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Summer Picnic Sensations with Ruth Pretty

While summer seems to be conventionally labelled Picnic Season, the truth is that any day worth venturing out in can be accessorised with a delicious picnic lunch, enjoyable outdoors or in your vehicle, parked up with a glorious view of nature. Here are a few of my most popular picnic recipes.

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An Emporium of Wonder Evolves

Back in April 2018, news broke that the lease on Blackwell and Sons’ perky little cycling lifestyle store on Main Street in Greytown couldn’t be renewed. Children cried and birds stopped singing. But proprietor Adam Blackwell shrugged his shoulders and got busy. He soon found an opportunity to completely reimagine his retail proposition – and reimagine it he did.

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Slow Motion Magazine - Issue #2

Many of our customers tell us that cycling – for leisure rather than hurtling Lycra-clad towards a finish line – epitomises the ideals and experiences they treasured when they were younger: freedom, adventure, possibility, friendship, fresh air and simple pleasures – pleasures that don’t involve clicking a ‘like’ button on a screen...

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Moulton rocks

They look like they’re made out of Gandhi’s legs but (just like the great man), despite appearances, they’re immensely strong, resilient, reliable and no matter how many times you break them down they’ll continue to serve you with smooth assurance. Behold the magnificent Moulton – an ultra-high-performance go-anywhere bicycle that collapses into a suitcase!

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Please keep your wind to yourself

In a surprisingly bold move, the Ministry for Commerce has responded to urgent calls by owner-operated retailers for a binding Code of Conduct governing customers and slack-jawed time-killers who enter their premises. The Code, currently in draft form, aims to curtail behaviours that have driven retailers to chemical distraction since commerce was invented. Here’s an exclusive peek at some of its pointier clauses. Wording is verbatim.

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