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A guide to Kiwi slang

New Zealand’s version of English (both spoken and written) is a weird and sometimes confusing mix of British English, American English and home-grown ‘Kiwi English’ with a good dose of Te Reo Māori wo ...

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A beginner’s guide to Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is New Zealand’s second language and, although few non-Māori New Zealanders speak it fluently, it’s a bi-cultural society and Te Reo words are often used interchangeably with English in e ...

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Racism in South Africa

Age 8, I was set an assignment at school to write to someone who inspired me. I wrote to Nelson Mandela (and received a reply!). Unfortunately, I d ...

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Can you fly during pregnancy? How easy is it to travel during pregnancy? If you’re planning a babymoon, make sure you read these essential tips for travelling while pregnant for a safe, comfortable journey and stress-free trip.

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You don’t need the most expensive kit to take a great photo, but a little knowledge goes a long way! Whether you’re heading off on safari, hoping to capture the Northern Lights or just want to take some special portraits of your family and travel companions, some great photos help you capture the memory. I hope you find some helpful tips in my articles.

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