Joanne Black: A slippery slope

By Joanne Black In The Black Page

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28th July, 2012
What a treat to be on Mt Ruapehu in perfect weather and on good snow for a few days over the school holidays. Since then, the rain has melted away much of the snow. When I visited Turoa with family and friends, I had not skied for 30 years, but I quickly discovered that, as with riding a bike, you never forget how to lose control on skis, cross them at the front and fall over. With a combination of good snow before the holidays and a fine long-range weather forecast, Turoa was packed. We had a good time partly because with no newspaper or radio and a ban on the TV in our rented house in Ohakune, ...

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