Archive for April, 2010

Groceries Cost More in New Zealand than in the U.S.

How much do you spend on a weeks worth of groceries? I’ve always hated that question. In the U.S. groceries prices went up in 2008 and 2009 so a frequent water-cooler discussion was the cost of food. I remember a co-working asking how much Paul and I spent in groceries a week and I had […]

New Zealand’s PSA are TOO Graphic!

Now that summer is over and the weather is cooler, I am watching a lot more New Zealand TV. We only have 3 channels, so it isn’t as if there is much to watch, but I turn it on anyway, as a sort of companion while I do other things. Unfortunately, a little relaxing TV […]

The Running of the Sheep – The Great New Zealand Muster

We went to The 2010 Great New Zealand Muster in Te Kuiti on Saturday. There was an entire festival and a sheep shearing competition surrounding the ‘Running of the Sheep’, but that was the only part we were interested in seeing. We arrived about an hour before the sheep parade, walked around the festival, bought […]