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How not to die

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:36 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Late December I kept receiving text messages from a friend saying: “Hey, how about you write about Veganuary?”...

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What's up Mr G?

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:35 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Graham Hoete, aka Mr G, was busy before and after Christmas painting a mural on the back wall of the Mount Maunganui cinema....

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Jacaranda capital of NZ

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:34 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga's jacarandas are simply stunning, with a canopy of Persian blue flowers on the trees and carpeting the ground...

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Hairini bridge residents

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 13:51 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Rattling across the  Hairini Bridge, a common sight for drivers is the camera-bedecked folk peering over the western...

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Work yourself happy

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 13:49

If you are an employer and you want to leave a legacy that will impact future generations, then local businesswoman Wendy...

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French fries and family ties

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 11:43 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

When I accompanied my sister  Andrea to London, I managed to talk her into breaking up the flights by  stopping...

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New artisan market

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 11:11 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

ARTbop and The Black Sheep  Bar & Grill have joined forces to create the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair, which will...

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Sandcastle spectacular

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 10:30 | By Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz

Four hours of concentration is etched  on Brett Muir's face as he applies the  finishing touches.While most...

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A rare manuscript surfaces

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 10:08 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

I went to hear a light ‘parlour' version of Handel's Messiah performed in a church in Katikati. There...

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Pilot Bay, penguins and plastic

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 09:33 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

It was October 2011, and oil was washing ashore from the Rena. Leigh Pettigrew heard the call for help, and attended a meeting...

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A resolution that will stick

Posted on 5 Jan 2018 09:09

What is your New Year's Resolution? To drop 20 kilograms? Finally get in shape? Join a gym?  When it comes to...

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Ear rubs for accommodation

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 13:40 | By Karolyn Timarkos

It sounded too good to be true. Ten nights' free accommodation in San Francisco's trendy and bohemian-chic ocean-side...

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New strength at 62

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 13:18 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Wayne McCready reckons he once knew all the best pie and doughnut shops between here and Auckland.  “I ended...

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Tauranga’s spectacular circus community

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 12:13 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Jason Butler is a second generation circus performer  and juggler. He also calls himself a dyslexic clown. I find that...

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Community garden grows

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 11:09 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The idea for creating the  Mount Community Garden was conceived in 2011 by members of the Mount Maunganui Lions Club....

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Setting a new standard of childcare

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 10:56

It's every parent's dream for their children to thrive from an early age and bloom into well-rounded, eager-to-learn,...

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Stay on track with trails app

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 10:08 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

When Junji Kumano and Takayuki Ban visited Tauranga on their recent travel research trip, they tried out the newly-launched...

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Art with a past

Posted on 8 Dec 2017 15:49

Two very different styles of art will soon call Tauranga's The Art Lounge NZ home. Sarah Albisser and Anya Mowll...

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Meeters and Greeters

Posted on 8 Dec 2017 15:46 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Cruise ship season got underway with the arrival of the 108,865 tonne Golden Princess on October 10. Over 80 cruise ships...

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Minden Makeover

Posted on 8 Dec 2017 15:45 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The Minden Lookout has had a makeover in time for summer. The lookout at the top of Minden Road was built 40 years ago...

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