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Haranui and Beyond

November 7, 2008 by  
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As Woody from Toy Story would say, to Haranui and Beyond! As we head out of Auckland to Haranui Marae the afternoon had that strange ‘four seasons in one day’ feel about it. The skyline has ominous storm clouds rolling in at a great rate of knots but the afternoon sun had a warm and […]

If the Shoe Fits Wear It

October 11, 2008 by  
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The thing about taking a good long hard look at your life is that it can make a person feel regretful or want to compare their life with someone else’s. Now, there might be some merit in that (if

Pie in the Eye

September 24, 2008 by  
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I love that the cold air is unapologetic about the way it thwacks you across the face no matter how undeserving we think we might be of such treatment. Have you ever wished you could do that to someone you feel has a complete knack for

Flower Power

September 10, 2008 by  
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Like most people, I love a feel good story and I love it because there are some stories that should be told because they help us back to the place where we can believe in the capacity for human kindness again. It surprises me then that

One plus One equals Three

September 8, 2008 by  
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Absence is a funny thing, they say that it makes the heart grow fonder and I suppose that’s true to some extent. But absence is absence, it means you or they (whoever ‘they’ are to you) are not in the same place and therein lies

Dad’s Day and Dancing to my Ten Guitars

September 7, 2008 by  
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It’s Father’s Day. This time last year I was chatting to my Dad by phone because he lived in Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay on New Zealand’s North Island and I lived in Sydney, Australia.

Say You Say Me

August 24, 2008 by  
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What is it about being connected, to someone, something that makes it so important to our human experience? Is it need? If that’s it, then, we’re bound to be disappointed. Needing something too much could

Play Ball

August 23, 2008 by  
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Sometimes finding the way forward is more difficult than we imagine, particularly when we’re just hitting our stride and from out of no-where the unexpected occurs. It somehow seems worse when

Spit Polishing

August 21, 2008 by  
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When I was younger, I learnt the art of spit polishing shoes. It’s an exacting art, an all consuming one. There comes with the forward one, backward one swish motion a conscious sense of being lulled into a quieting submission by the sound alone.

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