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The Greatest Years of Formula One Racing

Wigram Memories 1967–70

by David Child-Dennis

The late 1960s saw the best pre-Formula One racing this country has ever experienced. Racing took place over January, during the European winter, giving the Formula One teams a chance to test new chassis and suspension systems prior to the upcoming Europ…

Everyone Needs a Little Help

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…

Let Us Care About Your Hearing

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…

Get Festive with Bracu!

Make your Christmas event one to remember

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about long Summer evenings spent dining with friends, relaxed brunches with extended families and the obligatory workplace Christmas party. What better venue is there than Bracu Restaura…

Making Connections Count

Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook and anyone who has ever been a parent or acted as a caregiver to a child, knows that it is not easy negotiating the many needs of a child from the moment they are born. Connecting Together is a relatively new Occup…

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…

NZ's Infamous Founding History (Part I)

Hongi Hika: NZ’s Biggest Killer, Man-eater and Marsden’s Mate

by David Child-Dennis

New Zealand has its noble history – the glossy version which is safe for our children to learn about in school, the version of peace, pasture and parchment. But then there’s the other history of New Zealand, a history in which men like Hongi Hika orche…

Getting ‘Results That Move You!’

Motivated to achieve the very best for her clients in all sorts of property markets

Real estate has become a way of life for Alison Kemp and it is evident from the moment you meet her that she wouldn’t change it. “My focus is on delivering service to my clients beyond their expectations and hopefully a very positive experience in wh…

Kiwibuild's Gone, and The Government's Credibility with It

by Dr Don Brash

Don Brash Opinion Piece Several months ago, it was abundantly clear that KiwiBuild was a complete failure. In the 2017 election campaign, the Labour Party’s biggest promise was to “deliver 100,000 quality, affordable houses for first home buyers over …

Big on Service, Big on Deals

Treat yourself to the Best!

Ebbett Pukekohe is part of a trusted motor vehicle company that’s been going from strength to strength for 90 years. Since Alf Ebbett started the company in 1912, the very essence of providing the very best cars at the best prices has been at the forefro…

Literary Greats (Part III)

Sam Hunt

by Kerry Monaghan

Literary Greats pt 3 Sam Hunt As one of New Zealand’s larger than life and undoubtedly most rock n roll poets, Sam Hunt is a rare commodity that has always remained somewhat unconventional, an essentialist and unashamedly honest in his plethora of work t…

Paving the Way for Papakura's Policing Future

Papakura High School Pathways To Police Programme

by Kerry Monaghan

From serving their communities to preventing crime while developing leadership skills, being part of the Police force can be one of the most rewarding careers a person can have, and now, thanks to a growing course initiative between Police, schools and t…

‘The Missing Lands: Uncovering Earth’s Pre-Flood Civilization’ By Freddy Silva

Book review of The Missing Lands, reviewed by Josie Laird The flood stories of different indigenous people all over the world bear striking similarities. There was a flood, nearly 11,000 years ago. Only a few select people survived and then a group of ‘g…

‘The Alexandrite’ by Dione Jones

Book review of The Alexandrite, reviewed by Josie Laird A mystery within a family saga which stretches across a century, involving an aristocratic family in England and the escape of various family members and retainers to New Zealand. Pamela, Lady Sca…

Captain James Cook (Part V)

Friends and Enemies: The third and final voyage of Captain James Cook, 1776-1779

by Dr Michelle Ann Smith

Captain James Cook part 5 of 5 On his return to England in July 1775, Cook accepted a position with the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, claiming his sailing days were over, probably to the relief of his wife. Before long, the lure of the ocean had Cook agre…

Superior Construction, Second to None

Building with Platinum Homes It’s obvious the moment you set foot in a Platinum home, that the attention to detail, finishing and features are what sets them apart. Murray Taylor from Platinum Homes Manukau and Counties expresses it best. “We know wha…

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…

Energy Efficient Homes

Building an Energy Efficient Homes with Brant Homes

Advertorial: Brant Homes Building a home is the biggest investment most people make in their lifetime but unlike most other purchases, performance isn’t typically something people think about when building a home. And while Kiwis are becoming more and m…

Summer is all about colour!

Baker's shoes and more

Baker's Shoes Summer 2019 Summer 2019 is all about colour – mustards, oranges/reds, pinks, blues and a mixture in florals – vibrant and pretty for the sunny days ahead. “Athleisure” is still on trend – leather sneakers and slip-ons which are great for…