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February in Papakura

Did you know that in Papakura we have: • Sushi places • Cafes • Bakeries • Barber Shops • Gyms and the Rec Centre • Health places including Physio, Doctors, foot clinic, Massage places, Lab tests, Family Planning, Medicine clinics, Chiropractic, Hand …

A Little Training Goes a Long Way

by Oz van Leeuwen

With all the latest statistics on violence and the impact it has on all those involved, including the rising numbers of offenders in prison you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone somewhere must have a grand plan. Turns out not really. Well, there is…

Acupuncture Makes a Dream Come True!

Fertility specialist is available now in town treating both natural pregnancy & IVF support. Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things in life. The fertility journey should be full of joys but unfortunately it can be stressful and frustrating wh…

January in Papakura

Welcome to 2020! We hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year and an enjoyable and safe break. WELCOME TO OUR NEW BUSINESSES IN PAPAKURA! • All Done Up in Broadway • Unique Fusion in O’Shannesssey Street • Cozy Life Kitchens in Broadway …

New Year Resolutions: Good Intentions? Get the Results!

by Oz van Leeuwen

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, It’s all about understanding There are very good reasons to see the New Year’s fitness and wellness resolution through. I’m fairly confident that when Julius Caesar introduced the modern calendar in 45 BC i…

Why are Cypress Trees Dying?

The Cypress shelter belt has been used for decades for wind protection and boundary privacy. Thousands of properties throughout the country would have planted these trees as juveniles and seen them grow up to a height where they start to become trimmed a…

Are You Living with A Frozen Shoulder?

In the past few years at my acupuncture clinic, there has been an increase in patients coming in for treatment of shoulder pain. Mostly has gone for some western medical therapy such as taking anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy and local steroid injection.…

Everyone Needs a Little Help

by Oz van Leeuwen

Ministry of Health Statistics on the obesity epidemic in NZ make for sobering reading. One third of adult New Zealanders are obese with a further third being overweight, three times what it was in the 1970’s, and the 3rd highest in the OECD. With studie…

Papakura Town Centre Christmas Scavenger Hunt 2019

1st to 21st December 2019

Go in the draw to win one of three $100 Papakura shopping Vouchers which can be spent in Papakura Town Centre! 12 shops or places in Papakura town centre have a Christmas bauble with a special number on it located in their shop window. Follow the clues t…

November in Papakura

Getting Ready for Christmas

What's on in Papakura for November GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS IN PAPAKURA We are getting ready for Christmas here as it looms up in just a few months CAROLS IN THE PARK Friday 6th of December in Central Park from 6 pm ROTARY SANTA PARADE Sund…

Acupuncture makes a dream come true!

Fertility specialist is available now in town treating both natural pregnancy & IVF support. Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things in life. The fertility journey should be full of joys but unfortunately it can be stressful and frustrating wh…

Everyone Needs a Little Help

by Oz van Leeuwen

Ministry of Health Statistics on the obesity epidemic in NZ make for sobering reading. One third of adult New Zealanders are obese with a further third being overweight, three times what it was in the 1970’s, and the 3rd highest in the OECD. With studie…

Arthritis

Arthritis affects one in six New Zealanders. Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis in NZ which can occur at any age, but usually starts after the age of 40. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to r…

October in Papakura

What's on in October in Papakura

What's on in October with the Papakura Business Association NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN: We welcome Krish Indian and Takeaways in O’Shannessey Street, Executive Travel ( previously Travel Smart ) in Roselands Shopping Centre, Island Butchery and Veges in O’S…

September in Papakura

What's on in September in Papakura

What's on in September in Papakura HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE FOR SUNDAY 1ST OF SEPTEMBER Celebrating Fashion Week in Papakura We did a bit of a shout out and asked designers if they would like to dress a mannequin to celebrate…

Papakura Windows

High Fashion in Papakura

The creative side of the Business Association was put to action with the outstanding mannequin display in Averill Street, in an empty store window. Driven by Paula Schultz, Chair of the PBA, mannequins were dressed and backdrops put in place to creat…

July in Papakura

What's on in July in Papakura

A look at what's new in Papakura for July from new businesses to new murals and the winners of the Matariki competition for this month JULY IN PAPAKURA MATARIKI IN PAPAKURA Check out the beautiful flags flying down the Great South Road in Papakura.…

June in Papakura

What's on this month in Papakura

What's on in June in Papakura New Businesses into Papakura: We welcome into Papakura Town Centre Global Mac in East Street, Crush Fit Gym located inside Counties Care, Triton Hearing on the Great South Road and Wholesale Meats Direct in East Street an…

May in Papakura

We hope to see you all at our upcoming StreetFEST on Saturday 4th of May 2018 Free Family Fun Day with lots of stalls, community groups and initiatives, local entertainment, fun for the kids and activities, Facepainting, Chill Out Zone, great food spec…

There is Something About New

Housing Update with James Heard

by James Heard

For most of us new is so appealing, even the idea of new carries a certain mystique. What will be new, fresh, in this otherwise familiar product? It doesn’t matter whether it is clothes, cars, cameras, jewellery, guns, boats, tennis racquets, a smart ph…