Articles By: Lorraine Wilson

A garden reborn

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TWO years after the final workmen left, Bob Byrne and Gaye Murphy’s Muriwai Drive garden is starting to find its feet. The eroding cliff face…

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…