Amanda Giorgis, Author

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Kate Sheppard

On 19 September 1893, 126 years ago today,  women in New Zealand gained the right to vote, thanks to the efforts of Kate Sheppard and her friends. The Christchurch house in which she lived has been bought by the government…

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Shepherd’s Delight is now available from the following outlets :- Kindle or Kindle UK Amazon paperback Kobo  

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Southern Lights

On the 160th anniversary of the Carrington Event, the biggest solar storm ever recorded, we were blessed with a visit from Aurora Australis here in New Zealand. Nothing like the power of the phenomena in September 1859, it was nevertheless, a…

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Coming soon

Here’s a sneak peek at the draft synopsis for Book 2 of the Applecross Saga. Shepherd’s Delight Time perhaps to dust off your copy of The Wideawake Hat to remind you of our favourite characters. If you haven’t read book…

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Who knew?

Who knew that in 1860 it cost £8 for a hogshead of beer in Canterbury, a swine could be yours for £2, or maybe a pound of salt for a shilling? Who knew that over 48 inches of rain fell…

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Short Story Dispenser

You can buy all sorts of things from vending machines these days, but Timaru Library brings us the only short story dispenser in New Zealand. Choose from a 1, 3 or 5 minute read. What a great idea! Read the…

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All I Need To Know In Life I Learned From My Hens

I came across this today – oh, so true. And Lily (above) agrees. All I Need To Know In Life I Learned From My Hens – Anon Wake up early, stay busy, rest when you need to, but always stay alert….

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