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Mahurangi Matters 4 November 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 4 Nov 2020 08:15

Defence of road works Regarding the letter about Watercare constructing a sewage pipe along Mahurangi East Road (MM Oct...

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Calling on the Coast can-do spirit

Posted on 3 Nov 2020 20:00

As summer fast approaches you might be forgiven for thinking things are back to normal. This year has been anything but,...

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Trust law changes

Posted on 3 Nov 2020 19:37

The Trusts Act 2019 comes in effect on January 30 next year and replaces the Trustee Act 1965 and the Perpetuities Act 1964. The...

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‘Tis the season to be gouty

Posted on 3 Nov 2020 16:23

With the excesses of eating and drinking that often accompany Christmas and the summer holidays, it would appear that ‘the...

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Haven for lizards

Posted on 3 Nov 2020 14:00

New Zealand is internationally famous for its range of breeding seabirds but perhaps less well-known is that we support the...

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Fishing - World record-breaking kingfish

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 16:08

Fishers eagerly look forward to the summer each year. November brings the snapper on thick and easy, as they school...

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Nutrition - Plan your meals

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 16:05

Goodness me! After the crazy mixed-up year that it has been, it is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner....

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Cuisine - Terrific tarts

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 16:00

There's much to celebrate about late spring. Whenever I think about spring food, I dream about my ideal meal. Wonderful...

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Science - Natural gas? It’s as bad as coal

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 15:42

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that consists almost entirely of methane, which is a molecule that consists of a carbon atom...

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History - Grave concerns

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 15:32

Early in Puhoi's existence, the 10 acres on the point of land between Ahuroa Road and Puhoi River was set aside for...

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One Warkworth - Christmas promotions

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 15:29

What a year we have had. Most of us started 2020 with great expectations and high hopes that this would be a year to build...

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Environment - Finger-lickin’ awful

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 15:26

According to the “chicken nugget” theory of capitalism put forward by Raj Patel and Jason Moore, this ubiquitous...

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Viewpoint - Challenges ahead

Posted on 2 Nov 2020 15:21

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's one of my favourite expressions and the “change”...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - October 14, 2020

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:28

Mail delays Jean Whitehouse, Red Beach Has anyone else had incoming mail go missing? In December, before the pandemic,...

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Council rebuffs water saving suggestion

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:00

In my last Viewpiont (HM June 17), I wrote about the idea of ratepayers being able to install a water tank (or a second...

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Giving birds a helping hand

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:48

Spring is here and I've been watching a pair of thrushes raising a family of two chicks outside my lounge window. It's...

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Forward thinking programme

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:28

You have probably heard it said before that school is not for everybody. You have also probably heard it said before that...

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A bright red star

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:56

A question I have been asked often in recent days is what is that bright, red star in the east. If you go out in the evening,...

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An inner Spring clean

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:53

Spring isn't just a great time to tackle the cleaning projects around the house. It's also a great time to focus...

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