Things to see and do: Rarotonga

Despite my longish history of blogging I have never really done much in the way of travel writing unless you count that time I told everyone in mind-numbing detail about how I lost my passport in between countries, or the slightly less dramatic tale of my Singapore sunburn.

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How not to talk to me about racism

Facebook. It giveth with one hand, it taketh with the other. On the one hand I can easily glom* onto already organised toddler gatherings with the greatest of ease and share pics of my kid with his whanau, on the other hand I get an insight into the mindset and politics of people whom I…

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Mappelgangers: Christchurch and Pawnee

I’ve written before about the thoroughly delightful fact that the street maps for Pawnee used in Parks and Recreation were based off a map of my very own hometown Christchurch. So I was pretty thrilled to be able to dig up some facts about how that came to be for an article on The Spinoff.

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Christchurch: Urban farmland

Urban farmland? Bit of an oxymoron there, don’t you think, Moata? Mayhaps, pedantic reader. Mayhaps. Then again, I’m not quite sure what else to call my hometown given the odd spate of random livestock appearances we’ve been having.

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Preacher recap: Episode 10, Season 1

Well this is it, pardners, the season 1 finale. Whether we see God is debatable but it seems highly likely that chaos and havoc will ensue. I honestly have no idea how this will play out but am assuming it will be as entertaining as all get-out. It’s a slightly longer than usual episode of…

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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 9

Well, last week was pretty action-packed, what with the Alamo-esque stand-offs, the insight into the twisted head of Odin Quincannon, pet murder, and an overriding mission statement that’s starting to look a lot like “God. What the fuck use is he?” Mysteries of subterranean machinery remain, and Jesse’s relationship with the town, God, and everyone looks…

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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 8

This episode is called El Valero, which as best as I can tell is a reference to The Alamo. Given the set up at the end of the last episode, that seems like a pretty good excuse for a standoff of epic proportions. Remaining questions include – “what the fuck happened to Cassidy?” and “could…

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Preacher recap: Season 1, Episode 7

When last we saw Annville’s resident Preacher Jesse Custer, he might just have made himself the worst man of religion ever by sending one of his parishioners to Hell. This episode, entitled “He Gone”, will hopefully fill us in on whether’s that’s what actually happened or at least let us bear witness to the resulting…

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