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TOSSI - Sweet talking kiwi

Posted on 20 Jul 2021 08:00

When talking to Kiwis about kiwi, very few have actually seen one in the wild, but most of us would love to spot the iconic...

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Many hands help at Shakespear

Posted on 19 Jul 2021 13:26

How do you feel about inviting a few friends over to your place for a little rest and recreation? Maybe you're relaxed...

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Country Living - The wood chopper

Posted on 19 Jul 2021 08:00

A tossed blanket gently wafts to the floor like a softly falling autumn leaf. Raindrops pirouette on the tin roof as the...

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Gardening - Glorious citrus

Posted on 17 Jul 2021 08:00

The star of a midwinter backyard garden is undoubtedly citrus. Beautiful golden, yellow or bright orange fruits bring colour...

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Animals - Poisoned pets

Posted on 16 Jul 2021 15:12

When animals are known to have swallowed something poisonous or present with symptoms suggestive of poisoning, we often follow...

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Around the Southern Cross

Posted on 16 Jul 2021 14:23

One of the most recognisable constellations in the winter sky is the Southern Cross, also known as Crux. It is so well known...

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Health - Will power

Posted on 16 Jul 2021 08:00

In the words of Haruki Murakami, “Death is not the opposite of life, but part of it.” For some, death may be...

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Community battles guava moth

Posted on 15 Jul 2021 14:19

 We will have to behave as though we are at war if gardeners are going to control guava moth. The whole community needs...

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Nuts for milk?

Posted on 15 Jul 2021 13:40

 Cow's milk has been a staple food for generations and our high-quality dairy products are lauded worldwide. However,...

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Homebuilders - Money a problem? Help is at hand

Posted on 15 Jul 2021 08:00

It is hard to imagine New Zealand has ever been in something like the current housing situation before – skyrocketing...

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Sharing kai

Posted on 14 Jul 2021 12:54

The Coast has recently seen the introduction of new community meal initiatives. Now Whangaparāoa, Ōrewa and Silverdale...

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Environment - Dump outdated thinking

Posted on 14 Jul 2021 08:00

Waste Management's opening answer to questions posed by Mahurangi Matters was: “The reality is a new landfill...

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Pitching for a better performance

Posted on 13 Jul 2021 13:50

It was only a few months ago an under-strength Indian cricket team shocked the cricketing world by humbling the super confident...

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Mahurangi Matters 14 July 2021 - Readers Views

Posted on 13 Jul 2021 08:00

Conspiracy theory? When the Auckland Council was created 10 years ago, I often wondered why Rodney Hyde was so keen to include...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - July 14, 2021

Posted on 12 Jul 2021 15:40

Not surprised Al Weeks, Ōrewa The recent article on cost overruns on Penlink (HM June 16) must have raised a few eyebrows...

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Cartoon - Hazardous islands cause havoc in Kaiwaka

Posted on 12 Jul 2021 15:35

Kaipara District Council (KDC) may have a legal dispute on its hands as an increasing number of motorists continue to...

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Viewpoint - Alerting Auckland Transport

Posted on 12 Jul 2021 10:20

Auckland Council was established in 2010 with a very different system of local governance than prevailed under Rodney District...

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On the Farm - Time for a rethink

Posted on 3 Jul 2021 08:00

With recent temperatures still up around 19 degrees and high humidity, we could be forgiven for thinking we were in early...

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Crying foul on dog poo

Posted on 2 Jul 2021 13:59

Dogs are the only animal that can become a true family member. Sometimes better than that, considering my family. They...

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