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Health, Beauty, Pets, Local Legends, Fishing, Art, Recipes and Giveaways

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FOR THE RESORT & CRUISE LOOK, GO TO THE WATER IN STYLE WITH GORGEOUS SWIMWEAR FROM THE BOATSHED. See our amazing range, including bikinis, swimsuits, beachwear and accessories. Shop now for your active lifestyle and enjoy this summer in style and comfort.

QUARRY ARTS CENTRE GLAZE APPLICATION FOR BEGINNERS: Been to our Beginner’s Clay and keen to try some colour? Come along to our glazing workshop with tutor Julie Cromwell.

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PRECIOUS METAL CLAY RING-MAKING Intermediate: Tutor Jenny Crundwell will help you through design and the techniques required to make a strong, wearable ring. You need to have some experience with Precious Metal Clay for this intermediate level class.


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BEGINNER’S CLAY Come and catch the clay bug! This fun, exploratory hand-building class with tutor Julie Cromwell will get you hooked.

SHEEP, GOATS AND OTHER INTRODUCED SPIRITS An exhibition of paintings by Brett a’Court until October 20 at Hangar Art and Framing

November 3, 10am-3pm, $70, bookings essential

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION WHANGAREI WEEKEND WORKSHOPS @ KAMO HIGH SCHOOL Paint a beautiful and peaceful seascape – a sunrise above the Pacific Ocean using acrylic paints. Follow the tutor’s step by step instructions. Suitable for any level of experience.

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Looking for a decadent dessert to tantalise your taste buds? The NZ Fudge Farm café offers one of Whangarei’s largest selections of handmade chocolates, traditional fudges and local and imported sweets. We create unique desserts using our own rich fudge sauces, gourmet ice creams and mouth-watering toppings, while also offering Allpress espresso coffees and a range of healthy full-fruit smoothies. Dairy-free? No problem! We have dairy-free delights to please all tastes; and desserts to suit all dietary needs.

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ou think you’re having a problematic day and then you meet Sam and her mum Kath. These two brave BFFs have been on a cruel journey involving three generations of breast cancer – nana, mum and Sam, aged 30 – and yet, they are just a delight to be around. Their easy banter is infectious and, strangely, despite hearing their devastating ordeal, I came away with spirits lifted. In fact, if I hadn’t already opened those Mother’s Day chocolates, I would’ve gone straight home and done so. You will see what I mean by that once you’ve read their story. Most of us have been affected by breast cancer in some way and the Savvy team have dedicated this month’s edition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It would seem its victims are getting younger and younger with our local

Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust (BCSNT) supporting women, such as Sam, as young as 30. Times need to cater for this alarming evolvement and, as our ‘Local Legend’ this month pointed out, New Zealand really needs to follow Australia’s suit and become more vigilant by lowering the free screening to age 40. We also cast some light on the work of the wonderful group of volunteers that make up BCSNT as their annual Pink Loop Walk fundraiser approaches – see inside for the details of this fun event!


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riving to her doctor’s appointment, busy working mother of two, Sam Minckley casually reminded husband Dean over the phone that she was getting a lump checked on her breast. “You don’t need to bother doing that, do you?” he asked. “After-all you’re only 30. You’ll be fine.” But given her family history, Sam replied, it was better to be safe than sorry and she carried on her way. Half an hour later, her world turned upside-down. “I was referred straight to the breast clinic,” she recalls. “I was shocked, in disbelief.” Sam had a fair idea what was ahead of her. Her mother and best friend Kath Jaggard had only been declared cancer-free one week earlier after battling breast cancer herself, having been diagnosed six months after burying her own mother for the same reason. “I didn’t tell mum for a couple of weeks. I didn’t want to break her heart,” Sam says, her voice cracking as she glances at her beloved mother. “I didn’t know if it was anything until we got the results back. But I couldn’t carry on with life without telling mum. I finally walked in and said ‘Mum, we need to talk’.” “It’s the worst thing a parent could have to go through,” says Kath, wiping her eyes. Kath and Sam, both from Whangarei, have a long family history of cancer. When Kath’s mother was diagnosed, the lump in her breast was already 80mm. It was a regular mammogram in 2015 which picked up on the 20mm lump in Kath’s breast, which turned out to be a Grade Two, triple positive hormone-type cancer. But like her mother too, she didn’t tell her daughter at first.

she was diagnosed. “We’d both watched nana go through it.” “It was pretty horrible,” confirms Sam. “I wasn’t worried though. You were gonna come through,” she smiles. Kath’s 18 months of treatment involved four rounds of chemotherapy, 15 rounds of radiotherapy, herceptin and a partial mastectomy. “So, I only have half a boob,” says Kath, 57. “But they got it all and it’s not in my lymph nodes so I was cancer-free.” Sam’s diagnosis, however, was much worse. One week after her mum’s discharge from oncology in 2016, she noticed a lump during a self-check. But, to everyone’s surprise, including the surgeon, the mammogram, ultra sound scan and biopsy, during which nine samples were taken in one sitting, results all came back benign. “Oh it was great news,” Sam recalls. “I had a party.” In fact, the family planned a holiday to celebrate being cancer-free. But the relief was short-lived. “My surgeon, Maxine Ronald, wasn’t convinced the tumours were benign and had called me back for a lumpectomy. I guess it was in the back of my head that there was still a possibility but I wasn’t dwelling on that. As far as I was concerned, I was cancerfree and had been for a month and then the day we flew out for a week’s family holiday in Australia, I got the news from the surgeon. “It was horrible and I was dreading coming

“I knew something was going on,” recalls Sam, now 32. “But she didn’t tell me so we went on our cruise.” “I wasn’t going to ruin your holiday,” laughs Kath through her tears. “It was heartwrenching,” she describes of the moment

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OUR PEOPLE “Something I told my friends and family was: ‘Never cry in front of me, I have my own tears to deal with’, and: ‘I got this’ and they would say back to me: ‘And we got you’.

Sam and Kath with nana Zelda and Kath’s sister Raewyn who ‘has been a rock for all three of us throughout our journey and is being monitored very carefully!

back but I came back and went in for an MRI and they discovered more growing.

held both her hand and fort on the family front with sons Oliver, now ten, and Kane,

hard as I have no strength in my chest. “Oh and the water in my implants gets

As far as new outlooks on life are concerned, it’s the usual answers:

She got me in and opened me up and she knew exactly what it was but wouldn’t tell me

eight. “Oliver, being the oldest, was more aware

really cold, especially when I’m standing on the sidelines watching the kids play soccer

‘Appreciate everything, live every day, don’t put anything off, enjoy life, be happy, be

until the end result came back. I am so lucky she wasn’t happy with the results. Maxine

of everything because of nana and mum going through it all but Kane had just turned

on a Saturday morning! “But I’m still here,” she repeats looking

positive’ - with a few cheeky add-ins: “Eat that pudding, have that chocolate,”

Ronald is amazing, I owe my life to her.” Sam’s diagnosis was a mouthful but one,

six so he was a bit more oblivious,” says Sam, admitting that, although she doesn’t have a

over at her mother. “We will live with the way it is,” concludes

says Sam. “Actually, eat dessert first even!” “Don’t save your wine for a special

now so often recited, she can reel off without hesitation: Invasive ductal carcinoma grade

daughter, it is always in the back of her mind that males too can get breast cancer.

Kath. On April 10, 2017, Sam was given the all-

occasion,” adds Kath. “And spoil your grandkids.”

three, stage three triple negative breast cancer.

As well as family, Sam’s friends rallied around in support.

clear and it’s a day she remembers well. “What a relief, I don’t have to go through

“Yes, make more memories with your kids,” concludes Sam, before revealing

“It was fast-growing and aggressive so they put me through chemo first before the

“Something I told my friends and family was: ‘Never cry in front of me, I have my own

this anymore. I can start getting my life back on track.”

they are about to embark on their third family cruise.

surgery.” Sam had six cycles of chemotherapy at

tears to deal with’, and: ‘I got this’ and they would say back to me: ‘And we got you’.

the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre in Whangarei before undergoing a bilateral

Sam says, during chemo, she put on 11kg and her energy was zapped.

mastectomy with implant reconstruction. “Seven hours she was under the knife,”

“There were times I couldn’t do anything, not even walk. Your bones just hurt. Dean

recalls Kath. “I remember it well.” “And that first day of chemo, you never

and I went to do the groceries one day and it took me an hour and a half to get round

should have come over,” says Sam. “It was horrible. Mum’s been there the whole time.”

the supermarket. He had to carry me out to the car and I slept the rest of the day!” she

“I knew what it was like,” replies Kath. “You just try and keep me away.”

laughs. “We’re both still going through ‘chemo

“Chemo pretty much kills you to make you better,” explains Sam. “It’s really, really nasty.

brain’,” says Kath. “Even now,” adds Sam, “I’m in bed at

But I’m still here,” she smiles at her mother. “I know,” her mum smiles back, placing an

8pm every night. I have to remind myself that I went through a lot and can’t just do

arm around her daughter’s shoulder. “And, as my mother would say: ‘You can’t kill a weed’.”

everything I want to do.” Then there’s the weak fingernails, which

It’s this humour and close bond which has helped them get through, although Kath says

constantly break, hair that’s growing back wayward and the lack of inner strength

she and her husband Russell spent the last two years feeling helpless following their

across her chest. “When they did the surgery, they had to

daughter’s diagnosis. Sam also credits the support of her

lift my pectoral muscle up so, things like pushing slightly heavy doors open or lifting

husband Dean, who, throughout the ordeal,

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fter raising over $20,000 from the previous two events since its inception by the Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust (BCSNT), the annual fundraiser is steadily gaining traction. BCSNT committee member Melanie Waldron says the idea three years ago was to raise both funds for and awareness of the charity. “We wanted to raise awareness in the hope that, when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she knows to come to us for support. We are a local, independent charity and all our funds come through the community in the way of donations or fundraising and 100 per cent of the money stays in our community supporting our local women.” The October 21 event encompasses Whangarei’s popular and scenic Hatea Loop Walkway, beginning and ending at the Canopy Bridge, where a warm-up will take place around 9am with the owner of Curves gym. At 9.30am, the Northland Nightmares Roller Derby league will lead the way and, along the loop, will be lots of music and entertainment with food and refreshments available to purchase. Following the walk, a prize giving will be held, along with an auction run by Eves Real Estate alongside further entertainment, food and beverages. “This is a fun, family event for anyone and everyone! Prams, bikes, skates, mobility scooters are all welcome. There are lots of best-dressed prizes – even for best wheels and best-dressed dog!” says Melanie, adding that each year sees a good turn-out of men who seem to excel at dressing up. Items to be auctioned have been donated from local businesses and will be showcased on the Pink Loop Fundraiser Facebook page prior to the event. “We are still looking for more donated items, if any businesses would like to support us, and we would like to say a big thank you to our major sponsors as, without them, this is not possible.”

In 1980, Betty Morgan formed a Breast Cancer support group in Whangarei, which then became a charitable trust in 2007.

She says the first year ‘blew us away’ with over 400 participants and the committee are now hoping to double that. “This year we have made a few changes. As well as starting and ending at the Canopy Bridge, as opposed Te Matau a Pohe Bridge like the previous years, we have also teamed up with TRG imaging with a focus on screening for breast cancer with regular mammograms and early detection.” The proceeds from previous events have gone towards ‘Helping Hands’, which offers meals and financial contributions, to, so far, over 50 Northland recipients. This year, the money raised will be used to expand this initiative and fund an Annual Retreat for women who have been through breast cancer. The retreat offers a weekend of relaxation, pampering, support and companionship. To register for the Pink Loop Walk, go to www.breastcancernorthland.co.nz or register on the day. While registering online, participants have the option of selecting a local school to be in

to win a $1,000 prize package. The winning school will be chosen based on the number of entries per school roll ratio. The prize package includes $500 for the school to use for printing needs from JOP and $500 worth of groceries from Pak’nSave Whangarei. Other sponsors include Eves Real Estate Whangarei, Kia and Isuzu Northland. For further information, contact: pinkloop@ breastcancernorthland.co.nz

Breast Cancer Support Northland is now a local independent charitable trust made up of breast cancer survivors offering practical and emotional support to people diagnosed with breast cancer living in the Northland region. It provides specially-trained visitors who have recovered from breast cancer themselves and an opportunity to speak with others who have been in a similar position, as well as information on activities and services available.The trust aims to provide every person in Northland diagnosed with breast cancer with the support they need. When women are first diagnosed with breast cancer, a specially-trained volunteer visitor will contact and support them through their journey. The group also run fortnightly coffee groups, subsidise pilate classes which helps with the effects of treatment, run a Facebook page with up-to-date happenings, as well as a private Facebook forum specifically for those who have or have had a breast cancer diagnosis, to chat and support each other. Breast Cancer Support Northland volunteer visitors are happy to talk over the phone, meet for coffee or attend appointments.

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When Whangarei businesswoman Lillian Leathem thinks about helping Starship Child Health and the families it cares for, it brings tears to her eyes. “I’ve got three kids myself and I’m very, very grateful – even when

“It’s going to be a fun evening out for girls and girlfriends to get together,” Lillian says.

they’re naughty – that they’re healthy and I’ve not had to do the trip to Starship,” the Whangarei business owner says. “Every time I seem to pick up a paper or listen to the news, it’s so

Raffles and an auction will further raise money for Starship. The aim is for the

negative and I’m wanting to make a positive thing happen.” Lillian’s desire to make a positive difference was the inspiration

event to raise $10,000. Lillian says while Starship is based

for the Runway Fashion Show fundraiser for Starship, which will be held at The Strand shopping centre on November 3.

in Auckland, it treats many Northland children who need more intensive or

Malletts owner Bernadette Norman has been on board from the start, and will provide the latest summer fashion for the show.

specialised treatment. She hopes a Northland family will speak

Lillian believes Malletts is perfect for the runway show because it offers stylish fashion for all ages.

at the fashion show about how Starship has helped them.

“I love the shop, for one thing, and it’s locally-owned,” she says. Marilyn ‘Chic’Fifield from Strand Salon has also been quick to

The worthiness of the charity has encouraged Lillian’s friends to star as

join the project, especially to help raise money for Starship. The three businesswomen are, not only volunteering their time

models in the show, despite their initial reservations.

to co-ordinate the event, the three businesses are covering all the costs so ticket sales will go directly to Starship.

“They’re local ladies. I would call myself ‘vertically-challenged’so I just texted a few

Companies like The Strand have also got on board, offering the venue at no cost, Lillian says.

beautiful friends who were taller than me,” Lillian says with a laugh.

A great evening is on offer for the $40 ticket price. Entering The Strand from Bank St at 6pm, guests will be treated to

“A lot of them have said ‘are you sure you want me?’and I said ‘of course’. It’s

nibbles and drinks, and have the chance to enjoy a live band. The Strand mall will be transformed into a fashion runway, with

because of the charity they have agreed: they say it’s such a good cause.”

exhibitions of day and evening wear, plus classic and avant-garde hairstyles.

A limited number of tickets are on sale at PAK’nSAVE, Malletts and Strand

Guests will be given goodie bags and there will be plenty of spot prizes, including an on-the-spot makeover for one lucky guest.

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wner Vikki Bayly and her experienced team stock a wide range of top products for all hair types and they also provide a professional hair salon using luxury brands. Vikki started her hairdressing training just a week after her 15th birthday and she’s never regretted that day. ‘‘I always wanted to be a hairdresser,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a great industry where you get paid to socialise all day!’’ She’s only half-joking, explaining that she is super passionate about the whole industry. Vikki’s passion for hair products and the latest innovations in producing better, safer, more conditioning treatments for hair was the motivation for opening the Xtreme Shampoo Shoppe. ‘‘We choose our products really carefully

from companies that have high standards,’’ she says. ‘‘We have to, because our clients are very discerning about using products that are sulphate and paraben-free. They’re much more savvy and they expect to get the best recommendations.’’ She says her biggest buzz comes from clients who tell her: “that product you sold me was so good!’’ Vikki believes there is no point paying hundreds of dollars to colour and style your hair, then forgetting to maintain the beautiful results. Over 30 top professional brands are available here in Whangarei under one roof, saving the trip to Auckland. They include popular choices like Joico, Marroccan Oil, GHDs, Paul Mitchell, Fudge, Wella, Matrix, PPS, TiGi , Bedhead, DeLorenzo, Biolage, Meducuiticals, Nioxin, Cloud Nine, Juuce,

Nak, Angel, Kevin Murphy, KMS, REDKEN, American Crew and L’Oreal. The goal is to educate people in hair care - from the stunning top-of-the-line products and recommendations to the on-site salon providing a full range of professional services. Vikki leads a highly-experienced team of stylists and colourists who work together to create an outstanding experience and exceptional level of service to clients, whatever their requirements may be.

Whether it is for a cut, style, treatment or colour, the salon prides itself on listening and satisfying clients by creating effortless and wearable hair with creative flair that never goes out of style. To celebrate the 18th Birthday in October, clients will go into the draw to win a stunning GHD styler when they spend over $30 on products or salon services. See the team today and start your hair’s journey!


for over 18 years Our birthday treat to you:

Make a purchase over $30 or book a salon service between now and the end of October you will go into the draw to

win a fabulous GHD styler! *Conditions apply. Prize may vary from the image.


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Meet the lovely team Vikki, Sara, Bridelia and Amy!




QUALIFICATIONS offered in Whangarei


nyone considering a new career in the billion-dollar, ever-growing wellness industry need look no further than Evolution School of Beauty, Massage & Spa located in CBD Whangarei. The BRAND-NEW NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy programme starts in 2019 and covers facials, waxing, make-up, manicures, pedicures, body massage, electrolysis, spraytans and gel nails and a whole lot more! It’s the perfect all-round qualification for anyone wishing to work as a beauty therapist. Attendance is only four days a week with all school holidays off! The NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage programme also starts again in 2019 and this excellent programme covers Swedish massage, Sports massage, Infant massage and on-site massage as well as lots of other really interesting stuff. Attendance is only three days a week and all school holidays are off!

The government’s new free education policy for eligible students means any programme with Evolution School could be FREE! The NZ Certificate in Spa Therapy programme is also being offered again in 2019 and is for anyone with some experience in massage or beauty. This lovely programme

be FREE for you. You can check if you are eligible by heading to www.feesfree.govt.nz

of graduates say their time with Evolution School was life-changing in so many ways.

covers treatments such as wraps and scrubs, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy, Indian head massage, Reiki, EFT and lots more. Attendance is only four days a

Don’t worry if you are not eligible for fees free though as all programmes are NZQA approved and so are eligible for student loans and allowances.

Come and see why!

week for nine months and only in term time. Evolution School is the only massage and spa education provider in Northland and

Enrolments are being taken now for all programmes as places are limited. Evolution has small classes to ensure there is plenty of

is an NZQA Category ONE provider which means very high quality and now could

tutor/student attention. There is no age limit – you just have to be 16-plus. The majority

Give Evolution a call today to ask about your new exciting career – 09 438 6583 or pop in and have a look around – 115 Cameron Street, Whangarei. www.evolutionschool.co.nz

EVOLUTION SCHOOL OF BEAUTY, MASSAGE & SPA Enrolling now for 2019 Courses: NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy Covers facials, waxing, make up, manicures, pedicures, body massage, electrolysis, spray tans, gel nails and more

NZ Certificate in Spa Therapy Includes Indian head, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy and more

NZ Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage Covers relaxation, sports, infant, chair and lymph massage and more

46 weeks & 4 days a week attendance

30 weeks & 4 days a week attendance

40 weeks & 3 days a week attendance

Fees FREE courses for eligible students. All programmes are NZQA approved and eligible for both student loans and allowances.

115 Cameron St, Whangarei • 09 438 6583 • info@evolutionschool.co.nz

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3 easy ways to get glowing skin Battling dull skin? Get an Instagram-worthy glow with these insider tips


ith glossy, dewy skin taking over our social media feeds and highlighters being all the rage in the beauty world, it’s safe to say glowy skin is the most coveted look of the moment. While makeup can enhance that subtle sheen, a true lit-from-within glow starts with great skin (and great skincare). Dial up the glow factor with these easy tips and tricks:

punch in the hydration department and your

pigmentation and visible signs of ageing,

skin will thank you for it. Some key ingredients to look out for

among other more serious effects, so any comprehensive skincare routine should

include hyaluronic acid, shea butter and plant-derived oils such as avocado or

include a daily SPF. This is one product that deserves pride of place on your

hemp seed. Take note of your skin type here, too

bathroom shelf!

Nourish For happy, healthy skin that really glows, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the right balance of moisture. Nourish the skin with soothing, calming moisturisers that pack a


skin experts for a free consultation

Even-toned, bright and youthful-looking skin means taking care to protect it from the

– Caci Whangarei, 110 Bank Street

– oily skin still needs moisture, but look for lightweight formulas such as gels or fluids rather than heavy creams to avoid congesting the skin.

For more advice personalised to your skincare needs, we recommend making a booking with one of our

Exfoliate Exfoliation is one of the best things you can do to get glowing skin, because it works by sloughing off the layer of dead skin cells that can build up on the surface to reveal a smoother, brighter, new layer

harsh effects of sun exposure. Damage from UV rays can contribute to

or call 09 438 1942.

At Caci we know that every skin is different, so needs different care to address and improve skin concerns. That’s why we chose to use Murad skincare at Caci. Murad skincare is also available for personal, for you to develop an effective skincare regime for results at home. Pop into Caci Whangarei to discuss what Murad range and products are right for you.

City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ A new level of skin protection. This revolutionary, ultra-light 100% mineral broad spectrum PA++++ and SPF 50 sunscreen with Environmental Protection Technology shields skin from 5 main causes of damage that accelerate signs of aging:

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of skin underneath. A microdermabrasion treatment is an advanced method of exfoliation that uses crystals to refresh skin, refine pores and promote decongestion – with instant results. To support the effects of this clinic treatment, you can also exfoliate at home using acids (such as glycolic or lactic acid) in your skincare products, or with physical exfoliating tools such as a cleansing brush or textured cloths.

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Three steps to put a spring in your sales Three Steps To Put A Spring In Your Sales BY NATALIE TOLHOPF Not all marketing ideas need to be difficult or expensive. It’s more important to get your message out there consistently than it is to be fancy. Taking action moves your business forward – but can be harder after a wet and wild winter! In this growing digital age most of business is done online. Think email, sales funnels, Google adwords and Facebook advertising. This doesn’t help with the hibernation in winter. So I have created this month’s column to get you out of the house, get your best clothes on and get out in person! Recent studies remind us that prospective customers need 7-12 touch points. That is a lot if you are in business by yourself. But meeting people in person and connecting can speed this process up.

The following strategy is very simple, yet powerful. This does come with a warning though. You will need to go out of your comfort zone to execute some of these. Being in business is one of the biggest personal development journeys we could ever go on. 1. Contact three people everyday. That could be a phone call, a Facebook message to referrals, follow-ups, or to new database customers. In a world that is online, the personal touch still goes along way. 2. Schedule in two networking events

a month. That way you are mingling, inspiring, listening and networking yourself amongst your local and greater circles. 3. Book in one speaking engagement a month: This can either be to a small group, a large group online or offline. A webinar, on stage, in a workshop. The

Natalie Tolhopf is a business coach and founder of Natalie Tolhopf. com, helping business owners to smash through imperfection and mindless scrolling, to create a business of simplicity through

power of presenting one to many is great. This marketing strategy is about getting you in front of people. Why? People buy from you when they know, like & trust you. A fast

action and intuition. www.natalietolhopf.com

and genuine way to do this is in person.

Change – can you stick it? Yes, you can! BY SARAH TRASS


• Private Coaching • Group Coaching • Teen Coaching • Workshops & Events

ights are getting lighter, more people are out and about, BBQs are getting dusted off… Summer is on its way! Which means a lot of us are focused on making some changes to our lives as we transition into the festive season. However, change can be difficult. We start feeling really inspired, we commit to new habits for a week or two, and then something shifts - we lose momentum, we come up against challenges, and all of a sudden our everyday comforts start to override that initial inspiration. As a result, we give up and we are left feeling frustrated. We tell ourselves: ‘It wasn’t meant to be… I’m not good enough… I’m not cut out for it… or maybe I’m just not ready.’ Now, before we fall into a cycle of self-sabotage, let’s stop and address one of the key reasons people fail to change, and what we can do about it!

When making a change, people tend to shoot from the hip. At some stage in life we have all made a change – some have been successful and some have failed. Either way, there are valuable lessons that sit within these moments. However, what I tend to find is that people start making changes without reflecting on the lessons learnt from their previous experiences, and they end up falling into similar behaviours, habits, or thinking traps that let them down time and time again. So, I invite you to stop and reflect on your experience with change. Create a plan of attack that suits your specific needs and challenges – because you will be challenged, so why not identify how you are

Are you feeling a little frustrated in making a change right now, and looking for someone to help keep you on track? I’ve got your back – book in your free 30-minute consultation today and let’s get you moving. www.sarahtrass.com

I will help you put in place the steps that enable you to show up everyday as the best version of yourself.

Sarah is an internationallycertified Health and Lifestyle Coach, passionate about helping you live your best life - a life that’s healthier, happier, and way more fulfilling. going to respond and deal with these in advance? Write down exactly what you’re going to do when you come up against difficulties or tempting distractions. Know the support networks or resources you can leverage, and how specifically you are going to counteract negative thinking traps. This basic, yet fundamental step, will help you stay in control and proactive in making the change you desire. Now go get em!

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Chemical eye burns

Chemical exposure to any part of the eye or eyelid may result in a chemical eye burn. Burns can occur when the eye comes into contact with a solid, liquid, or vaporous chemical. Chemical burns represent a small percentage of eye injuries.


lthough many burns result in only minor discomfort, every chemical exposure or burn should be taken seriously. Permanent damage is possible and can be blinding and lifealtering. The severity of a burn depends on what substance caused it, how long the substance had contact with the eye, and how the injury is treated. Damage is usually limited to the front segment of the eye. Burns that penetrate deeper than the cornea, are the most severe, often causing cataracts and glaucoma. Alkali burns are the most dangerous. Alkalischemicals that have a high pH-penetrate the surface of the eye and can cause severe injury to both the external structures like the cornea and the internal structures like the lens. In general, more damage occurs with higher pH chemicals. Common alkali substances contain the hydroxides of ammonia, lye, potassium hydroxide, magnesium, and lime. Substances you may have at home that contain these chemicals include fertilizers, cleaning products (ammonia), drain cleaners (lye), oven cleaners, and plaster or cement (lime).

damage to the cornea and this also may result in blindness. Common acids causing eye burns include sulfuric acid, sulfurous acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, acetic acid, chromic acid, and hydrofluoric acid. Substances you have at home that may contain these chemicals include glass polish (hydrofluoric acid), and vinegar. An automobile battery can explode and cause a sulfuric acid burn. This is one of the most common acidic burns of the eye.

Irritants are substances that have a neutral pH and tend to cause more discomfort to the eye than actual damage. Most household detergents fall into this category. Pepper spray is also an irritant. It can cause significant pain but usually does not affect vision and rarely causes any damage to the eye.

Treatment for Chemical Eye Burns? Begin washing your eye before taking any

Symptoms of a Chemical Eye Burn? A true loss of vision signifies a very serious burn. An increase of the pressure inside the eye can occur but may be delayed by hours to days. Early signs and symptoms of a chemical eye burn are: • Pain • Redness • Irritation • Tearing • Inability to keep the eye open • Sensation of something in the eye • Swelling of the eyelids • Blurred vision

station and your eye washed with sterile isotonic saline solution. If sterile saline is not

other action and continue for at least 15 minutes. The longer a chemical is in your eye, the more damage will occur. Diluting the substance and washing away any particles that may have been in the chemical are extremely important. Ideally, in a work setting, you would be placed in an emergency eyewash or shower

available, use cold tap water. If you are at home and do not have special eye wash, step into the shower with your clothes on to wash out your eye. Open your eye as wide as possible, using your fingers to spread the lids, and roll your eyeball as much as possible to clean all surfaces. Don’t use an eye cup or bandage the eye. Use sunglasses to aid in eye discomfort. Next time we will discuss when to seek medical assistance and further treatments for chemical eye burns.

Acid burns result from chemicals with a low pH and are usually less severe than alkali burns because they do not penetrate into the eye as readily as alkaline substances. The exception is a hydrofluoric acid burn, which is as dangerous as an alkali burn. Acids usually damage only the very front of the eye; however, they can cause serious



• Initial consultation $162.00 Retinal photos $7 • OCT Scan $104.00 • Cataract surgery from $3300.00 per eye * Price inc GST but not including cost of pre-operative consultation Southern Cross affiliated

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David Dalziel and Andrew Watts Ph: 09-972 7022 12 Kensington Ave, Whangarei Fax: 09-972 7026 Email: pceyes@xtra.co.nz Website: www.bit.do/EyeCentre




Revamp your spring fitness routine With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to ditch what doesn’t work and revamp your workout!

he days are getting longer, and we can begin to switch out our woolly jumpers for lighter clothing. This can be daunting if you’re not really feeling in shape and on top of your fitness game. For most women, they wish to add shape and firmness to their body and get rid of the jiggly bits. To do this takes two things (you can’t just try to lose weight). What you want is body recomposition which means you need to reduce body fat and build and tone muscle tissue. If you’re looking for a bit of motivation to help you get back on track towards your fitness goals, I’ve got some tips for you. Focus on building health first and foremost - The mindset that many women have when it comes to getting a feel-good body they love is to reduce calories and often those calories don’t come from the best sources. Then do as much exercise as possible to burn more calories. When we try this approach and the weight doesn’t budge, we say… “Ah, I just need to sneak another hour in each week.” or “I just need to cut back on the calories even more.” or this is the worst, “I’m obviously not trying hard enough.” So, we try to beat our metabolism into submission where we believe that the more dieting and cardio we do, we will end up with that body we want. A much more successful approach is to: 1. Train with resistance (weight) to get stronger each week and month. For most women to get the body they want they will need more toned muscle than they think. Just exercising to burn calories doesn’t do this and it can lead to muscle tissue loss and a body that is ‘skinny fat’. To get great results, at least three quarters of your training should be spent doing resistance (strengthening) type exercise. If there is time and energy left over that is when you can add some extra cardio or recreational activity that makes for an active lifestyle.

Also, spend less time doing fluff exercises that produce very little results. For example, things that work only one muscle group at a time with lots of light repetitions. The majority of your exercise program should be made up of multi joint compound exercises that work big muscle groups to produce the best results. Things like squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, pull-ups along with some single leg work like split squats or weighted step ups. 2. Nourishing your body in an optimum way by focusing on the nutrients in and quality of the food rather than calories. A simple concept is - just eat real food! This means avoiding as much processed and packaged stuff as possible. The good news is there’s no need to calorie count when you eat this way, just focus on making sure each of your meals consist of quality protein, veggies, healthy carbs and healthy fats. Make Small Changes Too often people think they need to completely overhaul their lifestyle to see results. Not so, small changes can lead to big results because they are more sustainable in the long run. Take a look at where you can make any improvements in your routine. Can you get to the gym early in the morning 1-2 times a week? Can you do an hour of meal prep on a Sunday to give you a head start for the week ahead? Can you cut your portions down by 20 per cent? Making these small and simple changes will add up and you will be on your way to being summer-ready in no time.

I’m not trying to look perfect… I just want to feel better, look great, know I’m healthy and able to rock any outfit I choose.

Get Started On YOUR Body-Recomp Program Call for your free consultation with Matt or one of our personal trainers to discuss your customized program for a metabolic, dietary and exercise overhaul, beginning with a Body Composition analysis to give you:



• Improved strength at any age • Sustainable weight loss • Increased energy • Burn more calories Call 438 8863 • 95 Walton St, Whangarei www.anytimefitness.co.nz SAVVY | 21



“Making our mark on the world” AN EVENING OF





FEATURING Mens Streetwear e Collective I Mareikura 3IC I Kohi o Woodman I Aroha Langley Minnie M Mayd I Natura Aura I Nichola Te Kiri Shona Tawhiao

& CONTEMPORARY DANCE This year as part of InnoNative week,

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to present a number of indigenous

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creatives, from 'street cool' to emerging

eye for design. A fusion of indigenous

designers, including Whangarei's own



Minnie Mayd. The highlights of the night

music and of course, complimentary

are the renowned Māori designers

food and beverage, we have called

Natura Aura, Nichola Te Kiri and Shona

this event “MOKO – making our mark

Tawhiao who will be showing their

on the world”.

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The evening starts

with the opening of an art installation

New Zealand Fashion Week.

curated by Creative Northland's Lenny

very limited number of tickets on sale,

Murupaenga and then the spotlight

this event is anticipated to sell out fast.

With a

goes onto fashion.



A highlight of the InnoNative fashion premiere is a collection by young Northland designer Minnie-May Niha. Her brand ‘Minnie Mayd’ was first seen at the InnoNative Market’s maiden event in 2017. The InnoNative Market was the first time this fashion student had presented let alone sold her work publicly. “The whole thing was quite successful....I was quite chuffed.” The Minnie Mayd aesthetic is all about creating beautiful, upcycled, fashion pieces. The aesthetic extends to the racks, signage and packaging. Minnie-May has created and sold over 250 garments, all from salvaged materials. Each of her garments is an unique one-off piece, in contrast to the ‘fast fashion’ brands we see everywhere. The October 24th fashion showcase is called, “MOKO – making our mark on the world” and will require Minnie-May to bring all her skills to bear in illustration, pattern design and sewing to present an overall collection based on “belonging”. Her pieces are displayed on a rack made from mānuka sticks, with a sign made from a tossed-out piece of particleboard, Minnie-May won’t be compromising on her kaupapa of repurposing discarded materials any time soon. “When I was little I would grab my dad’s old tops and cut them up, that’s when I was like 10… now I’ve almost got my degree behind my back, I can put my practice to work". When Minnie-May isn’t completing her Bachelor of Design at AUT, she can frequently be found down Hihiaua Precinct, at the InnoNative Business Base, a space established to support indigenous entrepreneurship.

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For the second year running the InnoNative Business Base brings

Like last year, there is a whole room dedicated to groups and people

to Whangarei the InnoNative Market. This event was established

who are here to help us succeed in business, in education and in

to showcase indigenous entrepre eneurs and their products and

life. We have also added a new section, an interactive DigiTech

services to the people of Whangarei and Northland..

space called N-Generation or the NGN room, where h local guys will

The first market was a huge success with a relaxed, warm springtime

day there will be 'Waka' on the river, for a all to enjoy.

show off some of their latest devices and developments. During the vibe, plenty of stalls, plenty of old school sounds and plenty of kai. It will be the same this year but ‘more’. More stalls, more e food, more

It’s a free public event so come along, check out the stalls, check out

gifts for early Christmas buying .....or if you want; book a massage,

the spaces, bring the family, bring a picnic blanket, relax and enjoy y

a ta moko or a makeup makeover.

the atmosphere. You will find it on Hihiaua penninsular, Reyburn House Lane, adjacent to The Loop, next to WAODs Theatre.





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BREAST CAN Many cancers are being found too late to be treated successfully; services provided in different parts of the country vary, leading to inequalities; and

New Zealand is falling behind other countries in introducing new drugs and better treatments to the public health system. However, with donors’ support, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ continues to offer hope and help where it is needed most.

in New Z

BCFNZ’s vision is Zero Deaths from Breast Cancer. Its mission: pushing new frontiers in early detection, treatment and support. Education about the importance of early detection is key to saving lives today. With a focus on reaching as many Kiwis as possible, from people in big cities to those in remote communities, BCFNZ continuously promotes breast awareness and screening. BCFNZ works with New Zealand’s smartest scientists and medical minds in a constant quest for urgently-needed breakthroughs. It has a long history of funding innovative research at key institutions in an effort to improve treatment and find cures. For example, it has teamed up with the Ferrier Research Institute in Wellington to find a therapeutic vaccine for breast cancer. BCFNZ developed mybc, an online app that connects breast cancer patients, letting them share advice and encouragement. It runs free bi-monthly informative webinars where patients can listen to and ask questions of doctors

Every year, around 3,300 New Zealanders - nine a day - are diagnosed with breast cancer. About 25 of those diagnosed are men.

and other experts. It offers a free 0800 breast nurse helpline to discuss concerns and receive expert advice. Free counselling and rehabilitation is also available to breast cancer patients at any time throughout their breast cancer journey. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) is challenging New Zealanders to take action against breast cancer this October

Every year, more than 600 New Zealanders die of breast cancer.

and help raise funds for awareness and education programmes, for potentially life-saving research, and to support women with breast cancer. Taking action can be as active or as leisurely as people choose, with several fundraising events offering a chance to get involved.

Early Detection = Better Outcome Early detection is your best insurance for a cure against breast cancer. Many women wait until they find a lump or notice a change in their breasts before booking a mammogram. This significantly reduces the chance of a positive outcome. TRG Imaging recommend ANNUAL mammogram screening for all women from 40 years of age. Book your mammogram today. Whangarei 09 437 0540 / Kerikeri 09 407 6222 • www.trgimaging.co.nz 24 | SAVVY

How you can

ANCER HELP w Zealand

One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

• Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13 – spend an hour or two as a volunteer, collecting for the street appeal in your area, or give a gold coin donation to a collector near you. Phone 0508 105 105 to volunteer.

Maori have a 65% higher mortality rate than non-Maori, and New Zealand’s breast cancer mortality rate is 20% higher than Australia’s.

• Pink for a Day – a chance for workplaces across New Zealand to go pink for a day and raise funds for breast cancer research website - https://www. breastcancerfoundation.org.nz/howyou-can-help/get-involved/pink-for-aday

• Community fundraising events throughout October – a full list is available at www.takeaction.org.nz • Boobeads, great for showing the sized lumps detectable by mammogram, available exclusively at Farmers. Purchase limited edition pink products from BCFNZ partners https://www.breastcancerfoundation. org.nz/how-you-can-help/buy-pinkribbon/products • Text PINK to 4499 to make a $3 donation during the month of October • Pink Star Walk, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington: A fun way to raise funds with friends! Register at www.pinkstarwalk.co.nz Grab some buddies, dig out your wackiest outfit and take part in New Zealand’s pinkest walk in Auckland (October 27), Wellington (November 3) and Christchurch (November 10).

Early Detection = Better Outcome Mammograms can occasionally detect a cancer as small as 2mm in size (about the width of a toothpick), whereas the average size of a lump found by a woman checking her breasts is about 22mm (slightly wider than a 20 cent piece). TRG Imaging recommend ANNUAL mammogram screening for all women from 40 years of age. Book your mammogram today. Whangarei 09 437 0540 / Kerikeri 09 407 6222 • www.trgimaging.co.nz SAVVY | 25



Dare we say that Christmas is coming, and Santa’s Workshop is starting to reveal some of this year’s cool books and toys. At Storytime, we have these in-store for you to add to your stocking this year. Come in and have a play. Our Christmas Party Gift buyer service and lay-by sales are now open too. Chat to one of the in-store helpers to make this holiday a joy for all.




Rock, Roll & Stroll – its 3in1

Play together – Learn Together

Plush toys with Personality

Wishbone Flip is a 3in1 indoor ride-on toy for toddlers. It’s a rocker, a push-toy, and a ride-on. With its innovative flipping mechanism, Wishbone Flip transforms in seconds, no tools required.

Brain Box games have so many positives for children. They create learning environments without them even knowing about it and become memories and traditions.

Meet the Lucky Doggy collection. Every dog’s name begins with ‘Lucky’ because they bring luck and create a little magic. Each dog has a hobby and personality to make them unique.



Interactive Track System

Interactive Hard Back Treasure

With the GraviTrax interactive track system, you can design and build your own race tracks and experiment with gravity, magnetism and kinetics to propel your gravity sphere to the finish.

Explore the insides of villains — pull their innards and look behind their ears; see their strengths and weaknesses, their libraries and stories. There’s only three pages but hours of exploration with this unique book.



Water Bounce Balls

Magnetics for Toddlers and Engineers Geometric structures, magnetism, gravity and

Where there’s water, you need Waboba. Play

moving mechanisms offer infinite possibilities of construction and stimulate a particular scientific

wherever you play and get wet with the original balls

and technological way of thinking, naturally bringing children and youngsters closer to the world of

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record your puppy’s vaccination dates and any upcoming appointments and set

growth and development.

in place a regular worm and flea treatment schedule. You can find some helpful apps

TRAINING Puppy training classes are

floating around that can do all of these things!

as much for the owner as they ey are for the puppy. Learning about


My new puppy is arriving … what do I do?

your puppy in a group environment onment ent and finding out a little more about er’s brai rain n how your new family member’s brain works, is an invaluable experience. erience. Pick out a suitable puppy class, lass, making sure that they have qualified people running them and also that the facilities and environment ent are suitable. Taking a puppy class ass is a great way to give you the tools needed to be able to help your puppy learn along the way, but also, they are great for early socialisation and making some potential puppy pals!

behaviour when interacting with other dogs. Public dog parks are also available,

start your own grooming regime at home. Grooming is important for both their health

but you may want to leave them until your puppy has had plenty of socialisation and

and their looks!

SOCIALISE After puppy class there is still a need to expose your now teenage puppy to

you are confident they will respond to your calls in a high-energy environment.

ENJOYMENT! Enjoy your puppy - they are only this

social environments involving dogs and people. Walking on lead around local


young once They rely on you to keep them safe and happy, so walk with them talk with

parks or public areas gives your puppy good opportunities to interact with people.

Do some research into the type of grooming your particular puppy will need

them, cuddle and kiss them, and always find time even after a long day to play with

Doggy Day Care is a great way to get your puppy socialising in a controlled manner,

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them! You only get out of a pet relationship what you put in!

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Carol, centre, with fellow members of Breast Cancer Support Northland



hen Carol Roland began accompanying her friend to Breast Cancer Support Northland meets, she had no idea she would soon need the services herself. But, at age 45, the Whangarei nurse discovered a lump and her own breast cancer journey began. “I never would’ve thought to have a mammogram done,” says the now 62-year-old. “I just found the lump one day. I never thought I would get it. It was definitely a big shock to me. I was only 45 with a young family, I had a healthy diet, ran half-marathons – I still had my life ahead of me.” However, she describes her own journey as relatively easy compared to what some endure, due to lots of support from her husband Bill, friends, family and the Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust (BCSNT). It was early stage breast cancer and, after radiotherapy and surgery, followed by several years of close monitoring, she was declared cancer-free. “I consider myself quite lucky. It’s been a journey and a successful one for me. But it’s

it will be a friend or colleague. But it doesn’t matter if you already know them or not,

has seen her nursing her former matron with breast cancer.


usually as soon as you ring somebody, you develop a bond and friendship.”

“It’s certainly very busy doing both jobs but (volunteering for the BCSNT) is a different

a very traumatic experience and you feel like you want to give back to people.”

The visitor support includes, phone calls, accompanying to appointments and

area that I enjoy and I get the feeling that I’ve helped somebody. You can see that they’ve

Which is why Carol has been a prominent volunteer for BCSNT ever since.

coffee meets. BCSNT also provide meals, food hampers and subsidised pilates, with

valued your support and you know what they’re going through. I feel privileged to

The group was set up in 1980 by a head nurse at Whangarei Hospital, Betty Morgan,

annual events such as the Pink Loop Walk fundraiser, mid-winter Christmas dinner and

have been able to give back a little for the assistance I received.”

who realised, once discharged, there was little support for women with breast cancer.

annual retreat. Ages of ladies who have used the support

# Carol has been nominated as our October Local Legend by her fellow trustees at Breast

In 2007, the group became a charitable trust and, while some of the members are

range from 30 to a ‘delightful 90-year-old lady’ and a woman in her 80s who had breast

Cancer Support Northland Trust who say she “works tirelessly to ensure the ladies are

medically-trained, their roles are not to offer medical advice, but support and guidance.

cancer herself is also still supporting the group.

given the best support possible. The Trust wouldn’t work without her”.

Now the longest-serving member, Carol is one of eight visitor volunteers and her role

“Our Mauri Ora Breast Clinic is fantastic and the treatments are so good out there

For further information on the BCSNT services, call 0800 227 687 or go to: www.

as co-ordinator involves matching volunteer visitors with the referrals who might be

that if you have regular mammograms and examinations and are diagnosed early, the


of similar age or have undergone similar ordeals.

chances of survival are really good. “Between the ages of 40-50 is quite a

“The information we are given is all very private and secure and when you ring the

rampant stage for breast cancer,” Carol adds. “New Zealand really needs to be more vigilant

ladies, you soon get the impression how much or if any support they want or need.

and have the age for free mammograms starting at 40, instead of 45.”

Whangarei is a small place and sometimes

Carol’s nursing career spans 45 years and

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The Phantom of the Opera Whangarei Theatre Company are proud to announce they will be producing this famous musical by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at Forum North in June 2019. The story follows the Phantom, who hides in a shadowy existence far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House. He feels shamed by his physical appearance and is feared by all. He is the ‘Angel of Music’, and the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The show contains many well-known and highly memorable songs and will be a delight for all ages. This is likely to be a once-in-lifetime opportunity for Northlanders

to perform in The Phantom, or to see it produced locally. Whangarei Theatre Company (WTC) president Barbara Trimmer says she is delighted that the company has decided to undertake producing another huge show in Forum North. She acknowledges the dedication of the team at WTC in driving the production of musicals for all Northlanders to enjoy, given that it is a huge undertaking with no guarantee of success. However, the WTC track record in Forum North (with

shows such as Jekyll & Hyde, sho Cats Cat and Miss Saigon) makes her confident that they can again deliver a wonderful show for all the people of Northland to enjoy. To sta start the process, the company w will be holding auditions from Nove November 2-4 at the Riverbank Centre, Reyburn House Lane. They are by appointment, and those who wish to participate are asked to phone the produ production manager, Barbara 393 322 to book their time. Trimmer, on 021 39 Call-backs will be on November 10 and 11. For those unable to attend the audition weekend, the production manager will try to arrange an alternative date/time. The initial auditions will last approximately 15 minutes with the director, musical director and vocal coach. People will be asked to sing a song from the show, specifically of the character if auditioning for a particular role, listed on http:// www.whangareitheatrecompany.org.nz/ thephantomoftheopera.html and will also be asked to demonstrate their vocal range.

In addition to the lead roles, the show requires a Corps de Ballet, both male and female, not all of whom will need to sing. WTC hope that ballet dancers from throughout Northland will audition to ensure the show has a suitably high standard at all levels. Students at local ballet schools will be very welcome to audition. The show is to be directed by Grant Smith, who has a wellestablished record as a director for WTC. His previous credits as director or choreographer for WTC include Nunsense, Chicago, Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Jesus Christ Superstar. Music director Ray Palmer is always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to play in the orchestra, and WTC always welcomes people who want to help off-stage. The show will have a new set and costumes, which will reflect the stunning designs of the previous professional productions. Please contact the production manager if you would like to help in any way.

Meeting rapper results in art Kits for Kids BY JODI BRYANT A Whangarei art teacher is hoping to use her ‘unforgettable’ birthday experience of meeting the rapper Savage to benefit kids in Whangarei Hospital. In August, Julia Tapp was gifted a ticket to the Savage concert from her husband Jason. However, at the last minute, she had an idea and, in just two hours, the talented artist and owner of Northland Arts Centre ‘busted out two of the fastest portraits I have ever done’. “I came up with the idea of the Kits for Kids just before the concert and it was like a penny-drop moment and I knew in my heart it was right,” Julia explains. “I have always done celebrity portraits and auctioned them for charity. The last one was for St John after our son passed away. This is the first time we are doing it for the hospital.” Julia took the portraits along to the concert and showed the staff at the event in the hope Savage would autograph one. She describes the concert as ‘an amazing night filled with middle-aged dancing and fist-pumping’ when, one of the organisers approached her

We like to smash boundaries and limitations.

and asked if she was the lady who painted Savage, before inviting them backstage.

If you can dream it, then you can make it a reality. Sometimes we just need it explained in a different way which is where being a

“I was ecstatic. I used to clear his tables when I was a waitress in my teens when he

teacher definitely helps.”

was starting out. He doesn’t remember me from then, of course!

Art supply donations towards the art kits have already begun and Julia is hoping the proceeds from the auction will allow them to

“I was really honoured that they allowed us backstage to meet him and his amazing crew

provide the remainder.

and support acts… I explained what we are fundraising for and told him about our angel

“We were incredibly lucky to meet Savage and even luckier that he was willing to sign

charities. “He was really interested in our cause

enough. We wanted to share the love and art

which was amazing because he was due onstage in 15 minutes and took the time to

even more and extend that gift to the children who need it most but are unable to leave

sign it and let us get photos.” Kits for Kids entails providing art supplies

hospital. “The hospital has around 25 beds in the children’s ward and many children end up

The autographed painting will go up for auction on Trade Me (with phone-in bids an option) in November with the kits delivered

there from the emergency department with little warning. I am at operation number 10

to the hospital the week before Christmas. Julia is also hoping to provide art tuition to

and my husband was in Starship for a while as a child so we know a few things about

the children. “The concert was a bonus but this portrait

hospital stays,” she adds. Julia says there are no limits to art and

could go to better causes than sitting on my wall and I know the kits will make their

creativity and cites the recent completion

Christmas a little brighter and more joyful.” Progress updates will be posted to the

to children in hospital over the Christmas period. While Julia gifted one of the portraits to Savage, the matching signed one will go up for auction with the proceeds going towards compiling the art kits. “Although the concert was a birthday present, I have decided that spreading joy and love and creativity is money better spent because it creates a flow-on effect. When we do something for others, it often comes back

of an airbrushing mural by a special needs student who started at the arts centre in June.

in one way or another – sometimes that warm feeling of knowing you brought a smile is

“He has managed to complete huge feats in the three months he has trained with us.

our portrait of him but we need help spreading the word, not only about the auction, but also looking for donations of art equipment, stickers, paper etc to put into these Kits for Kids.”

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Packard Motor Museum – vehicle of the month

1948 Packard Anniversary Looking along the line of Packard

Our Anniversary is an example of how car

motor vehicles in our ‘New Packard Shed’, visitors are surprised to find a metallic green Packard, our 1948

shapes changed from the strong defined lines of the 1930s to the more rounded features of the late 1940s.

Packard Anniversary, (so called as it commemorated 50 years since

After WW2, the public craved new designs and Packard, along with other

Packard began manufacturing cars).

manufacturers, produced a more aerodynamic look, where the bonnet and

They ask: ‘Is the colour original?’, ‘Yes,’ we reply. Packard


mudguards were integrated into one. This styling became the forerunner of the modern

introduced optional metallic paints for their cars in the late 1930s.

motorcar. Unfortunately, the Packard ’48 was harshly criticised by automobile writers,

The story of metallic paint is rather interesting. The very first colours were

with some calling it an ‘inverted bath tub’. However, the 1948 Anniversary won top

made from fish scales. It took around 40,000 Herring to make one kilo of paint. Hence

honours in seven automobile contests and won the Fashion Car of the Year gold medal

these paints were reserved for the very wealthy.

from the New York fashion Academy. Our Packard was sold new by the agents

Obviously expensive fish scale paint wasn’t practical for most people so American

Dominion Motors, Auckland and is a ‘New Zealand New right-hand Drive’ vehicle. The

paint companies used aluminium flakes in their metallics. After WW2, sun-resisting

car’s first owner was a Mr Ernest Johnston, of Auckland. The car passed through several

clear coats of paint became available to stop the metallic paint fading.

owners until Graeme Craw purchased the car for his collection in 1985.

Fishing tips & tales with John Vowless

Spring is here and fishing is improving.

his lunch sheltering behind a sandbank

Out in the Fairway Bouy area, gurnard and snapper have been biting reasonably well.

inside the harbour, he landed five nice snapper, including a 16lber - a pretty good

If conditions allow, slow-drifting with a sea anchor can be quite effective here. Use a

day. Father and son, Shane and Daniel

sinker with a long trace, 2-3 metres, and drag it behind the boat. The sinker disturbs

Hammond, fished well up inside the harbour and, using rigs with long-running traces,

the sand and the (big) bait is wavering along behind it. This can often produce

landed an impressive six snapper, five kahawai and three trevally - pretty good

big snapper. While you are drifting, put the dragging bait rods in rod holders, and try

fishing inside the harbour in September, and only about 10 minutes from the boat ramp.

softbaiting and/or use a slow jig to increase your chances. Some days baits work better,

Peter Donker travelled to the Chicken Islands on consecutive weekends. On the

on others lures are very good. Another method is to bait up a tarakihi flasher rig

first trip, he caught a 9kg snapper and another weighing 11kg. The next trip he

with small oily baits and drag it well behind the boat - great for gurnard and trevally

landed another snapper of 9kg. Peter was fishing with softbaits in 40 to 50 metres, pink

and, if a big snapper grabs, these small rigs are plenty strong enough, especially when

softbaits working better in deeper water and Nuclear Chicken/New Penny better in

fishing over the sand. A few recent successful fishing trips: a

shallower water. My wife Trish and I even managed a trip.

very capable fisherman/diver I know, I’ll call him Phil, showed me photos of a recent

It was rough but we got snapper from Peach Cove on straylines and within half an hour

trip. They included a great feed of scallops, a beauty big 10lb crayfish and, while eating

on the 50 metre patch off the Old Woman, we landed four nice terakihi. Yahoo! It’s all go.

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New Anne Frank exhibition to come to Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, Whangarei International travelling exhibition - ‘Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself’ - is coming to Te Tai Tokerau this summer. After being viewed by over 10 million people internationally and travelling around Australasia, ‘Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself’ will be showcased at Whangarei Museum, Kiwi North October 1, 2018 until February 3, 2019. Having exhibited the original ‘Anne Frank - A History for Today’ in 2010, Kiwi North is honoured to have been asked to host the revised exhibition ‘Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself’ this year. The exhibition arrived in New Zealand in 2018 and opened at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in January where it engaged over 35,000 visitors in just three short months. People throughout Northland who missed the opportunity to view the exhibition in Auckland now have the chance to experience Anne’s story here in Whangarei.

Developed by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this revised exhibition explores what life was like for Anne Frank and her family during the progress of World War Two and the Holocaust. By focusing on the personal experiences of a single family through film, historical artefacts, photographs, and Anne’s own words, this exhibition outlines the stark consequences of prejudice and racism. The conclusions, however, focus on learning from the past with a significant focus on resilience and identity. Through a series of panels and documentary sharing the modern stories of six young people, visitors will be able to explore how they define identity and what they might do in similar circumstances. The most significant and unique component of ‘Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself’ is the involvement of youth peer guides from our schools. Students from

Te Tai Tokerau have had the opportunity to attend training by Educator Chris Harris (from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand) before the exhibition opening. Peer guiding allows greater interaction with the exhibition content by guides and visitors and allows the themes to be voiced by those who are at a vital time of experiencing them. By bridging the material through youth voices, the experience encourages greater discussion and revelation of the issues of identity, prejudice and discrimination. Nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, these themes remain contemporary challenges in New Zealand, from discrimination over gender, ability, and ethnicity to politics over immigration and asylum seekers. While Anne Frank’s diary is renowned as a personal and heartfelt insight into the very real experience of a young person of the horror of WWII, her diary itself is not a phenomenon. Like today, diaries are a regular part of human methods of recording and processing our experiences. Alongside the exhibition, the story of Egon

Schoenberger will be displayed through diary extracts and photographs, with thanks to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Schoenberger family. Here is another story of life throughout the Holocaust, although Egon’s lead him to settle in New Zealand. With the very relevant focus on youth issues, we are delighted to bring such a significant exhibition to both the communities of the Te Tai Tokerau region and to our visitors from all over the world. The exhibition will be at Whangarei Museum, Kiwi North from the October 1, 2018 to February 3, 2019, and is included in general admission. For more information, visit www. annefranknz.org.nz or www.kiwinorth.co.nz.

Sanders’ Garden

NYMET 280 Cemetery Road, Maunu

Opera North

is pleased to present this concert in aid of North Haven Hospice. It will feature young talent both vocal and instrumental, also the soloists and chorus of Opera North along with the Basin City Big Band. Come along and be entertained by some of Whangarei’s finest talent and support our very valuable local Hospice - a truly worthwhile institution.


Concert starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 October in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre (Forum North)

SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 9am to 4pm

ENTRY $5.00 proceeds to Whangarei SPCA Refreshments available and plants for sale

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Panang Prawn

INGREDIENTS • 6 x Prawns (large) • Kaffir Lime Leaf (2) • Palm Sugar (30g) • 1 tablespoon of Fish Sauce • 250ml Coconut Milk + 2 tablesppons Panang Curry Paste (15-20g) - we prefer ‘Mae Ploy’for this particular dish as it is a crustacean-based curry paste from Thailand OPTIONAL (normally vegetables aren’t in traditional Panang Goong but we like our veges so we put it in ours): • Broccoli Florets (20g) • Cauliflower Florets (20g) • Carrot (20g) - sliced into sticks • Green Beans (20g) Serve with Thai Rice (Jasmine)

METHOD: • Add one cup of Thai rice into a bowl then cover with cold water. Using your hand, wash the rice until the water goes milky. Do this a further couple of times until the water is mostly clear. Now that your rice has been washed, place into a rice cooker along with fresh water and cook. • Slice the Kaffir lime leaves into thin strips. • In a small pot, add water and bring to the boil then blanch the beans, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. • In a hot pan (or wok if you have one) add 1/4 of a cup of coconut milk and bring to the boil. Stir in the Panang curry paste, continually stirring until you get a nice fragrance coming from the pan (approx 1 minute). • Add the fish sauce, palm sugar and 1 Kiffir lime leaf (you can also add chopped-up fresh chillies here if you prefer a bit more spice). • Add another 1/4 of a cup of coconut milk and bring to the boil. • Add Prawns and cook for a further few minutes.

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@ FLAMES NOTES: Don’t forget to keep stirring occasionally else you’ll end up burning the coconut milk. Place vegetables into a dish/bowl then place prawns on top of the vegetables. Carefully pour the rest of the liquid from the pan over the top of the prawns then garnish with the rest of the Kaffir lime leaves and drizzle the 2 tablespoons of coconut milk over the dish. Serve with rice.

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Ingredients • 1 kg Lamb shoulder • •

Directions Marinate lamb by rubbing paprika, lemon zest, garlic and salt all over and leave in the fridge uncovered overnight. 1.


and stock, cover with a piece of baking paper touching the wine and lamb, then a piece of foil

• •

and lastly a tight fitting lid. Reduce the oven temperature to 120C and cook for 3 hours.

• •

3 Tbsp Olive oil 1 bottle Merlot

Allow to cool then place the entire casserole dish in the fridge overnight.

2 cups Stock, use a meat stock - lamb, beef or chicken


1 Tbsp Oil 1 tsp Ground paprika

• •

1 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Allspice

• •

400 g Green beans, blanched ½ cup Water, boiling

1 tsp Cumin

• • •

1 tsp Coriander 1 tsp Turmeric ½ cup Couscous

½ cup Toasted almonds

• • •

½ Pepper, roasted 1 cup Spinach, shredded ¼ cup Fresh coriander

• •

1 Lemon, juice of 2 Tbsp Olive oil

the braising juices to the boil and reduce to a thick sauce consistency.

2 cups Potatoes, red rascal variety 1 cup Green grapes, seedless

• •

1 Lemon, zested into strips 2 Tbsp Mint leaves

• •

2 Tbsp Parsley 2 Tbsp Olive oil

on a platter. Dress the salad with strips of lemon zest, torn mint and parsley, olive oil, a sprinkling of extra

1 tsp Flaky sea salt

paprika and sea salt.

Directions 1. Rub the beef with the oil, paprika,

• •

Gently warm the casserole, remove the lid, foil and paper and take out the meat. Bring

• •

Moroccan beef salad with green beans (SERVES 4)

Ingredients • 500g Beef

minutes until caramelised all over. Place into a casserole and pour over the wine

2 tsp Sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve 1 Lemon, grated zest of 3 cloves Garlic, finely grated 2 tsp Salt

To serve • 2 cups Mixed salad leaves

DICED LAMB $1699 kg

Heat the oven to 240C. Drizzle the shoulder with olive oil then roast in the oven for 15


Merlot-braised lamb shoulder with red rascal and grape salad (SERVES 6)



Pull the lamb apart and tear or cut into chunks. Spoon a little of the braising sauce over to moisten the meat. (Keep the extra sauce for your next roast.) Arrange salad leaves, sliced potatoes, grapes and lamb

Bacon and pear salad with honey dressing (SERVES 4)



cinnamon and allspice. Heat barbecue and cook the beef to your

• •

4 slices Bacon, remove rinds 2 Pears



liking. Set aside. Cook the beans in boiling water.

• •

1 Lemon, juiced 4 cups Baby spinach


pieces. To prepare the pears, carefully coat in


Strain. Place the water, cumin, coriander

• •

1 Fennel bulb, finely sliced 5 Spring onions, finely sliced


lemon juice to prevent browning. Soak the spinach in cold water for 15

and turmeric into a bowl. Sprinkle on the couscous, cover and leave

4 Tbsp Fresh parsley, roughly chopped

to sit for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Dressing • 5 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

leaves into bite-sized pieces. Shake well to ensure the leaves are dry. Place

Add the almonds, roasted pepper, spinach, coriander and beans to

• •

2 Tbsp Runny honey, floral 2 Tbsp Lemon juice

the spinach in a bowl with the bacon, pear slices, fennel, spring onion and

the couscous. Then add lemon juice and olive oil. Season.

• •

2 Tbsp Orange juice 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Arrange on a plate. Slice the beef and place on top.

• •

2 Tbsp Toasted sesame seeds 1 to taste Salt & freshly ground pepper



Grill or fry the bacon until crisp. Drain on a paper towel, then cut into smaller

minutes, then remove it carefully. Cut off any tough stalks and tear large


parsley. To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well. Toss the salad with enough dressing to lightly coat the leaves

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Tooth and Nail Exhibition makes an impact

A show of big gritty prints and ceramics at Whangarei Art Museum is shaking up our perception of these under-rated art forms.

Image Credit: Hamish O-B, Tooth and Nail, 2018, woodcut


Featuring: Hamish O-B, Hayley Clark, Martinus Sarangapany, Richard Darbyshire, Rosie Parsonson, Jasmine Horton THE HUB, TOWN BASIN | WHANGAREI ART MUSEUM TE MANAWA TOI

The show is called Tooth and Nail and one of the initiators and artists is Hamish Oakley Browne. He said: “These super-large works growl at you with a lot of energy. Six of us were ready to rally and step up our game to get this show of 23 works together.” Tooth and Nail is showing in the Community Gallery at the Art Museum, which is a gallery intended for people who haven’t exhibited at museum level before. Hamish said: “Five of the six of us are NorthTec applied arts degree graduates, and our common thread is printmaking and/or ceramics. These media are both the poor sons of the art world so the Tooth and Nail title suggests we’re fighting for a better recognition of them.” The six artists are Hamish OakleyBrowne (printmaking, woodcuts), Martinus Sarangapany (print-making, woodcuts, drawing, sculpture), Hayley Clark (fashion, painting, printmaking, youth theatre), Richard Darbyshire (sculpture and ceramics), Rosie Parsonson (drawing, painting, glazing ceramics), Jasmine Horton (printmaker and manager at Te Kowhai Print Trust).

Hamish said: “Most of the works for the show have a collaborative creative input so we learnt about the unusual tension and uneasy peace in negotiating through to novel solutions.” Hamish is well-used to working collaboratively and in the community. “I love community projects, especially in environments where people don’t usually have access to art. “I worked with fellow artist Melinda Butt on an alternative education project called He kakano a hau. We used photography to connect these kids, who had been excluded from mainstream schools, to their community. We gave them a camera and they went out and asked to take people’s photos and interview them, so photography gave them a positive way to re-enter their community. “Their photos were framed and exhibited at The Shutter Room, and during the project, they met with our mayor, Sheryl Mai, in her offices so they got a totally new experience of themselves out in community.” Tooth and Nail runs until November 11.

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DESIGN TRICKS THAT ADD DOLLARS None of us like to think that our interiors look, well, cheap… Like we’ve only shopped at the local budget home décor outlet. Here’s how to make your place look expensive, without spending much money. Timeless over trends Pick timeless over trends for your mainstay pieces and surfaces. Trying to stay up with the fashions might lead to ill-considered and rushed choices. Once you have decided on more timeless styles and colours for the major items, you can then have fun adding fashion pieces. Choose a classic sofa, but refresh your cushions. Use a classic neutral paint colour for most of your walls but know that it’s relatively cheap and easy to repaint a bedroom, a hallway or a feature wall. Opt for handmade Choose something handmade. Artisan, organic-looking and handmade objects are gaining in popularity as we spurn the idea of mass-produced pieces that everyone else will have.

Weathered hues, such as Resene Quarter Duck Egg Blue, bring timeless beauty. Project by Michael Mansvelt. Photo by Pip Guthrie.

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Learn from the experts Study the stylists. All home

and put it into a second-hand or cheap frame. Paint the frame with

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Resene testpots to give it a lift.

so that it looks elegant and so you can achieve it at home. They often

Wallpaper a feature Use an elegant or eye-catching

use a limited palette of colour so that the space looks cohesive, and

wallpaper as a feature.

work in groupings of three – three cushions on the sofa set to one end

Dim the lights In the evenings, keep the lights low

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Old to new Turn a cheap second-hand item

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Lastly, take full advantage of the many homeware stores that are

can become a chic glossy black addition to your room using

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Think dark and flat Use dark paint colours in a matte

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with Escea’s new Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen

The EK Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen is Escea’s meatiest wood fire yet.


ombining an outdoor flame-grilling kitchen with an impressive outdoor fireplace, the EK provides the goods for the ultimate outdoor dining experience. “The beauty of this fire is its versatility,” says Escea’s lead designer Alex Hodge. “In the one appliance, you can create a delicious flame-grilled meal, then as the night wears on, watch it transform into a dramatic outdoor fireplace. This fusion is changing the shape of home design and making us rethink the traditional outdoor living layout.” Influenced by Argentinian BBQ cooking techniques, Escea’s engineers enlisted experienced chefs to help guide the cooking mode design. Coming equipped with everything you need to achieve a smoky meat lovers feast, including an Ember Generator, 13-point adjustable cooking plates, grills and meat hooks, the EK delivers

an authentic cooking experience that appeals to both the home BBQ-cook to the most creative of culinary chefs. Best of all, once the flame cooking is done, it all hides underneath the stainless steel draw, giving you a roaring fire sure to get the party started. Available in three sizes, the EK950, EK1250 and EK1550, the Outdoor Fireplace Kitchen embraces Escea’s signature sleek style and is designed to blend seamlessly into any outdoor space. The EK also features exciting new technology that allows the fire to be attached to the home. Hodge explains “At Escea, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation and technology. With the EK, this means that we’ve been able to create greater indoor-outdoor flow and give the homeowner uninterrupted views looking out.”

Constructed from eight gauge stainlesssteel, the EK Series can withstand whatever you throw at it, making it built to last. And like all Escea fires, the EK Series is proudly designed and manufactured in Dunedin, New Zealand – the best place to test the limits of heat against the elements.

Want to learn more? Visit Paul and the team at Home Heating, 4 Skippers Lane, Waipapa, Kerikeri. www.homekerikeri.co.nz

Come home to the warmth, ambiance and convenience of an Escea gas fire. Visit Home Heating – we have a variety of operating fires on display and expert advice on the best solution for your heating needs.

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TEXTILE FIBRES & THEIR CHARACTERISTICS - AN EDUCATIONAL YARN IN THREE PARTS We are passionate about fabrics and finding the right solutions for our customers. With fantastic support from our fabric suppliers, such as James Dunlop, we have a wealth of knowledge to share, like the different characteristics of textile fibres.

A study of PART natural fibres from TWO Animal origin Silk An animal fibre that comes from the Silkworm. The silkworm creates its cocoon from very long silk fibres which are harvested from mulberry trees. • It is naturally fine in texture and colours beautifully. • Silk is a relatively strong fibre and can withstand a certain amount of abrasion, particularly when used in conjunction with a backing fabric. • Unrivalled in splendour and smoothness, silk is regarded as the most exclusive of all natural fibres. • An absorbent fibre, it has the potential to move in humid environments. • Its biggest disadvantage in furnishings is its sensitivity to UV light degradation (direct and reflected) Due to its sensitivity, it should not be used in direct sunlight or even bright light.

Wool A natural animal fibre made from sheep fleece. • Has become very popular in interiors with resurgence in the demand for quality natural products. • When used in tightly woven constructions, wool can be very durable. • Wool enjoys the natural benefits of being inherently flame-retardant, dirt-repellent, anti-static and temperatureregulating. • Pure wool compositions are not considered to be suitable for curtains unless protected from direct sunlight due to its sensitivity to UV light degradation, which can make wool brittle and weak. Blending wool with synthetic fibres can reduce this sensitivity. • The crimp and fine molecular structure of this fibre ensures woollen textiles are elastic, allowing the yarn to stretch when pulled and helping it return to its original form. • Wool can be affected by cloth moth larvae as well as bacteria and mildew, which can deteriorate and weaken the fibre over time.

Call into the Frazerhurst Showroom at 146 Lower Dent Street Whangarei to view some lovely examples and join us next month when we will discuss a few of the more common Man-Made fibres.





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with Generation Homes


Enjoy the best of seaside living in the ‘winterless north’, at one of our subdivisions at The Landing@Marsden in One Tree Point (titles just issued). Visit our Show home: 347 One Tree Point Road, One Tree Point. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm. Contact: Tony Watkins 027 706 6590, tonyw@generation.co.nz

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Says client Kim Brown: “It’s amazing

latest and most popular builds open for your inspection.

how a few little changes can make such a big difference and Generation allowed that to happen. I thought there was no way

The 181m2 brick and tile show home is a perfect family home; featuring three

a building company had the flexibility to achieve what we wanted but it did.”

bedrooms, including a master with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, a family bathroom,

David recommends viewing their show homes to get a feel for the spaces and,

open plan galley kitchen with spacious family and dining spaces, a separate living

although the show home at One Tree Point has been snapped up, not far away, at ‘The

area and computer nook, as well as a double garage with laundry.

Landing @ Marsden’, another new show home will be opening in early 2019 where

Based on the Kingston plan, this show home is located at 347 One Tree Point Rd

Generation Homes has house and land packages available (with titles issued).

and is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am3pm.

“These are located in beautiful One Tree Point, close to the waterways and marina

With over 200 plans for customers to choose from, Generation Homes offers both

of Marsden Cove. This community offers easy access to all the wonderful things

House & Land packages and builds on existing land. Plans are not set in stone, says

Northland has to offer – a full service marina, Ruakaka Beach, Whangarei town

Generation Homes Northland managing director David Skudder. In fact, they’re

centre and some of the best fishing in the country,” says David.

quite flexible in making adaptions to meet customers’ needs.

Further house and land packages are available at Kotata Heights.

“At Generation, we work with clients to come up with a plan that meets their

Generation Homes are renown for standing the test of time – and follow a 14-step build

individual needs, so, within reason, we will customise our plans.”

process from which a guaranteed move-in date is based.


• Duder Construction are proud to be the licensed agents for Heritage Homes in Northland • Specialising in recreating period-style villas, bungalows & cottages • A member of the Master Builders Association • Individualising a plan to suit your unique lifestyle situation • 10 Year Masterbuild Guarantee thrown in

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All homes feature light, spacious and modern interiors with durable finishes that complement the surrounding area and make the most of the natural light entering the house. Says another satisfied customer Steve Cunis: “You know it’s a real credit to Generation Homes that we went back to them to build our second home because it shows how good a job they did.” For further information, contact Tony on 027 706 6590.


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YOUR MINDFUL HOME The idea of your home reflecting and


adapting towards your lifestyle rather than the other way around is an effective way to live by the seasons, hopefully allowing us to

canary or 12 dining chairs, or you may not, just saying. If decluttering your possessions is something you indulge in regularly or is a

more mindfully and happily live in our spaces. The concept of mindfulness is

new and scary idea, what better time than spring to give our homes, and our stuff in

experiencing increased media coverage at the moment, ranging from nutrition, mental

our homes, a second look. Sometimes all it can take for us to be more mindful of our

long evenings, BBQs and

health and art and design. Interior design, in particular, is one area

possessions is to move a couch or swap out a cupboard full of old things, or a good lick

all the quintessential kiwi

where ‘mindfulness’ is not really a new concept but is something that has been around

of paint to freshen up what might currently be unused space.

but disguised by different design trends. This doesn’t necessarily mean decorating

For me, I love being able to go through our home, acknowledge when some things have

your home to be a Scandinavian minimalist’s dream, but to fill your home only with what

reached the end of their usefulness for us and send them on their way to be used and

you need and love to use. This looks different for everyone. You may need your taxidermy

loved by someone else. The sense of clarity that you can achieve by being able to create

Summer is coming! As we begin to look forward to

summer traditions, it is a good time to reflect upon our homes and how the pace of our living changes.

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a space that works for you and your living style is something everyone can achieve. Try throwing out or passing on five items per day this month. That is 150 items for October, you may be surprised at how easy it really is. Until next time,

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hen you’ve lived in a property for a while it can be hard to be rational about its worth. How can you put a price on the spot where you’ve built so many memories with family and friends? Someone will surely recognise the hours you spent sanding back the windows or digging out the agapanthus in the garden and reward you with a high price, won’t they? Unfortunately potential buyers may see things differently, especially in a slow housing market. There are several methods you can use to gauge the worth of your property. Remember that the rateable value or RV (formerly known as the government valuation, or GV) of your property doesn’t really provide any clues. These valuations are done by the local council to work out what share of rates a household should pay. They are only done every three years and don’t take any improvements into account – increasingly, properties that include an RV figure in the advertising will come with a disclaimer that it is not indicative of current market value. These days you can gather a lot of

information for free thanks to websites like Trade Me and Homes.co.nz. Trade Me’s Property Insights has information on more than 1.5 million homes, including rateable value data, previous sale prices, when the property was built and what size it is. The site also provides an estimated value range, based on a melting pot of data from sales of comparable properties, listing details and user activity. Homes.co.nz operates similarly. Its estimate service is built on a complex set of valuation models, using around 30 million pieces of data bought from councils nationwide, plus sales values and a wide set of property features. Both sites recognise there are a number of factors at play, so they offer an estimated value range that can be quite broad. While both these sites are useful, they don’t show the full picture and should only be used as the starting point in determining value. They can’t take the condition of your property into account and they may not recognise any improvements you might have made (though homes.co.nz does allow owners to ‘claim’ their property and edit information about it).


Let’s say you own a large property in an area where there have been some bigticket sales in the last year. Your property might have some serious structural issues and be in generally poor condition, yet the algorithms may claim that it is worth a lot more than any sensible buyer would pay for it because other houses in the neighbourhood have sold for high prices. The impact of this is two-fold. Firstly, the seller could anticipate a big pay-day that may never arrive; and secondly, some buyers may be put off making an offer because they think it’s out of range. There are a couple of ways to combat this. When you start working with a real estate agent to sell your property they must supply you with a current market appraisal or CMA. This is based on similar information to the online versions, but it also comes with the agent’s realtime, real-life knowledge of the area, what similar properties have sold for and the condition and particular characteristics of your own property (such as whether it has been repainted recently or it’s in a state of disrepair). The agent will


have had the chance to walk through your property and identify its unique selling propositions, such as good sun, proximity to desirable schools and other features that buyers like. It’s important to note that you may get varying CMA ranges from different real estate agents as they may each take a divergent perspective on your property that you will then need to consider. Your other option is to pay a registered valuer to provide you with an independent valuation. This service comes at a cost (the price will vary, depending on the level of detail), but it will be more accurate. The Property Institute, which represents valuers, says a registered valuation can help sellers be a little more clinical about their property’s worth. Even with all the information you can gather, the true indication of your property’s value is what a willing buyer will pay for it at the given time that it’s on the market. A valuation, a price range or a figure reached by an algorithm is not cash in the bank. For independent advice on buying or selling property, check out reaa.govt.nz.


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re you struggling with back pain? You’re not alone. More than 80 per cent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Poor posture combined with sedentary lifestyles are the most common problems causing New Zealander’s back pain. This is a growing concern as increased technology use, especially hand-held devices, is having a greater impact on people’s posture and spinal health across all ages, with users slumping in locked positions causing strain on the back and neck. NZCA Chiropractor Dr Cassandra Fairest says: “In a recent survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing lower back pain in the previous three months. It is the most common cause of jobrelated disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.” There are many things that can contribute to back pain, from stress to sports injuries. It’s important to keep your back healthy and supported which is why Dr Fairest says a comfortable night’s sleep is a key to spinal health.

“Investing in the right pillow and mattress is important to give the optimum level of support and comfort for your spine. Before buying your bed or pillow, spend as much time as possible in-store trying them before parting with your money. Your spine should be parallel to the mattress and your neck should be in a neutral position when lying on your side.” We spend a third of our lives in bed and your mattress determines whether that time is spent comfortably sleeping. Bed manufacturer Sleepyhead has developed, in conjunction with the New Zealand Chiropractic Association, the best bed for back support - the Sleepyhead HD Chiropractic bed range. Designed with four core technologies to support you and your back while you sleep, the range is renowned for its outstanding strength, support, and easy movement. Not only will you have your best sleep ever, if you purchase a Sleepyhead Chiropractic HD Tolaga or St Clair bed before October 18, you will get 50 per cent discount as an introductory offer (terms and conditions apply).

Sleepyhead Marketing Manager Warren Roach says: “More Kiwis are waking up with aches and pains, particularly back pain, every day. A lot of people are tossing and turning all night due to the lack of support from their mattress which doesn’t just impact their sleep, but

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Your planting experts from Alter-Natives Nursery & Landscaping talk to readers on this season’s gardening!

The grass is always greener ... BY DEBBIE OLDFIELD


e are now well into spring when there is plenty to start doing in the garden. Lawns are a good place to start, getting them nice and lush and weed-free for the summer months when we will be spending a fair bit of time on them. Some lawns can be as smooth as a bowling green, neatly kept, with not a weed in sight. Others are made up of all sorts; daisies, dandelions, Mercury Bay weed, Onehunga weed, and a wide selection of grasses that rapidly grow to different heights. If you have the time and inclination, a nice weed-free lawn can certainly make your property look fantastic. The secret of a good lawn is maintenance. For an existing lawn with weeds, an annual spray with something like Turfix or Weed N Feed does the trick. You can also go around with a sharp knife or a ‘daisy weeder’ and manually cut the weeds out, quite satisfying to do. I’ve done this a few times over the

years and it quickly makes a big difference to your lawn. If you haven’t already done it, now is also a good time to apply Sulphate of Iron - for moss control. It turns the moss black and kills it and then gives the surrounding grass a boost of iron, turning it a nice dark green colour. Of course, if you do have a moss problem, it’s usually caused by poor drainage, damp conditions or lack of light. You often find moss growing under trees or in the shady corner of the garden. It can also be caused by low soil fertility, compacted soil or an acid soil/low pH. Fixing these problems will help your lawn grow stronger and compete with the moss. In a lot of our Northland gardens, we have clay soil. With these heavier soils it helps to spread garden lime once a year, usually about now, and then two or three weeks later apply your lawn fertiliser. I know a lot of us don’t bother, but this annual application of

lawn fertiliser is always appreciated (by the grass). One of the biggest problems in a lot of our Northland lawns is Onehunga weed - the bane of most kids’ existence! Now is the perfect time of year to be spraying to get rid of Onehunga weed. Spray prickle weed killer (or similar) in late September/October when most of the prickle plants have germinated but before they flower and set seed (the next batch of prickles we don’t want). A second spray in autumn will reduce the prickle seedlings for next year. Please follow the directions on the bottle, applying the correct amount of spray for the area in warm conditions when it has been recently mown and no rain is expected within 24 hours. So now that the days are getting longer and hopefully the lawns are getting dryer, we can spend a lot more time out in the garden and running around on those perfectlymanicured lawns.

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2 Tasti Smooshed Protein Balls WE HAVE 3 PACKS TO GIVE AWAY A TASTI NEW PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SNACK! Needing a deliciously healthy on-the-go snack that will keep you fuller for longer? It’s time to meet Tasti’s new Smooshed Protein Balls! Tasti make them with 10g of plant-based protein per serve, so if you’re an active person who wants healthy energy levels throughout the day, these are the snacks for you! They’re made with a handful of raw, natural ingredients and come in three mouth-watering flavours: Roasted Peanut & Cacao, Salted Caramel & Almond and Dark Cacao Brownie. Valued at $25 each.

Anne Frank Exhibition

WE HAVE 2 DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY Come and experience the world-travelling Anne Frank: Let me be myself exhibition in the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North – a unique opportunity for the Northland community. Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. The exhibition asks each visitor to consider what they might do in similar circumstances, while exploring themes of identity, prejudice and discrimination through the contemporary stories of six young people coping with the challenges of being different from their peers. Explore the other displays in the museum and the Mim Ringer gallery. Enter the Kiwi House to view gecko, our resident tuatara Flash, and the kiwi with kiwi feeding 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily. Stroll the grounds and visit the heritage buildings. Check out what else is happening on our Facebook page or www.kiwinorth.co.nz 10am to 4pm, Gate 1, 500 SH14 Maunu, Whangarei.

aways to enter

To enter the SAVVY give aways, go online: www.savvymagazine.co.nz and fill out the form. ■ Entries close 5pm, Wednesday October 24, 2018 ■ Winners will be notified by email, and, unless otherwise stated, your prizes will be posted out.

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Tasti Raw Snacking Packs WE HAVE 4 PACKS TO GIVE AWAY NEW AND IMPROVED RAW SNACKING IS HERE! Bursting with delicious, high-quality dried fruit and nuts (plus some other tasty bits), Tasti’s new and improved Raw Snacking packs are the ideal on-the-go snack! Tasti are excited to have Nutritionist and Naturopath Jess Blair on board as our new ambassador of this range. Jess says, “With four delicious combinations to choose from, you’ll struggle to pick a favourite!” Blueberry and Yoghurt: Packed with natural almonds, peanuts, cranberries, seeds, and coconut, plus a touch of dried blueberries. Energy Trail Mix: An energy-packed, moreish trail mix bursting with natural almonds, peanuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit and delicious dark choc. Superfood Boost: A delicious blend of superfood ingredients including goji berries, cranberries, natural almonds, walnuts, pistachio nuts and dark choc drops. Berry & Nut Trio: A simple but tasty blend of dried berry fruits, natural almonds, peanuts and cashews. Valued at $20 each.






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