Category: culture

Taking it to the streets II

“It doesn’t feel very Christmassy.” It’s hard when it’s a 30 degree blue sky summer day to embrace the symbolism of Northern Hemisphere festivity. Just then we heard strains of music from outside. “That’s not a recording.” Indeed it was not. It was the Salvation Army (or ‘Salvos’ in Aussie lingo) playing Christmas carols on

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Saints and sinners

St Kevin's Arcade, Auckland

AN EPICURE IN AUCKLAND Away from the sleaze and grime of Auckland’s Karangahape Road and red light zone, known by the locals as K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade offers respite for the weary traveller or local. The arcade, named after the patron saint of Dublin, offers an old colonial shabby-chic sanctuary from the craziness of

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