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I narrowly missed being struck by a fast,  careless cyclist a few days ago, on the Kulim Park walkway. The results of such a collision in such a place, at an advanced, ‘rickety' age, could be catastrophic.The woman was not attending to...

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If you've had monarch caterpillars on your swan plants, only to find that they have disappeared, wasps may be to blame.Try taking some medium-sized, brown paper bags, inflate them by blowing into them (an inflated balloon may be placed in each one...

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Every Tuesday a small group of ladies of a certain age, including myself, walk in the mornings. It's great exercise as well as social time.We walk in various places, sometimes from Owens Place along Matapihi Rd, over the railway bridge, or beside...

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Our Prime Minister said this week that we would sent military staff to Syria and/or Iraq because this is the cost of being in the club.The club being ‘Five Eyes' the so called intelligence-sharing club of the USA, Britain, Canada, Australia...

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It does disappoint me that there are actually some people out there who seem to believe former elected members of council should basically lose the right to be able to express their personal views via letters to the editor.I'm referring to Graeme...

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Mike Baker's letter‘Be Very Afraid' (The Weekend Sun, December 12) castigates the Tauranga City Council for spending, I prefer the word investing, ratepayers funds studying the amalgamation issue.Mike also lambastes TCC for its now-discarded...

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I refer to P Dolden's letter to the editor ‘The real definition of a terrorist' (The Weekend Sun, January 9). And I can't help mention another entity being ‘corporate terrorism' which has been created by the large corporate...

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In his recent articles in the New Zealand Herald, Gareth Morgan constantly resorts to the ‘Royal Prerogative'.We, as though all readers, were in agreement and accord with his writing.He may be a ‘gun' in investment, motorcycle...

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Re: ‘Tourist madness on highways just keeps rolling on and on', “The Weekend Sun, January 9). Any chance you can point out to K Morland of Katikati that they should stop banging on about the kayak on the roof story.Two letters have appeared...

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Mr and Mrs West are in trouble. It's a big issue and not many people want to talk about it.The problem: We are not replacing ourselves. Or, if you like, our birth rates are not high enough to keep our culture alive.So to survive, most of the so-called...

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