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A note from Emma’s desk

My little-big brother turned 16 last weekend. I can’t remember when he went from being a kid to a young man, but all of a sudden, he has a beard. I have heart palpitations over the fact that he now can go for his driver license—can he even do his own washing? I do feel slightly sorry for my little […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I know how frustrating it can be when you receive unwanted pamphlets, flyers and those pesky bills in letter box. Sometimes it seems as though we are just inundated with them. Being the self confessed shopaholic that I am, I like going through them. However, it has been brought to our attention that over the last couple of weeks, some […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I don’t know if anyone has read, or believes, the Global 2018 predictions from self-claimed clairvoyant, Craig Hamilton-Parker. While I found it interesting, I believe it is just an opinion. I take what he has said with ‘a pinch of salt.’ He has basically told us that we can’t travel to the UK, we are all going broke (I knew […]

A note from Emma’s desk

It was recently announced that Auckland Council euthanised nearly 2846 dogs in three of their animal shelters last year. Several animal welfare groups have raised questions as to what is council doing with regards to education, and how they are remedying the ‘situation,’ (meaning how come so many of the dogs were from South Auckland). They also asked if those […]

A note from Emma’s desk

This is my good friend Hazel, and together, we are shaving our heads for the New Zealand Cancer Society, and our mums. On Saturday 11 November, around 7pm at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club, we are braving the shave and donating our locks to become wigs. This is a very personal journey for both Hazel and I. Her mum, Tania, was […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I’m home, Y’all! As I write this, it is currently day three of being back in the land of the long white cloud, and my American overseas ‘expedition’ is already beginning to feel like a distant memory. Safe to say I have succumbed to the travel blues. I could fill this newspaper with stories and photographs of my trip (actually, […]

Yana’s Yarn 24 October 2017

My phone rings a lot, but recently it has been ringing even more as I get call after call from my friends in Canada. I say the word ‘friends’ very loosely as they’re not actually my friends, they’re scammers. I don’t think they’re even from Canada. I picked up once, and they began their spiel about my second income, which I promptly […]

Yana’s Yarn

Pukekohe’s five aside football competition kicked off last week, and I got the call up. The last time I kicked a ball was last season’s competition. However you can’t be ‘rusty’ when you can’t kick a ball on a good day anyway. I am effectively there to make up numbers, but my team are very supportive of my attempts. It’s […]

Yana’s Yarn

It seems that there have been a lot of negative things in the world lately, and while no-one likes to dwell on the negative, it makes you appreciate what a great country and community we live in. I’m not someone who posts everyday on social media, but I keep an eye on it. One thing I have noticed is that […]

Yana’s Yarn 03 October 2017

School holidays are back. I always wonder why I see a heap of kids out and about, but then remember that life exists outside of the office and holidays do too!  There were more than 11 agriculture days/ calf clubs over the weekend, and unfortunately we couldn’t make it out to all of them. If you have photos, we hope […]


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