Eleanor Catton’s Illuminating Take on New Zealand, and It’s Culture of Anti-Intellectualism

Eleanor Catton is a New Zealand author, she won the Man Booker 2013 award for The Luminaires. The book was described as an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of…

An IT Professional Puts His Finger On IT

Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale is taken from Expatexposed, a self help forum for migrants in New Zealand. In this post a  British skilled IT professional tells of common issues experienced in New Zealand : bullying,…