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Winter Olympics

Wellington Olympic 1, Lower Hutt City 0 Wakefield Park, Wellington, June 2 2012 As I travelled to my first ever game of Wellington club football, Greg Anderson’s famous quote “focus on the journey, not the destination” was at the forefront of my mind. Getting from A to B in our […]

Scarves on Statues – Solace in the Wind

This wonderful sculpture by Englishman Max Patte is situated on a quietish part of the Wellington waterfront. Patte lived in New Zealand while working for Weta Workshops on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. During a difficult time in his life, he found solace by standing there on the edge of the dock and leaning […]

Scarves on Statues – Peter Fraser

“The government’s objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers.” – Peter Fraser […]

All Phoenix stand up!

Wellington Phoenix FC 3, Sydney FC 2 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, March 30 2012 Last night I was extremely fortunate to be in our nation’s capital for the first match of the Wellington Phoenix’s third straight A-League finals series appearance. It was a fairly typical finals encounter in the first half, […]