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When life gives you lemons ...

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:50

Okay, this has nothing to do with lemons, and no, I'm not making lemonade, but you know how the saying goes, and I...

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Kids take lead on waste reduction

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:44

A few years ago, I visited my niece's preschool in Red Beach to talk about waste. Armed with a few pieces of rubbish,...

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Cartoon - Businesses fuming over Covid bungle

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:22

Business owners in the region, visited by a woman infected with Covid-19, are calling on the Ministry of Health to “get...

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Mahurangi Matters 3 February 2021 - You Say Online

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:17

We asked our Facebook followers if people should have to self-isolate at home for one week after completing managed isolation....

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Mahurangi Matters 3 February 2021 - Readers Letters

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:09

Landfill traffic We note the huge press, police and NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) concern about the extra 12 trucks an...

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Fishing - Bumper benefits of lockdown

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:04

What a bumper of a summer we are having. The fishing has been great, as well as the weather. This is the first summer where...

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On the Farm - Future of farming

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:03

As we lurch into the third decade of the third millennium, we could be forgiven for wanting to stay in holiday mode. We face...

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Nutrition - Good for your gut

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 11:00

You may think that your gut – from stomach, through to small intestine, to large intestine – is simply there...

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Cuisine - Summer of fish

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 10:53

Every summer my husband looks forward to fishing expeditions in his small boat, ironically named Raindear, my nickname. Those...

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One Mahurangi - Businesses must connect with schools

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 10:50

With any luck, our local business owners and operators have had an opportunity to spend some quality time with family and...

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Science - Solving the plastic problem

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 10:45

It is now clear that plastic waste is ubiquitous around the planet. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the peaks of the...

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Environment - Backyards bursting with life

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 10:44

Imagine a bioblitz in your backyard. A bioblitz surveys the species in an area in a short space of time. It's an intensive...

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Viewpoint - Much to look forward to

Posted on 3 Feb 2021 10:16

This summer will have been our first under Covid conditions. There is no doubt we all deserved a good break after what has...

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Long nights for Coastguard crew

Posted on 2 Feb 2021 11:39

Firstly, all the crew members at Coastguard Hibiscus would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! The unit...

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Bees - Learning to love bees

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:22

I never once imagined when I became a beekeeper a few moons ago that my free time would change in so many different ways....

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Animals - Perils of jumping to conclusions

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:19

I was intrigued the other day when one of our farmers reported that his bank manager had brought along a consultant on the...

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Employment - Resilience key to success in 2021

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:17

During the final weeks of 2020, everyone agreed we were a bit frayed and holding out for a much-needed rest. With New Year...

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TOSSI - Appreciating biodiversity

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:15

There is plenty of debate about climate change and often we struggle to identify how we can make a difference, but there...

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Nutrition - Bikini body balderdash

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:12

Happy New Year! Here we are into those lazy, hazy days of summer that (hopefully) come post-Christmas. Along with that summer...

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