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AmeriNZ Blog · 4d ago

Any sky can be pretty

Lovely sky on a pleasant autumn evening at Shepherds Park in Beach Haven. Auckland is a great place to live. 🙂A post shared by arthur_amerinz (@arthur_amerinz) on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:29pm PDT...
AmeriNZ Blog · 5d ago

Ban both bans

One of the quirkiest things a new arrival to New Zealand finds are trading bans, the three and a half days on which it’s illegal for most businesses, like stores, to open. But there was such...
AmeriNZ Blog · 5d ago

Barrier cleared

It’s not just been lack of time that’s kept me from blogging this week, though that’s certainly been a factor. Nor was it that I had so many frankly more important things to do, though I did...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Weekend Diversion: I’ll be your substitute

Roger Green recently did one of his “Music Throwback” posts on “I Will Survive”, the huge hit for Gloria Gaynor. It was an interesting post in itself, but it led me into a YouTube spiral, an...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Little green visitor

Went to make myself a coffee and this little one popped on the kitchen bench (don't know where it fell from). They eat bugs like mosquitoes, but we have an automatic pyrethrum sprayer & I th...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Debbie’s Deluge

It rained last night—a lot. Some areas of the North Island received as much rain in six hours as they might expect for the whole of April, and more was promised. It’s fair to say, we’ve had ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Jake is TEN!

Today is our Jake's tenth birthday. The time has FLOWN by! In this photo, he's having a celebratory nap, or he would be if it wasn't for his annoying daddy taking photos. 😏 🐶 🎉 #furbabyA pos...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Mistaken moisture

Accidentally left the air con running in the lounge overnight (oops!) and woke up to find condensation on the outside of the windows. It's VERY warm and humid outside - tropical, really. Fir...
AmeriNZ Blog · 3W ago

Time to for the clocks to Autumn back

The clocks changed in New Zealand in the wee small hours of the morning today. Our clocks went back one hour, back to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST). This happens the first Sunday in April...
AmeriNZ Blog · 3W ago

Progress worth noting

It’s true that, as I said in February, “recovery from accident, illness or other health related condition [is] a “journey”, and not a single event.” But that also means that sometimes, there...