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Featured Town: Oamaru

Today I wanted to do a Feature Town!! It’s been a little while since I did one on our Facebook page and I thought that from now on I would make them blog posts so that I have a little more room to write about our chosen town and have the space for a few […]

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Is New Zealand in Australia?

So today I’m sharing an issue with you! It’s BIG, so be prepared. Some may say it has far reaching consequences. Others may say that’s nonsense! It may be THE MOST challenging question ever posed to a Kiwi, especially with all the recent news reports surrounding the fair deal that Kiwis may or may not […]

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Mary Lou and Buzzy Bee!

I had forgotten until recently that there is a whole family of Buzzy Bee wooden toys! Do you remember Mary Lou, Richard Rabbit, Oscar Ostrich or Dorable Duck? Mary Lou and Oscar Ostrich are the ones I remember best. The story began with Hec Ramsey who, in the 1940’s, was making wooden cores for toilet rolls and wooden […]

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Feature Town – Waihi

Waihi is located at the Southern End of the Coromandel Peninsula and is north of Katikati. This little town (population 4503 as at the 2006 census) had it’s beginnings centering around the discovery of gold in 1878.  The mining industry is still a major employer in the area to this day. You can also do […]

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