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“Boom! … it just went up” Waiuku resident Jaimee Smyth was talking with a customer at the business where she works last week when they saw smoke rising over the township. Two minutes later, the young Waiuku mother was frantically racing home after a call to say there was a blaze in her driveway and flames were about to hit her house. “I thought I was losing my home,” she said, “it was the worst feeling of my life.” The drama unfolded when a friend called through to the house to pass on a message. Parking in the driveway, the man lit a cigarette before getting out of the car, not realising that the vehicle was filled with fumes from a can of Avgas (racing fuel), which had been in the back seat of the vehicle. “He lit a smoke and, boom! Up it went,” Jaimee says, adding that the man had no time to even grab his wallet or any of his possessions

before the car was engulfed in flame. Despite burns to his arm, the man escaped with virtually no injury from the fire, but three homes nearby were at risk of being burned by the large flames erupting from the car.

“We were very lucky,” Jaimee says, “if it had been windy it could easily have caught the houses nearby.” The vehicle, which had been parked further up the driveway, rolled back down as the flames ate through brake and handbrake cables, Jaimee says, eventually coming to rest against a fence, which promptly caught fire as well. Members of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade, as well as police, attended the scene and their speed contained the blaze. “The brigade was there very quickly, God, they’re great,” Jaimee said. The fire came just days after the New Zealand Fire Service used the example of a Waiuku house fire to warn of the dangers of unattended ovens, now, Jaimee says, another reminder might be due. “Don’t light a smoke when you’ve got a can of race gas in the back seat,” she says drily.

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The announcement yesterday that Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been given a 3.4% pay rise, taking his salary to around $260,000, is ironic in that this is around the same percentage increase that many ratepayers are finding will hit their household rates this year. Of course, those same ratepayers, on average, had a wage increase of less than 2% this year, and chances are we, unlike the Mayor, didn’t cost our employers a quarter of a million dollars for an independent review into our activities. Reportedly, the Mayor has agreed to put $40,000 towards the cost of that review, but ratepayers (his employers) still pick up around $200,000 of the bill. But what really made me raise my eyebrows at our Mayor’s windfall was that the Remunerations Authority saw fit to increase his salary by more than that given to his councillors. Councillors’ have been given 3.3% as a rise this year, still substantially more than the rest of the private or public working sector, but slightly less than the Mayor. Yet Len Brown was missing in action for weeks following the scandal of his affair, his SkyCity room upgrades, his use of council premises and telephones for personal activities, and the massive cost to ratepayers for council spin doctors and the disruption to council activities while the investigation was going on. Pay rises are to be expected for public sector employees, and they are able to distance themselves from the decision because it is set by a supposedly independent body. But I wonder what message it sends when that Authority says the Mayor deserves more of a rise than the councillors, when those councillors have been covering for him at events and functions while he ducked for cover.

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Cats - an introduced predator It is with reluctance that I correct a schoolboy however earnest he may be. Sam from View Rd School, you attribute comments to Gareth Morgan, comments he never made. If you really want to know what he did say (and thinks) visit his Website Cats To Go. Otherwise you are maligning a well respected economist who has poured much of his own money into clearing rats and mice from several Antarctic Islands. Facts should matter to a schoolboy. Here are a few. The Lighthouse keeper on Stephens Island used to watch his cats hunt the flightless Stephens Island Wren and did nothing about it. That bird is now extinct – as are all our flightless wrens. Most species of our native birds have already been exterminated on the mainland.

Our earth is 4.6 billion years old. When you have never been exposed to a predator it takes thousands of years to develop strategies to cope. Those of us who try attracting native birds to our properties find their introduced predators follow them. The property owner thereupon becomes obligated to be responsible for someone else’s cat. That someone is irresponsible by allowing this to happen. Sam you have the beginnings of a great school project here. A suggestion. Start by reading Moa The Life and Death of A NZ Legendary Bird By Quin Berendson. It will take you into a new world. Honestly. Bruce Brownlee. Waiuku.

Something for everyone at Steel and Wheels With regards to the article by Mrs Adrianne Hawkins regarding her disgust of the timing of the Steel and Wheels event: I don’t know how anybody could be disgusted with this event, what a great family day. My mother attended last year’s event and was disappointed she was unable to attend this year due to a prior engagement. There was something for everyone on display or for sale. As for the comment regarding the aero display, obviously this event was undertaken by highly trained pilots using highly maintained planes, the chances of one of these craft crashing into your house is very unlikely, (yes accidents do happen but we can’t go through life expecting the worst of everything) and as for the helicopter and planes being in the same air space at the same time, I watched the entire air display and did not at any time see the helicopter in the air at the same time. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Steel and Wheels committee and Sharlene Druyven for their time and effort in making Sunday such an enjoyable family event, what a great way of getting

families together for a day. I spent a number of years living in a small town in California USA and was involved in organising similar events and never did I read any negative comments with regards to timing or noise , families would come together and thoroughly enjoy themselves. These events help develop town recognition and make people aware that life does exist outside the big city areas May I suggest that next year Mrs Hawkins if you want to have a boring quiet day that you go somewhere else for the day. Go Waiuku and lets see more of these sort of events happening. Mike Taylor Waiuku

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Fantastic event was notified well in advance Jeez, I’m sick of moaning people in my home town of 62 years who squeal about well-organised, fantastically-run events here. Most come from the city to get away from a wife-cheating mayor, mowing road frontages (big deal), airport plane noise, motorsport noise (every weekend for months), rock concerts, traffic lights, violence etc etc. They should appreciate the effort Sharlene

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Druyven and her hard-working team do to put on these most wonderful events for our great community. Many hours of organising go into such detail for them to run smoothly and were advertised well in advance. Congratulations Sharlene on an event I hope to see again next year. John Rack (Mr) Waiuku

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What a shame someone had to moan about the planes going over on Mothers Day. FillThe the organisers grid so that of the Wheels and Steel day didrow an and amazing every every job, good on them! Not often is there anything on in Waiuku 3x3 square contains - we have the digits 1 to to 9travel miles to anything decent, and to get that amount of people into town is just great. We were visiting our parents too Solution No.1342Day and Poppa was delighted to for Mothers 6 4 go 3 outside 7 2 8 5to1 watch 9 the planes. 7 5 8It6 brought 1 9 3 2 back 4 memories of war days 6 8 5 7 interesting 1 9which 2 4 3were to listen to. 4 2 6He 5 7 1 it. 9 loved 8 There 3 is no way he would be 5 3 7 8 4 1 6 9 2 well enough to travel to any sort of war plane 9 8 1 2 6 3 4 5 7 display show at 90, so this was a special treat 3 1 9 5 7 2 8 4 6 8 6 5 3 9 4 2 7 1 2 7 4 1 8 6 9 3 5

to watch free from his back yard! Just a pity the roads were all dug up but next year that won’t be the case so this event can only get better. Perhaps some enterprising people with a bit of money will see the potential Waiuku has to develop and we can get some more interesting retail shops into town, or even a market place in the old new World building would be great for tourists from the train. At the moment walking from the train past that run down thing is a bit embarrassing for the town. J Hyland Pukekohe

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Budget means benefits for Hunua Last week’s Budget announcements are great news for local residents, says Andrew Bayly, the National party candidate for Hunua. “We have around 20,000 local families who will be better off through cuts to ACC levies, and free doctor visits for children aged 13 and under will mean a better, healthier younger generation in our region,” Mr Bayly says. “The children and families package will provide even more support for early childhood education for the 5,000 Under-5s that are our area’s future. “Extending paid parental leave is another feature of the Budget, which will have a positive impact on our families. I am delighted that this National-led government is also focussing on tertiary education, with almost $80 million being put into reducing costs for tertiary courses in science and agriculture. “My vision for our electorate is ‘Growing Hunua, Stronger Local Communities’, and this Budget goes a long way towards growing our district,” Mr Bayly says. “Transport to and from Auckland gets a boost, thanks to a $375 million interest-free loan which has been dedicated to improving

Andrew Bayly our local roading networks.” Mr Bayly says other Budget announcements will mean benefits for locals from every part of the electorate. “Whether you are from Beachlands, Clevedon, Pukekohe, Clarks Beach, Waiuku or anywhere in between, the announcement that ACC is on track to cut levy costs, potentially offering big savings for close to 20,000 local families. “Our rural landscape is close to my heart, and it is great news that there will be $25 million in funding to invest in research and monitoring and preventa-

tive measure for Kauri dieback, along with $20 million for freshwater management, including helping communities with wetland creation. “The Franklin region has a large number of wetland areas and has been at the forefront of riparian planting. Kauri dieback is a significant issue – three different trees in the Wattle Bay area have been identified as carrying the pathogen, and although the Hunua Ranges so far appear to be disease-free, this funding is vitally important for the region.” Mr Bayly says his vision of ‘Growing Hunua’ is underpinned by five key strategies: making sure Hunua’s voice is heard loud and strong at Auckland Council; ensuring our region, and our communities, get the infrastructure we need; having access to good health services, provided locally; promoting our growers, farmers and the equine industry; and creating an environment where our businesses can flourish to create local jobs. “What makes our region is strong communities, communities that are self-supporting but that also provide support to each other. Last week’s Budget delivered for New Zealand – and it delivers for Hunua.”

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New Zealanders. “We were pushed outside of our comfort zones and had to work together as a strong unit which is exactly what the crewmen do with every rescue.” In the end, Team Kirwan won 4 – 2, winning a dinner with JK and Richie at a local Auckland restaurant. Contributions to fund-

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Aussie plea to readers over family mystery One of the Post’s many overseas readers of our online edition is hoping local readers can help her solve a family mystery. All Helen Mason knows about her grandfather is that his name was Johnny and in 1943 he served with the Royal New Zealand Airforce as a Sergeant. Her grandmother has never told her family what Johnny’s last name was; all they know is that he was killed in action. Helen says the only other information she has is a photograph (left). She hopes someone may recognise him or have some other information. If you recognise ‘Johnny’ you can contact the Post Newspaper on 09 235 7835 or email info@thepostnewspaper.co.nz. Helen’s email is smelly1968@yahoo.com.au.

Franklin’s youth want ban on legal highs Local youth councils in South Auckland, including the Franklin Youth Council, think the government needs to be more proactive in ensuring the recently banned synthetic highs under the Psychoactive Substances Act Amendment Bill do not return to the shelves in their communities. The youth leaders from across South Auckland feel that the government has not listened to local communities, particularly the young people, and many underestimate the severity of the risks these products create. “These products were supposed to be of low risk, yet they have caused huge problems for communities around New Zealand. How can we be sure the Ministry of Health regulations will prevent these problems from returning?” says Olivia Leckner, Franklin Youth Advisory Board Chairperson. Her views echo those of other young leaders: “Over the past three years we have seen the devastating impact these synthetic highs have had on our people and our community.

With this temporary ban we need to seriously consider if we will allow this damage to continue,” says Sam Fuaivaa, Otara-Papatoetoe Youth Advisory Panel Chairperson. “We don’t know enough about these products and their impacts on people’s health or their communities, but we have heard of countless cases of young people getting into serious health and financial problems because of these drugs,” says Howick Youth Council Chairperson, Mackenzie Valgre. Auckland Council is currently developing a Local Approved Products Policy in anticipation of the approval of some products, however the youth councils believe there is no appropriate place for these shops in their community. “We know we aren’t the only young people who feel like this and hope this encourages other youth groups around Auckland and the rest of New Zealand to engage in this issue,” says Jason Mareroa, Papakura Youth Council Chairperson.

Pukeoware School Netball Club scored big last week after receiving a $1000 ANZ Netball Grant towards kitting out their top side, of five teams from the sports-mad school. The grant, which includes playing uniforms, balls and bibs, will replace the team’s old, miss-matched gear. Coach Brian Crum says the grant is a real boost to the team. “Approximately 80 per cent of the girls at Pukeoware School play netball. The pride they have for their school and the game is phenomenal. The new kit will definitely be a boost to their self esteem which will have a positive flow on effect to parents and the Pukeoware community.” This year ANZ is awarding $100,000 of netball grants to help clubs, schools, social teams and fans around the country get more from their favourite sport. Smita Kanwar from ANZ Waiuku says the bank launched the programme in 2012 to help Kiwi netballers achieve their goals.

“The ANZ Netball Grant Scheme was set up to support all levels of the game, from social teams who play for fun, through to aspiring professionals. “There are more than 200,000 netball players around the country and we know many of them struggle to get the most from the game due to a lack of uniforms, gear or equipment. We want to help change that. “Pukeoware School has an impressive number of students involved in netball this season with five teams on the court each week. We hope the new gear will help practices and games to run smoothly.” To apply for an ANZ Netball Grant visit anzcourtside.co.nz. Applications close 03 June 2014. Above: ANZ Waiuku manager Smita Kanwar and Alan Mead, ANZ National Youth Programmes Manager, try their shooting skills against some of the youngsters from Pukeoware School at the Waiuku Netball Centre.

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Scare-mongering, pseudo-science or valid concern? A public meeting this Thursday in Waiuku is claimed to be an opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of wireless technologies, according to organiser, high school teacher Joey Moncarz. “What is often forgotten is that cell phones, Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies have never been proven safe,” Joey says. ““As a high school teacher, I’ve been troubled to see students addicted to cell phones and schools installing Wi-Fi without any thought to the health implications. Elsewhere in the world, especially in Europe, governments have been warning their citizens to

limit cell phone use and advising schools not to install Wi-Fi. Thousands of scientists, doctors and teachers have been passing resolutions calling for stricter controls. These warnings are based on a growing body of evidence demonstrating the negative health effects of the microwave radiation emitted by these technologies. The dangers are even worse for children and teenagers, as their bones absorb more radiation and the possibility of cancer increases with earlier use.” Joey’s message however, is not backed up by the Ministry of Health, which says in the Ministry’s view, the installation of WiFi equipment in schools

does not pose a health risk to staff or students in the areas where it is used. New Zealand’s Science Media Centre have also made comment about some of the claims made by people who say there is a risk from ‘radiation’ from electronic devices, saying much of the supporting material cited has been taken out of context, and that there is little evidence of risk from WiFi usage. However, Joey Moncarz says this public meeting aims to give the community a greater understanding of what actions are being taken around the world, and will feature a presentation by Electro-Pollution Consultant Paul Waddell on

what the actual dangers are, why the New Zealand guidelines need to be re-thought and the different ways the public can reduce their exposure to these forms of radiation. “There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and have a discussion. We would welcome the participation of educators and public officials. “When there is smoke seeping into a movie theatre, there must be someone who is first to yell, “Fire!” Someone must stand up and interfere with everyone’s entertainment to alert them to a potentially lifethreatening situation. That is what Paul and I are doing,” he says.

A ‘grand’ way to help out Coastguard Two local groups with a focus on boating and safety on the water came together in Waiuku yesterday as part of the Coastguard’s fourth annual MayDay fundraising appeal. Counties Manukau Sport Fishing Club members have donated $1000 to the cause, which raises money for the Coastguard’s volunteer training programme. This year alone, over 2,400 volunteers will give more than 307,000 hours of their time and rescue more than 7,000 people on behalf of Coastguard, the charity that provides New Zealand’s primary maritime search and rescue service. Chief Executive Officer of Coastguard New Zealand, Patrick Holmes explains, “Coastguard units nationwide will be fundraising during the whole of May, and donations to the MayDay Appeal will help us ensure we can continue to provide our volunteers with the skills they need to tackle lifethreatening situations on the water, and bring Kiwis home safely. CSFC president Karl Sutton said it was a great opportunity for local groups to support each other, adding that the club has many members who have been

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There are so many formal patterns to becoming a Christian, “The Roman Road,” which are the steps taken from the book of Romans, and many other ways are available. Still the bottom line is to look at Jesus Christ and then see the huge difference that there is between you and Jesus. You see that just about everything Jesus is, well you are the complete opposite. It is as plain as the nose on your face, as the saying goes.

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Do not wait until you are good enough, that will never happen, as the old Hymn said “Just as I am.” One must come to the foot of the cross as you are, and let the changes begin and let Jesus make the changes as he is the expert at making the very best out of you, for you, he is a master craftsman, so just jump on in and trust him. Here is a great quote I found. What assurance here, of God’s willingness to receive the repenting sinner! Have you, reader, chosen your own way? Have you wandered far from God? Have you sought to feast upon the fruits of transgression, only to find them turn to ashes upon your lips? And now, your substance spent, your life-plans thwarted, and your hopes

dead, do you sit alone and desolate? Now that voice which has long been speaking to your heart but to which you would not listen comes to you distinct and clear, “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest; because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” Micah 2:10. Return to your Father’s house. He invites you, saying, “Return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.” Isaiah 44:22.

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a great way off. If you take even one step toward Him in repentance, He will hasten to enfold you in His arms of infinite love. His ear is open to the cry of the contrite soul. The very first reaching out of the heart after God is known to Him. Never a prayer is offered, however faltering, never a tear is shed, however secret, never a sincere desire after God is cherished, however feeble, but the Spirit of God goes forth to meet it. Even before the prayer is uttered or the yearning of the heart made known, grace from Christ goes forth to meet the grace that is working upon the human soul.

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Amazed over complaint as thousands arrived I am amazed that you had a complaint from a reader (Adrianne Hawkins (Mrs) in this (last) week’s Post about the ‘Steel and Wheels’ day because it was held on Mothers Day! If the mother who complained had gone to the town centre she would have seen, (based on the estimated total number of people there), thousands of mothers and husbands/partners/fathers with children and grandchildren who were so obviously enjoying themselves. In my opinion it was a perfect day to spend outdoors with family enjoying the fantastic atmosphere that pervaded the town all day. The flying display was most spectacular and, for many perhaps, the highlight of the day. I know that everyone who was around where I was standing stopped and watched the display in awe.

The helicopter rides were so popular the pilot was obviously happy to keep going for the pleasure of those wanting a ride. The musical entertainment was great, and the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” dancers showed plenty of energy. All the stalls and shops providing food and other goodies seemed to be doing a great trade and, the woodturners were kept so busy making spinning tops for the kids they hardly had time to stop for lunch! All in all it was a great day and Sharlene, the Town Manager and her team are to be warmly congratulated. If any change were to be made the only suggestion I could make is could we have another on Fathers Day please! Peter Steele (Mr) Waiuku

‘Oldie’ already looking forward to next year In answer to a letter written by a Mrs Hawkins in this week’s Post, I wish to say in no uncertain terms that I was proud to be a resident of Waiuku on Sunday, 11th of May. The event ‘Steel and

Wheels’ was well run and added a rare bit of spice and excitement to Mothers Day. It was thrilling to sit on our deck and watch the aerobatic aeroplanes from Ardmore. Also all the cars were spectacular, shining in their

superb paint jobs. Sharlene, you and your team are to be commended for all your efforts for this town. Long may you reign. Another oldie, looking forward to next year. Jeanie Jones, (Mrs) Waiuku

Town looked great, atmosphere fantastic I would like to comment on Adrianne Hawkins letter (13/5/14) concerning her disgust about the Steel & Wheels day in Waiuku. I do not understand how anyone could have been disgusted about any aspect of this well organised, thoroughly enjoyable day. My husband and I attended the event and were proud to be from Waiuku, the town looked great, cafes had set up outdoor tables and chairs, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Yes, the helicopter was in the air at the same time as the planes doing the wonderful aerial display, but certainly NOT in the same air space (these are professional pilots). Yes, the planes are old, but so is the Glenbrook steam train – old does not mean unmaintained and dangerous! Yes, the helicopter is noisy, but what a fantastic day it would

have been to fly over our beautiful town. Yes, there is a rest home close by, but to the best of my knowledge there have been no complaints from any of the residents. At the last car event that was held in Waiuku, several of the people that displayed their cars arrived at the rest home to offer free rides around Waiuku in their beautiful cars; my mother went in one of the cars and had a ball. As far as the day being held on Mother’s Day,... so what!! I saw lots of ‘mothers’ in the town accompanied by family. Congratulations to the organizers and everyone who took part in this event, long may it reign, you made us proud to be locals. Sue Parmenter. Waiuku

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In response to the articles (Disgust in timing of Steel & Wheels) I would like to congratulate the organisers in staging a fantastic event, the fact that it was Mothers Day did not prevent anyone enjoying the day if they so wished. I felt the flying displays were absolutely fantastic and as far as I could see were not dangerous at all, the pilots are very highly skilled and the aircraft although old would have been lovingly restored and totally airworthy. Waiuku is a small town and needs these

events to bring exposure to our town. I have been to all the Steel & Wheels events and it is growing and getting better every year, this year was a huge step forward. I feel that the lady that wrote the articles needs to get a life, the event is only once every year and if it really troubles her she needs to get out of town for this one day. Here’s looking forward to next years event, hopefully bigger and better. Jim Fordyce (Happy Waiuku resident)

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Christine Greer, Labour’s candidate for Waikato has had a mild setback at the outset of her political campaign for the upcoming election. Christine has her left foot in a moonboot and is sporting a pair of crutches. “I have been delivering a lot of leaflets,” said Christine, who slipped Wednesday afternoon on the pavement and sprained her ankle. “Don’t worry”, said Christine, ‘I will be out and about in the towns of the Waikato electorate, and my team will be coming to a letterbox near you, soon. “I can rise to the challenge. Adversity makes you stronger,” said Christine, as she faces up to electioneering in a big way.

$10,000 for writers on offer Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced that he will establish an Auckland writers’ grant worth $10,000 per annum to support emerging and talented Auckland writers. The Mayor will convene a group from the literary sector, with a view to making the first grant in 2015. It will be open to writers based in the Auckland region, with the first two years funded from the Mayoral budget. Speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival, the Mayor said his intention is to give emerging and talented writers from Auckland an opportunity to develop their work for a broader audience. “I hope that this will be a good complement to national awards such as the Michael King and Katherine Mansfield prizes, and the range of grants from Creative New Zealand. “There is no shortage of great literary talent in our region and I am keen to encourage efforts to support and develop this talent.”

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committee, who spend hundreds of hours making this event happen. The logistics of running an event of this magnitude takes a huge amount of work and all of these volunteers give up their precious time gratefully to bring this great event to our town. I couldn’t do it without you all so thank you so much,” she said. “We would also like to thank The Kentish Hotel for helping with the Lions Charity Funding, Waiuku Post for sponsoring advertising, Waiuku Lions, Knight and Dickey and their volunteer drivers for supplying their trucks, TV Short Contracting and Waiuku ITM for the signage and the logs, Super Liquor for sponsorship of the V8 chainsaw, the businesses that were involved in the token promotion, the Rangers, Groovit Hip Hop Dance Crew, Red Hot Cheerleaders, Gubbs Dragster and the Nostalgic Dragsters for the fire-ups, Waiuku Line Danc-

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Milestone for Matakawau It is sixty years since the dedication of the Church of the Holy Rosary in Matakawau, and this will be celebrated this Sunday, May 25. Since its opening in 1954, the church has been continuously in use, Mass being celebrated there on the last Sunday of every month, Easter Day and Christmas Day. Organisers say all are welcome to the celebration of the 60th Anniversary - practising Catholics, those who once were Catholics, Christians of other denominations, people of other faiths or none. “If you have never been inside a Catholic church, come anyway and help make it a day to remember,” organisers say. “Right from the start, the Catholics of the area had great relationships with those of other faiths - in its early days, this church was used by the Anglicans and Presbyterians, before they had their own buildings and the present parishioners would really like to continue with good relationships with non-Catholics.” The celebration will start at 11am with Mass, which

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The thought of a Catholic church on the Peninsula was first discussed in 1938, and a committee was formed for the purpose of raising money for a church building. A site for it was donated by Mr. L.A. Kemp, and a committee formed to arrange for the building of a church. In 1938, these building committees were chaired by Mr. J Aspin, Snr – who passed away in 1951 so never saw the church completed and dedicated. The priest at that time was Father John Kirrane, who retired in failing health in 1959 and died in 1966. He is buried in Panmure Catholic Cemetery. The church was dedicated and opened by the Right Rev. Monsignor Cahill, V.G.

running an event of this size and we want to keep it free if possible so everybody can enjoy it. “Thank you to those who donated prizes for the facebook promotion and other prizes: South Auckland Tours for the trike ride, HFT Aerospace for the MASH helicopter ride, Zerene for the Aromatouch treatment and GVR for the family passes. “We still have some Steel and Wheels wine and beer glasses, beer coolers and stickers ranging from $1 to$5 each. Please come into the Information Centre if you would like to purchase some,” Sharlene added. “The Waiuku Business and Development Association are proud to organise and bring you these community events and want to remind you that these are made possible by you all supporting your local businesses so remember to ‘Shop Local’ and support the growth of our town.

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Property WoF for your rental home? Landlord groups have raised concerns about the possibility of a mandatory inspection process, with charges of up to $200 per visit, after the results of a rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ field trial were released last week. More than 140 rental properties were given the once-over by home assessment experts in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin earlier this year. The pilot aimed to test whether draft warrant of fitness (WOF) checklists and methodologies were practical for landlords, assessors and tenants. The field trial has not resulted in the immediate issue of a WOF for each home, but organisers described it as ‘an important step towards standardising methodologies and checklists to ensure the credibility of any national WOF scheme.’ The rental housing WOF field trial involved the Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin councils, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and the University of Otago, Wellington. The trial tested a range of criteria that could potentially be included in a housing WOF. It aimed to identify aspects such as average assessment times and how to best communicate results to landlords and tenants. A spokesperson for the steering group behind the WOF survey trial, Dr Julie Bennett from the University of Otago Wellington, says work is now underway to tweak the WOF checklist. “We have received good feedback from landlords, tenants and the assessors and we are now going back to look at the checklist and criteria to make sure we have a robust and usable housing WOF for the rental market.” Some of the key information gathered from the field trial included that 36 per cent of the homes that went through field trial would pass all of the draft WOF criteria with relatively minor fixes ($50 - $150 worth of materials/hardware perhaps). Items attracting most of the attention during this testing phase included whether houses need a ‘fixed’ form of heating such as a heat pump or a wood burner in order to ‘pass’ the WOF. Auckland Mayor Len Brown says, with a third of New Zealanders living in rental accommodation, the trial has underscored that a rental housing WOF system would be highly useful to potential renters. “The work so far shows real progress is possible in our efforts to ensure tenants have healthy and safe homes and that landlords maintain good minimum standards.

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Sheridan named as new power chief The Board of Counties Power has confirmed the appointment of local resident Sheridan Broadbent as its new Chief Executive, starting on June 3. With a background in the engineering, telecommunications and energy sectors, Sheridan joins the organisation having spent several years on Genesis Energy’s executive team. Most recently she was General Manager Strategy and Technology, where her accountabilities included driving the overall strategic direction of the company and leading the business development, IT, portfolio delivery and business improvement functions. Sheridan’s previous experience includes a role as Executive General Manager of Downer EDI’s Australian telecommunications operation and General Manager of Downer EDI Engineering in New Zealand, leading a team of over 1200 staff in service delivery for the mobile and fixed telecommunications networks of Chorus, Vodafone and TelstraClear. Sheridan’s early career also includes management roles with Telecom New Zealand, Compass Communications and Ericsson Communications. Sheridan has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has graduated from the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. She lives in the Franklin region and is a Counties Power customer. Pukekohe based Counties Power operates the electricity distribution network in the southern part of Auckland City and northern Waikato, serving 38,000 consumers and operating over 3,000km of lines. The company says it is looking forward to substantial growth over the coming years from both new residential and industrial consumers.

Thieves steal memories while local family sleep A Waiuku family is hoping local residents may have seen, or heard about, a number of electronic devices which were stolen from their home while they slept earlier this month. On Sunday, May 5, in the early hours of the morning, thieves entered the house the family were renting in Waiuku, climbing through an en-suite bathroom window while they slept, ebfore stealing a number of items. Among the stolen goods were Sony laptop, an Ipad, a Kindle, two Panasonic cameras, three cell phones, wallets, a handbag, two hard drives along with various SD cards including those still in the cameras. “Thankfully no violence was involved but we would like to ask the community of Waiuku and Pukekohe to be on the lookout, particularly for the hard drives and laptop which held all the photos and videos of our three grandchildren and

years of work on our family history,” Rob Roden said. Two of the cell phones were retrieved from the grounds of Keith Hay at Drury on the Sunday evening, thanks to good Samaritan Barry Walker of Keith Hay Homes. On Friday, May 9, the wallet and handbag were discovered on the rail track, probably thrown from the bridge on Beatty Road, Pukekohe, Rob said. “A big thank you to Daniel, who was working the track at the time and took the time to contact us. “Fortunately we did have serial numbers for some of the items and these are now logged on the Police stolen property database along with the original manufacturer’s.” Rob Roden says the family would love to get their photos of their grandchildren, as well as their family history back, and ask anyone with any information to contact their local police station or the Post Newspaper.

Promiscuity and more in Onewhero A new comedy musical featuring Penny Ashton is coming to Onewhero’s OSPA theatre in June. Follow the fortunes of ‘Miss Elspeth Slowtree’ as she battles literary snobbery, her mother’s nerves and ‘Cousin Horatio’, all armed with superior wit, blushing countenance and generally being quite bright, you know…for a girl. Balls will be attended, crosses will be stitched and manners will be minded, all with not one ankle in sight. Miss Ashton has stolen Jane Austen’s best lines to bring this musical to life. “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.” Featuring classical music reworked by Robbie Ellis and lyrics by Ashton, Promise and Promiscuity delivers Penny Ashton unchaperoned to the provinces. The show is on Saturday 7 June from 8pm at the OSPA Theatre on Hall Road. Tickets are available for $20 from River Traders, Tuakau.

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Beautiful country views of the land out to Manukau Harbour. This property has beautiful gardens around the home & loads of shedding. Sleepout has own bathroom & kitchenette. Home has 3 double bedrooms, open plan living with a sun drenched deck set on 2.72 Ha. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.

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216m2 3-4 bedroom home on 1500m2 in one of Waiuku's best streets. Beautifully landscaped gardens lead down to a lovely tranquil duck pond maintained by council. Two living areas open out onto paved areas sheltered by archgolas. Truly a property you need to see.

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FABULOUS HILLTOP SITUATION $679,000 5.3 ha block fenced into 8 paddocks with an acre of bush and a stream. This is a pleasant four bedroom family home with a lovely north facing deck with views over most of the land. Ranch slider access from the deck too three of the four bedrooms. A spacious lounge with a wood burner and country kitchen/dining room complements the setting. Bathroom with sep shower bath and vanity, sep toilet and master bedroom has ensuite. A four bay implement shed and a 3 car size garage (double door and workshop). Call now for an appointment to view.

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7 BEDROOMS, 1/2 ACRE IN TOWN $PBN

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Excellent street appeal, beautiful indoor/outdoor flow, brick beauty built by Golden Homes this home has 4 bedrooms, ensuite, spacious walk in wardrobe, open plan living with family room. Plus rumpus, double internal garage, fully fenced, private bbq & spa area also fruit trees & an abundance of vegetables. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.

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This is an extensive 1980s style home of significant proportions suitable for many requirements and functions. Situated within the new coastal set back plan and with a magnificent view of the Waitangi Falls and the inner harbour you may launch a kayak from the edge of the property. The native planting attracts all manner of native birds and there is never a shortage of peaceful activity to observe.

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LIVING THE COUNTRY LIFE $695,000 Set on 2 acres, this property is ideal for sheep, chickens or even calf club. Heated saltwater swimming pool for the warmer days. Lovely indoor/outdoor flow, open plan living with 3 double bedrooms, master has ensuite. Double garage + office space. Ph Marleen to arrange a viewing. View online: www.professionals.co.nz ID: osbf713 Contact: Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528


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THE POST NEWSPAPER, MAY 20, 2014

STICKS & STONES By Megan Van Lieshout

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FEELINGS ! A normal part of Life! Feelings are a normal part of life. Everyone has them...some choose to show them and some don’t. Many people believe that to be cool and excepted, we shouldn’t show our feelings, to be popular, cool and in the ‘In’ crowd we aren’t suppose to cry, to feel hurt, to be scared, to say we need help, to feel lonely or to disagree with controlling peers. Trying to be that strong, a person, feeling less all the time is like trying to be King Kong...really it is trying to pretend not to be human to be the real you. If you pretend long enough not to have any feelings, chances are one day you will

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have no idea what feelings you are feeling! Now that’s confusing isn’t it There are a lot of people out there that like to pretend that they have no feelings at all...it really is unhealthy. If you hide anger enough it may one day explode into violence.. this is when it is easy to hurt other people with both words and fists. If you decide to push down sadness long enough you could become depressed and withdrawn from the world. Now that’s not fun is it? Feelings are good friends really....they help you to know what is right for you. Feelings help you to decide what to do...what to say...what to try....what to like...what not to like. So, we can pretend not to feel, but we will still have feelings anyway. Life could be so much better for some people if they just accepted that its OK to show your feelings. Our body is an amazing thing, if you take enough notice, you will see how our bodies talk to us...they give us body messages all the time....you will start to learn when things are OK... when things are wrong....when things are exciting..you just need to learn to listen. Learning to let go of some feelings is also a great lesson to take on board.. Let go of the idea that if someone doesn’t like you, you are bad...or you have failed. Let go of the idea that in order to be liked you have to do what someone else wants you to do. Its time to realise that if you spend all your time doing what others want you to do.... you never get a chance to be YOURSELF! So over the next month ...try being who you are by making your own decisions by having your own opinions by having likes and dislikes by saying what you want and don’t want But most of all remember its OK to be you..you have your own strength and your own power..SO USE IT!

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Osteoarthritis in pets With the colder weather soon approaching us, awareness of the telltale signs of osteoarthritis (arthritis) in our canine friends is important. Osteoarthritis is a condition that originates from damage to joints either from trauma, infection, developmental abnormalities or certain diseases. This causes inflammation which can become chronic and lead to degeneration of the affected joints, so older dogs are more prone to it. As with the human condition, it can be greatly exacerbated by cold weather, and dogs with arthritic joints often become stiffer in wintertime. About this time of year you may begin to notice your pet showing signs such as reluctance to exercise, increased aggres-

siveness, difficulty rising, pain, lameness or muscle wastage. Of course the main aim in treating an animal with the disease is to manage their pain, which will in turn improve their mobility and wellbeing. This can be achieved quite effectively by giving them anti-inflammatories which are prescribed by your local veterinarian. Simple things such as weight reduction, soft exercise, hydrotherapy, specific prescription diets and providing a warm sleeping environment can also make them a lot more comfortable. By looking for these indications of osteoarthritis in your pet, we can aim for early control which will make them a lot more comfortable this winter.

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In the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake more than 3000 animals were killed, Steve Glassey, Associate Director of the Canterbury university’s Centre for Risk Resilience and Renewal, says. “Many of the best practices in companion animal emergency management stem from Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States of America. In its wake, it left $US110 billion in damage and 1836 people dead making it the third deadliest disaster in US history,’’ Glassey told the Australia and New Zealand disaster management conference in Queensland. “This disaster also highlighted the importance of companion animal emergency management with over 50,000 pets being left behind during the evacuation of New Orleans and 80 to 90 percent of these pets perishing. “The most compelling fact for emergency managers to learn from Katrina was that

about 44 percent of the people who did not evacuate for Hurricane Katrina stayed, at least in part, because they did not want to leave their pets behind. “With most New Zealanders owning pets, it is no wonder we find the issue of pets in disasters highly emotive and topical. The human-animal connection is extremely powerful in an emergency management context, both in creating opportunities to enhance public safety, but it is also a major risk if pets are not included in emergency management arrangements. “We can learn the lessons the easy way or the hard way from Hurricane Katrina but simply put, saving pets equals saving people. “There is academic consensus that pet owners are more likely to refuse to evacuate if they are required to leave their pets, placing them and public safety personnel at risk. In a survey of New Zealand pet owners, 58 percent of respondents indicated they would likely return to rescue their pets if

‘No more healthy cats’ as SPCA inundated

An over-abundance of cats and kittens has forced SPCA Auckland to stop accepting healthy cats and kittens from the public for the next four to six weeks. The charity will continue to rescue sick, injured, or endangered cats and kittens, but are asking people who want to surrender a healthy cat or kitten to either keep it a while longer or re-home it themselves. “Our feline areas are full – there is no space for more cats. So we have no choice but to limit the number of incoming cats as a temporary measure,” says SPCA Auckland CEO Christine Kalin. “We have 216 cats and kittens at the SPCA Auckland Animal Village in Mangere

right now, 80 of which are ready for adoption. We have another 250 cats and kittens at SPCA Auckland foster homes that are unable to be put up for adoption because we have nowhere to put them.” In recent weeks, about 120 cats and kittens per week have been coming through SPCA Auckland’s doors. The cat glut is most likely due to an exceptionally long kitten season brought on by last year’s early spring and this year’s warm autumn, according to Ms Kalin.

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THE POST NEWSPAPER, MAY 20, 2014

Counties Club Rugby wrap - images from Waiuku v Bombay

It was one of the closest rounds of Counties Power club rugby this weekend and saw Te Kauwhata EnviroWaste pick up their first win of the season when they beat Papakura 16-5. Both teams scored a try each, but it came down to the boot of Caleb Brown who added the extra 11 points for Te Kauwhata on the scoreboard which made the difference. Te Kauwhata’s try was scored by Nofoaliit Faumuina and Papakura’s try was scored by Terence Mataia. Patumahoe Hotel have continued their winning ways after beating Onewhero Carters 37-26 on the hill. In doing so, Patumahoe moved into second place on the table and claimed the Nicholson/Dark Cup which honours two great club men from Onewhero and Patumahoe; Stephen Nicholson and Jason Dark who were real characters but both sadly died young. The game was close during the first half with Patumahoe heading to the sheds with a 15-11 half time lead. Patumahoe started strongly in the second half scoring three quick tries in fifteen minutes including an impressive intercept try which left Onewhero playing catch up football. Patumahoe’s tries were scored by Jason Bird, Tamati Fromm, Fotu Lokotui, Vaha Fili and Jonny Wilkinson who crossed the line twice. Wilkinson converted one try and slotted a penalty with Riley Hohepa kicking one conversion. Onewhero’s points came from tries by Epeli Lotawa, Filipe Pau, Hano Tangi and Kieran ‘Sharky’ Whyte with Filipe Pau kicking two penalties which keeps them in the top for on the table. There was only a three points difference in the final score when Bombay Gough CAT beat Waiuku 18-15. Bombay are experiencing their most successful season in a very long time and climbing up the ladder, where they currently sit in fifth spot. Bombay started the game agressively and Waiuku didn’t fire a shot in the first half which resulted in a 13-0 half time score to Bombay having scored a converted try and two penalties. To use an old clichée it was definitely a game of two halves with Waiuku firing up in the second spell, scoring 15 points with tries to centre-turnfullback Andy Muirhead. Muirhead also slotted a penalty and the other try was scored by fullbackturn-first five-eighth Armyn Sanders, which was converted by Brad Tucker. Bombay scored one try in the second half, with Johnny Kawau and Coree TeWhata scoring the visitors tries. Reece Joyce took on the kicking duties for Bombay slotting a conversion and two penalties. It is fair to say that Bombay took their chances and deserved the win. Next week Waiuku face Karaka whom they have beaten three times in a row, so they will be looking to upset the front runners and get their season back on track. Manurewa and Drury battled it out with Ma-

nurewa hanging on for a 22-18 victory and their fourth win of the season. They outscored Drury three tries to two with Taavili Patea, Amosa Nove and Joshua Levi all crossing the chalk for the green and white. Ahsee Tuala converted two of the tries and Matthew Ferguson kicked two penalties to secure Manurewa’s win. Lisaniasi Kainga and Andrew Veint were the Drury try scorers but it was the boot of Brett Dahlkamp that keep Drury in the chase with a conversion and two penalties. Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega beat Ardmore Marist 25-23 in another close encounter. It was bruising and taxing game with some big defensive efforts from both sides. Pukekohe scored one try to Ardmore Marists three but it was the kicking of Sione Fifita who slotted five penalties that got Pukekohe across the line. First five-eighth Mike Stanley playing his first game for Pukekohe also slotted a penalty with their flanker Sam Henwood having a good performance. Ardmore Marist put in a solid performance with tries to Savelio Ropati, Karl Ropati and Jessie-Paul Toto and the boot of Ray Laulala with two penalties and a conversion keeping them in the hunt. Ardmore Marist would have been forgiven for thinking they had the game in the bag in the final few minutes until Pukekohe’s Jared Page scored his try in the last second of the match to seal the win in the exact same fashion in which Ardmore Marist beat Pukekohe in a previous encounter. Pukekohe now sit in third spot on the table. Karaka remain at the top of the table and kept their 100% winning record in tack and retain the Counties Power Cup after beating Weymouth 645. Lagolago Sauvao from Weymouth got his side on the board with his try. Karaka’s nine tries came from Kieron Rollinson and John Luteru who both crossed for a double and Sione Anga’aelangi, Desma Liaina, Antonio Lavemai, Tavite Gadeisuva and Michael Williams who all picked up one each. Kieron Rollinson kicked six conversions and one penalty with Desma Liaina slotting one conversion. In the Counties Power Game of the week it was a real battle in the Premier Reserve grade with Waiuku edging out Bombay 22-17. The PGG Wrightson Player of the day for the match was awarded to Waiuku flanker Sam Knight. In other matches Manurewa beat Drury Stevenson 54-22, Ardmore Marist defeated Pukekohe 13-3, Patumahoe beat Onewhero 55-0 and Karaka cracked 112 points against Weymouth’s 13 while Puni defaulted to Papakura. Bombay and Manurewa battled it out for a 20all draw in the U21 grade. Patumahoe beat Pukekohe 31-20, Waiuku defeated Weymouth 42-32 and Karaka are on top of the table despite going down to Ardmore Marist 17-13.


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Waiau Pa Church marks 100 years in style Former and current members of the Waiau Pa Presbyterian Church, along with former church leaders, celebrates its centenary at the Waiau Pa Hall over the past weekend. A well-attended luncheon on Saturday saw a display of old items found recently in the church grounds, while other displays detailed the history of the church, and gave those attending plenty to reminisce about. Among the displays was a baptismal certificate and invitations to Sunday School for Lorna Bell and Dennis Clark, those invitations from the 1950s. On Saturday the pair attended the commemorations together as man and wife - as Lorna said with a laugh - “I married my neighbour!” Some of the items discovered in the churchyard included an engraved watch, coins dating back to the 1870s, an old lead soldier and items of jewellery, which were a point of interest to the visitors. Festivities continued on the Sunday with a commemorative church service at 10 am followed by morning tea. Presbyterian Moderator Right Rev Ray Coster spoke at the Sunday service. Prior to 1914 the earliest church services at Waiau Pa were held in private homes. In 1909 monthly services

were held in the local school which at that time was located at McKenzie Road. Waiau Pa was an ‘outstation’ of the St James Parish, Pukekohe. In 1911 a committee was established to raise funds to build a church on the present site at the corner of McKenzie and Seagrove Roads which had been offered by Mrs Davy for this purpose. An additional acre was purchased later for a cemetery at a cost of 13 Pounds. Toward 1914, sufficient funds were in hand for the construction of the church which was completed at a total cost of around 343 Pounds. In 1915 Waiau Pa became part of the Mauku Home Mission Parish. The church continued to prosper and in 1962 a farm cottage was offered to the church by Mr Colin Wright for use as Sunday School classrooms to accommodate the very large Sunday School. The church’s Golden Jubilee was celebrated on 10th May 1964. The offerings taken up at the commemorative church service were applied to the replacement of the church steeple. In 1971 the cemetery block was surveyed off with access from Seagrove Road and full control and administration of this area handed over to the then Franklin County Council. In 1980, due to a de-

cline in numbers attending church and increasing costs, the South Auckland Presbytery made the decision to divide the Mauku Parish. The division of assets was completed in 1982. Waiau Pa/ Te Hihi/Karaka came under First Presbyterian Church, Papakura, known as ‘Western Districts’. During the 1980s Franklin District experienced a surge in growth with large scale subdivision of farms into rural lifestyle blocks and gradually, rural villages and districts including Waiau Pa grew with the influx of families seeking the rural lifestyle dream. The permanent population at Clarks Beach also changed at this time, with the removal or demolition of holiday baches in favour of larger residential dwellings. The Waiau Pa/Clarks Beach communities, as part of Auckland Super City, continue to experience significant growth with the push for more housing within existing rural villages. As they celebrated the church centennial, many subdivisions and new housing developments are underway. The need for bigger church premises to meet the future needs of the community has been recognized and a building fund established which to date stands at 30,000.

Top: A good crowd gathered in the Waiau Pa Hall for the Saturday centenary luncheon. Above: The current, and some of the former, ministers of the Waiau Pa Presbyterian Church. Right: On display at the luncheon were Sunday School invitations for Lorna Bell and Dennis Clark, the couple went on to become Mr and Mrs Bell.

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24-month freeze on new off-licenses, changes of hours for bars, supermarkets Aucklanders are to have their say on proposals regarding the sale and supply of alcohol after the approval of Auckland Council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) by the Regional and Strategy and Policy Committee today. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (SSAA) 2012 gave the council the ability to develop a single policy for its district. The policy includes regulations relating to licensing decisions of on-licences, offlicences, club and special licences. It does not include regulation about alcohol

control areas (liquor bans). “This draft policy has been more than 18 months in development and is informed by engagement with hospitality and retail industries, police, the Medical Officer of Health, licensing inspectors and health agencies,” says committee chair, Councillor Wood. Guidance from council’s elected members and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders and the community that attended a number of workshops, has also influenced the final draft. “As a council we are look-

Harbour group seeks members at AGM The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society has had a busy summer and is extending an invitation to all those with an interest in the harbour to attend its forthcoming annual general meeting. The AGM is scheduled for 7pm, next Monday 26 Ma, at the Landing Hotel, Onehunga Wharf Rd. The AGM will be a business meeting to review the year’s progress, financial position and elect officers and the Committee. The group are asking for people to consider running as Secretary or joining the committee and are also hoping for people to become members of the society to enable the group to continue its work on behalf of the harbour and its users. Annual membership is $10 or $15 for a family membership and $200 for corporate membership.

ing for a policy that balances the need to minimise alcohol-related harm with the desire to have a vibrant, exciting yet safe Auckland for residents and visitors to enjoy.” Among the key proposals included in the draft are: • Establishing two broad areas and priority area overlays: • Broad Area A will encompass Auckland’s city centre and streets in Newton and Ponsonby commercial areas. • Broad Area B will take in the rest of Auckland. The draft policy proposes the following for on-licences (i.e. bars, restaurants, taverns): • Broad Area A: the policy proposes standard maximum trading hours of 9am to 3am, with an option for best practice operators to have trial extensions of up to two hours (e.g. to 5am) • Broad area B: the policy proposes standard maximum hours of 9am-1am, with the option for some premises, especially those located in metropolitan centres such as Albany or Sylvia Park, to apply for trial extensions The policy proposes the following for following offlicences (i.e. supermarkets, bottle stores): • Region-wide maximum

trading hours of 9am-10pm for all off-licences (including supermarkets) • A 24-month freeze on the issuing of new off-licences in Broad Area A and Priority overlay areas. Council says this will help manage density and alcohol-related harm due to the proliferation of outlets The policy includes regulations relating to licensing decisions of on-licences, offlicences, club and special licences. It does not include regulation about alcohol control areas (liquor bans). “This draft is a good start, now we want the community to tell us what they think and whether we have the balance right,” says Councillor Wood. Submissions on the council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy will open mid- June and run for a month. Following the consultation period, hearings will be held and a provisional policy adopted by governing body. Those who submitted on the draft policy will have the option of appealing the provisional policy. A full copy of the draft policy presented to committee, and detail about the development of the policy is available on the council’s website, www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/alcohol.

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Waiuku AFC travelled out west of Auckland to the ever changing New Lynn area to play Lynn Avon in a match which a win could place Waiuku at the top of the Northern League table. Lynn Avon were something of a bogey team for Waiuku as they took both wins last season so even though the two teams were at opposite ends of the table, Waiuku had to approach this one carefully. Waiuku had to make a couple of changes with Cody Ralph and Matt Bruin both out of this one but started with a hiss and a roar. On the first attack, Jamie McGookin scored as he thrust into the penalty area and beat the keeper. Waiuku were settling into their work and came close a couple more times. Darren Woolnough was probing forward from the left and giving the Waiuku width on attack. Against the run of play, Lynn Avon got an equaliser. Hugh Sorby’s deflected shot

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Cory looks to step up Talented young Waiuku racing driver Cory Holmes made the most of an invitation by Toyota to trial at Hampton Downs recently. Toyota New Zealand are behind the Toyota 86 racing series, a series which Cory is hoping to get a drive in during the 2015 season. It would be something of a change for the driver, having built his name in racing open wheel single seaters, while the 86 series is ‘tintops’. Cory ended up second in the New Zealand Formula First Championship this year and collected the award for most improved driver of the year.

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therefore man of the match.” Waiuku moved first equal in the table, second on goal difference and are hosting Claudeland Rovers at Waiuku’s Massey Park next Saturday. The Waiuku reserves team had a fine 2-1 win against Lynn Avon with Callum Benson scoring and goalkeeper Matthew Parker playing a fine assist with a long punt downfield which the opposition defender could only head into his net.

Under-21s claim a win Waiuku Rugby’s Under-21s got their first win on Saturday in a bruising encounter against Weymouth at Weymouth park. Jack Hardie was successful with a penalty kick three minutes into the game, then it was all Weymouth scoring three tries. Quick thinking by captain Tom Read saw him score from a tap penalty. Nick Murdoch was unlucky not to score after picking up a loose ball and sprinting 80 metres to be tackled just before the line. Jack Hardie scored and converted, but Weymouth scored again for a half time score of 15-20 to Weymouth. In the 2nd half it was Jeph Tupu who scored first, followed by Martin Baldwin from a planned lineout move. Jack Hardie scored his second before Weymouth got one back. A lineout on Weymouth’s line saw several backs add their weight to the maul, driving Joe Robinson over for a try. Weymouth had the last say with a converted try. The final score was 42-32. Player of the day was Tom Read, Player’s POD was Lloyd Agnew, and the RAYD person of the week was Martin Baldwin.

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

Phone 235 7059 Vehicles

•Otaua

Motors Ltd•

WOF Safety Inspections

Repairs & Servicing to all Vehicles including Farm Machinery Petrol & Diesel • Light Engineering ~ Welding

Classic Cars} - All repairs, tuning & servicing For friendly service phone Merv 235 2835

GARDENING

LAWNMOWING & GARDENING • FREE QUOTES •

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238 7701

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


ACCOUNTING

FIREWOOD

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

Dry Pine/Mac firewood. $85 per metre. Free delivery Waiuku. Ph: 021 555 550.

GST Payroll Accounting EOM & EOY Financial services. Can we assist? Call Petemarg Enterprises Ltd. 09 2350461 or E-mail: petemarg.enterprises@ xtra.co.nz for a free consultation: www.accountingpayrollsolutions.co.nz.

ADULTS ADULT ACCESSORIES Adult toys, massage oil, lubes, Women’s Health & Sexuality Books & lots more available online: www.vibes.co.nz.

Beauty MAKE UP - Permanent. Eyes, eyebrows and lips. Look great this winter. Ph: Tania at the Salon 09 236 3735 or 027 222 778.

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

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

CHIMNEY SWEEPING WINTER is coming - get it cleaned now. Inspection report - insurance receipt. Phone or txt 235 9212 or 021 147 0158. All calls returned.

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

COMPUTERS

yo u r p c g u y Virus Removal, Repairs, Internet, Broadband, PC Sales, Data backup, Tuition

Great ‘In Your Home’ service . . .

Jon 235 5300

Mob 021 111 4122 w w w. y o u r p c g u y. c o . n z

FIREWOOD FIREWOOD for sale. Dry Mac & Gum mix. $80/ metre with free local delivery. Ph 235 9668 or 021 412 452. DON and Gaylyn, this season’s pine firewood. $75 per cube, delivered and stacked. Ph. 235 9588. Shed stored guaranteed. Dry pine $75 or old man pine $80 per meter. Free delivery. Ph: 235 8847 or 021 362 687.

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

FOR SALE FIREWOOD - Bargain. Mac/pine. 4 Metres: $300 Delivered. 2 Metres $170. Ph/txt: 021 744 970 or 235 0065. 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. Canaries for sale. $15 each. Call 09 235 8914.

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.

Grazing Wanted For 7, 15mth old cattle. Up to 6 weeks grazing. Anything considered. Ph/ text 0274 303156.

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.

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

LAWNMOWING TOPCUT LAWNMOWING - reliable, clean, tidy job experienced operator. Ph Fred 09 235 5280, 021 902 552. GREEN ACRES - Clarks Beach. Covering Franklin area. Lawn mowing, gardening, garden clearance, hedges. Clean, tidy and reliable. Call Brett 021 0211 7777 or 09 232 1276.

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Massage

TO Lease

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IN MEMORIAM

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

WAREHOUSE SPACE Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd. Small, Med & Lge. Easy access. Ph Sam: 021 671 960.

AGM Waiuku Bowling Club

HANCOCK Peter - 17/05/05. Another year has passed and we miss you every day. With love Pam, Kate, Dan, James, Liss, Blair, Toni, Nick, Holly and Zippora.

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

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

SERVICES FREEVIEW - Digital Set Up UHF & Satellite. Ph Dave 236 3519 or Ph/Txt: 021 2777006. Patumahoe. Deceased Estate House clearances and cleaning. Ph. 027 277 5026 for free quote. Waiuku Magpies 2nd Hand Dealers. Residential, fencing, retaining walls, gardens, storage sheds built. Ph: Mark 027 486 6175.

SPORTS First evening free for new players. BADMINTON evening at Waiuku College, Thursdays, Time 7pm, Cost $2. From 17 years up, for more info phone Wilma 235 2106 or Moka 235 0464.

TO LEASE OFFICE SPACE - Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd. Downstairs from $90 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam: 021 671 960. OFFICE SPACE - Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd. Upstairs from $110 + gst p/wk. Ph Sam: 021 671 960.

WORKSHOP SPACE Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd. Easy access. Ph Sam: 021 671 960.

TUITION Drumming Lessons Full set up in Waiuku, no need to have a kit. Beginners to intermediate, theory, rhythm and grooves. Ph: Paul on 021 145 4478. Available for Violin, Guitar, Recorder & Theory, Please phone Alison 09 235 7156 or 021 0816 4939 after 6pm.

WANTED

June 1st 2014, 10am at the Waiuku Bowling Club Rooms. All members and interested parties most welcome. Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust Inc (Mudlarks). Annual General Meeting. Monday June 4th, 7pm. Election of Committee and general business. Followed by supper. All welcome. Lions Club Rooms, Belgium Street, Waiuku. Ph: 235 2246.

WANTED TO BUY Good quality used furniture, collectibles, bric a brac, also house lots. Ph: 027 277 5026 for free quote. Waiuku Magpies 2nd Hand Dealers.

Wanted to Rent Looking for SHED or COTTAGE with room to park caravan. Must have power and water. Prefer close to Waiuku (10 mins drive). Working Mum, very tidy – great tenant with references. Phone 027 734 5897.

Window Cleaning Residential and commercial. Professional Service. Competitive prices, free quotes. Ph: Colin 027 965 2094

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

Ph: 238 7835

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PUBLIC NOTICES

SUDOKU

How to solve Sudoku! Monthly

Board of Trustees by-election 2014

MEDIUM No.1344 Nominations are invited for the election of one (1) parent representative to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 11th June 2014 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on 25th June 2014 (if an election is required). Signed

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Flowers

GARLANDS FLOWERS & GIFTS Beautiful Flowers Lovingly made to your personal requirements. Call in and see us

2/31 Bowen Street, Waiuku Phone 235 0643 or 021 998897

FOR SALE

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services THE @ 51 Queen St Waiuku

OPENING HOURS

CUTS $15

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10:30am - 5:30pm

CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

ALLEY WAY

Pine set of draws $270. Bedside $80. White set of draws $320. Queen size mattress and base $750. Small pine bookcase $195. Coffee one draw $195. Russian oak hall table $195. Carpet from $5 up $195.

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services

SITUATIONS VACANT

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QUALIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

A registered FDANZ Practice

Otaua Motors Ltd, is an established busy rural workshop situated 7ks south of Waiuku. We are looking for a qualified and experienced automotive technician to join our small rural team. Our ideal candidate would have the following: • Qualified technician with NZ experience • WOF authorized • Positive attitude towards customers and other staff members • Basic computer skills If you think this position sounds like you please email your CV to: Otaua.motors@xtra.co.nz Ph: Merv 09 235 2853.

Why not plan and record your funeral wishes The My Life, My Funeral Kit will make it easy for you. Phone for your copy now 235 8380 Anytime

SITUATIONS VACANT

Beauty Therapist Full time or Part time

• Do you want to work for a professional company with paid training and development, and outstanding career progression opportunities? • Would you like to work in a team environment that provides training, support and mentoring? • Do you want to work for a company that performs a variety of treatments with a strong focus on facials, train and perform advanced treatment techniques including Micro dermabrasion, Caci - Non Surgical, Sonophoresis and peels? • Would you like to progress your career to learn VPL laser? • Would you like full time or part time work with every second Saturday off? An exceptional opportunity for a beauty therapist, has become available to join the award winning Caci Pukekohe team. This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for a person with exceptional customer service, outstanding treatment standards and a passion for the beauty industry. Applicants must have CIDESCO, CIBTAC. Prior work experience is preferred but not essential. We would be willing to nurture the right applicant. Working in a team environment you will receive training, support and mentoring from the Clinic Manager, Senior Beauty Therapist and Head office support team. Applicants need to demonstrate the highest standards of personal grooming, and have the ability to work in a team environment. They must also have a good sense of humour. To apply in the strictest of confidence, send your CV to: Jane Chaney, Clinic Manager pukekohe.private@caci.co.nz

In-Home Educators needed! If you have a passion for working with children we’d love to talk to you today!

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Kat from Barry & Co would like to thank everyone for their kindness and concern during my absence. I am back now and looking forward to seeing you all. 19 Bowen St * Waiuku * Ph: 235 9211

WORK WANTED

Caregiver Available Irish caregiver with great references available seeks position as caregiver in the Franklin region. Mary-Anne Dinneen Frumau is an experienced caregiver, whose recent duties included caring for a local man for two years. References from his family include: ‘Without Mary-Anne we would not have been able to continue to have our father at home with us and we would have had to place him in a nursing home, which he did not want. “We would not hesitate to recommend MaryAnne for any position in the health care industry. She is completely trustworthy, hard-working, caring, loyal and extremely knowledgeable and capable. We opened up our home to her and never once did we have to worry about her care and respect in regard to it...’ If you need a caring and capable caregiver, please contact Mary-Anne on 021 022 69259 (evenings) to discuss your requirements.

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The retail sector and economic recovery I met with a banker last week and he claims that the bank is starting to see some recovery in the economy, but the retail industry is the one area that is still struggling and national sales figures have dropped in the first financial quarter. It may be too early to talk about the economic recovery yet though, since many areas of the market do not feel the turn- around; in particular if you are in the retail industry. So we feel that we should take a look at the retail industry to gain an understanding of the current economic situation. The pressure on retailing has never been as intense as in the past five years, according to our data base. The challenges have been not only been the global financial crisis, which has meant that people are paying off debt rather than spending; but also online retailing which has seen huge growth and demand, particularly with the younger generation. 1. So what can you do? According to one expert in the retail field, the keys are in the acronym P A L O S – product, agility, lean, online and service. Product are you really trying to sell what people want to buy? Retailing is a dynamic business changing rapidly. No one retails horseshoes or video recorders any more. You might be passionate about your product, but is anyone else? If you don’t know, ask the customers who visit your store. People buy to satisfy wants NOT needs. Agility are you nimble enough to adapt to the changing environment? Can you change your product line or marketing strategy easily and quickly? Do you have flexible supply lines? Lean do you have too much stock or too many staff? As a store owner, you might just have to do the hours yourself to stay in business. Review your costs regularly, especially at lease- review time, when it might be better to move to cheaper premises. Online like it or not, online retailing is here to stay. Consider whether you can be part of it. Can any of your products or services be marketed and sold online, as well as in a physical store? Service when times are tough, you’ll get kept out in the cold if your service doesn’t measure up. Review your customer and sales approach, train your staff well; good service usually costs nothing and can make you stand out in the crowd. 2. When a customer is in a buying mood, be attentive and companion sell! When the market is finally through the recession, we will see that people begin to relax and start spending again. When customers are in a buying mood, we need to lead the mood into another sale. It may pay to offer a generous discount to get another sale. Online store i-Tunes provide a superb example of capitalizing on a customer’s buying mood. It offers an item for certain amounts, and on the left of the screen is a message which will say you could buy the rest of the album at so much discounted price. I-Tunes are giving a discount to entice customers to buy the rest when customers are in a buying mood.

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