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Monk beaten, stomped, in Bombay attack Grainy CCTV footage (inset), has been released by Counties Manukau Police after the brutal bashing of a monk at a Beaver Road, Bombay, Temple. Police currently investigating the assault and robbery at the Temple in Bombay last Friday night are asking the public for their assistance to identify the three offenders who were involved. They say it is a particularly nasty attack on a harmless monk from the temple. He is 58 years old. During the course of the attack, the offenders smashed down his front ranch slider and assaulted him before binding him and lead-

ing him in to the temple building. The victim was bashed with a baseball bat, handcuffed and stomped on by three men who Police say are seriously lacking any moral fortitude. They continued to assault the monk and took property from the temple. The offenders left the monk unconscious and attempted to get away in the victims vehicle. They could not leave the premise in this vehicle so they abandoned it and left by other means. A scene examination was being completed on the weekend and a number of other inquiries are being followed up.

The monk suffered a number of fractures and a significant head wound and is currently receiving treatment in hospital. Police say this was a vicious, unprovoked attack and the public can assist by providing any information to identify the three offenders. A number of suspicious vehicles had been seen in the area in the days prior to the attack. Police also have an interest in any sightings or information about a blue 2000 Mazda Capella hatchback registration ESJ 401. Anyone with any information can contact the counties manukau CIB on 09 2611300 or Alternatively if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact crime stoppers 0800 555 111.

Town’s paver maintenance: $100,000 a year Auckland Transport has confirmed the cost to clean and seal the much maligned Waiuku main street pavers will be $135,000 this year, with an annual maintenance cost of $36,000 for a weekly clean thereafter.

However, a spokesperson for AT last week said the coating may need to be reapplied in heavy traffic areas every 12 to 18 months. The maintenance bill for the next two years will be over $200,000 without

any additional resealing. The sealing will be undertaken after October this year, when Chorus will have completed scheduled street work. Auckland Transport says, on-going, the cleaning regime will include

Kick start for new car for Night Owls Waiuku Rotary have got behind a fund raising drive to purchase a replacement vehicle for the Night Owls, the PAGE Waiuku community patrol volunteers.



weekly washing and scrubbing with a suitable cleaning product. The Franklin Local Board has allocated $135,000 from the Local Board Transport Capital Fund for this year’s resealing.


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Waiuku College drama student Kassie Anderson was part of the crew who joined the Students Against Drink Driving group to present a mock accident at the College on Thursday. The Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade and local St John Ambulance staff attended the ‘crash’, which graphically portrayed the dangers of drink-driving to students at lunchtime. More pics and story inside.

We go together, like Ramarama lamb a...

Winning in the rain for soccer

Okay, the actual Grease lyric is ‘We go together, like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong...’ but we simply couldn’t resist it! Check out how a Ramarama PAGE student saved a lamb that had been attacked by hawks.

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When ‘free’ doesn’t actually mean ‘free’ When Franklin became part of the ‘Auckland Supercity” many concerns were raised by local residents about the services we might, or might not, expect and among these was the question of telephone charges for calling the Council. In December 2010. I contacted the Auckland Council on behalf of the Franklin Seniors Forum and raised this with them. I received assurances that an agreement had been reached with Telecom that calls to (09) 3010101 (plus two other numbers) would be free to residential users within the Auckland Council boundaries. I even wrote an article to inform the people of Franklin. I recently had cause to ring the Auckland Council Housing Dept, on (09) 3010101 and was advised by the officer to whom I spoke that the call would be free of charge. Imagine my surprise then when my telephone bill arrived and I had been charged for two calls to the Auckland Council. I sent a formal complaint to the Council and I have received

Great support for Mudlarks’ official society We have had a very good response to your article about becoming a member to support the Mudlarks in their newly formed Incorporated Society the “Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust”. A big thank you to all those who have joined and especially to your paper and staff for arranging to accept membership on our behalf. We hope that more people will become members to support our cause to clear the estuary of mangroves. We seem to spend a

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a response, from Charlotte Masters-Wood (Complaints and Issue Management Team) advising me that the toll-free arrangement applies to Telecom residential customers only, everyone else has to pay. You will recently have received your rates bill from Auckland Council which advises you that we are in the second year of Auckland Council’s move to a “single rating system”. What is not made clear is how long it will take to move to a single level of service system. How long might it be before we are truly “one city” and Franklin residents enjoy the same standards of service - for example of public transport and rubbish collection - that residents elsewhere in our “Supercity” now take for granted? Not to mention toll-free telephone calls. Oh by the way, if you ring the Council on (09) 3010101 to complain, you will be charged (if not with Telecom) so ring 2371300 and tell them your troubles. At least it will be free. Chris Stabler, Waiuku

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A Trust that works with Pukekohe students was one of six projects which received a total of $101,000 in funding from the Mayoress’ Fund for Youth last week. The Rising Foundation, based in Takanini, will receive $20,000 to enable 22 young people from schools in Pukekohe, Papakura, Otara and Manurewa to take part in an intensive mentoring and support programme for at-risk youth, helping them successfully make the transition from intermediate school to high school. The Fund is managed within Auckland Communities Foundation. Applications for grants are assessed by the Foundation’s independent Research and Grants Committee. “We received 66 eligible applications with a combined request totalling $1.9 million,” says Auckland Communities Foundation Chief Executive Hilary Sumpter.


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Theatre Group tops with panto’s familar tale

On Saturday evening, my bravery and pride of these family and I had planned a fine young actors. The trip from Auckland City to script was very cleverly Waiuku to visit my Mum melded together with lots and sister and stay for the of entertaining references. remainder of the weekend. I particularly liked Wilson When we arrived, we were and Chop Chop Bob. The told that we were all going characters in this tale were to see a local theatre procleverly portrayed, they duction, which my niece Above: Glenda Hagenson and made us laugh, they were Ashlee was taking part in. Shane Hartley played The Witch scary, and we certainly Despite our tiredness, we and Rumplestiltskin. Main picture; weren’t expecting the headed to the local theatre. young actors Mikayla Dunne, Shan- witch. My three-year-old It was cold, raining and we non Swann, Finn Swann, James jumped on to my lap, hid all were not feeling that en- Hedley and Majenta Grant. her face and kept asking thusiastic. if the witch had gone. At We took our seats, the lights went out one point she also told me to be quiet or and the show started. Chop Chop Bob would come and chop off Well, we were all hooked from the start; my head! The dialogue between the actors the props, the costumes, the light show, the was superb. music, the acoustics and all of the actors When the show finished, in plenty of both delighted and amazed us from start to time for the rugby, we were so pleased that finish. Also, being part of the audience we we had been taken along. Well done to all were made to feel that we too had a part to those involved and thank you for a wonplay in this wonderful adaptation of a clas- derful evening full of magic and pure ensic fairy tale. tertainment. This production of Rumpelstiltskin was We look forward to the next one. Oh, and performed with confidence and obvious the three-year-old gave the witch a highjoy by all those involved. The singing and five when we left, but just as well the witch dance routines made us laugh and feel the was well contained!


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Earthquake reporting website last week announced a magnitude 3 earthquake was registered at Pukekohe on August 15. The website said the quake was centred in the Manukau Harbour’s Pahurehure Inlet, and was at a depth of 46km. There were a number of reports of locals in the Franklin area noticing it. The series of earthquakes that struck Seddon over the previous few days, however, were felt throughout the Franklin and Waikato region, with the Waikato District Council issuing a facebook message announcing the reason for the tremors, and Franklin residents on social media reporting buildings swaying in Pukekohe, cars rocking in their driveways, and crockery tumbling from cupboards. Reports that the quakes were felt as far north as Auckland were still coming in over the weekend, with one council sending a reminder notice via email for residents to remember to follow the civil defence recommendations to ensure households have enough supplies to last three days in case of an emergency.






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Rotary boosts new patrol vehicle campaign The Waiuku Community Night Patrol, formerly known as the ‘Night Owls’ is raising funds for a new vehicle. The service, which has been in operation for more than 34 years, has its focus primarily as crime reduction in the greater Waiuku area. The Night Owls commenced originally when the local business community was having problems with petty thieves and burglars during the night. Members of the group used to sit in a flat above what was Knights Menswear and keep a sharp eye out for any unusual behaviour. As time progressed they commenced foot patrols in the central business area of Waiuku. As time progressed, and the area in which they patrolled grew wider, the Night Owls used their own vehicles for patrolling in the business area and further afield. Fundraising was then undertaken to purchase a vehicle to be used by the group, a car which is still in use today.

Above: Don Wills from the Waiuku Rotary Charitable Trust presents $1000 towards the new vehicle. Grant Thompson and Gaye Dickey are receiving the funds on behalf of the Waiuku Community Patrol. However, this vehicle, while having served the Waiuku Community Patrol well, has outgrown the service provided. It has become necessary to replace the vehicle with one better designed for the area and terrain covered.

Patrollers act as extra eyes and ears for the Police during night patrols of potential trouble spots. They generally patrol in pairs and as a rule do not leave their vehicle. They have been able to provide valuable information to Police about what is happening in their communities and are a deterrent to criminal behaviour by their mere presence. Several incidents have occurred over the many years in which the patrollers have played a part in helping the town, and serving as a volunteer patroller, provides a lot of satisfaction by helping the community in this way. Members of the Community Patrol also provide assistance at the Waiuku Police Station as volunteers to take questions and assist the local public. The service is now in the process of updating their patrol vehicle, and have starting fundraising to that end. Members of the public can make donations towards the new vehicle care of the Waiuku Police Station.

Celebrate Tuakau’s staff with new award Got an outstanding member of staff, someone who goes the extra step, has a big sense of responsibility or who does each job well right from the start every time? Nominate them for the Pride of Workmanship award the Tuakau Rotary Club is running. “Doing a job well the first time, is the greatest tangible asset to any community,” says Rotary Tuakau chairman Richard Gee. The award helps employees achieve job satisfaction both in work and outside of work. It encourages relationships between

employees and employers and there is a bit of community pride in individual achievement when a local wins the award. “It is important to encourage great work to be repeated,” says Richard. Pride in Workmanship awards are open to Tuakau and district business owners and farmers from Buckland to Port Waikato to Pokeno and Mercer and everything in between - anybody who employs people who live and work in or around Tuakau. The scheme also allows entry by Pukekohe business with

a branch or employees working in Tuakau. Rotary has already received two nominations but would like to have many more. The motto for the award scheme is Do It Once - Do It Well. Nominations need to be in by August 31. There will be a presentation dinner at the Tuakau Hotel in September, for both the nominating employers and nominated employees. For more information contact Ian Stewart on 0274 984 996 or email



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The second of twin Ramarama lambs, now named ‘Stubby,’ is being readied for a shot at stardom at the Ramarama Calf Club Day next month, after being rescued from the brink of death. Attacked by hawks, freezing cold, with one side of his body licked clean by his mother, but unable to get off the ground, the lamb was found by local youngster Natalya Bridgeman. “Mum told me to go and get a towel, when I arrived back we wrapped him up in the towel and headed out straight to the vet.” He got his name because the hawk attack had left the little lamb missing half of his tail. After a heap of love and attention, a vet visit, one shot of penicillin, colostrum and a night in front of the heat

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Above: Natalya with a much-revived Stubby. Inset left, the lamb was in a desperate condition when he was rescued.

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The recent earthquakes are a timely reminder to pet owners about the survival needs of small animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, budgies or even backyard chickens at times of disastrous destruction, says Dr Catherine Watson, president of the NZ Veterinary Association’s Companion Animal Society. “So far there have been no reports of serious injury to people or animals; but we must keep in mind that conditions could change and we all need to be prepared,” she said. Simple measures include ensuring that an earthquake kit contains enough dry or tinned food for your pets and animals to last for three days, along with extra water for them. Managing an evacuation

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pump being turned every couple of hours, he had a chance at life. As Natalya says: “A week later Stubby was so friendly he was walking on the back of my heels. “Stubby is now a jumpy playful lamb that ‘baas’ every time you leave his side.” Asked about the rescued lamb’s chances at Calf Club on September 21, Natalya said the results weren’t her major focus. “Stubby is my baby and I will be proud of him even if he doesn’t win first, second or third.” Stubby has come such a long way since he was born and attacked.” Ramarama School Calf Club is on Saturday 21st September 2013, with the animal judging starting at 8.30am and stalls will be open from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

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SPCA Auckland has rescued another cat with its leg almost severed by a gin trap – the second such case in a month – and now the organisation is calling for a ban on traps. The first cat, named ‘Thumper’, was reunited with its owner – but its leg had to be amputated. The other cat’s owner has yet to be found and it is too early to say to what extent the cat will be able to recover from its injuries. “This is a cowardly and cruel act that has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on an innocent pet cat. Someone out there has deliberately set this trap where domestic cats and possibly children could get caught in it. We must find who did this and prosecute them,” says Christine Kalin, CEO of SPCA Auckland. “SPCA Auckland is calling for an outright ban on

the use of leg-hold traps in the Auckland region. There is no place for them in urban areas where not only domestic pets but also children could get caught in them. “Make no mistake: these are inhumane traps that inflict terrible injuries and pain. We want to see an end to them.” No leg-hold traps can be used within 150 metres of a dwelling without the express permission of the occupier or in any area where there is a probable risk of catching a pet. The consequences for the culprit will be severe – illegal placement of leghold traps is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act and is punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $50,000 for an individual or $250,000 for a body corporate.

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Karaka sale graduate is Horse of Year New Zealand Bloodstock enjoyed a successful evening at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards last Thursday with Karaka graduates picking up four awards including the supreme honour of Horse of the Year, won by Ocean Park. Karaka graduates picked up the titles of Champion Two-Year-Old (Ruud Awakening), Champion Middle Distance (Ocean Park) and Champion Stayer (Sangster) along with Fix who was crowned New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year. Ocean Park enjoyed a fruitful season when he won five of his eight starts with all his races competed at Group 1 level. He started his spring campaign by winning the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes in New Zealand before embarking on a raid of Australian riches. The four-year-old swept all before him in Melbourne as he achieved the special feat of winning the Group 1 Underwood Stakes, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes and Group 1 Cox Plate treble, becoming

only the sixth horse to do so. In winning the ultimate weight-for-age contest, the Cox Plate, he became the fifth New Zealand-bred or sold horse to do so in the last six years. The son of Thorn Park cemented his status as one of the best horses in Australasia when he beat a strong Cox Plate field that included 10 individual Group 1 winners in the field. In the autumn, Ocean Park won the Group One New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie and was destined for a Northern Hemisphere campaign before injury struck and halted his racing career. The entire travelled to Dubai for the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Stakes (1800m) where he injured a tendon in what turned out to be his final race day appearance. Ocean Park was a $150,000 purchase by trainer Gary Hennessy from Trelawney Stud at the 2010 Karaka Select Sale and will stand his first season as a sire this year with Waikato Stud.

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Above: Ocean Park following the WS Cox plate win, with jockey Glen Boss at Moonee Valley racecourse. He stands his first season as a sire at Waikato Stud this year.

Steam trip to yesteryear Sunday September 15 will see the Glenbrook Vintage Railway’s, Ja 1250 ‘Diana’ and the Heritage Mainline Train launch a ‘Wine & Dine Flyer’, a one day steam hauled excursion train. These steam hauled excursion trains are rarely operated out on the KiwiRail Network, so is a rare opportunity to enjoy a very special trip. The train will travel up to Waimauku, where passengers who book the Settlers Country Manor option can enjoy Sunday lunch with on site entertainment during the three hour stopover. The Manor is a gracious historic establishment, nestled amongst six acres of gardens, palms and willowed waterways – interlaced with arched bridges and rolling lawns. Passengers can board the train either at the GVR’s Victoria Avenue Station or Glenbrook Station; the herit-

More equine vets for Vet Centre

Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre are delighted to announce that, as of August 1st, veterinarians John Ewen and Paul West have joined the team at Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre. The combination follows the acquisition of Ewen Equine Clinic by Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre. Both John and Paul are very experienced and highly respected equine veterinarians who have been practicing in the area for in excess of 35 years. All concerned consider the combining the two practices to be a very beneficial move as not only do John and Paul bring with them a wealth of equine experience but it allows for a sharing of modern diagnostic tools used in the equine field. These include ultrasound and digital radiographic equipment, video scopes, blood analytical machines, electrocardiographs etc. Many such diagnostic tools, because of their cost, have become cost prohibitive for smaller practices but are

affordable when veterinary practices like Ewen Equine Clinic and Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre combine. The aim of both veterinary practices has always been, and will continue to be, to provide to clients, veterinary services of a high professional standard. We have aimed to make this transition as simple as possible and will endeavour to ensure that all clients receive the high level of veterinary service they have been accustomed too. The Ewen Equine Clinic at 576 Burtt Road Drury has closed and the phone number, 09 294 8447, has been diverted, for client convenience, to the Pukekohe clinic of Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre in the interim. If you wish to contact one of our veterinarians or if you require veterinary assistance or advice please do not hesitate to phone or call into either of Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centres clinics where you will find the veterinarians and staff very understanding, friendly and professional.

Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre welcomes Equine Veterinarians John Ewen and Paul West to our team age train will also make passenger stops at Papakura, Papatoetoe, Ellerslie, Newmarket, Morningside, New Lynn and Henderson. Ja 1250 will haul the train out of Waiuku at 7:50am and return around 7pm. Passengers who don’t wish to visit the Settlers Country Manor at Waimauku, you can travel on to Helensville for a two hour stopover to check out the local model railway, en-

joy the local market, or visit the many shops. While at Helensville, the train will be turned around, and re-serviced by the GVR’s locomotive support crew in preparation for the return journey. Organisers say the event promises to be a great family day out for everyone, but advise that tickets are strictly limited. For further information, see the advertisement below.

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Wine & Dine Steam Excursion Waiuku to Helensville, plus stops in between and a stunning lunch experience at the historic Settlers Country Manor in Waimauku

Sunday September 15th A rare opportunity to enjoy a steam excursion on the KiwiRail network, with either a three-hour stopover and lunch at the gracious Settlers Manor, or ride the train for a two-hour stopover to enjoy the markets and shops of Helensville. For further information, or to book, go to the ‘Excursions link at or phone the Railway Enthusiasts Society on 09 636 936, or join us on Facebook. Phone: 09 235 7835



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Local Government Elections 2013

470 candidates step up for Auckland spots A total of 470 candidates have stepped forward to contest Auckland Council seats at the 2013 local body elections. The nomination process closed on Friday at noon and the breakdown of candidates is: Mayor (17 candidates), Councillors (60 candidates for 20 Governing Body seats and 393 candidates for 149 seats, across 21 local boards. Postal voting takes place from 20 September to 12 October and Aucklanders will be able to view full candidate profiles and find other important

election information at www. from Saturday 7 September. Some of the contendors for the mayoralty will be facing off in early September at the University of Auckland. Aucklanders will have the chance next month to measure up some of their mayoral candidates and hear where they stand on vital issues concerning the Supercity, during the Mayoral Debate to be held on September 4 at The University of Auckland. Questions on topics such as

housing affordability, future transport options and the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan will be directed to the current Mayor Len Brown as well as three other contenders for his job – John Minto, John Palino and the Reverend Uesifili Unasa. Chaired by well-known journalist and political commentator Rod Oram, the Mayoral Debate, which is expected to be provocative and lively, is part of the University’s debate series. The debate is free and open to the public.

Right: clockwise from top left; the four mayoral candidates who will contest the Mayoral Debate at Auckland University, Len Brown, John Minto, John Palino and the Reverend Uesifili Unasa. Other candidates for the Auckland Mayoralty this year are Stephen Berry, Penny Bright, Jesse Butler, Tricia Cheel, Paul Duffy, Matthew Goode, Emmett Hussey, Susanna Kruger, Phil O’Connor, Reuben Shadbolt, Annalucia Vermunt, David Wilmott and Wayne Young.

Three chase one place Good interest in for Franklin Ward Local Boards

The retirement of Des Morrison from local governent means there are three new faces competing for the spot of Auckland Councillor representing the Franklin Ward. Here are their profiles. Bill Cashmore As a lifetime resident of the Franklin area, I am passionate about working towards ensuring we retain our identity. Currently I am deputy chairman of the Franklin Local Board and Rural Advisory Panel, which has enabled me extensive involvement in Council planning and development of the Unitary Plan. Being self-employed, I am acutely aware of the pressures businesses face. Council must be business friendly with positive policies and pro-

cedures. Our beautiful Franklin environment is well recognised from the Manukau Harbour to the Hauraki Gulf. We live in a very special place that must be retained. Our many communities require special attention in all areas of endeavour. The area planning of our settlements is crucial to the success and well-being of Franklin. I want to work with the whole of Franklin to help bring to reality the expectations of all residents to ensure that we have a sustainable and prosperous future.

Dr Lyn Murphy Local lifestyle block owner and Counties Manukau District Health Board member Dr Lyn Murphy believes the Franklin District is where city slick combines with country charm and she wants to protect its unique character for future generations. With widely diversified skills Lyn will add value and display robust independent thinking to the Auckland council. She has gained a psychology degree, a master’s of management communication, and a PhD in accounting. She also qualified as an Oc-

cupational Therapist. Lyn brings 16 years’ experience as a non-executive director and over 20 years’ experience as a senior lecturer in leadership and management. Lyn will limit rate increases by promoting cost effective and efficient practice.She has presented papers in Australia and New Zealand on ‘measuring value’ and has a special interest in assuring value is achieved within council. Lyn promises Franklin hard work, enthusiasm, and commitment. She is a sitting member of Counties Manukau District health Board and is standing for re-election.

Niko Kloeten Niko Kloeten is a 26-year-old journalist working for the National Business Review. The former head boy at Pukekohe High School recently moved back to his hometown after finding life in Auckland too expensive. He chose to stand for the Auckland Council’s Franklin Ward seat because he is concerned the council’s policies will increase the cost of living for Franklin residents and force families like his to leave. “Auckland City has made a hostile

takeover of Franklin, against the wishes of more than 90% of people in the district. This is a blatant power grab that will rope Franklin residents into paying for expensive projects they will get little benefit from. Rates are going up but services are not. Auckland Council’s ‘compact city’ policies will push house prices up in Franklin, forcing young families to look elsewhere for the affordable lifestyle that used to be available here. Franklin sorely needs the policies Affordable City offers.”

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The next tier of representation in the Auckland SuperCity, after the Ward Councillor, is as one of the local board members in one of the three subdivisions that make up the Franklin Ward. There are eight candidates for four positions on the Pukekohe Local Board. The

candidates are Andy Baker, Ian Bell, Alan Cole, Sarah Higgins, Murray Kay, Niko Kloeten, Paul Muir and Magan Ranchod. In the Wairoa Subdivision, there are five candidates, with three positions to be filled. Candidates are Malcolm Bell, Angela Fulljames, Lance Gedge, Rowan Muir




and Lyn Murphy. In the Waiuku Subdivision, four candidates are competing for two posi-

tions. Candidates are Brendon Crompton, Rick Drayson, Dan Lynch and Jill Naysmith.

Voting documents will be sent to all eligible electors from Friday 20 September. The voting period is three weeks (to noon Saturday 12 October 2013). Electors may post their completed voting documents using a prepaid envelope sent with the voting document.

The Waikato Regional Council elections has four candidates standing from the Waikato Regional Constituency. These candidates are Martyn Seddon, Peter Buckley, Theresa Stark and Dave Currie. This year there are also elections for one vacancy for the newly-formed Maori Constituency for the Council, of which the section that includes south Waiuku and Tuakau regions is named Nga Hau e Wha Maori Constituency. There are four candidates chasing the one position, candidates are Tipa Mahuta, Maree Pene, John Paenga and Lad Kihi.

Elections for the Counties Manukau District Health Board will be required for seven positions, elected ‘at large’ from the Board area which comprises part of the Auckland Council area (the former Manukau City Council, Franklin District Council and Papakura District Council areas). In previous years, the voting was broken down by district, but this year it is being done across the entire CMDHB region. In addition, following the election, the Minister of

Health appoints a further four members, making a total of eleven members per board. There are 20 candidates standing for election. They are Arthur Anae, Apulu Autagavaia, Ian Bell, Colleen Brown, Stephen Child, Rosa Chow, Raewyn Clark, David Collings, Mary Anne Dear, Dianne Glenn, Hine Joyce-Tahere, Tangihaere Macfalane, Kathy Maxwell, Joyce Donald, Bill McEntee, Lyn Murphy, George Ngatai, Ezekiel Robson, Amelia Schaaf and Don Spencer.

Five going for Mayor in Waikato The Waikato District Council elections has four candidates chasing the mayoralty against incumbent mayor Allan Sanson. The other candidates are Noel Smith, Frank McInally, Bruce Cameron and Blair Donaldson. In the Awaroa Ki Tuakau Ward of the Waikato Council (pictured at right in map), three candidates are vieing for the two available positions.


The candidates are Lionel Petersen, Jacqui Church and Stephanie Henderson. There are 11 candidates going for six positions on the Onewhero-Tuakau Community Board. They are Richard Gee, Janine Baalbergenm Fiona Gower, Ann Anderson, Stephanie Henderson, Jan White, Bronwyn Watson, Ewen Gilmour, Albert Alferink and Noel Miller. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013 PAGE 9








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Running away is a perfectly valid procedure In scene 20 of the theatrical icon that is Monty Python and Holy Grail, King Arthur’s knight’s are faced with a viscious white rabbit. ‘Brave’ Sir Robin proclaims the best form of action is to run away, and later upgrades this to a suggestion that the knights ‘run away more’. This sage advice was completely disregarded by the assembled knights and, as a result, several are violently eaten. In the end, in case you were wondering, they vanquish the killer rabbit with a Holy Hand Grenade, but that’s not the point of this story. Faced with any form of danger, whether it be a knife-wielding attacker, a particularly angry sheep, or a natural disaster, I find myself heartily on the side of Sir Robin. Running away is enormously under-rated as a method of coping with danger or disaster. Yet, as we are bombarded daily with catchy little phrases about how to react in emergencies, not one of them suggests Run Away More as a course of action. I was pondering this during the week, as I was deluged in emails from government agencies after the recent spate of earthquakes around the country. For almost every danger, there is a punchy phrase to go with it. As a youngster, I can recall the McDonalds ‘Click Go the Seatbelt’ ads, then we had the ‘Make it Click campaign’, and latterly we’ve had a whole series of three-word slogans. If there’s a fire, you have to Stop, Drop and Roll. This ensures you remain in the fire, while rolling. Unless you are lucky enough to roll out of an open ranchslider, I’d suggest Run Away More would remove you from the inferno more effectively. The series of tremors around the district had me paying more than usual

Words’n stuff By Post Editor Nigel Ward attention to the television ads from Civil Defence, who tell me to Drop, Cover, Hold. This will do me little good if I am in a field, although I have taken to carrying a desk just in case, to give me something to hold on to if a quake strikes while I’m at the soccer fields. I had a small concern that carrying a metal desk in the middle of a field in winter may make me more prone to being struck by lightning, but I already knew what to do if I caught on fire. However, having noted that in earthquakes large gaps appear in the ground, I have decided dropping to the floor may see me inadvertently falling onto an enormous crack, never to be seen again. Run Away More avoids these difficulties, and also means you don’t have to carry a desk. Even without fires or natural disasters, simply stepping outside is now dangerous, with various agencies marketing the slogan of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ to avoid being burnt to a crisp by the sun. To make it even more complicated, some American doctors have come up with Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek (shade), Slide, (on sunglasses), so now you have a fiveword slogan to remember. It occured to me that if, by chance, one happened to catch fire as a result of an earthquake on a sunny day that, before you can take any action, you have to quickly mumble to yourself “Drop, Stop, Roll, Slip, Slop, Slap, Drop, Cover, Hold,” by which time the fire has probably extinguished itself. Yet, despite there being no public de-

mand for the slogan of ‘Run Away More’, millions of dollars have been spent on the easy-to-remember three-word catchphrases for risky occasions. In fairness, they do stick in your mind. For the public good, I have come up with some others to be used in the appropriate dangerous situation. For example, when watching the New Zealand Cricket team running between wickets the phrase should be ‘Shout, Doubt, Out’. When lining up for a curry at a music festival you will need ‘Queue, Chew, Loo’, and if, while driving, you get a message that the girl you were with last night has found out she has got a communicable disease, simply remember ‘Pash, Rash, Crash.’ There is an entire business dedicated to creating safety slogans, as I found out with a quick trawl on the web last night. One site, which labels itself as having ‘155 most catchy safety slogans’, has the following pearler: ‘Falling objects can be brutal if you don’t protect your noodle.’ The website ‘Indian Safety Professionals Online’ also has a plethora of safety slogans, my favourite of which is: ‘Disobedience of traffic rules exterminate the purpose of life.’ By the time you’ve finished reading the sign, the forklift has already run you over. But while we are stuck with ‘Drop, Cover, Hold’, one of the most seismically-active areas of the world has a slogan which actually means something. Nepal observed its 13th Earthquake Safety Day with this slogan: ‘Earthquake Safety through community action, using knowledge, skills and building code’ Now that’s a slogan that actually achieves something. It’s not as good as the catch-all phrase of ‘Run Away More’ but it’s a start.

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Main house consisting of 3 double bedrooms - one with ensuite. In addition there is also an attached sep 1 bedroom unit with its own bathroom & kitchenette. Set on elevated 1512m2 site with triple car garaging. Desirable Bay View Drive.

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EXECUTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA $765,000 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.

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How to make $400,000 and save Honour for Coastguard stalwart Auckland Council a million Auckland Council has estimated the cost of swimming pool inspections annually at $2 million, according to the 2013/14 annual plan. Council figures say there are 28,014 properties with a registered swimming pool or spa pool in the Auckland region, with each property is inspected on a three yearly cycle. There are 9338 properties inspected each year. The council has introduced a $75 charge for the first inspection, and reduced the charge for subsequent inspections from $250 to $125 per inspection, which it says will recover 50 per cent of the services costs. Ordinarily, these kind of figures, especially on page 103 of a 155 page report (Volume Three), tend to drift past me as I glaze over, but this time I dug out the old calculator and did some sums.

By Nigel Ward If you have 9338 pools to inspect each year, and you hire 10 staff to check them, and pay your staff $50,000 annually, each person has to inspect four pools a day for 48 weeks (they get four weeks off each year). Four pools a day doesn’t seem tough, especially as it’s likely you could do four in one street each day. So, between my 10 people, they inspect 200 pools a week, which easily covers the 9338 council have to do. I’ve used up $500,000 so far on staff costs, so I’ll throw in another $100,000 for computer equipment. I’m going to claim $400,000 for myself for managing my staff and coming up with the brilliant idea, plus for paying someone to send the

invoices to the pool owners and book my holidays in the Pacific Isles. I have been over this plan a number of times, and admittedly it’s fairly rough, having been put together in 15 minutes over a coffee at my desk, but I’m struggling to find what Council can possibly be spending the other million dollars on. Assuming my figures are reasonably ok, and Council’s projections of charges are correct, we have two options; either we save the ratepayers a million dollars a year, or we can do the pool inspections for free, which would cost exactly the same as Council is currently paying, but save even further because we won’t need to do any invoicing. Be interesting to see if any of the local body candidates have similar ideas...

Waiuku Policing report by Sergeant Simon Palmer

170 incidents in the month Hi, I hope the last few weeks have been good; finally we have had a bit of rain, which is great because the soccer fields were getting as hard as a rock. Although as a goalkeeper the defence I have is pretty good which means I don’t have to dive too much, except when they try and score an own goal! In the past month there have been around 170 reported incidents. This does not include reports over the phone or to the front counter. So as you can see we have been pretty busy. Some of these incidents are totally avoidable. Incidents involving excess alcohol, drink driving, people unnecessarily losing control with their partners, using your cell phone to leave childish comments to your ex-partners current boyfriend are all incidents that the people themselves need to stand up, admit they are acting like a three year old throwing a tantrum and behave more like an adult. With the whitebait season now upon us everyone needs to think about the security of their vehicles if they leave them parked up whilst white baiting. Needless to say keep them locked, no valuable items left in them including documentation that identifies where you live. In my last article I mentioned some preventative burglary measures that can be taken. I ask a question: How many readers have actually done anything about it? Just take a moment and think… did I actually take on board what I read and checked the security of my house. For example: did you check the window and door locks, did you see if any overgrown trees and scrubs needed pruning, did you check to ensure your sensor


lights actually work, what about making a list of makes and models and serial numbers of your assets? Now here is my suggestion. If you have done nothing, stop reading, go and do those things right now. Please, do it right now, right this minute…… Excellent, hopefully you have come back, and can continue reading the rest of my article! A couple of weeks ago you may have noticed a number of Police in the area. This was a preventative measure where a number of units from the Franklin area came to Waiuku for various patrols. This included Officers doing the beat, traffic units completing speed, intersection and seat belt checks at various places in Waiuku, rounding up people with warrants for their arrests and helping the court collection staff with people that had asset seizure warrants. In fact the asset seizure warrants are a great thing, and we here at Waiuku will be doing more of these. Essentially if you owe money, and have not made any attempt to pay your dues to the collections department of the courts you can have a number of assets seized. So, for example, if you have a $1000 owed,


we can take your car, even if it is worth $50,000, it can be seized there and then. A great tool that can be used by the police, and the fines collection department. So please pay up, or enter into an agreement to pay, or we might come knocking. 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, and you are likely to be taken to Hotel Manukau for the night. Please remember that skateboarders and scooters are not allowed in town. Do not ride them, or use them or they will be confiscated. It is very unnerving and frustrating for pedestrians having these things zoom past them. So walk them, or carry them. Or they will be taken off you. Remember that the phone number for Crimestoppers is 0800 555 111 or www. Use this if you want your information to be anonymous. We do get some great information coming through, and it really is totally anonymous. We have absolutely no idea where it comes from. So please keep using it, not just for drugs but for information about thieves, people that sell stolen property, those that you have found out committed crimes, and really anything that you do not want to be identified. 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.

Waiuku’s Dean Lawrence, pictured left, has received a long service award in recognition of his 25 years of service to Coastguard. A volunteer at Coastguard, Dean was presented with a gold chevron lapel badge by Coastguard Northern Region President, Roly Linstrom, at Coastguard Northern Region’s headquarters in Mechanics Bay. “Coastguard is extremely grateful to all those who donate their time and Dean is an outstanding example of someone who has a real and dedicated passion for the organisation. “The entire community benefits from the work of our volunteers so we’re thrilled to be able to extend our recognition to individuals like Dean with these awards,” says Mr Linstrom. The long-service awards form part of Coastguard’s ‘People First Strategy’, an ongoing commitment by the organisation to recognise the many New Zealanders who donate their time and energy to keep people safe on the water.

Students acting up for safety A team of ten Waiuku College Students, with teacher support, last week promoted the anti-drink driving message in a spectacular way at the College. Local St John Ambulance and members of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade turned up at lunchtime with sirens blaring, attending a mock crash, where a damaged vehicle was the centrepiece of a scene involving youth, driving and drink. Members of the College Drama Group, with make-up simulating the effects of an accident, were attended by the fire service and medics, with the firemen using the jaws of life apparatus to ‘free’ one of the injured. There was a large crowd of students watching the scene, which publicity of-

ficer for the College’s Students Against Drink Driving group, Nick Whittaker, said he hoped would get the message through to the assembled classes. Below: members of the College SADD team, left to right; Nicole

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Goal of the year amid Sinclair hat trick Waiuku AFC continued their second round form to beat Claudelands Rovers 3-1 in Hamilton in their Northern League match on Saturday. After a 6-0 home win over Fencibles the week previous, the team started confidently with Cody Ralph being put through on goal by Derek Sinclair in the first minute, but Ralph was denied by a good save from the Claudelands goalkeeper. Waiuku became unsettled by Claudelands counterattacking and goalie Phil van den Brook was forced into making a string of excellent saves. Derek Sinclair once again

proved the difference, scoring a clinical one touch finish from Dom Winters low cross for a 1-0 half time lead. Early in the second half Sinclair scored what Claudelands manager described as the best goal he’s seen all year with a superb volley from Cody Ralph’s wide cross. The hat-trick was completed 15 minutes into the second half when Sinclair robbed the Claudelands goalkeeper of the ball and, on his weaker foot, finished with a classy chip from 30 metres. Chris Abbott almost made it 4-0 after being put through on goal by Elliot Crean.

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With just six weeks until the Nationals, the Waiuku College Clay Target Shooting Team is building momentum after a medal haul in the Thames competitions last Thursday. Despite bitterly cold weather, 179 shooters, in 37 squads, battled out for individual and team honours. The College girls team of Nicole Saunderson and Zoe Groot shot 114 from 120 to take gold ahead of their closest rivals Hauraki Plains College.

The boys team of Campbell Jolly, Matty Collins, Dean Sands, Daniel Gleeson and Nelson Akast also put up a great performance, claiming a silver medal after shooting 283 from 300. They were only four points behind John Paul College and the gold medal. Outstanding young Hamilton shooter Josh Horan missed just one target in the individual section to take High Overall, but Waiuku’s Dean Sands gave him some stiff competition, missing



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just two targets to go into a shoot-off and take first place and a gold medal. Second year Waiuku shooter Soren Enoka also produced a fine effort, just three points down and securing 9th overall after a shoot-off. The girls individual section saw a tie after 90 targets, with Pukekohe’s Claire Douglas and Waiuku’s Zoe Groot tied on 84 from 90, Claire securing the gold after a shoot-off and Zoe bringing another silver back for Waiuku. There are only two more events for the team before the Nationals and coach Les Clarke and manager Jo Sands say it’s vital to have some strong competition beforehand to ensure the team maintains focus for the national title hunt.

Claudelands managed a late consolation from Michael Spencer in injury time. Waiuku will play their last home game for the season this coming Saturday at Massey Park against Mangere United who are currently second in the table and playing for a promotion spot. Coach Robbie Thornton was happy with the win “Claudelands did make it difficult for us at times but we have come down here and got the job done. A special mention has to go to Derek Sinclair for a great hat trick but Phil van den Broek gets man of the match with Caine Robbie running him close.”

Counties titles for College In the past week, Waiuku College’s first X1 soccer team, and their U65kg rugby team collected titles in close matches. The College soccer side defeated Strathallan 2-0, with two late goals to Callum Benson and Callum Armstrong to win their final, while the rugby side played Taukau at Wesley College, winning 10-7. The team started strongly and had first points after the backs quickly moved the ball to the left, Ned Steele scoring in the corner to add to his many tries this season. At 5-0 up, Waiuku continued the pressure and made the most of it with another try on the left hand side, this time scored by Cameron Brown. With the half-time score at 10-0, the coaches and captains delivered a stirring talk to keep the boys motivated to defend as hard

as they could. The aggressive Taukau team would not give up and ended up scoring halfway through the second spell to bring he score to 107. The Waiuku team realised that they would have to play to the last minute, and those last few, frenetic minutes saw both sides turning balls over, desperate to win the game. Waiuku managed to hold on in the last seconds to complete the win 10-7 and claim the Counties Manukau Secondary Schools U65kg’s Competition. Above right: Callum Armstrong is congratulated by Daniel Rich after his goal. Right: Sam Kane and Lloyd Agnew hold the Under-65kg rugby trophy aloft on Saturday. Below: Members of the Waiuu College Under-65kg team celebrate their win in the Counties-Manukau competition.

Local sports results in brief Waiuku Golf Tuesday Haggle: 1st Phil Hunt 42, 2nd Jim Greenhough 41, 3rd Frank McGrath 39. Thursday Haggle: Div One; 1st Don Paterson 41, 2nd Phil Hunt 38, 3rd Dane Morley 36. Div Two: 1st Owen Yorke, 2nd Ken James 37, 3rd Lex Wilcox 36.

Saturday Haggle: Div One 1st Grant Wilcock 41, 2nd Merv Price 40, 3rd Paul Loosemore 38, 4th Frank Mc Grath 38, 5th Larry Cureen 37, 6th Todd Geayley 37 Div Two: 1st Danny Lynch 40, 2nd Don Paterson 40, 3rd Chris Peet 39, 4th Stephan Maynard 38, 5th Ken James 38, 6th Ross Tindle 38 Phone: 09 235 7835

Best Gross Div One: Craig Chambers 78, Div Two: Danny Lynch 85. Twos David Bates, Peter Helps, Stephen Maynard, Frank McGrath, Jocylyn Paterson, Darren Whyte and Grant Wilcock. Kohekohe Hockey Three wins for Kohekohe teams in junior hockey this week: Under-11 Kohe Ninjas lost 4-1 against Waiau Email:

Pa Black, Player of the Day; Beau Engelbrecht. Under-11 Kohe Yellow won 4-1 against PU Jaguars, Player of the Day: Joshua Atamu Watkinson. Under-9 Kohe won 6-3 against PISC Gold, Player of the Day Alex Lucas. Under-6 Kohe won against OPHC, Player of the Day: Kayla Slack. Web:

Waiau Pa’s Liz named as new director

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ACCOUNTING & Taxation Services. Call Rise Accountants 09 235 7455.

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

YOUNG Roosters Ph: 0272 292 243 or 235 9324 a/h.

GROOMING. Best Lil Buddies Grooming for small dogs. Very competitive prices. Ph Janet 235 0338 mob 022 601 8803.

2/3 bedroom house/unit to rent in Waiuku. Professional full time workers. No pets or smokers Ph: 021 082 11805.


TV Aerials. Installs and repairs. Freeview set up. Ph Dave 236 3519 or Ph/ Txt: 021 277 7006.

CASH Paid, wanted quality vintage furniture, OakKauri- Rimu, also vintage memorabilia signs, Kiwiana. Anything old & interesting. Country Treasures Tuakau 236 9225.

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Services EOM Accounts, GST & PAYE. Call PME Enterprises Ltd. 09 235 0461 or email: petemarg. for a free consultation.

AGM O TA U A Vi l l a g e Preservation Society AGM Wed 28th Aug 7:30pm at Otaua Bowling Club. Only $5 membership. Supper provided. All Welcome.

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The Trustees of Counties Power Consumer Trust have appointed local business woman Liz Oliver as a Director of Counties Power Limited. Liz grew up in the Franklin area and has called Waiau Pa home for the past 15 years. Liz started her career by earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. She is now a high energy, action oriented Director with strong, proven commercial sales, marketing and business performance enhancement competencies backed up with a strong track record in general management, mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and business turn-around. Liz’s experience has been gained in a broad range of industries including: telecommunications, power, electronics and IT, professional services, health, printing, manufacturing, retailing, food processing and private equity. Liz has been retained in senior executive and advisory roles that involved development of business strategies and sales programmes, launch of new business initiatives, marketing and business process re-engineering, corporate turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions. She is also currently a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Breast Cancer Research Trust, professional coach and board advisor to Climate Surfaces and Business Development Manager for Medicine Mondiale. The Trustees believe that her engineering background, professional skills and love of the Franklin area will all make a positive contribution to the Governance of Counties Power Limited.

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Changing Lovely Large Variety, Call in, Gay welcomes you!!!

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BOATS BOAT REPAIRS, dinghy or trailerboats. Fibreglass or wooden. All jobs considered ph Tony on 235 3545 or 021 598 662.


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

FOR RENT 3BM Waiuku, Large north facing deck, gas hot water, garage, OSP. Avail 18th Aug $300pw incl water. Dean 021 651 167. LANDLORD seeks great tenants for 3BM home. Double garage, Fenced backyard, in quite cul-desac. Avail now Ph: 021 0845 0916. ROOM avail $160pw incl room, power & meals. Conditions apply. 1 week + 1 week as a deposit. OSP. No tyre kickers. Only serious candidates need apply. 021 036 8203.

CLAIRVOYANT Ph Eunice Attwood 235 0022 for profile, books & website links.

2BRM unit , Waiuku. Suit older person or couple. Quite area. $250 pw includes lawns. Ph: 021 112 9387.



CLEANING vacant houses, windows, offices, carpet shampooing & exterior waterblasting. Plus maintenance. FREE quotes. Ph Allan or Lynette 235 9333 or 027 272 6249. S & G Cleaning Services. 19 years experience & Gregg’s Drumming Tuition. Find Gregg on facebook for all enquires Phone 238 7980 or 021 296 0718.


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Great ‘In Your Home’ service . . .

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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

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 24th August 8am - 12:00pm. 13 Hamilton Drive, Waiuku.

NEW TO YOU BOUTIQUE Patumahoe. SURPRISE $10 DAY! Everything in store at just $10 or LESS! THURS 22nd AUG. The BEST $10.00 DAY YET! Fabulous labels and high quality - jeans, jackets, skirts, shirts, handbags & shoes! Open from 10.00am until we sell out! DRY Mac firewood $85 per metre. Free Delivery in Waiuku. Ph Nic 021 555 550.


TUPPERWARE sale 25% - 40% off all deleted colours & stock on hand. 21st & 22nd Aug, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at 2 Puketi Lane, Waiuku Ph: 235 9797 or 0274 435 9797. Rochelle. Cash Only.

FREE ANY old scrap metal removed. Old batteries, expired gas bottles, old cars, lawn mowers, etc. Ph Martin 021 128 5953 / 238 3005.

PICTURE FRAMING THE FRAMING SHED Quality Custom Picture Framing 31 Victoria Ave, Waiuku Tues - Fri 9 - 5 Winter Saturdays 10 - 1 or by appointment Ph. Allie 235 0939 / 027 253 4577.

GARDENING ROSEMARY - I will prune your rosemary bush for you in return for the produce. Upright as opposed to trailing varieties sought. Call 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.

HANDY MAN SERVICES FOR all your Handy Man Needs. No Job too small. Call David 2352850 / 021 1076 684.

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


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LIVE Music only $50 an hour. Live jazz & contemporary songs & piano music with professional performer Carol Gilfillan. Impress your friends & clients with that special extra touch of sophistication for your venue, function or event. Suitable for small, medium & large venues. Regular & one-off bookings accepted. Ph Carol 021 054 4753 or e:


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

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READINGS NATIVE American Spiritual card reading. Ph Sharon 027 4900 718.

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

TUITION GIVE a gift from the heart. Quilting Classes starting 31st Aug. 7 week course. Sat 9:30 - 12:30 or Wed 9:30 - 12:30 only $70. 235 0575 for more info. LESSONS in singing, music theory, songwriting, jazz harmony & performance craft available with Waiuku-based teacher & performer Carol Gilfillan. Limited spaces still avail for term 3. Ph: Carol 021 054 4753 or e: cazjazz1@ GUITAR Lessons. Experienced guitar teacher. No guitar needed. Also teach at Sandspit School. Bookings required. Ph: Rachel 021 0251 1752. 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. READING & WRITING 1-1 Tuition. Waiuku and Tuakau. 4½ years upwards. Excellent tutors. Contact Jill at ‘The Frog Pond’. Ph 238 2110. E:

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

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Nola Dawn CONROY (nee McLarin) Peter & Heather, Anne & Basil, Judith & Jim and all their families wish to thank most sincerely all our family and friends for the wonderful support we received after the sad loss of our dearly loved Mother, Mother in law, Nana and Great Nana. A special thanks to everyone who attended Mum’s funeral, sent card, flowers, baking and assisted us in so many ways. Special thanks to Elton Knight for his wonderful service and to the staff of the Waiuku Hospital and Rest Home for the wonderful love & care they gave to Mum. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement. Mum was a very special person to everyone, she is now with Dad. She is always in our thoughts, memories are forever. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Counties Manukau Grey Power will be meeting at the Leslie Comrie Room. Wednesday

28th Aug 10am.

Guest Speaker: Ruth Money from the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

All welcome

Kariaotahi Community Hall

Annual General Meeting Kariaotahi Hall, 7pm Monday 26th August 2013 All Welcome. Kay Vincent (Secretary) 021 259 1305

Waiuku Cricket Club AGM Tue 3rd September 7.00 pm, at Massey Park Clubrooms. All Welcome. Peter Lovett 021 275 4337.

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Sandspit Road School Board of Trustees Election Declaration of Parent Election Results At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following as duly elected Selwyn Herewini Craig Lipscombe Dee McFarlane Signed, Barbara Kelly Returning Officer

Sandspit Road School Board of Trustees Election Staff Election Results Staff representative votes: Sarah Huges: 14 Tineke Dippenaar: 5 Sarah Maclead: 2 I hereby declare Sarah Hughes duly elected. Signed, Barbara Kelly Returning Officer




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Harrison, Mike. You left us one year ago, 17th August 2012. We all miss you very much - for your unerring love and leadership. It is so hard without you. Be at rest my love. From Jan and all the family  PUBLIC NOTICES

WAIUKU COLONY CAT RESCUE Donations of catfood - tins & biscuits wanted. Please drop @ Franklin Vets Any enquiries



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FIRST AID - 1 DAY COURSE - $70 NZQA Action for Survival Ltd - Date: Sat 14th Sept At: View Road School Hall, Time: 8:30am 5:30pm. Bring lunch (limited 20)


Innovative Hospitality - Date: Sat 21st Sept At: View Road School Cooking room. Time: 10am - 2pm, Bring lunch (limited 20)

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Glenbrook School Out of zone applications for 2014. The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Glenbrook School for the 2014 academic year. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or at Applications can be made by completing and returning an enrolment form, available from the Glenbrook School office. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is:

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. The board has determined that ten (10) places are likely to be available for out of zone students in year one for 2014. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Applications will be processed using the criteria set out in the enrolment scheme. If a ballot is required it will be held on:

Wednesday September 11th, 2013. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.


Waiuku RETAIL MANAGER 1. Are you a proven Retail Manager with an impressive track record? 2. Are you sales focused, with skills as a staff motivator to lead our team for consistent results? 3. Are you able to stay on top of day to day store operations while ensuring our team remains focused on sales and excellent customer service? 4. Have a keen eye for innovative merchandising and exceptional store presentation? This is a Senior role that will see you driving sales, marketing and promotion initiatives, whilst also handling all issues pertaining to the training and development of our team.

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A well-rounded, commercially-focused background in retail management is essential to succeed in this role. Experience in stocktakes, reporting procedures plus financial astuteness are a necessity. The store is a 7-day operation so weekend work will be required. We want a Super Star with a proven track record in large format retail, who has mega energy, enthusiasm and above all, a passion for excellent customer service. What’s more we offer a competitive salary and generous staff discount scheme!!!! To apply, go to, attaching your CV & cover letter, and with a salary indication.



GLENBROOK REST HOME We are planning to open a new wing soon and need an additional caregiver to work approx. 25 hrs/wk rostered shifts, including weekends, evenings and nights. Duties include resident care, serving meals, dishes, laundry, cleaning and some baking. You need to have a caring nature, patience, reliability and affinity with the elderly. Experience is preferred. Please contact owner/manager Peter on 235 3897 or email:

Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club

are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified chef to contract to the club. Please email your CV or resume to: For further information, please contact the Operations Manager: 235 913. Phone: 09 235 7835

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Are you in quadrant 2? STEPHEN COVEY was a management consultant famous for his book The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. The book provided some interesting advice about prioritising work and included this diagram. Quadrant 4 work can wait – it’s the play work, such as opening the mail and doing the banking. You may say banking is important. Maybe, but it’s not an activity which will increase your profits or sales. You can make up your banking when all other business has ceased for the day. Better, you may be able to delegate this task. In this sense it’s not an important job. The valuable quadrant is number 2. If you’re running your business well, you’ll be putting more than half your time into quadrant 2 type work. This is working on your business rather than in it. It’s planning and developing ways to expand the business. Example: A builder was unemployed. He wrote to all the school principals in the area asking if they had work. He followed up with a phone call. This is typical quadrant 2 work. Incidentally, he succeeded in creating a good business. By focusing on quadrant 2 you will turn your business from ordinary into extra-ordinary. This quadrant focuses on the non-urgent but important work. It’s the work you should be doing but usually avoid, mostly because you’re too busy. A client is swamped with work. He has a semi-retired mate who could do some of the work for him and so increase his profit. “Have you contacted Rob yet?” I asked. The answer: “No, I’ve been too busy.” If he’s going to make progress with his business, he’ll need to make time. Most people ignore quadrant 2. That’s why they never get anywhere. If your profit is much the same year to year, you are ignoring quadrant 2. Work out the things which are important to push your business ahead. Give them priority. They include planning and implementing your plan. They include gathering business know-how by reading, attending seminars and any other means. Keep a diary, and account for each day. If you can show you’re putting at least half your time, most weeks, into that important but not urgent work and you’re working hard at it, your business should grow. Covey said it’s better to set yourself a target for a week, rather than a daily target. Some days get messed up and it becomes impossible to do quadrant 2 work on that day. As a result, you lose heart and fall back to working in your business (so much easier) rather than on it.

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