Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

Sunday Morning Dogs (photos)

Buddy & MagicMeet Buddy and Magic, two relatively recent additions to our pack of Kaaawa Morning Dogs, the dogs we meet on our daily walks to and from the beach at dawn.

They’re a Shar Pei – Lab mix, with slightly different combinations of parts that help to tell them apart.

Those Shar Pei mouths are very soft, and also quite damp. When they start drooling while waiting for the dog biscuit to be offered, watch out!

The books say these dogs can be aggressive, but these guys are softies!

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Share your tips/recommendations for visit to Auckland

Meda has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology, so we’re heading for Auckland, NZ, at the end of this month.

Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 November 2012

2012 ANZSOC Auckland Conference – The University of Auckland

The twenty-fifth (25th) annual ANZSOC conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 November to 29 November 2012 at the University of Auckland.

Delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and beyond are expected to attend the conference. A one-day postgraduate conference will be held on 26 November at the Auckland University of Technology.

Auckland is a vibrant, metropolitan city with easy access to vistas of breathtaking beauty. Additional information about tourism can be found here.

The first keynote speakers are Professor William Chambliss from George Washington University in Washington, DC and Professor Meda Chesney-Lind from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii.

Neither of us has ever been to New Zealand, so we’re not at all sure what to expect.

Our hotel is in downtown Auckland, apparently within walking distance of the University of Auckland campus where the conference is being held.

We’re only there for a week, and the conference will keep Meda busy much of that time, but hopefully we’ll get a day or two at least partially free.

If you’ve been to Auckland, let me know any recommendations of places to eat, things to do, places you wouldn’t miss, etc.

I have been in touch with a cousin in Auckland, who I’ve never met and only recently “discovered”…our grandfathers were brothers. This is on my dad’s side. If the weather is good, she’s offered a bit of a sail in Auckland harbor, which sounds like a good way to enjoy a view of the city. Beyond that, we’re just beginning to read a bit about the city.

So any and all suggestions would be appreciated!