At What Price?

At what price do we support industry in our local communities? Industries provide employment and may attract related industries, providing even more employment. Councils generally welcome industry. Just hold that thought. Last week we had torrential rain for days on end after an extended dry period. Southland's a region of rivers and they quickly rose.... Continue Reading →

Four Seasons with Jodi

With Jodi's kind permission I'm sharing some of my favourite posts from her fantastic blog, of which you could say that I'm a devoted follower. If you enjoy beauty, art and inspiration (not to mention mouth-watering food recipes) then Jodi's blog simply has it all! I feel honoured that Jodi so generously allows me to... Continue Reading →

The Rainbow Gift after the Downpour

Not my words but a phrase that entranced me nonetheless, contained in a message of hope from a friend during a moment of fragility. After living in the Catlins for a few years I know about rainbows. Sudden storms would sweep down the valley where we lived; often the sun would soon shine through and... Continue Reading →

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