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Animals - Animal euthanasia

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:00

I am sure many of you think of pet euthanasia as a quick process of minimal stress that comes at the end of a lot of forethought,...

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On the farm - Snows of spring

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:58

Spring always seems to be a triumph of fertility over atmospheric inclemency. It's an annual marvel. Increasing day-length...

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Gardening - Salad days

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:56

One of the joys of spring is the ability to grow and pick a wide range of plants for daily salads. There is nothing healthier...

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Books - October 2020 Reads

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:52

The Wine O'Clock Myth By Lotta Dann. Allen & Unwin, rrp $36.99 This book's subtitle is ‘the truth...

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Beer - The Goldilocks Zone

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:46

The problem with all the juicy IPAs and heavy-hitting stouts that I adore is that they come with a heavy standard-drinks...

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Homebuilders - Saying “sorry”

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:43

Do you find yourself repeatedly making excuses for hurting the people you love, or minimising the hurt that you have done?...

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TOSSI - Takahē taxi to new nests

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:41

During the first lockdown a planned review of the takahē performance at Tāwharanui was completed and the outcome was to...

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Viewpoint - Spring in the air ...

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:37

The onset of spring provides the lift in optimism we all look forward to, although this year's will not be without...

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Hibiscus Matters You Say - 1 October, 2020

Posted on 30 Sep 2020 11:50

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days...

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Mahurangi Matters - 30 September - You Say Online

Posted on 30 Sep 2020 09:52

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days...

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Cartoon - Residents’ horror at plan to extend life of project site

Posted on 30 Sep 2020 09:31

Snells Beach residents who insist a wastewater project site threatens the safety of children and creates unbearable noise...

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Mahurangi Matters - 30 September 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 30 Sep 2020 09:28

Black lives matter Thank you for the story you wrote (Campaign helps free American black man after 44 years (MM Sept 16)....

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Hibiscus Matters letters - October 1, 2020

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 18:07

Open the bridge Ken Littlejohn, Orewa The Council has indeed made a great job of upgrading the main track through Eaves...

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Funding pressures felt

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 17:15

What a crazy time we are living in! Your local board is heavily restricted for our funding by the local authorities, which...

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Tātou in business

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 16:03

Some of the most important lessons a small to medium business owner can learn do not necessarily come being an employer...

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Transported by food

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 13:00

I recently “travelled” with my family to Hawaii and Mexico in pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking...

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Seeds the day

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 12:58

My pick for Spring seed sowing would be root vegetables like Japanese turnips, swedes, carrots, and parsnips.  There...

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How to lose the ‘too hard basket’

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 11:46

Why is it that we feel frustrated and confused by what we should, could or must do when we want to get healthier? We all...

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Adopted or kidnapped?

Posted on 29 Sep 2020 10:54

Something very interesting is happening with a local pod of bottlenose dolphins. The pod has either adopted or kidnapped...

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