Category Archives: Out and About

Health & Safety – it is all about YOU…

With much fanfare, new laws a few years ago ushered in a new era of health and safety awareness in NZ.  Ads on TV pleaded to allow all workers to return home safely after their day’s work.  There were dire … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

In New Zealand, the 25th of April, ANZAC day, has been a public holiday for many years, but in recent times has taken on renewed impetus.  It is the date of the invasion of Gallipoli in WWI – a complete … Continue reading

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Alone again, naturally

For quite a long time I have felt that we are, in the end, all alone with just our thoughts.  Today is the first day for some time that I have had alone, and I like it.  Possibly because I … Continue reading

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Job Done

So, there I was, alone in Port Moresby, feeling sorry for myself. Now I am alone at home, still feeling sorry for myself. 5 weeks have elapsed. The world has shifted a little in that time – the world of … Continue reading

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Coming live to your screens

In this age of reality TV, usually based on a completely false premise like competitive cooking, might I commend to you RoyalCam: http://albatross.org.nz/live-royal-cam/ For those who don’t know, NZ has the only mainland breeding site of the Royal Albatross. Perched on … Continue reading

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Flying the flag

It is interesting observe a renewed round of opinions on the purpose and therefore significance of a national flag. Had discussion on the role of a flag in a modern democracy taken place before the design process started, NZ may well … Continue reading

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Sailing away

Back again – the Qantas lounge. Seems like it is turning into my ‘thinking place’ not to be confused with my happy place. I have been on a cruise – ocean liner, white uniforms “This is the Bridge” over the … Continue reading

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