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At the Heart of Every Home…

If you can dream it, Mastercraft can build it…

Mastercraft Kitchens in Pukekohe offer a complete design service from their Manukau Road based Showroom and combined with their extensive cabinet making experience and ability to produce one off functional, stylish designs for kitchens, bathrooms, office…

Winter Is Coming

Winter is nearly here, are your trees ready?

The high winds over the last couple of weeks have been a stark reminder that winter is just around the corner. After one of the best summers and autumn periods we can remember, it is safe to say we are due some bad weather in the near future. With such a…

Building on Firm Foundations

Conveyancing Plus: An Award-Winning Team

by Lucy Mullinger

When elocal editor Mykeljon Winckel, needed legal advice in relation to selling his mother’s house, the team at Conveyancing Plus were there to help, even visiting his beloved mother to find out exactly what she needed and how they could help. “It’s the …

New Season Styles at Baker’s Shoes

As the cooler airs and darker evenings herald the arrival of Autumn and winter months, this season’s new styles at Baker’s shoes are sure to warm the cockles of your heart and your toes! Along with the usual winter shades of navy, wine and black, you wi…

Dine Like A King!

The choice and quality at Kings Garden Restaurant in Pukekohe is creating quite a stir locally. Many a family has dined out either at Yum Cha, or utilising their takeaway menu to create an evening of tasty authentic, quality Chinese food that leaves them…

Getting Ahead of the Rest

When their children were toddlers, John and Liz van Winden, decided it was time to ensure that they were already planning for their expanding family’s future. “It was important to us that we would be able to provide for their future including university …

Tree Removal with Tree Magic

The decision to remove a tree from your property sometimes isn’t easy. They take years to grow and are an important part of the environment. But sometimes due to a number of factors the call just has to be made to get them cut down, so they are no longer…

Affordable Family Living

Navigation Homes' New Showhome Sets the Standard for New Family Homes

Navigation Homes are excited about leading the way in new and fresh designs, meticulous project management and construction to outstanding service. Our homes speak for themselves and are professionally built with you in mind. Navigation Homes are excited…

Arisen from The Ashes

Golden Homes ‘Phoenix’ New Show Home in Drury

Travel along State Highway 22 from Drury through to Pukekohe and it is hard to miss the tasteful silhouette of the Brand New Golden Homes Show Home on the corner of McPherson and Karaka roads that has emerged better, brighter and bigger than the one that…

Unwelcome Invaders

The destruction of termites in New Zealand

Much has been made of a recent discovery of a Queensland Fruit Fly in two areas of Auckland in February and like many foreign species, if it were to get a hold in the country our horticultural and associated industries could suffer severe consequences. T…

Celebrating the Grand Opening of their New Showhome

If you are looking for your individual needs to be met, at affordable and realistic prices, come and visit our new show home to see all the latest materials that A1 Homes has to offer. Tony Smith offers MANY years of experience with over 300 homes under…

The Only Air You Should be Breathing is Perfect Air

Heat pumps are hot! And very cool.

Heat pumps have become the go-to solution for solving heating woes in New Zealand homes over the last few years. In July 2019 it becomes compulsory for all rental housing in New Zealand to have insulation and adequate clean heating, many landlords are lo…

Floors With Flair

The team at Flooring Xtra in Papakura are extra busy keeping the district's floors looking good. We've never been busier,” says Richard Wickett, co-owner of the store with his wife Trish. Having local support means a lot to the Wicketts. Long establish…

Service You Can Trust

Ebbett Pukekohe – All About “Your” Vehicle

Ebbett Pukekohe is part of a trusted motor vehicle company that’s been going from strength to strength for 90 years. An early photo shows a line-up of trucks outside the Hamilton premises of Ebbett Motors, the names of Vauxhall and Chevrolet proudly emb…

Renovation and Extensions are our Business!

by Lucy Mullinger

Planning on renovating your home, bach or office? Smith and Sons is the place to go for advice. We ask their renovation experts how to get the best result, first time. We chat with Smith and Sons Pukekohe franchise-holders Lane and Melissa and their expe…

Your Personal Money Shoppers

Counties Home Loans and Insurance Take the Mystery out of Money

by Rebecca Glover

Making those big financial decisions can be easier than you thought with Counties Home Loans and Insurance. Making those big financial decisions can be easier than you thought. Okay, hands up who loves supermarket shopping! Hmmm....thought not. So mu…

Drury’s Demolition Darlings

Jacob Demolition, where Everything Old is New Again

Breaking up is hard to do, but not when it leads to a new use for old bricks. “I got into this game by accident, wanting a few bricks for a path” is how Winston Jacob describes his introduction to the demolition business. Forty-seven years on Jacob Demol…

Affordable Family Living

Navigation Homes' New Showhome Sets the Standard for New Family Homes

Navigation Homes are excited about leading the way in new and fresh designs, meticulous project management and construction to outstanding service. Their new homes speak for themselves and are professionally built with you in mind. Founded in 2007 righ…

Tis the Season to be… Papakura Proud!

by Lucy Mullinger

For all things, Jolly, Joyful and generally Christmassy, Papakura is your one stop Christmas stop this year. Having always had always had a strong community spirit, varied retail base with numerous eatery options, your local town centre has pulled out al…

Demystifiying Your Mortgage

Claire McArthur & Personalised Mortgages Ltd

by Rebecca Glover

Money for nothing? Of course, it's not that simple, but it's Claire McArthur's job to hunt down the best possible loan offer for her clients – and generally, there's no charge. Claire is a mortgage advisor with Personalised Mortgages Ltd, a premier mortg…