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Jaguar F-type turned me into a liar and a bit of a bitch

by Charleen Clarke There is one thing in life that I truly despise: lies. When someone lies to me, I lose all respect for that person. Accordingly, I’m always honest – even when I really shouldn’t be. But recently I got the magnificent Jaguar F-Type on test – and I turned into a pathological liar. I had been showing my apartment to a cocky young … Continue reading Jaguar F-type turned me into a liar and a bit of a bitch

FROM BALD KNOB TO WHISKEY DICK FLAT AND A PIDDLE IN BETWEEN

By Sandy Myhre It started as a Facebook thread when someone asked if anyone knew any silly place names.  In came a flood of ‘em from the stupid, the downright vulgar, the idiotic and the totally unpronounceable, to the somewhat amusing and at times hilarious place names from around the world. It could be wondered what grey-suited bureaucrat at an obscure council office gave permission … Continue reading FROM BALD KNOB TO WHISKEY DICK FLAT AND A PIDDLE IN BETWEEN

You’re welcome?

Given the increasing number of tourists visiting New Zealand, how well do we welcome them?  Sara Dinnen discovered two travellers whose experience in Northland could be called a salutary lesson for tourism operators.   This is a tale of two tourists.  One is a local and frequent bus traveller between Northland and Auckland.  The other is an Englishman who has been touring the world for … Continue reading You’re welcome?