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Letter to the Edge #1

Letter to the Edge #1

Having had some great experiences during my June trip ‘down under’ this is a long overdue thank you letter to everyone who facilitated my tour of agile working environments in Australia and New Zealand. As mentioned in my Postcards from the Edge – the scale and...
Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Touring Medibank Place the new home of Australia’s leading health insurer left me more than stunned! One cannot help but be taken by the architecture, the natural daylighting and the vibrancy of the colour scheme. However, this is not just a glitzy interior design as...
Postcard from the Edge #7 – City of Casey

Postcard from the Edge #7 – City of Casey

Where are we going I asked my tour guide Chris Alcock as we headed south out of Melbourne? He replied I’m going to show you something special – a great example of smart working in the public sector. I was glad that I took up the offer of a visit to the City of Casey...
Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

The only appealing thing about arriving in Melbourne on a wet Sunday evening was I was spending four nights in the same place! Although I had visited Australia’s Second City on a number of occasions over the years this visit gave me the opportunity to have a proper...
Postcard from the edge #4  – Christchurch

Postcard from the edge #4 – Christchurch

My recent weekend in Christchurch proved to me that life goes on regardless of the earthquake devastation suffered by the city. It did seem very unfair to me, however, for Mother Nature to wreck such havoc on such a beautiful place. Since the life shattering events of...
Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

                  Arrived into Auckland airport still jet lagged and it didn’t feel like I had ‘hopped over the ditch’ Little did I know that this fleeting visit to the city of sails would turn out to be very interesting...