LUX 2018

The LUX festival is back for another year so we took the opportunity of a dry Friday evening to attend the opening night. The festival covers a smaller footprint this year with no extension into the city laneways. I think this is a pity as there are a few sculptures on display that would look […]

The Strait Feronia

Recently the Wellington ferry company Bluebridge announced that they had purchased a new ferry and it was sailing its way from Sweden to arrive on the 1st June. There was an associated photo competition to capture the best photo of the Strait Feronia’s Wellington arrival so I figured we’d get out and see if we […]

Pirates for a day

On Sunday Keryn and I took part in the Adventure Wellington Great Pirate Treasure Hunt. In teams (crews) of five we all raced around the Wellington waterfront and beyond competing in tasks to be rewarded with coins. We were part of the crew of the Gabriel along with Suzanne, Sue and our Captain Robyn. The […]

Ian McKellen at the Opera House

On Saturday night Keryn and I along with Catherine and Paul attended a show at the Opera House in Wellington. Sir Ian McKellen was performing a one-man show with proceeds in aid of the restoration of the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. We had dinner nearby and arrived early enough to get to our […]

Circus in the sun

Saturday we were in town buying bits and pieces for our emergency kit at home. We’ve still got water canisters to buy, the Bunnings we went too had sent all of theirs to Christchurch. In between shopping we spent some time at Lyall Bay watching all the Kite Surfers, Windsurfers and surfers attempting to enjoy […]

AFP Ninja Gig

There is a conference underway in Wellington that goes by the name of Webstock, I did not attend. Two of the guest speakers were musicians that I like, Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. This evening just gone Amanda played a ninja gig* at the Wellington Civic Square and invited Jason along for the party, and […]

Dusky Wellington & Kaitoke zooming

Just a quick one this. These are photo taken last week around dusk in Wellington and a few from yesterday when I went for a walk at Kaitoke (though there are no photos to be seen of the interesting looking fake-stone arch and stone circle that were set up on the approach road to Kaitoke, […]

The 2011 NZI Wellington Sevens

Beware, photo overload follows. Friday and Saturday were spent at the Wellington Seven’s tournament, a sporting event that is really just an excuse for a huge costume party. Keryn and I are generally far too reserved for dressing up (unless we’re on holiday with like minded people) so it was just as well we were […]

Karearea

As mentioned on twitter a while back I’ve become addicted to watching the Karearea (NZ Falcons) at Zealandia. The breeding pair have one chick this year and it has recently fledged. I was lucky enough to stumble upon the chosen resting spot earlier this week and got some good photos. I’m also lucky enough not […]

South Island: The Queen Charlotte Track

Our last day on the South Island and we had booked to walk a section of the Queen Charlotte Track, being ferried out and back by Cougar Line water taxis of Picton. There were no mix ups with the booking for this water taxi and we were sitting on the wharf waiting to go onto […]

On the waterfront

Thursday evening I joined up with some other photographers for a walk along the Wellington waterfront. We walked from Shed 11 to Frank Kitts park taking photos of anything and everything, though none of us were keen enough to brave taking photos of the emo crowd queuing for the nights Paramore concert outside the TSB […]

Lets go surfing now

Finished at Zealandia I met Keryn for lunch and as went in to the city to get food and a birthday present. This being successful Keryn was back to work and I took a drive to Lyall Bay on the off chance that there might be some surfers to photograph. It was a good bet, […]

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