Articles By: Sven Carlsson

Forming bonds and planting medicine

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THE Omarumutu Papakainga Restoration Project took another leap forward this week when community activities forged more bonds between the school and the marae. Project leader…

Positive impression with feathers

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POSITIVE intentions and mathematical relationships are some of the factors in Opotiki artist Fiona Kerr Gedson’s current work. Recognised nationally and internationally for her art,…

Smurfs could turn kids blue

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PINT-SIZED Smurfs being handed out to drivers in a BP petrol promotion may be a choking hazard. Eastern Bay parents have raised concern about the…

From mining to magnolias

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A FORMER mining engineer from the Ural mountains has come to the Eastern Bay to make herbal extracts based on Russian folklore, but there’s nothing…

Turning disaster into a dream job

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WITH experience at the Department of Conservation and the Whakatane District Council, Fiona Hennessey says becoming an emergency management adviser for Civil Defence is “a…

Ronna catches the travel bug

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RONNA Funtelar Thacker says she loves to travel and will therefore be leaving Whakatane, at least for a while. “I am moving to South America,”…