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hmmm, whale?

Decided to do one of those “discover what you are” fuckers on Facebook…I chose number 6. When it came up ‘Communication’, I thought, what ever Trevor…but I read on…I get the water element…that’s me, well what I’d like to be. 147 more words


Hannah & Ben: Dolphin spotters

To round up my New Zealand trip photos, here are some pics of when Ben and I went dolphin watching!

We went to Akoroa, which took around an hour to get to from Christchurch. 259 more words


Maori King sends formal notice to queen to veto TTP

Maori Elder Kingi Taurua Sends TPPA Partners, Queen A Formal Notice Of Veto Of Trade Agreement

Kingi Taurua, a prominent Nga Puhi elder at Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae, has sent a formal notice of veto of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the embassies and trade departments of its proposed partner countries, and has requested that the Queen intervene on the issue.

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The Journey Begins

Day 1 on the Red Carpet Tours and they completley accomodate your travel from the airport to the hotel and give you a quick drive around town in order so you know where to go eat, strole and drink for the day. 332 more words


Waitangi Day

Today is NZ’s national day – a day to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.  Here a just a few photos of our delving into Maori culture taken from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds when we went to find out more about the reasons why it is so significant. 28 more words


Waitangi Day

Today is Waitangi Day observed – Saturday 6th February was the real day for celebration but since last year we have been able to celebrate our public holidays on Monday’s if they fall at the weekend. 337 more words


Know Thy Enemy: Protest, Poverty and the TPPA

So the TPPA Protest came and went, and the energy and build up behind it was extraordinary. I challenge anyone to name a culture that has the protest power equivalent to that of the Māori. 562 more words