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Murder Pukekawa - Part 1
Even under corrupt police practices this is not a normal murder case. It has never been explained why Mr X and Norma Demler (a s ...
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Jules Jewels!
The Duke of Kent was in the 1930s the most well known of King George V's children because of his social work. In the new official ...
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Camerontown’s Heroic Past
My 3g grandfather was Paora Huraki chief of the Ngatiwhauroa. This story was so close to the heart . I would like to thank the wri ...
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Working With The World’s Best
RE/MAX First, Selling Franklin
With 18 years in local real estate, Pam Gordon knows a thing or two about the business in Franklin. So when RE/MAX NZ came knocking at her door three years ago, she leapt at the opportunity to join the world’s number one real estate company.

Tui’s Love For Artful Catering
Country Catering Kitchen
Tui Loveday, after more than 20 years in the catering business, says there are some skills in her profession that border on art forms. There are the obvious areas, such as table décor, folding napkins and presenting the dining room. But there is even an art to deep frying fish. It's one of many that ...

Spotlight Businesses


Nulife Batteries Ltd
Nulife Batteries is an independent battery shop outlet. We have partnered up with Bay Batteries in Tauranga, t ...
Rattrie Panelbeaters
Our reputation is your guarantee, over 20 years of experience behind us. You can be assured of safe, accurate ...
The Chill out Bar and Grill
Hot food, cold beer, cool people, you’ll find it all at your neighbourhood bar and grill. Alice Hislop the gen ...
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Exclusive Interview With Hi ...
I can remember talking to Allan Titford during the time he was travelling around the country following the "Treaty2U" truck which ...
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Hongi Hika: NZ’s Biggest Kil ...
There has been in the last decade a scholarly reassessment of alpha men empire builders. Hongi Hika should be seen in that light. ...
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“Gangsters Stole My Land!” “ ...
We should admire Shane Jones for his stance on the Cultural Impact Assessment now inflicted on Auckland property owners by Aucklan ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
When I worked in my first job at the Dept of Maori affairs in Wanganui in th elate 50's I heard of a group of WHITE people liv ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
In 1769 Captain Cook planted the first flag in New Zealand and a British seaman summarily shot a thief. The Treaty of Waitangi was ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
William Hobson was appointed Lieutenant Governor under the Governor of New South Wales on 30 July 1839 and later that year Consul ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
In 1839 Letters Patent were created purported to extend the jurisdiction of the colony of New South Wales to New Zealand, in effec ...
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In Search of Our Tangata Whe ...
The Stone City MUST be made public, before it is inevitably destroyed. Is it just me, or, the only people to profit by this cover ...
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Camerontown’s Heroic Past
The Cameron Town forces were attacked by a war party of about one hundred Maori Kingites who came from the Kingite headquarters on ...
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La Valla The New Byword For ...
You've all done a fantastic job at La Valla and deserve heaps of praise for doing a BIG job well, Dave and LanaXX
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Adversity Shows True Grit
Rebecca Jackson
Earlier this summer, a man in his late twenties, not in the best of physical condition, waded into the pounding surf of Karioitahi beach to have some fun. Like many before him, he had over-estimated the ability of his hefty frame to cope with the conditions. He didn’t help himself by wearing baggy t ...

Kariaotahi Wins National Surf Lifesaving Award
PRESS RELEASE Surf Life Saving New Zealand (March 21, 2014)
A dramatic mass rescue by lifeguards at Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club has won a national surf lifesaving award. Each month, Surf Life Saving New Zealand selects a winning rescue from each region as well as an overall national winner for the title of BP Rescue of the Month. Kariaotahi Surf Life S ...

Talent To Offer The World For Another 60 Years
Papakura Theatre Company
This year, Papakura Theatre Company will celebrate its 60th birthday! Exactly what date in the year of 1954 that is, can be debated.

Ostriches And Politicians – Birds Of A Feather
Strange Birds In The Helvetia Hills
Fashion fads tend to come and go – and there’s nothing new about politicians ruffling tail feathers. Ostrich Farm Road, in Paerata, commemorates a flight of fashion fancy and some political machinations of the early 20th century.

Murder Pukekawa - Part 1
A Divided Community Re-emerges
Standfirst Fingerprints are missing, two brutal killings remain unsolved, police are saying nothing, and good country folk are accusing one another of murder. Michael Botur asks why the Crewe wounds still won’t heal.

Ray Columbus
A Remarkably Rewarding Life And A Kiwi Music Legend.
Ray Columbus is an icon in the Kiwi music industry and has received a string of major awards in his career including playing supporting gigs to the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Roy Orbison, Shirley Bassey and the Hollies before launching his own successful management and television career.

du Plessis Heard Market Watch
Avoiding Disappointment
Here are some simple tips for avoiding disappointment while getting the home that suits and the price that pleases. 1. Get an understanding of how the real estate market works. The Real Estate Agents’ Authority, the government institution controlling the industry, has an excellent website: www.reaa ...

Of Eggs, Rabbits And Easter…
Last month I talked about the old Roman, Julian and Gregorian calendars, interwoven with details pertaining to things lunar… namely the effect the sun, stars and moon have on important dates.
Jules Jewels!
It is a curious fact that there is a dearth of books written in the German language that have studied in any detail the flight to England on May 10, 1941 of the second most powerful man in wartime Germany and Hitler's cabinet, Rudolf Hess. For the most part what we think we know about this episode o ...
History In Our Street Names
Willow Camp Road
A period of early Papakura and Takanini history is captured in this street name in the new Addison housing development at Takanini

Spotlight Businesses


Generation Homes
Established in Tauranga in 1997, Generation Homes has built itself a highly reputable name in residential cons ...
Bizfinder - Lite Listing
Company Name, Logo, Address, phone/fax/mobile number, e-mail. 10 search engine Keywords • Contact your busines ...
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Exceed Home Maintenance
There is no time like the present to make sure your home is comfortable, safe and secure. At Exceed we have ...
Counties Cleaning Supplies
A proud local family owned and operated business, Counties Cleaning Supplies (CCS) is the leader in profession ...
Platinum Homes Limited
With over 20 years experience in the building and renovation industry, David Watt of Supreme Construction know ...
Elizabeth Du Plessis & James Heard with Barfoot & Thompson MREINZ, Pukekohe
Let talk! Elizabeth has been Top Residential Salesperson for the Pukekohe Branch for the past 9 years and ...
Modern School of Music Counties & Coromandel
New Zealand Modern School of Music Counties Coromandel has been operating in this area for approximately 40 ye ...
Alarmlock Ltd
Graeme Faire Ltd - GFL Benchtops
Graeme Faire Limited is a family owned and operated benchtop manufacturer, specializing in laminate and solid ...
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Wood Family Loves The Green ...
We built our house with Richard when it was Clover 42. There were a few problems with the house, which never got sorted. Richard t ...
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Pukekohe Train Station
After bad experiences during the RWC we decided to give the trains another go when we were informed there were actually trains fro ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
The Ngati-Hotu were a pre-Maori people Who were Scottish(celts)Maori tradition says that they were fair-skinned with reddish-gold ...
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“Gangsters Stole My Land!” “ ...
Today in New Zealand Herald a report called by Herald and a Hawkes Bay newspaper "a suspected hate crime". An Indian family have ...
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Boom Dust and Bust - Lost Co ...
I have seen the entrance to a mine on the south Macwhinney drive. Half way up on the right is a bush covered gully, the mine entra ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Ross. By Royal Charter in 1839 the colony of New South Wales was extended to the New Zealand islands on grounds of discovery. If y ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Lt.Governor Hobson claimed British sovereignty on the 21 May 1840 over the North Island by Treaty and over the South Island by ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
I was pointing out how real democracy does not work in New Zealand nor any other country that follows the American/ Anglo model. T ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Lloyd, The Waitangi Tribunal should not be moved into general law, it shoulkd be abolished. we have a court system set up by Quee ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
I have a friend who said that in Samoa the old people knew of Egypt before the missionaries came with the bible
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Cry Me A River
Waterway Woes?
A recent survey found a large majority of respondents were very concerned about water quality, and rated it an important election issue. With the election date now set for September 20, the people who want to milk this issue are going to make sure it doesn’t go away.

A Safer Papakura, You Can Help!
As you may be aware, we have patrollers walking around the town centre acting as extra eyes and ears for police. Our main focus is to help visitors to the town centre as well as the businesses. We are all about prevention and task our teams accordingly.
More Energy Than You Can Imagine!
Nu Life Batteries Pride Themselves On Excellent Customer Service
The team at Nu Life Batteries know all there is about the heart of your car, forklift, tractor or mobility units, and they can supply you with a wide variety of batteries at a competitive price.

Waiuku Waste Disposal Ltd
Alan Wilson of Waiuku Waste Disposal Ltd has recently added a second truck to his liquid organic waste removal fleet. Both trucks have been built to be environmentally friendly. With the latest modern technology installed, the vacuum machine is fast and efficient, with the added environmental benef ...
Concrete Ideas Can Be Stylish
Visiting Counties Ready Mix in Drury Is A Surprise.
It's a very clean surprise. There's a showroom dripping with ideas for imaginative uses of concrete, for floor pavings and walls (driveways, patios, pool surrounds are typical uses)

The Coming Dark Days Of The TPPA
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
What would you do if you found out that your government was selling the future of your children and all of your descendants away to the interests of trans-national corporations for the said corporations' profits? What would you do if you found out that the personal rights of all of New Zealand citiz ...

Real Estate Passion
Trudie Clarke
When you are looking for a new home, lifestyle block or business, it’s important to find a real estate agent who has a special place in their heart for the area that they represent. Trudie Clarke is a Franklin-based real estate agent with a passion for the area that only comes from being a local thr ...

Maxwells Golf Retreat
Kaye Maxwell has been around the world on the golfing circuit. Now the former New Zealand golf champion has come back to her roots, offering the people of Franklin a top class public recreational facility.
Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late!
Jane Cook Insurances Ltd
If you’re looking for a reputable insurance broker with the commitment and honesty required to assist you with all of your insurance needs, look no further! Jane Cook Insurances Ltd has been successfully providing New Zealanders with commercial and domestic insurance since 2001.

This Month With Noel Surrey
Stop, Look and Think
This time I have decided to take a scatter gun approach rather than follow a single theme. Firstly, as we head towards the next election, I wish to make a few comments about where this country it seems is being led by some and what can be done about it. Our pioneer past is becoming a distant memo ...

Spotlight Businesses


Warwick Cashmore Ltd MTF Greenlane
VEHICLE FINANCE APPROVED TODAY AT COMPETITIVE INTEREST RATES; MTF A NEW ZEALAND OWNED COMPANY have been financ ...
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Franklin
The Smith and Sons Franklin Franchise is owned and operated by Lane & Melissa van den Brink. Lane and Melissa ...
Mobile Garage
Contact Mobile Garage To Fix Your Phone On The Spot Today. Mobile Garage offers quick and effective mobile pho ...
Specsavers Papakura Optometrists
Specsavers offers customers fantastic choice in basic and designer frames to suit a range of budgets, with mor ...
Seneca Insurance Brokers
Seneca Insurance Brokers prides itself on providing professional advice and service to our clients. Our revie ...
SilverFern Marquees Ltd
In 2008 SilverFern Marquees was established, specialising in the special occasion and corporate sectors of the ...
Pukekohe Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
If you are looking for a method which can quickly resolve your pain without side effects you should consider a ...
Way Of Life Health Shop
The Way of Life Health Shop has been an independent business for over 15 years offering the Franklin and Papak ...
The Country Inn
Welcome to The Country Inn Accommodation, Dining and Functions in Ramarama We are located in the small rural ...
B&E Custom Made Furniture
B&E Custom Made Furniture is specialised in the making of high quality furniture to your design, specification ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Despite Palmer's strictures that confine the Waitangi Tribunal to Maori issues, eventually it must move into general New Zealand l ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Lloyd, If you log onto www.onenzfoundation.co.nz and click on The Royal Charter, all the information is here. Ross Baker.
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“Gangsters Stole My Land!” “ ...
When I told a South African (white)in China about the history of the N Z sovereign/land claims issue his words were, "It goes bey ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
IAN: The Treaty of Waitangi (Tiriti o Waitangi)was only to give Britian Sovereignty over New Zealand for maori to have the same ri ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
The whole industry of Treaty claim is based on a fallacies that are paper thin and contemptible. Yet our entire legal and parliame ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Alice down the rabbit hole in 1865 asks "Am I in Australia or New Zealand".I find it interesting that Lewis Carol was aware even ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
The article at least to me did not make clear what is the Royal Charter. I assume it is the Charter that established New Zealand a ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Excellent to see our true history being promoted. There is so much wrong with today's re-interpretation of that simple little Tre ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Excellent article. I worked on Waitangi day. I expressed my disdain to my employer about having to celebrate a day of fraud, c ...
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NZ Independence Day New Zeal ...
Well done to Ross Baker and elocal for bringing the Royal Charter to our attention. I attempted to do the same yesterday in a coup ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
I am really interested in her mtDNA results. It would be interesting if her mtDNA was haplogroup H !
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The Internet Party
At last, John Key faces a formidable true leader of the opposition. There is a curious historical dichotomy between them. Above hi ...
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See The Difference
Optik Eyecare
Vision is one sense that people most fear losing and having regular eye examinations allows any visual issues to be picked up as soon as possible. John Kelsey, from Optik Eyecare, qualified in 1983 and initially worked in Auckland and London prior to opening a practice in Pukekohe in 1990. With a s ...

This Month With Outlook for Life
Do you have a health or fitness goal you are working towards?
And yet you never seem to get there. What is holding you back? Many of us self-sabotage without realising it and then blame everything and everyone else.

This Month With Way of life
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you.... SAM-e
S-Adenosyl Methionine is a natural substance found throughout the body that is synthesised from the amino acid methionine and is one of the most important methyl donors in the central nervous system. Methylation is an essential process in ensuring the proper function of a number of organ systems. SA ...

This Month With Michael Turner
“Selling Within The Golden Window Is Critical To Success.”
“How long will it take to sell?” Every real estate agent is confronted with this question when listing a property for sale. The appraisal the agent has presented to you should have indicated the average days on the current market similar properties have taken to sell.

This Month With Harcourts
How to maximise the sale price of your home…
Over the last decade that I’ve been involved in selling homes in the Papakura area I have not yet come across anyone who does not want to get the best price possible for their property at sale time.

Nando’s Brings Spice Of Life To Takanini
The international Nando's restaurant group could not have a more perfect owner of its new Takanini restaurant than Roger Froes.
The Mower Shoppe
No Customer Service ‘Cutting’ Here!
Liam McLeod, manager of The Mower Shop Pukekohe, is excited about relocating from Manukau Road to Crosbie Road in Pukekohe. The Mower Shop has a large range of outdoor power equipment, specialising in ride-on mowers. They cater for residential and domestic, lifestyle blocks or commercial and agricu ...

This Month With Cambell Tyson
Cash is King!
We are often asked about the leading causes of business failure. One major factor is failure to properly plan for the cash requirements of your business. A cash flow forecast shows you when cash is needed and assists decision making. How often have you wondered…

Papakura For Wise, Long Term Investment
Papakura is a community typical of many, where a core of family generations have preserved the community's identity. They have given it a soul which we all know exists but cannot easily define.
World Class Craftsmanship Began In Boyhood Imagination
Aerowood Master Craftsman
“Give me the child until he’s seven and I will give you the man.” This old expression - Catholic I seem to recall - might well apply to 35 year-old Corin McCrae, owner of Aerowood in Pukekohe.

Gravel Heaven - Dylan Turner
Dylan Turner Uncertainty Makes Life Interesting
I didn’t get much time with Dylan Turner. But he has the nicest way of making you feel comfortable, and getting straight to the point. A TV toothpaste smile and an effervescence that is sincere right from the very first time you meet him; that’s probably why he leads from the front in both business ...

Eye Health Nutrition
Diet plays a role in the health of your eyes, in allowing your body to make good quality tears, and protecting your eyes from damage that leads to conditions like macular degeneration.

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Car Valet Services
Car Valet Services – “providing excellence in valet servicing.” It’s our job to make yours easier. When it com ...
Gubbs Pump & Well Services Plumbing Drainage Concrete
Supplying a full service facility for all irrigation pumps. Stockists of quality Lowara & ONGA pump range. Pre ...
Edinburgh Street Restaurant & Bar
Portobello Restaurant is the dream of Brian & daughter Kate Hogan. This upmarket fine dining restaurant is sit ...
Lollipops Educare Waiuku, Pukekohe
Lollipops Educare Pukekohe opened in May 2006 and the Waiuku centre in June 2008. Both centres are state- of- ...
Freedom from Fear Counselling Centre
If you suffer from anxiety, panic, obsessions, phobias,or depression and wonder if recovery is possiblebe chee ...
Bizfinder - Classic Listing
This is an example bizfiner classic - Options include; Web Features:•Real-time editing in “My eLocal” – subjec ...
Maxwells Golf Retreat Ltd
Kaye Maxwell former NZ Champion set up Maxwell's Golf Retreat to offer people the chance to learn to play golf ...
Optihealth
According to Ministry of Health statistics, the obesity rate in New Zealand has increased by 26% since 2006/07 ...
Halliwell Shoes
Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...
Lavalla
Whatever the event, LaValla has the special touch that will make you want to keep coming back. LaValla Estate ...
Pukekohe Honda
Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...
Darren Fisher Denture Clinic Ltd

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