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Liam Butler interviews John Collyns, RVA Executive Director on taking the heat out of the housing crisis.

Question One:  How do you think retirement village living could help take the heat out of the housing crisis?  John Collyns, Retirement Villages Association Executive Director: Thousands of new homes need to be built each year to meet the growing number of families throughout New Zealand desperate for a roof over their heads. The Government’s …

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From the Desk of Don at Dream Tours

"Visiting the Scottish Highlands and many of the islands will provide you with memories of a land steeped in legend and spirit with spots of such rare beauty that it will literally take your breath away. We stopped at Buckie to visit Portsoy, Cullen, Portnocike and Findochty. Each has been …

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Liam Butler interviews Clair Halll – author of No Front Line. Inside Stories of New Zealand’s Vietnam War

No Front Line $45 Penguin Group (NZ) www.penguin.co.nz No Front Line explores this war like never before, from the perspective of New Zealanders who were there, in their own words: on operations, on a mission for good, on orders, or simply out for adventure. It relays military, civilian and domestic histories in …

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Light Rain ….

This film was based on a true story (written by Bob Perks) and the premise of it is very simple. We are reminded of the need to avoid becoming weighed down by the trivial hindrances that soak our paths on a daily basis. There are always people in worse situations …

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Add some extra time to your life….

Eating back the years  By Emma Williams  Put simply…we all rust.  In the quest to be forever young, antioxidants, the health-protecting compounds found in plant-based foods are key, as they halt damage to the body’s cells.  So which are among the best choices? Three of the strongest antioxidants are beta-carotene, and …

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Liam Butler reviews The Python’s Autobiography

www.hachette.co.nz RRP $55.00 Over 40 years ago, a group of five Englishmen – and one wayward American – rewrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python’s Flying Circus, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its …

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From Cook to Carer…

  Sheree French knows how it feels to be the victim of redundancy, supporting her family through difficult times. However, this 31-year-old mother of two took advantage of an opportunity when at a crossroads last year.   ‘I’d been working as a cook and cleaner in a rest home, but …

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Liam Butler interviews Clincial Psychologist Professor Tanya Bryon

The Skeleton Cupboard $34.99 www.macmillan.co.nz is Professor Tanya Byron’s account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had …

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