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Turning 50 but not yet

Nearly 2 years ago the year of Jane started and we celebrated her half century by doing lots of things that she would like, so being the younger half of our relationship I can’t hide from this fate forever, indeed so keen to turn 50 I have started practicing already. 207 more words


Is Sugar The New Fat?

Over the last couple of months, TV One here in New Zealand have aired a six-part series featuring clinical psychologist and author Nigel Latta. The series investigates a range of social issues from education to alcohol. 840 more words


Milford Sound and Te Anau

Since we spent most of the day in Queenstown, it was already night when we got to Te Anau.  The weather was cold and a little drizzly but we set up the tent anyways, not having much of a choice.   276 more words

Holiday Break

A Study in Contrast

If certainty is your thing, then New Zealand probably isn’t your place. The weather changes by the minute, volcanoes erupt in city parks, and the ground beneath you is… 292 more words


Invercargill to Christchurch

Our travels from Invercargill to Christchurch, and all in between was amazing. You forget how beautiful New Zealand really is until you take the time to travel, and explore every wee town. 55 more words

Notes from a visit to Christchurch primary schools four years on, by Professor Martin Thrupp

Last month I was in Christchurch and took the opportunity to visit some primary schools including an intermediate. It happened to be September 4th, four years to the day since the earthquake sequence began. 932 more words


NZ: The coast to Waitomo

Again we were lost in the mountains. We tried to follow signs of villages that we cannot find on a map and we were driving through green mountains and came across beautiful sunset.


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