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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
In the traditions of Ngati Tuwharetoa of Taupo, Ngati Hotu were an aboriginal people living in that area at a time when the people ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Kia ora Ngati kuri Tuwharetoa I te aupouri was born manaia wharepu he was 7th in descent from ngatoroirangi the priest of the te ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
With regard to Aaron Wi Kohika of Taupo's comments on currents, The "Roaring Forties", Winds blow west to east at certain times of ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
I have always been interested in the origins of the Maori, have read the writings of Sir Peter Buck, noted Maori Paleontologist & ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
This is most interesting, Looking forward to future Posts!
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Same old story pakeha telling us what we all ready know. The one thing I don't like are these people who claim to come from places ...
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Michelle Jean makes NZ Home
“I Just Fell In Love”
Michele Jean comes from a town of 50,000 people, in America, which is located just over an hour's drive from Boston, Massachusetts. Michele enjoyed an idyllic childhood, while growing up in a small New England town. She flew the nest at 18 years of age to Tennessee for study and work.

Lights, Camera & Bollywood Action Dharam!
By Tony Edmonds and photos by Lion Beats Photography
Dharam Singh Deol’s name may not be as familiar as Sean Connery. But to billions of Asian movie-goers he is a superstar just as famous.

Counties Ready Mix Ltd
Values Of A 21st Century Business.
Those of us who remember the 1980s, and especially the years before the October 1987 sharemarket crash, may also remember the business climate of the time. Some would describe it, not unfairly, as 'lustful'. Money, profit drove everything. A company could list on the New Zealand stock exchange an ...

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Alarmlock Ltd
Specsavers Papakura Optometrists
Specsavers offers customers fantastic choice in basic and designer frames to suit a range of budgets, with mor ...
Glassways Limited
We specalise in all general glazing and window treatments and are a family owned and operated business, we can ...
Halliwell Shoes
Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...
Inner Health
Angela Wheeler is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) Practitioner based at Heal in Pukekohe. ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
In the traditions of Ngati Tuwharetoa of Taupo, Ngati Hotu were an aboriginal people living in that area at a time when the people ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
I am interested in the paragraph: Oral traditions passed down within Ngati Kuri speak of some distant ancestors arriving from Indi ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Problem with Maori history is the assumption that we are 'one' Maori race. And that there was a pre-Maori, a 7 canoe migration etc ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
I don't believe that the Scots got here first. There is a distinct absence of Te MacDonalds in our history. There could be geneti ...
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
Hello Peter - blog dated 27th October 2014 - My compliments to your research and thank you for your input.
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
I really enjoyed reading this most interesting article, thank you
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
hi the reason why there are no traces of white people is because they were not people exactly, they were nodites or jinn or genies ...
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
David Rankin....if only your peers could digest the wisdom of your words......we as a nation need to get over it, and join togethe ...
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
David is talking about moving forward in a western capitalist world, he makes no mention of holding on to traditions - a renaissan ...
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
David is talking about moving forward in a western capitalist world, he makes no mention of holding on to traditions - a renaissan ...
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This Month With Franklin Aerial and Satellite
Many tradies are under the misconception that installing a communication patch is a piece of cake. Those 'jack of all trades' may even give you a cheap deal and get it installed quickly. It isn't until you have spent hours trying to work out why your television or communication's system isn't wo ...
A home-grown idea that works
The Rising Foundation
Peter Heron, Principal of Papakura High School, said what few of us stop to consider;” at primary school, all children are the same on the bell curve.” He was referring to the bell-shaped distribution of intelligence quotient in a population.

Steam Dream Evokes Revolution
Inspiration for the modern car
Today, we sometimes refer to any old fashioned device, especially some old computer technology as “steam driven,” implying its out-datedness. But it was steam that released the human mind to new levels of imagination.

Another Farm-Bred Political Leader?
Sarah Higgins - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
What is it about farm life and the leaders it seems to produce for New Zealand? Franklin, Auckland South has produced New Zealand’s second longest serving Prime Minister in William Massey, who rose to fame from the farm life

Slavery in New Zealand
Is the global tragedy of modern-day slavery here in our communities?
Our understanding of modern-day slavery has to change, as slavery should not be relegated to the transatlantic slave-trade that enslaved individuals and tore them from their homes in Africa and destined them for a life of servitude, toiling over the cotton fields of Southern United States. Today, m ...

Manukau’s foresight pays off for Auckland
But can the new city keep the momentum?
Sometimes, an Aucklander will still occasionally claim to live in one of the largest cities in the World. By population, this is nonsense of course. But by geographic area? Sao Paolo in Brazil, one the World’s most populous cities of over 20 million, is stated to have an area somewhere over 1500 sq ...

Trade Aid
New Year's resolutions are made to be broken but when it comes to those honourable vows of helping those in less favourable conditions, you may think you are not the position to make much of a difference. For one young New Zealand couple, the opportunity to change the lives of many people came to fr ...
Postcard From Bolivia
Paula wants to visit New Zealand
Paula Adriana Anez is a 17 year-old Bolivian who lives in the country’s metropolitan city, Santa Cruz, with her mother and three younger sisters.

This Month With Exceed Home Maintenance
It's starting to get warmer and before you know it insects will be flying around and, with the windows shut, you'll be struggling with the heat as well. Exceed Home Maintenance has a range of passive air vents that can be glazed into your existing windows, solving a variety of issues including ex ...
This Month With Halliwell's Shoes
Not many Kiwis can proudly say that they have been loyally working for the same business for over 30 years but for Franklin local Gloria Mayor, the time has flown by during her 36 years at family-owned footwear company, Halliwell Shoes. “My Grandfather hired Gloria all those years back and we hav ...

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Gardens With Attitude Landscape Contractors
Outdoor areas are often the last to receive attention, but they shouldn’t be. Creating an exceptional outdoor ...
Van Der Putten Construction LTD
Van der Putten Builders Ltd has been building quality homes for over 20 years, many of them winning awards. Ev ...
Vitalitas Beauty for Skin Body Soul
Vitalitas, beauty for skin, body and sould, offers a complete space of beauty and vitality, balancing the late ...
Boodles
Seneca Insurance Brokers
Seneca Insurance Brokers prides itself on providing professional advice and service to our clients. Our revie ...
Exceed Home Maintenance
There is no time like the present to make sure your home is comfortable, safe and secure. At Exceed we have ...
Corporate Cabs
LUXURY SEDANS IN FRANKLIN We are a group of Waiuku residents who also happen to be Corporate Cab franchise ...
PS AUTOMOTIVE LTD
PS Automotive carry out all mechanical repairs and servicing, engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, clutch, cam ...
Credit Control On Call
Specializing in: Ledger Collection, Bad Debts and Rental Property Management As the saying goes the 'The sq ...
Not Just Kitchens Ltd
Not Just Kitchens Ltd is the customer-focused company with a big reputation for creating kitchens with that el ...
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Teacher by day & ultra mara ...
Incorrect information in this article. Claire Walton did not win the Rotorua Marathon as stated, she was the 25th female finisher ...
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Rescued from the Ruins
Hello and congratulations on the great job you are doing in preserving Lavala.I was a junior there in the early 60s and remember l ...
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Check out Jamie’s Ultimate P ...
Hey Jamie, What did it cost to get done bro?
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Eyesight Standards for Drivi ...
Thanks for sharing this nice blog. I like your post..
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The Internet Party
1law4all political party announces on facebook it will not contest 2014 election because of the resignation of four of its board m ...
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DNA Search for the Polynesia ...
mnanesh has overpowered lisp and so this shows us that the early polynesians came from asia
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Political Correctness Is Fai ...
June 17 the anniversary of Watergate is also the anniversary of the Crewe murders. June 17 is also the anniversary of New Zealand' ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Lots of reading here, very interesting. I am curious though as to Monica's age. She looks young, well she may be 76 yrs or so, bu ...
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Murder Pukekawa - Part 1
I would not trust ******** as far as I could throw him. He has a personal vendetta against his former profession because of the cl ...
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New Zealand Pre History, The ...
To have roots with the ancient Greeks is of no surprise. The word "Polynesia" is the Greek for "lots of islands", Micronesia bein ...
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This Month With Harcourts BCRE Ltd - Corinne Kennedy
Buyers –“I Keep Missing Out!”
Frustration and disappointments haunt many first home buyers in the current market. One would like to think of house shopping as an exciting adventure rather than the frenzied rush to an empty handed experience that many are enduring. Why is this happening? And what can we do about it?

This Month With Optik Eyecare - Safety Glassess
Did you know that over 90% of all workplace eye injuries can be prevented by wearing proper protective eyewear? Workers aged 40 years and over have increased safety risks due to age related decreased near vision. With almost 55% of the New Zealand workforce over the age of 40 the time to get prescri ...
Your Capital Value Has Changed! So What?

This Month With Happy Valley (NZ) Ltd

This Month With Way of Life Health -Hekelaar, Cees
WITH SUMMER AROUND THE CORNER… MAY SUNSHINE LIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE AND LIFT YOUR MOOD BUT YOU STILL MIGHT NEED ANOTHER NATURAL ELEMENT TO RELEAVE STRESS. …and especially now for students with exams coming up !!
Shaping Our Country - Part 3 Forging Ahead
The Wilsons of Patumahoe, Pukekohe and Papakura
Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. Week in, week out, from morn till night, You can hear his bellows blow; You can hear him sw ...

Independence Day
The United States have impacted the lives of all humans. The nation made up of immigrants and many social rejects from other countries, has become one of the World’s most powerful. And whether we agree or not with US foreign policies, many nations usually turn to the US when they are desperate to re ...
elocal Magazine now 72,000 copies!
Readership reach across southern Auckland approaching 200,000.
Since our founding in 2003, our Franklin edition has continued to play its part in forming the character of Franklin (23,000 copies monthly). Within the past year we have also launched an equally successful Papakura edition (24,000 copies monthly) and now our second Manukau, Auckland East (25,000 co ...

Rural Calendar - Proudly bought to you by Fiskens and Sons Ltd
Sauerkraut For Cows
Getting On The Grass

Hearing Hut Business Focus
One in ten New Zealanders suffer some kind of hearing loss. Nine out of ten will tell you how expensive it is to get help. It’s so expensive that many Kiwis simply choose to “box on” without help that could otherwise overcome their hearing problem.

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Red Shed Palazzo
Just 1km off the Drury off-ramp you’ll discover Red Shed Palazzo. Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd an ...
Country Catering Kitchen - Chunuk Bair Restaurant
At the Chunuk Bair Restaurant in the RSA Papakura we cater for weddings, 21sts, business breakfasts, sports ev ...
Felice Broom at Harcourts Pukekohe
Felice joins Harcourts from an extensive background in both customer service and management within the interna ...
Pukekohe Car Valet Services Ltd
Pukekohe Car Valet Services – “providing excellence in valet servicing.” It’s our job to make yours easier. Wh ...
Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Franklin
The Smith and Sons Franklin Franchise is owned and operated by Lane & Melissa van den Brink. Lane and Melissa ...
Property Works
PropertyWorks specialises in helping the home owner or investor in all aspects of their property maintenance; ...
elocal Covergirl Competition
“elocal Cover Girl is not a beauty contest. It’s a competition for those with the passion to succeed in the mo ...
FaceBox Makeup Studio
Facebox Makeup Studio is the home of Julie Halligan, a qualified Professional Makeup Artist who has built her ...
Pulse Party & Event Hire
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Paige Hellier - Miss Univers ...
We wish you all the best - elocal Team
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Oil Wells That End Well
"• In 1899, Nikola Tesla figured out a way to bypass fossil-fuel-burning power plants and power lines, proving that “free energy” ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
To further add to this debate, Dr Chambers should research navigation such as ocean and wind currents from Taiwan because travelli ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
As a descendent of Ngati Hotu the DNA links were exactly as I predicted linking back to the America's with the oldest link to the ...
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Celebrity Chef - Michael Michael Van de Elzen
three-grain Fried rice

Astar's Place - In the Heartland
Hello, I am out of the office, out of Auckland and on a road trip.
Julie's Picks
This Month selection of great reading
This Month selection of great reading

St Name History Franklin - Constable And The Kentish
Lasting Memorials To One Of Waiuku's Finest
Waiuku residents have good reason to raise a glass to Edward Constable, founder of the town's longest established watering hole.

St Name History Papakura - Red Hill
The fortress which repelled mighty Hongi Hika
St Name History Manukau - Redoubt Road
For the past few decades, Redoubt Road has been known as a bit of a “Knob’s Hill” where the wealthy live on larger lifestyle blocks and enjoy views North to Auckland and out to both harbours. Even Len Brown lives up that way.

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Country Floral
At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...
Franklin Laminates Ltd
Upgrade your kitchen the smart way with a new benchtop from Franklin Laminates Ltd. It’s like a facelift for ...
Gubbs Pump & Well Services Plumbing Drainage Concrete
Supplying a full service facility for all irrigation pumps. Stockists of quality Lowara & ONGA pump range. Pre ...
Bizfinder - Classic Listing
This is an example bizfiner classic - Options include; Web Features:•Real-time editing in “My eLocal” – subjec ...
Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd
Cube3 Cabinetry is an Auckland based company who specializes in design and quality construction of all types o ...

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