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  • What makes Bailey bridges so special

    Three months after Cyclone Gabrielle, Bailey bridges are being built in Hawke’s Bay to provide vital lifelines in areas where bridges were washed away.

  • Avoid catching Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis, or Lepto for short, is a bacterial disease affecting all mammals.

  • Dish deliciously good for you

    AT AGE 60, Dr Peter Brukner was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, despite having followed the dietary advice of his own profession all of his adult life.


    Meet Kia Italy’s new EV6 model ... made entirely of Lego bricks, originally commissioned for last month’s Milan Design Week. The company calls the display piece “Brick to the Future”.

  • IN ROWENA’S WORDS ... A WORD FROM JAMIE ... This is our pilgrimage

    Much as Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca, cricket fans to the MCG for the Boxing Day Ashes Test and golfers to Augusta for the Masters, Kiwi farmers religiously make the annual trek to Mystery Creek for the National Agricultural Fieldays.

  • Floral art lessons returning

    Robyn Pescini is holding another series of floral art lessons. She will show you how to create a wall hanging. The classes will be at te Whare Mahana Community Hub on Wednesday evenings in June at a cost of $10 a night.

  • Live bands to charm crowd

    Music Festivals and Events NZ is organising a free free live community music event in the Levin Adventure Park on Saturday as their contribution to the Kings Sound Center Music Fest.

  • Account cash can benefit Foxton

    “The council needs to improve its fiscal managment of the Foxton Beach Freeholding account so that sizable amounts of money would be readily available to be invested in services and public amenities that benefit the Foxton Beach Community,” according got the 73 people, who attended a meeting about the freeholding account, organised at the request of the council, by Brett Russell, in his capacity as chairman of the Foxton Beach Progressive Association.

  • Bishop has vision for the future

    Scores of local business owners turned out for this month’s BA5, which was held at the new Totara Bush Business Park. Expecting it be solely a trade-based business park the Wayne Bishop Group has been overwhelmed with interest from non-trade businesses.

  • Thousands of tonnes of plastic recovered

    Setting up business in New Zealand in 2006, Plasback has gone from strength to strength when it comes to plastic recycling.

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