|Red Earth Eatery and wine bar|
|Papakura's social hub|
One of the meanings of the name Papakura originated from papa (meaning earth) and kura (which means red). This name reflects the rich, fertile soil of which the community was founded upon.
|Creating beauty in every piece|
| Harwood Goldsmiths Ltd |
The team at Harwood Goldsmiths Ltd has been through a wide range of ups and downs since changing from Brighouse Design. Although the business is still run by the same talented and friendly manufacturing team, it was taken over by Penny Harwood just under a year ago. "We've been in the same building ...
|Phantoms of Franklin: Kingseat probed for ghosts|
|Kingseat Hospital closed in 1999 after 67 years treating patients with mental health disorders.
Compensation emerged in the decade after it closed. The former patients were largely released into the community.
Today, the 60-odd buildings of Kingseat are home to the WISE Guys halfway home, Asylum ...|
| Aka Aka Road|
|Where The Grass Is Always Greener|
If you're a drought-bedevilled farmer, a trip down the Aka Aka straight in summer is likely to turn you an envious green to rival the lush pasture stretching out on either side of the road.
|Historical Building - Papakura|
In 1923 William Samaria McIlraith’s grocery and hardware store was established in Papakura, and served the Papakura public for forty years before being sold to Fred and Barbara Jones in 1963.1
|Welcome aboard ss Rotterdam|
The historic ocean liner "ss Rotterdam" is docked at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and serves the city as a floating museum/hotel. Late last year, elocal Editor, Mykeljon Winckel journeyed to visit Holland which resulted in three days on the floating hotel.
|Will Papakura ever get its beach back?|
|As news filters out that a new southern highway east of Papakura will cost about $470 million to build in the next few years, is this the time for Papakura to have a robust debate about what it is willing to accept?|
|Outdoor dining rule changes|
|A little test for the bigger deal|
Dean Sheppard opened the Monarch Café on the corner of King and Queen Street 17 years ago. Since then it has become probably the most photographed symbol which presents Pukekohe as a modern, trendy shopping centre.
|Waiuku mangrove harvesters getting noticed|
In 1972, as the photo in this article shows, there were virtually no mangroves in the Waiuku Inlet.
Many locals remember those times when fish and bird life was more abundant.
|Bikers for a lifetime |
|Do we call them “motorcycle enthusiasts” or “motorbike riders?”|
One description suggests a gentle trip down a country lane interrupted by high tea and scones; The other sounds more like the people I met on Waitangi weekend at Tuakau’s Lavalla Estate; perfectly hospitable people but each with a little bit of edge in some way.
BSA motorbikes from various decades ...
| Baker's shoes and more |
|Stay in style|
As one of the largest independent shoes shop in New Zealand, the team at Bakers Shoes pride themselves on excellent customer service and an excellent product knowledge.
|Sixth Generation Engravers and Jewellers|
Abercrombie Engraving is part of a long family history which dates back to the 1800s where Henry Laing of Fifeshire, Scotland was a seal designer and engraver.
|Seneca Insurance Brokers Ltd|
|For assistance with a wide range of insurance and financial services Seneca Insurance Brokers Ltd is your local professional.|
|Bizfinder - Max Listing|
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|Thecla Johnstone & Associates Limited|
|MYOB, Xero and Reckon approved partners. We provide a niche management service working with you to understand ...|
|Waiuku Waste Disposal & Alan Wilson Plumbing |
|Alan Wilson plumbing and Waiuku Waste disposal have been in business for over 30 years in Waiuku and districts ...|
|Sign Max Ltd|
|Sign Max can cover your whole brief from design to completion, from building signage to business cards. We can ...|
|Barfoot & Thompson - Trudy Boyce|
|2015 has certainly got off to a busy start! We have seen a lot of buyer activity in the lifestyle market over ...|
|Happy Valley Honey |
|Happy Valley Premium New Zealand Honey
With over 30 years experience in beekeeping Happy Valley Honey NZ is ...|
|Pro Built Construction|
|With over 19 years experience Pro Built Construction offer quality and professional building guaranteed. Wheth ...|
|Charisma Copy & Print |
|Charisma Copy & Print is the modern outlet for your Copy, Print and Document handling in the Papakura Region a ...|
A classic, elegant, sophiscated Diamond Award Winning Sanctuary in the heart of Pukekohe. Our ...|
|Building supply yard founded in 1935 owned and operated by 3rd generation Graham. Heavily involved in sponsors ...|
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All nations have a form of "brainwashing" and "Propaganda". China's teachings have created a strong working society and they are ...
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AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Have found out "Philanthropist" Gareth Morgan is advocating in his new book for an Upper House made up of half Maori and half non ...
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Governments (plural) have kept the true history of New Zealand a closely guarded secret, the biggest secrets being the following.
It is such a breath of FRESH AIR to have a magazine that doesn't set its standard by political correctness. This country is so fo ...
Auckland Council Mana Whenua ...
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Sad that Park's permanent statue was not left in Trafalgar Square. If Nelson saved the UK from Napoleon, then more than any single ...
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A media opinion piece or editorial does not have to provide balance although it should allow replies. New Zealand Herald has over ...
| Maxwell's Golf Retreat Ltd|
|15 years in the Franklin region|
If you are looking for the perfect spot for your next wedding, special event or business seminar, you don't have to look any further than Maxwell's Golf Retreat, a relaxed, peaceful and friendly spot where you and your colleagues or friends will enjoy the best customer service available.
|Images Beauty & Body Therapy Ltd|
|Take some me time to love yourself|
Whether you desire to begin a new beauty routine and reduce lines and wrinkles or shift your focus to creating smoother, younger looking skin, Images' therapists enjoy assisting you in getting the best results!
|Papakura Street History – Resolute Way|
|An original settlement ship|
The Waikato immigration scheme of the 1860’s was an attempt to bring large numbers of immigrants to the North Island.
|“The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace”|
|A hundred voices remember a hundred years on.|
Lorna Clauson is about the best advertisement one can find for a lifetime of singing.
At 85, she is the energy and enthusiasm behind a special three-performance concert to be held at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura, in May.
It's a very mixed bag of books that we have reviewed this month here at elocal but our favourite has to be the beautiful book of New Zealand birds from Raymond Ching which brings one to a gentle reminder that we not forget the wild birds during this hot dry period. A container of water out on your l ...
|We’re overdue for another special holiday|
In New Zealand we stop work to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, to remember the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the start of the eight hour working day. Cities even stop work to commemorate their anniversaries.
|The language of flowers…|
|Lathyrus Odorata – That’s the name for the flower commonly referred to as a sweet pea. |
My lovely Editor, MJ of Elocal called and gently broke the news.
“Astar, there has been a complaint!”
Witnessing people’s pain, trauma and stress reduce or completely disappear is something that regularly occurs for the practitioners at Inner Health Craniosacral Therapy.
|Who would have thought that this lovely sweet tasting candy has great properties beyond pleasuring our taste buds?|
Liquorice is made from the root of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. Other than having that lovely sweet taste, it possesses potent and effective anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
|The “Holy Grail” of Hearing Aid Functionality|
|In our series of columns, we are looking at Hearing Aids in a little more depth, explaining the different features and technologies that are now inherent in modern devices.|
One of the single biggest complaints that people with a hearing loss have is the inability to separate the speech that they want to hear from the general background noise resulting in the inability to participate in conversation and often deliberately avoiding such circumstances.
|Pulse Party & Event Hire |
|Red Shed Palazzo|
| Just 1km off the Drury off-ramp you’ll discover Red Shed Palazzo.
Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd an ...|
|Source Computer Services|
|Chemwash South Auckland|
|"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...|
|Country Floral |
|At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...|
|The Wee Job Company |
|NO JOB TOO SMALL Decks, Fences, Hand or repair doors, locks, knobs, security stays and doors, window handles, ...|
|Donna Dunlop started her hairdressing career more than 30 years ago when she opened her business in Waiuku Tow ...|
|Gardens With Attitude Landscape Contractors|
|Outdoor areas are often the last to receive attention, but they shouldn’t be. Creating an exceptional outdoor ...|
|Modern School of Music Counties & Coromandel|
|New Zealand Modern School of Music Counties Coromandel has been operating in this area for approximately 40 ye ...|
|Dental World - Papakura|
|Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...|
AGENDA: New Zea Maori land
Lol at people thinking New Zealand was ever 'integrated' whatever that means?? (do we live side by side with the same opinions for ...
|This Month With Yes! NZ|
Back from travels.
|This Month With The Police - Constable Nick Richards|
|Currently we are enjoying some great weather – it certainly is a good time of year. But the fantastic weather also brings opportunity for thieves and dishonest people.|
– it certainly is a good time of year. But the fantastic weather also brings opportunity for thieves and dishonest people.
|Wild Cards Are Game Changers|
|Pukekohe had been an outlying suburb of Auckland long before Franklin was hijacked into that Metropolis|
For at least the past 20 years our property prices have been shaped by outliers, those families and investors moving into Franklin and particularly Pukekohe for the first time.
|Twinkle Twinkle Little Star|
|We at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) are passionate about sourcing and providing sustainable, funky and us ...|
|Not Just Kitchens Ltd|
|Not Just Kitchens Ltd is the customer-focused company with a big reputation for creating kitchens with that el ...|