New Zealand, News

Californian Girl finds her roots in NZ

New Zealand’s man drought may be a sore point for Kiwi women, but it was the perfect drawcard for a girl trying to escape her dubious love life in California.

Jamie Baywood – her pen name – has written a memoir, Getting Rooted in New Zealand, a travel diary of an eventful and culture shock-filled OE.


New Zealand

Dave McArtney Died

Dave McArtney of Hello Sailor Died today at home.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist achieved fame with Kiwi music legends Hello Sailor, then went solo with his band the Pink Flamingos.

Dave McArtney (d. 15 April 2013)was a New Zealand musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work with the band Hello Sailor and his solo career with Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos.

New Zealand, News

About Anzac Day 25th April 2013

Anzac Day occurs on 25 April. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women.

The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders.


Events, New Zealand, Rugby

All Blacks vs South Africa

All Blacks 21 – Springboks 11

New Zealand: 15-Israel Dagg, 14-Cory Jane, 13-Conrad Smith, 12-Ma’a Nonu, 11-Julian Savea, 10-Aaron Cruden, 9-Piri Weepu, 8-Kieran Read, 7-Richie McCaw (captain), 6-Liam Messam, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Luke Romano, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Andrew Hore, 1-Tony Woodcock

South Africa: 15-Zane Kirchner, 14-Bryan Habana, 13-Jean de Villiers (captain), 12-Frans Steyn, 11-Francois Hougaard, 10-Morne Steyn, 9-Ruan Pienaar, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Willem Alberts, 6-Francois Louw, 5-Juandre Kruger, 4-Flip van der Merwe, 3-Jannie du Plessis, 2-Adriaan Strauss, 1-Tendai Mtawarira.

TRY ALL BLACKS! That is sensational rugby. From the kickoff the All Blacks attack down the right. Sam Whitelock draws two defenders and offloads to Kieran Read, who is outnumbered but simply refuses to die with the ball and flicks a beautiful offload to a trailing Israel Dagg who scoots the last 25 metres……Read about the entire match HERE

Events, New Zealand, Olympics

Paralympics New Zealand

Mary Fisher has won GOLD and set a new WORLD RECORD in the final of the SM11 Women’s 200m Individual Medley in a time of 2:46.91.

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Daniel Sharp has won SILVER in the final of the SB13 Men’s 100m

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Sophie Pascoe has won SILVER in the final of the SB9 Women’s 100m

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