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Worthy Anniversary

Friday June 8 was the 25th anniversary of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy introduced in 1987 by David Lange’s Government.  Local peace devotees met at the World Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens.  I failed to make it because, on the way, I crashed by bicycle on a devious slice of frozen snow, giving my head… Read More

Canterbury Japan Day

March 11, is a significant day in the Diary of Japan.  It is the anniversary of the devastating earthquake and deadly tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan last year.  The day also marks 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and New Zealand and founding of the Japanese Society of Canterbury. I set off to the… Read More