Nothern End Cook Dr,
Whitianga, Mercury Bay,
the Coromandel Peninsula
An easy walk to Buffalo Beach and a
brief drive to town, Pacific Estate is a
quiet, family-friendly, highly desirable
subdivision with a bird-filled native
bush and stream backdrop.
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...for Woody Daly
& other beloved
pets who have
“Greg and I explore
destination of our
Road Trip this issue.”
See centre section.
I love NZ, I love the Coromandel, and I
to the many
thousands of residents and visitors on the
peninsula and beyond. However, my ‘all work
and no play’ regime since our expansion two
years ago has taken its toll.
Along with over 3,000 others in NZ, I was
diagnosed with bowel cancer this year – the
most frequently diagnosed cancer in NZ,
and the highest incidence in the world. Well,
I guess I am in ‘good company’, but would
rather be experiencing other stats.
As this community has become my extended
family, I felt it important to share this intimate
life changing event with you. The outpouring
of support has overwhelmed us – from
friends, colleagues, and NZ’s excellent
Although this challenging diagnosis derailed
me briefly and certainly competed with my
time toward the completion of this issue –
here we are – another magazine to press with
thankfully just a short delay. A special thanks
to everyone who helped make this happen,
especially Carol Wright, managing editor/
designer/longtime friend and colleague ... for
over 30 years. She stepped up and ‘went the
extra miles’ with me!
I look forward to sharing my forthcoming
healing journey with you in future issues.
I couldn’t be in a better place for this to
happen. The Coromandel is filled with
healing places, people and energy. It has
always been a place where many come to
‘feel better’ and regenerate.
This huge ‘wake-up” call means I must
step back a bit and share some of the
responsibilities (and joys) of ‘the biz’.
Perhaps a partner or manager – permanent
or temporary – to help keep the magazine
moving ahead while I get my life, and health,
in balance. Fingers crossed the right person
or persons will pop into my life soon to help
make that happen.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
My trips to Hamilton have allowed me to take
in the ‘beauty of the blossoms’, especially
the gorgeous pink cherry and plum blossoms
everywhere. And those fragrant blooms that
burst into scent after sunset! Wow! It really is
the perfect time for me to stop and ‘smell the
roses’, and to have more of the fun we share
with readers as we write the magazine. We
are all fortunate to be here to experience this
NZ’s spring is awesome – like no other
I’ve experienced. Such a huge variety of
flowers, plants and trees bursting out of the
ground and into bloom. All the recognisable
evidence for us of new starts, freshness, and
the cycle of life.
To new beginnings!