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Archived version here I was having a beer in the London bar when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. I was in a depressed mood because my marriage had
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Achived version here It is said that truth is stranger than fiction. Is this a true story or a fairy tale? I’ll leave it to you to decide! My second
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Archived version here. Mount Maunganui, 1981 “Paddy,” my mother’s frazzled voice called from the doorway, “we need more milk.” She turned back to the kitchen muttering darkly, a smear of
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Archived verson here In 1966, Bill Dwyer, who later became an internationally known anarchist known as Ubi, reprised the tradition of free speech in Myers Park, Auckland.  On the baptismal
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Archived version here. I saw Keri Hulme going into the Whataroa shop. She was buying bread and milk and maybe the paper. “Hey,” I said. “I think that’s Keri Hulme.”
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Archived here. He looked longingly at the old cottage one more time before turning to go inside. Deep down Albert knew that the farm along the road, with the little
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Archived evrsion here So you love him/ you’re lonely/ you miss having a man around/ you want the security of a husband? There are a number of reasons for a
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Archived here. Great! It’s a beach day and not just any old beach. We’re off to Kawhia. It’s my favourite place in the whole world. My brother and I argue
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Here I stand Tall and strong Overlooking towns and cities A wondrous sight A day turns to night Sunsets lighting the sky gold Turning young to old To watch the
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Archived version here.   Auckland was once classed among the great Victorian cities of the world, and it was still that in the 1950s, when people took the trouble to
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Archived version here. Her skin is as soft as…. Wait. I have to think for a minute. Cool watermelon temperature with a kitten fur texture. That about captures it. I
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Archived version here. At the top of the North Island of Aotearoa lies the Houhora harbour on the east side of the Aupouri Peninsula. Its position 41km north of Kaitaia
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This page is intended as a record of the British that participated in the Battle of Te Ranga on 21 June 1864. British casualties are thought to be eleven dead
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Archived version here. “Is it time yet?” Gwytha jumps up and down on her bed. We are fully dressed. She's eight and I'm ten. “Ssh!” I warn. “They'll hear you.
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Archived version here. What lies hidden behind trees, bushes, hills and clouds is possibly unknown to many, a small place without shops for the next mile.  It’s not a city,
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Archived here. From the first moment I laid eyes on that bewitching pohutukawa tree I knew that there was something very wrong. Regardless of its beauty and spiny red headdress
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Archived version here. The south-eastern corner of the South Island, the area known as The Catlins, is a special place for us. It lies on a coastal route between Balclutha
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Archived here. During most of World War II we lived on a small bush farm a mile out of Maclennan in the Catlins district of South Otago. Dad’s job at
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archived version here. Abibliophobia, a recently coined term for the fear of running out of reading material, aptly describes the condition that has beset me since I became a conscious
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Archived version here. At the tiny mining settlement where I spent my childhood a Maori family called Taumarunui lived with other Maori families in a gully of native bush beside
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