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Written in Stone Part II (Co ...
yes maui did settle in new zealand however he called the land he made his home after his mother pherenike-(bringer of victory), ma ...
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Why do we still insist on the divisional concept handed down by those in power called race? There is only one recognised race on t ...
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From the tone of 'the offended' I suggest that a study of our early history would help modify their feeling of anger. The writings ...
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Perhaps this writer should limit his opinions to his own area rather than stir up racial atitudes in an area where we all get on. ...
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This article by Mike Butler is offensive to my heart, to my soul. Look @ all these ignorant comments. Sick of Maori this Maori tha ...
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"Many fondly referred to the United Kingdom as “home”" Go home then. Leave New Zealand to those who wish to develop this nation ...
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Sue Matete – In A League Of Her Own
Teamwork Makes A Real Estate Winner
Sue Matete's description of Wattle Downs could make you want to 'up sticks' and move there immediately. “We sell a lifestyle there,” she enthuses. “It's a peninsula with sea views and a golf course in the middle.”

Covering the Floors of Franklin
Experience, Professionalism, and Quality
There's a lot to choose from at Carpet Court in Manukau Road

Celebrating 10 Years In Business!
The Conveyancing Shop. Strength to Strength
The Conveyancing Shop Lawyers have just celebrated their 10th year in business, and what an exciting 10 years it has been! In a time when many suburban law firms have been struggling to survive, the Conveyancing Shop has been going from strength to strength.


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Spotlight Businesses


Suits & Gumboots Country Daycare Centre
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) are passionate about sourcing and providing sustainable, funky and us ...
Bruntwood Butcher & Deli
At Bruntwood Farm We wanted to share our passion for quality meat, knowing that if an animal has to be sacrifi ...
Pukekohe Car Valet Services Ltd
Pukekohe Car Valet Services – “providing excellence in valet servicing.” It’s our job to make yours easier. Wh ...
PS AUTOMOTIVE LTD
PS Automotive carry out all mechanical repairs and servicing, engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, clutch, cam ...
Progressive Electrics
•Free quotes, Reasonable rates, Honest and Effective solutions •Based in Waiuku, South Auckland, providing a ...
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To me I find this a little bit of an insult to my culture, this is our customs this is how we do things its a welcoming its how we ...
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Mike Butler - its pretty obvious you do not understand culture yourself. You also have an extreme lack of understanding of the Ne ...
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Street Name Papakura
A beautiful photo that could grace any biscuit tin lid and give a fluffy cat a run for it's money. Lots of Love Doris Munche ...
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Replying to roraaina. Your words are so needed right now. A breath of fresh air. A beacon for us to all follow. A call for a c ...
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The irony is that very few now have predominately Maori ancestry. Some of my own children have brown faces but actually have one p ...
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im sick of it to its forced on us everwere im moving to oz
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I admit I am reminded of the nationalist mystical Boxers in nineteenth century China. That was a cultural, ceremonial and pre mod ...
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In response to 'annoyed citizen' - how can mr butler focus on 1 or 2 cultural norms of the indigenous people, when Maori are not t ...
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I was absolutely disgusted to read the article by Mike Butler around Maori and colonial culture in New Zealand. These opinions com ...
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Street Prostitution
yes the police enforcement powers should be included in any bylaw?concerning street prostution?our children in any community shoul ...
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Meeting the needs for the future
As more people realise New Zealand is a great country to live in and fewer people leave, there is greater demand for homes, business facilities, schools and infrastructure. It is great to be part of a Government that realises the importance of planning for the future and is taking steps to ensure th ...
misTREATY - 'He iwi tahi tatou' Part 1 of 6
How treaty policy hit Auckland property values
July 18, 2015 - With residents of Auckland's most prestigious street, Paratai Drive, fighting Maori heritage designations, government weakness in face of demands for Maori “rights” has cast a shadow on some Auckland property values. How did we get to this? This is the first of a six-part series tha ...

Cassandra Our Next Miss International Face of Beauty?
Getting Ready To Take On the World!
We’ve all heard of talent and model scouts, who find the next international face working in the supermarket, plucking them from obscurity and into the pageants, catwalks and big time contracts. For Cassandra Blomfield, this fairy tale became a reality, when Dianne Foley found her working at Pak ‘n S ...

Book Reviews

No slacking in construction of local landmark
In the mid-1930s when the matriarch and patriarch of the Slack dynasty, Martha and John Albert Stanley Slack decided to retire from active ‘duty’ they bought a plot of land on which to build their retirement home.
Another step forward for local roading project
Auckland Transport
Progress is being made on the important Redoubt Road-Mill Road corridor with the next step at the end of August, a five-day Auckland Council hearing. Auckland Transport has lodged three separate notices of requirement with Auckland Council to designate the land for public works to enable planned im ...

Health and Fitness
You work hard five days a week. Your days are manic, from sitting in the traffic on your commute to dropping and picking the kids up from school. It seems like there is never any time for you. You grab quick and easy food options on the run. You are overweight, out of shape and exhausted.
When hope was born…

By Jove, Home Carolyn
Driving you safely where you want to be.
Aucklanders have a love affair with their cars, and travelling around Auckland is something most of us do every day without even thinking about it, but if something ever happened to change that and make us rely on someone else to get around, it’s important to know what or who is out there to help.

By Murphy!!
An ancient landscape is a local playground
When the first colonial settlers arrived in Auckland in the mid-19th century to forge new lives in this foreign land they were confronted with a wild and untamed landscape practically untouched by human expansion. For these settlers the native New Zealand bush held little allure and as the serious e ...

Spotlight Businesses


Graeme Faire Ltd - GFL Benchtops
Graeme Faire Limited is a family owned and operated benchtop manufacturer, specializing in Formica, Granite, M ...
Country Floral
At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...
Pamela Cox Barfoot & Thompson
I am committed to achieving outstanding results so my principal focus is on understanding clients. needs and w ...
Boodles
Car Care Centre
Experienced Team of Professionals meeting community needs for more than 20 years servicing vehicles of all mak ...
Van Der Putten Construction LTD
Van der Putten Builders Ltd has been building quality homes for over 20 years, many of them winning awards. Ev ...
Barfoot & Thompson - Trudy Boyce
We have seen a lot of buyer activity in the lifestyle market so far this year and it doesn't look like it's sl ...
Exceed Home Maintenance
There is no time like the present to make sure your home is comfortable, safe and secure. At Exceed we have ...
Colour Plus Trend Decor
This is a family business run by husband and wife, Allen and Maureen Poole. They have owned the business since ...
Harcourts Papakura. BCRE Ltd
BCRE Ltd is a significant New Zealand real estate franchise within the Harcourts Global Network. Established i ...
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Street Prostitution
having a healthy debate about subject of prostitution should be how? why? one first its out there because of pimps? with gang conn ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Maui tiki tiki a taranga sailed from cairo egypt to discover the uplifted lands he was the navigator of a flotilla of ships under ...
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All Aboard The 'Groovexpres ...
Checked out www.smoothjazz.com to see what the fuzz was about on these kiwi guys and their music video is in the hit pic No 1 spot ...
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Military Quality Security
In the last decade or so, the "Maori wars" have crept up onto N Z again. Historian pundits might note Mr Ives' security work are ...
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Final Frontier of a Forgotte ...
kahui rere ancestors ngati rangi are stil in exitence even though they believed we dont belong our ancestors dug into the ground i ...
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Final Frontier of a Forgotte ...
kia ora ngati hotu whanau i have just come across this page .we are not forgotten .we are treated like we dont exit but we do .th ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
CONTINUED FROM ABOVE Q&A ALISTAR NICHOL Q4. Hasn’t the Government failed to forcefully and purposefully take control of the hou ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Reply to questions from Alister Nichol re Auckland house prices: Q1. Wouldn’t you advise Nick Smith or the Government to make i ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Dear Dr Brash Thank you for your article in the local Emagazine My questions and comments are: 1 Auckland housing issue ...
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Written in Stone Part II (Co ...
I am a direct descendant of Maui. Maui lived at Tawapata on the far side of Papatuanuku. Tawa=the tall purple tree, Pata=water an ...
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Current Articles


Harcourts Hall of Famer Takes Top 5 Trophy
After 25 years owning Harcourts in Franklin and South Auckland, Graham Viall’s BCRE Ltd in Papakura has been ranked one of the top five Harcourts franchises in the entire world. That’s no mean feat – Harcourts sold $22b worth of property in 2013 and boasts 7400 team members across 800 offices in eig ...
Property Works …
As a Team
The team has expanded by two since Property Works last featured in the July 2014 issue of eLocal.

Bulls**t And Mother's Milk
Don't Ask Us To Swallow It
Down on the farm, we may be more used to cows and sheep and goats, but we can still spot an elephant in the paddock.

Small But Perfectly Formed
Lance Hutton Builders Focus On The Detail
Big is good in building, right? Well, not always. Often it's the little things in life that make the biggest difference.

Marking Achievements For 150 Years
Abercrombie Engraving
Janet Abercrombie has certainly left her mark in this world, and she's helped plenty of others to do the same.

A Sign of the Times
New Team – Wealth of Experience
From the moment you walk into their colourful premises and are welcomed by new owner, Jodi Goodall, you feel content in the knowledge that your creative/signage needs will be ably fulfilled.

Franklin’s Long Term Plan – Bill on the Budget
Narrow Win Wide Ramifications
Auckland Council spent 18 months preparing its 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) budget, and on June 25, the budget was passed – narrowly. 27,000 submissions were received on the LTP. It’s a budget which extends to 2025. The budget was passed by just one vote, with 10 for the budget and 9 against.

Papakura an Auckland’s $60 Billion Budget
Narrow Win Wide Ramifications
Papakura Councillor Calum Penrose has been handling $60b over the past 18 months. “It’s something you don’t take lightly. You’re talking about the lives of more than 1.5m people. You’ve got to get it right, it’s critical.”

Long Term Plans for Manukau and East Auckland
Narrow Win Wide Ramifications
Auckland Council has narrowly approved its budget to 2025, with a 10-9 vote narrowly defeating opposition. Auckland Council spent 18 months preparing its 2015-2025 Long Term Plan budget. 27,000 submissions were received.

Plundering The Peninsula
Boiler Gully Road
Awhitu Peninsula today is known for its holiday ambience and artistic retreats, but for the early settlers it represented a great deal of hard work.

Spotlight Businesses


MTF Pukekohe
Vehicle finance approved. Today. MTF finances cars, light trucks, motorbikes, farm bikes, trailer boats and ...
Rattrie Panelbeaters
Our reputation is your guarantee, over 20 years of experience behind us. You can be assured of safe, accurate ...
Pukekohe Honda
Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...
Cooper Tyres Pukekohe
At Cooper Tyres Pukekohe we are a family owned business who pride ourselves in offering excellent products and ...
S&J Appliance Servicing Ltd
S & J Appliance Servicing Ltd, Formerly Known as Stevens & Jenkins Customer Services, Was established in Pukek ...
Felice Broom at Harcourts Pukekohe
Felice joins Harcourts from an extensive background in both customer service and management within the interna ...
My Kitchen Makeover
Homeowners seeking a fresh, modern kitchen really need to chat to Lisa at My Kitchen Makeover (MyKM), who can ...
Garage Carpet Pro
Pukekohe Beds R Us
Wide range of quality Beds of all makes, models and sizes for the whole family.
Craftsman Painters LTD
Ever wanted to paint the town red? Or even reddish? Roy Reddish, of Craftsman Painters Ltd, hasn't quite pain ...
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Where do the Monarch Butterf ...
I bought a swan plant in February, and a caterpillar appeared soon after. That has successfully become a butterfly who flew away t ...
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Jeweller from the Emerald Is ...
Sad news: http://notices.nzherald.co.nz/obituaries/nzherald-nz/obituary.aspx?n=colm-brennan&pid=174812118
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Hi Dr Brash, Thanks for that explanation. Oddly Dr Gareth Morgan in his blog "We warned you Nick - Auckland sprawl is a false econ ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Continued from last blog above... The problem in Auckland is that strong demand, from foreign buyers, from recently arrived im ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
REPLY TO ROSS Ross, several comments in reply to your questions. First, contrary to popular opinion, Auckland is already quite a ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Mr Brash, There are two questions that have been on my mind for some years, recourse to the library has supplied very little in th ...
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Families Face Serious Financ ...
Hi, I found the article, "Families Face Serious Financial & Social pressures" by Don Brash very interesting. Clearly he has the ba ...
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In Search of Our Tangata Whe ...
Hello mb1968nz Take a look through this http://celticnz.co.nz/embargo_saga.html - Here is the evidence that backs up the restri ...
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Papakura Street Name History, Proudly sponsored by Pam Cox
The Bloom of a Garden City
Between 1938 and 1950 a steady growth was recorded in the borough of Papakura including the opening of several residential sub-divisions.

WHO REALLY CAUSED THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS?
The great majority of New Zealanders – indeed the great majority of people in most countries – think they know the answer to this question. Greedy and unscrupulous bankers caused the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and most of them should be serving long prison sentences instead of living in the luxu ...
Secure your future in Franklin
From Karaka to Miranda and from Awhitu to Port Waikato and Te Kauwhata Jennian Homes Franklin can build your dream home! We can build a new home that can be whatever you want it to be; a proven plan that’s tried and true, or a completely unique design and build for your own land, created to complim ...
A Time honoured Award
Although Barfoot & Thompson have a sales team of more than 1400 staff the family still take a personal interest in their staff and are pleased to facilitate and reward outstanding performance.
Hearing Aids – an aid. Not a cure.
“When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem” – Dr Mark Ross, PhD
The Pressure is Still On
The residential property market continues to be badly out of balance and during the past three months the imbalance of supply and demand has worsened: investor and other outlier activity has sharply increased. Unfortunately this is not a short run problem.
Papakura Business Association
Papakura can help with all the shopping, day to day and professional requirements that you need.
Waiuku Business & Developement Association
This month we are showcasing the wonderful work of our volunteers within two local organisations.
Way of Life Health
A negative with a positive outcome …
Most negatives are usually bad for us, but negative charged ions are balancing our health to the best. Ever wonder why the air feels good by the ocean, or by a waterfall? That’s because there are more negative ions (charged particles) in the air in those rural areas.

Manukau Central Business Association
This month saw the arrival of our new Crime Prevention Patrol car, pictured below with our Crime Prevention Officer, Anton Welsh. Anton tours the Manukau Central Business Association district tirelessly every weekday, providing support and protection to our member businesses and any shoppers or vis ...

Spotlight Businesses


GroutPro Franklin
NICE TILES - SHAME ABOUT THE GROUT! We clean, restore and seal tiles and grout to look like new again. Forget ...
Bizfinder - Free Listing
Neate Architecture
Pre-purchase Feasibility: Offering useful advice prior to your next property purchase. Preliminary Design:Br ...
Abercrombie Engraving
Abercrombie Engraving is the name behind Janet's creative passion. As a 6th generation Engraver and Jeweller ...
Besp-Oak NZ
Besp-Oak NZ is a subsidiary of Joblin Holdings Ltd., stockists of the respected UK Besp-Oak furniture brand. O ...
Yes! nz
Yes NZ is .............a unique shop specialising in quality leather handbags linen and silk clothing at reas ...
Hairitage Hairdressing
Donna Dunlop started her hairdressing career more than 30 years ago when she opened her business in Waiuku Tow ...
Bizfinder - Lite Listing
Company Name, Logo, Address, phone/fax/mobile number, e-mail. 10 search engine Keywords • Contact your busines ...

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