Poisonous Fuming

Poisonous Fuming

It is said that those gifted with foresight often observe ‘tohu’, signs, portents of things to come. Recently we have witnessed a raft of missed signals in a range of circumstances across Aotearoa. In…

Honour the Past, Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Future

Honour the Past, Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Future

I love this time of the year in Hawke’s Bay, although it’s been a little bit different than usual weatherwise. I don’t know if these are natural portents of times to come or results…

It’s an Ill Wind

It’s an Ill Wind

My apologies for such a delay between posts. I’ve been no more flat out than usual but for some reason the muse seems to have deserted me and I’ve been struggling with expressing my…

Love is the word for Mumday

Love is the word for Mumday

We are in what looks to be the last few weeks of a protracted ‘Indian Summer’ in the Bay. It’s been very dry. We’ve had a few ‘close to frost’ mornings which killed the…

Pharaoh’s Rod

Pharaoh’s Rod

It’s been one hell of a start to the year. I left you last in January at the gates of Parihaka and I feel like I’ve been foot down and motoring hard ever since….

Chip Away

Chip Away

I love Aotearoa, the land, its people old and new. I’m just back from the 2010 Parihaka International Peace Festival and I can still feel the grin on my face like reverse botox. About…