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Where is the Real News?

by Sally Sumner

One of the main headlines this morning on the New Zealand news sites that I frequent each day reads “why you won’t see Judith Collins nude this summer” another screams “'Sick' life-sized doll suggests scary future for office workers.” I suppose it makes …

Value your Free Speech – Sting and All!

by Sally Sumner

From the Editors desk Value your Free Speech – Sting and All! I’m writing this on deadline day, we print in four hours, and someone in their wisdom has decided to waterblast the office roof, think bees, many, many bees all angry and upset, disturbed and…

The Squeaky Wheel

by Mykeljon Winckel

Can you believe it’s August already? Only four month’s and we are back into the silly season again. At the time of writing there is so much interesting material that mainstream press is not covering but commenting on, opinions on opinions, but where are…

Change is good!

Elocal's Editor's note

by Sally Sumner

Elocal's Editors Note Change is Good! Temperatures may be dropping as we head for our two coldest months of the year, but things at elocal are hotting up! It always a pleasure to work every month with our local businesses and community groups and highli…

All You Need Is Love

Editors Note

by Mykeljon Winckel

Elocal Editors Note Just as the Beatles penned a major smash hit in 1967 it resonated around the world as continues to be the mantra of nations and in particular our wonderful nation under the prime ministerial leadership of the honourable P.M. Ardern. …

Mothers Know, There has Always Been a High Cost of Freedom!

Editors Note

by Sally Sumner

The second Sunday of May is when New Zealand traditionally celebrates Mother’s Day. Its modern-day origins come from an American celebration created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 that became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Interestingly, Jarvis would later de…

‘Lest We Forget’

by Sally Sumner

New Zealand is still awash with grief in the aftermath of the killings in Christchurch that left 50 New Zealanders dead and many more injured. Our image overseas while tarnished as a safe haven, has been boosted by our Prime Minister who has presented th…

Need More Copies?

by Sally Sumner

elocal's monthly Editors note One of the things I love best about being involved with elocal is the number of people that call in or email us to tell us about how much they liked reading the last edition and when will the next one be available. The nu…

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It’s hard to believe that as you folks read this month’s edition of elocal it will be February, Kids will be back at school, the humidity will be full on, and we will have endured another year of who went, who didn’t and who did and didn’t do what at Wai…

Merry Christmas from elocal

by Sally Sumner

Hard to imagine the end of yet another year is upon us and what a year it has been. Media seem to depict a gloomy picture, with house prices set to drop, rates to rise and business confidence at a nine year low, as companies worry about lack of direction…

elocal – the only 100% locally owned and produced free to home publication in Franklin

by Mykeljon Winckel

elocal, is 100% locally owned, unlike other publications in the area. The whole team, including owner Mykeljon live locally and buy locally, we like to support local businesses, because you support us. Every month, the team at elocal work tirelessly to…

Auckland Council Closing Mt Wellington Bucket and Kart Track

Ratepayers disenfranchised over sporting venue closure

by Mykeljon Winckel

Regrettably Auckland Council is closing the Mt Wellington bucket and Kart track in order to seek a commercial tenant who will pay a higher rent for the land the track is on. A key factor in keeping the costs down for participants has been the concessiona…