Articles By: Lorraine Wilson

Marcus and the 100 metre kai

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MARCUS Baker has an eclectic working life. A “careering,” he jokes, rather than a “career”. The ex-Londoner, and now “unlikely to leave” Awakeri resident, has…

Couple lucky in love

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PHYLLIS and Walter Palmer weren’t too shaken up by the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake, despite its 6.5 magnitude and being in downtown Whakatane when it struck.…

Hone and the drone

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WHEN Hone Douglas was a boy, the technology from which he now makes his living was only to be found in the secretive worlds of…

Seventy years married

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OHOPE couple Phyllis and Walter Palmer celebrate 70 years of married life today, marking the occasion in the house they have shared for more than…

Arty or crafty?

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ALMOST 35 years ago – before the Edgecumbe earthquake and before the arrival of KFC in the Eastern Bay – the The Red Barn opened…

From blue line to cafe owner

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A ROAD between front line police work, and running a top cafe, sounds like a bumpy journey. But for Floyd Pratt, owner of award-winning Robert Harris…

Games of war

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MINIATURE Wargaming is a niche hobby, with a niche market. The strategic games, played upon large and intricately modelled terrain, attract small, but avid communities…

Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike

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CROSSING a busy road in Vietnam is not something to take lightly. With the once iconic bicycle having long since given way to its motorised counterpart,…