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A cairn of stones

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:53 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

From the age of nine, my sisters and I would explore the headland at Omokoroa. Our small bach was nearby, and after a day...

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Fifty-two Davids

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:51 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

It all started last September, when Tauranga resident Kym Johnson received a message via the ancestry website from  Erin...

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Back to the future

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:50 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

I drove out to Greerton Village to check on the knitted piano. It had been hosted by the Women's Refuge second-hand...

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Tango to mango

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:49 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Film directors Antoinette Wilson  and Jordan Osmond are living in a five-acre food forest in Katikati. They met Andrew...

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Morning Melodies

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:48 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

My phone rang. “Oh Rooosalieeee,” purred Alys Ingrid Wicksteed's velvet voice, “you simply must...

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Say goodbye to varicose veins

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 11:45

Varicose and spider veins are relatively common conditions, affecting up to 50 per cent of women and a lesser number of...

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Beyond Us

Posted on 29 Mar 2018 15:08 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

I first heard about Curate in 2009 when past Tauranga City councillor and musical director Bob Addison was looking for a...

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The Crafty Gatherer

Posted on 29 Mar 2018 15:07 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

From re-purposing beer crates, to keeping snuggly in winter with salt bags, Marco and Tess Partridge are living an adventure...

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Jassi Singh

Posted on 29 Mar 2018 15:06 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga's Jassi Singh, 15,  has spent one third of his life playing cricket. He is also one of 16 young New...

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Mana Hira Davis

Posted on 29 Mar 2018 15:06 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Writer and producer Mana Hira Davis  asked me to come and be an alien zombie in his Guardian of the Stones, so of course...

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Kitchens with character

Posted on 29 Mar 2018 14:59

The kitchen is at the heart of every home, but modern designs often lack one crucial feature – soul. Glossy, white...

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Chalium Poppy

Posted on 16 Mar 2018 15:18 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

I didn't think I'd find such a  world-class, classical musician living here in Mount Maunganui. Born in...

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Wagon to the past

Posted on 16 Mar 2018 15:17 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The drive to Paengaroa took all of 10 minutes. It can take me longer to get to Greerton Village or Bethlehem Town Centre....

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Tarantulas, guns and bobcats

Posted on 16 Mar 2018 15:16

“I'm off to Russia, going mountain climbing,” said Jo Morgan when I caught up with her last year. I mulled...

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Guinness Down Under

Posted on 16 Mar 2018 15:14 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

It has taken the writing of a book about a famous brew to bring together two local members of the Guinness family. Tauranga...

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Southern fare to share

Posted on 16 Mar 2018 15:12

The premises at 70 Maunganui Road  has seen many a diner come and go since its construction over 40 years ago, but...

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Athenree Homestead

Posted on 2 Mar 2018 09:22 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Despite living most of my life  in the Bay of Plenty, I had yet to visit the Athenree Homestead. I knew little about...

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Red Hat Dames

Posted on 2 Mar 2018 09:21 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The word ‘motoring' came to mind when  I drove out to Te Puna to meet the Red Hat Dames. I had plucked...

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Peace Garden at the Mount

Posted on 2 Mar 2018 09:20 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

I found a peace garden at the Mount.  I noticed a sign over a gateway leading to it one day when walking past St Peter's...

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Chugging towards a million

Posted on 2 Mar 2018 09:18 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

One Sunday afternoon after Christmas  I decided to revisit my ten-year-old self  and went for a train ride at...

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