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What’s worse than coming home with luggage missing?

November 28, 2023

Q: What’s worse than coming home with luggage missing?A: Coming home from a tour of duty with extra baggage. Read on… A soldier returned from his tour of duty in East Timor and decided to take some very well -earned rest and recreation. He decided to come home and stay with his mum and then…


It’s not my fault, your Honour; they provoked me!

November 14, 2023
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I was working late in my office one night when I received a phone call from a very distraught client. This woman had been having difficulties in her relationship with her husband and had expressed fears that he may harm…

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Hang on – Help is on the Way! …Or not.

October 31, 2023

Leading up to last year’s Gumboot Friday fundraising, Mike King said this about our Mental Health system: (Warning: Some people may find this comment disturbing) “If you put your faith in the system, there is a better than evens chance…

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Clear and Present Danger

October 16, 2023
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When I was young, I lived next door to a man who served in World War 2. He had a heart of gold, would do anything for you, and yes, protect you to the end if he thought you needed…

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October 2, 2023
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What is Denial? Google it, and it comes up with ‘Denial is a river in Egypt’. Seriously. But all jokes aside, denial is one of the many coping mechanisms we have that stops our heads from exploding when we are…

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Trouble with the waterworks

September 18, 2023

It was November 19th last year. Tami Nelson appeared at the Theatre Royal with her Kingmaker show. It was well worth waiting for, having been postponed from its original date due to Covid. The place was rocking, the theatre was…

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th 2023

September 7, 2023
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World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)is an annual awareness day aimed at raising awareness about suicide, to promote suicide prevention efforts and provide support to individuals who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts or have been affected by suicide. This global…

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Mother’s Day Grief

May 10, 2023
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We all know our parents are going to die one day, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not going to grieve them on special occasions like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  Losing your parents is one of adult life’s most…

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Anzac Day – Lest we Forget

April 20, 2023
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Nelson ANZAC Park 5.30 – Parade to assemble at Millers Acre to march to Anzac Park followed by the ANZAC Dawn Service at 6am. The War Memorial on Piki Mai 9.00am – ANZAC Day Commemoration Stoke Memorial Hall 10.45 –…

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When Pets Die

February 22, 2023
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It can be hard to believe how sad and lonely you can feel when your pet dies. To animal lovers, a pet is often treated like a member of the family. They ride in your car, sleep on your bed,…

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