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Stonewood Creditors Stonewal ...
He also appears to have recently bought a brand new Mercedes c200. Surprised this isn't all over the Franklin Grapevine on Faceboo ...
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Stonewood Creditors Stonewal ...
So glad to see this, still dealing with aftermath of building with Arnet. Ive never hoped to see anyone go out of business before, ...
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Stonewood Creditors Stonewal ...
Gavin Arnet continued to operate stonewood homes so he could get the money from our home which the final payment and move in date ...
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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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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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Selling With The Stars
Pam Gordon: Clocking Up The Credits In The Property World
If you've ever longed to be on the big screen, better call Pam Gordon! She's the only agent who will get you there.

Flowers, Organics, Sultans, Harps And Passion!
A day in the life of Astar
Astar has graced our television screens on TVNZ’s Good Morning Show for 16 years, as Astar the floral designer, the craft maker, and the cook, and who can forget the lotions and potions she conjures up, or the tips she gives us on beauty, savings and making your household greener. “We come into c ...

Military Quality Security
The only thing harder than recovering from robbery or burglary is having no recorded evidence to help with justice or insurance. XTreem OPTix will make recovery so much easier.

Spotlight Businesses


The Garden Acupuncture Clinic
Eva Lee; NZASA Registered Acupuncturist with a BHSC in Acupuncture. Acupuncture relieves pain Immediately! Bes ...
Scott Rowe Electrical
Scott Rowe is a registered & qualified electrician, with more than 20 years experience. Scott is also a PO ...
Chemwash South Auckland
"NZ'S Leading Exterior Soft Wash Cleaning Company" EXTERIOR CLEANING; Residential Dwellings & Buildings, Comme ...
GroutPro Franklin
NICE TILES - SHAME ABOUT THE GROUT! We clean, restore and seal tiles and grout to look like new again. Forget ...
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (TTLS) are passionate about sourcing and providing sustainable, funky and us ...
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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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In Search of Our Tangata Whe ...
Claiming Europeans were here before Maori is a silly notion. I do not believe in government conspiracies to cover up evidence to s ...
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Burying The Evidence - The P ...
This ties in with our research into our earlier people, interesting comments here also our latest findings as well since this publ ...
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FEARLESS! ‘Maori Are Not Ind ...
Wow what a thought provoking read. I am a (white kiwi) and proud of it. What a clever man, David you should be going for Prime Min ...
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY UNDER SI ...
Why can't the people that live their be descendants. Everyone wants to poke n prod but at the end of the day its their heritage an ...
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Current Articles


Stonewood Creditors Stonewalled
Devastating Debts of Franklin Franchise
Stonewood Homes Auckland South Ltd (SHAS), a franchisee of Stonewood Homes NZ building company, ran up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt with creditors. Between June and September 2014 creditors were offered a compromise, while SHAS changed its company name.

Autumn Leaves.....
…......And Winter Arrives
Have you driven through the Waikato lately? Some of the stunning displays of autumn colour on the trees are still hanging on.

Everything For Animals
Animal Stuff Talks Turkey – Or Chooks, Cattle Or Chinchillas
Lambs or llamas, pigs or ponies, ducks or dogs – whatever variety of animal you need to feed on your lifestyle block, Animal Stuff outlets are sure to have something on the menu.

Franklin Laminates Ltd: A Trusted Local For 30 Years
A Sparkling New Benchtop Brings A Whole New Look .
A classy benchtop sets the tone for your kitchen. It's the first thing anyone notices when walking in, so it needs to be just right.

Wanting The Best Outcome?
Putting Our Vendors' Needs First.
South Auckland born and bred real estate salespeople Kevin Arthur and Heather Obern focus on getting their vendors top results. With a combined real estate experience of some 29 years they are proud to say selling in the interests of the vendor is still their driver.

To Sleep: Perchance To Dream.......
Bedpost Botany Has The Answers
You can't do a good day's work without having a good night's sleep. But sometimes even the thought of buying a bed can make you feel tired!

Ostriches And Politicians – Birds Of A Feather
Strange Birds In The Helvetia Hills
Fashion fads tend to come and go – and there's nothing new about politicians ruffling tail feathers. Ostrich Farm Road, in Paerata, commemorates a flight of fashion fancy and some political machinations of the early 20th century.

Who is Nicholas Culpeper?
That was the question I was asked by a kindly gentleman a few days ago. We chatted for an hour and in honouring a promise, here is the information as requested.
A road paved with gold
Street Name History - Papakura
Beach Road is one of those roads whose name is quite apparent and obvious, so named as the once long road that traverses Papakura, Pahurehure and Hingaia that took the locals of Papakura right down to the water’s edge at Drury Creek. It was here that canoes and dinghy’s would be launched for a days ...

What Comes Around, Goes Around
Pukekohe's Opportunity To Help St John Help The Community
Where would we be without St John?

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Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd
Cube3 Cabinetry is an Auckland based company who specializes in design and quality construction of all types o ...
Inner Health
Angela Wheeler is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) Practitioner based at Heal in Pukekohe. ...
H.R Fisken & Sons Ltd
Family owned operated and making stock food since 1957. Call Steph in the office for feed pricing and delivery ...
Progressive Electrics
•Free quotes, Reasonable rates, Honest and Effective solutions •Based in Waiuku, South Auckland, providing a ...
Abercrombie Engraving
Abercrombie Engraving is the name behind Janet's creative passion. As a 6th generation Engraver and Jeweller ...
A1 Homes
A1 homes is a national company based on home living practicality, utilising quality material supply, for a low ...
Halliwell Shoes
Halliwell Shoes was established in 1958 when Mum & Dad brought Franklin Shoes from Mr & Mrs Loughrin, just up ...
Pukekohe Car Valet Services Ltd
Pukekohe Car Valet Services – “providing excellence in valet servicing.” It’s our job to make yours easier. Wh ...
Country Floral
At Country Floral we supply fresh flowers for all those important occasions or just because. We also have a wi ...
Graeme Faire Ltd - GFL Benchtops
Graeme Faire Limited is a family owned and operated benchtop manufacturer, specializing in laminate and solid ...
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In Search of Our Tangata Whe ...
I am always amazed, but never surprised by the ignorant. They will make statements like(+/-5000 years) or (not a single shred of c ...
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TOP SECRET LANDING UFO
Come Celebrate World UFO Day Festival in Memphis, Tennesse, home of Elvis Presley - the coolest alien of them all. There ar ...
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Ancient Knowledge - Not A Mo ...
""""Hoagland's Abydos discovery was verified in November 1998 by a Fox television crew's own several hundred mile trek to the SETI ...
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Ancient Knowledge - Not A Mo ...
A wander into google will find verification of the images as shown in this article. The claims of 'Fake' led to revisits to the si ...
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elocal opens up in Papakura
Thanks for raising the interesting history of papakura settlement in your recent article on the migrant ship Resolute. The full st ...
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New Zealand Pre History, The ...
Please, I need more information from "Inscription in ancient Maori from Fiji. It reports an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Fij ...
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Where do the Monarch Butterf ...
THIS YEAR MY BOARDER AND MYSELF PLANTED OVER 20 SWAN PLANTS AND ARE ON OUR SECOND ROUND OF NEW BUTTERFLIES. wE ARE IN OUR LATE 50' ...
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Nikita Newton
Reach for the stars . Always knew you had it in you to become someone special . Love Donna Marie
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Bungle In The Jungle, Part 1
Mate this is going to be my last post for a while. Thanks for being a good mate and being loyal.
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Independence Day
To the addition of Independence Day to the NZ calendar: definitely YES. And Waitangi Day should be relegated to being a day for pe ...
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The Village Bar & kitchen
The Home Of Good Times
The first duty of a neighbourhood pub or dining establishment is to make people feel they have come to the right place. That's precisely what the Village Bar & Kitchen gets right

The Michelango Touch
Craftsman Painters Ltd – Always Aiming High
As everyone knows, the housing market is booming. And as any real estate agent will tell you, a well presented property is the key to top dollars and a quick sale.

This Month With Bayleys Real Estate Ltd Counties
Takanini Apartments Selling Now 2/3 Bedroom From $415,000!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy from plans, your new home or residential investment. Affordably priced, these brand new apartments are starting from $415,000 which you will probably not see again in this current market.

The Wireless Revolution
This month with the Hearing Hutt
Over the past few months, this column has been taking a closer look at various technologies employed by hearing aid manufacturers to deliver a better sound to the wearer and thus increase the wearer’s chance of better hearing in all acoustical environments.

Its only $55,000 More
"Just another $55,000 in deposit funds for an investor competing with a first home buyer should have an impact and slow down some of the investors. Perhaps the huge increase in Kiwi Saver drawdown approvals was the final trigger point. The continuing upward momentum of property prices undoubtedly te ...
WW100 – Papakura remembers the ANZACs
The month has been in turns thought-provoking, fun and busy – and occasionally very wet!. We have just finished our month-long involvement to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. PBA partnered with Papakura RSA and Papakura Museum to show our support for those who have fought and ...
A Big Thank You!!
This Month With Waiuku Business & Developement Association
How do we begin to thank everyone that helped make the Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival the amazing event it was on Sunday 10th May 2015? With an estimated 23,000 people flocking into Waiuku on Mother’s Day- from near and far, to celebrate and see the amazing exhibits at the Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels ...

Say goodbye to pain, inflammation and oxidation!
Turmeric
Turmeric root contains health beneficial curcuminoids. The curcumin nutrient complex is unique for its diverse benefits to human health. Produced from the turmeric root, a traditional food for thousands of years, the complex of curcumin nutrients is under intensive scientific research for its health ...

Redoubt Road- a natural ridge for military defence
Historical Street Name - Manukau
For the past few decades, Redoubt Road has been known as a bit of a “Knob’s Hill” where the wealthy live on larger lifestyle blocks and enjoy views North to Auckland and out to both harbours. Even Len Brown lives up that way.

Community Sentinel stands the test of time
Historical Building - Manukau
At the forefront of colonisers in the early 19th century to New Zealand was the Church Missionary Society. This was a society founded by a group of well-meaning Anglicans of England in 1799 who wished to preach the Word of God to the heathens of the world. Like many things at the time, the CMS came ...

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Colour Plus Trend Decor
Gubbs Pump & Well Services Plumbing Drainage Concrete
Supplying a full service facility for all irrigation pumps. Stockists of quality Lowara & ONGA pump range. Pre ...
Crayon Concepts Ltd
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Crayon Concepts. CRAYON CONCEPTS LTD was originally formed in March 2013 ...
Lollipops Educare Waiuku, Pukekohe
Lollipops Educare Pukekohe opened in May 2006 and the Waiuku centre in June 2008. Both centres are state- of- ...
Bizfinder - Classic Listing
This is an example bizfiner classic - Options include; Web Features:•Real-time editing in “My eLocal” – subjec ...
Hairitage Hairdressing
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 ...
Bizfinder - Lite Listing
Company Name, Logo, Address, phone/fax/mobile number, e-mail. 10 search engine Keywords • Contact your busines ...
Dream Doors Pukekohe
You can save 1000's of dollars by having a makeover of your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. Dave Dell ...
Pukekohe Honda
Honda Pukekohe has been part of Pukekohe for 80 years. Five years ago, Kerry Brocas purchased the business and ...
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Independence Day
Time to Honour Queen Victoria’s Royal Charter/Letters Patent OUR ‘TRUE’ FOUNDING DOCUMENT AND ‘FIRST’ CONSTITUTION The Gov ...
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How to Stop Excess Sweating ...
I had no idea that there were treatments for this condition. Other than surgery to remove the sweat glands, I feel these are viabl ...
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Have there been any recent ...
It's actually kind of cool to hear about different advancements that have been made in cataract surgery. I love that we are able ...
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Postcard From Bolivia
What an interesting array of skills this young lady is developing. I look forward to this series.
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First Home Buyers Dilemma
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The Police - looking after o ...
" Love can come with it but it is not automatic and we are quite capable of liking someone a lot and still failing to show love fo ...
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Education Indoctrination At ...
An excerpt from the NZ Herald: New UE requirements • For the first time, NCEA Level 3 was required to gain UE, alongside an incr ...
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If Walls Could Talk!
Peaceful Present Belies Beaufords' Chequered Past
On a wall at Beaufords, the popular Totara Park venue for weddings, conferences and birthday celebrations, hangs an interesting painting. It hints at the Manurewa mansion's somewhat insalubrious reputation for parties of a different sort 60 years ago.

Julie's Picks
Winter Warmers
Winter is drawing in and soon the idea of cuddling under a blankie in front of a warm fire reading a book and sipping an Irish toddy to warm our cockles will be very appealing indeed.

Should the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation be raised?
Dr Don Brash answers an elocal readers question -
Last year, I published a book called “Incredible Luck”. The book covered a lot of issues, but at one point I criticised the present Government for its unwillingness to forewarn the public of the inevitable need to increase the age of eligibility for NZ Super. Mr Mike Groves, wrote to me explaining w ...

What will cut the public service gender wage gap?
This week, with much fanfare, the Public Service Association invoiced the Treasury for the public service gender wage gap of 14%. Great theatre, but what actually can be done to close that gap?
All Aboard The ‘Groovexpress’
Internationally Acclaimed Band Records Music Video At Glenbrook Vintage Rail
There is something quintessentially kiwi about the Sunday drive in the country, and for me, being invited to attend the on location music video shoot of some very talented ‘musos’ at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, the Sunday drive experience was near perfect.

Health and Fitness
with outlook for life
New Zealanders love the great outdoors. Each year brings more outside events to keep us fit and healthy.

A Grand Lady Restored
Historical Building Papakura
Nestled into the foothills of Drury lies an elegant Lady, a remnant from a far gone era when parasols and crinolines were the order of the day. The Chamberlin Homestead was originally the luxurious accommodation of Mr Henry Chamberlin and his lady wife Elizabeth. Built circa 1869 when the Chamberlin ...

A Fence At The Top Of The Cliff
Takanini Family Service Centre: Providing A Positive Path Out Of Poverty
New Zealand's a great place to bring up kids – or so we used to believe. But a string of high profile cases of appalling child abuse over the last three decades has exposed an ugly truth that can't be ignored.

Dutch Courage
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
Pukekohe local Shane Snijder has a whale of a tale to tell. When Shane's dad joined the Dutch Navy during World War II, he never expected that he would live through the Battle of the Java Sea, a Japanese prisoner of war camp and the atomic bombing at Nagasaki. But it never broke him, and after seein ...

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Walkers Pest Control
Rats, mice, flies, cockroaches, borer, ants, possums, fleas, wasps - "If it is legal we'll kill it!" Registere ...
Lavalla
Whatever the event, LaValla has the special touch that will make you want to keep coming back. LaValla Estate ...
Yvonne Walker creative portraits
Yvonne Walker, an international and national GOLD awarded photographer, is bringing her award winning style to ...
Mike Hook at Ray White
Hi I'm Mike. I sell real estate. You have come here to find someone to help you sell real estate. Look no furt ...
Craftsman Painters LTD
Ever wanted to paint the town red? Or even reddish? Roy Reddish, of Craftsman Painters Ltd, hasn't quite pain ...
RSE (NZ) Ltd
Having TV reception issues in your Motorhome/Caravan/Boat? RSE (NZ) Ltd has the expertise to solve your probl ...
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XTreem OPTix NZ Ltd
XTreem OPTix NZ Ltd is likely the first company here to assemble own cameras and give you whatever option you ...

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