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Archived version here. Night and a thousand stars, the creek roaring under the bridge and the two tents straddling the flat... Where else would you choose to be? This was
2012
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Archived version here. Allan and I hadn’t been on our own farm in Manawahe for very long and were still feeling our way around. On this particular evening, we’d just
2012
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Archived version here. When my brother Joe arrived on Labour Day in 1952 routine in our household vanished forever.  Joe was the child who choked the septic tank with toilet
2012
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Archived version here. Pureora village was dismal, the houses, built of wood during the native timber sawmilling heyday, now derelict and abandoned.  Skeletal remains of the mill and a sprawling
2012
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Barry Brickell is the subject of Jocelyn Davey's entry in the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
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Archived version here. As Allan and I stood waving goodbye to the Smiths, the former owners of our newly acquired back-country farm at Manawahe in the Bay of Plenty, my
2012
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Archived verson here. 1948.  Two fair-haired girls, heads bent, elbows spread, brown legs curled around wooden chair legs, sharpened pencils clasped in young fingers, scrawling in exercise books at the
2012
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Arhived version here If you go there now all you will see is a subdivision of paved roads and commercial buildings occupied by small businesses typical of the kind found
2012
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Archived version here. Some places remain like daggers in the heart of our memory. Some, like a vampire stake, so horrible in all the circumstances and discomfort that they induce
2012
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Archived version here. As a dance teacher for over fifty years the first person that jetes into my mind is Sir Jon Trimmer. When I was young, I watched him
2012
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Archived version here.  Beckoning sea and a tiny sandy beach! What more could we want? We’d reached Tauranga Motor Camp, tucked away at the end of 7th Avenue. The impulse
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Archived version here. If Nana Blanche hadn’t married in Wellington in 1923 she would have gone to study to be a professional opera singer at the Melbourne Conservatoire of Music.
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Archived version here.  In 1847 when farmer Thomas Stopforth drank himself to death, his eldest son Richard was just twelve years old.  With his mother long dead, a bleak future
2012
Genealogy Record
His great grandmother Violet Joy Alcock (1862-1951) was the subject of Peter Henson's entry in the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
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Archived version here. Wednesdays 6 am they appear. For close on two decades. Some days as many as six of them, other days just one. These are the Minden runners,
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Archived version here. Ten years ago I thought it was time I ran an astrology class. I’d spent many years learning astrology, here in New Zealand, in Canada and the
2012
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Archived version here 1963. A time when boys were boys and their parents were unafraid of that fact. Our community was unique in that we had an American exchange school
2012
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Freedom through reading & writing: a speech for the Friends of Tauranga City Libraries: 1st March 2010 by Jenny Argante. BA (Hons.) ALA Cert Ed
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Jam is the sticky topic of Peter Henson's entry in the 2011 Memoir and Local History Competition.
2012
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Archived evrsion here “A failure,” I said. “I feel I’ve been such a failure.” We sat, my wife and I, on the dune-front at the edge of Papamoa Beach and
2012