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Using Audacity

By the time I came to do the stories about Bill’s father and Mazina, I had bought a very useful little device: the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. 174 more words

Porirua

Royals: The Duke, Duchess and Prince George of Cambridge Depart New Zealand for Australia - Day 10 - #RoyalTourNZ

Attention Royal Watchers! On Day 10, the Duke, Duchess and Prince George of Cambridge wrapped up their tour of New Zealand, and departed for… 80 more words

2014

getting started

I wanted to create a sense of community and to record histories of people who lived in the area. There were the older people, many related to the farms that once were in this area, there were the stories of Ngati Toa Rangatira who used the area for food gathering (including I understand, juicy eels) and there were the younger people who had stores to tell about dairies, being Samoan, playing in the road. 386 more words

Porirua

firstone

This blog will, I hope be a start to sharing some ideas for communities about telling stories.

I have been working with people to tell stories for a long time, and although I have a Moodle site at work and some YouTube sites I wanted a place to share ideas and skills for people. 135 more words

Porirua

March 27, 2014 ... wandering in the desert

Things seem to have gone a little flat.

Nevertheless I went out more in hope than expectation, and went over towards the Okowai lagoon near Porirua. 184 more words

Birds

March 25, 2014 ... conspicuous weath and riches beyond compare

A slow start to the photographic day saw me in the city.

If nothing else, there was the ultra yacht “A” anchored in the harbour. Her owner, the Russian oligarch, Andrey Melnichenko reportedly spent NZD$350 million for this toy. 435 more words

Landscapes

Windy Welly

25th Nov 2013- 3rd Jan 2014

Camping in NZ is pretty straight forward. You ask at the local i-site (the brilliant Kiwi tourist information and usually the first stop in any town) for cheap places to park a van, you can reference the handy campsite book full of hostels, Department of Conservation sites and powered sites or even go to the police station to find out where you can legally park for free without the 2am wake up call and a $200 instant fine. 1,175 more words