The tailwind of privilege

I read this excellent article today in The Spinoff by guest writer Mary Breheny. Dr Mary Breheny is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Massey University (New Zealand). I obtained permission to share the text of the article here on my blog and sourced the image from Pexels - by Markus Spiske. The tailwind... Continue Reading →

Which Way Postie

This morning we took a walk from home down to the Mataura River to see the river in flood. We've had almost endless rain since Sunday night until we woke up this morning (Wednesday) to find it had stopped. We were walking across the bridge and had neared the other side when I glanced down... Continue Reading →

On Yer Trike

BIG trike, one of a number of works in Queens Park by Invercargill sculptor Frank Wells. Just as well its bolted to the pavement - its a monster and way too big for me... I couldn't resist hopping on and trying it out though! Queens Park, Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand Photos taken 01 Sept 2018... Continue Reading →

Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

Shotover Showtime, Queenstown

The Old Shotover Bridge, Lower Shotover, Queenstown. With anticipation I climbed up to the level of the bridge deck. The scenery is lovely and autumn colours were already underway. I walked a short way along the bridge and took the first photo below, looking toward the Queenstown side. Later I took the second photo -... Continue Reading →

Southland Speed Sensation

This statue stands proudly near the front entrance to Queens Park in Invercargill, not far from the Southland Museum and Art Gallery (where the tuatara live). It was installed in 2011 to honour Burt Munro whose story was dramatised in the movie 'The World's Fastest Indian'. Burt was born on the 25th March 1899 at... Continue Reading →

Street Art | Boy Riding Fantastical Metal Horse

"Riding Dreams" by Pixel Pancho demonstrates a complex interweaving of the human form, flora, and metal to create the surreal image of a 'not quite human' boy riding a fantastical metal horse reflecting his fascination with 1950s robots. - the above description taken from the Dunedin Street Art website where you can also see many... Continue Reading →

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