Gallagher Chiefs too strong in the end for the Brumbies. Back home now to take on the Blues in Hamilton on Friday night. Grab your tickets here http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/139879/gallagher-chiefs-v-blues
Who hasn't tried the Creamy Chicken Pie from my first book yet? Man - I see photos like this (thanks Mel for posting it) and am reminded that THIS was the recipe that started it all. Seriously. It made At My Table a bestseller, reprinted so many times we lost count. TRY IT.
Can't believe Donald Trump called your hotel room and asked you if you were on the market!!! ugh! how invasive. Last night we caught up with Xena Warrior Princess.. I mean Lucy Lawless! <3 All Talk Team http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/all-talk-anika-moa/S01E006/all-talk-anika-moa-series-1-episode-6
Our milk has no added permeate. So it's less processed, with more goodness.
If you haven’t tried our less processed Meadow Fresh milk yet, tell us in the comments below which of our milks you’d like to try. We’ll then put you in the draw to win 2 x 2L bottles of that type! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs.
Entries close midnight Sunday 19th March and we’ll announce the winners here the next day. Full T&Cs here: http://bit.ly/1XGG4Pp
Today the PM parked the housing crisis with councils, now he’s finally decided to recognise there is one. But a billion dollar loan for councils to build the roads, water and sewers for new housing is too little and too late. For eight years he and his Cabinet have let the land bankers and property speculators have a free rein in Auckland. Key said there was no crisis. Then he reeled off numbers of consents – but no one can live in a consent. Then Auckland council was in the firing line. Then Key re-announced emergency housing funding and Paula Bennett tried to bribe Aucklanders to move out. Meanwhile Key has invited over 124,000 into NZ a year. Record numbers. They all want a bed. So the billion dollars is a drop in the bucket. There’s just so many more people since Key screamed when in Opposition nearly a decade ago that there was a housing crisis. He wanted to know what Labour was doing about it. Well, when he got into government it miraculously went away in his mind. We know it didn’t. Kiwis are paying the price for his incompetence and arrogance.
To celebrate Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen turning 67 today, we've got three copies of The Great New Zealand Birthday Cake Book to give away! Just comment below with how many candles would go on your cake and you're in the draw.
TAKE ACTION: http://greenpeace.nz/rivers-petition The Dairy Industry has failed in its attempts to shut down our ad that points out that 60 per cent of New Zealand’s monitored rivers are now unfit to swim in. Precious water supplies are being polluted by industrial dairy farming and massive irrigation schemes.
It’s simple. The more dairy cows there are, the more polluted our rivers and streams become. #SaveOurRivers
My little boy heard me despairing about Trump's inhumane policy against refugees this morning. "What's a refugee?" he asked me. "It's someone who is running away from terrorism and they need another home because their home is broken" I told him. "So they come here" he said. "Well, New Zealand is far away and we don't take many refugees, there's only a few places". "Why?" He asked. And I couldn't figure out what to tell him. The refugee quota in New Zealand is arbitrary and makes no sense. It's not based on anything. He said to me "but there is room". And I said - "well yes, but the prime minister makes those decisions". "Well, call the pry inster" - Eddie said. "It's not that simple honey". I tried to explain. "But there's room" he kept saying. "They can come here because there's only one at a time and every house can just have one if is not a big house" I was confused and said - well, there's families. Suddenly he looked at me horrified - "but how do you have no home when you are a little?" He rushed to his room and cleared space in his bed - "a refugee little boy and little girl can sleep here" and then he pushed some toys off the ground - "a mama for them can sleep here". He rushed into the baby's room - "here can be a dad and a baby". "See?" He said. He raced to the door and opened it. "See, just open the door".
TAMA ULI Oscar Kightley explores his Solomon Island ancestry and finds out more about the history of the 'Tama Uli', the 'Black people' as they have been known in Samoa. This is the fascinating story of this population of indentured labourers bought to Samoa by the Germans in the early 1900's. A little told story that is one of many relevant Tales of Time in the Pacific. #TalesOfTime
Tomorrow morning, Friday New York time, the second straw poll on the selection of the next United Nations Secretary-General will be taken at the Security Council. Thanks to all who have sent encouragement and support via comments and messages on this page. (In the first photo below, I was in West Africa at the time of the Ebola crisis. At that time people greeted each other by touching elbows, because of concerns that handshakes could pass on the disease.) A lot of articles and features on the SG contest are appearing. Here's one, and I will post others in the comment boxes below: http://www.thewhig.com/2016/08/04/clark-pledges-to-revamp-un
POSTSCRIPT: The result today in the UN Security Council vote was not the one the NZ team have been working for. Many thanks to all who continue to communicate strong support through this page.
School holidays are nearly over, and that means it's nearly time to make school lunches again. Whip this DATE, CARROT AND CRANBERRY LOAF up over the weekend and high five yourself for being organised! It’s great for adult lunch boxes as well :) Get the recipe here: https://nadialim.com/recipe/date-carrot-cranberry-loaf/