Beijing as Seen Like a Local

Auckland University of Technology media graduate Kim Bowden, who is currently working for three months as an intern at China Daily.com in Beijing, writes about the benefits of getting about the city on bicycle. “In this city of 2 million, where every day the equivalent of the population of my home country New Zealand rides the subway, cycling is my favourite way to get around,” Bowden says. “Beijing by bike — it’s exhilarating, it’s practical, it helps me burn off the unhealthy amount of dumplings I eat. Trust me, don’t leave this city without saddling up alongside the peddling masses.”


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…