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Saturday, April 23, 2011

ANZAC Day - 25 April

ANZAC Day is a special day for two reasons:
  1. Its my wife's birthday !!
  2. Its a national day of remembrance
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in both New Zealand and Australia, commemorated on the 25th of April each year in both countries to honour those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallopoli during World War 1.

For more information on this special day for each and every New Zealander click here.

ANZAC Biscuits
During World War 1, mothers and girlfriends of the men fighting in the war, baked nutritious Scotch Oats biscuits and sent them to their loved ones around the world.  These biscuits became famous when the soldiers fighting at Gallipoli ran short on food supplies and these biscuits became part of their staple diet.

Quick Recipe:
2 cups rolled oats.
1/2 cup sugar.
1/2 cup coconut.
1/2 cup flour.
Melt together 125g margarine and 2 tablespoons golden syrup.
Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda with 2 tablespoons boiling water.
Add this to the melted margarine then pour into the dry ingredients.
Mix well.
Place spoonfuls on a greased tray.
Bake in oven of 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
Cool and store in an air tight container.
Eat and enjoy !!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


More to follow but this is a link to the main Albany Shopping Mall, Auckland North Shore.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The following are a list of primary and secondary schools as well as colleges in the East Coast Bays area (on Auckland's North Shore).  In due course a summary of each will be added to update this blog with the key information needed to better understand the schooling and education system in New Zealand as well as learn more about the quality and availability of education providers on Auckland's North Shore.

Primary Schools
Glamorgan Primary
Kirsten Junior
Pinehill Primary
Sherwood Primary
Torbay Primary

Secondary Schools
Northcross Intermediate
Kirsten Middle School

Kirsten Senior
Longbay College
Rangitoto College