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Waiata of the Heart

November 11, 2008 by  
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On my first day at Primary School I was chosen for the Infants Choir, I was five years old but I remember it as if it was yesterday. My teacher was Jean Millett who taught Primer 1 at Terrace School in my home town of Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay. I credit her (along with

Human Documents

October 30, 2008 by  
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In the beginning, driving between Napier and Taupo (on State Highway 5) is sort of like playing snakes and ladders. It requires alot of concentration due to the serpentine nature of the hills around Te Haroto particularly since

Older Better Wiser

October 24, 2008 by  
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I like that the older you get the less you have to work at getting every other man and his dog to appreciate that fact. It’s like the imperceptible manner in which seasons change their leaves, over time we know it will happen and therefore we are less likely to stand in its way when

Depression Helpline

October 1, 2008 by  
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Depression, there is a way through. Different things seem to trigger depression in different people. Sometimes it happens for no clear reason. Some things that increase the risk of depression are:

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

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

September 5, 2008 by  
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I love that a rainbow inspires a softness in the thought life of people looking at it. Why is that do you think? I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s the ethereal way that the washday hues are hung out across

When Angels Sing

August 30, 2008 by  
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When I walk barefoot through puddles it’s to remind myself that my life can be simple. Well, perhaps more simple than it is. I’m reminded that I can feel

On Campbell Street

August 22, 2008 by  
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What is it do you think that makes some people complain more than others about their lot? Even if their lot were eminently better, than say, their neighbours? See, the thing about our lives is

Home Grown Truths

July 7, 2008 by  
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I read somewhere once that “you don’t have to own the playground to play on the swings”. I found that a particularly odd-about kind of adage really. Odd but somehow

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