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CommUNITy INformATIoN Contents Local Stories Council Services Education Support Services Community Listings

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fooD & DrINK Contents Local Stories Cafes Food Shops & Markets Pubs, Taverns & Bars Restaurants Takeaways

75 76 84 85 89 90 93

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97 98 106 107 108 109 110 114

SHoppING Contents Local Stories Clothing & Fashion Computers & Electronics Home Decor Parties & Occasions Stationery, Crafts & Hobbies

135 136 144 145 147 148 154

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

157 158 166 186 189 201

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bEAUTy & WELLbEING Contents Local Stories Beauty Wellbeing

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258 106 189 201 147 271 106 264 166 190

b Balustrades & Stairs Bars Bathroom & Kitchen Installers Bathrooms Batteries Beauty Products Beauty Therapy Boat & Yacht Builders Break Down Services Builders Building Supplies & Hardware Buses Butchers

191 89 201 192 167 126 126 108 167 202 193 110 85

168 148 264 207 144 60 145 256 146 211

D Dance Schools & Clubs Delicatessens Dentists & Dentures Disability Support Services Doctors, GPs & Medical Centres Drainage Drycleaners & Laundry Services

109 86 265 60 267 212 144

E Early Childhood Services Electricians Employment Agencies Ethnic Grocery Stores Expos

57 214 254 87 106


C Cafes Cake Makers & Decorators Cameras & Photographic Equipment Canoes & Kayaks Car Finance

Car Parts Children’s Parties Chiropractors Cleaners Clothing Community Support Computer Hardware Computer & Printer Repairs Computer Software Concrete Services

84 86 145 109 168

Financial Advisors Floor Sanders Florists Funeral Directors Furniture Furniture Removals

261 218 149 263 147 272 5


G Galleries Garage Doors Garden Bags & Bins Garden Centres & Nurseries Garden Maintenance Gates & Fencing Gifts Glass Golf Gyms and Fitness Centres

m 107 193 186 187 218 194 149 195 110 108

129 56 219 220 195 59 87 154 130 221

I Immigration Services


J Jewellery & Watches


K Kitchens & Benchtops


L Landscapers Lawn Mowers & Chainsaws Lawn Mowing Lawn & Turf Lawyers Lighting Limousines & Luxury Travel Locksmiths & Key Cutting 6

107 131 170 146 261 176

N Natural Therapists



H Hairdressers Halls & Community Centres Handyman Equipment Hire Handyman Services Heating & Ventilation High Schools Home Brew & Winemaking Supplies Home & Office Stationery Homeopaths House Lifting & Repiling

Markets Massage Therapy Mechanics Mobile Phones & Accessories Mortgage Brokers Motorbikes & Scooters

221 188 222 187 254 197 111 223

Optometrists & Eye Care Osteopaths

267 268

p Painters & Decorators Paint & Wallpaper Supplies Panel Beaters & Spray Painters Party Equipment Hire Party Supplies Personal Loan Services Pharmacies Physiotherapists Plumbers Podiatrists Property Management & Maintenance

224 198 177 150 152 262 269 270 227 270 273

r Real Estate Agents Rental Cars Respite Care & In Home Care Restaurants Rest Home & Retirement Villages Roofers Roofing & Spouting Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire Rugs & Mats

275 112 271 90 131 234 198 237 148

S Scrap Metal & Recycling Sports Fields & Fitness Trails

239 110

280 59 88 198

114 240 152


T Takeaways Theatre & Performing Arts Tiles Timber Flooring

Travel Agents Tree Services Trophies, Badges & Engravers

93 107 199 200

Wardrobe Services Wedding Wheels & Tyres Wreckers & Automotive Dismantlers


Storage Student Tuition Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Swimming Pools & Spas

200 153 180 182


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A selection of events and activities happening across Auckland*

JUNE 2012 27 May–2 June



Samoan Language Week

Model X Hobby Show West Wave Recreation Centre, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

Viva Italia! Te Atatu Baptist Church, 448 Old Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula




Dire Straits Rocky Road Tribute Show Henderson RSA, 66–70 Railside Avenue, Henderson

Xterra Trail Run/Walk Series Riverhead Forest, off Ararimu Valley Road, Riverhead

ANZ Championship Netball – Mystics vs Steel The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson




Sport Waitakere Walk It Series Sturges West Community Centre, 58 Summerlands Drive, Henderson

World Refugee Day

Ma¯ t¯ariki

JULy 2012





Rock a Billy & The Rebels – ‘50s Rock ‘n’ Roll theme night Henderson RSA, 66–70 Railside Avenue, Henderson

Tough Guy and Girl Challenge Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre, 24 James Mackie Road, Helensville

Ramadan begins



23 –29

NZ Tradies Expo The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

Craft out west West Wave, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

M a¯ ori Language Week

* 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.


AUGUST 2012 12



Wave Pool Market West Wave, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

Ramadan ends

Waitakere Orchid Club Spring Show Kelston Community Centre, cnr Great North & Awaroa Roads, Kelston

SEpTEmbEr 2012 1–2



The Schools Trash to Fashion Awards public showcase Corban Estate Arts Centre, 426 Great North Rd, Henderson

Unitec Run & Walk Events The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

Rock a Billy & The Rebels Henderson RSA, 66–70 Railside Ave, Henderson


13 –14


2012 World Roller Figure Skating Championships The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Waitakere Charity Fun Run & Half Marathon The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

oCTobEr 2012

14 Wave Pool Market West Wave, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

27–28 Kumeu Art in the Garden Kumeu Visitor Centre, 49 Main Rd, Kumeu

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APO Open Day – Inside the Orchestra The Trusts Stadium, 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

Canoe & Kayak Rodney Coast Challenge Muriwai Beach, Muriwai Road, Muriwai Beach

APO 4 Kids Christmas Massey High School, 274 Don Buck Road, Massey West 17



WEST AUCKLAND mArKETS Avondale Markets Sundays 6am – midday Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street French Bay Markets Second Sunday of the month 7am – 2pm French Bay Yacht Club, cnr Otitori Bay & Valley Roads, French Bay

Oratia Farmers’ Market Saturdays 9am – midday Artisan Wines, 99 Parrs Cross Road, Oratia



Ranui Community Co-op Fridays 3 – 6pm 474 Swanson Road, Ranui

Hobsonville Point Farmers’ Market Sundays 9am – 1pm Cnr Buckley Avenue & Hastings Crescent, Hobsonville

Titirangi Village Market Last Sunday of the month 10am – 2pm Titirangi War Memorial Hall & car park, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi

Kumeu Country Market 10am – 2pm Visit for dates Kumeu Showgrounds, Access Road

Titirangi Farmers’ Market Second Sunday of the month 10am – 2pm Titirangi War Memorial Hall car park

Massey Community Market Fridays 2–5pm (unless raining) Massey Community House, 385 Don Buck Road, Massey

SCHooL TErmS Primary and intermediate schools Term start date – end date

Secondary and composite schools Term start date – end date



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

28 September

Term 4 Monday 15 October – no later

than Thursday 20 December


Term 4 Monday 15 October – Friday

14 December 2013

Term 1 Between Monday 28 January

and Thursday 7 February – Friday 19 April

Term 1 Between Monday 28 January

and Thursday 7 February – Friday 19 April

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GArDENING CALENDAr What to do in your edible garden


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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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 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 asparagus crowns directly into the garden.

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

Plant rhubarb plants. Lift & divide any clumps.

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

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

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 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.


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.

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. 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.

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

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

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. Complete your vege garden preparation by digging in compost.

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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.

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Plant your favourite summer veges now such as tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, sweet corn, spring onion, watermelon and celery.

Plant basil next to your tomatoes to improve their flavour.

Stake tomatoes, water often and feed. Regular deep watering is best.

Sow seeds of pumpkin, courgette, parsnip, radish and sweetcorn directly into garden. Sow in trays for transplanting later: lettuce, cabbage, capsicum, eggplant, leek, spring onion. For continuous harvesting, sow at 2–3 week intervals.

Spray vege plants with an anti-fungus product.

Plant a crop of seed potatoes into your garden or in a tub or planter bag.

Hang moth traps in apple trees to trap moths and prevent larvae entering the fruit.

Feed all citrus trees with fertiliser.

Dust cabbages and cauliflower with a dust product to prevent white butterfly caterpillar.





GARDENING CALENDAR What to do in your flower garden



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.

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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 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.

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.

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. Sow seeds of your favourite flowering annuals directly into the ground, such as alysseum, marigolds, cosmos, nasturtium & sunflower.

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Plant annual seedlings, such as lobelia, impatiens, phlox, larkspur and portulaca.

Place a layer of mulch around the base of perennials, trees and shrubs to help conserve moisture; use compost, bark or peat.

Plant water lilies and other pond plants.

Liquid feed flowering annuals and perennials.

Sow seeds of flowering annuals directly into the garden: Californian poppy, nasturtium and sunflower. Sow in trays for transplanting later: carnations, petunia, gerberas, celosia and geranium.

Plant new roses with plenty of compost and water thoroughly once a week.

Repot orchids after flowering.

Increase watering of all plants in container or pots as the weather warms up. Adding a feed product at each watering will give you healthier plants and flowers.




West Auckland

CommUNITy & LEISUrE CENTrES Ceramco park function Centre 120 Glendene Road, Glen Eden 09 836 8075

Sturges West Community House 58 Summerland Drive, Henderson 09 837 1938

Glen Eden Commnity House 13 Pisces Road, Glen Eden 09 818 2194

Te Atatu peninsula Community Centre 580 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula 09 834 5827

Green bay Community House 1 Barron Drive, Green Bay 09 827 3300

Te Atatu South Community Centre 247 Edmonton Road, Te Atatu South 09 836 8075

Kelston Community Centre 135 Awaroa Road, Sunnyvale 09 839 0400

Titirangi Community House 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi 09 817 7448

massey Community House 385 Don Buck Road, Massey 09 833 9220

massey Leisure Centre

New Lynn Community Centre 49–51 Totara Avenue, New Lynn 09 827 2186

West Wave Aquatic Centre 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson 09 838 3706

ranui Community House 474 Swanson Road, Ranui 09 833 6280

Cnr Don Buck Road & Westgate Drive, Massey • 09 833 8100

The Trusts Stadium 65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson 09 970 5200

DoGS Off-leash areas

• Any road, including footpath

You may exercise your dog off-leash, but must keep the dog under control in:

• Picnic areas, boat rams or boat

• Bethells Beach within marked

areas between sunrise and sunset. • Piha Beach within marked areas

between sunrise and sunset. • Cornwallis Beach sand area from

sunrise until 9am daily.

• All Council reserves, excluding

beaches, provided you comply with on-leash and prohibited areas. On-leash areas You must ensure your dog is kept on a leash in private ways and: 24

and berm. marshalling areas and car parks. • On Piha Beach in areas not

marked as a prohibited or offleash area; and all other beaches. • Waikumete Cemetery. • Harbourview-Orangihina walkway

and coastal area. Prohibited areas You must ensure your dog does not enter the following public places: • Any public building, including any

library, swimming pool, recreation centre and visitor centre.

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spectator area), outdoor court, skateboard park and cycle park. • On or within 10m of any playground

or area that contains children’s play equipment or fitness apparatus. • Areas marked on Piha Beach.

• Within the Waitakere Ranges


• Any sports field (excluding

Regional Park: Whatipu Scientific Reserve and foreshore and Pararaha Valley; grassed area at Cornwallis; water supply dam buffer zones; regional park camping grounds and picnic areas.

LIbrArIES Glen Eden Library 12 – 32 Glendale Road, Glen Eden 09 839 2260 Monday to Tuesday: 9am – 5.30 pm Wednesday: 9am – 8 pm  Thursday to Friday: 9am – 5.30 pm  Saturday: 10am – 4 pm  Sunday: Closed massey Library Cnr Don Buck Road & Westgate Drive, Massey • 09 839 2260 Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30 pm  Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4 pm  New Lynn War memorial Library 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn 09 839 2260 Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5.30pm Friday: 9am – 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm ranui Library Cnr Swanson & Ranui Station Rds, Ranui • 09 839 2260 Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 5.30pm  Thursday: 9am – 8pm  Friday: 9am – 5.30pm  Saturday: 9am – 12pm Sunday: Closed

Te Atatu peninsula Library 595 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula • 09 839 2260 Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 5.30pm Thursday: 9am – 8pm  Friday: 9am – 5.30pm  Saturday: 10am – 4pm  Sunday: Closed Titirangi Library 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi 09 839 2260 Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 5.30pm  Thursday: 9am – 8pm  Friday: 9am – 5.30pm  Saturday: 10am – 4pm  Sunday: Closed Waitakere Central Library 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson 09 839 2260 Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 8pm Friday: 8.30am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm JT Diamond reading room Level 2, Waitakere Central Library Monday to Thursday: 9am – 8pm Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm 25

West Auckland pArKS

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

Armour bay reserve 2 Armour Road, Parau

Luckens reserve 102 Marina View Drive, West Harbour

Christmas beach 86 The Terrace, Herald Island

moire park 38 Granville Drive, Massey

Crum park Hilling Street, Titirangi

parrs park 131 Parrs Cross Road, Glen Eden

Harold moody reserve 40 Glendale Road, Glen Eden

Swanson Station park 760 Swanson Rd, Swanson

Hart Domain Vitasovich Avenue, Henderson

Taipari Strand 134 Taikata Road,Te Atatu Peninsula

+ wheelchair swing Henderson park 41 Wilshire Crescent,Henderson

Te pai park Te Pai Place, Henderson

Huia Domain 1139 Huia Road, Huia

Tui Glen reserve Claude Brooks Drive, Henderson

Jack pringle village Green Harbour View Road, Te Atatu Peninsula

Key Toilet facilities

Skate park

Picnic tables


BBQ facilities

Boat ramp



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bethells – Te Henga Bethells Road, Bethells Beach

Jenkins bay South Titirangi Road, South Titirangi

Karekare Lone Kauri Road, Karekare

Sandys parade Sandys Parade, Laingholm

piha Marine Parade North & South, Piha Armour bay Armour Road, Armour Bay

Wood bay Wood Bay Road, Titirangi french bay Otitori Bay Road, French Bay

Cornwallis beach Cornwallis Road, Cornwallis

Titirangi beach Aydon Road, Titirangi

Green bay beach Portage Road, Green Bay

Davies bay Paturoa Road, Titirangi

Herrings Cove Herrings Cove Place, South Titirangi Huia reserve Huia Road, Huia



foster bay Foster Avenue, Huia Christmas beach Twin Wharf Road, Herald Island Waimarie beach Waimarie Road, Whenuapai

WALKWAyS Henderson walkway Border Road, Alderman Drive and Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

Te Atatu peninsula walkway Te Atatu Road, Harbour View Road and Spinnaker Drive, Te Atatu Peninsula

manetewhau walkway Oriel Avenue, Moire Road, Allington Road and West Harbour Drive, Massey

Waipareira walkway Marina View Drive, Wisley Road and Clearwater Clove, West Harbour

mt Atkinson park Kohu Road, Titirangi

Waitakere ranges Some walkways are currently closed – see page 54 for more detail. 27



rECyCLING AND rUbbISH Household rubbish: Only collected if it is in an official prepaid rubbish bag. 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 •

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.) Waitakere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station: 50 The Concourse, Henderson • 09 301 0101 Green waste: Accepted at Waitakere transfer staion. The process cannot accept the following: bamboo, flax, palm, cabbage tree, toi toi/cutty grass, general refuse, tree stumps larger than 100mm in diameter, yucca. Getting your rubbish right Tie rubbish bags up securely.

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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.

Televisions: See feature on page 34. 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



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)

What can I do to help? Choose products with little or no packaging

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Buy products with re-usable or recyclable packaging

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

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

Save wrapping paper and boxes to use again

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

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

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Vinyl aďŹ cionado Neville Lynch shares his life out West

The K Road store closed in 2002, but Neville still has thousands of records, which he now sells online. He’s lived out West for around 30 years, and now lives in the bush clad haven of Huia. He talks to us about life out west, and about his enduring love of music.

Pink Apple Jar Company,” he reveals. One of the other members, Gerry Copas, went on to become an artist, and has recently been involved in exhibitions at the Pah Homestead, in Hillsborough.

When did you start getting interested in music?

Neville left school quite young and worked in a number of jobs before moving to Sydney with his girlfriend (who he later married). A comment by his brother-in-law made him realise the music industry might be right for him.

“There was always music in our house. I remember Dad always singing and whistling,” Neville says. “I really started getting excited about music when the Beatles broke. I used to hide under the sheets at night after the lights were out, listening to my transistor radio,” he laughs. “There was a radio station that played ‘British invasion’ songs. I used to be an avid listener.” Neville says he clearly remembers the first records he bought. “They were ‘Paperback Writer’ by the Beatles and ‘I’m Alive’ by The Hollies.” As a teenager with long hair and a rock’n’roll attitude, Neville ruffled a few feathers at school. “The brothers who taught me [at St Paul’s College in Grey Lynn] use to hassle me for my hair,” he says. Neville has always loved singers, and had a brief stint as a front man himself. “My mates and I were in a band called


Those of you who spent the ‘80s and ‘90s hunting down musical gems on vinyl may remember the Record Exchange on Karangahape Road. The second-hand music store was presided over by the entertaining and affable Neville Lynch.

How did you get into the music business?

“He said that as I loved music so much, maybe I should get a job in the music industry,” says Neville. He started out in the warehouse at Factory Records. “I remember seeing boxes and boxes of Bob Marley’s Katchafire album. Not many sold; they’d be worth a lot now.” His first foray into music retail came when he took a job at the Sydney Record Centre. He continued in the music retail trade when he returned to New Zealand a year or so later, working at Direction Records. He also had a stint as a sales rep for Festival. When did you purchase the Record Exchange? Neville was working at Direction Records in central Auckland, when he 31



Vinyl aficionado Neville Lynch shares his life out West closed, but it hasn’t really; it’s just relocated.” Where were you brought up? “I was brought up in Grey Lynn and went to school at various Catholic schools around the area.” Neville has two sisters and a brother, but is the only sibling who remains in Auckland. “Both my sisters live in Rotorua and my brother lives in Brisbane.” Neville has three children, all of whom are born and bred Aucklanders. His eldest daughter currently lives in Budapest with her husband and new baby, and his son is a chef in London. His youngest daughter, 5, lives in Huia. Where do you live now? “I’ve lived in Huia for 12 years,” he says. “My first house out here was in Fosters Bay, which had uninterrupted views of the harbour and the [Manukau] heads. I moved to my current house seven years ago.” was given the opportunity to buy a 50% share of a fledging music store. The Record Exchange had been set up in 1976 by Chris Hart (owner of Real Groovy), who by 1978 was looking for a partner in the business. Neville bought Chris out in 1979 and ran the business in K Road until 2002. The store become one of K Road’s most iconic stores, and holds a special spot in many music lovers’ memories. “When I closed, I moved the records, and I now sell them online on Trade Me and eBay,” says Neville. “People sometimes say they are sad the store


Nestled in the bush, it’s a beautiful spot, ringing with birdsong and close to the wild beach at Whatipu. Favourite places out West? “My favourite spot is Firebreak Bay. The sand drops off deeply, so you don’t have to wait for the tide to be right to swim. Most of the beaches around here are very tidal,” he says. “There’s lots of grass for picnics, large trees and lots of shade.” “I also love the Huia Store,” he says. “It’s a nice place to catch up with people, and it comes to life in the weekend. They do great food and it has a wonderful view.”

Trade Me and eBay, Neville has also been DJing again. A recent gig at Grand Central, on Ponsonby Road, enabled him to give some of his records an airing. Punters were delighted with the rare soul and funk offerings Neville served up.

“Many of us now meet up and through parties. There is a great sense of community out here,” he says.

“I wanted to play music that people wouldn’t usually hear,” he says. “I mainly played 45s, and some of the tracks really went off.”

“For me West Auckland is about the bush and the sea,” he says. “Humans are animals, and connecting with nature means you keep in tune with what is important in life. For me nature is all.” What are you working on at the moment? As well as his online presence on


Huia is a popular place with families, and Neville says the local bus stop near the store is a great social hub. “Over the past few years a lot of people with young children have made friendships while picking up our kids from the bus,” he explains.

“One of the really popular tracks was ‘Safecracker’ by the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, and people loved some of the disco stuff. I had a great time and I think the crowd did too.” For rare and unusual vinyl offerings contact Neville at

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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.


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. on the radio spectrum can be freed up for other things, like mobile broadband, which will hopefully lead to faster and cheaper mobile broadband services. What about my old TV?

A good way to tell if you’ll need to do anything for the switchover is if you can currently watch Freeview. Freeview is free-to-air television that’s currently transmitted in digital. So if you’re getting that now, you’re already digital.

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.

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. Another option – Igloo prepay TV – is due to launch in 2012. There are benefits and different costs for each option. Find out more at

Search for ‘computer recycling’ on

* 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.

Computers, accessories and TVs:

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


Working computers: donate to charities or visit Computers, printers and monitors: recycled and reused via

services/rubbish •

If you’re looking for a new TV or set-box visit




A place for everything and everything in its place

Box it Plastic storage boxes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, some with snaplock lids and wheels, and are usually stackable. They’re ideal for storing toys, fabric, tools, clothing, rugs and duvets. The semi-opaque ones allow you to see what’s inside without having to open it.

or rail with metal S-bends for hanging items with hooks, like garden tools. Metal bins and shelves also come in sets with runners, which are great for the back of doors. You can buy the length you need and attach as many units as you want. Make it

The low-lying containers are perfect for sliding out of sight under a bed, and come with handles and wheels for easy manoeuvrability.

If you’re handy with wood and a drill, you could try making some shelving or storage cubes, or turning an unused piece of furniture into a new storage solution.

Dress it

For example, an old narrow shelving unit can be repainted and attached horizontally to the wall to create a serving station and storage unit for your dining area.

Made-to-fit wardrobes come in any size or shape, depending on the space you have. Storage Box has a wardrobe range that you can install yourself, consisting of rails, shelves and baskets, to suit your needs. They’re also good for the laundry, kitchen, office or garage. There are many other companies who can create a wardrobe solution for you, based on budget and requirements. Check out for more. Industrialise it Metal shelving units on wheels are great for bathrooms, the garage or shed. Even the most sparse looking unit can come alive by adding colourful storage boxes, different coloured towels or pot plants. Metal bin containers can be screwed to the wall, or you could try a slat of wood


It’s easy to find you need more storage space at home or work. There are plenty of solutions to choose from, depending on your budget and space.

Lock it If you’ve really got too much stuff to store, consider an off-site storage unit. Units can fit content from one bedroom up to a whole house. You can either pack and stack your stuff at the storage unit, or have your unit come to you. Smartbox delivers the storage box to you then takes it to the storage facility once you’ve packed it. Most of the storage companies sell packaging kits or individual items to help, such as bubble wrap and furniture covers. You can also get boxes for specific items, such as kitchen boxes with compartments, wine inserts and wardrobe boxes.

More household options and stores are online at



rEWorK yoUrSELf Tips on updating your CV

Think of a CV as your PR material. 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 type face 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 each page belongs.


If you’re lucky, you may never need a résumé, 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. accumulated. Keep a note of any 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

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

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




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


Model Flying NZ

Arts and crafts, sit dancing, board games, cards, trading tables, bowls.

Branches offer different activities, e.g. falls prevention programmes and social activities, plus regular newsletter.

$15 membership + $5 per session 9.30am–1pm, school term only Selwyn Foundation

Annual subscription $62

Activities, including gentle exercise and mental stimulation.

NZ Bridge Association

9.30am–midday • $2-$4 includes morning tea, $4-6 for lunch

$30-60 membership •

Green Prescription Easy group exercise, dietary/healthy eating advice, health and fitness checks, Tai Chi. Wednesdays from 10.45am • free Savvy Seniors Creativity and social activities, with an emphasis on wellness, fun, interaction and education. Wednesdays (fortnightly) 10am–midday $5 per session • Sixties Up Movement Bowls, games, crafts, trips, barbecues, petanque, and monthly newsletter. $10 membership + activity fee


If your 40s are supposed to be the new 30s, then your 60s are surely the new 50s. Here are some things to do around our area for the young at heart.

Bridge sessions and beginner classes. SeniorNet Computer courses on word processing and the internet. Suitable for people 55 and over. Stroke Foundation & Stroke Clubs Exercise to music, table games, crafts, organised outings. $20 annual Stroke Foundation membership + $5 for a stroke club TOA Pacific Inc Support and activity groups for Pacific older people. Adult literacy classes, Pacific Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programme. For more information on community centres, check out our listings on page 24, or see page 56 of this book.

For more things to do around your area visit



CAr mAINTENANCE Tips on keeping your car healthy

Tyres Check your tyre pressure regularly and get a wheel alignment every couple of years. Equally balanced tyre pressure maintains the life of the tyre and keeps it safe on the open road. Under-inflated tyres will wear too much on the outer edges; over-inflated tyres get worn in the middle. Wiper blades Replace wiper blades when they stop clearing the window properly. If you notice lines of water being left behind when the wipers are operating, it is probably time to replace them. This is fairly simple to do and blades can be purchased from stores like Repco. Engine oil Check your engine oil with the car parked on the-flat and the engine off. If the oil level on the dipstick is anywhere upwards from midway to the full mark, that’s good. The oil should be a light gold colour. If it’s dark or black, it needs to be changed. Bad oil causes the engine to run poorly, increasing fuel consumption and can cause over-heating. Coolant This is what keeps your car cool in summer and warm in winter. Have a look at the container next to the radiator. A level somewhere between low and full is good. Anything under that, top it up


Keeping an eye on your car can save you money in the long-run. Here are a few things to look out for on a regular basis. with some still tap water. If you find it gets low often, there may be a leak, so get it checked out by a mechanic. Ensure your coolant has plenty of antifreeze added. It is an anti-corrosive, so it protects your radiator and the internal waterways of your engine. Automatic transmission It’s a good idea to know how to check the automatic transmission fluid. It lubricates moving parts and cools down the transmission, which transfers the power from the engine to the wheels. Check the level after you’ve been driving for a while, so the fluid is hot. Good transmission oil is slightly reddish or light brown. Anything darker than that or dirty may need changing. Battery Batteries usually last for about three years. If your car starts sluggishly, you may need a new battery. Check the terminals for corrosion or cracking. Corrosion is usually a white-ish blue powdery substance. If you don’t know where any of these car parts are, look in the owner’s manual. If you don’t have a manual, you can buy one online or you may find one at your local library.

If you need a mechanic, or to find stores in your area visit



GET yoUr CrAfT oN It’s not all knit one, purl one

Crafts cover a huge range of activities, from the obvious – like crochet and felting – to the not-so-obvious – like upcycling, craft bombing and geek crafts. LET’S GET ACQUAINTED Upcycling Involves taking waste materials and creating something new with them. The possibilities here are endless. For example, a wine bottle planter, snow globe made from an old jar, bags and belts made from bike inner tubes and car seat belts, and things like drink cartons made into bags. Craft bombing A form of graffiti. It takes something sterile or everyday – like a power pole, rubbish bin, tree, or public art – and covers or envelops it with knitting or crochet (see main image). It’s a fairly new form of graffiti art and dates from as recently as 2005 in Texas, though no one is too sure of its origins. Geek crafts Combines all that is geeky with all that is crafts. For example, embroidered Doctor Who character cushion, Tetris quilt, Star Wars terrariums, Lily Pad Arduino cake and Harry Potter baby costume. There’s no limit to what you can do with geek crafts – just mix and match your favourites.


The craft renaissance has been well under way for a number of years, from the bestselling Stitch’n Bitch to handmade store, New Zealand’s, and the numerous markets around the city. CRAFTY HAPPENINGS IN YOUR AREA Lopdell House 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi The Make & Cake programme holds monthly craft classes, such as making chocolate delights, applique, knitting, and crocheting afghan squares. Hobsonville Point Vintage & Craft Market 9am–1pm, second Sunday of the month Catalina Café, cnr Buckley Avenue and Hastings Cresent, Hobsonville A boutique-style market of vintage and craft stalls. Titirangi Village Market 10am–2pm, last Sunday of the month Titirangi Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi Over 130 stalls of arts, crafts, produce and information. Check out our events on page 17 for more markets, and page 24 for local community centres.

Find markets and crafts at 45

CommUNITy INformATIoN Local Stories


Council Services Halls & Community Centres


Education Early Childhood Services High Schools Student Tuition

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Support Services Community Support Disability Support Services

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Community Listings A-Z


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Check out your local Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) first started in New Zealand in 1970. The Grey Lynn centre was the first in the country to open and there are now nearly 30 centres throughout Auckland. Branch manager Margaret Antunovich, says CAB “aims to ensure individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights or of available services, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.” At your service CAB is staffed by trained volunteers, who can access information through a database that links with over 40,000 service providers. It is 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, internet, texting, Twitter, Facebook – they’re all useful tools, but they can also exacerbate the loneliness for people who are already isolated.

Margaret says maintaining one-onone human contact is important, especially for people with language or other difficulties.


Not sure where you stand with rental issues, money worries, legal problems or relationship difficulties? Your local Citizens Advice Bureau is there to help.

Language Link is a translation service, which people can use simply by pointing to their country o f origin on a map – the CAB volunteer will then call someone to translate for them in that language. Legal matters Consulting a lawyer can be an expensive and somewhat intimidating process. CAB provides access to lawyers who volunteer free 10-15 minutes 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. They also offer mediation and conflict coaching services to help resolve issues. For more information on the services Citizens Advice Bureaux offer, or to find out your nearest branch, see cab., or phone 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222).

To find out more about the services your community can provide visit


SupEr CaTEGOry SprEadSTop TEmpLaTE Rated 50

yoUr Top bUSINESSES We’ve put together a few local Community businesses that you have raved about on Find other top businesses and review your favourites at

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

from 4 reviews

418 Titirangi Road , Titirangi • 09 817 8087 ellixes Nov 2011

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Lopdell House Gallery

Great venue, great location, great staff! We provided Balloon String Arch for one of their events. All staff are friendly and easy to talk to. The venue and location...

Spiritual Decisions

from 6 reviews

Hobsonville, Auckland • 0508 373 377 vikkeen apr 2012

I highly recommend her! A friend and neighbour strongly recommended Kerry-Marie. I live in France and had an email reading. Kerry-Marie is...

Montessori @ the Children’s House

from 4 reviews

1 Clover Drive , Henderson • 09 833 7119 jam may 2012

Brilliant! West Auckland to find a centre for my son, and I found it here! Friendly, caring staff that go the extra mile for my child, they seem...

The views and opinions expressed in the published reviews are those of the contributors and not Localist Ltd.


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HEArT of THE CommUNITy Here’s what’s happening at your local community centre

Get moving It’s easy to become a couch potato when the weather gets colder, but exercise is one of the best ways to battle the winter blues. Sturges West Community House in Henderson offers a range of exercise classes, from Pilates to Zumba. If you want to burn up the dance floor, Te Atatu South Community centre has classes in many forms of dance, including tap and swing; they also have Zumba and line dancing. Ceramco Park Function Centre in Glen Eden has kung fu classes, and New Lynn Community Centre offers classes in, of all things, hula! Learn a language Learning a new language is a great way to exercise your brain. Titirangi and Sturges West Community House both offer French classes; Sturges West Community House has Spanish classes. There are also opportunities for those wanting to develop their English skills. Sturges West, Kelston and New Lynn community centres all offer ESOL (English as a second langauge) classes. Kids’ stuff Keeping children entertained can be a full-time job. Fortunately, your local community centre has many great options for keeping them active and involved. Te Atatu South Community Centre runs gym classes – great for

kids with loads of energy. New Lynn Community Centre has Jumping Beans classes, that help teach young children coordination through movement and music. Sturges West Community Centre has a wide range of children’s classes – ranging from art to tae kwan do – as well as playgroups for the littlies.


From belly dancing to yoga, drawing to cooking, community centres offer a wide range of fun and interesting classes. There are community centres scattered throughout West Auckland; here’s a sample of what they have on offer.

Arts and crafts More and more people are discovering the joy of making things from scratch. Arts and crafts classes teach you the skills and techniques needed to create beautiful works. Sturges West Community House and Titirangi Community Centre have painting courses; Titirangi Community Centre also has embroidery and lace making classes. New Lynn Patchwork Group meets every Tuesday at the New Lynn Community Centre, and Te Atatu South has a craft group that runs every Tuesday. Left of centre If you feel like learning about something a little different, there are a range of weird and wonderful classes held in community centres. Sturges West Community Centre offers classes in belly dancing; Titirangi Community Centre has classes in psychic healing, vintage sewing, and ukulele. You can also learn traditional M¯aori massage here, or you may want to exercise your lungs with a bit of laughter yoga.

Look for more great things to do in your area at



HELP STOP KAURI DIEBACK Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it. ALWAYS:

STAY ON THE TRACK, and off kauri roots.

CLEAN YOUR GEAR. Before and after visiting kauri forests clean your shoes, tyres and equipment.

For more information call 0800 NZ KAURI.

Kauri DiebacK programme partners




Keeping our kauri healthy

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park covers more than 16,000ha of native rainforest and coastline and 250km of walking tracks. Some areas of the park are closing, to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. What is kauri dieback? Kauri dieback is the common name for the disease Phytophthora taxon Agathis (PTA). It is spread by soil movement, from plant to plant through roots and by human and animal contact with soil. It was first reported in 2006 by local residents on the Maungaroa Ridge Track, near Piha. PTA has also been found on Great Barrier Island, in Rodney District and North Shore City. What does kauri dieback look like? Symptoms include yellowing of foliage, canopy thinning, dead branches and tree death. Affected trees can also develop lesions that bleed resin. What areas of the ranges are closing? Thirteen kauri protection zones in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park will be closed from 1 July 2012. The council says this will be reviewed in 12 months. The protection zones are areas where tracks run through unaffected kauri. They are in the Cascade Kauri, Anawhata, Waiatarua, Piha, Karekare, Huia and Parau areas, and includes 27km of tracks. “We are adopting a precautionary approach,” says Councillor Sandra Coney, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum.

“The aim is to stop spread but also to protect unaffected areas for the future recovery of kauri in the ranges.”



“There are many unknowns with this disease,” says Cr Coney. “While our researchers and scientists work to understand more about how it is spread and whether a vaccine or cure can be found, we have an obligation to look after vulnerable areas. The Auckland Council is part of a joint agency programme to keep kauri standing, which includes iwi, DOC, regional councils and MAF Biosecurity NZ. What can I do to help? A recent council report noted a correlation between the track network and kauri dieback zones, “supporting the theory that humans are a significant factor in the spread of the disease.” •

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Keep to defined tracks at all times. Any movement of soil around the roots of a tree has the potential to spread the disease. Clean footwear and any equipment in contact with soil before and after leaving kauri forest areas. Stay away from kauri tree roots. Keep dogs on a leash at all times and keep them away from the soil around trees.

See for what to look for and more information.



Activities and services within the local community At Avondale Community Centre, we provide affordable activities and services that respond to local community needs. We are a multi-cultural hub, offering community education classes, hobby classes, community events, social services, legal services and health services. Our facilities are ideal for functions, meetings and groups, and are available for hire at very affordable prices.

Come and visit us soon. We look forward to meeting you. (09) 828 3302 (09) 828 3796

99 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland 1026

The Wesley Community Centre Located within the beautiful surroundings of the Mt Roskill War Memorial Reserve, we offer programmes & activities that are responsive to the needs of the community. There are several rooms available for hire, which are well heated & air-conditioned, & there is also a large paved outdoor area at the rear of the centre. Among the many activities on offer are two holiday programmes, a twice weekly Market Day, community events, computer training, homework centre, preschool support services, health services, legal & budgeting services, language classes, exercise classes & much more. Our facility is suitable for all types of hire including weddings, birthdays, meetings, corporate functions & seminars.

Wesley Community Centre (09) 620 5125 740 Sandringham Road, Mt Roskill 56

We offer very competitive rates.

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Nutritious home cooked meals prepared by our chef We welcome children from 6 months to 5 years We have high teacher / child ratios Family owned and operated in a homely environment

• We offer the Government “20 hours ECE” subsidy for children over 3 years / WINZ subsidies also available • Qualified and caring teachers • Quality educational and transition to school programmes


fantastic quarter acre “Kiwi backyard” playground environment

Join us at playhouse Early Learning Centre (09) 827 7833 Playhouse-Early-Learning-Centre

38 La Rosa Street, Green Bay, Auckland

Open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm

KUmEU: superior centre, providing quality care Playschool offers the highest standard of preschool eduction, 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 journeys • 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 57


farm friends - for friendship, family and fun Farm Friends is a unique, purpose built early childhood centre set on a 10 acre lifestyle block located in rural Swanson/ Henderson Valley only 5 minutes from Henderson.  We have been open since March 1997 as a fully licenced early childhood centre, offering full day, school hours or sessional education for 2 to 5 year olds, with qualified and long serving teachers. The centre provides stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments, including our brand new forest playscape. We believe the world of nature is exciting and filled with endless opportunities for shaping and enhancing children’s thinking, learning and creativity.

farm friends Early Childhood Centre 51 Coulter Road, Swanson (09) 832 3600 Farm Friends Early Childhood Centre

Top-quality education for young children in a warm, friendly environment

The Grange offers:

Small centre with a family feel

- Qualified, experienced, long-serving staff - Transition to school and educational programmes - Half days, full days or school hours - Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5.00pm - 20 ECE hours available and WINZ subsidised fees

Children 0-5 years | 20 hours ECE | Safe and secure environment | Qualified and caring staff | Stimulating educational programmes | Large outdoor play area | Nutritious meals, cooked fresh each day | Open 7.00am - 5.30pm

The Grange Early Learning Centre

Creative minds Childcare

(09) 837 2007 48 Awaroa Rd, Sunnyvale, Auckland 58

focused & caring Childcare for your child

(09) 836 8555 106 Edmonton Rd, Henderson

Children from birth to five years

A good beginning lasts a lifetime

Make sure your child gets the love and attention they need. Krafty Kidz is a small childcare centre, with a maximum of 25 kids at any one time, which means your kids get to interact with each other and grow friendships in a mixed age environment. Come visit us to find out more.

An exclusive private learning centre set amongst the trees and countryside of Kumeu. Where safe, open and room to explore is our point of difference. Come and talk to our qualified teachers and let your child’s good beginning lasts a lifetime.

Krafty Kidz - 7.30am - 5.30pm

7.00am to 6.00pm mon to fri

(09) 833 8457 (09) 833 8457 11 Metcalfe Road, Ranui

(09) 412 8055 79 Oraha Road, Kumeu, Auckland 0892


Home away from home for your kids

making Dreams ... reality Diocesan challenges young women and inspires them to maximise their individual potential through high quality learning, a wide range of opportunities and continuous innovation. Juinor School, Junior High and Senior Schools cater for 1,500 students from Year 0 to Year 13.

                          After school tuition             Reading | Spelling | English | Mathematics                       New Zealand Curriculum                            Qualified teachers                                 Years 1 to 13

Diocesan School for Girls

Kip mcGrath Education Centre

(09) 520 0221 Clyde Street, Epsom, Auckland 1051

(09) 827 2500 14 Delta Ave, New Lynn


COmmuNITy SuppOrT / dISabILITy SuppOrT SErvICES

Alzheimers Auckland Dementia Support 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.

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

Salvation Army (09) 827 3128

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

Transforming the lives of people with an intellectual disability

24 hour residential support Agape Care is a charitable trust and Christian based community committed to caring for the intellectually disabled. We provide a place where each person can be loved and respected for who they are. Our positive environment encourages spiritual,

emotional, social and intellectual growth regardless of disability. We currently have two six bedroom homes and offer 24 hour residential support together with a vocational programme focusing on skill development and community participation.

Contact us for more information about our services: (09) 837 8597 4210 Great North Road, Glendene 60

PO Box 69 210, Glendene, Auckland

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.


Neighbour helping neighbour

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

Neighbourhood Support Waitakere Inc.

Age Concern

09 834 5815 09 834 5815

Citizens Advice bureau

09 820 0184 09 828 1660

Learning technology together Interested in learning computer skills? • • • • •

Are you over 55? Then join SeniorNet Auckland We are a non-profit volunteer organisation Cater for beginners and more experienced Clubrooms at Onehunga RSA

Not sure? Ask us. for Information, help and advice… • • • •

Consumer rights Housing and Tenancy Personal and family Settlement and Immigration

Citizens Advice bureau - massey 09 833 5775

SeniorNet Auckland Inc 09 634 8341 or 09 524 9535 61


Grey power Diabetes – Could you have it and not know?

To find out more, please visit our website or get in touch today.

• 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.

Diabetes NZ Auckland

Grey power federation NZ Inc

Untreated diabetes can lead to heart attack or stroke, blindness, kidney failure - and even loss of legs or feet. A few small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on preventing or slowing diabetes. Take the first step - check out if you are at risk at, visit Diabetes Auckland can offer you ‘Starting well with Diabetes’ courses, one to one help, support groups, diabetes-specific products and lots of information about this disease.

09 623 2508 A. 62-64 Valley Rod, Mt Eden, Auckland

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 62

Aims and objectives

09 299 2113 or 0800 473 979 09 299 2118

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

We have kindys that suit you • • • •

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


Te Akoranga 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

Auckland Kindergarten Association 09 373 5635 or 0800 4 KINDY

Te Akoranga playcentre Association Inc. 09 838 8849

parenting questions?

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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. 09 837 8481

• • • • • •

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 63

SuppOrT SErvICES Supporting Disadvantaged Kiwi Kids

parent to parent matua ki te matua

09 478 1525 09 478 1523

0508 236 236

The baby’s fine… how are you?

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 64


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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

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Move over mulled wine, it’s time for some hot spiced cider

Cider has an illustrious history. It’s reported that when the Romans arrived in Britain at around 55 BC, they discovered villagers drinking an alcoholic beverage made from apples. Cider is also mentioned in European writings dating back to the ninth century AD. The drink is associated with many traditional folk customs, including wassailing. In West England (where cider is still commonly produced) wassailing was used to awaken the apple trees, scare away evil spirits and ensure a bumper harvest. Villagers would sing and chant to the trees, and pour cider on them as an offering. Up until recently, most of the cider available in New Zealand has been produced by large corporate breweries. Fortunately for cider lovers, more and more boutique breweries are using traditional methods to create innovative and authentic ciders. The list of ciders produced in New Zealand now is ever increasing: Harvest, Rochdale, Old Mout, Alpine Gold, Isaac’s, Johnny Arrow, and more. Stephen Plowman of Hallertau Brewbar, in Riverhead, created a recipe to go with their delicious Granny Smith Apple Cider. The drink, which also uses feijoa

liqueur, can be spruced up with orange slices, lemon slices, or rings of apple and a sprig of mint. It’s the ideal autumn tipple, and a great drink to share with mates in front of a roaring open fire.


Cider – it conjures up images of rich harvests, autumn evenings and quaint pubs. And while it’s most commonly drunk cold, it can also be warmed up and spiced to create a delicious, cold-busting drink.

Hot spiced cider makes 16 servings 2 litres Hallertau Granny Smith apple Cider 100ml feijoa liqueur (or your favourite liqueur) 60g brown sugar (more or less to taste) 10 whole cloves 2 whole star anise 2 cinnamon sticks Combine the cider, liqueur, sugar and spices in a large saucepan.

Heat the mixture slowly to 60 degrees (use a cooking thermometer to judge the temperature). Keep at 60 degrees for 15 minutes, then remove the spices. Serve in large glasses with orange slices and a sprig of mint. You’ll find plenty of places on for an autumn tipple. And check out our listings on the following pages for your locals.

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yoUr Top bUSINESSES We’ve put together a few local Food & Drink businesses that you have raved about on Find other top businesses and review your favourites at The Hangar

from 13 reviews

104 Central Park Drive , Lincoln • 09 835 1056 blake may 2012

Great hangout I am a regular here at the Hangar Bar. Great staff and location. Sometimes quite noisy and hard to talk, but great for dancing...

Fish Stop

from 6 reviews

4 Glen Dale Road, Glen Eden • 09 818 7108 eelco. kirsten april 2012

Old school fish ’n chips!! Fish and chips the way I remember growing up! This shop has great fish, chips and burgers. We have also purchased fresh...

Huapai Butchery

from 12 reviews

310 Main Road, Huapai • 09 412 8837 talia. richards april 2012

Fantastic quality! I always feel like a valued customer at Huapai Butchery. Great quality staff and meat!


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

from 11 reviews

80 Gunner Drive, Te Atatu Peninsula • 027 635 6375 Teenie april 2012

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Miss Melicious

Amazing quality I have had Miss Melicious cupcakes numerous times. She is super professional, friendly, fast and efficient. The different...

Kohu Road

from 19 reviews

44 Portage Road , New Lynn • 09 827 999 Stig april 2012

Speechless. Heaven in a tub! No words to describe the joy of tucking into any Kohu Road ice cream. Want want want! Especially the dark...


from 27 reviews

1171 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Kumeu • 09 412 5555 electriclady may 2012

Great atmosphere on Sundays! Loving the live band! And the beer! Hallertau is well worth the trip! Bar, brewery and restaurant put together...

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A classic combination of flavours from Al Brown

© Kieran Scott



This recipe lends itself to being served on a fine winter’s day with lashings of red wine. There are all sorts of variations for café de Paris butter, but this is the version Al Brown has been using for years and he thinks you’ll dig it. SEARED BEEF FILLET WITH CHARGRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS AND CAFÉ DE PARIS BUTTER Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the café de Paris butter, search on 6 large or 12 medium portobello mushrooms, peeled 1/ cup olive oil 3 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steak 1.2kg beef fillet (see for tips on how to tie the beef) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper cooking oil for brushing

INSTRUCTIONS Portobello Mushrooms Brush the mushrooms liberally with the combined oil, parsley, thyme and garlic. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Cover until required.

Preheat your flat-top or chargrill to good and hot. Make sure you have a cooler spot to move the beef on to, once seared, to finish cooking. Season the beef fillet liberally with sea salt and black pepper. Brush the beef with oil then place on the hot part of the grill. Sear on all sides until lightly golden, then move to a part of the grill at medium temperature. Cook the fillet for 30 minutes or so, turning every five minutes. Remove and rest for at least another 20 minutes. Place the mushrooms gill side down on the grill. Cook for 3–4 minutes then turn and move to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking (up to another 10 minutes). To serve, place a mushroom in the centre of each plate. Slice thick steaks off the beef fillet and place one on each mushroom. Cut rounds of the café de Paris butter and place on each steak. Let it start to melt before serving. Add a green salad, some crusty bread and pull the cork out of a red or two and enjoy. Find your local green grocer and butcher at

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

Portobello mushrooms

Cook and serve


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fILL yoUr booTS A twist on the old sandwich

Here’s a simple but tasty solution – pack your meat and salads in bread, but nothing as dull as sandwiches. Slice a whole ciabatta, baguette or large rustic loaf in half horizontally. Load both inner sides with sauce/dressing, fill with your choice of filling, wrap whole and press/refrigerate. Then take to your gathering with a big board and serrated knife and cut into individual serves. Oh the simplicity. Try THESE fILLING IDEAS The ham and dijon du jour Smear with Dijon mustard and a good mayo (like Best Foods). Thick slices of leftover glazed Kinloch ham. Layer slices of sweet nutty gruyere or Emmental cheese. Chunks of oily grilled artichokes (available from any good deli counter). Load with baby spinach leaves. The salmon rushdie Smear beetroot relish and cream cheese. Lavish amounts of chunky hot-smoked (or leftover baked) salmon. Loads of chopped dill and fresh cress. Very thin slices of red onion and ribbons (use a peeler) of fresh carrot.

The exotica Smear with cranberry sauce and mayo.


We’ve all been there: that lovely sounding idea of a big food spread with friends and family. But it can be a nightmare trying to accommodate all the eating preferences of the participants.

Shred in leftover chicken (or turkey), skin and all. Lots of roughly chopped flat parsley. Crumble over some creamy blue cheese. Sprinkle with walnut pieces (preferably toasted). Mesclun salad leaf mix. The vegetative and contemplative Smear on basil pesto and (plain) hummus. Apply rocket leaves with a heavy hand. Load with courgette ribbons (use a peeler). Crumble over a couple of blocks of feta (preferably goat). Semi-dried tomatoes and roast red peppers (from a jar is fine). Pitted kalamata olives – optional, but must be the real thing.

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Set in parkland surroundings 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.

Catalina Cafe - open 7 Days (09) 950 6551 Corner of Buckley Ave and Hastings Crescent, Hobsonville, Auckland



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Top Quality meat products, Highest food Standards

our mission To provide top quality and exceptional tasting meat products with the highest food standards, to suit business and individual needs at an affordable price. All pork sold in our shop is 100% fresh and 100% NZ grown. All our products are labelled with the ‘Quality Mark’ and tick mark of the National Heart Foundation.

butchery We have skilled and experienced butchers to serve you and they are more than happy to provide you with an extensive range of cuts as per your request. • • • • • • •

Beef Lamb Pork Chicken Special cuts Frozen meats Small goods - ham, bacon, sausages etc

our branches 11 Shakespeare Road, Milford 53 Pearn Crescent, Northcote 343 Albany Highway, North Harbour 537 East Coast Road, Browns Bay 60 Hobson Street, Auckland Central 133 Hobson Street, Auckland Central 3121A Great North Road, New Lynn 3 Edsel Road, Henderson 159 Queens Road, Panmure

premio meat Limited (0800) 617 7777 11 Shakespeare Road, Milford

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you can count on us • Knowledgeable, friendly service • Award-winning home made sausages   • Huge range of gourmet cuts   • Large FREE RANGE selection   • Quality aged steaks   • Pigcare accredited pork   • We only sell 100% New Zealand meat

New Lynn (09) 827 8827 10A Margan Avenue, New Lynn

Wholesaler & retailer of Swiss-style cakes

(09) 838 9118 8 Pioneer Street, Henderson

visit us for a delightful range of ingredients

Our reputation & growth has been based on word of mouth and our goal is is to make our products to the highest standards & provide customers with a service that exceeds their expectations. Please visit our retail store on Saturdays between 9am - 12noon or place an order for a sweet treat.

• Fruit and veges: fresh and organic, local when available • Bulk bins: grains, flours, nuts, seeds and pulses • Groceries: an extensive and comprehensive selection, including gluten free • Fresh daily: sandwiches, savouries, muffins, cakes, and hot soup to take away • Dairy: organic milk, butter, cheese, quark and yoghurt • Skin, body and hair: Weleda, Living Nature, Trilogy, Antipodes, Giovanni and Dr. Hauschka • In store: naturopathic / ayurvedic / homeopathic advice; herbal dispensary Open 9 - 6 weekdays and 9 - 5 Saturday and Sunday Closed on stat holidays

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Home brew West - your Hand Crafted beer, Spirits, Wine & Cheese Hobby Specialist. We are your one-stop-shop and aim to achieve a high level of customer service and provide a clean friendly atmosphere for a minimum price. We have a large and full range of high quality products

(or a suitable substitute), including your general brewing supplies and hardware. We are here to help you make the best you can - within your budget.

Home brew West (09) 837 7177 Home-Brew-West

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bUy morE for LESS - SAvE 40 - 70% off oN rETAIL prICES • Good selection of branded cosmetics • Big range of books at crazy prices • Massive range of confectionery at great prices

• Discount Outlet have one more outlet in Te Atatu Peninsula (Opposite Te Atatu Library and Community Centre) • Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm  Sun 10.30am - 5.30pm

Discount outlet (09) 827 0915 (021) 02396438 17 Veronica Street, New Lynn 568/1 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula



restaurant, bar and entertainment venue The Hangar is a landing zone for everything from an upmarket lunch and dinner venue, through to a great place to meet for a couple of quiet beers or a wine or two. For those who like to party, The Hangar evolves at night into a premier venue with great music and a vibrant atmosphere. Combing the stylish sophistication of an unbelievable layout with a friendly laid-back atmosphere, The Hangar caters for all your function requirements with a mezzanine floor that can hold up to 120 people; coupled with two conference/private dining rooms.

The Hangar also offers the incredibly social and healthy Stonegrill cooking concept - where a range of gourmet meat, poultry and New Zealand seafood dishes are cooked fresh to order on oven-hot stones delivered to the table. Our talented chefs offer an extensive menu featuring succulent, modern cuisine based on good value for money. Supported by an extensive range of premium beers, wines and spirits, The Hangar will become your home away from home and a perfect venue from which to enjoy some legendary Kiwi hospitality.

The Hangar (09) 835 1056

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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.

pass ‘n’ punt Sports bar (09) 478 4466 70 Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay Pass N Punt

Glen Eden Italian restaurant

LUNCH TImE SpECIAL * TUESDAy - THUrSDAy * ALL pASTA vArIETIES oNLy $12.00 La Rosa Restaurant is a cosy, casual family restaurant that seats up to 50 pax, perfect for all sorts of occasions and celebrations. Doors are open for lunch and dinner with an extensive menu from Italy and the Mediterranean

areas, including fresh homemade pasta. • Available for functions • Fully licensed • Takeaway and dine in

La rosa restaurant (09) 818 4088 1/16 Captain Scott Road, on the roundabout, Glen Eden, Auckland 90

Bookings are essential Thurs - Sat


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

Delicious Chinese food - Dishes that will delight your taste buds & your pocket Golden Gate Restaurant and Takeaway is a long time New Lynn icon and it’s easy to see why it is still a favourite among locals. Their extensive new menu highlights the finest selections of the great cuisine of China.

A key to the great taste is only quality fresh vegetables, purchased market fresh daily are used as well as 100% NZ pork and first grade chicken and meat. You are more than welcome to dine in at Golden Gate Restaurant which can seat up to 50.

Golden Gate restaurant (09) 827 4063 3116 Great North Road, New Lynn



15% discount on mentioning Localist 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

Craving some kebabs? Try our range of chargrilled shish kebabs (lamb or chicken). We have chargrilled lamb cutlets, tavuk salad, grilled calamari squid rings, prawn shish kebabs, plus more. Stop by and try our kebabs for yourself.

Nicolino restaurant & Cube bar

Tokhi Turkish Kebabs & pizza

(09) 446 6664 NicolinoRestaurantCubeBar 103 Victoria Road, Devonport

(09) 837 0110 260 G Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland

Delicious and authentic Indian cuisine * $12 weekend buffet (Sat and Sun noon-3pm) 14 items including 2 chicken curries, 3 vegetarian curries, South Indian items and desserts * $11 all takeaway curries (Mon-Wed 5pm-10pm) * Catering available

Contemporary Indian cuisine An elegant Indian restaurant in Henderson, Chapati has an extensive menu of traditional favourites and exciting new dishes. We have a wide selection for vegans as well. An ambient atmosphere to relax and enjoy the evening with family and friends.

Zyka Authentic Indian Cuisine (09) 627 2007 574B Hillsborough Road, Lynfield


open Tuesday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm 56 Lincoln Road, Henderson (09) 836 0218 Chapati-Indian-Restaurant


Authentic middle Eastern Cuisine Come and experience our authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in a warm friendly atmosphere. We have plenty of parking outside and offer excellent service with a smile.  

Our meals incluude: • Kebabs                  •  Rice Dishes            • Turkish Pides          •  Pasta                   •  Crepes                   •  Burgers     

roadside Kebab (09) 838 3563 250 Lincoln Road, Henderson (corner Universal Drive & Lincoln Road)


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STrETCH AND STrENGTH The basics about yoga

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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.


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. Find classes available in your area at 99

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Love the hands free! We took the ski slings up the Remarkables. Fantastic to have hands-free with the kids’ gear and big people’s gear!...

Bodyfit Movement

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Addictive and fun I agree with the others that this is the best exercise class out west – it’s an all over body workout and challenging but also...

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Lincoln Road , Henderson • 021 0259 6270 jmunro apr 2012

Great events and atmosphere I have been involved with the club for a couple of years now and recently the club has gone from strength to strength...

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There’s an adventure to suit everyone out West


they offer scenario days where any number of players can turn up to play.

Action World Acrobatic activities set over an airbag system, meaning no safety net or harness is needed. Flying trapeze, jump and slide, jousting bridge, crazy ladder, trampoline, circus hire wire, climbing wall and more. 183 Central Park Drive, Henderson CLIMBING The Crater Indoor climbing wall available for group bookings through Adventures Specialities. Ideal for social clubs, birthdays, youth groups and sports teams. Hirage includes instructor, harness, shoe hire and use of kitchen. 4 Winston Place, Henderson PAINTBALL Delta Force Paintball Delta Force offers high-adrenaline paintball games with movie-set courses and scenarios, set in Woodhill Forest.

19 O’Neills Road, Swanson MINIGOLF Transylvania Indoor Blacklight Minigolf As the story goes, minigolf sucumbed to vampires and is now glowing in the dark. Twelve holes, related to Transylvanian myths and legends. 196-202 Swanson Road, Henderson TEN PIN BOWLING Pins Bowling lanes, indoor minigolf, pool tables, licenced bar and arcades. Social leagues play most days and there’s disco bowling every Friday and Saturday night. Westgate Shopping Centre, Fernhill Drive, Massey • FARM LIFE Kiwi Valley

Actions Paintball

As well as Old MacDonald’s house, there’s entertainment, pony rides, animal feeding, tractor rides, hidden caves, mini farm bike rides and a cafe. It’s also available for birthday parties.

More high-energy paintballing, based in Swanson. As well as catering for groups,

308 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

Lookout Road, Helensville


West Auckland is a haven for adventure activities, whether it’s high octane or something more sedate. Grab your mates or the kids and head out to one of these destinations.

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Switch off the TV and get out of the house for some R&R

Massey Leisure Centre The centre hosts social sport leagues, group exercise, school term programmes and fitness options for every age and ability. There is a large stadium holding two basketball courts, which are available for hire for indoor sports. The actual building itself was built to take advantage of natural light, and rain water is collected from the roof for use in the centre. 545 Don Buck Road, Massey

Sport Waitakere, Waitakere Trusts Stadium


The days may be shorter, but there’s still time for sports and recreation. Sweat it out with friends, or play at a more leisurely pace on your own. Here are our top picks for community facilities in West Auckland.

This community organisation was set up in 1991 with the aim of helping West Aucklanders stay healthy and active. Keep an eye on them for sports events and workshops, such as coaching workshops and junior athletics days. There are fitness programmes for all age brackets and fitness levels, including programmes for children, M¯aori, people with disabilities, scholarships and clubs. They also offer sports equipment hirage.

West Wave Aquatic and Recreational Centre

66–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson

This family-friendly centre runs school holiday and after-school programmes. It also boasts a competition dive, 50m pool, hydro slide, wave pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room, and swim school. The look of the centre was influenced by artist Virginia King. Local art work is featured around the centre, including a ceramic fish by Zeke Wolf; glass window feature by Graeme Gash; images by Ng¯ati Whatua artist Bernard Makoare; and text for the stone waterfall by Te Warena Taua of Te Kawerau a Maki.

Parrs Park There’s a large playground, an almost endless sports field, basketball courts, and skate ramp at this park. Soccer is one of the most popular sports played at the field, and it’s the home ground of the Oratia United AFC. The Parrs Park walkway is part of the Twin Streams project, and takes you through a macrocarpa shelter belt over to the Waikumete Stream. West Coast Road, Parrs Cross Road or Benita Place, Glen Eden.

20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

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Adventure, surfing, exploring, outdoors fun Experienced leaders, friendly members Kayak safely - training courses - club trips Day, weekend, multiday trips Kayak hireage also available

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After School Creativity • • • • •

Painting, drawing, clay and more 4 locations; after school until 5pm FREE afternoon tea FREE trial and walking bus (conditions apply) Make up sessions available (conditions apply)

Sticky red bee Kids Art Club (09) 811 8882 (021) 152 5891

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Fresh local product and organic meat and fish Artisan food producers Relaxing ambient live music Kids sculptured playground Located at the old Hobsonville Airbase

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A Great venue for your Event!   An excellent performing arts centre available for hire. • 240 seat air-conditioned auditorium • 120sqm stage with 6m motorised revolve • Ready to use sound/lighting/curtain rigs • Adjacent costume (Ph 818 5756), props & set hire

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

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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 24 hour 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

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Discover another world • Kayaks, canoes, accessories, sales and service • Sea kayaks, sit on tops, multisport, fishing kayaks, white water, river canoes and kayaks • Learn to kayak safely - custom tours available • Lessons for all ages and abilities - learn to Eskimo roll

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Discover the Joy of Dancing! Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, ballet and Tap Classes - pre-school to Adults Waitakere City School of Dance have qualified, JDNZ Registered teachers and offer a range of dance styles so there is something for everyone, and for all ages! With 450 students from 2 years to adults, we cater for

all abilities and skills. We specialise in pre-school classes which are 30 minutes of fun with flexibility to change from class to class for convenience. Come and join the fun today.

Contact us for more information (09) 827 7142 Waitakere-City-School-of-Dance

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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

We are the friendly, happy indoor sports arena where you’ll always be welcomed with a smile. We are known for our competitive prices and our hugely popular discounted Friday nights and Sunday competitions. We have a large following of regulars - come along and find out why!

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passenger transport since 1988.... our safe knowledgeable drivers will exceed your expectations. • • • •

Day trips & tour groups   RSA groups & seniors clubs Social clubs Family picnics     

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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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Need a vehicle in Auckland?

Henderson Rentals have an extensive range of rental vehicles! • Furniture Trucks • Tip Trucks • Curtainsiders • Vans • Utes • Cars

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238 Great North Road Grey Lynn (09) 360 4955 (09) 837 5317


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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Making it easy to ямБnd a new hair salon

To keep your hair in tip-top condition, salons recommend getting a cut every six weeks. That’s more than 80 visits over 10 years. Even if you only get a cut once a year, that’s still 10 visits. Hair horror Just about everyone has a hair salon horror story – from perms in the ‘80s to the trim that goes too far. Tania says her worst hair salon experience was spending four hours at the hair salon “getting the ginger taken out of my blonde hair” and coming out dead white. “Then my hair all broke off, because it was so dry.” There was also the lopsided bob, the fashion faux pas and the fringe that should never have been. Professional advice Tony Wilson has been cutting hair for 27 years. To avoid some of these common pitfalls, he says “don’t be afraid to bring in photos”. It’s a good starting point for the stylist to find out more about you and assess what you may or may not like. Tony also says it’s an opportunity for the stylist to take you in a direction you might not have thought of, particularly if they can gauge what you might like. However, be careful when choosing images – a lot of them are styled to look the way they are, and not

cut to look that particular way. So unless you’re competent at styling your own hair with product and a hair dryer or straightener, make sure you discuss aspects of the image with the hair stylist.


Choosing a new hair salon can be tricky, especially if you haven’t been for a while. Localist has the lowdown on what to look for and how to find your new best mate.

First steps Tony suggests that “if you see someone with a cut you like, ask them where they got it. Stop people on the street.” Once you’ve found a salon, ask about each stylist’s strengths – some specialise in colour, some in cutting and others in styling. Salon etiquette You may be paying for a service but that doesn’t mean you should forget the niceties. “Baking goes a long way,” laughs Tony. “One client brings in cup cakes – gets her a discount every time.” •

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Don’t be afraid to try something new (“It’s not a limb,” says Tony, “it will grow back”). Do be on time. Don’t talk on your phone while the stylist is trying to cut your hair. Don’t be a control freak (unless that trim really is going too far). Do listen to your stylist’s recommendations on product (they genuinely care about your hair).

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from 21 reviews

Amberley Avenue, Te Atatu South • 09 834 7867 jmluki may 2012

Best ever! Birgette has been cutting my hair for the last 2 years, and I have not dared to go elsewhere. I get a dry cut because it is...

Art of Nails Westgate

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Shop D1, 7-9, Westgate Dr, Westgate Outlet Centre • 09 833 8698 cookee apr 2012

Perfect, lovely, clean Great place to be pamperd. The place is very clean and tidy. The owner Holly is a wonderful manager and very...

Julia O’Gorman

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41C Terra Nova Street , Glen Eden • 09 818 8268 asrteia may 2012

Regular massage = bliss My body definitely enjoys its regular massage. Any aches and strains are massaged away and I am left in a state...


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60c Glen Mall Place, Glen Eden • 09 813 1023 leasy dec 2011

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Awesome service La Mode is an awesome relaxing environment, with amazing friendly service!!! Thank you so much Emma...

The Body Temple

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139 Edmonton Road, Te Atatu South • 09 838 7179 trudie Nov 2011

Amazing I have been having Lumislim Laser slimming treatments on my stomach and have lost 25 cm in 5 treatments.

Migun Kumeu

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84E Main Rd, Kumeu • 09 412 5380 arlene ross2610 may 2012

Best massage EVER! Ang loves her clients so much. We are greeted by name. We feel really respected and valued. Our weekly visits are a real...

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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.” A 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.”


Fruit and veges contain all the vitamins and minerals you could ask for. Next time you need a bit of 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.

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The lowdown on lactose

New Zealand is a country swimming in dairy products, but they don’t agree with everybody. What causes lactose intolerance? The basic cause of lactose intolerance is a deficiency of lactase in the body. Lactase is an enzyme used to break down the sugar in milk (lactose) into its two component sugars – glucose and galactose – which are easily digested by the gut. When there is a deficiency of lactase, the lactose does not get broken down. Instead, it enters the gut, where it is not fermented by bacteria, causing symptoms of lactose intolerance. What are some of the symptoms? Bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. Is lactose intolerance common? One study found the prevalence of lactose intolerance to be 8% in the New Zealand population. It appears to be more common among some ethnicities. Asian, African, and South American people have a much higher propensity for primary lactose intolerance – up to 100% of some Asian populations. Do lactose intolerant people need to cut it out altogether? Because primary lactose intolerance is mainly caused through an age-related

decline in lactase, some sufferers might have more lactase than others at one time. Hence, they may be able to tolerate small amounts of lactose. This is different for each individual and can change over time. Some lactose intolerant people may be able to tolerate hard cheese, as it is relatively low in lactose. Yoghurt is also sometimes better digested, as it is already fermented, and some people may be able to produce enough lactase to tolerate half a glass of milk.


Lactose intolerance is a relatively widespread problem, and can cause a raft of health issues. Dietician Olivia Green gives us more information about this increasingly common condition.

Does eating lactose have long-term health effects for intolerant people? If you suspect you may be lactose intolerant, it is important to get a proper diagnosis. Lactose intolerance can be a symptom of coeliac disease (related to gluten intolerance) or other illnesses, so these should be ruled out, along with an allergy to cow milk. While there is no physiological damage caused by consuming lactose, the effects of regular diarrhoea or vomiting may lead to losing important nutrients and fluid in the body. This could have long-lasting effects. The major consideration for lactose intolerance is the exclusion of lactose in the diet and a lower intake of calcium. It is therefore important to use lactosefree milks and/or rice or soy milks which have calcium added, and to reach the recommended daily intakes of calcium.

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Call us to book a complimentary consultation At Caci we simplify beauty. Along with traditional beauty therapy services, we have developed 3 membership programs 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*

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bEauTy THErapy Quality treatments...reasonable pricing La Mode Beauty Salon provides both women and men with a spectrum of treatments for your skin, body, mind and soul. Every treatment is done with love and every client is important to La Mode Beauty and this is what makes it a special place to relax.

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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

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What to consider when choosing a pet


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: • •

Top West Auckland dog names: 1. Bella/Belle

6. Roxy

2. Max

7. Toby

3. Jess/Jessie

8. Sam/Samson

4. Jack

9. Oscar

5. Charlie

10. Coco

Other recent Auckland dog names: Wee Dougal, Austin Paws, Griffy Griff Griff, Jemma Marmite, Miss Bathary Stash, Riff Raff, Chew Barker, Stinky, Dangermouse, Captain Peacock, Yoda, Dizzee Rascal, Pablo Picasso, Robbie Williams, Aqua Tank.

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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yoUr Top bUSINESSES We’ve put together a few local Shopping businesses that you have raved about on Find other top businesses and review your favourites at Sound Around

from 34 reviews

260 Swanson Road, Henderson • 09 835 1400 eelco. kirsten apr 2012

Amazing car audio shop!! Purchased a Panasonic head unit from Sound Around. Great staff, very helpful. Would only go to this shop next time I buy car audio...

New Lynn Motors & Tyre Services Limited

from 8 reviews

51 Portage Road, New Lynn • 09 827 0759 TonyJames mar 2012

Awesome service! Changed 2 tyres with these guys! Awesome service and price! Will recommend to everyone! Thanks.

Innature Ltd

from 5 reviews

28A Cartwright Road, Kelston, Glen Eden • 09 818 0510 steffi_ eggesin aug 2011

Best sleep ever!!! Recently, we bought a super king size bed and latex mattress from Innature. We were very impressed with quality and comfort...


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0800 100 300 ashandads apr 2012

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Torque Group Timber Flooring

Great job! Torque did a great job on our kitchen and lounge floors! Great advice on the flooring colour and material! Quick, easy and...

Champers Party Shop

from 3 reviews

1/13A Cranwell St & Catherine St, Henderson • 09 836 3090 asirklee apr 2012

The best party shop out west and anywhere Wonderful customer service (which you dont get much of these days in other places) passionate about...

Bird Barn

from 11 reviews

158 Lincoln Road, Henderson • 09 838 8745 eelco. kirsten may 2012

Everything you need for your pet This is a great pet store. They have a large selection of items for all sizes of pets including bags of hay for your large 4-legged animals...

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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 leads 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 can be more expensive to run. Gas heaters Are 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.


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 See our article on page 164.

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Tips on how to shop for gluten-free products

For gluten-free vegetarians, finding things to eat at restaurants can be nigh on impossible. When Jo first started on her gluten-free journey, it all seemed so overwhelming and hard. Finding foods at the supermarket was almost impossible, and she almost gave up on eating tasty food ever again. Fortunately, supermarkets have got with the programme, and now stock a range of yummy gluten-free treats. Supermarket shopping Most supermarkets these days have dedicated gluten-free sections. Some have a whole bread rack packed with gluten-free goodies. Vogels and Earnest Adams both offer gluten-free (GF) ranges, and they are delicious. GF products are a bit pricey, so you’ll probably not be eating a lot of bread every day, but Vogels GF bread toasted with avocado, salt and pepper is a treat not to be missed. West Auckland-based company Venerdi stock their GF products through New World, Pak’nSave and organic shops. Some stores only stock basic lines, so if there is a product you would like, let the store know so they can stock it for you. (Venerdi also supplies Hell Pizza with GF pizza bases and GF buns for Burger Fuel.)

Specialty stores The Gluten Free Grocer on Mt Eden Road is Auckland’s only dedicated GF store and is well worth a visit. Alternatively, health stores all stock a wide range of GF food, from pizza bases to baps.


Looking for gluten-free foods is now far easier. If you’re just starting off gluten-free, here are some tips that may help make your life a little easier.

Get smart Gluten is only present in wheat and grains, so don’t be fooled into spending your money on GF products that would never contain wheat or grain anyway, e.g. sweets, chocolate, etc. Some products may state they are “gluten free” on the packaging, even though they would never contain gluten normally. Cook the books With the right cook books, creating great GF recipes will take away the hassle of what to make. Head to your nearest book shop or library, and browse for GF cook books. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with GF ingredients. If you think you may be gluten intolerant, visit your local dietitian. Search for cafes and restaurants that offer gluten-free options on



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Are you looking for affordable, stylish and comfortable furniture? Joyful Furniture imports quality, stylish and comfortable furniture. The best part is that their furniture is available at affordable prices!  Not only that, we can provide you with finance options if you require them. 

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Home Improvement Supplies Alarms & Security Awnings & Shade Sails Balustrades & Stairs Bathrooms Building Supplies & Hardware Garage Doors Gates & Fencing Glass Heating & Ventilation Kitchens & Benchtops Lighting Paint & Wallpaper Supplies

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Roofing & Spouting Swimming Pools & Spas Tiles Timber Flooring Wardrobe Services

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House & Garden Appliance Repairs Bathroom & Kitchen Installers Builders Cleaners Concrete Services Drainage Electricians Floor Sanders Garden Maintenance Handyman Equipment Hire Handyman Services House Lifting & Repiling Landscapers Lawn Mowing Locksmiths & Key Cutting Painters & Decorators Plumbers Roofers Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire Scrap Metal & Recycling Tree Services

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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.


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.

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yoUr Top bUSINESSES We’ve put together a few local Trades businesses that you have raved about on Find other top businesses and review your favourites at Watson Racing

from 5 reviews

43c Main road, Kumeu • 021 306 976 james. battersby Sep 2011

Respect They help out all the time. Gotta love the locals.

Torque Group Timber Flooring Limited

from 6 reviews

0800 100 300 ashandads apr 2012

Great job! Torque did a great job on our kitchen and lounge floors! Great advice on the flooring colour and material! Quick...

Thony Builders Limited

from 5 reviews

6 Mayer Place, Ranui, Auckland • 0800 484 669 michaelJ may 2012

Ethical, concientious, competent Ingo provides a complete service for any home extensions. All Ingo’s subcontractors are ethical and reliable...


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

from 6 reviews

251 Lincoln Rd, Henderson North • 0800 287 963 weerasinghe apr 2012

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Empowered Electrical Services Ltd

Fast and effective – John is the man! John is my ‘go to man’ for anything electrical. He is so trustworthy, efficient and really helpful...

Joel’s Lawn Mowing

from 10 reviews

197 Rathgar Road, Henderson • 09 838 7319 pyttam may 2012

Awesome value for money I’m so stoked we got in touch with Joel. He turned up immediately to give us a quote and was keen to share...

Western Lock Services

from 9 reviews

Shop 29, 138 Royal Road, Massey • 09 832 7602 eelco. kirsten feb 2012

Top Team We have been using Western Lock Services for a number of years now. A highly recommended team of professionals...

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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 any particular car trip is to ensure 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.


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


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.


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.

Go to to find your local auto servicer.


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A quick and easy guide to making sense of energy ratings

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is an organisation set up by the Government to promote energy efficient practices. They provide information and support to individuals and organisations who want to manage their energy use effectively. They also provide efficiency guidelines and rules for manufactures. MEPS (minimum energy performance standards) MEPS are standards that certain appliances much reach before they are sold to the public. All dishwashers, dryers, fridges, washing machines and other appliances are tested before sale to ensure they meet the minimum energy performance requirements. The performance standard is indicated by a label on the product that appears at point of sale. You have probably seen the stickers – they have an arch with five stars. The better the energy efficiency, the higher the star rating. If you are choosing between appliances with star ratings, make sure you compare models that have the same specifications. For example, if you are choosing between a number of twodoor fridge-freezers, the one with the higher star rating will be more efficient and cheaper to run.

Energy Star The top 25% of energy efficient appliances in any given field are awarded an Energy Star. It is a global energy mark, and applies to home and office electronic equipment. Televisions, heat pumps, computers and LED light bulbs are all eligible for Energy Stars.


Energy efficiency – it’s quite a catch phrase in the world of appliances. But what do those energy rating stickers on the side of fridges, dishwashers and washing machines really mean? And who is in charge of the ratings?

Choosing energy efficient products will definitely save you money in the long-term, plus they are much better for the environment. Cutting costs If you’re interested in becoming more energy efficient at home or at work, have a look at your regular power bill and see if your home/business is running at, or below, average consumption. The average household uses most of their power on water heating (30%) and space heating (29%), then electronics and other electrical uses (12%), refrigeration (11%), lighting (8%), cooking (7%), down to other appliances (4%)*. If you want to cut down costs, invest in Energy Star products or investigate money saving tips online. For more information about choosing energy efficient products, talk to staff at your local appliance store. * EECA Energy End Use Database, containing data for the year ending March 2007.

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Quality Towbars and Accessories 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. 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 166 PO Box 14466, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143

your Local roof rack Specialist • Roof racks for all vehicles - domestic and commercial • Tailored solutions • Expert fitting                      Roof Racks - Roof Boxes - Ski Racks                               Bike Racks - Kayak Racks

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battery Town

(09) 815 2072 502 Sandringham Road, Auckland

(0800) 566 667


battery Town phone: 0800 566 667

West Auckland battery Specialists Stockists of batteries for: • • • • • •

All automotives Commercial vehicles Marine Ride-ons Jet-skis Motorbikes

Full test installation and recharge service instore. Local delivery and installation. Open 6 days.

battery Express - Lube King West (09) 838 7980 113 Central Park Drive, Henderson

24 Hour towing and breakdown services • • • • •

Breakdown and towing services Towing collisions Towing salvages Jump starts, vehicle unlocks Car body removal

Hawthorne vehicle Transporters (0508) 255 477 (ALLHRS) (0508) 732 683 (RECOVERY) 167

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AvoN ToWING AND SALvAGE LTD Specialists in: • • • • •

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

Specialists in towing and storage services Your insurance pays all the costs • 24 hour breakdown and accident service • Heavy salvage • Security storage for all insurance companies • Panel and paint arranged

24 Hour recovery Service (09) 836 2471 (09) 836 2478 8 Smythe Road, Henderson PO Box 95202, Swanson, Auckland 0653

Global Credit Limited (09) 834 3835 (0800) 562 648 (Loan4U)

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!

With a wide range of automotive parts on offer • Parts for Holden, Isuzu and Daihatsu • Rare spares, restoration parts for Holden, Ford and Chrysler • Valvoline lubricants, Eagle One Car Care • Batteries, tyres, brakes, clutches, KC tools

Autolab Enterprises (09) 837 0600 203 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland 168

EASTErN KorEAN AUTo SpArES (09) 258 5210 17 Bairds Rd, Otara

Car parTS                     Ford parts online, any time.                  Parts can be shipped or collected. Rather talk to someone - no problem call us 8200835                        Ford Parts....It’s All We Do! 

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.

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(09) 820 0835 92 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

04 381 8859 04 385 9517

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Serving the West for over 20 years

fast and friendly Service Guaranteed • • • •

Car servicing - Repairs - Maintenance Exhausts and mufflers Brakes and suspension Clutches and cambelts

• • • •

Air conditioning Tyres and punctures WOF repairs Advice from a team of experienced mechanics

brad Ward motors Ltd (09) 837 1723 10A Moselle Avenue, Henderson

your Servicing Specialist - regular servicing & maintenance will help avoid costly repairs • • • •

Specialists in European, Japanese and diesel vehicles Comprehensive pre-purchase inspections Specialists in electronic and fuel injection diagnostics WOF vehicle testing and repairs

• • • •

Emissions testing and repairs Tyres and balancing Trailer and horse float repairs Servicing of agricultural machinery

manuka Automotive 2007 Ltd (09) 412 8912 (09) 412 5061 37 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland

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Drive in - Get the job done - Drive out... Offering excellent and efficient vehicle servicing while you wait. LubeKing 1. Replace Oil LubeKing 2.   Oil & Filter Change LubeKing 3.   21 Point Service LubeKing 4.   Transmission Flush LubeKing 5.   Coolant Flush We offer a wide range of mechanical repairs which can be booked at your convenience. Leave your car with us and we will run you home or to your work - just let us know.

Lube King West Ltd (0800) 582 363 (09) 838 7980

West Auckland battery Specialists 113 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0656 Here for your convenience

full mechanical repairs opEN 6 DAyS

West Auckland Tyres (09) 818 8814 (021) 0224 9223 4115 Great North Road, Kelston, Auckland


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WOF Full Mechanical Repairs Auto Electrical Repairs Pre-purchase Inspections New Battery & Tyres Breakdown Service WINZ Quotes Available Specialise in Cambelt Replacement Engine & Gearbox Brake & Clutch Repairs Motorcycle Repairs Courtesy Cars Available for Repairs Car Interior & Body Cleaning with Full Service


Give us a call for all your mechanical needs

West point motors (09) 818 8610 (021) 02 243 096 357 West Coast Road, Glen Eden

We are open Monday to Saturday

your Local Automotive Specialist open 6 Days

Henderson valley Automotive (09) 836 1333 (021) 661 139

17 Henderson Valley Road, (Behind Mobil, Corner Smythe Road)



your Local professional - mTA Assured • • • • •

Break-down services - 25 years’ experience Vehicle servicing Clutch and brakes - cambelts and water pumps WOF repairs Diesel servicing

mechanic with over 18 years’ experience • • • • • • • • • • •

Full automotive repairs Petrol and diesel vehicles All makes and models Rust repairs WOF repairs Brake and clutch specialist Disc and drum machining Servicing and maintenance Cambelts Boat and car trailer repairs and maintenance Open late nights and weekends

“I take time to talk with you about your different options and work out a solution within your budget.”

marcus motors Ltd (09) 838 3828 2B Winston Pl, next to Repco on Central Park Dr, Henderson

m T S Automotive (09) 836 1376 1A Woodruffe Avenue, Henderson, Auckland 0612

Need friendly service from your local mechanic? mechanical work on most makes and models With 40 years’ experience, come and see us for honest and competitive service. We specialise in cambelt replacement, clutch overhauls, changing brake fluid, batteries, brake pads, transmission flushing, CV boot repairs, full vehicle servicing/tuning as well as WOF testing.

Experienced with all makes & models • All mechanical repairs.      • WOF testing station. • Full vehicle servicing including clutches, brakes, transmission flush, cooling system flush & steering flush. Ring us for all your inquiries and speak to friendly owners Ash & Tim, Hyundai specialists. 

mike Jackson vehicle Servicing (09) 836 2884 (021) 324 899 62 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson 174

Laurie’s Garage 2012 (09) 837 0234 96B Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland


your local and convenient A Grade mechanic

The automotive professionals caring for your car Our qualified servicemen can repair any make or model. Come see us for servicing, fleet maintenance, WOF, mechanical warranty,  tyres and wheel alignment, steering and suspension, cambelts, engine diagnostics and much more.

Koala Auto Services

Autolab Enterprises

(09) 827 2491 (09) 827 1189 125 Godley Road, Green Bay

(09) 837 0600 203 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

Does your vehicle deserve the best?

radiator Servicing for All makes and models                      Cars, trucks,and vans                 Commercial vehicles a specialty        Automotive water pumps supplied and fitted        Approved by all major insurance companies         Open Sat 8am - 1pm (except long weekends)

Western radiators Ltd (09) 836 1287 12B Moselle Avenue, Henderson

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 175


your Local Automotive one-Stop Shop

over 20 years’ experience - all work guaranteed As an approved engineer of the MTA and NZ Hot Rod Association, we provide full servicing for traditional and customised vehicles. Our services include: all vehicle mechanical repairs and servicing, WOFs, panelbeating and painting, rust repairs, and all insurance repairs.

Contact us for a frEE quote (09) 836 0555 (09) 836 0551 6A-B Woodruffe Ave, Henderson

passionate about cars, passionate about quality • • • • •

Japanese, European and Classic Car Specialists All car repairs and general servicing Steering and suspension Brake, clutch and auto electrical Diesel services

Call today to book in your vehicle (09) 818 1919 4010 Great North Road, Kelston Lyndale-Motor-Services

motorbike and Scooter Tyre Specialists Come and see the experts at Motohaus for all your Motorbike and Scooter Tyre needs - WOF - Servicing and Repairs. Shop for protective gear, helmets, leathers and luggage. We also offer motorbike breakdown recovery service.

• 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

motohaus Tyres and Service Centre (09) 969 2778 (021) 273 3242 Lower level, 41 College Hill, Ponsonby 176

Women’s International motorcycling Assc. 021 801 819

Quick Turnaround, Great value! Nothing hurts more than having your vehicle damaged. Adding insult to injury is if you have to rely on unreliable public transport while your ‘friendly’ workshop takes ages to repair you car.  However it is relief to know that Glendene Panelbeaters can quickly restore your damaged vehicle to look like it just rolled off the showroom floor. “We know how much people rely on their vehicle,” says Herbie. “Our aim is to put you back on the road as quickly as possible, and my technicians are competent enough to ensure that”.

our Services Include: • From minor dents and scratches to major reconstruction • Rust removal • Panel welding and paint job • Restoration • Insurance and private work • Free quotes • Open 6 days

paNEL bEaTErS & Spray paINTErS

Dented Car? Stop worrying!

Herbie is the proud owner of their state-of-the-art equipment.

Glendene panelbeaters (09) 838 9779 (021) 0257 3950 5 View Road, Henderson, Auckland

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been in the business over 100 years Quality is never an accident - it is always the result of high intention, intelligent direction and skillful execution. • • • • • • • • •

Panel beating Spraypainting Towing and salvage arranged Chassis straightening and repairs Auto electrical Wheel alignments Air conditioning Loan vehicles All work guaranteed

Dracevich panelbeaters Limited (09) 818 7121 (09) 818 9312

378 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

Quality, affordable panel beaters

30 years’ panel beating Experience Castle Panel Beating are a family run, local business based in Kumeu. • Car painting • Insurance and private work

• • • •

Courtesy cars available Fleet servicing Vehicle repairs and maintenance Windscreen repairs and maintenance

Castle panel beating Ltd - We guarantee the quality of our workmanship (09) 412 8239 106 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland Call us for a free quote today 178

Accident repair Specialists Professional, competitive and reliable, Cameron Panel Beaters ensure a quality job for repairs large or small. Come and see us for our friendly service and qualified staff with modern equipment. Why choose us?  We’re one of the best!

our reliable & experienced team can assist with: • • • • •

Panel beating and spray painting Insurance approved repairers Restoration repairs WOF rust repairs FREE loan car available

Waitakere Collision repairs

paNEL bEaTErS & Spray paINTErS

Love your car? Think of us first!

Cameron panel beaters 2005 Ltd

(09) 837 1901 4 View Road, Henderson

(09) 827 0787 11 Puriri Street, New Lynn

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Specialists In paint Stripping & rust removal • • • • •

Complete Car Body Strip Panels, Car Parts & Engine Blocks Bikes & Motorbikes Petrol Tanks & Mag Wheels Gates, Railings, Timber & Doors

Kwik Strip Ltd (09) 828 1462 40 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland 179


Locally owned & operated - your one stop tyre & automotive centre • Car Tyres, Performance Tyres, Truck Tyres, 4x4 Tyres, Farm / Industrial Tyres • Agents for GT Radial, Continental, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Goodyear, Dunlop & Pirelli

• • • •

WOF ($35 when you mention this advert) All general mechanical repairs Wheel Alignments, Oil Changes & Servicing Suspension, Brakes, Shocks, Batteries

premier Tyres NZ Ltd (09) 837 5239 251 Lincoln Road, Henderson

Ray Garratts Tyres, 611 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, 09 424 5761

your Local Tyre Specialist opEN 6 DAyS

West Auckland Tyres (09) 818 8814 (021) 0224 9223 4115 Great North Road, Kelston, Auckland



franchise Association of New Zealand Inc

Tyres to suit all budgets

For best practice in franchising

fANZ 09 274 2901 09 274 2903

• New • Used • 4x4 • Puncture Repairs * Free puncture repairs for every tyre sold.

Supervalue Tyres (09) 836 0746 206 Swanson Road, Henderson

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Supplier and direct importer of Japanes auto parts We are a supplier and direct importer of used Japanese auto parts with many years of experience in this industry. We also wreck late model cars locally. All our parts are hand picked in Japan to meet our quality control. We have a wide range of parts imported regularly from a number of suppliers in Japan. We will ship parts nationwide to meet our customer requirements. All of our parts are guaranteed. We will replace, repair or refund if faulty.

Advance Japanese Carparts Ltd (09) 838 3888 Unit 3, 183 Mcleod Road, Te Atatu All parts guaranteed 182


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

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Need ford or mazda parts? Call our friendly staff today! We specialise in Ford and Mazda parts and have been trading for the past 19 years. Our small but efficient team will help you find what you need. We wreck a variety of makes and models and we’ll do our very best to get the parts you require. Drop in

or call us and see how we can help you. Free off street parking. Opening hours: Monday - Friday                 Saturday                               8am - 5pm                         9am - 1pm                               Closed public holidays

flag forward penrose parts Ltd (09) 634 4142 (09) 634 4382

4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge

We accept cash/cheque, sorry no Eftpos

$$$ We pay Cash $$$ from $350 to $10,000* Get cash today for unwanted vehicles • • • •

FREE car removal Auckland-wide, 7 days Get top cash for your car - from $250 to $3,500 Automotive wreckers and disposal Second-hand Japanese car parts

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 and even trucks! * Conditions apply

Aryana Auto parts Ltd (0800) 111 499 2A Titirangi Road, New Lynn 184

We pay Cash Car removals (0800) 333 317 Unit C, 21 Hobill Avenue, Manukau

Currently dismantling • • • • •

mechanical & panel repairs (0800) 222 102 (09) 828 1330 303 Rosebank Road, Avondale

Nissan Auto Spares Specialists

Holden Commodore, Vectra, Barina Opel Isuzu Daihatsu

Autolab Enterprises



(09) 837 0600 203 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland


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

Japanese Car parts Ltd (0800) 600 525


wrECKErS & auTOmOTIvE dISmaNTLErS / GardEN baGS & bINS

All vehicles Wanted • Cars, Trucks, Utes, Vans etc • Free towing available • Cash on delivery Exporters of used Japanese auto parts to overseas markets.

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

bamian Auto parts Ltd (0800) 226 426 10 Angle Street, Onehunga, 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 186

This book is 100% recyclable

5 star rating on “This Garden Centre is the pick of the crop. Not only a fabulous gift shop onsite and garden centre, but also the excellent Arum Cafe, Tonic Skin & Body Spa, and Woodard’s Framing Gallery. “ “From the moment you step through the doors you feel transported to a tropical isle. Then you will notice the fantastic range of gifts and homeware and smaller plants they have on display...” “It’s huge and you may get lost while searching for that elusive tree, shrub, vegetable plant or flower you are seeking...when you find your trolley full to overflowing at the end, don’t worry the staff won’t look at you funny; they are used to it. “

palmers Gardenworld Glen Eden (09) 818 7159 (09) 818 1140

4155 Great North Road, Glen Eden (opposite Waikumete Cemetery)

GardEN CENTrES & NurSErIES / LawN & Turf

pick of The Crop * * * * *

120 Easy Carparks

Seed retailers & Wholesalers • • • •

Large Variety of Lawn Seeds Garden Tools & Fertilisers Vegetable & Bird Seeds - Animal Feed Wealth of Friendly Advice & Experience

Quality, value and inspirational garden ideas Dale and the team at Hobsonville look forward to assisting you with your gardening needs, whether you’re an expert or just keen to get started. Our experienced and knowledgable staff are here to help you with your gardening solutions.

palmers Gardenworld Hobsonville (09) 416 8110 Cnr Hobsonville & Brigham Creek Roads, Hobsonville

Newton Seeds (09) 636 4918 1 Gloucester Park Road, Onehunga, Auckland City 1061 187

LawN mOwErS & CHaINSawS

Get twice as much done in half the time

STIHL SHop™ Kumeu - open monday to Saturday (09) 412 8592 (09) 412 8808

54 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland

Pick Up & Delivery Available

We fix mowers and Chainsaws

priority Contractor Servicing • • • •

Mowers, Trimmers, Chainsaws Clippers, Multi Tools Blower Vacs, Hand Tools WE DO IT ALL!

Lynfield Chainsaws and mowers (09) 626 3444 207 White Swan Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland 188

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• Wireless Burglar Alarms & GSM Smart Alarm Systems • Wireless CCTV and Security Systems • DIY or Installation available

aLarmS & SECurITy

Alarms from as little as $295 including GST

• 2 year warranty on ALL alarm systems • Huge range of Wireless Sensors & Sirens available • Solar Powered & Boat Alarm Systems No Contracts to Sign - No Monitoring Fees!! 

Exodus Security Alarm Systems (09) 974 3479 (021) 376 066

Downstairs, 20 Middlesex Road, Waterview

Quality Products at Wholesale Prices

Celebrating 50 years’ experience in security & insect screens & doors Our products include: • SupaScreen security doors & windows that let in the view & fresh air, but keep out unwanted visitors like mozzies, flies & burglars.

• Amplimesh Grille security screens & doors, suitable for all types of security & insect screen applications both domestic & commercial. • Remeshing & replacement handles & locks service.

Homeplus West Auckland (09) 828 4100 (09) 828 7600

653 Rosebank Road, Avondale PO Box 71068, Rosebank, Auckland 1026 FREE measure and quote 189

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Security Alarm Systems & monitoring Services


Alarm - AccessControl - CCTv - Gate Automation • Professional service with care • Custom systems to any budget • Competitive free quotes & risk surveys • Upgrades, Repairs, New Systems   Qualified & fully licensed staff - Family owned & operated.

Lion Security Ltd - NZSA member (09) 832 2111

rylock Screens (09) 444 8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629

Neighbour helping neighbour

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


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

Neighbourhood Support Waitakere Inc. 09 834 5815 09 834 5815

baLuSTradES & STaIrS

Celebrating 50 years in home improvement At HomePlus we understand that each New Zealand home is different, we celebrate these differences by custom making each of our products to fit your home and style requirements.

Our Viking balustrade systems include: • Glass and aluminium balustrades • Edge balustrade system • Sanctuary fencing

Homeplus West Auckland (09) 828 4100 (09) 828 7600

653 Rosebank Road, Avondale PO Box 71068, Rosebank, Auckland 1026 FREE measure and quote

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Thinking of remodeling your bathroom or your kitchen?

Free consultation

Whether you have the ability to do the installation yourself or you need someone to do it for you, we are here to help. We have had over 15 years’ experience in bathroom, kitchen and home renovations and can help you with solutions and inspiration to help create the bathroom of your dreams.

Design Building Installation Tiling Painting Plumbing

Visit our kitchen and bathroom showrooms to get some inspiration or talk to our experts.

Top quality products Great workmanship guaranteed!

Showerbath Ltd (09) 836 9697 96 A Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland 192


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

plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers board

Handle Solutions (09) 447 3808 Unit 7/215 Rosedale Road, Albany

Freephone 0800 743 262

buILdING SuppLIES & HardwarE / GaraGE dOOrS

We have HANDLE SoLUTIoNS for all sorts of projects

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Looking for garage door repairs? Call now! Service and repair to all types of garage doors

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MERLIN SPECIALIST Roller doors, tilting doors, sectional doors Replacement springs Insurance quotes Replacement doors All work guaranteed Prompt, professional service 15 years’ experience

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Auckland Garage Door Doctor Ltd (0800) 742 367 (09) 838 3965 West Akl (09) 638 4108 Central Akl (09) 535 3733 East Akl

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Garage Door repair Specialists                  • Roller, Sectional & Tilt doors                    • Motors installed & repaired                    • Remotes & springs                    • Insurance quotes                    • Merlin garage door openers

A1 Doors Ltd (09) 818 8392

Top quality garage doors & automatic openers • • • • •

Domestic Sectional & Custom Sectional Doors Roller doors, domestic & commercial Automatic garage doors & gate openers Insurance work Repairs & maintenance service

Dominator West Auckland (09) 835 3781 (09) 835 3780

Quality & Professional Fencing 4 U

Specialists in doors since 1995 • • • •

Garage door repairs and automation Security doors and grilles Gate automation and repair Fly screens and re-meshing

Abacus Doors (09) 811 8092 (09) 811 8008 194

The best solution for your fencing requirements We’ve been providing reliable fencing soultions for the past 20 years. We are highly trained and experienced and our aim is to totally satisfy our customers. We do commercial and residential contracts and specialise in wooden fences, decks, retaining walls and pool fences.

fences 4 U Ltd (09) 835 4033 (027) 252 4702 45 Parrs Cross Road, Henderson

28 years creating the stuff people like

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

I work on all types of interesting, creative designs on all types of glass surfaces - mirrors, table tops and basically wherever there is glass. From residential to commerical, to overseas projects, I create genuine replicas, match broken panels or bring your personal design to life.

moduline fencing

(09) 527 7897 (09) 527 7896

(09) 838 3939 (021) 250 0217 14A Woodruffe Avenue, Henderson


fencing New Zealand for over 25 years

** 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 195


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

Have a dream kitchen in mind? We can make it a reality Whether it’s a small budget or a large budget, with our skilled team of 10, we can help you achieve your dream kitchen. From the design stage, through to manufacturing and delivering your kitchen, you buy direct cutting out the middleman, giving you the savings. You can choose from our wide range of colours and materials readily available for benchtops and cabinets, as well as our range of kitchen accessories, from lazy susans to bins. Come and view our showroom now where our friendly team can assist you. Or call, fax or email for a free quote!

Dream Kitchens (09) 836 3848 (09) 835 4759 196

9-11 Aetna Place, Henderson, Auckland

Our kitchen designers are here to help you and can recommend what will work best for you in your kitchen. Every kitchen we design is different for that reason. As our factory and showroom are in one place, we control all construction processes and costs. This means you get factory-direct pricing to suit your budget, without compromising on quality. The same team of people work on your kitchen throughout your project – you won’t get lost in the system. The Kitchen Centre is proudly associated with Hettich and also Parmco Appliances. We are a member of the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA). 



The Kitchen Centre (AK) Limited (09) 837 0201 12 Bruce McLaren Road, Henderson, Auckland

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We design, manufacture and install kitchens... * 30 years’ experience             *  Conversions *  Wardrobe organisers             *  Custom made designs   *  Bathroom/laundry cabinets   *  Brand new kitchens *  Free home consultation and quote

Absolute Kitchens Ltd (09) 838 1254 (027) 444 1747 37 Mihini Road, Henderson, Auckland

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Energy Efficient Lighting Power Saving Devices Portable Solar Devices and Kits Natural Ventilation Office Products

Check out our online store today (09) 416 8509 (027) 415 6023 197

paINT & waLLpapEr SuppLIES / rOOfING & SpOuTING / SwImmING pOOLS & SpaS

Looking to paint your property?

manufacturers of:

COTEC is a top quality trusted brand of paint. We have products to satisfy all of your interior and exterior requirements at competitive pricing.   We can inspect and specify products for you to use or recommend approved applicators for your project. 

Architectural and decorative paints; specialised Hi Build coatings and textures; Colourtrend elastomeric membrane for waterproofing; Multifleck; Liquid Granite Flooring; Aquepoxy, Armepoxy and Flexicure 500; Autopatch automotive fillers; Optiglo; Metalfire Illusions.

Coating Technologies Ltd

Special finishes (NZ) Ltd

(09) 837 0897 16 Aetna Place, Henderson, Auckland

Keep the view and block out the weather!

Award-winning fibreglass swimming pools

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.

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.

Contact us today for a quote

visit our display centre today!

(09) 415 3647 (0800) EASIROLL 40E William Pickering Drive, Albany 198

(09) 818 9595 16 Culperry Road, Glendene, Auckland

(0800) 373 111 58 Market Road, Remuera

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Super strength concrete floor and ring beam Low maintenance polyvinyl interior surface Engineered design plans - 10 year warranty 28 years experience and hundreds of happy customers Also above ground pools and replacement liners

free quotes phone paul (0508) POOLCORP (766 526) 68A Heathcote Road, Castor Bay

Looking to Paint your Pool? To get the maximum life from your pool you need to choose the best product and ensure the application is done correctly. Ring us and we can inspect your pool and give you a written specification.  You have the option to do it yourself or we can recommend an approved applicator. 


Custom built pools to any shape & size

Coating Technologies Ltd (09) 837 0897 16 Aetna Place, Henderson, Auckland

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 199

TImbEr fLOOrING / wardrObE SErvICES

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

Celebrating 50 years in home improvement Make the most of your storage space with one of our wardrobe organiser systems such as Alustore, ClosetPro or Ventilated Wire available in white or satin silver. Add a set of floor to ceiling sliding wardrobe doors for

maximum access. These can be manufactured in mirror, Seratone, Melteca, Melamine or glass. Bifold doors also available for standard height wardrobes and cupboards.

Homeplus West Auckland (09) 828 4100 (09) 828 7600 200

653 Rosebank Road, Avondale PO Box 71068, Rosebank, Auckland 1026 FREE measure and quote

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

Shower or bathroom problems? At Shower Installation Services, we specialise in fixing problems like leaking showers, damaged flooring or wall, shower replacements and partial bathroom renovation. We are able to provide you with a hassle-free quote for the job. With over 15 years of experience, you can trust us.

Shower Installation Services (09) 416 3484


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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 specialties include: Additions, alterations, renovations, decks, bathrooms and kitchens.

Free Quotes Call Roy & Amie Heywood for a quote for all your building requirements.

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FREE QUOTE: 021 GET ROY • 021 438 769 202


Specialists in renovations and New builds

Quality doesn’t cost more with Claymar “Do it once, do it right”. “Measure twice, cut once”. “My reputation is on the line, and don’t you forget it!” It’s these age old adages that the father and sons team of Dave, Rob and Matthew work to. We are accomplished Licensed and Registered Master Builders who have successfully built and renovated many houses throughout Auckland, North West Auckland and North Harbour. With combined experience of over 75 years and a reputation for reliability, support and attention to detail you can be sure you’re getting a professional service, quality workmanship and value.

Contact the team at Claymar today to discuss your project (09) 411 8316 (027) 494 1342 Quality Builders, Auckland-wide 203


Quality Workmanship, Good Service and we will work within your budget! Experienced in all building aspects from: • Home renovations • Bathroom re-modelling • Kitchen design & installation

• Decks & fencing • Building repairs We use our own Gib Stoppers & Painters to ensure quality control is consistent from start to finish. All work guaranteed.

CALL US ToDAy for A frEE QUoTE! (09) 281 0946 (021) 077 8577

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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 204


Trusted reputation for building top quality homes

• Homefirst builders 10 year guarantee

We are a Licensed Building Practitioner and Certified Builders with expertise in new home builds and house renovations. We have extensive knowledge and experience that spans over two generations of residential property developing within Auckland.

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Complex modern architectural new homes Complex modern architectural renovations Kitchen and bathroom renovations and design Alterations and extensions

Call Noah today for a frEE quote (021) 859 785 PO Box 95195, Swanson, Auckland 0653

30 years of satisfied customers Great rates - why pay more for less experience • Additions and alterations    • Painting • Buiding maintenance          • Bathrooms • Gib board stopping Check out the raves on the Localist website   

Complete building Solutions! •  Kitchens and bathrooms    •  Renovations   •  New builds   •  Garages and fences           •  Roofs and decks   We can also arrange:  •  Plumbing and gas              •  Electrical         •  Excavating  •  Painting and decorating    •  Engineering

Call Kevin (09) 817 1012 (021) 242 2267

buiding 4 you (09) 833 9498 (021) 345 264



All in 1 building and maintenance Dedicated to getting it done!

make one call to book all tradesmen!

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.

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.

Call Steve today for a consultation


(027) 339 7560

    Builders  -  Plasterers  -  Painters  -  Electricians

(0800) 733 473 (09) 832 6159 (021) 495 192

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.

If Quality matters To you, phone Us! • It doesn’t cost more to hire an award-winning builder • Quality workmanship and attention to detail • Specialise in new homes and renovations • Additions and alterations

Contact us today for a consultation (09) 442 4565 15B Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland 206

Allan Wallace builders Ltd (09) 412 9611 (027) 497 5152

Speak with our bathroom specialists about:

Trade Qualified with over 20 years’ experience • Bathrooms, kitchens and decks • New homes and lite commercial buildings • Renovations, alterations and maintenance

• design and plan                  • renovations      • ensuites   • leaky tile shower repairs     • cabinets and shelf fixtures    • frameless glass doors         • wheelchair access alterations   • commercial bathrooms       • rental property maintenance • custom made showers and vanities 

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bathroom Systems Ltd

HmC builders

(0800) UPGRADE (027) 2501 505


professional workmanship you can trust

(09) 526 4882 (021) 460 567

We go the extra mile. Satisfaction guaranteed! Let us take care of your housekeeping and allow you to take your weekends back. We guarantee to clean your home to your satisfaction weekly or fortnightly. Other services • Spring clean • Clean prior to putting your house up for sale • Clean before or after moving We  • are thorough, reliable and security checked Kiwis. • are not a franchise. • have been cleaning in West Auckland since 1994.

Homecare Initial House Cleaning (09) 817 7661 (027) 478 6874



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House washing and window cleaning Rental cleans Carpet, upholstery and hard floor maintenance Water blasting, concrete and tile cleaning

Commercial Cleaning • Offices, medical clinics, warehouses, restaurants and retail outlets • Carpet, upholstery, and hard floor maintenance • Routine checks and fully insured

Call us now for a paradise Clean (09) 826 1635 (021) 286 7882

** Conditions apply to our special offer.

“What do you look for in a commercial cleaning co?”

In the business since 1996, look no further....

Specialist Cleaning Services

         We provide prompt, consistent, efficient,                      honest and reliable service.      Office, Factory, Daycare, Bank and Restaurant    cleaning | Carpet and Upholstery cleaning | Vinyl    floor polishing | Window cleaning | Builders’ clean

We specialise in commercial and domestic deep cleans and offer many more cleaning options such as office cleaning, carpet cleaning, waterblasting and washroom maintenance.  We also offer house cleans, regular or one off cleaning jobs. Excellent customer service is our top priority.

Alamo Cleaning Services Ltd

Call any time for a free quote.

(0800) 888 633 (021) 658 090 208

(027) 404 8797 M208, Private Bag 300987, Albany 0752


Graffiti and Tagging removal Specialists We will remove any graffiti quickly and professionally • Interior and exterior walls • Roads, bridges, concrete, monuments • Timber, signage, windows, fences • Vehicles, bus shelters, plastics

Graffiti Doctor - when quality counts

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At your request Home Cleaning

(0800) 482 437 (027) 591 4228

(09) 835 0339 (0800) 297 253

Dirty Windows? Call 0800 28 26 26 for a frEE quote

Hana Home Cleaning Services residential & Commercial • • • • •

Regular cleans Spring cleans Move cleans Window and house wash Satisfaction guaranteed

We clean windows of all sizes • • • • •

Residential and commercial window cleaning Cleaning packages tailored to suit your needs Fast, friendly and professional service Owner operator locally based for quick service 25 years’ experience

Cherry Cleaning Co (0800) 282 626 (027) 446 6744

Call John or Catherine (09) 215 2415 (027) 251 6188 332 Bucklands Beach Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland 209


Thorough cleaning services at competitive prices • Weekly clean - $30 an hour for regular cleaning  • Spring clean/moving clean: $120 for the first 3     hours ($30 per hour for each subsequent hour)  • Commercial premises cleaning  • Homecare (customised maintenance cleans)

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.

Divine Cleaning Services (09) 4167329 (022) 6953557(021)08182810

The oven Cleaning Company (0800) 683 626 The Oven Cleaning Company

Friendly, highly trusted home cleaning We guarantee you will be satisfied

Save money by cleaning - not painting

We are a small, family run, home cleaning business. We do not promise miracles, but we can help make life easier by keeping your home clean. • Maintenance cleans           • Personalised cleans

Ceiling Clean is a locally owned and operated business. We specialise in ceiling and wall cleaning of all textured and painted surfaces to be free of mould, nicotine and grime with amazing results! Contact us today for a quote to make your home clean!

D Novakova Home Cleaning

Ceiling Clean NZ

(09) 828 4667 (021) 171 6638


(0508) 668 539 (021) 615 387


Concrete Grinding and polishing Specialists

our services include: • Concrete floor grinding • Driveways and garage floors • Patios

• Polished floors • Floor coating • Floor sealing

West City Services Ltd (09) 834 4733 (027) 447 6933 23 Lyndhurst Road, Te Atatu South

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

Auckland Chamber of Commerce 09 309 6100

master Concrete placers Association member • • • • •

Residential and commercial concrete services Floors, driveways, patios, paths Pool surrounds, foundations, retaining walls Exposed pebbles, plain and coloured concrete All excavation and preparation work

Call us for a free quote! (09) 416 3404 (027) 483 8145 (09) 416 3405 211

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

Call us now for a free quote!

Drain Laying & Drainage Services

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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

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

DrAINAGE probLEmS? We Can Help!

you have our heavy machinery at your fingertips • • • •

AA Drainage Ltd (09) 826 1917 (021) 755 005 PO Box 20468, Glen Eden, Auckland

Blocked drains CCTV camera inspections of fault locations Drainage repairs New drainage Installation

your Certified master Drainlayers (09) 358 5811 Central (09) 818 4683 West 213


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

your one-stop-shop for all your electrical, domestic, commercial, industrial and maintenance work Whether it’s changing a light bulb to wiring up your new home, our Registered Master Electrician’s have got you covered. We take pride in what we do and workmanship is guaranteed.

beyond Electrical Limited

Data | Communications | TV | Alarm installation | Pre-purchase inspections | Sub contract work | Air conditioning (split system heat pumps, heat transfer systems).

Servicing Auckland-Wide

(0800) 023 9663 Free No Obligation Quotation Service 214

WE Do: • • • •

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


97% Customer review rating. Use Auckland’s preferred Electricians.

WE WILL: • 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

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

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AbS Electrical Services fast friendly Service Install or replace: • Power Points • Lights and Switches • Phone, Data and TV • SmartVent Installations • Extractor Fans and Heat Transfer Units • Fan and Towel Rail Timers • New Build or Renovation Wiring • Switchboard and RCD Upgrades • Repairs and Maintenance • Garden Lighting • Testing

AbS Electrical Services (09) 420 2812 (021) 0224 2812 We are just a call away, no job too small!

Empower yourself Call 0800 2 Try mE

for all of your electrical installations • • • • •

Master electricians 18 years in business Domestic specialists Maintenance & installation Data installation

Call CWE today! (021) 951 449 (027) 495 1449 (09) 416 4467 216

All electrical installations, maintenance & repairs We will empower you by taking care of all your electrical requirements with: • reliable solutions • great service • cost savings

Empowered Electrical Services Ltd (0800) 287 963 (027) 471 7099 Ask 4 John

Fault finding and repairs All new residential and commercial installations Data installation Internal and external lighting and design Home theatre, AV and automation systems


Serving Auckland since 1992 • • • • •

Serving the West with 20years’ experience MCA Electrical Ltd takes care of all electrical work, from simple domestic wiring and circuitry to complex industrial repair and maintenance. MCA are • reliable and experienced electricians • experts in heat pump and electrical installation

Call mCA Electrical for a free Quote

Lloyd Electrical Ltd

(021) 0254 8055 PO Box 121323, Henderson, Auckland 0650

(09) 415 7075 Unit D, 19 William Pickering Drive, Albany

Kiwibank Business Banking

for Electrical Servicing City-Wide

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

Kiwibank Limited.

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Commercial, Industrial and Domestic Installations and Maintenance Repairs and Servicing Free Quotes IQP Registered - Emergency Lighting Systems

Cooke Electrical (2004) Ltd (09) 828 5288 (027) 215 1982 70 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland 217


Green Certified - 5 year warranty         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 95% of the houses we do are completed in one day. You will be able to walk on your floor the same night.

Contact mr. Sandless for an instant quote on 0800 744 693 or 0508 677 263 (0800) 744 693 (0508) 677 263

for all your exterior property maintenance needs

You won’t believe the fantastic results!

The Hedge Trimming & Cutting Specialists

Trimming services for all hedge sizes • • • • •

Give Glen a call on... (09) 810 8129 (021) 940 772


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


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


HaNdymaN EQuIpmENT HIrE / HaNdymaN SErvICES

reliable equipment hire to ensure your next project is a success! At Kumeu Hire we have a diverse range of high quality equipment, to suit any project, combined with competitive pricing and friendly personalised service. • Waterblasters, Drills, Compressors, Compactors, Pumps

• Post Hole Borers, Ladders and Trestles •  Trailers, Tractors, Excavators, Skidsteer, and more! We also provide Party Equipment Hire including marquees, tables/chairs, lighting and catering equipment.

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How to start a budget and save some cash

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Start by drafting a weekly budget, using money coming in and money going out. For example, monthly salary, Working for Families subsidy, other income, rent, utilities (electricity, etc), food and car maintenance. Now you can see how much you need to cover your weekly costs.

Avoid random browsing at shops. If you didn’t know that product was there, you won’t want it. Only buy what you need but reward yourself every now and then – it can be boring and lonely if all you’re doing is saving. Make a list of anything you need to purchase and only get what’s on the list.

Savings The easiest way to make sure you save is to set up an automatic payment into your savings account from your income. Set a target to save each week, but don’t make it so strict you’re always taking money out. Start small and increase if you can. A general rule is to start with 10% of your weekly pay. The prize

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Have a goal to save for, no matter how small. And keep your inspiration alive by reminding yourself what you’re saving for. For example, looking at travel sites if you’re saving for a holiday. Portion One way to keep track of your spending is to pay for everything in cash. Withdraw a set amount of money each week, and that’s all you’ve got to spend. Keep your receipts so you can add up where you’ve spent money during the week.


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Don’t throw out leftovers – make them into another meal. Shop at second-hand stores or online auction sites. Turn off lights and electric equipment when not in use. Entertain at home instead of going out to dinner. Bake biscuits and cakes instead of buying them. Pay off any hire purchase loans.

There are endless sites online with budgeting advice and tips for saving money. Pick the ones that work for you and don’t fret about the ones that don’t. Lastly, review your budget regularly. If you’re not able to save as much as you initially thought, either your target is too strict or you’re spending where you shouldn’t be.

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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%

Economic development 4.5% Planning and regulation 14.5%

Some current Council projects in West Auckland: • Starting work on a visitor • Managing the restoration and seismic management strategy for the strengthening of Lopdell House. Waitakere Ranges. • Working on a further local area plan. • Developing a plan to implement the • Supporting local sport and recreation Glen Eden Urban Design framework. groups.



Art services and galleries, events, museums, parks, recreation facilities and the zoo 24%

Rates calculations 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. 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 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 Valuations are calculated by mass appraisal, taking a number of factors into consideration, such as the amount properties in the area are selling and renting for; the type of property; changes made since the last valuation through council consent; and information from market trends.



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The right funeral service can make saying goodbye a little easier

First steps Funeral directors are there to assist you. They can meet at your home or on their premises and will take you through the decision process to help create the best send-off for your loved one. The director will show you what caskets are available, discuss the type of service you want and help arrange a minister or celebrant. Larger funeral directors (such as Davis Funerals in Henderson) have their own chapels in which services can be held. Alternatively, they can arrange a funeral in your family church or assist with finding a less conventional location. Casket costs There are many types of caskets available, in a range of different materials. Cardboard coffins are the cheapest, starting at about $350. Midrange coffins are usually made from MDF, sometimes with a veneer, and cost from $1000–$2000 (depending on the finish and detailing). Solid wood caskets range from $6000–7000, and are available in a range of woods (rimu and mahogany are common). State of Grace in Titirangi (stateofgrace. offers environmentally friendly caskets, made from materials like willow and cardboard. They also sell shrouds, which are contained within a casket for

the ceremony, for just $950. The caskets are then reused.


Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard, but the right funeral director can help support you through this tough time. Here’s some information on what to expect when arranging a funeral.

Deciding on a service Be it a traditional church service or a quiet gathering in the bush, how you farewell your loved one is up to you. A regular church service, including coffin, transport, minister’s fee and burial, is likely to cost around $6000. The same service with cremation will be around $5000. State of Grace offers a simple cremation ceremony for $2300 – a cost-effective option for those on a limited income. “We take care of the cremation, then bring the ashes back to the family a few days later,” says co-founder Deb Cairns. “People can then have a memorial service when they feel ready to do so.” Cremation or burial The decision whether to bury or cremate is dependent on many factors – preference, cost, beliefs. If you choose to bury your loved one, you will need to buy a plot, which range in price from $2800 to $4000 (this includes internment). West Auckland cemeteries (such as Waikumete, in Glen Eden) are run by the Auckland Council; the funeral director can arrange the plot for you. Cremation is a much cheaper (and more popular) option, ranging in price from $400–$550. Urns to hold the ashes range in price from $100–$200.

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your Choice Computers (09) 834 9036 (021) 726 186

CitywideTech (09) 836 1206 398 Great North Road, Henderson 257


Wherever you do business.... We come to you!

our services include: Business Planning and Structures We offer various business structures and in conjunction with yourself, arrive at the best solution by evaluating your current goals and future aspirations. Accounting We have a skilled and experienced team who can provide financial statements bi-monthly, six-monthly or annually. We always deliver this service in a prompt and efficient manner.

Buying & Selling Businesses This is often an emotive time and we take the emotion out of the equation and provide sound advice. Cashflow Forecasting We prepare a financial analysis of the cashflow for the next 12 months to use as a management tool. GST Returns If you would like to focus on what you do best in your business, we can take care of your GST returns and use this information to monitor your profit through the year.

Monthly Reporting This is becoming a more common request by clients who have largely credit based sales and require a reconciliation of the debtors and creditors to the bank balance to see their true profit position. Taxation Advice We provide up-to-date advice on all tax aspects including income tax, PAYE and FBT. We also endeavour to achieve the lowest tax that you are legally required to pay.

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(09) 411 9069 Cnr State Highway 16 & Waimauku Station Road, Waimauku Visit us: Te Atatu Peninsula or Waimauku

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S.Snow & Associates (09) 838 9442 (09) 838 9447 (021) 262 8774 59 Manhattan Heights, Glendene, Auckland 0602

professional accounting services from small sole traders to large businesses John, Deborah and the team of qualified accountants are ready to help with your accounting needs at reasonable prices. Nobilo & Co is recognised as an ATO (approved training organisation) by NZICA.

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Annual accounts, taxation and GST returns Business valuations, structures and liquidations Accounting software and company setups  Trust administration and more

Contact Nobilo & Co Chartered Accountants today. (09) 415 7518 (09) 415 7511 PO Box 300114, Albany, Auckland 0752 Our friendly team is happy to help 259


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• Personalised & Practical Business Advice • Knowledge Across a Diverse Range of Industry Sectors with over 20 Years’ Commercial & Accounting Experience • Tax Planning & Structuring Advice • Monthly & Year End Reporting • Cash Flow & Budgeting • Xero Certified Adviser • Free Initial Consultation at Your Premises • Call Today To Find Out How We Can Maximise Your Business Potential

Tony Loveday Chartered Accountants Ltd (09) 816 8395 (021) 423 218

Specialising In Small To medium Sized businesses We provide: • Statutory Financial Statements • Business & Advisory Services • Income Tax, GST and Paye Returns • Tax Structuring • Asset Protection • Company and Trust Formation and Operation • Property Subdivision • Cash Flow Projection • Business Acquisition, Valuation & Start Up • Monthly Accounting and Profit Analysis

30 Landing Road, Titirangi, Auckland PO Box 60678, Titirangi, Auckland 0642

Quality Service and professionalism • GST Preparation • Final Accounts • Tax Returns • Cash flows for banks and other external parties • Advice on record keeping and other statutory requirements

Taxation & Accounting Services at a time and place that suits you. Available for consultation at all times.

TACS NZ Ltd (09) 817 7408 (021) 236 4974 202 Golf Road, Titirangi, Auckland 260

Hamish & Lal (NZ) Ltd (09) 443 5033 (09) 443 2569 20 Sunnybrae Road, Hillcrest

For specialised Taxation Accounting for selfemployed and small to medium size businesses and rental properties. • We manage your tax commitments and minimise your tax liability • We offer a full professional service at a lower cost • Annual accounts and tax returns from $486.00+GST • Rental returns from $346.00+GST • Free GST and tax registration

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• Risk Protection Insurance - Life, Disability, Trauma, Income Protection, Health  • Business Protection Insurance • Investment Planning -  KiwiSaver, regular savings, lump sum investments

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Looking for a mortgage that’s right for you? You’ve probably heard the saying that nothing in life is free. Well, at Greenlight Mortgages we are happy to offer you lots of things that won’t cost you a cent!   • We come to you at a convenient time and place for YOU! • We will work for you on providing a solution that best suits your situation Call Vanessa Belton today, I can help you: • Find out how much you can borrow • Be confident and informed about your financial choices

Contact vanessa at Greenlight mortgages today (09) 411 9114 (027) 222 4449 PO Box 466, Kumeu, Auckland 0841 HomeLoanMortgageBroker NZMBA accredited Mortgage Broker 261


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Cash paid for all Gold and Diamonds Buyers of secondhand or damaged jewellery: • Gold and Silver Bullion, Chains and Coins • Bracelets, Rings, Earrings and Estate Jewellery • Estate Gold and broken/scrap Gold Instant cash loan service available (conditions apply).

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your local hearing experts • Friendly and knowledgeable staff • Fully qualified MNZAS Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers who are specialists in the hearing field

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• New Dentures • Repairs • Full Dentures All other denture requirements.

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Gary J rylands (09) 827 1486 4 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

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blockhouse bay Dental Centre (09) 627 9970 3A Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay

massey Dental Centre friendly, Caring Dental professionals We take fear away from dentistry. • Full Digital X-rays including OPG • ZOOM! Advanced teeth whitening service • GE Finance available (120 days interest-free) • FREE treatment for high school students under 18 

book your appointment today (09) 833 9235 388 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland 266

Dental on mt Albert (09) 849 2874 946 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

We have a personable and caring team to provide you with excellence in healthcare. • 7 GPs are supported by a capable nursing team   • Plenty of onsite parking   • One-stop shop with GPs, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Physio and Dentist   • Daily “no appointment required” GP consultations - contact for times

peninsula medical Centre (09) 834 6300 382 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland Just off the North Western Motorway



Taking New patients

INDEpENDENT profESSIoNAL • Eye examinations with checks for glaucaoma, cataracts and other ocular diseases • Visual field analysis • Visiting Eye Specialist

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Retinal photography Latest fashion frames Contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses, repairs Late night Thursday and open Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Stephen Hill optometrist (09) 837 2627 Shop 4b, Lincoln North Centre, 192 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610

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professional eyecare & quality eyewear • • • •

Serving West Auckland for 50 years Individually tailored patient care Frames in all styles and prices Specialised contact lens fitting

opTomETrISTS Cassidy Eyecare is a family-owned optometry practice with offices in New Lynn and Te Atatu Peninsula. See us for high-quality Eyecare and Eyewear.                   

visique Wight optometrists (09) 837 0657 1st Floor, 342 Great North Rd, Henderson

Cassidy Eyecare (09) 834 9070 - Te Atatu (09) 827 2149 - New Lynn 3080 Great North Road, New Lynn 84 Gunner Drive, Te Atatu Pennisula

Looking for an affordable osteopath? We are an educational osteopathy clinic offering treatment for patients of all ages with back, muscle and joint pain. • Registered with ACC and the Osteopathic Council of NZ • Charges range from $10 - $30 • First consultation takes approx. 90 minutes and subsequent visits approx. 45 minutes • Treatments carried out by Master of Osteopathy students who have completed the Bach. of Applied Science (Human Biology) • Students supervised by qualified clinical tutors who are trained and experienced osteopaths • For career information visit:

Clinic 41 (09) 815 6794 Building 41, Entry 3, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 268

provider of Health and Social Services 0800 WEBHEALTH

• Personalised pharmacy advice & prescription service • Equipment hire including: wheelchairs, crutches, nebulisers, breast pumps • Passport photos • Vitamin consultants for our large vitamin range • Qualified beauty consultants for L’Oreal and Revlon cosmetics • Instore Lotto outlet - Lucky Lotto shop! Three 1st Division winning tickets sold here recently • We provide all beauty therapy and specialised treatments from our internationally qualified therapists Open:  Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 8pm              Saturday - 9am to 7pm              Sunday and Public Holidays - 9am to 6pm



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b.H.Oldham pharmacy (2002) Ltd

Shop C6, Westgate Shopping Centre, Fernhill Drive, Massey, Auckland PO Box 84220, Westgate, Auckland 0657

Everything from passport photos to a range of homeopathic remedies

We provide outstanding service

mon - fri 8.30am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 1.30pm

Prescription and over the counter medication | Complimentary medicines and natural health care | Medico blister packs | NZ Post Centre Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm & Sat 10am - 1pm

One hour photo lab             All digital processing Pool chemicals                       Ear piercing Cosmetics                              Fax/photocopy service Vitamins and minerals           Naturopath/medical herbalists Herbal dispensary and practitioner range products

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Titirangi pharmacy Ltd

(09) 838 8531 (09) 838 8597 128 Rathgar Road, Henderson

(09) 817 7658 (09) 817 6087 408 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi Village 269


We treat a wide variety of conditions helping you to get back on your feet and on with your life. At Peninsula Physiotherapy, our highly trained therapists work with you to help you overcome your injury or discomfort and will provide you with their expert opinions and advice to ensure speedy recovery.

| Neck & Back pain | Headaches & Migranes | Stiff joints | Upper & Lower limb injuries | Sports injuries | Workplace accidents | Gait analysis – Orthotics | Post-Operative rehab  | Live Ultra-Sound scanning muscle imbalance | On-site gym 

Sports physiotherapy – Sports & relaxation massage – Western Acupuncture & TCm (09) 834 9329 382 - 386 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula

Sports | Spinal | occupational | rehabilitation Our mission is to provide the highest standard of physiotherapy treatment to help you achieve or where possible exceed your goals. • Back and neck pain • Nerve pain • Muscle-tendon injury • Sports injuries • Shoulder and ligament strain • Joint pain • Headaches • Postural dysfunction • Muscle imbalance • Post surgical rehabilitation • Occupational injury

Hobsonville physiotherapy (09) 416 4455 187 Hobsonville Rd, Hobsonville 270

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General and sports podiatry Orthotic prescription and biomechanics Ingrown toenails and minor nail surgery Aged foot care and diabetes Satellite Clinic available in Henderson

Call us today for an appointment (09) 834 0198 382 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula

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.

our Auckland wide services include: - Elderly and paediatric care       - Respite care - Home support packages            - ACC funded care - 24hour urgent services               - Serious injury care - 1hour to 24hour specialist care  - Nursing care

Age Concern 09 820 0184 09 828 1660

panacea Healthcare Limited (0800) 726 223 37 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

Delivering first class projects by offering first class service.


our services

Creative design work in an architectural space Whether you’re considering commissioning a new building, altering an existing one, or simply wishing to explore the options, iDESIGN can help meet your goals by providing vision, design skills and technical expertise. iDESIGN offers a broad range of services, from full consultation design and documentation for individual clients suitable for building consent, to draughting documentation for award winning architects.

iDESIGN (021) 498 544 14 Waikumete Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

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We specialise in the subdivision process • The application • The formal survey • The issue of title Lamb & Associates concentrate our professional involvement in land development services and land surveying. Over the years, the practice has developed excellent working arrangements with civil and geotechnical engineers, planners, architects, valuers and other land-based professionals. Through these strategic professional alliances, the practice provides a seamless service for all aspects of land development. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and credibility with local and central government agencies.

Lamb & Associates Ltd - Est. 1972 (09) 415 5919 234D Bush Road, Albany, Auckland

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office open 7 days 7am - 5.30pm (09) 414 2458 (0508) 668 348

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freight, Carrier, Storage & Logistics Henderson Carriers are a family operated business that specialise in kitchens, shop fittings, general cartage - large or small, theming & display work. We have a 24 hour security on-site storage facility. Experience personal service with a difference, contact Henderson Carriers today!

Henderson Carriers (09) 818 5175 (021) 950 193 1 Sabulite Road, Glen Eden


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

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youngs property management Solutions (022) 043 0769 (09) 627 1920 Central AKL (09) 817 1920 West AKL (09) 833 1334 N/West AKL


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Why Choose Kiwi Coast property management? • More than 10 years’ experience in rental management and letting • Our focus is on achieving the best outcome for you • We offer a range of helpful real estate related services that go beyond the basics • Our local area specialists know how to maximise the return on your investment property • Members of The Independent Property Managers Association Ltd • Our fees and costs are extremely competitive • We proudly support The Child Cancer Foundation • We actively support local communities

Kiwi Coast property management and maintenance Ltd. (09) 412 5446 (09) 412 5443 (027) 207 4378

873 Waitakere Road, RD1, Kumeu



ray White bringing peace of mind... Saverys is a boutique real estate and property management company, specialising in a professional, competitive property management and body corporate service, with tenant management and zero tolerance rent arrears.

ray White - Te Atatu (rEAA 2008)

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(09) 834 2850 1 Rhone Avenue, Te Atatu, Auckland

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Citizens Advice bureau

Not sure? Ask us. for Information, help and advice… • • • •

Consumer rights Housing and Tenancy Personal and family Settlement and Immigration

Citizens Advice bureau - massey 09 833 5775 274

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

When owners are selling their properties they can find that other real estate agents provide: • • • • • •


other real Estate Agents

Poor service Poor communication with property owners Poor marketing of properties Poor property presentation Long market sale periods Low sale prices

LJ Hooker Kumeu Graham McIntyre does everything possible to ensure: • Exceptional service and customer satisfaction • Excellent communication and owner involvement • Effective online and offline marketing of properties • Properties are beautifully presented • Properties are sold quickly • Maximum sale prices       Visit me today, Graham McIntyre at

“Considered one of the best in the West” LJ Hooker - Country Living realty Ltd - Graham mcIntyre 027 632 0421 (09) 412 9602 (027) 632 0421 ljhookerkumeu




A A U U SS TT A A RR Austar Realty Ltd is proud to be part of the LJ Hooker Harveys Group with four local offices and an enthusiastic sales and support team of over 40 people. We are one big happy family, and we are here to help you. Please contact us at any of our following branches: Titirangi – 423 Titirangi Road Phone: (09) 817 8011 Green Bay – 58 Godley Road Phone: (09) 827 4928 Blockhouse Bay – 1 Donovan Street Phone: (09) 626 6119 Hobsonville – Bldg B 1 Wiseley Road Phone: (09) 417 1004



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 Giborees-Smith valuations Limited trading as property Indepth for West Auckland (021) 865 718 PO Box 60328, Titirangi 0642, Auckland



Kumeu District real Estate We proudly specialise in selling and renting all types of properties in the Kumeu district. Our office is locally owned and locally focused. We combine our extensive local knowledge with the confidence of the highly successful Ray White brand.

ray White Kumeu (vista realty Limited) Licensed rEAA 2008 (09) 412 5808 for sales 322 Main Road, Huapai (Kumeu)

(09) 412 5812 for rentals

property management West Auckland

Love realty Limited Te Atatu South & Te Atatu peninsula ofďŹ ces (09) 834 3055 TS (09) 834 5901 TS 278

(09) 834 7052 TP (09) 834 2229 TP MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008

• Marketing and Negotiation Specialist

• Values based


• Successfully selling properties in all price ranges

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Call Lance mason now for a free, no obligation appraisal (09) 831 0415 (021) 238 3730

WorKING for yoU! With over 21 years in the Real Estate Industry, I have always believed that “SELLING REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT YOU THE CLIENT” Call the consultant and company who provide the best in experience, service and qualifications.

Jan Goulbourn ArEINZ (09) 834 7052 (027) 491 2196

Integrity, confidentiality and personal service • • • • •

Commercial & Industrial Sales & Leasing Residential Sales Registered Valuations Property Management & Letting Body Corporate Administration

berryman real Estate rEAA 2008 (09) 827 1187 3049 Great North Road, New Lynn 279


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Modern, purpose-built self-storage 24 hour monitored security, swipe key access Short and long term storage options Open 7 days a week between 6.30am and 8pm.

Access Storage (09) 412 6181 17-19 Wookey Lane, Kumeu


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