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Today In History

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On this day in history… November 29 1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink 1791 – Chatham Islands sighted by HMS Chatham commanded by William Broughton 1825 – 1st Italian opera in US, “Barber of Seville” premieres (NYC) 1870 – Compulsory education proclaimed in England 1877 – US inventor ...

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A Fabulous Advent Idea

acts of kindness

It’s nearly December, and here’s a great idea to get you into the spirit of giving. Instead (or perhaps as well as) a chocolate advent calendar – how about a good deeds calendar? From December 1st, do one small thing each day to contribute a bit of happiness into someone else’s day. ...

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Profile Of A Bully


Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. What rubbish. The effects of bullying without physical violence are often more devastating than actual blows. Picture a bully in your mind’s eye. What do you see – disenfranchised youth, angry at the world – a little girl in ...

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Hope Shines

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Spread a little hope along with cheer this Christmas and help Hospice NZ. In conjunction with department store Farmers, Kiwi artists Michel Tuffery and Letitia Lam, have created limited edition glass baubles delicately handpainted and showcasing native New Zealand flowers. All proceeds will benefit Hospice NZ. The hospice philosophy is to ...

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Fireworks Fun

Fireworks at night

Tonight is Guy Fawkes night.  The tradition of Guy Fawkes is over 400 years old and comes from a plot by Guy Fawkes and 11 other men to blow up the British Parliament – the “Gunpowder Plot”. The men, including Guy, were caught before they could light the barrels of gunpowder. ...

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Calling All Armchair Experts…

all black

In the final hours before the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, we invite all rugby enthusiasts to comment below – let’s have your score predictions, your analysis and your best wishes for the All Blacks in their quest to make history! Come one, come all! To get the goosebumps started, here’s our ...

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Have Your Say

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News and current affairs stimulate debate – there are as many points of view as there are people on the planet. At GrownUps, we love a good debate, so decided to start a thread to discuss topical stories.   Today – October 27  – Sportsmanship: It is going to be ...

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