Lofty plans to promote a piece of history

As a part of the Annual Plan (2013-2014) of the Auckland Council, the Third Local Board Agreement of the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board accounts for a number of development activities. Local activities, programmes and services, undertaken as per public submissions, fall within a tight funding envelope. A new policy for 2013/2014 affects admission charges for the Otara and Papatoetoe swimming pools.…

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Feathery plumes comes alive here

‘Papatoetoe,’ the name with its characteristic lilt conjures up a vision of vast expanses of Toetoe, New Zealand’s largest native grass with its white feathery arching plumes undulating in silvery shimmer. In early days of European settlement, the word was (mis)spelt as ‘papatoitoi’ being the phonetic interpretation of Maori pronunciation. Papatoetoe was a popular area for early Maori settlements because…

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Diverse communities thrive

The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board area includes the suburbs of Otara, Papatoetoe, East Tamaki, Puhinui and Manukau Central. The Board area is home to diverse and vibrant communities, with strong community networks. Otara is known regionally for its Saturday morning markets, held in the Otara shopping Centre car park next to the Manukau Institute of Technology South Campus. Papatoetoe residents enjoy…

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Sound financial planning for all businesses

One of the most important factors that spell success in any commercial operation is proper financial management. Sound planning, good checks and controls and most important of all, a well set accounting procedure require the support of a professional practice such as ABC Business Solutions based in Papatoetoe, Auckland. Managing Director Raj Chand said that professional tax and business advice…

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