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Letters – Sculptures and Parking ...........................................................4 Big Bold and beautiful; Planting day at Huia ....................................5 Lopdell Precinct opens ......................................................................... 6-7 Village ready for a new lease of life......................................................8 It’s all about luxury .....................................................................................9 Kauri need our help ................................................................................10 Art and about with Naomi McCleary .........................................12-13 Spring Fling in Piha .................................................................................14 It’s all about love and perseverance ..................................................15 Birthday Bash: TFM turns 10 ................................................................16 Places to go: Events listing .............................................................18-19 On stage; At the libraries .......................................................................20 Bandstanding: Susannah Bridges meets Sarah Macombee ......21 Words on Wine with Lindsay Nash ...................................................22 Huia sea wall options .............................................................................23 Showcase: Organic meat and Luxury Linen ...................................24 Feature: The festive season needn’t be stressful ....................26-27 Keeping kids occupied ...........................................................................28 Growing West: Geoff Davidson on mingimingi ............................30 Birds in the West: Janie Vaughan on sea birds .............................31 Weather by the moon ............................................................................32 Live @ the Lounge ...................................................................................33 Advertisers’ Directory ..............................................................................34


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On our cover: Festive art created especially for The Fringe by year one and two students – Jaxon, Charles, Marina, Riannah, Sasharya, Mahkenzie, Dyllan, Mahia, Peyton, Reegan, Cameron, Shanaira, Lusila, Ella and art teacher Jennifer Jenkins from rooms 5 and 6 at Glen Eden Primary School. See more of their work on pages 7 and 20.


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Writers: Tony Waring, Jade Reidy


Contributors: Geoff Davidson, Ken Ring, David Thiele, Lindsay Nash, Janie Vaughan, Naomi McCleary, Susannah Bridges, Christine Nash


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