Christchurch & Kaikoura: why have the fates of the indigenous people ended up so different in Australia and New Zealand?

13th June, 2017 – 17th June, 2017 “New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.” Peter Jackson So (rather obviously) upon our return to the UK, my blog has been neglected while I have been caught up in the whirlwind of finding a new job, new house, moving to a new city …

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Packing Tips: How to Get Your Head Around Four Months Away

While I know that there are plenty of packing advice articles out there, I hope to produce one which does not patronise the reader by reminding them to bring things such as their contact-lens solution, money or socks (as the first handful of google results list). I hope that my post will provide some retrospective …

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Taveuni: Kava with a K and the Fijian gender spectrum.

27th May, 2017 – 7th June, 2017 “There is very little 'of course' when it comes to custom.” Janet Kagan, Uhura's Song Two weeks after docking at Savusavu port we boarded the (once) great Lomaviti Princess III once again and headed to our most remote destination of Taveuni, an island further West. After 5 hours on board, …

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Savusavu: Expats’ entertainments and Fiji’s greatest pride.

13th May, 2017 – 27th May, 2017 "We work in a relatively small bubble in modern sport within rugby, but the Olympics just changes everything." Ben Ryan  After an adventurous 13 hour, overnight ferry across to Vanua Levu (the second largest island), we arrived in Savusavu, the town we would call home for the next …

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A stormy relationship: a quick overview of the Indo and Indigenous Fijian history.

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Markus Garvey For those who are reading my blog posts with the hope on entertaining anecdotes of my travels, I have to warn you that the following post does not include any. You will have to bare …

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