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Bees - Learning to love bees

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:22

I never once imagined when I became a beekeeper a few moons ago that my free time would change in so many different ways....

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Animals - Perils of jumping to conclusions

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:19

I was intrigued the other day when one of our farmers reported that his bank manager had brought along a consultant on the...

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Employment - Resilience key to success in 2021

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:17

During the final weeks of 2020, everyone agreed we were a bit frayed and holding out for a much-needed rest. With New Year...

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TOSSI - Appreciating biodiversity

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:15

There is plenty of debate about climate change and often we struggle to identify how we can make a difference, but there...

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Nutrition - Bikini body balderdash

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:12

Happy New Year! Here we are into those lazy, hazy days of summer that (hopefully) come post-Christmas. Along with that summer...

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Cuisine - Teaching kids the fun of cooking

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 13:00

We've now got a generation of kids who live their lives thinking food comes in plastic packages and boxes from the...

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Police - Happy New Year

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:57

What a ride 2020 gave us! In my 15 years in policing, I have never seen the job change so fast as we quickly adapted to lockdowns,...

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Cartoon - Business idea blooms in Matakana

Posted on 11 Jan 2021 12:54

Mahurangi residents and visitors can now pick their own flowers at a special garden located behind Charlies Gelato on...

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Hibiscus Matters letters - December 16, 2020

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:26

Not cyclist friendly Ron Jackson, Orewa (abridged) I am pleased to see the road safety improvements around Orewa town centre,...

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Taking stock, moving forward

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:22

A year like no other in living memory is how many of us will look back on 2020. The stuff of Hollywood movies suddenly became...

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Striking a balance

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:18

On December 1, I published my Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council's 10-year Budget 2021-2031. In normal circumstances,...

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Time to value nutrition

Posted on 17 Dec 2020 10:13

I watched a fascinating Ted Talk video recently about the importance of sleep. The presenter's conclusion was that...

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Special Christmas star

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:05

If you look up into the night sky during the Christmas period, you will see something rare – a special Christmas star. To...

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20 lessons from 2020

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:05

As we wrap up the year, it only feels natural to conclude with a reflection on 2020. The other day I attended a community...

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Dirty books for summer

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:03

 There are no single solutions to mitigate against the unprecedented phenomena of climate change but a healthy soil...

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Strong crew numbers for summer

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 17:02

The past few weeks have seen the Hibiscus Coastguard Unit become increasingly busy. Last Sunday saw a very early start for...

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Cartoon - Should Santa be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:32

  We asked our Facebook followers if Santa should be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining this year....

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Mahurangi Matters - 16 December 2020 - You Say Online

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:25

We asked our Facebook followers if Santa should be allowed to enter New Zealand without quarantining this year. Here are...

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Taking stock, moving forward

Posted on 15 Dec 2020 09:20

By Local Matters general manager Jannette Thompson A year like no other in living memory is how many of us will look back...

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