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Shutting Down the Petroleum Conference

Two hundred of us blocked all the entrances to the New Zealand Petroleum Conference for five hours yesterday.

Some great video footage at the Greenpeace website below. 10 more words

Labour selects anti-Semite as New Plymouth candidate

Labour obviously doesn’t do candidate background checks. They have selected Cory Haddock as their candidate to replace Angry Andy as their candidate in New Plymouth. The man who stood against John Key in the 2014 election has been named as the candidate to challenge for the seat Andrew Little twice failed to capture.

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March 15, 2017 ... to the provinces

Our seasons of weather woe continue. An occasional redeeming day causes me to seek frantically for photographic opportunity before it evaporates.

On an otherwise fruitless trip to Pauatahanui, I was returning via Paremata and spotted a line-up of some thirty or more small yachts about to be launched from the beach. 722 more words


What A Feeling to be On Top of Mount Taranaki!

The spontaneous decision to climb up Mount Taranaki over the weekend turned out to be nearly a day’s worth of a challenging adventure, but the euphoria you get while standing at the top and looking at the view beyond? 505 more words


Mount Taranaki Summit

New Zealand’s North Island is divided by a chain of volcanoes running north to south, with the exception of one: Mount Taranaki. According to Maori legend, Taranaki used to reside in the center of the country with the rest of the volcanoes, but after a feud with his brother, the great Mount Ruapehu, over the fair maiden Mount Pihanga, he was banished. 365 more words

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New Plymouth Street Art

Continuing my series of street art from random places around the world with New Plymouth, heart of the Taranaki region of North Island, New Zealand. There is definitely an animal theme here, including a building sized elephant and some colourful foxes. 47 more words

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