Tag: history

Plenty in Pongaroa

Route 52 between Weber and  Pongaroa wound on and on. There was paddock after paddock, sheep, lots of sheep, flowering broom, the occasional farm house (rare but we did see one or two), very few other cars on the road (make that three), and no shops, no service […]

School In America

Adventures of a Kiwi AFS exchange student. I knew from the tele that school in 1975 America was different from school in New Zealand. But there’s nothing like being there, living it, to bring those differences home. I left New Zealand, swearing that at school in America I’d […]

No Sting at Onga Onga

I and several others are partial to a drive in the country and a pub lunch. Last Sunday spring was in the air.  (That didn’t last.  It’s 7C, the wind even sounds cold, and I’m told the snow is low on the surrounding hills – I’m not going […]