Author Archives: 2Kiwis

As our avatar and pen name indicate we are both New Zealanders born and bred. Although our ancestry is British and Scottish, three of our parents were also born in NZ and the fourth emigrated here as a young man in the 1920s.

We are both in our early seventies, have been married a long time so must be pretty used to each other by now. We have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28327

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
It is Agapanthus flowering time. A reminder to us that a whole year has passed since we had a much enjoyed visit from Kath and Chris.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28321

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Jay had us scratching our heads for a little longer than is often the case and, as usual, we found plenty to enjoy in the puzzle.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28315

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Our first post of 2017 so Happy New Year everyone.
Our Pohutukawa trees now have a carpet of red underneath them. Their spectacular Christmas display is only short-lived and the trees do not even observe the usual custom of waiting for Twelfth Night to remove their decorations.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28309

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We are  home again now after living a nomadic existence for the last couple of weeks visiting various family members. It’s good to be back on familiar territory, and not having to cope with all the mad holiday traffic.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28303

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Today’s blog comes from Wellington where we are staying for a few days looking after eight year old grandson Sam. Sam says Hi to everyone.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28297

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Another Wednesday, another Jay puzzle. They do seem to come around quickly and we always look forward to them. Out the window we can see that it is raining again.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28291

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We seem to have been talking about significant shake-ups in New Zealand lately and we have had another one this week. It was not an earthquake this time but the unexpected resignation on Monday of John Key who has been Prime Minister for the last eight years.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28285

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Kia ora from Aotearoa. 
Here’s something for those who enjoy Googling places. Carol has just spent a few days on Matiu/Somes Island with a group of friends. This small island is right in the middle of Wellington harbour and has spent much of its history being a human or animal quarantine station and some as a war-time internment camp.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28279

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Kia ora from Aotearoa. 
The significant earthquake that we had about 10 days ago has probably disappeared from your news by now but is still very much occupying our attention here.… Read More

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28271

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Kia ora from Aotearoa. 
Now here is a surprise. Hints and tips from an earthquake shaken pair of Kiwis on a Monday. Miffypops emailed last week to say he would not be available today so we have the pleasure of blogging a Rufus puzzle for a change.… Read More