RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

Kim Hill interviews Ruth Shaw about her varied and interesting life. Ruth has lived life on the high seas, worked with sex-workers in Sydney’s infamous King’s Cross including the infamous wall, and spent decades fighting for the environment. She and her husband Lance spent 16 years operating the Breaksea Girl in Fiordland, helping raise awareness […]

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

ABC News has reported that a man has been arrested over the 1988 murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney. The arrest comes more than 32 years after Scott’s body was found at Sydney’s North Head. Without the passion of his brother Steve this case would have remained as a suicide. It is sad it took […]

Historic Game: Sydney Convicts

Historic Game: Sydney Convicts

Australia’s first gay rugby union team (the Sydney Convicts) will make history when they become the first gay rugby team in the world to play as part of a professional match. In fact, it’s only the second time in the world that a gay team has been invited to play a curtain raiser ahead of […]

Mardi Gras – Searches at Carnival

Mardi Gras – Searches at Carnival

The Mardi Gras Parade was good fun on Saturday night. It is just a pity that the Carnival party afterwards wasn’t. I am not sure who decided not to open the gates until after 10pm (the first people who arrived off the parade must have been there by 9pm. WWhat was even more appalling was […]