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JUNE 2 2020

Cover story


– Exploring Bay of Islands

Women in Business


fashion, health, beauty, lifestyle, home trends, fishing & entertainment


Supporting our community

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OUR PEOPLE & PLACES 4 - Day-tripping to the Bay of Islands

JUNE 2020



6 - Medicine is a great vocation 7 - Annè and Villa turning vision into value FASHION

Editor’s note


9 - How should shoes fit?

here’s been much talk in the media lately about domestic tourism and we thought we’d jump on board and do our bit to help Northland in this sector. As well as giving some exposure to various businesses in the region, we hope to bring awareness to our readers of what’s on offer in our backyard. Over the coming months, I’m hoping to seek out and explore the hidden gems in our region’s nooks and crannies so, if you know of somewhere and/ or something that’s worth a visit or a mention, please get in touch. I’m sure fellow Northlanders will appreciate some guidance on where to spend their money wisely while making magical holiday memories. And so begins our road-tripping around Northland series. First stop: Bay of Islands. You can read about this adventure on pages 4 & 5.



8 - Women in Business

This month we are also celebrating women in business and Go Local, with many of our contributors grateful for the lockdown and emerging with renewed vigour, as you will notice throughout their articles. There are many ways you can help support Northland economy, including the NZME Coast Shop Local promotion. See the details on page 19. We hope you find some inspiration within these pages.

BEAUTY 10 - Celebrate a good hair day every day 11 - Vampire facial 12 - Caci’s guide to cleansing your skin HEALTH & WELLBING 13 - COVID hands 13 - Rediscover your joy for life 14 - Sinister signs: When to suspect a malignant lid lesion LOVE IT HERE 17 - Packard Motor Museum vehicle of the month 17 - Fishing tips & tales 19 - Go local!

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As we sit in wonderment at already having made it to June, Jenny, Trish, Natalie, Katie and myself have been looking forward to the future, planning beautiful things and casting our minds toward creating a memorable finish to 2020! While we talk together about what is to come, I find myself surrounded by a strong, resilient and thoughtful team. A team with inspiring energy, and an effervescence that spills out into Cameron St and makes me eager to re-join them again each morning. There is an amazing capability that springs from our diverse backgrounds, different interests and astute perceptions of this astounding world. The perfect balance of skill and

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personality has been found at Global Diamonds and I could not be prouder of this beautiful group that is known as the GD Girls! Passion is the thread that has stitched us together, allowing us to create not only divine, one-of-a-kind designer jewels but also the ultimate experience for our clients. From Trishy’s heart-felt warm welcome as you walk through the door (and enviable fashion knowledge which is always generously dispensed) to Nat’s infectious laugh, unrivalled organisation skills and love for all things fabulous, the Global Girls are here to make you smile! Katie has the dubious task of wrangling the jeweller, the jewellery and the off-loaded paper work – all

taken on with the most endearing grin and the greatest sense of humour. The glamour shots of each GD piece are all Katie too!! Jen is our relentless force of positivity, our calming influence in the whirlwind that is Global Diamonds and a constant source of inspiration to produce the best, be the kindest and create a place in Whangarei that is inclusive of everybody and every idea! This is us! Our girl gang! We are here to take care of your beloved pieces, have a laugh, brighten your day and help you celebrate your magical milestones in the most perfect way. We live for this! Christine – Designer goldsmith for Global Diamonds.

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Our People & Places

A Paihia sunrise

Day-tripping to the Bay of Islands STORY AND PHOTOS BY JODI BRYANT

Mum decided to do a spot of shopping and

We Northlanders love a good roadie and if you’ve only got a day up your sleeve, we are lucky that the Bay of Islands can be accessed from most parts of the region in only an hour. This was the case for me and, remembering only the night before that a roadie is often enhanced with a co-driver and fellow explorer, I rang my mum. She was in. Low-slung apricot-hued mist hung in the early morning air as we drove past Kauri, creating a picturesque scene I could only cast fleeting glances at driving north. I was booked on the three-hour Winterless Cruise and Island Stopover and, arriving in Paihia with half an hour to spare, we headed to a coffee shop. Third Wheel Coffee Co had been recommended (plus Jacinda frequented there one Waitangi Day) and it didn’t disappoint. Tucked away down a little alley, this quirky, lively coffee shop was bustling but cosy. The ultra-friendly waitress greeted many of the steady flow of upbeat customers by name and seemed genuinely interested in their conversation.

Thames, an elderly couple from Auckland who were reacquainting themselves with the area,

Shuttle Bay of Islands and met owner Adam Prendergast.

a young Australian couple on their one-year OE and a family with a toddler and baby

Adam was friendly, funny and easygoing as he outlined the tour and we set off

from America who had come out to work at Auckland Hospital for three months, arriving

for Russell to pick up the rest of the group. According to Adam, apart from public holidays

one week prior to lockdown. They now had only one week of freedom before returning to

and long weekends, his customers are usually made up of around 80 per cent international

the States so were getting out exploring as much as possible.

tourists but that, of course, had changed. “Now, we still have the rest of the

The swell that day was sizeable and highly unusual, said Adam. But the vessel felt safe

international tourists, who have stayed put during the lockdown in New Zealand and are

as it surfed the waves and everyone’s smiling faces indicated that, they too, were enjoying

coming out to finally explore, but we’re also getting a lot more Kiwis,” he told me.

the adventurous ride. We pulled up alongside Roberton Island,

“Because they can’t go overseas, it’s forcing them to get out and see what they wouldn’t

otherwise known as Motuarohia Island, with Adam pointing out Cook’s Cove, where

normally. It’s opening up their eyes to see what New Zealand actually has, instead of always

Captain Cook anchored upon arriving to New Zealand. He also explained about Cook’s

returning to the bach.”

encounter with the Maori there and the

A mocha at Third Wheel Coffee Co.

With the option of comfy couches in the alley, we opted to sit indoors and take in the scenery. Adorned with funky art, bikes and coffee sacks, we sat and absorbed these themes and atmosphere and it wasn’t long before our coffees were delivered. I didn’t have long but I did note that this was no ordinary coffee. I’m no coffee connoisseur but my comments to mum encompassed ‘beautiful’, ‘silky’ and ‘creamy’. Would I go back? Let’s just say, if I were a local, I think the waitress would be needing to add my name to her repertoire.

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A deserted Urupukapuka Island

ensuing confrontation with the warriors from the island tribe.

“So, I moved up to the Bay of Islands and just fell in love with the place and never

Reversing onto the beach, Adam lowered

looked back. “Once I set foot on the Tucker Thompson,

the gangway which, on a normal day, allows one to walk straight onto the beach without getting one’s feet wet. This day, however,

large and plentiful snapper which, he pointed out, are protected, swarming around the dock. We stopped off at Russell, where

The snapper at Urupukapuka are in a community enforced protected area so no getting the rods out here

I loved everything about it - the tourists, the energy – it is contagious, and a lot of their

passengers have the option of disembarking, before returning to Paihia and Adam invited me to partake in a summertime cruise later in

entailed negotiating the irregular waves and making a little leap, which I completely failed

enthusiasm impacts me.” He learnt how to sail and soon expanded

the year. I said I would need to get my paddle boarding skills in order before debuting in front

It looked cosy on a cold day, was aesthetically-pleasing and we sat out on the

to navigate. But I soon dried off as we set off along

his skills on various boats, including overnight cruise dive boats, and started his own

of an audience but would gladly return. Mum had managed to fill in the time nicely,

closed-in and warm veranda with the outlook of the water and wharf. We enjoyed a glass

the beach, passing the twin lagoons and up an easy ten-minute walk to the stunning

company in 2015 combining the best of his experiences in the Bay of Islands all in the one

shopping, having a second coffee and reading a book on a beachfront seat at Waitangi.

of wine (although noted that it was renown for a variety of 60 beers, including the best

360-degree vista at the peak. It truly felt like being on top of the world and one could

trip. As well as scenic cruising, private charters and a water taxi service year-round, in the

She was waiting for me on the jetty and we looked for somewhere to have a late lunch.

of New Zealand craft beer) in our scenic and ambient surrounds and it was almost 2pm

stand and marvel here for ages. But we had another island to visit; Urupukapuka and we

summer, tours incorporate water activities such as snorkelling and paddle boarding.

The newly-established tapas bar Tipsy Oyster came highly recommended to me but we were

when we tucked into our lunch, with my Pure Craft Burger and fries so huge it doubled

descended, boarded the boat and resumed the voyage, peppered with anecdotes from

At the start, Adam was getting up at midnight fielding enquiries from overseas but it

famished and, saving this for another day, opted for the nearby, and also recommended,

as dinner. It was delicious, as was Mum’s seafood chowder.

Adam and his wit pointing out scenery and marine wildlife we passed.

didn’t take long for the hard work to pay off; by the end of the first season in business, word of

dockside CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen.

On the way back to the car we strolled up to the lookout, overlooking Paihia. I’d been up

Urupukapuka was totally deserted and, as it’s usually teeming with tourists over the

mouth saw the business listed at number one on Tripadvisor.

there at night which, of course, is beautiful with Paihia’s decorative lighting but during the day

summer, we felt lucky to have it to ourselves. Although we had the option of walking to a

Adam keeps his tours to a maximum of 20 people and believes it is this more intimate

puts the layout in good perspective. We drove home happy with our roadie but

nearby lookout, the individuals in our group all chose to sit at the picnic tables lining the

approach that contributes to their popularity. “I like the interaction and more personalised

it wasn’t until the next day, a friend mentioned the Kawiti Caves (aka Waiomio Caves),

water’s edge with some having a packed lunch, while the toddler in our group braved

and flexible approach,” he explained. “I’ve been told I should expand and get more

several kilometres south of Kawakawa, which could be an option for further adventure,

the water. Adam, who impressively seemed to know

bums on seats but, to me, it’s more about the experience rather than just a ticket on a boat.”

especially with children. The caves are owned and operated

everyone’s names, hung out and chatted and told me he’d never even been on a boat

Instead, in keeping with his principles, he decided to add another custom-built vessel the

by the Kawiti family, who have guided thousands of travellers over the past 50

before arriving to the Bay of Islands 12 years ago. Originally from Rotorua, he was working

same size. His team includes two other skippers and three crew throughout the summer.

years, including American billionaire Bill Gates who visited in 2007.

at a hospitality-tourism event when he was randomly approached and offered a position

It was time to re-board the boat, homeward-bound, but not before Adam

The 30-minute guided tour follows a wooden boardwalk through a 200m limestone

aboard the R. Tucker Thompson tall ship.

entertained us by hand-feeding oysters to the

cave, complete with stalactite formations and glow worm displays. This sounds like a good winter alternative to the usual wading through ice-cold waters and it’s looking like I’m already accruing a ‘to-do’ list for another Bay of Islands adventure roadie. Never mind, I shall just have to go back.

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Medicine is a great vocation The Whangarei Skin Clinic is based on Hatea Drive in a beautifully renovated 110-year-old villa. Dr Heike Detjen and practice manager Jo Cuff have been operating for the last 18 months offering medical and surgical skin cancer care, as well as cosmetic medicine procedures. They recently welcomed Marie Olsen to their team, an experienced theatre

Fostering a strong interest in skin cancer and later cosmetic medicine, Heike began her specialisation studies, becoming an accredited skin cancer doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Over the last three years she has had extensive training in cosmetic medicine. Wanting to focus on skin cancer work, Heike established Whangarei Skin Clinic in 2018. Moving from the role of family doctor at an established medical practice into the unknown territory of solo private practice is described by Heike as "a big step which still

feels challenging at times". While sometimes challenging, being able to develop processes and get involved in the daily running of the clinic is exciting on a daily basis. The range of training and variety of her previous job comes in handy now. Suddenly all the tasks not performed for years, such as managing orders for supplies, operating the autoclave and making sure everything is clean and tidy, were on the agenda. Supported by practice manager Jo, who comes from a medical background and has worked in customer

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Whangarei Hospital before moving into family medicine and completing her fellowship of the College of General Practitioners. Heike became an associate and later a director at Onerahi Medical Centre, working for this community as a respected GP for over 14 years.

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Annè and Villa turning vision into value After working for ‘traditional’ accounting firms for many years, Annè Lensink saw an opportunity to create her own business and help other Northland businesses in the process.

whether it was cash flow advice or help with the wage subsidy.” says Annè. “The COVID-19 crisis helped narrow down ways that we can help local businesses. It really ignited ‘why’ we do what we do.” “I had been thinking of ways to help Northland businesses for a while but the pandemic forced us to think faster! We created I Am A Northland Business, an online directory where Northlanders can easily find Northland businesses to support. We took a step back and focused on how we can turn our vision into value for our clients and improving visibility and marketing during and post-COVID is something we could help with.” I Am A Northland Business is fully funded by Villa. Northlanders can list their business free of charge and achieve reach through I Am A Northland Business’s marketing efforts on social media.

“With over 120 businesses in the directory and hundreds of Northlanders following along on Facebook and Instagram, the initiative has been a real success,” Annè says. At the same time as launching I Am A Northland Business, Annè knew she needed to pivot the Villa business to ensure she and the team could meet the ever-changing needs of their clients. Villa created new business continuity, business recovery and resilience coaching services and obtained funding to bring these to clients free of charge.

“The COVID-19 crisis helped narrow down ways that we can help local businesses, it really ignited “why” we do what we do.”

“We also decided not to charge clients for COVID-19 related advice for the first four weeks of lockdown as we could see first-hand the impact it was having. Our business was not immune, the entire team has had to upskill in record time on tax regulation changes. There has been a lot of work to do so it’s been important to check in with each team member on a daily basis to make sure they’re on track. We all have our own struggles during lockdown and after, so it’s important to help each other,” Annè says. Like us all, Annè has taken some learnings from COVID-19 and the lockdown: “I enjoyed spending time with my husband and kids, and I am optimistic about the future. We have had to pivot our business, so have many of our clients. If your mindset is right and you make the necessary changes, there are positives among the negatives.”

In November 2017 Annè set out to change the face of accounting in Northland and create a firm that works alongside its clients to help them achieve success. “The beauty of starting your own business is you create the culture, the team, and the vision,” explains Annè. “I was free to map out a road that suited me and my family, a road which I knew clients would appreciate.” In just over two years, Annè has grown Villa Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors to employ five team members who all share in the company’s vision of ‘Turning Vision Into Value’ and putting clients first. This vision became paramount when the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact Northland businesses. “The first thing we all thought when lockdown was announced was how we can help our clients navigate through, and the Villa team quickly switched into guidance-mode. We made sure we were there for our clients,



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VAMPIRE FACIAL You've probably seen the photos on Instagram: A celebrity or influencer's face covered with blood splatter. No, it's not Halloween makeup, it's actually one of the latest treatment trends in skin care, also known as a ’Vampire Facial’. Celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Bar Refaeli, are fans of the facial, which might look quite scary, but boasts big-time results. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’, works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process. It is a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself. Q. What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and how does it work? PRP therapy involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas. Before the procedure, blood is taken from the patient and put into a centrifuge, where the blood is spun in order to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma. The platelet plasma, which is the component of the blood that is known for being highly effective in treating burns and skin injuries, is then activated and injected

into the chosen area, where it plumps up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. When the platelet plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors. The growth factors stimulate other cells surrounding the injection site, plumping them up and causing them to increase in volume. The platelet plasma sends out signals to other cells in the body when it is injected, telling them to rush forward to the injection site. One cell that is stimulated during the process is the fibroblast cell, which is the cell type that creates collagen. Collagen is what gives skin a youthful appearance. As we age, collagen is produced less and less, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin, and therapies such as PRP therapy that stimulate collagen production can counteract this. Another cell stimulated during the process is the pre-adipocyte cell, which is a cell type that can convert into a fat cell, which is especially important in the face to fill out lines and to contour the face. Q. Which areas can be treated? PRP therapy can be used on the face, particularly around the eyes, mouth and nose, the backs of the hands, scars and all over the body, more commonly the décolletage and even the knees to give skin a more youthful and radiant appearance.

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Q. What does the procedure involve? The treatment begins with a topical numbing cream applied to the full face and it will be left on for 30 minutes. Your practitioner will draw your blood. This is done in a similar way to when you have blood taken for testing at the doctor’s office. The blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet plasma from the red blood cells using one of the branded systems described. The PRP will then be injected into the skin, with aseptic technique, in the desired area using a very fine needle. Injections will be given multiple times in multiple locations in order to give an overall improvement to the area. The treatment usually takes 60-90 minutes. It is very important that patients eat and drink a lot of fluids before attending their appointment. This will enable the blood to be withdrawn more easily. Q. When will I see results? It may take a few weeks for the results of the PRP therapy to become visible. In most of the cases, you will see results from a single treatment, but a course of four treatments is recommended for best results.

Q. How long will it take to recover from a PRP treatment? The actual procedure of injecting the PRP involves the use of topical anaesthetic, although not always depending on the patient and area being treated, rather than local or general anaesthetic, meaning that most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal activities not long afterwards. It is important to be aware that due to there being many injections at the treatment sites, the areas can look swollen, bumpy and red post treatment and these effects can last for a couple of days so it is best to have some time to recover. Q. What are the risks and potential complications from PRP treatments? There are few side effects associated with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites. You may also experience some tenderness, bruise and pain at the injection sites. However, any side effects should dissipate within a few days following the procedure. At Facedoctors Northland, we aim to utilise the state-of-the-art Platelet Rich Plasma System to plump your skin, fill out fine lines and wrinkles, and give an overall more radiant appearance.

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CACI’S GUIDE to cleansing your skin

Cleansers - often the unsung heroes of the skincare routine. Made to purify and prep the skin, your cleanser may not sound as exciting as the latest serum or treatment on the market but is an absolute basic when it comes to making the most of your skincare products. Why do we recommend a cleanser? Cleansers are the best way to remove the dirt, oil, and other unwanted nasties on your skin to reveal a fresh clean canvas to take care of. And if we left that dirt and oil on our skin, it would make it extremely difficult for other products to properly penetrate the skin’s surface. Plus, we all know what else dirt and oil clogging our pores leads to… nasty blemishes. And we all have much more important things in our life to be worrying about! How to choose the right cleanser? The best first place to start is to know your skin type. Look in the mirror, feel your skin, then check out our recommendations below based on what you find. I'm finding... ! dry skin Try Murad’s Prebiotic 4-in-1 MultiCleanser. This gel-to-oil wonder cleanser nourishes with prebiotics to rebalance and hydrate the skin. Alternatively try Skinsmiths Cream Cleanser. It’s formula with shea butter, hemp seed oil, chamomile and vitamin E, makes is super nourishing and the perfect fit for sensitive skin. ! pigmentation Try Murad’s Essential C Cleanser. With vitamin A, C and E, this cleanser works to neutralize and rehydrate environmentally damaged skin by removing impurities and awakening the senses with a delicious burst of citrus.

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! oily skin Try Skinsmiths Gel Cleanser. Gel cleansers are great for those with oily or combination skin, and this is an absolute favourite for us. ! breakouts Try Murad’s Clarifying Cleanser, made to reduce and prevent breakouts. This cleanser is formulated with time-released medication that remains active for hours, even after rinsing. ! normal skin Try Murad’s Refreshing Cleanser. An allrounder, this is one of our most recommended cleansers to fit almost all skin types. Needing more advice on making the most of your skincare? Visit us at Caci Whangarei for a free consultation 14 Clyde St | 09 438 1942 | caci.co.nz


Health & Wellbeing

e all know that hand hygiene is the most effective way to stop the spread of Covid-19, that’s why every retailer or service provider has

Have you noticed that your hands have aged 20 years in the last 8 weeks?

hand sanitizers available for clients as they enter and leave the premises. So if you’re out and about, you could be sanitizing your hands up to 20 times a day. While

dry. When the skin loses this very thin protective lipid bi-layer, we suffer from trans-epidermal water loss, ie the skin also loses water and becomes dehydrated. Imagine a glass of water and oil mixed together, the oil sits on top protecting the water underneath. If you remove that top layer of oil, the water will evaporate.

this is important, maintaining healthy skin and protecting the skin barrier is equally important.

So, after frequent exposure to hand sanitizer, you will first notice the skin feeling dry and “fresh”. As your skin loses the

The main ingredient in a typical hand sanitizer is alcohol (alcohol denat, ethyl alcohol, ethanol, isopropanol etc) as it is

protective lipid bilayer, it becomes dehydrated, looking thin and papery. With many clients, the next stage is peeling and

an effective agent in killing bacteria. If alcohol can kill pathogenic bacteria on our hands, it can also

inflammation. It’s absolutely important to maintain hand hygiene to stop the spread of COVID-19. But it’s equally important

kill the good bacteria that help protect our skin from infection. Apart from its ability to disinfect and kill bacteria (good and bad), alcohol also dissolves the skin’s lipid bi-layer, leaving it extremely

to maintain skin health and the skin barrier. This can be done by moisturising your hands straight after washing with a product that contains skin identical ingredients such as ceramides and phospholipids. It should NOT contain emulsifiers, preservatives or fragrance as these will further impair the skin barrier. Please reach out if you would like information on anything relating to skin health eg skin lipid bi-layer, skin barrier, phospholipids, trans-epidermal water loss, good and bad bacteria etc. Or head to skinimage.co.nz website if you would like a free product analysis.

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Malignant lesions summary


Sinister signs:


yelids are involved in 10 per cent of cases of skin cancer and the vast majority are basal cell carcinomas (BCC). Clinical signs that should arouse suspicion are: • Gradual enlargement • Central Ulceration • Induration • Irregular or ‘pearly’ borders • Destruction of eyelid margin • Loss of lashes (madarosis) • Telangiectasia (dilatation of the capillaries causing them to appear as small red or purple clusters, often spidery in appearance,) • Reduced sensation Risk factors: prior skin cancer, fair skin, previous radiation, immunosuppression and smoking. Anatomically, lesions of the medial canthus are known to be more aggressive because of proximity to the lacrimal drainage system, increasing the risk of tumour spread. Eversion of the upper eyelid during examination can reveal lesions otherwise missed with an external exam or a more extensive lesion than initially expected. Loss of lashes and/or destruction of eyelid architecture

Summary of Lesion Types Benign lesions Cystic • Cyst of Moll • Cyst of Zeis • Epidermoid cyst Chalazion Hordeolum (stye) Molluscum contagiosum Xanthelasma Vascular malformation (port wine stain)

Benign tumours Papilloma’s • Seborrheic keratosis • Squamous • Viral wart Naevi Vascular • Infantile haemangioma

Malignant tumours Basal cell carcinoma • Nodular • Morphoeic • Superficial • Others Squamous cell carcinoma • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous) • In situ (Bowen’s) • Keratoacanthoma • Invasive Sebaceous carcinoma Melanoma.

is often a tell-tale sign of malignancy. Central ulceration, especially if associated with ‘flaky’ skin, can represent the more aggressive squamous cell carcinomas. Rarely, eyelid lesions can indicate highly malignant disease with potential for distant spread. Melanoma of the eyelid is extremely rare, accounting for less than one per cent of eyelid lesions. More common but less well known is sebaceous carcinoma, a clinical and histological ‘masquerader’ with up to a 30 per cent five-year mortality. Sebaceous carcinomas often present as chronic eyelid inflammation or a non-resolving chalazion that gradually increases in size. Although most lid lesions encountered have low metastatic potential, larger lesions are associated with more difficult reconstruction and associated ocular morbidity. Early diagnosis is key. Types of malignant lesions



Referral is required to ophthalmologist or tertiary care centre. Malignant lesions are generally treated by clinical biopsy followed by surgical excision.

When to suspect a malignant lid lesion

Most eyelid lesions are not malignant, but careful history-taking and examination will reveal important clues when suspecting a more sinister lesion.

An enlarging lesion, destruction of eyelid architecture, loss of lashes or induration/ulceration may indicate malignant pathology.

Basal cell carcinomas BCCs are the most common eyelid malignancy, accounting for 80– 90 per cent of cases, and are typically found on the lower eyelid or medial canthus. These are typically slow growing, locally destructive skin cancers with little natural tendency for metastatic spread. A classical presentation of a BCC is the nodular type – a smooth, pearly-edged nodule with telangiectasia. As the tumour enlarges and outgrows its nutrient supply, central tumour necrosis occurs leaving a central ulcer. Complete surgical excision with intraoperative margin control is the gold-standard treatment for eyelid BCC, regardless of histological subtype, and is associated with low rates of recurrence. A biopsy may be taken prior to surgery. Actinic keratosis Actinic keratosis is a common precancerous skin lesion that has potential to develop into an SCC and is found on sun-damaged skin. The risk of malignant

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transformation is only 0.24 per cent per year, but over an extended follow-up period, the incidence of SCC in an individual with multiple actinic keratoses is as high as 12–16 per cent. Actinic keratoses present as scaly, hyperkeratotic plaques with a sandpaper-like texture. Although they are usually treated with cryotherapy, when located on the eyelid margin, surgical excision is generally recommended. Topical imiquimod is an alternative option that requires dermatology referral. Keratoacanthoma. Keratoacanthoma has previously been considered a benign lesion but more recently is regarded as a low-grade SCC for which complete excision is recommended. It has a characteristic domeshape with a central crater filled with keratin and may be associated with surrounding inflammatory changes. Squamous cell carcinomas SCCs account for approximately five per cent of epithelial tumours of the eyelid but are much more aggressive than the more commonly encountered BCC. SCCs develop either spontaneously or from actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease (SCC in situ), keratoacanthomas or radiation dermatosis. They are more common in immunocompromised patients, particularly following solid organ transplant. SCCs can be difficult to distinguish from BCCs; however, they usually have more scaling.



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1953 Queen’s Land-Rover



n 1948, in response to the successful

The Packard Museum has four Land-

American Jeep, the Rover Car Company of West Midland, England produced the

Rovers on display. The unusual Land-Rover Forward Control, the Land-Rover Series

first of the legendary all-terrain LandRover. This vehicle was designed on a Jeep

3, our NZ army Land-Rover Series 2A (including picks and shovels strapped to

chassis but the production models used a box-section chassis and aluminium body.

the body); but by far the most interesting, historically, is our Queen’s Land-Rover; a

The first Land-Rovers were powered by a 1600cc (60 hp) 4-cylinder petrol engine.

royal-blue 1953 Series 1 model 88. This vehicle has an open coach-built

Later this was increased to 2 litre and then 2 ¼ litre petrol or diesel engines.

back and was used by Queen Elizabeth during her 1953 visit to New Zealand.

The Land-Rover became the standard 4x4 vehicle in its load class for the

Photos on display show the young Queen standing with Prince Phillip, waving to the

British army and was deployed around the world to 140 different armies. The

crowds as she toured the Auckland Domain and the Ellerslie Racecourse.

short wheelbase versions were able to be air-dropped.

Visitors to the Museum are invited to step onto the back of this vehicle and have their

After going through various owners, including BMW and Ford. The Indian

the Jaguar Land-Rover (JLR) company. JLR

photo taken where the Queen once stood. The Queen’s Land-Rover has an 88 inch

company, Tata Motors, bought Jaguar and Land-Rover from Ford in 2008 and formed

continued to produce the Land-Rover in its original form, as the Defender, until 2013.

wheelbase, 4-cylinder, Rover ‘F’ head 2-litre petrol engine (69hp).

Fishing tips & tales WITH JOHN VOWLESS (WHANGAREI) & KURT NASH AND REEF O’DONNELL (@FARNORTHKINGS) Hurray, we can use our boats again, but winter is here so our harbour

for snapper gurnard and kahawhai but this area will likely see reduced catches

fishing (especially snapper) has slowed considerably.

over winter. However, this area also produces some very big snapper at this

Over the last week or so there have been plenty of boats harbour fishing and

time of year. Don’t put your boats away, our winter

a few snapper have been caught, as well as kahawhai and a few kingfish but, as

fishing can be lots of fun! – John

winter progresses, catches will reduce. Over winter, after a blow, the coast gets

Kaipara Harbour is still producing decent sized snapper in good numbers.

Catch of the day

stirred up and land-based snapper/ kahawhai fishing is often very good as

Hey all you keen fishos. The fishing up north has been a bit slow due to the

the storm subsides. Boaties can get into this action by straylining big baits into the

weather conditions. We have had quite a big swell rolling in but have been

white water around the rocky shore. Many trophy snapper are caught this way.

pulling the odd good fish. The way to go at the moment is

Tarakihi, hapuka, and gurnard fishing should improve and kingfish will still be

shallow off the rocks. It’s a great place to start and, if you have a boat, up the

around. Also, well out in Bream Bay and around our Islands will have reasonable

harbours have been holding nice fish. We’ve had most of our luck soft baiting

numbers of good snapper, kahawai and kingfish. The west coast/Kaipara

around the rocks off the boat. So good luck out there and stay safe.

Harbour have been fishing pretty good

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Kurt with a snapper recently caught by boat soft baiting around the rocks.

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Now more than ever we need to be thinking local and shopping local. The economic fallout of Covid-19 is starting to show and that’s why Coast has put together a promotional campaign to encourage Northlanders to shop local. From June 2 and running for three weeks, 17 stores across Northland will have an entry box giving shoppers who spend over $20 in store the chance to win one of three cash prizes drawn by Mel and JT on the Coast

Drive Show on Friday June 26. Each business associated with the Coast Shop Local promotion will be featured in an advertising campaign across NZME’s radio,

we hope a campaign like this will be pivotal in supporting the local economy.” Over the last few weeks The Northern Advocate has also played a huge part in

have thousands of Northlanders interacting with our brands and, with Coast being one of the strongest radio brands in Northland, it was a natural fit - listeners love Coast and

print and digital platforms to the value of $30,000. NZME Northland general manager Greg Alexander says: “The importance of supporting local businesses here in Northland is paramount to NZME and, with our combined media assets across print, digital and radio,

showcasing local stories with their ‘Go Local’ feature which focuses on good news stories from around Northland and expert analysis on what the future of business looks like here in Northland. NZME Northland client and content solutions manager Dillon Johnstone says: “Each day we

Coast loves Northland.” The Coast Shop Local promotion ends on June 23. For a full list of businesses who are in this promotion, head to CoastOnline.co.nz or tune into Coast on 106FM in Whangarei, 89.6 in the Bay of Islands or 900AM Northland-wide.

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New lease on life for Bernina ow, Bernina Northland has spent the lockdown period reimagining their business! In the spirit of not wasting a crisis, Sandy and Tim decided to shake up every aspect of the business and find new ways to bring great new products and services to their customers. Customers were kept in touch with via social media, website updates, email newsletters, plus

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lots of phone calls! The first project was making the Bernina Northland website e-commerce capable. This meant that customers were able to click and collect during level 3, and now the website is providing new markets across the rest of New Zealand. Next, Bernina Northland created their own YouTube channel, and made videos of projects for people to do at home during the lockdown period. Customers reported that lots of fun was had during the making of the projects! With the videos a big success, and

instructions emailed and materials couriered out. Customers then get to do the class in the luxury of their own time in their home! Bernina Northland are really excited about the future and are looking forward to helping people with their newfound creative talents!

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a designated art event space with Richard Cranenburgh

Conveniently located in Whangarei’s CBD (4 Rust Avenue) with parking close by, ‘Thursdays’ offers a unique gallery space with an eclectic mix of work. Owned by Richard Cranenburgh, artist and interior designer, the concept behind the space was to allow the viewer to visualise “living with art”. To this end, you will find art on the walls, but you will also find quirky furniture, fragrant candles, objet d’art and ideas for colour and interior design.

philosophy of artevent space Unlike the traditional ‘7 day a week’ retail model, Thursdays is designed to work as an ‘art event’ space. Grab a special moment in time to explore, to experience and to wonder. All exhibitions/events open on Thursday and run through to Saturday each week, with viewing by appointment at other times.

An Easter

conversation May 28 - end of June 2020 Through the looking glass - art event space 4 Rust Ave

The brief ... In February Richard contacted two other artists to see if they would be interested in offering their visual perspective of Easter. “I wanted to dig deeper into the meaning of Easter ... we all came out with different interpretations, exciting pieces, definitely not ‘lightweight’ - they all have something to say.” The artworks in this Exhibition are the result of months of work by three very different artists, who aimed to show their work in time for Easter. Unfortunately COVID 19 took the limelight, but we are now able to open the Exhibition to the public from Thursday, 28th May The work is powerful, professional and invites contemplation.


Based in Whangarei, Shane Evans is a professional illustrator and airbrush artist. He has painted murals for churches, district councils and private commissions. He has produced numerous book covers and interior illustrations. You will also find his work on vinyl car wraps, including traditional airbrushing and pinstriping.


Inspired by Jim Allen (a New Zealand sculptor tutor) who Linda describes as a “to die for” Art Lecturer while she attended Elam School of Fine Arts, Linda’s early interest was in drawing and 3 dimensional work. “Jim inspired me as an artist but also as an art teacher, so much so that I eventually went on to teach art.” Linda later became fully immersed in painting which she found to be the most challenging medium. Design and drawing however, have always inspired and motivated her art making. She uses text, collage, language, poetry as well as acrylic medium, as far as possible following the ‘truth to materials’ concept. Linda has been an art teacher for many years working in NZ, England and Spain as well as offering workshops locally in Whangarei. She is presently organising with friends to run a Sabbage Studio, offering workshops, classes and art meets, for all those interested in any art exploration.

Artist talks . . .


Born in London, studied at the Chelsea School of Arts, saturated in the music of the 80s, the foundation of creativity was laid. Strongly influenced by the work of Picasso, Miro, Rothko and Gaudi, Richard’s art journey is bedded in abstract. Richard mainly works with acrylics and mixed media …. gold leaf, oil pastels, matt and gloss varnish with layers of acrylics on canvas. Alongside his own personal art practice, Richard has curated over 100 art exhibitions including several large charity art events. He is also an avid collector of Northland art. Richard’s artwork can be found at Thursdays Gallery or online at thursdays.nz

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Asked what started him on his journey, Shane tells us … ”l grew up on comics, and love drawing comics and cartoons … BUT l’m not a fan of most superhero comics.”

Living with Art

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Warm, cosy homes with Gas Works and Plumbing Gasworks and Plumbing Ltd is a locally owned company based in Whangarei that operates Northland wide.


t covers a broad range of services in both plumbing and gas fitting, including residential and commercial work. It employs a friendly team of qualified and qualifying plumbers and gasfitters who can advise and certify work done. On the domestic side, home heating is a strong point in Gasworks and Plumbing’s business offering a wide range of gas fired and centralized home heating systems. These centralized systems are the fuel for the underfloor and radiator heaters and also hot water supply. This century old proven European method of home heating creates a warm even environment in your home. These systems are fired by gas, diesel or heat pump and the specialists at Gasworks and Plumbing are

able to advise on the most suitable system for your requirements. Everybody enjoys a cosy home – a home that is free of draughts and mould – a home that is warm and snug. There are many ways this can be achieved. But do you have the right and proven method in your home? Europe has had warm and mould free

homes for centuries in often cold and bleak conditions. They heat homes from a central boiler which heats the hot water they wash in and the hot water that heats the radiators in their homes. Today this system is still proven! Today’s radiators look smarter and more modern and underfloor heating with hot water has been introduced with the hot water being heated by gas, diesel, high efficiency boiler or a water heat pump. Gasworks and Plumbing’s team are knowledgeable in this area and would love to make your life more comfortable. The company has experienced tradespeople in home heating, plumbing, gas fitting, solar hot water and sheet metal fabrication. With their expertise and ideas your property could be transformed.

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Fish Tank Therapy Having fish for pets has long been popular for many people.


he fish keeping world is ever-changing with new technologies making fish keeping, not only easier but kinder to the fish. A classic example is the memory of keeping a goldfish in a bowl as children. This is no longer advised as the fish tanks you can get now provide a much better quality of life for the fish. Not only is it better for the fish, it makes fish keeping easier for you. Fish are a great starting point for children wanting pets and learning the responsibility of having an animal. But, be warned it can become an addictive hobby - most parents end up loving the fish more than the kids. Most modern tanks have great filtration systems and LED lighting. Cleaning is a lot easier now as well; gone are the days the goldfish lived in green water. Now we have more understanding of how to correct any issues that may arise. Some stores offer services such as free water testing. This can be very helpful for beginners and makes sure you know exactly what the tank may need a treatment for or how best to deal with a situation. Fish tanks are used in a lot of doctors’ waiting rooms and other offices where the fish are there to, not only entertain us, but help calm us. Watching fish can be therapeutic as it is very relaxing. Studies have found that aquarium-watching helps reduce stress and anxiety, increases feelings of relaxation,

and decreases heart rate and muscle tension. We have a lot of customers who comment on the fact they watch their fish tank more than they watch TV. The look or landscape in a fish tank can almost be anything you desire from a natural landscape to a bright colourful tank that children would love. The selection of ornaments and plants, be it live or fake, can sculpt any landscape. There is also a wide variety of fish to keep, from your basic goldfish to tropical, and then marines. Goldfish and fresh water tropical would be the place to start, especially if you have not had fish before. Finding Nemo depicts the keeping of marine fish. These setups can be stunning but do come with a price tag and can be slightly trickier than freshwater options. Fresh water fish options still have amazing colours and are easy to keep and provide great entertainment.

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Making a mudroom when you’re short on space


he transitional space between outdoors and in, a mudroom functions primarily as a dedicated zone to keep everything you need for your comings and goings, like footwear, jackets, rain gear and sports equipment. Many homes don’t have a dedicated mudroom, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a place to stash your stuff right after you walk in the door. Larger homes with bigger families are likely to benefit more from a mudroom, but even smaller homes can take advantage of the organisational and storage benefits that come with this space. If you're an apartment dweller, then your ‘mudroom’ may consist of a patch of tile at your entrance piled up with shoes. But, there are plenty of space-saving solutions – including cubbies, lockers, hooks, benches, cabinets, shelves, drawers, baskets – that could bring some much needed order to your entry. With a little bit of thought and planning, you too can shape a special space dedicated to

all those everyday things you can’t live without where they’ll be organised and at-the-ready, even if space is tight. Storage is king Storage is one of those things that you can never have too much of. Not only is a mudroom the perfect place to eke out some extra storage space, it is a convenient one too. When you’re tight for time and already have one foot out the door, the last thing you’ll want is to have to search for something important. When planning your mudroom, think about the specific needs you and your family members have, including the types of outdoor activities you regularly partake in. Jackets, footwear, keys, wallets, sunnies, hats, umbrellas, scarves, gloves and mail all need their own dedicated ‘landing pad’ if you want to keep clutter under control. Remember to think about things like bike helmets and locks or dog collars and leashes and the like.

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If you’re short a closet in your entryway, low hooks and open shelves on a veranda or

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it can be easily cleaned and wiped dry if it comes into contact with moisture or mud. Opt

patio can also provide a place to stash wet rain jackets, gumboots and umbrellas before your

or keen to drill holes, use Velcro or easy-release adhesive hooks to hang it up – or opt for a good

for Resene Lustacryl for a semi-gloss finish or Resene Enamacryl for a gloss finish for extra

family members even enter the house – which is especially handy if you have kids who might

ol’ fashioned coat rack painted to suit. Bring in some woven baskets or wooden

protection and wipeability.

be too lazy to open a closet to hang their coat. But the same can work indoors as well – just

crates and paint them to match or contrast so that you’ll have dedicated places to keep

Shoe-ins Depending on the shape and size of your

be sure to protect your floors with a mat and make space for an umbrella stand to keep

smaller bits and bobs like keys and sunnies. If space is really tight, try a small floating

footwear collection, you may need some clever storage solutions to keep everything organised

drips from getting tracked further inside.

shelf with a dish to put wallets and keys in the moment you walk in the door and never be left

and avoid any tripping hazards caused by footwear spilling out into the path of entry.

Where style and substance meet Since mudrooms are generally located at

searching for them again.

Keeping pairs of shoes in their own separate bins or baskets can help you to find

one (or more) of the entrances to a home, aesthetics are just are important as their

Take a seat If you usually switch up or take off your shoes

the ones you need when you’re in a rush. Or, go for drawers and paint the fronts with Resene

practical functions. There are plenty of ways to create a simple

when you come indoors, be sure to add some form of seating to your mudroom. A bench

Blackboard Paint or Resene Write-On-Wall paint so that you’ll know where things are

and stylish entryway to keep things tidy that takes up next to no floor space. You could make

can offer ways for even more storage, whether it be baskets or drawers underneath or inside

without even having to open them. To keep mess to a minimum, add some pegs low on the

a custom set of hooks using a small pine board painted to coordinate with your walls, door or

a flip-top. Painted furniture is better than upholstered seating for this purpose, since

wall and hang wet or muddy gumboots upside down over a tray until they’re dry.


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If you’re designing a new home from scratch, consider a mudroom/laundry room combo right at your entrance – especially if a member of your family has a muddy job or hobby. Soiled clothing can go straight into the wash to keep dirt away from the rest of your home.

Bright, patterned Resene wallpaper adds an element of fun, colour and personality to a mudroom. A design that comes in multiple variations can be used to create colour-coded ‘cubbies’ to separate the belongings of different family members.

If you have a dog with a penchant for puddles, add a built-in rinse-off station to your mudroom to wash your canine down before they enter the main part of the house.

If you live near the sea, your mudroom may end up serving as more of a ‘sandroom’. Plan to store and organise towels, beach bags, hats and water gear, and add a rough mat for brushing the bottoms of your jandals off.

Don’t forget to add a mirror so you can make sure you’re looking your best before you head out the door.

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As we all continue to navigate the new normal, supporting the local businesses which we know and love and trying to keep things at home calm and secure for our families, the home office has become a more valuable and occupied space in our home.


reating a space which fosters productivity is just as important as making it a space you actually want to spend time in. Whether you are just spending a few hours a week or using your home office full-time for the foreseeable future, making the space functional and beautiful generally comes down to having the right type of storage. Unfortunately, home offices often double as spare bedrooms or repositories in the home for all the things we can’t quite seem to get rid of. The first step to organising your home office is to sort through the 'stuff' and make some decisions about how you want the space to function by the end of the process. Do you need immediate access to all of your files at once? Is there perhaps somewhere more suitable for you to store sports equipment or old coats? Maybe you could get away with a sofa that folds out to a bed instead of the bed currently taking up most of the room? In our home office we currently have four adults jostling for time and space in there. Furniture which allows you to have the screen space that you need, as well as providing storage opportunities, is key.

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A nice medium-sized table is how we currently have things set up to allow for two computers and a printer between. Files are kept neatly in accordion cases which are labelled on the outside so there is no need to flick through all of the contents to find what you are looking for. As home offices are often small rooms or nooks, the vertical space can be used for storage too. Maybe a tall narrow bookcase instead of a low wide one would suit the room but provide the much longed for storage.



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Try to opt for solutions which have both open shelving as well as some cupboard space for storing all the extra cords, staplers and reams of paper behind. Floating wall shelves could also provide you with the opportunity to have a few framed photos of your loved ones or fresh flowers to encourage you to get to work when you would much rather sit on the deck with a coffee and a book. Until next time, Alex

Danny Keane 2019 Platinum Homes NZ Salesman of the Year Finalist Danny has designed many homes in the Whangarei & Kaipara areas. His knowledge of design techniques, the building process, and site-related and council requirements is second-to-none. Above all, he is willing to go the extra mile to ensure a successful build.

As a local living in the wider Kerikeri area Nigel is very familiar with the whole of the Far North region. If you are looking to build a new home or purchase some land to start the process then call Nigel today. We have standard plans as well as the facility to draw personalised plans.

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Diaries of a new home build BY ALEX BADHAM

And we’re back! Although in a slightly different headspace with our build than pre-Covid.


ike many other people currently building a home or dreaming of building, the last couple of months has been a tough time. Financial uncertainty, as well as general unease, has made us really consider what it is we want to get out of our home build. First and foremost, we want our home to be a place of sanctuary for us and our family, a place where we can feel relaxed and safe, and a place where we can live the lifestyle which we love. This means space for entertaining, as well as flexibility with our work. We have used the lockdown period to reconsider our plans and make some changes which we think are going to play out really well in the long run. By reducing the size of our second and third bedrooms, we have managed to incorporate a small office nook to fit two stations, as well as a mini scullery. As a family who loves to have friends over for dinners and long weekend afternoons, having space for a larger sized fridge and kitchen storage will make life just a little bit smoother. Although the last couple of months has been slow progress for us, we have been grateful for the opportunity to take stock of what our home means to us and our growing family and how we can improve on our

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Frazerhurst - the family-owned Whangarei business What does it mean to be family-owned and truly local? Let’s ask Ray and Sara Wedge, the owner/ operators of Frazerhurst and Weathermaster® Whangarei’s curtain and blind specialists.

and together they take care of you in our showroom. It feels just like a family, with each

professionals at what we do, but this does not mean we only service boutique jobs. We

person doing their role, while being a big part of the whole team.

are also competitive when it comes to a tight budget needing true Value for money.

What makes your business unique?

What are the rewards?

We are family-owned right here in Whangarei with a passion for providing personal service.

The best reward is a totally satisfied customer. When our clients return, or when they

We strive to provide expertise across the window furnishing range both indoors and

recommend us to others is when we really know we have got the job right.

out, from budget to boutique, with a particular passion for Automation.

Is there anything that has particularly

How has the business changed in

surprised you? Actually, we have found that we are very

your time? This was always a great business, so bringing

passionate about design, and thoroughly enjoy being able to assist our customers with their

the showroom up to current trend and expanding on the available ranges has been


in 1983. It is a great location with free parking

a key to success. From tight budgets to no budget, we expect to be able to offer all of our

What are the trends in interiors we can look forward to?

Why did you choose Frazerhurst Curtains and Blinds?

right outside, and a new coffee shop next door… What more could you ask for?

clients competitive choices with our choice of quality products.

Tracey tells us there will always be a place for black, white and grey monochrome in

The family-owned business has been an iconic and recognised name in the region for 37

How many locals do you employ and

What are the challenges?

modern interiors, but we are pleased to tell you on-trend colours are moving towards

years, with the highly reputable quality brand of Weathermaster.

what do they do? Along with the business owners, there are four

Our products are quality, and we are

warmer tones.

Where is it located?

other staff members. Shane is our dedicated in-house installer, Tim is our on the road sales

Frazerhust has been in Lower Dent St (near the Town Basin) almost since its inception back

consultant. Karen looks after the accounts, Tracey is a qualified interior design consultant

How many years have you been in business in Whangarei? We have been in business in Whangarei for 18 years, with ownership of Frazerhurst for the last six years.

Frazerhurst owners - Sara and Ray Wedge

Call into the showroom and visit Tracey, Karen and the team to discuss your ideas and view our range of samples. Frazerhurst and Weathermaster. 146 Lower Dent St, Whangarei.

See the friendly team to discuss your ideas.



With 37 years in the business, Frazerhurst is dedicated to providing Northland with high quality custom made window furnishing.

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‘Customers come first at Frazerhurst’

been proudly delivering Kiwis better sleep for over 30 years. NEW ZEALAND MADE – Our solid partnership with Sleepyhead, NZ’s largest bed manufacturer, means your bed is made to exceptional comfort and quality standards. Each bed comes with extensive warranties and is a NZ purchase. SHOP LOCAL – Each of our 45 stores are locally and family owned. Now more than ever, we need to support local businesses; a BedsRus bed – supports your local community. SAFETY FIRST – Unlike department stores, we have always had spacious showrooms, with

Back in Action Ready to Sleep

large browsing zones and minimal grouping of people. This allows us to comply with good safety practises and easily deliver our exceptional standard of service. GREATER SUPPORT – We have elevated our customer service channels by creating more avenues for you to reach a sleep specialist, for longer hours of the day, at a time that suits you. If you are simply not comfortable

There have been plenty of reasons to lose sleep lately, but your bed shouldn’t be one of them.

We understand that now more than ever, our customers need to feel confident about where

• Contact tracing processes in place. • Staff and customers who are unwell or

they shop. We’ve taken the below measures to help you, well, sleep easy when you visit our stores again. • Stores have been configured to ensure

show signs of illness will not be permitted in stores. • Contactless payment, delivery and pick up available.

in a store, we have a number of other options to assist you in your search for a better sleep.

physical distancing is maintained. • Cleaning frequency, strength and standard has been increased.

• Staff available through phone, hotline, webchat for out-of-store assistance increased.

may be one met with some fear, and our job is to assure our customers – we are leading the charge in improved safety measures.

BedsRus have been busily working to ensure we can provide the nation the best sleep, securely and safely. We’re thrilled to be able to open our doors to our community

• Single use pillow and bed protectors are now available in all stores. • Sanitising stands/zones in place. • Directional signage throughout store for

CONFIDENCE – As the largest independent bed specialists in New Zealand – you can rest assured; our business is robust, strong and

BedsRus will always be New Zealand's premier destination for the perfect sleep. Whether that’s online, in store or over the phone. Through the hard times and the good

able to withstand current challenges. We have

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once again.

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*500 Days Interest Free is available on in-store Q Card and Q Mastercard® Flexi Payment Plans & Purchases $999 & over until 30.6.20. Offer excludes Everyday Dream Prices, run outs, clearance, layby and not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Lending criteria, $50 Annual Account Fee, New Cardholder fee - $55 Establishment or Existing Cardholder fee - $35 Advance Fee applicable, terms and conditions apply. Minimum payments of 3% of the monthly closing balance or $10 (whichever is greater) are required throughout interest free period. Paying only the minimum monthly payments will not fully repay the loan before the end of the interest free period. Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.99% p.a., applies to any outstanding balance at end of Interest Free period. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change. Mastercard is a registered trademark and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. See in-store for full details.

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LPG water heaters, also known as tankless or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed.


How do LPG Water Heaters work?

hey don't produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. LPG water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. A gas burner heats the water. As a result, LPG water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. At the heart of most modern LPG hot water heaters is an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that controls how the gas flow through hot water heater works. The ECU controls all of the functions of the instantaneous gas hot water systems including temperature control, ignition, gas flow and modulation. It is also responsible for the safety aspects, with a flame sensor and automatic gas cut-off, in the event of a problem. As the flow rate and temperature of the incoming water can vary, the ECU modulates the amount of gas that goes to the burner, turning it up or down, as the gas flow through hot water heater works. This modulation of the gas and burner intensity is what

keeps the water at a set temperature. Some continuous flow through hot water heaters have temperature controllers that allow the user to pick a temperature lower than the factory preset. Theses controllers can be located on the flow through hot water heater itself, wired to a remote location -- like a kitchen or bathroom -- or even wireless. The ECU takes the input from the controller to further modulate the gas flow and burner intensity, keeping the water at the user’s desired temperature. Most flow through hot water heaters come with their maximum temperature pre-set in the factory. This is a safety precaution to help prevent possible scalding. 50°C is typical for residential applications. For homes that use 155 litres or less of hot water daily, LPG water heaters can be 24–34 per cent more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8–14 per cent more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water -- around 325 litres per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27–50 per cent if you install a LPG water heater at each hot water outlet. The initial cost of a LPG water heater may be greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but LPG water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher set up price. Most LPG water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years.

Upgrade to a tankless water heating system today – no more cold showers! Millen Master Bathroom Whangarei stocks the right LPG hot water system for Northland homes.

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At A1homes we’re here to make things easy and it couldn’t be easier when using all the good stuff from home. So whether it’s your first home, second home, or home away from home, call A1homes or visit our website and discover the easiest way to get the home you want.

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The Falls Estate isn’t just retirement, but an appetite for living

Join us to see what you’re missing

Next Open Day Friday 19th June 2020 10.30am – 12pm We invite you to join us for morning tea and a relaxed discussion about Retirement Living, followed by an opportunity to view the Village facilities and any homes currently for sale. Family or friends are welcome too. RSVP by Thursday 18th June, please call 09 437 5844


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