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In the year Glenbrook resident Elva Kempe was born, Charlie Chaplin made his film debut, World War One began, and it was only a year after Henry Ford built the first assembly line for his cars. On Sunday morning, Elva and her family marked 99 years since her birthday with a lunch at the historic Kentish Hotel in Waiuku. Elva was schooled in the township at the former Waiuku High School (now View Road School), played rep netball in the area and later worked for McNamara Transport in the office. After living north of Auckland for many years, she has returned to the region and now lives at Glenbrook Rest Home, which she ‘absolutely loves.’ With Elva on Sunday were four generations of her family; (back row), Kym Cooper, Cherril Thirburn, and Deanne Armiger, while in front are Emily and Charlotte Cooper, Elva herself and Alexandra Cooper.

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Franklin Ward Councillor for Auckland, Bill Cashmore, says a hovercraft from Waiuku to Auckland and the creation of a Franklin Institute of Technology are part of what he describes as his vision for Franklin in a few years. In his maiden speech to the new Auckland Council, he says he aimed to show the other Auckland Councillors what Franklin might be like in the year 2025: ‘There are new train stations at Drury and Paerata working to connect the electric service with an integrated working bus network. The new Franklin Institute of Technology is providing students with a diverse range of study opportunities covering the trades, engineering, metallurgy and structure. The graduates from FIT have ready employment in the industrial sectors of Glenbrook, based around the Steel Mill, and the aggregate industries in Drury South. Businesses servicing these industries based in Waiuku and Pukekohe are also thriving on the ongoing growth and economic development. ‘The Awhitu Peninsula is still

the wild beautiful place it always has been. There are increased tourism activities and visitor numbers have created many opportunities for local artists and entrepreneurs. There is the new ferry service from the Glenbrook Vintage Railway terminus to Otahuhu. This is a great success - tourists from the cruise ships visiting Auckland can have a day trip on the GVR from Britomart to Waiuku for lunch, tours up the Peninsula, then back to the city via a ferry or hovercraft. All privately run and growing strongly. ‘Heading east from Pukekohe is the new eastern arterial which provides a fast and seamless

transport option out of the city of Pukekohe, especially for trucks which carry the processed food goods from Pukekohe to New Zealand. The horticulture industry has trebled in size and value for the Franklin area. ‘The hills of the Hunua countryside have remained the same with a myriad of business types and specialised home-based industries.... ‘Clevedon has expanded, with its serviced growth allowing expansion of housing but also specialised design and IT businesses. Brookby and Whitford have changed little, with a few more countryside living areas

but the rural feel and ambience have been retained. Beachlands and Maraetai have grown as the new suburbs to the east. A very much improved transport route to Botany has been an enabler for this growth. ‘Ardmore Airport has developed into a commercial hub based around avionics and especially the restoration of vintage planes. Karaka has evolved into an equestrian centre of world renown. Combined with the Equestrian Education Centre based at the Pukekohe Race Track, this sector is experiencing strong growth and increased opportunity.’ Bill Cashmore says council has the chance to achieve these goals, and more, but will need to prioritise funding for the infrastructure required. Public transport is one of the critical areas, along with area planning for Franklin’s villages, such as Patumahoe, Hunua and all the coastal settlements. With the will, and with improved consenting systems and the creation of employment opportunities, he believes these goals are not as far away as some might think.

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The Christmas season is a time of joy for many families and youngsters, but for many others in our local area it brings with it a whole range of stresses and worries. It is a time of the year when local support agencies are often stretched to their limits, and their volunteers and supporters are constantly trying to meet the demand from families less fortunate than others. It was heartening this week to cover an article about the local Z station who saw our article last week, and presented the Waiuku Family Support with a raft of gifts and vouchers. It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference for even one family, and there are a number of agencies in Franklin who are looking for local support. It’s also an opportunity to remind your own children that there are others in their community that might not have the same type of Christmas that they will enjoy, and encouraging them to buy a toy for someone they don’t know can be a lesson in life as well. It only takes a moment, while planning your Christmas, to consider another family. Besides Family Support, the Waiuku Food Bank needs help again this year for food and cash donations. They have a food drop off at the Waiuku New World and a money book at Orchard & Fields. Last year the Waiuku Food Bank supplied 369 Parcels that helped 339 Adults and 746 children. For further information on the Food Bank, contact Frances on 235 0060.

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Fossil fuel dependence unsustainable In response to your editorial about oil drilling, I wish to say that I was on the beach at Hamilton’s Gap last weekend and I am not delusional and nor do I need my head read (in the usual sense of that phrase). I was there out of a deep concern for our planet Earth. As a civilization we already have the knowledge base for becoming less dependent on fossil fuels - we have simply not yet found the will to wean ourselves off them. Giving the oil companies permission to continue to drill - wherever - allows the status quo to continue. Dependence on fossil fuels is unsustain-

able. Let’s look at the big picture - what kind of world do we see in 50 years time? 100? What sort of world would I wish all the grandchildren to inherit? It was with those thoughts in my mind that I drove (yes in my car - have you ridden a bike recently on hilly Peninsula roads?) to the beach last weekend - it was one thing I could do in the hope of making people start to think more honestly about creating a sustainable future. I don’t think I wasted my time. Mahadevi Peel By Email

Thanks to Mudlarks and community Just wanted to write to send a big thanks to the Mudlarks and those in the community who took part to clear the mangrove seedlings at Sandspit. We live right next to the sandspit and on Saturday left early for a family excursion. When we returned home late in the day, to our surprise the seedlings were completely gone! For the many past years my wife and I have kept the area clear of these weeds ourselves as we know it is of such important recreational use.

We have also observed over time that where there are no mangroves, the wading birds proliferate, so it is important for the local and migratory birdlife as well that this work is done. Anyway, I have attached a photo (inset) taken this morning of the results of this hard work… not a seedling in sight. Well done all! P.S. Next year the refreshments will be on us up on our lawn. Craig & Mayette Byrnes Waiuku

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A future in fashion for Katie Talented young fashionista Katie Lapwood dreams of designing fashion features as part of a team working for a fashion magazine. She is grateful for her job at a Pukekohe supermarket for now, but when she walks through the magazine aisle, her thoughts drift to Vogue and Marie Claire. Graduating next month with a Diploma in Fashion Technology from Auckland and Wellington fashion institute, NZ Fashion Tech, the former Pukekohe High School student skilfully combined champagne-coloured fabric made from eucalyptus trees with black lace embroidered with flowers in her collection, for the graduation catwalk show, called ’Enchantment’. The glamorous garments drew praise from industry guests at NZ Fashion Tech’s annual graduate show which was attended by fashion luminaries like Liz Mitchell and Doris du Pont. Katie’s inspiration came from her favourite designer Alex Perry. “I combined all the ideas I liked in clothes I’ve seen, and merged them into three outfits with an elegant twist. The fabrics I used were quite

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A couple of weeks ago two vehicles were impounded from the beach for doing donuts, and the drivers have to appear in court. In fact one driver was disqualified so is also being charged with driving whilst disqualified. Further to this on another occasion a vehicle was doing donuts, the out of town driver thought it was great fun, until his vehicle got stuck on an incoming tide. Sorry, can’t and won’t help you; car ended up getting submerged and obviously totally ruined due to the salt water. And he wasn’t insured! This is an incredibly sad story, if you are the sympathetic type. I’m not so found it quite humorous; Karma is a word that comes to mind. A 17 year old female was spoken to about two burglaries that occurred on Kitchener Road and Hamilton Drive. She will appear in court shortly for these two offences. Since the end of October she has plead guilty to five other charges relating to burglaries or breaking into cars. Thankfully she has left Waiuku, but unfortunately she still

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Obviously at this time of the year there will be a few work parties, end of year functions and an increase in social gatherings. Hopefully everyone will see these as an opportunity to have fun, but a few pointers can go a long way to making the event a success: • Get a Sober driver. We don’t want needless accidents or deaths because someone thought they would try to beat the odds. It’s not about getting caught; it’s about safety of yourself and other road users. • Think of the hassles and end result if the function turns into a disaster. • Ensure there is enough food and non alcoholic drinks throughout the function. • Invite the numbers that you know you can handle. These facebook generic in-

vites are often a disaster. • Have a couple of sober people willing to act as minders and help those people that are having too much to drink before they get out of hand. Consider how you or your friends are going to get home. • As the host, it may well be that you have to take it easy, to ensure everything is running smoothly. You may need to take a mature approach to the function. • Let the neighbours know about the function, getting their co operation from the start can avoid unnecessary aggro. • Let the Police know, so we can offer specific advice and some visits early on in the night. Its not about enforcement, it’s about ensuring that everyone enjoys themselves without some idiots spoiling it for everyone else.

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stressful time of the year, and people are rushing around, but we still need to realise to drive safely and again, like the functions mentioned below, think about the hassles if it all goes bad. Waiuku Police would like to know of any information about a distinctive t shirt. It has the figure of a hand on it, with writing on the fingers. If anyone knows anyone with this type of T shirt, can you please contact us here at the Police station. Remember that there is a total liquor ban in the Waiuku business area, all parks, the beach, Massey Park, and most recreational areas around Waiuku including Waitangi Falls and the grassed area down by the fire station. No alcohol at all, it is an arrestable offence, so do not have alcohol on you.

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has family links to this area so may end up coming back. Please remember the usual when it comes to protecting your property: • Look at your locks, window fasteners and deadbolts. • Improve the security around your sheds and garages. Often these are the most ignored buildings, but most often broken into. • Install a couple of sensor lights. • Get to know your neighbours. • Ensure that all your property is named, engraved, is identifiable, is photographed and a list is kept of serial numbers, makes and models. • Lastly, sharpen your dog’s teeth! We have given out a few tickets for people not wearing seat belts, failing to stop at intersections, or exceeding 4km above the speed limit. I appreciate that it is a


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Karioitahi is a 24 hour, seven day a week liquor ban area. Do not drink down there. Remember the 20km an hour speed limit as well. Remember that the phone number for Crimestoppers is 0800 555 111 or www. Use this if you want your information to be anonymous. We have been getting some very good information coming through and we do respond to them, and do further investigations. But just remember it can be used for anything you want to pass on. We are especially looking for information on people that receive stolen goods, or where stolen goods are being hidden. That’s all for this week, once again from the team here in Waiuku: Lorraine, Laura, Greg, Toby and Rod, thanks for all your help, we rely on your information to make our job easier, and Waiuku a safer place to live, play and work in.

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As another Christmas approaches I would like, on behalf of Antonia and our family, to extend warmest greetings to each and every one of my constituents. I wish you all the best for the holiday season and for the coming year. This Christmas is an optimistic one. After the setbacks to our country caused by the world economic downturn and the Christchurch earthquakes, there are positive signs of the economic recovery that has been a priority for the National Government. A strengthening and more confident business sector is vital to provide the employment necessary for people to provide for themselves and their families and to contribute toward a better standard of living for all. At the same time, the government has always been mindful to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society continue to be protected. As always at this time of the year, I would like to thank the army of volunteers who make a huge difference in our local communities, quietly working and serving, as well as our fire, ambulance and police personnel who are so dedicated to helping to keep our communities safe. A special thanks too, to the Steelers, whose magnificent efforts have given us all the early Christmas present of both a Shield and a tremendous lift to the collective spirit! Best wishes to you all. The Hunua Electorate Office will close for the holiday break at midday Tuesday December 24 and reopens at 8.30am Monday January 13. Follow me on twitter at @PaulHutchisonMP or on Facebook at

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Funds for pools

Franklin Local Board has approved a total of $18,170 in funding to help keep the area’s school pools open over the summer holidays for the local community. Waiau Pa School was granted $4,850 to repair the top edge of their pool, Aririmu School received $5,000 towards their operational costs and equipment, Mauku School received $1,500 towards chemicals and other costs, Glenbrook School was granted $3,170 towards running costs and Clevedon School was granted $3,650 for a chemical dosing system. Local board chair Andy Baker says he is happy to see the pools open over the holiday period. “We’re in for another hot summer, so the board is thrilled to approve funding to allow all local residents the chance to cool off in our school pools,” he says. Children will need to be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian when using school pool facilities. Keys are required for entry to the pools and are available for hire from the schools for a small fee.

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Auckland Council is proAlso being proposed for posing to include a new inclusion in the draft byrule in its navigation safety law in an effort to support bylaw that would make it public safety is: mandatory to wear a life • Compulsory carrying jacket when on a vessel unof a means of communicader six metres. tion. At its meeting last week, • Prohibition of anyone the Regulatory and Bylaws being in charge of a vessel Committee recommended being incapacitated due to that the Governing Body alcohol or drugs. include the proposal in the • Improved managedraft navigation safety byment of moorings sites to law which will be consulted ensure quality of moorings on in early 2014. and identifying those that The current bylaw rehave been abandoned. quires compulsory carCouncil inherProposed: itedAuckland riage of a sufficient numthe Auckland Regional ber of lifejackets for those • Compulsory to Council Navigation Safety on board and that they are Bylaw 2008, which set out wear lifejackets. worn if instructed by the the rules governing naviga• Must carry skipper. tional safety of all craft and Committee chair Counpersons on waters (includcommunication. cillor Calum Penrose says ing inland lakes) within the • Alcohol/drug the proposal is aimed at reAuckland Region including measures. ducing preventable drownin the use of personal floing. tation devices. “There have been some The review is part of a tragic incidents on small craft in Auck- wider programme requiring the council land waters, where had people been to review all its bylaws by October 2015. wearing a lifejacket – they may still be The Governing Body has the authoralive today. ity to make a bylaw and needs to ap“We have had a strong direction from prove proposed bylaws to be released our local boards to canvas the issue for public consultation. with the community. We also know that It will consider the recommendations some boaties may have differing views at its meeting on 19 December and the so I encourage everyone to have their proposed bylaw, including any further say through the consultation process.” changes, will be consulted on in early Councillor Penrose acknowledges 2014. that changing the rules is only one part A copy of the Regulatory and Bylaws of the puzzle and that if adopted, it will Committee report, including some of need to be coupled with wide spread the research and the draft proposals can education. viewed on the council’s website.

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College gets into Hunger Games mode Waiuku College held a themed day for their Year 9 and 10 students last Wednesday, featuring aspects from the hot film ‘The Hunger Games.’ Activities included crafting chariots, creating themed recipes and designing camouflage make-up. Left: Samuel Priest gets the paint treatment from Bailey Leonard, Cleo Tetley and Caitlin Thomas. Right: Shannon Farnell paints an intricate camouflage pattern on Chisato Dan.

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Dedication to rugby Unique rugby chance for students rewarded at AGM

Long serving player, supporter and committee member of Waiuku Rugby Club, Gary Prescott was honoured with a Life Membership at the club’s AGM last month. Gary began his association with the Waiuku Rugby Club when he started playing at Junior Boys level in 1963. At that time his family lived at Glenbrook Beach and he used to pushbike over the long metal roads to make games. When Gary started Waiuku College he naturally played rugby and captained the 2nd XV. After leaving College he played club rugby for Waiuku and captained the U19 team for two years before playing in the U21s for two years. In 1987 Gary became involved in Junior Boys’ Rugby when his son started playing. He joined the committee and was the coach and manager of Junior Boys for many years. He was on that committee for five years and was delegate to the Senior Club. After completing his time with

Junior Boys, Gary remained on the Senior Club committee. He became the building maintenance and development man and was involved with the second stage of the clubrooms development and the changing room extensions, something that has enhanced the conditions for all players, supporters and visitors. He is still a member of the grounds and building committee. Gary spent over five years running the gate on Touch Rugby nights, has been a member of the bar committee and served behind the bar on innumerable occasions. He became the gear custodian four years ago, looking after the playing gear for all Waiuku Rugby teams. He has also been gear manager for the premier team for a year and assistant manager for three. Gary says he has no intention of retiring from his involvement with a game and a club that he loves.

Twenty sport students will be given the unique chance to complete their year-long MIT Diploma in Applied Sport and Recreation (Level 5) with hands-on experience at the home of the Ranfurly Shield Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union (CMRFU). Applications are now open for the programme through Corporate Academy Group (www.corpgroup. The programme will see students help run coaching, and refereeing trainings, tournaments and gain experience in event management. This venture between Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Sport, CMRFU and Corporate Academy Group (CAG) will provide students with the opportunity to work towards a tertiary qualification while gaining practical, valuable industry experience based at the stadium in Pukekohe. Following the completion of their Diploma, students have the option of continuing their studies to complete a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science. Project and Business Development Coordinator for MIT’s School of Sport, Francisco Serrano says “The students will gain more than an education by being in a professional environment all year because they will be immersed in their practicum in the rugby indus-

try while they study.” Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union CEO Andrew Maddock says “We know that there are a number of pathways and potential careers that a course like this one can create.” “The sports industry is a dynamic and growing sector that is always looking for young passionate people,” he says.

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On Sunday the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club held their annual Childrens Christmas party. The party featured nibbles, entertainment with acrobats, and naturally, each child received a gift from Santa. The Cosmopolitan Club management said a big thanks were due to those were involved in the Welfare section, and added a wonderful day was had by all.

Heading off to a party and dressed as Waiuku’s versions of Cheech and Chong were Emma Chapman and Sophie Fraser on Sunday.

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There are a series of great family Christmas activities coming up in the local area in coming weeks. The famous Waiuku Christmas Display runs until Christmas Eve at the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall, (Thursday to Sundays from 10am-8pm). This weekend is the Waiuku Christmas Parade and festive markets, fun for the whole family on Saturday, with the parade itself starting at 2pm. The stunning Carols by Candlelight in Patumahoe will this year be held on Sunday December 22 at Wrights Waterlily Gardens.

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Fri 20th December Mon 23rd December Gifts & Swimming!!! KAS CHRISTMAS Carnival Spend the morning Join us for our always making some fabulous popular end of year Christmas gifts and then Christmas carnival!! we’re cooling off at the Face painting, bouncy Whiteside Pools in Waiuku castle, candy floss & more! Wed 8th January Water, Water - We’ve found some awesome games to play, lets get WET!! WET!! Ultimate Frisbee is also on the agenda!

Thurs 9th January Circus in a Flash! Have you ever wondered how jugglers juggle? Today you’re going to learn how.

Fri 10th January Mon 13th January Tues 14th January Wed 15th January Baking Extravaganza Mad Science Monday. Rocket Ropes - 9yrs plus Slip sliding!! We’re getting We’re baking up a storm! We’ve found some only..many intense, chal- out the big tarp and slip Be part of creating the exciting experiments for lenging, aerial activities. sliding around. Then fabulous caterpillar and you to try, new one’s and a picnic lunch and an you’ll get to eat it too! old favourites too! Farm Encounters - 5yrs afternoon of favourite and up. Pig’s, Emu’s, sports. Alpacas and more!

The evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) has been busy. He’s created Smurf like creatures called Naughties, but needs the secret formula to make them into real Smurfs. He kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry), who has the formula, and brings her to Paris, planning to use the Naughties’ influence to make her become mischievous. It’s up to a band of Smurfs led by Papa Smurf, and joined by Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) to rescue Smurfette.





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Fri 17th January Thurs 16th January Pyjama Party Rainbows End You’ve all been asking for It’s Friday so why not it, so here it is!! Ride the stay in your PJ’s all day! Join your friends for Invader, Fear Fall and a laidback day - we’ll Corkscrew even throw in some or Amazing Maze pancakes




Monday 20th January Trip Day - Tip Top Factory Let’s go and find out how NZ’s own Tip Top Factory make their world famous ice cream

Tuesday 21st January CSI Day - You and your CSI team will need to have all your wits about you to solve the crime.

Wed 22nd January Thurs 23rd January Tues 28th January Friday 24th January Trip Day - Motat Master Chef - Last Nerf Wars - Water Wars! Trip Day - Movies The Theme for these holidays Beefy Bros Bring your guns, your Frozen or Cloudy with a best war face and let’s school holidays at MOTAT won and had their name Chance of Meatballs 2 is rescue. engraved play nerf wars!! In on the the afternoon we’ll be cup! Will creating Funky Flower it be your Pot cards or you can team this continue your nerf wars! time? Thurs 30th January Mon 27th January Fri 31st January Wed 29th January Whiteside Pools Freaky Friday - Dress up Water Relays - You’ll need your togs and towel It’s summer and what in crazy or weird outfit better way to cool off and join us for some for this mornings WET than by heading down to ‘freaky’ activities relays!! We’ll also be the local pools! creating your very own “Fairies in a Jar” For you to take home.



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A dozen members of the Franklin Woodturners Club have combined their talents to create a Christmas exhibition and sale at the club’s Waiuku premises in Collingwood Road. Pictured above, members David Wildee and Tony Mills of Pokeno, with

Roy Joslin of Bombay, say the sale will be run seven days a week until Christmas Eve and is open from 10am to 7pm every day. With items ranging from just 50c for colourful turned spinning tops, to a few dollars for hand-made wooden

utensils, or up to $150 for some of the more delicate and artistic items, the members say there is something for every budget,and a chance to purchase a gift which is not only hand-made and unique, but which is produced locally as well.

Flying visit as international traveller buys up local artist’s collection The ever-increasing popularity of Karioitahi’s Castaways Resort has had a special Christmas bonus for local artist Jo Bridge, with one international traveller snapping up the entire collection of her work displayed at Agave. Kylie Hall, Castaways Resort Sales & Marketing Manager, says that on Friday the resort had seven helicopter landings, with various groups travelling to enjoy dining and adventures. “One of the parties included an Asian gentleman who was here to enjoy the views over lunch, take to the hills with our 4WD adventure (just like Rachel Hunter) and to have a crack at some clay target shooting,” Kylie explains. “While he was relaxing in our onsite restaurant Agave, he happened to take a shine to the lovely shell and seascape artwork we have displayed which are pieces by Franklin artist Jo Bridge. The next minute, he purchases all of the paintings for over $3,000!” Kylie says the Castaways team were able to quickly package everything up for him and sent him happily on his way in his chopper.

Above: an example of the intricate and detailed work by local artist Jo Bridge, which caught the eye of an international traveller at Castaways Resort on Friday. Agave now has a new bundle of Jo Bridge art pieces on display and another international guest has begun his own collection. “Jo is rapt,” smiles Kylie, “You just never know what’s going to happen next do you?” A self-taught artist, Jo grew up in the

Eastern Bay of Plenty where easy access to the sweeping east coast beaches, rocky coves and bays, ingrained lasting impressions of and a great respect for the beauty and wonder of nature. She has always been interested in drawing and works predominantly in acrylic. She has worked as an illustrator, explored the realm of soft stone sculpture and has also painted murals, enjoying the challenges that working with a large space brings. Jo paints commissions and supplies several galleries in New Zealand. Her work hangs in private collections internationally and throughout New Zealand. Jo is interested in the extraordinary perfection present in nature. The superb detail within it that you can only see when you look closely, in particular, a fascination with the sea, sand and shellfish. Her work is a study between the delicate patterns and textures in nature and the contrast of its vibrant colours and the sweeping canvases of its seas. Jo has exhibited at The Easter Show, Greenlane, The Original Art Show, Manuaku, The NZ Art Show, Wellington, and The Franklin Arts Festival, Pukekohe.

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Medals at Youth Games

Ministry team expanded St Brides Church, in Mauku, added two new members to the Ministry Support Team at a special service on Sunday. Joining the existing team of four members were John Mackle, (Outreach Co-ordinator), Terry Stanbridge (Preaching Co-ordinator), and Rev. Jacky Sewell (Enabler). Other team members are Worship Co-ordinator Sarah Nichols and Reverends Judith Hull, Sally Matheson and David McSorley. St Brides is holding ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ this Sunday from 7.30pm at its Findlay Road church, and the Christmas event will be followed by refreshments.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were claimed by the Waiuku College Clay Target shooting team last weekend. The College Youth Games were held around the Hamilton Region, including a wide range of sports, and featuring four Waiuku College students who had qualified for the Clay Target Shooting competitions. The weekend began with an Opening Ceremony held at the Claudelands Arena on Friday evening where competitors from each sport attended and participated in the athletes parade. Competing at the Waikato Gun Club, were Campbell Jolly, Dean Sands, Nicole Saunderson and Zoe Groot. This section of the Youth Games was attended by 60 boys and 15 girls; the top 75 shooters from the Secondary School Nationals held in

Hamilton at the end of September. Saturdays weather was not kind once again with nasty showers and gusty wind. The two boys, Campbell and Dean did not place on the day, but the girls team of Nicole and Zoe won the Bronze medal in their event, calculated over all three events; single rise, points score and single barrel. Nicole and one other girl shot 23/25 in the single barrel so had to shoot off, with Nicole finishing with a silver medal. Nicole also returned on the Sunday to compete in the Trench discipline and came home with Gold for the Teams section and Silver in the Individual section. Team management said it was great to see Nicole finishing off on top of her game in her last year of school shooting.


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Property is moving in Waiuku. Don't take too long, phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. This home has 4 bedrooms, ensuite, open plan living. Fully fenced with landscaped gardens & double garage with internal entry.

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Boutique 1Ha property. The country style home is well sheltered with a nice sunny aspect with ample shedding. The property lends itself well to calf raising. All this only approx 5.5kms from town and near Otaua Primary School.

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This 16.2 hectares of desirable north facing property is located 6.5km from Waiuku main centre. This property has road frontage on two sides. Allowing access to a number of building sites. To view please phone Ray.

Check out this modern 4 bedroom home for the discerning buyer. The separate lounge has extended views over the country side to hil s in the distance. The sun streams into the lounge, kitchen & dining in the morning. The bedrooms catch the afternoon sun. All this on a 3240m2 section, with room for a pool. Triple car garaging with internal access, double glazing, alarms system and ducted vacume all adds to this unique property.



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An extensive family home of 5 bedrooms, 3 living areas and 3 bathrooms. A designer kitchen and open plan family area lead on to an extensive portico and swimming pool complex, the large separate media room also has access to this area. The 2510m2 grounds have been professionally landscaped and there is coded gate access. This is one of the top properties in Waiuku and it awaits your inspection now.



Substantial 217m2 home of generous proportions in a delightful secluded location. Situated in a superb street in rural surroundings, harbour side overlooking breath-taking Waitangi Falls this 2 storey 4 bedroom home has many options, from family home, Home stay or work from home. To view this stunning property please contact an agent to arrange a private inspection.


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Attractive 56.91 Ha approx on the tip of the Awhitu Peninsula just 30 mins from Waiuku. Proposed subdivision scheme commissioned for 25 lots under Rural Plan change 14. Vendor would potentially consider swap for dairy unit in upper Waikato.

Excellent location, private 5 double bedrooms + study. 3 Bathrooms + ensuite, rumpus room, extra shedding. In ground swimming pool, solar power, 2 ovens & butlers pantry. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.


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Fantastic first home or investment property. Zoned for Sandspit Road School. Freshly painted on the outside gives this home a lift of life. This home was relocated about 4 years ago. 4 Bedrooms, plenty of room for kids to run and play. Close to Sandspit Beach & Waiuku town centre.



Country living without the hassle of farming. 2 Rural lots with unimpeded views to the west over the Waiuku River and Manukau harbour. 4836m2 and 5113m2.On the Glenbrook side of Waiuku. Hurry to view, before your friends do.Titles pending. View online: ID: osbf596 & osbs534 Contact: Ray a/h 09 235 8599, 021 951 082


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This lovely bungalow is beautiful inside and out. Fully insulated as well as a heat pump & wood burner. Combined kitchen / dining with sep lounge. Deck for summer entertaining with a view over the garden. Handy to Waiuku town centre. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. View online: ID: osbh744 Contact: Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528



Cute 3 bedroom renovated 1950's home on a generous 836m2 section. Fully fenced private section with a huge double garage, safe for the family and pets. Move in and enjoy.


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Lovely solid 4 bedroom initial home with ensuite.Spacious lounge, dining and kitchen. Bathroom has separate bath and shower. Separate toilet and separate laundry. Situated on flat 1061m2 partially fenced section with double garage plus shed. Plenty of space for the children and pets in the Waiuku Primary School Zone.


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If the Reserve Bank restrictions on mortgage lending are to have an impact on the Auckland housing market, they are yet to show up in housing activity or sales prices. “November was yet another busy trading month with the average sales price achieved increasing by 3.2 percent over that for October to $684,646 while the median price increased by 5.3 percent to $621,400,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Direc-

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tor of Barfoot & Thompson. “What has to be factored into November’s sales figures is that it is traditionally one of the strongest trading months of the year, particularly for high end homes. “In November we sold 189 homes for in excess of $1 million, our highest monthly number ever. “Overall, November was less active than October, and what may have occurred in October was a rush of activity in anticipation that change was about to happen, with people determined to get their property intentions sorted ahead of that change. “Sales numbers in November at 1118 were down 7.1 percent on the numbers for October. However, they were higher than the number sold in September, and also in line with the number sold in November last year. “In terms of house values and turnover, November represented a solid month’s trading with numbers and values unaffected by any changes that the trading banks imposed. “In November we sold 370 homes for under $500,000, with strong activity in south and west Auckland. While this number is significantly lower than the 457 sold in October, it is in line with the number sold in September,” Mr Thompson said.

THE POST NEWSPAPER, december 10, 2013

Tremendous Tom A gardener for most of his 82 years, Waiuku’s Allan Wells has just produced his biggest tomato yet from his hothouse. While daughter Leonie (pictured above with the monster), says Allan grew a number last year that weighed over 800 grams, this ‘Big Beef’ variant topped the scales at slightly under a kilo.

Christmas Trading Dates 2013/2014 Our Waiuku office will be Closed from: 5.00pm, Friday 20 December 2013 And will reopen: 8.30am, Monday 13 January 2014

With Very Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year Bobbie-jo Butler Central Conveyancing 20 Queen Street | PO Box 231 | Waiuku 2341 | P 09 235 5017 | M 022 050 3403


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Z boosts Family Support


Featuring New Zealand’s Got Talent Finalist Mayo (performing both shows) & special guests Identity Dance Crew (performing at the evening show)


1.30PM AFTERNOON SHOW 6.30PM EVENING SHOW $8 CHILD / $12 ADULT Tickets are on sale at the Pukekohe Library or Groovit Dance Studio 6A Crosbie Rd, Pukekohe

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Waiuku Family Support received a festive season surprise yesterday when the Waiuku Z Station presented them with a selection of toys and some gift vouchers as part of their annual Christmas appeal. Family Support manager Glenn Knight was delighted with the gift, which he says will enable the centre to make a happier Christmas for a number of local children. Z Retailer Wayne Kennerley said Site Leader Kapil Sharma saw the notice in the previous week’s Post Newspaper and came up with the idea of purchasing a range of toys, then

the store decided to top the gifts up with gift vouchers for the hard-working volunteer staff who man the centre. Glenn Knight says it would be great if any other businesses or individuals would like to donate toys to the appeal, and they are welcome to drop them into the Waiuku Family Support Centre in Queen Street. Toys should be new, in their original packaging, and unwrapped. The Waiuku Family Support team will be wrapping the gifts and allocating them to families on Wednesday December 18. Above, left to right, Wayne Kennerley, Glenn Knight and Kapil Sharma with some of the toys for local children in need.

Christmas adoptions recommended If a new family pet is at the top of the kids’ Christmas list this year, the Auckland Council suggests visiting one of their animal shelters and consider adopting any one of a number of animals looking for their forever homes right now. There are puppies and kittens, as well as older cats and dogs, available in council’s shelters across the region including at Pukekohe. Tracey Moore, manager of animal management, says council’s shelters have an important role in reuniting lost dogs with their owners as well as rehoming animals taken in throughout the year. They also ensure public safety by holding dogs considered to be a nuisance or threat to the public. “There are around 9,000 dogs a year that pass through Auckland Council animal shelters. The majority of these are successfully returned to their owners but for those that aren’t, we provide a safe and secure envi-

ronment until they can be appropriately rehomed,” she says. As part of the pre-adoption process all animals are assessed to make sure they are suitable for rehoming, and all potential new homes are also checked for compatibility. “An animal management officer will visit your property and confirm that it is appropriately fenced and an adequate size for the dog you plan to adopt. They will also consider your lifestyle and the needs of the dog to achieve the best possible outcome for the family and the animal,” says Ms Moore. There are a number of benefits to adopting a pet from an Auckland Council animal shelter. As well as offering great value for money, all animals receive thorough health checks, are vaccinated, de-sexed, temperament tested and micro chipped prior to adoption. Visit for further information.

Franklin Vets Waiuku would like to wish the community a fantastic Christmas and a happy New Year. The team will be operating during normal hours over the Christmas/New Year period and will be closed 25/26th December 2013 and 1/2nd January 2014. Franklin Vets Pukekohe will be open on January 2nd 2014.

Franklin Vets, 2 Court Street, Waiuku Ph (09) 235 9101 or email For after hours Pet emergencies Ph (09) 235 9101 Farm emergencies Ph 09 238 2471

With best wishes for the season and for the year ahead CHRISTMAS HOURS Doctor on call - Christmas Day

Emergencies only Open 9-12 pm other statutory holidays

Marae Clinic closed 19 Dec - 23 Jan For further information or to book an appointment

Please phone: 235 9192


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Shoppers Shuttle Servicing the main retail areas of Pukekohe


The FREE Shoppers Shuttle will run from 9th-24th December 11am-4pm Monday – Friday 9am-2pm Saturdays

Mega Centre

11am-2pm on Christmas Eve The Warehouse at

‘The Zone’

Shoppers Shuttle will depart every 20 minutes from Mitre 10 Mega Centre, The Warehouse @ ‘The Zone’ and the bus depot behind the Town Square. For more information please phone 09 910 0137 or email


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Post Motoring Your fortnightly motoring guide..

A safer festive season for local Three more years drivers

The holiday season is nearly here and Waikato District Council Road Safety Co-ordinator Megan Jolly says all she wants for Christmas is for everyone to be safe on the roads this summer. To help make that happen here’s her list of how to be safe on the road. • Now’s the time to start planning for road trips – short or long. It’s a good idea to get your car checked out mechanically, especially tyres before you set off on your trip. Underinflated tyres will eat up the petrol, increase wear and tear on the tyre and can affect braking. • Over inflated tyres can also cause problems compromising vehicle handling and affecting braking. Check tyre pressures when they’re cold and don’t forget the spare tyre. • When setting out on your journey schedule regular breaks especially if travelling more than two hours. A short ten minute break is best – have coffee breaks or just a short walk to stretch the legs before continuing on your journey. The kids probably need a toilet stop too! • Remember to drive fresh. Catch up on lost sleep before you set out and if you do feel tired while you’re driving pull over and have a ten to 20 minute power nap. • Driving while drowsy can be as dangerous as driving after drinking alcohol. Another suggestion is to schedule your trip to avoid driving during normal sleep hours. • Allow extra time in your schedule. This is one of the busiest times to travel and patience and flexibility is needed. • Drive to the conditions. Differing road conditions may require you to go slower than usual. For example, you may need to slow down on rural roads where there are more hazards. • Slow vehicles can be a hazard too. If you’re towing a boat or trailer please pull over when it’s safe and let cars pass. Impatient drivers make silly decisions. • If you’ve been drinking alcohol it’s probably best to let someone else do the driving. Remember if you’ve been drinking the night before it could still affect your driving the next morning. • And finally, seat belts on back and front for all passengers. You could also consider a seatbelt for your animals.




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UDC Finance has confirmed title sponsorship of the V8 Ute category for the next three seasons. The new deal extends the existing arrangement as the series’ principal partner. The UDC V8 Ute series is the main support category to the BNT V8 SuperTourers and has also run at the annual V8 Supercar meeting for the past three years. Like its counterpart in Australia, the series is a proven development series for up and coming V8 su-

The Automobile Association is dismayed the government has passed up an opportunity to ease the burden on car owners from ACC levies. ACC had proposed to cut motor vehicle levies for the owners of all cars, utes and vans from next year. The levy reductions would have ranged from $10 to $92 a year according to a vehicle’s safety rating. The total saving to some three million car owners would have been $160 million for the 2014/15 financial year and every car owner would have received some level of reduction. “The annual licence fees motor vehicle owners pay are the highest they have ever been. Some motorists are struggling to pay their levies and it would have been a welcome relief for many people to save some money in licence fees,” says AA spokesperson Mark Stockdale. The Government has indi-

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AWARD I recently crashed my car on Awhitu Road near Matakawau. I am immensely grateful for the immediate help and support provided by Geoff and others, particularly Ray and Blue. While I was busy sorting out insurance and a tow truck they set up cars with hazard lights and directed traffic in the pouring rain, staying there until the road was safely cleared. Their friendly assistance made the situation seem less dreadful for me and prevented any further accidents with my car still half on the road. Such unselfish help (I am sure they had better things to do) was a wonderful reflection on what must be a great community. (Note: Normally the Post allocates the voucher to a nominated person in the Wow Award, however in this case, because there are several people who helped, we have awarded the flowers to the writer.)

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$75,000 prize pool Entrants in the 2014 Auckland Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards will be competing for a prize pool worth more than $75,000. Entries are now open in the region’s Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, Farm Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions. Regional convenor Bronwyn Ward says the region has received 20 entries to date and she would like many more. Visit www.dairyindustryawards. for more information.

Fire restrictions Waikato District Council has introduced a restricted fire season for all urban and rural areas in the Waikato district from yesterday, while the Auckland region commenced its restrictions on December 1. A restricted fire season requires permits to be obtained from appropriate councils for all fires in the open air with the exception for barbecues, hangis, brazier type fires and fires within a properly constructed incinerator fitted with a lid or mesh spark arrestor to stop embers. Waikato Principal Rural Fire Officer Andy Baker says: “Our main concern is the risk of fires spreading which is heightened by the dry condition of fuels and strong wind. Of particular concern across Waikato are the areas of peat soils where fires can become deep seated and difficult to extinguish.” “Any cost incurred to put fires out may be borne by the person responsible for lighting a fire or the landowner so care must be taken.”

Back-to-back wins for Shawn Former Waiuku College student Shawn Sands achieved a notable milestone last month, when he was named the top Level Four student at the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre graduation at the Masterton Town Hall. Last year Shawn collected the equivalent award in Level Three, the first student to win the trophy in consecutive years. He was one of 105 graduates in the ceremony, and the award capped a busy year for Shawn, during which he has alternated between classroom and farm in two-week stints. Based at a dairy farm in Levin, Shawn extended his practical knowledge before heading for a three-week trip to the United Kingdom with 14 other students. The group stayed at an agricultural campus and went on field trips to experience other farming techniques. Back in New Zealand, Shawn had secured a four-month scholarship on a 1000-cow farm in Winton run by Tony and Vicki Miles, furthering his hands-on experience and allowing him to absorb more farming knowledge. Returning to Masterton campus for the graduation, Shawn received the Semex Cup for his Level Four win, and now commences his farming career at a farm in Waharoa near Matamata.

New ACC levies delight farmers Farmers are delighted the Government has confirmed ACC levies for 2014/15, which will see between 21 and 29 percent, shaved off work levy rates for farming ‘risk groups’, saying this reflects an improving safety record onfarm and should go lower as this trend continues. “While farmers may work in one of the highest risk groups, we are finally seeing our improving safety record translate into the levies paid by pasto-

ral farmers,” says Katie Milne, Federated Farmers ACC spokesperson. “If there is ever an advertisement for why good safety is good for business then this is it. This will save all businesses, not just farming ones, $151 million this financial year in the Work Levy alone. As farmers are self-employed they will get a share of what is a $151 million safety dividend. “Employees will also be paying $236 million less in the Earners’ Levy too.”

Hi-tech centre opens

After significant fundraising efforts Coastguard Northern Region (CNR), which provides water safety education and rescue work in the Franklin area, officially reopened its high tech Operations Centre on Friday morning. The opening was commemorated with a ceremony attended by Hon Judith Collins, Minister for ACC, (pictured above). The newly upgraded Centre which cost approx $700,000 represents a major milestone for Coastguard. As the hub of Search And Rescue (SAR) activity around the region, the Centre provides vital coordination and information to Coastguard’s SAR resources around the coastline of the northern region. It also provides flight tracking for Westpac Rescue Helicopters and after-hours incident management for Surf Life Saving’s northern region beaches. Coastguard Northern Region CEO, David Tommas commented, “The Operations Centre was last upgraded 10 years ago when it only serviced the Hauraki Gulf. Since then we’ve seen an 82% increase in demand on the centre. In the last year, the Centre has managed over 2,298 calls for assistance and we brought 4,615 people home safely to their loved ones. “We also provided information to over 300,000 marine users and received 108,290 trip reports and bar crossings – at peak times calls are received every 23 seconds! It’s incredible to think this is achieved with only two full time staff, supported by a team of 60 volunteers, who dedicate their time away from their families to help provide this critical service.”


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Waiuku Coastguard members will have tickets for sale on parade day this Saturday, at Mitre 10 in the morning, then during the parade itself, and later at Waiuku New World. On Sunday tickets will be available at Mitre 10 Mega in Pukekohe from 9am to 4pm. Be in to win a VW Toureg PLUS a Haines Hunter boat and equipment valued at $140,000! There are three other boats up for grabs, plus a $10,000 luxury cruise package, Sony Home Theatre and more, as well as special bonus prizes for multiple tickets purchased in the same name.

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ACCOUNTING & Taxation Services - Call Rise Accountants - chartered accountants. Phone: 09 235 7455.

FIREWOOD Bargain - 4 Metres Mac/pine $300 Delivered. 2 Metres $170. Ph/txt: 021 744 970 or 235 0065.

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Services - EOM Accounts, GST & PAYE. Call PME Enterprises Ltd. Phone: 09 235 0461 or E-mail: for a free consultation.

BOATS BOAT REPAIRS - Dinghy or trailerboats; fibreglass or wooden. All jobs considered. Phone Tony on: 235 3545 or 021 598 662.

CARAVANS LONG TERM - Free local delivery from $60 per week plus bond. Phone: 09 232 1814.

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


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. ADULT ACCESSORIES Adult toys, massage oil, lubes, Women’s Health & Sexuality Books & lots more available online: Firewood, mac $70, hotmix $60, pine $50, poplar $40 per cubic metre, ph: or txt 0274 326 964. Horse fly sheet made by Trev’s Covers. 5’3” dark green, attached neck cover. New condition as horse died soon after purchasing. $80. Ph: Jenny 235 6947.

FREE REMOVAL - Any old scrap metal incl. old batteries, expired gas bottles, old cars, lawn mowers, etc. Ph Martin: 021 128 5953 or 238 3005. Free drop off depot for all your unwanted TV’s, computers, whiteware, etc. Recycle All Your Stuff Ltd. Unit 1 Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Road, Waiuku. Free pick up in Waiuku. Ph: 235 5769.

FREEVIEW Digital Set Up UHF & Satellite. Ph Dave 236 3519 or Ph/Txt: 021 2777006.

Garage Sale Dec 14th, 8am start, 11 Brookesmith Dr, Waiuku. Household goods, furniture and tools.


On sale this weekend! Tickets $10, and $7 of each ticket sold locally goes to your local Coastguard Unit.


FIREWOOD splitter. Phone: 235 7733 or 021 305 111. Bouncy Castle hire. Elephant, Tiger for kids. Sumo, Boxing Jousting for Adults. Phone: 09 235 5297 or 0274 260 040.


Long term tenants need apply. 1 x 3bdrm, carport, $330. 1 x 3brm, single garage, $330. 1 x 3brm, double garage, $350, Waiuku. Refs required. Ph: Zedatera Investments 027 907 7709. One bedroom studio joined to house. Quiet country setting. 1km to town. Suit single person. $195 per week includes power and water. Ph: 021 234 5321. 3BDRM sunny house, Norfolk Rise, long-term, wood-fire and heatpump, 2 showers, large lounge; basement garage, laundry, storage room; fenced backyard, $390pw. Phone: 235-8807.

BMX bike, single bed, ride on toy tractor & toys. Sat 14th December. Cancelled if raining. 9am - 11am, 20 Totara Street, Waiuku. Sat 14th Dec 8am start. Retro table & chairs and household items. 13 Hamilton Drive, Waiuku. Furniture, curtains, sound system, lamps, books, china, kitchenware, rugs, towel rails, puzzles, records. If you want something, we may have it. Sun 15th Dec, 10am start. 30 Meachen Terrace, Waiuku.

GARDENING ROSEMARY - I will prune your rosemary bush for you in return for the produce. Upright as opposed to trailing varieties sought. Martine: 027 475 9580.

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.

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LAUNDROMAT LAUNDROMAT - Open 7 days. Drop off service & self service. Detergents included. Sports clothing, commercial, wash, dry & fold. Laundry 4 U. Between Video Ezy and Pizza Hut, across parking lot from Ed St. Restaurant. Ph: 09 239 2964.

LAWNMOWING TOPCUT LAWNMOWING reliable, clean, tidy job Experienced operator. Ph: Fred 235 5280, 021 902 552. GREEN ACRES - Clarks Beach Covering Franklin Area Lawnmowing, Gardening, Garden clearance, Hedges. Clean, tidy & reliable. Brett 021 0211 7777 or 09 232 1276.

Make Up Come to life with permanent makeup. Eyeliner, brows, lips free consult. Also longhair specialist for balls & weddings. Tania at Patumahoe. 09 236 3735 or 027 722 2778.

Massage Massage & sugar paste hair removal - brow shape/ lash & brow tint. Ph: Moka (natural treatment) 235 0464 or 021 166 9674.

PETS POOCHIE PARK – Holiday home for dogs. Inspection welcome by arrangement. Ph: 235 0052 (Evenings) or 021 856 555. Email: pups@ for further information. DOGGY COMFORT CLIPS. Got a hot uncomfortable dog in these hot summer days? How about a comfort clip? Ph: 021 538 852 or 09 235 7130. JANZ DOGS Professional Pet Grooming Service. 110 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Small dogs only Ph: 235 5550.

PICTURE FRAMING THE FRAMING SHED Quality Custom Picture Framing. 31 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Tues - Fri 9 - 5 or by appt Ph Allie: 235 0939 or 027 253 4577.

Situations Vacant DELIVERERS wanted for pamphlets, Sandspit Road area. Ph. Mike 236 3995.

TO LEASE OFFICE SPACE - Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Downstairs from $90 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam: 021 671 960. OFFICE SPACE - Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Upstairs from $110 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam: 021 671 960. WAREHOUSE SPACE Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Small, Med & Lge. Easy access. Ph Sam: 021 671 960. WORKSHOP SPACE Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd, Waiuku. Easy access. Ph Sam: 021 671 960.

Tuition LEARN to draw and paint. The fundamentals of drawing and painting techniques. Ph. 021 155 8714. Gregg’s Drumming Tuition. Beginners to advanced. No drums required. Bookings essential. Theory & practical. Teacher of the winner of Waiuku’s X Factor 2013. Check us out on Facebook. 021 265 2780 or 238 7980. Drumming Lesson, full set up in Waiuku, no need to have a kit, beginners to intermediate, theory, rhythm and grooves. Paul on 021 145 4478.

WANTED TREES WANTED - Gum & Macrocarpa. Also tree felling & shelter belt removal. Ph/txt Chris: 027 212 4590 or 235 0065.

Clairvoyant. Ph: Eunice Attwood 235 0022. w w w. e u n i c e a t t w o o d .

Builder available through Christmas and New Year. Call Peter 235 77777.

Situations Vacant Caregiver Wanted. Casual/Temporary position available. Must be reliable, flexible and have a full drivers licence. Non smoker. Training provided. Ph: Ana or Moana on 021 114 9439 or 021 525 240.

aged 44 years. Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Dearly loved daughter of Helene and Tony. Loved sister of Jason and Frances, Andrea and Duane. Much loved Aunty of Shanae, Zane, Summer, Ruby, Lucas and Kelly. A celebration of Karen’s life will be held on Wednesday 11th of December at 1pm at St. Andrew’s Community Centre, Queen St, Waiuku.

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Temporary road closure Queen St (between King St and Victoria Ave) and Kitchener St into Queen St will be closed from 1pm until 4pm and Bowen St will be closed from 9am until 4pm on Sunday 14 December for the Waiuku Santa Parade. This closure applies to all except authorised and emergency vehicles. For further information, phone Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553.

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The Family of Cressie GARLAND wish to thank you all for your kindness, caring, love and friendship. You have shown over her years and during her time spent in Waiuku Estuary Village. The flowers, cards, messages & caring have been over whelming. “A Beautiful Lady” who loved each of you, is now home in her garden, surrounded by Angels & perfect peace. Love Coral, Joy, Gay & Families.

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Glenbrook Rest Home Looking for Rest Home care? Glenbrook Rest Home has spacious, brand new rooms with toilet and TV available. Ring Sharon or Peter on 235 3897 for more information or to make an appt. to view. Our address is: 131 Wymer Rd, Glenbrook.

Flexibility in hours is required with full time employment for 4-5 months of the year and the remainder of the year at reduced flexible hours.

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0800 TO SURVEY (0800 86 7878)

Ph Graham 09 238 6405 or 027 285 0045 Pukekohe 238 9991


EARTHMOVING & DRAINAGE Truck, Digger Excavations - drains - drives - sand - metal - slag FREE QUOTES

Phone - SHERIDAN 235 8857 Mobile 0274 933 743

Call: Greg 027 493 4037 • Jaz 027 564 5394 a/h 09 537 1231 • Hanger 09 296 5337 FREEPHONE (0508 HELIAG)

Craig Nicholson Earthmoving & General Cartage

600 Buckland Rd, RD 2, Pukekohe

Ph/Fax 09 238 4047 Mob: 021 987 402

House Sites, landscaping, farm races & farm drainage Top Soil - Clay Fill - Silage Hydraulic Post Hole Borer Truck & Bulldozer for Hire

S & J Liefting Contractors

Waiuku 235 0650


Experienced Operator with 28 years exp.


• 580L Twin Hoppers • 29 run, 4 inch spacing

Ph Ian 0274 957 819 or 09 235 9434

For your pet and stock feed requirements Karaka Retail Store State Highway 22 next to Caltex, Karaka Hours: Mon-Fri 8.45 - 5.45 Sat 8.30 - 2

• 20 Tonne Diggers • Low Loader • Tip Trucks & Trailers • Grader • Bulldozers & Scoop • Roading • 5.5 tonne Digger • Drainage • Tree Removal • Dams • Stopbanks • Horse • Excavations Arenas • Demolition • Building Sites • General Cartage Metal / Sand / Slag Supplied




Helping grow the country Freephone 0800 10 22 76


027 494 2170

At PGG Wrightson we do our part each day in helping grow the country. We work with customers across New Zealand to source the right products and services. Our focus is on leading thinking to enable customers to concentrate on growing their business on a profitable and sustainable basis.

Contact your local store: 153 Manukau Road, Pukekohe Phone 09 237 2020



09 235 0494 Telephone : 09 294 7831

• Pond Clearing • Farm Race Maintenance


15 m Long Reach

Livestock Services Rural Supplies Horticultural Supplies Real Estate Finance Insurance Seed and Grain Wool Animal Nutrition Training

Helping grow the country


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Your A-Z of Trades & Services




Whitehead Ag


Diggers * Truck/Trailer Hire * Metal/slag supplied Grass/Maize silage transport * Household water cartage David Grimmond - Ph: 027 629 0114 / 235 2740 E:

Ph 09 235 8693 • 0274 912 016


• Accommodation needs • Portable ensuites • Ideal extra bedroom • Phone Lynette & Jeff Millen 235 3500 Mobile 021 533 585



Carpet Cleaning

FRANKLIN CARPET CLEANING LTD Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Contact Doug Webb Email: Mobile: 021 886 475 CLEANING

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

238 7701

We are a full retail dive store

with air fills and equipment servicing 09 530 8117


FLOOR SANDING SERVICES New & Old Floors Phone Roger 0274 986 798

09 235 8364

0800 248 229


Property Maintenace Man | Concreting | Fencing | Lawns |Tree removal | General Property Maintenance.

Just off the Motorway 20 R Sylvia Park Rd, Mt Wellington


Counties Caravan Rentals Caravan Hire

No job is too small!

Full liability insurance Satisfaction guaranteed Free no-obligation quote


JOHNO BUILDERS •  General Maintenance •  Renovations •  Building Reports •  Bathroom & Kitchens

From maintenance to makeovers

Joe - 021 228 7565 PAINTER DECORATOR

Len Gore

Painter Decorator Residential & Commercial

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



SPECIALISED COATINGS Hard wearing coatings for most surfaces. Terraces, Garage floors, Block walls etc. Epoxy coatings - Airless Spraying, Roofs Painted

Phone Bruce Cameron 0274 988 412 A/h 09 235 8263


ACTUAL CONCRETE For all your concrete requirements Phone John 021 501 438

All Sizes

021 293 6250

Hosking Place, Waiuku Surveyors

Madsen Lawrie Consultants

LAND SURVEYORS 14 Hall Street, Pukekohe Ph 09 Fax 09 238 2448

238 6369

238 7701



Emergency Services 24/7

all about Your local company for all glass repairs and supplies

6 COURT STREET WAIUKU (Opposite Police Station)

Mobile free 0800 226 884

We’re #1 in the No.2 Business

Servicing all aspects of Plumbing and Gas Fitting


(Right next to Bunnings Warehouse)

PH 238 5055 0800 10 35 35



Hedges, Tree Work, Rubbish Removal, Rotary Slashing, Schools, Industrial sites & section clean ups RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL * Free Quotes * WINZ Quotes

Kris Butcher M: 027 247 0084 • A/H: 235 0666

Wa i u k u


• TVs & Antennas• Video and Hi Fi Stereo • Registered & Licensed Servicemen


Windscreen Repairs & Replacement


Authorised Panasonic Service


* Mobile Service, Franklin wide * 103 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

Tamara 235 8648 or 021 255 1087

09 2352553 021762553

235 2572

auto glass

ALL Ages ALL Abilities Give Tai Chi a try …


Resprayed or removed



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




Email For free consultation contact David Lawrie or Dan Madsen


• Conventional hay bailing • Deep ripping • Hay conditioning • Pasture topping • Hay sales • Standing hay wanted


Decks • Fences • Painting • Landscaping • Retaining walls • Paths & paving Locks & latches • Roof repair • Pergolas & sheds • Interior renovations And much much more.

027 332 1231

Contact us: 09 235 7835

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




Sunset Coast Water Domestic household water Swimming Pools

Call now!

Ph: 027 6290 114

David Grimmond • email



235 8206

Anywhere in Franklin


236 3408 or 0274 937 889

027 476 1306 Registered Plumbers

Ph: Ricky Holmes


THE POST NEWSPAPER, december 10, 2013

16 - 18 Queen St • Waiuku Ph: 09 235 0880

Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

From Deborah and theTeam Barfoot & Thompson proudly presents: A compilation of six short stories written by the winners of this year’s Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge. The book is illustrated by rugby legend Keven Mealamu and edited by renowned author John Parker. Purchase at our office today All proceeds go to the Starship Foundation.

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Waiuku Requires Rental Properties To Let Your Rental Property Will Be in Safe Hands this Summer. We genuinely require more rental properties. Benefit from our proud reputation of honesty, integrity and trust. Over 15 years serving this community. CALL US TO DISCUSS OUR FILLING AND MANAGING OF YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY THIS MONTH For Sale: Phone Office 09 235 6946 View: Phone For Information Pack to Landlords/ Owners

10/09/2013 10:22:19 a.m.

from Gaylene

Deborah Somervell M 0274 363 416 A/H E

Thank you to all my customers for your business. I wish you all a happy, safe, festive season.”

GAYLENE 0274 757 159

I’d like to thank all of my clients for your business and look forward to being of service in the New Year

It’s a Seller’s Market The market has changed and Buyers outweigh available properties. • BUYERS WAITING • PROPERTIES NEEDED • LIST WITH PATRICIA

I have a list of buyers waiting for properties NOW. ASHLEY 0274 871 795

Top Salesperson, Top Results Call Patricia: M 021 836 242 A/H 09 235 9530 E

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