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Vehicle crashes into building on Coghill Street, Whitianga

Steffen will not be beaten by an aggressive incident that damaged his Embassy of Friendship. The property is occupied by Steffen Lindner, a professional counsellor and therapist in private practice. Steffen’s counselling practice also conducts group sessions in the building. This building is also the home of the ‘Embassy of Friendship’. At the time of the attack, Steffen was alone inside the building. The loud sound of the crash, and accompanying tremors, shocked Steffen. It also attracted the attention of other residents of Coghill Street. A number of people, including Steffen, observed...

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Heaps of fun at Cabaret!

“They did it their way” WOW! This was the Cabaret last Saturday night presented in New York style at Mercury Bay Club to a great crowd. It was a small team who put the show together and presented it but the expansive array of talent between them and the commitment to excellence brought great success. The careful and creative plans of Roger Simpson, whose brain child the Cabaret was, paid off.

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What this means for Whitianga

The three Thermal aspects plus Cathedral Cove are attractive all year round. We need to shout out this story to bring untold numbers of tourists to enjoy the essence of who we are and what we offer. Signage must placard the message of uniqueness. It will take risk and money to do this, but the whole village will benefit and so will the rest of the Coromandel Peninsula. Know our history Once upon a time, over 80 years ago, patients at Whitianga Hospital would go to Mother Brown’s Creek (Taputaputea Stream) to bathe in the warm water that bubbled up from out of the sand. Thermal is not new...

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Updating skills

To be able to fully utilise all the features of your eReader whether it be an iPad, iPhone or tablet, SeniorNet offers User Group sessions on iPhones and  iPads for Apple users and Android User Groups. iPhone Users Groups Scheduled from 2.15-4.15pm on Tuesday, 23 July; Wednesday, 24 July; Tuesday, 6 August; Wednesday, 7 August. Android Users Groups Tuesday, 30 July, 2.15-4.15pm and Wednesday, 7 August. Cost. $8 per session Genealogy interest Group July 23, 10.15am-12.15pm; Tuesday, 13 August, 2.15-4.15pm. Beginners Genealogy Interest Group Tuesday 30 July, 10.15am-12.15pm. Cost. $8 per...

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Fun recipes for better coalition leadership

At a time when the promises of globalisation appear to be failing, it seems like the right time to develop systems promoting unity and cohesion in Aotearoa. To begin this process, I would humbly suggest, that our foreign minister, being statesman-like while overseas, then resorting to bullying and abusing local media back at home, would do better by employing a less emotional, more reasoned approach. His party deputy Shane Jones resorts to cynical, abusive language when asked the hard questions. He was also recently reported as saying “the leader is never wrong” after said leader’s statement,...

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Disasters – shopping & dream kitchens

A modern day kitchen, similar to my experience. The oven is large enough to bake two turkeys side by side. Our friends never eat turkey but just knowing they could cook two of these large birds side by side, something no other member of their family could do, filled our friends with pride. Shortly after the installation of the new kitchen, tragically, and unexpectedly, this dear woman died. A couple of years ago, while attending to family responsibilities I stayed for one week in the house alone. Knowing my weakness for home made bread, my friend, the widower, had made a loaf especially for...

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Winter Holiday activities at the Tairua Library

Pictured having fun with art at Tairua Library are (from left) Taine Newall (6), Keena Newall (8) and Lachie Newall (3). Tairua Community Librarian Kayla and other Thames Coromandel District Council library staff came up with these novel activities that have attracted up to 60 children in one session. “It has been controlled chaos and we’ve loved it,” says Kayla. “We’ve try to cater for everyone and it’s been so popular.” One of the most popular mornings was ‘making your very own cooling winter slime’. Making slime involves mixing PVA glue with a pre-made solution then adding bright colours...

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Come try Wing Chun Kung Fu at the Coromandel Hospital

Young student of Wing Chun kung Fu. “The Art of Simultaneous Defence and Attack” This Martial Art is what gave Bruce Lee his edge and was introduced to the Western World by him. It relaxes the body and exercises the mind and is very different from any other Martial Art. It is also known as the “Science of Street Fighting “or the “Thinking Man’s Martial Art” even though it is the only style created by a woman, a 5’2-inch Buddhist Nun who was one of the top five fighters in China at the time. It is one of the few Martial Arts where woman can have true equality. (It’s actually a system). Wing...

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