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Kiwiboomers by Chris Horan - 2w ago

Oh for inspiration, for vision, for boldness and for a political party that has not only counted the pennies but has done the preparation and is ready to fly once it has the power. The steady-as-she-goes budget was hardly inspiring, it could have been devised by Bill English. It was boldness be my enemy. And […]

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Kiwiboomers by Jasbindar Singh - 2w ago

Time and time again, it has been said – the three things we can all be certain of in life – death, taxes and change! And depending on our circumstances, one of these may be more pressing than the others. I had not been for a walk in the uplifting Western Springs Park since summer […]

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Kiwiboomers by Janet Hart - 2w ago

In the big picture New Zealand prospered in the 1960s. Materialism boomed, the economy flourished, brand-new houses dotted the suburbs and pop music and miniskirts and thumbing noses at conventions, gave spice to the day. But on the edge of the lupins and the sand hills east of Christchurch, Cheryl Nicol’s childhood memory of 60s […]

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Kiwiboomers by Paul Smith - 2w ago

The Coalition was just five months old when commentators began their refrain: Stop whingeing about the defects of the last Government they said, as if these were minor failings. They most certainly are not and the licence given by them to Sir John Key to lambast Labour was very liberal –  he was still at […]

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Kiwiboomers by Paul Smith - 1M ago

After kiwiboomers contributor Ann Andrews’ story we also wondered about why people lie. There’s an annual  World’s Biggest Liar  Competition… The website Mental Floss wrote: …held since the 19th century, the World’s Biggest Liar competition owes its origin to a pub owner named Will Ritson, who was known for the fantastic stories he would tell […]

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Kiwiboomers by Jasbindar Singh - 1M ago

Have you de-railed in your tracks recently? You were going along just fine and then WHAMMO! Despite all your good intentions, rigorous short and long term planning and solid commitment, you found yourself back in a place you really didn’t want to be. A goal-less, soul-less zone? Perhaps unwittingly you became enmeshed in some old […]

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Kiwiboomers by Paul Smith - 1M ago

We were both ageing duffers with time on our hands, and sunlight on our faces. We had met, as commuters do, at the bus stop, sighing almost simultaneously after just missing the bus into town. Apart from staring hopefully into the distance every now for the next one, we had to content ourselves with waiting […]

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The traditions of  catching and eating these tiny fish are based on the springtime migrations of the inanga, various native Galaxiid species. The fish are netted about estuaries and tidal  river reaches as they run upstream in their multitudes to grow into adult fish. Whitebaiters occupy a ‘stand’, a closely guarded personal position from where […]

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Kiwiboomers by Chris Horan - 1M ago

After much hesitation, because I did not want to offend, I put off for at least a year writing a letter to the Otago Daily Times on an issue that had been offending me for some time. The letter was published (see below) and six people responded, which surprised me since the subject was not […]

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Although a surprising number of media sports writers appear to be wilfully ignorant, the rest of us know that some results are predictable. In the rugby world cup there are only eight teams who have a chance of winning. It’s not hard to work out why, they are much better than the rest. That Japan […]

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