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A note from Emma’s desk

Our friends at Cadbury didn’t let us down! Shortly after we had gone to print last Monday, we received an email confirming that they had sent out four blocks of the elusive Caramilk to give away to our readers. Here is what you have to do to enter. Send us your favourite memories involving Cadbury chocolate, or your best Cadbury experience! […]

A note from Emma’s Desk 25 July 2017

Like the rest of New Zealand, I too, have succumbed to the Caramilk chocolate craze. The taste of the delish golden chocolate snaps me straight back to my childhood (I seem to be reminiscing a lot lately!) when for Christmas, we would get a tin of condensed milk that had been boiled in hot water and turned into caramel. Yes, […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

Again, I apologise to our readers for not watching the All Blacks vs Lions match over the weekend. I didn’t really need to, as not even five minutes into the game the Facebook commentators and keyboard/smartphone referees had already started. Judging by some of the comments it seemed to be a close game! But then again, it got me thinking […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I am going to be completely honest here, I don’t really follow our national sports teams. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is great that New Zealand has such a strong sporting influence over countries who are ten times our size. I am just not about to jump on the band wagon and post a social media status about […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I had to laugh at how Pukekohe made the national news last week. For those who hadn’t seen it, there is a video of a car transporting three calves in the back, travelling down Manukau Road. While it may seem as an unusual way to transport your animals for most, we went through a stage there of having to use […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

Who remembers the TV adverts surrounding road safety in the early 90s? One that used to give me nightmares was, the drunk driver crashing, and then getting out of the car before it caught alight. However, he couldn’t get his mates out, they were trapped and he watched hopelessly as it burnt them alive. The incident where those two little […]

A note from Emma’s desk

With Queens Birthday weekend well and truly behind us, it is hard to believe that our next public holiday is over four months away. I hope most of you enjoyed the last long weekend for a while! I certainly did. While the bank account said no, my mind definitely screamed yes, and I managed to get out of Franklin for […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I’m going to shave my head. There – it is in writing, so I can now be held accountable for it! Don’t get me wrong, I am not heading towards the infamous 2007 Britney Spears head-shaving-meltdown incident. Last week, I was chatting to a friend who is currently going through cancer treatment, and the topic of head shaving was brought […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I thought that running away to the circus was still a valid job opportunity. But after going to see the Weber Bros Circus in Pukekohe last Friday evening, I realised that the performers have more talent in their pinky than I have all together—they were absolutely amazing! I can’t even do one chin up and the trapeze artist was holding […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

I am meant to be a person who is great with words—I work with them day in and day out. Some would even say that I am a person who speaks far too many words at times. But words are failing me right now on just how we are all feeling about the sudden departure of our one in a […]