Ed from the Edge: “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”

“Humble beekeeper turned world’s greatest living explorer” – Legend Sir Edmund Hillary leads the pack of the ‘ten greatest living explorers’ in an extensive Vanity Fair photo essay. “‘Those magnificent men’ …the men and women who leave the comforts of bed and home to explore the far ends of the earth … be it the vastness of the desert, the earth’s highest summit, or the unfathomed depths of the ocean.” Photographed on KareKare Beach, 6th March 22 (island off Karekare not present- cheers photoshop!), Sir Ed recalls the Everest ascent (“we knocked the bastard off”) as well as his humanitarian adventures.


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Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of Aotearoa’s…