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Natural Health advice from people who care:
Recipes for Home & School by Pip Duncan, Food Safety & Nutrition Consultant sourced from the website of Choice Catering Equipment Limited
The Gardening Gnome – In Winter
Wine Review

2016 school terms

Term 1 Between Monday 1 February (at the earliest);
and Friday 5 February (at the latest)
Friday 15 April
102 half-days)
Term 2 Monday 2 May;
Friday 8 July
(98 half-days)
Term 3 Monday 25 July;
Friday 23 September
(98 half-days)
Term 4 Monday 10 October;
ends no later than Friday 16 December for secondary and composite schools
    ends no later than Tuesday 20 December for primary and intermediate schools

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2016.
Other holidays

Section 65C of the Education Act 1989 states that every board shall ensure that all schools it administers are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and on the following days:
• New Year's Day
• 2 January
• Waitangi Day
• Good Friday
• Easter Monday
• Easter Tuesday
• Anzac Day
• the Sovereign's birthday
• Labour Day
• Christmas Day
• Boxing Day
• and the day observed in the locality in which the school is situated as anniversary day.

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August 2016 Cookery – Health – Natural History – Picture Books – Novels for all Age-Groups.


Healthy Heart Cooking

Eat to Beat Cholesterol by Nicole Senior and Veronica Cuskelly

Looking after your heart never tasted so good! You can lower cholesterol naturally in as little as three weeks.
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Natural History

1,000 Butterflies by Adrian Hoskins

This highly illustrated book covers 1,000 butterfly species from every corner of the globe, encompassing all key families and species, including the likes of monarchs, birdwings, swordtails, morphos, glasswings, and more.
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NEW in 2016 Daytrips
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