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Aroha mai, aroha atu

Posted on 8 Apr 2020 09:31

Kia ora community. I know you are being flooded with information around Covid-19 and that it can be a bit overwhelming so...

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Lockdown au naturel

Posted on 8 Apr 2020 09:11

In the absence of people, cars and surfboards, we envisage Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary is being overrun with curious kiwi,...

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Cheating on Wellsford

Posted on 7 Apr 2020 10:24

Ten years into the Supercity and not a hell of a lot to show for it. The Wellsford subdivision is the largest rural subdivision...

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Water under the bridge

Posted on 7 Apr 2020 10:13

With the huge pylons in place and the girders starting to be placed on top of them, the fifth bridge across the river at...

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Seven deadly sins

Posted on 7 Apr 2020 09:39

For the most part I am a solitary woman – alone all day on our farm, kids at school, me belting around with my thoughts...

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The end is not nigh

Posted on 1 Apr 2020 14:40

It's easy to feel like everything is a little bit apocalyptic at the moment – maximum alert levels, self-isolation,...

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The science hand washing

Posted on 31 Mar 2020 09:41

It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic currently sweeping the world will be an event comparable to the great Spanish Flu...

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War on weeds

Posted on 31 Mar 2020 08:08

Pest weeds are often the ones that produce thousands of tiny seeds borne on the wind or dropped by birds. Some seem to be...

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Determination in isolation

Posted on 30 Mar 2020 15:46

“In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” Albert Einstein's words are a timely reminder as...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - April 1, 2020 (unpublished)

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 14:00

Dogs on beaches Louisa Geller, Arkles Bay It seems incredible that Council issued no fines for breaches of the summer dog...

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Viewpoint - Keep calm and stop the spread

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 11:48

We are going through a difficult and unprecedented time in New Zealand with the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. I...

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Council spending constrained by Covid-19

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 11:02

Not in our lifetimes has there been a challenge as significant as the one we face with Covid-19. Where it has taken hold...

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Cusine - Hearty winter breakfast

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:55

You often hear people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets you up, well fuelled, to face whatever...

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Health - Care for Covid-19

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:50

OK everyone is talking about the coronavirus and there is a heightened awareness of every cough, cold and sneeze. I was surprised...

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Environment - Eve of destruction

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:46

2020 started with an existential bang. Catastrophic bushfires, drought, international undiplomatic brinkmanship and now COVID-19....

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Local food treasure

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:41

Hokey Pokey is a Kiwiana gem. Conveniently available everywhere and celebrated in every town and province, it's a...

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One Warkworth - Support local business

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:40

As I write this column, the world is facing many uncertainties with the spread of COVID-19 and the response to it is changing...

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History - Parting words

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 10:18

American servicemen stationed in Warkworth during WWII were a long way from home, training for the Pacific theatre and an...

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Jeanette Fitzsimons and me

Posted on 19 Mar 2020 17:20

Jeanette Fitzsimons, who died this month, didn't know me. But I certainly knew her. She was my lecturer for the Environmental...

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