The di­ary

The Dominion Post - - Capitalday -

A Red­dit group ded­i­cated to dis­cussing all the in­stances where New Zealand is left off world maps this week in­spired a BBC Ra­dio 4 pre­sen­ter to take to the streets of Lon­don with a New Zealand-less map to ask mem­bers of the pub­lic what coun­try was miss­ing. The re­sults weren’t great with only a hand­ful of Brits notic­ing our ab­sence. Welling­ton City Li­braries shared a cool post yes­ter­day show­ing one of their lovely li­brar­i­ans re­turn­ing an in­ter­loaned item to the New York Pub­lic Li­brary, in per­son, while on hol­i­day in the US. ‘Turns out it was faster than post­ing it’ the post said. For those cu­ri­ous about the book it­self, it was a copy of Harry Potter and the Philoso­pher’s Stone in Sin­halese – the na­tive lan­guage of the Sin­halese peo­ple, who make up the largest eth­nic group in Sri Lanka.

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