Matariki and Winter Solstice

We recently celebrated Matariki (Māori New Year) and winter solstice to coincide with the launch of our village website http://www.paekakariki.nz A great day for the kids which ended with a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. It was a bit cold, not that kids noticed and the highlight was the failed launch of a rocket 🤣 I …

Body is Earth, Mind is Universe #1

Here I'm going to write my thoughts on who we are and what our place is on this planet. These stories won't be on any chronological order. I could start from the middle, go way back to creation or look into near and distant future. There is no beginning or end. Sometimes science takes a …

Some images from our camping holiday

I think everyone needs to go camping, unplug, be social in a real world The walk...   Tha bach (cottage, crib) has no electricity or cell signal and no road access. So you either go by boat or walk in at low tide.   The view from my tent #camping

Another great holiday

We traveled our usual migration this year, up the East Coast then on to Northland. Love it. Some images from Tuparoa. Old St Mary's church, and although my grandmother is buried here I have actualy never been inside. Nor had my father who was born and bred here. I guess an interesting fact is all …

Kāhu

Was really lucky  this week. The final shots for the movie The Pā Boys involved filming a Kaahu, a beautiful bird that you don't get much chance of seeing up close. Found that out as we chased several around the Bay of Plenty and East Coast landscape without much luck. They are common (as opposed …