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MEGAN’S MESSAGE Goodness, how time flies! Last issue the summer holidays stretched out in front of us and now, it’s gone in a blink of any eye. My holidays were spent with family and timeless summer activities, like strawberry and blueberry picking, eating way too much ice-cream and lots of time spent in the water. Some of those activities have become summer traditions for us, and I bet my boys are hoping the eating ice-cream from the tub, while watching cricket, evolves into one! Although I am not religious, Easter traditions have also become important to my family, as it is a time we all gather together. We have an egg hunt for the kids, a hotly contested egg decorating competition, which both adults and children take part in, and an egg throwing competition which is always good for a laugh. I hope you have some Easter traditions to look forward to, whether they be as simple as hot cross buns for Sunday breakfast (try the Bakers Delight ones, absolutely delicious) or something more elaborate. If not, make this the year you start something. By the time you read this the flag referendum will be underway. Whatever your position on the issue please make sure you vote. Though


the RSA may be officially siding with keeping our current flag, what they fought for in many wars was our democracy; please make sure you use that privilege. It’s something precious that many people of the world still wish for. If you haven’t made up your mind, both flags are flying at Harcourts Ellerslie, pop down and check them out. Coming up in May, keep an eye out for ARTerslie. We hope to have some fresh new events and artworks to bring to Ellerslie. Although ARTerslie is usually held in June we have decided to bring it forward this year, so hopefully the weather will be just that bit nicer to get out and enjoy it. More information can be found closer to the time at or on our facebook page: Ellerslie Town Centre. I hope you have a lovely Easter break filled with lots of love and chocolate too.

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Recently my wife Penny and I walked the Abel Tasman National Park from Totaranui to just north of Kaiteriteri. Wonderful food for the soul. It was one of our most enjoyable holidays. The spectacular scenery, golden sand beaches, regenerating forest and beautiful bird-life make this a must for anyone’s bucket list. How incredibly lucky we are to live in such a

beautiful country and what an amazing sense of community when we hear of all the contributors pledging small and large amounts of money, to try to preserve a piece of land at Awaroa, in the Abel Tasman National Park, for all to enjoy. The sense of community is alive and well, not just in Ellerslie but all of New Zealand. Over the past few months many of you may have noticed walls being put up between the carpark on Findlay Street and the Rotary walkway, down beside Charlie Baxter’s. These were put in place by the Body Corporate, who own the carpark, due to pedestrian safety concerns. The Ellerslie Business Association felt that this was an important access way for many people and lobbied the Body Corporate to retain this as a public walkway. Fortunately, as this article goes to press, in late February, I am delighted to report that the Body Corporate have removed all remnants of the wall, patched up the scars and have painted a bright yellow line alerting people to the small step from the open car park to the Rotary Walkway. Whilst the EBA has not had any communication from the Body Corporate, we perceive their actions as very positive. We ask, in turn, that people are considerate in their usage of this carpark as a walkway access and treat it with respect remembering it is private property.

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2016 has started with a contentious issue around the Unitary Plan. Just prior to Christmas, Auckland Council released new maps and rules updating their position for the residential zones. Many Orakei ward ratepayers are upset as many of these changes have not been made as a result of consultation. The main differences for the suburb of Ellerslie between the consulted on version and the new council evidence to the Independent Hearings Panel include; • The area north of Marua Rd, most of which


was single house in the consulted version now becomes mixed housing suburban in the revised map. This change appears to be an “out of scope change” i.e. not based on any submissions. • Pukerangi Crescent which changes from Mixed Housing Suburban to Mixed Housing Urban – again, not based on any submission. • Amy Street (West) – changes from Terraced Housing and Apartments to Mixed Housing. • There are a number of other changes in Umere Crescent (not based on submissions) others on the corner of Morrin Rd and Robert St, and more in the area on the northern part of Michael’s Ave. Because the up-zoned position was removed from the council website midJanuary, and because significant variations were made to properties within the ward, without consultation or notification, the board worked with local residents’ associations to hold a ward-wide public meeting. The meeting helped our community understand what changes were made behind closed doors, the legality of these changes and what they could do to voice their opinion and influence the decision-makers. Councillors Denise Krum and Cameron Brewer have been very supportive of our push for openness and transparency, and we thank them for that. Please contact your

residents’ association or the Orakei Local Board office if you need an update on your property or the council’s position. All parts of council are required to have a collective plan in place that outlines our prioritised activities and projects, intended service levels, and funding and financial policy information for the coming year. This document is known as the Annual Plan. Consultation on the Draft Annual Plan for 2016/17 took place between 15 February and 15 March, and was an opportunity for Aucklanders to contribute their ideas on both regional and local projects before decisions on priorities and budgets were made. Based on strong feedback from our community, the key issues that the Orakei Local Board are advocating for are noted here. In the heart of Ellerslie is Michaels Ave, and results are now in on the Michaels Ave Reserve Master Plan consultation, which was held in November 2015. Two major options were up for consideration. These focused on playground location and the shared path route through the reserve. Over half of the submissions received were made by locals with 93 per cent noting they were weekly users of the park. The outcome will be decided by the board in April 2016.

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The Auckland City Rail Link Some in Ellerslie will be pleased the Government is formalising its commitment to the City Rail Link sooner. Regardless, we need to remember at this stage it will not be a 50/50 Government/Auckland Council funded project as Mayor Len Brown tries his best to imply. In reality the total project funding split remains 40/60 Government/Auckland Council. The council’s 2015-2025 budget forecasts assume the Government will commit $1.039b and the council will fund $1.490b – taking the total capital expenditure cost to $2.529b. This is largely because the current assumption is that the Government will not contribute to the costly three-year ‘enabling works’ the council started last year. Ratepayers need to be fully aware the Government’s renewed commitment is for the main construction works from 2018. The Prime Minister has made that explicitly clear in his speech in January. The cost of the enabling works at the bottom of town until then falls entirely on ratepayers simply because Mr Brown started the project without the Government. That is a huge failure. Let’s hope the costs for the current enabling works don’t blow out as that tab is for ratepayers to pick up alone. Let’s not also forget that in 2005 the City Rail Link was reported to cost from $500m. By 2010 it hit $2 billion and despite dropping Newton Station it’s now forecast to cost over $2.5 billion. Given the expected cost went up five-fold over the past decade, rest assured there will be more cost escalation over the next decade. Cost containment of this massive project must be a priority. Council’s operational budget forecasts also show the City Rail Link will require an over $100m operational subsidy each and every year – and that’s after receiving NZTA subsidies and passenger farebox revenue. With formalising a business case now a joint-priority, also expect a renewed push from some to introduce the likes of widespread motorway tolls to help pay for the CRL. This issue has major impacts for Ellerslie because when you toll the likes of the Southern Motorway, drivers will head to our free arterial roads and suburban streets. Some serious traffic modelling on the local impact of tolls needs to be conducted first and foremost. For more news and views please visit or email: Cameron Brewer - Auckland Councillor for Orakei


It is good to be back in 2016 serving as your local MP. I trust that you have all had some quality time with family and friends over the Christmas/New Year break. This is a good time of the year to reflect on the events of 2015 and look forward to the opportunities and positive changes we can all make in 2016. As always the end of last year was a busy time as your local MP. I attended a number of local events including prizegivings at St Mary’s School and Ellerslie School. I wish all our students a successful 2016 especially those moving on to higher education and jobs. I attended a number of Christmas functions within our area including Ellerslie and Panmure Christmas parades, and the Maungarei Community Church Glow in the Park. Locally I continue to take part in the Ellerslie Community Patrol and encourage you to join as we still need more volunteers. The Prime Minister announced the government’s decision to fast-track the East-West Connection roading project. This project which runs across the Mt Wellington–Penrose area is recognised as one of national importance. Bringing forward its construction will improve the ability of businesses in the area to grow leading to more jobs in our local area. Local residents will enjoy reduced traffic jams, as well as improved access public transport, walking and cycling lanes. I have worked alongside local councillors Denise Krum and Cameron Brewer and the Ellerslie Residents’ Association to promote stronger transport links in the area so it is pleasing to see this progress. In 2016 I look forward to my new role as Minister for Local Government. I will work alongside local councils to improve the lives of all New Zealanders. I believe the sector is delivering some services well. However, there is an opportunity for local government to make a greater contribution to economic growth, flourishing cities and better standards of living. I aim to promote Better Local Services by introducing new legislation that makes it easier for councils to work together to provide more effective services for their communities. I support efficient, tailormade, regional solutions to our big infrastructure challenges. This should enable councils to work together to deliver better local services for their ratepayers. At present it is difficult for functions and responsibilities to either be shared or transferred across local and regional councils. Technology is driving new solutions for councils to work across boundaries. However, there needs to be rules and regulations to allow councils greater freedom to choose how they do so. Finally, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was recently signed in Auckland. It is New Zealand’s largest free trade agreement, with the 12 members of the TPP representing 36% of the global economy. Free trade agreements benefit New Zealanders by eliminating barriers to exporters, such as tariffs. It is estimated that the total benefit to New Zealand’s GDP is $2.7 billion a year by 2030. Improving access to international markets is part of the Government’s wider plan to create a stronger economy, with more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders. This leads to stronger families and communities. I look forward to a productive and energetic year as your local MP and wish you and your families a successful 2016. If there is anything our electorate team can help you and your family with please contact either Darrell or Pua for assistance.

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Santa Parade 2015 On Sunday 6 December, Ellerslie turned out in force for Auckland’s best town centre Santa Parade. Once again we were blessed with beautiful weather and had a hugely successful parade filled with community groups, volunteers and local businesses. The streets were lined with families enjoying the festivities and it was wonderful to see so many happy faces. A huge thanks goes to all of those who give their time and volunteer to make this community event happen, especially the Ellerslie Community Arts Trust, Wendy Sadd and Rob Pollard, who give their time year after year. This parade wouldn’t happen without our funding partners NZCT, Mt Wellington Foundation, Trillian Trust, Lion Foundation, Orakei Local Board and the Ellerslie Business Association. We are very grateful for their support. Pictures kindly supplied by Scott Little Photography,




Chopped Autumn Salad

The first time I made this salad was for a big gathering of friends, one of whom is a meat loving male, who only really eats salad at the insistence of his more health conscious wife. He loved it so much he went back for seconds. It’s also won over my son who usually hates lettuce – his comment when I expressed my surprise at his second helping? “Well Mum, it’s got bacon in it!!!!!!” Although pears are at their peak in autumn you can make this salad all year round, substituting apples if needed and it’s great for a crowd. Adapted from


Ingredients: 1 large iceberg lettuce 2 medium pears chopped 1 cup cranberries 1 cup roasted almonds – chopped 250g bacon - diced and fried till crispy 100 – 150g feta, crumbled. Dressing: 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Method: Chop the lettuce and pears into small pieces and scatter over a large platter. Sprinkle the cranberries, almonds and bacon on top, followed by the crumbled feta. Toss lightly to mix the feta through. To make the dressing, add all ingredients to a jar and shake well. Pour dressing over salad immediately before serving; you probably won’t need all of it.

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Expressions From a global perspective, New Zealand’s wine growing regions are very young. With around 30 years of recent winemaking now under our belt, in winemaking terms you could say that we’ve moved into our teenage years as an industry, having worked our way through the early days, those toddler years when we started to ‘walk’ and headed overseas with our wines. Today’s industry now has much more knowledge, there’s an increasing maturity in vine age and a confidence that see’s us ready for the next stage. Initially, most of the focus has been on each region as a whole, Central Otago, Marlborough, Gisborne and so on. With more vine age and a greater understanding of each region, the last few years have seen much exploration into the sub regional aspects of each; learning the unique expressions and vast number of sub regions within our big winemaking areas. If you look to the great winemaking regions of the world, particularly Burgundy, where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay find their homes, the focus is much more on Single Vineyards and the quality of each. It’s this singular vineyard expression that we are starting to see more of in New Zealand and, putting to one side the proliferation of labels that results, it’s a good thing. The team at Mud House know a thing or two about great quality and have recently added to their single vineyard range. The latest addition, the Dambuster Pinot Noir, is from, no, not Central Otago, but from Marlborough. Marlborough actually has the largest planting of Pinot Noir in New Zealand. You can be forgiven for not thinking of Marlborough in terms of quality Pinot Noir; historically much of the Pinot Noir has not achieved the quality of other New Zealand Pinot regions, though there’s always been the top producers fl ying the flag. With vine age, an understanding of the region and much investment into top Marlborough Pinot Noir, the number of quality Pinot Noir coming from Marlborough is impressive and Dambuster would have to be one of my favourites.

winemaker at Wither Hills, responsible for their tiny and very rare at that stage, single vineyard wines. The Mud House single vineyard range not only looks at single site expressions but adds to that concept one of single sites from the best spots in a variety of regions, pitting each variety with its favoured region. Alongside the new Dambuster Marlborough Pinot Noir, there’s also a Pinot Noir from Central Otago – Claim 431, named after the claim on the station in Bendigo where the fruit for this wine comes from; Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc, which is a single vineyard site around the winery in Marlborough and The Mound Riesling, off, you guessed it, the Mound on one of the top sites Mud House have in Waipara. Then there’s Hungry Hill Chardonnay, a beautiful wine from the most southerly parts of Marlborough where there is a high proportion of chalk in the soil. Last but not least, Home Block Pinot Gris, self-explanatory this one. Through March, all Glengarry stores, including your local, have the full range of Mud House single vineyard wines on promotion and carry these wines ongoing.

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By Steve Braunias Genre: Non-Fiction (Crime) Who’s it aimed at: Real-life crime and punishment readers New Zealand’s award winning master Steve Braunais delivers a multilayered collection of twelve incredible true stories of crime, intrigue and punishment. From the murder of a wife and daughter the journey takes seemingly never-ending twists and turns which also includes methamphetamine junkies with Samurai swords, an up-market banker, embroiled in a hit-and-run accident, a policeman accused of rape, an Outback murder and the fall from grace of a well-known entertainer. Braunias’ talent is to be able to separate the media headlines and sensationalism associated with such cases and provide the reader with an insight that goes beyond the courtroom drama. His ability to observe and intelligently dissect people and situations brings home the reality of familiar recent crime events which, until now, have surrounded us from the comfort of our living rooms. In a nutshell: Skilled writing and worryingly close-by, with clarity and depth shown throughout. Sharply observed. ​Review: Mark Calverley Product Details Pages: 320 Price: $36.99

By Dawn French Genre: Chick-lit/Humour Who’s it aimed at: Women (mainly) Comedienne and author (A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia) returns with another very entertaining easy-to-read novel in which it’s all too easy to imagine French’s expert sense of delivery and timing. The novel revolves around Rosie Kitto, a teacher disillusioned and bored with her job, who decides to throw it all in and travel to New York, where she becomes the nanny to a stereotypical NY urban rich, but highly dysfunctional family. Rosie though, is a ‘people-pleaser’ a girl who likes to say ‘yes’ and her desire to please everyone all the time has a habit of backfiring. If you are looking for the depth and detail of a Bronté sister’s novel then this (definitely) isn’t for you. If, however, you like French’s humour and Vicar of Dibly-esque personalities then this is a must-read. Sure, the characters are somewhat lacking in depth, clichéd even, and we’ve heard and seen their type in books and movies before, but it is French’s quirky, witty and honest style that keeps it interesting and fun. In a nutshell: Uncomplicated, enjoyable and light ‘n easy reading. ​Review: Mark Calverley Product Details Pages: 352 Price: $37.00

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Not If I See You First

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By Jeff Lack Genre: Men’s fashion & style Who’s it aimed at: Stylishly inclined would -be hipsters Indulgent is a style guide for the modern man – for the man who wants to look his absolute best. Think of Indulgent as having your own personal stylist at your fingertips. Follow Jeff’s tips for a new you.  Jeff Lack is a personal stylist and grooming expert, media commentator and keynote speaker, who has built a successful career styling both men and women.  Jeff kick-started his career at just 17 in retail, and later setting up his own boutiques, designing surf wear and modelling. In 2005, motivated to help educate individuals to look their best, Jeff established his own personal stylist consultancy firm. What sets him apart is his ability to help his clients perfect their personal brand and teach them how to make smart clothing choices for the long term. As a regular contributor for FHM Magazine, Jeff is the ideal voice for the evolution of men’s styling.  In a nutshell: Cool, urban style advice for every man. Review: Booktopia Product Details Pages: 256 Price: $37.99

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When the house has one appeal and the owners want another for their new central kitchen, it can be tricky to merge the two and achieve overall harmony. Sometimes, broad design strokes are required. This sleek entertainer’s kitchen forms the social hub of a large, open-plan living space. Morgan Cronin of Cronin Kitchens says the clients had asked for a unique, modern, minimal, clean-cut kitchen. “As this was quite a departure from the home’s generally traditional feel, the challenge was to enhance rather than

contrast that aesthetic.” The owners’ pre-purchased stainless steel appliances – two glass-door beverage fridges, a French-door refrigerator and 76cm oven – were also to be incorporated. “To start with we made a modest alteration to the building envelope,” says Cronin. “By moving one wall out over an existing deck area, the shape of the room was significantly improved and additional space was freed up for the large scullery. “A bulkhead was introduced to create a continuous line around the room from​the

Above: This clean-lined kitchen merges with the wider environment through the introduction of a bulkhead around the room. Black was chosen as the predominant colour because as well as adding a dramatic feel it also complements the timber surfaces in the adjacent open-plan living spaces. The uniform use of black draws together the stained American oak ¼-cut veneer cabinetry, the powder-coated 5mm-thick steel on the island and the black powder-coated aluminium frame doors with Indo Dark Grey glass inserts in the drinks area. Countertops in Absolute Black granite and matt black tapware complete the tonal picture

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Above: The substantial island incorporates a large, steel table frame which plays down the overall scale and allows for plenty of leg room. Facing page, top: Undercabinetry LED-light strips provide task lighting that complements the greytile backsplash. Facing page, lower: The scullery can be screened from view by a pocket slider. However, with the door open, the extension of the same material palette helps the prep and storage space merge with the kitchen.


low point of the existing angled ceiling – helping integrate the old and new.” New blade walls were also added to frame the entrance to the central scullery and define the drinks preparation area. A commercial-style, secret cavity slider closes off the scullery when required. “In terms of colour, black makes a bold statement and works well with the existing Rimu floors, windows and trim – as well as the shiny stainless steel appliances. The minimalist black-on-black tones also give the kitchen its modern, clean look.” However, it’s the contrast in materials – black steel, black glass, black stone and black-stained oak – that provides the kitchen’s warm, tactile appearance. The long metal-faced island draws the eye and is a feature of the design. “The steel table frame, with its open seating area and fine legs, reduces the impact this large island has on the space. Plus this particular configuration gives ample bench space and seating and keeps it in proportion to the room’s size,” the designer says.

Designer: Morgan Cronin, Cronin Kitchens Cabinetry: Doors and drawer fronts, American Oak ¼-cut veneer from GVP, stained black and finished in a tinted black satin finish polyurethane lacquer; island drawer fronts and side panels, constructed from 5mm thick steel sheet, laser cut to size with black powder coat; drinks area over-cupboard doors, black powder coat aluminium-framed doors with toughened Indo Dark Grey glass inserts; black melamine combined with black Formica carcass interiors Benchtops: Steel island table frame and benchtop edge details finished in black powder coat; Absolute Black granite, honed and enhanced finish. Taps: Hansgrohe, black, with spray, by Philippe Starck Sinks: Blanco Silgranit Metra 9 and Subline sinks, both in anthracite finish from Hafele Hardware: Blum hinges and Blum Intivo Terra Black drawers; Blum HK door lift mechanisms fitted to five doors; Hafele bin frame with two 17L bins; Hafele Lemans corner shelving unit Handles: Recessed aluminium in black powder coat Oven, hob: Fisher & Paykel Ventilation: Bosch extractor power pack Dishwashers: Fisher & Paykel integrated Tallboy Dishdrawer, Miele semiintegrated dishwasher Refrigeration: Fisher & Paykel French door fridge with water and ice; two Vintec glass-door refrigerators Waste: InSinkErator Evo 100 Stools: Miunn Lighting: Light over island, Foscarini Caboche media pendant from EEC; Brightlight LED light strips Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Kallan MacLeod

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Coko boutique has been a welcome and stylish addition to Ellerslie’s main street and dynamic owner Lesley shares her secrets about maximising her profile through simple-to-use Facebook posts and customer engagement.

What advantages and results do you gain from your engagement on Facebook, promoting Coko? Facebook is a way that I can engage with my customers instantly and productively. I am very IT challenged, but to simply be able to take quick photos, on my phone, do a little cropping and then post online; what could be easier? With limited foot-traffic in Ellerslie compared to the malls or bigger retail towns, does Facebook bring people into Coko deliberately rather than when just passing? Absolutely. Not only that, people shop online and phone up to order stuff they see. Facebook is so much more current that the

traditional website shop. It’s much easier to target customers, and potential customers, who will like the unique products we have at Coko. Facebook has allowed me to grow my customer base to the whole of New Zealand and we are now venturing into Australia, the joys and advantages of the World Wide Web. What advantages do your customers get from buying Coko products through Facebook? Facebook gives my customers security to purchase from me online. They know Coko is a real shop, they know we are not just someone, or a business, that doesn’t exist and they may never see their products. How can other businesses in Ellerslie make

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Ease effortlessly from summer to autumn with: Layering: Layering it is still popular and a great way to blend summer garments with autumn. Silk: Stunning Stretch Silk prints by Loobie’s Story in hues of indigo and cherry. Monochrome stripes: Monochrome in stripes are again coming through and always fun as in Toby’s Striped Starlit T-shirt with a Rose. Shirts: Shirts are a must in different lengths and styles and prints with white being a popular choice of colour, team these up with a pair of Slouch pants or jeans. Accessorize: Add a necklace by Jewelarto, Jellicoe and Fabienne. New Seasons Scarves to soften or brighten an outfit by Cat Baloo

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Meet the team at Flight Centre Ellerslie Get to know us below & read some of our top travel tips, then visit us in store to book your next journey! Jennifer Hughes – Store Manager Jen came across to our store after managing the Flight Centre Mission Bay store. She has travelled extensively through Europe, the States & Asia & most recently travelled to the Gold Coast, Hawaii & Bali. Jen’s top travel tip is for Hawaii: Beat the heat! Save your shopping in Waikiki for the evening, once its cooled down as all the shops on Kalakaua Ave are open until 11pm! If you get the chance, do a Sunset cruise in Maui – the views are stunning & the cocktails are the best! Sasha Paterson – Assistant Manager Sasha came to us from the Flight Centre at Auckland Airport & has a great travel & tourism background. She has spent a lot of time travelling around North & South America! Sasha’s top travel tip is for Cuzco: Machu Picchu is an amazing wonder of the world. If you want to see it in all its glory (without the crowds) consider doing a 1 day trek & enter via the stunning sun gate which allows you to look out over the ruins & capture the moment as the sun sets! There are many options for treks for all ages and levels of fitness.

Kavya Sethuram – Travel Expert Kavya is passionate about making her clients travel dreams come true. Most recently she has travelled to Hawaii, Sydney & Thailand, and is planning the Big Apple next! Kavya’s top travel tip is for Sydney: For a bit of a break from the city life try the Bondi to Coogee walk. It takes 2 hours & you can take in all of the beauty that Sydney’s gorgeous bays & beaches have to offer.

Rose Ingram – Travel Expert Rose has spent the last 5 years travelling the globe & has recently landed down under to share her travel expertise with us. Her last job (if you could call it that) was an underwater videographer in Koh Tao Thailand! Rose’s top travel tip is for Thailand: Where possible stay away from cheap western food. Don’t be scared of the street vendors; their food is fresh, tasty & a total bargain!

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Dinusha Sujani Sales & Marketing Consultant. Harcourts Ellerslie Tell me a bit about your history in Ellerslie I’ve worked for Harcourts Ellerslie since last August. Originally I’m from Sri Lanka and I moved to New Zealand last year. What do you like best about Ellerslie? I like Ellerslie because it gives me the warmth of a small village and the convenience of a bigger town and all the people I meet in Ellerslie are very warm and welcoming. What would you like to see changed or improved in Ellerslie? I’d like more of alfresco dining and I wish we had a good place for finedining. When you have a few free hours what do you like to do? When I get some free time at work I like to walk around Ellerslie and chat to people I meet on the way. I also like spending time with my family and we love to travel. We still have a lot to see in this beautiful country. What is Ellerslie’s best kept secret? I love the salad menu at Columbus Cafe. They have lots of variety and they look and taste amazing. What do you like about working at Harcourts Ellerslie? I like the friendly environment we have. We have people from all walks of life and we all work as a team.

Angela Lowe-Ho Dentist Tell me a bit about your history here in Ellerslie I’ve been a dentist here for about 18 years now. I originally shared this building with the medical laboratory, but then they moved out and I took over the bigger space. What do you enjoy about Ellerslie? I just love it here because Ellerslie is such a microcosm of different populations. I get patients from all cultures and from all over the world. I both live and work here and we are so fortunate that everything is within walking distance. What’s Ellerslie’s best kept secret? We have so many great spots here in Ellerslie, not too small, not too big, just great little shops. The massage at Baan Thai is wonderful, especially from Linda. What do you like to do in your free time? I meditate twice a day, it’s such a lifesaver for me. I love yoga too, it’s my natural antidepressant and I play lots of tennis. Overall, I just love exercising as I believe your lifestyle greatly affects your life and your health. This is my philosophy for my work too. I practise all branches of dentistry, with a focus on wellness, lifestyle, and minimal intervention dentistry with a scientific and holistic approach.


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Dylan Holtom YMCA Ellerslie. Fitness Supervisor Tell me a bit about your history in Ellerslie? I lived in Ellerslie for a year, during which time I applied for the role as a fitness supervisor at the Ellerslie YMCA. I recently moved out to Waiuku, because my partner now works in Hamilton, originally I’m from Mangere. What do you like best about Ellerslie? Its great working here as the community are very friendly and understanding. From a logistical standpoint, it is fairly central so it’s easy to travel to different places, as long as it’s not in peak hour traffic! What are the places you most recommend in Ellerslie? Apart from the YMCA, I would recommend going to either Open Table or Grind-On Cafe. What would you like to see changed or improved in Ellerslie? The Michaels Park reserve project being finished. When you have a few free hours what do you like to do? Workout, listen to audiobooks and watch the footy. What is Ellerslie’s best kept secret? Premier Physiotherapy, by far the best physio I have ever been to.

Rowena Evans Glengarry Wines Tell me a bit about your history in Ellerslie. I took over management of Glengarry Ellerslie in mid November 2015, after the previous manager Devender, took leave to go back to India. Previous to that I worked in marketing, based in the Trends Building, on Main Highway, and so would often frequent Ellerslie Village for lunch. What do you like best about Ellerslie? It’s got a great feeling about it, lovely locals and some really exciting new businesses opening their doors here. What is the place you most recommend in Ellerslie? Mexico for a Frida Margarita and soft shell tacos is one of my favourite things to do after work, and Ceres Wholefoods for all your specialist nutritional needs. What would you like to see changed or improved in Ellerslie? More hospitality businesses choosing Ellerslie as their location, it’d be great to keep the momentum going and make Ellerslie more of a destination. What is Ellerslie’s best kept secret? The extensive range of wine and craft beer at Glengarry that’s constantly being added to. We often get exclusive ranging for a lot of product, particularly with craft brewers such as Garage Project from Wellington.

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with a difference Are you passionate and ready for a dental care experience with a difference?

Hi I’m Angela, I’m a Dentist. My dental centre is right next door in the carpark behind the Four Square. I practice all branches of Dentistry. We offer comprehensive examinations and consultations, oral hygiene maintenance, gum treatments and tooth whitening, crowns, bridges and tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth. We also deal with pain relief, emergency dentistry, cavities, gum problems, broken teeth & fillings , cosmetic dentistry, straightening teeth, abscesses, and dentures. I do root canals and can give second opinions on them as well. We have developed special techniques to help nervous patients. In children’s dentistry our focus is to have your child grow up cavity-free. For older patients we offer senior citizen rates. I’m a registered ACC and WINZ provider. My passion is creating smiles, wellness, health, healing and oral fitness. I create individual, personalised plans to empower my patients with the knowledge they need to heal and improve the health of their lifestyles. To me dentistry isn’t just about surgery, it’s about improving people’s diet, habits and health so that they can be orally fit. So I’m also kind of a dental life coach or a dental fitness trainer. I provide holistic, scientific, advanced Dental Artistry techniques which are also more cost-effective than more expensive surgical solutions. I was the first NZ-born Chinese female to graduate from the University of Otago Dental School and set up in private practice. During my thirty plus years of dental experience I have avidly undertaken advanced dental professional development courses and have served on a number of Auckland Dental Association committees. In 2013 around twelve Dentists were chosen to be part of the New Zealand Dental Association NZDA Oral History program. I was privileged to be part of this group of Dentists, recognised as having a unique view of Dentistry. The oral interview tapes are edited and stored at the Hocken Library. My team consists of my husband Edmund Ho and dental assistant Ana. I am currently mentoring Ana who has a dental degree from the Philippines. To improve your smile in an affordable way, I use Dental Artistry skills and techniques with the latest reinforced bio-compatible and tooth-coloured bio-mimetic materials to strengthen your teeth and remaining tooth structures. Dental diseases are lifestyle diseases so if you have a dental problem and you really want to stay well and healthy, get in touch. The best way to get a hold of me is to text me on 0274 720638. My web address is on my cards,, or you can just google Wellness Dentistry or Ellerslie Dentist to find me. Check out our testimonials available on my website. I’m easy to find. There’s a sign in front of the Four Square carpark saying Angela Lowe-Ho Dental Centre. If you walk into the carpark I’m at the back, to the right. There’s a big metal yin-yang sign in front of my office window. I have a glass conservatorium.

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Don’t put it off like I did… A childhood accident (and inconsiderate orthodontics) had left my front teeth uneven and ugly, causing me much embarrassment and affecting my self esteem for over 20 years. Before I saw Angela Lowe-Ho, my front teeth consisted of one oversized crown with black discoloration around the gum line – and the other tooth which had been orthodontically moved into the front tooth position was tiny and uneven. After reading the rave testimonials on Angela’s website about her ability to make ‘something out of nothing’ I decided to visit her to see what she could do for me. After all, I figured I had nothing to lose – I had been quoted $11,000 and major surgery to give me two ‘new’ front teeth by my previous dentist. To be honest, I didn’t expect any improvement from the initial consultation with Angela. But as she checked out the health of my mouth and discussed her low cost, user-friendly options for improving my smile, she filed my oversized crown down and adjusted the surrounding teeth to make my smile more even. I left that initial appointment feeling hopeful and inspired. I liked the way Angela would always ask me, “What is most important to you right now? What bothers you the most?” and then she would deal with that problem immediately. The second visit dealt with increasing the size of the tiny tooth which had been moved into a front tooth position. That day I left feeling like I had a ‘normal’ smile. On my third visit, she dealt with the major issue of the obtrusive crowned tooth -removing the black discoloration which had bothered me for years, repairing the poorly created crown and improving the aesthetics of the tooth to make it even. Even though that third visit went considerably over the allocated time; Angela refused to charge me more than she had initially quoted me – which in total was a fraction of the cost my previous dentist had quoted. Now, everywhere I go, I check out people’s smiles because I know how it feels to have awful looking teeth transformed into a wonderfully even and beautiful smile. I recommend Angela’s dental artistry at every opportunity. If you’re looking for a dentist who is capable of addressing every problem in your mouth, then Angela Lowe-Ho has my highest recommendation. Angela is passionate about every aspect of dentistry and is dedicated and committed to helping you look and feel your best. Pick up the phone and call her now.


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For great abs what’s better, Pilates or resistance training? By Jenny Green: Master Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer

What type of exercise is the best route to a 6-pack, or at least a lean sculpted body? An individual weight training programme, with appropriate sets and repetitions, will give you muscle bulk, shape and gross strength. Resistance training focuses on ‘maxing out’ your muscles and it is normal to try to isolate muscle groups and work them individually, taking these muscles to fatigue. You should allow time for recovery between sessions.  A personalised Pilates programme is a submaximal workout, which will work your whole body, challenging core control, symmetry and muscle balance. After a session you should feel relaxed and energised. As the exercises work your muscles in tandem you are lengthening as you strengthen, therefore an extra stretching programme should not be necessary.  Ideally, to get the best for your body you

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Ellerslie - YOUR local Racecourse & Events Centre Great deals for local residents Think of Ellerslie Racecourse and hear the roar of the crowd as horses thunder past the winning post and with live fashion competitions and great entertainment across sites, it’s a fun day for everyone! Join us on 12 March at Barfoot and Thompson Cup Day and enjoy 4 tickets for $20 in GA. Bring a picnic or choose a catered option on But, it’s not just about the races; our award winning Event Centre caters for over 800 events annually. We are the perfect location to host your event including school balls, AGMs, weddings, private functions and small business meetings, in one of our newly refurbished rooms. Enjoy free parking, easy access to the CBD and catering options from 8-8,000 people. Plus, take advantage of our special offer of 50% off discounted room hire for all non-race day functions, subject to availability, until July. Quote Ellerslie Magazine when booking (terms and conditions apply).

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Lloyd Sabin and Dinesh De Silva are enjoying the summer in Auckland

Ellerslie Cricket Club Premier team bolstered by overseas professionals Securing the services of two English cricketers has proved very beneficial for the Ellerslie Cricket Club this season. Thirty-one-year-old Dinesh De Silva is the Club’s Player/Coach and with fifty first class games in Sri Lanka, ten years as a professional cricketer in the United Kingdom, as well as representative honours for Sri Lanka, in indoor cricket, his skills and experience have been invaluable. Mr De Silva is impressed with the skill level and commitment required to play Premier cricket in Auckland but says that playing on artificial wickets is a new experience for him. He believes that NZ cricketers start their careers at a young age and take it quite seriously, compared to children in the UK, and he thinks this is a promising sign of a very successful future for cricket in New Zealand.

“Auckland Premier Cricket is a tough competition!” - Dinesh De Silva This is his first time in NZ and he is impressed by our lush green mountains and very courteous and kind people. He has tapped into a lovely Sri

Lankan community and has made some great friends in NZ over the summer. The Club’s Development Manager Lloyd Sabin is a recent graduate from Oxford Brookes University, with a Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree. He has played for Banbury Cricket Club since he was eight and has represented Oxfordshire, Middlesex 2nd XI and played six first-class games for Oxford MCCU. He is heavily involved with the Club’s junior players and coaches boys and girls across all levels of skills and abilities. It has taken time for him to adjust to the humid Auckland weather, but it doesn’t appear to have affected Mr Sabin’s cricket form, given

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his impressive 161 runs against Grafton recently. He has already travelled to Queenstown, Mt Manganui and Waiheke and is keen to see Napier and Rotorua before heading back to the UK at the end of the season. He is not sure what his plans for the future are but he has been impressed with the Ellerslie Cricket Club during the season.

“Ellerslie Cricket Club is a great Club to be involved with. I have never seen a Club interact with the community as well as they do” - Lloyd Sabin

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Ellerslie AFC Ellerslie AFC Holiday Programs School holiday fun

“We play because we love it.” This is the answer we hear most often to the question, “Why do you play football?” They are playing our sport because they love it. Every year we have many kids showing up wanting to play football for the first time. It is very important to us at Ellerslie AFC that their first experience in the game, be a lasting, memorable and enjoyable one. This is why our club’s philosophy is based on allowing the players to be creative, develop their skills and enjoy the game in an environment that is designed to allow these to occur. Their first experience in the game is the most important one. It could potentially be the day they fall in love with the game they will play for the rest of their life. With all the positives around being involved in sport, especially a team sport, we view this as a vital opportunity to get it right and ensure these players first real football experience is one they leave the fields excited about and eager to come back for more. Many of the first time experiences in football at our club come through our Holiday Programs. We run these at the start of all four terms of the school year. Having just recently finished our first of the year, at the end of January, we already have sign-ups for our next holiday program. Our Holiday Program is coached mainly by our youth coaching staff, who range in age from 13 to 20-years-old. The focus of the program is on the players having fun and falling in love with the game, the same way these youth coaches did many years ago.

The coaches know that their attitude throughout the sessions is very important, not only to the success of the session, but also to the enjoyment of the players in their group. Showing up each day with a big smile on their face, ready to meet their players, bringing a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of patience are what keeps the kids coming back every term. The next Holiday Program begins on Monday, 18 April and goes until Thursday, 21 April. The session is from 9.00am - 12.00pm each day and is held at Michaels Avenue turf fields, at the Michaels Avenue Reserve. The program is open to all players 5 to 16-yearsold, both boys and girls. There will also be one Holiday Program each week of the July school holidays this year. If you would like to have your son/daughter enrolled in the Ellerslie Holiday Program or you would like more information, please contact our Coaching Director, Ryan Shiffman, at Ryan Shiffman Junior/Youth Coaching Director

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Ellerslie Tennis Club Anyone for Tennis?

Ellerslie Tennis Club has a busy programme ahead to complete the second part of the tennis season. Senior interclub takes place every fortnight and club tournaments will be played on the rest of the Saturdays. Social Tennis is still well enjoyed on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm until dark, and on Monday evenings a tightly contested interclub takes place with two Ellerslie teams entered. Ellerslie has had excellent results for Senior Interclub, having only one loss over both teams, when Ellerslie 1 team defeated the Ellerslie 2 team in a closely contested competition. Senior Tennis plays throughout the winter

months, on Saturday afternoons, with a winter night interclub, usually played at the Edendale Tennis Club. Also available, at no cost to members, an indoor court is hired at the Scarbro Centre Merton Road, Glen Innes this is booked one night a week. Junior Tennis takes place on Saturday mornings from 8.30am - 11.00am with expert coaching and dedicated help from parents and some senior members. Junior club championships are being played throughout the season. The juniors are having mixed results with their interclub this season. They will be completing their season at the end of March. We welcome all ages and stages to play

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Premier Physiotherapy is a new Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy clinic based inside the YMCA on Michaels Ave. The owner, Matt, had been the Physiotherapist for Ellerslie AFC for six years, before heading overseas to get some further experience, working in International and professional football. Despite his heavy involvement with football, he is also keen on many sports, including Baseball, Roller Derby, Hockey, Tag and Cricket. Matt has always taken a patient-focused, goal-orientated approach to assessment and treatment, with a focus on addressing any underlying biomechanical issues which may cause injury. He has also spent a long time working in a back and spine specialist clinic, and has a wealth of experience treating spinal conditions. If you have had an injury, or a niggle, that is stopping you participating in any activity, we will provide a comprehensive and effective treatment.

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tennis at our friendly club and there is a session for new members from 11.00 am on Saturdays for players who are new to tennis, or feel that their skills are a bit rusty. If you are interested in joining please email or log in to the Ellerslie Tennis Club website or Email:


Friends of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Come and meet our friendly group Already nearly one quarter of 2016 has slipped by but the Friends of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra wish you well for the rest of the year. Our first Friday morning meeting, in the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, was at 10.30am on 26 February. We had a delightful discussion with pianist Dejan Lazic and as usual very enjoyable music from talented young players at the beginning of their careers. Our next Friday morning will be 1 April at 10.30am when Richard Gill will speak with us. He conducts the ‘Unwrap the Music’ nights the APO hosts each year and is an extremely enthusiastic and entertaining speaker. There will also be music from some of our amazingly talented young people. These mornings all conclude with a finger food lunch. The fee for these mornings is $15

for visitors and $12 for members. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested in classical music, so come along and experience one. You may enjoy it so much you will feel compelled to join, so you will receive a copy of our programme for the next six months and know when the next meeting, which you will not want to miss. The subscription is only $30 per year all of which goes to help our magnificent orchestra. The Friends also organise buses to the APO concerts at the Town Hall. The fare is $10 return, less than it costs to park the car and no hassles. To book, ring: (Ellersie) John Pybus 534 7415, (Papakura) Helen Higgott 298 1213, (Devonport) Anne Norris 446 1228, (Glendene) 817 0476. Just ring the appropriate person for your area and discuss a convenient pick up

point. You will be picked up there, dropped at the door of the Town Hall. After the concert you will be picked up at the Town Hall and dropped at your pick-up point. What could be easier? These buses are available for anyone but you must ring to book your seat. For any further information ring Bryce Bartley 580 1967 or Anne Stewart our membership secretary 476 1353.

Theatrical Society Fundraising ideas for your club Greetings for 2016 from the Ellerslie Theatrical Society, whose last public appearance was as a 1920’s beach party, in the Ellerslie Xmas Parade. However, we have not been idle. Rehearsals are over and our first play for the year, Bruce Mason’s ‘The End of the Golden Weather’ is on stage until 19 March. This is one of New Zealand’s most well known plays and our audiences are enjoying this production. There are still some tickets available, so gather your friends and book online with or phone 361 1000 or ring the theatre 525 3336. Our next event is not our usual play on stage, but is definitely a theatrical presentation, Dame Nivea Olay-prima ballerina asoluta-(retired)

is inviting you to a ‘who-done-it’ dinner, with entertainment, including a ‘murder’ which you will be asked to help solve. There will be two nights, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April. Tickets are $60 for a full roast dinner (vegetarian option available), dessert and entertainment. There will be a cash bar. Tables seat eight and if you book and pay for a full table ($480) there will be a complimentary bottle of wine for the table. This promises to be a really fun evening and we look forward to seeing you there. Ring the theatre now to book your place. Phone 525 3336 If you belong to a group wishing to raise funds we can help with ‘A Night at the Theatre.’

Choose the play you think your group would enjoy, choose the night you wish to come and ring the theatre. We will sell you the night for $1200 ($12 per seat). We will provide tea and coffee and our team will serve at interval a finger food supper provided by you. You may run a raffle too, if you wish. Our ticket price is usually $25 but most organisations taking advantage of this offer and charge $30 or $35 per ticket, which means a profit of up to $2300. All you need to do is sell 100 tickets. If this idea appeals to you ring Rona 525 3336 For more information visit:

Ellerslie Sunrise Toastmasters Learn to love talking with confidence

Victoria wants to be able to make her audiences laugh. Craig wants to build on his leadership skills and continue leading and motivating people in his role as an Area Director. Ashley Doo [pictured speaking] wants to feel more comfortable and confident when she meets and talks to new people. Toastmasters are helping her to connect and communicate with people one-on-one and to audiences, both large and small. You too can learn new skills at Toastmasters. Speak in public with confidence, work better with customers and colleagues, and give constructive feedback and much more. Ellerslie Sunrise Toastmasters meet at 7.00am – 8.20am on alternate Tuesday mornings.

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Venue: Christ’s Church, 169 Ladies Mile, Ellerslie Parking on the street For further information contact: Rajul on 021 022 052 001 Jane on 527 1771 Not a morning person? Then, just up the road, come along to the Harrison Road Toastmasters who meet 5:45pm – 7:45pm alternate Tuesday evenings. Venue: St. Peter’s Church, 7 Harrison Road, Mt Wellington Contact: (President) Barbara on 817 1234


COMMUNITY NEWS Tai Chi teacher, Alison Thomas

Ellerslie Tai Chi Body, mind & spirit

Another busy year ahead

Tai Chi for older adults is taught in Ellerslie by Alison Thomas, with classes being held on Monday’s 11.00-12.00pm and Wednesday’s 10.00-11.00am at 20 Findlay St, Leicester Hall and Tuesday’s 6.00-7.00pm at 104 Michaels Ave, Steiner House. Anyone can practice Tai Chi, either sitting or standing. Tai Chi benefits: Helps release of stress, promotes deeper breathing, reduces bone density loss in postmenopausal women, and improves lower body and leg strength. It also helps with arthritis pain, reduces blood pressure, requires mind body coordination through mental imagery, accumulates energy - by releasing endorphins rather than depleting them - enhances mental capacity and concentration. For many people one key benefit is that Tai Chi also improves balance and stability, by strengthening ankle and knee joints. These specific benefits are further helped by also promoting faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks, improves conditions of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

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‘Chi’ is a Chinese word meaning ‘life force energy’ or ‘life breath’ – a universal energy. A strong life force makes a person totally alive, alert and present, while a weak life force results in sluggishness and fatigue. Tai Chi’s physical movements keep the body flexible, reduces stress and tones and strengthens muscles, making you incredibly healthy down to the cellular level. The physical movements of Tai Chi are only a small part of the practice the most important part is how to get the ‘Chi’ into your Tai Chi. Ellerslie Tai Chi classes are an important and beneficial part of our Ellerslie community so come and join us now. Contact Alison: on 021 528 744, or email

Ellerslie Rotary Club members were out in force during the Ellerslie Santa Parade, last December, dressed as Santa elves on and around our float, which highlighted many of the local projects we are involved in. The parade is a wonderful way to show Ellerslie residents what we do, while having fun at a great local event. After a break over Christmas the club is now well and truly back and already very busy. Activities have included celebrating the opening of the new library at Bailey Road School and members taking part in the Ellerslie Community Patrol (which we help fund). We are also working very closely with other New Zealand Rotary Clubs, in supporting Fiji in any way we can after the devastation of Cyclone Winston. During the year we will volunteer to pack ERKs (Emergency Response Kits) which can quickly be sent to affected areas. If you would like to know more about this and other worthwhile projects, or become a member of your local club, please contact Annabel Lush on or 021 738 990.

NZ Police Keep safe when out and about After the very sad and tragic murder recently in Remuera, people have been understandably asking me questions about their safety when they’re out and about and what they can do to avoid such incidents. Firstly, please take note that such incidents, where a random person has been murdered by someone they don’t know, are extremely rare in New Zealand and you shouldn’t change your recreational behaviour as a result. Hopefully the following information can be of some value and prevent any further incidents within the community: Walking alone at night • Where possible, always keep to well-lit areas. • Keep bags containing valuables, wallets, purses etc close to your body • Keep your cell phone where you can reach it. • Walk close to the gutter, not beside shop doorways. • Walk facing the traffic. If you think someone is following you • Keep looking ahead and walk briskly. • Cross the road and see if they follow. • If they do, go to the nearest place where there are people. • Dial 111 and ask for Police. If a driver stops and asks you for directions


• Be polite but stay out of reach. • If you don’t trust them, walk away quickly in the opposite direction. • Don’t accept a lift from a stranger. What to do if you are attacked Try to escape and get to safety. Then dial 111 and ask for Police. Unless it is absolutely necessary to defend yourself to avoid harm, the best thing to do is to move away, avoid a confrontation, call Police and provide them with a good description. You may use force to defend yourself, but force needs to be reasonable. Self-defence skills need to be practiced and you can do this by taking part in a self-defence course. The law relating to self-defence “Everyone is justified in using, in the defence of himself or another, such force as, in the circumstances as he believes them to be, it is reasonable to use.” (Section 48 of the Crimes Act 1961.) This means you are allowed to defend yourself from attack, but use your common sense. The idea is to defend yourself, not to cause injury or get revenge. If you use unreasonable force, you are committing a crime. Your first concern should always be for your

own safety and that of others with you. Never take the law into your own hands or take unnecessary risks. Keep safe in your car • Park in well-lit, busy areas. • Always lock your parked car. • Keep windows up and doors locked when you’re driving. • Don’t pick up hitchhikers, especially if you’re travelling alone. • If other motorists seem to be in trouble, think carefully before you stop and help. • If people try to block your way, drive on slowly and carefully and keep the doors locked. • If your own car breaks down, sit inside it with the doors locked. If you have a cell phone you can call a friend or AA Roadside assistance – call 0800 500 222 or *222 from your mobile. Roadside assistance is available to AA members, or can you pay and join over the phone from the roadside. • If other motorists offer you a lift, talk to them through a slightly opened window. • Only if you feel safe, take a lift to a place with people and lights, such as a service station. Marcus Weston Newmarket Police


One Tree Hill College Ongoing success and celebrations

Principal Nick Coughlan and 2015 Dux Ariel Abiad Welcome to another exciting year at One Tree Hill College. The year has already started very well with another big intake of Year 9 students, most of which are from our local community. The roll is now at capacity and our enrolment scheme is assisting us to prioritise families wishing to enrol children from our community. I am very proud to be able to inform our community that our 2015 NCEA results were outstanding. Over 80% of students achieved their NCEA Level 1 and 2, with very close to

80% of our Year 13 students achieving their NCEA Level 3. This, along with a very high percentage of students achieving merit and excellence endorsements in NCEA, continue to highlight the high quality teaching and learning taking place at One Tree Hill College. In addition to these outstanding achievement levels, I am also excited to announce that students at One Tree Hill College achieved seven NZQA Scholarships – this is the highest level of achievement possible across New Zealand. In particular, I would like to mentioned, our 2015 Dux Literrarum, Ariel Abiad, who achieved Scholarships across six subjects – Physics, Biology, English, Statistics, Calculus, and Music. I would like to congratulate the many students who achieved so highly. To succeed at these levels are outstanding achievements and we are all very proud of these students. We have honoured these students at our annual Scholars Assembly with ‘Academic Excellence’ awards and challenge all other students to emulate their success this year. Further success in late 2015, were the nominations of two One Tree Hill College

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students for the Auckland Sportsperson of the Year awards. These are the pinnacle of sports awards across Auckland schools. I am very pleased to be able to announce that our 2015 Head Boy, Dallas Tagaloasa, as the Auckland Sportsman of the Year in volleyball. These wonderful results reflect the emphasis that we have placed on our college values and ‘Attitudes to Learning’ which are fundamental to student success. Students are focussed on academic achievement, and 2016 will see One Tree Hill College reach even greater heights following our outstanding successes last year. Following the excellent Education Review Office (ERO) report last year endorsing the college and placing us on the four to five year cycle for outstanding schools, this continues to be a great time to be involved with One Tree Hill College. We certainly have students with exceptional talent and it is wonderful to see them show such pride in the college. I look forward to the many successes which will occur throughout the year. N Coughlan Principal

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Are you seeking an education for your child that fosters the development of imagination as well as creativity and critical thinking? Then Michael Park may be the school for your family. Michael Park School is a state integrated Rudolf Steiner School. We deliver the New Zealand Curriculum and offer Steiner Education from early childhood (kindergarten) right through to Year 13. Our aim is to encourage the development of the whole child, in such a way that they become imaginative and resourceful problem solvers with vision and enthusiasm for the world in which they live well after they have completed their final year of schooling. At Michael Park School we provide an education for life. Our High School offers the International Steiner School Certificate at level 1 as well as NCEA Level 2 and 3. Our results continue to show that Michael Park School has the highest rate of course endorsement for NCEA Level 3 and University entrance in our local area and a pass rate well ahead of the national average for New Zealand secondary schools. Apart from the traditional academic studies, our Year 13 students undertake a year-long project involving independent study and a socioecological component. They also participate

in workshops throughout the year, such as philosophy, astronomy, atomic physics, history of art and many more, which are designed to produce citizens of the world with a wide base of knowledge and understanding. By the time they graduate, Michael Park students are articulate, confident, inquiring individuals who are interested in the world and keen to make a meaningful contribution to society; 82% of students from Michael Park School, who start tertiary qualifications after leaving school, complete them, compared to 42% of students nationally ( Throughout the school, students have access to a rich curriculum of outdoor education, outdoor classroom, crafts, music, circus, drama and eurhythmy (expressive movement art) as well as the traditional and academic subjects provided at other schools. Students are also involved in many aspects of school life from gardening to environmental care, festivals, community events, peer support and much more. Our music programme provides the opportunity for every middle school student to play an instrument. Michael Park School continues to achieve outstanding success in several sporting disciplines, especially lacrosse and basketball.

On the back of a superb ERO review in 2012, ERO commented that “students at all levels of the school continue to achieve well”, and that “the curriculum embraces and embeds the Steiner/Waldorf vision for confident, connected and actively involved learners”. Students are “well prepared for learning beyond school”. This is reflected in our steadily increasing senior student achievement results, which show that the majority of students leave Michael Park School with an endorsed NCEA Level 3 qualification. As an area school we are not zoned, so we draw families from a wide area. Students can commence Steiner Education at any stage of their schooling. Limited places are available for new enrolments in some year levels. Michael Park School has regular open afternoons on the first Wednesday of each month during term time. In addition to this we hold open days, when the school is open for guided tours between 9.00am and 5.00pm. For further information about upcoming open days, or to enquire about an expression of interest pack, visit our website or contact our enrolments officer on 579 3083.

Ellerslie School A warm welcome and a sad farewell

A warm welcome back to our families of Ellerslie School, and in-particular our new families. Education is in exciting times and we are on schedule (June) to move into our 24 new learning spaces, giving our school a total of 31 Modern Learning Environments (MLE’s). Our roll is continuing to grow (week 2, term 1 – 631 students) with two new classrooms this year in the senior school. We are continuing to keep our class numbers at a good size, for today’s teaching and learning, as our large number of young students move up through the school. Sandy Simpson, our long serving and popular Deputy Principal, will be leaving at the end of Term 1 and will be replaced by Mr Nick Butler from Kohimarama School. Thank you and good luck Sandy! Please be careful when driving in Kalmia Street as the car parking issues, traffic and building programme continues. Watch out for children! Chris Magner Principal Sandy Simpson with senior students



Ellerslie Playcentre at the Santa Parade Santa’s local little helpers

Ellerslie Playcentre enjoyed taking a part in the Santa Parade early in December. Everyone did a great job creating costumes and the children looked extremely festive, as they walked proudly down the Ellerslie Main Highway. The parade was a huge success, aided by fantastic weather, a great turnout and lots of compliments from members of the public, on how well Ellerslie Playcentre was represented. The annual Ellerslie Santa Parade is always a

hugely popular event, which our centre takes a keen part in each year and is always a great local opportunity for our dedicated members and lovely children to be seen as integral parts of the community. After a long summer holiday, we are all very excited to be back at our centre and everyone is looking forward to another action packed year of learning through play. 2016 is shaping up to be another busy and exciting year, with the range of interesting

visitors and outings planned, aimed to stimulate the children’s curiosity of the outside world and create positive connections. Ellerslie Playcentre is for children from birth to school age, we follow the early childhood curriculum, set in the place by the Ministry of Education, but with a Playcentre spin on it! Ellerslie Playcentre welcomes new families so please email or visit our facebook page for more information.

Ellerslie Residents’ Association

Mayoral Candidate meeting On Monday 15 February it was great to have all the declared candidates for Mayor, in person, in Ellerslie, so that residents could get to know them first hand. The candidates were certainly made aware of the issues that concern residents with a list of five key topics sent to them, prior to the meeting, regarding how we [the residents] would like to see Ellerslie develop. Public Meeting - 16 May 2016 This scheduled meeting will be an opportunity for updates and ideas on the major projects that residents are wanting to see progress on; Michaels Avenue Park, sound and pollution barriers on the motorway, an Ellerslie Library

and the Ellerslie Eagles building feasibility study. Also, we will discuss and vote on whether residents are in favour of a targeted rate to fund our Residents Association. At the moment, as volunteers, your committee sometimes struggles to maintain momentum on the above issues and to keep phoning influential people, such as council officers, who are only available during office hours. It would make a huge difference if the ERA could employ an administrator, for eight hours or more a week, to keep our work moving along. At the moment it is illegal for local boards to

fund residents’ associations for this, and while nearly 500 people receive our newsletters and express support for the ERA, only 90 have paid their subscription. Other areas of Auckland have targeted rates. For instance, in Central Auckland every ratepaying property pays a targeted rate of $113.85 p.a. to fund inner-city amenities. Our proposal is for a mere $5.00 levy which, if paid out of the Council local board budget allocation, based on Ellerslie’s approximately 4,000 properties, would make a quantum difference to the ability of your residents’ association to achieve action on the development of Ellerslie into an improved suburb for its residents.


TING A N I C S A F FACTS A man from Iowa, United States holds the record for the longest attack of the hiccups – 68 years. Charles Osborne apparently started hiccupping in 1922 and was unable to find a cure, hiccupping until February 1990. He died a year later.

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Did you know? Ancient Egyptians may have first domesticated cats over 4,000 years ago? Early Egyptians worshipped a cat goddess, known as Bast, and even mummified their beloved pet cats for their journey to the next world… accompanied by mummified mice! Cultures around the world later adopted cats as their own companions.

Your nose and your ears will keep growing for the whole of your life! Well, sort of. There’s cartilage in your nose, like a soft bone, and it grows as you grow into an adult. After that, the skin, tissue and muscles around your ears and noses start to sag, droop and stretch which can make them bigger.

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Turning tug boats into racing yachts By Hilton Brown While watching a school swimming competition, I couldn’t help but be horrified by the yawning gap between the kids with good swimming technique and those without. It’s like comparing a tug boat with an America’s Cup racer – one pushes its way through the water with sheer force, the other glides through the water with minimal effort. Good swimming technique is about streamlining and efficiency. It is platform for a lifetime of water enjoyment. Triathlons, harbour

swims, swimming for fitness, surfing and water polo all require a solid foundation of properlytaught swimming skills. Some parents challenge me on this. They say “My child can already swim 200 metres, so he/ she doesn’t need lessons”. But when I watch that child, the 200 metres is achieved with a lot of uncomfortable hard work. Not only is it difficult to watch, there’s a safety issue because the child is clearly not at home in the water. My advice to any parent is “start young”. Under five is the best time to start learning,

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so that by age eight all the components are in place – streamlining, breathing technique, head position and body position. And I also advise year-round lessons. If you want your child to be a great pianist, you wouldn’t stop lessons for half the year. The same applies to swimming – at least until all the basics have been well and truly mastered. If you’re worried about your child’s swimming technique, book in for a free assessment at your nearest Hilton Brown Swimming centre. Happy swimming,

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising By Anna Arlidge, owner of ClubVO2 & REPs member (Register of Exercise Professionals)

The risks of sedentary lifestyles are well known and have an impact of the health of people at all ages. We understand that in order to live a longer and active life we need to be engaged in regular physical activity throughout our lives. While we engaged in plenty of activity ourselves when we were younger and encourage our children and grandchildren to be active often we forget our own need to stay active. As we age our ability to perform high intensity activity reduces, however the need for regular active movement is always an important part of maintaining health. In the New Zealand Ministry of Health 2013 Guidelines for Physical Activity in Older People, Dr Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer stated, “Physical activity, along with good nutrition, is a key contributor to healthy living. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that a small, sustained increase in physical activity, along with a reduction in sedentary behaviour, can help in preventing and managing certain chronic diseases and conditions. “ However only 55% of men and 47% of women between 65 and 74 years old are regularly active (a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity on most days of the week), dropping to 38% for men and 28% of women over 75. Older adults that are not active are missing out on many of the benefits of being active, and it’s not just about being able to live a full life. There are very real benefits to all aspects of life that sedentary older adults are missing out on. So before you decide to slow down too much, think about how maintaining activity can help you with the following: Preventing Falls The benefits of physical activity and exercise are not limited to those already active. ACC reports that those over 65 have a one in three chance of falling due to poor balance, weak muscles, low blood pressure, poor vision as well as other medical conditions, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, stroke. Many of these falls could be prevented with regular exercise, at a level that is suitable for the participant. The addition of balance exercises can

decrease the risks of falling by addressing risk factors including poor balance, weak muscles and slower reaction time. Bone Density/Osteoporosis Bone density can reduce annually by 1-2% in postmenopausal women; regular weight training and weight bearing activity can increase bone density, thus reducing this risk. Diabetes, Stroke and other Lifestyle Diseases Regular physical activity reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases regardless of age. Just because retirement age has been reached, these benefits don’t stop. In many cases exercise can also contribute to the management of pre existing conditions associated with age, and even those of us who have been previously inactive can benefit. Social Interaction The benefits of regular physical activity are increased when a level of social interaction is added and not just for you. Encouraging others will give you an opportunity to be social but also offer support to those less likely to lead the way. Whether your exercise and activity is through a community group exercise instructor, or using a trainer at your local gym, it is important that you get your exercise advice from a Registered Exercise Professional (REPs). All REPs trainers have the relevant knowledge and skill to give you safe and effective exercise advice. Getting active can be as simple as 30 minutes of gentle exercise, with some exercises that are simple to do at home, but the sky is the limit when it comes to options. For further help and or information contact Anna, or her team, at ClubVO2. 23A Main Highway, Ellerslie. Contact 09 579 2582 or or email to


ELLERSLIE GENERAL COLLECTIVE MARKET The undercover General Collective Markets are right here in the heart of Ellerslie. Reportedly the fastest growing market right now, growing from 14 stalls to 120 in just 12 short, action-packed months. Now, also boasting a devoted following of fans numbering in the thousands, travelling from all over Auckland. The General Collective Market has the ultimate


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within our big winemaking areas. If you look to the great winemaking regions of the world, particularly Burgundy, where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay find their homes, the focus is much more on Single Vineyards and the quality of each. It’s this singular vineyard expression that we are starting to see more of in New Zealand and, putting to one side the proliferation of labels thatMay results, it’s 9am a good thing. Saturday 21st 2016, – 3pm and design focused products, setting General C3, 20 Cawley Street, Ellerslie The team at Mud House know a thing or two about great quality and Collective well apart from the rest. Market 120 single stalls vineyard · door prizes kidslatest activities · recently range.· The addition, goers rave about the standard ofhave goods onadded to their face painting the Dambuster Pinot Noir, New is from, no, notwine Central Otago, but from From a global perspective, offer. Under 15Zealand’s yrs FREE - $2growing entry regions are Marlborough. Marlborough the winemaking largest planting Pinot young. 30actually years ofhas recent nowofunder Rose even provides free activities very for the kids,With around Noirbelt, in New Zealand.Plus You can be forgiven forwe’ve not thinking of our in winemaking terms youare could say that moved into they on Facebook and plus there’s great coffee and delicious food to Marlborough in terms of quality Pinot Noir; historically much of the our teenage years as an industry, having worked through Instagram, follow and win!our way fuel your bespoke market experience. Pinot Noirdays, has not achieved quality of other New Zealand the early those toddlerthe years when we started to ‘walk’Pinot and Pop in for the morning, the afternoon, or overseas stay there’s regions, though always been the top producers fl ying the headed with our wines. Today’s industry now has much for the day!  flag. With vine age, more an understanding of the region and much knowledge, there’s an increasing maturity investment into top Marlborough Pinot Noir, thedence number ofsee’s quality in vine age and a confi that us Pinot Noir coming from Marlborough impressive and Dambuster ready foristhe next stage. would have to be one of my favourites. Initially, most of the focus has been The wines at Mud House are madeon byeach Nadine Worley and Cleighten region as a whole, Central Cornelius, both very talented winemakers. are assisted Gisborne by Group Otago,They Marlborough, Winemaker, Ben Glover (pictured above). Benon. was for many the and so With more years vine age and a greater understanding of each region, the last few years have seen much exploration into the sub regional aspects of each; Glengarry Ellerslie learning the unique expressions 87 Main Highway and vast number of sub regions P: (09)within 571 our 2567 big winemaking areas. If E: you look to the great winemaking regions of the world, particularly Manager: Rowena Evans Burgundy, where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay find their homes, the focus is much more on Single Vineyards and the quality of each. It’s this singular vineyard expression that we are starting to see more of in New Zealand and, putting to one side the proliferation of labels that results, it’s a good thing.

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The team at Mud House know a thing or two about great quality and have recently added to their single vineyard range. The latest addition, the Dambuster Pinot Noir, is from, no, not Central Otago, but from Marlborough. Marlborough actually has the largest planting of Pinot Noir in New Zealand. You can be forgiven for not thinking of Marlborough in terms of quality Pinot Noir; historically much of the Pinot Noir has not achieved the quality of other New Zealand Pinot regions, though there’s always been the top producers fl ying the flag. With vine age, an understanding of the region and much investment into top Marlborough Pinot Noir, the number of quality Pinot Noir coming from Marlborough is impressive and Dambuster would have to be one of my favourites.

winemaker at Wither Hills, responsible for their tiny and very rar that stage, single vineyard wines.

The Mud House single vineyard range not only looks at single expressions but adds to that concept one of single sites from the spots in a variety of regions, pitting each variety with its favou region. Alongside the new Dambuster Marlborough Pinot Noir, the also a Pinot Noir from Central Otago – Claim 431, named after claim on the station in Bendigo where the fruit for this wine co from; Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc, which is a single vineyard around the winery in Marlborough and The Mound Riesling, off, guessed it, the Mound on one of the top sites Mud House hav Waipara. Then there’s Hungry Hill Chardonnay, a beautiful wine f the most southerly parts of Marlborough where there is a h proportion of chalk in the soil. Last but not least, Home Block P Gris, self-explanatory this one. Glengarry supports local and has Through March, all Glengarry stores, including your local, have developed a great collaboration with the full range of Mud House single vineyard wines on promotion General carry these winesCollective. ongoing. During the two weeks in the lead up to the General Collective Easter Market, Glengarry gave up their shop window for a display of local products from the independent designers, of the General Collective market. A wine tasting evening was also held where the locals met the makers of the market, enjoyed a few wines and delicious nibbles, including tasters from the market foodies. All for the love of supporting local!

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The wines at Mud House are made by Nadine Worley and Cleighten Cornelius, both very talented winemakers. They are assisted by Group Winemaker, Ben Glover (pictured above). Ben was for many years the

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Ellerslie Cricket Club Ellerslie Eagles Rugby League Club Ellerslie Domain 579 7719 Ellerslie Tennis Club Konini Park 570 5605 The Fitness Club 87 Main Hwy 525 4028 YMCA Ellerslie 46 Michaels Ave 579 4716

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Travel Services Flight Centre 29 Main Highway, 525 525 0721 House of Travel 108 Main Highway, 525 2363


Coko 111 Main Hwy, 580 2308 Dollar House 580 1926 Ellerslie Variety 1 Robert Street 579 9898 Hidden Treasures 101k Main Hwy 580 1973 Mercy Hospice Shop 188 Ladies Mile 579 1208 Mish Mash 2 Robert Street 526 5286


Other Retailers & Services

Bakers Delight 127 Main Hwy 580 0088 Ellerslie Bakehouse 87 Main Highway 579 6538 Julia’s Bakery 128b Main Hwy 526 4919 Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Hwy 579 1815

Cardz N Magz 135b Main Hwy 580 2088 Church Stores 8 Robert Street 525 1380 135 Main Hwy 579 8466 Ellerslie Jewellers & Engravers 115 Main Hwy 579 5673 Ellerslie Paper Power 130 Main Hwy 579 6784 NZ Postshop 95 Main Hwy 579 7099 Photo Focus Rear of 129 Main Hwy 525 0289 Smartphone Ellerslie 3/1 Robert Street, 580 9282 Wallis Cycles 4/2 Robert St 525 3117

Bars & Restaurants Ajadz Indian Cuisine 8 Robert St 580 1555 Charlie Baxter’s 121 Main Hwy 525 2522 Doolan Brothers 3 Robert St 579 3517 E Japanese 5/101 Main Hwy 589 1689 Mexico 120 Main Hwy 281 2714 Raviz Indian Cuisine 120 Main Hwy 579 5700 Union Post Brew Bar 124 Main Hwy 579 2303 Cafés, Casual Dining & Takeaway Food Burgerfuel 2 Robert St 525 7752 Cafe Melba 135 Main Hwy 525 1303 Columbus Ellerslie 137 Main Hwy 580 0501 Heng Seng 128A Main Hwy 579 3517 Grind On Cafe 101 Main Highway 525 2343 Haru Sushi 79 Main Hwy 525 2291 Hell Pizza 135 Main Hwy 0800 666 111 Legend Noodle House 135 Main Hwy 579 8466 Malaysia & Singapore Cuisine 112 Main Highway 579 6567 Mexicali 2 Robert St 579 5162 Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Hwy 525 6007 Royal Kebab 129 Main Hwy 579 7568 Sierra Ellerslie 179 Ladies Mile 525 5583 Subway 2 Robert St 526 5073 The Coffee Club 131 Main Hwy 579 6442 Pizza Hut 130 Main Hwy 0800 838 383 Food & Wine Retail Ellerslie Fresh Mart 101M Main Highway, 214 9262 Ellerslie Supermarket 133 Main Hwy 579 4549 Ceres Organic Lifestyle 181 Ladies Mile 579 7126 Ellerslie 4-Square 126 Main Hwy 579 5259 Ellerslie Wine Cellars 123 Main Hwy 579 5556 Glengarry Wines 87 Main Hwy 571 2567 Ellerslie Meats 128d Main Hwy 579 6393

RETAIL Clothing & Footwear Mercy Hospice Shop 188 Ladies Mile 579 1208 Sasha 114 Main Hwy 579 3535 Gemmells Shoe Repairs Rear of 131A Main Hwy 526 4898

Other Services Ellerslie Office Services 6 Findlay St 579 3108 Floretta186 Ladies Mile 525 3539 Recalibrate Business Coaching 522 7476 Team Talk 2 Robert Street, 579 1647 TMIS Document Services / Private Investigators 525 4349



Angela Lowe-Ho 126a Main Hwy 579 4746 Dental Solutions 2/2 Robert St 525 0959

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Ellerslie Computers 112 Main Hwy 580 2664 Laptop Direct 110 Main Hwy 580 2544 Rudy’s PC Services 579 7809

Active Physio 83 Main Hwy 579 0004 Catherine Theodorou Naturopath 8 Findlay St 579 5943 Ellerslie Pharmacy 125 Main Hwy 579 5520 Ellerslie Medical Centre Cnr Robert & Morris St 579 6147 Ellerslie Plunket 138 Main Hwy 579 7564 Rapid Fuel Herbalife 123c Main Highway 021 620 365 Pause Studio 12/101 Main Hwy 589 1460 The Exceptional Health Company L1, 101 Main Hwy

Financial & Insurance Services ANZ Cashpoint 105 Main Hwy ASB Bank 133 Main Hwy 579 5871 AssetWise 101 Main Hwy 580 1111 Gill & Co Insurance Level 1, 3 Robert St 526 5557 Harden & Hart 1 Robert St 589 1701 Jolly Duncan & Wells 127 Main Hwy 579 7096 Kiwibank 95 Main Hwy 579 7099 KK Accounting 123 Main Hwy 940 3077 Provisional Tax Finance 101 Main Hwy 950 3515 Westpac Cashpoint 127 Main Hwy 0800 400 600 Legal Services Andrew Lemalu 2 Robert St 579 0045 Bruce Scott Stevens 195 Main Hwy 525 2163 Burman & Burton 1/101 Main Hwy 525 7701 Duggan & Murphy 8a Robert St 525 1316 Property Services Activa Rubber Flooring 6 Findlay St 579 2890 Arch Construction 129 Main Hwy 021 373 957 Broadway Developments 139 Main Hwy 525 0084 Harcourts Hub Realty 107 Main Hwy 579 1073 L J Hooker 101 Main Hwy 525 1773 Mike Pero 118 Main Hwy 390 5900 Mike Webber Surveyors 1 Robert St 579 8411 Mike Whittaker Mortgages Level 1, 3 Robert St 526 5557 NZ Home Loans 130 Main Hwy 951 0680 Ray White 2/101 Main Hwy 525 2600 Westferry Property Services 1 Robert St 580 3121

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Hairdressers & Barbers Barber Shop Co 101 Main Highway 571 2194 Dharma 116 Main Hwy 525 2460 Mals Scissorcut Barber 101 Main Hwy Paris for Hair 123 Main Hwy 579 7745 Scarlett 112 Main Hwy 579 8733 The Barber Chain 130 Main Hwy Zurri 179 Ladies Mile 579 5022 Beauty & Massage Therapy Baan Thai 123E Main Hwy 525 2795 Beauty Plus Souvenir Trading 8 Robert St 579 2887 Bliss Beauty Therapy 129c Main Hwy 021 151 8588 Caci Ellerslie L1, 124 Main Hwy 571 0575 Five Star Nails 131 Main Hwy 579 5384 Performance Massage 23A Main Hwy 021 0241 0207 Terra Nova 5/101 Main Hwy 525 3683 Newbody Massage Clinic 579 6279 Other Services Ellerslie Automotive 171 Main Hwy, 525 8155 Allclean Laundrette 81 Main Hwy 525 1404 Ellerslie Counselling* 2/3 Ramsgate Street, 021 164 1162 Ellerslie Drycleaners 128c Main Hwy 579 8828 Ellerslie Veterinary Clinic & Cattery 199 Main Highway 281 3481 Stephanie’ s Alterations 021 204 3946

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Ellerslie Magazine (Autumn 2016)  

Ellerslie (Auckland, NZ) Autumn edition. A high-quality local community and business magazine that showcases all that is good in this lovely...

Ellerslie Magazine (Autumn 2016)  

Ellerslie (Auckland, NZ) Autumn edition. A high-quality local community and business magazine that showcases all that is good in this lovely...