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Fuchsia Show a blooming success

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The Franklin Fuchsia Club hosted its annual show and sale at the Waiuku Civic Centre on Friday and Saturday of last week, with a bumper turnout of visitors and exhibitors. The first morning of the show saw around 200 visitors arrive to examine the prize-winning plants, and to purchase some of the hundreds of fuchsias on offer. A mini-bus from Tauranga and visitors from as far afield as Whangarei, Helensville, and Hamilton (as well as one couple who were visiting from France and brought an international flavour!), ensured the centre was busy throughout the two days. Along with the stalls and displays of fuchsia memorabilia, there was also a hotly-contested competition, and the main prize of ‘Best in Show’ was awarded to Gloria Underwood of Dargaville, who travels every month to join the members of the Franklin club. Pictured left; Gloria receiving her trophy on Friday morning from Levin-based Chief Judge Bert Kennerley, of the National Fuchsia Society of New Zealand, with Waiuku’s Mary Hull, president of the Franklin Fuchsia Club.


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21 years of childcare Sylvia Galbraith is retiring after looking after two generations of local children.



Music, movies, coming Two free events, supported by Auckland Council are coming to Waiuku’s Tamakae Estuary over the next couple of weeks. PAGE


Madcap fun to return The party atmosphere that is the Duck Boat Derby is to make a return this year, with a few changes to the course…


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Vehicle access changes for forest users A meeting held at the Waiuku Yacht Club prior to Christmas has announced new proposals for vehicle access to the Waiuku Forestry to work around proposed harvest areas which will become operational areas for mining by New Zealand Steel. The map below details the shows the proposed access roads, while the areas in green are proposed harvest areas. The roads marked in red indicate the two points at which the public will be able to access the forest with vehicles. Crown Forestry says the existing entrance will remain open utilising the parking area around the old fire store; this will give recreation access to the northern part of the forest. A new public entrance will be opened adjacent to the mine site entrance; this will give access to the river car park, the beach car park and the lookout. The intention is that there will be walking/riding access between the northern and southern ends of the forest. A resource consent has been granted for the small harvest

area and harvesting will commence early in the new year it is anticipated that this operation will only take three to four weeks. During this operation logging traffic and trucks will be using the existing access roads, so forest users are asked to drive on the correct side of the road and be prepared to stop. The forestry will be undertaken by Crown Forestry. Upgrading of the new public access around the southern end of the forest will also take place in the new year. Until this road has been upgraded all access will be through the existing entrance off Wilsons Road. Crown Forestry says a resource consent has been lodged with Environment Waikato for the larger area marked in green on the map. Once this has been obtained, Crown Forestry will close public access via Perham Road but parking will still be available around the old fire store building, giving recreation access to the northern part of the forest. Warwick Foran, General Manager, Crown Forestry says Waiuku falls within one of the Wai-

kato Regional Plan’s High Risk Erosion Areas which (historically) has required Crown Forestry to obtain a resource consent where soil disturbance thresholds are exceeded. “However, in a very recent (just prior to Christmas) decision from the High Court, we have been advised that clearing vegetation ahead of mining does not require


a resource consent (for Waiuku),” he said last week. 13km south of Waiuku, at the mouth of the Waikato River, the forest is owned by Crown Forestry and managed by New Zealand Forest Managers. The forest covers 1508 ha and is planted in Pinus Radiata. Also at the forest is the New Zealand Steel Iron Sand Mining operation.

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One of the most-heard comments from young people in our region is that there is nothing to do in the local area. That comment struck me this week, as our sales staff were putting together our biannual ‘Join a Club’ feature which will be in next week’s issue. I am always amazed at just how much this district has to offer in terms of clubs, groups, social and cultural organisations, and a plethora of sporting clubs for just about every age and ability. As a region, we must surely have one of the highest rates of participation in community events and ventures, and our ability to fund raise for worthy causes is something which is often mentioned by local politicians and community leaders. At the Post, we do our best to provide as much coverage as possible to local groups, and, naturally, we are continually asked to sponsor events and organisations. Over the Christmas period, we put a great deal of thought into how best we could manage these requests, and also support our local groups. To this end, we have announced an annual sponsorship pool of $25,000 of a combination of sponsored and subsidised advertising for locally-based not-for-profit groups. We are asking for groups to contact us and tell us about their organisation, their projects, and their events through 2014 and the start of 2015. We have already received a number of expressions of interest, and we will be sending out information packs to those who have contacted us in early February. For further information, se page 13 this week, and we look forward to continuing to support our community through the year, in a more formal and structured way.

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Questions over how people with disabilities were expected to use the new Waiuku toilets with their steep ramp and opening-outwards doors have been resolved - they are in fact not open. The somewhat ambiguous sign which was affixed to the doors suggested that the concrete ramp which has been constructed in front of the toilets was to provide temporary access. However, the doors remained locked. Auckland Council said last week the toilets will, in fact, open in April, after further work on the intersection and the footpath. We are still at a loss to understand the temporary access, unless it is to enable people to get close enough to read the signs to tell them not to use the toilets…

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Fishing Section Competition Sunday 26th Jan Inner Manukau Harbour Rod fishing only 6am – 4pm • Weigh in at the club 5pm – 6pm • Prize giving 6:30pm (Must be present to claim prize). Tickets: WCC Fishing section members: $ 10 • WCC members: $20 • Non WCC member: $30 Major Prize for biggest fish weight over all categories • Top Quality Rod & Reel set to the value of approx: $1,000.




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After 21 years, Sylvia looking forward to new challenges After 21 years working with parents and children at the Waiuku Childcare Centre, Sylvia Galbraith is to retire at the end of February from her position as centre manager. Initially, she began at the organisation as a reliever, and after a year or two, she decided to embark on the

four-year course to become a qualified teacher. Over time, she worked her way up through the organisation, becoming head teacher, and then about five years ago, becoming the centre manager. The centre has been through a number of chang-

es over the past two decades, much of it surrounding the new compliance requirements, and through a far closer working relationship with the Ministry of Education. The centre is different to many child care centres as it is totally community run, with all ‘profits’ being returned to the centre to further develop the facility. Currently, the centre is almost at peak capacity, with around 33 children, and with all permanent staff now fully qualified. “It’s a special centre,” Sylvia says, noting that in her time with the organisation, she has seen youngsters who were pupils grow up to become mothers themselves. She laughs that when she joined the local Waiuku Theatre Group she met one teenager who recalled having her as her teacher years before at the centre - “I couldn’t have changed much, I guess!.” Besides the changes in structure with governmental agencies, the centre has seen a number of physical changes as well, with the building extended to incorporate what was previously a verandah area, and a revamped outdoor play area installed. Relicencing of the centre has recently been completed, and the centre is more and more developing its

role as a pre-school, rather than as a ‘babysitting service’. Among the changes has been the new requirement from the Ministry to ensure every child now has a personal tracking number to enable the Ministry to follow the child through his or her future education programs, and also a growing need for computer equipment, even for the youngsters.

The internet has been a great tool to assist inquiring minds to find further information about the topics that interest them, and also, of course, for record keeping, something which Sylvia smiles was always done in a ledger when she first started. As to why she has chosen now to retire, Sylvia says simply that she felt it was time for a change, and she is probably going to end up

involved in some other form of community service, as she has a strong belief in being part of her township. The centre is currently advertising for a new centre manager, someone who Sylvia says will need to have a true community focus. “It’s not a 9 to 5 job, really,” she says, “it’s probably more of a lifestyle than a job,” but it’s one she has relished over the past 21 years.

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Call for artists to apply Barnstorming display

Auckland Council is seeking a new artist in residence for 2014. Applications are now open for a residency which enables an artist to live and work on a regional park for two months. The artist selected will live in a beach side bach either at Ta w h a r a n u i Regional Park or at Scandrett Regional Park and will create a new body of work related to the park or to the residency experience. Residency coordinator Michelle Edge says living on a park 24/7 exposes artists to places that change; dramatically or subtly, from day to day depending on the time, tide and weather. “This opportunity is open to makers and creators,

whatever their art form. Previous residents have included a poet, composer, painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer and film-maker,” she says. An artist’s fee, to assist the d e ve l o p m e n t of new work, is offered as well as free accommodation. In return for their park sojourn and ‘outdoor studio’ the artist shares their work with the public or park visitors during or after the residency. Applications for the 2014 Auckland regional parks Artist in Residence programme are open until 17 February 2014. For more information, phone 09 301 7203 or 09 365 3189 or go to www.aucklandcouncil.

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Members of the Waiuku Independent Art Group hosted their first display of the new year on Sunday at the new barn being constructed behind the Waiuku Museum. The group will return this weekend, with a further exhibition to coincide with the ‘Music in the Park’ event on Saturday afternoon, and they are hoping people will make an afternoon of it, checking out the art prior to the 3pm start of the free concert at Tamakae Reserve.

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Glass sculptor announces local workshops

…with award-winning artist Susan K Louie

An internationally-known sculptor who has made Waiuku her home is launching a series of workshops in the techniques of glass casting from an idyllic spot near Karioitahi. Susan Louie has exhibited in New Zealand and Australia with private collections held in NZ, Australia and USA. A member of the NZ Society of Artists in Glass,and a former president of the society, she held her first solo exhibition at The Studio Gallery in Kingsland in 2005, an installation telling stories of her childhood memories of growing up as a young Chinese girl working in a market garden. Her work plays a significant role in New Zealand history. She shared studio space at Mad Dog Studio in Onehunga, Auckland from 2004-2009 with other glass artists, Dr Max Stewart, Diane Greenwood, Cathy Carter and later Bernard Lee, until she moved to Pukekohe and worked in her own studio; she is now living in Waiuku with a purpose-built studio. She has also exhibited widely in New Zealand, including selection for Sculpture on Shore for her domestic piece ‘Gathering Papayas in Auckland’, and Waitakaruru Glass Exhibition with her

installations of Summer Rain, and lotus flowers and lotus pods on stainless steel rods. In 2006, Susan was invited by Tairawhiti Museum (Gisborne), to hold a solo exhibition in 2008, which took her two years to execute all the works and working full time as an administration professional. At her 2008 solo, titled “Harvesting the Happy Heart”, Professor Jack Richards purchased her large “Bowl of Wealth” as a Taonga for Tairawhiti Museum. She was instrumental in bringing glass to the Franklin region during the Franklin Arts Festival in 2010 and has exhibited at the NZ Steel Gallery at Franklin: The Centre with other Asian Artist to celebrate the Chinese New Year in 2011. The same year, she exhibited in an exhibition titled “Pretty” where her works were inspired by her studio in Pukekohe (Paerata Landscapes). Susan has undertaken workshops with internationally renowned artists such as David Reekie (UK), Richard Whiteley (Australia), and Claudia Borella (Whanganui) as well as workshops at Art Station with Jo Nuttall, Margi Nut-

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tall and with Dermot Kelly (fusing) work. In 2011, she moved to the Waiuku region and set up a studio in an old farm garage, which lends itself space in which to create. Susan is keen on teaching students who may like to foray into glass; a medium she is passionate about and asks students to bring their sense of adventure, good sense of humour and a willingness to learn. The workshops will be hands-on and run on a weekend from 10am till 4pm each day. The first cast glass workshop will be held on February 1 and 2, and the following one will be held on 23, 24 February, with separate one-day workshops on the basics of coldworking (grinding, polishing, achieving certain finishes), at a later date. Susan says students will learn the art of lost wax casting, mould-making process, kiln loading and firing and simple finishing techniques to lead crystal glass. The course is suitable for beginners with no glass experience. Classes are limited to three people, and the course fee of $280 includes materials. For further information, see the advertisement on this page.

Waiuku War Memorial Hall, corner of Queen Model Rail on display this weekend Street and Victoria Avenue Collectors and enthusiasts of all ages have a chance to check out the world of model railways at the Waiuku War Memorial Hall this weekend. Open throughout Anniversary Weekend, the display of model trains and dioramas is being run as part of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway’s Anniversary Weekend train sched-

ule. Train passengers, with a valid GVR ticket, can visit the display for a gold coin entry fee, while others have a charge of $3 per adult, $2 per child or $5 for a family pass. The annual display will feature a number of historic and rare displays, and is expected to be a popular attraction over the holiday weekend.

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Wanting to do something new in the New Year? Creating something you have made brings a certain ‘joy’ to one’s being. It is also fun and Susan creates a fun and inclusive workshop. There will be plenty of information given and course notes, as well as some images of artworks of other artists who work in this medium. Get creative, do something you have always perhaps wanted and join Susan in this workshop series she is offering for the first time in Franklin. Workshop Dates: 1-2 February; 22-23 February, 21 March (coldworking), 8-9 March, 29-30 March. Enrolments can be done by completing a registration form which is available from Susan on 0274862688 or via email These classes are going to be very popular, and will be on a first come first serve basis. Classes are limited to 3 people. Course Fee $280 (includes materials, up to 1kg of gaffer glass, and firing). On deposit, students will be sent confirmation and a list of things they will need to bring for the workshop.

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Free family events at Waiuku estuary

Tamakae Reserve, at Waiuku, hosts two free events in coming weeks, with a live concert on Saturday night followed by an outdoor screening of the movie Grease in February. Town Centre manager Sharlene Druyven says both events provide something for the whole family, with the concert starting from 3pm, and then a couple of weeks later the movie, which will feature live entertainment and an ‘Americana’ theme. Saturday afternoon sees the bands Sisters of Swing and Fever Swing, part of Auckland Council’s summer festival Music in Parks, which organisers say will have patrons tapping their toes and swinging to the beat. Trio Sisters of Swing, whose style pays tribute to the iconic Andrews Sisters, are supported by gypsy swing band, Fever Swing.

Auckland councillor Alf Filipaina says this is a great opportunity to enjoy a variety of music in some of Auckland’s fantastic parks. “Grab your picnic blanket, sunscreen, friends and family and check out the awesome local talent playing, for free, in your local park this summer. There is something for everyone to enjoy.” Sisters of Swing combine a blended vocal trio with a hot band and are decked out in uniforms ready for action! It features the songs of early jazz swing and boogie with vocals from the talented Trudy Lile, Marcia Middlemess and Kathryn Hopkins. Sisters of Swing are backed by some of NZ’s top musicians, with Pete McGregor on bass, Bruce King on drums and Eli Moore on keyboard. Fever Swing features Mike and Etienne, from Latvia and Belgium respectively, young men with huge mu-

sical talent. If you’ve ever heard of Django Reinhart and Stephane Grappelli or the Hot Club de France, you will understand the toe tapping, gypsy swing music they play. If not, enjoy great playing of 30s and 40s music with some modern tunes in the mix too. Movies in the Park in Waiuku features the movie Grease on Friday February 7, in a show which runs from 6.30pm-10.00pm. A live group of muscisians and entertainers will be performing all the favourite songs from Grease the movie, and some of the favourite popular songs from the 60s including hits from Ray Charles, Little Peggy March, The Beatles, Roy Orbison and more. There will be big hair, bright lipstick, costumes and dance moves to accompany the songs. The groups will perform two half-hour brackets separated by a 20 minute rock and roll dance show.

The rock and roll dancers are from the Auckland Rock n Roll club and will have a dance group showing off their moves and will include a little audience participation. Organisers invite everyone to dress up in their Grease memorabilia and really get into the swing and says it should be a great night. The movie is expected to start screening about 8.30pm, light dependant. There will be a Lions barbecue for sausage sizzles, coffee, drinks, ice-cream and popcorn available to purchase. The event is free but if anyone would like to donate a gold coin all proceeds will go to the town flags to beautify the town. Families are welcome and organisers note the reserve is an alcohol-free area. Left: The Sisters of Swing. Below left: Fever Swing will be the support band at Tamakae Reserve this Saturday afternoon.


Rotary hosts 2014 coastal walk

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Sunday February 23 has been set for Waiuku Rotary’s annual Sunset Coast Walk, with organisers offering a walk suitable for everyone with spectacular West Coast scenery. The Awhitu Peninsular, stretching from Waiuku to the Manukau Heads, is an area of outstanding scenic beauty with extensive views along the West Coast, Tasman Sea and back over the Manukau Harbour. Set on private farmland, the Sunset Coast Walk offers walkers the opportunity to enjoy a wider range of walks this year. “If you thought you had seen it all in previous years, come and find some more stunning views and interesting parts of this fascinating landscape to explore,” organisers say. This year there are four walks - 5km, 7km, 8km, or 11km. The walk takes visitors through rolling farmland to the more rugged contour along the West Coast. Ranging from pushchairpossible to more challenging hillsides, with sea and harbour views on all walks, and clifftop views on the three longer walks. Anyone keen to attend is asked follow

the road signs from Waiuku to the registration base at 207 Kohekohe-Kariaotahi Road. There will be a complementary cold drink and hot sausage waiting for walkers when they return. Organisers point out this is not a competitive walk but a chance for families to walk at their own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Walkers can bring a picnic lunch or purchase an extra sausage or two on the day. Walkers are asked to note that dogs are not permitted. Registration is available on the day - and last year over 600 walkers enjoyed the event so with some small changes to the route the Waiuku Rotary Club is optimistic of another top day. The principal benefactor from the walks will be local community projects. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 09 235 3880 or 09 235 8500 or or email Above: Some of the stunning scenery walkers can encounter during the event. Below: Walkers gather to relax at the end of last year’s Sunset Coast Walk.


Library learning ahead of first term

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View Road School students Elise Betbeder, Alexandra Long and Christopher Long were getting in a bit of holiday learning last week, ahead of the new school year. The trio were part of the ‘Dare 2 Explore’ programme that was run at the Library through the Christmas holidays and which finishes with a D2E party at Kevan Lawrence Park on Friday from 10.30am. The event is one of a number of Auckland Libraries initiatives, and youngsters and their families are welcome to the park to hear live storytelling. Families can bring a rug and relax in the park while their youngsters hear a story or two read by Library staff.

Breakfasts beat back to school blues Are you facing the back-to-school battle of getting the family organised and out the door? A new website has been developed to encourage families and youngsters to make breakfast a part of their morning. The website,, features recipes and tips, and includes some of the breakfast ideas listed below. Mornings can be chaotic and it’s not easy getting kids back into the morning routine after summer holidays, late nights and sleeping in. It might be tempting to save time and skip breakfast but eating breakfast kickstarts the body and fuels the brain. Kids who eat breakfast are more alert, and have better concentration and memory. Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard work. Instead, it can be the easiest and cheapest meal of the day. These quick, low-cost breakfast ideas will give your kids a real head-start: • Wheat biscuits and milk (costs less than 50 cents a serving). • Peanut butter and banana on toast. • Glass of milk and banana. • Egg-in-a-cup No time to sit down for breakfast? These

speedy ideas can be eaten on the way to school: • Monkey roll (banana wrapped in bread spread with peanut butter). • Cheese and marmite/vegemite sandwich. • Toast sandwich (turn toast into a crunchy sandwich for an on-the-run breakfast). • Leftover roast potato or kumara. Make mornings more enjoyable by getting breakfast ready the night before. Here are some ideas that can be prepared in advance: • Peanut butter and jam sandwiches. • No-cook summer porridge made with oats, yogurt and fruit • Mini breakfast frittata If you are struggling to get your children to eat breakfast, lead the way by eating breakfast yourself. Kids do what you do so if they see that you’re having breakfast, it will inspire them to tuck in. Before long, it will be a daily habit for the whole whanau. So this year, give your kids a great start simply by fuelling them with breakfast every day. For more fast and tasty ideas, check out or join breakfasteatersnz on facebook.

Waikato-Tainui Games start this week Waikato-Tainui is all set for its largest tribal sports event, being held over three weekends in January and early February. Held every two years, the 2014 WaikatoTainui Games is expected to attract more than 20,000 tribal members keen to participate in the social head-to-head competition. Rahui Papa, Chairman of Waikato-Tainui’s tribal executive Te Arataura, says the Waikato-Tainui Games will see tribal members represent one of 68 Waikato Raupatu marae in a range of sporting events and activities. “The Waikato-Tainui Games is one of our most popular events and sees tribal members of all ages taking part and showing support for their marae,” says Mr Papa. “Although marae will compete head-tohead, the Games event is also about our whanau getting together to celebrate tribal unity, tribal pride and tribal identity.” This year’s Games will feature a kapahaka component which aims to enhance the dissemination of tribal knowledge through Waikato waiata (songs) and haka. “Upholding our tribal history, knowledge, reo and tikanga is a key area of focus for the tribe so we’re excited to include kapahaka as part of the activities.

“We also want to encourage our whaanau to live healthier lifestyles so we will be offering a range of health and wellbeing services throughout the event including face-to-face health checks for our kaumatua. The Games will also maintain its stance on being a smoke free, drug free and alcohol free event.” Events and activities for the Waikato-Tainui Games kicked off on Saturday January 18 with surfing at Manu Bay in Raglan. On January 25, indoor bowls, Ki-o-Rahi, tennis and wakaama will be held at Turangawaewae Marae and Paterson Park, Ngaruawahia. The main Games event will follow on February 1-2 at the Hopuhopu Sports and Tribal Complex in Hopuhopu. Activities include power pulling, touch rugby, netball, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, chess and a hiikoi (walk). To wrap up activities a finale concert is planned featuring performances by New Zealand music artists 1814, Sons of Zion, Magic Paora, Sammy J and Bella Kalolo. For more information, visit the WaikatoTainui Games website at

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Bacteria crucial for our beaches

Next time you head down to the beach for a swim scientist Els Maas would be delighted if you spare a thought for the invisible workhorses of the ocean. The NIWA microbiologist is the only person in New Zealand studying the processes of billions and billions of tiny invisible bacteria in the oceans that play a crucial role in how the planet works. “Bacteria are major players in the ocean but when we think about what’s important in the sea, we tend to think of something like fish or whales. While they are important, it’s really the bacteria that keep everything going. They’re just there all

the time, breaking down anything that’s already dead and recycling the nutrients for all the other organisms to use again.” To get an idea of the sheer volume of marine bacteria, imagine a single drop of sea water. It contains about one million bacteria, each no more than one millionth of a metre long. And a litre can contain more than 20,000 different types of bacteria. Dr Maas is particularly interested in the processes bacteria use to do their job and what controls these processes. Take iron, for instance. For humans consuming the right amount of iron is important





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Swim Magic Duck Boat Derby returns offering free lessons Local swimming tutors Swim Magic are offering free lessons for nominated children as part of a drive to highlight water safety. Summertime in Franklin is a great time, and the sun provides ample opportunity for water activities and swimming. Whether it be in a pool or at a beach or river, kiwi kids are raised in and around water. As a consequence of this, drowning is a very real danger to a significant proportion of adults and children - drowning does not discriminate by age, ethnicity or gender. Swim Magic would like to remind people that they should always be prepared, watch out for yourself and others and be aware of the dangers and to know your limits. While over the last 29 years there has been a 60% reduction in drowning, it still remains consistently the third highest cause of unintentional death in New Zealand, and in 2010 a report was released that showed 80% of all ten year olds could not swim to save themselves. In order to address this issue SwimMagic is offering one term of free swimming lessons to four children. In order to gift these lessons to children who would benefit the most they are asking the community to nominate a deserving child and tell them their story. Please send your nominations to sarah. The swimming term begins on the 30th January 2014, so all nominations must be received by 5pm on the 28th January 2014.

The madcap hilarity and community fun that is the Waiuku Duck Boat Derby makes a return to local waterways Sunday March 16. The Duck Boat Derby has been run in Waiuku since the 1980s, and the current organisers, Franklin Young Mariners, say they are working on bringing Waiuku a larger, more colourful, and vibrant event this year. “We hope to create a ‘sevens’ type atmosphere for the event” says David Seel, the unit’s deputy chairperson and professional events manager. “As the popularity of the event has increased, we recognised the need to put additional organisation and planning in place and provide further opportunities for both businesses and community groups to get more involved.” Prizes have been introduced for best dressed crews and supporters.

Changes to the course will ensure enjoyment and safety for both competitors and spectators. The event will be run from the Tamakae reserve, which will be both the start and finish line for the race, unlike previous events which have commenced from Sandspit. As in previous years there will be both junior and senior races followed by a brief prize giving at the reserve. Food, refreshments and music will set the scene for a great family day out. Planning for this year’s event is well underway with a new website outlining the programme, registration and sponsorship details. Visit http:// Naming rights for the annual event and each of the 10 duck boats are currently being offered to businesses and organisations in a raffle-style draw. See the website for details.

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Mod open plan kitchen dining & family, sep formal lounge with 3 dble brms. Deck & small office are also a plus. A wood burner fireplace & 2 heat pumps for winter weekend getaways. 10m lockable boat storage & fish processing & only a couple of minutes to the boat ramp. There is access in the street to a small private beach.


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Counties Manukau Police investigating an aggravated burglary in Papatoetoe where an elderly woman was tied up in her own home in early January are asking for

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Police are asking whether anyone has seen any jewellery like this or has had someone try to sell it to local people. The jewellery is pictured below. At about 1pm on Wednesday 8 January, a man wearing a balaclava and holding a knife entered the house as the woman opened the back door to collect laundry. The woman was home alone at the time. The house was ransacked for jewellery and cash while the woman was tied up with a scarf and bedsheet. “We are appalled at the violent nature of this crime during broad daylight,” says Detective Sergeant Simon Beal of Counties Manukau CIB. “Any information from members of the public regarding this incident will be vital to the investigation.” At this stage the only description on the offender is a man wearing a balaclava but residents or motorists who were in the area at the time and saw anything out of the ordinary should contact Police. If the jewellery looks familiar or if you have any information on the whereabouts of this jewellery or about the attack that took place, call Counties Manukau CIB immediately on 09 261 1321. Information can be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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The Lions Children of Courage Awards are an exciting opportunity to recognise the value of children in our society aged 5-15 years, who contribute to our community in ways that are often not acknowledged through mainstream awards. The Waiuku Lions Club are pleased to be currently accepting nominations for these Awards under one of four categories: • Special Needs (touching people’s lives through impairments) • Courageous Act or Deed (aiding others in the preservation of life or property, or undergoing lifesaving medical treatment) • Sibling recognition (active participation in the daily care of a sibling with additional needs) • Inspiring Sporting Achievement (overcoming barriers to achieve a high degree of sporting prowess)

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Campers warned - dogs and kiwi don’t mix Franklin residents looking at heading to the campgrounds and the bush now the madcap holidays have died down are being asked to be aware of their pets, following in incident in which an adult female kiwi was badly injured in an attack by a fox terrier in the Coromandel. The small fox terrier tagging along on a daytime hunting expedition in native forest south of Coromandel town, attacked the lucky-tobe alive kiwi, nicknamed Jo. The kiwi suffered bite and puncture wounds to its back and cloaca, as well as severe bruising.

A hunter retrieved the wounded kiwi and took it to a vet clinic in Coromandel. From there it was driven to the Department of Conservation (DOC) office in Thames and then transported to Auckland Zoo. While stable, Auckland Zoo vet An Pas, said Jo’s future remains uncertain. “This kiwi is not out of the woods yet. Our key area of concern is the severity of tissue damage that may be present internally, which we’re reassessing today.” Thames-based DOC Conservation Services ranger, Christine Friis, says the attack is a reminder that any

dog of any size can attack Te Urewera National Park. and kill a kiwi. Kiwi do not have wing mus“Your dog can be well be- cles to protect them, so a haved and docile until it kiwi’s chest can easily be comes in contact with a kiwi. crushed. Any dog can kill a Dogs are attracted to the kiwi in seconds, simply by smell of a kiwi and it takes picking it up in its mouth. just a few seconds for a dog “There’s a lot of great comto grab and kill a kiwi.” munity effort going in to “Stoats are the biggest help kiwi. But the reality is a killer of kiwi chicks. Dogs single roaming dog can wipe are the biggest killer of adult out an entire kiwi population kiwi,” says Christine Friis. in a matter of days. If we can DOC and community kiwi keep dogs away from kiwi, care groups provided free we can prevent that,” says kiwi aversion training on the Ms Impey. Coromandel over the Christmas New Year holiday. “This helps reduce the risk dogs pose to kiwi. But it’s not a guarantee that a dog that’s received the training will not attack kiwi,” says Christine Veterinary Friis. director of Kiwis Recommended forExecutive Kiwi, Michelle Impey, applauds the hunter for bringing the injured kiwi in for The holidays are over but treatment. ”We are pleading with dog pets are still in danger as we owners to keep their dogs move into the hotter sum• For a stress free Publication date:out of14 JANUARY 2014 areas where kiwi live mer months, advises the this summer. If that’s not New Zealand Veterinary Asholiday Steve From: possible, ensure your dog is sociation (NZVA). “As the National Institute kept on a lead while in a rePh: 09 235 7835 • Individual care gion with kiwi. We need dog of Water and Atmospheric M M U NITY N EW S PA PE R Research (NIWA) has preFax: 7834 owners to 09 be 235 responsible for all cat types these holidays to help kiwi dicted above average temperatures for the coming alive.”E: Luxury Boarding Cattery — Waiuku “Dogs remain the biggest three months, it’s important • This artwork has been created for the express use of the Waiuku Post Newspaper and may not be reproduced in whole or in part threat to adult kiwi, particu- for pet owners to understand without our written permission. larly in areas like Northland, that their animals are still in Ph 09 235 7024 Mob 027 511 3579 Coromandel, Taranaki and danger of heat-related ail• We cannot provide a guarantee that your final advert print will match the colour proof emailed because of variations in ments,” says Dr Cath Watson newsprint. Colours can change between the PDF and the printed newspaper. This happens as a screen is brighter than standard of NZVA’s Companion Aninewsprint and the ink coverage can vary across the page. mal Society. Dog owners should, where - Experienced vet nurse possible, walk dogs before ur advert for the above edition of our newspaper. Carefully check spelling, phone numbers, logos, etc. Please be advised that any alterations and/or the sun comes up, and after additions to your advert need to be finalised and returned to us before our Friday noon deadline. it goes down. “Do it at an easy pace – if temperatures are in the 20s or higher don’t take your dog running,” says Dr Watson. Excessive panting or exhaustion are signs dog owners should immediately stop exercising their pet and return them to shade and water. Heatstroke may occur in hot conditions or when an 46 Victoria Avenue, Waiuku | Ph: 09 235 7754 Mob: 021 272 4015 animal has a lack of shade, air circulation and/or water, or is in extreme humidity. “Dogs can only lose heat through their paws (they don’t sweat like us) or by panting – high humidity reduces the effectiveness of this,” says Dr Watson. “Heatstroke is an emergency and requires medical attention by a veterinarian as soon as possible.” Signs of heatstroke include 10 Jenny Lane excessive panting, anxiety or depression, refusal to obey Waiuku commands, warm and dry skin, high fever, rapid heart021 492 280 beat, vomiting and collapse. “You’ll need to act immedi0800 492 280 ately before you get to a veterinarian. Wet the coat with cool water, and apply towels soaked in cool water to hairless areas.”

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providing replacement forage. It may take up to several weeks for the clinical signs to resolve fully following removal from toxic pasture. Note that hay or baleage made from ryegrass at times when toxin levels are high may also contain the toxins. Toxin levels tend to be highest during drought, or sudden flushes of growth following hot, dry weather. Hence Summer and Autumn are the highest risk periods. Long term management may involve sowing paddocks with low endophyte pastures. Anecdotally, toxin binders fed daily may lessen clinical signs. Speak with your vet about the best way to manage ryegrass staggers on your property. This is perennial ryegrass, the most widely sown grass in New Zealand pastures, in its vegetative (left) and seed-head states (right). Pic Source: Encyclopedia of New Zealand http://www. photograph/16158/ perennial-ryegrass

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Local results in brief Waiuku Golf Club: Results from the Waiuku Golf Club’s Thursday Haggle from last week are: Div One: 1st Frank McGrath 42, 2nd Malcolm Mayor 40, 3rd Roy Wright 39. Div Two: 1st Ken James 42, 2nd Lex Wilcox 41, 3rd John Munro 41. Twos:Les Edwards and Willy Wilson. Results from the Saturday Haggle were: Div One: 1st Bruce Whittaker 40, 2nd Dave Yandall 40, 3rd Hector Rei 40, 4th David Bates 39, 5th Craig Chambers 39, 6th Todd Selwyn 39, 7th Neville Keys 39. Div Two: 1st John Penny 43, 2nd Andy Young 42, 3rd Bryan Johnson 41, 4th John Bancroft 41, 5th Ian Robb 40, 6th Lex Wilcox 40, 7th Evan Mc Phee


40. Best Gross, Div One: Dave Yandall 72. Div Two: John Bancroft 85. Twos: Roger Booth, Brent Dawson , Andrew Fennell, Todd Geayley, Chris King , Courtney Maddern, Stephan Maynard, Frank McGrath, Evan McPhee, David Miller, Jonathon Morley, Paul Parker, Colin Thomson, Fred Watts, Bruce Whittaker, Dave Yandall. Waipipi Bowling Club: The results of the triples tournament at the Waipipi Bowling Club played last Thursday were: Winners; Marama Onehi, Andrea Williams and Jenny Palmer, of Waiuku. Second were Hazel Rutherford, Alan Starnes and Margaret Walkley of Clarks Beach, and third were Frank Hagenson, Ken Habershon and Mal White of Waipipi.

Auckland makes shortlist Injury rules out for elite sports city award Steeler Stowers Auckland has been shortlisted for the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards for the first time, reinforcing Auckland’s global reputation for hosting international sporting events. Auckland features alongside great international sporting cities including London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Singapore, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Kuala Lumpur. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) General Manager Destination & Marketing, Rachael Carroll, says the nomination is timely, with Auckland currently hosting a busy summer of exciting sporting events – reinforcing that the show never stops in Auckland. “We’ve had the highly successful ASB Classic and Heineken Open tennis events and last weekend the

world’s best triathletes raced on a stellar Auckland course for the Ironman 70.3 Auckland Asia Pacific Championship,” she says. In February Auckland will welcome the inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines to Eden Park and the summer will round off with the ITU World Series and the ITM 500 Auckland (V8 Supercars) in April. The nomination for the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards follows Auckland being named in the top three sporting cities in the world for the second year in a row at the 2013 International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards. ATEED’s 2013/14 major events portfolio includes 35 events. The highly successful 2012/13 major events season, brought in a return on investment of $39.1 million and generated 290,000 visitor nights.

Two Steelers players were selected for the New Zealand Sevens squad to play in Las Vegas this weekend, but only one of them was able to take the opportunity. DJ Forbes and Sherwin Stowers were named in the squad, by Stowers suffered a hamstring injury and had to be replaced. The HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas is held on january 26 and 27 All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said he was happy with mix in the side. “This is a strong side with a lot of experience and that’s the advantage with this squad now, I have some very experienced players who can teach the younger players.”









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Specialising in Lamb $55 each. Hogget $70 each & Beef$ 1.30 per kg all prices inclusive. Ph: Mike 0800 843 863.

DOG Staffy-cross black. 7yrs medium size, spayed, female, registered. Free to a good home. Ph: 021 2144 347.

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


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



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.

Oamaru Cricket Club 150th Celebrations. March 21-23 2014. Contact: mark.julius@alliedpress. for more info.

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

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


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Need a few key people to help me open a new division in the health & nutrition business. Changing people’s lives. Part time $500-$1000. Full time $1000 - $10, 000. Ph: Marguerite 021 136 5344. Business opportunity to work in your local area in an expanding industry. Join one of the world’s most successful franchises. See or phone 0800 454 654.

Waiuku – Miro Place. 3 Bed, heat pump, DVS, dbl garage, fully fenced courtyard. $380 per week.  Ph: Leanne 296 1333 or 021 134 6315.  One bed studio joined to house. Quiet country setting. 1km to town. Suit single person. $195 per week incl. power & water. Ph: 021 234 5321. NEAT 2 Bed unit in Waiuku. Single Garage $280/week. Lawns included. No dogs Ph: 235 8215.

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



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

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. Waiuku College School Uniforms. Jersey’s, Trousers, Shorts, T Shirts, Socks. Good condition. Various sizes, from $5 – $50. Cash only. Ph 235 6165. Hay - Excellent quality, this years. $8.50 per bale. Shed stored. Ph: 235 8134 or 021 215 8441.

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.

GARAGE SALE Saturday 25th from 8am. Everything must go. 9/15 O’Sullivan Place.

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

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

HEALTH TAI-CHI QIGONG for well being. Church Hall, 43 Queen Street, Pukekohe. Thursdays, 1.15pm - $5; 5.30pm - $8, 7pm - $8. Teaching, practice, green tea. No booking required, just turn up.

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. Ph: Brett 021 021 17777 or 09 232 1276.

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

SERVICES FREEVIEW - Digital Set Up UHF & Satellite. Ph Dave 236 3519 or Ph/Txt: 021 2777006. FRAMING - The Framing Shed. Quality custom picture framing. 31 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Tues - Fri 9 - 5 or by appt. Ph Allie: 235 0939 or 027 253 4577. Freeview - Antennas, installations and set up. Phone Mike & Mike: 235 70 59 morni ngs . Registered Servicemen.

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

TUITION Gregg’s Drumming Tuition. Beginners to advanced. No drums required. Bookings ess. Theory & practical. Teacher of the winner of Waiuku’s X Factor 2013. Check us out on Facebook. Ph. 021 265 2780 or 238 7980.


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.

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

Lessons in singing and piano (classical, jazz & contemporary) Song writing and music theory also available. Call Carol Gilfillan 021 054 4753 or email cazjazz1@gmail. com.



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

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

WORK WANTED Seeking full/part time. Have experience in dairy farming, lawn mowing, kitchen hand & worked in a timber mill. Anything considered. Ph/text Nathan 021 211 0235 or e: Stephanie-jayne1994@

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LEWER, Karen Ainsley

MOYLE, Melva Joy (nee Prescott)

4-3-69 to 5-12-13. Helene, Tony, Jason, Frances, Andrea and Duane and their families wish to thank all friends and relatives for their kindness and support following the sad loss of our dearly loved Karen. Thank you to all those who sent flowers, baking and cards and helped us during her cancer journey. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

Passed away 22/01/13 Much loved sister and aunty of Gary & Diane Prescott & Family. A daily thought A silent tear A frequent wish That you were here. PUBLIC NOTICE


Waiuku College Board of Trustees Casual Vacancy for an Elected Trustee

A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for an elected parent representative. The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by MEDIUM No.1326 selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a bi-election to fill the vacancy, then a bi-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a bi-election should write to: Chairperson Board of Trustees Waiuku College, P O Box 124, Waiuku. by: 17/2/14.


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Wolfe Hearing Reception/Administration We are looking for someone for our clinic in Papakura. You must be: - Good with people - Confident with selling - Experienced with MYOB or other accounting software - Able to work on your own - Able to multitask In this full time role you would be required to cover both reception and administration. Please email your c.v. to Sue Applications close Friday 25th January 2014.

Waiuku Childcare Centre Inc. is looking for a Centre Manager. We require an experienced, qualified and fully registered teacher to lead our community Childcare centre. If you are interested, please send your CV to the Manager, PO Box 418, Waiuku marked Private and Confidential. Closing date for applications is 7th Feb, 2014

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blue leather corner lounge suite $550, retro office chair $35. 31/3 BOWEN ST, WAIUKU NEXT DOOR TO MITRE 10, Ph: 235 7715

INWARDS GOODS Reporting to the Inventory Manager you will be responsible for coordinating incoming stock from our suppliers. This involves ensuring stock is checked off and entered into our computerised inventory system in a quick and timely manner, and that stock flows through the business to reach the shelves in a timely manner to satisfy customer demand. This role is a physical, hands-on role in a busy area of the business. Accuracy, attention to detail, planning & organisation and communication are all essential skills for this role. Previous experience in warehousing and/or inventory management would be advantageous. The following skills/attributes will apply: • Ability to work as part of a team and independently • Strong organisation skills • Accurate handling and computer processing of all incoming stock • Assisting with stock movements/unloading, • Excellent customer service skills • Excellent communication at all levels • Maintaining standards and disciplines • Physically fit – as there will be heaving lifting, prolonged standing, lifting and ladder use If you enjoy working as part of a team and have what it takes then we want to hear from you. In return we can offer you a great working environment and staff buying privileges. To apply, please attach your CV and cover letter, and send it to Attn, Inventory Manager.

Gleeson & Cox Transport Ltd Trucks could be based at Waiuku

We are a privately owned transport company based in Manukau, Auckland, with a modern fleet of 70 plus heavy trucks and trailers We are looking for experienced Class 5 truck and trailer drivers. You must have a good knowledge of the greater Auckland area, be reliable, have neat writing skills and be able to work within a team. Saturday is part of our work week. Written references will be required. If you want to be home every night and work in a friendly environment this is the position you are looking for. We work in a drug free industry.


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trusts and asset protection At the start of a new year you will have your year’s planning well under way. Have you remembered one of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects: protecting your assets? How do you ensure you have protected all you assets when you can’t foresee every eventuality: the unexpected can’t be planned for! The creation of a Family Trust is one proven method of protecting your personal assets and income from life’s challenges. When you establish a Family Trust you create a separate legal entity to which you legally transfer your assets. That act extinguishes or minimises many of the threats that your business may face. Your aim in setting up a Family Trust may be to benefit your family in the future, or to protect your personal assets and ring-fence them in case of business failure. A Trust can benefit you in the following ways: •

Your business or personal liabilities will not be attached to your Family Trust so long as the Trust is not involved in your business or personal risks.

For the future, if you are assessed for social welfare benefits, your income and means may be assessed only on a personal level, without taking the Trust’s assets into account.

You are able to direct how your assets will be distributed after your death, including in the event that your surviving partner or your children enter new relationships after your death.

You and your spouse, civil union or de facto partner and perhaps other family members can create a Trust transferring your assets for the benefit of others. In creating a Trust, as property owner you are called the Settlor. After appointing personally nominated trustees, you legally transfer ownership of your property to those trustees. They legally own the assets and look after them, but do not personally benefit from them, unless you also name them as beneficiaries of the Trust. Most Family Trusts name the settlor and their family as the beneficiaries of the Trust. You can also provide separate written instructions to your trustees to record your future wishes. Your Trust Deed can be a very effective estate and risk planning tool. Have you ever pondered the following? •

How will you preserve your accumulated wealth?

Who would you like to pass it on to?

How will you ensure it gets passed on according to your wishes?

If these questions are bothering you, a Family Trust may be the answer. Arnet Law can assist in your asset protection and estate planning. We have experience in forming Family Trusts. It is one of the principal steps our clients take to protect their assets and plan their estates, in some case forming more than one Trust with different trustees and beneficiaries. Our experience allows us to give your asset protection and estate planning the careful consideration and documentation it needs.

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