• The Treaty Of Waitangi

    The Treaty of Waitangi in uber size at the Beehive in Wellington. It was a very cool thing to see up close but most of us really don’t know about the events before this historical document came into being. Figured I would start from the beginning: * 1000 – 1200 AD: Kupe, a great Polynesian …

  • Easter ~ The Rabbit, the Egg & Jesus Christ

    Somewhere in the folds of time, the acknowledgement of the death of Jesus Christ and the Pagan celebration of spring and fertility collided and meshed into what we now know as Easter. During the 13th century in Germany, the goddess of spring and fertility was worshipped around this time of year.  Her name was Teutonic …

  • Labour Day

    “There are 24 hours per day given to us; eight of these should be for work, eight for sleep, and the remaining eight for recreation and in which for men to do what little things they want for themselves.” ~ Samuel Duncan Parnell Aboard the ‘Britanna’, an emigrant ship on its way to Port Nicholson …

  • Boxing Day – Why?

    On the 19th December 1663, famous writer and journalist Samuel Pepsy made mention of Boxing Day in his diary. This grand tradition for the working middle and lower classes has been around since the Middle Ages, beginning in Rome. Basically tradesmen and servants would receive a box of goodies or money from their superiors the …

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