Community News

12 Aug

Proposed regulation of property managers

A few months ago, the Government proposed a licensing scheme which would make property managers, who manage tenancies on behalf of landlords, subject to a code of compliance and a fit and proper person test.

The Government's new licensing scheme for Rental Property Managers will not include landlords who manage their own properties, and in my opinion, this is not a well thought through process...

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8 Aug

Are you thinking about the move to retirement living?

Free from cost, and without commitment to act, we are hosting a fun and information packed event providing answers to the common questions about moving from the family home into a better and easier living environment. The Best of Aged Care Seminar and chat is on 29th September 2022, 10am to 12.30pm, St Chads Church, 7 Matua Road, Huapai, Auckland. The best of aged care seminar will deliver a number of the very best accommodation and health care options available to you today from reputable and proven suppliers that really care about you, and your journey, to retirement living, making your next stage of life, comfortable, easy, simple and enjoyable. For more information call 0800 900 700 or email

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5 Aug

Countdown on for the 2022 Huapai Hillbillies Hoedown!

We know many of you are excited about the hoedown happening on 24th September. This year we want to bring the personal connection back to the Hoedown and give locals the best chance of getting tickets. Therefore, we will be selling tickets in person...

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2 Aug

Waitakere Fire Brigade 12 hour walking relay around the Waitakere Township to raise funds for Gumboot Friday.

Here at the Waitakere Volunteer Fire Brigade, we get called to many extremely traumatic incidents. Whilst we have an amazing support network within the Brigade and external support services, there are times when each one of us feels the effects of these incidents and also the influences of friends, family and colleagues - and we may or may not want to talk about it.
At every minute of every day there will be someone in our community who is struggling with mental health.
We’d like to help raise awareness and encourage our friends, family and community to ‘check in on your mates’.
Our Firefighters, along with our friends from neighbouring Brigades at Bethells and Kumeu will be up early on August 6th to start a 12 hour walking relay around the Waitakere Township to raise funds for Gumboot Friday and we invite you to grab your gumboots and join us for any part of the day, walk alongside us or join in the fundraising activities at the station.

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1 Aug

Celebrating 20 years in Kumeu

The Soljan family first started making wine in 1932 under Bartul Soljan’s Pergola Wines label back on Lincoln Road, with Soljans Wines first establishing a name in 1937. In those early days there were over 80 wineries in Henderson, mostly of Croatian heritage, and we all helped to build the New Zealand wine industry to what it is today...

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28 Jul

Sayers says it

By Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers

Beware. Most of Main Road in the heart of the Kumeu-Huapai business area is proposed to be destroyed...

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25 Jul

Looking after our wildlife during winter

Country Bears philosophy emphasises nature as a vast and wonderful classroom, encouraging empathy and respect to all living things through relationships and connections to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth)...

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22 Jul

Driving Eco Eyewear: Land Rover Specs

Car manufacturers set green targets for manufacture of vehicles - but Land Rover has gone the extra mile and applied ambitious eco standards to their popular men’s eyewear range.

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18 Jul

Nourish Flourish Smoothie Bar

Nourish Flourish Smoothie Bar is located in central Kumeu (250b Main Road, Kumeu- behind the Bakehouse cafe) serving you fresh atomic coffee, healthy but super tasty smoothies, and smoothie bowls 7 days a week.

Making healthy convenient and tasty to help our community get their healthy fix.

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15 Jul

Kennel cough prevalent in dogs

Kennel cough has recently spread throughout New Zealand dogs and almost all of the vets are seeing more dogs with kennel cough symptoms than seen in the previous years. It is upper respiratory infection of dogs caused by bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica and viruses like canine influenza, canine parainfluenza virus and canine adenovirus...

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11 Jul

Don’t get caught out with a flat battery

Cars have come a long way over the years, and with the growing number of low emission vehicles coming onto the market, you may be looking to upgrade to either an Electric or Hybrid for your next car.

But what’s the best way to charge it?

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8 Jul

Presentation and Price – The 2 P Method

If you are a little confused by what you are seeing on the rental market, you are not alone. It looks like some people have been blind folded and are taking a stab in the dark or are literally pulling numbers from thin air to choose what price they are listing their properties for. We are also getting requests from new investment owners trying to achieve more than market value; however, a property is only worth what someone will pay for it, rather than what your mortgage repayments are...

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4 Jul

July school holidays

Get ready for out-of-this-world fun at NorthWest Shopping Centre these school holidays. Kids can create their own space rockets and rocket fridge magnets to take home for space-filled fun. Join in on the action at 10am - 2pm daily from Monday 11 - Friday 22 July (excludes weekends)...

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1 Jul

July at Kumeu Arts

Come and celebrate with us at the Matariki Whānau Festival on July 3rd. The event is being held on the Huapai Hub new stage, located just behind the Arts Centre. Our doors will be open with market stalls and free activities. You’ll be able to make your own Matariki inspired artwork to add to our community installation in the Pod....

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30 Jun

Two years down the track with Covid

Yes it has gone fast, two years gone already. Where did that go! What have we achieved in that time? For some it will have been a complete career change, others may have had time stand still. I don’t think there’s one person it hasn’t affected or forced change in some way. And for the children and young people, a new era and a new world! It might sound new and exciting but is it?

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27 Jun

Glaucoma…a message from your optometrist

Did you know people with 20/20 vision can still have glaucoma?

The NZAO (NZ Association of Optometrists) states that more than 70,000 New Zealanders aged 40 years and older have glaucoma, but at least half do not know they have it. Glaucoma is one of leading causes of blindness in Kiwis. However, the good news is that glaucoma is also one of the most easily treated eye diseases... if picked up early...

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23 Jun

Soljans Estate Winery

Soljans Estate Winery is the perfect place for your next function! Whether it is a birthday, a work celebration, a conference, or anything in between, come and celebrate amongst the vines in our gorgeous venue at the gateway to Kumeu wine country. Only 20 minutes away from Auckland city, but a world away from the hustle and bustle...

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20 Jun

Spec or bespoke?

When it comes to choosing between spec (speculative) and bespoke for your building project there is no right or wrong answer: both have their pros and cons.

Spec plan homes are like buying a jacket at the shops – you pick one you like that suits you from a range of available options. A bespoke home is more akin to having a jacket tailor-made to perfectly fit your shape in a style and fabric of your own choosing...

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17 Jun

Shorthair Cat Show

Sunday 19 June 2022 – 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Kumeu Community Centre, Access Road

TOSCA Cat Club is running a show in June featuring all Shorthair Breeds of cats and kittens, along with our specialist breeds of Siamese and Oriental Shorthair (the tall slinky ones)...

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13 Jun

Factors affecting rent levels

As a landlord, you want to get the highest rent possible for your investment property.  However, it is important to price your property to meet the market to avoid extended vacant periods which will impact on your return. 

Do your research and consider the following to get top dollar for your property...

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10 Jun

Pest Free Kumeu-Huapai

So we've made it into winter and all the rats and mice that like living warm and dry are now somewhere inside your house, garage or shed.  Unless you knocked them off over autumn with traps and bait...

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6 Jun

June at Kumeu Arts

We celebrate two big events in June with exhibitions for the Auckland Festival of Photography as well as Matariki. Local photographers Judy Stokes and Gail Stent have their exhibition ‘Natural Collaboration’ in the main gallery while the Kumeu Photo Group are displaying a collection of images in the pod...

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3 Jun

Liquorland Kumeu

Liquorland Kumeu at Unit 5/6, 1 Putaki Drive in the Kumeu Central business complex has regular fantastic promotions, a friendly and welcoming environment, and a passionate and knowledgeable team on hand to help with buying decisions.

Run by brothers Jayesh and Rajesh Topiwala, Liquorland Kumeu is a franchised Kiwi-owned business which has been open since November 5 last year...

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1 Jun

Pink Ribbon Lunch

Waimauku Lions will host a Pink Ribbon Lunch on Sunday June 12 with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. The community fundraising event is at the Waimauku War Memorial Hall from 11am to 2.30pm.

Lions will be baking, and will also ask others to contribute, so that a nice selection of lunch items will be available. A muffin or slice of cake with a cup of coffee or tea will be $5 per person, or $10 per family (children under 14 are free)...

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