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Replying to roraaina. Your words are so needed right now. A breath of fresh air. A beacon for us to all follow. A call for a c ...
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The irony is that very few now have predominately Maori ancestry. Some of my own children have brown faces but actually have one p ...
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I admit I am reminded of the nationalist mystical Boxers in nineteenth century China. That was a cultural, ceremonial and pre mod ...
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In response to 'annoyed citizen' - how can mr butler focus on 1 or 2 cultural norms of the indigenous people, when Maori are not t ...
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I was absolutely disgusted to read the article by Mike Butler around Maori and colonial culture in New Zealand. These opinions com ...
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Current Articles


Not Your Standard Real Estate Agency
Sue Douglas At Ray White Real Estate
Sue Douglas is a force to be reckoned with in the South Auckland property world.

Old Building, New Look – But The Same Superb Service
Conveyancing Shop Pukekohe Is On The Move
The Conveyancing Shop lawyers have just celebrated their 10th year in business. At a time when many suburban law firms have been struggling to survive, the Conveyancing Shop has been going from strength to strength.

Military Quality Security
The only thing harder than recovering from robbery or burglary is having no recorded evidence to help with justice or insurance. XTreem OPTix will make recovery so much easier

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Spotlight Businesses


Pukekohe Beds R Us
Wide range of quality Beds of all makes, models and sizes for the whole family.
Neate Architecture
Colour Plus Trend Decor
This is a family business run by husband and wife, Allen and Maureen Poole. They have owned the business since ...
Chemwash South Auckland
"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...
Scott Rowe Electrical
Scott Rowe is a registered & qualified electrician, with more than 20 years experience. Scott is also a PO ...
MTF Pukekohe
Vehicle finance approved. Today. MTF finances cars, light trucks, motorbikes, farm bikes, trailer boats and ...
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Street Prostitution
yes the police enforcement powers should be included in any bylaw?concerning street prostution?our children in any community shoul ...
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Street Prostitution
having a healthy debate about subject of prostitution should be how? why? one first its out there because of pimps? with gang conn ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Maui tiki tiki a taranga sailed from cairo egypt to discover the uplifted lands he was the navigator of a flotilla of ships under ...
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All Aboard The 'Groovexpres ...
Checked out www.smoothjazz.com to see what the fuzz was about on these kiwi guys and their music video is in the hit pic No 1 spot ...
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This is absolutely disgusting! This is a well educated man blatantly ripping people off and useing his knowledge of the law to to ...
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This is absolutely disgusting! This is a well educated man blatantly ripping people off and useing his knowledge of the law to to ...
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Karma is a BITCH! And this guy deserves everything coming to him, So many people have been affected by this guy and Richard Wood. ...
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Military Quality Security
In the last decade or so, the "Maori wars" have crept up onto N Z again. Historian pundits might note Mr Ives' security work are ...
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Final Frontier of a Forgotte ...
kahui rere ancestors ngati rangi are stil in exitence even though they believed we dont belong our ancestors dug into the ground i ...
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Final Frontier of a Forgotte ...
kia ora ngati hotu whanau i have just come across this page .we are not forgotten .we are treated like we dont exit but we do .th ...
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Current Articles


Singing In The Rain?
More Daft Than Glorious At The Moment
'Mud, mud, glorious mud'..... yeah, right! Clearly Messrs Flanders and Swann didn't have a New Zealand winter in mind when they penned those immortal words.

LUXURY SEDANS IN FRANKLIN
If you're looking for a reliable passenger service which is run by Franklin locals, look no further! Eric and Debbie Timmins, Bill and Mary Welch and Alan Coombes make up a group of Waiuku-based Corporate Cabs franchise owners and operators.
Keeping Healthy
Truly A Way of Life
Maybe it's something to do with the country air and rural lifestyle, but Pukekohe people seem to have a tradition of seeking out natural remedies and healthy alternatives to conventional medicine. Maybe it's just a way of life.

The Sparkie Who Puts Sparkle In Your Pool
Scott Rowe Electrical
Electricity and water don't mix, right? Well, they can, in the right hands.

Body Liqueur
Your waxing, beauty and tanning experts
If you or someone you love has a skin concern or would like a little pampering, look no further than Body Liqueur.

World Famous In South Auckland
Papakura's Specialist Menswear Shop
In a world of malls, mass production, and cookie cutter chain stores, it's nice to find somewhere to shop where service is paramount and individuality is valued.

This Month With The Hearing Hut Ltd
Why two hearing aids?
In clinic, we are finding this question being asked more commonly, especially given the relatively high cost in hearing aid pricing. However, it is not just cost that raises this question.

When Will It Ever Peak?
Pukekohe residential market is not only strong, it is still a relatively isolated segment of the greater Auckland market, and historically it lags behind the Metropolitan Auckland market by 6 – 12 weeks, that is in a fast paced market such as now with quick turnover of homes our market lags by aroun ...
This Month With Papakura Town Centre
July's News
Just outside the Papakura Area…. Want to join the Papakura Business Association and be part of the event, promotions, listed on the website and receive regular communication? Contact the PBA for more information and costings and come and join the Papakura PBA and family.

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Waiuku Business & Developement Association
If you think you might be interested in volunteering at the Waiuku Information Centre please feel free to contact us for more information.

Spotlight Businesses


Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Apco Coatings (NZ) Ltd
APCO is your local Paint specialist store.Along with a comprehensive range of premium water-based & oil based ...
Hutton Builders Ltd
Lance Hutton is a professional qualified builder with more than 15 years experience. From renovations to new b ...
Rattrie Panelbeaters
Our reputation is your guarantee, over 20 years of experience behind us. You can be assured of safe, accurate ...
Car Care Centre
Experienced Team of Professionals meeting community needs for more than 20 years servicing vehicles of all mak ...
Halliwell Shoes
Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...
Red Shed Palazzo
Just 1km off the Drury off-ramp you’ll discover Red Shed Palazzo. Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd an ...
Dental World - Papakura
Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...
Timbertown
Suppliers of fencing, decking and retaining timber. Manufacturers of trellis, fencing panels, BBQ tables and p ...
Pamela Cox Barfoot & Thompson
I am committed to achieving outstanding results so my principal focus is on understanding clients. needs and w ...
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Congratulations on your article . I fully support it. You really have to question this person morals and personal and business int ...
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Great to see gavin arnet exposed as the scum bag he really is instead of the charity golf day organising man he portrays in other ...
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Arnet should really bag is bags and get out of this country. And please take your mate Richard Wood with you. Richard Wood is jus ...
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Thanks for exposing this. I initially thought it was a promotional article for them and did not initially read.. but was pretty sh ...
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I have the honour of being the first Stonewoods Pukekohe customer. Started with Richard Wood and Lloyd James. Two honest great guy ...
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I have only 3 words for you Garvin Arnet, SHAME ON YOU!!! To the elocal editor - I feel it is a pity this article was not front co ...
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The whole compromise situation is wrong, what it does is allows people to continue to stay trading who should be put out of busine ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
CONTINUED FROM ABOVE Q&A ALISTAR NICHOL Q4. Hasn’t the Government failed to forcefully and purposefully take control of the hou ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Reply to questions from Alister Nichol re Auckland house prices: Q1. Wouldn’t you advise Nick Smith or the Government to make i ...
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Dear Dr Brash Thank you for your article in the local Emagazine My questions and comments are: 1 Auckland housing issue ...
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Current Articles


CLAY THAT YOU CAN EAT? … YES…
And it is an extremely powerful remedy for your health

Major Award for Takanini Village
Takanini Village Stage 1 has won the RCG Retail Property at the 2015 Property Industry Awards, beating 9 rival entries. The Awards, sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall and Property Council NZ, were presented on Friday June 12.
Is Government’s Hope For Generation Homeless?
Why development in East Auckland won’t solve the housing crisis
In April, Prime Minister John Key told media that housing price rises in Auckland were unsustainable, but “I don't think you can call it a crisis.” Discussions around a housing crisis have been particularly heated for the last seven years; it’s a sign of the times that TVNZ premiered on June 14 a s ...

Warren Young – Personal Trainer
“I believe in training smart as opposed to just training hard. I steer my clients in the right direction on what they should be doing as opposed to just pushing them to exhaustion. Together with this and nutritional guidance I can guarantee individuals will get the best performance from their body, ...
Expensive Infrastructure in Franklin’s Future
Bill Cashmore leaves his home around 5am every day, fighting Auckland traffic. When he gets to his council office, he fights for Franklin – partly to make sure Franklinites won’t continue to have transport nightmares as it expands.
Murder Most Foul?
The Truth Behind The Elbow Dump
Once known as the 'Devil's Elbow', the river landing at the end of Puni's Elbow Road has a history proving the devil really is in the detail.

Willowbank Cottage
An Educational Landmark
It was recognised with some alarm in 2012 by the various councils within the greater Auckland area that the region was in danger of losing much of it’s historical heritage buildings simply by dint of a non-notification process by developers that they were about to demolish pre 1940 structures in ord ...

SMALES ROAD – Many a fertile spot
In the early days of the colonisation of New Zealand, the Wesleyan Methodist Ministry were at the forefront of the wave of immigration into the reportedly fertile and lush lands of New Zealand.
The Jigsaw Of Demise Comes Together
Princess Diana “Death By Ambulance”
Within six minutes of arriving at the hospital Princess Diana was dead. That places her time of death very close to the time Dr Jean-Marc Martino relinquished control to Dr Bruno Riou.

Monique in Wonderland
For many young New Zealanders, New York is the magical place they only see in the movies, with its iconic bagels, shopping meccas, cultural melting pot and of course, celebrity sightings. One talented kiwi has taken this in her stride and has been making waves with internationally renowned real esta ...

Spotlight Businesses


Pukekohe Honda
Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...
Mike Hook at Ray White
Hi I'm Mike. I sell real estate. You have come here to find someone to help you sell real estate. Look no furt ...
Boodles
Bizfinder - Max Listing
This is an example max listing
GroutPro Franklin
NICE TILES - SHAME ABOUT THE GROUT! We clean, restore and seal tiles and grout to look like new again. Forget ...
Walkers Pest Control
Rats, mice, flies, cockroaches, borer, ants, possums, fleas, wasps - "If it is legal we'll kill it!" Registere ...
Yvonne Walker creative portraits
Yvonne Walker, an international and national GOLD awarded photographer, is bringing her award winning style to ...
Source Computer Services
Thecla Johnstone & Associates Limited
MYOB, Xero and Reckon approved partners. We provide a niche management service working with you to understand ...
RSE (NZ) Ltd
Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...
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My Buisness lost several thousand dollars and only recently received the compromised payment. Stonewood Homes NZ were awkward to d ...
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He also appears to have recently bought a brand new Mercedes c200. Surprised this isn't all over the Franklin Grapevine on Faceboo ...
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So glad to see this, still dealing with aftermath of building with Arnet. Ive never hoped to see anyone go out of business before, ...
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Gavin Arnet continued to operate stonewood homes so he could get the money from our home which the final payment and move in date ...
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Written in Stone Part II (Co ...
I am a direct descendant of Maui. Maui lived at Tawapata on the far side of Papatuanuku. Tawa=the tall purple tree, Pata=water an ...
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Where do the Monarch Butterf ...
I bought a swan plant in February, and a caterpillar appeared soon after. That has successfully become a butterfly who flew away t ...
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Current Articles


WHO OWNS THE RESERVE BANK?
Doris Munche asked two questions: Who exactly owns the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and who exactly owns the New Zealand currency? Both questions have straightforward answers, but perhaps a bit of elaboration would be helpful.
Rent-a-powhiri hijacks NZ colonial culture
Are we all Maori Now?
Prince Harry went beyond the call of duty on his recent visit when he got hot and sweaty with the army in a spirited performance of the Haka. The wild dilated stare and eyeball rolling of Powhiri “welcomes” must make visitors conclude we are all Maori.

Seasonally Distressed
About a week ago I walked into the supermarket and was hit by a strange smell. It made me stop. Confused I looked around. Senses’ memory on alert and eyes wide open I scanned my surroundings. And there it was!
There are lots of ‘clean eating’ sites on the Internet, what does ‘clean eating’ mean?
Clean eating means different things to different people.

Explosion in Papakura!
Will Billions in Infrastructure Bring Us Business?
As Auckland grows, hundreds of thousands of people are settling on its fringes. Billions is being spent to ensure people can flush their toilets or pull out of their garages and drive on the road – and still, there isn’t one unified body coordinating the multiple councils, council-controlled organis ...

Mum’s the word
Papakura’s birthday history
Until the early 1900s in New Zealand, most women birthed at home attended by either supportive family members who had birthed themselves, by kindly neighbours or if the family was fortunate, by a lay midwife.

From tiny Acorns do Big Oaks grow
OAKLAND ROAD
Once upon a decade one of the most elegant and grand colonial villas representative of a gentleman farmer sat near the corner of Oakland and Beach Road (now known as Hingaia Road) and it was the happy home of John Albert Stanley Slack, his good wife Martha and their growing brood of children for ove ...

As We Saw It
Remembering The Human Side Of War
“As We Saw It”, the exhibition at Papakura Museum's newly opened military gallery, features postcards, diaries, official war correspondence and letters written to and from the battlefields, hospitals and leave destinations of WWI

Spotlight Businesses


Roger Gill Mitsubishi
Roger Gill Mitsubishi is a division of Roger Gill Motors Ltd, we are a locally owned family run dealership est ...
Corporate Cabs
LUXURY SEDANS BASED IN FRANKLIN; AGREED FARES; AIRPORT & CITY TRANSFERS; ALL CREDIT CARDS AND EFTPOS ACCEPTED; ...
Felice Broom at Harcourts Pukekohe
Felice joins Harcourts from an extensive background in both customer service and management within the interna ...
Waiuku Waste Disposal & Alan Wilson Plumbing
Alan Wilson plumbing and Waiuku Waste disposal have been in business for over 30 years in Waiuku and districts ...
Harcourts Papakura. BCRE Ltd
BCRE Ltd is a significant New Zealand real estate franchise within the Harcourts Global Network. Established i ...
Gubbs Pump & Well Services Plumbing Drainage Concrete
Supplying a full service facility for all irrigation pumps. Stockists of quality Lowara & ONGA pump range. Pre ...

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