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Win a Ticket!

Elocal has one General Admission R18 Ticket (includes one Luigi Bormioli Italian Festival Glass (RRP $20) and festival programme. Valued at $47.60.) to give away to one lucky elocal reader. Email your contact details to office@elocal.co.nz You must be ov…

The metal artist

A look into the world of Mike Roberts

by Greg Stokes

In the automotive world and in particularly in New Zealand, we have our fair share of artists. To be more precise, these artists can work sheetmetal into beautiful art forms as they restore, recreate or design their own automotive fantasy. Allow me to in…

Time Out for New Parents!

Parents Health Haven

If you are pregnant or a new parent or grandparent then you need to check out Parents Health Haven, a built for purpose, Physiotherapy, Pilates and wellbeing clinic that has recently opened up at 7b Parerata Road, Pukekohe. If you are pregnant or a new p…

Make memories at Bracu

Nestled in

Nestled on the sunlit slopes of the Bombay Hills, just out of central Pukekohe the well renowned fine dining Bracu restaurant forms part of the world class Simunovich Olive Estate built from the ground up in 1999. The family owned estate, founded by Ivan…

Let us Care About Your Hearing

Total Hearing Care - Opening in Pukekohe!

Ours ear's main function is to transmit and transduce sound to the brain through the parts of the ear and as we age like much about our bodies, changes occur, and this can result in hearing loss. Because this can happen over a period of time, it can have…

Money for nothing?

A Mortgage Advisor with a difference

Money for nothing? Of course, it's not quite that simple, but it's Claire McArthur from Personalised Mortgages job to hunt down the best possible loan offer for her clients – and generally there's no charge. Of course, it's not quite that simple, but…

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…

Who’s Protecting the Public Interest?

“We are one,” Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern repeatedly told New Zealanders after the horrific Christchurch massacre. But are we really? We all share a love for this wonderful country with its democratic rights and freedoms. However, with the separatist id…

Scumbuggery

Part Ⅳ: Captain John Stewart – Enabler for the ‘Cannibal Statesman’

Captain John Stewart – Enabler for the ‘Cannibal Statesman’ In the early decades of the 18th century New Zealand was enjoying the profitable beginnings of international trade with its nearest neighbour, New South Wales. Captain John Stewart – Enabler…

Magazine Designer Clothing at It's Best

New styles now instore

by Kerry Monaghan

For all the new season styles please come on in to our Pukekohe store From animal prints, to vibrant colours and strong statement dressing this season has it all! As the temperature drops layering pieces and pops of colour are your best friends. Bring …

Just before the Light

The new Single from Groovexpress

USA, May 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The New Zealand based contemporary jazz sensation GroovExpress returns to the music scene with the release of their single Just Before The Light. The track is a smooth jazz ballad from the number one Billboard albu…

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…

Flash Fiction!

Short Story Competition Is A Chance To Tell Yours

The Franklin Writers' Group's biennial short story competition is on now. Past competitions have proved popular, with up to 100 entries. The Franklin Writers' Group's biennial short story competition is on now. Past competitions have proved popular, with…

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 …

Government Policies are Slowing our Economy Down

NZ Business Confidence at -38%

by Judith Collins

Fewer jobs and opportunities are on the horizon, and Kiwis will be hit harder as the slowdown in the economy faces New Zealand. Elocal May 2019 Government Policies are slowing our economy down The New Zealand Parliament has led New Zealand in grieving…

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…

Engaging Pacifica Communities

Papakura High School builds a Fale

by Kerry Monaghan

Papakura High School Principal, John Rohs never imagined his school would one day be the proud owners of a unique Pacifica structure that now proudly sits in the forefront of the school’s grounds. Engaging Pacifica communities- Papakura High School build…

The Endless Summer

by Greg Stokes

A selection of great events from the 2019 car season. As I write this, we are staring down the deep barrel into winter, day light saving has passed and I’m reflecting on how good the summer car season has been. It seemed like it was never going to end an…

Waiuku Steel 'n' Wheels Festival 2019

Sunday 12 May, 10am–2pm

The motor's running so belt yourself in for a great ride! Steel 'n' Wheels Festival 2019 is hot on our heels. Put it on your calendar and don't miss it. Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival 2019, Sunday May 12th, 10am-2pm The motor's running so belt yo…