Tag Archive for Dunedin

Thousands farewell artist Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere has had a considerable influence on us New Zealanders in many ways, and although I’m far from familiar with most of his works I have visited the Ralph Hotere Garden in Port Chalmers, Otago dedicated to him… Thousands of people filled St Josephs Cathedral in Dunedin today to farewell celebrated artist Ralph Hotere…

An Otago Odyssey into 2013

This post was hopefully the first of a few chronicling my mind-set and journeys of late, but having got this far I think I’ll keep it short and just post photos for awhile. To much navel gazing otherwise!. Anyway here goes on a sort of compressed journey touching on and reflecting perhaps a little of…

War is futile

Every year ANZAC day comes along, I hear of increasing numbers honouring our forefathers who summoned more than was ever expected to keep their country and future generations safe. I presume this is why they “signed up”, but all is after all relative to cultural belief’s at the time. I do suspect many sought adventure.…

Contrasts – Dunedin

I’m just back from a mini vacation break in Dunedin. There was Rugby World Cup fever everywhere, and that was an interesting energy. But springtime… I have a habit of heading directly to the Botanical Gardens. One I learnt many years ago when I lived in Mt Cook Village for a few winters: it was…