About Jeanette

Jeanette has been a member since October 10th 2011, and has created 69 posts from scratch.

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I am a foundation member of the club and have written the magazine -Peugeotex- ever since it evolved from a newsletter into a monthly production. I currently drive a 306xrdt but look back with great fondness on my 404 family estate.

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Wanted – 504

Does anyone know where David Handyside can find a 504 in good condition? He lives near Kaikoura and you can contact him on 03 3192 715 or

Pride Of Ownership 2019 – Results


A lovely sunny day with little wind – just what we had been waiting for. Jeanette & Julian spread out chairs & the Peugeot sign to claim a length of parking space for us. As the results show, we had a good variety of models present and everyone was involved in sharing the judging and exchanging advice and anecdotes. The allowances were for mileage (from 55,848km to 431,741km) and age (1955-2007). the results were very close.


1 Dennis Lowe 607 277.5 94 92 88.5 2 + 1
2 Jordan Hart 306 276.5 91 94.5 88 1 + 2
3 John Grant 203C 275.5 94 88.5 79 8 + 6
4 Don Howarth 306cc 269.5 91 85.5 88 3 + 2
5 Philip Hurring 404 261.5 79 90 84.5 6 + 4
6 Dave Duirs 404 258 83 92 76 2 + 5
7 Brent Druskovich 505V6 240.5 74 80 79.5 4 + 3
8 Peter Hagglund 206 233.5 69 79 80.5 4 + 1
9 Jeanette Grant 306xrdt 231.5 71 80.5 74 4 + 2


306C For Sale

1998 Peugeot 306 Convertible

I have had this for 2 years and loved every moment with it. The summers were great. It has a 2L engine so is great on mileage.. The previous owners were collectors so hardly drove the car. I drove only 6-7 km every day and today it has only done 89,000 km. I have its vehicle service history from the 1st day of its registration from 2005. It comes with New Tyres, New Spark plugs, New Gasket, & New Wipers. The Wheel alignment was done recently, and it was recently serviced with a new oil filter. It has a towbar and the Soft Top works perfectly.

However, the power windows at the driver side have recently jammed.

It can be viewed in the City or in Mt Eden. I am selling ‘as is where is’ and asking $3000.00

You can message me for more information at or call on 022-640-1096

Kushal Patel

President’s Ramble – September 2019

Not many of us turned up to the Quiz Night, four in fact, all from the committee. It was almost a mini committee meeting – I think one short of a Quorum though I would have to check our constitution to be certain! The Horse and Trap isn’t the cheapest establishment in the country, but it does what it does very well. The food was delicious, though as I write this I have now forgotten what I ordered, just that it was delicious, and me being me, I washed it down with some cider. As already stated the Horse and Trap does what it does well, that includes the actual Quiz Night itself and despite the small attendance from us (not the crowd in general – it was a sell-out – punters being turned away that hadn’t booked) I would recommend that we go again, perhaps you will join me next time?

I am also going to use this forum to state with an element of disappointment that Jeanette Grant was voted in Secretary at the AGM, and not because I think Jeanette isn’t/won’t be a good Secretary. It is more that I feel she already does enough! Should there be anyone that wants to step into the role as “Acting Secretary” while Jeanette is the official one, the committee will gladly accept you until next year’s AGM when we can make it official. I will also use this forum to thank Peter Hagglund for joining the committee. At the last AGM we lost three members and gained one, so there is still room for others to come give us a hand and share ideas, again we can accept you as honorary members and make it official at next year’s AGM.

NOW, I am putting this in highlighted format to catch the eye of Nick Watson. Nick has kindly accepted the role of organising/hosting the Interclub with Wellington Peugeot club for the first weekend in November. But Nick being Nick, he is often a last minute man, so details, which are also always detailed and well thought out, other than the first weekend in November are lacking. So Nick this is your call to arms, let us know more so that we have time to publish something in next month’s magazine which will be the last one before the weekend-away with you. Nick has organised more than one of these weekends in the past and they have been a great success. Please put aside that first weekend in November, come join us and the Wellington Club. If you have read these Rambles in the past, which I know many of you have, you like me will leave in such a time to conveniently pass through Kihikihi and have one of Viands Bakeries delicious pies. I am already salivating at the thought of their Oxtail and Red Wine pie, but may have something else on a whim on the day.

I have had a bit of a ramble – airline based – to the other end of the country, with the New Zealand Archaeological Association having just held their Conference in Stewart Island. I went a day early and met up with an old friend who shifted with her family to Southland a few years ago. Because of work she couldn’t pick me up from the airport at the time I landed so I headed into town with the intention of visiting the art gallery. Mandy and I visited it late last century and I remember at the time we were both very impressed with both its collection and that it was free! Unfortunately, it is currently shut (a new gallery is being constructed) with only a few items available for viewing in the public library, which I duly went into and enjoyed. I also had a good chat to the gallery staff who had an office there and offered to take me behind the scenes to the storage area to view any particular piece of art if there was something special I wanted to see. I thought that was a mighty decent offer, but was unable to take them up on it. (There was one – a particular painting had taken my fancy on my last visit – but unfortunately I can no longer remember the artist or the title and to say that it was a lower South Island scene doesn’t really

distinguish it!).
After the Art Gallery/Public Library visit I trundled my suitcase a little further up the road to E Hayes & Sons. For those of you who aren’t aware of this establishment/institution (shop isn’t a good enough word) you should visit for two reasons;

a] it is the largest Hammer Hardware in the country – think traditional department store style but aimed at hardware and homewares in stock – a remnant of the way shops used to be and

b] it has a fine collection of Automotive and Engineering memorabilia on display within the store and they actively encourage you to visit and take photos.

Many of these relate to successful Southland motorsports characters including but not limited to many of Burt Munroe’s items and bikes (think ‘Worlds’ Fastest Indian’ fame including the ability to compare some of the films props to the real things – they have both!). There are also speedway bikes, circuit racers, off roaders, cars of various vintage ranging from a huge Ford Thunderbird to somewhat smaller British autos. All on the shop floor with paints, rollers, tapes, socks and beanies for farmers and all things hardware surrounding them.

Not long later Nicky picked me up and we travelled to Riverton, there I had a walk on Riverton Beach and around the neighbourhood – there are a lot of horses! That night we had a good catch up over dinner at The Aparima Restaurant and Bar (once the Aparima Tavern, but renamed after a fire and rebuild – the old building is still viewable on Google Streetview). The Restaurant is built behind a hill adjacent on SH 99, tucked in out of the wind with wonderful views overlooking the harbour at Riverton, it would be an absolutely magic spot to be during those long Southland Summer nights, sitting out on the deck having a good chat, food and drink. Whilst there I partook in their Icecream Sundae as an entrée (because I felt like it!) and followed it up with what would have to be one of the nicest seafood chowders I have ever had. Nicky meanwhile had the Blue Cod, it was a very good size and looked and smelt great too. This restaurant comes highly recommended by me and I would love to return on a lovely summers evening.

The next morning we shot off to Bluff for Breakfast but failed to find anything that took our fancy, though the scenery comes recommended, I understand why Marcus Lush took up residence there. After abandoning Bluff we headed into Invercargill and had breakfast at Classic Motorcycle Mecca, which is New Zealand’s largest motorcycle collection. This and its sister museum – Transport World – have a reputation among the locals for the quality of their cafes.

I had their vegetarian big breakfast whilst my Southland guide had the eggs benedict, both of us having repeat coffees too. I am no expert on Eggs benedict, not usually my first choice on a menu, but I can say they looked the part. My breakfast was superb, the mushrooms cooked to perfection, and I can say without a word of lie that the hash browns/potato croquettes where by far the best I have ever had, and that as any repeat readers will know is not faint praise coming from me.

The Restaurant itself is full of motorcycle themed memorabilia and has a couple of motorcycles on display. Nicky informed me they even have a motorcycle in the Ladies Rest Room; the Men’s doesn’t! As well as having an excellent café, the museum has a couple of Peugeot motorcycles, unfortunately I had my next flight to catch and didn’t have time to view them or the museum, however their receptionist did give me the number of Juliana Baxter who is the Visitor Experience Manager for Transport World, she sent information on both of their Peugeot motorcycles as well as photos for use in the magazine, one of which is on the cover of this edition. As well as being good enough to supply the photos and info she has also offered a group discount should we ever travel there as a club – any takers for another South Island run anyone?

From Invercargill I then flew to Stewart Island, first time. I flew rather than ferried, another new experience, ten seater aircraft (including the pilot), little noise insulation and definitely buffeted by the winds more than the larger aircraft of my past experiences. I am going to write little here about Stewart Island, at least this month; will save some for next month. What I will say is that it is special, very special, has a higher percentage of utes as daily transport than I have seen elsewhere and kaka are very much a daily experience.

Had enough of Rambling about my rambles now; need to address upcoming events. Coming up and dependent on NZ Post you will receive this immediately before or after our next event. September 15 we are to meet at the Autobahn on the Southern Motorway at 10.45 to Kaiaua for a Fish and Chip lunch (subject to weather – September 22 is the rain date).

This is going to act as an Economy Run, so fill up at the BP there and remember there are trophies for both diesel and petrol run cars. The winner/s will not be the driver who gets the lowest economy, but the one who does the best compared to the original manufacturers specifications for the vehicle they are driving. That way nobody is advantaged or disadvantaged by the age of the car they drive, transmission type or engine size.

In October we will have the pride of Ownership. Come join us and cast your critical or admiring eye over other members’ cars. This year it is to be held on Sunday 6th October at Cornwall Park; further details in this magazine.

Remember there are a number of trophies available to win in this event, all based around the last two digits of your vehicles model number. Please come and show your car.

Have a good month,


President’s Report For Annual General Meeting, Peugeot Car Club (Auckland) Incorporated, 201

It is only appropriate that I start this report by acknowledging Southern Autos for supporting us and supplying today’s location to hold our AGM. Thank you to Andrew Craw – the dealer principle for allowing this to happen, Alex Rains -Sales Manager for the coordination as well as Don Howarth in one of his last acts as a committee member for arranging it. Their support as well as our other advertisers, largely through the advertising revenue in our magazine is what keeps this club afloat financially and keeps our membership fees stable. Just in case you aren’t aware these advertisers are (in the order they appeared in this month’s magazine);

  • Euroline Parts Connection
  • Euro Motorworks
  • Auto France Ltd
  • Peugeot Drive Europe
  • Apex Auto Centre
  • Southern Autos Manukau
  • Armstrong Motor Group Greenlane

As well as supporting the club, many also give significant discounts to club members. They support us, please support them in return.

Further to these I also must acknowledge Armstrong Motor Group who as distributor have allowed us access to Press Cars so that we can review the new cars for our members as well as offer support in other ways including press releases and have offered access to Peugeot merchandise at competitive rates. If you don’t know about this offer, give me a call or email – but in short form, what is available on the parent company website is available to us at prices that are competitive.

This year we have a challenge on our hands as far as the committee goes, three members have resigned, all with over 20 years service. Wynne I believe has been secretary since 1995. These gaps need filling, and I will talk about that later in this report.

Firstly however I would like to personally and on behalf of the club thank Wynne, Don and Greg for their many years of service, I and the club will miss you in the administrative roles. Furthermore I would like to thank all of the committee members and state that I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the efforts that we all put in. I would also like to single out Xerxes with a special mention, some of you may have noticed that our Website has been improved, this would never have happened had Xerxes not put the effort in and presented us with various potential website designs and options. As it turned out the committee more or less rejected all of the options he gave us, it did however have us exploring how to improve what we have already got, progress has often been slow and almost painful, but it has happened. Credit must also go to Julian Eden (not even a club member) for undertaking many of the changes and Kevin for being involved in his role as webmaster.

Many of you will have seen what I can only describe as reasonable efforts and communications over email in the last week with suggestions of remote/interweb committee meetings through such devices as Skype or other. Personally I believe these should be seen as temporary desperation methods of keeping the committee going, I do not believe that they are a viable long term solution. We still need people who can sign the cheques, fill the envelopes with the magazines and other occasional flyers, organise the trophies for engraving, purchase the afternoon teas for meetings such as this, be on the ground to liaise with our advertisers, the distributor, Citroen Car Club for our interclub activities and people to be prepared to act as points of contact with various car show organisations. None of these are particularly onerous, and some can be done remotely, however the more we have in the committee based in or near Auckland the easier it will be.

That’s my opinion and it is now expressed,