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Tuesday 28 November 2017

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Paul Bryden and Quentin Olsen stand by the signal box which was used for the final time last week.

IT was a bittersweet moment for the team at Pukekohe railway station last week. At 12.10am on Saturday 18 November, the

last train arrived at Pukekohe station and ten minutes later, the manual signal machine was switched off forever. ll A spokesperson for KiwiRail said the signal box at Pukekohe was closed after it reached the end of its useful life, and the signalling system has been upgraded. Pukekohe railway station, like the rest of Auckland stations, is following suit by being operated from Wellington, rather than manually at the station. "KiwiRail and AT have undertaken a joint project to upgrade the signalling system with a computer-based interlocking machine, allowing it to be automated and controlled from the National Train Control Centre in Wellington," their spokesperson said. "All other stations on the Auckland Metropolitan network were re-signalled as part of the Auckland Electrification Project. However, as the electrification was not extended from Papakura to Pukekohe, the signalling at Pukekohe was left unchanged."

Stations like Britomart and Newmarket are believed to have changed over to computer-based systems in 2011. The signallers manage the trains as they arrive and leave Pukekohe, and change tracks. "We are the last of the manual signallers in the upper North Island. There is one other manual operating system in Wellington," said signalman Quentin Olsen. "We have signals down by the Raceway and by the two road bridges on Stadium Drive." KiwiRail say the system in use in the box dated from the 1920s, and parts for it were no longer available, adding to the reasons behind the change. However the employees see this as progress. Quentin has been a signalman for 13 years, starting as an operator. The change means he will start in a different role at KiwiRail, something he is looking forward to.

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"It is bittersweet, but it's exciting for the future." Paul Bryden has also been working at KiwiRail for a number of years. "I started in 1975 and left in 1981, before I came back eight years later and I've been here ever since. I've seen a lot of progress while I've been here. It is the end of an era, but we're moving forward. You want to keep moving forward." While Pukekohe as a town continues to see growth, there has also been a steady increase in train services. In 1999 there were two passenger trains passing through Pukekohe each day, now there are around 104 passenger trains and 34 freight trains. "We see about 52 trains per shift," Quentin said. The trains will continue to travel to and from Pukekohe, but they will no longer be controlled by the men in the station.

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Emma’s Desk When I look at how the community I serve and live in rallied together to help Hazel raise funds for the Cancer Society, my heart swells with pride. I can’t express my gratitude for how generous and supportive Franklin, my friends and family have been. Together, Hazel, Helen and I have raised more than $12,000 for the Cancer Society. That is massive, and all of the funds are going to be distributed back into our community to those in need. I have been blown away by those who have come forward to share their personal stories, about how cancer has affected them and their family. I am beyond flattered that several of you have the confidence to approach a stranger and share your journey— that is all part of the healing process. To read more about Hazel’s story, visit page 4. The countdown is on until the end of the year, and I haven’t begun to contemplate Christmas shopping. My dad is the worst person to buy for. Just thinking about what to get him makes my head hurt. We ask him every year to supply us with a list, and do you think he does? He says he doesn’t want anything, then complains about what he actually gets. So I told him in our online whanau group chat that if he didn’t supply us with a list of what he wants for Christmas, I was going to give him my sassy cat, Bonnie, as a present. He sent through his list within five minutes of receiving my message. This is our last issue for November, which means we only have four editions left before we say goodbye to 2017. That is a really scary thought! Our last issue before the Holiday Edition is 19 December, so be sure to contact us before then if you would like to share your advertising, news, thoughts and events!


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Road courtesy and disability parking spaces I would like to acknowledge and thank motorists here in Waiuku, and many in Pukekohe, for their consideration and thoughtfulness. I am an unwell and disabled older woman. I must use a walker for safety and stability of my person. I never just ‘step out’ onto a pedestrian crossing. I wait for clear indication that it is safe for me to do so. No one should ‘just step out’ as of right, onto a pedestrian crossing. Pedestrians have responsibilities too—just as motorists do (eg: first, look right, then left and then right again). So many drivers in the Waiuku and Pukekohe township slow or stop, even before they have reached the point where they legally must, and indicate to me to cross the street. I appreciate that greatly, but rarely can say so to the motorist—I can only gesture my thanks to them. A word to those who still selfishly park in spaces clearly indicated as being for those with a disability. It is ILLEGAL for anyone who does not have a Disability Card (which MUST ALWAYS BE CLEARLY DISPLAYED in one’s vehicle) to use such parking spaces. I wouldn’t wish such a need on anyone. PLEASE DON’T use our parking spaces when you are not disabled! Waiuku Resident

Thoughts on petrol tax I am not quite as young as I used to be and don’t drive. I have various health problems and require to pay for private transport to wherever I need to go. Extra cost to petrol will be the straw that broke the camel’s back. I have lived in Waiuku now for over 50 years and loved it, but this tax must be someone’s idea of a joke. Joan, Waiuku districtpost

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Our Waiuku doors are open Franklin Law solicitors and legal staff are now in place at the former Mason Lawrie Law offices in Queen Street Waiuku. The Partners of Franklin law wish to invite any clients, prospective clients and business contacts to meet with them to discuss any matters of legal concern. Remaining at the Queen St offices are former Mason Lawrie Law support staff Annette, Tiny and Maree. They will ensure continuity of service for all Mason Lawrie Law clients. Franklin Law is a professional full service law firm with its main office in Pukekohe. The firm acquired Mason Lawrie Law on November 17 with the intention that the new Waiuku base will allow easier access to quality legal services for individuals and businesses in Waiuku, the Awhitu Peninsula, Karioitahi, Aka Aka,

Otaua, Glenbrook and the surrounding rural areas. Leading the firm are firm Partners Kevin House, Kelly Jones, Glen Low, Daniel Cowan and Gagan Tangri. The Partners collectively have specialist skills and legal experience that span the full range of legal areas including expertise in trusts, elder and estate law, property sales, acquisitions and construction law, commercial property, subdivisions and commercial leasing, commercial contracts, business disputes and employment law. Commercial Property Partner Glen Low says Franklin Law intends to continue to build its strength and offerings around the ability to offer high quality legal advice and services locally. “We believe that people living and working in Franklin should have easy access to legal services of the highest quality. Having senior lawyers with specialist skills work-

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Don’t run the risk of thinking it will be okay and drive home after having a few drinks. Around Christmas time Police will have more officers out and about on the roads, doing traffic check points to ensure the roads are safe for everyone to use. Plan early how you are getting home, because if the Police are the ones that are dropping you at home at the end of the night, something has gone wrong. Also, alcohol flows more freely at this time of the year. When indulg-

ing keep an eye on your friends and family. We all know when someone has had too much, so stop them drinking, look after them make and sure they’re okay. As we all know alcohol lowers our inhibitions and we do things we don’t normally do. Too often, we see Mr or Ms Angry Drunk, Mouthy Drunk or Punchy Drunk, which leads to problems for everyone. So look after your mates when you’re having a few drinks. Have a good time and be safe. Cheers,Woody

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Aka Aka - W1 Crew tasked to assist a male patient in his 20s who was involved in a car versus car accident. He was extricated from the vehicle suffering multiple injuries, and flown to Middlemore in a serious condition.

A Pukekohe road was covered in orange, after the driver of a truck carrying carrots lost control of the vehicle on Saturday 25 November, spilling the load. The incident happened around 11.45am, and reinforcements were called to help clear the orange layer from the road.

State Highway 2 at Kopuku Road, Maramarua was closed on Sunday 26 November after a collision between two vehicles, one towing a trailer. Emergency services were called just before 2.30pm. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital. One person is critical and the other has serious to moderate injuries. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

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$12,000 raised for Cancer Society As said at her head shaving ceremony, Hazel McMillan is set to become an inspiration leader one day. By Emma Hyde-Richards

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On Saturday 11 November, in front of several hundred supporters and loved ones, Tuakau's Hazel lopped her locks and donated her hair to be made into a wig. Thanks to the support and generosity from the community and local Franklin businesses, Hazel was able to raise a further $2500 on the night through raffles and an auction at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan, bringing her total to over $12,000. Sue Buevink, Community Fundraising Coordinator the Cancer Society, was also attended the evening and had a surprise to present to Hazel. Unknown to the Harrisville School student, she was the top national individual fundraiser for Brave the Shave campaign this year. "It was a real privilege to attend the Brave the Shave event at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club and be able to present the ‘top fundraiser’ award to Hazel. She is an inspiring young lady and she organ-

It's a dream that most kids and even adults can only imagine, but for seven year old Samuel Michie, it was a reality. ll Lined up in all black, Pukekohe's Sam was a player escort for Peruvian footballer Edison Flores in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against the All Whites in Wellington on Saturday 11 November. Mum, Aileen, entered Sam in the competition after seeing a post on the All Whites' Facebook page. "I got the call on Tuesday 31 October to let me know he'd been chosen." Sam said his mum kept it a surprise for him. "Mum told me she had to measure me for my booster seat, but it was actually for the game," Sam said. The FIFA rules require player escorts to be no taller than 142 centimetres. Sam was one of 22 children selected to lead either the Peru or All Whites team out from the tunnel. The atmosphere was electric on the Saturday, as more than 37,000 fans filled Westpac Stadium. "It was really noisy coming out of the tunnel," Sam said. "It was my favourite part and there was lots of screaming and cheering." The young footSue Buevink, Community Fundraising ball fan has been playCoordinator the Cancer Society, ing for Pukekohe AFC presented Hazel McMillan with a since he was four certificate for being the top national years old. After his reindividual fundraiser for Brave the cent 'World Cup' exShave campaign. perience, he hopes to one day play for the All Whites. "They're my favourite team." Sam also received some goodies for his QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7535 efforts in Wellington, including a new All Whites shirt. "I was super proud," said Aileen. "He was quite nervous, but he did brilliantly, and he had a heroes welcome at school when he got back." QUICK PUZZLE NO. "I was just excited to 7535 be out there," Sam said.

ised an awesome fundraising campaign for someone so young," said Sue. With the aim of $5000 in her mind, Hazel had no idea that her total would double when it came time to shave her head. "I didn't expect it to get so big, or to raise that amount of money," said Hazel. "Shaving your hair is an incredibly powerful way to show your support for someone undergoing cancer treatment and the funds raised and the donated hair will make a huge difference in the lives of people with cancer," said Sue. Hazel's selfless act has also encouraged others to take up the cause. "When we shared the pictures on our Facebook page, several other people have been inspired to take up the challenge too! Cancer Society does not receive any government funding for the services we provide and are wholly reliant on community support, so a big thanks again to Hazel and the Tuakau community," said Sue.

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Students at Pukeoware School were delighted to receive boxes of new books earlier this term, courtesy of a $14,000 grant from Grassroots Trust. Each month, Grassroots Trust approves funding for grant applications across sport, education and community sectors. “The grant allowed us to purchase 246 titles for use in our Junior School, providing us with more quality educational resources to engage our learners and assist development of their literacy skills”, said Acting Principal Kim Michie.


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$800,000 for change rooms? It has been suggested that a third of the Sports park’s budget was spent on new changing rooms. By Steve Douglas and Emma Hyde-Richards

ll The much awaited Waiuku Sports Park has finally been signed off, with the official opening held at the Blast to the Past event two weeks ago. The multi-million dollar project, involves a partnership with the Franklin Local Board, Waiuku Districts Rugby Club and Waiuku College/Ministry of Education to encourage better use of sports and recreation facilities in the area. The project was to upgrade existing community facilities. This included developing and upgrading a carpark, access between the facilities, sand carpeting, irrigation and drainage of the field as well as new lighting and the construction of a new changing room/ toilet block. Questions have been raised by members of the community regarding the money spent on the new changing rooms. Some have even questioned the entire project and the real value to the community.


Council's formal hearings defeated by digital options There will no longer be the choice for Aucklander's to have their say in public hearings for the 10-year budget and the Auckland Plan.

Franklin Local Board members from left, Brendon Crompton, Niko Kloeten, Angela Fulljames (chair) and Sharlene Druyven with Brian Perry from Waiuku College. The Post requested a breakdown of how the $2.4m was spent by council. Sadly two weeks later, we can report at the time of going to print we had still not received a copy. According to a reliable source the changing room is rumoured to have cost around $800,000 to build. Franklin Local Board member, Brendon Crompton, stated that the cost of this build was not much different from other Auckland Council structures. “There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when completing a build like this. The building needs to be able to withstand what it is going to be used for. ” The Post asked if the materials

Community response over pet ownership Two weeks ago, our editorial manager, Emma Hyde Richards, shared her thoughts on responsible pet ownership after nearly 2846 dogs in the South Auckland area were euthanised last year. We asked the community on their thoughts, and what alternatives they believed there are to euthanising these pets and how can we bring this number down. We also encouraged our readers to share their stories of rehoming rescue animals, and how the experience has been for them. We had a great response, and avid reader, Joan Smithson, (pictured right) even came into our office to present Emma a 'medal' for voicing these concerns, and creating the discussion within the community. The Post Newspaper also supports cat rescue organisations within Franklin, so if you would like to donate to these initiatives, please feel free to drop off cat food at either of our offices, in Pukekohe or Waiuku. Here is what a few of you had to say: Reading through Emma's article was like hearing myself think. Totally agree Emma, those people who cannot look after animals like a member of the family should not be allowed to own one. I have had dogs and cats all my life from a small child, but now in my 70s and wanting to travel (in my retirement and with limited funds) I have chosen not to have another dog or cat. This is a very big missing part of my life, but I cannot afford to travel and pay properly for caring of the animals. With regards to your last sentence 'if you can't afford the basic necessities and care of your pet, don't own one,'—this should also apply to those who cannot afford the basic necessities for children—in

used were locally sourced. “You are talking about an extremely robust construction method that has been used. While a local contractor was used with the build, there were some specs that you just wouldn’t be able to source locally.” There was also confusion by several locals surrounding opening of the facilities, with some believing that they would be opened for 24 hour use. “To use the toilet block and changing rooms, a booking must be made through council’s website. They are not open as public toilets as such. It is for those who are using the grounds for a social or sporting event,”said Brendon. What are your thoughts? Email us

other words if you can't afford to look after your kids, don't have any. —M Holliday Of the dogs who went into the Auckland pounds in the reporting year, 85% were euthanised. Of the 3172 put to sleep, 73% were classed as “pit bull” type. This means that despite their health, temperament etc, unless they were collected by their owner they never stood a chance of leaving— due to the nonsense of Breed Specific Legislation. They could have been better behaved than the Spaniel in all testing—but they have a look (which DNA may have proven to be 101 other breeds and zero bull breed heritage). How as a community can we change this? 1. Be Responsible and DESEX your pets (cats and dogs) there are not enough good homes as it is, without adding to the issue by breeding more and more. 2. Understand your responsibilities regarding fencing, registration and that of Forever—be that 8,10,15 or 20 years forever. NOT until said puppy/kitten isn’t so little and cute anymore. 3. Write/email/phone your MP etc and question BSL. It has been proven internationally and scientifically to be ineffective in reducing dog bites etc. There is no such thing as a bad breed of dog—only dogs who haven’t been socialised and trained properly and/or people who don’t know how to approach or behave with dogs and ignore the signs when a dog is frightened or unhappy. —M Marshall

At a recent Council meeting, Councillors Greg Sayers and Daniel Newman sought to introduce an amendment to introduce public consultation which would "... approve a public hearings process for the Long-Term Plan and Auckland Plan which provides the opportunity for any submitter to be heard before the Finance and Performance Committee." The amendment was passed, but then defeated by ten points to nine as a Councillor removed his vote. Councillor for Manurewa-Papakura Daniel Newman, who seconded the amendment, said Auckland Council needs to give Aucklanders the right to present their submission and speak to the matters raised if they so wish. However, those opposing the amendment say it was not well thought out. "How would Council resource thousands of individual formal hearings? Where would the time be allocated from? Councillor attendance at the old formal processes was lack lustre, especially when the time commitments were spelt out. Finally, there was no proposed budget costs suggested. This proposed amendment was merely a populist position taken to appeal to the public," said Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore. He added that the amendment for public consultation would mean Franklin residents would be required to travel into Auckland CDB to speak for 15 minutes in a formal submission, which would not be a popular option. "Have your say events and digital inputs are popular. The responses from the public all over Franklin have increased greatly when compared to the old fashioned formal procedure of yesteryear," he said.


Balaam’s Curse Ticket to Heaven There is an interesting story in Ancient Scripture, and this occurs just before Israel crosses the Jordan and into the “Promised Land.” We are today on the same, but “spiritual journey,” that mirrors the Exodus, so this is critical for us, because we are about to face the same problems as we are about to cross Jordan and into the Heavenly Promised Land. Let us re-cap the situation. Balak is the King of the Nation of Moab and is stressed out, as out of the wilderness to his south came a few people, that is fine, quite normal as it is the main highway south, but the flow never stopped until there were millions of them, all camped along the Jordan River under the shade of the gum tree forest where they grazed their flocks.

When inquiry was made, he found that this group had just conquered and destroyed the very powerful Amorite Nation, Numbers 22:4 “And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all [that are] round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor [was] king of the Moabites at that time.” Balak was just convinced that his entire nation and population would cease to exist before Israel, hence his urgent plea to Prophet Balaam for help in conquering Israel before Israel conquered him.

Numbers 22:6 “Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they [are] too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, [that] we may smite them, and [that] I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest [is] blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.” Simple solution to King Balak, get Balaam to curse and to weaken them, and his Army should be able to clean up the stragglers, simple concept, except he forgot to calculate for God, and God’s Blessing and Protection on his obedient children.

After three failed attempts by Balaam to curse Israel, where Israel got blessed instead, Balak decided that this method was a failure as he could not overcome them because God was overshadowing and protecting them. Balaam then had a simple strategy, you will never get to Israel when God is their shield and protector. Simple solution; just get them to sin, which separate them from God by their Sinning, “The Wages of Sin Is Death,” so God himself will destroy the sinners and you do not even have to enter the Battle. Numbers 31:16 “Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.”

Before Balaam they are un-touchable. Numbers 23:21 “He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God [is] with him, and the shout of a king [is] among them.” After Balaam’s diabolical strategy we have sin removing the protection of God, judgement follows as the consequence of sin, Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Israel had to now face the consequences of their “Sin” which weakened and destroyed, so the plague swept through their ranks and 24,000 sinners perished. Numbers 25:3 “And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.”

How so very sad that Israel, or “The Church” has somehow lost sight of where they are going, have lost sight of God, and are now following a dumb Idol and Satan, when only a short time before they were committed Christians, how quickly they lost sight of the Living God, and we can so easily let the cares of this life sway us. Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” JB Phillips said something like, “Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mould.” Romans talks about conforming to Sin, but God is crying out for us to be Transformed, this is “New Birth” language, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see. How come we often meet Christians who are more “Conforming” and are worldly in their speech, manners, and behaviour, when they are supposed to be “Transformed” and a totally new creation, as old things are passed away and behold all things are new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Balaam has certainly assessed the situation very quickly, and the Devil is most pleased the see Christians straying off the path of God and Scripture, he quickly sets traps, ensnares the unsuspecting, and carries them off to perdition. The saddest part is that the Christian fails to check their progress by the Bible, listens to smooth sayings, and drifts away from God, and then loses their “Eternal Life,” how so very sad. Baal has a masculine as well as a feminine form, which simply means “Husband” or “Wife” but God wants to be our “Husband” in spiritual terms and is doing all he can to shower us with love and adoration and gifts, but we so often commit “spiritual adultery” and chase after the god’s of this world who have no consideration at all for us, and like the “Prodigal Son,” go live in a pig pen when our “Heavenly Father” is calling us to come home to a fresh clean home with wonderful love and fellowship and a banqueting table awaiting. Dear Reader; why not commit right now to ditch Satan, sin and Baal and come back under the blessing of God, as very soon sin and sinners perish and the redeemed cross over to the Promised Land. So let us repent, put our lives in correct order, and call sinners to repentance and live the “Godly Life” right now.

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Best friends, 70 years later A Pukekohe couple have just celebrated 70 years of marriage, and while they didn't want a fuss, their daughter in-law thought that it was an achievement to be recognised. By Emma Hyde-Richards

For Steve Danes, it was love at first sight when he met his future wife, May. The couple met at a local dance, and May said they clicked straight away. "Love at first sight? On his part, yes," she laughed. "My first thought was that he's not too bad." Steve and May were married on 7 November 1947 at the St Andrews Church in Pukekohe by Reverend Drake. "It was a small wedding, we didn't even have many photos taken," said May. Instead, the couple celebrated by taking Steve's parents' car, and road tripped around the North Island. The couple went on to purchase their first home in Buckland, where they still reside today. After their wedding, Steve began an engineering business, and husband and wife worked together. Steve and May had two children, Graham and Robin. "We are now kept busy with our five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. I do lots of knitting," said May. The couple received letters of congratulations for their platinum wedding anniversary from the Queen, Governor General, Dame Patsy

Steve and May Danes have just celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. To celebrate, their children took May and Steve out to dinner at the Windross House in Cockle Bay. "We don't really celebrate anymore. I can't remember when we stopped celebrating our anniversary, or buying gifts," said Steve. "It may be something that some would celebrate at this milestone, but for us, we are best friends. We understand each other, that is what marriage is about," explained May. When asked if there are any secrets to a long and successful marriage, May responded with 'good health' and a cheeky smile. "I don't think we have ever had a row," laughed Steve. "There aren't any secrets. We enjoy doing things together, and you have to have a good sense of humour," she said.

Waiuku Probus celebrate 15 years

The Probus Club of Waiuku met on Tuesday 21 November to celebrate their 15th birthday. Meeting at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club, patrons enjoyed ‘friendship, fellowship and fun.’ Nine of the groups shared an item with the club, with a poetry reading, several songs and a skit among the acts.

Piece of South Africa in Waiuku

Artist, Rosalie Niu and Mona Francis stand in front of the mural Rosalie completed for Mona’s birthday. November has certainly been Mona Francis’ birthday month. On Wednesday 22 November, the local socialite, who has lived in Waiuku for 20 years, officially celebrated her 'coming of age' birthday. However, the week before saw Waiuku artist, Rosalie Niu, present her with the best gift of all—a mural of South Africa. Rosalie's artwork can be found all around Waiuku, with her biggest piece located in the Kentish Hotel. Mona's mural took 193 hours to complete, and consists of five panels featuring her favourite African

animals. Rosalie, who paints as a hobby, says the mural would have to be her favourite completed so far. “I put in a bit of kiwiana in there as well. It was a real pleasure to be able to do this for Mona, as I have never forgotten my trip to South Africa.” “The colours, the animals, they are still ingrained in my mind. I am glad Mona can now have a little piece of home right in her backyard,” she said. "I love it, it is beautiful. It is a tiny bit of Africa right here in New Zealand. It is my 80th birthday, and I got exactly what I wanted. I am so happy," said Mona.

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Waiuku College celebrates top scholars Waiuku College celebrated their senior prizegiving recently with awards handed out to top students. There were three top year 13 students for 2017, with the candidates so close that a joint Dux was awarded for the year. ll Joint Dux for 2017 went to Scott Scobie and Jamie Walker. Proxime Accessit went to Janetta Hamilton. Top scholar for year 12 is Finn Roberts-Craig and top scholar for year 11 went to Talia Mather.

Proxime Accessit for 2017 was Janetta Hamilton.

Top Scholar for Year 12 was Finn Roberts-Craig

Top Scholar for Year 11 went to Talia Mather

Scott Scobie and Jamie Walker were inseparable and were Joint Dux for 2017

Flourish creates Christmas joy Hall and Hyland celebrates 40 years Bob Udy has come a long way from being a bundle of nerves in his first mechanic exam in 1958. He is currently celebrating 40 years in business to be exact! Emma Hyde-Richards

Over 200 ladies attended the annual Flourish Christmas event held at The Franklin Baptist Church on Friday 17 November 2017. As you can tell by the smiles of the ladies above, it was an evening full of surprises. From a thoughtful Faith message from Christine, delectable delights with Lisa, creative Christmas crafts with Maryanne, to fabulous spot prizes just to name a few. The spirit of Christmas giving was evident with the great number of gift donations that were placed under the tree for children under care in Franklin. If you have never attended one of these special events before, we would highly recommend marking it in your calendar for next year.

Junior students shine

ll Owner of Hall and Hyland Machinery in Waiuku, Bob is proud to be commemorating this milestone. "Not many people can say they have been in business this long, or stayed in the same location on Martyn Street for 35 years," he laughs. Beginning his career as a fresh faced apprentice, Bob spent five years completing his qualifications at Hutchison and Knight before continuing on to work for several local mechanics. Several years later, Bob was given the opportunity to purchase into Hall and Hyland, which predominately serviced and maintained haybalers. "All the monumental decisions were made in November," laughed Bob. Over the last 40 years, Bob has seen many changes, including the advancement of motor vehicle technology. "If you had said to me in 1977, that tractors and balers were going to have computers in them, I would have told them to go back to bed, yah dreaming. It really is quite astounding how far advanced we have become. Just managing the modern car is an

achievement within itself, but it is all part of the job." One thing he is certain about is that the people in the community have made the last 40 years incredibly worthwhile. "You have your ups and downs, as does everyone else, but there are so many wonderful people and local businesses in this community, it is making it very hard to retire. Our journey so far wouldn't have been possible without the support of my wife Robyn, and our two children, who went many Christmas days without me due to work. I also put down our longevity to having great staff. I really want to thank everyone for their continued support. " When asked if retirement was his plan in the near future, his response was 'one day, but not now.' Congratulations Bob, from all of us here at the Post Newspaper.

Celebrating L-R Ben Hunter as Dad, Lexie Kimpton as Mum, Sophie Jarkiewicz as Nana, Matthew Thompson as Grandad and Peyton Cruickshank and Caleb Nash as the grandchildren. year. “It has been full on for the last ‘Down on the Farm’ was where three weeks,” said teacher Margaret parents, caregivers and students Slack. were taken last week as part The play follows two kiwi kids of Patumahoe School’s junior spending time at their grandparent’s production. farm, and leaving their technological By Yana O’Gorman devices behind. “It’s nice to see everyone helping,” said Margaret. “It’s the Around 170 students aged between kotahitanga, the unity.” “Parents got five and eight were involved in the involved with costumes. Everyone has production which was presented on been working together.” Thursday 23 November. The main characters in the perforThe production ‘Down on the Farm’ mance said they were “excited but has been a work in progress for around nervous” to perform. The two perforten weeks. It was written by the teachmances on Thursday went well, with ers as a combination of things they everyone enjoying the production. have been teaching throughout the

40 years

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years - Bob Udy

Hall & Hyland Machinery Ltd

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When: 10:30am - 5:30pm What: A Fundraiser for Te Hihi Primary School. From Workshops hosted by talented local and national celebs, to a festive marketplace, to the gourmet food vendors, to our Christmas Wonderland, and Santa too! Tickets from the school or www.tehihi.

Where: Tuakau town centre When: Parade starts at 3pm What: Come along and enjoy this iconic Parade. Stalls are available. For further info contact Bob Bell 0211797245 2368384

Where: King Street Pukekohe When: 2pm What: The 2017 Pukekohe Christmas Parade organised by the Combined Service Clubs of Pukekohe. The theme this year is a ‘Storybook Christmas’.

Where: Red Shed, 64 Jesmond Rd When: 9:30am - 1:30pm What: Locally made arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, natural wellness products, holistic wellness practitioners and delicious homemade treats. Plenty of options for Christmas gifts for every person in the family.

Where: Joggers & Walkers Club, Cnr Birch & Station Rds Pukekohe When: 11am to 11.45, each Sunday What: Suggested donation/koha of $5. or ph Carolyn on 022 419 1761.

Where: Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club When: 9am - 1pm What: Outdoor market in the carpark.


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Wednesday 29 November Where: 52 Franklin Rd, Pukekohe When: 2pm to 7pm What: Find out about the courses that are on offer at Trainme and Vision College. Quickstart (Foundations learning), Ultimate (Foundations skills L1), Security L2, Business admin L3, Early childhood (diploma L5).

NZ First Christmas Buffet Luncheon

Sunday 3 December When: 11.45am-2.30pm Where: Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club What: With NZ First MP’s Hon. Shane Jones and Jenny Marcroft. Limited seating. To confim please email reeves. or ph 021 529 404


Wednesday 6 December Where: Pukekohe Park When: 3pm-8.30pm What: From $85. Live horse racing, music, cold beverages and BBQ - celebrate the end of the year at the races!


Saturday 9 December Where: Waiuku Town Centre When: 11:00 am What: Market and entertainment from 11am. Parade starts at 2pm.

Pukekohe Laughter Club

Cossie Christmas Market

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Saturday 9 December

Groovit End of Year Kiwiana Show

Saturday 9 December Where: Pukekohe Indian hall When:1:30pm - 6:30pm What: With special guests ‘Ambush’. Junior show at 1:30pm and Seniors at 6:30pm. A great day of entertainment. Shows run for approx 3 hours each.

Pukekohe Gypsy fair Where: Pukekohe Intermediate School Queen Street, Pukekohe. What: An expansive range of handcrafted products that are sold exclusively at The Original Gypsy Fair, some of which will be made before your eyes. Live entertainment, food and much more.

ENTERTAINMENT Tuesday Night: Members night

vouchers & $50 meat pack to be won (draws at 6:30 & 7:30)

Wednesday Night: Quiz night

“Believe it or not “ quiz. Hosted by Dale Budge 7pm

Thursday Night: Two 4 One Pizza

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Friday 1st December - Jarni Blair Sat 2nd December – Wild Card Trio

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See our Facebook page for more details. New membership cards for sale at the bar

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Where: Pukekohe Performing Arts 2 Harrington Ave, Pukekohe East When: 3pm - 6pm What: Come and see what our young ‘Rising Stars’ have been up to throughout the year! The talented students have written, produced, directed and star in this fabulous show. ONE SHOW ONLY! Limited seats available.

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Christmas Day Lunch on the 25th December from 12pm to 2:30pm. Enjoy a three course meal $65 per adult, 6-12 years $20, under 5 free. Bookings are essential. Please call the office 09 235 9131 for a full menu email:

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HAPPY Buying locally not only makes your life easier, but also helps stimulate and invest into our region’s economy. HOLIDAYS Here in Franklin, the selection of shops are endless. Clothing stores, jewellery, travel shops, boutiques, arts and crafts, spas, candy stores, bookstores — there is certainly a store that is bound to please everyone on your list by shopping local. Another good reason to shop locally is the service. Owners are comMerry Christmas! mitted to offering the highest quality of service to their loyal customThank you for your custom during the year. ers. After all, your patronage is part of the reason they’re still in busiGive the gift of travel this Christmas, ness! What’s more, keep in mind that returning and exchanging items is gift vouchers available in store. much simpler when you do business close to home. Still stuck on ideas? This page is full of options of local businesses who would be more than happy to assist you with those difficult to buy for people! And who wouldn’t enjoy a sweet treat from the Cookie Time representatives? Our readers can find Alesha outside The Warehouse most days from helloworld Waiuku 5 Bowen Street 5pm to 7pm, and outside the Kentish Hotel on Thursdays from 5pm, 09 236 5005 while Kate will be located outside Papakura New World most evenings, and Southgate Shopping Centre in Takanini over the weekends. It wouldn’t be Christmas if there weren’t Cookie Time cookies, and Franklin is lucky to have two representatives servicing the area this year. While Onewhero’s Beat the Christmas rush this year with Alesha Guard is servicing the the Franklin Woodturner’s Christmas Sale. heart of Franklin, Karaka’s Kate Boasting 1000 unique, handcrafted items, Inder is looking after Bombay, you won’t want to miss out. “It’s going to be spectacular,” Warren Drury, Papakura and Takanini. Bray said. Last year people were To contact the girls, phone ‘gobsmacked’ at the variety and range 0800 XCOOKIE (0800 926 6543).

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Dream Season for Paul

Noted Franklin motorcycle racer Paul Pavletich has had another season to cherish as he wrapped up this year's New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Register's Formula 1 series. Andy McGechan With support from his brother, Mark Pavletich, who worked as machine builder and head mechanic, ably assisted by fellow mechanic Wayne Anstis, and with additional help from suspension guru Kerry Dukic, Paul stretched his legs and that of his magnificent 1989 Yamaha OW-01 (fitted with a Yamaha FZR1000W engine) to take the F1 crown. But that was just the tip of the iceberg for the long-time racer from Ararimu. The 59-year-old finished runner-up in the Pre-89 F1 class at the famous Cemetery Circuit event in Whanganui on Boxing Day and that was despite the fact that he had not raced there in 16 years. He won the Pre 89 F1 at the Paeroa Battle of the Streets meeting at his debut appearance there in February. Before tackling the Pre-89 F1 at the Auckland Motorcycle Club Championship series—12 races over four events—and there he again claimed the Number one spot.

Paul also won the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Register (NZCMRR) series this season. The 19-race NZCMRR series was held over five events, kicking off at the Pukekohe Classic Festival in February, followed by Hampton Downs, then two visits to Taupo and the final round at Manfeild, on the outskirts of Feilding, on October 28-29. "I was happy that I was able to win races at each circuit in both dry and wet conditions," said Paul. There is more to being a champion than just crossing the finish line ahead of the competition. Paul also showed himself to be a true sportsman this season, loaning his spare bike to rival Kattenberg after the Hawke's Bay man suffered engine failure at Pukekohe. The Pavletich team is sponsored by Pavletich Racing, Academic Audio, Fazy Luck, Metzeler Tyres, K-Tech and Pro Rider. Franklin’s Paul Pavletich, a hard man to catch and an even harder man to stop. Photo by DRD magazine.

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If he's truly following in his father's wheel-tracks, then it's probably just a matter of time before Jack Dunlop tops the junior and then senior motocross ranks in New Zealand. His father, Craig Dunlop, was a long-time leading rider at national level and a New Zealand junior motocross champion in the 1980s, and his son Jack is now heading down the same path. The 14-year-old from Pukekawa, with support from Whangarei Yamaha, has been steadily building his credentials and is now regularly pushing for podium positions in junior motocross events all around the country. "I have never had any formal training," Jack explained "Dad supports and mentors me with my riding and is teaching me old school ethics, including being persistent, consistent and to tough it out and pick myself up if things don’t go well." Jack finished fourth overall in the 12-14 years' 125cc class at the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships in New Plymouth in April. He then finished runner-up in the 12-14 years' 125cc class at the annual MX Fest event in Taupo over Labour Weekend. Back on the podium, Jack was this time behind Belgian visitor Liam Everts, the son of legendary 10-time world champion Stefan Everts – in the 12-14 years' 125cc class at the recent Waikato Motocross Championships at Te Kuiti. He then followed that up by winning the 12-15 years' 125/250 class at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Motocross Championships in Tokoroa a week later. "I'm hoping everything will unfold for him the way it did for me too," said father, Craig. "Hopefully he'll keep going. He has a good attitude and doesn't whinge or complain."

Matt Griffin makes history Pukekohe's Matt Griffin’s 2017 season in motor racing has gone from strength to strength. Following on from the success at the Supercars round at Pukekohe Park Raceway recently, Matt received a phone call from Australia last week with the offer to drive in the Australian V8 Ute Racing series final round in Newcastle. Matt ‘The Flying Kiwi’ Griffin took a historic victory in the ECB V8 Utes, winning the final ever race at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 over the weekend. Even before the final race of the weekend kicked off, Griffin made history by starting the final ever ECB V8 Utes race from pole position. He lined up alongside Michael Sieders in the fight for the outright weekend honours. Ultimately the Pukekohe lad made it home cleanly without drama to take his second win on debut at the Newcastle street circuit.



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Following on from the success of the Men's Barbarian Polocrosse team travelling to Zimbabwe last year, the opportunity has now risen for the Barbarian ladies’ team to hone their skills against the best in the world in Zimbabwe next year.

Counties Polocrosse member, Jarrod Richardson, was one of the many members who attended Mens Barbarian Polocrosse team tour to Zimbabwe last year. Now the women's team have been invited to take the world's best in lead up to the World Cup in 2019. llMajority of the Barbarian members coming from Counties Polocrosse, and it has been said that the experience is 'invaluable.' "Many of our members have put their names forward to compete in the World Cup in 2019. To compete against the current world champions before the cup would greatly assist their skills. It would also help assist the ladies for the selec-

tion process of our National team," said Counties Polocrosse member, Kim Reiche. The World Cup event takes place over seven days at Morgan Park in Warwick, Australia, in 2019 and sees teams from eight countries, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, compete for the title. Only four men and four women will be selected for the teams to represent New Zealand. "Counties Polocrosse is a relatively young club, however, we have had a very exciting few years with some great results, including national titles. This is going to be a very competitive season ahead, and we are looking forward to it." As this is a Barbarian's tour, it will be self funded, assisted with team fundraising. "The players need to be committed to the tour and their team. The Zimbabwe ladies are very good, so we will need to be better," said Kim. Those who are interested in helping the Counties Polocrosse ladies can visit their Facebook page - Counties Polocrosse Club Inc. They are also hosting an open weekend at their grounds in Glenbrook, over December 9 and 10, and the community is invited to attend.

Ready, set, bowl Waiuku Bowling Club hosted the Open ACT (any combined triples) tournament on Tuesday 21 November. Around 48 people from clubs all over the region attended, including Waiuku, Pukekohe, Waipipi, Buckland and Patumahoe. The Open ACT tournament is just one of many competitions bowling clubs host and compete in, with social 'roll ups' also offered. Waiuku Bowling Club's Alan Ferguson has been playing bowls for about six years. "It's a very social game. You meet a lot of people," he said. "It's a good pastime."

There are options to play competitively or socially, with plenty of games and club champs. The Waiuku Bowling Club meet twice during the week and also on Saturday mornings. They encourage everyone to come along and check it out. "Anyone can play," Alan said. Here are the results from last Tuesday's competition. There were six teams with three wins and the results were from total ends won. Winners; Paul Millar, Chris Walker and Len Corney Second; Mike Stone, Peter Lawn and Frank Halinan Third; Adrienne Tiltyard, Clem Tiltyard and Gavin Slade. More photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page - www.

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Cycle club donate bike to future Paralympian One of the regions oldest cycling clubs have gifted a recumbent bicycle to a future Paralympic champion. Eleven members of the Manukau Veterans Cycle Club, based in Ardmore, won an auction last year during a Wellington to Auckland race, in which a recumbent bicycle was the prize. Sue Pickles, Club President at the time suggested they bid for the bike to donate it to a suitable paraplegic cyclist if successful. "As it happened we won the auction and found ourselves owners of a Force 3 Recumbent Bicycle," said Club captain Ralph Walles. After winning the auction, the Club contacted Parafed Auckland, the lead organ-

Sue Pickles (former Club President) is shown left rear with Club Committee member Natasha Poznanovic while bike recipient Wesley Pigg sits in the new bike. isation for all physical disability with the vision to provide pathways and opportunities for beginners all the way through to Paralympic Champions. On Sunday 19 November 2017, the Club presented the bike to Parafed and Wesley Pigg, the chosen recipient. Wesley is a talented up and coming Para cyclist, who suffered a Spinal Cord Injury two years ago. He has been identified by Paralympics New Zealand as a potential future Paralympian. Wesley

has attended some Talent Development Camps, and will used the new Force Three bike in the next year as he increases his training load, and begins to take part in more national events. It is likely Wesley will upgrade to an international level bike after 2018, at which time Parafed Auckland will work with the Manukau Veterans Cycling Club to identify another Para cyclist to support. For more information on the cycling club, go to

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The following are the results from the Open Tournament held on Friday 10 November. First, John Kendall, Peter Meadowcroft, Eric Maloney from Karaka; Second, Ian Gordon, Bruce Bougen, Dick Carter from Manurewa; Third, Paul Millar, Chris Walker, Len Corney from Pukekohe. The best Karaka team was Don Parker, Graham Barber, Dick Power. The winner for the Internal completion just completed over 60s singles was Don Kirkbride. Runner up was Jack Kayes.

Aka Aka School are one of the few Franklin schools that get to really run 'cross country' for their annual sporting event. Students jumped for joy at the chance stretch their legs across the Muir's farm. The annual event was held on Thursday 16 November, with the winners of their respected age categories going on to compete in the zone competition.

50 years of Waiuku Swimming Club Waiuku Swimming Club was formed 50 years ago, after the opening of the Whiteside Pool in 1967. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Club is not charging swimmers a joining fee this year. With Belgravia coaches on hand, the cost for lessons is $5 per one hour lesson. Swimmers can come on Tuesday or Friday nights between 4 and 5pm. Enrolment night is Tuesday 5 December between 4 and 5pm. The club are also planning to have

time trials so that swimmers can see their improvements over the season and prepare for school swimming competitions. The club looks forward to seeing more swimmers join and enjoy the company of a squad. For more information, phone Lesley on 027 2237 674.

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Waiuku – 61 Elsie Dr: 4 brm, 2 bthrm, dble garage, pets considered

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Waiuku: 09 235 6946, 16-18 Queen St, Waiuku OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm & Sat 9.00am – 1.00pm

Class 5 Artic Driver Required Knight & Dickey are seeking a class 5 licenced driver with Artic experience for a 13 metre semi trailer unit. DG endorsement is an advantage Apply in writing to: Graham Dickey Managing Director PO Box 49, Waiuku 2341

Rentals For Rent • One bedroom unit $200 per week • Three bedroom house with single access garage $450 per week • Both in easy walking distance to Waiuku township • Ph: 021 2566 042

This offer will have landlords tickled pink. Sign up and we’ll pay half of your floor or ceiling insulation costs

In July 2019, it becomes compulsory for all rental properties to have insulation. However, sign up by 30 November 2017 for 2 years of Barfoot & Thompson Property Management, and we’ll pay half the cost of insulating your floor or ceiling with pink batts. Of course, we’ll also take care of the installation. After all, our Property Managers do everything for landlords - including finding tenants, conducting inspections and collecting rent - and all for a competitive fee. So visit for our Pink Hot Deal. Property Management Waiuku. Ph: 09 235 6946

Knight & Dickey are seeking either an experienced Bulk Spreader operator, or would consider a candidate from a farming background who is willing to learn. The truck is a blower / spinner combination. A minimum of a Class 2 licence is required. Overtime will be a requirement of this position. A house can be considered with this position.

Apply in writing to: Graham Dickey Managing Director PO Box 49, Waiuku 2341


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Tuesday 28 November 2017

STORAGE AND PROCUREMENT POSITION CONCRETEC NZ We are one of Auckland’s and New Zealand’s leading precast concrete manufacturers. Based close to the Motorway just off Ridge Road. Due to our expansion we are looking for another storage / procurement assistant. Applicant to have had some experience in a similar role or any precast concrete work will be an advantage. Must also have a clean and full driver’s license. You will be working 5 ½ days a week, hours are 7-5.30pm Monday – Friday and Saturday mornings. Good package available for the right person, if you think this is the job for you.

Send your CV to Nigel Allen, or 09 282 3562.

Franklin Tourism Group Co-ordinator Franklin Tourism Group (FTG), the regions tourism body, is seeking a Liaison Co-ordinator for 10 hours per week to help grow Franklin’s tourism industry.

DO YOU WANT AN APPRENTICESHIP? • Are you strong and fit? Good sense of humour? Enjoy working outdoors? • We are looking for someone with an awesome attitude and excellent work ethic • We can offer electrical training and pumping apprenticeship to the right applicant

Please apply to Lorraine 09 237 0050 or email your CV to

Profound Earthworks and Construction is a locally owned business working and operating in the greater Franklin area. We are looking for: - Someone with experience in civil work - An enthusiastic, hard worker - Able to work unsupervised - An experienced operator (loader, excavator etc.) - TWR endorsement would be an asset - HT truck license - Concrete experience Experience in some areas is necessary, but on the job training can also be provided. Please email CV to

With a greater number of visitors coming to “Auckland’s Southern Country”, the region’s tourism industry is rapidly growing. FTG’s role is to support, nurture and promote local tourist operators and to co-ordinate promotional activities with RTO’s agencies of Auckland and Waikato councils. FTG seeks a co-ordinator whose principle role is; - Planning, managing and communicating various network events - Acquiring new members to the Group - Co-ordinating and assisting members promotional activities through the various FTG channels - Database management and website maintenance Skills required: - Self-reliant, with excellent people rapport - Good communication skills especially written (e.g for newsletters/social media) - Preferred experience in Tourism - Up to date computer and web skills

- Locally based with driver licence Contract position for 10 hours per week (40 per month) and is a home-based position. To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter to


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• Accommodation needs • Ideal extra bedroom

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Ph: John 021 501 438 Digger Hire


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LAND SURVEYORS 09 238 6369 14 Hall Street, Pukekohe e: Tree Services



For all your water requirements call and see Kevin & Jo Gubb ph 09 235 8268 14 Constable Road, Waiuku

We offer a completely transparent process for forest appraisals, woodlot harvest, post harvest works, log sales and shelter belt removal. NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL. We aim to maximise returns for woodlot owners while maintaining a safe and professional harvesting operation.

Call us today on 0274 262 323

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For Sale


For Sale

Leonie Gillott 0274 985 722

Osborne Realty Ltd Licensed REAA 2008

Marleen Ohms 0274 483 528

Open: Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm 9 Constable Road


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Ray Lever 021 951 082

Garry Johnson 021 688 477

Ewen Turoa 0274 468 563

Lance Parker 021 041 2587

Property Manager Kathy Wright 0274 819 684

Prime Location - Tender

Large Section - $431,500

Come renovate this designed and built family home (1978), right in the heart of Waiuku town ship. This Octagonal Pole house has 2 levels with a spiral stair case. 4 brms, master has ensuite, rumpus, open plan living with sunroom, heat pump and a pot belly with wet back. Dble gge end on end and sep sgl gge both with w/shop, carport. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing

Look at this!! 2630m2 section. On the outskirts of town, open space, great possibilities. Phone Ray now!

Tender Closes 4.00pm Thursday 7th December 2017 Delivery Address for Tenders: Osborne Realty Ltd; 11 Bowen Street; Waiuku

Waiuku Waiuku New Listing Marleen Ohms 0274 483 528 ID: osbh1007 Ray Lever 021 951 082 ID: osbs572 _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________

Fantastic Views - PBN

7190m2 SECTION. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your home with 180 degree views. This section has 2 road frontages. Approx 10 mins by car from Waiuku, come and view this property yourself.

Price Reduced


3 bdrm family home that has been recently refurbished. Modern kitchen, open plan living, lounge with heatpump. Wooden deck for summer entertaining. Sep. laundry & a double carport. Set on a partially fenced 549m2 section. Leonie Gillott 0274 985 722 ID: osbh1006

Ewen Turoa 0274 468 563


Bring the Family - PBN

First Home Opportunity - $535,000

This well presented Brick and Tile home has modern features and sits on a 500m2 section more or less. The 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms plus study will suit a family and the outside deck area will be great for entertaining. Ewen Turoa 0274 468 563 Lance Parker 021 041 2587 ID: osbh1000

Pollock New Listing Lance Parker 021 041 2587 ID: osbf873 _________________________________________________ ________________________ ________________________

Vendor Wants Sold - $549,000

Rare Find - $525,000

3 Bedrooms, spacious kitchen with separate dining and lounge with wood burner. Large laundry with good storage. Fully fenced rear section so great for the family and/or pets. Close to the golf course. Currently tenanted.

A quaint 1940’s north facing 2 bdrm home with brick cladding sitting on a 1012m2 (more or less) section. A short walk from the Supervalue store. Explore the possibilities. Phone for an appointment to view.

Ray Lever 021 951 082

Waiuku Waiuku Price Reduced Leonie Gillott 0274 985 722 ID: osbh1004 Leonie Gillott 0274 985 722 ID: osbh1008 _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Open: Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm 20 Glennron Lane

New Listings

Lifestyle Sections - Negotiation


2 x Lifestyle sections on the outskirts of Waiuku township ready for its new owners to build their desired homes. One section is 2522m2, the other 3349m2. Both fully fenced. Feel free to call anytime to view! Ewen Turoa 0274 468 563 Lance Parker 021 041 2587 ID: osbs573 & osbs574

New Listing



Lifestyle Close to Town - $795,000

Just For You - $799,000 ono

Lovely 3 bdm sunny home with office on an elevated site. Sep kitchen, open plan dining & lounge with ranchsliders opening out onto the decking. Great garaging set on a well fenced 2 acre block.

Brand new open plan living with family room, 4 bdrms master has ensuite & wir. Indoor/outdoor flow to fully fenced back yard. Come & be part of this new sub division. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.


Escape to the Country - PBN

4 bdrm, 2 bthrm home with conservatory & dbl int. garage. Good size swimming pool for those summer months. Massive 5 bay shed for the car enthusiast or home business. Room for the pets & kids to run around. Ewen Turoa 0274 468 563 Lance Parker 021 041 2587 ID: osbh991

985 722 0274 483 528 ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Leonie Gillott 0274

ID: osbf864

Panoramic Views - $995,000

First time on the market in 40 years. This 4.94 hectares (12.2 acres) is divided into eight fenced paddocks. The 35m2 pole shed has been used to raise calves and stable horses. The well maintained 3 bedroom north facing warm home has panoramic views to the east, from the river around to Waiuku and the Manukau estuary.

Marleen Ohms

ID: osbh1010

Open: Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm 31 Kotuku Road

Lifestyle Complete - Negotiation

This 4 bedroom brick & tile family home is sure to meet the demands of the modern day family. Outdoors a 3 bay shed with workshop + a stand alone rumpus room. If you are craving space great, the size of number 31 will surprise.

Waiuku Waiuku New Listing New Listing Ray Lever 021 951 082 ID: osbf870 Garry Johnson 021 688 477 ID: osbf874 _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________

09 235 7139

11 Bowen Street, Waiuku

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Do you wonder if your tenants are looking after your property?

Are you sick of dealing with unhappy neighbours?

If you have answered Yes to any of the questions you need to talk to Kathy at:

Osborne Realty Ltd

Do you worry that applicants may have bad credit or unfavourable rental history?

ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS Are you tired of chasing your tenants for unpaid rent?

Go on! Give yourself a break and leave the tough stuff to us! ALL NEW MANAGEMENTS (on a 12 month contract) WILL GET AN INSULATION CHECK – FREE For further information call Kathy today!

$ Are you weary of having to arrange for repairs?

11 Bowen Street, Waiuku • Corner of Crisp and Torkar Roads, Clarks Beach Waiuku: 09 235 7139 • Pukekohe: 09 238 7142

We offer a first class property management service that will take care of all of the above issues at very competitive rates. Our friendly and highly motivated team deliver an excellent service while ensuring that all applicants are thoroughly screened before being offered accommodation. Landlords with multiple properties will be offered discounted management fees

Kathy Wright 09 235 7124

Osborne’s Osborne Realty Ltd Licenced REAA 2008

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The Post NZ 28/11/2018  

The Post Newspaper - Franklin & North Waikato, New Zealand

The Post NZ 28/11/2018  

The Post Newspaper - Franklin & North Waikato, New Zealand