The Read Harder Challenge

I always begin the year with great intentions of completing a million reading challenges, and inevitably my enthusiasm tapers off after the first few months. (I love how Robyn manages to make one book count for many categories. I might have to steal that trick later in the year.) This time I've decided to attempt the…
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Make music at Peterborough Street’s Sound garden

GAP Filler's Sound Garden will be officially launched at 100 Peterborough Street Thursday 26th March, 5pm-6pm so come along and create an alternative beat for our city. BOOM bang buzz, whine wheeze WHOMP, squeak squawk SMACK, clang clatter CRACK these are the sounds of our city! These days the rumbling of mortar grinding and the jangling of steel being…
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Scratch and grab

When I told various people we were thinking of getting a couple of hens they assured me we would love having them. My thoughts were more along the lines of: chooks = garden turned over and manured = eggs. Not 'chooks - I'll love having them in our life'. The first few nights of the fat bottomed…
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William Rhodes Moorhouse

William Barnard Rhodes Moorhouse was a young man with a taste for speed which ultimately led to his own death in World War I, but also the deaths of two people, one on New Brighton Beach. Although born in England in 1887, through his mother he was affiliated to Taranaki, Ngati Tama and Te Ati…
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