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July is the month for cuttings

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HARDWOOD cutting is a plant propagation term. It is the main method for producing deciduous trees and shrubs (those that lose their leaves). The term…

Starting young

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FIFTEEN-year-old Shannon Hutching Bell from Ohope says she never leaves the house without a camera of some sort. Now in year 10 at Whakatane High…

Bright lights in July

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NOW the winter solstice has passed, the daily overhead passage of the sun is creeping south as we near spring. The sun’s increasing strength (radiation)…

Warm up winter with chilli

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BEANS are a filling alternative to meat. This recipe does have a few spices in it, but remember you can get small amounts from Bin…

Make the most of warming mulch

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An important practice in the garden is the use of mulch to cover the soil surface with most gardeners probably familiar with the process. Mulching…

Sole voice against Matata eviction

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WHAKATANE district councillor Nandor Tanczos explains why he voted against evicting Matata residents living on the Awatarariki fanhead. A couple of weeks ago I voted…