Daylight Saving Another Kiwi Idea

Did you know that daylight saving was a Kiwi idea? I didn’t until I decided to see what the history of daylight savings was. Who Thought Of Daylight Saving Time?…

How Long Is Ninety Mile Beach?

When asked “how long is ninety mile beach” you would think that the answer is obvious … 90 miles or about 145 kilometers. But NO … our Northland beach known…

How Many Different Types Of Kiwi Are There?

Kiwi are our national bird and yet many of us know very little about the kiwi. So it was interesting recently when at a quiz night we were asked how many…

Lawrence Was The Birthplace Of New Zealand Cycling

Lawrence in Otago is believed to be the birthplace of the very first bike in New Zealand, so by default the start of New Zealand cycling. In 1893 it is…

The Shortest Day For 2017

The shortest day is still 24-hours, but the daylight hours are measured from sunrise to sunset and in the city of sails Auckland on Wednesday June 21st 2017 the sun…

Auckland Affectionately Known As The City of Sails

Auckland has been affectionately known by the locals as the ‘City of Sails’ for a long time. The phrase the City of Sails seems logical for those that know Auckland, because…

New Zealand Is Quite A Small Country … But How Small?

As you may know New Zealand is quite a small country. The country is known as Aotearoa or the Land of the Long White Cloud and is nearly 270,000 sq…

It’s Friday But Why – Why Is Today Called Friday?

Sometimes you wake up with a nagging need to find the answer to a simple question and today (being Friday) I wanted to know why today is called Friday. So…

The Unique Sounds That Kiwi Make

Kiwis … and the sounds that kiwis make. I have heard those sounds that kiwis make a few times but could not really explain the sound to the kids so I went…

About The Auckland Harbour Bridge

How much do you know about the Auckland harbour bridge? Well, the Auckland harbour bridge took 4-years to build opened on 30 May 1959.  It started with an open day which…