Napier: a step back in time (Part 1)

Napier, when combined with its neighbouring township Hastings, is the sixth largest city in New Zealand.  Located on the East Coast of the North Island in Hawke’s Bay, the area is renowned for its horticulture, wineries, warm climate, and distinctive 1930s art deco architecture.  For our family trip to Napier, we’d factored golden beaches and … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 1)

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Bran Guns and Beth: Yarns Over the Years

Albert Asher is a 98 year old veteran of the Second World War and New Zealand welfare system. Born into a large family who couldn’t afford to keep him, granddad spent his first 20 years in foster care. From there, he became a milkman, and just a few years later, joined the army where he … Continue reading Bran Guns and Beth: Yarns Over the Years