The story of the eel

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News from the Kiwi Coast Rain has filled the streams in Northland, flushing normally placid water down to the estuaries and on to the ocean. There is an awakening, a realization, that these streams and rivers need nurturing back to health. Sometimes we don’t realize what we have got until it’s gone. At the grassroots level, landcare groups, schools, farmers, councils, landowners all over Northland are helping their streams by fencing and planting. Every metre counts. Add to that Kiwi … Read More

Leaving the ladder down

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It’s been nearly five years now since the idea of Liked Media birthed from a comfy couch in the lounge one summers evening, wine in hand. I had decided that I didn’t want an office job again that would restrict new found family life and create need for after school care and babysitters after hours. I wanted to stay in alignment with my passion, media, however times where changing and digital media was moving fast. I stumbled upon social media … Read More

Never too old to ride a train

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We arrived at the station. I could feel the excitement radiate from both parent and child. Although a busy little spot, there were noticeable memories being made here that was worth the grizzle, nudging and occasional toddler tantrum over how many sausages they could have.   This was happiness, fun on the trains.     It had been years since our family had hung out here on a Sunday afternoon and a first for our youngest, nearly three. When Master … Read More

More than just a rock

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I felt compelled to try to explain my love for this community group, Whangarei Rocks and why it’s not just coloured rocks lying on gardens, beaches and walkways. It’s so much more.  Little did I know that when I signed up as a member of this group, I was strengthening our family bond between parent and child. I had no idea this would open up communication channels between myself and my tween as we walked the sea side together. I … Read More

What they don’t tell you | PART TWO |

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No one told me that sometimes my dream of being self employed would back fire and I would daydream about finding a J.O.B!       We spend all this time swept away in the idea of creating our freedom. More money they say, long lunches and do it your way. No more working for the man and stuck in the predictability of the nine to five. Oh, my goodness… nine to five…. can you imagine that!? The truth be … Read More