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Fishing - Finding big fish

Posted on 8 May 2021 10:00

As we get closer to the winter months, the larger kingfish are lurking around. From most accounts, live baits and deep diving...

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On the Farm - Regenerating profits

Posted on 7 May 2021 10:00

We talk a lot these days about climate change, ecosystems services, carbon sequestration and a whole lot of other terms and...

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Health - Hot or cold?

Posted on 6 May 2021 10:00

What should I use to help my pain, heat or ice? This is a question that seems to get raised often in clinic and just as often...

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Body needs ‘warrant of fitness’ checks

Posted on 5 May 2021 15:20

Screening is a tool we use to pick up changes in the body that may lead to poor health outcomes if not addressed. The process...

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Cuisine - A special Mother’s Day treat 

Posted on 5 May 2021 10:00

We always know when winter is around the corner as the first flush of citrus fruits appear. Limes and mandarins abound on...

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One Mahurangi - Women in business

Posted on 5 May 2021 10:00

When I first started working for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce quite a number of years ago, the membership of the Chamber...

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Environment - Fishy friends

Posted on 4 May 2021 09:41

Who is a fish? Is he a pet, food or a sovereign being? Can he be all these things at once? Those were questions that came...

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Cartoon - Dogs pose threat to Tamahunga kiwi

Posted on 4 May 2021 09:35

More than a decade of predator trapping efforts and years of negotiations with the Department of Conservation (DOC) will...

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Mahurangi Matters - 5 May 2021 - Readers Letters

Posted on 4 May 2021 09:18

Goff only partly right No surprise Phil Goff would try to blame Rodney District Council (RDC) for deficiencies in our...

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Residential rental properties changes

Posted on 3 May 2021 17:06

The Government, in the 2020 tax year, brought in ring-fencing of any losses on rental properties, which means that owners...

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Climate change action supported

Posted on 3 May 2021 14:43

 Last month, Auckland Council released the results of an independent Colmar Brunton survey, which asked more than 4000...

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Viewpoint - Getting on with the job

Posted on 3 May 2021 11:39

This time last year we were halfway through the lockdown. Looking back and going hard and early in our health response gave...

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Animals - Poisonous plants

Posted on 24 Apr 2021 08:00

Although your average ornamental plant or tree in the paddock or garden can look relatively benign, often they can do harm...

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Hidden from view

Posted on 23 Apr 2021 14:27

Seabirds, including gulls, terns, penguins, petrels, shearwaters and shags, are all regular visitors to Shakespear Regional...

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Gardening - Plants for honeybees (Part 2)

Posted on 23 Apr 2021 08:00

Following on from my previous column, where I covered native plants for bees and other pollinators, there are many introduced...

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Accentuate the positive

Posted on 22 Apr 2021 14:25

Social media is a powerful tool that serves a good purpose of connection. However, it can also lead to a culture of comparison...

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Seasonal sowing

Posted on 21 Apr 2021 14:23

The first downpour arriving in the last week of March made little impact on a soil that was dust dry. Luckily the showers...

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Wine - 2021 looking good for grapes

Posted on 21 Apr 2021 08:00

In my last column, I shared my grape grower weather anxiety with respect to the La Niña event that occurred over...

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Books - April Reads

Posted on 21 Apr 2021 08:00

Bad Habits By Flynn Meaney This riotous novel is aimed at those 15 years old and over. The story starts with Alex, the...

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