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after laying dormant for the last ten years, the first game of the season for the newly revitalised Waiuku Women’s

Rugby team saw the ladies dominate Waitemata with a score of 45 – 5. Held on home turf on Saturday, the ladies put on a strong performance in the first game of the Womens Auckland Development grade right from kick off. The team put everything that they had been learning at training into play, and the hard worked certainly paid off. Emma Sharplin -

ll Not only were the Waiuku Women’s team the only ones to come away with a win for the club this weekend, the Waiuku Reserves also stood down and allowed the ladies to play on Num-

ber One for their first game while they played on number two field. The ladies, who all come from various walks of life, some playing their first season of rugby, had originally played Waitemata in their first preseason game. “It was their first game as a team as well, and while we still had a win, we could both see what we had to work on. I couldn’t believe how much we have improved since that first preseason match, even Waitemata came up and congratulated us on our game,” explained team representative and player, Billie Dalgety. “We had a mixed bag of results in our pre-


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Under the watchful eyes of forwards coach, Kelvin Ratu, and backs coach, Rex Rangi, the ladies have been training twice a week, and after coming away on a high from their first game, are really looking forward to taking on Glenfield this weekend in their first away game. For more photos of the ladies first game, visit our Facebook page Pictured above: While Waitemata fought right to the very end, the Waiuku Women’s Rugby team proved too strong in their first game of the season last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Peter Argus.

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Mother’s Day is quite bitter sweet for me. While I am a firm believer that you should acknowledge that special person in your life every day, it was also a get out of jail free card for us. We were able to make up for all the wrong and bad decisions we had made over the past year by a lovingly cooked breakfast, a decent cup of coffee and a handmade card. This June marks seven years since my mum, Kay Richards, passed away, and while I used to have this absolute hate for Mother’s Day, and all the lucky people who take advantage of the fact that still have them, I now focus my energy towards thanking all those who I have adopted into a mothering role, like the poor things had the choice! These role models have helped shape me into the person that I am today, and often bear the brunt of my anger, frustrations and sorrows of everyday life. They have wrapped me and my siblings in warmth, unconditional love and affection that we can only imagine a mother would. They all make it very clear that they can never replace our mum, but I believe without them and

what they have given us, we would all be well and truly lost. One of these role models is my dad, Karl Hyde, who has had the tough job of being both a mum and dad to us. He was left to raise three temperamental daughters, all at various stages of their teenage years when the role of the female matriarch is vital, and a son who had a mere seven years with his mum, all on his own. While we have all had our disagreements over the years, he has done the best that he can with what he has been given. There are times when I think he wished we came with instruction manuals. Thank you dad, for being the best mum and papa I could ask for. To my Aunty Helen, Aunty Ollie, Aunty Paris, MummaBear Lea-Ann, Jo-Jo Davey and Lynny Douglas, thank you for allowing me to adopt you, and for being so accepting of my neediness. I appreciate all the advice that you have given me, and for dropping everything when I need you. I love you all. And happy Mother’s Day, Mum. We miss you terribly.

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Crowd Behaviour during the Anzac Parade

Year after year, I have seen the same behaviour repeat at the Waiuku Anzac Parade, and to say I am disappointed is understatement. The adults, teenagers and children representing the community groups are incredibly proud to take part in this annual parade. However, the audience who come to watch don’t let the whole parade go past before taking over the street as they head towards the cenotaph. Instead, they end up merging with the parade so the children who are so proud to be participating in this important commemoration to show respect to our fallen do not get a chance to be in the parade, but rather end up as part of the crowd. Could people not just use the footpath and leave the road clear for the parade to go past or follow the end of the parade instead? It is disrespectful. I have been watching the Waiuku parade for the last four years and this happens every single year. Please show some respect for all of those taking part in the parade. Name withheld

Police station closures I am writing regarding the recent revelation of planned closures of your local police stations in your paper. Once Health and Safety rules were made public, it was on the cards that these closures would or could occur. I have relocated to Pukekohe from Waikanae Kapiti Coast and the police base there has been closed recently. I worked as a volunteer at the desk for fifteen years and found it so rewarding helping the general public. Often you were there by yourself as the Community Constable had Paraparaumu to look after as well. You could always contact him by cellphone or Kapiti Station which is the main one. We had a high elderly population but also a lot of young people as both schools were full. It is marvellous to see the Policemen here walking in twos, around the township. So good for the business people and good for us citizens too. I like your paper and enjoy your note from your desk. Jan McHardy, Pukekohe

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Waiuku Z station ram raided last week During the early hours of Friday, April 29, a vehicle ram raided the Z Energy service station in Waiuku. According to a source a large number of offenders entered the premises and made off with cigarettes and cash. Fortunately no employee was injured in the raid . The Post spoke with Z retailer, Wayne Kennerley, about the incident. “What the Z team appreciated this morning was the concern by our customers, for our staff member involved and their supportive comments.” A similar incident recently took place at a Z in Kumeu, where offenders entered the premises and also stole a large amount of cigarettes and cash. If you have information that can assist Police please call the organisation Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Steel ‘n’ Wheels ready for the weekend Waiuku’s popular Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival is back on Sunday May 8th. It is promising to be bigger and better with some fresh new attractions, exhibits and entertainment for the whole family according to Sharlene Druyven, Town Centre Manager. Some of the new attractions include a Car ‘squash’, a car-cutting demonstration, Police Dog displays, Police Forensics Unit, St. John Ambulance, Rally cars and Lawnmower Racing demonstrations and Drift bike demo’s. This year, like last year, everybody will be asked for a voluntary gold coin donation. The donation will be used to raise funds to support the continuation of the event which brings much economic and tourism benefit to the community, says Sharlene.

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More roadworks continue to frustrate A number of people have expressed concern regarding the scheduling of the ongoing roadworks in Waiuku. According to Mark Hannan of Auckland Transport, “The work on the two roads was supposed to be done back to back but some re-working was needed on Kitchener Road due to unexpected ground conditions that required further design work.” Tempers were further frayed when Counties Power also carried out a major upgrade last week, which involved a large section of their network being switched from overhead cables to underground. This occurred between King Street and Awhitu Road. According to Counties Power Customer Experience Manager, Brendon Moloney, “We worked with Auck-

land Council to obtain the required consents to undertake the work as it involved the partial closure of a major arterial road. Unfortunately our work coincided with other major roadworks that we were not involved in and this contributed to congestion and delays for local residents and businesses. We were not aware of this other work when we applied for our consents.” In the future Counties Power will be working with Auckland Council to ensure that when applying for consents like these that there will be no other existing or anticipated work being carried out by other parties that may lead to severe congestion. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused. We’re local residents too so we understand the impacts of the work we do,” says Brendon

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Former head girl of Waiuku College, Caitlin Browne, 18 and Latesha Latu, 14, a current student of Waiuku College, have had all their dreams come true. Both girls have been fortunate enough to become members of The Contingent dance crew.

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The Contingent, consisting of 20 dancers from all over Auckland, have specifically been put together to travel to Disneyland in LA. “Latesha and I have been given an opportunity that we could only have dreamed of. Knowing that the expectations and calibre of dancers are high, makes everything more exciting. I can’t wait to share my passion for dance with a bunch of talented performers,” said Caitlin. Both Caitlin and Latesha currently dance and instruct for local dance studio Groovit. Both girls have had a long and

steady association with Groovit and is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I credit the dance studio for providing am really grateful for it.” The Contingent are in full training and such a strong grounding and work ethic, attributes which have ultimately given fundraising mode to make their dreams them their success today. While they are come true. A givealittle page has been going to be in hard training, they will still established to help them raise funds for be instructing in Waiuku on a Tuesday. The girls will be jetting off to LA in July the trip. You can also follow their prognext year for ten days, where they will ress through facebook. They will also have the opportunity to dance at Dis- have a stall at the Steel ‘n’ Wheels and maybe even dance a little bit. If you are neyland. As well as living the Disney dream they interested in sponsoring or donating will be attending dance workshops in items for possible raffles, anything big or some of the most well-known studios small will be much appreciated, please QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7453 where some of the biggest names in Hol- contact either Rochelle on 0210603343 lywood have worked. As Latesha said, “It or Charmaine on 0273023690.

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Thirty six young swim stars headed to Auckland last week for a national weekend swim camp, led by a coaching team which included past and present Olympians. Pukekohe’s Janaye Burns was selected having qualified for the squad by winning her age group at one of the six events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016 season. Janaye said she thoroughly enjoyed the camp. “I loved getting to know new people and the elite swimmers, not only as swimmers, but as people too. The coaches were really friendly and easy to talk to. It was cool to learn new drills and they helped us work on our technique, especially for our ocean swimming.”

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The talented young swimnmer was also able to meet double gold medallist, Danyon Loader, who was a guest speaker at the camp. “It was amazing to meet New Zealand’s most successful Olympic swimmer and to listen to what he was thinking during his gold medal swim in Atlanta. I got to hold his medal which was pretty cool.” The future looks bright for Janaye, who has her sights set to follow in Danyon’s footsteps; however, her short term goal is to come away with ten medals in the NZ Junior Swimming Championships next year. “The next time I see and touch an Olympic gold medal, I would like it to be hanging around my neck after a successful swim.”

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Andrew crowned New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

Above: Andrew Hutchinson, being presenting his award by Charlotte Connolly, MD of South Pacific Seeds Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition from three other entrants to be crowned NZ Young Vegetable Grower of 2016. The day-long competition in Christchurch last Thursday saw competitors battle it out in a series of practical and theoretical challenges, designed to test the skills needed to run a successful vegetable growing business. Andrew, who is 28 years old, works at AS Wilcox & Sons as a technical advisor for the company’s potato supply team. As well as taking out the title of Young Vegetable Grower, Andrew received the awards for Best Business and Best Practical after scoring top marks for these activities. Andrew’s prize includes a professional development tour to Australia to learn about its horticulture industry valued at $2500, a cash prize of $1500 and an allexpenses paid trip to compete for the national 2016 Young Grower of the Year title in July. “Winning the competition was really unexpected and this year’s competi-

tion had some of the best young growers I’ve met,” said Andrew. “I’m looking forward to competing at the national final and will be stepping up my preparation over the next few months.” Second place went to the youngest competitor in the history of the competition, Lincoln Roper, who is 16 years old and hails from Roper & Son in Canterbury. Pukekohe grower, Amrik Singh, who is 19 years old and from Purewal Growers, came third and won the prize for the evening’s best speech. “We thoroughly enjoy putting this competition together and seeing talented, highly skilled young growers like Andrew and Lincoln doing so well,” said Kirsty de Jong, Horticulture New Zealand’s manager of the Young Grower competition. “Our industry is increasingly attracting young University qualified scientists like Andrew, who completed a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Horticulture before entering the industry. We need these people to help horticulture businesses increase yield and protect crops from disease.”

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Approbation is an Old English Word; which simply put is “Approval” which is a “Consent” or “Favourable Opinion.” Now Scripture is just loaded with a vast array of situations that are covered by this word, so we will just sample enough to whet your appetite. We will start with this situation as found in Matthew 7:2223 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” These people think that they possess “Approbation” as they have been doing, but find out that they have had what Paul calls as written in 2 Timothy 3:5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

In the case of the Sheep-n-Goats, we have this in Matthew 25:40-41 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” A Goat really looks much like a sheep, you feed them the same, milk and shear them the same, a Sheep Farmer can tell you the difference but the uninformed cannot tell the difference between them in the large flock of mixed animals. Remember that Jesus Christ regularly referred to himself as “The Good Shepherd” so he is definitely not going to be fooled by something that is a goat who is trying to pass themselves off as a sheep.

We have the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids from Matthew receiving this reply as quoted from Matthew 25:11-12 “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” There is no “Approbation” and they face a predicament where the relationship has been all “One Sided” and the Lord does not, or has not experienced a complete relationship with them, he in essence “Disowns them.” As they say; “Going to Church no more makes you a Christian than going to a Hospital makes you a Surgeon.” Christianity is not by association, but it is by a vibrant two sided relationship. Our people in Matthew Chapter 7 were so involved in their “Form of Godliness” that they thought that they knew all about God, but sadly God had no idea about them. With a God that knows everything about us, every sorrow and joy and even the number of hairs on our heads, this is obviously referring to a very “One sided Relationship,” more like fantasy and idol worship.

Does God actually “Know You” or does he know about you? Do you actually know the real God of the Bible or do you know a wee bit about him from media and talk? This concept we call a “Fantasy” as the whole relationship is totally one sided. We have seen this for years in the adulation and copying of Musicians,

Movie Stars and Sports Stars, where the followers have their rooms plastered in their posters, have all their records or Movies, wear the same clothes, hair styles, act, walk, talk all the same; but the subject of their fantasy has absolutely no idea that they even exist, let alone their name, address, phone or email address. Are you and God chatting back and forwards and are you following the instructions as found in Scripture, or do we just have a “Form of Godliness,” which is the fashion of the day, no relationship and no power or substance, no “Approbation.”.

Having God as it were on your “Facebook Page” or getting his Posts, Tweets or other incoming things is only confirmation of an “Incoming Message.” The Bible is still the biggest selling book, and has been so for many decades, but it is actually a “Love Letter” to us, of who he really is, what his likes and dislikes are and where he wants to spend time with us, and what it is like in our new home. Have you read it, do you daily read it, what is the passion and commitment level you have for the Bible? We have this parable as found in Matthew 25:21 “His lord said unto him, well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Here the worker had been diligent and now at the time of accounting and reckoning, his life and actions were spread out before the Righteous Judge (Jesus Christ) and then he received the “Approbation” of having done an excellent job in correctly handling the tasks that were allotted to him, and then he received higher and more noble tasks and roles.

Paul in one of his last letters, was writing to his young protégé Timothy, who was Paul’s replacement in leading out in the support and expanding the work since Paul was then imprisoned, and he gave a summation of his life and journey like this, as found in 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” Paul was totally

expecting to receive Jesus “Approbation” when on the Resurrection Morning, Paul is awakened from his musty dusty grave to see the one he firstly persecuted, then met on the road face to face, and from then onwards, followed with singular mind and step, no more kicking against the Godly Ox Goading, but moving forwards in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Dear Reader; If you want Jesus’ Approbation then, we all need to be doing and living right, right now and for always, so will you commit to him today?

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Anzac Road walk to pay homage to the fallen While most hurried to the warmth of their homes and cafes after the Dawn Service on Monday morning, several community group leaders took to the tarmac of Anzac Road, Pukekohe. Emma Sharplin -

Following the Dawn Service at the Pukekohe Town Hall, Jaz and Rosie Walker, Amanda Hemopo, Chassy Kani and Surrita Wilson walked from the bottom of Anzac Road all the way to the top to pay their homage to all those who have fallen and their loved ones they have lost this year. The five local ladies come from all walks of life, and are focusing on keeping moving and keeping healthy during the winter months. “We thought it would be a great idea to make the most of an early morning start, and there is no better way than Once at the ladies reached the top of the hill, Te Hokianga Mai waiata to trek up Anzac Road,” said Rosie. was sung as the sun rose, paying respect to Anzac Soldiers.

Bereavement support group invites new members

Every week a group of people walk around Pukekohe. What makes them different is that they’ve all lost their significant other.

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The group, that started about six years ago as a brainchild of a councillor at the Franklin Hospice is now beginning to evolve. They hope to open their arms up to other people who have suffered the loss of their partner. There are currently around 20 members,

who meet every Wednesday to walk, talk and enjoy morning tea together. While the original walking group was for those referred by Hospice councillors while having their partners cared for by Hospice, particularly if they battled cancer, the members now wish to open it up to anyone who is bereaved. Sharron Hickman, a member, says, “the group is great for those who, have been through the same things and need support, compa-

ny, and care.” “We know what they’re going through, we’re all in the same boat,” member Billie says. There are many reasons the members joined the support group. For many of them it’s the company, the compassion, and for Ross, the morning tea. The members of the group are thankful for the group, and the support it gives them. “We’re all here because we’ve lost husbands or wives. No-one asks any questions like ‘what does your husband do?’” Sharron says. The members join together on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 at the Pukekohe Rugby Clubrooms. After their walk, they have a morning tea at the Train Me offices at Pukekohe Community Church. They all enjoy the safe atmosphere. “Everyone is compassionate and friendly,” Stella says. “We do it for company.” About four of the members travel from Waiuku. They say it makes them to commit to something. “On your own you’re inclined to put it off,” Sharron says. “The group is quite a saviour for some of us,” says Billie. “We can relate to each other.” The group extends an invitation to those are bereaved, and wants company. Those interested in the group, contact Billie on 0212747457 or Sharron on 0274732934.

Wise Old Owl ready to help your start-up business Don Harte is a business facilitator who has a vast amount of experience helping people start small businesses in Pukekohe. Yana O’Gorman -

He is now offering his skills and experience to help others begin their own businesses, whatever field they want, whether trades and services, hospitality, automotive or arts and media. For those unsure about whether or not the business will work, Don,

the Wise Old Owl, is offering a free start-up kit to take you through the basics of starting your own business. Towards the end of his career, Don was part of Pukekohe’s first Small Business Enterprise Centre, working with a huge variety of startup businesses. After taking a break from Business Facilitation, he then spent time working with the RSA. Today, Don is back and ready to help turn business dreams into a successful reality. He recognises that starting a business is excit-

ing, but knows there is a lot of work to be done first and is offering his skills with company care and consultancy. His start-up kit will help you with the basics, and Don hopes that potential business facilitators will be encouraged to grow into a full business plan that will help business thrive. If you’re interested to know more contact Don on 0217 238 3253 or meet him at the Professional House, 12-18 Seddon Street, Pukekohe.

7 | Tuesday May 3, 2016 The countdown is on as the annual Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge apporaches, and the Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade is just one of the local brigades stepping up their trainings, and fundraising ventures, to ensure they are ready to tackle the stairs.

Local Brigades fundraising for Sky Tower Challenge

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Tuakau is just one of the 211 brigades who are spending their weekends and spare time training and fundraising the vitally-needed funds for the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand foundation, with Team Captain, Will O’Connell, saying every little bit counts. “This is what being a community volunteer is all about. Yeah sure, we already get up at any hour for fire calls and car crashes for no pay, but we will take any extra opportunity to help our locals out. We all know somebody who has or is going through cancer and this is one way we make a difference.” Teams from Pukekohe, Mercer, Glenbrook, Patumahoe, Waiuku, Waiau Pa have all set their own goals for how much each individual would like to raise, however, all have the aim of raising as many funds as possible for the cause. From bucket shaking, through to cake stalls and BBQs, the team have been actively out and about in the community. Just last weekend, the team from the Mercer Brigade were at the Pokeno Markets, taking their fundraising efforts to a treadmill and dressed in all their gear. They managed to raise a massive $764.20 and are well on their way of reaching the $1500 target they have set themselves. Glenbrook Industrial Fire Brigade is not only Franklin’s top fundraising team, they are also the largest, consisting of 19 members. Based at NZ Steel in

Glenbrook, they have the goal of raising over $23,000, and with the teams consistent efforts, they are also looking forward to reaching their target. Waiuku’s team has the goal of $3000, while Waiau Pa is $1000, Patumahoe is $2000 and Pukekohe is $9000. The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair

Challenge is less than six weeks away. Held on Saturday, May 28, over 850 firefighters will be ascending the 1103 steps of Auckland’s Sky Tower, wearing full firefighting kits and breathing apparatus weighing up to 25kg. To support your local brigade visit

Community winter blanket appeal Community working together for community, is the idea getting across with this year’s blanket appeal. Organisations in Pukekohe are working together to make winter more comfortable for the community. They are asking that any spare, or no longer needed blankets, duvets, draft stoppers and drapes are dropped off at the garage behind Pukekohe Anglican Church, 18 Wesley St (opposite the Pukekohe Family Health Medical Centre). They will be distributed to members of the community who are in need this winter. The appeal will be open until Friday, May 06. On Saturday, May 07, from 10am, those who are in need of extra warmth to make winter more comfortable are invited to collect what is needed, as long as stocks last. Orders can be placed with Jan or Bob on 09 238 7723 or Allan or Sandy on 09 236 8366 or Pukekohe Anglican Church on 09 238 7228. For those who wish to help or would like to have items picked up or delivered, please call the numbers above.

With degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Auckland, Sayuree joins us from Deloitte, where she worked in the Audit and Corporate Recovery teams. Like everyone at Arnet Law, Sayuree is a local, growing up and living in Waiuku. She’s looking forward to working as part of our high performing team and building strong relationships within the local community. In her spare time Sayuree enjoys travelling, baking and a good novel. We’re still waiting to see some of that baking. We’re growing to meet your needs so talk to your straight-talking local legal team with a world of experience. |



Sunday 8th May

Fri 6th & 7th May

My pick of the week...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sunday 8th May

written by Peter Quilter.

Lynn Douglas “Calendar Girl”

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Steel ‘n’ Wheels

Mothers Day Fun Run/Walk

Where: Backstage Theatre, Victoria Ave, Waiuku When: 8pm - 10pm What: Waiuku Theatre Group brings you Duets, which is a warm and funny exploration of love. A tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart. Booking enquiries - 021 162 8110. Tickets $16

Where: Town centre, Queen St, Waiuku When: 10am - 2pm What: Bigger and better with lots of special exhibits and family entertainment. Come and see the huge variety of hot-rods, bikes, classic & vintage cars, military displays, memorabilia, food market and more! Gold coin entry per person.

Where: Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe When: 10am What: Hit the streets and run, walk or have a leisurely stroll with your mum, daughter, sister or a group of girlfriends in the name of beating heart disease. Donations made to the Heart Foundation. For tickets;


live music at nikau 7th May

winston peters 8th May

Where: Nikau Caves When: Dinner from 6pm What: Jackie Luke (hammered Where: Pukekohe Town Hall, Corner Massey Avenue and Edin- dulcimer), and Greg Wilson (Celtic harp) and innovative Canburgh Street, Pukekohe berra cellist Rita Gibson will be When: 4pm to 7pm What: From on-going technical entertaining with a unique blend of more than 100 strings. $10. assessments and public feedBookings 09 233 3199 or info@ back, Auckland Transport have developed a map showing our short-listed transport network HYPNOTIST SHOW improvements to support growth in Southern Auckland. They 7th May would welcome your further Where: Waiuku Cosmopolitan feedback on the short-listed im- When: 7pm provements to help make these What: Hypnotist show with Guy growth areas well connected Cater . $20 ticket per person held communities and great places to in the lounge. This is a fundraiser live. Come along to this, or one for the St.John’s Ambulance. of the other information events Please contact the office for tickbeing held in Franklin. ets. 09 2359131.

Submit your event to us by email with a photo and information to: When you submit your listing, please make sure to include: • Venue address, incl. cross streets • Event dates and times • Event prices • Telephone number(s) • Website (if available) Submit your event to our website online:

Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club 78 Nelson St, Pukekohe E: Ph 09 238 8404 CLUB COURTESY BUS : AVAIL THURS -SAT FROM 4pm • CALL 027 473 0675

Where: Pukekohe Town Hall, Massey St When: From 2:30pm What: The Rt Hon Winston Peters will be holding a free public meeting.

lego display 22nd May Where: Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Glenbrook When: 11am What: A Trains Big & Small Day – featuring displays of trains & other models by the Auckland LEGO® User Group. Tickets available at & incl. free admission to the LEGO® Display on presentation of GVR train ticket. Entry to the LEGO® Display only – $5 on the day.


Hausmusik NZ (www. will present a concert titled Imported from Italy on Sunday 15 May at 3pm at St Andrew’s Church, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe. The concert features Baroque chamber music by popular Italian or Italian-trained composers of the period, including secular love cantatas by Steffani and Scarlatti, the famous aria Ombra mai fu by Handel, and instrumental music by Platti, Geminiani, Heinichen & Barsanti. The music is melodic and beautiful and can be immediately appreciated by modern audiences. Performers of Hausmusik NZ, a professional chamber music ensemble performing on period instruments, are Rita Paczian (mezzo and harpsichord), John Paczian-Green (baroque oboe) and Polly Sussex (baroque cello & viola da gamba). Email your name, contact details and address to: with Hausmusik in the subject line to be in to win. Entries close Sunday 8 May at 8pm Terms & Conditions: 1. By entering the competition winners agree to their names being published and to be photographed and/or interviewed by The Post. The promoter may use their names and such photographs and/ or interviews for publicity purposes. 2. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be redeemed for cash. 3. All entries become the property of The Post and may be used for promotional and marketing purposes, or passed onto our Promotion partners involved that such partners may contact them with future offers, updates and competitions.



Franklin offers some fantastic weekend markets; Crafty Cows Pokeno Market 2nd Sunday of the month in the Pokeno Town Hall. Next market is 8th May. For more information, contact Karina 021 042 2586 or email:

Franklin Markets Pokeno




MAY 8PM - Tickets $10 Tickets can be purchased at bar.

members’ lucky number draw


Market held every Sunday on Great South Road, Pokeno Village. Open from 8am until whenever. For more information contact Roger Vincent on 0274480842 or email:

Franklin Markets Pukekohe Market held every Saturday in Massey Avenue Carpark from 8am until noon. For more information contact Roger Vincent on 0274480842 or email:

Something for Everyone

• Bar Snacks • Children’s Meals • Functions & Groups • Dine-in & Takeaway • Special Thursday Tuakau Roast $10 12-3pm • Try us. You’ll love us

Open 7 days Lunch time till late

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Community News



Rinse Return Recycle!

Waiuku Skate Park upgrade gains momentum

Agrecovery is holding a FREE collection event for empty plastic containers and drums


Knight & Dickey Ltd, 28 Collingwood Rd Friday 13 May, 10am – 2pm

Your containers and drums must be: Containers - plastic, 0-60L in size, with lid removed Drums - plastic or steel, 61-1000L in size, bung in Free from chemical residue and dirt inside and out* From participating brand owners – leave product label on for identification+ * Triple rinsing is recommended and containers/drums must be well drained. + Only containers/drums from participating brands are free to recycle. All containers/drums will be inspected before being accepted.

Farm for our future. Recycle with Agrecovery. | 0800 AGRECOVERY (0800 247 326)

A schematic shows upgrades to be made to the Waiuku Skate park, including a larger skating area and more ramps. Skateboard and scooter lessons, dance parties, quiz nights and skateboard film evenings are some of the many plans thought up by the Waiuku Skate Park upgrade fundraising team.

Terms and conditions apply

Waiuku Lions Club have pledged their support. “The Lions are pleased to assist with and contribute Waiuku Skatepark Renewal Street, to the fundraising for this community project,”Queen says Li-Waiuku ons President Colleen Reynolds, “We will be managing funds on behalf of the upgrade team and have elected 15/02/16 3-5 four reps to assist with the project.” 1195 The skate park is a key hangout spot in Waiuku, with many children and teenagers coming to use the facilities. However, those that use it wish for it to be better and bigger. And the upgrades will help this, allowing more people to use and enjoy the park. The upgrade team is still in its infancy, and are seeking additional interested parties. If anyone is interested in contributing time to assist with fundraising, or would like to donate resources for use in construction, raffles, events, or auctions, you can contact the team through their Facebook page, ‘Waiuku Skate Park’ or contact Catherine on 027 240 8819. DATE

The enthusiastic team hope to raise the remaining $65,000 to complete the two-stage skate park upgrade. They had a successful first meeting on Saturday and are looking forward to getting started. Team member Catherine Dacey has every confidence that the upgrades will be achieved with support from the community. “We have a big task ahead of us to raise this kind of money,” Catherine says, “but we know this is a project that the community will rally behind.” With upgrade construction costs expected to reach $130,000, skate park users are very thankful for the commitment from the Franklin Local Board who gave $65,000 which will pay for stage one. Since then, the

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This drawing and design is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without prior written consent. Contractor to verify all dimensions onsite before commencing work. report all discrepancies to site manager prior to construction. Figured dimensions to be taken in preference to scaled drawings. ©RICH Landscapes 2016



Pukekohe hosts the Fibrant Festival Beanies on bollards, knitted flowers in trees and pole warmers, all signs that some crafty work was going on in Pukekohe. Yana O’ Gorman

The Fibrant Festival was in town last week from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1. The annual festival, brings together members of Creative Fibre, a New Zealand organisation for all fibre crafts, including spinners, knitters, weavers and flax workers. Glenys Duff, a member of the festival said this year Auckland wanted to host the event and Pukekohe was a great location because of the easy access to accommodation, food, and activities. “Everything’s here,” she said. Glenys has been attending the festival on and off for thirty years. It is the first time Auckland has hosted the event since 1988. “It was very exciting,” she said. 283 people registered

for the event, coming from all over New Zealand as well as some from overseas countries, such as Germany. 43 workshops were held during the four day event, which took place at Pukekohe Intermediate School. Led by experienced tutors, topics ranged from knitting and marbling to chiffon painting, silk spinning and flax weaving. The festival had a marketplace located in the town hall for those who wanted to purchase materials like alpaca and merino wool for their crafts. Owen Poad, from Tauranga, came along to showcase Majacrafts spinning wheels. He said fibre arts aren’t on the way out, and there is an increasing demand for them, not just in New Zealand, but also overseas. Members of the festival thought it was very well put together, and were thankful for The Hub, an area which provided tea and coffee and a space to talk with other fibre enthusiasts from around the country.

The Post Newspaper is proud to present its annual Midweek Open for 2016 at the Waiuku Golf Club, Racecourse Road, Waiuku, to be held on Thursday, May 12. There is a $1000 prize table. Longest drive & closest to pin. Prize table: Meat packs & Vouchers

Above: Sheila Keys demonstrates the spinning wheel at the Fibrant Festival marketplace. For those who missed out on the fibre and vibrant art work of the Fibrant festival, and still want to check

out the best pieces, an exhibition is on at the New Zealand Steel Gallery until Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Entry fee $20 (includes 2’s) Book online through dot golf or call Waiuku Golf on 235 9489


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May 3, 2016


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Grower urges others to recycle agchem containers Vegetable grower, Chris Pescini, is encouraging others to recycle their agrichemical and dairy hygiene containers and drums at the upcoming Waiuku collection on May 13. Chris grows potatoes, onions and maize together with his father, John, and brother, Andrew, and has been recycling with Agrecovery since 2009. “It’s pretty simple – I hate seeing plastic lying around. In the old days everyone just burned it or put it in the landfill. Now you just put the triple rinsed containers on the truck and take it in for recycling. “I’d encourage anyone to use the Agrecovery programme, just make use of it!” says Pescini. Agrecovery will be collecting empty agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers and drums from the Knight and Dickey site at 28 Collingwood Rd, Waiuku on Friday, May 13, from 10am to 2pm. Containers brought in to the event are recycled in New Zealand and made into underground cable cover. Drums that are unable to be reconditioned will also be recycled. According to Agrecovery, containers that are buried will take more than 400 years to decompose, while burning them releases harmful toxins into the air and soil. Recycling, on the other hand, turns what was waste into a useful resource. “Each 20 litre container that is recycled saves energy equivalent to two litres of petrol,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. “Not only is the farmer or grower avoiding the environmental harm of burning or burying, but the recycled plastic reduces our reliance on importing virgin plastic for manufacturing. “Plus, recycling containers and drums from our participating brands is free,

Test pilots wanted for Husqvarna Automowers Tired of mowing your lawns? Husqvarna New Zealand is giving people the chance of owning their own Automower.


THIS MONTH we’re putting the frighteners on our readers with a ghoul whose job could keep them on the run and whose looks might curdle the blood! On a more genial note we feature blooms many a mother has been named for and we look at remembrance flowers as a mark of respect for ANZAC Day commemorations just past. Finally, Rural Living also looks at men’s health issues and there’s plenty more in our pages with prizes too! Fr ee!

April/May 2016

Pig-nic time A word from the Nation


Hollie’s hellish heaven

n to Borneo Wild woma — April-May 2016 — 1 Rural Living

Tired of mowing your lawns?

Don’t miss out!

An innovative, Auckland based company, The Ownery Limited, is set to offer a new way for Kiwis to build up a stake in the housing market.

Copies available from drop boxes at various places throughout the district including: The Post, 18 Bowen St, Waiuku Barfoot & Thompson, 68 King St, Pukekohe Tuakau Quality Meats, 23 George St, Tuakau An e-edition is also available.

Savers can effectively become part owners of carefully selected Auckland houses and get a foot on the property ladder starting with as little as $500. The value of savings at any time will be directly linked to the value of the house, or houses in which they have chosen to save in. Paul Jacobs, CEO of The Ownery, says younger Aucklanders in particular are facing an uphill battle trying to save for a deposit, with house values rising much faster than available interest rates or


Rural Living – Franklin’s lifestyle magazine

The company is looking for people to test-drive Husqvarna Automowers and, in exchange for feedback, test pilots will actually be allowed to keep them, free of charge. Priced from $2599 to $5999, the Husqvarna Automower is described as the world’s best-selling robotic lawn mower and takes all the hassle out of lawn maintenance. With a battery-powered robotic lawn mower, the grass gets mowed automatically, around the clock, without supervision. This June, following a two-month registration period, Husqvarna will select a panel of New Zealand garden owners to test drive a Husqvarna Automower. Selection will be based on a short survey completed during the registration period. Those selected will then have an authorised Husqvarna dealer install a Husqvar-

na Automower in their garden and, during the test period from June until December 2016, test pilots can kick back and enjoy having their lawns mowed by a robot. In order to keep the Automower once the test period ends, test pilots just need to submit ten video reviews during the test period. The Husqvarna Automower uses razor blades to cut each blade of grass, resulting in a lush, green lawn that conventional blades simply cannot achieve. It can work in the dark, doesn’t mind the rain and won’t leave ugly track marks on your lawn. It easily tackles steep slopes, can navigate tricky passages, is low noise and, because it is electrically powered, produces no harmful emissions. Other high-tech features include a pin-code lock, anti-theft alarm, automatic charging and an app that gives you full control of your mower from your smartphone. Registration is open now and will close on Tuesday, May 31. Register at:

Step into first home ownership via HouseShares

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Above: Chris Pescini, pictured here with his son David, is encouraging other farmers to recycle their agchem containers. so it’s a win-win all round,” concludes drained after triple rinsing. All containers and drums will be inspected before Scotland. To recycle: empty containers (0-60L) being accepted. Containers from 64 and drums (61-1000L) must be free of participating brands are free to recycle, chemical residue, dirt and other con- while drums from 17 brands are free. A tamination inside and out, and still have list of these and full acceptance criteria the label on to identify the brand. Please are available by calling 0800 247 326 or ensure containers and drums are well visiting

increases in incomes. “This is making it more and more difficult for younger Kiwis to keep their dream of home ownership alive, as the median price for a house in Auckland edges towards $1 million and banks require minimum deposits.” “There is, of course, no guarantee about what the future will bring, but regardless, The Ownery’s approach ties the value of savings to the ever-changing values of Auckland houses,” says Paul. “Owners can increase their stake in the market over time as and when they have the funds available and will be able to save in the sort of houses that they aspire to buy as their first home” Companies will publish their offers for shares on The Ownery’s website, giving sav-

ers the opportunity to buy shares in companies that own and manage a single property. These shares are referred to as HouseShares™. The Ownery will charge savers an upfront fee at the time HouseShares are purchased. Each HouseShare offer will be regulated by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority under the Financial Markets Conduct Act, 2013. Shareholders will receive an updated share valuation every month based on QV data and twice a year based on a full registered valuation. Bank loans will not be used by HouseShare companies to purchase their houses but there will be provision for low level borrowing as needed. For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Property Post



g n i n e d r a G Pruning

with Ruth April is clean up month in the garden and we really filled the compost bins with all the old tomatoes, potato tops, and weeds ll I have made a huge batch of sweet chilli sauce and guava juice and jelly. Thanks to Estelle for the guavas. Unlike last year, we have had a great yield from our second potato crop this year. We poached a bit more of the paddock and made a new bed for them. We planted Ilam Hardy and Rudolph varieties. Rudolph was a new variety so we were eager

to see what the results would be. We mounded them all up well and fed them all the same. Then over the holiday time we mounded thickly with straw to keep the weeds down. The Ilam Hardy did not yield at all well. They were very sparse and we got quite small potatoes from them. However the Rudolph were totally different. Huge potatoes and heaps of them. All in all we got around 40kgs, with a good ¾ of them being the red Rudolph variety. They are a very good all round spud as well and chip, roast and mash well.

Rudolph on the left and Ilam Hardy on right.

Winter crop tucked up in their mulch.

Winter Vege’s

I have now planted cabbage, cauli, spinach, carrot, parsnip and spring onions in the vege garden and have mulched them well with old straw to keep the weeds down and the soil a bit warmer. You can continue planting out seedlings for a few more weeks yet but keep them well sheltered and use slug and snail baits carefully. I have to be extra careful with these as we still have a large population of the native slugs and I do not want to harm them.

Now is the time to prune roses if you haven’t already done them. Cut them back to a healthy bud quite low down the cane. If you want to grow your favourite from a cutting, dip it into some rooting hormone and pop into an old potato or into potting mix or sand. They will take root in a couple of months and you have free roses to plant out. Also prune any fruit trees that are not already done. My nana always said that trees should be planted in a month without a “R”. So if you are planning additions to your orchard or garden, plant from May to August for best results. It gives the root systems a good chance to develop before the drier months of summer. Give your citrus a feed now as the fruit is starting to bulk up. A good citrus fertilizer is available from your garden centre and a copper or seaweed spray helps with the health of the fruit as well.

The freesias, dutch iris and anemones are well up and daffodils are just popping through so hopefully there will be a spectacular show along the driveway in late winter - early spring. Feesias being looked after by bug (right).


Coastal dry stock farm $1,199,000 (incl GST) This is a great opportunity to own a 26.90ha property with a rustic 3 bedroom villa. The property is complimented by an enclosed storage shed and a pole hay barn. Views to the Ocean and Auckland City to the North. Previous production has included 90 round bales and 1,000 squares. Located 9.5kms from the centre of Waiuku, this property is a must see. This property is in a great location, close to amenities, schooling and recreation. ID osbf772

We’re local, just like you Ray Lever Ph 021 951 082 Osborne Realty Ltd Licenced REAA 2008

Raspberry and cream cheese muffins May by the moon: • • • • • • •

3-4 Sow root veges. 5-9 Cultivate and wait. 10-17 Sow edible leaf crops and flowers. 18-19 Feed your plants. 20-24 Cultivate and weed. 25-26 Sow root veges and bulbs. 27-31 Take a break and maintin your tools.

2/3 cup cream cheese, softened • 80gms butter, softened • 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 large egg whites • 1 large egg • 2 cups allpurpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon baking soda • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk (or squeeze the juice of a lemon into milk for same effect) • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts – optional. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C (160 degree Fan). Cream the softened cream cheese and butter until light and pale. Add sugar and beat well. Add vanilla, egg whites and egg and beat again. It may curdle but that is OK. Add flour baking powder baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Lightly mix into wet ingredients. Fold in the raspberries and spoon into greased muffin pans, or drop a paper muffin case into them. Makes 24 small or 12 large muffins.

$899,000 Open Home: Sunday 3.00pm–3.30pm 1058 Awhitu Road, Waiuku

Double YOUR Rural Dream • MAIN HOME - 4 Bdrms, 2 Bthrms + Office • MINOR DWELLING - 3 Bdrms & 1 Bthrm • Approx. 150m² of Garaging with workshop • Land size 3.9862ha (10 acres) of mixed contour • Approx 4mins to Waipipi Primary & 10mins to Waiuku

Patricia Fenton 021 836 242

Ph (09) 237-1421 Fax (09) 238-9410

6 Hall Street Pukekohe, 2120

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Leonie Gillott 0274 985 722

Brian Barrett 0272 412 781

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205

Marleen Ohms 0274 483 528

Ray Lever 021 951 082

Rural project $399,000 RESIDENTIAL

Set on just over an acre in AKA AKA this property is calling out for help. If you are looking for a do up not just paint and paper but a complete Reno then this project may just be for you. Situated close to AKA AKA school is this rural living 3 bedroom home with kitchen/ dining lounge and spacious family room. Come and bring your tool belt and weed eater, this property is just waiting for title then this gem could be yours. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. ID osbf802


Can’t find what you want? Consider building

Newly developed executive subdivision. Handy Waiuku township location. This opportunity will not last long, so be wise and secure your site now. Stage 1 - Sold Out - Only 4 Left in Stage 2. Priced from $260,000. Lot 5 - 515m2. Lot 6 - 507m2. Lot 7 - 522m2. Lot 8 - 479m2.  ID osbs429

Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722



Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528

Partial project $539,000

OPEN HOME: Sat 2.00–2.30pm, 13B Seaview Rise


Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722


This hidden section at Orua Bay is accessible at low tide and would suit a 2 bedroom designer batch or home. This 921sqm property includes a cliff face and native trees. On the section is a shed and water tank. With the waters edge at your door step this property has amazing views. ID osbs557

Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528

Private & peaceful $565,000

This property is set down a shared driveway with privacy in mind. The home has all been renovated with a new bathroom, separate toilet, new carpet throughout, new wiring and a new heat pump. Open plan living with a sunny aspect, plenty of room for the kids and pets. Zoned for Sandspit Road school and within walking distance to dog park/reserve. Set in a well established part of Waiuku, this is a property to enjoy or could be an ideal investment. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. ID osbh901

The kitchen has already been done on this sunny 3 bedroom brick home, but with a little tlc you can complete the project for a lovely family home. Open plan kitchen, dining with a cosy sep lounge with woodburner. Fully fenced and close to Sandspit School it’s in a desirable location. Projects like this are few and far between so be in quick to make it yours. Motivated Vendor is keen to see offers. ID osbh900 NEW LISTING


Life’s a beach $425,000


Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528

Peaceful rural living $749,000 WAIUKU

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Calling astute buyers $589,000

Coastal dry stock farm $1,199,000 (incl GST)

Ray 021 951 082

Ray 021 951 082

Must view this 4 bedroom home in Sandspit Road School zone. Easy walk to school. Located in a quiet cul de sac and beside a reserve for kids to play. Spacious and sunny. Call the listing agent to view.  ID osbh899

OPEN HOME: Sat 11.00–11.30am, 169 Glenbrook Waiuku Rd

This property has a lot to offer with a 3 bedroom home, high stud 3 bay garaging, grazing land and a bit of bush all of mixed contour. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms & a bathroom, downstairs you will find combined dining / kitchen, separate lounge with fireplace & wetback, laundry & a separate shower. Sit on the verandah, soak up the sun, have a coffee in this peaceful and tranquil spot. Phone Leonie to come and view this beauty today. ID osbf782

This is a great opportunity to own a 26.90ha property with a rustic 3 bedroom villa. The property is complimented by an enclosed storage shed and a pole hay barn. Views to the Ocean and Auckland City to the North. Previous production has included 90 round bales and 1,000 squares. Located 9.5kms from the centre of Waiuku, this property is a must see. This property is in a great location, close to amenities, schooling and recreation. ID osbf772

Family lifestyle $789,000

WAIUKU OPEN HOME: Sat 1.00–1.30pm, 7 Bayview Drive

Set on 2.3ha which is split into 7 fully fenced paddocks currently grazing horses, sheep and cows, a loading race & round pen. Stream runs along part of the boundary and supplies the troughs. Plenty of fruit trees in the orchard. Garaging consists of 2 x singles a double and a carport. Two storey block & brick home has 3 dble bdrms, new kitchen /dining, new bathroom, separate toilet. Lounge flows out to the sunroom with views over the land. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. ID osbf801 WAIUKU

Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528


Marleen 0274 483 528

Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528

Simply breath taking lifestyle living option that has it all PBN + GST (if any)

Real delight set down a private driveway in a tranquil setting on 2643sqm. Spacious open plan living with kwila flooring. Large kitchen, separate family room. 4 dble bdrms + study or 5th bdrm. Master with ensuite & wir. Huge linen cupboard or could be converted into a pantry or scullery. Double internal garage with attached rumpus room come office, with kitchen bench, also has a separate single garage. Central vac, heatpump & HRV system. This property is absolutely beautiful and a home to be proud of with its natural flow to the outdoor living area’s ideal for entertaining. ID osbh897 WAIUKU

Delight in Bayview $799,000

This beautiful home is set in a sought after area of Sandspit on 2000sqm with mature trees and a glimpse of water from the deck. Open plan living with separate family room. Services are all on town supply, master bedroom has ensuite and walk in robe, (3 double bedrooms). Double internal garage, plenty of off street parking. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. ID osbh896

Hidden treasure PBN


Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722

26.1835ha of good flat to gentle grazing land suitable for cattle, horses etc. 17 well fenced paddocks with loading race, implement shed and hay shed. 2 x 5,000gal tanks, metered water easement for stock. 3 bedroom + large study brick and tile home with open plan kitchen & dining, sep lounge & formal dining. Great indoor/ outdoor flow. Double internal garage. Call me now to view!  ID osbf796 & osbf797 WAIUKU

Osborne Realty Ltd Licenced REAA 2008 Waiuku: 09 235 7139

Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722

Pukekohe: 09 238 7142 11 Bowen St, Waiuku


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Rare Torkar road section $369,000

Flat 448m2 site, in a great central location, close to shops with beach access nearby. Some covenants apply, single level construction only & no re-locatable homes. Perfect for those retiring & wanting to build in a popular location. There’s not many sections left at Clarks Beach, so be quick to view.  ID osbc313

Maureen Collins 0276 305 603


Prime coastal village section $390,000 (Priced under registered valuation)

This is to get excited about! Flat section with views if you build up, town supply services ie, water and sewer, close to beach and all weather, all tide boat ramp. Registered valuation $395,000.  ID osbc342

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205 Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738



12 stunning acres $975,000

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Don’t delay in viewing this 2621m2 new site in Waiau Pa. Build your dream home today on this stunning new section at the end of the culde-sac in Seagrove Landing Subdivision. The site has post & rail fencing between the lots, wire & baton fencing at the bottom boundary that runs along a small creek. It also will have metered bore water to the boundary for each site, and title is due out in April. ID osbc320L12

Family living at the beach PBN

Wanting that special property to build that special home? Then we have what you are looking for, a blank canvas framed with native trees and waterviews. Private, peaceful and surrounded by nature, this is truly a piece of paradise. ID osbf789

Townhouse with style & views $579,000

This property offers 3 bedrooms, study, rumpus or extra living area, great indoor/outdoor flow to north facing deck with seaviews, modern kitchen with lovely spacious lounge, dining, new chattels and single garaging. Separate w/c, bathroom with separate bath and shower. An immaculate property! ID osbc386 Set by Sale Date 4pm 5th May 2016 (unless sold prior) CLARKS BEACH


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Prime section – Lot 12 $470,000

Lovely spacious, 3 bdrm townhouse, very modern throughout & set over two levels. Downstairs you will find 2 bdrms, a tiled bathroom, sep. laundry & double internal garaging. Upstairs has the master bdrm with ensuite, wir & an open plan living area that has a rural outlook & a peep of the water.  ID osbc378

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205


Maureen Collins 0276 305 603 Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205

Modern with waterviews $920,000

Immaculate family home on approx. 1041m2 section with all mod cons, secure backyard. 4 Dble Bedrooms, ensuite, study, family bathroom, open plan kitchen, dining and family room, separate lounge and great indoor/outdoor flow to spacious deck with seaviews. 3 car garaging.  ID osbc383 WAIAU BEACH

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205 Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738


Brand new with extras $1,095,000

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Construction is largely completed on this brand new 5 brm home on a large 3285m site. Located in the prestigious Seagrove Landing. This beautiful home provides an Entertainers Kitchen with scullery, Large family living area facing north for the sun, with separate lounge or media room. 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + sep toilet & 3 car garaging. ID osbc245

Exquisite beachfront hideaway $1,180,000

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205

Gorgeous family home on 1591m2 section. A perfect example of a family home that flows very well with 3 generous outdoor living areas. You have 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge, large open plan kitchen dining/living area and rumpus room. It is situated in the newer area of Waiau Beach on Goble Road in a cul-de-sac with access to the beach. ID osbc387 NEW LISTING


Rural grandeur $1,995,000

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Beachfront life POA

Replica villa 882m2 home with 6 bedrooms, 2 rumpus rooms & dream kitchen. There is a separate self contained two bedroom dwelling attached to the main home with a large designer kitchen and its own garage. Complete with its own Windmill and Bore. ID osbf800 CLARKS BEACH

Built to a high spec, this brand new home sits on a 2500m2 site offering great street appeal. Beautiful floor to ceiling tiled bathrooms & under tile heating. Central vac system, Ventilation System, intercom & designer kitchen. Seagrove landing Subdivision.  ID osbc347

Large family home $1,195,000

Stylish home offers a large spacious kitchen, with high studded dining and lounge flowing to north facing decks overlooking the harbour and city. 4 bedrooms, main bathroom with 3 way use and ensuite off the master bedroom. The master suite has its own balcony. Sleepout. Single car garage with automatic door plus a huge workshop. The outside living area has a covered deck and & a spa area. Direct beach access. ID osbc380



Construction close to completion! $PBN

Stylishly renovated home. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and includes a spacious master bedroom with its own balcony, walk-in robe and ensuite. Great open plan kitchen/dining/living downstairs with large deck. Adjoining the lounge is an area that can be closed off in the winter so you can be snug and warm, but is perfect opened up in the summer. This home is a must see. ID osbc382 CLARKS BEACH

Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Beachfront paradise $2,190,000

8.5 acres absolute waterfront! North facing with city views. 4 dbl bdrms with ensuite, WIR & study. Lovely kitchen with granite tops & scullery type pantry. 3 bthrms in total & fabulous media room. Also a one bdrm studio in the barn, with a great man shed / storage galore. ID osbf793


Beachfront brick & tile $PBN

Solid home, nestled on the harbour’s edge. White sandy beach at the bottom of the garden. 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms, laundry shoot, 2 single garages, one internal & a massive basement for toys with a separate large workshop. Kitchen has plenty of storage, dining & lounge flowing to sun room with lovely views. ID osbc332

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205


Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205 Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Osborne Realty Ltd Licenced REAA 2008 Waiuku: 09 235 7139


88 acres on 3 titles $PBN

3 Titles - lovely 4 bedroom home with all bells and whistles, amazing full size arena, stable facility, storage, feed room, office, wash room and extra accommodation (total 870m2). This property offers a 310m2 and highly spec’d home, built of solid construction. Generous room sizes, high vaulted ceilings. Gorgeous kitchen and family area. A great property suitable for dry stock, equestrian breeding or other similar types of farming. ID osbf767

Kim-Maree Osborne 0274 919 205 Michele Mathieson 0274 863 738

Pukekohe: 09 238 7142 11 Bowen St, Waiuku


Franklin Service Hero Murray and Heather Kemp Murray Kemp Auto’s, Waiuku

Business News


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Young entrepreneurs making their mark on Auckland

Murray and Heather Kemp are the husband and wife team behind the Waiuku business, Murray Kemp Autos, who are renowned for their great customer service. However, our very own Emma Sharplin was able to experience this for herself last Wednesday, when she suddenly broke down in the middle of Deed’s carpark. Not only did Heather offer calming advice over the phone, but Murray stopped what he was doing and drove over to try and sort the problem out immediately. Rounding up a group of guys to help push the car out of the way of traffic, Murray then organised to come and collect the vehicle when he realised it was going nowhere fast. Heather also went out of her way to find the best priced part for the vehicle, which included an afterhour’s phone call to make sure Emma was kept in the loop of what was happening. The vehicle was fixed in record time, and when profusely thanked, the couple both agreed they were just doing their job. “Thank you to Murray Kemp Autos, for taking the stress out of what was nerve wracking incident, and making the whole experience a pleasure. As a community, we cannot put value your amazing customer service and for going the extra mile.” Do you have a service hero that you would like to nominate? Send us an email with your suggestion and your reasons why to:

Franklin schools are producing talented young entrepreneurs who are beginning to make their mark in the big cities, and students, Jacob van Winden and Jakobb Mills are the perfect example of just that. Emma Sharplin

ll The duo became good friends when they first met in Year Nine at Waiuku College, and have followed the same interests throughout their school years. These common interests became apparent when they discovered that were both passionate about the business industry and Jacob and Jakobb decided to apply for an entrepreneur opportunity, Venture Up 2016. A long with good friend and Waiuku College student, Sam Yelchich, both were successfully selected and the business

ideas started flowing. This is where our business, Crave, came from and has led the successful university students to where they are today. Crave is an online platform where food outlets can connect with users who decide where to eat based on things such as distance, walking time and price. Users can jump on, setting their food preferences to see food they feel like and be given a list of the best matches according to what they feel like. “We also have a social feature on our app where our users organise meal times with their friends to help encourage the social interaction in a world where people are on their phones more and more. There will also be other features to be brought in as well such as review systems, virtual stand in line and also a possible delivery feature as well,”

Jakobb Mills, Nick Hyland, Jacob van Winden, Jacksen Love: all first year university students who are successfully running their business, Crave. explained Jacob. “We started the company in Wellington where we were all selected amongst the top 40 young entrepreneurs in New Zealand. We are aiming to be the next international company to come out of little old New Zealand.” The team consists of Jacob and Jakobb, Nick Hyland and Jacksen Love, who are all balancing their first year of full time studies, as well as running their ever growing business. Just recently, the opportunity arose

Access talent with less risk via outsourcing

Join our facebook page: FranklinServiceHero Outsourcing can set you free. It may not be the first thing that springs to mind when operating a business with fixed premises and employees. Yet there are plenty of advantages for both the owner and staff alike when outsourcing is done correctly and for the right reasons. How to outsource work while employing staff


Andrew Bayly holds regular constituency clinics. To make an appointment please contact the Hunua Electorate office. HUNUA ELECTORATE OFFICE Suite 7/L 2 Professional House, 7 Wesley Street, Pukekohe 12 -18 Seddon St, Pukekohe. Ph: 09 238 5977 during office hours.

Employees, they say, can make or break a business. Rather than using rigid performance management tactics or redundancies, businesses can now help employees flourish to their full potential by outsourcing their ‘grudge tasks’ or work that is not fully suited to their skill set. This allows staff to concentrate on work that is more beneficial to the business, as well as bringing in a different set of skills. When staff are doing tasks they enjoy more, their productivity increases, and the efficiency overflows to the entire team. One off jobs or those which occur rarely are perfect examples of when outsourcing can help. Often there may be a new project which business owners would like to get up and running, yet lack the manpower to start it. It may not warrant the cost of hiring another full or part

time employee so outsourcing to a project manager for the duration of the project is a better financial decision. Client newsletter mail outs are a fantastic task to outsource as they are time consuming for existing staff. Finding the right person or people to outsource work to is relatively simple. Asking other business owners for their recommendations is often a great way to go, as is directly communicating through phone or email with potential candidates. Asking for testimonials or references is common, with great freelancers always willing to help gain a solid understanding of their background and experience. Ongoing training for employees requires both a financial and time commitment. While investing in upskilling is important, there are times when it is more cost effective to outsource instead, particularly when those skill sets are not used often. With the large pool of experienced and knowledgeable freelancers available, it is often cheaper and easier to hire somebody with the skills required for only the time needed. They bring new skills to the business, allowing the repertoire of services offered to clients grow affordably.

for the team to apply for an office space giveaway, in which they were successful. The team do not have to worry about office space rent for six months and Crave now has an base, situated in a prime position on Queen Street, Auckland. “The message we would like to stress to our fellow students is to leap at opportunities that are given to you. We are a young, up and coming business, and with a bit of determination, it can be accomplished even at a young age.”

Gifts straight off the chopping block

The Chopped NZ team:Tyler Schnell (Finance), Ellen Ballantine (Marketing), Olaf Wrieden (Managing Director) Ceinwen Cattroll (Operations), Stephen Walker (Communications). Waiuku College Business Studies students are back at it again, this time with their unique business, Chopped NZ. Under the Lions Young Enterprise Scheme, the year 13 students have decided that the days of the boring old chopping board is over, and that Chopped NZ is the answer to keeping up with the times. Their mission is to chop culture and fun into every meal in every kitchen by crafting unique multi-functional chopping boards which encourage kids and adults to spend quality time

in the kitchen. They envision their company to craft uniquely customised chopping boards for cooking enthusiasts of all ages. Within the next week, the team will be pushing out chopping board after chopping board to make in time for Mothers Day and their product launch at Waiuku’s Steel ‘n’Wheels. The team will be situated down Bowen Street with a stall, promising many unique and limited designs, making the perfect last minute gifts for Mothers Day. For more information, visit

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Waiuku Golf King Cup 1,900 volunteers make environmental history Not only did the Waiuku Golf Club hold their usual 18 hole haggle on Saturday, but competitors took to the green to participate in their annual 36 hole King Cup competition. The competition was based on NETT, with teams combining their handicaps together then halving to get an overall team handicap. There is a second side to the King Cup competition. The 36 hole Side Bet competition sees the two teams who scored the lowest Nett become the bar’s serving wenches. With photographic evidence, the two teams dolled up in their best frocks and served participants for an hour. It was said that they were good sports about it.

Above: Winners on the day for King Cup were John Bancroft and Lex Mills, who had a combined Nett score of 133. It was a great round of golf for these chaps. Below: Lowest nett team ‘dolled up in their best frocks’

Over 1,900 Aucklanders rallied together to make environmental history on Saturday, April 30, clearing a staggering 6.5 tonnes of rubbish, approximately half a tonne of recyclable material, over 200 shopping trolleys and 300 car tyres. In doing so, they set the record for the country’s largest single environmental clean-up. Organisers were overwhelmed by the turnout for the mass Auckland community clean-up effort, which focused on 10km of the Puhinui Stream to the foreshore, along with Otara Creek and areas which lived up to their reputation as ‘urban dumping grounds.’ Lincoln Jefferson, Operations Manager for the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust “It was truly humbling to see Aucklanders

working together for the good of the environment on such a mass scale. We’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to join us in this remarkable event. The volume of litter recovered serves as a wake-up call that we need to clean-up and protect our waterways, and not continue to treat them as dumping grounds,” says Mr Jefferson. Volunteers came from a diverse cross-section of the community and from all regions of Auckland, ranging in age from toddlers to those in their 80’s. The record attempt was coordinated by the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust, in partnership with Auckland Council, Wai Care, The Roots Creative and Sustainable Coastlines.

Duets opens this weekend

Awhitu Golf Open Day

The Waiuku Theatre Group are preparing to perform their latest play, Duets, in front of full crowds. Written by Peter Quilter, Duets is a warm and funny exploration of love. The comedy tells the stories of four sets of characters, at four crucial moments. The characters are all in different stages of love, from blind dates, to third marriages and pre-divorcees, the play is a tribute to the strength, and madness of the human heart, and is already proving popular, with three sold out shows and others with limited availability. What also sets this production apart from the others is the musical introduction that will be played by a live band at the beginning of each of the acts. The music will highlight the theme of each pair and their story. The five members of the band include singers Glenda Hagenson, Jaime Kup-

pens, and Amber Turner, bassist Arian Kuppens and acoustic guitarist Nicole Sims. The talented Jaime says, “I love to sing so am really enjoying my part in this play, especially to be performing with my husband.” Glenda and Amber have recently sung together at a wedding, and all four women have sung and played in many of the theatre groups productions, including last year’s Soldiers Story ANZAC show. While tickets for Duets are still available, those wanting to see it will need to get in quick. Tickets can be purchased from the eventfinda page or by following the links on the Waiuku Theatre Groups page, The play will be performed at the Backstage Theatre, Victoria Avenue, Waiuku. Dates of the play are May 6 to May 28, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Locals ready to rev their mower’s engines The Waiuku Steel’n Wheels is probably one of the most anticipated events of the year for the town, so it is no surprise that the line up organises have produced is set to keep everyone entertained. Organised by the team at the Waiuku Business and Development Association, they have well and truly outdone themselves. With a variety of hot-rods, bikes, classic and vintage cars, military displays and memorabilia, not to mention Dave West’s Super Truck, there will be plenty to see and do. While attractions will include Helicopter rides, a car squash, a performance from the NZ Police dog squad and Waiuku Fire Brigade demonstrations, one performance that attendees will not want to miss is the Lawn Mower Racing. With some local icons as drivers, including Waiuku’s Fastest Indian, Super Liquor’s manager, Karticker, this event is not only unusual, but set to be incredibly entertaining. These mowers won’t be like standard push along. From a 14HP Kingcat 5 Speed to a 21HP Briggs Special Single Speed, the mower’s engines actually growl; they are suped up and ready to go, let’s hope their drivers are as well. Held in the Waiuku Town Centre this Sunday, Steel’n Wheels begins from 10am, with the mower racing set to take place at 10.50am.

Pukekohe High School one of the star attractions

Above: Winners at Awhitu Golf Club Open Day, from left: Stu Robinson, Janice Thompson, Brett Wilson and Bruce Wilson.

Above: The gates have opened at New Zealand’s first manmade white water park at Manukau in Auckland. The opening of Vector Wero Whitewater Park on Tuesday, April 27, was a great big party with onshore performances by local kapa haka groups, Chinese lion dancers and Pacifika drummers. The on-water procession was led by a waka that welcomed waka ama, rafts, kayaks and stand up paddle boards into the pond – showing off the wide range of uses for the new attraction. The Rising Foundation programme at Pukekohe High School were one of the star attractions at the opening, which saw them performing on an overbridge as the on-water procession began. The official formalities included opening speeches by mana whenua, Martin Cooper and Prime Minister, John Key as well as Second Nature Charitable Trust chairman, Sir Noel Robinson and chairman of Vector, Michael Stiassny. Vector Wero Whitewater Park is designed to provide outdoor education to the community and a world class stadium for white water sports.

Healthy Living

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Tuesday May 3, 2016


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I is for ‘I can do this list thing’ Interesting tip for attempting to make life that little bit easier - go on, try it - I dare you. If stress and overwhelm is a problem for you, and oh yes it is for so, so many today, don’t let tasks that really need doing, pile up. Letting important ‘to do’ lists pile up can be a sure way to feeling the power of overwhelm. Stop and really think about why you keep putting them off, what’s really underlying? Too hard box, too boring box, too annoying box or even the procrastination box? Often when we stop and think about why we keep putting the important things off, we discover there’s usually a whole heap of frustrating reasons behind the procrastination. Why not try breaking each thing down and work through the steps, yep just as the saying goes ‘one step at a time’. These days we tend to take ten steps forward and 20 back because something else gets in the way and the original task gets shelved again! Sounding familiar? Lists of priority can actually be quite helpful. Yeah I know they seem boring, but what’s better – suffocating overwhelm or taking the time to prioritise a to do list? Ticking items off your list may sound way to ‘control freak like’ but try it, the feeling of satisfaction is actually quite freeing. The amount of time we waste trying to make our way through the never ending ‘to do lists’ is really quite frightening. Scrolling through Facebook these days seems so much more appealing than ‘to do lists’. Endless coffees with friends is so much more exciting than the jobs that just keep piling up or even taking on more things to avoid the original lists, it just goes on and on. Face it, the list never stops, but having strong steps in place to chip away daily is so much more helpful than the paralyse of ‘overwhelm’. But at the end of the day, it’s a choice and life’s full of them – lists or no lists, what works best for you?

May Health Promotion Focus : Diabetes


uring May call in to the Health Centre and have a look at our “fat and sugar kit” on the wall. This display shows the fat and sugar contents in a range of commonly consumed products. For instance did you know that a can of fizzy drink contains 8 teaspoons of sugar? If you are a diabetic make this the time to think about an annual review with your doctor or nurse.

Practice News During May please remember we are offering free smears with the nurse for all women who are due or overdue for cervical screening. The best way to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer is to have regular cervical smear tests every three years. In New Zealand, approximately 160 women develop cancer of the cervix each year, and about 60 women die from it.

On April 21 Ruth Gibbons of Waiuku, graduated as a Doctoral Scholar with a PhD in Anthropology at the Massey University Albany Campus. llRuth’s research took place in New Zealand and England. She used art in many different media, created film and animations to show how people with dyslexia live life and explore the world in a great deal of depth. Her thesis, which has taken four years of in-depth research is called, ‘It’s all of these puzzle pieces: The Representation and the Manifest Discourse of Dyslexic Experience’ and shows life as experienced by people who live with dyslexia. Many of the findings are new, innovative and exciting, exploring ways in which people with dyslexia see the world. The thesis doesn’t centre on the disability/gifted debate, but shares experiences from the real perspective dyslexic of people from ages 8 to 65.

Two years ago, Ruth had an art installation of the work she and her dyslexic participants put on in Northcote, as part of her unique work. Her work is the first of its kind in the world. She hopes it will help to give people with dyslexia a voice beyond having learning difficulties and instead, be able to be

seen as people who have a great deal to share and teach others in the community. She is currently preparing a film for an international conference in Milan and is seeking funding to continue her research with the intention of publishing a book and making further films.

World Blood Donor Day - 14 June World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every June 14 and it encourages people to give blood and save lives without asking for anything in return. Blood donor day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood. The theme for this years day is “Blood connects us all” Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every

year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. New Zealand Blood Service celebrates World Blood Donor Day on June 14) each year in each of its Donor Centres around the country. For more information visit:

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Tuakau Broncos assisted by Shaun Johnson Anika Moa performs in front of her

biggest, and smallest, fans

Above: Two weeks ago saw Vodafone Warrior, Shaun Johnson, giving back to grassroots rugby league. Shaun was in Manurewa in the role of water boy for the Manurewa Marlins’ Under-10 Southsiders as they took on the Tuakau Broncos in a home game. If social media is anything to go by, having the well known Vodafone Warrior present at their game was a huge hit, and Shaun and even switched sides, and to the blue jersey, to help out the Tuakau Broncos. Photo courtesy Vodafone Warriors Left: Jeanette McGrath and the happy team from St Andrew’s Opportunity Shop once again produced a unique and very appropriate window display for ANZAC day. Most items were acquired from the Opp Shop with other items kindly loaned for this nostalgic commemoration. Gym frocks brought back many memories and the red poppies symbolised the bravery of our New Zealand and Australian soldiers. This display warranted the many comments and compliments received. Well done Jeanette! The children at Clarks Beach Play & Learn were taught about commemorating ANZAC day. The last few days prior to Anzac day, the children created poppies and set up a field of rememberance for those who have, and continue to serve our country. Pictured are Phoenix & Lucy Garrett and Brandon Begbie.

Pukekohe Playcentre was the latest playcentre to host New Zealand musician Anika Moa on her ‘In Between Nap Times’ tour, which has come to towns all over the country. Yana O’ Gorman -

About 500 children and parents showed up for the concert, where Anika played songs from her latest album Songs for Bubbas 2. Anika wooed the crowd, who clapped, sang and danced along in enjoyment. Delphina Galvin from Pukekohe Playcentre said the event was a cool thing for the community of Pukekohe. She said Anika announced her tour, and they wanted her to perform at their playcentre, so the team and parents used the hashtag #getAnikatoPukekohePlaycentre to draw interest. And their work paid off. “She noticed us,” Delphina said. Delphina also said it was a fun community event. “Only a handful of the kids were from Pukekohe Playcentre, so it was great to be

Buskers harmonise in Waiuku Town Square

able to host families from other places.” Families had also travelled up from as far as Hamilton to see Anika perform. All that was needed to attend was a gold coin and a youngster. Anika has played at playcentres, schools and libraries, touring 18 cities across New Zealand. The idea behind her tour was to give back to all those who supported her album Songs for Bubbas 2. She used the crowd-funding site Pledge Me to fund the producing and promotion of the album. 389 pledgers gave $43,321, an amount higher than her $40,000 target. Her unique tour worked around babies’ nap times, making it very easy for parents to bring their kids along. Anika’s first Songs for Bubbas album came out in 2013. She started the second album because of the demand for it from parents and grandparents. The album was finished on March, 1, 2016 and last week was at the top of the New Zealand charts, beating albums by Justin Bieber and Adele.

Left: Last Wednesday saw the streets of Waiuku come alive with the sound of music. Buskers, Hamuera Hodge and Craig Nelson, placed themselves in the Town Square, playing some easy listening tunes on their guitars. The duo, who are from Rotorua, were visiting whanau in Waiuku. Hamuera said he had fallen in love with the little town, and was astounded by the way the locals welcomed them. “We had so many business owners and residents come up to us saying they loved what we were doing. It is a beautiful little town, and we are glad our music gave so much joy to those who heard it. We even got given free coffees from Ray White.” Even though the duo were passing through, they hope that they can return to Waiuku again soon.

Above: Four year old, Olivia Jefferies from Waiuku enjoying the school holiday Lighthouse Day at the ASB Show grounds in Greenlane. “It was a nice family day out. The kids had a great time and the rides were pretty awesome” said Kaye, her mum. |



Tuesday May 3, 2016

Spoil Mum this

Mother’s Day! a high tea

on the cliff tops a t Castaways Resort

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Wrights Showcase Jewellers are kicking off the much anticipated new season launch of PANDORA’s latest Mother’s Day Collection - A Mother’s Bond. A special in-store event will take place on Thursday May 5 from 4pm - 6pm. During the event, customers will enjoy a selection of light refreshments, luxury gift bags, vouchers for complimentary professional cleaning of PANDORA jewellery, and exclusive prize giveaways. All are welcome to the special launch event.

Launching at Castaways Resort on Sunday 1, May 2016, High tea will be available each Sunday afternoon • Stand the chance of treating Mum, yourself and a friend to a sparkling high tea and culinary delight of sweet and savoury bites while taking in the magnificent views that Castaways Resort have to offer. They have created the ultimate menu that is certain to tempt all taste buds and has even looked after those with gluten free needs with a number of GF items. • To enter, please send an email to with Castaways Resort in the subject line. Please include your name and contact number in the email. Competition closes Friday 6th May 2016. T&Cs apply. Please see pg.19

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8 Just for Mum may

Making it special • Steel ‘n’ Wheels & GVR

• Mum’s ride for free. - First train departs at 9.30am. Don’t hassle about parking, make this day special, take mum to the Steel n Wheels festival on the Vintage Railway. Mothers Day Competition Terms & Conditions: 1. By entering the competition winners agree to their names being published and to be photographed and/or interviewed by The Post. The promoter may use their names and such photographs and/or interviews for publicity purposes. 2. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be redeemed for cash. 3. All entries become the property of The Post and may be used for promotional and marketing purposes, or passed onto our Promotion partners involved that such partners may contact them with future offers, updates and competitions.


Mother’s Day Specials

Lunch - $10.90 Dinner - Free Gift for Mum with Dinner 17 QUEEN ST, WAIUKU PH 235 6948 FULLY LICENSED BYO wine only

Lunch : Monday - Friday 11am - 2.30pm Dinner : Mon - Wed 5pm - Late Thurs - Sun 5pm - 11.30pm

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Wishing all our patrons a • Lunch Monday and - Friday: 11am - 2.30pm Great: Christmas Safe 2014 • Dinner : Mon - Wed: 5pm - Late WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING•YOUThurs - Sun: 5pm - 11.30pm

Beautiful flowers for Mum this Mother’s Day. Gorgeous boxes, baskets etc from Garlands Flowers & Gifts.

from the team at Kinnaree Thai Restaurant

17 Queen Street • Waiuku • Ph: 09 235 6948 • FULLY LICENSED • BYO wine only

Pick from our fabulous range of giftware in store. Call in & see us! 2/31 Bowen Street, Waiuku Phone 235 0643 or 021 998 897


8th May

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Take Mum on a sentimental journey this Mother’s Day * Entertainment * Lucky Ticket Bouquet of flowers

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Avoid parking hassles, ride the GVR to Steel ‘n’ Wheels festival. First train departs 9:30am





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The Pa 5000 Fun Run or Walk was held last Sunday, in what was described as settled weather. Organisers said it was nice to see an increase in runners this year and the event was well supported in the walking category, with participants coming from inner city suburbs. Organisers would like to congratulate their trophy winners and would like to say a huge thank you to their sponsors who made this annual event a success. Men’s Trophy - Chris Webb & James Kuegler 19.00 • Women’s Trophy - Michelle Allison 21.45 (absent from photo) • Boy’s Trophy - Jahko Tohaia 19.00 • Girl’s Trophy - Tahlia-Marrie Vea 23.42 • Master’s Men Trophy - Scott Longstaff 19.45 • Master’s Women Trophy - Marie Holgate 21.36 • Walker’s Trophy - Hazel Greig & Sharon Wessels 40.23 • Runner’s Team Trophy - James Kuegler Coaching Ave time 22.32 • First Netballer Home Trophy - Pippa Matheson 28.56 •

Franklin United steamrolls Glenfield Rovers

Following their horrendous performance in a 9 - 1 defeat two weeks ago, the Franklin United U19s bounced back in style at Massey Park on Sunday with an emphatic 9 - 0 hammering of Glenfield Rovers. After a disjointed first half in which they dominated possession but lacked the cohesion and composure to turn their dominance into goals, Franklin Utd went into the break with only a 1 - 0 lead, courtesy of Jake McCoy. The visitors had threatened occasionally in the first 45 minutes and it was only a superb one handed save from Franklin keeper Jed Vlaar which kept them from being level at half time. After the half-time team talk, Franklin were a different side. Showing far more composure on the ball and playing some superb football, numerous chances were being created and it was only a matter of time before they increased

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TAXIS UNITED 0800 66 00 44 Fire puts a stop to Tuakau’s game Anzac day saw the Tuakau Wanderers hosting Central.

The Under 19s were the only team representing Franklin United this weekend after the first team and reserves had a bye. |

their lead. It took until the 71st minute for the home side got the important second goal, from Nathaniel Binder-Gloor. With the cushion of a two goal lead, goalkeeper Vlaar was reduced to being a virtual spectator as Franklin piled on another seven goals in the remaining 19 minutes of the game, Binder-Gloor finding the net twice more to record Franklin Utd’s first ever hat-trick and goals from Thomas Keen, Jethro Vincent, Kenrick Vincent, Michael De Ponte and Cameron King completed the scoring. Man of the Match went to Thomas Keen. Coach, Tam Cramer, was happy with the attitude the team showed to rebound from the heavy defeat they suffered in the previous game and, while pleased with the performance, believes there is better to come from the team as the season progresses. All three Franklin United teams are at Waiuku’s Massey Park next weekend with the first team/reserve squad hosting South Auckland neighbours Papakura, whilst the Under 19s take on Birkenhead on Sunday afternoon.

After a moment’s silence before kick off to remember our fallen soldiers, however the game was anything but silent. Both teams produced a real thriller keeping the crowd well entertained. Tuakau led twice during the game with goals from Prinay Prasad and Elliot Clark, but Central pulled one back on both occasions for the game to finish in a two all draw. Tuakau’s coach, Tim McMillan, said it wasn’t the outcome they wanted but a fair result. “Both teams played a fast paced game and at a very high skill level. Joint player of the day for Tuakau was Prinay Prasad and Nathan Hatch. We had a much needed bye this weekend

to give some players a deserved rest after a very tough two games in three days.” Saturday saw Tuakau’s Division Eight side host top of the table Buckland’s Beach. The Div Eight team put on their best performance of the season so far, winning the game four nil. Centre back Clint Hotson was Tuakau’s stand out player and got man of the match. However, the game finished in the most bazaar fashion, and was cut short by eight minutes due to a fire breaking out in the tree line right next to the field. The Tuakau woman’s team took on Drury at their home turf, and played what was described by their coach as their best game of the season yet. Tuakau came home with a well deserved win of five nil. While the entire team

had a great game, a special mention to Tui Edwards, Libby Williams, Sam Hayman, Shannon McKeown and Kaitlin Groom is needed for putting on a strong performance.

Waiuku AFC using winning formula Whatever the formula Waiuku AFC is using, it appears to be working. Travelling to Seddon Fields to what is said to be one of the best resourced clubs in the country is always daunting. But after an opening half which saw the Premiers smash four goals past a highly rated Western Springs team, quickly calmed the nerves. The second half saw Springs come out quickly and easily getting two goals back. Dave Johnson said to Springs’ credit, they never gave up. A staunch defence, and several great saves by Trevor Johnston in goal, the lads took home a 4-3 win, however, learnt that they cannot rest against good teams. “Waiuku Premiers have now had three wins in a row, and I’m hearing Camp is still not satisfied with their efforts, and wanting better. So maybe the best is yet

to come,” said Dave. The Premiers host unbeaten Central United at 1pm this week on Massy Park no. 2 field. The Reserve team also continues to rise, and completely destroyed their opposition Drury United by eight goals to two. Before the game, Drury sat one place above them on the competition ladder. Stand in Coach, Brett Toner, was quick to mention Adam Moorhouse as Player of the Day, and young Callum Benson’s three goals as the highlights. The Waiuku Premier Ladies defeated Onehunga Sports with a five nil win on Sunday. The ladies have had a great start to their campaign, with four wins from four seeing them at the top of their division. Dee Rickard continues to put in huge effort, which saw her collect Player of the Day for her performance. The ladies will be next at home

on the Sunday, May 15, 11am kick off. Community spirit, and pride are high on the Club’s agenda this season, and Dave says he genuinely feels all involved have the expectation of the Waiuku region on their shoulders.

Bowls Results buckland bowling club

Buckland Bowling Club held its last tournament for the 2015/16 season on Wednesday, April 27. A good field of 20 teams contested Fours and Pairs during the day for prizemoney of $1000. Best on the day was a composite team from Te Kauwhata and Hamilton, led by Mike Gray as Skip, who was very ably assisted by Barry Wilcox, Jenny and Lyn Welch who mustered 3 wins, 29 ends and 61 points. Second was a team from Hunua, comprising Ross Craig-Smith at Skip, with Peter and Pauline Hayward plus Colin Wilton who also had 3 wins and 29 ends but 3 points less. In third place was a team from

Buckland who again had 3 wins and 29 ends but their points tally was 52. This team was skipped by Barry Smith, who supervised Graham Jones, Lyn Rayner and Clive Kendall. Another Buckland team, led by Jim Ballard at Skip, with Chris Bull, Don Shand and Frank Hallinan, collected 3 wins, and 28 ends. A super day was had by all with hearty thanks being made to the greenkeepers, kitchen and bar helpers and of course, the sponsors without whom, such tournaments would not be possible. waipipi bowling club

Saturday, April 23, was the closing of the 2015/2016 Waipipi bowling season. Life Member, Mrs Joyce

Hamilton, congratulated and presented trophies to the following: Men’s Champion Singles - Roy Hopping; Ladies’ Champion Singles - Margaret Maurice; Consistency Singles - Dave Hook; Club Champion Singles - Roy Hopping; Men’s Champion Pairs - Frank Hagenson and Tony Hickey; Ladies’ Champion Pairs - Nola Hook and Jan Harrison; Mixed Pairs Champions - Colin Hull and Lorraine Doel; Champion Triples - Frank Hagenson, Ann Thomson and Tony Hickey. The President thanked all members for their contributions to the club throughout the year. The day concluded with an enjoyable afternoon tea.

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Classifieds Book your own classified advert online at anytime at:




Franklin Forest and Bird AGM 11 May 7.30pm Waiuku Museum Rooms Guest Speaker: Ian Scobie from The Mudlarks. All welcome.

Free drop off depot for all your unwanted computers, whiteware, etc. Recycle All Your Stuff Ltd. Unit 1 Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Road, Waiuku. Ph: 235 5769.

Relaxation massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage. For appointments call Sue: 09 235 2256 or visit: www.waiukumassage.

AUDIO & VIDEO AUDIO & VIDEO COPYING SERVICES. Specialising in Audio, CD, Video & DVD duplication & conversion. Phone: 027 201 7436, or email: c-l-ireland@xtra.


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Vacant houses, windows, offices, carpet shampooing & exterior waterblasting. Plus maintenance. FREE quotes. Ph Allan or Lynette: 09 235 9333 or 027 272 6249.


Phone: 09 235 7835 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

HAIR DRESSING THE Cutting Room Hair Salon. 33 Breaker Grove, Waiuku. Ladies cuts from $30, Mens cuts from $25, Colours from $70. Hours: Tues 11-3pm, Wed 9-5pm, Fri 9-til late, Mon & Sat by pre-arranged appts only. Phone Steff: 235 7149.




Fencing Franklin Fencing Ltd. Domestic fences and retaining walls. Excellent workmanship and rates. Ph: 0204 000 2185.

Floor Sanding Floorsanding preparation. New, large or small. quote. Ph: 0204 2185

and old, Free 000

In Memoriam DARLOW, Larry 08-0515 Not a day goes by without me thinking of you, and missing you. Love Pat.

LAWNMOWING GREEN ACRES - Clarks Beach. Covering Franklin area. Lawn mowing, gardening, garden clearance, hedges. Clean, tidy and reliable. Call Brett 021 0211 7777 or 09 232 1276.

FIREWOOD splitter. Phone: 235 7733 or 021 305 111.

LA W N M O W ING / Garden maintenance. Jim’s Mowing for quality work from reliable, fully insured and police checked operators. Call: 0800 4 546 546 for a free quote.



Large modern shed, fully closed in, 9m x 16m, concrete floor, 2 garage doors. Can be use for storage, workshop, etc. Contact Richard 0274 939 349.

Would the person who picked up my iPad with a light pink cover on Tuesday 19 April in Bowen St please hand it to Waiuku Police Station or phone: 022 650 8115. Thank you.


FOR SALE COCKY’S CORNER For fencing & roofing iron, timber, hardware, plywood, pavers, gates, garden sheds & more. 123 Queen St, Waiuku. Ph: 235 9880 or 235 2386. FIREWOOD - Bargain. 4m Hotmix $300 Del. 2m $170 Del. Also Mac & Gum available. Ph/txt: 021 744 970 or 235 0065. Also tree felling & removal.



Pukekohe - Saturdays Pokeno - Sundays New Stallholders & Carboot stalls always welcome.

Ph: Roger/Vyv 09 238 8831

BoT Elections

Nominations are invited for the election of two (2) parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 3rd June 2016. Barbara Kelly, Returning Officer


VIEW ROAD SCHOOL Board of Trustees’ election


Annual General Meeting Monday 9th May at 7.00 pm Portside Bar – Kentish Hotel

* Socialisation

All Current & Interested Families Welcome

* Doggie Daycare

JANZ DOGZ Full Professional Pet Grooming Service. 110 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Small and medium dogs only Ph: 235 5550.

Annual General Meeting Sunday 29 May, 10am To be held in the Lounge Bar

* Dog walking




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Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club


Ph: 021 878 019

Great ‘In Your Home’ Services..

BoT Elections

Wed, 18th May 2016 43 Constable Road at 7pm. ALL WELCOME

Waiuku Village Butchery



Happy Tails Dog Grooming is now in Glenbrook and taking new clients. Professional groom with the utmost care and kindness guaranteed. Call Ashley: 235 3228 or 021 248 4111, or Facebook: Ashleys Happy Tails Dog Grooming


Sanjay 235 5300 Mob 021 111 4122


REMOVAL - Any old scrap metal incl. old batteries, expired gas bottles, old cars, lawn mowers, etc. Ph Martin: 021 128 5953 or 238 3005.

Your community market place

POOCHIE PARK – Holiday home for dogs. Inspection welcome by arrangement. Phone: 09 235 0052 (Evenings) or 021 856 555. Email: for further information.

PICTURE FRAMING The Framing Shed. Quality custom picture framing. 31 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Tues - Fri 9 - 5 or by appointment. Ph Allie: 235 0939 or 027 253 4577.


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Advertise your situations vacant in The Post. Contact us on

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Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 3rd June 2016. Sheryll Donald, Returning Officer

Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 3rd June 2016. Signed Carmen Buckley, Returning Officer



Nominations are invited for the election of three parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

WANTED TREES WANTED - Gum & Macrocarpa. Also tree felling & shelter belt removal. Ph/txt Chris: 021 744 970 or 235 0065. districtpost

Nominations close at noon on 20 May and may be accompanied by a candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on 3 June 2016.

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 20 May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 3 June 2016.

Signed, Returning Officer

B Perry, Returning Officer |


Classifieds FOR LEASE

Office spaces for lease Please phone Sam:

021 671 960

Waiuku Business Park




Waiuku Basketball Women’s Winter League will be commencing on Monday 16th May 2016. For those wishing to enter, entry forms will be at Gary Pye’s 100% Electrical, Waiuku. Teams must consist of Year 9 and above. Entries must be returned by Wed 11th May 2016 with subscriptions. If you are interested in playing but don’t have a team please contact: Mrs J Edwards Ph: 235 7571.



Watchmakers Jewellers

* IMPORTANT NOTICE * Now in our 89th year, we have decided to retire! We would like to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to all our customers and staff who have supported us and shared stories over the decades. Customers who have not picked up goods left for repair over the years have until June 15th, 2016 to do so. All uncollected goods may be sold to recover costs. All current repairs will be honoured and Mark can be consulted regarding ongoing/future repairs. 34 Queen St | Waiuku | Ph. 235 9710



Picking up the pieces is an Information programme for Parents • Caregivers • Teachers • Counselors • etc on how to support children through challenging times • Major family changes • Challenges • Separation • Divorce • Death of a loved one • etc Wed 4th May. 7pm - 8.30pm Contact Jan Wallace 238 7723 or 0274 521 366

Phone : 09 235 9307 Fax : 09 237 0054 Email :




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SITUATIONS VACANT Deadline: Friday 5pm


Qualified Automotive Toyota / Lexus Technician - Pukekohe Toyota The Manukau and Counties Toyota Group is the largest Toyota dealer in NZ, selling and servicing hundreds of vehicles every month between our 6 sites located in South Auckland. An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Automotive Technician to join our award winning team in Pukekohe to further enhance our customer experience. We seek a highly motivated technician with good communication and technical ability to join one of our teams. The successful candidate must be: • Fully qualified • Be able to qualify for AVIC Warrant of Fitness Certification • Undertake job responsibilities with minimum supervision • Produce a High Standard of work • Have a customer first attitude • Have a full drivers licence We offer: • Excellent working conditions • Opportunity to work with the latest technology • Ongoing training and development • Future career opportunities The role is full time and rostered Saturdays & extended hours when required. If you are looking to build your career with a successful long standing market leader and you meet the above skills and requirements, we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to; Branch Manager, Gavin Murdoch:

40 Queen Street, Waiuku

Open Monday to Friday • 8.30am - 5.30pm Sat • 9am - 2pm and Sun • 10am - 2pm

Temporary SUDOKU road closure 1 Queen St (from King St to Victoria Ave), Kitchener Rd (from Queen St to Z station) and Bowen Street (from Queen St up to the Mitre 10 entrance) shall be closed from 7am until 4pm on Sunday 8 May 2016 for the Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival.

09 235 7835

Pukekohe Toyota Pukekohe


A year has gone by, and it feels like only yesterday. A special person, a special face, Someone we love & can’t replace, Never selfish, always kind,These are the memories he left behind. Sadly missed. Beloved husband of Melva, much loved Dad of Sharlene & Dion, Koro of Brooke & Reece, and Father-in-law of Shelly. In our hearts forever.


New & Used furniture. Open 9.30am - 4.30pm weekdays. 9.30am - 12.30pm Saturdays. Always buying stock & selling bargains. 31D Bowen St, Waiuku. Ph: 235 7715 or 0204 0018 268.

In loving memory of Allen Cyril Cassidy

Tuesday May 3, 2016

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Bus Drivers needed Murphy Buses is looking for casual part time drivers based at our Pukekohe & Tuakau Depots for morning and afternoon school runs covering the South Auckland area. Some charter work may be available between school runs. The ideal applicants will hold a current P endorsement, along with a full class 1 and 2 licence, and some bus driving experience; although for the right candidate we may be willing to assist in training to gain your class 2 and P endorsement. As well as your demonstrated driving ability you will be reliable, safety conscious, passenger oriented and display a positive ‘can do’ attitude. To apply for this position please contact us by: Email: or call 0800 488 848 Applicants must be NZ residents or have valid NZ work permits. Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol test and Ministry of Justice check. We are looking for someone to commence as soon as possible.

We are a community based pre-school Education & Childcare Centre licensed for 33 children looking for a relieving teacher to cover current staff and a parental leave position coming up soon. If you have a degree in ECE teaching and are registered, a strong work ethic, professional attitude, flexibility and a great sense of humour we would love to hear from you. In return we offer competitive wages, a friendly and stimulating work environment plus professional development opportunities. Please send your CV and covering letter to: The Governance Committee, Waiuku Childcare Centre, PO Box 418, Waiuku 2143 or email: wccentre@xtra. Closing date Tuesday 31st May 2016.

Waipipi School requires a teacher aide for an immediate start. Fixed term contract for Term 2. 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Please send your expression of interest to: CEO of Franklin Hospice Charitable Trust Franklin Hospice Charitable Trust, which provides specialist nursing and support services for Franklin’s palliative patients, is looking for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation. This is a challenging role in an area experiencing rapid population increase. It is also very rewarding because this hospice is a highly regarded and valued member of the Franklin community. Trust staff include five specialist palliative nurses. A counsellor and three people in administrative roles. They are supported by a large, highly valued team of volunteers who are involved in nearly all hospice activities. This includes vital fundraising which provides 50% of the hospice budget. As Franklin Hospice is not a large organisation, the CEO has a broad range of responsibilities, including financial planning and control, liaison with the local District Health Board and other health providers, human resources and IT. A hands-on approach is needed to cover the many other tasks which arise. The CEO reports to the Board of Trustees which meets monthly. The ideal applicant will have: • Relevant tertiary/professional qualifications. • Proven experience in senior management, including management of staff. • Experience in community, not-for-profit and/or health services and volunteer management would be an advantage. • Very good ICT skills. • Proven experience in business planning and financial management, and quality programmes and systems. • Highly developed skills in representative roles and excellent oral and written communication skills. For further information, phone 09 238 9376 or email Application forms can be provided and emailed to the above address or posted to Graeme Longdell, Franklin Hospice, P O Box 118, Pukekohe 2340. Please include a cover letter and CV.



Knight & Dickey are seeking a Class 5 Licenced driver with Artic experience for a 13 meter flat top semi trailer unit. DG & F Endorsements would be an advantage. A drug and alcohol test is a requirement for this position. Reply in writing in the first instance to: Graham Dickey, PO Box 49, Waiuku.

Carole & family would like to thank all who sent cards, flowers, brought baking & visited Don during his illness. We have been touched by the kindness of others. Special thanks goes to Bev Perry & Betty Hamilton who helped so much during this time.

Hampson Donald (DON).

23 | Tuesday May 3, 2016


Your A–Z of Trades & Services

Take my Card BUS HIRE

To place your advert ph: 09 235 7835 or email:



J R Coachlines

auto glass Windscreen Repairs & Replacement

James Collie Ph: 027 274 5201 Rose Evans-Collie Ph: 021 252 7554 email:

* Mobile Service, Franklin wide * 103 Manukau Road, Pukekohe (Right next to Bunnings Warehouse)

Level 5 finishes • Wallpaper finishes • Fixing & stopping services • Commercial • Residential • Specialist coatings m: 021 451 778 | e:

PH 238 5055 • 0800 10 35 35

CARAVANS Counties Caravan Rentals


Caravan Hire

• Accommodation needs • Ideal extra bedroom

Mobile 021 533 585

Phone Bruce Cameron 0274 988 412


Home & Office Cleaning • FREE QUOTES • •Regular & One off cleans •Spring cleans •Windows & Ceilings •Commercial & Domestic•Fully Insured, Owner/Operator

PAINTING ROOFS & EXTERIOR TexTured Ceilings - sPeCiAlised COATings Hard wearing coatings for most surfaces. Terraces, Garage floors, Block walls etc. Epoxy coatings - Airless Spraying, Roofs Painted

Phone Lynette & Jeff Millen

235 3500



Len Gore Residential & Commercial

Value for money guaranteed For a free quote, call Len 021 - 682 028

CONCRETE For all your concrete requirements Phone John 021 501 438




•Gutter clearing •Pruning/trimming •Weeding/spraying •Rubbish removal •All property maintenance•Fully Insured, Owner/Operator

238 7701

Lifestyle Block - Mini Earthworks • 3.5 ton digger, rock breaker auger 200mm-750mm •1.6 ton digger rock breaker auger 200-300-400mm • 6 wheeler tipper • 4 wheeler tipper • 23hp tractor • fert spreader • sprayer • harrows • rotary hoeing • slashing • levelling bar • power harrow with seeder

Phone 0220489488



Flowers & Gifts Beautiful Flowers lovingly made to your personal requirements.

Call in & see us!

2/31 Bowen Street, Waiuku Phone 235 0643 or 021 998 897



Ground Force Property Establishment & Services LAWNCARE: new lawn installation • oversowing • irrigation hydroseeding • maintenance programs SECTION SERVICES: site preparation & levelling • spreading • post/soak holes • trenching • concrete demolition • section clearing PRESSURE CLEANING: drain jetting • moss & mould treatment • waterblasting

Grant Beaumont 027 747 3880


Emergency Services 24/7



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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TREE SERVICES & STUMP GRINDING Tree Removal, Pruning/Trimming, Hedges, Chipping & Stump Grinding RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL FREE QUOTES James: 021 866 125 or (09) 235 2948


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

Mike’s LifestyLe BLock services for all your paddock needs.

JUST GLASS GLASS & GLAZING CALL: 021 030 1701 After Hours: 09 235 8937


Spraying: Boom & Spot Mowing & Topping Fertilising Harrowing Call Mike for a quote

(021) 331 019

0800 482 532 027 476 1306



Over 20 different size units • Individually Alarmed and Guard Monitored • Secure outside storage for boats, cars and campervans PH: 09 239 0128 | 202 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe (50 metres south of Countdown)



021 293 6250

Hosking Place, Waiuku

TRUCK RENTAL Franklin Truck Rentals Small/Large Trucks/Utes/ Trailers & Cars We have moved to: 34 Crosbie Road, Pukekohe 09 238 8388


HOUSEHOLD WATER Sweet Water Anywhere in Franklin Ph: Ricky Holmes 236 3408 or 0274 937 889


Fences, decks, refurbishments, waterblasting, painting, wallpapering, project management


Servicing all aspects of Plumbing and Gas Fitting

POWELL'S PROPERTY Call Mike: 235 2050 / 027 459 4148


PAINTING DECORATOR Painter Decorator

238 7701


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Water Tank Cleaning Pumps and Filters

0800 826 525 To leave your business card here, phone 09 235 7835 or email


Living Healthily

Helen Wright

By Carol Eggleton

BSc(Hons) Ost(UK);CMIOSH (UK); PGDip(Hlth Erg) NZ/ACC/UK Registered Osteopath Human Factors/Ergonomics Consultant

Many of us have experienced the taste of herbal teas as there are many choices available. We may use herbal tea is to help us relax and sleep at night or to ease digestive upsets e.g. chamomile and peppermint. Green tea is also popular for its antioxidant properties. They may be part of our daily routine and act as preventative medicine - this is a great idea. Often we use over the counter drugs to assist with minor illnesses and do not think of the more natural and easily prepared options that we could find in the cupboard or even in our garden. Great therapeutic properties are found in many of our culinary herbs and spices for ailments such as colds, coughs, sore throats and mild fevers, digestive upsets, nausea, urinary tract problems, sleeping problems, foggy brains, mild depression, emotional upsets or just to act as a bit of a tonic. If you have space in your garden or even a large plant pot then you can begin to grow these friendly herbs for yourself, some even grow themselves and may be more familiar to you as “weeds”. Herbalists value these as much as their more acceptable garden cousins. If you are not a gardener you can buy quality dried herbs and herbal tea blends (such as the Artemis range) from your health food shop. Infusions or teas are a gentle form of herbal medicine and may be helpful for those unable to take stronger herbal extracts. Always check that the specific

Diane Breen

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Taking Tea – Therapeutic use of herbal teas

Can your body predict the weather? Do joints suffer in the cold? Would you benefit from a scientific studies have shown that ‘Winter WOF’ no matter where people live their bodies seem to establish a new Many patients experience a equilibrium to the local climate. worsening of joint symptoms The bottom line might simply be with changes in the weather. The that in the cooler months we tend weather can certainly influence a to exercise less, drink less water, number of conditions for example sleep more and generally feel less pollens in the air affect asthma motivated to ‘get up and go’. and sinus infections, sun rays can cause skin cancer and gloomy, If you need a little help to surdark conditions can cause depres- vive through the cooler months sion. But can the colder, damper, then our ‘Winter WOF’ might be weather affect the joints? Should for you. This unique evaluation will a person with arthritis for example assess your joints, your posture move to a region with a warm, dry and your mobility and provide you climate? with a treatment and management plan that aims to keep you It appears that there is some mobile and supple and painfree evidence that the symptoms of throughout the cooler months. certain people with arthritis are influenced by changes in the weathFor more information or to er but this is not true for all people make an appointment please call with arthritis. There is a significant the Way of Life Health Shop. Our amount around that says that re- osteopaths are all ACC registered locating to a different climatic en- so if you’ve had an accident there vironment does not seem to make is no need to visit your GP first. a difference in the long run and We can process your claim.

Tuesday May 3, 2016

DipHom NZCH (Intern)

N.D., M.H.D., BHSc, Registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist


herbs you are using are safe for that person or situation, as some herbs are contraindicated in pregnancy or with some medications in any form. Some common herbs that would be great to start your herb selection with are: Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Parsley, Marigold (calendula), Dill, Fennel, Violet, Mint. Many common weeds including dandelion, yarrow, nasturtium, couch grass and cleavers also have therapeutic properties. If you are using fresh herbs always select ones that have not been sprayed or exposed to environmental pollution. It is also important to be sure of the plant you are using - one of the best ways to get to know these is to get an illustrated household herb book that shows you some of the most common herbs, how to identify them and how to use them. The traditional plant is used therapeutically rather than new hybrids. If you need some guidance in selecting plants talk to the folk at your local garden centre or to an herbalist. For help with dried herbs or herbal teas call into your local health shop as they can help you to find appropriate herbs or tea blends call in on Wednesdays to Way of Life for a chat or phone 09 238-7806 to make an appointment for a consultation.

Anxiety disorder can be either acute or chronic. Acute anxiety disorder manifests itself in episodes commonly known as panic attacks. This is where the body’s natural “fight or flight” reaction occurs at the wrong time. It is a complicated and involuntary reaction in which the body prepares itself to deal with an emergency situation. In times of threat such as an assault, an accident, or a natural disaster this type of reaction is perfectly normal and helpful for survival. Stress causes the body to produce adrenaline. This steps up the body’s metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to quickly produce energy for the body to use. The physical manifestations of this are listed below: • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; • Sweating •Trembling or shaking • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering • Feeling of choking • Chest pain or discomfort • Nausea or abdominal distress • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed or faint • Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself • Fear of losing control or going crazy • Fear of dying Chronic anxiety is a milder, more generalized form of this disorder. Many sufferers feel a vague sense of anxiety much of the time, but the intensity of the feeling does not reach the levels of those in an actual panic attack. They may always feel uneasy, especially in the presence of other people, and tend to startle easily. Headaches and chronic fatigue are common among people with chronic anxiety. They may from time to time suffer bouts of panic attacks.

Eventually either of these disorders can become debilitating as the body is under constant stress. This can lead to other problems as the patient becomes fearful of being alone, going out in public or visiting in case they have a panic attack. Some serious conditions can also develop ie Obsessive compulsive disorders; Depression; Insomnia; Serious weight gain/loss. From a homeopathic view point there are some first aid type remedies that may help with these attacks. Firstly the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy. Below are some of these remedies: Marked palpitations, fear of dying Aconite Person scared stiff, numb and dozy with fright Opium Person hysterical, weeping one minute and laughing the next Ignatia Inability to get to sleep because mind is racing Coffea Ideally, to treat this issue a consultation with a Homeopath be valuable to treat the whole person, mental emotional and physical, find the causation ie how this condition began, and to help the body to react calmly and normally in situations of stress instead of the automatic overreaction that becomes one of these disorders.

How Evening Primrose can make you feel happy

to be a woman again, every month….

Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg is a source of the omega 6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Evening Primrose Oil provides support for the pre-menstrual period and supports the body’s natural process in the healing of wounds and minor skin disorders and supports healthy joint mobility. Evening primrose is beneficial to our health. The fatty liquid or oil extracted from the seeds, contains and is one of the best sources of the fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This essential fatty acid (EFA) has been shown through hundreds of studies to be therapeutic, helping to alleviate or ease a wide span of health problems including acne, arthritis, premenstrual syndrome, obesity, and many other common physical ailments. Research has shown that Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) may help alleviate breast pain, bloating, depression and cramps for women suffering from PMS. EPO has also been reported to protect against cardiovascular complications. The body becomes depleted of GLA as we age, and also as we consume excessive amounts of trans-fatty acids, saturated fats and food additives. Supplementing with GLA can help restore the youthfulness of skin and hair, as well as helping to improve general well-being. Gamma linolenic acid or GLA is an omega-6 essential fatty acid with overlooked potent benefits for human health. Because of an age-related decline in activity of enzymes that naturally produce GLA from precursor fats in our diet, we risk developing GLA deficiency with age. Too little GLA tips the balance of inflammatory factors called cytokines in our bodies towards increasing inflammation, and with it increasing risk for chronic disease. GLA supplementation can overcome this deficiency, providing the anti-inflammatory stimulus we need to control and even prevent diseases such as eczema, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and major killers such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Evening Primrose Oil

Key benefits: • Natural support for the pre-menstrual period • Supports healthy skin • Supports joint health • Healthy blood pressure

What can it be used for? • Pre-menstrual syndrome • Arthritis

Skin inflammation

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by dryness and flaking of the upper skin layers, with redness, itching, and often pain of the skin beneath. Mild in many people, severe eczema sufferers experience chronic misery that can be debilitating, and that may respond only to fairly large doses of steroids, which can produce dangerous side effects. Many people with eczema also suffer from asthma and other conditions related to allergic responses—together these conditions are referred to as atopic conditions, which involve an immune response within the body. Studies from 20 years ago first showed that people with eczema may have a defect in their bodies that inhibits their ability to form GLA naturally from the dietary source linoleic acid.

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Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an unusual omega-6 fatty acid with powerful implications for human health. Adequate GLA is required to maintain a healthy balance of anti-inflammatory signaling molecules in the body. The enzyme that produces GLA from dietary fats decreases in activity with aging and in certain chronic conditions. Increasing GLA intake overcomes this deficiency and can restore a healthy balance to suppress chronic inflammation. GLA also may help to prevent inflammation-related changes implicated in the development of atherosclerosis and cancer. GLA has proven benefits in inflammatory diseases such as eczema, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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The Post - Your Community Newspaper, 22 500 copies distributed weekly in and around Franklin & North Waikato. Including Waiuku, Pukekohe, Ka...