Articles Categorized: Home and Living

Outstanding dune work

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FOR 20 years Thornton School students have been breathing life into the beach sand dunes near their school. The service milestone was recognised recently with…

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…

Opportunity knocks

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FOR a quarter of a century a small op shop on the corner of Boon and Richardson streets has grown a loyal following of customers…

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…

Resting places made with love

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IT’S grave business at the Kawerau Life Konnect buildings every Wednesday morning. At when you enter the workshop, you hear the quick sound of power…

Mesmerising monarchs

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OVERWINTERING monarchs are mesmerising visitors to Whakatane’s Warren Park this winter. Clusters of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), New Zealand’s most identifiable butterfly, have taken up…

Take care of your child’s cough

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WINTER has arrived and along with it the sound of coughs. Coughing is common in children, especially when they are preschool age, and is usually…

Bright lights in June

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AS we head into mid-June, gone from sight are the familiar constellations that graced our skies over the summer. Orion and Taurus have long set…

Spindle britches

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THE iconic plaid woollen blankets that once kept the nation warm are being reinvented by children’s hand-made clothing company, Spindle Britches. Ohope woman Belinda Standen…