Monday 19th February 2018

Billy the kitty gunning 4 bunnies

So, with that, it’s onwards and upwards for 2018 – enjoy! Well, as usual I will start with a comment on the weather. Last...

Our filly has a name!

Well, here we are at long last with some summer weather although the wind has made sitting around the pool a bit unpleasant at...

Running hot on road repairs

Each day I ask myself, when will summer arrive? We seem to have had such a mixed bag of weather and although, as I sit...

Mentioning despatches

October has special significance for New Zealanders because it marks 100 years since the military catastrophe at Passchendaele in Belgium. I wanted to write...

Encounter with a Pinetree

Well, I think we all agree what a great month we’ve had with the All Blacks giving a rugby lesson to South Africa. I...

SPECIAL BOND

In last month’s column I covered my early years living in Tuakau and I’ve had a great email response as well as several telephone...

Down Tuakau’s memory lane

I read recently how the ‘powers that be’ predict Tuakau will become the area’s biggest town before too long. This made me recall growing...

NZ sports exciting time

Once again I’ll start my monthly column by mentioning the weather. So far, this winter, it’s been mild but we have actually seen a...

No escaping leaf fall

Looking out my window it’s easy to tell what time of year it is as I can see heaps of London plane tree leaves...

Showtime a winner

As readers will be aware I normally make mention of the weather at the beginning of my article. Well what can I say? It’s...

WIN!

WIN! NEW SEASON ELM LONG SLEEVE TEE

Known for its pops of colours, deluxe knitwear and simple approach to dressing, Elm garments are a leisure time favourite and as the weather starts to cool this new Elm navy, long sleeve tee...

Win! Cricket Outlaws by Austin Robertson

Helmets, white balls, coloured clothing and (even worse) professional players? It’s just not cricket! Except it is, thanks to an Aussie mogul who dared challenge those who ran the ‘gentleman’s game.’ In this book, former...

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