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Sex Talks – ono – children’s sexuality, safety and other things

I have been publishing light and fluffy posts over summer (with a few philosophical ones buttered in there) cos i’m procrastinating about some strong issues i’d like to share, namely … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s on in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui – March 2017

Event-excite of the month: Saturday 4 March 6.30pm until 10.30pm – MUSIC – Callum Gentleman Tauranga. What’s better than a great gig? Cheap whisky, sipped while enjoying a great gig! Come … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rock parties (for the kids and the taller people) left right and centre – all thanks to Tauranga Rocks

A craze has hit Tauranga and it’s hit hard and good. Tauranga Rocks, the facebook page, got 600 likes within a- kid’s-handful-of-days, and now a month later has 2,828 members. … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

Where to eat at Matua’s Cherrywood in the Bay of Plenty

Neighbourhood Beer Kitchen Cherry Tree Espresso Bar Istanbul Turkish Cafe and Takeaways You could take a picnic to one of the myriad of adorable spots dotted around our peninsula. Both … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Culture, talking and listening and how to do OUR part for world peace

What does culture mean to you? Is it the outside colour of someone’s skin (cos everyone’s skin, and organs are the same colour on the inside)? Is it the sound … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment


Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. I forgot until about dinner time, when daughter was asking me how to spell it, but covering up the words with her cupped hand, begging me: … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

A guide to design stores in the Bay of Plenty

I have lived in a few different cities and towns in my time, and whilst there is romance in ‘discovering’ that special store that makes you swoon, sometimes the practicality … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Little Long Cafe – possibly or definitely the most photogenic cafe in the Bay

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s on – in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui – February 2017

Event-excite of the month: Thursday 16 February – 7.20pm until 9pm – MUSIC – Kirtan (Chanting the heart open) with Auckland’s Premratna. Kirtan (joyful chanting) is the practice of singing your … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nourished Eatery (Tauranga) – Vegan, Raw, and Restful

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love Rosie Bakery – Auckland’s best cafe in Tauranga

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Me and You Cafe – especially good when you’re craving a raw sweet after shopping at Tauranga’s Farmers Store

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Art of the Temporary – today’s insight whilst painting dots on rocks with the kids and the kitchen table

Peter Kageyama – For the love of cities – encouraged us to sell our creative idea, our radical idea, our idea for change as one of ‘the temporary’. I came … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Excelso Coffee Roasters – for the best coffee in Tauranga town?

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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