Local Folk – Neville Johnson

Fri, 27 May 2022

After a lifetime in the education sector, retired principal Neville Johnson laments the decline in the profession’s mana. He believes this trend has resulted in...

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Local Folk – Terence O’Neill-Joyce

Mon, 21 Feb 2022

Poet, philosopher and keen observer of people, Wellsford’s Terence O’Neill-Joyce was recently recognised with a national award for outstanding services to New Zealand music. This...

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Local Folk: Jon Williams

Wed, 19 Jan 2022

Warkworth Senior Constable Jon Williams brought the curtain down on 30 years of policing last month, when he retired from the force to pursue a...

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Local Folk – Cathie Dunsford

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

These days, you will likely see Cathie Dunsford, 67, performing with the Jade River Ukes Band at venues all over Mahurangi. But her novels, poetry...

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Local Folk – Simon Townsend

Fri, 29 Oct 2021

Maungaturoto’s Simon Townsend has saved countless lives in his 30 year career as a paramedic and first aid teacher. Since leaving Gore where he grew...

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Local Folk: Aldo Franckin, Chef

Fri, 1 Oct 2021

Before establishing Aldo’s Restaurant in Warkworth, chef Aldo Franckin worked in some of the finest restaurants in the world. The royal family are among those...

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