The basis for this sentiment is some history and some myth: “heroism” and a degree of distancing from Britain – or at [...]
Various UK publications, including The Guardian, have been investigating the growing numbers of employers who offer their workers zero hours contracts; described by some as a form of 21st-century serfdom.
Others contend that such contracts provide an opportunity for everyone, if used appropriately. According to [...]
“It’s like having nine wives in tow,” the Kiwi guide quipped as he and his entourage of feisty Singaporean ladies bypassed the Siberia Hut and steamed down the valley.
Then that night, Siberia Hut sang with eight lipsticked-dames on their annual tramping trip from the [...]
Food for thought.
And I am a foodie. A guest judge on the Australian show ‘My Kitchen Rules’ so there.
Or as it is known to us in the trade MKR .
So I was very interested when recently the little township I live in was blessed [...]
BUS TRIP TO LINTONG
The Tang Chen Hotel in Xian where we were staying, caters more for Chinese tourists and businessmen, rather than for Western tourists. During the time we were staying there we saw only two other European guests and they were checking out. [...]
Extracts from Max Cryer’s new book ‘Every dog has its day’.
He may be man’s best friend, but it is far from clear where his name comes [...]
What is it that makes our already infantilised media become even more so? A royal tour? Not quite. A royal tour with a baby born to be King one day? That’s the one. If you want to see or hear drivel on a mass scale that’s the combo – and it comes with the redeeming feature of taking us out [...]
An A-Z of New Zealand traditions & Folklore by Gordon Ell
(Published by New Holland)
Living off a regular ‘remittance from families in Britain, on the condition that they never return from the colonies. Often ne’er-do-wells, many such remittance men affected upper-class English manners and were consequently unpopular in bush camps and on the goldfields. Remittance men are often the butt [...]
* First sod dug for North Island main trunk
* First Maori MPs elected to Parliament
* Mangatepopo canyoning disaster
* NZ Rugby Union founded
* Arthur Allan Thomas convicted of Crewe murders for a second time
* Royal honour awarded to NZ woman for first time
* Liberals ‘burst up’ Cheviot Estate
* Mormon temple opens in Hamilton
* First Golden Shears competition
* Prince William meets ‘buzzy [...]
A number of things about the 1974 Commonwealth Games emblem appeal to me. First, possibly because I went to Christchurch for the Games, the best Commonwealth Games ever in [...]
My Uncle John would have been able to tell me if he had saved my mother from an almost certain and a very watery death in a disused mine shaft in about 1925 near Tinkertown in Southland. She always claimed he came to the [...]
We’d spent the earlier part of the day walking around the main streets of Xian and had taken a taxi to the South Gate of the City Wall. The south gate, Yongning, is the most beautifully decorated of the four gates [...]