still doesn't answer the questions I had - which were mostly those things one picks up by osmosis from others the same age with kids as they grow (how to sign up for medical stuff, how to sign up at school) - the answers (just choose a doctor/school and go along with your passports) are probably so simple and obvious no one ever bothers to write them down - but if you've ever dealt with the US systems and the myriad associated form filling one expects a lot more
In a word - no.
The editorial I mentioned was a beatup on academics in general and Auckland University academics in particular. not very edifying.
Attacking the privilege of those who work and attend universities - and those who work and attend polytechnics and other tertiary institutions by default - became the new black in the 1990s.
It may be a bit late to resurrect this thread, but I read this post at kiwipolitico and it didn't so much as strike a chord as play a symphony on the old heart strings. Then I remembered this post of Jolisa's and my own abject terror, but determination to get my family back to somewhere civilised where people don't always wear shoes and Christmas is in summer like it's bloody well supposed to be, and I thought I'd share.
play a symphony on the old heart strings
Beautifully put Chris. Thanks for sharing that link, it resonates.,,