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Kia oraEdit

Welcome to my user pages. Kia ora is a Māori language greeting that has entered New Zealand English and is translated as an informal "hi".

Wikipedia interestsEdit

Having chosen New Zealand as my home, I take an interest in anything from my adopted country. I have a special interest in:

  • geography (built environment and water),
  • history
  • people
  • politics
  • civil engineering
  • transport (especially cycling)
  • and somehow, I've become interested in rowing; between December 2017 and August 2018 I wrote articles for the European Rowing Championships covering the editions from 1893 to 1973 (65 articles) plus started circa 450 rowing bios in support of that exercise

Related projectsEdit

I have an account on flickr, but I don't hold photo files there. The account's purpose is to hunt for photos that are suitable for Wikipedia. I am active on Commons, where I upload my own photos and those from flickr that have a suitable licence. Since 2017, I've been reasonably active on Wikidata. Prior to 2009, I had a separate account for another Wikipedia project and ArbCom agreed to courtesy vanish the account for privacy reasons.


Conflict of interestEdit

There are many people with bios on Wikipedia who I know well enough to have a conflict of interest (COI). I thus should not make edits to their articles (and note that I don't regard making minor edits as possibly triggering COI). I haven't always adhered to the COI policy (I have since I have become an administrator) and there are some people whose pages I edited in the past who I didn't know at that point, but I do know now. There are some links to Wikidata and that means that these people are notable; feel free to start a page for them. This COI list is probably incomplete:

Shared IP useEdit

My wife has an account, too, which she sporadically uses to upload photos to Commons. Naturally, our accounts use the same IP address.

User boxesEdit


DYK MedalEdit

  The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations for reaching the 25 DYK milestone! Well done for all your good work, especially on New Zealand politician biographies. XLerate (talk) 04:39, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

I've added your username to Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs also. XLerate (talk) 04:39, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


  The New Zealand Barnstar of National Merit
for your efforts with the New Zealand Politics task force and all-round hard work.
this WikiAward was given to Schwede66 by dramatic (talk) on 09:21, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Congrats from DYKEdit

  The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on hitting the big 5-0 in DYK. Keep up the good work! - The Bushranger One ping only 23:33, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

The 100 DYK MedalEdit

  The 100 DYK Medal  
Many thanks are in order: your wide-ranging contributions to Wikipedia have resulted in one hundred of your newly created or expanded articles appearing on the Main page, in the "Did you know?" section. You are a great asset to the encyclopedia. Moonraker (talk) 09:31, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Researcher's BarnstarEdit

  Researcher's Barnstar
I am pleased to present you with the Researcher's Barnstar in appreciation for your fine work in researching Christchurch's buildings. Excellent work. Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:23, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, how very nice. Thank you, Rosie. Schwede66 17:23, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
Thanks for your recent contributions! (talk) 12:24, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Not sure what I've done, but thanks either way! Schwede66 18:09, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

An award for youEdit

Golden Wiki Award

You are among the top 5% of most active Wikipedians this past month! (talk) 22:50, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For writing our article on the Implosion of Radio Network House - the quality genuinely amazed me. Have you considered nominating it for good article status? Ironholds (talk) 03:04, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Well doneEdit

  The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
We see you are on a Wikibreak and that is well deserved - after creating 200 articles that make it to DYK. Articles about your chosen country of New Zealand - and I see some made it to GA status. Thanks from the the Wiki and me. Victuallers (talk) 09:49, 10 January 2013 (UTC)


  The New Zealand Barnstar of National Merit
For your contributions to Canterbury related articles. Tried to find a purely red and black barnstar but couldn't find one! Shudde talk 11:54, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Schwede66 by Shudde talk on 11:54, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. Schwede66 17:13, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For your work on Auckland railway electrification – seen and appreciated. Thank you! JoshuaWalker | Talk 22:37, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Another barnstar for you!Edit

  The Helping Hand Barnstar
Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction on big and little things. Keep that good and gentle advice coming, please. Herewhy (talk) 04:24, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Reviewer's Barnstar
This is for your valuable efforts for reviewing articles under pending changes protection. Thank you PATH SLOPU 02:28, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your help on a variety of New Zealand articles! Violetnights (talk) 11:14, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for that. Always happy to help. Schwede66 15:09, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Awards from FigureskatingfanEdit

Schwede, I could't decide which one to give you, so I'm giving you both:

Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 21:26, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your hard work on New Zealand topics over the years! † Encyclopædius 11:21, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Olympic DYK MedalEdit

  The DYK Medal
For the significant work of managing the posting of 2020 Summer Olympics hooks. CMD (talk) 15:58, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
Although suspected rigging of the rowing events to validate your article writing should be of concern to future Olympics organisers. CMD (talk) 15:58, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, CMD! I can confirm that the NZOC is unconcerned. Schwede66 16:51, 10 August 2021 (UTC)