South Auckland

South Auckland is an area of Auckland south of the central city. The suburb of Otahuhu is commonly regarded as the northern edge of South Auckland, and Papakura its southern border. The area encompasses the western suburbs of Manukau City including Otara, Papatoetoe, Mangere and Manurewa.

The area that would become South Auckland offered early Maori fertile soils and excellent fishing; the comfortable lifestyle they enjoyed led them to name the area Mangere, which means ‘lazy.’ Prior to the 1950s, South Auckland was largely a farming area until the southern motorway brought industry and low-cost housing. Mangere remained the site of intensive market-gardening until the encroaching suburbanisation pushed growers south, with Pukekohe becoming a thriving growing area in Mangere’s stead.

South Auckland is largely a low socio-economic area, and can often be stereotyped as rough. It’s a vibrantly multi-cultural community, however, with 165 different ethnic groups. There is a thriving, cosmopolitan culture, evident in the bustling Saturday markets at Otara, Manurewa and Mangere; and many neighbourhoods have a strong sense of community, often centred around their churches. South Auckland is widely regarded as the heart of hip-hop culture in New Zealand, which is a source of pride for many of its youth.

South Auckland is home to Auckland’s industrial heartland, centred on the suburbs of Mangere and Otahuhu and the Manukau CBD. The industrial suburbs offer significant employment to the area. Located near Mangere, Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s second largest cargo port and busiest air travel hub. The airport provides thousands more jobs to the people of Auckland across the range of its functions.

One of South Auckland’s most popular visitor attractions is theme park Rainbow’s End. Opened in 1982, Rainbow’s End is New Zealand’s largest theme park. The park offers over 20 rides, including New Zealand’s only corkscrew roller coaster and long time favourites like the Enchanted Forest Log Flume and giant swinging Pirate Ship. Rainbow’s End is open year-round and welcomes around 250,000 visitors each year.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens are located in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa. Spanning 64 hectares, the garden is home to more than 10,000 plants. The Ellerslie Flower Show was hosted there for a decade prior to its move to Christchurch in 2008, attracting tens of thousands of people over the five day event. The Gardens are free to visit, and also provide an affordable venue for weddings and functions.

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Quote of the Day

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
September 29, 2016

What can Auckland's local boards do?

What could give a neglected suburb the advocacy and facilities it needed? Local boards, Leau Peter Skelton says.
September 28, 2016

Spring Into School Holiday Fun

Don’t just find something to do these holiday, find heaps to do at Butterfly Creek! There’s loads of springtime fun! See our baby lambs, bunnies, and chicks, and enjoy springtime mask making.
September 27, 2016

Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo

There is something for everyone at Franklins’ newest event, the two day Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo. Whether you are building, renovating, landscaping, decorating or furnishing you don’t want to miss out on this great expo.
September 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
September 21, 2016

Urge your staff to connect with nature for mental health

Spend an hour with nature on World Mental Health Day.
September 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.
September 15, 2016

Awesome comments for LeafScreen

"Guttering works great! In the recent "tumultuous" storm, with the huge Morton Bay Fig tree and its seeds and leaves overhanging our place, not one seed or leaf stayed attached on or in our guttering. What a pleasant change. Thank you for your prompt service and attention to detail. I shall be singing LeafScreen praises well into the future!" - Glendowie
September 15, 2016

Alfriston College Young Enterprise Team Petite Amour has right ingredients for success

Budding south Auckland entrepreneurs are out to corner the market on nut-based gourmet butters.
September 13, 2016

You've Got Xero, Where to Next?

Are you using Xero? Join us to find out about recent release features you can apply when using this beautiful accounting software. Learn to work smarter not harder, streamline processing your financial data and get more out of Xero with ‘How-To’s on recent release features, tips and tricks and more.
September 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
September 7, 2016

Girls to the Front: Art Making Workshops for Girls

Girls to the Front is a free after-school art programme that will be running in Term 3. We will be experimenting with screen-printing, and designing our own tee shirts and tote bags.
September 6, 2016

Humans of South Auckland founder Jasmine Jenke seeks to inspire

Jasmine Jenke​ is changing people's perceptions of her community one uplifting story at a time.
September 5, 2016

Hear Our Voices with the Graduate Choir NZ and Operanesia

Come and hear what some call Auckland's best kept secret, in an innovative and enjoyable choral event not to be missed. An innovative programme will be presented by the choir showcasing the unique cultural blend of its voices, and our talented guest performers; the quartet of Polynesian opera singers, Operanesia, Aototune - a mixed voice choir from Aorere College, and the One Tree Hill College Chorale - a male vocal ensemble. This will be an evening of inspiring choral music at its finest.
September 1, 2016

South Auckland crime on the rise, new statistics reveal

New crime statistics paint a grim picture for south Auckland with many crimes there on the rise.
August 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
August 29, 2016

Another excellent review for Specialist Maintenance Solutions

As the owner of numerous rental properties in West Auckland, I have a constant need to get repairs done on these properties, usually with little or no advance notice. By the very nature of the type of tenants attracted to West Auckland they do not take care of the properties or give notice of a problem until it becomes serious. Over the past 10 years I have used Specialist Maintenance Services exclusively to maintain and repair these houses. In all instances their quick response, attention to detail and willingness to work all hours to get the job done are excellent. Dave’s personal supervision of his team means that I can have confidence in knowing that my real estate portfolio is in good hands. This allows me to carry on my own business without having to travel from one side of the city to the other. I would willingly recommend Dave and the team at Specialist Maintenance Services for all types of construction work. - Eddie
August 25, 2016

Silver Jewellery: Design and Construction With Simon Misdale

Join an award-winning jewellery designer in one of our all-time favourite classes.
August 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
August 23, 2016

SH20A: First stage of Mangere shared pathway opens

Safely crossing a busy road can be challenge in itself, even more so if that road is part of Auckland's motorway network.
August 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all.
August 18, 2016

Tributes flow for 'our' Valerie

Tributes from the south Auckland community have been pouring in for one of the community's favourite daughters, Valerie Adams.
August 16, 2016

Microsoft Excel Advanced Version 2010/2013

Attendees will need to be competent in the content as listed for Microsoft Office Excel for Beginners & Intermediate or have equivalent experience to attend this course.
August 15, 2016

Awesome comments for Alexander the Great Tiling

"Alexander the great Tiles did a magnificent tiling job at our house. They did the tiles in our laundry and kitchen. They helped us deciding on the tile choice, design and color. They have huge experience and can give valid advice. They were on time, fast, clean and efficient. Our kitchen now looks amazing and has added value to our home. Thank you Alexander the Great Tiles." - Bojan And Ljubica
August 15, 2016

MP Jenny Salesa demands action on housing in south Auckland

Housing is the main issue driving desperate people to seek help from a south Auckland politician.
August 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

I come to win.
August 8, 2016

Junior Art Classes

Come and join a fun-filled class, which will progress your child's artistic skills and develop their creativity and confidence. Each term we will draw, build and paint exploring a variety of media to broaden your child's knowledge and imagination.
August 7, 2016

Good things being said about The Lawn Laying Company

"Three reasons why we’re very happy with Jeremy’s service: it’s reliable, affordable and personal. He knows what needs doing and takes a personal interest in the property. And he does a great job!" - Wendy
August 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?
August 3, 2016

Research for Māori In the New Zealand Gazette

Te Kāhiti o Aotearoa: The NZ Gazette is the official government newspaper and has been published since 1841.
August 2, 2016

Funding campaign launched to bring brain-injured man home to Auckland

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched to bring home an Auckland man who has sustained a serious head injury in Rarotonga.
August 1, 2016

Pick & Mix: Momentum Productions - Out of the Box

Following a record-breaking season in 2015, Auckland Live returns with the winter season of Pick & Mix - a series of weekend performances and workshops showcasing the funniest, bendy-est and most artistically excellent performers this side of the Tasman Sea.
July 28, 2016

Sport: Marist 1 and Marlins Gold win easy in Papakura premier netball

Marist 1 and Marlins Gold scored comfortable wins in the Papakura Netball Centre premier grade on Saturday.
July 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
July 24, 2016

Overseas recruitment drives planned to tackle teacher shortage

A plea from Auckland principals for national acknowledgement of a teacher shortage has been met with support from the Ministry of Education.
July 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
July 19, 2016

Young At Art - Childrens Holiday Art Workshops

Create your own Dry Point printing plate based on your own drawing, etch away and print using our printing press.
July 18, 2016

Another excellent review for Gaprie Ltd

"We were originally referred to Gaprie by our head company in Auckland because we needed training and Gary is the only person who could provide it to the level we required. Now we run our own safety net business in the Bay of Plenty and still go to Gaprie to supply us nets because of the service they provide. Their approach is very professional, and their training is precise and to the point. When buying products from them, Jenny makes it so easy every time". - Todd
July 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

Deserve your dream.
July 14, 2016

Otahuhu police mark 75 years of women's service in New Zealand

Police face greater challenges and dangers today than in Cathy Ahuriri's time on duty.
July 11, 2016

Franklin Toastmasters

A warm and supportive group, assisting you to develop your full potential by learning to speak confidently in any situation. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.
July 10, 2016

South Auckland woman reverses diabetes diagnosis by putting herself first

The Otahuhu, south Auckland resident knew she had a long road ahead of her if she wanted to gain control of her diabetes.
July 7, 2016

Assertion Skills

Open to people who wish to become more competent and confident in their interactions with others.
July 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
July 4, 2016

Papakura Toy Library

Joining our library is easy, just come down to the library during opening hours with proof of address and identification (drivers licence, passport, phone bill etc) and fill out the application form.
June 30, 2016

Good things being said about The Kiwi Canvas Company Ltd

"Just a quick note to let you know we are over the moon with our new sail. Your sales and service were great and we thought we'd let you know the other company we contacted before you only just got back to us yesterday, a week after your company had installed the sail. Many thanks again." - Bob and Irene
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
June 29, 2016

Ride Of The Lions from "clock to rock"

Dr Adam Harper is helping the wounded, not in an operating theatre but on a pushbike.
June 27, 2016

NZMA staff among those keen to help Auckland window washer

Window washer Paku Sadlier is on the verge of making a very important decision.
June 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
June 21, 2016

Tea and Topics Be Inspired With Jacqui Be

"I love life, not because everything has changed, but because I have" - Jacqui Be. Motivational speaker and author of Just Do You shares her journey from Mad to Zen. Join us for an inspirational, personal, entertaining and informative presentation. Tea and coffee provided.
June 19, 2016

More positive comments for Colourworks Painters & Decorators

"Andrew Howell quoted me a price for some internal painting in my home. I was most impressed by his product knowledge, his friendly manner and his professionalism. The work was of an exceptional standard. He is a clean, well organised worker and absolutely trustworthy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone." - Maureen
June 16, 2016

Auckland Dancing Fans Group - Weekly Social Dancing Party

Auckland Dancing Fans Group - Weekly Social Dancing Party
June 15, 2016

Thanks a Bunch: Linda Petrenko

This week's Thanks a Bunch award goes to Linda Petrenko​ and her team at Small Kauri Early Childhood Education Centre in Mangere Bridge.
June 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
June 13, 2016

Make Moments -Free Art Tours for People Living With Dementia

The Make Moments project is a series of free facilitated art tours for people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of this project is to engage this community in activities for intellectual stimulation, cultural engagement and social interaction.  This pilot project aim to make connections between Auckland’s public galleries, rest home facilities, and organisations that support the needs of elderly members of the communities, particularly organisations working with people with dementia.
June 7, 2016

Gary Troup humbled by Queen's Birthday honour

Somewhat embarrassed yet blown away is Gary Troup who has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
June 5, 2016

Awesome comments for Westland Workgear

"We have always found Westland Workgear to be prompt with their service and very competitive priced" - Large manufacturer
June 2, 2016

Child dies suddenly at south Auckland property

A child has died suddenly in south Auckland.
June 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
May 31, 2016

Where To Invade Next?

Academy Award® - winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious film yet. Moore plays the role of invader’, visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and Tunisia to commandeer policies and ideas that will improve prospects in America.
May 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is always room at the top.
May 26, 2016

Make Moments -Free Art Tours for People Living With Dementia

The Make Moments project is a series of free facilitated art tours for people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of this project is to engage this community in activities for intellectual stimulation, cultural engagement and social interaction. 
May 24, 2016

Otara Special Housing Area vacant three years after being announced

A single house is yet to rise on land announced as one of Auckland's first Special Housing Areas.
May 22, 2016

Some great feedback for AP1 Metrology

Napier City Council has used AP1 to certify the weigh bridges at our Redclyffe refuse Transfer Station for the past few years. AP1 has provided excellent service and has always endeavoured to meet our needs, as the weigh bridges must be certified after business hours. Staff approach has been professional and responses to requests always prompt and on time. -Ricki
May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
May 18, 2016

Auckland Council works to improve building consent services

An "unprecedented" building boom is leading Auckland Council to improve its building consent processes.
May 16, 2016

Franklin Toastmasters

Franklin Toastmasters is a warm and supportive group, assisting you to develop your full potential by learning to speak confidently in any situation. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Over 332,000 members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
May 15, 2016

Adult Colouring In Session

Colouring in is an extremely calming and relaxing activity. Explore your creative side. Choose the colours to create you picture. Join us for this gentle activity. Colouring sheets and pencils provided.
May 12, 2016

Some great feedback for The Lawn Laying Company

"Three reasons why we’re very happy with Jeremy’s service: it’s reliable, affordable and personal. He knows what needs doing and takes a personal interest in the property. And he does a great job!" - Wendy
May 12, 2016

AUT South Campus 'aunties' give future midwives a push

Only 2.1 percent of all midwives in New Zealand are of Pacific descent and the midwifery team at AUT South Campus is working to change that.
May 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
May 10, 2016

The Amen Corner

An exploration of faith, family and truth follows taking Margaret on a roller coaster ride that leaves her questioning all that has gone before.
May 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
May 4, 2016

Manurewa Youth Council and Counties Manukau police unite against negativity

A community's young leaders are out to disprove the notion that perception is reality.
May 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
April 26, 2016

Fundraisers taste wheelchair life

A group of fundraisers have had a small taste of what it's like to be confined to a wheelchair on the way to raising $6000 for the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit in Otara.
April 25, 2016

Kids Holiday Programme

The programme is action packed and full of fun activities for the kids at our world class facility purpose built for gymnastics but that's not all we offer. From craft to outdoor activities as well as some tasters in all disciplines of gymnastics trampolining included! We are even offering Gym Golf!
April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you're going through hell, keep going.
April 21, 2016

New bus station for Mangere Town Centre

Work on a new bus station for Mangere Town Centre and new bus stops on Ave Road in Otahuhu is set to get underway in July.
April 20, 2016

Out and About Prams and Pathways

Join the Out and About team with your pram to explore the pathways of South Auckland. Walk starts at 10.30am and returning to the start point at around 11.30am when we have a coffee and matt time until 12noon.
April 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
April 13, 2016

Interpreting Laboratory Results for Registered Health Profes

The intent of this course is to help health professionals interpret patient laboratory results while highlighting some of the potential pitfalls that may occur. The target audience is practice nurses, midwives and health professionals who deal with patient results.
April 12, 2016

SPCA Auckland: School holidays the perfect time to adopt a pet

School holidays are the best time to adopt a pet, SPCA Auckland chief executive Andrea Midgen​ reckons.
April 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
April 5, 2016

Counties Manukau trial sees increase in online birth registration

Registering a newborn has become much easier now it can be done online.
April 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
March 30, 2016

Old Papatoetoe to get new footpaths

A new look is on the cards for Old Papatoetoe.
March 29, 2016

MIT Certificate of Achievement in Diabetes Care and Management

Interpret and integrate professional guidelines and protocols, legal and ethical responsibilities and cultural safety into their own practice
March 28, 2016

Anne Tolley launches Counties Manukau Children's Team

A new way of helping south Auckland's at-risk young people is up and running.
March 21, 2016

Budding and Grafting Young Plants

Primarily this is a practical course where you will get to do a lot of grafting and budding on a range of different plants from ornamentals to fruit trees.
March 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
March 15, 2016

Vector's newest electric vehicle charger unveiled in South Auckland

Life is now a little easier for South Auckland's electric vehicle owners and users.
March 8, 2016

Quote of the Day

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
March 2, 2016

Spotlight

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton, Spotlight tells the gripping true story of a team of Boston Globe reporters who launch a fearless investigation into child abuse allegations against the Catholic Church.
March 1, 2016

National Council of Women chalks up 120 years

An organisation standing up for the rights of women is marking a major milestone.
February 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
February 25, 2016

What's On: Manurewa's hidden treasures

A free, family, fun day out finding Manurewa's hidden treasure is on at Nathan Homestead on February 27.
February 23, 2016

Xero for Beginners

Xero. It’s everywhere. You’re interested to find out more about it, see it in action and start making the most of this beautiful accounting software. Don’t do it alone!
February 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
February 17, 2016

The Effective Supervisor

This course will cover: Fundamentals of people management, Manager characteristics, Managing staff, Managing the team, Relevant legislation
February 16, 2016

'We did not target any child' - police address Mangere pepper spray incident

Police said they did not target children at an incident in Mangere on Sunday, after a video emerged appearing to show a young boy suffering the effects of pepper spray.
February 15, 2016

Creative Arts Experience Day

Discover. Experience. Create.
February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
February 9, 2016

Enormous anaconda's skin found in Kiwi traveller's luggage

Biosecurity staff in Auckland have seized an enormous snake skin.
February 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
February 4, 2016

Sport: The Cooks cook up a storm at the waka ama nationals

The Cook Island Outrigger Canoe club had plenty to celebrate after the waka ama national championships.
February 3, 2016

Intermediate Art (9-14 years) New

Do you enjoy drawing? Then this class is for you. Here you will explore variety of drawing materials and look into ways to extend drawing through mixed-media, composition and more.
February 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
January 28, 2016

Photography Workshops through NZ; Raising Funds for UNICEF

Series general photography workshops with Xavier Radić are offered, each in different areas outdoors around New Zealand.
January 26, 2016

Kids Holiday Programme

Looking for something fun and different for the kids during the school holidays? You will find it here at the Gymsport and Recreation Bruce Pulman Park! We are based in Papakura and offer a huge variety of activities for children to do during their school holidays. Our programme is for children aged 5 to 13 years old and is for both boys and girls.
January 17, 2016

Harry Potter, Die Hard star Alan Rickman dies after cancer battle

British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69.
January 14, 2016

Out and About Glow Worm Walks

Come and join in one of South Auckland's best kept secrets! take a guided tour of the Totara Park trails at night and be delighted by the Glow Worms, rabbits and even eels!
January 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
January 12, 2016

Summer Vibes

Summer’s all about having fun with friends and family and there’s no better place for that than Rainbow’s End!
January 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational.
January 5, 2016

Car 'perched on its nose' in Auckland crash

An elderly woman was trapped in a car that was perched on its nose after it went over a bank in a busy Auckland shopping centre carpark.
January 3, 2016

Santa's Wonderland

Waiuku is the place to go to enjoy an enchanting Christmas Wonderland.
December 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
December 21, 2015

Otara boy a rising star on Jono and Ben

Ethan Hanna isn't sure what kind of work he will do later in life.
December 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!
December 18, 2015

Whangarei South Rotary Club delivers vegetables to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has received a boost just ahead of Christmas, with a delivery of nearly 800 kilograms of vegetables.
December 16, 2015

Christmas Lights House

Every year we decorate our house and front lawn with Christmas lights. As well as that, we decorate a shelf inside our front and side windows. We will have a live Santa onsite from 10 Dec - 24 Dec (weather permitting).
December 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
December 10, 2015

Christmas Lights House

Every year we decorate our house and front lawn with Christmas lights. As well as that, we decorate a shelf inside our front and side windows. We will have a live Santa onsite from 10 Dec - 24 Dec (weather permitting).
December 8, 2015

Pest numbers slashed after 1080 drop

Auckland Council has monitored the 1150-hectare area twice since the first aerial drop in August and no pests have been spotted in any of the 100 tracking tunnels.
December 6, 2015

Strategy to get Aucklanders speaking three languages launched

A ratepayer-funded agency wants all Aucklanders to speak both English and Maori, plus one other language.
December 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
December 1, 2015

Total Focus Workshop with Kim and John Smith

Get more done in less time! Have the best year of your life! Find out what it means to be truly happy! It’s all up to you, and we can help you do just that!
November 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
November 26, 2015

School students at Hobsonville Pt take on environmental responsibility

Schools students are getting up close and personal with creepy crawlies to track them and record their numbers.
November 24, 2015

Meditation Group - Pukekohe

A relaxed environment to learn, practice and share meditation with others in the Pukekohe area.
November 22, 2015

"Generous" donations for Sallies appeal

Toys and gifts are being collected at libraries across South Auckland as part of the annual Manukau Courier and Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. The gifts are donated to families in need of a helping hand around the festive season.
November 19, 2015

’Allo ’Allo

Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France.
November 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
November 16, 2015

Diabetes Action Month launches

It's time to stop turning a blind eye to New Zealand's fastest growing health crisis.
November 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
November 10, 2015

A Night of Hope

In partnership with churches in the Central North Island, World Vision is excited to present A Night of Hope this November. This is a rare opportunity to hear an unforgettable account of the real difference Child Sponsorship can make to a child’s life.
November 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
November 5, 2015

99 Homes

In this timely thriller, hard-working single father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) and his mother (Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern) are cruelly evicted from their home. Desperate to get his house back, Nash goes to work for the wealthy and ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) – the very man who repossessed Nash’s home.
November 2, 2015

Glen Innes police investigate arson attacks

East Auckland police are look at whether two early morning arson attacks could be linked.
November 1, 2015

Life Changing Wellness Workshops

Whatever health problems you are currently suffering from, they are the consequences of the choices you've made, consciously or unconsciously. You can chose to live a life of abundant health and well being, or scarcity, sickness and disease. Health is by choice, not by chance.
October 28, 2015

Sport: Auckland United take on the Wellington Phoenix in Mangere

After years of near-misses, Manurewa are back in the premier ranks of Napier's prestigious under-19 football tournament.
October 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
October 25, 2015

Battle to save bush continues after death

The children of Auckland conservationist Graham Cheesman say they will continue their dead father's battle to protect a slice of virgin native bush in South Auckland from a motorway development.
October 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
October 20, 2015

Adult Education Courses

Courses begin for 7 weeks - last chance in 2015! Courses covering Dance, Languages, Crafts & Skills and Computer Skills.
October 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
October 14, 2015

Out & About: Manurewa Community Expo

A variety of support and advice was available to the public at this year's Manurewa Community Expo. The event was organised by groups including the Manurewa Business Association and was staged at Southmall on October 8. More than 70 organisations working in South Auckland took part.
October 12, 2015

Young Teens Drama

Explore the exciting world of performance through improvisation, script-reading and fun acting games and exercises. Gain skills in communicating, working with other young actors to create a scene, taking direction, developing a character, self-expression and stagecraft. This course will help you develop your creativity and grow in confidence as a performer.
October 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
October 8, 2015

People, Places, Things

Will (Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist, a professor at the School of Visual Arts and the father of beautiful twin girls. His seemingly picture-perfect Brooklyn life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children and long-time girlfriend, Charlie, with another man at their daughters’ over the top fifth birthday party.
October 6, 2015

Diwali's lucky stars

Lucky Saini and his brother Parminder Singh are hoping future generations will take inspiration from their work.
October 4, 2015

Grimm Stories

Grimm Stories is an original and fresh approach to the always popular myths and tales written by the Grimm Brothers. New Zealand playwright David McPhail combines the classic elements and characters with contemporary and local themes, refreshing them for a younger audience and giving them a kiwi twist.
October 1, 2015

Aucklanders cop more bus lane fines

Bus lane fines in Auckland are on the increase as the city's transport agency prepares to put in 24-hour bus corridors around the CBD.
September 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
September 28, 2015

Learn Basic Drawing with Toni Mosley

Get a great introduction to some essential basic drawing techniques from experienced tutor Toni Mosley. All you will need to bring is a pencil and an A3 drawing pad. This four week course is ideal if you wish to build your skills for further drawing or painting courses.
September 22, 2015

Great Santa Run to help KidsCan

The Great KidsCan Santa Run is open for early bird registrations. Last year's event raised more than $40,000 to help KidsCan continue its work supporting disadvantaged Kiwi kids and this year is set to bigger than ever with 21 events happening around the country.
September 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

I don't like accidental success. It's what Bill Gates calls 'random,' a term he uses with the opposite of respect.
September 20, 2015

Wild Card Acoustic Covers

Smooth acoustic renditions of classic & modern hits.
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

I guess Twitter is the first thing that has been attractive to me as social media. I never felt the least draw to Facebook or MySpace. I've been involved anonymously in some tiny listservs, mainly in my ceaseless quest for random novelty, and sometimes while doing something that more closely resembles research.
September 16, 2015

South Auckland blast victim named

The man who died in an explosion in South Auckland on Tuesday has been described as someone who "put a smile on anyone's dial".
September 15, 2015

Women He's Undressed

This is the extraordinary Hollywood story of Orry-Kelly, the designer whose costumes created some of the most magical moments in cinema history.
September 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

I have a giant baking book, so I close my eyes and pick a random page. Whatever it is, I try to bake it!
September 7, 2015

Camp Quality gave Ryu his childhood back

Ryu Kireka was a month away from his fifth birthday when life suddenly changed.
September 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

People say that New Yorkers aren't friendly, but I think they're more friendly than Londoners. Here there is a front-footed nature of Americans. You can go out on a night out and meet 10 random people and stay in touch with them, whereas that's not going to happen in the same way in London.
September 3, 2015

MIT students prepare to compete in NSW

A robot by any other name would move just as swift. Actually this one doesn't have a name yet but that doesn't mean it won't be in the spotlight.
September 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either."
August 26, 2015

Fight to scrap Special Housing Area

The battle to protect heritage land in Mangere is heading to Auckland Council.
August 23, 2015

Fight to scrap Special Housing Area

The battle to protect heritage land in Mangere is heading to Auckland Council.
August 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

I like to do chill things on dates. I think it would be fun to go to the zoo. I know it's really weird and random, but I love animals. It'd be like a day of doing silly things, while enjoying nature.
August 19, 2015

Quiz Night with Riggsy

A fun, cheeky Believe It Or Not Quiz night like no other.
August 18, 2015

SPORT: Revelation rule netball

Revelation Titans are the champions of Mangere-Otahuhu netball.
August 17, 2015

Fly High Friday's

Fly High Friday's is your #1 hotspot out in South Auckland located only 5minutes away from Auckland Airport its the #1 place to be for the night life.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

The success of ordinary cosmology speaks against the idea that the universe was created in a random fluctuation.
August 10, 2015

SPORT: The Mad Butcher

My Vodafone Warriors were terrible in Wellington, losing 36-0 to St George.
August 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

The human brain has evolved the capacity to impose a narrative, complete with chronology and cause-and-effect logic, on whatever it encounters, no matter how apparently random.
August 5, 2015

Cop's classes set to expand

An alternative punishment that's reducing youth reoffending is set to expand into other parts of Auckland.
August 4, 2015

Irrational Man

Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) arrives at the small picturesque Braylin College in Rhode Island feeling that his life is meaningless. His reputation precedes him. Tales have been buzzing around campus of the notorious Abe Lucas; a charismatic, radical romantic prone to bleak depressions.
August 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

I often think of random melodies. And I pretty much hear in my head what I want to do with the orchestra as I'm writing on the piano.
July 29, 2015

Thanks a Bunch - Julien Southgate

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Julien Southgate from Papatoetoe. She is nominated by Deborah Mowlem on behalf of the Sunnyside Tennis Club.
July 27, 2015

Science Roadshow

The Science Roadshow offers school children, their teachers and accompanying parents and wider public visitors an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’.
July 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

Goals transform a random walk into a chase.
July 23, 2015

Royal baby receives Kiwi sleep wrap

The newest member of the royal family is to receive a snuggly little gift made with Kiwi ingenuity.
July 21, 2015

Crazy Fact

New Zealand’s native Māori make up only 15% of the population, but over 50% of the imprisoned population.
July 19, 2015

Fly High Friday's

Fly High Friday's is your #1 hotspot out in South Auckland located only 5minutes away from Auckland Airport its the #1 place to be for the night life.
July 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.
July 15, 2015

Early childhood centres cut waste

They're talking trash at early childhood centres and it's not a load of rubbish.
July 15, 2015
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Builder South Auckland

Quinlan Quality Homes

www.quinlanquality.co.nz

New homes, renovations and landscaping, servicing throughout Auckland and the Bay of Plenty


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30th September, 2016 - South Auckland
Business products and services Northland/Auckland

Digital Scanning Solutions

www.scanningsolutions.co.nz

Image conversion and archival specialists, High quality large format and A4 scanning.


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30th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Roofing and Roof Coatings Northland/Auckland

LeafScreen

www.leafscreen.co.nz

Gutter Protection Systems to Stop Leaves, Birds and Snow - New Zealand Wide


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30th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Landscaping North Shore

Above Ground Landscaping Ltd

www.abovegroundlandscaping.co.nz

Commercial and residential garden landscaping and grounds maintenance, Auckland wide


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29th September, 2016 - North Shore
Pest Control North Shore

Auckland Wide Pest Control

www.aucklandwidepestcontrol.co.nz

Greater Auckland's number one pest control services that are quick and easy.


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29th September, 2016 - North Shore
PaintersPlasteringWater Proofing North Shore

Colourworks Painters & Decorators

www.colourworkspainters.co.nz

Professional painters for your home renovations or commercial building


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28th September, 2016 - North Shore
Building Supplies and Products Northland/Auckland

Manukau Metal Polishers

www.manukaumetalpolishers.co.nz

Manukau Metal Polishers are your local Auckland experts for experienced metal polishing servicces.


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28th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
West Auckland

Coast to Coast Tours

Coast to Coast Tours

Experience the west Auckland coast and countryside attractions en-route to our own *private* sheep farm and historic Homestead. Owned/operated by NZ-born and Maori hosts you get a local's tour of where our family has lived and farmed since 1922. This Tripadvisor highly rated tour is all-inclusive and makes the ideal value-for-money shore excursion for cruise boat passengers.


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Welding Northland/Auckland

AP1 Metrology

www.ap1.co.nz

Calibration weighing and measuring services NZ Wide


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27th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
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25th September, 2016 - North Shore
Food products Northland/Auckland

Purebread

www.4everfree.net.nz

Gluten-free mixes, baking powder and recipes.


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25th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Grass Seeding/Lawn CareHyrdoseeding North Shore

The Lawn Laying Company

www.aucklandhydroseeding.co.nz

Auckland wide services for hydro seeding, lawn laying and NZ wide turbo turf hydro seeding machine suppliers.


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24th September, 2016 - North Shore
Clothing Northland/Auckland

Westland Workgear

www.westlandworkgear.co.nz

Your number one workwear, uniform and safety provider.


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24th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Landscaping North Shore

Plantmoretrees Ltd

www.plantmoretrees.co.nz

Revegetation, wetland and landscape planting specialists. Auckland.


0 Review
23rd September, 2016 - North Shore
Clothing Central Auckland

Leatherfashion

www.leatherfashion.co.nz

Top quality leather fashion items


0 Review
23rd September, 2016 - Central Auckland
Towing Central Auckland

A2Z Towing

www.a2ztowing.co.nz

Your go to Auckland towing company, friendly, reliable and professional


0 Review
22nd September, 2016 - Central Auckland
Business products and services Northland/Auckland

NZ Copiers

www.nzcopiers.co.nz

Whether new, old or recently repaired, we offer sales and servicing for all printers and photocopiers.


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22nd September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Septic Tanks Northland/Auckland

Green Environmental Ltd

www.septictank.co.nz

Grease trap and septic tank cleaning in the greater Auckland region.


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21st September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
LawnmowingSkip Bins North Shore

Lowcost Services

www.furnituremovers-auckland.co.nz

Lawn mowing – trailer hire, rubbish removal and furniture movers


0 Review
21st September, 2016 - North Shore
Financial Advice National

JRE Business Solutions

www.jrebizsol.co.nz

Kapiti based professional services helping businesses develop and expand all over New Zealand.


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29th September, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

Aurora Psychic Readings

www.aurorapsychic.co.nz

Lara Brosnahan, NZ clairvoyant medium and psychic, phone readings, Tarot and angel card readings call 0800300680 or 090030068


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28th September, 2016 - National
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27th September, 2016 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products

www.weststone.co.nz

Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving and so much more...


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26th September, 2016 - National
National

Shoe Clinic

www.shoeclinic.co.nz

NZ’s leading chain of sports footwear & apparel stores with nationwide delivery.


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26th September, 2016 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National

Smoooch

www.smoooch.co.nz

Treat yourself, or someone close to you with our range of natural coconut oil products from Smoooch.


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26th September, 2016 - National
Wine National

Pheasant Creek Wines

www.pheasantcreekwines.co.nz

New Zealand's very own wine from the depths of Rangitikei


0 Review
25th September, 2016 - National
Safety Equipment National

Gaprie Ltd

www.gaprie.co.nz

Supplying safety nets and Worksafe NZ required safety net training approved by FASET


0 Review
24th September, 2016 - National
Safety Equipment National

Action Safety

www.actionsafety.co.nz

Safety gear, safety boots and work wear online store. We're New Zealand owned and operated


0 Review
23rd September, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

Stay Well Pharmacy

www.staywell.co.nz

Your holistic pharmacy for healthy living, delivery anywhere in NZ. Spend $80 or more and standard delivery is FREE.


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22nd September, 2016 - National
Clothing National

Zebrano

www.zebrano.co.nz

DESIGNER CASUAL ESSENTIAL 14+


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21st September, 2016 - National
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Local Business Of the Month

TilingWater Proofing North Shore

Alexander the Great Tiling

http://www.aucklandtilers.co.nz/floor-tiling-auckland

Waterproofing certified work for all your indoor and outdoor tiling needs

At Alexander the Great Tiling, we have only the best waterproofing services available for properties both residential and commercial. Contact one of our specialists today!

If you need a free quote and advice, or just want a recommendation, then talk to one of our team today.

Auckland's expert tilers ?  Click here.

At Alexander the Great Tiling, we'll can supply and/or install all waterproof tiling, for the kitchen, bathroom, floor or wall. Whether it's indoors or outdoors, rely on us for tiling installation.Waterproofing contractors
 http://www.aucklandtilers.co.nz/floor-tiling-auckland

We provide all kinds of waterproofing services, and will even issue a Waterproof Producer Statement for you. Contact us for any enquiries you wish to make. Installing bathroom hardware

For installing bathroom appliances and waterproofing for renovation, contact our specialists for quality supply and installation or send an enquiry on our website.

www.aucklandtilers.co.nz

Installing and Tiling Auckland wide, for indoor supplying and waterproofing.


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20th September, 2016 - North Shore
Beauty Therapy Northland/Auckland

Zen Skin & Beauty

http://zenskin.co.nz/laser-clinic-newmarket

At Zen Skin & Beauty, feel free to stop by our Auckland based clinic for all the information, products and beauty therapy treatments you need.

We are praised in Auckland for our expertise in beauty therapy and appearance medicine.

Accompanied by world leading skin care and facial treatments, call to make an appointment today!

 Botox/Dysport, IPL and dermal fillers

Whether you are looking for Botox, Dysport, IPL hair removal services, dermal fillers or any other beauty therapy treatment, you can book a free consultation with our registered nurse at Zen Skin & Beauty to discuss your beauty needs.Beauty therapy treatments
 http://zenskin.co.nz/waxing-newmarket-skin

Ensure you find the right beauty therapy treatment that suits your needs and requirements at Zen Skin & Beauty. We offer a variety of services with something for everyone including waxing, manicures, professional spray tans and more.Take-home skin care.  Click here.

Zen Skin & Beauty provide an extensive selection of skin care, facial and beauty therapy products across brands including Aspect Dr and Skin Medica. To browse our range of world leading product and cosmeceuticals, come by the clinic today.

zenskin.co.nz

Eternal youth may be wishful thinking for the future but skin rejuvenation, particularly for the face and neck, is a reality today.


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19th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Tour companies Northland/Auckland

All SeasoNZ Coachlines

http://www.aucklandbusco.co.nz/coach-hire-auckland

AUCKLAND BUS HIRE, BUS CHARTERS AND GROUP BUS TOURS ANYWHERE IN THE NORTH ISLAND

All SeasoNZ Coachlines offers great service, comfortable air conditioned coaches and competitive pricing for your group

Touring the North Island is made easy with All SeasoNZ. We provide coaches for any kinds of trip including school, probus, tourist or even weddings with comfortable, air conditioned buses.

Coaches for trips out-of-town?  Click here.

Rotorua mudpools, Tongariro crossing and the capital Wellington all make for popular tourist destinations we travel to. If you're looking for a bus to take your group All SeasoNZ Coachlines makes the best choice.Take your tour group sightseeing in Auckland.  Click here.

For travelling around the North Island, or just touring Auckland city, All SeasoNZ provides affordable, scenic bus charters to a vast range of places. NEED COACH HIRE FOR YOUR SPORTING TRIP?

For getting your team to the match or travelling to that away game, trust All SeasoNZ Coachlines to get you to the game. With our 48-seater bus we get you to where you need.

www.aucklandbusco.co.nz

Travel the North Island from Auckland by coach with All SeasoNZ


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19th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland
Lawnmowing West Auckland

Karl Trotter

https://www.karltrotter.co.nz/auckland-lawyer-criminal.html

you need a criminal defence lawyer you can rely on when you are facing any sort of criminal charge. Get the advice you need and a lawyer you can rely on.

Karl Trotter represents all Auckland and can provide legal defences for: serious criminal offences, minor offences, customs, tax, fisheries offences, driving and traffic offences.

Central Auckland criminal defence lawyer for all serious offences.

Licensed legal aid
 https://criminallawyer-auckland.co.nz

Representation at any Auckland court with expert legal aid and specialist knowledge in criminal law.Approachable and informative.  Click here.

Being located over the road from Auckland District Court makes me able to help out with any questions you may have and provide your defence at any time.Specialist barrister lawyer!  Click here.

I became a barrister right after I graduated in 1984 and I have an extensive experience in law and New Zealand legal system.

www.karltrotter.co.nz

Auckland based barrister Specialising in criminal law


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18th September, 2016 - West Auckland
Bathroom RenovationsDecksPaintersPlasteringProperty Maintenance Northland/Auckland

Specialist Maintenance Solutions

http://www.smslimited.co.nz/home-building-repairs

Going the extra mile to ensure your building looks its best!

You can depend on the builders and contractors at the Specialist Maintenance Solutions to have a considerable amount of expertise and experience in your area.

Industrial and commercial building maintenance jobs

Enhancing your business?  Click here.

Regular industrial and commercial maintenance can help to ensure that your workplace or factory looks great, functions well and stays compliant with health and safety.Home handyman services
 http://www.smslimited.co.nz/property-maintenance-auckland

From general home repairs to kitchen and bathroom renovations, talk to our property maintenance specialists.Past maintenance projects
 http://www.smslimited.co.nz/home-building-repairs

Visit our gallery and check out some of the photos from our past maintenance projects and read feedbacks from our past clients as well.

www.smslimited.co.nz

Industrial and commercial property maintenance services located in the Auckland region. We offer specialization in food manufacturing business.


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17th September, 2016 - Northland/Auckland

National Business Of the Month

Storage National

Novalok

http://www.novalok.co.nz/page4ffc54d0f2402d085978db59

Greater productivity and greater return on investment

Storage solutions and shelving systems for all business requirements

Make sure that your storage systems will work well with your business and suit perfectly with logistic needs so that you can handle your business easily.

 Industrial storage

Introducing HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL Storage Commercial & light industrial storage

See our COMMERCIAL and LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ShelvingEducation & Institution shelving
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See our EDUCATION and INSTITUTION Shelving

www.novalok.co.nz

Business storage technology and shelving systems. Based in New Zealand and offers nationwide distribution.


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20th September, 2016 - National
Awnings National

Shade Systems

http://www.shadesystems.co.nz/shade-systems-about-our-team

We are committed to reducing the number of skin cancer cases reported each year in New Zealand through the design and implementation of safe shade structures.

Our shade structures are specially designed with plenty of headroom and minimal framework so you won’t feel shut in when you’re spending time under them.

Contact our team of shade experts to find out how we can help you improve YOUR outdoor area and lifestyle today!

 We care the most for you and the next generation

What we’re here to do is work with our customers to improve their lifestyles. In fact, we don’t consider what we do to be selling goods. We’re selling solutions – working with you to make your life that little bit easier, that little bit better.  Design, creation and installation

Our team is a small (and in all ways excellent) group of experts dedicated to helping you create awesome shade structures. We believe it’s more than just selling you fabric to stretch over your location of choice.Shade Systems strive towards a safer future
 http://www.shadesystems.co.nz/shade-systems-about-our-team

We care deeply about this generation and the future generations to come in our community at Shade Systems, which is why our sun shade solutions look fantastic and keep kiwis safe from the suns harm.

www.shadesystems.co.nz

Safe shade structures, from design to manufacture to installation and servicing.


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20th September, 2016 - National
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