Children Caught Up in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral – Only it’s in Kennedy Bay, Coromandel

Today is a public holiday in New Zealand, it’s the country’s national day – the day when they celebrate their birth as a nation with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Unfortunately, this time is often marred by violence. Presently, there is an armed stand-off in the quiet area of Kennedy Bay, Coromandel. The…

Happy, Happy Waitangi Day

. . Wishing all New Zealanders a joyous and uniting Waitangi Day. For the unaware: Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s national day of angst of celebration. It is not so much celebrated in New Zealand as mourned, and its traditional place of reverence is often the site of jostling, hectoring, protest and abusive crowds. “While the…