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    My favourite thing about New Zealand passing the Marriage Equality Bill

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Australasia, Opinion, Politics, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    OK maybe not my FAVOURITE thing. But closely following equal civil rights for all mankind comes the little weather bar on the bottom of the Dominion Post newspaper’s front page today (April 18). Their weather straps are always nicely written but this one’s particularly good: “WEATHER: THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE ON THE HORIZON...

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    Hysteria as man spits wine at Queen

    by  • March 5, 2013 • Australasia, News, Shorter • 0 Comments

    A prize-winning photograph of a man tasting wine in front of the Queen has caused absolute outrage in southern New South Wales. See it here. There really are a lot of Australians twisting their knickers about this, if the online comments left on the Illawarra Mercury’s story are anything to go by (“we should...

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    Flamin’ West Woden Wamberal Wagga Wombats

    by  • February 25, 2013 • Australasia, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    You know you’re subbing an Australian paper when… 1. You have to Google every team name in an article because none of them sound like they’re from real places: West Belconnen, Woden Valley, Wagga City South, Bathurst St Pats, Terrigal Womberal (dutifully corrected to Wamberal), Coogee Wombats, Clovelly Crocodiles, Caringbah, St Christophers Panania. Sigh.

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    Christchurch’s new heart

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Art, Australasia, Featured, Longer, News • 0 Comments

    Christchurch earthquake damage

    Among the destruction of Christchurch’s deadly earthquake two years ago, a glimmer of something good. Against expectations, the gentle exodus of young people has slowed since the disaster – and those who remain are cultivating a new, glowing little heart for the crumpled city. In 2010, Christchurch was a pretty garden city in Canterbury,...

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