Category Archives: Xmas

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Santa Claus busy preparing for Christmas at Lapland home in Finland

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Santa Claus’s helpers have been sorting out piles of letters from around the world, each detailing children’s requests for this Christmas, at his home in Lapland, Finland. In English, Italian or other languages, youngsters’ handwriting adorns the envelopes addressed to … Continue reading

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Forget Sydney and San Francisco, Christmas Island crab bridge helps migrating critters beat the traffic

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Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a whole new level with the construction of a “crab bridge” over the island’s busiest road. In preparation for the annual spawning season, rangers have been setting up barriers along the roadside … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014 – What it’s all about.

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[Ed: Just had to share these with you – this is what Xmas is all about.  Merry Xmas everyone].  

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Christmas Eve 60 years ago – Tangiwai survivor’s story shared after death.

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On Christmas Eve 60 years ago, 151 people died in the Tangiwai railway disaster. A dramatic mudflow, or lahar, was unleashed from Mt Ruapehu when the crater lake’s wall collapsed. It surged down the Whangaehu River, destroying the railway bridge … Continue reading