|Red Earth Eatery and wine bar|
|Papakura's social hub|
One of the meanings of the name Papakura originated from papa (meaning earth) and kura (which means red). This name reflects the rich, fertile soil of which the community was founded upon.
|Creating beauty in every piece|
| Harwood Goldsmiths Ltd |
The team at Harwood Goldsmiths Ltd has been through a wide range of ups and downs since changing from Brighouse Design. Although the business is still run by the same talented and friendly manufacturing team, it was taken over by Penny Harwood just under a year ago. "We've been in the same building ...
|Phantoms of Franklin: Kingseat probed for ghosts|
|Kingseat Hospital closed in 1999 after 67 years treating patients with mental health disorders.
Compensation emerged in the decade after it closed. The former patients were largely released into the community.
Today, the 60-odd buildings of Kingseat are home to the WISE Guys halfway home, Asylum ...|
|Home and Away Professional Cleaning Services|
|Our professional cleaning team can come to you on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Our team of p ...|
|Walkers Pest Control|
|Rats, mice, flies, cockroaches, borer, ants, possums, fleas, wasps - "If it is legal we'll kill it!" Registere ...|
| Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...|
|Lollipops Educare Waiuku, Pukekohe|
|Lollipops Educare Pukekohe opened in May 2006 and the Waiuku centre in June 2008. Both centres are state- of- ...|
|RSE (NZ) Ltd|
|Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...|
| Aka Aka Road|
|Where The Grass Is Always Greener|
If you're a drought-bedevilled farmer, a trip down the Aka Aka straight in summer is likely to turn you an envious green to rival the lush pasture stretching out on either side of the road.
|Historical Building - Papakura|
In 1923 William Samaria McIlraith’s grocery and hardware store was established in Papakura, and served the Papakura public for forty years before being sold to Fred and Barbara Jones in 1963.1
|Welcome aboard ss Rotterdam|
The historic ocean liner "ss Rotterdam" is docked at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and serves the city as a floating museum/hotel. Late last year, elocal Editor, Mykeljon Winckel journeyed to visit Holland which resulted in three days on the floating hotel.
|Will Papakura ever get its beach back?|
|As news filters out that a new southern highway east of Papakura will cost about $470 million to build in the next few years, is this the time for Papakura to have a robust debate about what it is willing to accept?|
|Outdoor dining rule changes|
|A little test for the bigger deal|
Dean Sheppard opened the Monarch Café on the corner of King and Queen Street 17 years ago. Since then it has become probably the most photographed symbol which presents Pukekohe as a modern, trendy shopping centre.
|Waiuku mangrove harvesters getting noticed|
In 1972, as the photo in this article shows, there were virtually no mangroves in the Waiuku Inlet.
Many locals remember those times when fish and bird life was more abundant.
|Bikers for a lifetime |
|Do we call them “motorcycle enthusiasts” or “motorbike riders?”|
One description suggests a gentle trip down a country lane interrupted by high tea and scones; The other sounds more like the people I met on Waitangi weekend at Tuakau’s Lavalla Estate; perfectly hospitable people but each with a little bit of edge in some way.
BSA motorbikes from various decades ...
| Baker's shoes and more |
|Stay in style|
As one of the largest independent shoes shop in New Zealand, the team at Bakers Shoes pride themselves on excellent customer service and an excellent product knowledge.
|Sixth Generation Engravers and Jewellers|
Abercrombie Engraving is part of a long family history which dates back to the 1800s where Henry Laing of Fifeshire, Scotland was a seal designer and engraver.
|Seneca Insurance Brokers Ltd|
|For assistance with a wide range of insurance and financial services Seneca Insurance Brokers Ltd is your local professional.|
|The Wee Job Company |
|NO JOB TOO SMALL Decks, Fences, Hand or repair doors, locks, knobs, security stays and doors, window handles, ...|
|Twinkle Twinkle Little Star|
|We at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) are passionate about sourcing and providing sustainable, funky and us ...|
|Franklin Laminates Ltd|
|Upgrade your kitchen the smart way with a new benchtop from Franklin Laminates Ltd. It’s like a facelift for ...|
|Elizabeth Du Plessis & James Heard with Barfoot & Thompson MREINZ, Pukekohe|
Elizabeth has been Top Residential Salesperson for the Pukekohe Branch for the past 9 years and ...|
|PS AUTOMOTIVE LTD|
|PS Automotive carry out all mechanical repairs and servicing, engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, clutch, cam ...|
|Lewis For Fashion (formerly Trevor Lewis Menswear)|
|Fantastic range of Mens Casual and Dress Fashion......
SUIT WEARERS...SUITS FROM $189.90-$349.90 including PU ...|
|Abercrombie Engraving is the name behind Janet's creative passion.
As a 6th generation Engraver and Jeweller ...|
|Body Solutions Paris|
|Is your Non Surgical Fat and cellulite clinic program for everyone?
Absolutely, after spending over 20years ...|
|Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...|
|GroutPro Franklin |
|NICE TILES - SHAME ABOUT THE GROUT! We clean, restore and seal tiles and grout to look like new again. Forget ...|
Education Indoctrination At ...
All nations have a form of "brainwashing" and "Propaganda". China's teachings have created a strong working society and they are ...
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Reference to G. Graham above. Lieutenant Governor Hobson in 1839 was Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand which was already under th ...
FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
Hi, I am an ex-pat Kiwi living in Australia (22 years). My heritage is British/Scottish but I was born in NZ as were my parents an ...
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Have found out "Philanthropist" Gareth Morgan is advocating in his new book for an Upper House made up of half Maori and half non ...
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Governments (plural) have kept the true history of New Zealand a closely guarded secret, the biggest secrets being the following.
It is such a breath of FRESH AIR to have a magazine that doesn't set its standard by political correctness. This country is so fo ...
Auckland Council Mana Whenua ...
Hello Editor, Please do ignore the comments about the article from Stephen Franks regarding the unjust benefiting of the Maori par ...
VISIONARY NZ’s PART 2, “It’s ...
Sad that Park's permanent statue was not left in Trafalgar Square. If Nelson saved the UK from Napoleon, then more than any single ...
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
This time it won't be Rewi's Last Stand. It will be Davy's Last Stand. One only needs to think of Ruby Ridge in America. It will ...
A media opinion piece or editorial does not have to provide balance although it should allow replies. New Zealand Herald has over ...
| Maxwell's Golf Retreat Ltd|
|15 years in the Franklin region|
If you are looking for the perfect spot for your next wedding, special event or business seminar, you don't have to look any further than Maxwell's Golf Retreat, a relaxed, peaceful and friendly spot where you and your colleagues or friends will enjoy the best customer service available.
|Images Beauty & Body Therapy Ltd|
|Take some me time to love yourself|
Whether you desire to begin a new beauty routine and reduce lines and wrinkles or shift your focus to creating smoother, younger looking skin, Images' therapists enjoy assisting you in getting the best results!
|Papakura Street History – Resolute Way|
|An original settlement ship|
The Waikato immigration scheme of the 1860’s was an attempt to bring large numbers of immigrants to the North Island.
|“The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace”|
|A hundred voices remember a hundred years on.|
Lorna Clauson is about the best advertisement one can find for a lifetime of singing.
At 85, she is the energy and enthusiasm behind a special three-performance concert to be held at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura, in May.
It's a very mixed bag of books that we have reviewed this month here at elocal but our favourite has to be the beautiful book of New Zealand birds from Raymond Ching which brings one to a gentle reminder that we not forget the wild birds during this hot dry period. A container of water out on your l ...
|We’re overdue for another special holiday|
In New Zealand we stop work to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, to remember the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the start of the eight hour working day. Cities even stop work to commemorate their anniversaries.
|The language of flowers…|
|Lathyrus Odorata – That’s the name for the flower commonly referred to as a sweet pea. |
My lovely Editor, MJ of Elocal called and gently broke the news.
“Astar, there has been a complaint!”
Witnessing people’s pain, trauma and stress reduce or completely disappear is something that regularly occurs for the practitioners at Inner Health Craniosacral Therapy.
|Who would have thought that this lovely sweet tasting candy has great properties beyond pleasuring our taste buds?|
Liquorice is made from the root of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. Other than having that lovely sweet taste, it possesses potent and effective anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
|The “Holy Grail” of Hearing Aid Functionality|
|In our series of columns, we are looking at Hearing Aids in a little more depth, explaining the different features and technologies that are now inherent in modern devices.|
One of the single biggest complaints that people with a hearing loss have is the inability to separate the speech that they want to hear from the general background noise resulting in the inability to participate in conversation and often deliberately avoiding such circumstances.
|Hutton Builders Ltd|
|Lance Hutton is a professional qualified builder with more than 15 years experience. From renovations to new b ...|
|Besp-Oak NZ is a subsidiary of Joblin Holdings Ltd., stockists of the respected UK Besp-Oak furniture brand. O ...|
|Halligans Grail Bookstore|
|Quality Secondhand Bookstore for Recent Releases, Out-of Print and Collectible Books.
We stock all genres ...|
|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 ...|
|Pro Built Construction|
|With over 19 years experience Pro Built Construction offer quality and professional building guaranteed. Wheth ...|
|Felice Broom at Harcourts Pukekohe |
|Felice joins Harcourts from an extensive background in both customer service and management within the interna ...|
|Platinum Homes Limited|
|With over 20 years experience in the building and renovation industry, David Watt of Supreme Construction know ...|
|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 ...|
|Pulse Party & Event Hire |
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Lol at people thinking New Zealand was ever 'integrated' whatever that means?? (do we live side by side with the same opinions for ...
|This Month With Yes! NZ|
Back from travels.
|This Month With The Police - Constable Nick Richards|
|Currently we are enjoying some great weather – it certainly is a good time of year. But the fantastic weather also brings opportunity for thieves and dishonest people.|
– it certainly is a good time of year. But the fantastic weather also brings opportunity for thieves and dishonest people.
|Wild Cards Are Game Changers|
|Pukekohe had been an outlying suburb of Auckland long before Franklin was hijacked into that Metropolis|
For at least the past 20 years our property prices have been shaped by outliers, those families and investors moving into Franklin and particularly Pukekohe for the first time.
|A1 homes is a national company based on home living practicality, utilising quality material supply, for a low ...|
|Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd|
|Cube3 Cabinetry is an Auckland based company who specializes in design and quality construction of all types o ...|