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Confidence, stretched valuations and shoeshine boys

Jenny Ruth
Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Aunty Molly (centre front) with extended family. (Image: Ruth family)
Jenny Ruth
Mon, 09 Aug 2021
I have vivid memories of Christmas 1986. We had a large, extended family gathering in Martinborough and the weather was great. My uncle, Walter, and Dad's elder sister, Molly, had an all-day argument in Walter's kitchen over how their mother baked scones: did she butter and flour the tray or just flour it? Walter, a good cook, had triggered the debate by deciding to whip up a batch.Cousins and siblings were running relays from my uncle's house to Dad's next door to bring the rest of us up to date with the latest on the...

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400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
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Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

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We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

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