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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…

Minaret barge pusher boat out of Lake Wanaka for survey

Some years ago Wanaka local identity and business man Sir Tim Wallis commissioned a huge barge to be built to service his Minaret Station up the lake from the Wanaka Makarora highway [the popular tourist route and only road to Haast and the West Coast]. The barge and pusher boat were built and assembled near…

Think Like a Publisher

This article has some of the best advice I’ve read about publishing… The personal computer — and the dynamic duo of the Macintosh and LaserWriter in particular — revolutionized print publishing by making it easy to knock off a brochure, flyer, or newsletter. And the Internet extended our individual publishing capabilities even further, enabling anyone…

Andrew Pohl – New Zealand Cross Country Skier

A great post by my Snow Farm friend Andy Pohl.. Dec 13th 2012: Nor-am 2 and World Cup 15km Mass Start So a lot has happened in the week and a half since I last updated everyone.  Firstly I travelled to Silverstar Mountain Resort in British Columbia, about 7hours away from my base in Canmore.…

Marine reserve a must for Otago | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand has some stunning coastal areas and wild-life, but there seems little “official” appreciation of this treasure. A Red-billed Gull (Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus) enjoying a view while a boat fishes recreationally in North Otago… Kekeno (New Zealand fur seal) are the most common seals in New Zealand waters. – a protected species – basking……