The Bridge
The Bridge, Wairoa NZ

The Bridge

We drove 300 miles from Wellington to visit the northeast coastal region of New Zealand, where we expected to see many of the natural wonders of that area. What we found was richer by far,…

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They Go Down to the Sea
Maori powhenua with faces toward the sea and the mountains

They Go Down to the Sea

And so we went down to the sea – or rather, up and down the forested hills, past the nursery, along the golf course, over suburban streets, up and down the coastal headlands to the…

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Doing the Poster Mash-up
Love and other posters on a cylinder

Doing the Poster Mash-up

We’ve been noticing a distinctive feature of the Wellington streetscape, the many poster stands at major street corners in town. These are metal cylindrical drums about 7 feet tall and two or three feet wide,…

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American movie, Wellington style
The Embassy lounge across from the fully stocked bar and around the circular staircase

American movie, Wellington style

So what’s it like to go to the movies in New Zealand? We are fortunate right now that a major local event, the New Zealand International Film Festival, is bringing dozens of notable films from…

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