Articles By: Dido Eden

Opotiki’s fairy estate

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HOBBITON has nothing on the fairyland at the end of Claire Reed’s garden in Opotiki. “Only believers past this point. By order of the Fairy…

Home-grown in Opotiki

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YOU know summer is in full swing when Clare Belcik’s bountiful produce stall sets up on St John Street in Opotiki. It’s a mini farmers…

Painter, weaver, father inspiration

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RUKA Hudson has never allowed his disability to rule his life and possesses an enduring faith in the power of family. Cheerful and intelligent, he’s…

A few days in paradise

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IN our house when drought is confirmed and no rain’s predicted, it’s time for a river adventure – it can be unsafe at other times. The…

Fiona in her new happy place

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HAVING just moved into the new home she built last year in the Waiotahi Drifts subdivision, Fiona says it’s been a big change moving from…

No retirement slow down here

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DENIS and Patty Lindesay are great advertisement for keeping fit and busy. This vivacious couple, aged 80 and 78, left Auckland nine years ago to…

Turning images into money

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THE Real Opotiki pop-up gallery in Church Street, Opotiki, features the work of many talented artists, the youngest of them being Anthanee Fermanis. The 17-year-old…