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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Debbie Garea GO4it Fundamentals Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty The sounds of laughter and encouragement can be heard reverberating over the playing fields of 75 Bay of Plenty primary schools at lunchtimes as the Dynamo Leaders facilitate games for...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, I was rummaging through the clutter and found arborio rice for my curry instead of basmati.I also found a packet...

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Leigh ElderEat for keeps This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose weight more easily than women. This is primarily because men tend to have a higher percentage of muscle than women,...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz New trends in recent times have sometimes focused on ancient well-known foods, ancient grains like quinoa and sorghum. The latest new rediscovery and rise in popularity of...

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Melanie ShortMarketing and Sponsorship ManagerSport BOP Time and time again I am reminded of just how vital our volunteers are to keeping the sporting world going (any many others I’m sure!). Every time a decision is made to run an event,...

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David MortimoreCommunity Sport Team LeaderSport Bay of Plenty Every week many sports clubs, sports organisations and the wider public use fields and facilities that are provided by our local councils. It is not always something that is given consideration...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There seems to be a sense of healthiness when eating a freshly-made salad.A packet of mixed lettuce leaves and a few things tossed together in a salad bowl is fine, but a bit...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There have been many festivals and events during summer and I’ve been lucky to attend two quite opposite types.One was an alcohol-soaked music-based three-day concert;...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz There is still plenty of heat in the sun at this time of the year and we often eat vegetables like watermelon and cucumber, which have more than 90 per cent water content that...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Now that Gareth Morgan has lifted the lid on global warming; pinpointed the problem of the birdies in the trees and the naughty cats; and found the golden bullet for NZ’s Waitangi Treaty aberrations...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz The time of the year has come when the sun starts to ripen passionfruit, as it competes with the grape vine to smother the chicken compound fence. This year again there’s...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz It happened a couple of weeks ago but it’s the story that just keeps coming. Until now I’ve resisted the urge to lay bare the details.Shame two Christchurch insurance office staff also didn’t...

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Jane NeesBOP Regional Councillorwww.janenees.co.nz By the time you read this, submissions will have closed on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan prepared by the Bay of Plenty Land Transport Committee, of which I’m chair. This plan is...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Summer’s produces is what many look forward to this season – especially fruits and berries. And when I spot the colour and blush on blueberries I know it’s...

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Brian RogersRogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Yes! Finally I’ve been sacked. You know how long I’ve waited for this? Bring on the lazy days of fishing and sailing and sitting around a poolside with a tall drink with a slice of fruit...

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Todd TalksBy Todd Muller Don’t allow a handful of agitants playing to the cameras define your experience. Celebrate Waitangi Day by celebrating what it means to you and your family to live here in this amazing place. If you focus on that...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz A few friends, who are fellow garden enthusiasts, and I have enjoyed a friendly competition every year to see who can grow the biggest tomato. For me, every year someone else...

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Dazz SwitallaFlavour SecretsNo.1 The Strand Chef www.no1thestrand.co.nz Rustic peach and baked semolina flanThe summer sun brings out the colour and flavour of our favourite summer stone fruits –and often chargrilling brings it out even more...

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Weather Eyewith John Maunder A superimposed graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to October 2014 is shown below. As the base period differs for the individual temperature estimates, they have all been normalised by comparing...

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