Almost heaven …life is old there…older than the trees!

Although HELEN PERRY has travelled to a good many parts of New Zealand, the beautiful Tasman district, including Golden Bay, had remained elusive....until last month...

The menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods stop permanently and they are no longer able to bear children. Medical professionals often define...

Feathers & Fur

We humans love nothing better than to snuggle up in a warm spot under the blankets or in front of a fire when the...

Boston’s wild ways

It can be a difficult task tracking some interview subjects down; when it comes to Sam Boston, it’s next to impossible! However, despite the...

Fiona’s one for the birds

EastLife editor, HELEN PERRY well remembers idyllic picnic days on Motuihe Island during the ’50’s and 60’s. A Hauraki Gulf gem, with beaches either...


We’ve read many articles recently about difficulties which have financially stretched families and we’ve seen the way many people have rushed to help by...

Animal ‘crackers’ in her book

Miranda is a hypochondriac sheep, terrified of water, which is why she is never without her floaties – one look at her face says...

Refreshing changes

New housing, new shopping complex, new offices, new roads - Beachlands is booming with contemporary urbanisation making its mark. But in the 'old town' there...

Akaroa – A ‘oui’ taste of France

With memories of a long ago visit to Akaroa still lingering, SARAH ELLIS was excited at the prospect of a return visit with her...

Risque act risky business – Natalie nails Hollywood

Natalie Hugill was ready for Hollywood but was Hollywood ready for Natalie aka Lilly Loca (among other characters) and who describes herself as the...
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