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Author: R.Harwood

About issues, not personalities

Despite the political category you divide yourself into, if you have been around our Coromandel for any length of time you may well remember Jeanette Fitzsimons. She was our Parliamentary representative and leader of the Green Party before the National Party changed the constituency to include Hauraki, facilitating their candidate’s parliamentary access. I admired Jeannette as a true leader not just because she had a far greater understanding of environmental issues than any of her contemporaries, she also was possibly the only politician who attacked the issues and not the individual. So much...

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Boating Club move a win/win

About our famous boating club. Did you know that since Johnathan Kline threw his positive energy into the club (6-7 years ago) they have purchased suitable training yachts, run excellent holiday learn-to-sail programs for our kids, and held many successful yachting regattas? Each year the Whitianga special needs kids and their carers are taken for a sail on Hobie cats. The smiles on the faces of everyone involved says it all. One year a group of at-risk foster kids and their carers from Rotorua came and sailed and left feeling confident and inspired. After reading the complaints of individuals...

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