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Barcamp Auckland 4

This will be cool – looking forward to Ludwig’s BCA4 – go Ludwig!

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, July 9th, 2010

New Zealand – archipelago or continent?

While trying to remember how the hell to spell archipelago I came across an article that states:

though one usually thinks of New Zealand as an island or archipelago, it is one of the world’s smallest continents, defined biogeographically as a land mass within which birds and mammals can achieve completed speciation

A quick Google reveals that NZ is referred to as a small continent in a couple of places .

Roseneath, Wellington, Thursday, January 20th, 2005

This is how we treat Nazis in NZ

This is great – let’s all keep it up now people!

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 29th, 2004

Radio Chomsky

Radio Chomsky in New Zealand is on-line!

Tower Hill, London, Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Maori Art and other beautiful New Zealand things

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A common site in rural NZ; charming colonial churches.
The Lampard flats in Upper Cuba Street, Wellington

Perhaps not beautiful to everyone, but the Lampard flats in Upper Cuba Street, Wellington, were built by my Grandfather in the 1930′s.

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Carving in the Meeting House at Te Papa, Wellington.

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Tai Chi at sunset at Tahuna Beach, Nelson.

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Wadestown, Wellington, from the ferry.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, June 24th, 2004

Sea change

Five days in Wellington from my parents living room window:

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Maida Vale, Wellington, Sunday, June 20th, 2004

Graffiti in Wellington

Foreshore Maori Land

Maida Vale, London, Sunday, June 20th, 2004

Shell Stoke lighters

One of the taonga (cultural treasures) I have brought back from the New Country (New Zealand):

Lighter from Shell Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand

The legendary Shell Stoke cigarette lighters! Interactive scratchie fun for everyone. Yes, I did drive all the way to Stoke to get some – they make great gifts; and yes, that is the real address.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, June 18th, 2004

Flag it

I'm sorry, try again

Don’t get me wrong, I’m in favour of a new flag, just not this one . It looks way too nineties/noughties. It is too stylised. It looks faddish. A flag needs to be classic.

To me this looks like a shitty corporate logo – it is bland, obvious and unimaginative. There is nothing about it that contains any character (like the Union Jack, the Stars and Stripes, and the French tricolour).

I know that I’m being overly critical, but this is important and we need to get it right. This attempt is not right. I’m glad that so much energy is being but into the effort of finding a new flag, but I’m concerned that people will rally behind this mediocre effort.

The design for a new flag will come to us in time. I would vehemently oppose this if it was suggested that we should adopt it.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, April 9th, 2004

Back in London

Church at Oia, Thira

Great to be back in London?

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, June 12th, 2003

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