Setting up Practice in a Nice Part of the World

New Zealand veterinarian Allan Rapley, 63, moved to North London’s Highgate Village in 2012 to transform an antiquarian bookshop into his own live-in practice “in a nice part of the world”.

The father-of-five and his wife create eye-catching displays in the shop window while the renovation is underway.

Rapley is interviewed by the Ham & High newspaper for a regular feature called, “My Highgate”.

Asked if he were editor of the publication for a day and could champion a local issue, Rapley said he would keep “green spaces free of development.”

“Where in the world would you twin with Highgate?”

“Wellington in New Zealand,” Rapley replied.

Original article by Imogen Blake, Ham & High, March 16, 2014.

Photo by Polly Hancock.

Tags: Allan Rapley  Ham & High  Highgate Village  

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

A prehistoric dolphin newly discovered in the Hakataramea Valley in South Canterbury appears to have had a unique method for catching its prey, Evrim Yazgin writes for Cosmos magazine. Aureia rerehua was…