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Surf Lifesaving Karioitahi’s Jessica Jackson, Nathan Millar and Ben Coers are totally focussed as they compete in the Northern Region IRB championships. See story page 20 this week. Photo by Sharon Jackson.

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Saving our nature

A Franklin farmer reflected on his 10-acre wetland project on World Wetland Day on Sunday.



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Department of Corrections staff have been looking for a rental property in the Waiuku area to house a convicted sex offender who is rated as among the highest risk in the country. The Post Newspaper understands the man is due for release shortly, and is one of the small percentage of sex offenders who are to be tracked utilising new GPS technology. Department of Corrections staff yesterday confirmed that there were currently no other people being tracked using this form of technology in the Franklin area. Local police had last week not been contacted by Corrections in regard to the offender, but Sergeant Simon Palmer said this was not unusual, and that once any decision was made he would anticipate corrections would advise police at that time. The Post asked what other safeguards or conditions on release would be in place to protect the community, whether local schools or the community at large would be informed, and

whether the Department felt it appropriate to house a high-risk offender in an area which is some distance from the main monitoring and assessment services. Department of Corrections Acting Northern Regional Commissioner Alastair Riach said “No final decision has been made in this case. “When releasing offenders into the community there is a process the Department follows which may include community notification. “Once an address has been established we work closely with local Police to manage high risk offenders.” The Post’s questions as to why Waiuku was chosen as an area to consider housing the man were not answered by the Department. Late last year, Corrections Minister Anne Tolley said 146 offenders nationwide, many on parole or extended supervision orders for child sex offences or violent offending, have been subject to GPS monitoring since it was implemented in August 2012. The decision to impose the

tracking is made by the Parole Board. At that time, 15 high-risk offenders had been identified in exclusion zones, seven of whom were then back in prison, with the rest facing further sanctions or due to appear in court. The Department’s information regarding release of offenders states that under the Privacy and Official Information Acts communities generally cannot be notified about a person’s re-

lease from prison. However, it states, in some cases, sharing information is in everyone’s best interests, including the person released from prison and their family. ‘For example, if the person has a significant history of violent or sexual offending, the Police and Corrections may notify immediate neighbours or agencies (such as schools) that the person is being released, and provide information and guidance.’

Waitangi fire warning February is New Zealand’s warmest month and one stray spark can start a fire. Auckland’s Principal Rural Fire Officer Bryan Cartelle says even though the region has received rain in the past few weeks, it is still very dry, and says if you’re having whanau and friends over on Waitangi Day for some kai, take care when using a barbecue, hangi or umu. “People should enjoy a relaxing Waitangi Day but please check that cooking fires and braziers are lit away from anything combustible. Auckland remains in a restricted fire season. Visit www. ‘rural fire’ or call 09 301 0101 for more information.”

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Members of the Horseless Carriage Club of New Zealand will be visiting Waiuku this Sunday (February 9), and bringing along some of the oldest working vehicles seen on New Zealand’s roads. The group will be assembling at the carpark near the towns information centre at 9am for a 10am start, and will later attend a lunch at the Waiuku Golf Club where the cars will again be on display. Although the clubrooms will be closed for the private function, members of the community are welcome to view the vehicles in the Golf Club carpark, or near the information centre before the vehicles leave for their run at 10am. Below: one of the classic vehicles which is part of the Horseless Carriage Club of New Zealand, a 1913 Ford T.

A brand new food and wine festival is set to showcase the best food and wine produce that South Auckland has to offer as it prepares to welcome a large crowd through its gates in March. Marking the close of the Kiwi summer food and wine festival season across New Zealand, the very first Festival of Food & Wine will be held on 22 March from 10am to 10pm at the picturesque Ti Papa Special Events Centre in Brokby, near Clevedon. Run by Phoenix Management, the Festival of Food & Wine will bring together over 80 of the region’s top producers of wine, beer, and food in a charming and unique location. Along with the opportunity to sample specialities from over 80 exhibitors including Pimms Lounge, Tapas Bar and Oyster Bar, a Wine & Cheese Appreciation Lounge and Culinary Demonstration Marquee at “The Village” are differentiating features of the festival. Demonstrations from some of New Zealand’s most

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Uni turns 50 This year, the University of Waikato turns 50. The official launch of the University 50th year celebrations is on 14 February with an afternoon tea for staff from 3.30pm-5.30pm. At this event, the University’s history book, Ko Te Tangata, by Emeritus Professor Noeline Alcorn, will be also be launched. For more information on the University’s history, 50th anniversary events and to view a timeline of the University’s development, visit about/50/.

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The Waiuku Police are holding the following items. found in: November: Child’s Spiderman Bike, Matai Street. Horses-head tie pin, gold, found in Sandspit Road. January: Guitar, found corner of Mellsop Ave and Queen Street. Silver bracelet, Greenstone heart-shaped pendant, silver ring with a white stone, and silver necklace links, a ladies gold wedding band with inlaid silver, a silver and gold band, and a silver earring with red stones, all found at or near Waiuku New World. There is also found proerty in the names of Paul Paraha and Jay Tiatoa held at the station.

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popular chefs, food and wine judges and culinary experts will run in sessions from 10.30am until 6.30pm. “The Lawn” will host the main stage and a grass area to roll out the picnic blanket for the family, enjoy the outstanding entertainment and soak up the atmosphere while snacking on tasty delights from the festival. Additional tickets are available for purchase to access the R18 VIP bar, which offers a prime view of the main stage, ample seating and luxury facilities. A stellar music entertainment line-up for the main stage along with a schedule for the sessions in “The Village” will be announced on 20 February. With early bird general admission tickets on sale at just $32, VIP admission for $75 and kids under 12 entering for free, joining the action at the first Festival of Food & Wine promises to be an affordable and memorable day out. For further information go to

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Wetlands - preserving our natural heritage Pukeoware farmer Lance Morley has created a wetland oasis in rural Smith Road, Waiuku - a wetland which is officially recognised by the QEII Trust and is now a haven for native flora and fauna. Formally titled ‘The Wetland of Lance and Pam Morley’, the 10-acre area is unrecognisable from the tangle of exotic pest plants, blackberries and gorse which once strangled the gully. “An opportunity came up in 2003 to purchase 31 acres at a pretty good price,” Lance says. “There were a couple of reasons for buying it - one was as a runoff for stock, and the other was as a retirement fund. “I said to Pam (Lance’s wife), we could get the land and hang onto it for eight or ten years and then sell it and retire.” Lance laughs that he doesn’t actually think he will truly retire anytime soon. Now 75, he says he still looks after the stock and reckons farming “keeps me skinny and fit.” The Smith Road property needed some tidying up, and Lance got in touch with local earthmoving contractor Graham Pearce, and between the two of them they drew up some rough plans to create a wetland area with some islands running through a 10-acre length along the boundary of the 31-acre block. Environment Waikato staff assisted with ideas for the design, and Graham’s son Zane took the wheel of the bulldozer to shape the wetlands and clear the tangled weeds. “Young Zane did a terrific job,” Lance recalls, as he looks down over the now-vibrant plantings.

Much of the roughing-out work was completed in late 2003, before a break over the summer period to allow the excavations to dry out, and then Zane returned with the bulldozer to trim the final shapes. Then it was onto the plants - thousands and thousands of them. Over two planting periods, a few months apart, Lance and a pineplanting crew he hired from Pukekohe planted 55,000 plants, grasses, flaxes, and native trees. Many of them are rare species, which his wetland is providing with a chance to regenerate. Funding of about a third of the many, many thousands of dollars worth of work was provided through specific wetland grants, and over the next eight years, the area has grown to a lush, heavily planted area. “It’s tightly planted, because that’s the best way to keep the exotics and the weeds out of it,” Lance says. “You still get some creeping in from the edges, but we come along once a year and clean it out.” As the wetland has developed, that maintenance role is something which has taken less and less time each year - it’s now down to just a few hours a year, rather than the solid week it used to take a few years ago. “Sometimes people put the wetlands in, but then the property is sold, and the new owners don’t realise that they need to look after the wetland. “It’s not a lot of work, but it’s something that should be done.” One of the unusual features of the block is that it has now been split into three titles, two of which are being offered for sale, and all three have

World Wetlands Day was marked on Sunday. It’s significant for Pukeoware farmer Lance Morley, who has planted 55,000 plants, to create a 10-acre wetland in Smith Road. Two of the sections, incoporating parts of the wetlands, are now being offered for sale. Inset - part of the wetlands. a portion of the wetland within their boundaries. “It’s pretty much unique to have smaller house section areas like this with their own wetland area, and as well as being something beautiful on the property, it also means no-one can ever build on that area - it’s protected forever by the covenants of the Trust,” Lance points out. Looking over the property, appropriately enough on Sunday, which was World Wetlands Day, Lance says the development has meant far more than just tidying the gully and providing a haven

for native plants. It’s meant birdlife has returned, and the towering seedpods of the native flaxes are attracting a procession of tuis. Lance says he hopes other landowners take their chance to preserve a part of New Zealand, and join with the government and other agencies who provide funding and incentives to create wetland areas. As of June last year, landowners throughout New Zealand are voluntarily protecting around 125,000 hectares of their land with QEII covenants. The Trust’s core activity is to

secure long-term protection of natural and cultural features on private land, usually by the legal mechanism of an open space covenant. The Trust works in partnership with landowners to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land with open space covenants. QEII acts as a perpetual trustee to ensure the covenant remains protected forever. • Fish and Game New Zealand is keen to partner with more farmers to develop wetlands. See our story on page 4.

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Most art followers will know that the Pollok Arts and Crafts Co-op normally holds a major exhibition and competition around Easter each year. This year however, they have decided to break with that tradition and instead bring an event forward in order to coincide with the Pollok 150 year anniversary celebrations. The idea was that this way, not only would the Co-op be getting local artists’ creative juices flowing, but it would also contribute to the interest in the history of the area, and provide another venue and event for visitors to the celebrations. During discussions on the origins of the Pollok community Co-op members came up with the idea of giving the competition the theme of ‘Beginnings’. And so it is; just as the beginnings of the Pollok story are fascinating in themselves, members are hoping that ‘Beginnings’ will offer a wide enough palette of ideas for all those hoping to enter the competition.

Some, of course, may decide to concentrate on an artistic interpretation of Pollok’s history, but that is by no means the overall aim of choosing this theme. Once again, the competition is open to everyone, and all media are welcome. The opening date for the exhibition will be Friday, March 14, and will run for three weeks. A first prize of $500 will again be offered, and participants are urged to have their entries in ready for hanging by Tuesday, March 11. Entry forms will be available either online; , or at the gallery. The entry fee will be $10. As usual also, there will be a special ‘Viewer’s Choice’ award given at the end of the exhibition. For any further information, phone the gallery: 2352225. As a bit of a bonus, the female members of the Co-op have decided to hold an exhibition of their textile art over the Easter weekend. They are calling this event, ‘Good Fibrations’.

Fish and Game keen to work with farmers Fish & Game NZ has marked World Wetlands Day (Sunday) by reminding to the rural sector that it’s keen to partner with more farmers to help in the preservation and creation of wetlands. Fish & Game communications advisor Grant Dyson says that Kiwis around the country will be well aware that the organisation has gone in to bat hard at times on environmental issues – especially where clean water and game bird habitat has been put under threat. “The reality behind some of those headlines is that we are working well and very happily with many farmers and other landowners right around the country especially to help enhance or improve good habitats.” Mr Dyson says that Fish & Game offers considerable expertise via its 12 regional offices – a range of free freshwater advisory services. “There is much we can do to help people either enhance existing wetlands and watercourses on their properties – or develop new ones.” This advice, which can include on-site visits and assistance with potential funding, extends beyond help with wetlands, to assisting with moves to improve stream bank management and water quality, and maintain or improve fish passage through culverts or fords. “Landowners should never assume their project is too small for this help, as the right planting and design can do a lot for even small ponds to create a better habitat for birds.” Mr Dyson says there is a growing awareness of the importance of such small ponds in providing good habitat, amid the ongoing loss of wetland areas to urban and farming development, and our new research programme reflects this, he says. For further information, contact Fish and Game or go to the wetland trust website

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Little drama as Mayor takes chair Auckland Mayor Len Brown, along with an entourage of staff and some security, arrived at the Pukekohe Library on Friday for his twice-postponed ‘Mayor in the Chair’ session, Following accusations that the Mayor has been ducking public engagements in recent weeks as he waits for the dust to settle on the fallout from revelations of his affair, and a subsequent council inquiry, there was more than the usual media attention for what should have been a relatively low key event. Two policemen even turned up among a crowd of around 30 library users and bystanders, although there was little controversy. A couple of female protestors chanted ‘Shame, Shame’ as the Mayor entered the library, before he sat and chatted with locals, among them Ganges Singh (pictured left), about Franklin issues. A Pakuranga businessmen attempted to raise ‘family values’ issues with the Mayor, who said he had already spoken about those issues, and added that it was a matter between him and his family. When the questions were repeated, Mayoral staff interceded and the man left.

A major research project evaluating the effectiveness of school clinics to help prevent acute rheumatic fever in children is underway in Counties Manukau and in two other area health boards. The research, led by University of Auckland child health and infectious diseases researcher, Professor Diana Lennon, may determine future protocols for school-based sore throat clinics around the country. The three health boards involved in the evaluation are Counties Manukau, Auckland and Bay of Plenty and the study will involve 700-1000 school-aged children in each area. The three-year project is one of three research projects focussed on controlling rheumatic fever in children, underway this year for a total of $2.4 million funded by the Health Research Council NZ. Group A streptococcal sore (GAS) throat is an infectious disease that can lead to acute rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, causing reduced life span in some. Although acute rheumatic fever has largely been eliminated in the developed world, the rates in New Zealand’s Maori and Pacific communities are 30 to 60 times higher than in European and Asian people. “To get the best outcome for these children, we will examine the success of various school clinic GAS control programmes in schools in these three district health board areas,” she says. “The outcome of our research will we hope, help to fine tune the control of rheumatic fever in New Zealand.”

Pukekohe goes Mexican Burritos, nachos and quesadillas are flying out the door faster than V8s at the new Mexicali Fresh Pukekohe store. The Pukekohe store is the sixth Mexicali Fresh to open, with plans for further expansion, including the first South Island store later this year. Everything at Mexicali is freshly chopped, grilled or roasted daily using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The fresh ingredients combined with an impressive array of drinks offers an experience like no other. “We’re thrilled to bring the most exciting California-style Mexican food in New Zealand to Pukekohe,” says new franchisee, Justin Wootton. “We’re looking forward to meeting all our new customers and becoming a part of the Pukekohe community.” “We’re proud to be offering healthy, fresh and delicious food in a relaxed and fun atmosphere,” says Justin. “Mexicali Fresh Pukekohe is a restaurant that the whole family can enjoy spending time at.” Mexicali Fresh is a brand built on community and family values, an ethos Justin is bringing to the Pukekohe store by employing all staff from the local area. Mexicali Fresh was born in New Zealand in 2005 when successful restaurateurs Cindy Buell and her husband John moved their family to New Zealand from the United States. Cindy’s sons Conor and Tyler Kerlin have been the driving force behind the California-style Mexicali Fresh brand which began franchising last year. The family opened the first Mexicali Fresh store at Princes Wharf in Auckland a month after arriving and have been chipping away at popularising Mexican food in New Zealand ever since. The second Mexicali Fresh store launched on Nuffield Street in Newmarket in 2006 and the third at Botany Town Centre in 2010.

Win Mexacali gift cards! The Post Newspaper, in conjunction with Pukekohe’s new Mexicali Fresh, is offering a chance for two readers to each win a $50 gift card for the new restaurant. To enter, simply email us at and tell us any three items off the Mexicali Fresh menu. All the answers are on their website, so track them down and choose your three items. Entries must include a contact name and phone number and entrants can only enter once. Entries must be received by 10am Monday February 10, and entry to the competition means entrants accept the winners names will be published in next week’s Post. Good luck amigos!

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Award-winning business opening in Waiuku A business which scooped more votes than any other at the Pukekohe Business Association Awards last year has now expanded its services into Waiuku, establishing Laundry 4 U near the centre of town, in Court Street. Owners Johan and Alta Vos say they were surprised and delighted to collect the win, a testament to their attitude that ‘every customer is a potential friend’ and say they will be bringing that same attitude to their Waiuku operation. The couple say they take a great pride in every load of washing, and cater to both commercial and domestic clients, utilising hospital-grade detergents and providing what they believe is the best service around. “We go the extra mile for our clients, who really appreciate the fact that we text our customers to let them know that their laundry is ready for collection,” Alta says, adding that

they have fallen in love with the Franklin community since their move from South Africa over 14 years ago. “Franklin is just such an amazing area, with wonderful people and a great community spirit. “We are very proud to be opening Laundry 4 U in Waiuku where we live, meeting the needs of a number of our clients who have been travelling from Waiuku to Pukekohe, and we look forward to meeting many more new people in the coming weeks and months. “Every day we look back and ask ourselves whether we have done the best we could for our clients, and that’s the same message our staff work with as well,” Alta adds. “Come in and see us in our new premises in Waiuku where we and our dedicated Waiuku staff headed by Lyndsey, also a Waiuku resident, look forward to meeting you!”

Left: Johan and Alta Vos in their new Laundry 4 U premises in Court Street, Waiuku.

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I am available to meet with constituents at regular clinics in the electorate office located at Suite 7, Level 2, Professional House,12-18 Seddon Street Pukekohe. Please phone Jeda, Raynor or Barbara on 09-238 5977 to arrange an appointment.

Looking good in 2014 The year is well underway and many of us are now back at work. I’m looking forward to another busy year as the National-led Government focuses on the issues that matter to our community, and to all Kiwis – a stronger economy and more jobs, better frontline health and education services, a safer New Zealand, and rebuilding Christchurch. We’ve all faced a few challenging years dealing with catastrophic events outside anyone’s control – from a global financial crisis to devastating earthquakes in Canterbury. Although the global environment remains uncertain, National has a steady hand on the wheel, providing strong and stable government, and sound economic management. It’s paying dividends and we’ve headed into the new year with strong economic growth of 3.5 per cent. Business confidence is up – the highest since February 1999 with manufacturing confidence hitting a 15-year high. When businesses are confident they make

decisions to invest another dollar and employ another person which means better prospects for New Zealand families. Government is working hard to get the flow of skills, particularly of our young people, into the workforce so they are ready and able to take up the many opportunities the future offers. Consumer confidence is up. People are not getting carried away but they are spending a bit more because they feel more secure about their jobs and incomes. The Government’s books continue to improve with the latest economic update confirming a small surplus in the next year which we’ll build in the coming years so we can repay debt and buffer New Zealand from any future shocks. National’s wide-ranging plan to build a more competitive and productive economy has New Zealand wellplaced to take advantage of the many opportunities available over the next few years. Our exports are growing as are

our construction and service industries as they catch up on house building in Auckland and Christchurch, and that’s spreading around the country. However, it is important to avoid Labour’s mistakes in the mid-2000s, when large increases in government spending and a booming housing market drove up interest rates and the exchange rate, and eroded productivity. So we need to be persistent about a recipe that’s working – sensible, moderate change, making our economy more competitive, keeping the Government’s books under control, and gradually and sensibly building sustainable opportunities for New Zealand families to get ahead. That’s a recipe for a pretty good year in 2014. Follow me on twitter at @PaulHutchisonMP or on Facebook at


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Pukekohe exhibition charts a 13-year art journey

Jon Tootill: Survey 20012014 charts the progression of painter, Jon Tootill (Ngai Tahu), over the past 14 years. The formal opening on Saturday saw a karakia from Kaumatua Whare Hiku, and a waiata performed by Whariko O Te Ao, before introductions of members of the Auckland arts community at Pukekohe’s Franklin: The Centre. Showcasing an important cross section of Tootill’s practice, the exhibition encompasses work from six series, including his Dream-

ers of Fantastic Dreams (2001-2) series, Suburb (2002-3) a surreal, sometimes psychedelic depiction of New Zealand mid-century homes. Also featured are his Pepeha for Lily (2006-7) series, Moko Kauae (2008-9) and the Modernist-inspired geometric painting series’, Rau (2008-9) and Kahui (2009-13), which all include traditional Maori patterning. Jon Tootill is presently in his fifth decade as an artist since he decided as a young

man to study art at Auckhe committed to pursuland Technical Institute, in ing painting full-time. This the early 1970’s. Although he decision was preceded by was already an experienced nearly three decades in the Tootill newspaper ad.pdf 1 1/30/14 painter, Tootill’s artistic advertising industry, all the practice saw considerable while maintaining an active progress after 1998 when interest in painting outside

of his work hours. Tootill’s evolution as an artist occurred during a period of unprecedented 8:08 PM change for Maori artists working in a western artistic paradigm. In this time, the

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And our photographic winner is…

We have been amazed at the creativity of our readers who responded to our Valentines Heart Photo competition this week. Images ranged from heart-shaped puddles, flowers, wire sculpture, a collection of Barbie dolls, and even a heart-shaped patch of white hair on the forehead of a cow! We’ll put more of the entries up on our facebook site this week ( and share

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them with you. It was a tough call choosing the winning one, but between us all the one that just edged out the others was this picture from Sue Lodge of Clarks Beach. As Sue says, “I was talking to my husband about your heart image competition earlier today. Tonight we had decided to have home made pizza for dinner, the photograph is the result of what he made for us, his and her heart pizzas. Gotta


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The owners of Prestige Catering, Tracey and Dean, have years of experience in the local food industry. Dean has worked as executive chef at the prestigious Auckland Club and also has experience at the iconic Kermadec. Both Dean and Tracey have experience catering for RSAs in Titirangi, Hobsonville and Papakura.

Valentine’s Day Entrees: Scallop & Prawn skewers wrapped in bacon, drizzled with a homemade lemon hollandaise sauce • Chicken Liver Pate with pistachios & brandy soaked raisins, accompanied with toasted focaccia • Crumbed Puhoi Camembert topped with wild berry compote. Mains: Lemon Peppered Salmon Fillet with a mango & lime salsa, served with roasted potatoes, baby carrots & green beans • Crispy Skinned Duck Leg topped with a five spice plum sauce, served with a kumara rosti, baby carrots & green beans • Pork Belly slow cooked with a green apple sauce, served with hand cut potato chips, baby carrots & green beans. Dessert: Platter for two: Poached Pear & Vanilla Ice-Cream served with a selection of Gourmet Fudges.

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Wolf and Beaver chef Geordy Booth says he enjoys bringing a fresh, vibrant menu to the clientele for dinners, lunches, brunches, and for functions at the newly-renovated downstairs bar. “With our team of Evan and Sarah, we offer some great seasonal blackboard specials and look out for our exciting new Autumn menu coming soon.”

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Beware the dangers of the collapsing deckchair Safety display on Saturday Rusty nails piercing flip-flops, allergic reactions to sunscreen, sand in the eyes, slips on spilled ice creams, collapsing deck chairs, burns from the barbie, and pulled muscles from playing backyard cricket. These are just some of the ‘seasonal’ mishaps that led to ACC injury claims last summer. A total of 439,878 claims were received between 1 December 2012 and 28 February 2013. That put summer slightly ahead of winter (435,125 claims) and spring (420,690 claims) but trailing autumn (468,648 claims) as the most ‘injurious’ season last year. ACC Injury Prevention Programme Manager, Megan Nagel, says there are always small numbers of claims each year that have a distinctively seasonal flavour. “Beach-related injuries tend to be more frequent in summer, as you’d expect, while injuries caused by heaters are more common in winter.” However, other types of injuries occur constantly throughout the year. “Falls in the home are the number one cause of injuries in New Zealand, regardless of what time of year it is.” Ms Nagel’s advice to Kiwis wanting to see out the rest of this summer safely therefore includes a mix of seasonal and ‘year round’ injury prevention tips. “Summer can be a popular time for socialising and outside DIY, so we remind people to be responsible hosts if serving alcohol, and pay attention to safety when using things like power tools and ladders.” “During summer, people also often throw themselves back into physical activity after a less than active winter. Building up your activity gradually and remembering to warm up before exer-

Auckland’s emergency services are joining forces on Queens Wharf on Saturday to provide the public with a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into their daily work. The New Zealand Fire Service, it’s Urban Search and Rescue team, Police, St John Ambulance, Coastguard, Defence Force, SPCA, and other community groups are taking part. They will be demonstrating the importance

Collapsing deckchairs were just one of the incidents that led to a staggering 439,000 ACC claims last summer. There were 877 claims involving sand, 41 claims which had something to do with ice cream and 67 claims which involved playing backyard cricket! cising can reduce your risk of injury.” At home, Ms Nagel advises Kiwis to “pay attention to hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls, such as loose rugs, spilled liquid on floors and blown light bulbs.” Key statistics Seasonal injuries last summer involving: • Deck chairs - 54 claims - examples of accidents included jammed fingers in deckchairs, collapsing deckchairs, and falls off deckchairs • Sunscreen - 57 claims - examples of mishaps included sunscreen in eyes, allergic reactions, overstretching and losing balance applying sunscreen • Ice Cream - 41 claims - examples of accidents included piercing mouth with ice cream sticks, slipping on spilled ice cream, wrists hurt scooping ice cream, and strained backs lifting cartons of ice cream

Pukekohe business launches safety bands • Barbeques - 521 claims - injuries included burns from touching the BBQ, strains lifting the BBQ, and bruising from walking into the BBQ • Flip-flops - 213 claims - examples of mishaps included nails entering the foot through the shoe, stubbed toes and blisters, and slips, • Sand - 877 claims - examples of injuries included burnt feet from hot sand, sand in the eyes, bluebottle stings from digging in the sand, and sprained ankles from running through sand • Beach or backyard cricket – 67 claims – accidents included being hit by the bat, diving for the ball and injuring arms and shoulders, and strained muscles while batting or bowling Home injuries 2012/13 financial year: Total home injuries - around 670,000 claims. Falls in the home - around 290,000 claims in all.

Pukekohe engraving and book exchange company Top Notch has launched a new line of safety wristbands which can provide important medical information in case of an accident. The bands hold a clip made of laser-engraved stainless steel which can include up to four lines of text, detailing any medical conditions and including an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact telephone number. The compay says they are suitable for people training or competing in a variety of sports, and are hard-wearing and waterproof. At $14 each, the cost includes postage anywhere in New Zealand. For further information, contact Top Notch on 09 238 5684.


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of volunteers to the safety of communities and show how they deal with some of the incidents they attend. Staying Alive Organiser, Terry Hewitt says the free Volunteer and Emergency Services Open Day is a great opportunity to show Auckland’s emergency capability and the vital part that emergency and non-emergency volunteers play in their communities.

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Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.



Auckland ‘leaning on’ Waikato for water

Federated Farmers is concerned that the Auckland Watercare firm’s application to take water from the Waikato will see lost opportunities for economic growth in the Waikato. “This part of the Waikato River is already nearly full allocated with water takes, at 10 percent of its one-in-fiveyear low flow, so if this application is approved, Waikato ratepayers lose out,” says James Houghton, Federated Farmers provincial president for Waikato. “Watercare are asking for a further 200,000 cubic meters a day on top of the 150,000 they already take, to supply a city that doesn’t pay rates in the Waikato. “Our council needs to be thinking

about the long game here and what benefits there are in giving away Waikato’s resources, which are needed to maintain and build Waikato’s economy. If this consent proceeds under the current rules it is going to strangulate Waikato’s ability to grow. “Right now, under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, we are meant to be sitting down with our regional councils and collaborating on setting values and objectives for our local waterways. “Yet before we have had the chance, a significant percentage of our resource could be supplied to another region entirely. “To properly understand the im-

Taniwha reading to mark Waitangi Day A special reading of ‘Guardian of the Bridge’, a story about the taniwha which became the guardian of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, will be read to captive audiences at libraries across Auckland next week. The free storytime session will be held at 11.30am on Wednesday 5 February at most of Auckland’s local libraries to mark Waitangi Day (the next day). Auckland Council’s Manager Libraries and Information Allison Dobbie says the region-wide ‘Guardian of the Bridge’ storytime is the first time a synchronized storytelling event has been held. “Tamaki Makaurau is a diverse and colourful multicultural region, where our first relationship is with tangata whenua, the people of the land. “The reading of Diana Harris’ book about a taniwha that wakes after a long sleep to find himself in a changed land and kaitiaki (guardian) of a strange hard strip – Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge – is a wonderful way to engage our children during the week of Waitangi Day,” she says.

pact this take would have on the local economy and environment, the council need to do the ground work before giving away our resources. Under variation 6 in the District Plan, the council would have to take water away from its ratepayers to supply Auckland the extra 20 percent of the current take it is asking for. “Auckland has long been facing resourcing and infrastructure issues due to its growing population, but why should Waikato lose out as a result - If Auckland is expected to grow by 800,000 people in the next 30 years they need to come up with a long term and sustainable option rather than leaning on their neighbours,” concluded Mr Houghton.

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Harbour dolphin warning Boaties need to take greater care in sharing the water, Massey researchers say, as they uncover the impact of collisions between vessels and marine mammals in the area. In a new paper published this month in the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, the impact of a boat propeller injury on a bottlenose dolphin was reported, with dismaying results. Coastal-Marine Research Group PhD student Sarah Dwyer was lead researcher for the recently published paper describing severe propeller strike injuries sustained by an immature bottlenose dolphin. “In this instance, the bottlenose dolphin sustained injuries that penetrated to the bone. Considering the severity of the wounds, it was surprising that these injuries weren’t immediately fatal,” says Ms Dwyer. The young bottlenose dolphin was observed with a very large open wound behind its dorsal fin and two more evenly spaced parallel wounds on the tail that were consistent with propeller strike injuries. The last reported sighting, in the shallow bays of Great Barrier Island, was on October 21, 2012. Marine mammals in New Zealand are legally protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1978) —anyone who accidentally kills or injures a marine mammal is required to report the incident to a fishery officer or the Department of Conservation within 48 hours.


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Water saving tip #03

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Saturday, 15 February 2014 12pm – 4pm Samuel Miller Reserve, Pukekohe, Auckland, Cnr of Nelson Street and John Street South Bring your bike, scooter or skateboard for rides, games, music and fun! A great event for the whole family, it’s a local Pukekohe event not to be missed. There will be an obstacle course, puncture fixing tutorials, helmet fitting, bike decorating, face painting, cycle information stands, music and demos. This event is held in conjunction with the BDO Wellington to Auckland race. This is a FREE event brought to you by Auckland Transport and registration is not required. | |

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CONSIDERING BUILDING THE DREAM? With the growing demand for Auckland properties, Waiuku is becoming a more desirable place to get value for money. Buy and build now while it's still affordable. Your choice of residential sections with services ready to go, or bare blocks for the larger dream, ready for your builders spade. RESIDENTIAL

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618m2 fully fenced section down right of way in a good location. Build your dream home. Won't last long, be quick! View online: ID: osbs549 Contact: Leonie a/h 09 235 9961, 0274 985 722

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Add this property to your portfolio ideal investment currently vacant as on the market, but good return for your money. Tidy 3 bedroom, low maintenance brick home in a group of 15 properties, private row with own fully fenced court yard and playground across the driveway. Why not make this your 1st home interest rates are low so jump into the property ladder. WAIUKU

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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



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

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3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Open plan living with French doors opening onto decking. Just recently renovated on 539m2 corner site.


Handy to Medical Centre, Waiuku College & Waiuku township. 3 Double bedrooms, master has semi ensuite. Open plan living with wood burner. Fully fenced with internal entry from the double garage.Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing. View online: ID: osbh750 Contact: Marleen a/h 09 235 0070, 0274 483 528


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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.May qualify for Welcome Home Loan - Contact agent for details. View online: ID: osbh703 Contact: Julie Rodgers 0275 516 075, 09 235 6075


This 3 bedroom home has plenty to offer. Modern kitchen, separate lounge, good decking, double garage + workshop and carport. Fully fenced section. Zoned for Sandspit School. WAIUKU

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Modern 4 bedroom brick & tile in a quiet, private setting. Good indoor/outdoor flow from the living areas and a short walk from a local primary school and kindergarten. Call Julie Q to view.


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Two storey home with 3 double bedrooms, huge rumpus room with bar & bathroom, open plan living + study. Handy to Golf Course & Squash Club. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.

Immaculately presented 1970s solid home with plenty of garaging. 3 Double bedrooms Large workable family friendly kitchen. Separate dining , separate family room & formal lounge. Double garage with large work shop area at the back. Second property entrance leads to a carport & also to a separate single garage. All this on a 780m2 section.



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4 double bedroom, master has ensuite. Open plan living with outdoor flow to fully fenced backyard with pizza oven & garden shed. Double garage with workshop as well as a carport. Phone Marleen to arrange a viewing.

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3 bedrooms fully furnished bach at Matakawau on AwhituPeninsula. 2 mins to beach. Shed for the boat. Lots of family fun. Call Julie Q to view.



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Only 5 mins from town is this well-maintained, grazed 15-acre block suitable for stock and horses.

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.


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. View online: ID: osbh753

RUNOFF OR LIFESTYLE $650,000 +GST, if any

LIFESTYLE IN TOWN $505,000 WAIUKU open home!

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Tucked down a tree lined drive is this 4 bedroom well maintained home. Double separate garaging plus barn. Private and secluded set on 9870m2. Plenty of room for the kids and the animals.

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

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Open Home: Sun 2.00 – 2.30pm 3 Annieston Plc


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



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Formally the Landston Riding School, 8.39ha property approx 4km from Waiuku. This property with its 38 x 40m arena has hosted Horsemanship Clinics, Corporate Events and a Riding School. Tack room and 3 bay shed have a high stud. To the rear of the shed are 4 calf pens. A short drive to the Pony Club and a little further to the Coast, this will be a sought-after property.


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Almost $20 million at Select Sale, 1372 yearlings sold overall New Zealand Bloodstock’s 88th National Yearling Sales Series drew to a close on Sunday with increases posted across all key statistics as the hammer fell on the final of 1372 yearlings catalogued over six days of selling. At the completion of Karaka 2014, the combined statistics across the Premier, Select and Festival Sales show consistent strength throughout the week to record an increased average, clearance and median, with 64 fewer horses sold compared to 2013.

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A super day’s trade rounded off New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2014 Select Sale on Saturday at Karaka, with the turnover, average, and clearance all ahead of last year’s figures. The Sale that provided eight of the 13 Group 1 winners from NZB’s National Yearling Sales Series last year saw a total of 416 horses sold over the previous three days, with total takings of $19,224,000 (up 11%), at an average of $46,212 (up 7%), and a clearance rate of 75%, up from 71% at the sale’s conclusion last year. This year’s Sale has seen 10 Lots sold for over $150,000 compared with only five last year, and 42 horses sold for over $100,000, 13 more than last year. This year’s median price matched last year’s at $35,000. Saturday’s top price was recorded early in the day when Lot 930 was purchased by Queensland agent John Foote for $160,000. The colt offered by Brighthill Farm was the last Zabeel to go through the Karaka 2014 Sale, and potentially the last yearling by the great sire to be sold at Karaka. Out of Al Maher mare Al Shamekha, the colt is from the international family of Group 1 winners Saddex (Sadler’s Wells) and Spinning World (Nureyev). John Foote purchased the horse on behalf of his Queensland client Ian McCauley who was delighted with the purchase. “Ian is a very good client and a great supporter of the Karaka Sales and he loves a good Zabeel,” commented Foote. “I’ve bought a number of horses over the years with Ian including another Zabeel called Turner Bayou that won the Queensland Cup last year. Lot 926 was purchased for Mr S To by Willie Leung for $150,000. “This colt is a good horse, he’s a strong Zabeel, well developed with a deep girth and Ian was determined to buy him.” Four Lots earlier, Lot 926 was the second top price of the day, purchased by Willie Leung for Simon To for $150,000. The colt by second season sire Thewayyouare, out of the stakes placed mare Alleyrun and a half-brother to the highly regarded Allez Eagle,

The clearance rate of 78% represents a six-year high, and reflects the increase in demand that was evident from the local NZ buying bench throughout the week, supported by a strong international line-up from Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, UK and Western Samoa. The clear middle market strength was also highlighted by the 12.5% increase to the median figure for the entire Sales Series.

was sold by Goodwood Stud who also sold the top Lot of the Sale, yesterday’s Savabeel colt at Lot 773 sold for $200,000. “The fact is from the beginning I have liked to buy first season sires as you can get a top lot from the first crop for reasonable value,” commented Leung. “Yesterday I bought the Rip Van Winkle for Mr To as I thought he was the best Rip Van Winkle in the Select Sale.” “I bought the Thewayyouare colt for Mr To today because I’ve had luck buying his progeny before, plus he’s a half-brother to Allez Eagle.” Bryce & Ginger Tankard’s Waikato Bloodstock worked hard to add four purchases to their tally to secure a total of 10 yearlings for the week for $775,000 at an average of $77,500. Based in Cambridge, the father and son duo have been mostly purchasing for their Hong Kong-based clients, with a top Select Sale price of $170,000 paid for Lot 838, a colt by freshman sire Per Incanto (by Street Cry).

“We are very happy with the Sale and thrilled to bits with the horses that we’ve got,” commented Bryce Tankard. “The quality of the Select Sale is right up there, with a very good, even line up of horses, the standard was very high. “We’ve missed out on quite a few this week and come up a bit short so we’ll be back for the Festival Sale on Sunday for sure. “I think there are some very good drafts from first season sires and it is great to see these young sires leaving such outstanding types, it’s very promising for the future.” A total of 11 individual countries were represented on the buyers list, compared with only five at the 2013 Select Sale. International buyers Aquanita, Michael Freedman, Willie Leung, Ger Beemsterboer, B2B Bloodstock and Colin Little were amongst those who stayed on from the Premier Sale and made their presence felt over the three-day Select Sale.





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We are pleased to welcome Dr Melecia Botes to our team of permanent doctors. Melecia, originally from South Africa, came to NZ with her family 5 years ago and now lives in Pukekohe. In our role as a full teaching practice we have Registrar, Dr Lychhun Kouch who will be with us until the end of June. During February we will be joined by a Trainee Intern and a House Officer doing her rural general practice placement. We will also be happy to welcome student nurses from MIT for placements throughout the year. We were sorry to say goodbye to Dr Leonard Philipiah at the end of December. For patients registered under Leonard please phone the surgery to discuss allocating a new doctor.

Healthy people without known risk factors: • Men Aged 45 years – 74 years & Women Aged 55 years – 74 years • Maori/Pacific or Indo- Asian & Men Aged 35 years – 74 years • Women Aged 45 years – 74 years • People with other known cardiovascular risk factors or at high risk of developing diabetes • Men Aged 35 years – 74 years and Women Aged 45 years – 74 years Also during February we are happy for our Health Care Assistants to test blood sugar levels for all patients. If you would like to have your blood sugar checked please call into the surgery between 9am and 3pm.



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By Yvonne Gloor, CCN, CMTA, PT Are your pants a little tight after all that festive indulging? Feeling a little more sluggish than usual? Why do a Detox Cleanse? We cleanse our body to clear symptoms, treat disease, and prevent future problems. A cleansing program is an ideal way to help you re-evaluate your life, make changes, or clear abuses and addictions. Withdrawal happens fairly quickly, and as cravings are reduced you can begin a new life without old addictive habits or drugs. Detoxification is also helpful for weight loss, although this is not the primary purpose. The body stores toxins in fat cells. When you cleanse your body these toxins are more easily re-

leased from their fat stores. Since you then become less toxic, your toxin stores (the fat) are not as necessary and, thus, your body can rid itself of excess, unnecessary fat. We also detoxify and cleanse to rest and heal our overloaded digestive organs, especially after all the Pavs and BBQ’s. This is often an overlooked, yet very important, area considering optimal health truly begins with the health of our digestive system. Aside from the internal health benefits, detoxification can also be a great catalyst for external change. For instance, it can provide a great opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate what’s most important to you. It can serve to help you cleanse your house, your work, and your relationships. After a cleanse, you will even feel more organized, more creative, more motivated, more productive, more relaxed, and more mentally focused and clear. So, if you want more energy, greater vitality, more youthful and radiant skin, and greater health for life, then cleansing should be a regular (annual or semi-annual) part of your life. All the best for 2014. Yvonne Gloor, Clinical Nutritionist at Way of Life Health Shop. 027-6285196.

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her hands, he/she is able to assess the distribution of energy and affect its flow. The main benefit of Tui Na/ Chinese Massage is that it focuses on the specific problem, whether it is an acute or a chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints or a skeletal system. This technique is very beneficial in reducing the pain of neck, shoulders, hips, back, arms, thighs, legs and ankle disorders. It is a very effective therapy for arthritis, pain, sciatica and muscle spasms. Other benefits of this therapy include alleviation of the stress related disorders like anxiety, depression, headaches(including migraines), insomnia, constipation and other disorders related to digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. As with other styles of Oriental bodywork, Tui Na/Chinese Massage is designed to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the body’s energy in balance, health is maintained. This is true not just for physical health, but for mental and emotional well-being as well. I am running a massage practice from the Way of Life Health shop on Mondays and Thursdays. I welcome you to just come into the shop or call for an appointment 09 2387806.

Osteopathy - Happy New Year and a ‘Happy Body’ for 2014 carrying nutrients to the cells (including oxygen) and transporting wastes away (e.g nitrogenous wastes). When blockages occur our cells are unable function normally. Pain, tiredness, general malaise etc. can be an indicator of poor tissue health.

By Helen Wright BSc(Hons) Ost(UK); CMIOSH (UK); PGDip (Hlth. Erg) (UK) NZ/ACC/UK Registered Osteopath Human Factors and Ergonomics consultant What constitutes a ‘Happy Body’? When we break down the body into its’ constituent parts we realise that the parts have the same simple requirements as the whole. Every cell in the body requires a food supply and a means of eliminating waste to survive. Without this cells fail to function as required and normal healthy bodily functions suffer. In order to secure the health of the cells throughout the body a clear pathway ensuring a free flow of interstitial fluid is essential. Interstitial fluid is the fluid that bathes all the cells throughout the body

Osteopaths treat more than bad backs. Osteopaths can identify dysfunctional areas and restore free fluid flow and optimum tissue health thereby achieving a ‘Happy Body’ and normal, healthy bodily functions. Osteopaths use a number of hands on techniques to restore optimum tissue health all of which are gentle and non invasive and without the use of drugs or surgery. For more information, to book an appointment for an assessment or for treatment of symptoms (pain, general feeling of unwellness, tiredness etc), please ring the Way of Life Health Shop. New patients are more than welcome. There are ACC and NZ registered osteopaths practising from the shop Monday to Saturday inclusive.

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21s - the stepping stone to Premiers Above: Under-21s Head Coach Peter Summerville says ‘this is where it all begins.’ Some of the best-known players of the past are part of a very strong coaching team which are guiding the Waiuku Under-21s side for 2014. Peter Summerville is returning to coach the team for the third year, and says he’s been pleased with the numbers at training even early in the season for both Under-19s and Under-21s. “This is where it all starts,” he says, “nowadays, this is the grade from where players will make their step into the Premiers.” Working with Peter is manager Peter Hamilton and a technical and coaching team that includes Mark Olsen, Phil Faulkner, Wax Saunderson, Darrell Robson and former Premiers coach John Bell. Peter places a heavy emphasis on ball skills for his players, and says getting those basics instilled into the team is the key to allowing them to reach their potential as players. In terms of squads for the season, he says it’s too early to tell, with some months before the first match. “At this stage it’s just about getting everyone involved, making sure those that want to have a go at it can come down and get involved. We want to give guys the opportunity.”

The new coaching team of Paul Graham and Dave Stewart, who will take the reins of Waiuku’s Premier side this season, say there’s a new and exciting look to the team for 2014. While part of that new look is the natural progression of bringing younger players through the ranks, the coaches have also had to produce a squad amid a series of injuries and defections from last year’s semi-finalists. The backline has lost outstanding half Lucky Palamo with an ankle injury received playing sevens in Sydney, while Tom Hulse is also unavailable, Shane Hemi is overseas, Counties and Waiuku prop Simon Lemalu has an overseas contract, and Maka Tatafu is still playing his rugby in Spain and won’t be back until May. Blues lock Ronald Raaymakers is also out for the first part of the competition as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Coach Paul Graham, who makes the step into coaching the Premiers this season after successful stints with local first XV rugby, says it’s just a case of getting on with the job. “We’ll have a very young backline, and it’s a talented side, with players getting the chance to step up from our Under-21 and Under-19s sides. “We’ve got a number of goalkicking options this season, and in terms of our goals for this year it’s simple - to win games,” Paul says, adding with a grin that he’d like the team to go two games further this season than the last, referring to the heartbreaking last minute intercept pass that resulted in a semi-final loss to Pukekohe.

Dave Stewart, who returns in a co-coaching capacity this year, will be looking after the forwards, and says they are still keeping an eye out for some players, but have attracted some new talent into the club, as well as having some of the older stalwarts returning. Tony Misa will be back in action for 2014, and although Raaymakers will be out for perhaps five rounds, Dave says Waiuku may actually get more play from him this year as he doesn’t have Super Rugby commitments with the Blues. Joining the squad is Dan Fitzharris, a rangy lock who has played for Coastal in Taranaki and was rated as one of the top locks in club competition, as well as a former NZ Universities player. Work has brought him to the area with a local veterinarian business, and, now living in Karaka, he adds some height to the Waiuku pack. “We’ll have a strong forward pack again this year,” Dave says, as Paul adds that there is plenty of competition for spots throughout the team. Both say one of the features of the team is the number of players who have grown up in the area and come through the ranks. Among those is one of last year’s age-group standout players, Nathan Millar. The outside back has made the most of his opportunities, and is an example of the progression structure open for young players who can see a pathway to the top side. The club opens its play for 2014 with a game against Waikato Univeristy later in February, before the first chance for locals to see them at home, against East Coast Bays on March 8.

New club captain treasures Waiuku’s rural rugby 2014 Waiuku Club Captain Richard Yuill grins that he may be the first-ever club captain for the red and greens not to have played for their Premiers, but he’s set his sights on maintaining Waiuku’s reputation as a leading rural club. Richard played much of his rugby for Pakuranga, along with a match for the Barbarians, and his son is part of the Waiuku senior squad this year. He has coached for several seasons, and collected a title with the Under-19s, and has been a fixture at the club for the past nine years. Known through the district as a leading horse trainer, Richard says he’s lucky enough to have the time

this year to get more involved with the club management. In terms of maintaining the Waiuku ‘feel’ to the club, Richard says March 8 will be a true family day, as a group of East Coast Bays sides play all senior grades at Waiuku, with a spit-roast barbecue at the grounds. Taking over the club captain role from Dale Loveridge, Richard says he sees his role as making sure everyone knows where the club is heading, and assist them to build a happy atmosphere within the club as a whole. He says there’s a new young committee team this year and he is looking forward to working with them to keep Waiuku rugby strong.

Opportunities with all teams for Waiuku Senior Rugby Come and join our friendly club for 2014. Players from Premier Grade to Golden Oldies welcomed, contact the coach or manager of the team that suits you, or come along to training on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Premiers Paul Graham 09 235 8402 Bruce Thomson 021 180 3226

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Classes for pre-schoolers, kids, teens and adults of all levels. Waiuku classes now available - Tues Wed 26th Feb – 4.30pm-6.30pm * Thurs 27th Feb – 4.30pm-6.30pm St Johns Hall, Constable Road * Fri 28th Feb – 4.30pm-7.00pm MEGA CREW 2013 AUDITIONS 27TH SEPTEMBER CONTACT Waiuku Rugby Clubrooms, King St , Waiuku THE TEAMAriel FOR02102614603 DETAILS. | Registrar: Emma 0210710641 President: Rachel: 027 206 9897 | |



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SWIMMING Waiuku Swimming Club is Open! Whiteside pools, Mon, We offer dining for all occasions A la Carte, Buffets, Counter Meals, Bistro, BBQ Wed, Thur 4-5pm Special occasions Everyone welcome Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays large or small

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Sporting Sections: Indoor/Outdoor bowls, Snooker, Darts, Euchre, Golf, 8 Ball, Axemen, Fishing Mahjong, Netball, Soccer, Touch Rugby. All Sports shown on 3 large screens THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS - Lucky Members Draw • FRIDAYS - Handle Club • SATURDAYS & THURSDAYS - Happy Hours • SATURDAY - Great Racing Afternoon

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Group or Private Sessions, Juniors & Adults 8 week term, preschoolers to teenagers Junior Hotshots Coaching - starts Fri 7th Feb Men - Women - Children - All Ages. Excellent Self Defence, Junior Hotshots Coaching - starts Mon 10th Feb Fitness, Discipline (Traditional Okinawan Sai Bo, Tonfa). Community play from Weapons, 19th Feb Dojosatin:Counties Pukekohe - Tennis Waiuku - Centre, Hokitika - Pukekohe Westport Based Phone Ray Irving:021 021 870 115 9380 Contact: Darren 978 or

KUNG FU Theatre Contact Sifu Mark Parry on 027 5986191

Page to Stage Youth Classes, run by Waiuku Theatre Group Inc. are back for 2014, with the first term having a strong song and dance format. From ages WAIUKU WING CHUN KUNG FU 10 17by years, termMark one will run on Tuesday Taught to and led the Sifu (teacher) Parry. Based in Waiuku, training takes place every Monday & Wednesday. members are aged 10 to 50 approx. evenings 6:30 - 8pm,Ourfrom Feb 4thfrom through to The atmosphere is very relaxed and enjoyable. There is no physical training or tourApril 15th. The cost is $50. naments. Everything is done to ensure students learn to relax to allow the bodies

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Waiuku Lions are ordinary men and women from all walks of life who are united in our desire to make a difference by contributing our personal time and talents to fundraise and help our local community. Our motto is “We Serve”. The Waiuku Lions Club meetings are held on Monday evenings in the Lions Station on Belgium Street. These are the 2nd Monday of the month for business meetings and 4th Monday of the month for dinner meetings which are less business, and more fun! Potential members are always welcome to attend these meetings. To find out how you can be a part of this great club, contact: Trish Thompson on 235 2807, visit our website: or look us up on Facebook under ‘Waiuku Lions’. Email:








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Bronze medal at IRB champs for Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Kariaotahi Lifeguards have been kept busy over the last month with a wide range of incidents on land and water keep the team on their toes. On the 2nd of January tragedy was averted after patrol had finished for the day and lifeguards were just closing up for the night when a father and son were spotted stuck in a strong rip and getting sucked out to sea. An IRB was quickly readied and launched, managing to pull the pair in with seconds to spare. Lifeguards skills and services don’t stop at just water rescues, they are also the first response to medical emergencies at the beach. Unfortunately the services of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter have been called upon twice with the first incident when a male came off this motorbike resulting in back injures and the second when a female was thrown from the back of a ute.

Along with this there have been more common injures which have included a dislocated shoulder and a large number of bluebottle stings. The clubs IRB Racing Team competed at the Northern Region IRB Champs recently with the senior men’s crew picking up a bronze medal in the tube rescue race, a good result leading into nationals in March. The clubs has nine new lifeguards who recently qualified and will be join the ranks on patrol for the remainder of the season. If you have any questions while at the beach please don’t hesitate to approach one of the guards on patrol they will be happy to assist. Lastly please remember to swim between the flags. Pictured right: The Under 21 team in action at the IRB championships; from left to right: Nick Hornblow, Jessica Jackson, Guy Hornblow.

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TV time for Pukekohe netballers Pukekohe High School’s top netballers get a chance to play their matches in front of the Sky Sport camera this season afer Netball New Zealand yesterday confirmed the draw for the 2014 College Netball competition which will run parallel to the ANZ Championship from March 3rd. Twelve of the 18 College Netball matches will be televised on SKY Sport with those matches broadcast Monday night before the ANZ Championship game. The College Netball Grand Final will be at The Trusts Arena in Auckland prior to the ANZ Championship match between the Northern Mystics and West Coast Fever on Monday May 26.

Sports results and news in brief

Team entries close end of February

Waiuku Bowling Club Tournament played at Waiuku Bowling Club on Wednesday 29th January - Sponsored by Murray Kemp Autos: Winners: Waiuku; Marama Onehi, Andrea Williams, Ted Read. 2nd Buckland; Mike Stone, Martyn Wydeven, Bob Main. 3rd Waiuku; Merle Bungard, Bette Holmes, Pam Dennis.

Waiuku Golf Club Anniversary Day Haggle Div One: 1st Terry Spencer 40, 2nd Mike Johnson 37m 3rd Ivan Van Niekerk 35. Div Two: 1st Maggie Spencer 42, 2nd Pat Maitland 39, 3rd Elaine Moor 35. Twos: Greg Lowe, Brendan Watts, Mike Johnson. Tuesday Haggle, Jan 28. 1st Dennis Baker 40, 2nd Frank McGrath 40, 3rd Alan Stichbury 39 Twos: Caine Robbie, Louis King, Dennis Baker. Thursday Haggle, January 30: Div One: 1st Frank McGrath 42, 2nd John Munro 41, 3rd Graham Hira 40. Div Two: 1st Dan Lynch 39, 2nd Amando Pereira 38, 3rd Mike Derecourt 36. Twos: Kerry Martin, Frank McGrath, John

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The competition is played in a knock-out format and features 18 teams, six from the Upper North Island (UNI), six from the Lower North Island (LNI) and six from the South Island (SI). All teams are seeded within each group with the section winners and the second UNI team going through to the semifinal round. Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) are the defending College Netball champions. Pukekohe High School’s second round match against John Paul College, at The Trusts Arena, Auckland is being televised on March 10 and is the curtain raiser for the Mystics v Magic ANZ Championship game.

Munro, Jimmy Robinson x2. Saturday Haggle, February 1: Div One, 1st Rory Kimber 43, 2nd Jonathon Morley 43, 3rd Chris King 41, 4th Frank McGrath 41, 5th Ned Niha 40, 5th David Bates 40. Div Two: 1st Phillip Baird 46, 2nd Ross Tindle 43, 3rd John Munro 40, 4th Maggie Spencer 39, 5th Andy Young 39, 6th Lex Wilcox 38. Best Gross Div One: Jonathon Morley 68. Best Gross Div Two: Phillip Baird 84. Twos: John Bancroft, David Bates, Todd Geayley, Mark Mackey x2, Fred Watts. Celebrities for Open The celebrity playing field for the 2014 NZ Open Championship at the end of this month now includes TV superstar Phil Keoghan and Kiwi celebrity chef and restaurateur Josh Emett on the fairways and greens of Queenstown’s The Hills and Millbrook golf courses. The NZ Open runs from Thursday February 27 to Sunday March 2. Kiwi Phil is no stranger to Queenstown and says he is excited to be coming home for the event, as a guest of the Milford Track Guided Walk team.



One Base kicks off on Wednesday Starting this Wednesday, the Counties Sport Fishing club commences its major tournament of the year, the One Base event, with hundreds of anglers trying their luck over three days to catch not only the best fish, but a chance to win a magnificent boat and trailer prize. The Post wishes all anglers a safe and enjoyable tournament, and, although they might not catch too many hapuku, we thought we’d offer this white fish recipe, as groper is ‘Fish of the Month’ for February, according to the New Zealand Seafood Council. Hapuku and bass, collectively known as groper, are cosmopolitan fish, found in three of the world’s five oceans: the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. These deep-bodied species prefer temperate water. Some have a propensity to lurk in caverns, around shallow reefs and pinnacles, while others prefer to live at depths of up to 400 metres. They are social fish, rarely found swimming alone, often congregating in schools of 30 or more.

Available year-round, groper have firm, white flesh with few bones, ensuring broad appeal. Treat these fish with care to preserve their delicate flavour and succulence, and allow the fish to be the star of your dish. It can be baked, grilled, steamed, pan-fried, poached or barbequed. Groper smokes well too. The hard-won flesh in the cheeks is particularly delectable. Hapuku has strong potential for international aquaculture.

Ingredients Pumpkin mash 1 small pumpkin, peeled and diced 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp canola oil Parsley dressing 1 cup fresh parsley ¼ cup lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp water Grilled fish 4 (approx. 150g each) fish steaks (groper) 2 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups rocket

NIWA, The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, has successfully trialled a hapuku hatchery and growing program. In a taste test by Australasian chefs including Al Brown (Logan Brown) and Neil Perry (Rockpool), the farmed hapuku rated well on visual appeal, taste and versatility, and in some areas, out-performed wild caught hapuku. While market opportunities have been identified, commercialisation of hapuku aquaculture is yet to occur.

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Grilled Hapuku Steaks with Parsley Dressing Pumpkin mash: Heat oven to 225°C. Mix together peeled and diced pumpkin with cumin seeds and canola oil. Spread out on a roasting dish. Roast for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through and brown. Remove from oven and mash in a bowl. Parsley dressing In a food processor blend together parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and water until smooth. Grilled fish Rub fish steaks with chilli

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flakes, lemon zest and canola oil. Leave to marinate for approximately 30 minutes. Cook fish steaks either on a BBQ or under a grill for approximately 2 minutes on each side or until just cooked through. To serve: Mix half of the dressing with the rocket. Place pumpkin mash, grilled fish and dressed rocket on serving plate. Drizzle remaining dressing over fish. This recipe serves four people.

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

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. Phone: Marguerite 021 136 5344.

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

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

Fish n Chicks:

Based at Te Toro Saturday 8th March Entries available at Or phone Claire on 0272043151


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THREE Bedroom house. Fully fenced section. Double garage. $340 per week. Refs required. Ph: 021 389 304. ONE Bedroom flat. Free power and water. No dogs. Gleeson Road $220 per week. Ph: 021 109 4160 Landlord seeks tidy tenants for 1x 3brm home with single garage $330. 1x 3brm home dble garage $350. Homes in Waiuku available now. Zedatera Investments Ltd 027 90 777 09. WAIUKU 3brm. Sunny position, near town centre & golf course. Totally refurbished, like new inside and out. Dishwasher & heatpump. Double carport attached and small lock up. Quiet, long term tenants only. No pets. $385 pw. Bonds and refs required. Ph: Lynda 021 932 698.

FOR SALE FIREWOOD - Bargain. Mac/pine. 4 Metres: $300 Delivered. 2 Metres $170. Ph/txt: 021 744 970 or 235 0065. COCKY’S CORNER - For fencing & roofing iron, timber, hardware, plywood, pavers, gates, garden sheds & more. 123 Queen St, Waiuku. Ph: 235 9880 or 235 2386. Hay - Excellent quality, this year’s. $8.50 per bale. Shed stored. Ph: 235 8194 or 021 215 8441. Waiuku School uniform. 1 Sml jacket, 1 size 10 shirt, 1 size 10 jumper, 1 size 10 skirt, 2 free shirts. $150 for the lot. Willing to individual items. Ph: 021 732 525.


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

Jon 235 5300

Free drop off depot for all your unwanted TVs, 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.

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

Recycling. Computer, printers, copiers. 18a Constable Road, Waiuku. Ph: 235 6367.

Garage Sale


8th Feb, 9am start, 26 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Furniture, car and bric a brac.

NEAT 2 Brm unit in Waiuku. Single Garage $280 per week. Lawns included. No dogs Ph: 235 8215.

8th Feb. 8am - 1pm. 125 Colombo Road, Waiuku. Household items as well as an assortment of other items.




Sat 8th Feb, 8am - 12 noon. 338 Glenbrook Beach Road, Glenbrook. Playhouse, Gym, All sorts, everything must go.

DOGGY COMFORT CLIPS. Got a hot uncomfortable dog in these hot summer days? How about a comfort clip? Ph: 021 538 852 or 09 235 7130.

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.

JANZ DOGS Professional Pet Grooming Service. 110 Victoria Ave, Waiuku. Small and Medium dogs only. Ph: 235 5550 or 0274 825 451. Bird Sale. Quails $3 each. Canaries $15 each. Burkes Parrots $30 each. Ph: 09 929 8252.



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.

FREEVIEW - Digital Set Up UHF & Satellite. Ph Dave 236 3519 or Ph/Txt: 021 277 7006.

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

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

SERVICES READINGS - Clairvoyant. Ph: Eunice Attwood on 235 0022. Freeview - Antennas, installations and set up. Phone Mike & Mike: 235 7059 m o r n in g s. Registered Servicemen.


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Private tutor required for 14yr old, year 9 & year 10 syllabus. Home schooled student in the following subjects: English, maths, science and/or Japanese and Spanish. Must have good sense of humour. Please phone: Elaine 235 0330.

Ph 09 235 8369 LAUNDROMAT Open 7 days. Drop off service and self service. Detergents incl. Sports clothing, commercial, wash, dry and fold. Laundry 4 U. Between Video Ezy & Pizza Hut, across parking lot from Ed St Rest. Ph: 09 239 2964.

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

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

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

We are looking for a mature, reliable, experienced Dental Assistant with good communication skills. Familiar with Exact an advantage. Email: waiukudentalcenter@gmail. com with covering letter and CV. SPORTS FREE BADMINTON - First evening of the year is free. Starting 13th February. Badminton evenings at Waiuku College, Thursdays, Time 7pm, Cost $2. From 17 years up, for more info phone Wilma 235 2106 or Moka 235 0464.

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

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

LEARN to draw and paint. The fundamentals of drawing and painting techniques. Ph. 021 155 8714.

WAREHOUSE SPACE Waiuku Business Park, 23 Kitchener Rd. Small, Med & Lge. Easy access. Ph Sam: 021 671 960. 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. PRIVATE Music Tuition Ph: 0274 772 030 or 09 296 1693. 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. READING & WRITING 1-1 Tuition. Waiuku and Tuakau. 4½ years upwards. Excellent tutors. Contact Jill at ‘The Frog Pond’. Ph 238 2110. E:

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FLOWERS & GIFTS Cut Flowers, Sympathy Condolences Wedding Flowers Table Arrangements Water Features Bromeliads & Palms

WANTED TREES WANTED - Gum & Macrocarpa. Also tree felling & shelter belt removal. Phone or txt Chris: 027 212 4590 or 235 0065. To buy. Old violins and bows. Old stamp collections. Ph: 235 0206. CASH PAID, wanted quality vintage furniture, OakKauri- Rimu, also vintage memorabilia signs, Kiwiana. Anything old & interesting. Country Treasures Tuakau. Ph: 236 9225. to Rent. One or two bedroom unit or flat in Waiuku or surrounding areas. Refs available. Quiet, tidy tenant. Ph: 09 403 8801 or 027 273 7687.

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

WORK WANTED General Home Maintenance Services. Gardening, external house cleaning services. Txt 021 504 961 anytime.

Alley Way off Bowen Street, Waiuku

ALAN JOHNSON WALKER (AJ) 2/3/1924 - 11/11/2013

ALLEY WAY FULL SHOP Single bed $95, Coffee table $125, set of five dining chairs $95, round table and 4 chairs $195,lounge suite x 2 two seaters and armchair $155, glass top coffee table $25, bed settee couch $60, lounge suite 3 seater, 2 armchairs & foot stool $195, green lazy boy $75. 31/3 BOWEN ST, WAIUKU NEXT DOOR TO MITRE 10, Ph: 235 7715


Waiuku Maori Sports Club Netball Muster 2014 Venue: Waiuku Netball Centre Sunday 9th Feb, 10am sharp

WAIUKU SELWYN GROUP Your Waiuku Selwyn Centre meet each Thursday in the Anglican Church Lounge from 9am – 12am Offers a time of fellowship and …. Friendship, Gentle exercise, Information, Laughter and fun, Morning tea, Personal How toSocial solveactivities, Programmes, support, Sudoku! Transport available

The family of Alan Johnson Walker would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all friends and family who sent us cards, provided food to the house, flowers and assisted us in many ways at such a difficult time. HARD To those who spoke at the funeralNo.1328 and the Waiuku Cricket Club for2 Heather Boyce, Coordinator the guard of honour it was all very Fill the grid so that 09 2359954 2 8and we thank 7 every rowPhone 1 appreciated and every much 3x3 square contains 1 9 much. 7 4you very the digits 1 to 9 Grateful thanks to the special puzzle results 4 7at the Franklin Memorial 5 people Hospital for the wonderful care No.1327 2that 7 this as 8 6 9Solution 2 1 8 4 5 3 7 gave Dad.5Please take 1 4 7 6 3 5 2 8 9 5a personal acknowledgement 9 as7 3 8 5 2 7 9 6 4 1 there are just too many of you to 5 3 1 7 2 8 4 9 6 9 7 5 3 write to individually. 4 2 9 5 1 6 8 7 3





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KoheKohe Hockey Club AGM Sunday 16th Feb 2013, 7:30pm Venue: 3 Glebe Place, Waiuku Contact: Pauline King 2358915


Our client has the contract to audit the quality of work carried out by contractors on the Auckland City Council Parks and Reserves. They are currently seeking someone with Parks Management experience for a part time (30 hrs per week). Auditor for their Southern Region. This is a contracted role with the possibility of becoming full time. The successful person will be auditing the quality of work such as mowing, gardening, arboriculture work, H&S and should have knowledge of the South Auckland and Franklin Areas. To apply please refer to the advertisement on the SEEK website, for Parks and Reserves Southern Auditor For more information call Natalie McClay, McClay Human Resources Ph: 0275 855 745.

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Rigging and Scaffolding Apprenticeships Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) is seeking suitable applicants for an apprenticeship in Rigging and Scaffolding. The successful apprentices will be employed by the ATNZ Trust, and assigned to a local respected company based in Glenbrook to complete the apprenticeship. This is a fantastic opportunity to be paid (commencing on the training wage of $11 per hour, site allowances apply) as you gain your qualification in Rigging and Scaffolding. You will need to hold at least a restricted drivers licence and be committed to completing 3-4 years of study. Pre-employment (Aptitude, Medical and Drug) testing will form part of the eligibility process. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. To apply email your CV and covering letter to Raoul - 14 Feb 2014. Visit for more information about ATNZ.


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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

40 Queen Street, Waiuku Open Monday to Friday • 8.30am - 5.30pm Sat • 9am - 2pm and Sun • 10am - 2pm Phone : 09 235 9307 Fax : 09 237 0054 Email :

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Need a good builder?

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

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

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


PH 238 5055 0800 10 35 35


Ph 027 451 3605 A/H: 09 235 9136


Contact us: 09 235 7835 PUMPS

auto glass Windscreen Repairs & Replacement

(Right next to Bunnings Warehouse)



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


027 332 1231

• Conventional hay bailing • Contract mowing • Deep ripping • Hay conditioning • Pasture topping • Hay sales

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




Counties Caravan Rentals Caravan Hire

• Accommodation needs • Portable ensuites • Ideal extra bedroom

Phone Lynette & Jeff Millen

235 3500

Mobile 021 533 585


Franklin Car Rentals Small / Large Trucks / Utes / Trailers & Cars

52 Manukau Road, Pukekohe 09 238 8388 Don’t Delay Call Today CAR GROOMING

We are a full retail dive store

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

with air fills and equipment servicing 09 530 8117



From maintenance to makeovers

09 235 8364

No job is too small!

Full liability insurance Satisfaction guaranteed Free no-obligation quote

0800 248 229


Len Gore

Painter Decorator Residential & Commercial

Phone Roger 0274 986 798

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

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




Full range of cleaning options from a quick wash & vacuum to one-off full groom. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - CALL CRAIG 235 7373

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

238 7701

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PAINTING ROOFS & EXTERIOR Textured Ceilings - SPECIALISED COATINGS Hard wearing coatings for most surfaces. Terraces, Garage floors, Block walls etc. Epoxy coatings - Airless Spraying, Roofs Painted

Phone Bruce Cameron 0274 988 412

235 8206

027 476 1306


All Sizes

021 293 6250

Hosking Place, Waiuku



all about Your local company for all glass repairs and supplies

6 COURT STREET WAIUKU (Opposite Police Station)

Mobile free 0800 226 884 235 2572


your business with us from just $35 +gst


Emergency Services 24/7 NIGEL KNOTT Owner

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




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We’re #1 in the No.2 Business

Servicing all aspects of Plumbing and Gas Fitting

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Anywhere in Franklin Ph: Ricky Holmes 236 3408 or 0274 937 889





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Post Newspaper 4 February 2014  

Weekly Community Newspaper - The Post Newspaper, 21 200 copies distributed Franklin wide into Waiuku, Pukekohe, Karaka, Tuakau, Drury, Ramar...

Post Newspaper 4 February 2014  

Weekly Community Newspaper - The Post Newspaper, 21 200 copies distributed Franklin wide into Waiuku, Pukekohe, Karaka, Tuakau, Drury, Ramar...