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    Longest distance photocall ever?

    by  • October 31, 2013 • Awesome, Creativity, Shorter • 1 Comment

    Photoshoot across the world with author of Terrible With Raisins Lynne McVernon and editor Sarah Stead

    Just participated in a pan-global photoshoot to promote author Lynne McVernon’s new novel, Terrible With Raisins, which I helped to edit. I’m in New Zealand, she’s in the UK. What’s to be done? Skype photocall! I reckon it’s the longest-distance photoshoot there is. My dad, pedant that he is, countered with photos from the...

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    Check out this boss flatmate ad

    by  • October 2, 2013 • Laughs, Shorter, Wellington • 0 Comments

    Your room, in a house located at or on the “kitties’ titties”, will even come with “WALLs and a CEILING” (guaranteed to block both wind and rain), and carpet “so soft it transcends the barefoot walking experience”. The shower contains hot water. Oh and if you don’t like Ryan Gosling movies then fuck off....

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    6.5

    by  • July 21, 2013 • Australasia, Shorter, Wellington • 0 Comments

    Generic earthquake squiggles

    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...

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    Balloon with a view

    by  • June 16, 2013 • Australasia, Shorter • 0 Comments

    Google Project Loon balloon over Lake Tekapo NZ South Island

    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!!!

    Winter’s bad enough WITH the sun

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Awesome, Shorter, Travel • 0 Comments

    Last Antarctic sunset: credit ESA

    We thought we had it bad. The crews wintering in Antarctica this year just watched the sun disappear for three months. “The night brings darkness, promising a blackness to put fear in us, but also supplying a great spectacle – the stars, the Milky Way and something even more amazing”, crew member Antonio Litterio...

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