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Dan and Nid move house

By on April 22, 2018

We’ve moved house and we love it.

Our house is purple. PURPLE! We’re closer to town, our work commute is only ten minutes not thirty, and there is a small…

Life Video

Dakini Tangarareh

By on March 23, 2018

If anyone visited Solomon Islands in 2017 they would have heard Jaro Local’s Dakini Tangarareh blaring back to back from every shop in town. Lately in New Zealand, it…


New Year Resolutions

By on January 31, 2018

We’re back! And what better way to start off the year than with some New Years resolutions. Yeah, we know it’s the end of January but hey, we run…

Life New Zealand

Sorry, but not Sorry

By on December 13, 2017

In preparation for our five-week reintegration into New Zealand society, we thought we’d better send out a warning and pre-apology for the misunderstandings, questionable behaviour, and social faux-pas we’ll…


Fundraising for Mercy

By on November 18, 2017

For the past few weeks I have been helping to fundraise for the building of a block of classrooms for Mercy School in Burns Creek.
This has been a learning…


Well, oil be damned

By on November 15, 2017

Apostolic Jerusalem Anointing Oil: The oil you can buy in Honiara that heals everything.
An upturned rubbish bin with a poster plastered across it announces, “Are you tired of that…


Another hole in the fence

By on October 17, 2017

We came home tonight and spotted a new hole in our fence. That makes a total of five holes that you can see lined up next to each other: four…


Beating the Beetles

By on October 14, 2017

The Solomon Islands is currently under a biosecurity threat from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. As the name suggests, they are beetles with a horn with a taste for coconut trees….

Food Life

Nid’s Guide to Afternoon Tea

By on October 11, 2017

Having gone from a fast-paced, high-stressed work environment to a sloth-paced, chill office, I go through some real lulls throughout the days here. Dealing with afternoonitis is more important…

How To Life

What we’ve learnt about taxis

By on October 6, 2017

Taxis are another affordable way to get around town in the Solomon Islands. They’re a good option to get somewhere at night when buses aren’t available (or safe), or…