Overheard at the Pig n Whistle on 36th street in NYC

NZ Lady – “Uh oh, I see our Aussie friend ‘Potholes’ is here.”

‘Potholes’ – “G’day ladies. Ya awwwright?”

NZ Lady – “Oh hello Mr. Potholes, what have you been up to?”

Potholes – “Just back from shopping. Bought meself a chandelier”

NZ Lady – “Oh how about that. Are you going to put it up yourself?”

Potholes – “Nah, gonna hang it from the ceiling”


Lydia Twohill is a 22 year-old from Auckland, who moved to NYC approx. 9 months ago after completing her Bachelor of Communications and Bachelor of Business Conjoint Degree, and numerous internships. She has a valid J1 working visa and has been working full time at a digital agency as a project and account manager, as well as embracing all that the city has to offer.

Her role included coordinating and managing a wide range of interesting projects, managing the daily communication for the agency, creating social content, presentations and copy writing, as well as updating client’s websites. She is searching for new opportunities in marketing, social media and project management.

Lydia is a very curious and collaborative individual, who is eager to learn and add value to a creative team. She would love to learn of any insights, advice or possible opportunities.

Please reach out to Lydia


This long awaited International Rugby Match will take place at Red Bull Stadium in New Jersey on Saturday June 10th. If you would like to attend the game the NZ friendly Pig n Whistle Pub in NYC is organizing a game day package that includes tickets to the game, food, transport and drinks. More Info here


Fellow NZer Ray Willis lives in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan ( a province in the prairie-region of Canada ) and has been married to Lila, also from Saskatchewan since 1978. They have three children and five grand-children. Originally a panel-beater from Point Chevalier in Auckland Ray has been working as a civilian-employee of the Prince Albert Police Service for the last 20 years and is also a volunteer in several community organizations.

Ray is a former Rugby-referee in Canada but still an avid follower of the ‘great-Kiwi-game’ and hoping to see the Lions ‘mauled’ by the All Blacks  this year. With his Formula Ford days in New Zealand long behind him, he still maintains an interest in motor-racing and an active involvement with Morris Minors, together with Kiwi-contacts in Canada and New Zealand.