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I know I have kept touching on the age topic quite a bit recently, but this is too good not to share. While growing up I never had a fondness for cheese. Any smell and type reminded me of stink toe-jams (not mine of course!). I...

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To say that it was a disappointment to see the small turnout at the public drug and alcohol meeting in Waiuku, is an understatement. There was such a huge outcry and demand for help on social media from the community, asking for...

A note from Emma’s Desk

I don’t even know if I should be admitting this, but I am so excited to have a birthday issue of the newspaper. That’s right, it is my born day today. In all of the years I have been in print journalism, I have never had an...

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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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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...

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...

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I am sad to say I lost my wisdom last week. Well, a quarter of it anyway. Some would even argue that I never had any in the first place! I’d been having tooth ache for around six months, and as it would come and go, I just...

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Last week I went to my first AA meeting, and what an empowering experience that was. As a self appointed adopted daughter (I even feature on the family photo wall), I attended in support of a six year sobriety birthday. The...

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So somehow, I have been roped into my best friend’s Relay for Life Team and those who know me, know my thoughts on forms of exercise. She has even signed us up for the night runs! Now we all know how much I need that essential...

A note from Emma’s Desk

Where would we be without our volunteers? These people are the unsung heroes of our communities, who work tirelessly to help make a difference to those around them, often without any acknowledgement. Take Zoe Thomson for...

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