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Our People, Our Country

Join The Debate

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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: Things that will disappear in our lifetime – ...

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Good Times

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Forget the notion of becoming old and grumpy – a new survey has found that Kiwis over 55 are twice as likely to be feeling awesome than those under 30! A report from AUT University’s human potential centre says the finding is good news for those growing old in New ...

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Facts About Flags

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– The study of flags is called vexillology. The Latin word for flag is vexillum – a vexillarius came to mean a standard-bearer. – The flags of Chad and Romania are identical (blue, red and yellow vertical stripes). – Ireland and Côte d’Ivoire’s flags are identical in colour (orange, white, ...

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Tradition or Innovation?

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Out with the old and in with the new – progress is moving forward. Is that always the best attitude? In some cases, the answer is yes, but certainly not in all. Great buildings mark an era and it’s interesting to see how architecture has evolved, even in such a ...

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My Auckland – Editor

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“To celebrate Auckland’s 175th year, Auckland Museum brings you a special home-grown exhibition about the city – Taku Tamaki – Auckland Stories. As part of the exhibition they are collecting stories from the public about their memories and experiences of Auckland. Our Editor shares her story below, share yours at http://woobox.com/y6tkgy for your ...

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My Auckland – by Allison Lamont

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“To celebrate Auckland’s 175th year, Auckland Museum brings you a special home-grown exhibition about the city – Taku Tamaki – Auckland Stories. As part of the exhibition they are collecting stories from the public about their memories and experiences of Auckland. Our columnist Dr Allison Lamont,  shares her story below, share ...

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My Auckland – by Lyn Potter

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“To celebrate Auckland’s 175th year, Auckland Museum brings you a special home-grown exhibition about the city – Taku Tamaki – Auckland Stories. As part of the exhibition they are collecting stories from the public about their memories and experiences of Auckland. Our columnist Lyn Potter shares her story below, share yours ...

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The Flag Debate – GrownUps’ View

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Our flag and the discussion as to whether it needs changing, has caused vigorous debate all over the country. Some groups see it as disrespectful, some see it as essential, some see it as wasteful and some are simply ambivalent. Regardless of your view, million of dollars have been spent ...

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An Easy Omelette and Fleas

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Join the movement to live a more frugal and less wasteful lifestyle with the Oily Rag community. Columnists Frank and Muriel Newman and their trusty gang of frugal foragers share their tips and tricks each week to save you money, and add to your practical skills. Lil from Whangarei has ...

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