Walking Amongst the Dead

South Island cemeteries intrigue visiting USA Today correspondent, Liz Lewis, who stops in at Collingwood cemetery and the idyllic Church of the Holy Innocents graveyard at Peel Forest. “New Zealand crime writer Ngaio Marsh rests here; so too does Elizabeth S Hawdon – the ‘first born child of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand’. The old Collingwood cemetery … [is] a derelict hillside cemetery; it tells the story of a town named after Lord Nelson’s second-in-command at Battle of Trafalgar.”


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Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

One of New Zealand’s best loved actresses Nancy Brunning, made famous as Nurse Jaki on Shortland Street, has died in Wellington, aged 48, Daily Mail Australia reports. Brunning, a talented playwright, acting…