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A note from Emma’s desk

The passing of Mila the elephant has left me heart sore, as I have fond memories of growing up right next door to the Franklin Zoo. Our family formed a great relationship with Helen and her staff. From the age of five, we lived...

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A note from Emma’s desk

It seems as though I missed most of the weather bomb that hit over the weekend. My sister, Stephanie and I escaped to the not-so-sunny Hawkes Bay for the annual Horse of the Year show. 2016 was the first time in around eight...

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Tim’s Top Five

This week, Tim Gregory brings us his top five ridiculous Laws from around the world that still...

Train timetables cause confusion

Last week we included a story on the new timetables for public transport users, which changed yesterday March 12. The new timetables see shorter transfer times and new departure times. We asked for your feedback on the current...

Letter – NZ Post

It would be very interesting to know how NZ Post works these days, as there was an increase in the...

Police Patch

Last week there was an assault incident at Waiuku College. We have spent a lot of time this week interviewing a large number of people involved in this. Two persons have been identified and will be spoken to regarding the...

A note from Emma’s desk

I am quite fascinated about how many talented people there are who are from our community. Yet, so many of them have flown under the radar until we manage to catch them by chance for a chat. Take Emerson Vincent for example. We...

Letter – pest privet in Pukekohe

 I read with interest your article on the pest plant species privet and note that a lot of tree privet can be seen growing abundantly enmass on either side of the railway embankment as it approaches through the northern end of...

Letter – Mike King public speech

I have just returned from a wonderful evening at Waiuku College with Mike King presenting his sensible, intelligent, well formulated and necessary talk on mental health and suicide. What a shame the hall was not filled to...

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