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WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE 006 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 007 FROM THE PUBLISHING TEAM 012 NIKKI KAYE

INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD O’BRIEN

028 058 PEBBLES HOOPER’S

118 DENISE CLEVERLEY:

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

THE PONSONBY GARDENER

056 ANGELA LASSIG: LETTER FROM MAUDIE

076 PONSONBY NEWS READERS ARE EVERYWHERE

016 018 SIDELINE WITH GEORGE BERRY 028 JOHN ELLIOTT: SOAP BOX 030 GREY LYNN 2030 032 SUMMER HAIR & BEAUTY 032 HELENE RAVLICH: NATURAL BEAUTY 052 JULIAN MALONEY: LOOKING GOOD 050 FASHION + STYLE 054 JAY PLATT: WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

077 TRAVELBREAKS: THE NEW THERAPY 079 EAT, DRINK + BE MERRY 082 REBECCA GIBB ON WINE 092 SID SAHRAWAT @ SIDART 096 LIVING, THINKING + BEING 096 JOHN APPLETON ON HEALTH 097 NIKKI HART: GOOD NUTRITION 104 HOROSCOPES: MISS PEARL NECLIS 106 FUTURE GENERATION 107 SUMMER DAYS OUT: SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

114 HOME: IS WHERE THE HEART IS

158 PONSONBY PROFESSIONALS 160 PONSONBY PEOPLE & THEIR PETS 164 ARTS + CULTURE 171 OUT + ABOUT 178 PONSONBY NEWS OUTLETS

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012 016 DAVID HARTNELL: ONE MINUTE

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