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On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland's roading needs

Article – Gordon Campbell. More than once, the coalition government has ruled out using public private partnerships (PPPs) to fund the countrys infrastructure needs in health and education apparently private profiteering in those areas is recognised as … 11 more words


Food Photo Friday #36: Lunch @ Birdie's

Food: Szechuan Roast Duck, Roast Pumpkin Birdie Bowl, Cocktail on Tap/ Consumed at: Birdie’s All Day Bar + Deli/ Date: April 2018.

I live just a couple of minutes away from Sylvia Park, but despite this, I still haven’t had a chance to check out all the new eateries that opened at The Grove at the end of last year. 681 more words


Picturesque Walk. Perfect Day. Tauranga NZ

Yesterday, it took us about an hour to wander around Mount Mauganui, fondly known as The Mount. Tauranga on the Bay of Plenty.

We walked from the harbour side, Pilot Bay to the Ocean side Main Beach passing many friendly people along the way.


New Zealand Adds Prostitution To List Of Employment Skills For Immigrants

In as much as this may sound controversial, it is good news to some set of people who are planning to migrate outside of their country. 365 more words


Transport plan will finally free up Auckland's gridlock, reduce emissions

A $28 billion investment in Auckland's transport network will be a welcome relief for Aucklanders as it unlocks the city and provides much-needed transport choice, say backers of the plan. 12 more words


The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton


Goodreads synopsis: It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. 594 more words


The Suitcase Diaries

Welcome to The Suitcase Diaries!

A new blog to help and inspire your journeys across the globe

In Weekends and Wanderlust I’ll be sharing ideas and itineraries for short breaks and weekends away as well as longer holidays… 196 more words