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Ancient Knowledge - Not A Mo ...
""""Hoagland's Abydos discovery was verified in November 1998 by a Fox television crew's own several hundred mile trek to the SETI ...
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Ancient Knowledge - Not A Mo ...
A wander into google will find verification of the images as shown in this article. The claims of 'Fake' led to revisits to the si ...
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elocal opens up in Papakura
Thanks for raising the interesting history of papakura settlement in your recent article on the migrant ship Resolute. The full st ...
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New Zealand Pre History, The ...
Please, I need more information from "Inscription in ancient Maori from Fiji. It reports an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Fij ...
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Where do the Monarch Butterf ...
THIS YEAR MY BOARDER AND MYSELF PLANTED OVER 20 SWAN PLANTS AND ARE ON OUR SECOND ROUND OF NEW BUTTERFLIES. wE ARE IN OUR LATE 50' ...
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Nikita Newton
Reach for the stars . Always knew you had it in you to become someone special . Love Donna Marie
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Part Of The Community For 70 Years
Liddells Pharmacy Stands The Test Of Time
It's an oldie, but definitely a goodie – in fact, it's been voted the best in town.

Dining, Dancing, Darts Or Disco?
Papakura RSA – The Centre point of our Community
Where can you get a top class meal with a drink for under $25.00, enjoy entertainment or make your own, plan your wedding - or your funeral, hold a business meeting, exercise your mind or body, all under one roof?

Courage, Compassion, Camaraderie, Commitment
The Values Of War, Brought To Peacetime
In June 1914, when a rebellious student shot a member of the Austrian royal family on the other side of the world, most people in New Zealand would barely have heard of Serbia, the scene of the assassination.

Spotlight Businesses


Drury Auto Services
At Drury Auto Services we are owner operated by Gary Wainwright and Marcus Lucie-Smith, with a back up of two ...
Deck & Fence Pro
Deck & FencePro are restoration specialists who will clean, repair, stain or paint your decks, fences, outside ...
Lollipops Educare Waiuku, Pukekohe
Lollipops Educare Pukekohe opened in May 2006 and the Waiuku centre in June 2008. Both centres are state- of- ...
Progressive Electrics
•Free quotes, Reasonable rates, Honest and Effective solutions •Based in Waiuku, South Auckland, providing a ...
Sign Max Ltd
Sign Max can cover your whole brief from design to completion, from building signage to business cards. We can ...
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Bungle In The Jungle, Part 1
Mate this is going to be my last post for a while. Thanks for being a good mate and being loyal.
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Independence Day
To the addition of Independence Day to the NZ calendar: definitely YES. And Waitangi Day should be relegated to being a day for pe ...
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Independence Day
Time to Honour Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent OUR ‘TRUE’ FOUNDING DOCUMENT AND ‘FIRST’ CONSTITUTION The Gov ...
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How to Stop Excess Sweating ...
I had no idea that there were treatments for this condition. Other than surgery to remove the sweat glands, I feel these are viabl ...
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Have there been any recent ...
It's actually kind of cool to hear about different advancements that have been made in cataract surgery. I love that we are able ...
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Postcard From Bolivia
What an interesting array of skills this young lady is developing. I look forward to this series.
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First Home Buyers Dilemma
Good writeup, I am normal visitor of one's site, maintain up the excellent operate, and It's going to be a regular visitor for a l ...
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The Police - looking after o ...
" Love can come with it but it is not automatic and we are quite capable of liking someone a lot and still failing to show love fo ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
An excerpt from the NZ Herald: New UE requirements • For the first time, NCEA Level 3 was required to gain UE, alongside an incr ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
Thanks Michele for your blog. A good viewpoint however, at the time when the treaty was signed what was civilization like in this ...
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Book Reviews
April
This month we have collected books to honour our Armed Forces

Classic Racing Long May It Continue
INKSTER & WINN TAKE METALMAN TARGA SPRINT EVENT
They call the annual Targa New Zealand tarmac road rally 'the ultimate road race.' And at six days and close to 100kms of closed road special stages you can understand why.

The hunt for Hawaiiki
From Okinawa to New Zealand
When he made his first trip to New Zealand in order to improve his English and make new friends, Yu Tamaki never expected to find out more about his ancestry as well. Born and raised in Okinawa, it wasn't until a school trip to Waitangi that Yu truly noticed the similarities between Okinawa and the ...

Prehistoric Kauri giants unearthed in Takanini
“Breakwater Against the Tide,” a history of Papakura, records: “In times prehistoric, and by the awesome power of the forces of nature, a great Kauri forest around the southern rim of the Manukau came to an end.
Run, Rabbit
Rabbit Pie Or Easter Bunny?
When white settlers came to these shores, they brought with them many reminders of their homes across the other side of the world. Some were beneficial, others considerably less so.

Modern day Erin Brockovich wants industry and government be held accountable
Juliet Pratt is but one of a growing number of people worldwide who believe they have experienced mercury poisoning from dental amalgams.
Her tireless, self-funded efforts to highlight the negative impact of mercury amalgams have produced positive outcomes.

Seagrove – Franklin's International Airport ( Almost )
Planes Replaced Pasture To Defend Auckland
Once considered as a site for a new Auckland international airport, little remains of Seagrove’s wartime aerodrome.

Street Name Papakura
Pahurehure
The meaning of the word Pahurehure is locally believed to mean ‘Angry Water’, a metaphor for the fast moving and often turbulent waters of the Manukau, a metaphor that is in direct contrast to the leafy and comfortable suburb that Pahurehure is today.

Memorial of a Soldier
Lest we forget
The years of 1914 to 1918 were difficult years for the people of Papakura and Karaka. Sons of the district had answered the call to arms, left their homes and had blithely gone off to a war half a world away to fight an enemy not their own.

Astar on coffee…
Happy Easter Everyone
I’ve been researching all morning to enrich my knowledge on matters pertaining to the Legends of the Chrysanthemum, but got lost along the way and have decided to leave the subject until next month.

Spotlight Businesses


Thecla Johnstone & Associates Limited
MYOB, Xero and Reckon approved partners. We provide a niche management service working with you to understand ...
Bizfinder - Max Listing
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Boodles
Pukekohe Honda
Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...
Charisma Copy & Print
Charisma Copy & Print is the modern outlet for your Copy, Print and Document handling in the Papakura Region a ...
Pro Built Construction
With over 19 years experience Pro Built Construction offer quality and professional building guaranteed. Wheth ...
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Franklin
The Smith and Sons Franklin Franchise is owned and operated by Lane & Melissa van den Brink. Lane and Melissa ...
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 ...
Craftsman Painters LTD
Ever wanted to paint the town red? Or even reddish? Roy Reddish, of Craftsman Painters Ltd, hasn't quite pain ...
GroutPro Franklin
NICE TILES - SHAME ABOUT THE GROUT! We clean, restore and seal tiles and grout to look like new again. Forget ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
All nations have a form of "brainwashing" and "Propaganda". China's teachings have created a strong working society and they are ...
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AGENDA: New Maori land
Reference to G. Graham above. Lieutenant Governor Hobson in 1839 was Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand which was already under th ...
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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 ...
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AGENDA: New 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 ...
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AGENDA: New Maori land
Governments (plural) have kept the true history of New Zealand a closely guarded secret, the biggest secrets being the following. ...
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Editors Note
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AGENDA: New 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 ...
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Editors Note
A media opinion piece or editorial does not have to provide balance although it should allow replies. New Zealand Herald has over ...
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Excellent quality baby-products
If you're just about to have a baby or know someone who is looking for sustainable, funky and useful baby products, you don't need to look any further than Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (TTLS).

How To Invade NZ
With help from my local Archives NZ office
I’m a hostile spy from, ohhh, let’s say China. No, Israel. Or Russia. Whatever: the most important thing is that I’m a spy. I’m wanting to know where all of New Zealand’s defences are located, who is manning them, when these defences are most vulnerable, and how many soldiers and weapons New Zealan ...

Auckland needs an opposition
Broken promises, eye watering rate hikes, 8,500 staff, 130 spin doctors, diplomats in London, $200,000 penis art, $100,000 silk curtains, ratepayer funded golf tournaments, cut library hours and no b
What went wrong with Rodney Hide’s creature of efficient governance and local democracy? Auckland Council is case in point supporting the economic literature that suggests that local government suffers from diseconomies of scale once a council gets larger than around 250,000 residents. It is little ...

Fair Cop!
A Familiar Face Changes Roles
Whoever said a policeman's lot is not a happy one? Former Chief Constable Noel Surrey has enjoyed the challenge and variety of police work. Just retired after 40 years' service, including 36 in Pukekohe.

Pillar of Knowledge ; The Kupe Stone
Max Hill ; The Kupe Stone
Max Hill has spent the last 25 years collecting maps and copies of maps and old portolans of the ancient navigators, the copies of which were sent out with the Renaissance explorers who journeyed all around the world seeking to rediscover the lands and territories as revealed by these ancient maps. ...

Johno Johnson: A Good Builder
Home Maintenance and Services
A man with a mission – to do the job right first time!

All your Necessities
Arts, crafts and gifts emporium
Necessities is your one stop shop in Pukekohe - owned and operated by locals. An upmarket emporium, and direct importer, Necessities offers locals quality goods at an affordable price.

European Car Repair Specialists
Experience the best
At European Car Repair Specialists, the team believes that your vehicle should be an asset and not a liability. Thanks to outstanding customer service skills, the ability to communicate with you in a friendly manner and their excellent mechanical skills, each team member provides an excellent servic ...

Progressive Electrics
Franklin renovation and new-build specialists.
If you are looking for the experts in new builds, renovations, switchboards, lighting and automation, Progressive Electrics is your one-stop-shop for all of your electric installation and repair needs, with hundreds of reviews and all workmanship guaranteed!

Dream Doors
Your Kitchen Specialist
For an amazing kitchen facelift, don’t look any further than Dream Doors a unique company with an International brand, which specialises in cost effectively re-facing kitchens and whose motto is “don’t replace it... re-face it”.

Spotlight Businesses


Seneca Insurance Brokers
Seneca Insurance Brokers prides itself on providing professional advice and service to our clients. Our revie ...
Red Shed Palazzo
Just 1km off the Drury off-ramp you’ll discover Red Shed Palazzo. Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd an ...
Bizfinder - Lite Listing
Company Name, Logo, Address, phone/fax/mobile number, e-mail. 10 search engine Keywords • Contact your busines ...
Body Liqueur
Welcome to Body Liqueur (Li-que-ur). Since opening at 61 Devon Lane, Pukekohe in 2014 we set out to revolution ...
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 ...
Exceed Home Maintenance
There is no time like the present to make sure your home is comfortable, safe and secure. At Exceed we have ...
Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Dental World - Papakura
Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...
Bruntwood Butcher & Deli
At Bruntwood Farm We wanted to share our passion for quality meat, knowing that if an animal has to be sacrifi ...
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) are passionate about sourcing and providing sustainable, funky and us ...
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AGENDA: New 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 ...
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Editors Note
Sir, You call for a debate on maori issues. A debate, by definition requires two points if view. Your justification of your ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
The current "culture of education" taught and promoted within NZ continues to devalue our true Kiwi identity. This bi-cultural app ...
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AGENDA: New Maori land
Jim, this extract from “New Zealand in Crisis”, page 17 published by the One New Zealand Foundation Inc may clarify why New Zealan ...
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AGENDA: New Maori land
The article is very truthful,we should be alarmed, NZ is already well underway to many of the concerns - under the existing govern ...
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Julie's Pics
It is so refreshing that local has dropped most of its conspiracy based articles but this one hold out is tiresome. However conspi ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
A commendable article. Pity the comment from Stephen is so dumb.
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AGENDA: New Maori land
Interesting to read Jim Reardon's comments from an American viewpoint although there are few similarities between the civil rights ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
To `A Teacher in Excile` Your literacy skills are in question to begin with, it`s Exile without a c! You choose anonymity over ...
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Body Liqueur Ltd
Spoil yourself or someone you love!
If you or someone you love has a skin complaint or would like a pampering session to relax the nerves and take a break from the rat-race, look no further than Body Liqueur.

Beds R Us
Invest in a comfortable night's sleep!
If you are struggling to fall asleep, the bed you are trying to sleep on might be part of the problem. When it comes to investing in a new bed, it is important that you purchase something that fits will fit your body type, personal taste and unique needs.

Love, Care & Generosity
Lone Star Pukekohe
These core fundamentals are still the driving force behind the Lone Star brand today. From the legendary food, outstanding service & local community support “Too Much Ain’t Ever Enough” in the eyes of the Lone Star Pukekohe owners Jason & Alofa.

Boodles turns 21!
To celebrate its 21st birthday Boodles is introducing two new themed nights to its already popular Greek night.
Their ‘Rocking Rock and Roll’ night will be a whirlwind trip on the dance floor back to the 60’s. American style Diner meals will be on the menu. Then journey to Spain without leaving the heart of Papakura on their Salsa nights.

Platinum Homes
Build your future
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to design your own home or office, which ticks all the boxes and will last for generations to come? With the experienced team at Platinum Homes, you can design a brand new home exactly how you like it at a very competitive price.

This Month With Papakura Town Centre
MARKET ON BROADWAY

This Month With Waiuku Business & Development Association
April 2015
Did you know that Waiuku still has an information centre? Located at 2 Queen St, this centre is available to all- this includes the general public, organisations and community groups as well as being the hub of the Waiuku Business and Development Association. It is also, most importantly, run by ded ...

This Month With Way of Life Health
RED WINE… Good or Bad
Many of us love a glass of red wine with dinner for its nice palatable effect on food and that cosy effect on the mood. You may have heard how healthy red wine could be for your body.

What’s going on at Outlook For Life this month?
Wow, as I write this we are well into March and April is just around the corner.
This Month With Yes! NZ
April 2015
Thank you to all of you who have visited Yes! In March. Those buying one of our beautiful soft leather Italian handbag’s also received a free gift with it. I had an interesting second week when I arrived at work on morning and noticed that one of my large 2.4 x 1.2 painted pictures outside on the b ...

This Month With Du Plessis Heard Properties Ltd
$65,000 Boost Accelerates Demand
When Auckland’s ‘affordable homes’ were being pitched into the market for prices in excess of $500,000 the $485,000 first home buyer figure was nonsensical. That $485K limit did however have a benefit for those in high places wanting to contain Auckland’s house prices. It stopped a lot of people bor ...

Spotlight Businesses


Car Care Centre
Experienced Team of Professionals meeting community needs for more than 20 years servicing vehicles of all mak ...
MTF Pukekohe
Vehicle finance approved. Today. MTF finances cars, light trucks, motorbikes, farm bikes, trailer boats and ...
Barfoot & Thompson - Trudy Boyce
2015 has certainly got off to a busy start! We have seen a lot of buyer activity in the lifestyle market over ...
The Country Inn
Welcome to The Country Inn Accommodation, Dining and Functions in Ramarama We are located in the small rural ...
Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd
Cube3 Cabinetry is an Auckland based company who specializes in design and quality construction of all types o ...
Pulse Party & Event Hire
Chemwash South Auckland
"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...
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 ...
Harcourts Papakura. BCRE Ltd
BCRE Ltd is a significant New Zealand real estate franchise within the Harcourts Global Network. Established i ...
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 ...

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