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Fast fitness at Fairfield

I've always been an early riser but not an early exerciser. Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with a community fitness group, who get...

A day to reflect on race relations

For some readers, February 6 will just be a day off work, spent shopping, at the beach or in the garden. Like other public holidays,...

Dog owners responsible for on-beach behaviour

As more people, dogs and wildlife visit Dunedin beaches this summer, dog owners should know what to do to ensure everyone stays safe. Despite not...

Looking forward to a ‘totes tops 2019’

Working New Year's Eve is usually a given in the police, so you may as well be at a blue-chip destination to invoke the...

And the police column ‘Emmy Award’ goes to…

Today I clicked into my Microsoft Word folder, imaginatively entitled "columns", to tap out my latest take on police life, and discovered it was...

Curbing party-wired teenagers

I may be mid-40s but I'm still getting invites to lots of parties – 16ths, 18ths, 21sts, flat-warmings – often I turn up with...

Amazing age-defying effects of alcohol

Recently, while on beat in town, I made a discovery of truly scientific significance. The breakthrough was made while arguing with a drunk man who'd...

Officer’s ode to a patrol car

There it was in a one-line email – Take your patrol car in and get it replaced with a new one An instruction devoid of...

Seeking help should not be seen as weak

Long after attending the suicide of a young lady, I saw her mother in a local supermarket aisle. Upon recognising me, a look of horror came...

Flexibility class good base for fitness

Living active with Amanda Dyer Good muscle flexibility helps reduce pain, prevent injury, aids balance and assists us to cope with the rigours of life. With...

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