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Monthly Panmure Business Association Newsletter

Issue 106 May 2013

‘The term ANZAC has transcended the physical meaning to become a spirit—an inspiration that embodies the qualities of courage, discipline, sacrifice, self-reliance and in true Kiwi terms, that of mateship and a fair go.’ Leon Matthews - RSA President ANZAC DAY April 25th 2013

Left to Right. Leon Matthews - RSA President, Alan Verall - Local Board Member, Major Colin Burgess - Padre, Chris Makoare - Local Board Member, Commander Sandra Walker & Isabel Jacobs (Rtd) Major - Guest Speakers, 2lt Luke Castle - Youth Speaker, Last Post & Reveille, Chris Sutton - Town Centre Manager, Chris Makaore - Local Board Member, Josephine Bartley - Local Board Member, Carol Beaumont - Labour List MP, Mike Murray - Mt Wellington Foundation Chairperson, Mary-Ann de Kort - Mt Wellington Licensing Trust Member.


Letter from Manager, Chris Sutton The past month has been extremely busy with finalising our exciting new ‘Tastes of Panmure’ event. Thanks once again to the twenty four restaurants, café’s and food outlets who are participating in this event that runs for one week, starting on 10 May.

the future of this area of the Auckland Region.

Four years ago, Faris Alshams purchased the Panmure Mini Mart, refurbished the premises at 146 Queens Rd and expanded the product range to include some Middle Eastern food. In March he sold the business and we were sad to see him leave Panmure. However I was delighted to bump in to him at his new job at the Harvey Norman Another new event for us is Store in Mt Roskill. Faris is enjoying Panmure’s Youth ‘Kick-Out’. The having more time with his family. Panmure Library are kindly hosting The AMETI project has triggered a the event which will be on Saturday number of relocations with the latest 11 May from 1 – 3.30pm. Linda being Latai To'ofohe owner of Warren from the Solomon Group Urban Cuts moving from his has managed to gain the support of current premises in Lagoon Drive to twelve training providers who will be the old Flight Centre building at 69 available to discuss and promote Queens Rd. We are delighted that their courses to Panmure’s youth. Latai decided to stay in the Panmure Along with the serious ‘stuff’ we business community. have arranged art and music I encourage you all to find out more activities, games, food and fun. about the Draft Unitary Plan and Thank you to Members of the three Business Associations in Parliament Pesata Sam Lotuthe Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Iinga and Simon O’Connor for Board area are fortunate to have a asking the Panmure Business special meeting just for the building/ Association to co-host a ‘Breakfast business owners and managers in the with the Prime Minister’ along with area to focus just on the commercial Gary Holmes, Manager of the Glen zoning and building regulations. For Innes Business Association and Sally more information see the Unitary Eustace from the Ellerslie Business Plan invitation. Association. I attended a similar I was emailed this link which I found event last year that was co-hosted to be very helpful in understanding with the Onehunga Business the new draft rules around building Association and I found the opportunity to talk to other business and development. http:// people most useful. I found the ensuring-quality-intensification-in-the Prime Minister to be a very entertaining and informative speaker. -unitary-plan/ Gary and I have been discussing a networking opportunity such as this to invite not only the members of our own Business Associations but to also reach out to business owners, managers and property owners in the broader Tamaki business community. With projects such as AMETI and the Tamaki Redevelopment Project, both Gary and I believe that a cohesive Tamaki business community is important for

RSA Remembrance Wall, Local Cubs and Scouts, St Johns Ambulance.

Supporting Panmure’s Youth


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

SHOPLIFTERS. From reports I have received form you I understand shopliftiers are still practising this just left. criminal activity in Panmure. • You've come across a major public inconvenience, like trees blocking Unfortunately often this activity is not a state highway. immediately reported to the PBA or the Police. We have excellent CCTV POLICE coverage in Panmure and more often than not we are able to Auckland Central Police Station 302 6400 identify these offenders. We however cannot obtain a Mt Wellington Police 526 7300 Glen Innes Police Station 528 7179 conviction unless the offence has been reported to the Panmure Community Policing Centre 570 4080 Police. We therefore encourage you to report the incident as SECURITY soon as possible and also to let us know so we can assist the Panmure Security Officer - Taoa 027 535 3017 Police. Shoplifting is more often than not an offenders first GRAFFITI stepping stone in to further criminal activity. A conviction or Graffiti Guard to have graffiti removed 579 3256 even a quiet word from a ‘man in uniform’ could put a Graffiti Shield to protect windows 577 3977 young offender back on track. Help us help you. PUBLIC PROPERTY For issues concerning; Rubbish collection (Wednesday LOCKED CARS WITH IMPORTANT ITEMS mornings), newspaper & cardboard Recycle Bins big street lights, INSIDE. I am seeing many of your vehicles, although storm water drains, abandoned vehicles, street permits and street trading, locked, with laptops and handbags left on the seats. Can I Call Auckland Council Call Centre 3010101 remind you to place these items in the boot or the glove box HEART DEFIBRILLATOR 570 4019 otherwise you risk a broken window and loss of goods. It is a very expensive exercise having a broken car window replaced. YOUNG PEOPLE. We still see an alarming number of young people roaming our streets in the small hours of the morning. Unfortunately more often than not they are up to Evening Tues 14 & 28 May for no good and are taking advantage of night fall to tag and Blue Recycle Bins steal. If you know of any young people that need guidance or following day a family that needs help with their youth there are plenty of support group about to lend a hand. Another alternative this School Term Starts Mon 6 May month is to send them along to our Youth ‘Kick-Out’ Event. This event is to encourage our youth to look at their Tastes of Panmure Fri May 10 to Sun May 19 talents and interests and see how they can use these to better their future. Youth Kick - Out Sat 11 May Fakaaue lahi mahaki


Mother’s Day

Thank you for your continued support of your Business Association and our Police Force.

Sun 12 May

Taoa Folekene - Panmure Security

Breakfast with the Prime Fri 31 May Minister for PBA Members


16 Clifton Court, Panmure

Phone: 527 6389


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 happy to talk with you, tell you more about who they are and hear your comments or suggestions.


Arun Pragji

Panmure Dental Centre 5272580

Dorothy Miles

Sugarcrafts NZ Ltd 99 Queens Road

Harriet Dawson

Second Debut 9 Basin View Lane

Hasmukh Lal


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

Power Real Estate 78 Queens Road

Vinod Ranchhod

Big Broz

Alan Verall

Local Board

95 Queens Road


570 6481

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.

Don’t be fooled ! POLICE WARNING. Last month a local Asian lady was duped out of $40,000 plus a lot of jewellery after she was tricked into putting her money and jewellery in to a bag so it could be blessed by a Chinese Superstition Master. She was told her son would have a deadly accident in 3 days if she didn’t have a blessing. Of course the bag was swapped during the chanting of prayers and when she had waited the stipulated 20 days to receive back her ‘good luck ‘ she was left with a bag full of rice and newspaper. It seems to me unbelievable that someone could fall for such a prank but the Glen Innes Police say it’s the second time they have dealt with a complaint such us this locally.

If you see or hear anything suspicious call 111

Come and see Inland Revenue We are at Panmure-Ellerslie Citizens Advice Bureau 7 – 13 Pilkington Road Panmure

Wednesday 3 A pril 2013

Appointment dates

Wednesday 5 June 2013

From 9.30am - 12.45pm Mon - Fri

From 9.30am - 12.00pm

Wednesday 3 July 2013

We c an help you with: o o o

I nc ome tax refunds o Working for F amilies Tax Credits o O nline S ervices o

Wednesday 1 May 2013

C hild Support KiwiSaver P aid parental leave

P lease make an appointment by c alling into the above addres s or phone (0 9 ) 5 73 5 707



An IRD representative is available in the Panmure-Ellerslie Citizens Advice Bureau monthly for half hour appointments. They will help you to understand your tax requirements and can assist with income tax refunds, Working for Families tax credits, child support, Kiwisaver, paid parental leave, online services, etc. Clinics will held on Wednesday 3 April, 1 May, 5 June and 3 July 2013 from 9.30am 12.00 noon. Please phone the bureau on 573 5707 to make an appointment.

Have your cake and eat it too !


We can now reveal who the ‘real’ Miss Piggy. Csilla and her colleague Howard at SawdenTAX, are both ‘foodies’ and have delighted in being able to bring to you the wonderful variety of foods in Panmure. Together with their love of food, and their quirky sense of humour, many of our newsletter readers have had a good chuckle each month as well as getting a regular update about what’s special on the menu in our restaurants and food outlets.

kindly donated by Dorothy


The Sallies helping out and a farewell to an old friend. ben



Thank you Gary and his Volunteers for organising the clean up in our Service Lanes, a good job done and a benefit to both Panmure and the Salvation Army. Thanks also to Kevin of Ace Hire for providing equipment. We must also take this time to acknowledge the long tome friendship of Ben Bataille who was a long time resident of Panmure. Gary and his Team took time to visit Ben after his stroke last year and also were instrumental in a Farewell Service to him on Monday April 15th. Gary would like to take this time to thank Mania and Beryl who took special care of Ben whilst he was in need at the Kings Road Pensioner flats. Thanks to Dorothy at Sugarcrafts for another of your delicious cakes.

EL REY TATOO STUDIO 19 QUEENS ROAD 962 7168 Dave Ansted is pleased to announce the opening of his new shop at 19 Queens Road. Currently Dave is open 7 days from 10.00am to 8.00pm. Offering traditional and custom tattoos, Dave is happy to be back working in Panmure and looks forward to serving past and present customers.

R J BATHROOMS 162-164 QUEENS ROAD 09 2148275 Jason and Camille, Managers of this new bathroom fixtures shop welcome you to come and look at their product. Along with a supply of fixtures they have an array of second hand jig saws, chainsaws and circular saws.


NOW OPEN SATURDAY 8.00am – 3.00pm

Issue Number 106 May 2013  

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