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Month: June 2015 (Page 2 of 3)

Matariki

Stars for Matariki

Stars for Matariki

Matariki – Māori New Year – is celebrated when the constellation of Pleiades (the Seven Sisters) rises above the horizon about June each Year. More and more embraced as an occasion with a genuine New Zealand identity. I happened across a cluster of more than seven stars, looking down instead of up as I walked across the Auckland Domain yesterday.…

Bright Colours in Onehunga

Bright Colours in Onehunga

Bright Colours in Onehunga

This mural graces a wall at the back of the Onehunga Library. It is accompanied by a large explanatory panel (in the same colours), describing it as reflecting “the cultural diversity and growth within the Onehunga district”.…

Two Ducks on the Water …

Saturday, 4:42pm at French Bay

Saturday, 4:42pm at French Bay

… two girls by the water, and one car in the water. A sad story unfolded since Friday afternoon, when this car was driven onto the soft mudflats of French Bay, and did not make it out when the tide came in.…

Raceday

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Yesterday was another midweek race day at the Avondale Jockey Club. I had the good fortune to be invited up to the President’s Lounge by a committee member (thank you Vince!), where one gets a splendid bird’s eye view of proceedings, both front and back – here the ‘birdcage’.…

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