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Swiss Flags

Swiss Flags

Gunn (of Stavanger Daily Photo) noticed that yesterday’s Swiss Market post was predominantly blue. So I have to balance this with what obviously was the colour of the day: Red.

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At the Festival

Procession

Procession

Last weekend was the Titirangi Festival, with its traditional afternoon of music and entertainment in and around the village square. A few impressions from a couple of hours early in the afternoon.

Blowing his Trumpet

Blowing his Trumpet

Everybody joins in

Everybody joins in

Percussion

Percussion

Indonesia at Pasifika 2016

Peacock Dancer

Peacock Dancer

Pasifika is a large annual festival of pacific cultures, this year again held at Western Springs last Saturday and Sunday. I had not noticed an Indonesian presence at this festival in the past, but this year they certainly did themselves proud: peacock dancers and players of angklung.…

New Year and Light

Mountain of Food

Mountain of Food

The Shri Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Avondale celebrated Diwali (the festival of light) yesterday, and with it a new year in the Gujarati calendar (year 2072, in fact). A large number of devotees joined the celebrations at the temple, with a mountain of food as centrepiece (nearly 1000 dishes prepared by many families for the occasion).…

Preparations

Floral Fence

Floral Fence

Behind the scenes the planning has been going on for some time, but now the activity spills out into the open: the 2015 Whau Arts Festival will take place from October 15 to 18.

Murals in various stages of readiness have sprung up: Students from St Mary’s School are decorating what used to be a bland wooden fence behind the Plantation with floral art, and across the road Avondale Primary School are weaving patterns into the wiremesh.…

A Book Launch

Edith and Patricia

Edith and Patricia

“Tiberius the Titirangi Mouse has more adventures”

We have encountered this cute creature before – and now author Patricia Ross and artist Edith Diggle have produced a sequel, much to the acclaim of the school class from Titirangi Primary School who came down to the library for this occasion.…

Sacred Chisels

Sunnah Thompson at Work

Sunnah Thompson at Work

Once again Nga Whaotapu o Tāmaki Makaurau (The Sacred Chisels of Tāmaki Makaurau) are showing their craft at the Silo Six Pack, Wynyard Quarter. When I visited, master carver Sunnah Thompson was at work on a carving of Tiriwa (one of the ancestors of the Tamaki a Maki tribe), destined to go to Glen Eden Primary School.…

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