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Interview with Neil Dawson

I was thrilled to secure an interview with Neil Dawson, internationally acclaimed sculptor and visual artist, when he came to launch his latest project to the local community earlier this month.   80 more words


What’s in the glass tonight November 17th – Chardonnay

Julicher Chardonnay Wairarapa 2012

Every year Medical Assurance, L’s insurer, hosts a family Christmas movie night for members and their families at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington. 85 more words

Episode 2 - New Beginnings

John Bushnell and his family recently relocated and renovated the old Pahiatua Convent, transforming it into a beautiful home.  When the works were completed, John and his partner opened the doors of the old convent to its former community.   17 more words


The Secret Life of Lambs

Part of our daily routine at our host family in Wairarapa was feeding two baby lambs, Millie and Elvis, four times a day. Millie and Elvis both were abandoned by their mothers not long before we arrived, so Jon and Georgie took them home to be pets. 1,051 more words

New Zealand

November 16, 2016 ... the earth moved and then it rained

It was an ordinary week, to begin with. I went about my business, muttering about the sustained bad weather and looking for things to photograph in such circumstances. 685 more words



We caught the 5:30pm commuter train out of Wellington into the pastures of the Wairarapa region. We were supposed to meet Jon, our host, for the first time on that train, but soon it was 5:29pm and there still was no sign of him. 1,213 more words

New Zealand

2016 Road & Cross Country Season

The harrier season is just about over now with just one race to go: the NZ National Road Relays. It’s been a challenging season, thanks to the combination of being in the last year of my age group and still working my way back to full speed after the injury. 2,734 more words

Cross Country