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 …

The Colour of Sky

It’s a beautiful piece of coastline. Stoney beaches, caves and rocks with holes big enough to walk through. Cliffs sparsely dotted with trees clinging to the gravelly undergrowth, bent and twisted into the shaped by the prevailing winds that mould them. As a kid, I sat in this very same spot, amongst the trees looking …

So much to do

All the time. But I still have to have fun. Storm. Heres an old school double exposure. Took some First Nation friends for a walk up Ōtaki Forks. They were here for Maoriland Film Festival which was fantastic. It gets better every year. Writing always takes time.

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 …