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Category: Kiwi Heroes

The Familiar Kiwi Villa

Kiwi Villa

If you live in New Zealand you’ll  know the Kiwi Villa is part of the landscape’s essence.

Anywhere else a villa is a sprawling home of the wealthy: In America a villa might have columns bunged all over the place and be three stories tall. In days of Rome it was the country mansion complete with……


You’re driving it, dude! The Kiwi perfection of petrol moderation.

Even by World War I the motorcar was a thirsty contraption.

The 12 step program at “Gasoholics Anonymous” is for HOBBY DRINKERS compared to the SUV’s guzzlin’ greatgrandaddies.

It took Invercargill adventurer, sporting champ and serial inventor Ernest Godward to come up with the forerunner of today’s carburettor.
His  “Vaporiser” (née Economiser) used the……


Kiwis: International Racin’ Relations

Over the last few posts we’ve been discussing one scene in the animated music video for Chas Williams’s song “Something about this place,” the scene pictured in the above image.

Above: The music vid.

Starting second from the right was a stylised atom, meant to represent the work by Kiwi Ernest Rutherford. Next to appear……


Kiwi Heroes – part 2: Atomic Kiwi

If you recall from Friday, anyone reading this is invited to guess the Kiwi innovations and innovators (pictured above) before the post which follows this one. I’ll chuck your caricature in for free to  commiserate your evidently overworked brain.

Ahhhh, Inventive Kiwi’s, THAT’S the stuff of life!

To make your guesses a……


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