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2008-09-07 15:00:17

By BRISTOW, Robyn The issue of the Rangiora airfield has again been raised - 10 years after it was buried under local opposition. ------------------ -- A report released this week on the potential for Rangiora's airfield to become a busy aviation hub for the South Island had a sense of deja vue about it. And there it was - April 15, 1998, a story in The Press about a Rangiora businessman's vision for the airfield. It began: "Ian Andrews thinks Rangiora airfield has huge potential....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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