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Our People, Our Country

The Andrometer

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We often seem to measure success based on family, money or material things like the type of car we drive or our address. In the 18th century, well-known scholar Sir William Jones, who was tutoring Lord Althorp, presented his charge with the Andrometer; a way for him to check every so often to ensure ...

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Gorgeous Grandma Day

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Do you know what today the 23rd July celebrates?  Gorgeous Grandma Day! Gorgeous Grandma Day is designed to celebrate the grannies in our lives. Now that you know the day exists, hopefully you are already making plans to spend it with your own gran, or you will take the time to remember her ...

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Māori Language Week

This image shows a maori marae (meeting house and meeting ground)

Today marks the beginning of Māori  Language Week. Learning languages is a brilliant way to keep your memory and brain sharp and increase your knowledge of other cultures. To keep the language alive, it needs to be used. Te Reo is one of the official languages of New Zealand, so make this ...

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