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From Left to Right. Local Board Members: Chris Makoare & Josephine Bartley with Mayor Len Brown, Terresa Whimp with the NZMA students, President RSA & Chairman Leon Matthews with Mayor Len Brown, Mayor Len Brown addressing the room with Chris Sutton Panmure Town Centre Manager (obscured) and Leon Matthews, Glen Innes Business Association Gary Holmes & Anita Hodgman with Mayor Len Brown, Panmure Business Association Office Administrator Lisa Perry with Mayor Len Brown,, The Mayor with Alistair Dryden , Joseph Lia’ava East Tamaki Heath Care and GIBA Board Member with Mayor, Marist Rugby Club venue, Salvation Army’s Gary Davidson & Irma Olthoft with Karen Sutton Physio Rehab Group, Christine Cormack YMCA & Lee Jones Tamaki Recreation Centre.

Letter from Manager, Chris Sutton Thank you to the eighty business people who attend the Breakfast with Mayor Len Brown. A special thanks to Frank Solomon from the Solomon Group who blessed the food. Speakers, Lisa Clark from Three Brothers told us how their business started 34 years ago in Morrin Rd and the importance of networking within your local business community and Pat Sneddon, Chairman of the Manaiakalani Trust outlined the success of the Trust in getting a NetBook into the hands of every child in Tāmaki. This Trust was featured a few weeks ago on TV 1’s Seven Sharp and was the recipient of $100,000 from Will.I.Am, Hip Hop artist and philanthropist. The academic achievement rates for Pacific and Maori students have escalated sharply with the comprehensive role out of thisprogramme. Pat encouraged local businesses to support the programme by giving students work experience. I received an email from Christine Cormack, Centre Manager for the YMCA Lagoon Leisure & Fitness who said ‘Thank you so much for a lovely morning – I really enjoyed the speakers and was particularly inspired by Pat from the Manaiakalani Education Trust.’ If you would like to find out more about the Trust go to www. manaiakalani .org for more information.

8 in one night! I can’t thank all the business people who bothered to reported damage to their cars enough. Their reports to both the Police and the PBA office meant that we were able to collate valuable footage that was sent to the Police. Arrests were made and the children dealt with.

Over a two week period our office was told about 15 cars that had been broken into –

Opening of the over bridge with Mayor Len Brown & Gerry Brownlee

The transition from the four Councils to the Supercity has been an understandably massive undertaking and many of the processes and responsibilities are still being worked through. With Auckland City Council our town, footpaths, car parks and the roadway of our service lanes were cleaned each day by one contractor. The physical areas of the town have now been divided up and have become the responsibility of both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport which has sadly made things a little more complicated that it used to be. We hope that the roles and services will be sorted out soon. In the meantime I would appreciate receiving reports of an increase of rubbish and loose litter that you may have noticed in our car parks.

The PBA office, tries very hard to report and sort out reported problems with footpaths, crossings, and gardens. With the new Auckland Council structure still settling in we have at times found that some projects have taken ages to be sorted, for example the lack of visibility on the pedestrian crossing between Health Star Pacific and Housing NZ. Some of the vegetation has been removed but over the next 6 months the crossing will be raised to The Mayor’s focus was on the possible slow traffic down. If you have concerns outcomes of the huge investment that is regarding any of the above, let us know as currently going on in Panmure and Tāmaki. we understand the best way to report The Mayor told us about the rapid changes problems to the Auckland Council Call that had occurred after the completion of Centre and if problems are not dealt with the new transport hubs at New Lynn and within a reasonable time frame we know Manukau giving confidence to businesses for how to escalate the situation. a viable economic future. He then took questions from the floor which ranged from Lisa and I along with Transport Minister complaints about the building consent Gerry Brownlee, Mayor Len Brown and process, the reasons for the switch to electric Auckland Transport Chairman Dr Lester trains and the fact that the Council Levy and other dignitaries attended the contractors will no longer be mowing the ribbon cutting for the opening of the grass verges. Even though there were not Ellerslie/Panmure Highway over bridge. so many people attending, I felt that the The completion of this bridge over the rail atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly corridor is a major milestone in the first and the attendees took the opportunity to phase of the $1.5 billion Auckland Manukau ‘talk business.’ Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) and I meet with Auckland Transport to discuss has opened three months ahead of schedule. Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said, the planting in the median strip at the “I’d like to offer my congratulations to western end of town which had sunk considerably and had become a trip hazard. Auckland Transport and Fletcher Construction for delivering this milestone The garden in front of Designer Fabrics, 30 Queens Rd has not been replanted since for the first phase of the AMETI. Improving the transport links in this economically Stage 3 of the footpath upgrade, 2009. important part of Auckland is the Work will need to be done on the drainage in the garden before it can be planted.

government’s next major focus for Auckland’s transport network.” Now work on the new Panmure Station building has been speeded up and this will be opened before the end of the year. I was fortunate to be able to say a few words about my relationship with Paul Clapshaw over the past seven years that I have worked for this Association. Each year, I would send him an invite to dress up for our Christmas Parade and one year he took me up on my offer. He asked me what I wanted him to come dressed as and I told him that he could come dressed as anything his heart desired. Paul took himself off to Desiree Costume Hire and came dressed as a Dick Turpin the Highway man. This was very fitting as the Dick Turpin was known to rob from the rich to give to the poor and that role captured exactly what Paul was about – getting on an doing things to help others, always with a twinkle in his eye and a wry smile on his face. We will miss Paul.

Nomination for the 2013 – 2014 Panmure Business Association Board will close on Friday 21 September. If you are interested in what is happening in and around the town or the future of this town’s financial viability, please consider becoming part of the Board. Each year, a small group (up to 11) of building or business owners/managers needs to be elected to oversee and guide the aims and objectives of the Association and to decide the best way to utilise the collected targeted rate. See Nomination Paper Insert.

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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

CAR WINDOWS SMASHED. Despite these individuals being caught there are sadly others out there that will just left. do the same. Please park in well lit areas • You've come across a major public inconvenience, like trees blocking and do not leave anything valuable in a state highway. sight. A open EMPTY glove box may also deter a would be thief. POLICE RELUCTANCE TO REPORT CRIME. Please report Auckland Central Police Station 302 6400 Mt Wellington Police 526 7300 any crime. It helps us get better Police patrols and gives us a Glen Innes Police Station 528 7179 true picture of what is happening in our streets. Panmure Community Policing Centre 570 4080 CAMERAS. If you have security cameras in your shop SECURITY please make sure they are in working order. If you don’t have Panmure Security Officer - Taoa 027 535 3017 a camera it does not need to be expensive to install some GRAFFITI/TAGS Graffiti Guard to have graffiti removed 579 3256 basic equipment. Etching from windows removed 579 3256 VOLUNTEERS. The Panmure PUBLIC PROPERTY Community Police Station is For issues concerning; Rubbish collection (Wednesday mornings), newspaper & cardboard Recycle Bins big street lights, manned by volunteers 3 days a week storm water drains, abandoned vehicles, street permits and street for the reporting of minor offenses. trading, If you are interested in assisting with Call Auckland Council Call Centre 3010101 some volunteer work along these HEART DEFIBRILLATOR 570 4019 lines please call us on 527 6398 Taoa Folekene


Lisa has the Last Word ….. 1. Excellent breakfast Mr Mayor. Great turn out from our business community plus excellent food from Flying Solo Catering Limited served by the NZMA students.

Evening Tues 3 & 17 September for following day

Blue Recycle Bins

2. Progress, SLOWLY getting the youth offenders under control. If you see any youths behaving badly please call our office or notify Taoa. Sometimes a few words from us or the Police can just put these young ones back on track.

Board Nominations Close Friday 21 September RSVP AGM

Tues day 1 October

AGM LandMark /RSA

Monday 7 October

3. Spitting in the street. YUCK !

Sunday 20th October

4. SPRING HAS SPRUNG ! Remember to get a daffodil .

King of the Mountain


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 Representative

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.

Ever thought about learning a new skill? Dorothy can teach you

CAKE DECORATING The next set of 4 classes starts 7.30pm Thursday September 19th Cost $180.00 for 4 classes

Kindly donated by Dorothy

SUGARCRAFTS 99 QUEENS ROAD 09 527 6060 This month’s cake goes to Dave for being a ‘good bloke’. Whilst in town one day Dave found an ipad left at the bus stop. Dave kindly bought it to our office where we were able access the data and find the owners. Thanks for doing the right thing.

...and its all thanks to you !

EXCELLENT RESULT ! We were particularly please to see this article in last weeks East and Bays Courier. Due to the fact that YOU REPORTED these crimes and with the excellent follow up by the Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Tamaki Community Patrol and our extensive CCTV cover these youth offenders were caught. More recently one of over shop owners was able to indentify a teen who stole from a parked vehicle. Your initiative enabled the Police to have the theft solved within 2 days. Now that’s Teamwork !

Have you been to see Danny and Rachel @ Four Square Panmure yet ? SPEND OVER $30 AT FOUR SQUARE PANMURE AND GET A STAMP. EARN 10 STAMPS AND GET $20 OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE !

A fond farewell to a wonderful man - Paul Clapshaw

It was with heavy hearts Chris, Taoa and I attended Paul Clapshaws farewell at the Ruapotaka Marae on August 14th. Having only heard of his cancer in July it was hard to believe such a giving person was no longer with us. The service was credit to Paul as his friends and colleagues gathered and spoke of his giving nature, his ‘huge heart’ and his tireless efforts to help his fellow man. Paul was a ‘giver’ , generously donating his time to the Community as a Justice of the Peace, Citizens Advice Volunteer, and Tamaki Community Patrol Volunteer. His efforts were recognised by the Maungakeikei-Tamaki Local Board in March where he was the recipient of a Community Award. Paul will also be remembered for his lively observational discussions on the local radio station, Mountainside FM. Farewell. Lisa

Community Minded - Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club The council held on Saturday 20th July the Panmure Basin Mangrove Muckin , a community event organised to control the spead of mangroves in the lagoon. A team of energetic and keen volunteers made up of lagoon residents, members of the Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club, Ski Club and some young scouts dressed in gum boots came down to pull out mangrove seedlings as well as helped with the removal of pre-cut adult mangroves from designated resource consented areas. Regular community events to remove young mangrove seedlings will be essential to maintain the current line of the mangroves and prevent them from spreading out into the Basin again. Chantal Grass—Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club ph 5252771 To be part of the next mangrove clean up please email

The people in the photo are from left to right Jeff Coffin (PLSC), Anna Wallace (PLSC), Brent, Andrew Coffin (PLSC), Jack Richardson (PLSC) and Chantal Grass (PLSC).

New to Panmure


Hello from Ideal Wheels on the Roundabout ! We love being here in Panmure in our new Dealership on the roundabout. The warm welcome we received from our new neighbours and community has been huge and greatly appreciated. Its great to see a vibrant and changing Panmure and we are really looking forward to the completion of the new transport hub and other changes that we are sure will make Panmure into the go to destination for this part of Auckland. I guess that everyone has seen the big Gorilla go up on the building, we certainly are getting lots of toots and smiles from the people and traffic going past ! We love it and the way that it makes us stand out. Our large range of cars and commercial vehicles are as good as we can possibly make them, and if you get the time to drop in and say "hi" , we would love to get to know you all better and find out and understand your commercial and private motoring needs. Thanks Trent Stringer, Manager, Ideal Wheels

Lynn’s lovely shop is light, bright and sophisticated. With new luxurious seating foot-spas and specialised nail bars you can be expertly pampered. Open Special prices are up to 50% off. Acrylic nails are currently $35, Manicure and Spa Pedicure $32 and Shellac Manicure for only $32. Monday - Wednesday 9.00 - 6.00 Thursday - Friday 9.00 - 7.30 Saturday 9.00 - 6.00 Sunday 10.00 - 4.30 or by appointment


Rent N Own Panmure Branch

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The newest & flashest technology – all new quality branded appliances No huge upfront deposits Small, easy weekly payments Free delivery and installation usually within just 24 hours Trouble getting finance, talk to us to find a way

Visit the Manager, Dan, or chat to Tina and ask about their extensive range of kitchen appliances and white ware, laundry equipment, furniture, TV's, computers, audio/video equipment, mobiles and fitness equipment. 9.00-5.00 Monday - Friday 10.00 - 1.00 Saturday

Pah Rob Butcher

PAR ROB BUTCHERY 68 QUEENS ROAD 09 527 3374 Rob, Parmash and Garry have taken over the butcher at the corner of Pilkington Road and Queens Road. Along with a new coat of paint comes some great new ideas. Their aim is to provide healthy meats, homemade sausages and poultry with the aim to provide that friendly family butchery we all remember. There are cuts for larger families, hangis, and Pacifica gatherings along with budget packs and multi packs for pensioners or those that live alone but enjoy a great meal. Nothing is too hard for them, they know their meats and they know all about service. Pop in and see them and they will provide you with great food and a great deal. The only thing missing will be the sawdust! WINZ Cards Accepted OPEN Monday 10.00-5.00 Tuesday-Friday 9.00-6.00 Saturday Sunday 10.00-3.00

Issue Number 110 September 2013  

Monthly Business Newsletter