On the drive from the airport on Sunday afternoon I noticed a hill that had what I thought was a column at the very top, clearly visible from just about everywhere that has a direct line of sight to the top of that hill. I subsequently discovered that this ‘column’ is, in fact, a memorial […]
So my body clock is clearly still adjusting to being in New Zealand. I awoke at a time that would have been most suitable – if I happened to be on the east coast of Australia. Or it could have been that the alarm wasn’t set properly. In either case, I wasn’t up as early […]
Today I visited the historic reserve located on the northern head of Waitemata Harbour, the harbour around which the City of Auckland develops. It started life as a military establishment but is now in the care of the Department of Conservation.
Today was an unplanned day designed to do two things. Firstly, there was a need to begin adjusting my body clock to New Zealand Time, which I think is going to prove somewhat difficult since it seems determined to stay on Australian Eastern Time. Though my alarm went off at the designated time of 7.30am, […]
I hate 5am wake up calls! The first day of my overseas journey to Auckland and surrounds started very, very early. Having to be checked in at the airport by 7am at the latest, an early start was required. The benefit of such an early start, however, and flying business class on this particular trip […]
While functional stupidity is a key resource for an organisation, it can also do conspicuous harm. It can lead to meaningless and non-productive work being undertaken: writing plans, ticking boxes, endless meetings take over. Often there is a stark clash between the official version of events and the lived realities. For individuals, functional stupidity turns […]