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Wood carving outside a marae (Māori meeting house)

Time to make marae…

Wooden head carving outside a marae - a traditional Māori meeting-place.

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An untold story about Churchill, expats, rats, and a sinking ship

‘One of the great untold stories of the post-World War II years was the exodus of young British emigrants. Such was the scale of population loss that wartime leader Winston Churchill appealed to those wishing to depart Blighty’s war-torn shores “to stay here and fight it out”. And, in a fit of pique according to reports in the Daily Express, Churchill accused these expats of being ‘rats leaving a sinking ship”.’ Murray Watson reflects on some of the reasons why so many Britons chose to leave the victorious UK.

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Top 5 countries Brits emigrate to—and why

Find out the most popular countries for British people to emigrate to - and why they want to go there.

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A tattooed face carved into a tree trunk by a Maori artist

Tattoo you!

Faces carved into a tree trunk by a Maori artist.

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Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

6 February 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, its Colonies (now known as Overseas Territories), and the other Dominions in the Commonwealth.

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