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Candidates campaign on open workshops

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 14:21

For this paper, it is significant that the issue of public access to the local board's closed and confidential workshops...

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Hibiscus Matters letters, September 18, 2019

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 14:16

Predators animals too Rae Bird, Gulf Harbour (abridged) I am deeply concerned with this country's obsession with...

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Letting the outside in

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:39

Last century, doctors were still writing prescriptions for “time in nature” to heal patient – so why...

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Creatures released on Moon

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:23

Back in April, an Israeli lunar lander named Beresheet (Hebrew for “In The Beginning”) crashed on the moon....

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Busy time for birds

Posted on 17 Sep 2019 10:11

There is a tremendous amount of activity in my garden right now, as we come into spring and birds are beginning nesting....

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Cartoon - NAG readies for High Court battle

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:36

The next round in the Northern Action Group's (NAG) long-running fight to separate North Rodney from the Auckland...

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Mahurangi Matters 18 September 2019 - Readers Letters

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:30

Scrap business as usual It would help improve the understanding between farmers and non-farmers, as desired by GrassFed founder...

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Books - September 2019 Reads

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:17

Quichotte By Salman Rushdie In this novel within a novel, author Salman Rushdie pays homage to the 1605 Spanish classic...

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Beer - Drink more bliss

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:15

I reckon that we've made a great leap forward in our collective relationship with beer in recent years. I like to believe...

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Hauturu - Hauturu, the book

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:11

Hauturu, the book, had its inception way back in 1935 when my father, the late Dr W.M. Hamilton, wrote his masters thesis...

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Country Living - The naked truth on rural roads

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:07

So, what propels a middle-aged mother of five to strip naked in a pothole of soapy mud in the middle of winter? Is it community...

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Animals - The hunger games

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:06

I have just spent a day as a veterinarian with some of the officers of Northland's Ministry of Primary Industries Animal...

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Gardening - Greenhouse stocktake

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:03

The other weekend was a good one for me; a staff party on Friday, followed by my birthday on Saturday, followed by Father's...

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Water torture

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 14:00

The summer of 1871-72 was extremely dry. During the fine weather, the settlers of Puhoi, by working together, had amassed...

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Health - Great memories

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:56

This year, Homebuilders Family Services celebrates its 30th anniversary. On asking colleagues, Margaret Lewis and Irene De...

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Viewpoint - Battling for the MLR

Posted on 16 Sep 2019 13:53

Firstly, I would like to provide an update on the Matakana link road (MLR). There has been widespread concerns around the...

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No rest at recess

Posted on 4 Sep 2019 10:29

Parliament usually sits for three weeks followed by a recess week. Some people misunderstand recess to be some kind of a...

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Purchasing rental property

Posted on 3 Sep 2019 16:07

If you are thinking of buying a rental property, there are many things to consider. Here's some information to help...

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Thoughts on ageing

Posted on 3 Sep 2019 11:57

I've just finished Atul Gawande's book, Being Mortal. It's a thought-provoking reflection on ageing and...

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