Kate has traveled extensively and studied in the U.S. so she understands "culture shock" for Americans, even when the streets are lined with Starbucks and McDonalds.
In case you missed it, Arcadia New Zealand is on Instagram! Every fortnight we’ve been running an Instagram competition we’ve dubbed Gram for a Timtam, where students enter a photo by posting a picture related to that week’s theme and hashtagging their… More
Out with the Old, In with the New? In March this year New Zealanders have to decide whether to keep the old flag – the Union Jack with the Southern Cross constellation, or vote for a new flag – a silver fern with the Southern Cross. NZ has long wanted… More
USA plays in the Rugby World Cup 2015 This month sees the start of the event that New Zealand waits for every four years. While we may not be much when it comes to other quadrennial events like the Olympic Games, New Zealand watches with baited breath… More
The Aussies might occasionally beat us at rugby and even more occasionally at cricket but NZ definitely wins the argument, which has been raging since 1935, over which country invented the pavlova. After intensive research, the Oxford English Dictionary… More
By Max Gunn, Student Support Coordinator, Otago It is often easy to forget that New Zealand is a country of under 5 million people especially when you look at the disproportionate successes of its music industry. Music has a special significance in New… More