Big, Bad Bird

“A San Francisco Zoo employee was injured yesterday when a 5-foot tall bird native to New Zealand tore into his leg with its powerful claws … The animals are found in the rain forests of New Zealand and Australia, where they have been responsible for at least six attacks on humans since 1990 …”


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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…