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Hibiscus Matters Letters - July 17, 2019

Posted on 17 Jul 2019 16:43

Cut cost of crossing Christina Mackenzie, Orewa We should no longer be surprised by the gross amounts of money that are...

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‘Bermageddon’ opposed

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:57

At last week's Local Government NZ conference a resolution promoted by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport that...

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Weight loss easy in Winter

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:31

People tell me all the time that summer is the best season to lose weight. The theory goes that in summer it is easy to...

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Wrap up and walk

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 16:00

On a recent calm morning I was checking a rat-trap line on the shore near Stillwater and came across a pair of brown teal...

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Many names for Matariki

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 15:09

This is the season of Matariki – the start of the traditional Maori and Polynesian new year. In astronomy, this group...

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Pooches prohibited at Pakiri Beach and park

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 15:05

Dog owners who want to take their dogs to Pakiri Beach will need a boat or helicopter to legally do so. Last month,...

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Mahurangi Matters 17 July 2019_Readers Letters

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 15:00

Nonsense about 5G I just started reading your article about the petition against 5G in Mangawhai (MM July 3) and could hardly...

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Mahurangi Matters 17 July 2019 _Off the Record

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:57

Wedded bliss Mangawhai's Mady Jessup shared an insight into his married life on the Mangawhai Locals Page last month....

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Books - July 2019 Reads

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:46

England's Forgotten Past: The unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked...

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Animals - Rat bait poisoning

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:43

Rat bait poisoning is, unfortunately, a recurring event every winter, and if the symptoms are only detected in the later...

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Country Living - Died in the wool

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:41

Was it blissful naivety or complete desperation that propelled that shearer to ask me to rousey that one memorable time?...

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Gardening - Planting for birds

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:38

We are fortunate in northern Rodney to be able to enjoy a wide array of native and introduced birds. Frequent visitors or...

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Beekeeping - Monstrous mites

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:33

It is that time of year when our beehives are wintering over and the rainy and cold conditions are not really conducive for...

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History - Puhoi church

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:29

It took the settlers of Puhoi just a year to build the original Puhoi Catholic church. In 1877, Puhoi was named as the centre...

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Homebuilders - Winter warmers

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:24

Yes, winter is here which means that we now have to survive through the colder months. This cold, damp weather also brings...

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TOSSI - Birdsong and ramblings

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:18

Having just returned from several weeks campervanning as far south as Hanmer Springs, I thought it timely to share some of...

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Rewarding work

Posted on 15 Jul 2019 14:14

This will be my final column before the election, and so I take a moment to reflect on the last, nearly, six years. In my...

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Hibiscus Matters letters, July 3, 2019

Posted on 4 Jul 2019 10:03

Closure questioned Pat Moore, Orewa (abridged) Like many others, I walk regularly through Eaves Bush because I believe...

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Council report card good, bad and ugly

Posted on 3 Jul 2019 15:55

Last October I wrote to the Minister of Local Government asking for a review of the Super City. I thought this a reasonable...

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