Why It Is Important To Choose iPhone Repair Services That Are Right For Your Needs


There are many reasons why iPhone repair is better than replacing the unit. The main reason is that the cost of iPhone repairs is not as high as it is for a replacement. For most people it would cost them about $300 to replace an iPhone, but if it is due to a hardware fault with the device of the cost will be far higher. With the help of companies offering iPhone repairs this cost can be brought down to a reasonable amount.

When choosing an iPhone repair company, the customer should make sure that the company has the required expertise to undertake the work. Most companies offer replacement or repairs but they also offer quality parts. These quality parts when used in a proper iPhone replacement will not allow the iPhone to malfunction again. It is therefore important to choose a company that offers quality parts along with a reasonable price.

iPhone repairs can also be done outside the office of the company. This means that there are many companies that offer iPhone water damage repair services. Depending on the severity of the water damage the company may recommend that the device be sent for further analysis by the experts.

A good company should have technicians who use high quality parts for the repairs. A good company will not use low quality parts in iPhone water damage service. The technicians should make sure that the parts they use are suited to the iphone model that they are repairing. This is because the iphone models vary and not all technicians use all parts available in all models.

An iphone repair can sometimes extend the warranty period of the unit. This is a good benefit to customers, as it helps them in getting service at a cheaper price. Service providers do not charge for repairs that extend the warranty period. In some cases it can be even free. Customers should check the terms and conditions of the warranty cover to get service and support at a lower cost. They can even negotiate with the suppliers about extending the warranty period or getting repairs at cheaper rates.

Some iphone repairs can be done using the spare parts available in the market. These parts include the battery, the SIM card, the iPhone glass and the LCD screen. When these parts are used in replacement for the original components they can provide users with the desired result. If the iphone cracked screen repairs are carried out with a new device, they can prevent the device from getting damaged further. This would help the user to get a full functional unit even if the crack occurs again.

It is advisable that when iPhone repairs are done in a professional manner they should be left to the professionals. Repair shops and repair centers should not carry out repairs on the units. Technicians trained to handle the repair should be preferred over laymen. This would ensure that the damages are repaired to the best of the technician’s ability without causing further damage.

While many iPhone repairs can be done by users themselves at home, they should first consult their iphone service provider whether they would be able to repair the device or whether it would need some external help. Even when the repair is carried out at home, it is important that the original warranty is intact. The user should also check whether all the authorized service providers in their area offer genuine parts for the iphone.

There are three consumer laws that apply to repair shops. These are the Apple product liability law, the Electronic Products Regulations and the Fair Repair Act. Under the product liability law of any damage or defects can be claimed by the consumers for their purchases, including but not limited to damages incurred due to defects in the materials used. This also covers damages or defects that arise through the negligence of the manufacturer of the iPhone. It is also important to note that under the Fair Repair Act all claims by the consumers for breach of warranties must be honored by the authorized service provider.

Under the Electronics Recycling Act all repairs or replacement of parts that are covered by the warranty can be done by the authorized service providers for a fee. Only damage resulting from water damage, extreme environmental exposure or malfunction of the equipment can be covered by the warranty. The consumer law also covers all damages or defects which occur during the warranty period. These include but are not limited to, damage resulting from abuse, neglect, misuse, modifications, theft, disassembly, or modifications, accessibility problems, accidents, modifications or failures due to normal wear and tear.

When choosing an iPhone repair or replacement service provider it is best to take time to check out the company’s reputation and the type of training their technicians have. There are several companies that offer 24 hour emergency services but do not have trained technicians. On the other hand some of the top companies only specialize in the field of in-home repairs and offer technicians who have the experience and skills required for the same-day repairs on the spot. If you are looking for the right way to deal with your phone, then make sure the technician you hire has the certification and license necessary to perform the task properly.

Using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) To Increase Your Business Visibility In New Zealand

In this article we will look at how the Internet can be a great resource for small businesses in New Zealand, as well as the benefits that a website design company can provide to help create an attractive online presence. If you’re looking to promote your product or service online then one of the key things that you need to do is find a professional who can help you achieve success. One of the key things that you need to remember about online marketing is that there are two different types of marketing, search engine optimization and web content creation. Search engine optimization is all about improving your website’s search rankings and visibility online by using SEO techniques and this is something that requires a lot of hard work and dedication from a company. In contrast, web content creation such as creating original content for blogs, articles, press releases, social media profiles and so forth, is more about providing useful information that your target audience will find of interest.


In order for your business to achieve success online, you need to find a company that can provide both types of services and this is where a company like SEO Auckland comes into its own. SEO experts will be able to create the ideal website design and integrate it with the best SEO practices which will ensure that you get measurable results from your online marketing campaigns. Getting to the top of search results pages for any search term is all about having effective and successful on-page SEO. However, getting to the first page is only part of the story and while it may get you immediate business, in order for your business to continue to grow and expand on a continual basis you need to ensure that your website has a larger online presence in order to achieve real results. That is why a company like SEO Auckland will be able to provide you with both on-page SEO and organic search results so that you get the best possible return on your online marketing investment.


SEO experts in New Zealand will offer a one-off tuning service to your website design at a reasonable price. Using this kind of service means that you are guaranteed measurable results because they will design your website exactly the way you want it and without any outside influence. This helps you avoid the risks that often come with hiring an in-house SEO team and also ensures that your business is given the attention it needs by ensuring that you are ranked highly within major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. The one-off tunings will give you measurable results and also give you more time to focus on other aspects of your business without worrying about how your website is performing within the big search engine environment.


Another benefit to using one-off tunings is the guarantee of measurable results because SEO Auckland experts will be focusing on your on-page SEO rather than off-page SEO. Off-page SEO is what involves SEO strategies like back linking, article submission and directory submission among other things. This is what helps you build links and drive traffic to your web pages and to your website itself. With the guarantee of on-page SEO, you know that SEO Auckland will be working on your on-page SEO strategy and not on your off-page SEO strategy.


Optimising your website design can have significant benefits for your business. Many business owners ignore this strategy for fear of a bad design resulting in poor performance. This is however an unnecessary fear because there are many great website design companies that can optimise your business effectively and cheaply without a poor design resulting in poor performance. You can get a cheap SEO company in Auckland that has years of experience in creating design for businesses and websites and will do so without you worrying about a poor design being detrimental to your business.


Using an SEO company will also give you the opportunity to concentrate on other areas of your business, which will give you greater returns on your time and greater profits. There is no need to spend your time and money on things that do not matter if the results within a few days are minimal at best. On-page optimization is something that can give you measurable results within a few hours and the guarantee of on-page optimisation means that you can concentrate on other areas of your business. The right SEO company in Auckland will provide you with a customised website design that incorporates key words in the most effective way possible.


A customised website design is what you need if you want to target specific searches within your niche market. On-page SEO allows you to target specific searches within your industry that will improve your chances of ranking highly within the major search engines. Keywords are the most important aspect of a successful campaign and these should be chosen with care as only those keywords that are relevant to your business should be used. SEO is not about creating a beautiful site; it’s about creating a site that is able to help your customers find you and increase the traffic to your website. A good SEO company in Auckland can show you exactly how to incorporate keywords in the most effective way possible.


With SEO in Auckland, the best results are achieved within a few hours and the guaranteed service gives you peace of mind knowing your business will be noticed and ranked highly within the major search engines. This ensures your online campaign is both cost effective and strategic. It also offers your business instant online presence which improves your brand recognition and visibility. SEO in Auckland is one of the most cost effective ways to increase your brand recognition and results within the shortest time possible. A customised website design is the perfect way to get your business noticed and ranked highly within the search results within New Zealand.

GVR – Special Events and Extra Running Days

Listed below are special events that are run each operating season plus extra running days. For further information contact Glenbrook Station (operating days only) or the Railway Enthusiasts Society clubrooms. Phone numbers are listed in the ‘Contact Details’ web page on this site.

Bookings are not taken for seat reservations for any of the special events listed below unless specifically noted. Please purchase your tickets at Glenbrook Station on the day.

Standard fares may not apply to some events as noted below:-



Day Out With Thomas 12 & 13 Nov 2011

Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller will be in charge. First train departs at 10 am & every 30 minutes thereafter until 4 pm. Disabled parking is available at Glenbrook station, entry gate for disabled parking only is on the corner of Glenbrook Station Road & Farmpark Road. Fares which include children’s entertainment are Adult $20, Child $10 (under 4 years free) & family $55.

Santa Day 18 Dec 2011 Children accompanied by an adult ride free
Continuous Running 26 Dec 2011 to 3 Jan 2012
Day Out With Thomas 3 & 4 March 2012

Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller will be in charge. First train departs at 10 am & every 30 minutes thereafter until 4 pm. Disabled parking is available at Glenbrook station, entry gate for disabled parking only is on the corner of Glenbrook Station Road & Farmpark Road. Fares which include children’s entertainment are Adult $20, Child $10 (under 4 years free) & family $55.

Mothers Day 13 May 2012 Mums ride free



Download a previous “Day Out With Thomas” poster (pdf)

Society Membership

The only qualification for membership is an interest in railways and railway travel.
Members are drawn from all walks of life and all ages.
Membership is on an annual basis starting from your joining date.

Membership Categories
Individual membership for people above school age. Includes:-

Full voting rights at formal Society meetings.
Use of reference library at the Museum and Clubrooms.
Members discounts when offered on merchandise.
Attendance at monthly meetings (supper donation applies).
50% discount on train fares on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway (personal to member).
For those aged 5 to 18 years. Same options as above, at a discount.

Covers a “family” with one member of the household being the nominated “Full Member” for voting rights. Otherwise as above. (Only ONE copy of YARN and the Society mail-outs will be sent to each address).

Subscription rates – (all per year)
Adult (one person) = $20.00
Family (two or more family members) = $25.00
Youth (5 – 18 yrs) = $ 5.00
YARN Magazine
Posted within NZ = $25.00
Posted Overseas = $45.00

Overseas Railtours

In recent years the Society has planned, booked and operated a series of successful Overseas Railtours annually for groups of interested members. These Railtours provide the opportunity for members to visit overseas countries as part of an RES Railtour Group to enjoy the scenic and other attractions that different countries offer – and generally to travel by train as much as possible in doing so.

All the planning, organization and running of these Railtours is undertaken on a voluntary basis by experienced members who have “done it all before”. The Society contracts directly with overseas service providers.

All this generally ensures that we visit destinations of real interest to our Railtourists, can offer “Optional Activities” to those who prefer to be organized, provide a balance between travelling and free days and maximizes “value for money” for everybody travelling!

Further information on future Railtours including more detailed itineraries, Booking Forms and Conditions of Booking and Travel may be obtained by calling the Society’s Office and Clubrooms at (09) 636 9361 or by emailing

Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings
These offer a variety of railway related subjects in the form of talks, videos, movies and on occasions panel discussions from invited guests. Supper is served for which a small fee is charged.

From February 2011 meetings will be held at:-.
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Venue: The Pearce Street Hall, Onehunga.

Pearce St, off Onehunga Mall, behind the library, near the bus station and approx 200 meters from the Railway Station.
Day: Every second Tuesday of the month. (8 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec).
Time: 7.30pm

Clubrooms and Museum

The society has its own club rooms/museum and administration office housed in the former (re-located) Onehunga Station Building.
Members are invited to visit the club rooms at 38 Alfred Street, Onehunga during office hours which are 9am – noon, Monday – Saturday.

The museum/clubrooms contains an excellent collection of New Zealand railway artefacts and books for reading or reference, plus an extensive collection of number plates.

Charter Trips (available all year)

Our vintage steam trains are available for charter at any time during the year for any occasion, whether for that special birthday party, wedding, anniversary celebration, business event, tour group, photographic event, or just for fun.

If you require a train for an hour, a morning, an afternoon, or a day, perhaps with refreshments supplied or even a barbecue, contact us to discuss your requirements.

On an operating day you can hire a carriage for your own exclusive use i.e. for a birthday party etc, for either one trip or as many trips as you like (same price). There are two carriage hire options:-

(a) Dining carriage with fixed tables between the seats (refer photograph) that seats up to 72 people. Cuirrently this carriage has no cooking facilities available but has a small area to prepare food for serving.
(b) Standard carriage with longitudinal seating (seat up to 50 people), we will supply trestle tables at no extra charge for your food if required. No food preparation area.

Note we do not provide catering services for birthday parties etc on operating days, however our refreshment room is open. Carriage hire prices are available on application.

Charter enquiries should be forwarded by fax to +64-9-625 4057 or contact our Charter Manager whose telephone number is listed on the ‘Contact Details’ web page.

Dining Carriage Interior

GVR Operating days

Glenbrook Station – 26 Dec 2006Board the train at bustling Glenbrook Station after inspecting the steam engine, (the driver will be happy to answer any questions) and settle into the immaculate wood paneled carriages. The friendly guard in vintage uniform will clip your ticket as you listen to the panting and whistling of the steam locomotive, smell that special aroma of the coal smoke and experience again the thrill and excitement of travel by steam train.

The regular operating season starts on Labour Weekend (late October) and continues until Queens Birthday (early June). During this season trains operate Sundays and most public holiday weekends.

Video of typical operating days at the GVR can be found on the Videos page.

The gates open at 10 am on operatng days and trains run to a hour and a quarter schedule, departing Glenbrook Station at 11.00 am, 12.15 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.45 pm and 4 pm. Departure times from Victoria Avenue Station, Waiuku are 11.25 am, 12.40 pm, 1.55 pm, 3.10 pm and 4.25 pm – note the last return service from Victoria Avenue is at 3.10 pm, the 4.25 pm departure does not return to Victoria Avenue.


2011 – 2012 GVR (Interim) Operating Days Calendar
Year Month Glenbrook Vintage Railway – Operating Days
2011 October 22 to 24 30
November 6 12 & 13 20 27
December 4 11 18 26 to 31
2012 January 1 to 3 8 15 22 28 to 30
February 4 to 6 12 19 26
March 3 & 4 11 18 25
April 1 6 to 9 15 22 25 29
May 6 13 20 27
June 2 to 4
Please refer to the Special Events page for additional information

The Railway is closed from Queen’s Birthday weekend (early June) until Labour weekend (late October).
Other activities available include hand and motor jigger rides and a children’s playground.

Other attractions in the area include the Waiuku Museum, Hartmann House – (quality crafts), Wrights Waterlily Gardens, Awhitu Regional Park, Karioitahi surf beach and sheltered harbour beaches.

GVR Standard Fares
Adult Fare $16.00
Child Fare (4 to 15 years) $8.00 (child under 4 years – free).
Family Pass (2 adults plus up to 4 children) $42.00
Group discounts available for parties with 15 or more fare paying passengers (apply on the day).
Standard fares may not apply on special event days, please refer to Special Events for fares on these days.
Bookings are not taken for seat reservations on operating or special event days, please purchase your tickets at Glenbrook Station on the day.

How you can help

Volunteers to help run the Glenbrook Vintage Railway are always required on operating days, plus volunteer help with maintenance and restoration activities is also needed.

On operating days we require volunteers for the station (refreshment room, souvenir shop, ticket sellers, jigger operators) and the train (guard, assistant guard, steam locomotive fireman who we train through to the position of steam engine driver).

Anyone who is interested in helping in any way, from once a year to every day of the week, is invited to contact the Railway Enthusiasts Society clubrooms (refer to the ‘Contact Details’ web page) at any time and your name will be forwarded to the General Manager or appropriate Branch Manager.

The Manager will then contact you with any information you need to join our team of volunteers.

Currently we are looking for volunteers to join our commercial team. Follow this link for more information.

GVR Location

We are an easy 50 minute drive from central Auckland. Take the Drury or Pukekohe off ramp from the Southern Motorway and follow the main route towards Waiuku. Turn into Glenbrook Station Road. Unfortunately there is no public transport available to the Glenbrook Station.

Facilities available
Free off road parking, picnic area with tables, a children’s play area and wheel chair access toilets.

Disabled access is from the Glenbrook Station car park, the car park entrance is on the corner of Glenbrook Station Road & Farm Park Road, Glenbrook. Disabled access toilets are available at Glenbrook Station.

The train is wheel chair accessible from the Glenbrook Station only.

Available every Operating Day subject to operating requirements.

Food – Souvenirs – Books
At the Glenbrook station a large selection of hot and cold food and drinks are available and a range of railway books and souvenirs, including “Thomas the Tank Engine” merchandise for the younger folk, are also for sale.

Steam Train Rides
Steam locomotive hauled trains of restored vintage carriages travel from Glenbrook Station to Fernleigh and return, stopping at the Pukeoware Workshops to allow viewing of other vintage locomotives and equipment. The return journey of 15 km takes approximately 1 hour, including the workshop visit of approximately 10 minutes.

The Waiuku township is within easy walking distance of our Victoria Avenue station, you are welcome to leave the train to visit the township and return on a later train. Note the last train departs the Victoria Avenue station at 4.25 pm.

Hand & Motorised Jigger Rides
Hand and Motor Jigger rides operate after the steam train has departed from the Glenbrook station. The Hand Jigger within the Glenbrook station yard and the Motor Jigger to Morley Rd and return (4km).

GVR Standard Fares
Adult Fare $16.00
Child Fare (4 to 15 years) $8.00 (child under 4 years – free).
Family Pass (2 adults plus up to 4 children) $42.00
Group discounts available for parties with 15 or more fare paying passengers (apply on the day).
Standard fares may not apply on special event days, please refer to Special Events for fares on these days.
Bookings are not taken for seat reservations on operating or special event days, please purchase your tickets at Glenbrook Station on the day.

About the Society

The Railway Enthusiasts Society Inc. was registered under the incorporated Societies’ Act on the 17th of July 1958, with its principle objectives being as follows:-

  • To foster an intelligent interest in railways and in their operation and development generally.
  • To facilitate the exchange between railway enthusiasts of information concerning the history, development, design, construction and operation of railways in New Zealand and elsewhere.
  • To encourage the preservation of private and public collections of railway photographs, films, literature and equipment.
  • To publish, print, distribute and authorise periodicals, books, magazines and other printed matter on topics of railway interest or related to the Society’s activities.
  • To arrange trips, tours and excursions to places of railway or general interest.
  • Railway Enthusiasts Society Inc. (Clubrooms)
    38 Alfred St
    Auckland, 1061
    New Zealand PO Box 13-684
    Auckland, 1643
    New Zealand

    For Excursion Details, Booking Forms, or General Enquiries

    (From Auckland) Phone: 636 9361
    (Outside Auckland) Phone: 0800 4RAILFUN
    0800 472 453
    Fax: +64 9 636 9558

  • Excursions
    These are a major activity of the Society, which owns and maintains its own fleet of vintage carriages and catering/service vehicles. Seldom does a month go by without the running of an interesting and scenic day excursion. In fact we have built up an enviable reputation for arranging innovative and appealing outings not available from any other operator.

    Preferential bookings are available to members, who are automatically advised of all trips and tours. Please contact the RES Clubrooms (refer to Contact Info) for further information about the events listed below.

    If you are unable to open the brochures which are PDF files, Adobe Reader may need to be installed on your computer.

Where to Buy Speaker Stands


If you need a new set of speaker stands, you will find a wide variety of options available online. There are literally hundreds of different types, makes and models, but how do you know if you are getting the best value for your money? You need to make sure that you buy high-quality stands that will last for many years. Speakers can be used in any room of the home including the living room, music room or family room. However, there are specific types of speaker stands that should not be used in these areas:

A home theater speaker stand is specially designed to improve your listening enjoyment, regardless of what the application, optimally balancing sound quality against the walls and flooring that may cause unnecessary distortion. However, how do you determine which speaker stands are best for you? The first step is to ensure that they are designed for use with speakers that are compatible with your home theater system. In addition, you will need to determine the optimum size and shape of the speaker stands to match the speakers you have. You will also need to consider any room size restrictions.

Standing speakers are designed to be viewed from a comfortable distance and in any room, regardless of its size. They are also designed to take the entire weight of the speakers on their center pole, so all the speakers will be equally supported. A standing speaker set consists of a single center pole speaker and at least one surround speaker. The design of most stands is to allow the front speakers to hang down and be viewed while you are listening. For these speakers, the stand should be designed so that the woofer is mounted to the back of the stand.

When shopping for speaker stands, you will discover there are two main types – the free standing speaker stand and the professional speaker stand. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. As you look at the different stands, you can decide what will work best for your specific needs. For larger rooms, where you plan to place many speakers, the free standing speaker stand will be the most effective. However, if you plan to move the speakers around frequently, a professional designed stand may be better.

Free standing stands are designed to hold just about any style or brand of speaker that you can imagine. You can choose from small compact models, to large, strong models designed for specific amounts of sound. A stand can be designed to suit your particular need, so it is best to shop around before making your final decision. You should try out several stands until you find the perfect one. The prices vary widely.

Professional designed stands are available in a wide price range. They are made to withstand heavy use, including storage during transport and assembly. The stand will also need to be designed to fit the specifications of all the speakers that will be placed on it. The stands come with different features designed to hold different types of speakers. They are designed so that the proper positioning of each speaker is ensured in a way that does not damage the speaker’s components.

If cost is an option, you can always design your own stand. This is possible with the help of a few DIY’ers. The materials that you will need to purchase will depend upon how elaborate you want your stand to be. A basic model will typically consist of four main pieces – a front panel, the base, arms, and brackets.

Where do I buy my stands? There are many places that sell stand units designed for specific uses. They include home improvement stores, audio retailers, sound system retailers, and online distributors. If you cannot find what you need, you can have a stand custom-made.