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Yana’s Yarn – 12 June 2018

Without sounding like a broken record, and being 100 per cent honest, as nothing exciting has happened to me this week, I’ll chat about Wellington again. I went to the Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa and if you haven’t been yet, definitely take a visit there before it finishes in April 2019. It was so well done, so informative and […]

Yana’s Yarn – 05 June 2018

It was my birthday on the weekend, and it was lovely. I only said, “You too,” to someone who wished me Happy Birthday once, so all in all it was a success. I could start the yarn on failed birthday presents of years past, but we’ll save that for another time. However, apparently my mum was stoked when my sister […]

Yana’s yarn – A day in the life of a Waiuku Mudlark…

After running stories on the Mudlarks and all the incredible work they’re doing, we decided we should practice what we preach and get involved. So, last Tuesday 22 May, I chucked on my brand new gumboots headed to the estuary where the Mudlarks have set up while they clear the mangroves. Tony Ogilvie gave me some gloves and a brand new […]

Yana’s Yarn – 22 May 2018

I, along with thousands, maybe millions of others watched the Royal wedding over the weekend. I’d like to say I was invited, but really, I was just invited to watch it. Our viewing party sat down with some delicious baking, wore our nicest pyjamas, and watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot. It was such a beautiful ceremony, […]

Yana’s Yarn

I did it. I moved. I chucked everything in a box, put it on the trailer and transported it to my new whare. In one trip. Now comes the “fun” part. Unpacking. It’s fun to unwrap presents, or things you’ve bought online, but not so much unpacking boxes. However, knowing that I had work again the next day made me […]

Yana’s Yarn – 8 May 2018

This paper comes out on my Dad’s birthday. So, Happy Birthday Dad! I’ve had the privilege of knowing my dad since the day I was born. (Was that Dad-joke enough for you?) I thought I would retell a story from childhood that sums up our intrepid O’Gorman adventures. We were off on a family holiday. Except we didn’t know it yet. […]

Yana’s Yarn – 1 May 2018

ANZAC day was another success, and it is great to see the turnout improve year after year. From the dawn ceremony where we just avoided the rain, to the civic services where we heard messages from guest speakers, the Prime Minister and the Governor General. We have plenty of photos from the ceremonies and the parades on our Facebook page, […]

Yana’s Yarn— 24 April 2018

ANZAC Day is such a prominent and special public holiday. It’s a day that actually seems more sincere than Easter and Christmas, and one where we truly stop to appreciate those gone before us and those serving us now. We put aside the rivalry with our Aussie cousins, and don’t debate who had the pavlova first, or whether Marmite is […]

Yana’s Yarn— 17 April 2018

This week has been a tricky one—I’ve been in bed for most of it, stuck at home with the flu. I popped into work for a bit, only to be turned away. “Go home,” were the exact words, but being home is better than infecting work colleagues. I guess it’s the changing of the seasons, the tricky weather and after […]

Yana’s Yarn – 10 April 2018

Thanks to Facebook memories I can see (when I choose) what happened on each day since I joined the social media forum. Usually they’re embarrassing statuses from third form Yana writing about homework assignments, or letting people know that I was eating a pie… things haven’t changed much. However one popped up which was a great reminder for me. Last […]


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