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AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL: 8 – 24 FEBRUARY PONSONBY NEWS SAYS, “BRING IT ON!”

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Above: Ponsonby Road will be THE PLACE to be on Saturday 16 February for the inaugural AUCKLAND’S PRIDE PARADE. With 40 or more floats, the action will be kicking off at 4pm. The following weekend marks the return of the HEROIC GARDENS FESTIVAL, with three or four local gardens featured (Don O’Connor and Craig Jense

006 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 007 FROM THE PUBLISHING TEAM 008 DAVID HARTNELL: ONE MINUTE INTERVIEW

010 SHALE CHAMBERS: WAITEMATA LOCAL BOARD

012 PIPPA COOM: GREY LYNN 2030 017 K’ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 018 NIKKI KAYE, AUCKLAND CENTRAL MP 024 JACINDA ARDERN: LABOUR LIST MP AUCKLAND

026 JOHN ELLIOTT: SOAPBOX 033 JERVOIS ROAD

042 JAY PLATT: WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT 045 EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY 052 LAURAINE JACOBS 056 FASHION + STYLE 058 ANGELA LASSIG: LETTERS FROM MAUDIE 064 PONSONBY NEWS READERS ARE EVERYWHERE

068 LANI LOPEZ – HEALTHY LIVING 069 LIVING, THINKING + BEING 072 JOHN APPLETON ON HEALTH 074 HELENE RAVLICH: NATURAL BEAUTY 080 HOROSCOPES – MS PEARL NECLIS

087 FUTURE GENERATION 088 HOME: WHERE THE HEART IS 094 STREET NAMES 100 THE BOYS BOOK CLUB 106 FIONNA HILL: PONSONBY GARDENER 108 SIDELINE WITH GEORGE BERRY 112 PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT 118 PONSONBY PEOPLE & THEIR PETS 120 ARTS + CULTURE 130 PONSONBY PINK PAGES COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael McClintock

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