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A foot in each camp

I’ve had a good week on the bike. Nobody’s sexually harassed me (as opposed the previous fortnight, where I had three catcalls/vocal threats), I’ve not had any incidents where I’ve felt in physical danger (possibly because I’ve started riding on the virtually-unused pavement for a part of the 4km stretch of Great South Road south of Penrose) and the good weather and lighter evenings means there’s now more of us out and about, and there’s a lot to be said for safety in numbers. 626 more words


Delissimo Delicatessen and Cafe, Eden Terrace, Auckland

Lunch at Delissimo is one of the perks of visiting the Auckland office.

It’s a short walk from the Forest & Bird base, up Charlotte St and along New North Rd, and by the time I get there I’m always more than ready for my cup of tea. 273 more words

ANZTB SIGiST Auckland - 5 Oct 2017

The Auckland SIGiST event for this quarter was a great success with over 120 attendees.

The first presenter Pramod Bommisetty from Barfoot and Thompson presented on the three Ws (What, When and Why) of test automation in the cloud. 276 more words


Hanging out in Auckland while Winston decides

Can I hear the birds? Yes, I can hear the birds and the distant rumble of the traffic- cliché- roar, hiss – it’s there, like the homeless and the rich in the houses around me, swimming pools in every backyard. 732 more words

New Zealand Sperm Donor


I’m new to the sperm donor world.

I see a lot paperwork, I see a lot of articles about a lack of donors.

So I’m offering a seperate avenue. 67 more words


Bush bashing 

Before humans arrived in New Zealand, there were no land mammals here. Now, we have rats and rabbits and possums and stoats and so on, all introduced by mistake. 262 more words


New Zealand Sea Lions Declining Due to Fishing Nets

Research by three universities show fishing bycatch of New Zealand sea lions is responsible for 50 percent of the species’ decline. 116 more words