Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mellow yellow: NZ one of world's 'lifestyle superpowers'


Here I am tooting my own horn, or in my family's lingo, blowing my own trumpet. This is why I chose to live in this beautiful country. The photo shows using natural material for art.

New Zealand is "one of the great lifestyle superpowers of the world" according to the BBC's Sydney correspondent Nick Bryant, who wonders in a post on bbc.co.uk why the rest of the world can't be more like little ol' Aotearoa.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10645568

Bryant's thoughts, penned following a recent visit to our shores, were prompted by an encounter with "a middle-aged customs official with a sense of humour", the discovery that New Zealand has a 24-hour rugby channel, our "funky" arts scene and the "quaint fastidiousness" which still sees cricket commentators convene on the boundary during the tea break to enjoy - of all things, a pot of tea.

He points out too, that New Zealand can be "edgy and forward", citing the fact we were the first country in the world to give women the vote and the impending launch of the "world's most comprehensive emissions trading scheme to curb greenhouse gases".

"Best of all, perhaps, is how non-indigenous New Zealanders live in such harmony with their indigenous compatriots," writes Bryant, whose piece is among the most-read articles on bbc.co.uk today.


Momgen said...

This is very interesting and cool. Thanks for sharing...happy MYM! Thanks also for coming by my place.

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Tussy said...

Interesting post!

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nice A said...

Very attractive photo! Thanks for giving us more info about interesting NZ.

Lina Gustina said...

Great photo...
I agree, NZ is a beautiful country

Thanks for dropping by. Of course, many people use the train everyday :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

basket of treasure
to give weary eyes pleasure—
wonders to behold

Yellow lupines—poisonous!

rainfield61 said...

Interesting, and I would like to see it myself one day.

A 2 Z said...


I used to live in Australia and my biggest desire was to visit NZ. But every time I tried, it was all booked up. I was trying to rent one of these caravans because my kids were young and we figured it would be more fun for the whole family. But, I was not the only one that wanted to go especially during school holidays were one I think everyone one in Ozzie set out for NZ at the same time LOL Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower!

gigi said...

I LOVE that basket. So pretty.

EG CameraGirl said...

Congrats! New Zealand sounds like a wonderful place, that's for sure!

Cheryl said...

Oh my, the basket was beautiful! I would like to visit your country one day.

Eden said...

Very nice basket. New Zealand is a beautiful country. I love to visit there one day.