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MINUTES WITH: Margot Boock

Rita Angus Retirement Village Sales Advisor What would Cook Strait News readers be shocked to know about you? After leaving New Zealand to avoid the Rugby World Cup, I celebrated NZ winning when I was at the top of Mt Masada in Israel.

What would you change about the world? I would like people to consider themselves caretakers, rather than owners, and cherish the earth for future generations.

What would your super power be and why? A healing touch, that cured all suffering.


THUMBS UP to black police officer Leroy Smith who helped an unwell KKK demonstrator in South Carolina recently.

Who is one person, dead or alive, you would love to have a meal with?

Who is your best friend and why?

Viktor E Frankl: An inspiration. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

What meal do you never get sick of eating? Centennial Coffee House’s, halloumi with avocado and poached eggs. Divine!

My husband, Richard, my rock; he encourages me to experience things outside my comfort zone I would never do alone: swimming with humpback whales, manta rays, climbing waterfalls and visiting exciting places.

What is the best thing in your life right now? Watching my two beautiful children becoming motivated, engaging, adults following their dreams.

Have you got an anonymous THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN to share with Cook Strait News readers? email to or



Text your thumbs up/thumbs down to 022 322 4811

THUMBS DOWN to Dom Harvey thinking it’s okay to publicly shame Dancing with the Stars finalist Chrystal Chenery.

THUMBS DOWN to the per- THUMBS UP to children being back at son who thumbs downed the school, ready for a new term of learning. ‘Thumbs Up Thumbs Down’ section last week.

THUMBS UP to Wellington’s weekend of 150th birthday celebrations. A whole heap of good fun.

THUMBS DOWN to Cook Strait News for no longer putting in WordBuilder. It helped me with my spelling.

THUMBS DOWN to the Scottish caregiver who put a two-yearold down syndrome boy into a washing machine for a ‘laugh’. She posted a photo to Facebook and was being questioned by Police last week.

THUMBS UP to the wonderful Fish Fins. Although a bit like Fawlty Towers at times on a busy night, their fish is always super fresh, their chips are real not frozen, and the family are friendly and welcoming. A Newtown Institution.



 Cook Strait News welcomes the public to submit any THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN comments to 022 322 4811 or news@wsn. We reserve the right not to publish any malicious or illspirited entries. Keep it friendly guys!

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