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Striking a balance

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:18

On December 1, I published my Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council's 10-year Budget 2021-2031. In normal circumstances,...

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Time to value nutrition

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:13

I watched a fascinating Ted Talk video recently about the importance of sleep. The presenter's conclusion was that...

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Special Christmas star

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:05

If you look up into the night sky during the Christmas period, you will see something rare – a special Christmas star. To...

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20 lessons from 2020

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:05

As we wrap up the year, it only feels natural to conclude with a reflection on 2020. The other day I attended a community...

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Dirty books for summer

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:03

 There are no single solutions to mitigate against the unprecedented phenomena of climate change but a healthy soil...

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Strong crew numbers for summer

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:02

The past few weeks have seen the Hibiscus Coastguard Unit become increasingly busy. Last Sunday saw a very early start for...

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Cartoon - Should Santa be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:32

  We asked our Facebook followers if Santa should be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining this year....

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Mahurangi Matters - 16 December 2020 - You Say Online

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:25

We asked our Facebook followers if Santa should be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining this year. Here are...

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Taking stock, moving forward

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:20

By Local Matters general manager Jannette Thompson A year like no other in living memory is how many of us will look back...

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Mahurangi Matters - 16 December - Readers Letters

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:17

Clarifying boundaries I have received queries about the Rodney Local Board internal boundary changes (MM Dec 2) . The public...

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Books - December Reads

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:08

The Sentinel (Jack Reacher 25) By Lee and Andrew Child Penguin Random House, rrp $37.00 Another brilliant Jack Reacher...

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On the Farm - The quest for good meat

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 16:16

Well, it's that time of year again when we're all on the hunt for that something special for the Christmas table....

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Country Living - Diving for kina

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 16:13

“Do the mahi, get the treats” what a perfect way to describe the diving for and collection of kina. Our endearing...

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Gardening - Keeping your cool

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 16:11

With this year's rather active La Niña weather system and global warming adding an extra push to temperatures,...

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Wine - All eyes on the weather

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 16:09

Our grape growing weather obsession is in high gear at the moment as we head toward the hotter months of the year. It's...

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History - Retail therapy in early Puhoi

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 16:05

To shop local in Puhoi in the early 20th century, settlers had a choice of three stores: C. Schischka and Son, Schollum and...

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Homebuilders - Nature is nurture

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 15:55

Our family centre has a special focus on the needs of children and promotes the benefits of a long childhood, as free as...

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Community Response Group_Storm Warning

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 15:48

It seems that almost daily we are advised through the news media of weather-related disasters occurring with what seems increasing...

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TOSSI - Bringing back the birds

Posted on 14 Dec 2020 15:45

Something I love about volunteering with TOSSI is finding myself in the back and beyond of Tāwharanui Peninsula –...

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