Liz Salt meets angry White Swan and lives to tell the tale. No, she's just kidding; White Swans aren't dangerous, but they can be very intimidating with their 2.4m wingspans and especially when they are protecting their young, as she found out just recently.
World War I took place between 1914 – 1918. The Battle of Somme was one of its most bitterly contested and costly battles and took the lives of more than 2100 New Zealand men. Liz Salt reflects upon what it’s like now, more than 100 hundred years later, to walk around that very same landscape.
This week, Liz Salt reflects upon another of those mental adjustments that Kiwis need to make when they're living on the other side of the world. In this case, it's about the definition of 'popping' when travelling overseas.
Liz Salt goes of that Christmas favourite, 'a play of A Christmas Carol', by Charles Dickens. She discovers its deeper themes of social injustice, hidden beneath the romance of Christmas carols, twinkling lights and old fadhioned clothing.