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The Changing Face of Takanin ...
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Evidence of NZ Occupation 4, ...
In the years since I produced the Ruataniwha report, I have explored other Mesolithic and Neolothic cultures in the lower reaches ...
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
Maori have travelled between Aotearoa and other places long before the migration. It is written and spoken about all the time by ...
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Auckland Council Mana Whenua ...
Letters Patent that extended "all New Zealand islands " to the colony of New South Wales were issued in 1839 not after the signing ...
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Street Name History - Papaku ...
HI Simon, There are a few websites which details uses of Kauri gum. My understanding is that lamp pil was a big consumer. I do ...
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Treaty of Waitangi V Royal Charter/Letters Patent Te Tiriti o Waitangi dated the 6th February 1840 was signed by “tangata Maori ...
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Making Real Estate’s top performers even better
Preet and Co
It was a founder of one of the World’s big advertising agencies, David Ogilvie, who said that the key to success was to first prove yourself and then “find people as good as, or better than you and let them get on with it.”

One Happy Honda Family
The Customer Is King At Pukekohe Honda
Pukekohe Honda may deal in cars, but really it's all about people.

The Changing Face of Takanini
“It didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen!”
Rachel Hunter wasn’t necessarily thinking of Takanini when she uttered those famous words over a decade ago. But to many people it does seem as though Takanini’s transformation did happen overnight.

Spotlight Businesses


Bizfinder - Classic Listing
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Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Bizfinder - Free Listing
Graeme Faire Ltd - GFL Benchtops
Graeme Faire Limited is a family owned and operated benchtop manufacturer, specializing in laminate and solid ...
Bruntwood Butcher & Deli
Just off the Southern Motorway! SH1 at Takanini Junction 453
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Auckland Council Mana Whenua ...
After Lieutenant Governor Hobson of New South Wales (NSW) witnessed the last signature to the Treaty his superior, Governor Gipps ...
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New Zealand A Constitutional ...
A common law interpretation of the language of legislation conflicts with the interpretation of "one law for all" that is used by ...
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The Changing Face of Takanin ...
Now transport near the village would be fantastic and a high school near PNS would seal the deal Fantastic work .
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Street Name History - Papaku ...
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
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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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Papakura's First Market Day sucess
Signals change for Town Centre
The heart of Papakura is changing. The first weekly Saturday market day on November 15 is the most obvious signal that a busier central business district is on the way.

Pukekohe's Sister City
Visiting Hara-mura Japan
A formal relationship between Pukekohe and the Japanese village Hara-mura has existed since 2002 when the respective Mayors – Heather Maloney of Franklin District and Kiyoshi Shimizu of Hara-mura – signed an official friendly town agreement.
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50 Years Old – Celebrating the Legendary Porsche 904
Replica keeps this masterpiece within reach of mortals
Not many motoring enthusiasts will argue about the game-changing influence of the Porsche 904 when it was unveiled in January 1964 - 50 years ago.

The Sweat behind the Steam - Glenbrook
Glenbrook steam engines fascinate the generations
Whether it is aware or not, the Trust Board of Glenbrook Vintage Railway has the perfect formula to keep generations of kiwis fascinated by steam. It’s a formula which creates a regular supply of volunteers to sustain the heritage of steam.

Postcard from Vitevsk Belarus
Anastasia would love to come back to NZ
“Hello, my name is Anastasia, and I am 15 years old. I was born in Magadan Russia and now I live in Vitevsk, Belarus. Vitevsk is a beautiful city with friendly people. I like living in this city because it holds a great annual festival of art “Slavic Bazaar in Vitevsk”

Manukau Street History - Charles Prevost Drive
Unlucky in love, lucky in business, generous in spirit?
“The Gardens” bordering the Manukau botanical gardens and Totara Park is now a neighbourhood where the few remaining sections are priced from over $400,000 and a home can cost from $650,000 to well over $800,000.

Over 167 years old and 147 pounds to build
Howick’s All Saints Church has heard a lot of prayers!
Generations of Howick people have come to accept All Saints Anglican Church as their symbol of home. It’s history is well recorded, being the first Parish church to be built in all of Auckland and the oldest building in the former Manukau City.

Auckland Council Mana Whenua provisions
Sacred principles under threat - and other dangers
If Auckland Council has placed a triangle on your property, or you own property within one of the 3600 x 7 ha purple circles now placed by Council on a map of Auckland, you could be in for a shock. Your home could no longer be your castle.
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Shaping Our Country - Part 4 The Stewarts of Kilbarchan Scotland Have Arrived!
Waikato Immigration Scheme
On the 14th March1 1865 the Resolute, the last of the Waikato Immigration Scheme ships, slid down the river Clyde (Glasgow) thus beginning its long journey to New Zealand. 358 passengers disembarked in Auckland on 24th June 1865 after a relatively quick journey of 102 days. Compared with the horren ...

Stampede Music Festival
WHEN: 6, 7, 8 February 2015 - Waitangi Weekend WHERE: Pukekohe & Tuakau How Much? $30.00 for a 3 day pass and $13.00 for day passes. Ticket holders have entry to all venues.

Spotlight Businesses


Tuakau ITM
Building supply yard founded in 1935 owned and operated by 3rd generation Graham. Heavily involved in sponsors ...
Glassways Limited
We specalise in all general glazing and window treatments and are a family owned and operated business, we can ...
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 ...
Inner Health
Angela Wheeler is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) Practitioner based at Heal in Pukekohe. ...
S & J Appliances
S & J Appliance servicing has been in operation for over 40 years servicing and installing appliances in the ...
Dental World - Papakura
Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...
Roger Gill Mitsubishi
Roger Gill Mitsubishi is a division of Roger Gill Motors Ltd, we are a locally owned family run dealership est ...
Platinum Homes Limited
With over 20 years experience in the building and renovation industry, David Watt of Supreme Construction know ...
Seneca Insurance Brokers
Seneca Insurance Brokers prides itself on providing professional advice and service to our clients. Our revie ...
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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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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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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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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Felice Broom Is About Customer Service
Harcourts Pukekohe
Harcourts Pukekohe sales-whizz, Felice Broom understands that buying or selling a house is one of the biggest decisions that you will ever make. Thanks to her strong work ethic and friendly personality, Felice puts finding you a home buyer or assisting you with purchasing your dream home at the top ...

This Month With Barfoot & Thompson (Pamela Cox)
Integrity and honesty - Meet the Family
As top salesperson at Barfoot and Thompson's Papakura branch (2013 - 2014), there isn't much Pamela Cox doesn't know about selling houses. She believes that her secret to success has a lot to do with a passion for excellent customer service. "I am committed to achieving outstanding results so m ...

This Month With Country Catering Kitchen - Meet Stevie Vegar and try not to drool
Papakura RSA’s new head chef.
I had to check that I wasn’t drooling as this new head chef of Papakura RSA’s dining room, was talking food.

Education Indoctrination At Our Teacher Institutions
As a recent graduate in secondary teaching, I have been invited to share my experiences of the teacher training I received.
Thank you to our Police
Manukau Central Business Association Article
Over the last month our campaign against car window washing at intersections has continued. Some of you may have seen me recently on TV One’s Breakfast show being interviewed on this topic. As a result of this media exposure we are pleased to note some improvements at the Cavendish Drive/Great Sou ...

This month with the police
As you may have heard, lower drink drive limits apply from 1 December 2014. The new lower limit is a significant opportunity for us to reduce the number of people harmed and killed on our roads. This in turn will lessen the lifelong impact that drink driving has on our families and our communities. ...
“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell
All is not what is seems in our education system
Earlier this year the illustrious Economist magazine's intelligence unit produced The Learning Curve index, a body of data that indicates just how effective an education system is and whether it is producing individuals with good cognitive skills and educational attainments and is an excellent yard ...

Editor's Note
Justifiable discontent with Waitangi Tribunal
‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’, according to Oscar Wilde. This is especially true of New Zealand history as it applies to relations between Maori/part Maori and non-Maori.

Be Beautiful Every Day
Hairitage Hairdressing
Donna Dunlop started her hairdressing career more than 30 years ago when she opened her business in Waiuku Township in 1981. When Donna’s youngest son started college she relocated her business to work from home. Donna’s salon is set in a rural and tranquil part of Franklin - where privacy is paramo ...

Hay There! This months rural diary
Once The Sun Comes Out, It's All Go
The causes of climate change may be debatable, but for those with long memories our summers ain't what they used to be.

Spotlight Businesses


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 ...
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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Not Just Kitchens Ltd
Not Just Kitchens Ltd is the customer-focused company with a big reputation for creating kitchens with that el ...
RSE (NZ) Ltd
Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...
Specsavers Papakura Optometrists
Specsavers offers customers fantastic choice in basic and designer frames to suit a range of budgets, with mor ...
Rattrie Panelbeaters
Our reputation is your guarantee, over 20 years of experience behind us. You can be assured of safe, accurate ...
Country Catering Kitchen - Chunuk Bair Restaurant
At the Chunuk Bair Restaurant in the RSA Papakura we cater for weddings, 21sts, business breakfasts, sports ev ...
Pro Built Construction
With over 19 years experience Pro Built Construction offer quality and professional building guaranteed. Wheth ...
The Country Inn
Welcome to The Country Inn Accommodation, Dining and Functions in Ramarama We are located in the small rural ...
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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
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The Internet Party
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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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Come check it out
Howick Business Association
Since 1992 crowds have been turning out to enjoy Midnight Madness in Howick Village. Initially instigated to herald the beginning of the Christmas Season by the Howick Village Business Association, Midnight Madness has continued to grow in popularity. The shops are open until midnight and enter in ...

It is all go for Papakura in December
What a great line up we have in Papakura for December.
Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow1
In Central Park Reserve (formerly Papakura school grounds) stands an English oak tree that looks across to the Papakura-Karaka War Memorial;2 a tree nearly 100 years old; a tree that remembers all those soldiers who fought, died, and sacrificed so much during WWI; a tree that represents peace. The P ...
Kittens Are Cute, But…
Older Cats Need Love Too
Small and cute always have instant appeal, but age and personality are important too - for cats as well as people.

Street Name History - Franklin
A Watery Connection - Motions Road
Winding its way through quiet countryside mainly populated by dairy cows, Motions Road in Otaua, near Waiuku, is far removed from the rowdy rock concerts and motor racing formerly associated with its namesake in Western Springs, Auckland. But both have watery links.
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Street Name History - Papakura
Porchester Road gumfields rivalled Thames gold rush
Porchester Road will become an increasingly busy through-road between the growing townships of Papakura and Takanini.

The two faces of Garry Boles:
Crime prevention and Politics
Not so long ago I worked with quite a number of Police in the Counties – Manukau District office. What struck me was how absolutely “un-ploddish” they all were. I observed them in a few tense situations, but like life itself, more than ninety percent of their daily work was about following through ...

Play The Game This Christmas - Proudly sponsored by Pam and Nick, LJ Hooker Pukekohe
Score A Safe Holiday
Are we prepared for the onslaught – ARE YOU UP TO IT?

Julie's Pics
Book Reviews
Christmas is looming and I thought I would do a little overview of some of the salacious and entertaining books that are on offer this Yuletide.

Astar's House
My rural adventure of two months for the hard working girls on the land has finished and I am left quite sad. Now what will I do? I’ve been from one end of the country to the other and who would have believed that you could draw a crowd to craft demonstrations?
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Happy Valley Honey
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Hairitage Hairdressing
Donna Dunlop started her hairdressing career more than 30 years ago when she opened her business in Waiuku Tow ...
Davis Electrics Ltd
Davis Electrics is a small company in Takanini that specialises in workshop repairs of all types of electrical ...
Country Floral
At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...
Yvonne Walker creative portraits
Yvonne Walker, an international and national GOLD awarded photographer, is bringing her award winning style to ...
Red Shed Palazzo
Just 1km off the Drury off-ramp you’ll discover Red Shed Palazzo. Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd an ...
Gardens With Attitude Landscape Contractors
Outdoor areas are often the last to receive attention, but they shouldn’t be. Creating an exceptional outdoor ...
Drury Auto Services
At Drury Auto Services we are owner operated by Gary Wainwright and Marcus Lucie-Smith, with a back up of two ...
Edinburgh Street Restaurant & Bar
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