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 →
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!!!
Human beings are frequently wonderful. And sometimes you accidentally flirt with them. Our second installment of amazing humanity passing through Adelaide Airport: So this morning I had a man in his 70s buy some coffees and cakes for him and his wife. I told him “That’s $19.40 thanks!” He smiled, replying with with “1940! Well, that was the...Read more →
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 →
Human beings are frequently wonderful. Our first installment of amazing humanity passing through Adelaide Airport: This morning, an elderly man came into my cafe at the airport. He told me that he was on an adventure, that today would be the very first time in his 76 years that he would get on a plane. His whole family...Read more →
The UNGRASPABLE INANITY of teens posting bland “Miss u alredy girlie” messages on Facebook tribute pages, hours after a death of a friend. Deeply, deeply sad. It forcefully underlines how detached from reality some constantly plugged-in Millennials can be; how completely unequipped to deal with the immensity of death they appear to be. Posting...Read more →