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Hibiscus Matters Letters – September 16, 2020

Posted on 16 Sep 2020 11:21

 Cannabis confusion Graham Johnson, Orewa (abridged) I refer to the article in Hibiscus Matters August 19 issue, regarding...

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Cuts affect school safety

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 15:57

Now that Spring is here, it is difficult to think of a catchphrase to summarise the year so far.  However, in local...

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Spring skies

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 14:01

Spring is my favourite time of year, particularly as an astronomer. The weather is warming up, which makes for a more comfortable...

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Gentle ways to lose the Covid curves

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 14:00

Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who changed your life routines in a positive way from the Covid-19 situation. For...

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Food choices now more important than ever

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 13:55

 Resilience is a key word right now – and to make yourself stronger involves taking action. When you take positive...

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Knees need help

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 13:51

 It seems to me that a lot of people come to the doctor quite late after a knee injury, but it is important to be assessed...

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Green grass of home

Posted on 15 Sep 2020 13:41

To live a healthy life with a healthy mind, a good place to start is with gratitude. Gratitude is the expression of appreciation...

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Cartoon - Living it up in lockdown

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:42

When Alert Level 3 lockdown was announced late on Tuesday, August 11, Mahurangi was resigned and disappointed. It had...

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Mahurangi Matters - 16 September 2020 - You say online

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:35

Last week, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will make Matariki (the start of the Māori New Year) an official...

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Mahurangi Matters - 16 September 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:32

Board games In response to Rodney Local Board chair Phelan Pirrie's letter “Alternative facts” (MM Sept...

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On the farm - Warming up

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:29

The bare winter branches were decorated with diamanté webs this morning as a low fog clung to the valley – very...

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Animals - Blocked cat

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:27

Urethral obstruction in cats is a fairly common condition encountered in small animal practice. It affects primarily young...

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Country Living - Maiden voyage

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:23

My husband will bust his balls on a still day to go for a kayak on our beloved Kaipara Harbour. I had never really concerned...

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Science - Covid vaccine quest

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:14

When will Covid-19 end? Scientists are racing to produce safe and effective vaccines by next year. Progress is now accelerating...

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Hauturu - Fungi business

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:09

Te Hauturu-o-Toi is a treasure chest of species of all sorts, many now missing from the mainland. This is partly due to its...

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History - Ghosts of a kauri forest past

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 14:04

I am sure that many New Zealanders have often tried to visualise the historic cover of our modified landscape. Around Warkworth...

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Books - September 2020 Reads

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 13:57

Into The Unknown: The secret WW1 diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford By Ian Trafford,  Penguin rrp $38 Firstly, it must...

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Wine - Festival Month

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 13:53

Next month is fast becoming an important one for winegrowers around the Matakana Coast area. Not only do we watch with excitement...

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Viewpoint - Your city needs you

Posted on 14 Sep 2020 13:51

It's great to be back at Covid-19 Alert Level 2, with some additional restrictions in Auckland, and to enjoy the fact...

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