with you.

come in store and visit us today (09) 523 1380 469 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket 162

lingerie brands ltd (09) 909 6725 64 Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay

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Mention localist instore & receive 15% discount Four Letters is a specialised skating boutique shop in Highbury, Birkenhead. We stock all the best brands in both skate gear and apparel. Mens and womens wear available.       Skateboards  |  T-shirts  |  Hats  |  Shoes  |  Jewellery

Surf, Skate & Streetwear  /  Swimwear

Skate & Street lifestyle Shop

(09) 950 6358 Like us: Four-Letters FourLettersAK

Swimwear - beachwear - resortwear Beach Hut is a family owned shop dedicated to helping you find the perfect swimsuit and beachwear. We have something to suit everyBODY. Our swimsuits and beachwear are designed especially for New Zealand women. Our professional and friendly staff will gladly assist you to find the best style and fit. We have a wide selection of swimwear including ladies’ one and two piece sizes 8-26, kids’ swimwear, mens’ and boys’ swimwear. We also have a huge selection of beachwear and resortwear.   ** Exclusive Stockist of Jennifer Dean Swimwear **

come visit us at one of our stores: (09) 489 2495 Takapuna 13 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna (09) 623 4511 Mt Eden 71 Dominion Road, Mt Eden

(09) 426 8913 Silverdale 20 Silverdale Road, Silverdale 163

Cameras & Photographic Equipment

your local photo expert


Come and see us for all your photographic needs. Passport and ID photos to meet all local and international standards. Digital prints, enlargements, canvas, photo books and gifts. Along with everything, we still process film.

NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace. NetSafe educates and supports individuals and organisations on a range of cybersafety issues. NetSafe is a multi-stakeholder partnership which represents a range of perspectives from New Zealand’s cybersafety community. Partners come from a range of sectors and groups, including government, education, law, industry, community, parents and caregivers, children and young people.

camera house Glenfield (09) 444 5109 Westfield Shopping Centre, Glenfield

netsafe 0508 638 723

find out what’s good on the go Scan the QR code or text APP to 244 to download our iPhone or Android app. 164

Computer Hardware

your coMputer SuperStore!

we are your one-stop computer shop! + Direct importer with over 15 million dollars of stock      physically on hand +  100,000 sq feet showroom and warehouse      open to the public +  Corporate and education departments +  In business over 18 years +  7 branches nationwide   Founded in 1993, we have dedicated ourselves to providing  ‘one-stop computer solutions’ to a wide range of customers - from private and home users, small businesses, education sectors, right up to high-end corporate clients. We have over 18 years’ operation in New Zealand’s highly competitive and extremely demanding IT industry.

pb technologies ltd (09) 440 9610 (09) 440 9620 75 Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0627


Home Appliances

locally owned and operated by three kiwi blokes with heaps of experience

• Heat Pumps • Trade In/Recycle - we can arrange to remove your old appliance • Audio/TV/Home Theatre - delivery, installation and tuition services available • Kitchens - full display of top brands + cheapies for the rental properties • IT – great range, fantastic prices + outbound technical service available

• • • • • • • •

Brand new award winning appliance store Shop online or visit our large display in store Lease options available WINZ quotes accepted Insurance quotes accepted Trade accounts welcome Gift Registry Clubs, Schools fundraiser

come in today or view our current deals online! (09) 451 9160 7 Corban Ave, behind Mitre 10 MEGA, Albany 166

Home Audio

We’ve got one of Auckland’s best ranges of Hi Fi brands Dedicated, friendly and honest technical advice

Check out our home audio products and services

Paul Money Hi Fi was established in 1983. Our  primary goal was to supply the consumer market with  great quality branded Hi Fi at discounted prices. Our  dedicated experienced sales team will provide you with  unbiased and honest technical advice.    We will always be committed to offering the best  products at the best value, with the best service to  cater for all your audio visual requirements. In this  relaxed and casual environment you have time to  explore what you want. Find out how you can have the  best sound system in the neighbourhood.

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Professional advice and top leading brands Home theatre systems / AV receivers Televisions: plasma / LCD / projectors CD / DVD / Blu-ray players Music systems / turntables Loud speakers / subwoofers Stereo systems / iPod docks Amplifiers / recievers / processors Digital to analog converters Phono cartridges / tuners / tangent radios Custom AV design and installation Music streamers

Paul Money Hi-Fi        

(09) 444 4321 (09) 444 1232

  Shop 3, 100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany   83 View Road, Mt. Eden Drop by any time & check out our offers. 167

Home Audio  / Mobile Phones & Accessories

Kiwibank Business Banking your home audio specialist • Installation, service and consultation for Home Theatre • Freeview • Alarms

Nobody knows what a Kiwi business needs better than a Kiwi business elite electronics & alarms ltd (09) 622 1897 (021) 902 178

Call one of our Business Banking Specialists today on 0800 601 601 or visit

Kiwibank Limited.

your Mobile phone repair Specialist Quality service is our number one priority The team at OMNI tech has over 15 years of cumulative mobile phone repair experience.  •  Phone/Network/Remote Unlock    •  Liquid Damage •  Xbox, Playstation, Wii Repair         •  WAP/MMS Issue  •  Dropped/Physical Damage Phone  •  Power/Software/Charging Fault    •  Camera Problem   •  LCD/Touchscreen Replacement    •  Button Problems  •  Keypad Problem/Keypad not working •  Speaker Microphone Fault            •  Flip/Slide Problem  •  Signal Reception Issue                   •  Security Code Reset •  Data (Contacts) Recovery/Retrieval   •  Housing/Chasis Replacement       •  Computer Repair •  Iphone/Ipod/Ipad/PSP Repair       •  Apple iPhone Issue 

oMnI tech (0800) 666 483 (09) 925 9230 Albany Westfield Shopping Mall, Outside JB Hi-Fi, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany 168 OmniTech

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for your home and kitchen appliances We stock a range of home and kitchen appliances. This includes brands such as LG, Sony and Konka. We have TV’s, Freeview receivers, DVD players, TV and video antennas, toasters, blenders, vacuums, key cutting... the list goes on. Visit us when you need a new appliance.

Tell us at

Appliances  /  Bedding & Linen

visit 21st century electronics

21st century electronics (09) 838 7659 352 Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612

Searching for hard to find, top quality linen?

bedspreads, duvet covers, pillows, sheets, towels • Choose from thousands of top quality products from brands including Sheridan, Fairydown, Actil, Logan and Mason, Baksana, Cloud 9 and Sunbeam Free shipping on orders over $100 within mainland NZ!

• We supply Top Motels and Hotels throughout New Zealand and can supply you with the same       hard-to-find commercial linen Shop Now! (09) 573 6144 (09) 573 6145

25 Bowden Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060 Visit our online megastore! 169

Bedding & Linen  /  Blinds & Curtains

creatInG beautIful hoMe teXtIleS

life as it should be The Wallace Cotton philosophy is all about creating beautiful home textiles for our customers, whether renovating, nesting, buying, selling, entertaining or downsizing. Our brand has become synonymous with good design and quality, while also being affordable.

wallace cotton ltd (0800) 222 122 6-10 Como Street, Takapuna, Auckland 7B Enterprise Street, Birkenhead

Quality blinds at competitive prices

need a new blind? • • • • •

Venetians and Holland Vertical Sunscreen Cedar 5 Year Warranty

the blind Shoppe (09) 443 4430 16J Link Drive, Glenfield, Auckland

For more shopping information visit •Paint •Wallpaper •Curtains •Blinds •Flooring Whether you’re after paint, wallpaper, curtains, blinds or flooring, Colourplus offers inspiration and all the expertise you need to make your decorating dreams a reality. We manufacture our own range of paint right here to suit New Zealand conditions.

call us for a free measure and quote (09) 478 0540 3B/1 Holder Place, Mairangi Bay 170

Quality new Zealand Made furniture We have a huge range of furniture so there is something to suit every budget... • 270sqm of showroom over 3 levels • One-off specials and much loved classics • Huge range of styles, sizes, colours and timbers • Rimu, Oak, Beech, Kauri, Pine and more • Bedroom and dining suites • Coffee, lamp and hall tables • Buffets, bookcases, display cabinets and more


Visit the Old Woodshop today

Open hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm Sunday:                                   10.30am to 3.30pm Increase the storage capability of your home today!

Make your home look beautiful at a price you can afford with the old woodshop (09) 827 0861 Like us on Facebook - The-Old-Woodshop

2 Hutchinson Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

cheaper to restore than to buy new Do you have the piece of furniture that you just can’t bare to let go of? But have it hiding away because it is looking a bit old and shabby? We can help!! We strip and re-polish bedroom furniture, beds,

wardrobes, bed heads, things you buy on trade-me, dining tables, table tops, dining chairs, dining room suites and make them look like new, so instead of buying new, restore and have something that is unique!

dunbar furniture restorations limited - come & see us today or check out our website (09) 443 1971 (09) 443 1974 64 Ellice Road, Glenfield 171

Furniture / INTERIOR DESIGN / Rugs & Mats

hand crafted top quality solid wood furniture

custom-made furniture direct to you

• Designed and made in New Zealand • Over 500 plus designs in Pacific Kauri or Rimu • Made to order if required • 10 year guarantee Check out our video and design concepts on our website

We specialise in making custom-made furniture, to suit your individual needs. Come in and visit our showroom, where you can browse our extensive range of photos and furniture samples and discuss the options for your unique piece of furniture.

forest furniture

wood cellar

(09) 442 4125 5/18 Link Dr, Wairau Park

(09) 478 8577 44 Anzac Road, Browns Bay

fine Style Interiors

Inspired by nature... • • • •

Residential makeovers Colour consultancy Soft furnishings Stunning solutions for even the most challenging refurbishment projects

fine Style Interiors (0800) 346 378 (021) 553 275 172

handpicked rugs and kilim for over 30 years We sell a wide range of traditional rugs, runners, kilim and décor pieces in all sizes up to 4m x 3m. We specialise in older collectable rugs and tribal pieces. Cleaning and repair service available. We operate limited hours. Please visit us online or phone.

phone: 814 9621 or 027 487 6099 Talk-of-Turkey-Rugs 106 Opanuku Road, Henderson Valley

Daniel McAlpine

• Free Quotes

(021) 150 6617 176 Browns Bay Road, Browns Bay

time to re-cover your lounge suite?


catering for all your upholstery needs

• Pick up and delivery Auckland Wide

• Domestic and commercial

first class upholstery Service

put the life back into your lounge suite With more than 20 years of furniture experience, we can assist with all your upholstery needs and repairs         • lounge suites   • squabs           • window seats   • dining chairs Free quotes, pick-ups and delivery.

award furniture ltd est. 1987 (09) 480 5864 (09) 480 5334

lance Shepherd’s upholstery ltd (09) 410 5220 27 Wairau Road, Takapuna 173

Children’s Parties  / Fancy Dress Costumes

toy and bouncy castle hire At Toys 2 Play, our goal is to make it easy for families to enjoy quality toys and offer children a wide variety of play experiences. We provide toy hire, from as low as $5.00 per week, right through to party packs of toys and bouncy castles, for birthdays or corporate functions.

call today! open 7 days, 8am - 8pm

Supporting disadvantaged kiwi kids

(09) 410 5225

09 478 1525 09 478 1523

costumes and accessories for every occasion

Mention localist for 10% discount on first hire

At Bossanova Fancy Dress we offer thousands of costumes for hire, as well as custom made costumes just for you. Our costumes come in a huge array of themes to suit any event • • • • •

Pirates, heroes and villains, and other characters Medieval, ethnic, retro, historic Rock stars and movie characters Uniforms and many more...

On top of all that, we also have a good range of retail products for sale.

come in store and visit us today (09) 414 7310 80 Paul Matthews Road, Albany, Auckland 174

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are you feeling… • • • •

Constantly exhausted? Tearful and overwhelmed? Like you can’t cope? Like this will never end?

post natal distress Support network trust 09 836 6967

Fancy Dress Costumes

the baby’s fine… how are you?

high quality fancy dress costume hire You will be impressed at the amazing choice of costumes and fantastic creative service we offer! Something for the whole family plus masks, tights, gloves and Halloween accessories to buy. Group hire given 10% discount. A treasure trove of costumes.

carnival costume hire (09) 488 9415 83 Kitchener Road, Milford



fresh flowers, direct from the farm to you! • Wholesale price for the flowers we grow - roses, oriental lilies, spray carnations, irises and more • Full florist services. Bouquet deliveries for all occasions • Expert advice on all your wedding flower needs

• Flower creations by our florists for any event - weddings, birthdays, corporates etc • Wedding and event equipment to rent for those who want DIY; bowls, vases, urns, stands, and much more

Stems roses flower farm and florist (09) 412 7606 (021) 126 4750

Free Wedding consultations and quotes

fresh long lasting flowers

the romance of flowers

Our flowers are of the highest quality and freshness with a range of gift boxes for all ages and occasions. We deliver throught New Zealand and worldwide through Interflora. Order online or pop into the shop. We also sell fresh market flowers at the lowest prices.

• Fresh flowers • Bouquets - corporate floral arrangements • Weddings - Valentines • Funerals We cater for all occasions.

flowers of auckland

tussie Mussie florist

(09) 489 5903 119A Kitchener Road, Milford

176 108 Station Road, Huia, Auckland 0891

(09) 476 3313 Shop 1, 404 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay

Gifts - chocolate GIftS - chocolate bouQuetS Gift giving has never been so easy and fun! Everyone loves chocolate gifts but with us at Lollypotz, it’s more of an obsession! $50 voucher to be won each month - simply phone 0800 566 599 to order to go in to the draw and quote “Localist North Shore”. Or if you wish to order online go to

- chocolate boXeS - chocolate SurprISeS • Our prices start from $20 • We only use high quality chocolates like Ferrero Rocher and Dairy Milk • Delivered in Auckland within 24 hours Monday to Saturday • They always create a sensation when they arrive • Nothing ever touches the chocolate - they’re individually hand-wrapped (with your selected cellophane or over the Ferrero foil) • We are committed to excellence in quality

Gift giving has never been so easy and fun lollypotz chocolate bouquets (0800) 566 599



need a gorgeous gift?

Stunning Personal Gifts & Exceptional Service

we offer: • cool and contemporary gift ideas • modern décor and design pieces • outstanding customer service and giftwrap • a stunning store environment                     Our stock reflects your style.


rapt about Gifts limited

(09) 419 9535 30 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead

(09) 478 7095 Delivery, Nationwide

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Volunteering Auckland is dedicated to positive change in the community through the support and promotion of volunteering. We make volunteering accessible to everyone, we support organisations that involve volunteers and we promote volunteering throughout Auckland. Want to get involved? Visit our website today.

volunteering auckland 09 377 7887


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MARQUEE & EVENT HIRE 115 Diana Drive, Glenfield Phone: (09) 444 1787 Fax: (09) 444 1795 Visit us online: 179

Party Equipment Hire

one Stop Shop for eventS & functIonS • Sound: PA, wireless microphones, speakers & subs • Projectors & screens • Vision equipment: HD cameras, laptops & monitors • Staging & draping • Lighting: intelligent lights, dimmers, lasers, mood & spot lights

Let the team at Shore Audio Visual assist your next function. Wow your guests with a highly organised & professional presentation. Your presentation will have: • State-of-the-art technology • Equipment and lighting to create those dramtic visual effects

Shore audio visual... your function starts here. Shore audio visual (09) 948 6474 (09) 488 6660 (021) 993 770 180

306A Hurstmere Road, Takapuna

Party Equipment Hire

Party Supplies

visit one of our four auckland stores or shop online - For endless fun, variety and amazing bargains, we stock: • Birthday party supplies for all ages • Theme party decorations • Party costumes and wigs

• Home and kitchenware • Fun gifts and greeting cards • Stationery, crafts and NZ souvenirs • Electronics and fabrics

look Sharp Store - fun, value, variety - fancy costumes, 200+ party wigs (09) 525 2095 (09) 525 2096

Join us on Facebook - LookSharpStore PO Box 13 962, Onehunga, Auckland 1643 24/7 Online shopping

balloon decorating and party Supplies

your local party professionals

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We have a large range of party supplies available in store or purchase online. We are experienced in creating all types of wedding, corporate function and special event decorations and balloon sculptures, and can cater to any theme. Also open at 449 Great North Road, Henderson. Ph 837 5189.

balloons direct party Store (09) 440 9467 239 Bush Road, Albany 181

Stationery & Invitations  /  Trophies, Badges & Engravers

welcome to Swd ltd Stationery World Direct is an ever-expanding family owned and operated business based in Auckland. We can make your new business cards and signs, offer packaging systems, furniture accessories, desk

accessories, filing systems and binding machines. Come in and see our friendly and knowledgeable staff or visit our online store which is open 24/7 for your convenience.

Stationery world direct (09) 414 4238 1/3 William Pickering Drive, Albany Like us on Facebook - SWD Ltd

what we do... The SPCA shelters, rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abused, neglected & unwanted animals. Where appropriate, we also take action to prosecute offenders. We are available 24/7 for emergencies and open daily at 50 Westney Road, Mangere.

reap reward through recognition! • We offer a large range of high quality awards, plaques, corporate gifts and recognition products • Name badges & signage • Laser engraving YAG & Co2 • Acrylic cutting & engraving

creative awards (09) 272 4300 29G Sir William Ave, East Tamaki 182

Spca auckland 09 256 7300 09 256 7314

The Birdbarn Pet Store operates from two barns set on a half acre of tropical settings. One barn houses birds and a large aviary complex. The other specialises in puppies and fish and also kittens, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice.

We stock all pet and bird accessories, cages, premium pet food and bird seed. The zoo-like setting makes the Birdbarn popular with all bird and animal lovers. We offer expert advice and pride ourselves on our family friendly environment.

Pet Shops  / Pet Accessories

birdbarn and pet Store - bird aviary plus pet and animal complex

the birdbarn is a must visit destination - open 7 days, 9am - 5pm (09) 838 8745 - Birds (09) 838 8746 - Pets Join us on Facebook - Bird-Barn-Petstore

do you love pets like we do? We are a family run business who are passionate about providing our customers with the best possible information, care & products for their pets. * We specialise in small pure breed and crossbreed puppies * Domestic kittens, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish & more

animal ark (09) 476 5540 45 Clyde Road, Browns Bay

158 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

Come and visit us today!

we’re just a phone call away • • • •

Cat and dog doors into glass or timber Dog doors large and small Standard, magnetic and microchip cat doors We can replace the glass if it has cracked around your pet door

Glassed off! cat & dog doors (0800) 228 352


Art Supplies  /  HOME OFFICE & STATIONERY  / Fair Trade

a vibrant haven for all your crafty needs Feast your soul with colours and textures at this crafty little hub. Whether you want inspiration for ideas on new projects or to finish some of those old projects stored in the cupboard, Crafty Knitwits is the vibrant haven for all your crafty needs. We have yarns and cottons, patterns, knitting needles, quilting patterns and fabrics. Our kits and accessories make knitting and craftwork a real pleasure! Come and view the wide range of lovely gift ideas for that special someone. Crafty Knitwit classes are also on throughout the year - see our website for more details. Open 7 days 10.30am - 5pm. Late nights Wednesday and Thursday until 8.30pm.

pop in and have a browse! (09) 486 2724 Cnr Milford and Kitchener Roads, Milford

your offIce Supply heroeS

Improving the lives of the most disadvantaged

If you need fast, friendly service, look no further. We offer a complete range including stationery, furniture, technology, school, cafeteria, packaging and presentation products. We offer online shopping and fast delivery to your door. We aren’t called office supply heroes for nothing.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, putting producers at the heart of everything we do. We are truly unique New Zealand based fair trade organisation, which goes above basic fair trade standards.

office products depot

trade aid takapuna

(0800) OFFICE


(09) 489 2209 55 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

We’ll make you famous online and offline.

Website Design Basic package: $399

Social Media DIY Total Social Media – $50*/month Account Management Basic Package – $199/month One to one Training Sessions – $59

Branding Mobile Campaigns, Fax Messaging, On the Road, Human Marketing Mobile: 022 6200 688 • Landline: 816 8728

We are crazy about creating that magic in your event! From the entrance, walkway, tables, to that centerstage. We aim to make that day an enchanting one for you. To us, what really matters is you celebrating your event with amazement and lasting memories. Corporate Events and Special Occasions: • Hire-A-Decorator • Balloon in Balloon • Balloon Bouquets • Balloon Drop

• Single Balloon • Floor Bouquets • Arches • Fashion Teddies

• Floral Bloom • Pillars • Clusters • Banners

P: 09 948 9298 • M: 022 620 0688 • M: 021 110 4648 | | Balloon Mania Limited

Trades Local Stories    188 Automotive Auto Electricians    Automotive Accessories     Batteries    Break Down Services    Car Alarms    Car Finance    Mechanics    Panel Beaters & Spray Painters     WOF & COF    Wheels & Tyres    Windscreen Repairs    Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers    

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Garden Supplies Garden Bags & Bins    Lawn & Turf    Lawn Mowers & Chainsaws    

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Home Improvement Supplies Alarms & Security    221 Awnings & Shade Sails    223 Balustrades & Stairs    225 Bathrooms    226 Building Supplies & Hardware     226 Carpet & Vinyl    227 Garage Doors    227 Garages, Carports & Sheds    228  Gates & Fencing    228 Glass    230 Heating & Ventilation    231

Home Automation    235 Insect Screens    236 Kitchens & Benchtops    237 Lighting    241 Roofing & Spouting    242 Swimming Pools & Spas     243 Tiles    244 Timber Flooring    245 Windows & Doors    246

House & Garden Appliance Repairs    247 Bathroom & Kitchen Installers     248 Builders    249 Cabinetmakers    259 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners    260  Cleaners    260 Concrete Services    262 Decking    263 Drainage    263 Earthmovers    265 Electricians    266 Exterior House Cleaners     275 Floor Sanders    277 Garden Maintenance    278 Gasfitters    278 Glaziers    279 Handyman Equipment Hire     280 Handyman Services    281 House Lifting & Repiling     281 Landscape Designers & Architects     282 Landscapers    282 Lawn Mowing    284 Locksmiths & Key Cutting     284 Painters & Decorators    286

Plasterers    293 Plumbers    294 Roofers    304 Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire     308 Spa & Swimming Pool Services     309 Stonemasons    310 TV Aerial & Satellite Dishes     311 Telecommunications Installation & Repair    312  Tree Services    313 Window Tinting - Home     318

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keepInG It Green Tips for gardening in small spaces

Container style

Simple pleasures

Pots, containers and raised beds are the small gardener’s best friend. They can be moved on a whim, be used to create screens, and are perfect for instant colour.

One of the keys to a successful small garden is to keep it simple. Decide on a theme and stick to it. While larger gardens can afford to have a wide range of colourful plants, clashing colours in a small space are not so easy on the eye.

Many plants thrive in pots. If you fancy some fresh fruit and veges, you can plant single pots with salad greens – rocket, lettuce, parsley or other herbs. Or you can create a pizza garden by planting tomato and basil together. They also protect each other from bugs. If you prefer a flowery display, potted plants such marigolds, daisies and pansies create a splash of instant colour. Larger shrubs, like daphne, with its delectable scent, also look great in pots. Screen stars Create a little space of your own or divide off a separate area by investing in some kind of screen. There are many on the market, ranging from trellis to bamboo, and they can double as frames for climbing plants. Trellis frames are available from hardware stores and garden centres. Pop a long planter underneath and plant up with climbing roses or bougainvillea – you’ll have all the privacy you need, plus a pretty display.

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Fitting a garden into a small area is not as hard as it sounds. Whether you have limited space or just want to create a smaller garden that’s more manageable, all you need is a little imagination and some help from Localist.

Japanese and rock gardens have a striking sculptural style; and Mediterranean-themed gardens, with plants like lavender in terracotta pots, are also great for small spaces. Small trees If your garden is a little bigger, you could plant a tree. They’re great for a little bit of shade and satisfying to watch grow. Kowhai is a lovely native that grows 5-7m high, and has sunny yellow flowers. Kak ¯ a-beak, ¯ technically a shrub not a tree, is another native, with glorious red flowers that resemble a k¯ak¯a’s beak. Or you may want to introduce some seasonal shades into your garden with a Japanese maple. Shindeshojo is a good option, and grows to about 3m. Its leaves are pink in spring, green in summer and crimson in autumn. Find more gardening stories and plant stores near you at


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top rated buSIneSSeS We’ve put together a few local Trades businesses that you have rated and raved about on Find other top businesses or rave about your picks at buIlt rIte conStructIon

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from 10 ratings Licensed building practitioner specialising in small to medium-sized residential building jobs and carpentry service.

from 12 ratings Taking pride in providing exceptional customer service, we will help from start to finish no matter what the project size.

09 480 0863 •

021 688 244 •

auto colour MatrIX


deadwood paIntInG & decoratInG

from 8 ratings Extreme custom paint and effects, top restoration work, chassis modifications, imported wheels and speed equipment.

from 9 ratings Specialists in painting and decorating. Work will be done when we say it will, and that doesn’t mean a rush.

09 444 3766 •

021 0295 2874 •

Top rated businesses are based on star ratings on at the time of going to print. Subsequent ratings may affect the businesses’ overall rating.

b&d upholStery

from 7 ratings Jarsan Landscaping takes care of your garden, from lawn mowing to rubbish removal and landscaping.

from 10 ratings Specialists in new & re-upholstery of lounge/dining suites, caravans, mobile homes, boat & window squabs.

027 245 2234 •

09 414 6099 •

aceS peSt control

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back door cat door Man

from 8 ratings Pest control for domestic and commercial properties, treating pest insects and rodents, and removing nests.

from 3 ratings Advise and supply the best door to suit your taste and requirements, and to give your pet the freedom it deserves.

0800 223 728 •

09 443 0592 •

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How to save money on petrol

You’ve probably heard it all before, but are you really doing anything about it? Here are some tips that have been found to save between 10-30% on petrol costs. The best way of reducing the amount of fuel needed for a car trip is to ensure the least resistance from your car on the road, and to make sure your car is in good running condition.








Remove anything that adds to external wind resistance, like roof racks, spoilers or rugby flags.

Regularly check tyre pressure. Underinflated tyres are not only dangerous but create more resistance, meaning you’ll use more petrol.

Have your car regularly serviced, according to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, and use the correct engine oil.


Get off your butt and walk or bicycle to the shops, library or to get takeaways, instead of driving.

Gently accelerate and decelerate. Releasing and engaging the accelerator gently uses less petrol.

Keep rolling in traffic, instead of constantly breaking. This involves reading the road and traffic ahead, and not just the car in front of you.

Change gear when the car’s revs are between 2000 and 2500rpm.


Remove unnecessary items from the boot or on the back seats. Weight contributes to resistance.

Using the air conditioning at higher speeds is fine, but turn it off around town as it increases fuel consumption at lower speeds. At higher speeds, having the windows open will increase drag.


other helpful info

If you’re going somewhere new, set the GPS or learn the route. Getting lost means extra driving around.

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Go to to find your local automobile servicer.


Auto Electricians

auto electricians

Serving the Shore for over 30 years • • • • •

top auto electrical Mta awards 2009

Tune ups, lubes and servicing Air conditioning & car security systems Marine electrical repairs Auto diagnostic scanners for ABS, EFI and SRS Free battery testing

Mike barlow auto electrical

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Diagnostic centre Heavy and light auto electrical Yuasa batteries Air conditioning Audio and security

north harbour auto air & electrical

(09) 443 5769 (027) 498 6372 5 Parity Place, Hillcrest, Auckland

(09) 415 7025 10A Cebel Place, Rosedale, Auckland

business vitality • • • • •

Join Auckland’s most respected business network Employment and recruitment services Network with over 6,000 local businesses International trade opportunities and advice Business skills training and support

Murph’s law: eliminate the risk Buying, servicing or refuelling your vehicle, it pays to know exactly who you’re dealing with. When only the best in sales or service will do, eliminate the risk and get a better deal. Always look for the sign.

Mta 04 381 8859 04 385 9517 194

auckland chamber of commerce 09 309 6100

The Towbar Factory has been supplying towbars and accessories to the motoring public and the automotive industry for the past 20 years. We supply many of the car manufacturers with their original factory towbars, so you can be sure our quality is second to none.

Automotive Accessories

Quality towbars and accessories

We can now come to your home or work and fit your vehicle with a quality, great value towbar and wiring. No matter what you drive we have the right bar. Don’t risk the safety of yourself or your family, get a quality towbar from The Towbar Factory. Call 0800 61 61 61 and we can arrange one of our service technicians to come to you to fit your new Towbar Factory towbar.

we coMe to you call 0800 61 61 61 the towbar factory (0800) 61 61 61 (021) 192 6940 PO Box 14466, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143


Automotive Accessories / BATTERIES / Break Down Services

battery town phone: 0800 566 667 car colors and more....... We’re one of Auckland’s leading suppliers of panelbeating, spraypainting & car restoration products. Our huge range includes trade & DIY products from all the leading brands & we can put your color into an aerosol for you. Need the right polish, paint or advice? See the experts.

car colors of north Shore ltd (09) 443 1960 18 Arrenway Drive, Albany

albany & bay towage

battery town (0800) 566 667

citizens advice bureau north Shore BIRKENHEAD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

ph: 418 0032 Email:


ph: 479 2222 Email:


ph: 444 9451 Email: breakdown & accident towing • • • • •

Truck towing & salvaging Light machinery towing Pipe & tree winching Jump start & unlocks Insurance & private towing

albany & bay towage (09) 415 9866 (09) 473 5605 731 Beach Road, Browns Bay 196


ph: 486 3139 Email:


ph: 480 2971 Email:

for Information, help & advice not sure? ask us.

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NZSA 3, 4 & 5 Star Car Alarms and Immobilisers Parking/Reversing Cameras and Sensors GPS Tracking and Navigation DVD - In-Dash, Roof and Headrest AV Equipment Bluetooth Hands Free - GSM Text Pagers

Mongoose new Zealand ltd (0800) MONGOOSE (09) 443 3128 41A View Road, Glenfield

Specialists in: • • • • •

Vehicle & Marine Finance Debt Consolidation  Personal Loans Home Improvements Commercial Finance

Car Alarms  /  Car Finance

car alarms, Safety, Security, entertainment

Global credit limited (09) 834 3835 (0800) 562 648 (Loan4U)

look out for the kombi in your local area find out more about the Kombi rebuild at 197


High quality automotive repair service at affordable prices Servicing the north Shore for over 11 years At Mowbray, we are committed to providing the highest quality automobile repair service at affordable prices. Our friendly workshop is staffed by fully trained technicians. Our workshop has been in existence for over 11 years and we are proud to have customers who have been with us for the same period. • Service, maintenance and repairs to all makes of passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and trailers. • We are an AA and MTA licensed automotive repairer, service centre and WOF testing facility. 

Mowbray automotive (09) 479 6883 6B Vega Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 198

book in for the following services: • • • • • • • • • • • •

WOF Servicing Repairs Tyres Cambelts CV Joints Diagnostics Repair Finance Batteries Clutches Shock Absorbers Free Courtesy Vehicles

Constellation Automotive is the convenient one-stop shop for your vehicle needs.


constellation automotive (off constellation drive)

We are an authorised mechanical insurance policy repairer, providing major and minor repairs and servicing of all makes and models of vehicle. * WOF only $30 * Quality repairs and servicing * Tyres and wheel alignments * Automax member discounts * Westpac Helicopter Corporate Sponsors * Nitrofill nitrogen tyre inflation * Courtesy cars available

constellation automotive - 17a vega place (off constellation drive) Mairangi Bay, East Coast Bays, North Auckland Managing Director Jason Cauty

we have the expertise, we have the right people. your total satisfaction is our first priority Vehicle diagnostic and servicing specialists | Tuning specialists | European car specialists | Battery specialists  | Vehicle servicing, repairs, maintenance | WOF, lube and oil change | All tyre requirements and new tyre sales 

| Wheel alignment (state of the art equipment) | Brakes, steering and suspension repairs | Air conditioning We have loan vehicles to keep you on the road, including a van.

auto Super Shoppe forrest hill (09) 410 7089 260 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill 199


automotive repairs

auckland city (09) 377 5123 (09) 379 2490

freemans bay 21 Hargreaves Street, Freemans Bay 17 Union Street, Auckland Central Pick up / Delivery if required

our Services • • • •

Servicing - petrol & diesel Mechanical & electrical repairs Computer diagnostic scanning Automatic transmission flushing

• Cambelts, brakes & clutches • Batteries in stock at all times • Opening hours Monday - Friday 8am-5pm Authorised AA Battery Stockist

albany autocentre limited (09) 415 1527 Cnr Bush Road and Cebel Place, Albany YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS 200


a leader in quality vehicle servicing and repairs, and european car specialists Franklin Autoworks is the company that you can rely on to provide the service you need, when you need it. If you are looking for quality workmanshop at a great price, look no further than us.

• Full automotive servicing and repairs • Independent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) • Pick-up and drop-off locally in the North Harbour area

contact us today for a free assessment (09) 479 6959 10 Triton Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632

PO Box 305238, Triton Plaza, Auckland 0757

all work Guaranteed • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Oil & Lube service, Batteries Petrol & Diesel tune-ups WOF repairs, Exhaust repairs Brake & Clutch repairs Suspension systems & shocks Cambelts, Engine repairs Aircon service & repair CV Joints, Wheel alignment Radiators, Alternators Fuel injection & Electronic system repairs Diagnostics using the latest scanners Specialists for Mercedes, European models & Lexus Specialists for Classic Cars Drop off & Pick up service (conditions apply)

north Shore car clinic - call us to arrange your service or repairs (09) 443 8383 2/120 Sunnybrae Road, Glenfield



Japanese/european vehicle repairs We cater to all your automotive needs: servicing, WOFs, brakes, clutches, cambelts, all mechanical repairs, diagnostic scanning and all engine and transmission repairs. Car servicing • Free pick up/delivery of cars on the North Shore • Free oil and filter with every service • Basic service • Full service • Premium service Buying a second-hand car? We can help with sourcing and recommending vehicles which are good value for money and won’t give you any nasty surprises.

active automotive takes great pride in looking after your prized possession (09) 442 1920 (09) 442 1921

Unit 1, 78 Diana Drive, Glenfield, Auckland

Contact us to discuss your requirements

automobile repairs and servicing in Milford

vodis automobile limited (09) 489 7707 (09) 489 7785 202

215 Shakespeare Road, Milford, btwn Smales Farm bus station, & North Shore Hospital We accept cash,


northcote Mechanic

hyssett Motors 1984 (09) 418 0851 (09) 480 2140 29 Woodside Avenue, Northcote, Auckland

over 20 years of experience with european vehicles We’re proud of our reputation for top-class mechanical and electrical repairs to European vehicles including BMW, Audi, VW or Mercedes, and thorough attention to detail. We don’t just service BMW, Audi, VW or Mercedes vehicles, we also

service any other type of car, with the same level of service. As well as routine maintenance, we carry out repairs to vehicles ranging from radiator leaks to complete motor and gearbox replacement. We have loan cars to keep you on the road.

German automotive ltd (09) 443 1899 3 Woodson Place, Wairau Valley 203


north Shore radiator Specialists • • • • • • • • •

New Complete Radiators Recores - Repairs - Clean-outs Plastic and Aluminium Radiators FREE Home Pick Up and Delivery of Radiators Complete Flushing and Fitting Service FREE Cooling Systems Check All Makes and Models Same Day Service Over 25 Years’ Experience

auckland radiators (09) 444 0744 Unit 4, 7-9 Marken Place, Glenfield

auto repairers and Subaru specialists located in Glenfield. courtesy cars available Petermark Automotive offers guaranteed automotive repairs by a dedicated team of professionals. We care about meeting the needs of our customers by providing a high standard and quality of work. We are members of Automotive Solutions,

the Motor Trade Association and are an AA licensed repairer. We are a family owned and operated business and have been repairing cars for 30 years plus. Contact us today or see our website for more information.

petermark automotive ltd (09) 444 3967 204 5B Ashfield Road, Glenfield Open Mon- Fri 7:30-5:30pm


ute decks, tippers, trailers, transporters and general transportation engineering

about us We have been in the engineering business for over 25 years. Our workmanship is guaranteed and of excellent quality. We are happy to quote on any job, big or small.

We specialise in flat decks, tippers, trailers, bike and boat trailers, transporters, repair work even for farming equipment, re-galvanising, service tool boxes, and all other small to medium sized general engineering work.                

north harbour ute decks ltd (09) 444 7691 (027) 474 3970 5/67 View Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

free vehicle pick up & drop off service free wof check worth $46 with a full Service • • • •

Two great locations, Onehunga and Penrose Top service by professional technicians Onehunga open Saturday from 8am - 4pm A wide range of vehicle services including WOF, WOF repairs, auto electrical, tyres, all mechanical repairs and servicing

FREE courtesy car available - bookings required. MTA approved, come in and meet the friendly team at Mayne. Customer testimonial: ‘Mayne Automotive always looks clean and tidy. This makes me feel confident and they guarantee their workmanship. Dorren is great to deal with.’ - Maria and Fred de Jong, Greenlane.

Mayne automotive (09) 622 2449 (Onehunga) (09) 622 2255 (Penrose) 22 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland 117 Mays Road, Penrose, Auckland

over 20 years’ experience • • • • •

Full servicing & WOF checks All mechanical repairs & maintenance Full diagnostic testing LPG installation & repairs specialists Courtesy cars available

Shore performance automotive ltd (09) 444 6190 2/11 Colway Place, Glenfield



autopal vehicle Servicing: we keep you moving

coatesville Motors your local mechanic since 1994 Our services include: • WOF inspection and repairs • Cam belt renewal - brakes • Vehicle servicing - wheel alignments - tyres • We repair all cars - trucks - vans

we offer: • WOF, mechanical repairs and all servicing • Pick up and delivery • Courtesy cars available by arrangement • Tyres available and fitted Reliable, friendly service at a fair and reasonable cost.

autopal vehicle Servicing (09) 488 9188 48 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland

coatesville Motors ltd (09) 415 7494 310 Main Road, RD 3, Coatesville

north harbour Service centre ltd your local tyre and automotive team Looking for honest and friendly mechanical service without all the dramas? At Atlas Tyre and Automotive our goal is to ease your concerns and ensure your car gets the best in service and repair.

• • • • • • •

All mechanical repairs for all major brands Brake and clutch replacements CV joints Batteries A complete tyre service Free courtesy cars Pickup and delivery service (North Shore area)

contact atlas & tyre automotive (0800) 676 867 (09) 444 4756 47 Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0627 206

call ken for honest and professional service -  Over 30 years’ experience  -  All vehicle servicing and repairs  -  WOFs - make sure your car is safe  -  All makes and models  -  MTA assured

bring your car in today! (09) 479 7368 646 East Coast Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630


free wof with every full service

professional a-Grade Mechanics Very clean, modern workshop with latest diagnostic tools to work on all makes and models of vehicles, trailers and outboards. WOF inspections, all services and repairs.  Free quotes. Free loan vehicles.                             “Expect Excellence”

torbay Service Station (09) 473 6408 (Workshop) (09) 473 5281 (Forecourt) 961 Beach Road, Torbay

ask for russell or paul (09) 486 5015 28 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, (Next to Mullins Tyres)

Does your vehicle deserve the best? full mechanical repairs and servicing • WOF • Mechanical • Auto-electrical • Air conditioning Phone for a quote today!

all automotive Servicing and Mechanical repairs • • • • •

10,000km services and oil changes WOF, repairs, tyres and wheel balancing Engine tuning, cambelts and radiators Brakes, clutches, suspension and steering Over 40 years’ experience

call us today to take care of your car (09) 443 3104 Unit 4, 9 Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland

automotive Services (09) 479 4214 48 Anzac Road, Browns Bay



campbells bay Motors

a fresh new concept in car servicing

Quality workmanship and friendly Service

We are a full parts and service centre, able to perform all mechanical repairs. • Car service $120 (most makes and models) • Courtesy cars available Call us for a free quote.

Contact Tim for: • Mechanical repairs on all makes and models • Servicing                 • WOF • Diagnostic checks    • Pre-purchase inspections • MTA approved         • Specialising in VW

visit our website for current specials

campbells bay Motors ltd

(09) 477 2748 17 Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay

16 years of local experience technician European Auto Centre specialise in all makes and models of European and Japanese cars. We have the lastest diagnotic equiptment for Mercedes and BMW.         | Mechanical | Auto Electrical | Air Conditioning |    | SRS, ABS reset | WOF | Full Servicing | Panel Beating |

european auto centre (09) 486 6690 38 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna


(09) 478 0257 278 Beach Road, Campbells Bay

Subaru Specialist • • • • •

Full mechanical repair and services All makes and models 20 years work experience Free courtesy car Most mechanical insurance approved services

wof free with full service (09) 442 2441 253 Archers Road, Glenfield


locally owned and operated • • • • •

All makes and models Scheduled servicing and WOF Mechanical repairs Open Saturdays Come and visit us today!

beach haven Motors

our services include: • • • • •

Full automotive servicing Transmissions Electronic diagnosis Clutches, brakes, cambelts Courtesy cars available

Micheal parr automotive

(09) 482 2905 102 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven

(09) 443 8438 145A Target Road, Glenfield

full automotive repairs & Servicing we charge what we quote! • • • • •

Automatic & Manual Transmissions Full Rebuilds & Repairs Engines & Suspension Diff Repairs Servicing & WOF

all your vehicle servicing needs • • • • •

Automotive servicing Vehicle repairs Cambelts and Brakes WOFs Engine replacement

albany village automotive (09) 447 3007 14 Gills Road, Albany, Auckland

dr trans - transmission Specialist (09) 444 6222 6A Kaimahi Road, Wairau Park



wofs, servicing, all mechanical repairs • • • • •

Modern workshop Fully trained, experienced staff Courtesy cars available Competitive rates Tyres

terry Gruebner Motors ltd (09) 480 7035 35 A Enterprise Street, Birkenhead

call me for all your automotive repairs • • • •

Full mechanical services & repairs Mobile service (we come to you) Rust repairs Heavy truck diesel, digger maintenance, servicing & repairs

tGr automotive (021) 037 1876

Servicing european Guaranteed Mechanical repairs, wof and Service

Service and enhancement of all makes & models At Steward Motorsports European we have highly trained technicians on hand offering a wealth of knowledge. We specialise in electronic diagnostics, fuel injection, fault finding, carbon cleaning, turbo charging, fabrication, engineering and more.

free Quote - book today! (09) 444 9876 (09) 444 9877 (027) 228 2878 After Hours 13 Kaimahi Road, Glenfield 210

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Panel Beaters & Spray Painters

panelbeating and assessing centre

by accident birkenhead panel & paint (09) 480 7950 (09) 480 7955 14 Enterprise Street, Birkenhead, Auckland

we are the bumper repair specialists • • • •

Plastic bumper repair Headlight revitalisation Hubcap repair and paint Touch ups

• • • •

Insurance and private repairs Cut and polish Motorcycle fairings Courtesy cars available

Scratch busters - panel & paint (09) 444 5553 205 Archers Road, Glenfield 211

Panel Beaters & Spray Painters

your panel & paint Specialists

our Services: • McMichael brothers has over 50 years’ combined experience • Heated downdraft spray booth • Insurance and private work

• • • •

Accident Repairs Rust Repairs Free competitive quotes Free courtesy cars

archers panel & paint 2007 ltd - where quality is our priority (09) 443 7095 (09) 443 7095 253C Archers Road, Wairau Valley


your local panelbeater on the Shore plastic repair & Spray painting Solutions • Bumpers - Auto Grilles - Motorhomes • Water Tanks - Fish Bins - Kayaks • Lawn Mower Covers - Roof Boxes - Road Barriers • Motorcycle Fairings - Dashboards We repair and spray paint anything

Smash repair Specialists - free Quotes • • • • •

the plastic repair company (09) 444 5553 205 Archers Road, Glenfield 212

All work fully guaranteed All insurance & private work Rust removals & WOF repairs Spray painting & smash repairs All glass repairs

Graeme hughes panelbeaters (09) 489 5221 66D Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622

plastic repair Specialist • • • • •

Car & truck bumpers Headlight lens polishing & repairs Motorcycle fairings repairs & fabrications Industrial plastic welding Over 20 years’ experience

Mark M plastic repairs (09) 940 6106 (021) 101 4977 7-59 Porana Road, Glenfield

Structural repair centre

offering a fast, efficient and quality service Fleet Street Panelbeaters is a structural repair centre that operates in all aspects of the panel and car painting trade. We are authorised repairers for most major insurance companies.

fleet Street panelbeaters ltd (09) 445 0483 (09) 445 1870 1 Fleet Street, Devonport, Auckland 0624

Panel Beaters & Spray Painters  /  WOF & COF

automotive & Motorcycle plastic repairs

ensuring honest and reliable quality service $30 wof Full MTA Warrant of Fitness $30 (must meet LTSA standards) • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm • Full parts and service centre • Personal service with a very good reputation

we are specialists in: • • • • •

Insurance work Panelbeating Chassis straightening Spray painting Rust repairs and rust proofing

call today to make a booking (09) 444 9490 3/28 Hillside Road, Glenfield

autoland northshore ltd (09) 477 2748 17 Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay 213

Wheels & Tyres

come in for a huge range of tyres: • • • • • • • •

Small Tyres Medium Car Tyres                 Family Car Tyres               Commercial Tyres  Off-road Tyres                  4 Wheel Drive Tyres             Perfromance Tyres  Mag Wheels

why chooSe uS? Our after sales service provides free: • Five year factory warranty • Rotation every 10,000km • Safety checks • Road hazard insurance on all Dunlop car tyres We can help with all tyre services including: • Wheel alignments                 • New tyre sales • Balancing             

We are committed to total customer satisfaction and on the web:


• • • •

New Tyres Wheel Alignment  Tyres Balancing  Batteries 

ray Garratts tyres ltd (09) 424 5761 (09) 837 5239 (09) 424 2590

top brandS Guaranteed

Mechanical repairs: •   Oil Changes             •   Mags  •   Filters                        •   Brakes •   Batteries                   •   Shocks      

associate co. premier tyres (nZ) ltd

Wheels & Tyres  /  Windscreen Repairs

ray GarrattS tyreS ltd

251 Lincoln Road, Henderson 611 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay

Windscreen Chip repair Auckland-wide

used tyre Specialists • Direct importer of tyres for cars, light trucks and 4WDs •  New and used tyres specialist •  Kumho, bridgestone, dunlop, michelin, yokohama etc •  Free puncture repairs •  Affordable prices and WINZ quotes

tyre busters - tyres and repairs (09) 441 7681 139 Target Road, Glenfield, Auckland

call or text today to make a booking (027) 485 8320 38 Greenhaven Avenue, Papakura 215

Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers

call our friendly staff today! we specialise in ford and Mazda parts

opening hours:

We have been in the trade for over 18 years, we are a small but efficient team and we will help you find what you need. We wreck a variety of makes and models. We will try the utmost to get the parts you require.

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

We supply to the commericial and residential market. Closed on public holidays. With a range of courier options we can deliver your parts nationwide.

Free off street parking.

Give us a call today.

flag forward penrose parts ltd (09) 634 4142 (09) 634 4382 216

4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge

We accept cash/cheque, sorry no Eftpos

Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers

we want your car to recycle cars - vans - utes - 4x4

your one-stop shop for toyota car parts Toyotaz Galore is your one-stop shop for aftermarket new and used Toyota car parts, car spares and accessories in Auckland. If you are looking for guaranteed Toyota car parts, Toyotaz Galore is one of New Zealand’s leading Toyota car dismantlers and recyclers. As a member of New Zealand’s leading automotive dismantling group, Parts Connection, all our used car parts are clean, serviced, guaranteed and are at an affordable price.

All our stock is processed through our computerised and bar code stock management system, and is fully tracked. We have a huge range of stock available at all times and are also willing to search for any specific products you may be in need of. WE ALSO BUY UNWANTED TOYOTA VEHICLES FOR OUR WRECKER’S YARD.

toyotaz Galore car & commercial ltd (0800) 480 095 Toyotaz-Galore-Car-Commercial-Ltd toyotaspares 118A Sunnybrae Road, Glenfield We accept credit cards 217

Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers

all vehicles wanted • Cars, Trucks, Utes, Vans etc • Free towing available • Cash on delivery Exporters of Used Japanese Auto Parts to Overseas markets

bamian auto parts ltd (0800) 226 426 10 Angle Street, Onehunga, Auckland

Get cash today for unwanted vehicles • • • •

FREE car removal Auckland-wide, 7days Get top cash for your car - from $250 to $3,500 Automotive wreckers and disposal Second-hand Japanese car parts

aryana auto parts ltd (0800) 111 499 2A Titirangi Road, New Lynn

leadInG korean car partS Eastern Korean Auto Spares Ltd, are the specialists in Korean new and used car parts. With an extensive stockholding of Hyundai, Daewoo, Ssangyong and Kia car parts. There will be new and used parts to meet your requirements. Come visit our store today!

dead or alive we’ll have them all! • • • • •

We pay $350 - $500 for cars Up to $4000 for trucks, 4WD’s, Hilux vans Toyota Hiaces, Land Cruisers Registered or deregistered Free removal, conditions apply

call us today! (0800) 100 042 116 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland 218

eaStern korean auto SpareS (09) 258 5210 17 Bairds Rd, Otara

caSh paId for any carS, SuvS & vanS etc • Specialists in Nissan: Skyline, Primera, Bluebird, Cefiro, Pulsar, Maxima, Sentra, Silvia, Avenir, Terrano, Laurel, Presea, Wingroad, Lucino, NX Coupe, Sunny etc • Lots more Nissan models from 1990 to 2000

k d auto Spares (09) 838 6846 Unit A, 16A View Road, Henderson, Auckland

caSh for carS and vanS

top dollar for wrecked cars Give us a call today on 0800 223 460! • Auckland wide • Cars, trucks, vans, utes, 4x4s • Free towing and pick-ups • Fast cash on the spot For more information visit

Global auto parts limited

Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers

nissan auto Spares Specialists

(09) 622 3460 (027) 457 6985 1/31 Victoria Street, Onehunga

$$$ We Pay Cash $$$ from $350 to $10,000*

Wanted Dead Or Alive - Free Removal We offer a unique experience in car removal of your damaged, broken and unwanted old cars. Cash payments for all cars, 4x4s, utes, vans, even trucks! * Conditions apply

Mechanical & panel repairs (0800) 222 102 (09) 828 1330 303 Rosebank Road, Avondale

We Pay Cash Car Removals (0800) 333 317 Unit C, 21 Hobill Avenue, Manukau


Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers  /  GARDEN BAGS & BINS  /  Lawn & Turf

top caSh paId

This book is 100% recyclable Japanese car parts ltd (0800) 600 525 (027) 466 1920 18 Ash Road, Manukau, Auckland

we deliver and service your garden bags / frame Every 4 weeks we check your bag or bin, if it is over half full we will empty it and deduct one off your account otherwise we will leave it until next time at no extra charge. • We take all organic waste Three options available for your convenience • Worker Bee - $54* payment in advance for 4 bags emptied or $44* payment in advance for 4 bins emptied • Clever Bee - $143* payment in advance for 13 bags emptied or $117* payment in advance for 13 bins emptied • Tidy Bee - Casual one-off delivery and pick up from $25* per bag *All prices are exclusive of GST

busy bee Garden bags (0800) 299 233 PO Box 300764, Albany, Auckland 0752 220

Seed retailers & wholesalers • • • •

Large Variety of Lawn Seeds Garden Tools & Fertilisers Vegetable & Bird Seeds - Animal Feed Wealth of Friendly Advice & Experience

newton Seeds (09) 636 4918 1 Gloucester Park Road, Onehunga, Auckland City 1061

StIhl Shop™ albany - open 7 days (09) 414 0022 (09) 414 0023

265 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland

Pick Up & Delivery Available

Lawn Mowers & Chainsaws  /  Alarms & Security

Get twice as much done in half the time

auckland’s leading Security System Specialists

toward technology - call now for a free on-Site Security evaluation (0800) 90 3000 (09) 419 9260 (09) 419 9269 (021) 890 969


Alarms & Security

Intruder alarM SySteMS and MonItorInG ServIce SecurIty alarM SySteMS • Intruder Alarm Systems, Installation, Monitoring & Servicing for both Domestic & Commercial premises, Protect Fog Cannon - Smoke Generator • Access control with proximity cards, Fingerscan - Biometric Systems, Intercom systems, Gate Automation Systems, IQP Registered •

CCTV – IP Video Surveillance, Latest NVR Digital Technology, Network Systems, Low cost DVR Systems, Remote & Mobile phone access       

Family owned & operated, fully licensed staff, professional care for your security since 1995.

lion Security ltd


new Zealand Security association Member

(09) 415 3620 PO Box 84098, Westgate, Auckland 0657

Competitive free quotes and risk surveys!

SecurIty doorS ensure your security is in safe hands Citywide provides quality, cost-effective security solutions for residential and commercial premises. Paul and his team install commercial and residential: • security systems and alarms • CCTV cameras, overt and covert cameras • access control systems (swipe-card entry) The company provides a competitively priced alarm monitoring service that operates 24/7 without a contract. Citywide also fit pet friendly sensors as standard for residential properties. There are two types available - height detectors and body mass detectors. Our qualified technicians will recommend the solution that is best suited to you.

call citywide Security Systems ltd (0800) 252 768 (021) 242 9421 113 Sandspit Road, Shelly Park 222

rylock homeplus (09) 444 8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629 0800 2 Get SecurIty • • • • •

Install, Service and Maintenance Experienced Technicians Affordable Prices / Finance Available Prompt Service 24 Hours, 7 Days

electric Security (0800) 243 873 (021) 263 1869

Alarms & Security  /  Awnings & Shade Sails

For more trades information visit

cover up canopies & Sails - for commercial, residential and hospitality Solutions Our structural aluminium and steel canopies are covered in tintable opaque flat sheets with a 30 year warranty and coloured PVC, fabrics, glass and aluminium. Aluminium provides a superior, rust free finish allowing us to cover large

spans with versatility and it can be powdercoated in 50 different colours. The structural canopies and sails are ideal for deck and BBQ areas, carports, boat covers, cafes, roof lighting, pools, spas, sandpits, shade houses and entrance ways.

Manufacturers of high quality custom designed canopies and shade sails (0800) 8268 3787 (0800) 8 COVERUP

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Awnings & Shade Sails

north Shore - we’ve Got you covered

canvas concepts - we offer you a 30 day money back guarantee & 5-10 year warranty (09) 444 0285 (0800) 268 3748 PO Box 37812, Parnell, Auckland 1151

enhance your “outdoor living areas” • • • • •

Clear drop, ‘Cafe Curtains’ – for patio wind/rain shelter Shade and waterproof sails – overhead protection Retractable awnings – sun and rain window protection Quality materials and prompt professional service Call for a free quote and site appraisal

all weather Solutions ltd (09) 828 2050


Call us for a free no obligation quote

hire our localist marquee for free for community groups and teams. find out more at

We have years of experience custom making: • driveway and pedestrian gates • pool and garden fencing • archways • climbing frames • furniture • benches • security window bars and doors • custom wrought iron products We can use your own design or design something for you. With wrought iron ballustrades and stairs, you’ll find that your house is more elegant. You’ll have the added advantage of increasing the value of your property, while making it look even more fantastic. 

Balustrades & Stairs

Specialists in wrought iron ballustrades and stairs

contact wrought Iron products limited for a free quote today! (09) 444 9634 (09) 441 2018

157 Target Road, Glenfield

aluminium & Glass balustrading custom-make anything to fit your space residential & commercial joinery & balustrading • • • • •

Aluminium & glass balustrading systems Louvre grills & opening roofs Frameless glass door systems Automated gate systems & automated awnings Shop & office fit outs

Drawing on 20 years’ experience company founder Dave Dalton has built an enviable reputation with top architects and specifiers – working on some awardwinning aluminium building structures. Showroom hours: 9.30am - 2.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Saturdays by appointment only.

aaI architectural aluminium Installations ltd & the edge balustrading company (09) 357 6883 (021) 940 035 52 Upper Queen St, Newton Come visit our showroom today 225

Bathrooms  /  Building Supplies & Hardware

total bathrooM renovatIonS Now into our 18th year! • Our unique showroom features a fantastic range of tiles, bathroomware, frameless glass, bathroom furniture and accessories • 19 completely tiled bathrooms designed to inspire • Free in-home consultation, design and quote by an experienced bathroom designer • Project-managed bathroom renovations and new home bathroom fitouts, with a 10 year product and workmanship guarantee • We focus on quality products from partners such as Franklin Bathrooms & Heritage Tiles

home trends ltd (09) 478 9788 732 Beach Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland

new clawfoot baths and bath resurfacing services

we have handle SolutIonS for all sorts of projects

Great range and professional service • • • •

New imported clawfoot baths Bastow period tapware Clawfoot bath restoration service In home resurfacing service for baths, basins, showers, tiles, vanities and kitchen bench tops

Great baths (09) 489 7606


handle Solutions (09) 447 3808 Unit 7/215 Rosedale Road, Albany

Step in, be inspired! Whatever the look you want to create, we have it covered - carpet, cork, vinyl, laminate and tiles.  We have NZ 100% wool carpets, the latest in solution dyed nylon and environmentally friendly carpets on offer.  Call today for your FREE measure and quote. 

edGInG to MatS • Mats made to any size and shape • For Houses, Boats, Campervans, etc • We also sell Offcuts, Remnants, Mats and Rugs at reasonable prices • Prompt, friendly and top quality service

porana carpet overlocking ltd (09) 444 9948 (09) 444 9960 9 Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Gdr Garage door repairs ltd

Garage door repair Services auckland-wide • Repairs of all types of garage doors and automatic gates • Suppliers of BFT Automation • Garage door and gate motors • Replacement sectional and tilter springs

contact us on: (09) 281 8535 (021) 633 609

Carpet & Vinyl  /  Garage Doors

we go to eXtreMeS for you

Ian hunt floorings carpets extreme (09) 415 4005 8 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632

problem with your Garage door?

Garage door repair Specialists                  • Roller, Sectional & Tilt doors                    • Motors installed & repaired                    • Remotes & springs                    • Insurance quotes                    • Merlin garage door openers

a1 doors ltd (09) 444 1883


Garage Doors  /  GARAGES, CARPORTS & SHEDS  /  Gates & Fencing

YOUR ONE STOP Garage Door Place enhance the practical aspects of your property We design and produce a unique range of beautiful yet practical products to create an outdoor living environment that enhances your home. Our cabana is our most versatile and popular shed and its uses are unlimited. See our website for further examples of shed options.

The Garage Doors Place 17 Douglas Alexander Parade, Albany (09) 448 1404 (09) 448 1403

Sanders premier (0800) 122 232 55 Porana Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Specialists in wrought iron gates and fencing We have years of experience custom making: • driveway and pedestrian gates • pool and garden fencing • archways • climbing frames • furniture • benches • security window bars and doors • custom wrought iron products We can use your own design or design something for you. With a wrought iron fence, gate or door, you’ll find that your house is much more secure. You’ll have the added advantage of increasing the value of your property, while making it look even more fantastic. 

contact wrought Iron products limited for a free quote today! (09) 444 9634 (09) 441 2018 228

157 Target Road, Glenfield

FREE measure and quote - supplied or installed. • The ultimate in low maintenance fencing • Attractive colour range / strong and durable • Poolside fencing for safety & peace of mind • Colorscreen fencing for security and privacy

Gates & Fencing

fencing new Zealand for over 25 years

convenience, Style, Security Gates and Automation on the Shore for 25 years • Keypads • Intercoms • Videocoms

all about auto Gates ltd (09) 445 1444

auckland painting contractors association

Moduline fencing (09) 527 7897 (09) 527 7896

your local fencing Specialists

Specialists for: Customised Fencing - Timber Fencing & Gates Trellis -  Retaining Walls Decks  -  Pergolas  -  Gazebos Pool Fencing  -  Landscaping

auckland painting contractors assn. 09 358 0406 09 483 8435

complete fencing (09) 410 9493 (021) 755 153 229


Design flair, creativity and building know how. For friendly expert advice contact us to discuss all of your glass and glazing needs.

Renovating or Building? Our Glass and Glazing will add quality & comfort to kitchens, bathrooms & outdoor areas. Contact or Visit us for Advice & a FREE Quote

Double Glazing Shower Glass Splashbacks Mirrors Balustrades Pool Fencing Check out our new-look website! Automotive 1 David McCathie Place, Silverdale, Auckland 230

0800 69 45 27 09 426 6089

Glass  /  Heating & Ventilation

Glass restoration and protection Specialists

the water Stain doctor (0800) 991 881 (027) 700 7000 CALL NOW for a FREE demonstration

we know our aIr con / heat puMpS

albany heat pumps (0800) 927 628 (09) 415 0503 (021) 586 272 A1,8, Henry Rose Place, Albany, Auckland 0632 Call us for a FREE in house consultation 231

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** Special DISCOUNT for SuperGold Card Holders ** Accord Heating and Air Conditioning have been supplying and installing heat pump air conditioning since 1984. With our years of experience, we can give you quality advice on which system will best suit your needs. • Fujitsu • Mitsubishi Electric • Toshiba

call now to take advantage of our free quotation service (09) 473 9696 PO Box 89066, Torbay, Auckland 0742

visit our website or call us for a free quote Auckland’s No. 1 Mitsubishi H.I. installer in the greater Auckland region, 2006 - 2011. Auckland’s No. 1 Hitachi installer in the greater Auckland region, 2011. Fonko NZ has been providing its customers with the highest quality customer service and complete control over their living and working environment since 2002.  With extensive knowledge of the domestic heat pump/air conditioning market, we guarantee professional advice, along with a level of service you would never expect from a team of service professionals. We stock only the highest quality heat pumps - Mitsubishi H.I. and Hitachi.  Come and visit our new premises.

fonko nZ ltd (0800) 436 656 Unit B, 5 Target Court, Wairau Valley 232

Heating & Ventilation

don’t be cauGht In thIS wInter’S chIll

whether it’s new woodburner installations, maintenance or needing spare parts - contact us! • Firenzo and Metro range of modern, efficient new    woodburners • Fire grates for open fires, coal ranges and chip heaters • Flue system components

• On-site servicing for woodburners and flue systems • Installations - certified work • Childguards, firescreens, coal buckets and ash pans • Metro Solar combined with your woodburner and wetback

dr flue & Grates Galore (09) 444 9954 (09) 443 4837

2/83 Ellice Road, Glenfield

we craft the weather!

frigie king - please contact anand to control your temperature (09) 262 0225 (09) 262 0221 (021) 677 751 PO BOX 204160, Highbrook, Auckland


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will you be warm ‘n’ dry this winter?

warm ‘n’ dry (09) 835 3613 (09) 835 3615 (021) 730 227

The Warm ‘n’ Dry difference

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health and social services • • • • • 0800 732 536 09 306 4176 234

Food parcels Drug and alcohol support Housing assistance Services for homeless Elderly support

auckland city Mission 09 303 9200 09 303 9305

creating an ‘Intelligent environment’ . . .

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. . . is a wise decision.

. . . build in today, the features society expects tomorrow.

Home automation is about increasing comfort and security for your family, plus using energy wisely (to benefit your bank balance and the planet!) Intelligent Environments work with you to select the right technology to ensure you get what you want, when you want it, and at a price to suit your budget. We’ll help you create the ultimate environment to nurture your family and ‘WOW’ your guests.

Simple control of your lighting, music, movies and more, can be via your phone, iPad or other smart device. Control may be restricted to living areas, movie room etc or may include all aspects of the home such as blinds, climate control, security, irrigation, multi room audio and so on.

Home Automation

are you planning a new home or a renovation?

Frustrated with the techno-babble? Let us simplify and de-mystify the process. Call us today for a FREE consultation.

IntellIGent envIronMentS lIMIted (09) 281 3727

PO Box 15153, New Lynn, Auckland 0640


Insect Screens

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rylock homeplus (09) 444 8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629

provider of health and Social Services 0800 WEBHEALTH

“Localist just seems to be working. It hasn’t been out that long and I’ve had a great response – the ad has already more than paid for itself. Feel like I’m on to a winner! Any future sales would be icing on the cake.” Charles Chapman, Aaron Appliances 236

We bring you beautiful, unique and exotic stone from all over the world. Come and view our impressive range of granite and stone products which are durable, colourfast, stain and scratch resistant.

Kitchens & Benchtops

all your granite needs under one roof

From sourcing stone, to hand-crafting your product, to installation we offer time-tested expertise and service. We’ll work with you and help you select your individual product, helping you decide from the wide range of colours and finishes which are perfect for your needs.

Quality stone at affordable prices Your home deserves nothing less. From kitchens, bathrooms, paving, fire surrounds, entrance ways and other domestic or commercial applications call the team at Granite Pacifica and talk to the granite and stone experts. Our products include: • Granite • Marble • Onyx • Quartz • Ultra thin ceramics

Quality stone at affordable prices your home deserves nothing less Granite pacifica limited (09) 412 5542 10 Wookey Lane, Kumeu

PO Box 175, Waimauku, Auckland 0842

Visit our showroom or give us a call today 237

Kitchens & Benchtops

creatInG kItchenS

kitchen works (09) 422 2001 (09) 422 2641

Unit 1, 23 Morrison Drive, Warkworth, Rodney 910 Call us for great design ideas & a quote!

We are leading specialists in manufacturing and installing all natural stone products using predominately granite, marble and engineered stone. We combine traditional skills with modern technology to craft the solid slab into distinctive features. These include: • Benchtops • Vanity Tops • Fire Hearths & Mantles • Bath Surrounds • Flooring & Wall Cladding • Commercial Projects • Custom Made Furniture

architectural Stone company ltd (09) 443 6314 (09) 443 6017 238

65A View Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0627 PO Box 301192, Albany,, Auckland, 0752

Kitchens & Benchtops

resurface, restore and recolour your existing kitchen

add value not cost to your... • Kitchen cabinetry • Bench tops & vanities • Baths & showers

• Furniture • Louvres & shutters • Interior & exterior doors

Sprayman & auckland door finishers limited (09) 6258776 50 Carr Road, Mount Roskill

bench top resurfacing makes your kitchen look like new

Superb quality kitchens design to suit you With Kim and Frank’s combined 30+ years experience, we can design a wonderful kitchen to suit your new home, or can renovate your existing kitchen to revitalise this key area. Let us help you with your kitchen plan - we will take you from concept to finished kitchen, and all within budget!

Give kim & frank a call today (09) 414 2162 10E Parkhead Place, Albany, Auckland PO Box 300472, Albany, Auckland 0752

affordable elegance • • • • •

Granite overlay your kitchen benchtop with ROXX Spray on fleck coat New Zealand made products Refinished kitchen doors and panels Efficient and cost effective kitchen makeovers

Great Surfaces (09) 489 7606


Kitchens & Benchtops Services we offer... • • • • •

Kitchens & Custom Cabinetry Architectural Concrete GRC Concrete Countertops Concrete Pavers

professional Services Group ltd (09) 426 0882 Professional-Services-Group-Ltd 5-19 Foundry Road, Silverdale, Auckland

Imagine, design, create, enjoy At Styleline Kitchens, we work closely with you to create and build a modern kitchen designed to fit your home and needs, that is a delight to look at and a pleasure to work in.

Styleline kitchens (09) 441 7406 Unit 10, 80 Paul Mathews Rd, Albany

ask for the card professional service with 20 years’ experience • • • • •

New and Renovated Kitchen Designs Custom Made Cabinets Granite Benchtops Complete Kitchen Manufacturing Services Free, No Obligation Quotes

plumbers, gasfitters, drainlayers • All tradespeople must carry their authorisation card issued by the Board • Phone or check the Board’s online register to see if a tradesperson is authorised to work • Don’t risk your family’s health & safety

call hy kItchen now (09) 444 0988 (021) 918 890 57D View Road, Glenfield, Auckland 240

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Save power and Money

providing environmentally friendly solutions for your home and office At GoodSteps we offer cost-effective, tried and tested energy efficiency measures that save you money and improve quality of life - an Ecobulb® lasts 10 times longer and can save you hundreds of dollars!

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check out our online store today (09) 416 8509 (027) 415 6023

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for all of your lighting requirements Lighting design & plans, residential, commercial, interior, exterior, garden lighting, LED & energy efficient lighting solutions, new home & renovation specialists, table & floor lamps.

bardsleys lighting & design (09) 489 9099 3-5 Auburn Street, Takapuna


Roofing & Spouting has the harsh auckland weather taken a toll on your roof? Is it time to re-roof your home? Whitegate Group are specialists in Long Run Metal Roofing. We re-roof existing residential properties. We pride ourselves on quality and performance ensuring you receive a prompt  and reliable roofing service.

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Long Run Metal Roofing specialist for residential homes Re-roofing residential homes Operating Auckland-wide Members of the Roofing Association NZ

whitegate Group limited - auckland re-roofing Specialist (0508) WHITEGATE (09) 849 4083 (09) 849 4153

PO Box 450, Kumeu, Auckland 0891

hi-lite conversions

keep the view and block out the weather! Easiroll is a unique one-piece roll-on fibreglass roofing system, suitable for all types of buildings. Along with being light and inexpensive, Easiroll is also weather proof, rot proof, rust proof, termite proof, and shatter proof. We also supply: Laserlite, Twinwall and Polycarbonate.

contact us today for a quote (09) 415 3647 (0800) EASIROLL 40E William Pickering Drive, Albany 242

our services include: • • • •

Installation & repair of VELUX skylights & roof windows Supply & install of all VELUX products Carpentry & joinery services available 13 years’ experience installing VELUX products on the North Shore

contact chris werthmann today (09) 420 5088 (027) 294 0986

We have years of experience custom making: • swimming pool gates and fencing • climbing frames • archways • furniture and benches • driveway and pedestrian gates • security window bars and doors • custom wrought iron products

Swimming Pools & Spas

Specialists in swimming pool gates and fencing

With a wrought iron swimming pool gate and fence, you’ll know that your children are safe and secure, away from the dangers of open water. You’ll have the added advantage of increasing the value of your property, while making it look even more fantastic.

contact wrought Iron products limited for a free quote today! (09) 444 9634 (09) 441 2018

157 Target Road, Glenfield

pool construction and renovation

concrete pool professionals

award-winning fibreglass swimming pools

• Resurfacing of existing pools to look like new • New pool construction • Pool fences and decks We have 15 years of experience. All work is overseen personally to maintain a high standard of workmanship.

Freedom Pools have been providing outstanding swimming pools for over 30 years, and are recognised internationally for our manufacturing and safety processes. We offer a huge range of styles, finishes and accessories. Our team will help turn your pool dream into reality.

deecee pools

visit our display centre today!

(021) 642 008

(0800) 373 111 58 Market Road, Remuera 243


tile selection made easy Savings direct to you off the pallet! We offer specialist knowledge and service, along with an extensive range of tiles. Tile Direct can supply everything you’ll need for your tiling project. So come in and see us for floor tiles, wall tiles, external tiles, deck tiles and mosaics. Remember we’re here to help make things easy for you.

tile direct - north Shore (09) 441 6001 (09) 441 6002 2 Silverfield Road, Glenfield

huge tile range amazing prices, expert Staff the tile depot • • • •

Floor and wall tiles Outdoor tiles Stone, marble, glass and mosaic DIY advice and materials

Our Albany showroom needs to be seen to be believed. We have well over 1000 tiles in our range with new lines arriving every week.  We have something for every style and budget.  Our in-store colour consultants can provide all the assistance required. Open 7 days, we offer a delivery and tile cutting service to our customers.

the tile depot albany (09) 479 3601 17b Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632 244

Just off the motorway

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Tiles / Timber Flooring

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Auckland’s biggest tile range 19 tiled bathroom displays 10 year guarantee on tiles and laying Bostik ASA waterproofing & adhesives Top quality tilers & project managed fitouts

home trends ltd (09) 478 9788 732 Beach Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland

torque Group is passionate, friendly and dedicated to delivering cost effective, top quality projects. Torque Group is a privately owned and operated company with a driving ambition and a high level of expertise. We have many successful projects in the commercial and residential markets, making us a first choice!

We have access to a vast range of Engineered, Solid Wood, Bamboo and Laminate products including Oak, Pine, Cherry, Beech, Merbau, Walnut, Jarah and Maple.  

torque Group ltd (0800) 100 300 (021) 930 324

PO Box 8630, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150


Timber Flooring  /  Windows & Doors

The Smartest Choice for your floor

pavimenti is your one stop flooring destination! Providing a complete range of flooring products, including wood, laminate, and tile flooring. Our in-house design consultant is on-hand to deal with you directly so together you can create a result that you will love and which is also practical. 

visit our 250sqm showroom today (09) 444 8288 6C Link Drive, Wairau Park, Auckland

pavimenti (09) 442 4531 Level 1, The Flooring Design Centre, 8 Tawa Drive, Albany

rylock® auckland - Makers of new Zealand’s Smoothest Sliding doors eurostacker® The Eurostacker® sliding door is the ultimate in discreet home styling. Two moving panels slide in front of a fixed panel allowing for a wider opening between the indoor and outdoor areas - greater weathertightness is achieved because these panels slide to the outside.  The patented Smoothtech™ sill system provides a sleek flush sill and effortless fingertip control. Features: • Innovative top or bottom rolling options • Easy to clean and maintain • Pressure equalised for increased weathertightness • Smoothtech™

rylock® auckland (09) 916 4695 10 Blackburn Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 246

Appliance Repairs

washing machine not washing? dishwasher broken? oven gone cold?

trust us to repair your: Dishwashers, washing machines, ovens & dryers. We have been in the business for 30 years, so you can trust that you are dealing with a reputable and experienced appliance repair company.

We receive our training from appliance manufacturers, so we know your appliance inside-out. We also have available reconditioned and guaranteed appliances at affordable prices.

north city appliances (09) 410 8111 (027) 459 9952 Contact us today for more information

Service & repairs for fisher & paykel appliances Appliance Repairs Ltd specialise in all appliance repairs from domestic whiteware, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and stoves.                 We deal with all the major brands.

the only authorised Service in the area • • • • •

Local owner/operator franchisees Flat rate inc booking fee, call-out fee and labour Parts charged at Recommended Retail Price 12 months warranty on parts and labour 24/7 call centre for bookings and information

fisher & paykel authorised Service (0800) 372 273

appliance repairs ltd (0800) 112 609


Appliance Repairs  /  Bathroom & Kitchen Installers

your appliance repair Specialist

Specialising in repairs for

design & renovation Specialists

Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Dryers, Stoves, Ovens, Freezers, Cooking Ranges, Rangehoods, Cooktops, Waste Disposals. We service: F&P, Shacklock, Simpson, Westinghouse, Electrolux.

Bathroom Concepts is a complete bathroom renovation company, successfully working in the Auckland bathroom renovation industry for over 20 years. From concept to completion, we fully design and project manage to make your dream bathroom - Guaranteed.

aaron appliances repair co ltd

bathroom concepts

(09) 486 8779 (021) 967 245

(09) 486 3800 Unit 7, 38 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna

phone Jeevez flexible bathroom Solutions From replacement of shower and vanity units to complete project management and everything in between, we do it all. Guaranteed prices and completion dates. | Waterproofing | Tiling | Plastering | Painting | Building |

Find and share more about what’s good around here on Jeevez bathrooms - call paul today (09) 443 3561 (021) 909 350 Jeevez Bathroom Renovations 248


renovate with the experts There is nothing quite like seeing your house absolutely transformed into a stylish, practical home that perfectly suits your lifestyle.

Renovating your home requires input from a number of specialists for design, drafting, construction and management of sub-trades and council inspectors. When you choose to work with Smith & Sons you can have total peace of mind through the whole process from concept design to construction completion.

here are just a few of the things we can offer you • • • • •

Planning and design consultation Plan drawing and ready for consent Fixed price quotes for construction 5 year warranty on workmanship Good old-fashioned service

With Smith & Sons you have certainty of price, certainty of quality and a standard of service that will make your renovation a stress free experience.

and we can do any kind of renovation work • • • • • • • • •

Complete house makeovers Lift the roof and build a second level Extended to the side Lift the house and build under Re-cladding Office and commercial fit out & renovations Kitchen and bathroom renovations Decks, patios and fences Structural landscaping

here’s what our clients have to say about us.

call today!

“ From the initial quote to finishing touches they have been reliable, professional and easy to work with. We would definitely reccomend them to family and friends” Brand & Simona

If you have no idea what you want, a rough plan scribbled on scrap bits of paper or a full set of plans, give us a call today or pop into our design centre and let’s get your renovation happening!

“ and staff were pleasant, helpful and able to make modifications without fuss” Bruce & Elizabeth

contact Smith & Sons today (0800) 307 091 - Takapuna (09) 479 4039 - Albany (0800) 522 403 - Hibiscus

Make your renovation easy!

Takapuna, Albany, Hibiscus Coast 249


Take the hassle out of your building renovations

Family owned and operated business A family owned and operated business built on old fashioned values of honesty, integrity and reliability with modern up to date building skills, ideas and vision. With over 10 years experience in building and a team of reliable sub contractors to hand, we can organise your entire job from plans to code compliance certificates. We offer assistance and advice on project management and design.

Our specialities include: Additions, alterations, renovations, decks, bathrooms and kitchens.

Free Quotes Call Roy & Amie Heywood for a quote for all your building requirements.

Qualified Builder Licensed building practitioner

FREE QUOTE: 021 GET ROY • 021 438 769 250




New Builds • Renovations • Makeovers • Masonry Homes • Block and Bricklaying

Build or renovate the home of your dreams with our experienced and award-winning team

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reliable, conscientious and competitive


a small family business started in 1997 and still going strong We specialise in any sized renovations, extensions, decks, carports, sash repairs and all aspects of building. We can run, organise and assist you with any questions about your project. • • • • •

Renovations and alterations Extensions Bathroom and kitchen alterations Decks and carports Sash re-cords and repairs Proud supporters of the annual Radio Network, Special Childrens Christmas Party. 

oliver family builders ltd (027) 245 4561 PO Box 100279, North Shore, Auckland 0745

professional kiwi builders you can trust Bennett Builders is 100% Kiwi owned and operated. We have a team of professional and Licensed builders who take pride in their work, offering high quality workmanship on every job. Our team provides building expertise and services Auckland-wide.

   - You Can Count On Us To Ensure Quality Every Time        •  High quality workmanship for projects big and small        •  New Homes    •  Renovation    •  Additions    •  Villas              •  Decks    •  Fences    •  Kitchens    •  Bathrooms

for a qualified builder you can count on - call us now! (021) 576 675



residential repairs and trade Services

Maydit trade Services ltd - contact lance Mayhall on: (021) 793 673 (09) 482 0360 (A/H)

Free quotes, no job too small

Get uS to Quote your neXt Job - call terry on 021 88 44 73 Terry Dawkins Trade Hire Ltd (Est2002), and Terry Dawkins Builders (Est2006) - we cover all TRADES, carpenters, electricians, painter, plumbers. Ask us, we have the right tradesperson for your job.  

No job too SMALL or too BIG for us to look at. We have completed new homes and for old homes done repairs and alterations to kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, laundries and outside areas/decks.

for a prIce on any work - call terry today on 021 88 44 73 (09) 412 6260 Master Builder ID number: 7472 254

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call us at howarth construction today! Custom renovations Extensions and re-modelling Project management A team of highly skilled builders Trade qualified, licensed building practitioner

“It is without any hesitation that I recommend Howarth Construction, the work on our home was completed to an exceptionally high standard and surpassed all our expectations. For a large part of the renovation our family lived in the house, Adam and his team worked round us beautifully, scheduling the work so we could continue to live in the house as long as possible.” A.R (Devonport)

howarth construction ltd - Specialising in custom renovations (09) 479 6193 (027) 280 0535

professional workmanship you can trust

trade Qualified with over 20 years’ experience • Bathrooms, kitchens and decks • New homes and lite commercial buildings • Renovations, alterations and maintenance Call us for a quote today!

hMc builders (09) 526 4882 (021) 460 567

k d f builders

complete building Solutions • • • • •

Renovations and Extensions Fencing and Decking Kitchens and Bathrooms Planning and managing of the entire process No matter what the size of the job, we’ll get it done

call kevin (09) 214 8959 (021) 514 230 255


professional building services Maintain It provides professional maintenance services, fitouts, refurbishments and general building / property works. We have expert in-house tradesmen and offer a practical approach to problem solving and a solid understanding of the construction and fitout industries.

highly skilled builder with attention to detail • • • •

Renovations and new builds Design and project management Retaining walls and fencing Landscaping and re-cladding

harbourside homes

contact us today for a consultation

(09) 478 7477 (027) 495 5115

(09) 442 4565 15B Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland

certified and reliable local builder

offering a prompt, no fuss service • • • • •

experienced, qualified tradesmen small jobs welcome free quotes and advice very competitive rates covering the North Shore & Hibiscus Coast

contact vince (09) 550 8060 (021) 067 6601 256

residential building includes: • • • • •

Over 35 years experience New houses / Alterations / Renovations Architectural housing Kitchens and bathrooms Project management

contact david barnes today (0800) 007 234 (021) 935 031


all in 1 building and Maintenance dedicated to getting it done! We provide building and maintenance services for all kinds of jobs - new housing, renovations, house additions, roofing repairs, fencing and concrete laying. No job is too big or too small. We have a small and friendly team who are flexible in both their time and skills.

a premier construction company • • • •

call Steve today for a consultation (027) 339 7560

Residential & light commercial buildings New buildings, homes and renovation work Finalist in the 2009 NZ Architectural awards 35 years’ of experience

chain construction (1990) ltd (09) 419 0690 (021) 650 881

Make one call to book all tradesmen! We offer a “one call for all” service which means you don’t have to ring dozens of different tradesmen to get your job completed, our team covers them all.     Builders  -  Plasterers  -  Painters  -  Electricians

phone Steve at dynamic building Services • Leak detection               • Repair/Reclad • New builds                       • Landscaping • Bathrooms                        • Kitchens • Residential                        • Commercial • Velux Skylight installer

GreySkills (0800) 733 473 (09) 832 6159 (021) 495 192

dynamic building Services ltd (09) 415 7041 (021) 621 115



crafted with pride by tradesmen who care • • • •

New homes and renovations Bungalow and villa restorations Additions, alterations and maintenance Master Builder

our team are specialists in: • • • • •

Scope builders (027) 495 0618 (09) 415 8422

Local North Shore Builder & Waterproofer

Renovations and Refurbishments Retirement Village Protocols New Builds and Additions Full Project Management Commercial Construction Teams

call ralph for free friendly advice (09) 478 8308 / 021958218 30 Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay

new Zealand retailers association

call or email kristian for a free quote • Affordable, trustworthy & reliable • Alterations, renovations, repairs, new builds • Bathrooms, fencing, decks, gates, maintenance • Complete project management including sourcing  of reputable sub-trades

finer finish building Solutions ltd (021) 073 1623 (09) 482 2455 After-hours PO Box 34251, Birkenhead, Auckland 258

new Zealand retailers association 09 845 3550 09 845 3551


German Master Cabinet Maker

fM projects is a specialists manufacturer and installer of high-quality, expertly crafted built-in cabinetry We provide custom-made interior fit-outs for retail, commercial and residential sectors. We also manufacture stand-alone solid wood furniture, doors, windows, stairs, ceiling and wall panels.

If you are looking for reliability, value for money, expert craftsmanship and exceptional quality then call FM Projects today.

fM projects ltd - Master cabinet Makers (09) 443 2200 (021) 965 322 2/78 Hillside Road, Glenfield

custom orders to Suit your needs

customised cabinetry for the disabled

Quality, custom-made furniture and cabinetry

We do residential, commercial and architectural work Auckland-wide. Our custom orders include cabinetry for: kitchens, lounges, bathrooms, laundries and garages. Our qualified, experienced tradespeople are helping to improve life-styles with guaranteed workmanship.

Marton Lee has been designing and building quality furniture and kitchens for nearly 30 years. We make all types/styles of furniture: living, media, dining, bedroom, bathroom, study, library, hall, childrens etc. The complete service: Design - Build - Finish - Install

parris cabinetmakers & Joiners ltd

Marton lee

(09) 442 4408 (09) 443 2834 Unit 19, 77 Porana Road, Glenfield

(09) 444 7116 5 Cherry Lane, Glenfield, Auckland 259

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners  /  Cleaners

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world carpet & pest control (0800) 333 933 (021) 775 785 Thomas (021) 386 387 Anthony



“what do you look for in a commercial cleaning co?”

look no further.... We provide prompt, consistent, efficient, honest and reliable service. • Office cleaning, Factories • Daycares, Banks and Restaurants

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Carpet and Upholstery cleaning Vinyl floor polishing Window cleaning Builders cleans

alamo cleaning Services ltd (0800) 888 633 (021) 658 090 260

In the business since 1996


1st choice has 1st class Service

established since 1996, we provide: • • • •

Office Cleaning Domestic House Cleaning Factory Cleaning Bars and Pub Cleaning

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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Window Cleaning Vinyl Stripping, Sealing and Polishing Water Blasting

1st choice cleaning Services - talk to phil wards (0800) 600 116 (021) 650 524

domestic & commercial cleaning on the Shore • • • • •

Quality, reliable service Competitively priced Security conscious  Free quotes and friendly advice  Based on the North Shore

call for a free Quote of your reQueSt • • • •

dependable cleaning Services (0800) 671 260

Weekly home cleaning        Spring cleaning Moving or after-party cleans Gift vouchers for family & friends

at your request home cleaning (09) 415 0028 (0800) 297 253 261

Cleaners / Concrete Services

hana home cleaning Services residential & commercial • • • • •

Regular cleans Spring cleans Move cleans Window and house wash Satisfaction guaranteed

the eco friendly way to clean your appliances We specialise in cleaning commercial and domestic ovens, rangehoods, extractors, hobs and BBQ’s. Our friendly, experienced and courteous team will leave your cooking equipment clean and grease free. No mess, no fuss, with non toxic and caustic chemicals.

the oven cleaning company

call John or catherine

(0800) 683 626 The Oven Cleaning Company

(09) 215 2415 (027) 251 6188 332 Bucklands Beach Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland

concrete cutting & drilling experts

over 20 years experience... A1 Kiwi Cutters & Drillers have established an enviable reputation for our knowledge, value and service. We are specialists in all aspects of concrete cutting and drilling. Visit our website for a full list of services.

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Floor sawing Hand sawing Core drilling Wall and wire sawing

phone 0800 a1 kIwI! we’re the experts that deliver, with a friendly can do attitude (0800) 215 494 (027) 580 4277 Penny (027) 480 4277 Janine 262 PO Box 90981, Auckland 1142 Penny and Janine do the job well!

turn your garden into an outdoor living space Following nature’s law and taking maximum advantage of available space, we can transform your garden into an outdoor living space. All our decks are hand-nailed for a quality finish. See our website for examples of the effect a deck could give your home.

our Services Include: • • • •

Concrete floor grinding Driveways, garage floors and patios Polished floors Floor coating and sealing

west city Services ltd (09) 834 4733 (027) 447 6933 23 Lyndhurst Road, Te Atatu South

In August 2011, One News reported on a Wellington couple who were stung with a $13,000 drainage repair! • Consult with HydroTech to save time and money • We offer a 24/7 rapid response service

Sanders premier (0800) 122 232 55 Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Concrete Services / DECKING / Drainage

concrete Grinding and polishing Specialist

Other HydroTech services include: Drain Flushing & Unblocking, Drainage Installation & Repair, Hydro Excavation, Root Cutting & Spraying, Vacuum Loading, Water Blasting

hydrotech drainage & plumbing (0800) 249 376 (09) 813 6340

PO Box 21324, Henderson, Auckland 0650



needing help with your drainage? no dig - no Mess trenchless technology In business for 15 years, our services include: • Pipe Relining • Drain Unblocking - Root Cutting • CCTV Inspections • Rectifying Council Defective Notices

experienced, reliable & more than just drainage • Retaining and rock walls • Cobble stones and paving • Installation of simple waste water solutions Mark has 40 years’ experience under his belt. All of this is at an affordable rate. Call for a quote today.

pipe technologies ltd

winslow drainage

(0800) Pipeline 9E Airborne Road, Albany

(09) 832 3907 (027) 593 1959 PO Box 95001, Swanson, Auckland 0653

draInaGe probleMS? we can help! registered drainlayer • • • • •

aa drainage ltd (09) 826 1917 (021) 755 005 PO Box 20468, Glen Eden, Auckland 264

Stormwater drainage Commercial plumbing and drainage  New homes and residential drain works  Plumbing and drain repairs  Craftsman plumber

d patten plumbing & drainage (021) 725 959 (09) 414 5665


MccorMIck for earthworkS

phone Jim for excavator and tip truck hire • • • •

Truck and Digger Hire Earthmoving Excavation Retaining Walls

• • • •

Landscaping Topsoil and Basecourse Supplies Section Clearing Site Works

McearthworkS (09) 482 0041 (027) 275 7583

Call Jim today for a free quote!



Hot Water repairs and upgrades reliable, honest and on time! Hot Water Fast Fix provides a fast professional service, getting your hot water problems addressed quickly. Hot Water Fast Fix was established to provide a unique breakdown service, specialising in faults related to electric hot water cylinders, an area that requires both plumbing and electrical knowledge. At Hot Water Fast Fix, we use only quality products.

why choose us? • Honest advice with utmost integrity • Hot Water Fast Fix technicians have extensive electrical and plumbing knowledge, experience and expertise • Qualfied technicians with specialised tools exclusive to Hot Water Fast Fix • Over 32 years’ experience • Quality products • Quotes and estimates provided prior to commencement of work • Reliability - we’ll get there when we say we will • We respect your property, we are fully insured

call free to discuss your hot water problems or book a technician (0508) 468 843 (09) 473 6246 (021) 637 069 266 PO Box 100416, North Shore, Auckland Open 8am to 8pm : 7 days a week


Newera Electrical are qualified electrical contractors who can install, maintain, plan and repair residential and commercial electrical installations and projects. 

Serviced offered: • New installations • Audio-visual   • Renovations • Office Fitouts   • Home Ventilation   • Data-communication   • Automation   • Security and CCTV   

for complete electrical Solutions call 021 906 665 newera electrical Services ltd (09) 215 9845 (021) 906 665


We service the whole of Auckland 267


Serving the north Shore since 1992

we do all repairs, maintenance and installation • • • • • • • • • • •

Residential - Commercial - Industrial All new residential and commercial installations Rewiring of residential and business premises Fault finding and repairs Switchboard upgrades Energy management - power saving Internal and external lighting and design Heat pumps Home automation systems Audio/visual and home theatre design Data installation

registered team of electricians Lloyd Electrical Limited has built up a reputation as a provider of high quality electrical installation and service with particular emphasis on client satisfaction and repeat business. Established since 1992 Lloyd Electrical is a member of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECANZ) and is a Master Electrician company ensuring guarantee of service and support nationwide.

lloyd electrical ltd (09) 415 7075 Unit D, 19 William Pickering Drive, Albany 268

PO Box 302049, North Harbour, Auckland 0751 Phillips Green Switch Certified


free appraISal of your wIrInG • • • •

Domestic and Commercial Renovations Alterations Rewires

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Cheap rate $55 per hour (excluding GST) Devonport owned and operated Feel safe in your home No travel fees on the lower North Shore

Shore power Services ltd (027) 200 9894 Toby (021) 266 2921 James Call us now for a free quote

professional wiring and Install Solutions

Quality service with an exceptional eye for detail • • • •

Electrical systems for the home and business owner Structured cabling solutions for data and telephone Television installations Home Theatre and Multi Room Audio systems

It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference between the outcome of a project being great, or just average. We will not compromise on quality!

detail electrical ltd (09) 444 3737 (021) 639 233

PO Box 40620, Glenfield, Auckland 0747



andrew baker electrIcal... is a family based business that prides itself on providing exceptional customer service. In business, it is all about building relationships and we do that by going above and beyond customer expectations. We stand by our workmanship and products with appropriate guarantees and all manufacturers’ warranties. We will help you from start to finish no matter what size the project is, we like to go that extra mile and make the project as stress free as possible for you - Customer satisfaction is paramount to our success.

andrew baker electrical (09) 476 7461 (021) 688 244 Andrew Baker Electrical Ltd

We accept cash, cheque, bank transfer

powering up your future Domestic Services • Repairs, maintenance and fault finding • Electrical wiring and installations to new dwellings • Testing of existing electrical wiring and rewiring • Installation of lighting, power, computer and telephone outlets • Repairs to lighting, power, oven and hot water  • Switchboards and meter boards • Garden power and lighting - Security lighting Commercial and Industrial Services • Repair / maintenance and new installations • Re-lamp service • Testing and tagging of equipment

wizard electrical ltd (0800) 22 55 94


We cater to domestic as well as commercial needs in a friendly and professional manner.  We pride ourselves on our high standard of workmanship and the professional relationships we have with our customers.

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Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Design Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Full Rewires Hot Water Cylinders and Oven Repairs Office/Shop Fitouts and House Renovations


kiwi owned and operated electrical business

call the team at cramond electrical for a quote today (0800) 447 005 (021) 447 458 (09) 414 2433 PO Box 40740, Glenfield, Auckland 0747

Reliable • Fast • Friendly Service

no Job too Small... or big

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Additional lighting and power points Renovations and new housing Switchboard upgrades Garden and security lighting

Intercoms and alarms Hot water repairs Commercial Test and tag

above all electrical ltd - call now for a free Quote (0800) 4 22683 (021) 902 708

PO Box 35982, Browns Bay, Auckland 0753



Sub90 electrIcal ltd, when you need a Sparky quick

Sub 90 electrical - call Greg hines on 021 908 608 (09) 426 1499 (021) 908 608

reliable, efficient, quality customer service Sunrise Electrical Services Ltd is your one stop shop for professional electrical contractors and electrical services. With over 30 years’ experience in the trade, you can rest assured that you are working with a fully qualified electrician. We will get the job done right the first time • Residential & Commercial      • Kitchens & Bathrooms • Maintenance & Repairs          • New homes  • Alterations                               • FREE quotes   • Re-wiring                                 • and a whole lot more!

call John Skiffington for a friendly chat or visit our website for more information (027) 467 6026 (09) 479 5425 After-hours 272

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97% customer review rating. use auckland’s preferred electricians.

we wIll:

Home renovations, re-wiring and installations Faults, repairs and maintenance Lights, power, stoves and hot water Commercial, domestic and industrial

hall electrical Services ltd (09) 379 9198 (09) 815 2228

• Turn up on time • Tidy up on completion • Be trustworthy in your home or business

free quotes and advice

14 vans, 1 phone number, Aucklandwide

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Servicing devonport, bayswater, belmont, hauraki and takapuna (09) 445 3447 (021) 670 103 273


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New Installations Hazardous Areas Advisory Service Caravan WOF, Boats and Marinas Reinspections for Insurance and House Sales

call today for a consultation (09) 828 1993 PO Box 19431, Avondale, Auckland 1746

free no obligation Quotes • • • • •

TV, phone, security, hot water, data New and existing wiring  Attention to detail  Repairs and maintenance  Residential and commercial 

kerridge electrical (021) 779 228 3 Wood Street, Freemans Bay 274

Commercial, Industrial, Residential Electricians

complete electrical Services to Meet all needs We are specialists when it comes to roller doors and grills, gates and electric locks, industrial refrigeration / chillers, motors and VSDs. With extensive experience in our trade we can meet your requirements promptly with reliable and professional service standards.

call John today with your request (027) 444 8 222 (09) 419 6930

the trusted & professional electrical contractors • Residential, Industrial or Commercial Services • Solar Energy • Project Management Delivering the highest standard of quality through our skills, training & pride in our work.

Jon king electrical ltd (027) 272 9943 (09) 410 6799

we are all about service and honesty • • • •

all electrical installations, maintenance & repairs

We cover Auckland-wide Specialists in residential and commercial Qualified Electrician Contact us for anything from installation to repairs

We will empower you by taking care of all your electrical requirements with: • reliable solutions • great service • cost savings

dyson & bull electricial ltd

empowered electrical Services ltd

(09) 443 6003 (021) 923 414 Paul Dyson (021) 949 961 Tony Bull

(0800) 287 963 (027) 471 7099 Ask 4 John

Electricians  /  Exterior House Cleaners

empower yourself call 0800 2 try Me

looking after north Shore for over 28 years

Specialists in house washing roof Maintenance & Gutter cleaning

25 years’ experience, all work guaranteed • • • •

Citrus `soft-wash’ housewashing Gutter/spouting cleaning, repairs & replacements Hedgehog gutter protection against leaves & birds Roof cleaning, repairs & painting

call now for a free, no obligation quote • • • •

Window and skylight washing Moss & mould removal from any exterior surface Insect and spider control Waterblasting of any surface

Supercity property Services (formerly known as Spouting clean Solutions) (09) 444 2555 Unit 2A, 89 Ellice Road, Glenfield 275

Exterior House Cleaners

house washing Services want your house to Sparkle? - call us! • • • • •

Professional soft house wash friendly products Water blasting - roofs - gutters and all surface areas Decks and drives like new Moss and mould spraying for Lichen-Algae-Black Spot Spider treatments 1 year guarantee

We Clean Windows • Chemical washing does not leave your windows clean • We will clean the inside and leave your windows sparkling inside and out taking care by covering your floors and furniture against water squirt • Hard water removal on shower and poolside glass

the Sparkle Guys - call chris (09) 480 5197 (021) 292 4525 check us out, google The Sparkle Guys NZ

exterior cleaning auckland-wide 24/7 • Domestic and commercial cleaning services • House washing, fences, driveways and pool areas • Schools (commercial buildings) In business for 20 years, we are locally owned and operated. We are proud to be environmentally friendly.

commercial & domestic cleaning * Roof clean & treatment                   *  Driveways & Fences        *  Window Cleaning - inside & out     *  Water Blasting *  Soft Chemical Housewash               *  Gutter Cleaning *  Spout Cleaning - inside & out         *  Decks & all surfaces  *  Lichen & moss treatment   

Mention this ad for a 10% discount (09) 443 0331 (09) 379 1124 (027) 232 5990 276

34 years in the business (09) 418 2882 (0274) 993 117 Tom (0274) 51 66 01 Caroline

No Mess           No Odour           NO MOVING OUT EVER!!! We restore the lustre & glow to ANY FLOOR                    Hardwood floors                         Cork floors                    Chipboard floors                      Laminate floors                   Polyurethane floors                         Vinyl floors                   Particleboard floors

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Green certified - 5 year warranty

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high Maintenance property Service for reliable help: 0800 78 11 38 we take care of things for you High Maintenance Property Services are here to help you keep your property shipshape. We do rental, private and commercial property maintenance and management. High Maintenance Property Management carries out longterm management plans to budget. We respect and care for your property with a high quality service to meet and exceed your expectations. Join our growing list of happy clients. • Property advice • Total green management • Tree consents and reports • Garden makeovers for:           - house sale           - showcase homes           - minimum annual maintenance spend

high Maintenance property Service | best practice solutions provide best value (0800) 78 11 38 Call Mike to discuss your options.

The Hedge Trimming & Cutting Specialists

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Domestic and Commercial Natural gas and LPG repairs Installation and maintenance Supply and install all major brands of gas appliances Free quotes

trimming services for all hedge sizes • • • • •

Quality work and competitive rates Professional fast and efficient All hedge work and section clearing Small to medium tree pruning/removal Waterblasting driveways/decks

aa property Maintenance (021) 566 830


norwest Gasfitting ltd (0508) 427 348 Freephone

phone Mike at blue flame Gas • • • • •

Gas appliance installation Service and repairs Anywhere on the North Shore Prompt and reliable service Certifying Gas Fitter 

blue flame Gas ltd

Gasfitters / Glaziers

need a Gas fitter?

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Broken glass repairs Back painted splashbacks Frameless showers & mirriors Frameless balustrades Frameless doors & shop fronts

Glass now ltd

(09) 446 6446 (022) 600 7328

(09) 215 1179 PO Box 132 096, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644

broken Glass? we are just a call away all glass service with over 30 years’ experience • • • • •

Re-glazing, new glazing, mirrors Cat and dog doors Colour coated splash backs Free quotes, prompt service Your North Shore Localist

complete Glazing Solutions • • • • •

accepting cash and cheques (09) 483 9530 (027) 292 3439

New glazing Re-glazing Insurance work Mirrors and splashbacks Frameless glass showers and balustrades

a1 north harbour Glass (09) 478 9829 Unit F, 121 Rosedale Road, Albany 279

Handyman Equipment Hire

One of New Zealand’s largest and most modern hire fleets...

...available at 11 locations in Auckland! • • • •

Silverdale Albany North Shore Auckland City

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Henderson New Lynn Penrose Mt Roskill

• East Tamaki • Manukau • Takanini

0800 HIREPOOL • Builders & DIY • Access • Air, Power & Pumps • Barricading • Party Hire • Buildings • Port-A-Loo • Vehicle Hire


• Do you work long hours? • Are you tired when you get home? • Always wishing someone else could do it for you? • Are your weekends for errands? • Do you want more time to relax? • Yes? We can help you! We do cleaning, delivery, senior services, packing/ unpacking, organising, filing, shopping, new mothers’ rescue and more.... Please see our website for further details

0800errands limited (0800) 377 2637 (021) 421 346

complete building Maintenance Services • • • • •

No job too small Emergency after-hours service available Competitive rates and Auckland-wide service Skilled tradesman Satisfaction assured

hammerman Maintenance ltd (09) 476 4959 (027) 492 0800

Handyman Services  /  House Lifting & Repiling

we tick all the boxes, we run your errands

affordable foundations ltd * Property Maintenance      * Handyman Service * Carpentry                            * Painting/Decorating * Electrical                              * Building Services * Flat Pack Assembly             * Plumbing * Fencing / Decking              * Kitchen Installation

handy crew (09) 818 9546 73 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

call us for a free no obligation quote (0800) 454 384


Landscape Designers & Architects  /  Landscapers

realise your dream! establishing gardens which stand the test of time. • We bring our individual skills & knowledge to each project combining our passion for plants, garden design & architecture. • Bachelor of Horticulture & Diploma of Landscape Design.

• Professional advice on all aspects of residential & commercial garden design, installation & maintenance. • We offer a full design service. • Garden renovation & on-going garden maintenance.

corporate landscape design (021) 147 5399 PO Box 331296, Takapuna, Auckland 0740

Accredited Member of Landscaping NZ

our services: • • • •

FREE CONSULTATION Garden Maintenance (Commercial & Residential) Garden Renovations (Commercial & Residential)  Pruning & Weed Spraying  

• • • •

Paving, Fencing, Planter boxes etc Implementation of Planting Plans Section Mowing Firewood

Silverdale landscape Services ltd (09) 426 2348 (027) 285 1121 282

Ruth Pine, Silverdale

We offer a range of landscaping and maintenance services: * Landscaping   * Section clearing       * Treeworks        * Water blasting  * Property clean ups   * Earthworks

                                                  * Construction:             - Fencing           - Retaining                                       - Decking           - Pergolas


let us create the outdoor living area of your dreams

absolute landscaping Solutions (021) 067 1694

let us create your dream outdoors Duffy Landscapes can transform your garden into the place that you love the most. Our skills range from earthworks right through to trimming your shrubs. We can also provide you with a design service, to suit all types of properties with small or large areas.

Garden design, build and maintenance Add value to your property with a new garden design to keep your property beautiful. • garden design and build • instant lawns and retaining walls • concrete and stone paving and much more...

duffy landscapes ltd (0800) 438 339 (09) 833 6373 (021) 305 364

call today for a free Quote (09) 446 1258 (021) 175 8660 57a Porana Road, Wairau Valley 283

Lawn Mowing  /  Locksmiths & Key Cutting

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lawns and Garden Maintenance Too busy at work? Save precious time for your family and let the team at Albany Home and Garden Maintenance help get your property looking its best. We offer professional services at competitive prices.

call bruce today for a free quote (09) 415 3522 (027) 232 0027 Servicing all the North Shore, based in Albany

your local north Shore MobIle lockSMIth

Shore lock (09) 444 1789 PO Box 100795, North Shore Mail Centre


transponder & Smart keys • All European & Japanese Cars • Lost Keys & Key Duplication • Same Day Express Service! Don’t wait for weeks to get your key replaced, get it today! Call NOW 0508 CAR KEYS 

20 years’ experience • • • • •

Locks Supplied & Installed Domestic & Commercial Automotive Lock Servicing Replacement of Lost Keys Friendly Service with a Mobile Workshop

Mobile locksmiths

Locksmiths & Key Cutting

Same day Car Keys

express keys

(0508) 562562 (027) 244 8890

(0508) CAR KEYS (0508) 227 539

business vitality • • • • •

Join Auckland’s most respected business network Employment and recruitment services Network with over 6,000 local businesses International trade opportunities and advice Business skills training and support

• Monthly club activities & overnight rides • Welcomes beginner riders, or women returning to riding • Annual Charity Ride - currently supporting Pink Ribbon month • Bi-monthly national magazine

women’s International Motorcycling assc. 021 801 819

auckland chamber of commerce 09 309 6100 285

Painters & Decorators

over 28 years’ experience in painting and decorating personalised service and professional workmanship “We were extremely pleased with the job done by Glenfield Coating Services Ltd. They went to great lengths to ensure we were completely happy with our colour choice and applied many samples on the walls, nothing was too much trouble.........Quality company, quality workmanship and we were thrilled with the price.”     - Sherry, Parnell, Auckland

up to 10 year workmanship Guarantees • • • • • • • • •

Residential and commercial painting Interior and exterior Paint stripping Lead paint removal Wallpaper stripping and hanging Free colour advice Roof painting Floor preparation and coating Member of:  Master Painters New Zealand                         Auckland Painting Contractors Association                         Site Safe New Zealand

want to know more? contact us today! (0800) 262 848 (09) 448 1487 286

Unit C2, 7 Tait Place, Albany PO Box 303 208, North Harbour, Auckland 0751

Painters & Decorators


Painters & Decorators

Interior & exterior painting commercial & residential

call 24 hours 7 days a week (09) 443 0604 (027) 534 0027 We cover Auckland-wide

precision & Quality painting ltd

Specialising in Interior & exterior painting • • • •

Interior & exterior house painting Colour consultations Gib stopping Wall papering

• • • •

Roof painting Chemical washing Resene Certified Eco Decorator Certified Dryflex user

precision & Quality painting ltd (09) 833 7741 (021) 991587 Phone us today! 288

Painters & Decorators



C Norton Painting Services Ltd is family owned and operated, and provides quality workmanship to the North Shore and Auckland regions. Corey is a painting and spray painting specialist, with over 25 years’ experience.

before • • • •


Interior rooms and exterior walls Residential homes and commercial buildings New homes and renovations Roofs and hard to reach places

contact corey of c norton painting Services ltd for a free quote (021) 0220 5444 (09) 550 4218 Corey will meet all your painting needs

we take Great pride In our work painting and decorating professionals • Residential and commercial • Interior and exterior • Repairs and preparation work  • Elasto Meric specialists - water proof painting • Thorough clean up • 14 years’ experience • Free quotes and references available on request

legacy painting ltd (09) 833 4064 (09) 833 4065 (027) 546 6793 289

Painters & Decorators

registered Master painter

Mr painta nZ ltd (09) 622 0052 (0274) 294 444 53 O’Rorke Road, Penrose

Spray Painting Specialists Interior Decorators

for all your spray painting requirements - domestic or commercial • • • •

Kitchens/Cabinets Doors Interior Decoration Shop Fittings

• Painting and Decorating • Furniture Polishing • Specialist Coatings We do two-part acid cat plus metallics on all timber surfaces.

phone waterford enterprises for the painting of all forms of household goods (09) 444 7923 (021) 902 478 3/7 Porana Road, Wairau Park 290

We have been painting new houses and re-painting pre-loved ones for the last 18 years, interior and exterior painting. Our priority is to deliver on our client’s wishes with our highly committed work ethic.

- Painting and decorating interior and exterior -  Wall paper stripping and paper hanging     -  Villa re-paints -  Dry wall plastering and full skim coating      -  Water blasting -  Maintenance project work

Painters & Decorators

priding ourselves on competitive quotes, completing jobs on time and to budget

Maximum painters ltd (0800) 427 779 (09) 482 4583 (021) 953 257

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Commercial repaint specialists Residential repaints Programmed maintenance Pressure washing P O Box 34631, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 Bringing colour to your world!

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Spray painting professionals Reliable after hours service Professional and prompt service Workmanship guaranteed

paint tech property Services ltd (0508) 999 333 (027) 254 6900


Painters & Decorators

professional painting and building services

you can trust us to paint your world

Maintain It provides professional maintenance services, fitouts, refurbishments and general building / property works. We have expert in-house tradesmen and offer a practical approach to problem solving and a solid understanding of the construction and fitout industries.

At the Painted Door Company we specialise in door and cabinetry spray painting. Enamel and lacquer applications interior/exterior residential/commercial painting. Centrally based in Auckland we offer a full pickup and delivery service. Member of the Master Painters Association.

contact us today for a consultation

the painted door company ltd

(09) 442 4565 15B Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland

(09) 620 6552 (0274) 383 469 192A Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill

the painting professionals our Services include: • • • • •

Commercial and Residential Resene Eco Decorator Trade Certified 27 Years’ Experience Property Maintenance

call now - 0800 335 111 (09) 443 3754 (027) 496 3660 292

contact us today for a free quote (0800) HDL 111 (09) 443 6400 5/59 Porana Road, Glenfield

do it once, do it right! • • • • •

Over 15 years’ experience Trusted service for generations Painting & Wallpapering Plastering Interior Commercial & Residential

no job too big or small (021) 176 2582 marcoandcompany

auckland painting contractors association

aim to better anyone’s price and quality Accurate Painters offer both residential and commercial work. Whether it is interiors, exteriors, roof painting or spray painting, Accurate Painters are the ones who will do the job to your satisfaction. We also do water-blasting, chemical washing and roofs. Contact us today!

accurate painters and decorators

Painters & Decorators  / Plasterers

accurate painters

(021) 707 028

Eric’s Plastering & Painting Services

call on us today and we’ll improve your home • Plastering and Painting Services  • Interior and Exterior • Residential and Commercial  • Alterations, Extensions, Renovations  We maintain the highest quality of standards.

auckland painting contractors assn. 09 358 0406 09 483 8435

at eric’s we don’t cut corners (09) 489 3453 (021) 0231 7415



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always plumbing limited We have a really friendly team and we do what we promise to do Quote localist and receive 10% off your next job*



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We have a passion for plumbing, which is why this family has been in this industry for over 50 continuous years. We believe quality shouldn’t be promised but expected. For us a job done well is a job well done.



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We do: • All plumbing works • All gasfitting works • All drainlaying works • Bathroom renovations • New housing • Commercial • Alterations • Maintenance


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plumbing & Gasfitting Services

If you want a local plumber or gasfitter who: • Turns up on time • Stands by their quotes • Guarantees their workmanship              You need to call the team at              Collins Plumbing & Gas today.

New Installations | Renovations & Upgrades Drainage | Commercial & Domestic maintenance Burst Pipes, Leaks & Water mains | New Hot Water Cylinders | Spouting & Roofing - New/Repairs | Pumps Water/Sewage | Water Filtration | Solar Water Heating 

                     0800 888 007          Specialised in Infinity Services & Repairs.                     All Gas Work Certified.

collins plumbing & Gas (0800) 888 007 (09) 962 5395 296

Commercial & Domestic Maintenance | New Installation Gas Central Heating - New Installations & Repairs Gas Fires - New Installations & Repairs | Gas Hobs & Cookers | Hot Water - Installations & Boilers | LPG & Natural Gas Installations | Boat & Caravan Installations


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pluMbInG - draInaGe - GaS fIttInG - roof & SpoutInG contact us for all your plumbing needs - over 20 years’ of plumbing experience! • • • •

Mains Hot water cylinders New installations Second fix

• • • •

Drain unblocking Roof repairs Spouting repairs & installations Gas fitting

5 Star plumbing ltd (0800) 11 11 81 (022) 630 2460 19 A Limmer Place, Browns Bay, Auckland

Phone us today!

are you building or renovating - the experts at orbit plumbing will give an excellent result! With a building background and experience in all areas we can do any Plumbing, Gas fitting and Drainlaying.

(09) 475 5448 (09) 475 5449 (027) 692 3977

• Specialising in Renovations and New Homes • Accredited Trades Ltd approved • Member of Master Plumbers

5/9 Orbit Drive, Mairangi Bay PO Box 305132, Triton Plaza, Albany


Plumbers certIfyInG pluMberS and GaSfItter - QualIty ServIce at affordable rateS • Plumbing       -  Repairs and maintenance         -  New work         -  Renovations

• Gasfitting        -  All gasfitting work • Roofing          -  All roofing work

affordable plumbing Solutions ltd (0800) 277 566 (021) 422 242 (Mathew) (021) 578 857 (Ian)

north Shore based plumbing business built on quality Plumbing Services: • The Plumbing Specialist • Commercial and Residential • Maintenance/Roofing

• • • •

Hot water cylinder replacements Leaking taps Bathroom renovations Certified Plumbers

no job too big or too small - all work guaranteed (0800) 968 775 (021) 758 625 (09) 410 4521 (Office) 298


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Certified plumbing Certified gas fitters Commercial and residential maintenance New homes

• Renovations • Prompt and excellent service Call for a free quote now!

Mcb plumbing ltd (09) 415 8269 PO Box 305348, Triton Plaza, North Shore 0757

With HydroTech Drainage and Plumbing, you can be sure of: * Cost-effective service      * Trained qualified technicians * A sound, family business  * There is no job too big or small * 24/7 rapid response service

Someone you can trust!

Other HydroTech services include: Backflow Prevention/ Drain Flushing & Unblocking, Drainage Installation & Repair, Hydro Excavation, Plumbing Installation and Repair, Root Cutting, Vacuum Loading, Water Blasting

hydrotech drainage & plumbing (0800) 249 376 (09) 813 6340

PO Box 21 324, Henderson, Auckland 0650



on time, every time

providing expert plumbing services to the greater auckland region We strive to provide our customers with the best and most cost effective solutions in plumbing. We pride ourselves on our prompt customer service and stand by our motto ‘on time, every time’.

Certified professional tradesmen specialising in: * Commercial maintenance *  Gasfitting *  Cylinder installs *  Residential maintenance *  Renovation *  Heating / Hitachi heat pump installer *  Roofing and guttering *  Leak detection

allstar plumbing ltd (0800) 200 454 (027) 457 8270

PO Box 10071, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446 24-hour call out response. Free quotes.

4 hour reSponSe tIMe Guaranteed

hassle free, no fuss professional Service • • • •

Plumbing and Gas Fitting Services Drainage, Pipe Re-Lining and Blocked Drains CCTV Inspections and Vacuum Loading Residential and Commercial Professionals

We will solve your plumbing and drainage problems guaranteed. Free quotes for Domestic, Commercial or Industrial. Certified Plumbers and Drain Layers - clean, courteous and respectful of your property.

contact abbotts for flexible & prompt - 7 days - 24 hour emergency Service (0800) 274 6785 (09) 274 6781 300

PO Box 230091, Botany, Auckland 2163

The trusted name in drainage since 1990


here are 5 reasons you should call us first • We are members of the Master Plumber Association • We are qualified plumbers and gasfitters • We have been in business on the Shore since 1987 providing dependable service

• We only use and recommend quality materials backed by our trusted suppliers • We are insured to work on your property - and only employ qualified insured tradesmen

precision plumbing (09) 415 3386 (09) 445 1877 (021) 841 745

SuMIch pluMbInG & draInaGe

Servicing auckland since 1991 • • • •

Plumbing Gas & gas water heating Solar water heating, heat pump hot water systems Backflow installation & testing

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Drainage & drain location service CCTV drain camera Concrete drilling Roofing & spouting

24 hour emergency Services (0508) 786 424 (0508) SUMICH

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Services for all plumbing needs at reasonable rates With over 30 years industry experience, working both nationally and internationally, owner Richard, and the team at Somerset Plumbing can assist with residential and commercial services on everything from plumbing maintenance and leak detection to complete bathroom renovations. • • • • •

Plumbing Maintenance and Repairs Watermain Leak Detection Gas Fitting Roofing and Spouting Bathroom Renovations

We offer free, fast quotes and trade specials on tapware and bathroom fixtures for new houses.

call today for a free quote with one of our friendly and professional plumbers! (09) 482 1659 (021) 993 290 (09) 482 1658

coverInG the north Shore Master plumbers available 7 days a week • • • • •

Certified Master Plumbers Maintenance, Renovations and Repairs Hot water cylinders, Water mains Leaking pipes, Blocked drains Spouting repairs and replacement

call plumbwell today on: (0800) 758 629


eagle plumbing - ph. eddie elliott (0508) GET EAGLE (021) 331 866

for all your leak detection and plumbing needs

“totally dependable”

A Leak are water main specialists inside and outside houses and under concrete. We detect leakage in the pipes and fix them with professionalism and speed. In association with Sunnynook plumbers: 30 years’ experience in the business.  

Whether you’re building new, upgrading your bathroom, putting in a new kitchen, or in need of some maintenance Laser Plumbing Silverdale can offer Plumbing, Gasfitting or Drainage solutions for you. We offer you a value for money service that puts us one step ahead of the rest.

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contact us today on:

(0800) 100 242 (021) 948 242 - Ben Smith PO Box 302574, North Harbour


leading plumbing contractor in your community

(09) 421 1672 4F Titan Place, Silverdale, Auckland

In-Sink-erator Sales & Service Quality, honesty, reliability... Guaranteed • • • • •

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Residential & Commercial Plumbing & Gasfitting New Installations & Maintenance Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations Gas Water Heating Member of Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers

Servicing your local area (09) 426 5152 (021) 387 745



As heard on Radio Roofcare Limited has been servicing the wider Auckland areas for over 20 years. We are a longstanding member of the Roofing Association of New Zealand. Our aim is to supply our customers with quality work at a competitive price.

Ph 09 489 2080 or 09 524 2266


Roofers your commercial & residential roofing specialists Compass Roofing provides reliable, cost-effective roofing solutions to enhance your property. We can help with: • New roofs • Re-roofing • Spouting • Downpipes • Waterproofing • Roof repairs • Renovations

25 years’ experience We work with metal roofing, membrane, long run iron and tiling, and we aim to ensure your roof looks and works just the way it should. We service all of Auckland including Central, West, North Shore, CBD, East and South. Call Compass Roofing on 0508 ROOFTOP to talk to our excellent and professional customer service team about your roofing needs. Call us for a free quote today.

0508 ROOFTOP compass roofing (0508) ROOFTOP (0508) 766 3867 305


contact us today for all your long run roofing requirements • • • •

New roofs Re-roofs Eurostyle Commercial / Residential

riteline roofing ltd (0800) 748 354 (09) 473 8589 (021) 864 807

• Converting all tile roofs to longrun roofing • Cladding • Flashings / Caps See our website for more details.

your roofing specialists PO Box 89016, Torbay, North Shore City 0742 We accept cheque and direct credit

leaky roof? Same day service

More roof - leSS Money • Longrun steel roofing • New Roofing/Reroofs • Spouting/Gutter replacements • Insulation Colorsteel® Endura, Maxx & Unpainted Zincalume®

free appraISalS & QuoteS (09) 846 6434


emergency roof repairs available 24/7 • Roof repairs: COLORSTEEL®,       concrete tile and decramastic • Blocked gutters • Retiling Do it once, not twice.

Mikes roofing - call Mike today! (021) 216 6794


need a roofing solution? let us help. • Roof coating and restoration • Re-roofing • New roofs • Roof cleaning and moss treatment        Call us today to get a FREE roof inspection and quote!

Services offered but not limited to: • 35+ Years Experience          •  Repairs and Installation •  Re Ridging and Pointing     •  Moss and Lichen Treatment •  Replace Mortar Work          •  Re Spraying   •  5 Year Warranty                    •  FREE Quote •  Competitive Rates               •  Pensioner Discounts

peter begg roofing

alliance roof Solutions

(09) 480 2449 (021) 121 0229

(09) 948 8720 (021) 722 470

Specialists in concrete tile roofing With over 30 years’ experience, we offer independent roofing services, specialising in concrete tiles and lead flashings. Whether it’s a new home or renovation, we have the experience and knowledge to help you.                  ** Auckland Agent for Monier Tiles **

over 10 years experience in the roofing industry • • • • •

Make sure you call us first! (09) 530 8838 (021) 530 883

24 hour emergency leak repair New and re-roofing specialists Maintenance of all roof types Spouting and down pipe services Clean and safe asbestos removal

call now for free inspection & quote (021) 685 897 45a Noeleen Street, Glenfield, Auckland 307

Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire

Junk & clutter removal

0800-Junk-run (0800) 586 578 (021) 586 544

0800 Go bins

PO Box 9020, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

Mobile EFTPOS. Credit cards accepted

better price, better Service

we’ll help you get rid of your junk Hard fill skip bins: 2m, 3m, 4m Rubbish Skips: 2m, 3m, 4.5m, 6m, 7.5m, 9m, 12m, 15m • 6 day hire option • Delivery and pick up Mon-Sat See our Localist website for hardfill and green waste offers.

Give 0800 Go bins a call today! (0800) 462 467 (027) 623 5000 308

0800 Stuff-2-Go (0800) 788 332

leading pool and Spa Maintenance Specialists With our extensive range of knowledge and services offered, from swimming pool leak detection to pool filter sand changes, and our unique “Never Green” and “We’ll Be There” guarantees, Pool Magic will work wonders on your pool.

3m, 4m, 6m & 9m Skip bins • • • • •

Dairy Flat - Albany Riverhead - Coatesville Helensville - Kaukapakapa Hibiscus Coast - Redvale & Surrounding Areas

contact us today:(09) 426 7974 (027) 494 2128 PO Box 688, Orewa, Auckland 0946

north Shore playcentre assn. Inc.

playcentre is unique: • It’s about being a support network and watching your children develop • It’s about working with other parents to make learning opportunities for your children • It’s about valuing family and the work parents do

north Shore playcentre association Inc. 09 415 3321

for advice on your pool - call now! (0508) POOL MAGIC (09) 526 1467

neighbour helping neighbour

Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire  /  Spa & Swimming Pool Services

neat & tidy bins ltd

neighbourhood Support Neighbourhood Support North Shore aims to assist the residents and police in maintaining a safe, healthy and friendly neighbourhood twenty-four hours a day.

neighbourhood Support akl Inc 09 815 9605 09 815 9602 309

Stonemasons for all your stone requirements... reSIdentIal & coMMercIal • • • •

Walls Pillars Exterior cladding Steps and Paving

• • • •

Water features Fireplaces Letterboxes Garden landscaping

daniel hitchcock Stonemasonry - visit my website to view my gallery & testimonials (021) 412 731 (09) 486 4151

Some of our capabilities & specialities include: • Stone house cladding • Stone columns                             •   Schist Specialist • Stone water features • Stone retaining walls Plus much more. See our website for more information

north harbour Stone Masons (021) 191 1808


TV Aerial & Satellite Dishes

call luke for a free quote today on 0508 cable Guy

the cable Guy auckland (0508) 222 534 PO Box 230192, Botany, Auckland 2163

aerials direct Money back Guarantee!! Get the best tv reception or your Money back! Servicing Auckland with 20 years’ experience in: • Freeview TV Aerials • High Definition TV • Satellite Dish & Decoders • Service & Installation Aerials Direct is a TV Aerial and Satellite Dish supply and installation company. We provide you with the best TV picture possible, transitioning you from old to new digital quality reception with ease. Assurance of top quality products and services from our team and a money back guarantee adds security in providing you with the best solution, “risk free”.

aerials direct (0800) 529 946 (09) 441 4445 311

TV Aerial & Satellite Dishes  /  Telecommunications Installation & Repair

complete aerial Solutions

aerial & satellite dish installation & repairs

bad reception? poor picture? aerial problems?

Your complete aerial solution for installing and repairing TV aerials, satellite dishes, multi room distribution, Freeview, CCTV, decoders and home theatre systems, networking and cabling. $50/hr.


321 aerials

home tech Solutions ltd

(09) 486 7708 (027) 417 3906

TV Aerials *  Satellite Dishes  *  Multi room distribution (Sky multi room)  *  Freeview  *  Decoders  *  Home Theatre Systems  *  Signal Solutions  *  Cabling

(09) 444 1687 (027) 487 7236

franchise association of new Zealand Inc all work from Street to phone including: • Phone systems for commercial and residential • Talk directly to a technician  • Over 20 years experience  • Fix faults and increase broad band speed • Competitive prices and excellent service 

For best practice in franchising

allcom telephone and data ltd (0800) 48 88 88


fanZ 09 274 2901 09 274 2903

Got a tree problem that’s got you ‘stumped’?

Tree Services

we’ll get the job done safely, quickly & for a fair price! our services include: • • • • • • • • • •

We’ll get to the ‘root’ of the problem for you. With over 16 years’ experience in the industry, whatever your job, our team of experienced, qualified and fully insured arborists can help. We specialise in hedge trimming, stump grinding and removal, tree work and crane assisted take downs, as well as storm damage. No job is too small for us.

Stump grinding Tree felling Tree shaping Tree pruning Tree trimming Tree thinning Hedge trimming Tree planting Tree removals Storm damage consultation

Ground on down tree and Stump Services (0800) 128 733 (027) 598 0750

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Tree Services

TreeFrogs Arborcare Ltd Trees, Landscaping & Labour 09 6223479 OR 027 459 8572 P O Box 24740, Royal Oak, Auckland tree removal & pruning • hedges & shaping • deadwooding & thinning stump grinding • canopy lifting & crown restoration palm & bamboo removal • confined space removal woodchipping • sections cleared • rubbish removal landscaping & planting • gardening * free quotes * fully insured *

We travel Auckland wide!

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Tree Services

Servicing the greater auckland area Urban Tree Surgeons has over 17 years of experience. Our fully qualified team will provide excellent tree servicing, from pruning through to tree removal.  We focus on a range of services for | Residential property owners | Property developers  | Landscape companies | Councils | Golf courses | Schools | Service commercial properties Combining your needs with nature for the best results! 

full Insurance cover • • • • • • •

Crown lifting and reduction Pruning - view clearing Dead wooding and thinning Hedge trimming Felling and removal in confined areas Stump grinding Consent work

   Call Troy for a NO OBLIGATION, FREE quote!

leave your trees in our hands urban tree Surgeons ltd (0800) 872 268 (09) 473 2342 (027) 242 9418 - Troy


Tree Services

a top to bottoM tree ServIceS our Services: • • • • • •

Tree felling Stump grinding Tree recovery Domestic and commercial Tree pruning Firewood

We guarantee a safe, clean and professional site. We are proud to be a Kiwi owned and operated company for more than 20 years.

a top to bottom tree Services (09) 420 4311 (021) 337 350 We do what we say!

18 years’ Industry experience

arboricultural services and management in the truly unique, fast growing conditions of auckland • • • •

All Tree Services Consultancy Compost Tea Free Quotes

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Professional, Safe and Cost Effective 18 Years’ Experience Insured and Qualified NZ Arboricultural Association Member

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Tree Services

Your tree care specialists

Qualified arborists specialising in all aspects of treework • • • •

Pensioner discounts Tree removals and felling Hedge trimming and shaping Formative pruning

• • • •

Crown lifting and reductions Dead wooding and thinning Palm shaping and stump grinding Fully insured and competitive rates

a1 Sure Services | phone now for a free no oblIGatIon quote (09) 446 1258 (021) 175 8660 57a Porana Road, Wairau Valley

Residential, commercial, rural tree care

For more trades information visit Qualified arborists We are an Auckland based company focusing on quality, safety and customer satisfaction. Our services include: • Tree removal                      • Land clearing  • All aspects of pruning          • Hedge trimming/removal • Stump grinding 

westwood tree Services (021) 44 88 20 PO Box 271, Kumeu, Auckland 0841 317

Window Tinting - Home

transform your home or office with window tinting • Solar Tinting         •   Security Film • Enerlogic Films       •   Window Tinting • Custom Designed Decorative Film Discover our wide range of window films, products and services to accommodate your needs. Our superior solar films can prevent 79% of solar heat entering through your windows and blocks up to 99% of UV rays. nerlogic the film that is equivalent thermal performance to double glazing. Improve insulating power of single glazing by up to 92%. Decorative and designer films can transform your existing windows into exciting and practical works of art with custom designs.

filmworx : : protect your hoMe, Shop or offIce today and Save (0800) 369 679 (027) 272 2677

Filmworx Filmworx Get your free quote now. It’s hassle free!

premium - Standard - budget • Excellent fade reduction without darkening your home • Frosted privacy films • Over 20 years’ experience

Make your home or office comfortable • • • • •

tint professionals limited (09) 410 8085


Reduce glare and fading Help insulate and control temperature Frosting and decorative films Safety, security and anti-graffiti films High quality films that last

call us for a free quote (027) 521 6969


to our first Local Legends! A local Legend is one of our top-rated businesses that’s gone the extra mile for their customers. Skids Halsey Drive

Auckland City Pharmacy

Quirk Dessert

Auckland Zoo

Sound Around

Carl’s Jr

Thony Builders

The Fridge

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albany dental Group World class dentistry at local prices

The Rosedale Dental and Albany Mega Centre Dental clinics are equipped with the latest developments in dentistry. Both practices offer all the standard dental services, such as routine checkups, as well as emergency and surgerybased dentistry. They also provide free annual check-ups and amalgam fillings for 13–17-year-olds. If you’re a little apprehensive about going to the dentist or tend to get stressed during procedures, Gordon says one of their specialties is oral and intravenous sedation, to help you relax. All the team at Albany Dental Group keep up with continued professional development, through courses, conferences and research. Gordon is a member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the NZ Dental Association and attends the monthly Auckland Dental Association meetings. The newest dentist on the team, David Duncan, has practised on the North Shore for over 10 years. He says both practices focus on long-term care, preventative maintenance and education. “I’d rather not have to pick up a drill,” he says. “I’d prefer to just see you once a year for your check-up, knowing we’re keeping everything under control before any issues arise.” This means they encourage you to take a proactive approach to your oral health,

like knowing which toothbrush is best for you and how to floss.

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Going to the dentist can be a daunting experience, but not when you’ve got Dr Gordon Ko and the Albany Dental Group on the job.

Along with Gordon and David, there are four other dental surgeons: Jean Lee, Ruma Saini, Coreen Loke and Jenny To. Gordon says having more dentists on staff means clients don’t have to wait so long for an appointment. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, which is reflected in the low staff turnover. Gordon is always up for a laugh, evident in the evil dentist doll in the cabinet in reception. “Our top priority is making sure you’re comfortable when you’re in the dentist’s chair.” he says. Part of that is being honest and trustworthy. “For any treatment plan, we advise patients on all the options available and discuss their budget.” “We want to make sure it’s the best option for the long-term and not just a quick fix,” adds David. So drop by and meet the team: albany Mega centre dental

75b Corinthian drive, Albany 09 415 0828 rosedale dental

372 rosedale road, Albany 09 414 2934 325

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top rated buSIneSSeS We’ve put together a few local Professional Services businesses that you have rated and raved about on Find other top businesses or rave about your picks at

Top rated businesses are based on star ratings on at the time of going to print. Subsequent ratings may affect the businesses’ overall rating.

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from 4 ratings Residential sales specialist for the North Shore, and top salesperson for the past two and a half years.

from 12 ratings Dog obedience training that is fun, informative and easy for both owner and dog to grasp. Private training available.

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from 4 ratings Hands-on traditional chiropractic care tailored for anyone and also using thermal massage & far-infrared therapy.

from 6 ratings Caring for your skin and providing people at risk with full skin cancer check-ups using the latest technology.

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property prIceS

What to know about the latest property valuations and rates

New valuations were released in 2011 for all Auckland properties. Find out what they mean, how your property has been valued and where exactly your rates are going. Read on for more information. HOW YOUR RATES ARE SPENT

Governance 3.5%

Transport management 22%

Community services, libraries, emergency management and cemeteries 11.5%

Stormwater 5.5% Wastewater 6.5% Solid waste 5% Environmental management 3% Some current Council projects: • Developing plans and funding for

the new Devonport Library. • Improving pedestrian links between

Takapuna CBD and beach. • Upgrading Birkenhead town centre. • Supporting Beach Haven Gateway

Town Centre project.


Economic development 4.5% Planning and regulation 14.5%

• Developing a plan to stimulate

economic growth in Wairau Valley. • Developing plans for the Northcote

Road sports precinct. • Investigating more bus services

for Greenhithe and Albany, with Auckland Transport. Investigating an area for model boat users at the Albany Lakes.


Art services and galleries, events, museums, parks, recreation facilities and the zoo 24%

The rates you pay for your property are calculated based on capital value. The different councils in Auckland used to calculate rates from either the annual value, capital value or land value. From July 2012, all Auckland rates will be based on the property’s capital value.

buildings. It includes any work that has been carried out since the last valuation, such as drainage or retaining walls. Annual value: the higher of either 5% of the capital value, or the annual rent less 20% (with a building on the property). How it’s calculated

Types of values Capital value: an estimate of the price your property would obtain if it was sold at the time of the valuation. Market value: the probable price your property would sell for at any given time. Land value: the probable price that would have been paid for the land, not including

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Valuations are calculated by mass appraisal, taking a number of factors into consideration, such as the amounts properties around you are selling and renting for; the type of property; changes made since the last valuation through council consent; and information from market trends.

Change in capital value since last valuation (in July 2008) Change %


Change %




Belmont/Bayswater/Narrow Neck


Devonport (central)/ Cheltenham




Glenfield (east)/ Marlborough/Hillcrest



Glenfield (west)


Browns Bay/Murrays Bay




Castor Bay





Island Bay/Birkenhead (central)

Coastal Milford and Takapuna






Coastal Torbay/Browns Bay/Rothesay Bay






Coastal Campbells Bay/ Mairangi Bay/Murrays Bay


Sunnynook/Forrest Hill


Takapuna (inland)


Dairy Flat and Albany Heights/Coatsville


Torbay (inland)


Westlake/Crownhill/Milford (inland)


find valuers and real estate agents online at




Lochore’s Real Estate Your first stop over the bridge At Lochore’s, we’re always looking for ways to deliver more to our clients. We’re adaptable and forward thinking, while remaining true to the family and community values from which the company has been built. Our sales people have access to the latest tools, technology and training backed up by the support of the team to ensure you get the best service in the market.

What we do: •

• • • •

A major part of our commitment to the community is ongoing sponsorship of the Child Cancer Foundation – a non profit support network for children with cancer and their families. We have been proud to support the Child Cancer Foundation since 1995.

Residential sales with in-house marketing, graphics, database and photography Specialist Investment Property Team Monthly investment seminars Rental property management Body corporate services

lochore's real estate lochore's ltd real estate ltd licensed real estate agent

How we work for you Our experienced and motivated sales team are dedicated to working closely with you to understand your needs and help you achieve your real estate goals. By working as a team, we achieve more. The sales team meets twice a week to brainstorm ideas and share information on how to get the best results for your property. We market your property on 5 websites.

Real Estate Office

Lochores Real Estate Ltd MREINZ licensed real estate agent 100 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead p: 09 481 0639 e: w:

licensed real estate agent

We utilise the latest technology and are quick to adopt new systems and processes. Our admin and marketing team are always hard at work behind the scenes to give you the best possible result. This is how you get maximum value from listing with us.

To find out more Visit our website or ring us on 09 481 0639

Property Management

Lochores Real Estate Ltd MREINZ licensed real estate agent 84 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead p: 09 481 0641 e: w:

Employment Agencies  /  Immigration Services

Quality workforce at affordable rates

citizens advice bureau north Shore BIRKENHEAD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

ph: 418 0032 Email:


ph: 479 2222 Email:


ph: 444 9451 Email: do you need workers?


We have trained and experienced workers ready to do service, on long and short term basis. We have people registered with us in wide variety of working categories to help you in carrying out promotional, seasonal, year end & stock take working needs.

ph: 480 2971 Email:

labour enterprISeS (0508) 4 LABOUR (09) 570 6925 5 Lagoon Drive, Panmure, Auckland 1072

ph: 486 3139 Email:


for Information, help & advice not sure? ask us.

we provide specialist immigration solutions for: • Residence (Skilled Migrants, Business, Family categories) • Business Visas (Entrepreneur /Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) or Investor categories) • Work Visas (for those who have a job offer, based on their skills and experience) • Work/Student/Visitor Visas for their immediate family members • Student Visas for those who wish to study in         New Zealand (tertiary studies) • Work Visas (for 1 or 2 years) for students who have completed their tertiary NZ studies          (conditions apply)                   Call Simona for a Free Assessment

north Shore Immigration Services - all our advisers are licensed (09) 415 3392 17 Corinthian Dr, Albany, North Shore 332

North Shore Immigration Services

We assist new immigrants and temporary visa holders currently working, living and/or studying in New Zealand to obtain permanent residence or stay in the country on a lawful permit. Contact us today for an individual assessment of your situation.

for your legal requirements including: • • • • •

call robert for an assessment

Property Trusts and estate planning Immigration Company and commercial Matrimonial relationship property

Immigration Services / Lawyers

Immigration advisor with 15+ years’ experience

ensuring your success is our practice

(09) 476 1522 (021) 205 1342

(09) 486 1415 94 Anzac Street, Takapuna

Your Local Lawyers Employment Law: Personal grievances, Employment Agreement matters/ Employment relations disputes, Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court representation, mediation/negotiations

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Sales and Purchases of Residential Property Commercial Transactions Relationship Agreements Family Trusts Wills and Estates

Family Law: Day to day care and contact (custody & access), Domestic Violence, Child Youth and Family matters Medical Law: ACC reviews/District Court appeals, Health & Disability complaints/Human Rights Review Proceedings

legal aid provider (09) 410 0536 (027) 295 8580

McHardy Parbery Lawyers   (09) 419 9095   129 Birkenhead  Avenue, Birkenhead,  Auckland 0626 333

Lawyers  / Printing & Copying

DENNIS GATES Lawyer & Notary Public netsafe NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace.

legal services across all areas of your life Dennis Gates can assist with everything from family trusts to retirement planning; and as part of the Worried Group you are assured a consistently high level of service and the best possible legal advice. We take the time to get to know your situation, helping secure the future for you and your family.

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“building Smiles, building confidence” Our professional team Dr. Bob Yang, Dr. Pip MacDonald and hygienist Carrie McCarthy offer the highest quality of dental care with advanced equipment in a comfortable environment.

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lisa lazenby is your professional, local hygienist Lisa is friendly and relaxed with over 5 years’ experience in: • preventative oral care • oral hygiene instruction • dental cleaning: scale and polish • teeth whitening

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Glenfield Medical centre 452 Glenfield Road, Glenfield (09) 444 5911 (09) 444 7656 352

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Optometrists & Eye Care

treating all your eye needs right here on the Shore for over 30 years Our experienced and qualified specialists include: Dr Brian Sloan, Dr David Squirrell, Dr Jo Koppens,  Dr Michael Fisk, Dr Rasha Altaie & Dr Nadeem Ahmad.  Appointments also available at Red Beach and Warkworth.

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visique hawkins orewa optometrists - believe your eyes eye care throughout your lifetime At Visique Orewa we have an extensive range of prescription glasses, eye glasses, contact lenses, glasses, frames and spectacles to suit your face shape, hair and personality. • Eye Care • Eye Exams • Kids’ Eye Care • Glasses Frames We stock a fantastic range of designer glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses and accessories. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sat: 10:00am to 1:00pm Sun: Closed

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We are 100% Kiwi-owned and operated.

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When you visit us at North Shore Optometrists, your visual needs will be our priority. We’ll take the time to listen and find the solution that is best for you. For quality lenses, fashionable glasses and eyecare you can trust.

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no ordinary pharmacy We offer medical prescriptions and a wide range of natural health products, with an in-house naturopath to provide the best of advice. We stock Inner Health, Radiance, Thompsons and more. Visit us to see our full range of products and receive the best personalised health solution.

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At HealthZone, we treat a wide range of injuries for both ACC and private patients with no referral necessary.

Our holistic approach to your rehabilitation and recovery is supported fully by on-site access to a wide range of healthcare professionals that work alongside us at HealthZone.

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Physiotherapists / Podiatrists

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our family-orientated veterinary service provides:• Treatment for medical problems • X-rays • Microchipping and puppy classes

• General surgery including desexing • Dental treatment • Pet food, flea products and toys

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We are your local North Shore pet care choice, providing high quality care in a friendly, relaxed setting. We offer full medical & surgery care, x-ray & laboratory facilities, vaccinations & microchipping. A boarding cattery & professional dietary & behavioural counselling are available.

Forrest Hill Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality care for pets on the North Shore for over 35 years. We pride ourselves in giving every patient the best quality up-to-date surgical and medical care.

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(09) 410 5169 218 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill 361

Architects & Designers

It’s a Jungle out there We are a small architectural practice that specialises in industrial and commercial architecture and interiors. We deliver projects on time and within budget. The experience is also important so that the client gets the most out of it. The protection of the environment and the use of sustainable products is always in the forefront of our process from design concept to building completion.

congo design ltd (09) 445 4074 (027) 273 2650

Quality design enhances the quality of life

residential, interior and commercial architecture

Registered Architects with 23 years’ experience in the profession. We provide a quality architectural design service for commercial, industrial and residential clients. Our aim is to achieve the best possible quality, cost effective, environmentally sustainable outcome for each project.

Four Walls Architecture has a reputation for design excellence, a practical eye for detail, and clear, friendly communication and service. We specialise in renovations and new builds for both residential and commercial clients.

Gulf design

four walls architecture ltd

(09) 962 5934 (027) 255 3232 PO Box 8102, Symonds Street 1150 362

(027) 452 3027

pre-purchase / pre-Sale Inspection Specialist              Building Defects / Weathertightness Clinic         Diagnostic Infrared Probing / Thermal Imaging                 COA / Safety & Sanitary Reports

Building Inspection

house Inspections for Marketing, pre-purchase, Maintenance & Star rating

                 Architectural Design & Plans

find out how well your house performs • • • • •

House surveys Auckland wide Moisture testing & range of reports House condition assessment & Star Rating Web hosted maintenance & check service Network of warranted contractor referrals

contact dwell healthy homes ltd (09) 360 4399 (027) 290 0023 PO Box 45246, Te Atatu Peninsula

           Remedial & Maintenance Schedules              Council Consents / Certificates Guru                    

beSt value Guarantee! (09) 845 6958 (027) 6888 027

Look out for our Kombi

Thank you to the following businesses for helping rejuvinate our 1973 Kombi: Central Towing

DMU Upholstery

Mayne Automotive

Manukau Auto and Tyre Centre

Auto Colour Matrix Motor Works Group

Sound Around Car Audio 363

Furniture Removals


Removals Ltd “Kiwi owned and operated for 25 years”

24 HRS 7 DAYS • National • Residential Commercial • Office Moves • Rural

National and Local Specialists • • • • • •

Professional Cleaning Services provided Free Quotes & Competitive Rates Insurance & Packing Options Nationwide Coverage Truck Rates Back Load

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Short & Long Term Secure Storage Call for No Obligation Free Quote Easy & Free Online Quotes Fragile Freight Specialists Pianos & Antiques WINZ Quotes

This high quality, stress free service is enhanced by good old fashioned courtesy & professionalism


09 963 6315 • 021 287 5025 • 021 025 50967

0800 367 668 • 0800 FOR MOVING • Email ABLE – AFFORDABLE – AVAILABLE


Furniture Removals

ask about our SpecIal rateS for pensioners. AA Maxi Movers have over 30 years’ of experience in the moving industry. You can rely on us to move your precious things and treasures with care. We cover all of Auckland and even the Rodney area.

Whether you want to move a single item or entire flats, houses, apartments or offices, we will get the job done. Give us a call today to discuss your move.       Rates from $90 per hour. No booking fee.

aa Maxi Movers (09) 525 0705 - Auckland (021) 259 5704

a+ furniture removals ltd

over 14 years’ experience - 100% new Zealand owned • • • •

House lots Flats or apartments Honest & reliable service Auckland-wide and out of town

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Competitive rates FREE quotes WINZ quotes welcome 7 DAYS A WEEK

phone Gary watts - owner/operator (09) 442 0959 (027) 480 1404 We cover all areas of Auckland 365

Furniture Removals

furniture removals • • • • •

Single items to 6 bedroom homes all over Auckland Flats, apartments, offices factories and warehouses From Auckland to all North Island destinations Truck and two men from $85 per hour plus callout 7 day service we can move you today

office open 7 days 7am - 5.30pm (09) 414 2458 (0508) 668 348

neighbour helping neighbour let auckland regional Migrant Services help you settle in... Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is a charitable trust that is dedicated to supporting migrants, refugees and returning kiwis to settle successfully into the Auckland region. We offer free job search seminars, English clinics, Treaty of Waitangi workshop, free settlement support services, volunteer work experience and so much more. Find out more by visiting our website or calling one of our team.

auckland regional Migrant Services 09 625 2440 366

neighbourhood Support Neighbourhood Support North Shore aims to assist the residents and police in maintaining a safe, healthy and friendly neighbourhood twenty-four hours a day.

neighbourhood Support akl Inc 09 815 9605 09 815 9602

• Are you receiving market rental? • Is your investment being maintained? • Are you frustrated with managing your own property? The team at Buildcorp can give you peace of mind with careful tenant selection, regular inspections and rent arrears actioned daily

Property Management & Maintenance


FREE LANDLORD LETTING SERVICE Tired of your property being vacant? We also provide a prompt and efficient letting service which creates happy owners and tenants Phone today for your:

FREE Rental appraisal FREE Management fees for 3 months Buildcorp Management Ltd Phone 09 444 7851 Phone/text 021 740 173 Email 367

Property Management & Maintenance 368

delivering Quality Service and Solutions • Facilities maintenance and repairs. All trades including roof, paint, building, structural and condition reports • Special projects - refurbishments, re-roofs • SIKA certified applicators/LBP

absolute building & Maintenance (027) 490 0389

Specialist residential property Managers • • • • •

Best tenancy selection Prompt rent payment (5 days) Online financial management access We work 100% for our property owners FREE no obligation rental property appraisals

Quinovic property Management (09) 486 7450 Takapuna (09) 448 5819 Albany

about us...

what we do...

If you’re looking for honest impartial property advice about market values, property prices and trends, talk to the valuation team of Davies Batley. Our fees are normally the same or less than the industry standard, so not only will you save money on a registered valuation, but you’ll also be taking advantage of some of the most experienced Registered Valuers in Auckland. With Davies Batley, you know you are getting the very best in experience and knowledge - which is vital given the cost of most property transactions. 

PROPERTY VALUATIONS Davies Batley Valuers can help you by offering impartial advice on your property transaction, whether buying or selling. They can give you a registered valuation to determine where its value sits in todays market and, if building, on completion. We value properties throughout all suburbs in Auckland. COMMERCIAL VALUATIONS Davies Batley offers both residential valuations as well as valuations of commercial buildings and industrial property.  Whether you need to assess rents, require a refinance valuation or are buying or selling, talk to us first.

Property Valuers

need a valuation in auckland?

davies batley registered valuers (09) 414 7170 29 William Pickering Drive, Albany

PO Box 302730, North Harbour, Auckland 0751 Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm Sat by APPT 369

Property Valuers

Property Indepth Valuation Reports will impress you with the level of detail they reveal about your property or a property you are thinking about purchasing. Our report includes: • Registered value • Condition of individual assets within the property • Market commentary • Regional amenities and facilities • Age, population and make up of community • Schools and decile ratings • And much much more! Buyers, sellers, banks, insurers and real estate agents get the info they need, and our reports are accepted by all lenders. We make the reports easy for you to understand and navigate around. Leading internet based technology ensures superior service and quality, delivering the report within hours of the inspection, not days like our competitors.

faster, better... even more indepth! book a valuation on 0800 Indepth valuation rodney ltd - property Indepth for north Shore and rodney (0800) 463 378 (09) 427 6020 370

ValueNZ ValueNZ

Real Estate Agents


Real Estate Agents

lochore's real estate ltd licensed real estate agent

Chris Gemmell 0274 928 110 Team Gemmell

Pauline Matich 027 480 0114 Team Gemmell

Jason Yianakis 021 149 0139 Team Gemmell

Jack Gibb 0274 903 871 Team Gibb

Mark Gibb 0274 903 872 Team Gibb

Pat Lovell AREINZ 0275 405 848

Robert Lochore 021 619 212

Andrew Lochore 021 377 600

Brian Mearns 021 483 533

John Norton 027 256 4676

Evelyn Norton 027 538 3596

Wayne Paterson 027 454 4707

Stephen Wells 0274 818 181 Team Wells


Marty Van Praseuth 021 040 6807 Team Wells

Storage4you (09) 444 2040 (09) 444 2070

do you want to Master it? 100 Wairau Road, Glenfield, North Shore We accept cash, eftpos, Diners Club,

Storage / COMPUTER TRAINING / Driving Schools

north Shore Self Storage

A1 Driving School We are Local

one on one training at your place or ours • • • •

Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint

Master It (09) 416 5267 (021) 123 1924

based on the north Shore (09) 302 3456 (AKL wide) (027) 226 4316 373

Professional Development  /  Specialist Training Providers

Staff training and development train | Gain | Sustain netsafe NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace.

the rapid results difference • • • •

Customer Service Training Sales Training Leadership Training Team Building

want to know more? contact us on:

NetSafe educates and supports individuals and organisations on a range of cybersafety issues. NetSafe is a multi-stakeholder partnership which represents a range of perspectives from New Zealand’s cybersafety community. Partners come from a range of sectors and groups, including government, education, law, industry, community, parents and caregivers, children and young people.


(0800) DEVELOP (09) 447 1994

0508 638 723

established 1983 D. Greame SCOTT - Principal / Consultant We are able to provide you with a total liquor licensing service under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and its regulations. We can also assist with: • • • • •

Obtaining your liquor licences Management Certification LCQ Training Courses    Advice on Resource Consents Licence condition variations/extensions of hours

We are registered with the NZQA as a Private Training Establishment.

liquor licensing consultants (09) 480 6529 (09) 480 5696 374

2A Milton Road, Northcote Point

We give advice on the latest Marketing Strategies &  assist you to maximise your network at a minimal cost.  Products and Services:  $199 Websites          $199 Mobile Websites  $199 SEO                  $199 Photo Sessions  $299 Video Production and Editing   Social Media:  $50 DIY Tools Total Social Media  $199 Account Management   Social Media Consultation:  Fortnight FREE Talk – Discover Social Media  Weekly $59 One to one Training Sessions  Social Media Express Setup / Audit

Specialist Training Providers

passionate about empowering your business

the3marketeers (09) 816 8728 (022) 620 0688


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