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The Internet Party
1law4all political party announces on facebook it will not contest 2014 election because of the resignation of four of its board m ...
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Wood Family Loves The Green ...
It Appears Richard is now working for Manwa Holding who are currently constructing with Caleb Homes Ltd on Isabella Drive. I ha ...
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Personal Training For The Skin
Skill And Technology Join Hands At Images Medispa
It’s the largest organ in the body, yet it is often the one we neglect. At Images Medispa in Pukekohe, owners Jocelyn Nixon and Angela Steele know a thing or two about skin – after all, caring for it has been their profession for 25 years. The website calls it ‘a sanctuary in the heart of Pukekohe ...

Village Traditions Live On
Good Food, Fine Service - Even Horses - At The Blacksmith
“Under a spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands......” H W Longfellow

Spotlight Businesses


Chemwash South Auckland
"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...
The Wee Job Company
NO JOB TOO SMALL Decks, Fences, Hand or repair doors, locks, knobs, security stays and doors, window handles, ...
Elizabeth Du Plessis & James Heard with Barfoot & Thompson MREINZ, Pukekohe
Let talk! Elizabeth has been Top Residential Salesperson for the Pukekohe Branch for the past 9 years and ...
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DNA Search for the Polynesia ...
mnanesh has overpowered lisp and so this shows us that the early polynesians came from asia
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Political Correctness Is Fai ...
June 17 the anniversary of Watergate is also the anniversary of the Crewe murders. June 17 is also the anniversary of New Zealand' ...
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Changing Our NZ History. DNA ...
Lots of reading here, very interesting. I am curious though as to Monica's age. She looks young, well she may be 76 yrs or so, bu ...
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Murder Pukekawa - Part 1
I would not trust ******** as far as I could throw him. He has a personal vendetta against his former profession because of the cl ...
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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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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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Current Articles


Children Are The Future
Tiny Wonders Early Learning Centre
Children are the future, and your young one deserves the best when it comes to preschool education. For a stable, safe and secure learning environment, you can be safe in the knowledge that Tiny Wonders Childcare and Early Learning Centre on Manukau Road in Pukekohe is the place for your preschool c ...

GET READY - For The New 2015 Subaru Outback SUV!
Demand builds with internet technology
In the 15 plus years Winger Motors manager, Mitchell Crosby, has been in the Subaru sales industry he has noticed how prospective buyers are more knowledgeable about Subaru vehicles even before they see or test drive them.

Nova Dental Putting Your Comfort First
If you are looking for a dentist to provide you and your family with excellent service, you don’t need to look further than Nova Dental Care.
Papakura Army Cadets
Is it a solution staring us in the face?
“What kids need these days, is a bit of army training. That’ll do them good.” If you’re an over-the-hill 'oldie' who has muttered this at the sight of some idle youth, you’re probably actually right. Old, doddery and impatient as well. But right.

Shaping Our Country
Writing the Waikato War: a different perspective of local involvement in the New Zealand Wars. PART 1
‘[this] has been the busiest, gloomiest and most exciting fortnight I have ever passed. The war has suddenly left Taranaki and broken out here.’ So wrote Rev Vicesimus Lush, Anglican minister, in his journal on July 19th 1863. Only a month before, he had speculated that the fighting was not expe ...

Stormy Weather
It's that time of year again!
We have been experiencing some atrocious weather and this heavily affects the driving conditions. It doesn't take long for the weather to change, and so should your driving.

Spring Is Here!
Real estate in Papakura is warming up nicely now. We’re heading into spring, which is traditionally a time of new beginnings, spring cleaning, gardening and generally considering improvements to our situation.
Affordability and Demand Wrestle
Relative to 2013 home sales, numbers are down
In 2013, sales in February, March, June and July were all at or broke through the 50 mark.

Keeping Your Tablet Secure (and Your Phone)
In this article I would like to talk about cell phone and tablet security. Mobiles and tablets are popular with thieves, being easy to sell on. A few simple steps will hopefully prevent the theft, or if it does occur, there are steps you can take to stop the thief using the stolen item.
Why not subsitiute sugar for honey?
If you are trying to cut down on sugar consumption, or replace it with an alternative that is less refined, honey is the perfect option.

Spotlight Businesses


Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Felice Broom at Harcourts Pukekohe
Felice joins Harcourts from an extensive background in both customer service and management within the interna ...
Charisma Copy & Print
Charisma Copy & Print is the modern outlet for your Copy, Print and Document handling in the Papakura Region a ...
Home and Away Professional Cleaning Services
Our professional cleaning team can come to you on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Our team of p ...
Pro Built Construction
With over 19 years experience Pro Built Construction offer quality and professional building guaranteed. Wheth ...
Fabricland Papakura Ltd
Fabricland Papakura, the patchwork and quilting shop in South Auckland, New Zealand, is a place to come and in ...
Dental World - Papakura
Dental World Papakura - Papakura's only Clinical Technician & Dentist Team. With over 40 years experience, and ...
Country Catering Kitchen - Chunuk Bair Restaurant
At the Chunuk Bair Restaurant in the RSA Papakura we cater for weddings, 21sts, business breakfasts, sports ev ...
Craftsman Painters LTD
Ever wanted to paint the town red? Or even reddish? Roy Reddish, of Craftsman Painters Ltd, hasn't quite pain ...
Source Computer Services
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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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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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Mr Murray Beagley answers questions about blepharoplasty – a cosmetic procedure for eyelids
What is blepharoplasty?
Did You Know… That You Can Eat Sunlight?
Spirulina algae
Sunlight and health Sunlight is vital. Without the sun there is no life. We notice very clearly the revitalising effect sunlight has on our body and spirits when, after a long winter, we enjoy the first rays of spring sun. But we can absorb sun energy via our food as well as through the skin.

Responsibility On The Road....
….In A Roundabout Sort Of way
You have to ask, when you see people ignoring stop signs and making stupid choices at intersections – should they be trusted with a licence to drive? If their attitude is to ignore basic road rules that are there for the safety of all drivers, clearly they do not deserve to have a driver's licence ...

Pukekohe’s Population Explosion
Decisions Needed To Ease The Growing Pains
There is a lot of street and neighbourhood talk about park and ride facilities at Pukekohe rail station. But so far, not much data has been released from Council or other sources on which any of us can comment in an informed way.

The Smiths And Bothwell Park
Waiuku Farming Families
Rising from the swamp at Otaua, Bothwell Park Road heads up into the sandhills towards the coast, crossing one of the district's few remaining one way bridges before becoming narrower and narrower as it climbs through bush studded farmland. At the point where it ceases to be passable by car, the vie ...

Home, Sweet Home
Grand Designs In The Bird World
You know spring has really sprung when the birds start nesting. When the sky is busy with birds carrying bits of grass, hay, wool, strands of string, small sticks – anything they can find to weave a little nursery for the eggs they're about to lay and the chicks those eggs become.

SIMON GAULT MASTERCHEF
Simon’s Summer Lemon & Prawn Risotto

Fes - The Medieval City in Morocco
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in medieval times? Lucy Mullinger found out what it was like during a recent trip to Fes with her partner Brett.
Be Kind To Yourself
We Have A Right To Be Here
Desiderata – from Latin, meaning to me – ‘things desired as essential to a good state of wellbeing in this - our world’.

Julie's Picks!
'It's Bit Rugged Mate. The Best Yarns '

Spotlight Businesses


Bizfinder - Free Listing
Walkers Pest Control
Rats, mice, flies, cockroaches, borer, ants, possums, fleas, wasps - "If it is legal we'll kill it!" Registere ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bizfinder - Classic Listing
This is an example bizfiner classic - Options include; Web Features:•Real-time editing in “My eLocal” – subjec ...
The Country Inn
Welcome to The Country Inn Accommodation, Dining and Functions in Ramarama We are located in the small rural ...
Boodles
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 ...
Rattrie Panelbeaters
Our reputation is your guarantee, over 20 years of experience behind us. You can be assured of safe, accurate ...
Freedom from Fear Counselling Centre
If you suffer from anxiety, panic, obsessions, phobias,or depression and wonder if recovery is possiblebe chee ...
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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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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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Political Correctness Is Failing Our Children
William Golding's 1954 novel, 'Lord of the Flies', explores the idea that immature youngsters left to fend for themselves on an otherwise uninhabited island would create a society of tribalism, persecution and violence; they would not possess the life skills to create rules for a balanced and free ...
Here For Nearly A Century, And Here To Stay
Roger Gill Motors Have Grown With Pukekohe
Roger Gill Motors has been a part of the Franklin area for 90 years, and its flag still flies from the site on the corner of Manukau and Kitchener Roads, Pukekohe. The company has grown and expanded with the area while retaining family ownership and connections with Pukekohe township, and they're pr ...

Busking For Cambodia
Sitting down with a cup of tea and a brand new magazine, Rose Easter’s life was about to take a very different turn; all thanks to an article in the magazine that would break her heart…
Takanini on the main trunk line
Where to place the second rail station?
A lot needs to happen in Takanini in the next few years if it is to cope with the influx of population and traffic. Investment in housing and a commercial sector is well ahead of traffic and commuter plans.

The Premier Building, Papakura.
The 1920s in New Zealand were a time of progress and growth, despite economic uncertainty, and the horrors of war and catastrophic loss still fresh in the country’s mind. Papakura followed the rest of the country, and took advantage of all that was on offer before the Depression years of the 1930s. ...
COME AND SPEND A DAY WITH HEALTH AND FITNESS GURU GINNY McARTHUR!
A WHOLE DAY JUST FOR YOU!
Due to the huge success of our first day in Pukekohe we are running a special day at Papakura Recreation Centre.

Electric Engines For Formula One
Green Or Sissy?
International moves suggest that the days of deafening 'weow! weow!' in our ears as Formula One cars flash by, will soon be over. Gone, too, will be the macho aroma of high octane racing fuel lingering over the crowd. Formula One racing is going sissy. Electric engines are seriously here!

WORKING HARD FOR PAPAKURA
Wow, it’s been a very busy few weeks. Talk about going in at the deep end! As I get around the town centre, it’s been great to have the support of our BID advisor, Nicky Hayhow, my executive committee members and of course elocal’s own Chrissie Nicoll. I’ve also been meeting other town centre manage ...
Maureen Conquer
Campaigning For Bees With Westie Chic
Don't be fooled by the elegant exterior - Maureen Conquer fits the template for the ultimate Good Keen Kiwi Chick. A self-confessed huntin', fishin', shootin' type, she's a lover of both the dense bush and the wide open spaces, a former biker gal (on a Ducati) and a helicopter pilot. But nowadays sh ...

ACG Strathallan Student And Current World Champ To Represent NZ At Tae Kwon Do
ACG Strathallan student Niketa Wells and student teacher Melissa Timperly are both tae kwon do world champions. Later this month they will both be representing New Zealand at the world championships to be held in Jamaica.
Real Estate With Passion!
Meet Felice Broom
If you're looking for a real estate agent with a passion for her job and the dedication to sell your house or find the perfect house or rural property for your family, Felice Broom is your hard-working agent.

Rev Thomas Norrie: A True Frontiersman
Norrie Road in Drury remembers a Presbyterian minister sent by the Free Church of Scotland to establish a ministry further south of Otahuhu, 159 years ago.
Who Will Get Your Vote?
elocal puts questions to the candidates
We put five questions to this month’s general election candidates across Hunua, Waikato and Papakura. Here are comments from those who responded. We hope they help you to select your candidate. Some editing was necessary. However, we have attempted to present each candidate’s view in the context int ...

BEE KEEPING – A HIVE OF ACTIVITY!
The Bee Hive at Drury, Auckland is celebrating its first birthday - and what a year it has been. Founder and owner Greg Harrington’s passion for bees has not waned since turning his hobby into a striving business.

Spotlight Businesses


Country Floral
At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...
Roger Gill Mitsubishi
Roger Gill Mitsubishi is a division of Roger Gill Motors Ltd, we are a locally owned family run dealership est ...
Reflect Icon Ltd
REFLECT ICON LTD here to help you with all types of signage solutions that will enhance your Brand & Busines ...
Happy Valley Honey
Happy Valley Premium New Zealand Honey With over 30 years experience in beekeeping Happy Valley Honey NZ is ...
Seneca Insurance Brokers
Seneca Insurance Brokers prides itself on providing professional advice and service to our clients. Our revie ...
Johno Builders Ltd
Johno Johnson has been building and renovating in South Auckland for almost 40 years, offering professional an ...
Franklin Laminates Ltd
Upgrade your kitchen the smart way with a new benchtop from Franklin Laminates Ltd. It’s like a facelift for ...
ProBuilt
The solid natural look of stone in landscaping has stood the test of time. Most feel, that the quality and lon ...
Pamela Cox Barfoot & Thompson
I am committed to achieving outstanding results so my principal focus is on understanding clients. needs and w ...
Drury Auto Services
At Drury Auto Services we are owner operated by Gary Wainwright and Marcus Lucie-Smith, with a back up of two ...
European Car Repair Specialists
European Car Repair Specialists Servicing We have over 20 years experience servicing Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Vol ...
RSE (NZ) Ltd
Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...
Images Medispa
Images Medispa A classic, elegant, sophiscated Diamond Award Winning Sanctuary in the heart of Pukekohe. Our ...
Gardens With Attitude
Outdoor areas are often the last to receive attention, but they shouldn’t be. Creating an exceptional outdoor ...

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