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New Zealand Pre History, The ...
To have roots with the ancient Greeks is of no surprise. The word "Polynesia" is the Greek for "lots of islands", Micronesia bein ...
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Paige Hellier - Miss Univers ...
We wish you all the best - elocal Team
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Oil Wells That End Well
"• In 1899, Nikola Tesla figured out a way to bypass fossil-fuel-burning power plants and power lines, proving that “free energy” ...
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Current Articles


DuPlessis Properties (cover story)
An Answer (of Sorts) From Elizabeth Du Plessis
Twenty years ago, one of the big HR recruitment companies in Auckland sponsored some seminars by a young psychologist. His views on how to identify outstanding sales people left general managers and national sales managers shaking their heads with dismay.

Happy Valley (NZ) Ltd COVER STORY
Happy Valley
Visiting the Great South Road shop of Happy Valley Honey somehow makes me more alert. It’s the mystique of honey. Just being near it helps the eyesight, gives a little more energy, clears the mind, puts a spring in the step.

Spotlight Businesses


Thecla Johnstone & Associates Limited
MYOB and QuickBooks approved partners. We provide a niche management service working with you to understand wh ...
PS AUTOMOTIVE LTD
PS Automotive carry out all mechanical repairs and servicing, engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, clutch, cam ...
Dental World - Papakura
Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
To further add to this debate, Dr Chambers should research navigation such as ocean and wind currents from Taiwan because travelli ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
As a descendent of Ngati Hotu the DNA links were exactly as I predicted linking back to the America's with the oldest link to the ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
I got my Y chromosome DNA tested through National Geographic
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
As a matter of interest, one poster stated that overseas DNA labs won't handle New Zealand tests. Why is that?
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
ARYAN MAORI THE NAVIGATORS OF EGYPT,FOUNDERS AND EMPIRE BUILDERS FOLLOWING THEIR ANCESTORS FROM EGYPT TO PERU. THE SERPENT KINGS ...
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
I had a 3 hour long conversation with a farmer who farms south of Port Waikato, along the coast on family land..he told me that he ...
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Interesting Journey To
I am pleased to learn that an aged gentleman approached to publish his writeup on Locality Papakura. Charisma Copy&Print provides ...
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Interesting Journey To
A very good research based initiative. Wish you both all the best. Keep smiling :-)
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Interesting Journey To
Bingo ..... lots of Love to Rai Family Regards : Piyush Patel (Vidyakunj :) )
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Interesting Journey To
It is surely a journey to enjoy working in an environment where you get competition, still feel success in what ever way you cont ...
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Current Articles


Country Catering Kitchen
Papakura's Country Catering Kitchen Has The Goods
Papakura RSA aims to become the best club and function centre in south Auckland by providing excellent service at competitive prices where people can socialise in a safe environment.

This Month With Way of Life Health Hekelaar, Cees
You may have too low levels of the mineral magnesium in the cells.
This is where the tissue salt magnesium phosphate comes in.

This Month With Outlook for Life

This Month With Noel Surrey - The Police
Calling 111
This month I am expanding on the last paragraph of my June article where I gave information on when to ring 111. This article covers what happens when you do that.

This Month With Harcourts BCRE Ltd
Have you ever thought about a career in real estate?
This Month With Optik Eyecare
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed eye operations today and has advanced over recent times to allow quicker, safer and more accurate operating procedures.
This Month With Barfoots Papakura
All the talk we are hearing currently is about a cooling off of sales, not because the buyers have disappeared, but rather the sellers have hibernated for winter.
This Month With Plastic Surgery Auckland
– a cosmetic procedure for eyelids

This Month With Happy Valley (NZ) Ltd
Happy Valley Honey
A world without bees would be a very bleak place indeed. Much of our food depends on pollination by bees, as do our gardens, and over $5 billion of New Zealand’s agricultural exports also depend on bees. Bee numbers worldwide are in decline and we must do all that we can to save them before it's too ...

This Month With Du Plessis Heard Properties Ltd

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Bizfinder - Free Listing
Darren Fisher Denture Clinic Ltd
Optihealth
According to Ministry of Health statistics, the obesity rate in New Zealand has increased by 26% since 2006/07 ...
G. J. Gardner Homes
The G.J. Franklin/Papakura team understands that you are an individual and you have unique requirements when b ...
Alarmlock Ltd
Gardens With Attitude
Outdoor areas are often the last to receive attention, but they shouldn’t be. Creating an exceptional outdoor ...
Inner Health
Angela Wheeler is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) Practitioner based at Heal in Pukekohe. ...
The Wee Job Company
NO JOB TOO SMALL Decks, Fences, Hand or repair doors, locks, knobs, security stays and doors, window handles, ...
Tuakau ITM
Building supply yard founded in 1935 owned and operated by 3rd generation Graham. Heavily involved in sponsors ...
NZ Spacies
The birth of spacies.co.nz happened when I built myself a Tabletop cabinet, hacked up a keyboard, soldered a b ...
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Interesting Journey To
hey meenal.......all the best sweetheart......absolutely loved every word written.....
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The Internet Party
I think people who hide behind the moniker 'Anonymous' and miss the point of this article as an opinion piece and then suggest tha ...
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Celebrity Chef Recipe Brett ...
This is a very good apple slaw - we forget to add the pistachio topping but even without it, the slaw is the best apple slaw we've ...
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Who are the Indigenous Peopl ...
Human Rights and Indigenous Human Rights aye. These two agendas go all the way back to the good old Catholic Pope. And people need ...
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elocal Cover Girl 2010 Meris ...
Yes Merissa Gilmore stood down - Anna Campbell took her place and was exceptional in her role. http://www.elocal.co.nz/View_Articl ...
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elocal Cover Girl 2010 Meris ...
Agreed Melanie. This should not be still up.
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elocal Cover Girl 2010 Meris ...
Out of respect of this young girl and the young girl who became the winner after this article should be removed. Our community wan ...
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elocal Cover Girl 2010 Meris ...
Why is this article still on here when she pulled out of this title? Should be removed and updated to the new winner of that yr. M ...
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Murder Pukekawa - Part 1
Of all the police involved in this case, there are only two I trust and respect - Jack Ritchie (RIP) and Ross Meurant. I am not ho ...
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The Internet Party
It's disappointing that you make an inaccurate comment about the Greens - it makes me question your accuracy in other matters so I ...
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This Month With Papakura Police
What You Can Do
Be vigilant, as burglaries in certain areas in Papakura have increased in the past month. A large number of the burglaries have occurred in the same street. All these burglaries have happened during the day when the occupants were out of the house.

Editor's Note
Internet Mana - a democratic weapon of mass destruction
Welcome to this first instalment of the elocal Publisher’s View. It will be a regular column in every edition from this month. Thanks to all readers who have continually urged us to do this. We have finally complied!

Council Update
Can The South Get Its Share?
Recently the financial position of Auckland Council was thrust into the spotlight by the New Zealand Herald.

Astar's Place
It’s That Sense Of Injustice That Has Me All Fired Up.
Despite the fact that I’m supposed to be providing witty words to entertain, I need to digress and I promise it will be the last time.

Celebrity Chef
Born in New Zealand and growing up in a large family, Nici was cooking as soon as she could reach the bench top. “My nana and mother were so supportive and encouraging of us kids getting in the kitchen and cooking that I owe them huge thanks,” says Nici.
Rural Calendar
The Ones That Got Away
A townie from the big smoke had shifted to Pukekohe and thought he'd have a go at catching some whitebait.

Papakura Street Name History
Airfield Road
The first traffic jam experience I can remember was in Airfield Road Takanini.

Mazda 3 Release
Another Step Towards Accident-Free Motoring?
Every time we review a new vehicle, the prospect of New Zealand roads becoming completely free of motoring accidents seems to take a step closer to reality.

Pulse Party & Events
Last month, we covered one of the most unusual requests Pulse Party Hire has fulfilled. But the day to day reality is the team keeps the parties going smoothly throughout Papakura, by keeping an eye on the fundamentals.
Drury Auto
Locals Caring For Locals.
The friendly team at Drury Auto Services Ltd (DAS) has been caring for vehicles in the local community for more than 25 years.

Spotlight Businesses


Mortgage Team
Financial Services Provider, the Mortgage Team will come to you and offers a sevenday service. We have all the ...
RSE (NZ) Ltd
Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...
Freedom from Fear Counselling Centre
If you suffer from anxiety, panic, obsessions, phobias,or depression and wonder if recovery is possiblebe chee ...
Nulife Batteries Ltd your Battery Shop on Tironui
Welcome to the BATTERY SHOP on TIRONUI..... Nulife Batteries is an independent battery shop outlet. We have ...
Graeme Faire Ltd - GFL Benchtops
Graeme Faire Limited is a family owned and operated benchtop manufacturer, specializing in laminate and solid ...
Way Of Life Health Shop
The Way of Life Health Shop has been an independent business for over 15 years offering the Franklin and Papak ...
Modern School of Music Counties & Coromandel
New Zealand Modern School of Music Counties Coromandel has been operating in this area for approximately 40 ye ...
Halliwell Shoes
Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...
Bloom Skin & Beauty Boutique Ltd
Welcome to Bloom Skin & Beauty Boutique Bloom Skin & Beauty Boutique offers a wide range of professional trea ...
Johno Builders Ltd
Johno Johnson has been building and renovating in South Auckland for almost 40 years, offering professional an ...
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Police Papakura
I entirely agree. To let school attendance slide is likely to be catastrophic both for the truant and for local members of the com ...
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Five Decades How Many Champi ...
looking nice kate and Olivia
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
Does anyone know of anyone that has a Y-chromosome DNA test for Ngati Hotu? I would do one myuself although many of the testing la ...
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The Silent Takeover
A Maori navy ensign received last Friday a two years four months prison sentence for killing an Islander with a single blow to his ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
I went to school at Taumarunui and they in the 80's and the kids always corrected me on New Zealand history, That they were here b ...
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The Silent Takeover
Good on you Winston, we can always rely on you to bring important issues to the front. I hope you get your 5% and more in parlia ...
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Twisting the Treaty
The essence of the treaty was unity and its been noted that as each Maori Chief signed the treaty Governor Hobson shook their hand ...
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Is a ‘smart meter’ a smart c ...
The name of her magazine is "The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine". Just thought your readers might like to know. Jonathan Eisen, ...
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Thomas Wing - The Wreck of a ...
Just a correction, Capt. Wing is my great great grandfather, not Bob Harvey's. Could you please amend accordingly Barbara Lad ...
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
Overseas experts have located some interesting premaori sites. Why do some scientist have to quietly come in to study and store th ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
My family are still trying to preserve our Ngati Hotu history at Te Pahiko - Tokaanu, where the last Ngati Hotu marae once stood. ...
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DNA to Rock the nation Part ...
Te Ngati Hotu Tribe ... My Whanau carry the same genes and beautiful, spiritual natures.
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Project X Files, part 1
""THINK ABOUT THIS... Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University ...
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Align Your Spine and Feel Fi ...
What a nice and informative blog.. Thanks for sharing. more info bed and matters.....http://www.slumberzone.co.nz/
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Project X Files, part 1
February 2014 update on The Ribbon at the outer edge of our local solar system and it's influence; http://www.space.com/24692-m ...
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Street Name History With LJ Hooker Pukekohe
Speedy Road
Climbing uphill from Glenbrook Road, Speedy Road overlooks the Taihiki Creek and the area once known as Lower Mauku.

PS Automotive Ltd
PS Automotive Can Sort It
Pining for a snazzy European brand car, but put off by pondering potential problems when you want work done on it?

RSE (NZ) Ltd
In-Car Entertainment
Daryl and his wife Sue founded RSE in 2004. Thanks to a lot of hard work and true dedication, the couple has expanded the business to make it your one-stop shop for entertainment on the road, specialising in 12v mobile motor-home/caravan and marine entertainment systems.

Remax Driver Page
Keeping It Simple
Warning – this contains four letter words!

Pukekohe Car Valet Services
Keeping Your Vehicle Crystal Clean
When life is so busy and you just don't have the time to keep your car clean and tidy, wouldn't it be nice to have your own personal valet service?

Pukekohe Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
Eric's Acupuncture Experts Are Here To Help
There's only one thing worse than being in pain – and that's being in pain and being unable to do anything about it.

Paige Hellier - Miss Universe Competition
Paige Hellier Thought More Than Twice Before Taking A Leap Of Faith
After being approached twice to take part in Miss Universe New Zealand Otago, Paige Hellier realised it was about time she took the opportunity of a lifetime. Although she wasn't prepared to give it a try last year, Paige feels that she is a lot more confident, self assured and ready to get outside ...

Nici Wickes - World Kitchen
This Month’s Celebrity Chef Recipe – Nici Wicks
I have some cute little clay pots that I got in a local Asian supermarket but you can use any ovenproof dish as long as you can cover it with foil or a tight fitting lid.

The Dental Co
The Dental Company
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don't! Apart from the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by missing teeth, replacing them is important to your oral and general health. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but missi ...

Honda Pukekohe Jazz!
Wendy Gillanders never misses an opportunity to look over the latest Honda Jazz. In her working day, she is a forkflift driver at Papakura Timber. But she is a 24 hour-a-day Honda fan.
Thumb Ripoff
Digitally Altered By A Killer Washing Machine
Not all leeches wear white shoes and hang out in car saleyards....

Papakura Business Association
Well, what an open canvas I have to play with in my new role as Town Centre Manager of Papakura. This place is very swiftly changing around us, and it’s a very exciting time to come into my new role.
Taxpayers Tied Up By Taniwha
Who should pay to protect mythical creatures?
As our elocal team researches interesting events in New Zealand history, we find that some are so interesting but not so historic. This event occurred just over a decade ago in Mercer.

opinion - Maori King's son
Our Flaws Revealed
Royalty and family dysfunction seem to go together. And in the modern world, we can capture it at its delicious, scandalous best. It sells advertising, newspapers and viewer ratings.

Book Reviews
This Month's Selections
This Month's Selections

Spotlight Businesses


Counties Ready Mix Ltd
We are a family owned and operated ready mixed concrete supplier. When you deal with us, you will find we real ...
Ensom Funeral Services
A New Zealand owned and operated family business in Papakura. John was born in Papakura with over 42 years ex ...
ProBuilt
The solid natural look of stone in landscaping has stood the test of time. Most feel, that the quality and lon ...
Source Computer Services
Halligans Grail Bookstore Bed & Breakfast
Quality Secondhand Bookstore for Recent Releases, Out-of Print and Collectible Books. We stock all genres ...
Chemwash South Auckland
"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...
Accountants on Elliott LP - Chartered Accountants
Accounting and Taxation * Bookkeeping * Budgets and Forecasting * Business Development * Compliance Servic ...
Images Medispa
Images Medispa A classic, elegant, sophiscated Diamond Award Winning Sanctuary in the heart of Pukekohe. Our ...
Body Liqueur
Body Liqueur (that's Li-que-ur) is Pukekohe's funkiest new beauty salon for that million dollar look and feel, ...
A1 Homes
A1 homes is a national company based on home living practicality, utilising quality material supply, for a low ...
Credit Control On Call
Specializing in: Ledger Collection, Bad Debts and Rental Property Management As the saying goes the 'The sq ...
Fountains Funerals & Monumentalists
Over the years Fountain's Funeral Directors & Advisors has built a reputation of offering excellent service an ...
Lewis For Fashion (formerly Trevor Lewis Menswear)
Fantastic range of Mens Casual and Dress Fashion...... SUIT WEARERS...SUITS FROM $189.90-$349.90 including PU ...
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Franklin
The Smith and Sons Franklin Franchise is owned and operated by Lane & Melissa van den Brink. Lane and Melissa ...
South City Heat Pumps & Ventilation Ltd
Here at South City Heat pumps we pride ourselves on quality. What ever the job, big or small, we'll approach i ...

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