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The recent passing of Franklin and Waiuku identity Jeanette Cooper highlighted the contribution made by volunteers within the region over many years. Whether it be with service clubs, social organisations, or community groups, recent months have seen the loss of a number of community-minded people from an older generation. As a local newspaper, we are contacted regularly by individuals who work for their district - by far the majority of those people are well past retirement age. They come from an era where public service was simply a part of life, and for decades they have helped their region in ways big and small. Where will the next generation of these civic-minded residents come from? In a time when many people are too busy in their six or seven day working weeks to coach a sports team, join a committee, or help with a bake sale, are we drifting towards a time when the concept of volunteers will be forgotten? Are there local volunteers in their 20s and 30s ready to carry the mantle from those who have gone before? Or are we seeing the last generation of community service groups right now?

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Timber industry icon hangs up his hat At midday on Saturday September 14, an era in Waiuku’s business community comes to an end as Terry Ryan hangs up his familiar flat cap and closes his timber yard to the public. Terry and his family moved to the Waiuku region when he was five years old, in 1942, part of a family of nine children. He attended the Karioitahi school before heading up to the big smoke where he went to Sacred Heart College. Now coming up 77 years old, Terry has spent the best part of 44 years in the timber industry, working with the Carters company in Belgium Street, Waiuku, before moving to Tanner Sawmills in the early 1980s, and setting up retail outlets for the company in Tairua, Warkworth, Whangamata, Kopu, and also having a hand in the development of the Kaitaia store. Returning to the Waiuku district, Terry opened a timber business in premises with Counties Sandblasting, before moving to the corner site at Cornwall Road, where Terry Ryan Timber has been ever since. Never one to mince his words, or to take any aspect of bureaucracy too seriously, Terry says he called the site 10 Cornwall Road, until he found out that was the address of another business, so he decided it was 2-4 Cornwall Road. Asked whether he was sure that was the right address, he gives his trademark growl, and says he “has no bloody idea.” Interrupting himself several times during the interview, he stops and mutters “now, you can’t put this in the paper, but...” and launches into his

views on politicians, land developers, the housing market, builders and the young people of today. Known for his affinity with figures, and the ability to calculate an order with a pencil and a scrap of paper, Terry admits to checking the totals every now and then on the calculator, but says he doesn’t need to. He made one attempt to leap into the age of modern technology when he bought a computer for the business eight years ago. Not that you’d know it - it’s sitting under a tea-towel where it has remained since the day it was bought - Terry growls that his staff ‘the boys’ reckon he doesn’t know how to turn it on. Mind you, one would probably need a computer to calculate the amount of money Terry has put into the community over his years in business - the walls are adorned with thank-you letters from practically every sports, school, or community project in the township, and his donation of a vast amount of plywood and timber was the catalyst for completing the barge operated by the ‘Mudlarks’ to clean the local estuary of mangroves. “I remember the harbour when it was clear, and on a moonlight night you could see clear through the water, and the yachties would bring their boats up from Sandspit. It was great and the Mudlarks are doing something marvellous,” he says. After the closure of the business, Terry intends to spend more time travelling the South Island with his sister Eileen and brother Moor.

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Thought I should pass this message on; On the 19th of August two West Australian “Bushies” drove into town after completing a twoweek tour of New Zealand. Having driven the short hop from the Coromandel, a toilet stop was required, one was urgent , the other was more of a support manoeuvre. Finding parking in the carpark behind the ANZ, they scarpered for the flashing lights to be confronted by one toilet bowl stacked to the top with paper and waste, the second with human waste and paper neatly distributed around floor. The first customer stepped outside and immediately looked for a tree, the second had to persist due to the urgency of his mission, secondly he didn’t have his shovel with him.

These people have left New Zealand remembering our “quaint” little village of Waiuku for having the filthiest public toilets in New Zealand. I read that when the public encounters these situations they should ring the Auckland Council and complain, are tourist going to do this ... Yeah right, what about our local representatives paying a little more attention to what matters in our community and get out and about and see what needs doing, instead of sitting in offices holding ‘clinics.’ Well done Len, you’ve finally dumbed everybody down to the point where they don’t bother complaining, as nothing happens. John Crighton, Waiuku

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time of 10 minutes. Only written questions will be accepted from members of the public attending, and the questions can be handed in at the door. Time will also be given for questions after all candidates have spoken.The meeting will be chaired by Des Morrison who is retiring from the position of Franklin Ward Councillor. Guests will have an opportunity to talk with the applicants after the meeting over a cup of tea. The meeting is organised by Waiuku Rotary Inc as a community project.

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Pukekohe brothers light up challenge Brothers Jonathan and Jordon McFall from Pukekohe have clinched first and second place in the ECANZ challenge, the country’s toughest contest for apprentice electricians. The brothers were among ten finalists who pitted their skills against one another at the gruelling two-day final at Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre. Jonathan, 21, who works for Pacific Steel in Auckland, won the Industrial category and Jordan, 24, who works for Dalton Electrical Co in Auckland, took second place. Vaughan Marshall, aged 21, from Southland won the Commercial and Domestic category. Jonathan and Vaughan each won $6,000 worth of prizes and the title of ‘Electrical Apprentice of the Year’. This year’s challenge for Commercial and Domestic entrants included project design and cost-

ing, commercial site automation, lighting and energy efficiency modelling as well as a cable repair. The Industrial challenge included the automation of a conveyer system with all facets of a typical application, including motor drives, operator touch screens and pneumatic equipment programming being tackled. Neville Simpson, CEO of the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand, said he was hugely impressed with the quality of the young electricians’ work. “I’d like to congratulate them for their outstanding efforts. The ECANZ Challenge tested the apprentices to the limit and they came out with flying colours. Both men have recognised the exciting prospects the electrical contracting industry offers.” More than 100 entrants originally took part in a series of regional knockout heats with 10 competing in the final.

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Candidates for local government will speak at a meeting at the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall on Sunday, September 22. In the Waiuku Subdivision four people are standing for the local board including the two current incumbents. Only two can be elected. The nominations are Brendon Crompton, Rick Drayson, Daniel Lynch and Jill Naysmith. The position of Franklin Ward Councillor will be contested by Bill Cashmore, Niko Kloeton and Lyn Murphy. Each candidate will be given a speaking

Winter Popular minister passes promo a away in Illinois winner The Waiuku Winter Warmers Promotion has been going well with many businesses reporting customers redeeming their vouchers. The WBDA says “Don’t forget to keep your book in your handbag or somewhere handy so you can use it when you’re out. “There is a wonderful array of different businesses and eateries offering great deals! The booklet can be used right through to the end of September so don’t miss out. “When you use your voucher remember to enter your details on the back to go into the draw for $1,000 of Waiuku town vouchers.” The winner will be announced at the end of the promotion in October. Additional copies are available at the Waiuku Information Centre, 2 Queen St, opposite the Kentish hotel. “Remember to shop local, eat local, enjoy local and support your local businesses who support where you live, work and play,” says the WBDA.

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Rev. Wayne Hess who was minister of the Franklin West Methodist Parish in 1990 passed away at his home in Franklin, Illinois on August 12, 2013. After serving as minister of several churches in the United States Wayne retired, but in 1990 he accepted an appointment to the Methodist Parish in Waiuku for a term of one year. With his wife June and sister-in-law Sally Mittelstadt they soon made friends in their new home town and became very popular. Three years later Wayne returned to New Zealand as an interim pastor in Te Atatu for a three month period. He often referred to these postings late in his ministry as “the icing on the cake”. A memorial service for Wayne Hess will be held in his home town of Franklin, Illinois, on August 31. Wayne is survived by his wife of 60 years June, daughter Linda, son Jonathan and three grandchildren. Below: Wayne and June Hess with their grandchildren Christian, Catherine and Claudia, and June’s sister Sally Mittelstadt (now 100) at the rear.


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Pukekohe pub operator pleads guilty A former pokie venue manager has pleaded guilty to stealing gaming machine money belonging to the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT). Martin Clyve Lamplough, 64, unemployed company director of Whitianga, was the venue operator of the Counties Inn, Pukekohe, when he failed to bank a week’s gaming machine take of $27,015.60 for NZCT in May last year. He told the Department of Internal Affairs he had used the pokie money to pay his business’s bills and accounts, breaking the venue agreement he had with NZCT. Lamplough’s company went into receivership. The Department said Lamplough was warned several times in 2011 and 2012 for late banking of gaming machine money and he was also

issued with a $2500 infringement notice. Internal Affairs Regulatory Services General Manager, Maarten Quivooy, said pokie proceeds do not belong to the venue operator or the gambling trust that owns the gaming machines. “They hold the money in trust for distribution to the community. Stealing pokie money is actually taking money away from the organisations that support our communities. We monitor all gaming machines in pubs and clubs to ensure that takings are properly accounted for and we are pleased that we have been able to hold this person accountable under the law,” Maarten Quivooy said. Lamplough will be sentenced in the Pukekohe District Court on 23 October.

African plane crash claims local pilot A Pukekohe man who died after the plane he was in crashed last week is believed to have been on the last day of a safari. Richard Primrose was flying with John Walton when their Cessna 182 crashed in the east of the country on Thursday. Police said two men were flying near the farm Opdenburg in Dientjie when they crashed around 3pm on Thursday, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said in a statement. African news agency Beeld is reporting the men were flying in formation with two other

planes. Local police say forest workers in the area noticed a plane struggling, then heard a bang. Police, with the help of pathology, municipal, tourism services, and private security companies, retrieved the bodies from the aircraft’s wreckage. Reports last week said Mr Primrose’s wife and two daughters were being looked after by friends of the family. The SA Civil Aviation Authority was investigating the cause of the crash, but answers are not expected for some time.

Plants donated by Waiuku College stolen Waiuku College students raised funds last year to assist an east Christchurch School enhance their grounds, but last week thieves entered Linwood North Primary School and stole a number of plants. This is the second time the school has been the victim of thefts of the plants, having only recently replaced

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Motat hosts classic cars Car lovers, start your engines for Motat’s newest exhibition, ‘Motor Nation’. Opening 2 September, this exhibition will transport visitors back in time to explore the country’s longheld history with cars. Motor Nation will host an array of more than 17 classic cars on opening, and will be periodically updated. The cars will be displayed in a themed exhibition consisting of seven eras that represent NZ’s infatuation with cars; Dream Cars, First Love, Passing Acquaintance, Power and The Passion Labour of Love, The End of the Affair and Only In New Zealand. The exhibition will be home to the Museum’s oldest car, a Brush Roundabout aged at over 100 years old, as well as a 1965 Trekka, the only car to be designed and mass-produced in New Zealand. Visitors can look forward to seeing makes such as the Studebaker Dictator, a model that was in production for 10 years in the lead up to World War II. Motat says: “Car lovers and history fans this is not an event you want to miss!” Other vehicles at the exhibition include a Morris Mini in near original condition; a Packard Clipper Hearse; a Jaguar Mark V; and a 1919 Hudson Super Six. For more information visit the website:, or Motat’s Facebook Page.


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Fish responsibly, and only take what you need While the proposal to cut the snapper limit doesn’t apply to our west coast it’s a timely reminder to fish responsibly and only take what you need. Personally I believe the limit is fine as it is, many of us limit our catch already. People often ask me where I get information from for my reports. Well I certainly don’t make it up and although my wife may disagree I am not always fishing but I do rely on a network of fishermen to tell me what they have been catching and a week never goes by without some feedback which is just as well because

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Monthly fishing report, with ‘Smudge’ my boat hasn’t been wet for three weeks. One of our more experienced club members caught a good haul of snapper in early August with fish up to 3kg from 45m of water and was back at Te Toro by 1.30pm. A great catch on a day where the coast was as flat as it gets, it doesn’t get much better than that! By mid-September snapper will be forming big schools out in that deeper water typically 50m to 60m and from then until Christmas we are likely to see some of the best snapper fishing

the country has to offer. In the harbour, there are still plenty of kahawai around but gurnard are proving a little elusive. There are still some good catches to be had however and when the weather is good it’s still great to be on the water. The whitebait season started on August 15 but as yet I’ve not heard any reports. The scallop season opens on 1 September and closes on 31 March, let’s hope the scallops will be good this year. Just a reminder too that in

the Waikato District Council jurisdiction, in vessels six metres or less, while underway, everyone on board must wear a lifejacket (or personal flotation device). On September 25 I will be holding a fishing seminar at the Waiuku Bowling Club Rooms in Belgium St starting at 8.30pm after our club meeting. I will cover the basics of fishing the Manukau Harbour and West Coast, what rigs work best, understanding how the tides can affect our fishing and other such stuff. I will also include info on soft baiting and slow jig techniques. Take care, Smudge. Left: a great spring snapper caught locally. Below, Smudge with a typical kahawai catch at the moment. Smudge is hosting a fishing seminar at the Waiuku Bowling Club rooms next month.

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The 100% Gary Pyes SteelMan IronMaiden (SMIM) Festival of Multisport returns to the environs of Waiuku again this November, with plenty of interest in what is becoming a bigger and better event every year. What is multisport? Possibly the best explanation is that it is the arena where people end up when they want to give everything a go and don’t like set boundaries. Based around running, biking and kayaking, multisport organisers generally feel free to mash together any combination of these with a view to get competitors over generally untamed ground (or water, although it can’t be guaranteed that the water sections will actually be kayak legs). SMIM is an entry level multisport event. Coast to Coast winners have used it as a moderate training exercise but many more first timers have completed it; sore, stuffed and happy. One attraction of SMIM for newbies is that it features four fairly even quarters taking about one and a half hours each. That makes each leg do-able with reasonable training and an “I can, I will” attitude. The thing that really helps with the can/ will is that the middle of each leg is around Phone: 09 235 7835

the middle of nowhere, so you practically have no choice but to keep going to the end. And of course the end of each leg can be a swap to another team member, or the opportunity to soak up the support and adulation of your team. For those not keen on teaming up or all four disciples there is also a duathlon (26km mountain bike and 13km run), an off-road half marathon or a 9.5 km run/walk. These three events are all about 90% off-road. This year’s date is 16 November, and SMIM is turning 8 years old. It is the classic child raised by a village; bred by Sunset Coast Multisport Club and raised in association with a range of supportive local businesses. Check out www.smim. or in-store at Gary Pyes 100% for more details, or SteelMan IronMaiden on Facebook for training events planned over the next 12 weeks. Don’t worry if you are new, slow or nervous, or all three, as club training always uses a back-marker to keep everyone together. For further information phone Clive Barriball, Sunset Coast Multisport Club President, 021 656 840 or Justin Hurst, Race Director on 021 824 510.



Everything’s relative, especially my relatives Despite being, in many ways, a saint, I have been told I have a failing in that I occasionally become frustrated when people do things which I consider pointless. On these occasions, I tend to make suggestions which don’t always help the situation. I also tend to say things which not everyone appreciates is intended in a jocular manner. Among my little foibles is not seeing the point of trying to negotiate over any amount less than 50 cents. My sister, on the other hand, probably counts the grains of rice in a kilo to ensure she has picked the right bag. I’ve learned to smile and nod, but honestly, sometimes, you just have to say something. As you can tell, it’s been one of those weeks. It started just hours after we managed to get last week’s paper out, when my sister and I travelled to Hamilton to visit my Aunt, who, in her 80s, is even older than my sister. My sister goes down every week to look after my Aunt, and I try to show my face once in a while so she remembers me in her will. We were slightly delayed in arriving at her flat, as we had to make a 40-mile detour to find a Mobil station, as my sister had obtained fuel discount vouchers from the supermarket which could only be used at a Mobil. To enable her to get the saving, she had to call her husband on her cellphone, get him to Google the nearest outlet, then find it as we rapidly ran out of petrol. I discussed the usefulness of this budgeting approach at length, until she countered with a witty remark along the lines of ‘shut up or walk.’ We eventually arrived at my Aunt’s council flat to find it awash with water, and my Aunt sitting hopefully in an easy

Words’n stuff By Post Editor Nigel Ward chair like King Canute trying to hold back the tide. The hot water cylinder had given up the ghost and leaked everywhere throughout the evening. As the steadily-growing pool swirled around my feet, I telephoned the council and three hours later a lovely lady arrived with a small dehumidifier. Biting my lip, I thanked her gravely. Suspecting, however that this may not do the job, we decided to uplift the Auntie and bring her to Waiuku while they sorted it out. We packed Auntie into a wheelchair, which my sister pushed. (You let go of Auntie’s wheelchair ONCE on a hill outside a supermarket and you get banned from pushing it anymore.) Before we could go home, we had to purchase some roast veges from my Aunt’s favourite shop. The previous week, on the same trip, I had dashed into the shop, ordered three pumpkin, three kumara, three potatoes and gravy, paid $8 and dashed back out in a matter of seconds with the container. Job done. However, my sister, or Budgetgirl as we know her, this time decided I had overpaid, so we had to wait while she calculated the cost of each individual item, prepared a plan, and entered the store with fire in her eyes. I settled down in the seat, sighed, and wished I had a book to read. Believe it or not, this is approximately the conversation that ensued: “Are these potatoes 60 cents each?” “Yes.” “And the other vegetables?”

“Yes.” “Right, so nine vegetables would be $5.40? Is that right?” “Yes.” “And how much for gravy?” “$2.” Budgetgirl was delighted. Through her swift appraisal of the situation, she had saved 60 cents, and showed me how to do it. Until the conversation continued. “Ok, I’ll have that then please.” “You want in container?” “Yes please.” “Container $1.” At this point, stifling my laughter, I was totally on the side of the roast shop people. But Budgetgirl wasn’t finished. The upshot, after several more minutes, was that she ended up with the gravy in a small container, the veges in a paper bag and a plastic bag to carry it in. Naturally, I was supportive and tried to come up with other ways to reduce the cost for any other pensioners in the immediate area. “What if we do the run for all the different pensioners in the complex, order all the vegetables individually in paper bags, then bring the old people’s dentures with us and just dip them in whatever sauce or gravy they want? “If we mix the orders up, they could just swap dentures for a week, and we can sort it the following.” After my Aunt had hit me with her wheelchair, I reflected that, at certain times, it might pay to keep my thoughts to myself. I will note this however; after all that negotiation, Budgetgirl decided she didn’t want to carry a container of gravy on her lap all the way back to Waiuku, so we left it behind in Hamilton. And I didn’t say a word.

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540m2 flat, fenced section one minute walk to the beach, 10 mins drive to Waiuku.

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QUARTER ACRE IN THE COUNTRY $315,000 Peace & quiet with lovely rural outlook greets you when you view this 3 bedroom cottage situated half way between Waiuku & Pukekohe. Very tidy with immaculate presentation on fully fenced section. AKA AKA

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Rural view with country/village living in Otaua, handy to primary school. 3 bedroom solid home with open plan living. Has modern kitchen & bathroom & new carpet throughout. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. OTAUA Open Home: Sun 12.00 – 12.30pm 63 Victoria Ave



Handy to Waiuku Township is this lovely two bedroom home. Open plan living with modern bathroom. Heat pump and wood burner makes this a cosy warm home. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. View online: ID: osbh709 Contact: Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528

GREAT STARTER, FIRST HOME $355,000 Be quick for this 3 bedroom home. Kitchen/ dining, separate lounge, ranchslider to patio area. Separate single garage, fenced section in Sandspit Rd School zone.


This 3 bedroom home on a 1514m2 section is located in the Sandspit Rd School zone. Near new stove, dishwasher, deck retimbered, painted, and waiting for you. Phone Ray to view. View online: ID: osbh704 Contact: Ray a/h 09 235 8599, 021 951 082



EASY LIVING $379,000

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


TO BE BUILT $379,000 each 2 townhouses. 3 bedrooms. Ensuite. Double garage. Get in quick to choose your colours. See Leonie to view the plans. View online: ID: osbh667 Contact: Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722


THE LEISURELY LIFE $395,000 Effortless living in this undemanding four bedroom home. Large comfortable open plan living with ranchslider access to private BBQ area.Modern kitchen with quality appliances, attractive bathroom + ensuite. Double garaging with internal access. Easy care section. View online: ID: osbh705 Contact: Julie Rodgers a/h 0275 516 075, 09 235 6075

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Lovely family home with 3 bedrooms and semi ensuite.Combined dining and kitchen with spacious lounge. Family room flows through ranch slider to decking. Double internal access garaging set on 851m2 section.

This attractive property on the Waiuku town boundary offers the convenience of town & country living. A modern 2002 built home of 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite) & open plan living has a sunny deck overlooking the 3000m2 section that is attractively landscaped & includes a comprehensive orchard. The separate double garaging includes a commercial y licenced kitchen.

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A MANS PARADISE $485,000 Yes! Calling all men with 'valuable possessions' here is the dream place for you. A 180m2 shed including 72m2 of modern living consisting of two bedrooms and open plan living area and kitchen opening onto a sunny patio with a great rural outlook. Set on 1.26 ha only 3 kms from the popular Karioitahi Beach.

4 bedrooms, 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms, single garage workshop plus double garage workshop.2 road frontages.1869m2 section. This is a beautifully restored villa. Be prepared to fall in love.



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A contemporary double glazed Latitude home consisting of large open plan living opening on to a sunny deck with elevated ceiling space. Three double bedrooms (master with ensuite). Double basement garage on a compact easy care site. Call now to view. View online: ID: osbh703 Contact: Julie Rodgers 0275 516 075, 09 235 6075

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Oustanding entertainers home with 3 double bedrooms, master has ensuite. Bathroom has spa bath & wet-room shower. Semi self contained in gge or convert back to 4 car garage. Beautiful indoor/ outdoor flow.Set down private ROW.Phone Marleen to view. WAIUKU


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Fabulous 4 bedroom with ensuite on 1 acre with a share of 31 Hectares of covenanted native bush.

Set on 1.65Ha split into 3 good size paddocks & your own pond. This bungalow has 3 brms + study, open plan living and loads of off street parking. Plus 2 extra rooms in the double garage.

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ON THE BEACH $575,000

Live the dream on approx 10 acres with access to the magnificent Karioitahi Beach. This bare block will have an equine & pedestrian easement for beach access, so if your lifestyle includes, horses, fishing, surfing, paragliding, white baiting, kite surfing you'd better call me now to secure this ultimate lifestyle opportunity. Pending title.

Awhitu Peninsula beach front property with 180 degree Manukau Harbour views. Two storey, 3 bedroom modern bach with North facing decks for entertaining. Quiet and relaxing location.

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OOZING CHARM WITH 2 HOMES $625,000 Private 120 year old villa. Mod kitchen & bathroom complement the character of this warm inviting home. Large double garaging & 2 carports. Situated away from the main dwelling is a mod 2 brm home with extensive harbor views, single garage with sleep-out and a stable/ loosebox yard complex. View online: ID: osbf557


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4 bedroom, 2 storey home with spectacular harbor views to Auckland. Rumpus, office and 2 bathrooms plus 2 single garages on quarter of an acre. Two minute walk to 2 harbour beaches.Call Julie Q to view.


Main house consisting of 3 double bedrooms - one with ensuite. In addition there is also an attached sep 1 bedroom unit with its own bathroom & kitchenette. Set on elevated 1512m2 site with triple car garaging. Desirable Bay View Drive. View online: ID: osbh392 Contact: Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722

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

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Open Home: 941 Awhitu Rd, Sun 11:00 – 11:30am

This outstanding building site on 8.37ha is available to 1 lucky purchaser. Power & phone to gate & an easement to bore water. Driving access to Karioitahi Beach & freshwater lake stocked with trout. Only 5mins from Waiuku, 40 mins to Auckland Airport & hour to Auckland CBD. Call now to view this exciting lifestyle opportunity in a superior gated subdivision (2 other larger blocks also available for sale).

Over 10 acres in about 17/18 paddocks. 8 Mins from Waiuku with own dressage area & training track. Water supply is bore & 2 tanks. Extra shedding & stable with 3 loose boxes, holding yards. House has 3 double bedrooms, open plan with 2 heat pumps. Phone Marleen or Ray to arrange a viewing.




Luxury living for the extended family or nannies quarters. An architectural touch is evident throughout the 556m2 home with large windows capturing all day sun. The excellent floor plan has good flow, from the open plan, very bright and spacious kitchen that has everything to offer the serious chef, to the superb living rooms where you will enjoy the water views from the patio, perfect for soaking up the sun and to entertain friends and family.This top quality five bedroom family home is set on a 4101m2 site estuary edge in prestigious Roseneath Road in Karaka. Viewing by private appointment only. View online: ID: osbh689

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Stunning executive masonry home. Schist features & high ceilings. Top quality appliances, entertainers kitchen opening onto patio area also designed for entertaining with fireplace & pizza oven. 4 bedrooms. Master is extra large with wir & ensuite. Guest room handy to main bathroom & another 2 large additional bedrooms with a bathroom strategically placed between. Downstairs boasts an expansive area currently utilized as a gym, bar & rumpus room. Double garaging & landscaped gardens complete this private oasis with rural views.


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EQUESTRIAN DELIGHT $785,000 View online: ID: osbf691 Contact: Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528 Ray 09 235 8599. 021 951 082

Step into a world of privacy down a quiet row, this home has a lovely indoor/outdoor flow to your own cabana to enjoy a glass of bubbles or cocktails. 4 double bedrooms, 2 have ensuites. Open plan living with 3 car garaging. Set on 3,075m2 section. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.

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How to get ahead Real estate fraud alleged

Police investigating a real estate fraud complaint in South Auckland have arrested a 53 year old woman. She will be bailed to appear in the Pukekohe District Court on Wednesday. The woman is alleged to have defrauded victims whilst acting as a real estate agent for the sale of properties in South Auckland. In one of the cases, an overseas couple paid a large sum of money on a Clevedon property that was not for sale. It has been reported the German couple paid $500,000 for the Clevedon block which was not the purported vendor’s right to sell. Detective Senior Sergeant Aaron Proctor says the arrest is of some comfort to the victims but they are still out of pocket of a significant sum of money. Proctor says that anyone who is purchasing property should ensure the real estate agent is registered and is genuinely authorised to be involved in the sale of a property. Call the Real Estate Agents Authority on 0800 367 7322 for information if you are concerned about the behaviour of an agent and do not pay money out in any circumstances if you have any doubts or concerns.

Some years ago, you had a plan for your financial future…… Now years later, as you reflect on where you are, how did it pan out? New Zealand Home Loans Franklin District is proud to be associated with “Money Week” the initiative by the New Zealand Government’s Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (CFLRI) nz. We see financial education as critical for people of all ages and are pleased to be able to contribute our expertise to this cause. The recently released CFLRI 2013 Financial Knowledge and Behaviour Survey, concluded that financial literacy programmes should focus on the following areas: • Numeracy • Understanding budgeting, saving and planning • Understanding how to minimise costs and interest on debts • Understanding home loans These are the areas that New Zealand Home Loans has always focused on with its 17,000 clients and has enabled us to help those clients save over $23 million* in the last year, compared with how they would have fared getting their mortgages directly from a bank. Many of our clients have said that they wish they had known earlier in life, the financial tips that New Zealand Home Loans told them once they became clients. These well proven tips help people to get their money working to their benefit rather than the bank, and have been used in practice since the company was founded in 1996. To help educate more people about these tips we would love to host you for about 60 minutes on either the 2nd or the 5th September 2013 at 6:00pm. Join us to see how you too can save thousands of dollars in interest payments and cut years off their mortgage. For more information, please contact us at New Zealand Home Loans Franklin District: John van Winden (09) 237 3030 Willem de Klerk (09) 237 3034 *figure based on actual balances of current clients at the current NZHL floating interest rate and correct as at 30/06/2013.

Home buyers penalised? Harcourts New Zealand says first home buyers will be penalised by the Government’s decision to introduce loan-to-value ratio restrictions. CEO Hayden Duncan says the restrictions, which will come in on 1 October 2013 and are stricter than expected, will have no impact on the real housing issue of low supply. Instead it will penalise first home buyers who are already struggling to enter the market and have little effect on rising house prices. Those who can afford to pay more will continue to do so. “It is not high loan-to-value ratios, or first home buyers, who are causing property prices to rise. It is simply the fact New Zealand, and particularly Auckland and Christchurch, do not have enough housing stock to meet the demands of our population and investors,” Mr Duncan says. The restrictions will reduce the amount of high LVR loans banks can offer, making it more difficult to get a mortgage with a deposit of less than 20%.

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Father’s Day will soon be here, and there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is an occasion well worth celebrating. But how can we spoil the man of the household on his very own special day? Hopefully these pages will give you a few valuable ideas. Today’s fathers certainly deserve to be celebrated. A hug, a thoughtful gift, a good meal in the evening or at lunch, with Dad’s favourite foods on the menu, are all a great way to make his day. After all, sharing happiness is what will make this day a success!

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50 years... and not out! Last weekend saw hockey veteran Bill Deed complete his 50th season of playing the sport. Bill plays for the Kohekohe C team and has seen many changes in the sport since his initiation when he started playing for Waiuku College in 1964. Bill reluctantly agreed to this interview by the Post, but was forthcoming with his memories. “When I started College in 1964, it was assumed that everyone would partake in a sport. My good friend Mark Douglas wanted to play hockey and I tagged along with him. Before that I hardly knew what hockey was or how it was played,” said Bill. “However, I soon learnt, and must have been okay at the sport because the following year I was included in the Waiuku College A team that won the Franklin Secondary School’s competition.” Bill’s career included many years of representing Franklin, firstly at Colts level, then seniors which included attendance at the Auckland Country Week tournaments for many years, several Norden Cup Challenges as far south as Nelson, and representing Central Districts when such team existed. Bill recalled that when he started playing it was with a large curved wooden stick that looked like a bent piece of tee-tree, and he now compares that to his highly sophisticated, virtually unbreakable kevlar stick. In his early days they used to start the game with a bully, used to hand bowl the ball in from the sideline, there used to be offsides in the game with three players needing to be between the attacker and the goal before you could receive the ball to make run for a goal. Today there are no offsides, and from the beginning of this season if a defender deflects an attacker’s strike within the circle and the ball goes into the goal, it is a goal for the attacking team. “This used to be called as a long corner — I still haven’t got used to it . . . in fact I think it is a bit of a stupid rule, but I must keep up with the times,” said Bill. In 1965 Bill also started playing the sport for the Glenbrook Hockey, and for many years was involved with the administration of


Bill photographed at half-time in his game last week with the Good family. Bill has played with three generations of the Goods. Alongside Bill is Janice Good whose late husband Dave played with Bill in his Glenbrook days, as he did with son Craig (back left) and current team member Adam (back right). that club. Both he and wife Ngaire are life members of the club. When the men’s team went into recess, Bill was asked to play for Kohekohe and he says he has really enjoyed his time in their C team. Bill also represented his club at Franklin and Counties levels for many years and was treasurer of the Franklin Hockey Association for eight years. Both Bill and Ngaire were actively involved with the committee to construct the first artificial turf surface in Pukekohe with his committee raising almost a million dollars to construct the facility. For his work at Association level Bill was rewarded with a life membership some years ago. “I am old enough to be the grandfather of some of my younger team mates,” said Bill, but he explained


how he loves that interaction, especially when the young ones yell at him to do this or that, forgetting that he is not as fast as he once used to be. The new synthetic surfaces have allowed Bill to continue playing hockey. “The game is very different to playing on grass. The ball mostly runs true and the game is a lot faster so you can predict play a lot easier than when we used to play on grass. If we were still playing on grass I would have retired years ago,” he said. When asked if he planned to give up soon Bill replied: “As long as I can constructively add to the team I am playing in and not just be a liability I will keep going. I have good health and there is no real reason why I should stop. It is the camaraderie of my team mates that I love the best.”

Waiuku drop points to high flyers

Waiuku AFC’s premiers hosted high flying Mangere at Massey Park in the weekend, with a score to settle after they were narrowly beaten 2-1 in the first round. Mangere needed victory in the hope of cementing the second promotion place which they had been fighting for all season after making a massive investment on players this year which Waiuku can only dream of. Mangere came out of the starting blocks quicker and had several close chances but some last ditch tackling and saves from Phil van den Broek kept them at bay. Mangere play a fast paced passing game with speed to burn up front and on the flanks and Waiuku were having difficulty coping with their constant pressure. Waiuku had to wait till the 20th minute to get a chance at goal and this led to a couple of attacks on the break. Soloman Islander Maciu Dunadamu and Mario Hofman showed their class up front and put Elliot Crean and young Mitchel Thomasen through their paces. Close to the half hour mark, Mangere went 1-0 up. Chris Abbott was on the sideline, after what has turned out to be a fractured ankle, and whilst Waiuku were down to 10 men, Dunadamu ghosted into the penalty box and picked his spot from 9 yards out. A long cross ball from the left narrowly missed the head of Thomasen and Hofmann took advantage, placing his shot through the legs of goalkeeper van den Broek at his near post. Not long after Waiuku found themselves 3-0 down and with a mountain to climb. Cue Derek Sinclair and Dom Winters ball to the far post was picked off by Sinclair who made no mistake. Waiuku went into half time 3-1 down. Looking to make amends for their first half Phone: 09 235 7835

performance, Waiuku pushed forward and Sinclair and Jeremy Hubbard went close with a header and a long range effort. Hofmann picked up the ball 20 yards out and drove to the right of Thomasen. Hofmann found enough space to smash a shot past van den Broek who had no chance to save the goal bound effort. The game was now end to end and Waiuku were not giving up. Darren Woolnough played a delightful ball in behind Sinclair who beat his marker and then placed it into the far corner. Just as Waiuku were starting to gain the ascendency, Mangere scored the killer blow. Crean was harshly adjudged to have taken down Hofmann just outside the 18 yard box and Mangere made him pay. Salesh Kumar hit a shot past the Waiuku wall and van den Broek parried it into the goal. Then down the other end, Sinclair beat his man and squared to young Thomasen who made no mistake from six yards out. A Cody Ralph cross was met by Sinclair who rose above Kumar but his shot was tipped on to the cross bar by the Mangere goalkeeper. However Waiuku could not add to the score and went down 5-3. Coach Jim Evans reflected on the game “We didn’t wake up until the second half and we cannot afford to do that against a team of Mangere’s quality. “That was probably the best team we have played this year but we had our chances. “Even with our backs up against the wall, we kept on fighting and I am proud of my players for that. They don’t know when to quit and that is what makes them the team they are. The partnership of Cody Ralph and Derek Sinclair was the best for Waiuku today.” The team finish the season with two away games.




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WAIUKU JUNIOR Steelers rebound TOUCH MODULE Registration Night

Wednesday 25th September, Sandspit Road School Library 7.00pm. Each teams adult manager MUST be present with registration form and money. Registration form available through your school office. Competition commences Wednesday 16th October. B Grade teams must have year 5/6 students ONLY. A Grade teams must have year 7/8 students ONLY. All teams MUST be mixed. You must have 2 girls or 2 boys on the field at all times. EACH TEAM MUST SUPPLY A RELIABLE REFEREE. All registration forms must have Players Name and Phone No’s completed on the form for medical emergencies.

Any queries please contact Nathan or Rochelle Browne 09 235 5277 or 021 060 3343

Waiuku Senior Touch Entry Form

The Counties Manukau Steelers have posted their first win of the 2013 ITM Cup after they picked up a convincing 44-14 away win over North Harbour last week. Hurting from the disappointing performance against Wellington, the Steelers travelled to North Harbour Stadium looking determined to turn their fortunes around as they put on a dominating first half display. Conditions made it tough early on as handling errors plagued both teams but the Steelers were the ones who quickly settled into the game as Rey Lee Lo split the Harbour defence within the first five minutes. Counties not only scored tries but they displayed an exceptional effort in defence holding out the North Harbour attack for 15 phases at one point. Having opened the scoring in the match, Counties went on to have the final say as wing Ahsee Tuala dotted down on the fulltime hooter. The Steelers will aim to build on their performance further when they take on the Tasman Makos on Friday night back at ECOLight Stadium. Kickoff is at 7.35pm.

Waiuku Golf Tuesday Haggle: 1st Phil Hunt 39, 2nd Cam Fleming. Thursday Haggle: 1st Sid Thornton 41, 2nd Ross Tindle 38, 3rd Frank McGrath 36 Saturday Haggle Div One: 1st Lalakai Matu 42, 2nd Ivan Van Niekerk 40, 3rd Grant Wilcock 38, 4th Aaron Capes 38, 5th Neville Couts 38, 6th Wayne Nepia 37, 7th Craig Chambers 36.

Div Two 1st Don Paterson 41, 2nd Owen Yorke 41, 3rd Richard Sextone 40, 4th Carl Marriner 39, 5th Ross Tindle 39, 6th Alan Stuchbury 38, 7th Graham Hira 38, Best gross Div One Fred Watts 72, Div Two Don Paterson 86 Two`s Todd Geayley, Peter Helps, Kalvin Lowe, Courtney Maddern, John Morris, Bruce Whittaker.

Kohekohe hockey Kohekohe Junior Hockey results from last weekend were: U13 Kohe GT Lost 3-2 against Papakura, player of the day was Kadia Thornton. U13 Kohe Fantastix lost 7-0 against Waiau Pa, player of the day was Ash Rees. U11 Kohe Yellow lost 8-3 against OPHC Gold, player of

the day was Finn Rattrie. U11 Kohe Ninjas lost 2-1 against Alfriston, player of the day was Kieran Mcleish, U9 KoheKohe won 5-1 all against Alfriston Girls, player of the day was Riley Slack, U6 Kohe won against Puke United, player of the day was Abby Engelbrecht.

Waiuku Netball Supporter of the Week

Waiuku Touch Module 2013 Team name: Grade (circle): Mens A Mens B Ladies Mixed A Mixed B Team Manager: If this is you, collect your prize in person from the Waiuku Netball Office on the next playing Saturday or phone the office on 235 8813. Kindly donated by Subway, Bowen Street, Waiuku

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There was no quarter given when the Sandspit Devils met Waiau Pa Tiger at the Waiuku Netball Courts in junior netball action on Saturday.

Waiuku Netball draw Draw for Waiuku Netball Centre Junior Knockout Tournament, Saturday 31st August 2013. Office Bearers: Kathy Maxwell, Bronwyn Sloane, Marion O’Neil. Set Up Duty Sandspit Clean Up Duty Awhitu/Pukeoware. Canteen/Lolly Shop/BBQ: 9.0010.00am Sandspit/Otaua, 10.00-11.00am Glenbrook/ Waiau Pa Waipipi, 11.00am12.00pm View Road/Aka Aka, 12.00-1.00pm Waiuku Primary/ Waiuku Maori Sports Club. Timekeeper: Janice Thomson. 9.00am Glenbrook Pulse v Sandspit Infernoz, Waiuu Maori Sports Club Jnr A v Pukeoware Sapphire, Swampy View Silver v Sandspit Creepers, Awhitu Angels v Swampy View Red, Glenbrook Sapphires v Waipipi Winners. 9.26am Waiuku Primary Courts v Waiuku Primary Chicks, Waipipi Stormers v Pukeoware Rebels, Glenbrook Mingles v Glenbrook Blueberries, Sandspit Blasters v Waiuku Primary Stars, Awhitu Diamond Dodgers v Swampy View Future Ferns Gold. 9.52am Waiau Pa Tigers v Waiau Pa Fudgies, Sandspit Devils v Awhitu Sapphires, Waiau Pa Celebes v Waipipi Waves, Sandspit Stars v Glenbrook Starfire, Sandspit Shakers v Swampy View Future Ferns Red. 10.18am Sandspit Shockwaves v TBA, Swampy View Black v TBA, Waiuku Primary No Name v TBA, Pukeoware Satellites v TBA, Waiuku Primary Scorers v Pukeoware Shinning Stars. 10.44am TBA; 11.10am TBA;

11.36am TBA; 12.02pm TBA; 12.28pm TBA UMPIRES 9.00am Pukeoware x 1, Waipipi x1, Waiuku Primary x 2, Glenbrook x 2, Sandspit x 2, Pukeoware x 1, Otaua x 1. 9.26am Glenbrook x 1, Pukeoware 1, Sandspit x 2, WMSC x 1, Aka Aka x1, Otaua x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Pukeoware x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1. 9.52am Aka Aka x 1, Sandspit x 1, Kim Mariner, Waiau Pa x 2, Waiuku Primary x 1, Sandspit x 1, Awhitu x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Waipipi x1. 10.18am Waiau Pa x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Awhitu x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Waiau Pa x 1, Waipipi x 1, Sandspit x 2, Awhitu x 1, View Road x 1. 10.44am Kim Mariner, Sandspit x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Waiau Pa x 1, Awhitu x 1, Aka Aka x 1, Sandspit x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Otaua x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1. 11.10pm WMSC x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Aka Aka x 1, Pukeoware x 1, Otaua x 1, Pukeoware 1, Sandspit x 2, Waipipi x 1, Glenbrook x 1. 11.36pm Waiau Pa x 1, Awhitu x 1, Aka Aka x 1, WMSC x 1, Glenbrok x 1, Waipipi x 1, Pukeoware x 1 Waiau Pa x1, View Road x 1, Awhitu x 1. 12.02pm Glenbrook x 1, Waipipi x 1, Waiuku Primary x 2, Awhitu x 1, Otaua x 1. 12.28pm Waipipi x 1, Glenbrook x 1, Sandspit x 2, Waiau Pa x 1, View Road x 1, Waiuku Primary x 1, Sandspit x 1.





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Castaways delights with new lunch menu Sitting by the fire, overlooking a calming ocean vista is a wonderful way to have a meal with family or just with that someone special... and what a better place to do it than Agave at Castaways. That is how a couple of girls from your local newspaper decided to spend their lunch after being invited to try out the new menu items on offer. We kicked off our five course feast with a fantastic Basil, Feta and Tomato Tart. This light, crispy pastry with its sweet and salty filling was accompanied by a tasty Rocket and Cucumber Salad. Judging by this tart alone, we knew we could only expect the rest of the food to be superb. We were then presented with a Seafood Platter, otherwise known as their Tiers of Ocean Bites, which came beautifully presented on a three tiered tray. The tray consisted of Crispy coated Salmon spring rolls with citrus creme,

By Lynn Douglas prawn cocktail, cheese pate and tomato pesto marinated muscles with tortilla chips. If you are looking for a restaurant that serves only the best seafood that is as fresh as the sea itself, be sure to try out Agave’s utterly superb Seafood Platter. I must say however, that my absolute favourite in any restaurant is steak and I was most excited when I got the opportunity to tuck into the very well presented Scotch Fillet laced with a Port Jus and served on a bed of delicious garlic mash with pan fried onions, fig and tamarind chutney and surrounded by a medley of mushrooms. This dish in my mind was pure heaven to the palette as the flavour combinations were out of this world. I would go back for the steak any day, possibly eating it as a starter and main

meal – yes, it was that good. Following that we tucked into the Matadors Cape Warmed Salad that comprised of a mix of ingredients from Roasted peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, olives and macadamias. The salad was laced with a light chilli infused lime dressing and if you are a lover of anything Mediterranean, this salad is the perfect treat for your taste palette. We ended off with a great new dessert: Cheesecake and, an old favourite from the menu, Chocolate Brownie. I have to say in all honesty that it was by far the best brownie I have ever tasted and I, being a self-proclaimed a chocolate connoisseur, would recommend it to anyone with a sweet tooth or choccie craving. I would definitely end my delicious meal with that old favourite. This brownie was the fluffiest, fudgiest and most chocolatey brownie I have ever tasted and can’t wait to go back to enjoy it once again. The overall service of Agave was friendly and efficient which paired so well with the amazing atmosphere of the restaurant. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a treat that is simply out of this world.


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ACCOUNTING & Taxation Services. Call Rise Accountants, chartered accountants. 09 235 7455.


FIREWOOD splitter Phone 235 7733 or 021 305 111.

Virus Removal, Repairs, Internet, Broadband, PC Sales, Data backup, Tuition

BOUNCY Castle hire. Elephant, Tiger for kids. Sumo, Boxing Jousting for Adults. Ph: 09 235 5297 or 0274 260 040.

FAMILY home, 3 BRM on quiet cul-de-sac. $280,000 ono. Trade Me listed. View by appt. Ph: 021 063 4252. Open home Saturdays 2-4pm.

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

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

GUITAR Lessons. Experienced guitar teacher. No guitar needed. Also teach at Sandspit School. Bookings requires. Ph: Rachel 021 0251 1752.


DRUMMING Lesson, full set up in Waiuku, no need to have a kit, beginners to intermediate, theory, rhythm and grooves. Call Paul on 021 1454 478.

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

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES CLEANING vacant houses, windows, offices, carpet shampooing & exterior waterblasting. Plus maintenance. FREE quotes. Ph Allan or Lynette 09 235 9333 or 027 272 6249. S & G Cleaning Services. 19 years experience & Gregg’s Drumming Tuition. Find Gregg on facebook for all enquires Phone 238 7980 or 021 296 0718.

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LANDLORD seeks great tenants for 3BM home. Double garage, Fenced backyard, in quiet cul-desac. Avail. now. Ph: 021 0845 0916.

LIVE Music $50 p/h. Live jazz & contemporary songs & piano music with prof performer Carol Gilfillan. Impress your friends & clients with that special extra touch of sophistication for your venue, function or event. Suitable for sml, med & lrg venues. Regular & one-off bookings accepted. Ph 021 054 4753 or e:

2BRM unit , Waiuku. Suit older person or couple. Quiet area. $250 pw incl. lawns. Ph 021 1129 387.


ADULT ACCESSORIES, adult toys, massage oil, lubes, Women’s Health & Sexuality Books & lots more available online

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

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

FOR SALE COCKY’S CORNER for fencing & roofing iron, timber, hardware, plywood, pavers, gates, garden sheds & more. 123 Queen St, Waiuku. Ph 235 9880 or 235 2386.

AYRSHIRE - 6 Steers. 130kgs. Can deliver. $450 each. Ph: 235 5380 or 235 8328. OUTDOOR Lrg table & 6 chairs. Good Condition $1900 new, will sell for $350 as is excess to requirement. Ph: 021 421 840.

LAST season dried $85 per cubic metre. 0274 355 333 or 021 555 550.


ICEY TEK Chilly bin. 115 litres. New condition $260. Medium chest freezer $30 Ph: 235 9551.

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

HEALTH TAI-CHI QIGONG healthy leisure activity, Church Hall, 43 Queen St Puke. Thurs, 1.15pm $5; 5.30pm $8 7pm - $8. Practice, theory, green tea, no booking req.

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

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 31st Aug, 8am - 12pm. 77 Hyland Place. Furniture, piano, fabric, craft stuff & freebie corner. SATURDAY 31st Aug, Household tools, jewellery etc. Starts 8am. 36 Hamilton Drive. SUNDAY 1st Sept, 8am, 48 Edgewater Parade, Waiuku.

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

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

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

PETS POOCHIE park – Holiday home for dogs – Inspection welcome by arrangement Phone 09 235 0052 (evenings) or 021 856 555. Email nz for further information.

SENIOR Hairdresser - Full time position available. Must have experience. Ph Tash 235 8899.

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

TUITION LESSONS in singing, music theory, songwriting, jazz harmony and performance craft available with Waiuku-based teacher and performer Carol Gilfillan. Limited spaces still available for term 3. Call Carol on 021 054 4753 or email cazjazz1@

READING & WRITING 1 to 1 Tuition. Waiuku and Tuakau. 4½ years upwards. Excellent tutors. Contact Jill at ‘The Frog Pond’. Phone 238 2110. Email: jillm@wild-daisies.

WANTED TREES wanted. Gum and Macrocarpa. Also tree felling and shelter belt removal. Phone or text Chris 027 212 4590 or 235 0065.

SLEEPOUT or Similar in Waiuku, Glenbrook Area. Single working man. Non smoker. Ph: 021 206 4086 WORK wanted, Anything considered during school hours. Fit, reliable, honest, hardworking lady. Own transport. House cleaning, home care, gardening, lawnmowing or odd jobs. Good with animals. Awhitu, Waiuku area. Ph. Cheryl 235 5686. HOUSE to Rent. 2 double bedrooms or 3 bedroom house/unit in Waiuku. Professional full time workers. No pets or smokers. Ph: 021 082 11805.



Rugby and Youth Development (inc) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held at Waiuku Yacht Club on Thursday 29th August 7:00pm

Pukeoware Community Hall

Annual General Meeting Pukeoware Hall, Wed 25th September, 7:30pm All Welcome Ph: Mandie 235 8352




Classifieds  PUBLIC NOTICES 


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

Waiuku Family Support Network 56 Queen St Ph: 235 9099


Will be held at the above address 12:30pm, Wed 4th September 2013. Refreshments will be served. Everyone Welcome


Mainly Music every Monday morning at 10am at the Cornerstone Community Centre, 8 Valley Road, Waiuku Ph: 235 7341 or visit our website:, Sunday Gathering 10am, Waiuku College Hall.

A registered FDANZ Practice

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

AWHITU GOLF CLUB Full membership for $5 per week. Check us out on our website: For more details contact the Secretary ph: 235 1031 or email:

Hosted by Waiuku Rotary

MEET YOUR FRANKLIN LOCAL BODY CANDIDATES Sunday, Sept 22nd 2013, 2pm Waiuku Memorial Hall.

4 Candidates for the Waiuku Local Board 3 Candidates for the Franklin Ward, Councillor

Written questions are to be submitted on the day.



Saturday Sept 14th, 7pm Tickets on sale at Church office $15 ph 235 2238


Cut Flowers * Sympathy Condolences * Wedding Flowers * Table Arrangements * Water Features


ALLEY WAY **Lots of new carpet & mats great prices** Deep freeze $1,200 large size, 42” Flat screen Panasonic TV - no free view $300, Cane Suite new upholstered fabic 4 pieces $595, King size bed excellent order $595, Lounge suite 4 pieces, 2 recliners, 3 seater couch, 2 seater couch $295, 3 piece suite $50, Table & chairs $75, Lots of good queen size mattress from $20, New drawers, beds & mattress available, Factory direct. 31/3 BOWEN ST, WAIUKU NEXT DOOR TO MITRE 10, Ph: 235 7715


In remembrance of

TODD BELLINGHAM 27/07/1989 – 26/08/2007

Dear Todd Yesterday was 6 years since you were so tragically taken from us, so suddenly and without any warning. Six long years to think about you, to reminisce and miss you. We hope you are okay-we are coping, although it is very challenging. It is now time to put the “F2 Midget” you worked so hard to get, on Trade Me. You achieved a 2nd racing in your season and it was 4th overall this year. We are selling it at a reasonable price - a good way to get into Western Springs. Life has been difficult and very different without you, but your memory and the happiness you spread around, keeps us going. Take care, dear son.

Mum and Dad





Waiuku Theatre Group Inc.

Out of zone applications for 2014.

Theatre Classes “from Page to Stage”

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

Tuesday’s 6:30 - 8pm, Cost $50 per term. Ages 10 to 110! Backstage Theatre, Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Contact Glenda 021 162 8110 or (Limited spaces available)

Term Two: Creating your own production September 3rd to November 5th. The board has determined that ten (10) places are How to solve **Script writing, production likely to be available for out of zone students in year MEDIUM No.1296 Sudoku! management, stage management, one for 2014. The exact number of places will depend rehearsals and performing.** 4 of applications received 3on the number 2 8 Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.


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Duty Manager required Must be reliable, competent & honest. Must have current certificate. Be available for day, night & weekend work. Please ph: Barb with your CV & Qualifications Ph: 021 605 887 or e:

Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club

are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified Chef to contract to the club. Please email your CV or resume to: For further information, please contact the Operations Manager: 235 9131. WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION CENTRE

@ 51 Queen St Waiuku

Glenbrook School

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

Alley Way off Bowen Street, Waiuku Phone 235 0643


Light refreshments and supper St Andrews Centre 85 Queen St, Waiuku

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Do you love Waiuku and our district? The Waiuku Information Centre is looking for more weekend volunteers to help man our centre. Training on a buddy system will be provided. The Information Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays. Winter shifts are 10am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 3pm. Summer shifts are 9:30am–1pm or 1pm- 4:30pm. If would like to help visitors and residents make the most of their time here, please contact Vanessa Newman on 235 6231 or pop in and see us.

Waipipi School 0.6 FIXED TERM TEACHER (9am-12pm Monday to Friday) from Monday 14th October to Tuesday 17th December We are looking for an exceptional New Entrant/Y1 teacher to teach reading, writing and mathematics to a class of vibrant students who are eager to learn. Please send your CV (including three referees) and a covering letter by Friday 13th September to: Michelle Brown/ Principal, Waipipi School, 100 Creamery Road, RD3, Waiuku, 2683 or email

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GREG BRADLEY BUILDERS • Over 25 years experience • Quality craftsmanship guaranteed • General maintenance and repairs • Renovations and Restoration • Bathrooms and Kitchens • Decks

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A Rare Find on 23 Acres 1206 Kohekohe-Karioitahi Rd, Waiuku Tastefully decorated family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Spacious kitchen, family room, lounge and dining room all opening out to entertainment area. children’s playground and spa pool area. Also a double internal access garage and second double garage, a half round barn and a high stud shed ideal for all the toys. Price: $769,000 plus GST Listing: View: SATURDAY 1pm-1.45pm Patricia Fenton: M 021 836 242 | DDI 09 235 9530 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


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Space, Inside and Out 5D Brights Rd, Waiuku Large 2332m² section, 4 bedrooms, spacious living, immaculate presentation, ensuite & WIW, PLUS a large extra living room complete with kitchenette and private patio. Extras include underfloor heating to most tiled areas, HRV to keep warm and dry, 3 garden sheds. In an excellent location close to town centre. Call us now. Price: $620,000 Listing: View: SUNDAY 1pm-1.30pm Bruce Robinson Bronwyn West M 027 332 3929 M 027 445 2382 A/H 09 235 2300 A/H 09 235 2300

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