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November in Papakura

A look at what is happening around Papakura in November. NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN: Out of Space and The Local Business Network both from Papakura joining as Associate Members Toy World Pop Up Store next door to BNZ in Great South Road St Johns Opport…

Papakura Local Board in November

What has been happening for the month of November. It’s been an exciting few months for us with several projects we have been working on for a long time becoming reality. Just a few weekends ago we joined residents at a community day to open a new pl…

Road Safety Reminder

Road Safety reminder from Counties Manukau Police for the upcoming holiday period. I’m sure like most of you out there your fingers are currently crossed that the warm sunny weather is here for the next few months. Along with the warmer weather comes ou…

October in Papakura

Papakura businesses for October

NEW BUSINESS IN TOWN: We welcome The Barber Joint, located inside Maia Ink, 4 Broadway, Papakura. Shaabs Halal Kitchen in O’Shannessey Street, Victorian Lawyers located in Broadway and Crazy Buffet have opened up from 4.30 pm onwards in Broadway too. …

Market Sentiments Impact Confidence

by James Heard

It does not matter to you or I whether we call our fledging Government, “Coalition” or “Labour Lead”, while its aspirations appeal to many, its actions at this stage are not inspiring confidence. The nations GDP figure for the last quarter, a good result…

Do You Suffer From Sciatica

Sciatia pain and how you can treat it

Sciatica is one of the most common disorders seen in the acupuncture clinic. It is estimated that up to 40% of the New Zealand population will experience sciatica at some point in their lives. Sciatica is one of the most common disorders seen in the ac…

Spring Alcohol Safety Reminder

An alcohol safety reminder from Police

Over the next month or two we’ll be out and about in some well-deserved warmer weather so we enjoying our amazing landscape. Whether it’s a Halloween Party or a day at the beach, alcohol can become far more prevalent and the misuse of it can cause a myri…

Auckland Council and Franklin Local Board are proud to be renewing the Sandspit Reserve

Sandspit Reserve upgrade

Auckland Council is renewing the Sandspit Reserve and building a boardwalk to create a cherished natural environment for the local community. The $1.6M upgrade will provide areas to walk and sit, stairs to the beach and a pier overlooking the sea. This w…

Takanini library and community hub a step closer

New library and communtity hub to be constructed.

Takanini library and community hub a step closer We recently turned the sod on the site of the new library and community hub to be built in Takanini. Takanini library and community hub a step closer We recently turned the sod on the site of the new lib…