Wooden head carving outside a marae – a traditional Māori meeting-place.
New Zealand’s distinct character places it out on its own in more than a geographical sense. How much do you know about these fascinating islands?
Part One of our interview with author Rachel Amphlett who emigrated from Britain to Australia a decade ago. Here, Rachel talks about life in Australia, what made her move there and what keeps her there.
In Part Two of our interview with author Rachel Amphlett, she talks about why, how and where she writes.
In Part Three of our interview, Rachel talks about playing live at Woodstock (no, not that one), exploring the world, and her latest book, Look Closer.
“When we first told acquaintances that we intended to emigrate from the UK to Australia with our dog in tow, we had to contend with expressions of astonishment and disbelief. The less charitable people suggested it would be cheaper to shoot him. Our belief was that if we’d had children we’d have had to take them with us, so Odo was emigrating too, whether those people liked the idea or not.” Rachel Amphlett looks at the challenges and rewards of emigrating to Oz with a beloved pet.