I’m going to Australia for three weeks tomorrow. Brilliant! Exciting! Yay! But one of the biggest things about my impending travels I’m looking forward to is my reading material: I’ve just bought a copy of Khaled Hosseini’s And The Mountains Echoed. And Afghan-born Northern California resident Khaled Hosseini is the man at least partially...Read more →
Well if the Pope’s in the market for a stunt double (and what pope isn’t?), we’ve got just the chap. Jonathan Pryce, star of the screen – and now the Vatican? Read more →
There’s nothing quite like experiencing a 6.5-magnitude earthquake while in the bath. For the last two and a half days an accelerating earthquake cluster has been bothering us in Wellington, most epicentres about 25km off Seddon in the Marlborough Sounds just to our South. Before that, I’ve only felt three or four tiny blips...Read more →
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A Google balloon with an outstanding view of Lake Tekapo. Photo: Jon Shenk
Google’s just launched loads of balloons loaded with gadgets over New Zealand’s lovely South Island to help the remote parts get access to wi-fi. It’s called Project Loon. Look at the view from that balloon!!!
Want to see something really cool? A truly magical bit of forward-thinking online journalism? Like The New York Times‘s captivating and original Snow Fall, Wellington’s Dominion Post newspaper has brought an exceptional dimension to its week-long look at the state of the city. Prime Minister John Key prompted it all when he rudely said...Read more →
Context is everything. Check out our favourite Game of Thrones characters in their previous incarnations. Firstly, that incredible (by which I mean, incredible first season only) British teen drama Skins, which gave us – along with Dev Patel and Nicholas Hoult – Gendry and Gilly. Also known as Joe Dempsie and Hannah Murray. Also...Read more →