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Melbourne Cup is New Zealand’s Cup. (Referencing Peter Montgomery’s famous line – “The Americas Cup is New Zealand’s Cup!” at an Americas Cup sailing regatta) This race is “three-and-a-bit minutes of drama and intrigue” (google it) and for many kiwi’s it is the social event of the calendar year in the office, boardroom, workshop or whatever place you spend your days. The Melbourne Cup introduced me to a camaraderie like no other. The seriousness of it, the posturing and attempts to be up with the play with your office mates [...]
Thirty years ago, we traveled to Disneyland, LA. It was dark when we landed and the first place we stopped was at our hotel which was situated directly across from my childhood dream and where would go the next day to see Walt Disney characters in “real life”. The airline was Polynesian Airlines, and this was their pacific hop, Auckland to Los Angeles with three touch downs on various islands on the way. Fiji and Tahiti were two of the stops I think but I know the third was Honolulu. [...]