Beefsteaks Ruled by Women

Women currently fill the highest offices in New Zealand. Some people find this rather incongruous. “…this progress might be thought a bit of a shock for a country famous for beefy rugby players, not for caring, sharing equality, but New Zealanders seem to have taken it (and even the election last year of the world’s first transsexual MP and a pot-promoting Rastafarian colleague) with equanimity.”


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Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

“I had just moved to New Zealand, at age 12, when a new friend suggested that we slip out to the corner store (dairy in New Zealand English) for some candy…