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or the last two summers I have hosted tourists in my home through Airbnb. Many of them would tell me about the cultural experience they had taken part in down the line in places like Roturua which always left me wondering why Northland didn’t offer something similar. Now, thanks to the Harding family, it does. Rangi and Merv and their five kids have opened their home to offer tourists a cultural experience like none other. I worked with Rangi years ago - she is an absolute crack up - and if her family are anything like her, these lucky tourists are in for one unique and entertainingly memorable time. In our Love it Here section, we feature another Northland attraction, this one more so for locals. Read about the idyllic spot where the residents have created a zone that has us parents from Whangarei flocking to take our kids during school hols. Actually, it’s quite a clever town. Chart-topping singer/song-writer Jamie McDell hails from there. You can read about her latest venture on page 6. Happy reading.

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Tourists immersed in Northland culture after local family open their home BY JODI FRASER-BRYANT

A holiday in Hawaii inspired a local Maori couple to follow their dream – now they invite strangers into their already bustling, loving home for an experience akin to a Mad Hatters tea party.


f you notice a van driving around Whangarei with a big image of a man performing a wild facial expression and about five kids looking slightly bashful in the back, that’ll be Merv and Rangi Harding’s whanau. But despite the shyness over the attention attracted by the image of their dad doing the pukana, they are the biggest supporters of their parent’s venture. Merv and Rangi have introduced a cultural experience to Whangarei in which tourists can fully immerse themselves and thereby return to their home countries with a sounder knowledge of Aotearoa. Tu Tika tours include a traditional powhiri welcome into their home, onsite arts and crafts and hangi preparation, and a journey taking in the sights and history of Whangarei. The idea was born when Merv and Rangi married 22 years ago. “We sat down and wrote out a one-day excursion out to Whangarei Heads, with a strong Maori cultural influence,” recalls Rangi. “But the timing wasn’t right, because my career as a sales and marketing manager started to take off at the Advocate.” Rangi continued working at the Advocate while starting their family, which grew until they had five children – one of which was famously born in the Advocate toilets. During this time, Merv

held the fort on the home-front, raising their children. After baby number five, Rangi left work and ‘got to be a real stayat-home mum for the first time’. It was a trip to Hawaii which stirred up their earlier vision. There, Rangi met a shuttle driver who was a native Hawaiian. He confirmed what she already knew – that you cannot say you have truly experienced a country until you have got to know the real people of that country. “By that I mean indigenous peoples. I was so touched by meeting this guy that I took my whole family and grandma over to meet him and his family and they hosted us for a month in 2013.” The experience rekindled their dream of a one-day tour but they realised they needed to make it more genuine and personal like their Hawaii experience. “Our tour gives an insight into who we really are and what we are about. We are so much more than haka and pois, just like Hawaii is so much more than beach, surf and hula.” But you will only experience true Hawaii through its indigenous people. The name Tu Tika means ‘Stand True’ derived from Te Reo ote Omeka – The Mangakahia Morehu Brass Band, the family are members of. “A command is given by the drum major to move into the stance of Attention. We stand strong and true about who we are, our culture and our beliefs. The name of the business reflects what we are about,” explains Rangi. The five-hour tour begins by picking up the tourists and taking them to the

“We believe Whangarei and Northland are the untapped jewels of, not only Aotearoa, but the world.

ABOVE: The Harding whanau at the top of Mt Parakiore, Whangarei. Back left Rangimarie, Anahera, Stella, Rakena, Rangimarie Jnr, Manuao and Mervyn Harding.

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Aotearoa, but the world. Visitors flock here for our beautiful coastline and scenery - wait until they really connect with our people. Then, and only then,

as an international Maori performing artist ambassador, and delivering the

will the world know what’s truly unique about Northland. He aha te mea nui

Maori cultural shows at the Auckland Museum, comes in.

o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important

A home-made morning tea is followed, before taking part in Maori mythology,

thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people,” translates Rangi.

weaving, waiata/singing and other traditional activities and preparation of

She describes an experience with her family ‘like you’ve just scored a seat at

the hangi. While the hangi is cooking, tourists are taken on a journey, visiting

the Mad Hatters tea party’. “We are authentic, a bit crazy, funny

some of Whangarei’s iconic attractions where the Hardings share the stories

and with stacks of love.” Their children – Rangimarie, 12, Stella,

of Aotearoa through their eyes before returning home to enjoy the hangi. The

11, Anahera, 9, Rakena, 7 and Manuao, 3, are their biggest supporters – “even

day is concluded with a traditional poroporake/farewell ceremony before

though they get shy sitting in our van with a big picture of their father doing

returning the tourists to their pick-up point.

a pukana (to stare wildly and dilate the eyes) on the back”.

The Hardings knew that opening their home to outsiders would also involve

“Their friends think Merv is Maui with his big fish hook. They know mum and

‘opening their hearts for the world to see’.

dad have worked hard and we’ve all had to make sacrifices - for the kids,

“We have absolutely nothing to hide well only our bedrooms,” laughs Rangi.

this has meant having to give up a number of their sports this year. They

“It’s a mission keeping the house clean and tidy for visitors so we need to

are a big part of this journey we are on and really want to be involved. We’re so

throw all our junk somewhere not to be seen. But, otherwise, our home is

glad they are all proud to be Maori and promote our culture positively. We hope

our visitor’s home once they have been welcomed in, and then they become

this empowers them to follow their own dreams.”


Harding home, where they are greeted with a traditional powhiri/welcoming ceremony. This is where Merv’s former career

whanau. “We are hoping they will take home a real connection to our whanau and home, which encompasses a better understanding of our people, our culture and our home. “We believe Whangarei and Northland are the untapped jewels of, not only

RIGHT: Mervyn in action during the traditional powhiri into the Harding’s home.

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her straight-forward, unaffected sunny sound, releasing several singles, including chart-topping You’ll Never Take That Away and Rewind, and her album Six Strings and a Sailboat took out Best Pop Album at the 2013 NZ Music Awards. “It’s really amazing having people relate to your music. I like being able to share my stories and emotions with people knowing that someone might be able to interpret my music to fit their own lives. I also enjoy having a platform in which I can encourage positive messages and hopefully make a positive difference.” Although now based in Auckland, her parents still live in Mangawhai and she returns to visit as often as possible. “I definitely try and get up as much as I can. My favourite surf spots are all across this coast and, of course, I love being around mum and dad. I’m sure I’ll find myself living up there later on in my life. “I have many fond memories just simply exploring the sand dunes. They really are such a magical part of the landscape here. I reckon I must have explored every inch of them now. As someone that really gets a kick out of being in or on the water, Mangawhai is always exciting for me because, if the surf’s no good, you can go sailing, if it’s not right for sailing, you can go fishing or diving and if you can’t do any of that well there’s always the pub! There’s so many ways to connect with the sea, I love that.” Jamie says she was ‘really excited and honoured’ to be asked to get involved with the campaign, ‘especially being at a stage in my life where I’m really comfortable in my own skin’. “Sure, I’ve been through ups and downs with getting to love my body, like many young girls, but getting older,

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Sharpen the edge of your spade; it does make digging a lot easier. The old gardener’s term to determine a depth to dig is called a spit; the spit is the measurement of the metal part of a spade, so that one spit or two! Trying growing your cucumbers off the ground they are less likely to spoil. Use wire netting to form a loose but large open ended tube. Place next to your plants, peg or weigh it down, the cucumber will attach themselves to the netting. The fruit often forms and hangs down through the top of the netting roll.

Comfrey is a useful herb although some gardeners call it a nuisance plant, because it spreads rapidly. But the leaves are potassium and nitrogen rich so they make a great liquid feed. Fill a mesh bag, like an onion sack, with comfrey leaves, tie up the bag. Use a container with a lid, drop the bag in and fill with water, close the lid – let it sit for 10 days. You might want to dilute it with water it depending on the strength of your brew. Use to feed the whole vegetable garden

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Look after your sprayer it will extend its life of your sprayer and making spraying more effective e. Remove the spray nozzle wash under the tap to remove any debriss that can get caught there e. Wash out the bowl with soapy wate er and run th he clean water through h the lance, che eck and clean the filter.

When harvesting rhubarb stalks remove by grasping the stalk down at its base and yank it off, this is better for the crown than cutting.

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Make your own barrier bands for fruit trees; they trap the codling moth grub making its way up the tree to infect the fruit. Use an old stockings or hessian and smear it with Vaseline or any thick non hardening sticky material. Tie around the trunk of your fruit trees about half a metre up, replace when necessary. Don’t waste the water from cleaning out the fish tank, it is nutrient rich, pour it in a bucket or watering can and use it on the garden.

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Add any leftover tea or used tea bags to your watering can, black or green tea can be used to water acid loving plants. Chamomile will aid plants suffering from fungus and mildew.

Draw a plan of your fruit trees and write down the varieties planted, if you ever need to replace a plum or pear you will be able to match it with the right pollinator.

• Buy the largest perennial plant you can find, the tighter in the pot the better, they are ready to divide. Use an old kitchen knife, keep it handy in your gardening kit

Early settlers desperate for a touch of home, pleaded with their families to send them seeds and bulbs to recreate a cottage garden. Sadly some have become noxious weeds producing a vast amount of seeds, at the very least cut the flower heads to stop seeds forming. If you milk has gone bad don’t pour it down the sink, rhododendrons and camellias love it, pour it around their roots. If the dog has rolled is something disgusting; douse them in tomatoes, canned rather than the raw. Massage it to the fur and then rinse off, the acid in the fruit is said to neutralise the smell.

• Avoid buying deciduous trees that have developed two leading branches, choose a straight clear trunk. Double or multiple crowns can split in a storm or as they age. • Get smart about what you plant, don’t waste your time on the fussy. If one plant is doing well then double or triple it or add other colours or varieties from the same family. • Look for self-seeding annuals; shake the dried seed heads before you remove the whole plant. Marigolds, poppies, cornflowers, pansies, are some that self-seed very well. It was once thought that the scent of lavender was so powerful that it would affect lions and tigers. They would become quiet, docile and easily managed when they were under its influence. • Invest in big when buying a specimen tree; get the biggest the budget will allow. This gives you instant height while you wait for the rest of the garden to mature.

Giv ive yo your sp spring bu bulbs a sq squeeze be before yo you bu buy, th they sh should be b ni nice and firm an r . If yo you ca can’t fe feel an any bu bulb th through th the dr dried hu husk or o th they are so ar soft an and sq squishy do don’t bu buy th them, if i th they ar are al already sp sprouting then yo th you sh should be b pa paying ha half pr price fo for th them at a le least. Give your birdbath a good clean, mix baking soda and water to a paste and rub around the birdbath, this mix will do the job without worrying about using any harmful chemicals that night hurt the birds. If you have a hive in the garden then you need to tell your bees what is happening. They like to know of every birth, marriage or death in the family. This was especially important if their bee keeper dies as they need to be persuaded to stay and not fly away. Make sure you talk quietly, politely though.


If you are not sure about the drainage on a planting site, dig the hole where you are planting your tree. The hole should be the size of at least a five litre bucket. Fill the hole with water, if this water is still there in an hour, then the drainage is poor.

If you are concerned about the pesticides on your fruit and vegetables then try this mixture to help remove residue. Mix 2 tbsp. vinegar to 1 litre of water and soak for 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly. Before you store pumpkins wash in a mild solution of soapy water with a cup of household bleach, dry them off well, this solution inhibits bacteria or mould growth. Fruit Tree pruning should always start with the three D’s - prune the dead, damaged or diseased wood first. Always cut back to healthy wood.

Make your own strawberry mix 10 parts of blood and bone to 1 part of sulphate

Eggshells are a great source of potassium and calcium. Wash and dry the shells place in a food processor and process until they are a powder, stir the powder in to potting mix or directly into the soil as you plant. When gorse was first introduced in to New Zealand by the early settlers; they kept it well protected, as it was thought that it would be overtaken by our native ferns.

The first orange tree was planted in Kerikeri by missionary settler Charlotte Kemp in the 1800’s

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Flour dusted on cabbages can have a suffocating effect on caterpillars, punch tiny holes in the bottom of a tin can to use as a shaker. Common white pepper is also effective.

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Lemons are an excellent natural disinfectant for wooden bread boards. Once you have used the fruit, cut down the side of the rind halves so they lay flat. Scrub your boards with hot soapy water, then rub the flatten rinds over all the surfaces. Don’t worry about the pith you can wipe that off later, place in the sun to dry. The astringent in the lemon will leave the wood clean, white, with a lovely fresh smell.

• Fertilisers absorb moisture once they are open; decant all fertilisers in to plastic containers. Old tupperware etc. is great for this, op shops are full of them, use a felt tip pen and write on the lid what they are and last date of use. • Old panty hose make great plant ties, cut off the toes and the top and stash them in a bag, for when you need them. For extra strength you can plait them.

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Samuel Marsden brought 100 grapevines to Kerikeri in late 1819 where they thrived.

If the intricate pruning diagrams for grapes put you off, there is an easier way for the home gardener. Choose a few of the strongest vines to keep and prune off the rest, then reduce the remaining vine by a third. Tie them to the support and you are ready for next year’s crop. Vines pruned within an inch of their lives, will still come back healthy and producing in a few years.

Use colour to your advantage,hot bight colours will bring the garden closer,conversely cooler shades gives the illusion of distance. A touch of cooler colours added to hot combination will rest the eye. Hot bright colours suit a sunny garden as pastels can be overpowered by the sun.

than two years; many of them are propagated by the division of a larger mature clump. Most perennials are divided every three to four years. Often a perennial is referred to as herbaceous Perennial this simply er flowering the foliage is means that it will die down after e-emerging next season. pruned away to ground level, re-emerging

• Ants on your citrus trees aren’t the problem it’s the scale they are farming. Scale secretes honey dew that the ants love. Spray with copper Oxychloride (general fungicide) and conqueror oil every 10-14 days get rid of the scale and the ants will go.

• Rosary beads were so named because they were once made out of the compressed petals, giving off their lovely scent when handled. The Victorians made the practice of making “Rose Pearls” popular again. Pulp the petals in an iron bowl until they become a smooth thick paste. The paste was then formed in to beads, twice the size you want them to be, as they shrink when dry. Threaded on to a large pin (they used hat pins) while wet, stand upright (use oasis) and leave to dry. Before they are completely dry use a sharp needle to mark the beads with symbols that are important to you. Once dry, polish with a soft cloth then string on a cord for a necklace or bracelet. The colour of the petals will not be retained; they will be a varying black to brownish colour.

Citrus fertiliser is not just for your citrus trees; use it to feed hibiscus and passionfruit as well. • Keep the branches and foliage you prune off your lavender and rosemary, tie them in to bunches. Throw them on to the open fire, pizza oven or charcoal BBQ or even the dying embers of a rubbish pile – they will perfume the air. • Lavender sugar is great dusted over homemade shortbread. Bruise a large handful of fresh lavender flowers (leaves removes), place in a jar with 500g of caster or icing sugar. Make sure the lid of the jar fits tightly. Occasionally shake the jar and leave for a month, remove the flowers and it’s ready to use. • If you u have an n excess of leafy y herbss like e parsley y, dill and basil dry y them m in the e fridge e. Loossely y fill a pa aperr bag g with the e herb bs, fold d over the e top and closse with a peg g. Leave for a fe ew day ys and eith herr transsfer to o a glasss jar or leave e in th he friidge. This metthod d help ps th hem re etaiin a better co olo our. • Know what you are buying; an annual will grow, flower, set seed and die all in one season. A biennial needs two year to complete its life cycle - sown in the first year, flowers, set seeds and dies in the second year. Perennial refers to a plant that lives for more

• Make fairy sandwiches for morning tea; pick some unblemished rose petals, cut out the white bit at the bottom. Spread thin white bread with cream cheese, then a layer of petals, cut in to shapes. Roses are planted at the end of grapevines because they are an indicator plant. Both plants suffer the same mildew diseases, roses show early signs, alerting the grower and they look pretty

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Living with low vision improved by glasses, medicine or surgery and makes everyday tasks difficult.


Having low vision can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to mean giving up your independence or your usual activities. A few adjustments around the house can make a big difference in maintaining comfort and strengthening one’s ability to accomplish normal daily activities with partial sight. There is now a new low vision resource available on the Ministry of Health Website https://www.health.govt.nz/ publications/living-low-vision Over the next few articles we will cover how to manage low vision using, lighting, new technologies, Low-Vision aids and devices.


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here is now a new low vision resource available on the Ministry of Health Website If you have low vision, you may: • have difficulty reading and writing • have a loss of depth perception, making it difficult (for example) to identify if a step is high or low • have less contrast sensitivity, which makes it hard to see a curb, steps, a hole in the pavement or pale or coloured print • have problems seeing at distance, making it difficult to determine whether pedestrian crossing signals are on or off, or see street name signs • see spots that block your central vision, which make it hard to identify landmarks or notice obstacles • have a loss of visual field, which results in reduced peripheral vision; this makes it difficult to move around without bumping into things (such as coffee tables or open cupboard doors) • not be able to see and identify faces, which can make communication more difficult. If you have low vision, it is quite usual to find that your vision changes from time to time. Depending on things like the weather, your level of tiredness, being in an unfamiliar place, and having lots of different things to think about at once.

If you have low vision, ideally, the lighting in your home will assist in completing daily tasks and navigating the home safely rather than creating a glare and bothering your eyes. If you have low vision good lighting is really important. Direct light on a task improves contrast. For reading, writing or other detailed tasks, use direct lighting from an adjustable lamp positioned close by. Install extra lights over work surfaces. Make sure stairs, bathrooms, the kitchen bench and other areas for activity are well lit. Some energy-efficient bulbs may not be ideal, particularly in hallways and bathrooms, especially if they take some time to fully light an area. You may find a torch useful for going out at night, finding items in dark cupboards or reading in poorly lit areas. Wearing a headlamp torch can be particularly useful when you are working in the kitchen. Do not opt for lamps and lighting fixtures just because they accommodate bulbs of the highest wattage. Rather, choose lamps and lighting fixtures that allow light to be distributed in equal amounts on tasks from all angles without any reflecting back toward a person’s face. Keep rooms evenly lit. It can be difficult for your eyes to adjust from bright light to low light, so if you keep rooms well-lit. Try not to walk from a brightly lit room to a dark one.

You can control light distribution with adjustable lamps, dimmer switches, and lampshades. You also can control light distribution by purchasing task lamps designed specifically for people with visual impairment.

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Working out doubles as a face lift? Yes it’s true; hitting the gym not only helps you sculpt a killer body, but an ageless face as well.


hen we are young we hardly give a thought to our skin and how the aging process will one day affect the condition and appearance of it. However, aging changes start to show up in the skin as the years go by and will progress as we get to our 30’s, 40’s and beyond. At one point in time, wrinkles were a good sign as they had been earned through hard work, maturity and experience and were considered a sign of wisdom. But today’s culture is quite different and looks at wrinkles in a completely different light. Remaining youthful is what everyone wants these days and our entire fast-paced world is geared towards the young at heart, the young in mind and the young in body. So, how do we keep up with it all? How do we continue to compete and compare? Many people think the answer is in anti-aging treatments, surgery, injections, pills, potions and creams and millions of dollars is spent on these in the hope of remaining youthful. Yet something very simple can have a much better affect than any or all of these largely cosmetic options that mostly are just on the surface of the skin and body. This something simple is called “strengthening exercise”. It’s no secret that strength (resistance/ weight) training exercise has important benefits for the entire body, both inside and outside. It’s great for your body and it’s ALSO GREAT for the skin that covers it. After all, our skin is the largest organ of our body, and thus, the visual benefits of proper exercise can be significant. By firming and toning muscle tissue under previously loose, saggy skin a much more tight, toned, and youthful body will be created. Everyone knows exercise can make you look better. But it turns out it can also make you younger. And, no, I don’t just mean it can ONLY make you look younger. It can actually turn back the clock on every cell in your body When researchers from McMaster University in Ontario biopsied the skin of adults 40 and older, they found that those participants who regularly exercised had skin that, on a microscopic level, was similar to that of 20- to 30-year-olds. Strength training exercise has a positive effect on facial muscles as when a challenging exercise is performed, muscles in the face are tensed as well. This helps tone those muscles pulling the skin

BY CAROLYN HANSEN attached to them tighter, reducing wrinkles. You get a mini face lift at the same time included in your exercise session. How good it that? Exercise also increases circulation and the delivery of oxygen, nutrients and skin-significant hormones to the skins cells, making your skin look more youthful. It also reduces body-wide inflammation and prevents free-radical damage. You can see this in people who exercise on a regular basis as they have fewer wrinkles and look so much younger compared to people who do not make time to exercise. When you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also rev up the skin’s collagen production, thwarting wrinkles. As we get more candles on our birthday cake, fibroblasts [the collagen-producing cells in the skin] get lazier and fewer in number but the nutrients delivered to the skin during exercise help fibroblasts work more efficiently, so your skin looks younger. Sure we can get face lifts, liposuction and botox but there is not one plastic surgeon in the world that can sell us all-over, naturally built, vitallooking muscle. When muscles get toned and become stronger they take on a more pleasing shape, tighter and firmer. If you wish to keep yourself looking youthful, toning up your muscle tissue is the best and cheapest beauty aid available. Having strong muscles improve, not only your looks, but your body shape and posture as well.


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Living with low vision improved by glasses, medicine or surgery and makes everyday tasks difficult.


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Low vision is sight loss, reduced vision or vision loss that cannot be corrected or



here is now a new low vision resource available on the Ministry of Health Website If you have low vision, you may: • have difficulty reading and writing • have a loss of depth perception, making it difficult (for example) to identify if a step is high or low • have less contrast sensitivity, which makes it hard to see a curb, steps, a hole in the pavement or pale or coloured print • have problems seeing at distance, making it difficult to determine whether pedestrian crossing signals are on or off, or see street name signs • see spots that block your central vision, which make it hard to identify landmarks or notice obstacles • have a loss of visual field, which results in reduced peripheral vision; this makes it difficult to move around without bumping into things (such as coffee tables or open cupboard doors) • not be able to see and identify faces, which can make communication more difficult. If you have low vision, it is quite usual to find that your vision changes from time to time. Depending on things like the weather, your level of tiredness, being in an unfamiliar place, and having lots of different things to think about at once.

If you have low vision, ideally, the lighting in your home will assist in completing daily tasks and navigating the home safely rather than creating a glare and bothering your eyes. If you have low vision good lighting is really important. Direct light on a task improves contrast. For reading, writing or other detailed tasks, use direct lighting from an adjustable lamp positioned close by. Install extra lights over work surfaces. Make sure stairs, bathrooms, the kitchen bench and other areas for activity are well lit. Some energy-efficient bulbs may not be ideal, particularly in hallways and bathrooms, especially if they take some time to fully light an area. You may find a torch useful for going out at night, finding items in dark cupboards or reading in poorly lit areas. Wearing a headlamp torch can be particularly useful when you are working in the kitchen. Do not opt for lamps and lighting fixtures just because they accommodate bulbs of the highest wattage. Rather, choose lamps and lighting fixtures that allow light to be distributed in equal amounts on tasks from all angles without any reflecting back toward a person’s face. Keep rooms evenly lit. It can be difficult for your eyes to adjust from bright light to low light, so if you keep rooms well-lit. Try not to walk from a brightly lit room to a dark one.

You can control light distribution with adjustable lamps, dimmer switches, and lampshades. You also can control light distribution by purchasing task lamps designed specifically for people with visual impairment.

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Which white is right?


labaster, chalk, ivory, cream… which is which? There are so many wonderful whites to use. You would think that all whites were created equal but in the world of paint, that’s just not so. When you’re decorating, there are myriad whites and off-whites from icy bright white, through to clotted creams and delicate ivories, all with varying touches of yellow, green, brown or grey to turn them into a huge cast of interesting shades. Our search for just the right white for our homes is what makes the Resene Whites & Neutrals palette so popular, and their popularity is why the Resene top 20 paint colour list is dominated by neutrals each year. The classics are still going strong. With their yellow base, Resene Spanish White and Resene Pearl Lusta have the ability to lift a room and warm it visually. Try more ‘aged’ versions of these warm whites for a sophisticated look, like Resene Rice Cake, Resene Half Bianca and Resene Quarter Albescent White.

The paint sheen level can also affect the way the colour looks. A flat paint will make the colour look muddier and

denser, while a gloss finish will make it look cleaner and brighter. You can use this to your advantage by varying the gloss level to make a neutral colour palette more interesting and to highlight specific areas of the room.

Different parts of the room also reflect light differently. An off-white used under a window will look darker than the same colour used on the opposite wall. An off-white used on the ceiling will look much darker than the same colour on the wall because there is less light reflected. Use a half strength of your wall colour on your ceiling to ensure the two are well balanced.


yellow, B for brown, G for green and N is for neutral (which means white, black, or grey once you put it with white). Some paint colours cross from one base to another depending on their strength, for example, Resene Half

One of the big trends in whites in recent years is the emergence of those with more grey in them. In its subtlest

Pearl Lusta’s code starts with a Y but Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta starts with a G. The science of paint is intriguing.

form, this type of white has been hugely popular for a while now as Resene Black White and Resene Alabaster,

The red, orange, yellow and brown based whites are good for rooms that need warming up, say on the south

but there’s a move to add even more black to result in a soft palest silvery white.

side of the house, while those with a touch of grey and some of the greens and blues are good for taking the

The other trend is for whites with a touch of

visual heat out of north-facing rooms. Resene Black White (grey-based) has been the darling

green in them, like Resene Thorndon Cream.

of the minimalist era for its cool architectural quality. Resene Alabaster is a favourite, and as a trim colour goes

Grey whites

The hot – or rather cool – new trend. Some people shy away from pale grey, believing it can be too cold for interiors but with the right warm or bright accessories, it looks sensational and sophisticated. Try it with bronzes and sandy shades.

Whites and off-whites pick

take on a green look. Use a strong blue rug or furniture, and your walls will pick up on the blues.

swatch is not just the name but a code which starts with a letter. That tells you the base colour of the paint. So Y is for

Going grey

Like a chameleon

up on other elements in the room. If you have off-white walls and a lot of green accessories, expect your walls to

by understanding the colour codes. Beneath each paint

Green whites

with just about any other paint colour. The last three numbers of the colour code tell you where the colour sits on the colour wheel. Imagine red is at 0, then it moves into orange, yellow; green is at 180 then on it goes through blue and purple. So if you have two similar colours and one has 020 on the end and one has 180, this tells you that the 020 one is closer to the red part of the spectrum and the 180 one is closer to the greens. This is important with off-whites, with their subtle undertones. It’s always best to try out a testpot of your favourite colour or colours. Paint two coats (all of a Resene testpot) on to a piece of cardboard, leaving a border around the

These colours tend to change with the light quality, appearing warm one minute and cool the next. Because

edge, and move it around the space to view it at different times of the day and night. The subtle undertones of

green is made up of blue (traditionally a cool colour) and yellow (a warm one), these green-based whites have the

off-whites combined with your lighting and furnishings can make the colour seem very different to the colour

ability to morph with the mood of the room. They suit our often garden-based settings or green outlooks too, and our

chip, even though they are the identical colour. This is because the lighting, the amount of the colour and colour

bright light quality.

reflections from the furnishings can make your eyes view the colour quite differently.

Deciphering whites Whatever type of white you’re after, here’s how to make the best use of the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection

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F you’re keen on a property that’s going to auction, price possible for the property. preparation is everything. A successful bid At an auction, the auctioneer will read the terms and means you are immediately committed to buy the conditions of the sale aloud and announce if a reserve property; you cannot seek legal advice, arrange price has been set. They must also state whether the finance or even get the property valued or inspected seller has reserved the right to bid during the auction. when the auction is over. This is called ‘vendor bidding’ and it is only allowed That means you need to do all your due diligence under strict circumstances, such as when the property in advance of auction day. Before the auction (usually being auctioned has a reserve price; when the reserve after you’ve viewed the property), the real price has not yet been met; and the auctioneer has estate agent working for the seller made it clear that the bid being made is a should provide you with a copy of vendor bid. They must do this by saying, If you can, go the terms and Contract of Sale, ‘this is a vendor bid’ rather than using along to one as an which sets out what chattels will any jargon. be included with the property. Auctioneers sometimes use vendor observer to see how This document will also tell you bids as a way to start off the bidding, the process works the amount of the deposit to be or to move the bidding towards the before you actually paid by the successful bidder, and reserve price. want to buy. when the balance of the payment Vendor bids can be made by the must be made. These documents auctioneer, or another person working on should be checked by your lawyer. behalf of the seller, such as a real estate agent. You should consider having the property An auctioneer can also use a pre-auction offer to checked (preferably by a qualified inspector who has start the bidding. professional indemnity insurance and carries out their The auction continues until there is only one bidder work in accordance with the New Zealand Property left. At that stage, if the reserve price is reached or Inspection Standards and obtain an up-to-date Land beaten, the highest bidder will be the successful buyer. Information Memorandum (LIM) from the local council. If the reserve price isn’t reached, the seller can tell It’s a good idea to get a valuation of the property, the auctioneer to stop the auction without selling the especially as you are likely to require one if you need property. a loan. Some websites provide free estimated market If the auction is stopped without a sale, the highest values that may be useful. bidder may have the opportunity to negotiate with the There’s a lot to take in at an auction and it’s easy to seller (via their agent) after the auction. If this happens, feel overwhelmed. If you can, go along to one as an the terms and conditions of the auction no longer observer to see how the process works before you apply and you can negotiate new ones. actually want to buy. Remember that the auctioneer is For independent advice on buying property, check working for the seller and they want to get the highest out www.buyingahome.reaa.govt.nz

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Your planting experts from Alter-Natives Nursery & Landscaping talk to readers on this season’s gardening!



ot what you’re thinking! – But this is about attracting birds and bees into your garden by supplying food plants for them.

How about planting some bottle brushes? They, not only look good but, flower for a long time and the Tuis, Silvereyes and bees love them. They come in all sizes from quite small at only 1.5m at maturity up to a great big 8m tall weeping variety. Tree lucerne is another good option as it has the nectar for the Tuis and bees, and the wood Pigeons

Flowering Cherry, Eucalyptus, Cabbage Tree, Swamp Flax, Lemonwood, Pohutukawa, Tulip Tree, Lacebark, Bay Tree and Wisteria. Now onto the birds There are lots of native trees (and exotics) that are good for feeding the Pigeons, Tuis, and Silvereyes. Large trees to feed Wood Pigeon Taraire, Karaka, Nikau, Puriri, Kohekohe, Miro,

love eating the flowers and the foliage. It flowers for a long time, starting in early spring when nectar is in short supply.

Kahikatea, Titoki, Lacebark, Kowhai, Rewarewa, Tawapou, Wineberry, Totara, Ngaio, Guava, and Pigeon Wood.

Plants for the Bees Cuphea is a great shrub for the bees. It flowers all year round and I know the plants here in the nursery

Shrubs/small trees to feed Wood Pigeons Tawapou, Mahoe, Karamu, Lancewood, Five Finger, Cabbage Tree, Red Mapou, Horopito, Coprosmas and

seem to have a constant stream of bees to them through out the day. Bees love blue, purple, yellow and white flowers, they also need to be single flowers rather than fancy ruffled double flowers so the bees can land on them, and have easy access to the pollen and nectar.

Kawakawa. Large trees to feed Tuis Kowhai, Kahikatea, Rewarewa, Pohutukawa, Puriri, Wineberry, Rimu, Karo, Totara, Ngaio, and Bottlebrush.

Some other smaller growing plants good for feeding bees are Hebes, Lambs Ears, Lavenders, Rata, Borage, Rosemary, Thyme and Catmint. Bigger growing options for the bees are apple, pear and plum. Citrus (Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange Blossom are great). Broom, Tea Tree and Kanuka.

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TURKUAZ CAFE – Review - 24 Rathbone Street, Whangarei


t was a Friday evening and we had less than an hour before heading to the Kelvin Cruickshank show. Usually I wouldn’t like my chances of managing a sit-down meal in this short space of time but I’d dined here before and remembered it for its quick service, amongst other things. This night was no exception. Our meals were delivered in ultra-fast fashion. What’s more, just as I had remembered, they were filling, relatively healthy and very affordable. While my partner went for the mixed meat kebab, I opted once again for the moussaka. The moussaka is like the vegetarian’s version of lasagna. I order it because, besides being full of delicately-sliced and strategically laid-out vegetables – something I would not have the patience to create, coupled with the fact I would likely be the only one in my house-hold to eat it, given the vege factor, it is blimmin’ delicious! The kebab, which tasted spicy and aromatic, also went down a treat and stayed intact! Given the meals seemed healthy and it was a Friday night after-all, I decided to blow-out with a sweet treat: caramel slice for me and a generous slice of tiramisu for my partner. I am not a coffee fan but the flavor is so subtle, we ended up going halvsies. Although we got there early before 6pm, Turkuaz Café was positively humming, getting progressively busier with a mix of all ages. As we left, I noticed a growing but steadily-moving queue for takeaways. While parents waited, children sat on the couches which surrounded a table full of activities to keep them entertained while their

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Enhancing Mangawhai


small-town Northland multi-activity park has become the envy of communities across the country thanks to the ongoing drive, dedication and generosity of its locals. Both locals and outsiders are flocking to the park in coastal, idyllic Mangawhai as both its reputation and facilities grow after tireless work and fundraising has seen it transpire. Mangawhai Activity Zone Charitable Trust (MAZ) came about nine years ago after local children complained to their parents they had nowhere safe to skate or without upsetting store keepers. A committee was subsequently formed and the idea of a skate park born. The idea quickly developed into a family park catering for all ages and including community events. Today, the ongoing project on Molesworth Drive boasts an extensive playground featuring an impressive pirate ship, tunnels, flying saucers and a flying fox; a tennis, netball and basketball court, junior soccer field, all-weather cricket pitch, three bike pump tracks, BBQ and picnic areas, an outdoor fitness gym, and a skate bowl, which now hosts the second biggest bowl jam event in the country. MAZ chairman Colin Gallagher says the aim was to have a range of sports and community activities available free

of charge to both residents and visitors. “We’ve had nothing but a super-positive response and support from the community and this is still growing each month as we add attractions.” The latest attractions – a three-stage pump track for BMX bikers for different age and skill levels running through the bush environment surrounding MAZ, and outdoor fitness gym, were completed last month. MAZ committee member Ken Rayward says the idea of the outdoor gym is unique and a welcome addition to the park. “It caters for all ages and fitness levels and is positioned beside the main children’s playground area, enabling kids to keep an eye on their parents working out and viceversa.” MAZ is located on over 1.5 hectares of Kaipara District Council (KDC) land, which was previously unused bush. Although the project had initial KDC funding support, when council later struck financial difficulties, further assistance ceased. Another $500,000 is needed to complete the skate park and bring it up to Olympic standards for training ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, community spirit and drive have kept the park moving forward with several major funding grants


from the Lotteries Commission, Foundation North and Pub Charity, along with the assistance from a host of local businesses, as well as generous locals. “The MAZ committee looks after the maintenance and we rely on the support of local businesses to assist, which is certainly happening. To date, 1.35 million dollars has been raised outside of all the generous hours of time and supplies that has been given by locals. It is a rewarding process when you are part of The Mangawhai Community,” Mr Gallagher says. The committee hope to add ongoing features to the project with plans for an outdoor sound shell for school and community concerts. Mr Rayward says 40,000 visitors came to MAZ over the last summer holidays and this is expected to increase further with the expansion of the BBQ and family picnic areas and other additions. He says other regional councils have visited MAZ and stated their wish to replicate the MAZ model, built on organised community volunteer initiatives. “Maz is certainly the envy of communities across New Zealand with what it provides to the enhancement of the Mangawhai community.”

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By Abbey Cameron - Regional Marketing and Communications - Creative Northland


he Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique arts event held on a biennial basis near Whangarei’s Town Basin and Sculpture Trail. Creative Northland are encouraging sculptors from around the country and overseas to take part in the 2018 event with registrations open until October 18. In 2016, the theme was ‘Migration’, 24 artists from around the country worked for 10 days straight on the Hihiaua Peninsular in Whangarei, creating sculptures made out of supplied wood and stone. At the end of the Symposium, sculptures are auctioned to would-be buyers who are first-time purchasers and ardent collectors. This is a highlight of the event. Due to the location on the Hatea Loop walk, the event gained a big following from the public with locals sometimes calling in on a daily basis to see the artists’ progress. Tauranga sculptor Rex O’Brien was judged the overall 2016 winner, by a panel of judges for his piece ‘Kaitiaki Manu’ which now sits permanently on the Loop walk for the whole community to enjoy, thanks to the Whangarei District Council, who bought the piece and had it installed. Deputy Mayor Sharon Morgan says, “This is such an eagerly-awaited part of the Endless Summer Festival, an exceptional opportunity for artists and the public to interact while a sculpture in wood or stone takes shape in a beautiful setting. The Symposium makes a huge contribution to council’s vision of the Town Basin as a focal point for art. It enhances our connection with the water and the land, and is a vibrant and living part of our community.”

For the 2018 event which runs between March 12-22, artists are invited, to create a piece that relates to ‘Journey’ based on first encounters, exploring and navigation. This theme was inspired by the Sestercentennial 250th anniversary of the voyage of the Endeavour captained by Lieutenant James Cook, which commemorates his exploration of our coast and will be celebrated in 2019. As with previous years, one piece will be selected as the winning sculpture to be installed in a public space within the Whangarei District. A second prize is being offered in 2018 to be located in the Bay of Islands to mark the Te Au Marie celebrations, the 250 year anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage of discovery. There will also be a People’s Choice cash prize award. To register your Expressions of Interest please go to www.creativenorthland.com

Book awards T families, colonialism, mysterious strangers, and making allies out of enemies. It’s a short novel for a fantasy, and not a word is wasted in this taut, thrilling, often brutal and morally complex tale.

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Snark: Being a true history … Illustrator: David Elliot This year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year winner combines rich imagery with compelling storytelling that will draw readers into the world of Lewis Carroll’s poetry as never before. David Elliot’s clear wit pervades his sketches and his draughtsmanship is outstanding, however the cohesive way he has combined all the elements of this book was what won the judges over.

Picture Book Award That’s Not a Hippopotamus! Author: Juliette MacIver Illustrator: Sarah Davis From beginning to end, this rambunctious picture book does not miss a beat. A class of young children goes to a safari park that claims to have all of the animals in the world: but where has that hippopotamus gone? The illustrations are complex and clever, but what made this book really stand out for judges were the diverse cultures depicted in the illustrations

Junior Fiction My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point Author: Tania Roxborogh The voice of a diary, especially when that of a child, can be a potent device. Written as fiction, it requires a deft and sensitive touch. Tania Roxborogh applies that touch in this book. 1970s race relations in Aotearoa are revealed to the reader through the eyes and heart of a young Maori girl worried about her pony, and wondering what is wrong with the grown-up world around her.

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he winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults was announced in August. As usual the standard is very high with local stories being prominent, the judges noting on several occasions how authors are reflecting our modern society with characters representing our mixed cultures more honestly.


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Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush is as an astute and original exploration of children’s interactions with the environment. It provides vivid insights, from a child’s perspective, into the daily rhythms of life on the remote West Coast of the South Island. This book is a fine example of a non-fiction text that has cohesion, charm, and a capacity to captivate both children and older reader.

Te Reo Maori Te Kaihanga Mapere Author: Sacha Cotter, translated by Kawata Teepa Illustrator: Josh Morgan Drawing readers in with its vibrant cover, Te Kaihanga M pere invites us into the mind of a young, inquisitive and trendy k tiro set on inventing her first marble. Above other entries, Te Kura Pounamu judges felt this book stood out not only for the excellent quality of M ori language translations, but also for an inspiring storyline, which celebrates a favourite Kiwi pastime and encourages young readers to follow their dreams and persevere in all they do.

Best First Book The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain Author: Julie Lamb Twelve year old Summer Rain’s life is complicated: she lives during the week with her kooky, tight-fisted granddad, and spends weekends with her well-meaning, ineffectual dad. Julie Lamb has given us a distinctly Kiwi take on the adolescent travails of a young girl growing up in a somewhat eccentric small town.


r Natalie Batalha is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Centre and the Mission Scientist for NASA’s Kepler Mission. She has been involved with the Kepler Mission since the proposal stage and has contributed too many different aspects of the science, from studying the stars themselves to detecting and understanding the planets they harbour. She led the analysis that yielded the discovery in 2011 of Kepler-10b — the mission’s first confirmation of a rocky planet outside our solar system. Today, she leads the effort to understand planet populations in the galaxy based on Kepler discoveries. In 2011, Dr Batalha was awarded a NASA Public Service Medal for her vision in communicating Kepler science to the public and for outstanding leadership in coordinating the Kepler Science Team. In 2015, she joined the leadership team of NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS). NExSS brings teams from multiple disciplines together to understand the diversity of worlds and will lead NASA’s efforts to understand which are most likely to harbor life. Time magazine named Dr Batalha one of the 100 most influential people this year for her pioneering work and its significance in advancing our understanding of the potential for life beyond Earth. She will deliver a public lecture sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand’s Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecture Trust on Saturday October 7 in Whangarei. Dr Batalha was named One of Time’s 100 most influential people in April 2017. Details and Bookings for this event are available www.planets.nz.

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What’s on at Whangarei Art Museum


he three shows on display at The Whangarei Art Museum have an interweaving thread exploring how attitudes towards those defined as “others” have - in the past, present, mainstream or margins - shaped and justified the way people are treated.

ABOVE: Yuki Kihara, Nose Width With Vernier Caliper, 2015, C-Print Mounted Courtesy The Artist And Milford Galleries Dunedin.

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Jill Sorensen’s Significant Others is an installation that asks its audience to engage their bodies as well as their eyes. The open door of the tent invites the viewer to enter its intimate interior and spend a moment in contemplative imagination. Sorensen approaches the humans, animals and plants with whom she cohabits with compassion and alertness to difference, striving to locate the singularity of each relationship. These moments of relationship are brought together in an experiential installation that allows us to glimpse the small intimacies that arise through the mundane daily acts of caring. Yuki Kihara’s A Study of a Samoan Savage, explores the histories of motion photography and anthropometry simultaneously. Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, allegorical series, features a mythical character (Maui) – a Polynesian demigod, performing a variety of movements, documented as ‘motionphotography’. Strongly evidenced is the historical role of photography and the key role it played in establishing classifications in the study of race, gender, the human body, the science of movement and human evolution. On Dibons Aluminium, A native of Samoa, Yuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is characterised by investigations into memory, post/de/colonialism, temporality and aesthetics often exploring the experience of peoples in the Pacific region and their diaspora; and the varying relationships and intersections between gender, race, sexuality, culture and politics. Megan Bowers-Vette’s Us. shares the photographs and stories of men and women from New Zealand and Australia who have experienced sexual assault. No anonymity is provided; show your face, say your name, be proud of who you are and speak your truth. Anonymity sends a signal that there is still something to be ashamed about. Us. is an incredibly moving chronicle of the acts of love performed by these people; putting their own pain aside to create a loving safe community for those who need it the most. The project aims to foster a deeper understanding of the spectrum of sexual violation and how it affects people’s sense of self-worth, their mental health and relationships with others. The reflections are not about wielding pitchforks and exacting revenge against a perpetrator, they are overwhelming stories of love, forgiveness and freedom. Disclaimer: A Study of A Samoan Savage contains full male nudity. Us. containes challanging themes which some viewers may find upsetting



Image Credit: Megan Bowers-Vette, Amanda 2, 2017, Epson Archival Inkjet Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

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ABOVE: Jill Sorensen, Significant Others, 2017

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! We have some of the lowest hourly fees in town. Compare our rates. ! No enrolment or booking fee and low holding fees. Compare our rates. ! High qualified teacher ratios for your tamariki.


We are a community-based, not-for-profit childcare centre within a 5 minute walk from town. The children, rather than a profit, are at the forefront of everything we do.

Open 6.30am-5.15pm ! 8a Porowini Ave, Whangarei ! Phone 09 438 7171 ! email: whgchildcare@xtra.co.nz SAVVY | 31

Join us on 29th of Sept to meet some of our residents for a chat over a delicious morning tea

Only 2 Townhouses left from $470,000 Only 1 Apartment left at $460,000 Book your personal viewing with Ros today so you don’t miss out!

The Falls Estate lifestyle retirement village provides residents with an active lifestyle and a range of advantages )&% $&%!'"(* ,+#,-* *& ."' /" conventional suburban living. Secure your new home with a $1,000 deposit (fully refundable). Allow yourself the time to plan ahead while your new 1&%- /( .-/!, 0!/(1-)# "'1-(- $+&$-+*/-( are not for sale on the open market, for retirees only meeting entrance criteria.

Living at The Falls you’re part of a welcoming, active and friendly village community. Secure in the knowledge that your present and future housing needs are being met, you can relax and live life to the fullest. Our beautifully designed homes in our lovely Retirement Village, are available for sale right now. The Villas offer wonderful amenities and

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a great lifestyle option on grounds full of colour ($! '() ,"+ -(*% (##-**& The spacious living design provides a bright and open space for you to enjoy your days with friends and family. The décor is in neutral, elegant tones which allow you to add your own personality to your home - after all it is your home.

Call Ros for more information

09 437 5844

or email ros.martin@thebegroup.co.nz

94 Boundary Road, Tikipunga, Whangarei www.fallsestate.co.nz


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Savvy September 2017  

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