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Our People, Our Country

A Wild-Food Legend

Fleur Sullivan is one of New Zealand’s most treasured pioneering restaurateurs. Her eventful career has spanned over 50 years, during which she’s transformed two sleepy small towns into internationally loved foodie destinations.

Making a Difference – Community Trap Lines

In recent years, voluntary-run community traplines have become an effective way of controlling the predators that threaten our native animals, especially birds and bats. They are also a way of engaging with and educating the public about the threat to native wildlife from introduced predators.

A Kiwi Angel

Not many people would make sandwiches for someone who is trying to pickpocket them, but on Christmas Eve 1997, in the middle of a Russian winter, 27-year-old New Zealander Rachael Hughes found a small hand on her wallet as she tried to put it in her back

Memories of a Sapper in World War One

My dad, Joshua Margerison, (regimental number 254391), was a mild mannered man, but when he learned that his brother, Albert, had died from a head wound, at Canal Bank, one mile north of Ypres, on 9th July 1915, he was determined to join the army.

Popeye’s War

In 1936 at twenty years old, armed with a keen sense of adventure and desire to fly, Fred J Lucas felt England beckoning. He was my uncle and second cousin, who'd married his first cousin, my aunt, hence the relationship.