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 …

Christmas set

It's beautiful this past week. Tropical, hotter than I can remember for this time of year. Had a great, relaxing Christmas. Hope you all do too. This paddle boarder is on to a good thing. So are we! Christmas Day sunset at Paekakariki

Kekeno

There have been a lot of fur seal pups washed up on the beach. It is the time of year that the mum's kick them out of the, um, pool? A lot don't survive. This one looked pretty exhausted but when I retiurned it had made it's way halfway back to the ocean. http://youtu.be/fdX8CTNoX5w The …