COROMANDEL LIFE 2014-15 HOLIDAY
It ’ s Y O UR C o r oma nde l L i f e !
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In the happy spirit of Christmas, we wanted to share these clever
song lyrics we fell in love with...
Now Sticky Beak the kiwi, that bird from way down under
He’s caused a great commotion and it isn’t any wonder
He’s notified old Santa Claus to notify the deer
That he will pull the Christmas sleigh in the southern hemisphere.
Lots of toys for girls and boys load the Christmas sleigh
He will take the starlight trail along the Milky Way.
Hear the laughing children as they shout aloud with glee:
‘Sticky Beak, Sticky Beak, be sure to call on me.’
Now every little kiwi, and every kangaroo, too,
The wallaby, the weka, and the platypus and emu,
Have made themselves a Christmas tree with stars and shining bright,
So Sticky Beak will see the way to guide the sleigh tonight.
Now Sticky Beak the kiwi, that Maori-land dictator,
Will not allow Rudolph’s nose this side of the equator
So when you hear the sleigh bells ring you’ll know that he’s the boss,
And Sticky Beak will pull the sleigh beneath the Southern Cross.
Greg and Tovi Daly
Whew! It was five years ago we started
and over a year ago that
we expanded under the new branding
– more pages and
more circulation to include the entire
It has been gratifying to feel the
momentum growing from your input,
and we are excited about where it might
lead us. Our fourth issue is now in your
hands and we feel it is starting to take
on a life of its own – like a child being
‘raised by the village’ of Coromandel, it’s
developing its own personality and soul.
The more we research our articles, the
more we discover that we want to share.
What started out as a three page piece
about entertaining the kids this Summer
– rain or shine – ended up a 16-pager.
We hope you find it a valuable resource
to save for future reference. We now feel
excited to get out and experience these
Our next issue will continue our popular
“Road Trip” series with artist Charlotte
Giblin, focusing next on Coromandel
Town south to the Thames region where
history and interest abounds.
Ending the year in gratitude
The new year is a time to be grateful
for what we have and to move forward
with hopes and dreams for the future.
Although the magazine sometimes takes
up more time than I want it to, I am
thankful to be doing something I love,
and as May West said – “Too much of a
good thing can be wonderful”.
And I get to wake each morning in one of
the most beautiful places on earth with
a terrific partner – working with fabulous
people I enjoy, admire and respect.
Even if I’d like to have a bit more time to
explore the beaches and walk the trails,
I do get to gaze at it every day from my
Thanks for your support while we ‘trim
the sails’ to set course for the new year.
We appreciate so many of you taking
the time to phone us to let us know we
are “doing it right” and saying we are
“the best thing that’s happened to the
Coromandel”. It is ‘food for our soul’ to
hear the glowing comments and know
that we are on the right track and in the
in flow of life –
Wishing you a happy & fun holiday!
Sticky Beak the Kiwi
Gisborne songwriter and folk singer Bob Edwards wrote the words in the hope of producing a Christmas song for NZ children. Another local, Neil
Roberts, set the words to music. Gisbourne’s fourteen year old Julie Nelson was selected to be the vocalist and recorded the hit song in 1961.