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Te kapata

While I’ve been semi hibernatory (the end I feel is nigh) I have been working on this little community project.

This Saturday the community group I belong to (Ranui Residents Association) will open a cupboard. 177 more words

New Zealand

Dunedin, Wellington 'best cities to live in'

‘Best city’ surveys give a bit of an indication of what people think but there are many factors to consider, like family, work, weather, education, health and what you are familiar with. 414 more words


Milford Sound, Fiordland

This one seemed to have a mind of its own regardless of what I intended at the start. However, big scene/small canvas = small brushes = fiddly/stylistic, so I think I set that up. 16 more words

Alistair McDonald

Shakespear Park, Auckland

View of Rangitoto Island from Shakespear Regional Park, North of Auckland. Oils 50cmx50cm.
I like this one – maybe it’s the red/green/blue contrasts, maybe the blue trees balancing the sea or the white cliffs/road, maybe the composition. 15 more words

Alistair McDonald

Routeburn Hut

Epic view of the main hut on the Routeburn Track in Fiordland, one of NZ’s Great Walks. Oils 100×100

Alistair McDonald

Titahi Bay from Colonial Knob

Titahi Bay, Plimmerton and Kapiti Island from the hill behind Porirua. This one was a battle, I think it’s done, maybe. Oils 12″x12″

Alistair McDonald

updated imovie

The Facebook page for Porirua hosted several discussions about memories of Porirua and local MP Kris Faafoi (bless him) offered to record former resident Joe Ryland. 122 more words