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Obituaries – Hugh Price, Bub Bridger and Louise St John White

Hugh Price 1929–2009 Being born with club feet was good luck, Hugh Price said – during remedial massage his mother read to him, getting him hooked on books. He came to champion access to literature as a fundamental human right.

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Poem – Louise White

Rituals   Sprung from the trunk of a treefern, a backbone curves against the sky. It was the same then, early morning under manuka, the slab secured between branches, a smoke-house dangling on rope. The knife paused in my father’s

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