Perception is 9/10th of Reality – Happy 2021!

When is a PAK’nSAVE not a big yellow store with plenty of car parks around it? That’s right, when the store is located on the main road between Apia and Samoa’s Faleolo international airport. The store is yellow alright, but Read More

Apples Need To Be Picked To Earn Export Dollars

It is not easy being Minister of Immigration. Particularly in Covid times. New Zealand is a very attractive destination for people from around the world at the best of times; for tourists, as well as people intent to build a Read More

The New Normal is Different Today

The photo on this page was taken a year after the big Christchurch earthquake. It represented an inner Christchurch suburb community attempt to cope with the ‘new normal’ the city had been presented with by these devastating earthquakes. Once collapsed Read More

COVID and All That

The Auckland Lockdown reverts from Level 3 to something the Prime Minister refers to as Level 2.5. The rest of the country remains at Level 2. Back to normal again. Or is it? Of course, some things will feel perfectly Read More