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Hole in the Wall

September 8, 2010 by  
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“The best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. Dr. Sugata Mitra, Chief Scientist at NIIT, is credited with the discovery of Hole-in-the-Wall. NIIT is an information technology global education and training company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. Professor Mitra was recently described as a polymath by the University of London and his 30 […]

Stone Store, Keri Keri, Northland

August 19, 2010 by  
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“The Stone Store, a former storehouse, is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, its construction having begun on 19 April 1832. The keystone above the door bearing the date 1833 is thought to have been carved by the stonemason William Parrott who cut the Sydney sandstone in situ, but construction of the building was […]

Living Cell Technologies

July 1, 2010 by  
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“They’re recognised for their research and development of therapies in disease areas that typically have no cure or poor treatment options. Living Cell Technologies (LCT) is a New Zealand based biotechnology company focused on developing living cell products for the treatment of diabetes, neurological disease and haemophilia. They are is focused on building a successful […]

Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa

June 30, 2010 by  
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“They are a nationwide, patient led organisation committed to reducing the impact of bowel cancer in their communities through awareness, education and support. They are working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage fair and affordable access to treatment for those affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer […]

Water Water Everywhere

January 26, 2010 by  
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They’ve stayed in my memory for years these lines, actually the entire narrative has. It’s Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. Our old School Principal, Bob Foster taught it to

As We Speak

January 24, 2010 by  
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One of my favourite alto saxophonists is veteran jazz legend David Sanborn, I’ve loved him forever. Well, as long as there’s been an ‘As We


November 22, 2008 by  
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It’s funny what your mind gets to thinking and turning over as you drive. Mine was ripping through the gears, packed to the gunnels with unfamiliar names to put together with two or even three times met faces in places best described as the ‘back of beyond’ in that shy way that being new to […]

When Past meets Present

November 21, 2008 by  
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Auckland city is the region that spans from the west coast with it’s rugged coast lines, black sand beaches, over mountain ranges, through the cosmopolitan ‘City of Sails’, over to the white sandy beaches of the east coast and on out to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

From Small Beginnings

November 20, 2008 by  
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Back in Auckland city I was feeling quite claustrophobic having left behind us the wide open spaces of the Helensville countryside. I’m not too sure Helensvillians will like hearing I’ve let the cat out of the bag on their best-kept secret of better than average well-being so mum’s the word from here on out, okay?

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