Sunday, 01 November 2020


This story will come as a bit of surprise to 85-year-old Colleen Lupton, who lives in Whitianga with her husband, John. The couple have had a busy and eventful life since they first met as teenagers back in Hillsborough, Auckland, when John stopped to chat to Colleen over the fence when he passed her house on his way for a fish.

It’s sometimes said there is a book waiting to be written in us all. It’s that golden opportunity to put into words and share that unique untold story or once in a lifetime adventure. But while the subject lines may be easy to imagine, it’s often a struggle translating them into meaningful words that create an interesting read for others. And for many first-time authors, success is not always measured in in terms of copies sold.

The Whitianga Sea Scouts’ new den got another step closer last month when the St Andrew’s Church Op Shop donated $1,269 towards the final part of the fencing of the land the den is earmarked to be developed on.

A male kūaka/godwit is the talk of the global ornithological community after setting what appears to be a new world record for a non-stop migration marathon from Alaska to the Firth of Thames.

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