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The visual family treasures that colour your memoir

Photos, handwritten letters, newspaper clippings, birth, marriage and death certificates, drawings, maps, recipes and other family treasures help bring your memoir alive, adding clarity and warmth to your written legacy.

Tui, NZ endemic bird

How the Upper Waitematā Ecology Network connects Aucklanders with nature so we can all thrive

Working collaboratively with community groups and upskilling volunteers across the region, the Upper Waitematā Ecology Network wants to restore the mauri of our ecosystems.

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Writing your life story: taking care of the technical details

Writing your life story is no easy feat. It requires time and discipline. Don’t let fear of spelling or grammar mistakes hold you back from writing your story. Here, we give you some tips on how to proofread and get the details right: spelling, grammar and consistency.

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What to expect when writing your life story

Writing your memoir is an act of love and legacy. Your story is a taonga for future generations, but writing is no easy feat. It requires time and discipline. Writing your own story also takes courage, as you may need to access painful memories and deeply personal stories. Here, we look at two potential challenges in this process: procrastination and mixed emotions.

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