The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker

In the plain and nondescript part of the New Zealand town where I live it is very noticeable just how few people actually ‘walk’ anywhere – whether it be to work or the shops or for general fitness. Travelling on foot gives you a very different perspective on the overall health of a town –…

Massey University Survey Shows Wide Discontent in New Zealand

Forget the pimped-up absurdity of the  “New Zealand is one of the world’s happiest countries” spin. Everyone who’s ever lived in New Zealand knows it has some of the OECD’s worst rates for preventable child deaths, youth suicide, crime, homeless people, poverty, high property prices, children living in poverty, mental illness, family violence, and substance…

New Zealand’s Water – Don’t Drink it or Swim in it. Twitter Users Have Their Say

Again I say this needs to be added to the the NZ Arrival documentation. #dirtywater https://t.co/Myza9GvSEq— Allan Moyle (@moylea) August 24, 2016 Another year has gone by ….our potable water supply still not here.Boiling water or village tap. pic.twitter.com/ag9oHs7tQE — Philli H (@Olivefarmer) August 24, 2016 Govt chose to ignore warnings. 2009 @gnsscience report showed…