Te Araroa: Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki

The new Paekakariki Escarpment track, a recent addition to the Te Araroa NZ trail, has been open for a few weeks now and we’d been thinking about giving it a go. The fabulous weather continues and we decided that Saturday morning would be our time. The only concern was my football in the afternoon so […]

The kiwi jumped over the moon

On a clear and still night last week I headed out for some astrophotography. Driving north I ended up at Paekakariki and parked near the surf club before walking north up the beach. There was a minor issue in that moon was bright in the sky and the light was not helpful when photographing stars […]

A clear night

Wellington’s Carter Observatory is currently running a photography competition under the theme Light & Dark. I’ve been getting more interested in trying astro-photography over the last year and recently bought a new lens (a Samyang 14mm f2.8) that should help me better explore the night sky and last night was the first time I have […]

A long time between drinks

This blog hasn’t been forgotten, no matter that it’s been a few months between entries. Much of the delay can be attributed to Keryn and I buying a house and the rigmarole surrounding moving. Thankfully we’re mostly done with the moving lark, there are still a few boxes to empty and we’ve got one set […]

The Harbour Union @ St Peter’s Hall

In late September we attended another concert at St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki. This time around we were treated to Lyttleton band The Harbour Union with support from Tiny Lies. The Harbour Union is made up of a group of like-minded musicians from Lyttleton who came together to record an album to generate some money […]

On Saturday night

A return to Paekakariki and the St Peter’s Hall was on the cards last Saturday. We had tickets to see the NZ band An Emerald City play. We arrived early to find an empty hall and a few people setting up so gave our tickets, got stars drawn on our hands to prove we were […]

Down Paekakariki way

I’ve just started another run of night shifts and was happy to see that a few musicians I like were playing at the Paekakariki in the Park event at a time that meant I could get a decent sleep before driving north to catch the music. Running for the first time this year Paekakariki in […]

Paekakariki Tattoo

Last week on a busy Wednesday I took the chance to go watch a tattoo be created on the back of Jules. I was even told to bring my camera if I wanted, so guess what I did ;) The tattoo work was done by Tim Hunt at Pacific Tattoo in Paekakariki, Jules was very […]

Sunset & St Peters Hall

Saturday just gone we took a break from packing and headed to the Kapiti Coast. Local songstress Jess Chambers was performing at St Peters Hall in Paekakariki and I decided we should attend, I’ve been meaning to catch Jess play for a long time but the dates just haven’t worked out to date. We drove […]

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