A story about the Pahiatua Convent

In 2013, John Bushnell and his family bought the former  Brigidine Convent in Pahiatua and relocated it to Greytown.  The convent had been at the heart of the Pahiatua community since 1912 until its relocation.  Recently, John and his family opened the doors of their new home to members of the Pahiatua community, including a number of … More A story about the Pahiatua Convent

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Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

Just an Orange for Christmas: Stories from the Wairarapa is Christine Hunt Daniell’s latest book, which uses material from interviews with  ‘old- timers’ to (as the Harper Collins NZ website says) “preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history”. I had the pleasure of talking to Christine over a skype connection just after the … More Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell