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Verity Johnson – What I’ve learnt this year

This year, I learnt that humans know what they want.
Downtown Tauranga

National Jazz Festival Tauranga a perfect Easter staycation

We check out some of the international acts joining local talent at the 2018 National Jazz Festival Tauranga. The Canberra Times called him “dazzling”. London’s The...

Moreish Marrakesh

Stalls bursting with SILKS + LEATHER. MOROCCAN LAMPS dangling above your head. MOUNTAINS OF FRESH SPICES. Mingle with locals. TASTE HOMEMADE ALMOND PASTRIES, washed down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. A PLACE WHERE SOUNDS AND SMELLS COME TO LIFE.

Louis Donovan – The Learner

UNO.’s youngest columnist shares his year’s highs, lows and learnings.

Nathan Pettigrew – A Day Trip To Whangamata

Just over an hour’s drive from Tauranga, there’s a launch spot that makes me so excited about the prospect of a paddle. And the epic right-hand break, thrown up by the beach and swell, is a hit with local and international surfers alike. I’m talking, of course, about Whangamata.

Mike Rudd – What’s In A Name?

Reciting and recording whakapapa is a skill which reflects the importance of genealogy in Māori society. It helps esh out the story of leadership, land and fishing rights, kinship and status. As I understand it, and this is far from my specialist topic, reciting whakapapa with the speaker’s name spoken after the lineage description is a correct method of formal self introduction.