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Ethnic Education

Teachers in New Zealand are in the middle of an industrial dispute over pay and conditions. The usual back and forth, issuing vague threats through the media, nothing very new, I believe it’ll get sorted out reasonably quickly. But yesterday … Continue reading

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New Zealand

Seven years ago, my wife and I decided to leave the UK and to head out for pastures new. This was not a spontaneous decision, as we were leaving my aged father and my newly engaged daughter in Scotland, as … Continue reading

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History

‘Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.’ (Machiavelli) I come from Scotland.  A nation to the north of England, attached loosely to the United Kingdom.  Scotland existed independently … Continue reading

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Number 8 Wire

I have lived in NZ for 7 years, coming to godzone from Scotland. I love NZ, and I have no intention of returning to the land of snow, oats and whisky. I admire kiwi ingenuity, neighbourliness and good humour, but … Continue reading

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