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Hibiscus Matters letters - October 14, 2020

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:28

Mail delays Jean Whitehouse, Red Beach Has anyone else had incoming mail go missing? In December, before the pandemic,...

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Council rebuffs water saving suggestion

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 17:00

In my last Viewpiont (HM June 17), I wrote about the idea of ratepayers being able to install a water tank (or a second...

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Giving birds a helping hand

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 16:48

Spring is here and I've been watching a pair of thrushes raising a family of two chicks outside my lounge window. It's...

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Forward thinking programme

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 14:28

You have probably heard it said before that school is not for everybody. You have also probably heard it said before that...

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A bright red star

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:56

A question I have been asked often in recent days is what is that bright, red star in the east. If you go out in the evening,...

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An inner Spring clean

Posted on 13 Oct 2020 13:53

Spring isn't just a great time to tackle the cleaning projects around the house. It's also a great time to focus...

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Cartoon - Political theatrics at candidates meeting

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:39

After several postponements, the Wellsford candidates' debate nearly reached its 100-person maximum under Level...

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Mahurangi Matters - 14 October 2020 - You Say Online

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:35

As of October 16, a one-way travel bubble will open between New Zealand and Australia, allowing New Zealanders to travel...

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Mahurangi Matters - 14 October 2020 - Readers Letters

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:31

Dodgy flyer? Your readers might be surprised to know that a flyer recently delivered into the letterboxes of Kaipara ki...

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Country Living - Turkey shoot

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:02

Remember when we played “bang bang”?  We shot them down, “bang bang” they hit the ground, “bang...

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Animals - Animal euthanasia

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 14:00

I am sure many of you think of pet euthanasia as a quick process of minimal stress that comes at the end of a lot of forethought,...

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On the farm - Snows of spring

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:58

Spring always seems to be a triumph of fertility over atmospheric inclemency. It's an annual marvel. Increasing day-length...

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Gardening - Salad days

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:56

One of the joys of spring is the ability to grow and pick a wide range of plants for daily salads. There is nothing healthier...

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Books - October 2020 Reads

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:52

The Wine O'Clock Myth By Lotta Dann. Allen & Unwin, rrp $36.99 This book's subtitle is ‘the truth...

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Beer - The Goldilocks Zone

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:46

The problem with all the juicy IPAs and heavy-hitting stouts that I adore is that they come with a heavy standard-drinks...

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Homebuilders - Saying “sorry”

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:43

Do you find yourself repeatedly making excuses for hurting the people you love, or minimising the hurt that you have done?...

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TOSSI - Takahē taxi to new nests

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:41

During the first lockdown a planned review of the takahē performance at Tāwharanui was completed and the outcome was to...

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Viewpoint - Spring in the air ...

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 13:37

The onset of spring provides the lift in optimism we all look forward to, although this year's will not be without...

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Hibiscus Matters You Say - 1 October, 2020

Posted on 30 Sep 2020 11:50

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days...

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