Terry Hearn reviews No Simple Passage.
Earthquakes" and "faults" are comprehensive headings in the index of this extremely informative book, with several references to the Alpine Fault.
A recent correspondent to this newspaper, a former emigrant now living in Sydney, noted that his family felt that a house divided cannot stand - and so we left New Zealand.
When researching the history of publishers A.H. & A.W. Reed a few years ago, I was reminded of our rich heritage of sheep stations.
New Zealanders love their huts, and they love the name for them: less than monosyllabic in our dialect, it leaps off the glottus so fast that no time is wasted and we can get down to real business, like lighting the fire and getting the tea on.