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August 2017: It’s sweet and sour

Winter has well and truly settled in – first early flooding, then an icy cold snap, now more rain and more rain so it’s...

September 2017: Politics, politics

The easy commute of the last school holidays – Pukekohe to Botany – seems a million years ago. We are now back to the...

October 2017: Election cracker

Election Day may have come and gone but I expect the parliamentary fireworks are yet to come. Years ago, when first confronted with the prospect...

January 2017: Cheerio 2016 hello 2017

Christmas celebrations and even the New Year festivities have come and gone but the holiday air is all around as many families take their...

Christmas dreaming

I guess, like me, there are plenty of readers out there saying, “Where has the year gone?” Unbelievably another Christmas is upon is and...

March 2017: War tributes humbling

Traditionally, February may be our hottest and most humid month but, really, we have seen only a few truly sweltering days. What’s more, when...

No more surveys!

Unbelievably another year has passed - is it really 18 years since we all joyously awaited the new millennium? Well, I hope we all...

July 2017: We’ve done it… again

Emirates Team NZ take a bow! Yes, America’s Cup is again New Zealand’s Cup and aren’t we a proud nation? Dare I say I almost lost...

So the PM’s pregnant…pause….!

My mind is still reeling since the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern announced the wonderful news that she is pregnant – like the rest of...

April 2017: Of home and housing

I can scarcely believe it; we have finally moved into our new Pukekohe home and while the reality of living in a semi rural...
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