Learning something of the Maori culture from living here. Here is a local Massey University student's music video. "Maori Boy". JGeek and the Geeks were also on NZ's Got Talent in Sept 2012.
We trekked a few blocks to the mall for some groceries and an iced latte ( a hot latte poured over ice) and the kids liked the selection of NZ chocolates.
No one here can believe that a real American family has moved to their city- we are 4 of a dozen Americans total in town- including the yogurt kiosk couple from Florida, the Lane Bryant type store clerk lady, and a couple of visiting professors at Massey from Boston.
It was sunny and nice today, so I got sunhats for all of us. There is a hole in the ozone over NZ and Antarctica, so the sun is "burny" here. Surprisingly, only 19 percent of NZ people wear sunscreen daily. According to Malcolm, they have a "She is right." philosophy which means, "it won't happen to me." Consequently, many people get skin cancer and the dermatologist office is always busy.
Here is laundry- version II- today, made possible by the "burny sunshine".
I also hired a new nanny, Ameera, from Sri Lanka,who starts part-time on Tues. Yay for babysitting!