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Animals - Summer diseases

Posted on 24 Feb 2021 08:00

If the weather gets hot and wet, some animal diseases I am on the lookout for are facial eczema, enzootic pneumonia and flystrike....

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Gardening - Late summer abundance

Posted on 23 Feb 2021 08:00

Late summer to early autumn is probably my favourite season; the nights are a little cooler and more comfortable, the days...

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Hauturu - A brighter future for tuatara

Posted on 21 Feb 2021 08:00

Tuatara are New Zealand's own dinosaurs of very ancient lineage. They have remained virtually unchanged since walking...

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Monthly round-up from local emergency services.

Posted on 19 Feb 2021 14:22

Welcome to Siren, a monthly round-up of key events and issues from local emergency services. In our first report, the issues...

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Homebuilders - Managing big emotions

Posted on 19 Feb 2021 08:00

Here at Homebuilders, we have noticed an increase in children and young people experiencing a range of difficult emotions...

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Thank the neighbours

Posted on 18 Feb 2021 15:21

Hey Coasties! I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer in true Coast fashion. As we begin the year, I hope you have...

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History - Wharehine’s summer game

Posted on 18 Feb 2021 08:00

The earliest known records of cricket in Wharehine were in a settler's diary for 1865 and 1866.  Considering the...

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Taking control

Posted on 17 Feb 2021 14:18

Conversations around health and happiness are common in our industry when we see those who are ‘down and out'...

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Monthly round-up from local emergency services.

Posted on 17 Feb 2021 12:27

Welcome to Siren, a monthly round-up of key events and issues from local emergency services. In our first report, the issues...

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Country Living - Splendid chaps at the rodeo

Posted on 17 Feb 2021 08:00

I am partially passionate for a good ole cowboy movie, so I took myself off to the Warkworth Rodeo last month where I had...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - February 17, 2021

Posted on 16 Feb 2021 14:56

Black & white (& grey) Joyce Williams ,Ōrewa Our new suburbs are very smart. So orderly, so consistently modern. I...

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Mahurangi Matters 17 February 2021 - Readers Letters

Posted on 16 Feb 2021 08:40

Hill Street queues I was hoping through the letters to the editor I could promote my book Hill Street Queues. The book follows...

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Mahurangi Matters 17 February 2021 - Off the Record

Posted on 16 Feb 2021 08:35

Be prepared A Mahurangi holidaymaker, who had to catch a bus from the Bay of Plenty to Auckland over New Year, was impressed...

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Cricketing inspiration

Posted on 15 Feb 2021 17:00

I hope everyone has had a good break over the holiday period. Our experience over the summer months is in marked contrast...

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Cartoon - Dwindling soil resources prompt national response

Posted on 15 Feb 2021 16:07

Food could become more expensive if the current pattern of urbanisation in Auckland is allowed to continue. That's...

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Viewpoint - What do we mean by core business?

Posted on 15 Feb 2021 15:34

Everyone will now know that Auckland Council faces significant losses in income that will affect its budgets for some years...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - 3 February 2021

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:59

Light relief Nigel Thomas and Roy Forster, Red Beach Christmas has come and gone but we cannot let it completely go until...

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Positive start to 2021

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:57

This summer there is no doubt we all deserved a good break after what has been a tough year, but at least here in NZ we...

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New rules for landlords and tenants

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:55

With the drop in interest rates as a result of Covid-19, more and more people are getting into the property market, with...

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