Events centre — well utilised and much appreciated

Back in April 2005, the Counties Manukau Pacific Trust unveiled its TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. Remarkably, the building opened debt-free. Since its opening,...

The Baroque glories of Schloss Eggenberg

Europe has more magnificent castles than you can shake a stick at. Few, however, match the glories of Austria’s Schloss Eggenberg. Apart from...

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...

Eyeing you up

They do things differently in England’s north. Up in Newcastle-on-Tyne they have a plethora of bridges crossing the river on which the city is...

Auckland’s aging coathanger

When I first came to Auckland some 50 years back, the only way to take a vehicle to the North Shore was to trundle...

Hadrian’s defining wall

The recent celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall recall that using physical barriers to mark political borders ain’t...

Raising the bar on Old Farmer Thames

The Thames Barrier is the world’s second largest movable flood barrier. It was constructed between 1974 and 1984 at Woolwich Reach to provide flood...

Our Parliament’s library

It provides the research hub for our MPs and their staff, with its thousands of books, vast stacks of newspapers and more documents relevant...

Auckland’s big little new Eden

Eden Park has been a sports ground since 1900. It became home to Auckland Cricket in 1910 and to the Auckland Rugby Union in...

Seeing stars in Sydney

Visitors to Sydney who take time to explore the slopes above The Rocks may wish to direct their steps up Observatory Hill. At...