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Lois Hunter
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
"I HAVE BEEN WAITING 40 YEARS for a real summer like this!" I heard someone say on the radio. And it has been a stunner, even with the interruption of couple of big stormy interludes. The gardens have suffered a bit from lack of rain and those winds, but in...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
The wharf taped off WELL THERE WENT DECEMBER, very hot and very dry and full of scattered busyness so that each day went quicker as we scurried more frantically. Now the Christmas bling has been put away for another year and the New Year songs have been sun...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
I AM NOT SURE WHY THERE IS THIS RUSH  to do everything, but everything,  before Christmas.  Maybe because the start of the new year is
only a week after that? Everyone I
know has projects on, including me. I decided to re-lay all my garden paths –
but first...
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NEWS FROM THE iSLAND
FINALLY IT HAPPENED! The weeks go on and on and it seems it will never get done in time and then one day it's a fact and the 5th book from  Kawau Island's Bookworms has been born and ready for Christmas readers. Our previous four books have sold extremely w...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
LAST WEEK WAS GO-WALK-ABOUT-DAY and I decided to catch the bus and go North to the city of Whangarei. I had a map and had made a list of what I wanted to go and see in the 3 hours before I had to return, but made the mistake of deciding to start at the Clap...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
NOT ONLY DO THE FLOWERS GO tra-la-la in the Spring so do thoughts turn to love and romance - as the song says .."  birds do it, b ees do it, e ven educated fleas do it.."   "Let's do it" by Cole Porter. And my cat is no different and she is wanting a mate. ...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
WHILE I WAS BUSY these last 3 weeks with those last bits and pieces to be sorted by myself , Ruth Mac and Ruth H, to give the finishing touches to Kawau Island Bookworms latest publication, ISLAND PEOPLE ( due out at the beginning of this December - cover p...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
THE DREAM IS  NOW UNDERWAY for the coming summer and the search is on for the perfect place to make that dream come true. Kawau Island homes are once again starting to appear for sale. I have just chosen 5 of them here as examples of what is available. Each...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE SOMETIMES that not only do I live on an Island but for months of the year I often have the  D O C park and the beach to myself  when I am out walking. But now it is September. The Island wakes and people will be walking the paths again ...
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NEWS FROM THE ISLAND
BEING EVERGREEN ANY CHANGES IN SEASONAL COLOUR  are usually textural and/or subtle with the
occasional exception mostly from plants that have escaped early colonial
gardens and flourished in its new climate. One such plant is the Arum lily. An
elegant state...
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