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Where’s my house again?

on
May 18, 2018

The problem with street signs in the Solomon Islands is that there aren’t any.

Ok, that may be exaggerating – there are at least two.

My address in New…

Life

Dan and Nid move house

on
March 30, 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

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…

Life

New Year Resolutions

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

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…

Life

Fundraising for Mercy

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…

Life

Well, oil be damned

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…

Life

Another hole in the fence

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…

Life

Beating the Beetles

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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

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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…