Posts Tagged ‘NZ culture’

Three couples choose to have a ‘pop-up’ wedding

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Three couples took advantage of an opportunity for a pop-up wedding, organised by event manager and marriage celebrant Tryphena Cracknell in Havelock North. She said it was cheaper for people, as three couples were covering the cost of the venue and other hire fees, but it still allows people to have a beautiful wedding. “It’s Read more

Why I hate Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 2014

As a country we’ve been slowly becoming more Americanised over the years – it’s aways been something of a cultural bogeyman that threatens the Kiwi way of life, right from the time American TV shows first started airing here. Some of these changes are small and understandable – we are becoming a much smaller world, Read more

Waitangi day in London: what price a cultural inheritance

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I’m sorry we upset the British with our antics in London on Waitangi Day. They’re not used to this sort of thing. The British are known for their abstemious ways with alcohol, and the respectful way they behave on, for example, soccer grounds. They may be known for their steady drinking at neighbourhood pubs, their Read more