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City quality of life good

Despite the doom and gloom picture painted by some in politics in a new survey most city dwellers in New Zealand say that the overall quality of life is either very good or good (from 78% to 88%, total 81%), with only a few percent thinking it is poor or in the case of a couple of cities, very poor (from 2% to 4%). 139 more words


Valley near Coronet Peak

Valley off Malaghan’s Road between Coronet Peak and Queenstown. Completed in February 2016, oils 1m x 1m. Discovered recently that Dick Frizzell’s “Small Valley” (1999) is a longer image of the same scene, it’s a very useable composition either way.

Alistair McDonald

Record number of scholarship applications received!

Applications have closed, with a record number of scholarship applications – 172 – eclipsing the 132 received last year. Our moderators are in the final stages of review and selection and we will announce the recipients in the new year. 96 more words


Milford Sound #2

Second version of this scene, similar colours but a bit larger and looser than the first. Oils 60x75cm

Alistair McDonald


The new community project is a stream. There are several streams running into Porirua Harbour, one of which runs through our suburb. It’s called Mungavin Stream at the moment but I wonder what it once was? 192 more words

New Zealand

another weird week then?

The weirdness continues. New Zealand was hit last night by a 7.5 earthquake and we all seem to have felt it (apart from my stepfather ). 81 more words