Category Archives: Family events

The nationwide buzz

By Guest Insider – Eric Dorfman I suspect, like a good many New Zealanders, as Rugby World Cup 2011 approached I became thoroughly immersed in making my own preparations. Depending on how you look at it, I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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Bringing the country to the city

By Insider – Jock Phillips There was a time when all of us Kiwis had the soil of the country in our finger nails.  We had rellies in the country where we spent our summer holidays; and even if we … Continue reading

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Something for everyone

By Insider – Jock Phillips We are now into the business end of the World Cup.  The hordes of Irish and Scottish and Argentinian and English and Italian fans in their campervans have gone home, licking their wounds.  There don’t … Continue reading

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Fun in North Hagley Park

By Insider – Jock Phillips It was a message on my cellphone which inspired this post.  Jackie Hay, a good friend and the inspired organiser of this blogging trip, asked if I could take a photo of the huge Webb … Continue reading

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WOW: Icons on Tour

By Guest Insider – Carolyn Enting (cross-posted from http://www.enword.co.nz) Big news for WOW (World of WearableArt) today.             As I write this members of the Nelson-based WOW team are flying to Hong Kong where they will … Continue reading

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Return to quake city

By Insider – Jock Phillips The sun was out; the new leaves on the oaks were a brilliant green; and the huge chestnut trees were covered in tufts of white flowers.  Christchurch’s Hagley Park in the spring is a glorious … Continue reading

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Queens Wharf for the kids – from the kids

Guest Insider – Maya Hi, it’s Maya here again. I went down to Queens Wharf again today during the school holidays and it was still awesome, because there are lots of new things to do. I was there while the … Continue reading

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Capital weekend

By Insider – Jock Phillips Saturday was cold in Wellington, bitterly cold with winds straight off the Antarctic.  Only in Wellington on a bad day – or Invercargill – can you feel this cold.  I wandered down to the Courtenay … Continue reading

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Arohanui, The Greatest Love

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman I’ve just been to the World Premiere of Arohanui, The Greatest Love, in Wellington. Not to be missed – it has a short season in Wellington, then it moves on to Auckland. As a genre, … Continue reading

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Who is this festival for?

By Insider – Jock Phillips The REAL New Zealand Festival is buzzing from one end of the country to another, but if anywhere is its centre, then that place must be Auckland’s Queens Wharf.  Over the past 24 hours I … Continue reading

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