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 –…

Happy Waitangi, Sorry About the Dildo to the Face. The Alternative Flag Burning and Nurse Butler

The annual hikoi to treaty grounds on #WaitangiDay. pic.twitter.com/D9DhwP4RBY — Marika Hill (@MarikaJHill) February 5, 2016 A couple of weeks ago we wished our Australian readers Happy Australia Day, today we’re wishing our New Zealand readers happy Waitangi celebrations. This year’s festivities have already been marred by John Key’s “mickey mouse” insult to the people…