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Our People, Our Country

Navigational Genius

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Navigation on the ocean takes specific skills. Captain Phillips, of the S.S. Warrimoo, was known as something of a practical joker. On a the night of December 30, 1899, the good captain was, by accounts, relaxing with a cigar and enjoying the calm waters of the mid-Pacific Ocean, as his ship ...

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The School Run Around The World

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The school gate is often mayhem in New Zealand, as parents drive as close as possible to ensure their little darling gets to school safely and on time. In some parts of the world, attending school is a hard-won luxury and getting there is downright dangerous. Many children throughout the ...

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Senior Sales Executive role at GrownUps

We’re hiring and we’d really appreciate your help please. About Us (although you probably already are aware of this!) GrownUps is a New Zealand lifestyle website and social club for over 50 year olds. It is a free website, that has been operating successfully for 10 years and is maintained ...

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Mother Time

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I can’t make up my mind about this one GrownUps members – what do you think? Recent news from Hisar, in Northern India reports that Daljinder Kaur (pictured), recently gave birth to a baby aged 70. While I think mothers are wonderful, selfless creatures (I’m one!), and that being a mother ...

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Friday 13th

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Do you suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia? Others may know the phenomenon as paraskevidekatriaphobia. The first comes from Frigga, the Norse name for the goddess of Friday, and triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number thirteen. The second is from the Greek Paraskevi for Friday, and Dekatreis for thirteen. The Norse myth centres around twelve gods having a feast ...

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