Category Archives: New Zealand

Summer Poem for the Southern Hemisphere

It’s Winter in the top half of the world, but south of the equator, the Sun is smiling. Hone Tuwhare (1922 -2008) was born in Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand into the Maori Ngapuhi tribe. Well-known and much-loved in his own country, … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Looking up a word in another language is often a doorway into the past of its speakers. When I did a search for the Maori word for “warrior,” the answers were far more than just words: … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – The Octographer

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From Sony New Zealand: I think she is laughing at us. 🙂 —oooOooo– This is an open thread. There are several hosts, each host … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Beloved teacher Dawson Tamatea gets world class send-off

by Chuck Stanley Dawson Tamatea was a PE and mathematics teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand. One of the most beloved teachers at the PNBHS, Mr. Tamatea died unexpectedly at age 55, passing away while sleeping. … Continue reading

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