October 31, 2006

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Tuki Tuki valley, Hawkes Bay, NZ

One of my favourite local views from the top of Te Mata Peak, Hawkes Bay. Paragliders sail from here to the green fields below. Posted by Picasa

Apple orchard, Hawke's Bay

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Auckland - "sky tower" at centre

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New Zealand

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October 21, 2006

http://www.whitepages.co.nz White pages new zealand

http://www.yellowpages.co.nz Yellow pages new zealand

Post codes
http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/Personal/AddressingAndPostcodes/Postcodes/PostcodeDirectory

Post codes world find: http://www.execulink.com/~louisew/postal-links

World wide telephone directories: http://www.infobel.com/teldir

New Zealand Government on line: http://www.govt.nz

www.minedu.govt.nz
Information about education in New Zealand.


www.seek.co.nz
Employment website covering all industries.


www.dbh.govt.nz/tenants-index
Information for tenants, including a market rent guide.


www.immigration.govt.nz
Information about qualifying and applying for New Zealand residence.


www.ird.govt.nz
Information about NZ taxation.




Translators: http://www.ectaco.com/online-dictionary

Weather

http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index

http://www.surf2surf.com

Travel

AA New Zealand Travel Information, New Zealand Accomodation, Travel
http://www.aatravel.co.nz/geo_acom

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/101-must-dos-for-kiwis

Embassies and Consulates: http://www.mfat.govt.nz

New Zealand Travel Information: http://www.kiwinewz.com

How to get here - Travel search engine:
http://quicksearch.shermanstravel.com/?refer=Bulletin-QS-Oct

Religious inspiration: http://catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0688.html

www.compassion.org.nz Wellington, NZ Suzanne Aubert(1835-1926) and the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion.

Currancy Converter NZ dollars to ...: http://fxtop.com

New Zealand Backpack Information: http://www.backpack-newzealand.com/mapofnewzealand.html

Street maps and guides to New Zealand towns: http://www.wises.co.nz

New Zealand geographic place names database:

http://www.linz.govt.nz/apps/placenames/index

New Zealand History: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/calendar

New Zealand Biographies : http://www.dnzb.govt.nz

New Zealand Company Information: http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/bus/infosources/nzcompany

October 18, 2006

Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova Recipe
To make a pavlova you really need an electric beater and egg whites that are not too fresh. If they are the pavlova will weep.
To Prepare: 15 minutes To Cook: 1 hour and 5 minutes
6 egg whites, preferably free range, at room temperature
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp vinegar
Topping
1 cup Berry Compote
3 punnets fresh mixed berries, eg raspberries, strawberries (hulled and halfed) and blueberries
Heat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and mark a circle about 16cm diameter with a plate. Place the egg whites into the clean bowl of an electric beater. Add the salt and beat until stiff. Slowly add the sugar with the beater running. Beat for about 10 minutes at high speed until the meringue is thick and glossy - it should be thick enough not to fall from the beater. Last of all, whisk in the cornflour and vinegar. Use a big spoon to drop dollops of meringue into the circled area of baking paper. Form into a circle of meringue, making swirls with a spoon on the top rather than flattening into a neat tidy disk. Bake at 180C (not fan bake) for 5 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 130C and cook a further hour. Turn off oven and leave pavlova to cool in the oven. Pavlova can be cooked ahead a couple of days and stored in an airtight container, or frozen. To serve, spoon Berry Compote over pavlova and scatter over mixed berries. Serves 8-10.
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This recipe is from the award winning cook book, 'The Best of Annabel Langbein; Great food for busy lives'. If you google her she also has a web page and provides daily menus!

This other website (below) is popular is New Zealand for recipes in combination with short television commercial daily before the evening news.
http://www.foodinaminute.co.nz

Hawkes Bay- special vintage car day

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Hastings near i-site, parade of vintage cars

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