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From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG Quite a few locals heading to Japan for various stages of the Rugby World Cup. One of those is former Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Merv Aoake. You could call Merv one of the early pioneers of New Zealand rugby players who headed to Japan to play…

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Cauliflower Cheese
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The MacPherson Diaries | Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

Ahhh the cauliflower. It’s certainly having its 15 minutes of fame isn’t it? But for jolly good reason! It is versatile and delicious. I have talked on these pages before about my constant quest to include more vegetables in my family’s meals, and here is my current obsession. Cauliflower Cheese…

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Jana and Family
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The Macpherson Diaries | The Kindness Rock Project

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. My mother has always loved walking. Unfortunately when I was younger I didn’t share this passion. I would complain “I’m tired.” While stomping my feet dramatically. Or so the story goes. But she had the best way of cheering me on. She would find…

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Home From Home
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Home From Home | You have been removed

with Kat Barcenilla   You have been removed from this group. Confession: when I wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to get back to sleep, I pick up my phone and start scrolling through my apps. Really not healthy I know, the glare of the blue…

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Tuna Poke bowl
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The MacPherson Diaries | September Recipe

I love comfort food. Give me a creamy chicken pie any day! But I really miss salads in the colder months. So when I saw this stunning tuna at Harbour Fish I was drawn to use fresh clean flavours and create this salad which is easily at home in winter…

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Home From Home
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Home From Home | The chances

with Kat Barcenilla   “You can go to the ends of the earth but if you meet someone there who knows your name, you might as well have stayed at home.” OK, so not necessarily something I agree with, but this snippet I read somewhere the other day made me…

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Mark enjoying his rural lifestyle
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COMMUNITY CONSTABLE COMMUTER

Queenstown Police Community Constable Mark Ford still has to pull over and pinch himself sometimes during his daily commute to work from rural Garston. A former British police officer from Kent, Mark grew up in south London, enduring far less idyllic commutes to and from school and work each day.…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG Been a while between visits but encouraging to see the All Blacks in town the other week. They were last in Queenstown 1995 for a pre-World Cup camp. It wasn’t incident free and we haven’t seen them since. I always felt as time moved on that…

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Jana and Family
The Macpherson Diaries | Sunday Morning Wake Ups 1623 2029 The Flyer Magazine

The Macpherson Diaries | Sunday Morning Wake Ups

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. Sunday Morning Wake Ups It was Sunday morning. A Sunday morning after a full moon. This means wakeful children and musical beds in our house. Yawn. Coffee. Plans we had made with friends fell through My husband had work to do. I couldn’t find…

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Winter activities
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The Macpherson Diaries | Winter Activities

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. Winter Activities So far it’s been a mild winter, well, so my husband tells me, I still double sock it under my fur lined boots every day, but maybe I’m just sensitive! Anyhoo, getting out in winter can be tough with children, but we…

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