Excerpts from Kiwiosities, a book by Gordon Ell on the traditions and folklore of New Zealand.
In Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, a number of Spanish place names recall the visit of the explorer Malaspina, more than 200 years ago.
Vegan and vegetarian options have become noticeable in shops and restaurants in the last few years. This is a trend in most western nations. (Vegans don’t eat any meat products. Vegetarians may eat dairy products). The Telegraph reports that in the last ten years the number of vegans in the UK rose by 360%.