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I’ve got a job now, so I’ve been really slack in updating this site…sorry!

I also am working at a place with limited internet access, so I can’t check twitter and re-tweet stuff…so here is this weeks today in history from NZHistorydotnet

Today in History 21 Mar 2003, Race Relations Day celebrated for first time http://bit.ly/48HnCm theme for 2010: ‘It’s About Us- Whanau’

Today in History 22 Mar 1994, Kiwis win Oscars for ‘The piano’ http://bit.ly/c7RjEs – my fingers ache just thinking about it

Today in History 23 Mar 1848, The John Wickliffe anchors at Port Chalmers http://bit.ly/as3OgA – Happy anniversary day Otago (hol ws on Mon)

Today in History 24 Mar 1770, Ngati Kahu kidnap victim dies at sea on French ship http://bit.ly/a4TemM

Today in History 25 Mar 1847, Wakefield and Featherston duel in Te Aro http://bit.ly/9MXfyo – Featherston fired first, but missed..

Today in History 25 Mar 1847, Wakefield and Featherston duel in Te Aro http://bit.ly/9MXfyo – Featherston fired first, but missed..

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Via  @NZHistorydotnet Did a Kiwi design the Australian flag? http://bit.ly/chi8a3

Also Today in History:

from @NZHistorydotnet Today in History 5 Feb 1867, Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff http://bit.ly/afXvQY – bankrupted Southland Province

From the National Library

Clearly I need to brush up on KM trivia! As a mea culpa, here’s a tragic tale of the ‘Perils of Icecream’ http://bit.ly/55u8oe #tbreaktweet

Am I the only person to find the juxtaposition of ‘Katherine Mansfield’ and ‘camping’ a little unexpected? http://bit.ly/6ERDt5 #tbreaktweet

http://twitter.com/NZNL

So, I mentioned before some useful website in NZ to check out about heritage and stuff and also those that twitter too.

Well I’m adding another to the list: I follow QI on twitter (those that don’t know, QI is a quiz show hosted by Stephen Fry and is really awesome) through following their twitter feed, I’ve ended up following one of the historians that does research for the show – Justin Pollard ( http://twitter.com/JustinPollard ) he is an accomplished author and also an advisor for tv shows and movies that require historical knowledge – such as ‘Elizabeth’ and my favourite ‘The Tudors’.

Anyway he has produced a book called Secret Britain and along with it a website that he continues to update with nifty little stories about interesting places or people in British history, so I thought I’d share it with you.

http://www.secretbritain.com/Secret_Britain/Hello.html

Only issue with the website is that it doesn’t have an RSS Feed, so it’s hard to know when it’s updated – but it does seem to be daily. Otherwise follow him on twitter, cause he always links to the latest update on there.