Christchurch salutes the Deans

AMI Stadium is the latest incarnation of what was once Lancaster Park that began life in 1880 under the auspices of the Canterbury Cricket...

Constructing a new ‘House of Pain?’

Dr Kerry Rodgers has been uncovering Dunedin's soon-to-be Forsythe Barr Stadium In July 2009, with the lawyers paid off, ground could finally be...

Sydney’s Necropolis Receiving House

In the mid-19th century Sydney had a grave issue. The city had run out of cemetery plots. To resolve the matter, the City Fathers...

Yurt 4 U?

In Old Turkic, yurt is the homeland, the dwelling place. For the nomadic people living on the steppes of Central Asia, it described their...

Dunedin’s Canny Carnegie centre

Of the 18 libraries gifted to New Zealand by the late Andrew Carnegie, the most lavish was that of the City Of Dunedin. It...

They’re changing guards at Buckingham Palace . . .

This month HRH Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years of marriage to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Dr Kerry Rodgers thought it appropriate...

Getting glassy-eyed in Cairns

In June 2009 the Cairns Regional Council conducted a limited competition for the design of a new visitors centre for the Cairns Gardens. Among...

I K Brunel’s masterpiece

It was a late autumn day in 1973. We had just left Plymouth and turned a corner on the A38. There it was branded...

Jerusalem’s Wall of Tears

Forty-one years ago the Israeli army occupied Jerusalem. For the first time in nearly two millennia the city was united and back in Jewish...

The bridges of Møre og Romsdal County

  Tourists come from across the globe just to drive it. Popularly, it has been dubbed “The Road to Nowhere”. It is Norway’s Atlantic Ocean Road....