Category Archives: New Zealand news

lots of New Zealand wine from 2013 harvest

From France 24. New Zealand expects a bumper wine crop this year. No mention of the quality; I wonder how it will play out against other years? I’ve gotten hooked on NZ Sauvignon Blancs in the past couple of years. … Continue reading

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England beats the All Blacks? Holy cow!

From France 24. This headline was a surprise. Still trying to decide if I’m pleased or disappointed. I’m sure the Brits are chuffed but the next Rugby World Cup in 2015 is a long way off. Stomach bugs aside, still … Continue reading

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Rugby news from Down Under

OK, so this isn’t news from Europe, but I was in Australia and New Zealand during the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and I saw John Kirwan play at a club match near Auckland. Phenomenal player. From France 24. … Continue reading

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