Author Archives: Ross

Ko Whanaupaki Tōku Māunga – Flagstaff is my Mountain

For Māori, whakapapa (genealogy) is not just about the family tree. It is about a wider context, including linking us to our land and waterways. I think it is something we can all take something from as we lose touch more … Continue reading

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Voting for a Great Leap Backwards

I used to like elections; well loved them really. Although I’m thinking more of the local government ones which most people find extremely uninteresting. But not me. I enjoyed them, especially being a candidate for something. Elections for the community … Continue reading

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Well We Woke Up This Morning ….

We finished another house sitting gig yesterday near Mosgiel, and moved out in the rain. We were heading for our usual hanging-out place just out of Mosgiel, in the gathering gloom. The rain had been persistent all day, and we … Continue reading

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The Evening Before and the Morning After – On Waikouaiti Beach

The last two posts have been about our weekend away to Moeraki earlier in the year. It’s not much more than an hour from Dunedin to Moeraki, but we broke our journey on the Friday night at Waikouaiti where we … Continue reading

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The Night Before the Morning After – Moeraki Remembered

Time goes forward; faster or slower, but always forward. But sometimes my memory goes backwards, and certainly my photo sorting is all over the shop. My previous post about the morning and day after our lovely meal at Fleur’s restaurant … Continue reading

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The Rocks of Moeraki Go Round and Round

We had a lovely getaway earlier this year to Moeraki, less than an hour north of Dunedin where we are based just now. Moeraki is world famous for it’s spherical rocks on the beach north towards Hamden. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Wordfight at the Not-OK Corral

What keeps the herd from running, Stampeding far and wide? The Admin’s long, low whistle, And singing by their side. (from “Cowboy Songs and FaceBook Ballads”) Crikey! It looks like I’ve been excommunicated from another FaceBook Group.

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We go Looking for Spring and Find Perfection

A couple of weekends ago we ended up in the Upper Gardens of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. We’d been to a midday movie that was part of the film festival; called “Unrest” which is a first-person documentary made by and … Continue reading

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Emerging From Winter

“Once more into the blog, dear friends, once more; Or close the thing down with my posts all dead!” We’re emerging from what has seemed like a long winter and I’m keen to rekindle this olde bloggie thing. A blog with … Continue reading

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We Walk Up a Hill and Come Back Down Again – Flagstaff

Yesterday we had one of those moments. Where we’d gone out for a nice walk along the banks of the Silverstream near Mosgiel and on the way back one of us spied a hill and suggested that we should go … Continue reading

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