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Hibiscus Matters letters - July 1, 2020

Posted on 1 Jul 2020 13:48

Apartments too high Paul Evans, Orewa. I refer to the item in June 17 edition (Apartments proposed for Orewa, p6). The...

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Business after lockdown

Posted on 30 Jun 2020 17:04

If you own a business and employ staff you have probably received the Covid wage subsidy if your turnover has dropped by...

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Chickens home to roost

Posted on 30 Jun 2020 16:37

Firstly, I sincerely hope people have managed to come through the lockdown relatively unscathed. Unfortunately that's...

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Why the repeats?

Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:15

If you get prescriptions for regular medications from the pharmacy, you might have been surprised that you now have to pick...

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Lemony awesomeness, courtesy of Nanna

Posted on 30 Jun 2020 14:07

Lemons are as essential as garlic or salt. Driving around the place on my foraging missions, it seems no Hibiscus Coast...

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Cartoon - Ngati Manuhiri enters fight on landfill

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:45

After keeping his cards close to his chest for months, Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust chairman Mook Hohneck told a gathering...

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Mahurangi Matters 1 July 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:37

Landfills unnecessary Your newspaper recently published comments from Steve Goldthorpe (MM June 17) regarding my earlier...

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Fishing - Snapper in the shallows

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:33

Boat anglers who have gone out fishing in the last few weeks since we have moved out of Alert Level 2 and 3, have given mixed...

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TOSSI - Plight of the kĊkopu

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:29

The plight of a few native freshwater fish will mean different things to different people, and it can be difficult for us...

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One Warkworth - Speeding up

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:25

The quiet days of lockdown seem to be in the distant past. Life suddenly feels like a sports car going from nought to a 100...

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History - Menacing motors

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:23

One day in 1912, Matthew Wech, of Pohuehue, harnessed his two horses to his Portland wagon and set out for Puhoi. His travels...

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Employment - Interviewing for success

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:20

Great news. Your CV has impressed and you've been invited to an interview.  Now for the critical preparation stage...

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Cuisine - Lower-carb lasagna

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:07

This is one of my favourite go-to dishes for the kids. It is easy, packed full of vegetables and tastes even better next...

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Science - Benefits of Covid-19

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:03

One positive but unplanned outcome from Covid-19 was the brief glimpse it provided into a future scenario where gases and...

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Environment - Space invaders

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 13:00

New Zealanders are rushing to book domestic holidays as we come out of lockdown but not out of border controls. Usual holidays...

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Viewpoint - Planning ahead

Posted on 29 Jun 2020 12:55

These are interesting times. The draft Rodney Local Board Plan, which sets the direction of the Board for the next three...

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Hibiscus Matters Letters - June 17, 2020

Posted on 17 Jun 2020 17:11

Peninsula de-shopped? Sel Jones, Manly (abridged) I am writing with regard to the situation of the drop in shopping opportunities...

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More submissions, less venting

Posted on 17 Jun 2020 17:03

Readers may have noticed a fair number of stories about new developments on the Coast in recent issues, including in this...

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Control clarity

Posted on 17 Jun 2020 16:40

As I sit here writing, I am reflecting on my last column in late February.  Corona virus was becoming a big story...

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