Where is New Zealand again?

Doing the Billie’s Kiss PR, Elizabeth Knox pauses and reflects on the exotic settings for her books with a wry comment on her cultural identity: “I know I’m a New Zealand writer, but I’m not writing about New Zealand, and that in itself is very New Zealand. We just have this culture that tells you who you are before you’ve grown into yourself, and that’s kind of repulsive for artists. So some of us run away, physically or mentally.” Place that on the New Zealand literary map.


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Ponsonby Period House Gets 21st Century Facelift

Ponsonby Period House Gets 21st Century Facelift

“An Edwardian house in the Ponsonby neighbourhood of Auckland, has been given a 21st-century facelift with a thorough redesign and a touch of minimalism – through an extension’s monolithic architecture,” Ellie…