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Issue 105 April 2013

Winners of the inaugural Maungakeikie-Tamaki Local Board Community Volunteer Awards

Grace Larsen Heritage Award

Paul Clapshaw Community Award

Bernice Hall Community Award

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust Kit Wong – Community Award

Danielle Bergin Community Award

Jan Castle Community Award

Tamaki Community Patrols Community Award

Presentations were made by Simon Randall, Chair of the Maugakeikei-Tamaki Local Board On Thursday 14 March, the inaugural Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Community Volunteer Awards was held in the Panmure Community Hall. The event gave the communities of Glen Innes, Panmure, Mt Wellington and Onehunga an opportunity to celebrate the people within our community who contribute to making those areas a great place to live in. The people featured on this page have all supported the Panmure Business Association in some way to which we are very thankful.


Letter from Manager, Chris Sutton With a daylight saving change on Sunday 7 April we have been working on making sure that the Decorative Lighting in our trees has had a maintenance check as there was a number of incidents of vandalism that had occurred in two of the trees over the summer. We have asked Dave to make sure all the Under Veranda Lights are working but please phone and let us know if there is a problem outside your business – 527 6389. Taoa has been working with Ahmed from Supavalue, 88 Queens Rd to try and quell the boisterous youth who have been congregating in front of his shop from 3.30 – 7pm each day. Taoa’s presence has certainly had an effect on reducing the number of kids ‘hanging out’ in the area. Thank you to the business people who rang to express their anger with the front page article in the East & Bays Courier on Wednesday 13 March with the headlines reading ‘Homeless rising’. Lyn Goddard from Panmure Pharmacy, 200 Queens Rd, felt so angry she wrote a letter to the editor that was published on Friday 22 March. Lyn said: ‘I think your article about homeless in Panmure sends the wrong idea out to your readers. I have owned a business in Queens Rd since 1999. Over the past few years the number of

homeless and beggars on the street has decreased substationally. This is due to the work of Chris, Lisa and Taoa from the Panmure Business Association. Lisa and Taoa know the names of just about all the beggars that have frequented Panmure. They are not unsympathetic to their plight and try to help where they can. Apparently these people are not homeless- they have homes but do not always want to go there. They also have WINZ support. A few years ago I hated walking down Queens Rd as there were often beggars wanting money. Now I don’t think I have seen one for at least six months. Panmure used to have problems with windscreen washers demanding money after they had “cleaned” your windscreen. The PB in conjunction with the local police managed to stop this happening. We want Panmure to become a desirable place to shop. We need to attract interesting shops which people want to visit’ It is our belief that we do not have an escalating homeless problem. Over the past few years, Taoa, Lisa and I have been fortunate to be part of discussion with City Mission, Lifewise, NZ Police and recently had fantastic support from Danielle at Island Child Charitable Trust who help us to rehome a family and Gary from the Salvation Army Family Store, 159 Queens Rd, who is in regular contact with some of our people who like to sleep rough.

Autumn Clean Up. Over the week (weather permitting) of Monday 9 - 12 April, Gary and his team from the Salvation Army Family Store, will be cleaning the service lanes throughout our town. Gary’s team will be volunteering their time and muscles for the work but the PBA will pay for their efforts as a donation to the Salvation Army.

Easter Trading Hours Most shops are required to be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. Some businesses are allowed to open on those days: dairies, service stations, takeaway bars, restaurants, cafés, video rental, real estate agencies and chemist shops. Garden centres are only permitted to be open on Easter Sunday. For more information visit: http:// www.dol.govt.nz/er/ holidaysandleave/publicholidays/ shop-opening-hours.asp

CAB VOLUNTEERS WANTED Panmure-Ellerslie Branch If you can answer “yes” to the abelow and you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Natasha: Telephone: 634 2841 Email: cabacoffice@xtra.co.nz Are you… •

A good listener and communicator?

A good problem solver?

Intelligent and compassionate?

Comfortable in a multicultural team?

Do you have…

Four hours per week spare? (after initial training) A willingness to help people?

A commitment to community service?

A curiosity for information?


Tastes of Panmure - New Event - Chris Sutton Thank you to the 24 restaurants and food outlets that have signed up to our new Taste of Panmure event. Bill Guan from the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust kindly translated the Promotion’s information into mandarin for us which helped hugely with some of our business owners. Lisa has worked very hard to get the majority of food business involved and here is a rundown of the promotion: Come to Panmure from Friday 10 May – Sunday 19 May inclusive, eat at one of the 24 participating restaurants and food outlets, try three different ‘signature’ dishes at three different restaurants or food outlets and go into win one of 10 x $40.00 “Taste of Panmure” vouchers. The signature dishes will cost between $5 - $10 and each dish offers a taste of what the restaurant or food outlet considers their best, most unique or popular dish. 1. Pick up a Taste of Panmure passport from: participating eatery, PBA website, Panmure Library, Panmure Business Association office, Panmure Community Magazine. 2. Look for the Taste of Panmure ‘signature dish’ poster in the window of a participating restaurant or food outlet. 3. Choose a signature dish and have your passport stamped at three different eateries. 4. Also choose your most popular dish, restaurant or food outlet for the People’s Choice Award. 5. When the passport has three stamps, place it in the Taste of Panmure Competition Entry Box or post to Panmure Business Association, PO Box 14313, Panmure 1741. The competition will be drawn on Tuesday 21 May 2013. The restaurant or food outlet to win The People’s Choice Award will be given $100.00 in cash and a ‘People’s Choice Award’ Certificate. Bei Jing Duck Restaurant 38 Queens Road Bridge-it Coffee Shop 145 Queens Road Bun King Restaurant 104 Queens Road Blossom Court 135 Queens Road Frantalia 32 Jellicoe Road Golden Steak Bakery 20 Queens Road Hansan Vietnamese Restaurant 519 Ellerslie - Panmure Hiwy Indian Pepper 48 Queens Road LandMark Bar 163 Queens Road Master Chinese Restaurant 150 - 152 Queens Road Panmure Expresso Café 121 Queens Road Panmure Fish and Chips 21 Queens Road Panmure Takeaways 100 Queens Road Patty House Restaurant 107 Queens Road Pinoy Klasiks 8 Pilkington Road Pizza Spot 3/100 Queens Road Queens Kebabs 129 Queens Road Spicelands 50 Queens Road Sri Puteri's 59 Queens Road Sushi Gallery 4 - 6 Pilkington Road Super Horse Takeaways 22 Queens Road The Gourmet Café 55 Queens Road Tian Jin Xiang Wei Ju 103 Queens Road Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant 154 Queens Road


IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY DIAL - 111

Call 111 when:

Security Report , Taoa

• Someone is badly injured or in danger. • There's a serious risk to life or property. • A crime is being committed and the offenders are still there or have

Locking Rear Shop Doors. A handbag and laptop where stolen from one of our shops when they left the rear door open. just left. This was an open invitation to an • You've come across a major public inconvenience, like trees blocking opportunistic thief. Despite the hot a state highway. weather please keep any rear doors secured or have a security mess door POLICE fitted that will keep you cool and safe. Auckland Central Police Station 302 6400 Mt Wellington Police 526 7300 Car Windows Open. Since the beginning of March four Glen Innes Police Station 528 7179 cars in a number of our car parks have left windows open. Panmure Community Policing Centre 570 4080 Easy enough to forget when you are unaccustomed to such SECURITY beautiful but this is once again an open invitation for a would Panmure Security Officer - Taoa 027 535 3017 be criminal. GRAFFITI Graffiti Guard to have graffiti removed 579 3256 Thank you again to the local Tamaki Community Patrols Graffiti Shield to protect windows 577 3977 who are randomly patrolling our streets and making sure you PUBLIC PROPERTY and your property are safe. We truly appreciate your support. For issues concerning; Rubbish collection (Wednesday mornings), newspaper & cardboard Recycle Bins big street lights, I wish you and your families a safe and happy Easter storm water drains, abandoned vehicles, street permits and street break. trading, Call Auckland Council Call Centre HEART DEFIBRILLATOR

3010101

Fakaaue lahi mahaki Thank you for your continued support of us and our Police Force.

570 4019

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR Blue Recycle Bins

Evening Tues 15 & 19 March for following day

Good Friday Easter Monday holiday

Fri 29 May Mon 1 April

Daylight Saving ends

Sun 7 April

ANZAC Day

Thurs 25 April

School Term Starts

Mon 6 May

Youth Kick - Out

Sat 11 May

Taoa Folekene Panmure Security

Maungakeikei-Tamaki Local Board invites you to attend a drop in session at the Board Office, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure on Wednesday 10 April 5pm-8pm so you can find out about the draft Auckland Unitary Plan and what it means to you and your Community. PANMURE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

16 Clifton Court, Panmure

Phone: 527 6389

Email: info@panmure.net.nz www.panmure.net.nz

If your business lies within the Panmure Mainstreet area (Queens Road, Ellerslie Panmure Highway and adjacent side streets) you are automatically a Member of Panmure Business Association and are paying .02c in the dollar of your general rates towards funding the Association. How the combined money is spent is determined by elected Board Members, any of whom would be PPBA BOARD MEMBERS

Arun Pragji

Panmure Dental Centre 5272580

Dorothy Miles

Sugarcrafts NZ Ltd 99 Queens Road

Harriet Dawson

Second Debut 9 Basin View Lane

Hasmukh Lal

ShoeZone

Jiten Lal

dtr 80-82 Queens Rd 570 9611

113 A Queens Road

527 6060

527 2345

Kit Wong

Chinese New Settlers Services Trust 15-19 Clifton Court 570 1188

Leon Matthews

Mt Wellington Panmure RSA 5705913 PRESIDENT

Stephen Hall Vinod Ranchhod Alan Verall

Power Real Estate 78 Queens Road Big Broz

95 Queens Road

527 1234 VICE PRESIDENT

570 6481

Local Board

Panmure Business Association services include: Panmure Christmas Parade & Festival, Monthly Business Newsletter, Bi-annual Community Magazine, CCTV, Graffiti Removal, Security Patrol, Under Veranda Lighting, Business 2 Business Network Meetings, and supporting local Community Events.


This weeks specials

Farewell and Congratulations to Miss Piggy and Kermit Farewell Panmure … The bright lights of Hollywood are calling and the Muppets are off to make another movie … but that means a sad farewell to Panmure. “Quiet on the set” bellows the Director. “Stand by … lights, camera, action” The stage curtain opens and the mass dancing troupe emerge from the wings. The music begins and on the top step the singing superstar Ms Peggy Lee … I mean Miss Piggy Lee appears dressed in a white glittery feathered gown and the crowd erupts with a mighty cheer. “Miss Piggy! Miss Piggy!” shouted Gonzo “Wake up. We have to go to our farewell function” “Ok Gonzo, I’m awake” I replied “I must be nice, I must be nice, I must be nice …” I muttered to myself. We all made our way with towards the Landmark bar & function venue at 163 Queens Road for our going away function. As a starter we had spring rolls served with dipping sauces, crumbed garlic stuffed mushrooms with aioli and potato wedges with sour cream. Next were spicy chicken nibbles and cheese and broccoli bites finished with lemon meringue for desert … a foodie’s food fantasy. I stared at my lovely little Kermy and funny looking Gonzo and thought home is where your friends … and food … are. Miss Piggy’s rating: GO OD B

Have your cake and eat it too !

THANK YOU!

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How to Stop Bleeding From a Minor Head Wound Minor cuts on the head often bleed heavily because the face and scalp have many blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Although this amount of bleeding may be alarming, many times the injury is not severe and the bleeding will stop with treatment you can do at home. But it is important to know the difference between wounds you can treat at home and head wounds that need emergency treatment. If a cut from a head injury is deep enough to have penetrated the skull, emergency treatment is needed. Call 111 immediately.

Thanks to Hasmukl and Sadhana of ShoeZone who were first on the scene to assist an elderly gentleman who fell in Basin View Lane. Thanks also goes to Monica, Deepak, Bruno and Eric who also rendered assistance.

kindly donated by Dorothy

SUGARCRAFTS 99 QUEENS ROAD


Looking Good

GUTHRIE BOWRON 17 PLEASANT VIEW ROAD 09 570 6314 Guthrie Bowron has been in Panmure for over 20 years and has many a loyal customer. Ishwar is a qualified ‘Paint Chemist’ for Berger Paints , Epiglass and a stockist of Wattyl, Dulux and Selleys. Guthrie Bowron have an extensive range of paint brushes, rollers, fillers and other accessories. Their busy store is a Dulux trade depot and supplies many of Auckland’s painters and tradesmen. The showroom in Pleasant View Road has a range of curtaining, drapes and blinds and with tracking and accessories. Also in stock os a range of Vision and Ashly wallpapers and vinyl coverings.

OPEN Monday - Friday 7.30 - 5.30 Saturday - Sunday 9.00-4.00 The Sallies do it again !

SALVATION ARMY 159 QUEENS ROAD 09 527 7143 It’s a big THANK YOU once again to the Volunteers at the Panmure Salvation Army who gave their time to assist in another garden clean-up when one of our Community ladies was unable to cope. It was an extremely hot day when they pulled out the spades, pruners, brooms weed eater and mower and set to work on what was to be one of our hottest Summer days. They all worked with great determination and gusto and with the stamina of wrestlers … well done guys. Lisa Perry


Sprucing up and joining the Panmure Team

PINOY KLASIKS 8 PILKINGTON ROAD 09 2147738 Elaine is the new Manger at Pinoy Klaskis has completely refurbished the restaurant. Elaine will be working along side Cristy to bring you affordable and delicious Filipino delights. Big in Taste and low in Price, you will find something new to try here.

OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 9.00-7.00

GOURMET CAFE 55 QUEENS Road 09 527 7080 Now the interior of Lee’s busy café matches his delicious café food. With a splash of brightly coloured paint and some well chosen paintings this bright café is a joy to visit. Impressive lighting Lee !

TAMAKI FAMILY HEALTH CENTRE 2-4 CLIFTON COURT 09 5273344 Russell has done a meticulous job in preparing and painting this busy Health Centre. Gone is the ‘ghastly green’ which has been replaced by a trendy beige and white combination Russell is available on 021 209 4722

GET AUTO LTD 4 MOUNTWELL CRES 09 527 0477 Welcome to Rodney, Bill & Paul who have opened their business next to the new Panmure railway complex. Get Auto Ltd specialises in $10,000—$30,000 Japanese and European imports. They are AA and Autosure accredited. OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00 - 3.00


New faces in Panmure

POSTIE 120 QUEENS ROAD 09 570 3230 Rowena Williams is the new Manager at Postie. Rowena comes to us from Postie’s Onehunga store and is looking forward to getting to know the Panmure locals. Keep an eye on their window as there are always very good specials to have.

HOUSING NEW ZEALAND QUEENS ROAD 0800 801 601 John Walker has a wealth of experience with Housing New Zealand and is looking forward to the challenge of working in his role as the Panmure/Glen Innes area Manager for Housing New Zealand

LAYAWAY DEPOT 71 QUEENS ROAD 09 296 8151 Layaway Depot provides Home Electronics, Appliances and Furniture on a layby programme. There are no Credit Checks, no interest charges and no hassells to buy the Household goods needed to make our lives enjoyable and easy. Payments are from as little as $25per week and once a scheduled number of weekly payments have been made the goods are delivered straight to the home and you continue paying the low weekly payment for the remainder of the contract term. So you don’t even have to pay it all off before you get delivery.

At Layaway Depot we say YES YES YES to Big Screen TV’s, Android Smart Phones and Tablets, Home Entertainment Sound Systems, Kitchen and Laundry appliances as well as Bedroom and lounge furniture. We are excited to be opening our 4th Store in the heart of Panmure and look forward to being of service to our local community. Call in and see us at 71 Queens Road. We are here to help you get the things you want with the easy way to own. Kind Wishes from the Team at Layaway Depot.


Issue Number 105 April 2013