Monthly Archives: August 2009

Java meets the great outdoors

Over the last two weekends, our new Burmese kitten, Java, has been introduced to the great outdoors. He’s coped very well and had a wonderful time. New sights, new scents, grass under his feet, meeting the neighbour’s cat, climbing trees, … Continue reading

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Blogging for genealogists

Earlier this year, during the NZ National Library’s family history month, I was asked to give a talk on Writing and publishing your family history. I felt a bit of a fraud really. I had written and published a family … Continue reading

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Tino Rangatiratanga flag should be for all of us

Maori people are currently debating which flag, from a number of  options, should be adopted as a Maori flag to fly alongside the New Zealand flag on Waitangi Day. Apart from one design, they are  awful. But the best of … Continue reading

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Rimutaka realignment ready to roll: Huzzah!

This image, from today’s Dominion-Post, shows the coming realignment of the worst of the Rimutaka hill road – all on the Wellington side of the summit. Work starts later this month and completion can’t come soon enough for those of … Continue reading

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