So much to do

All the time. But I still have to have fun.


Heres an old school double exposure.

Took some First Nation friends for a walk up Ōtaki Forks. They were here for Maoriland Film Festival which was fantastic. It gets better every year.

Writing always takes time.


I was really lucky to spend some time in Tonga. A team of film makers and a very small crew went to help make three short films. Tongan stories the Tongan way. Loved it. 12 hour days in 30 degree heat then swimming, local food and beer. Couldn’t ask for a better gig. 

My new friend. 

Moana was one of the actors. So talented. 

The actors on a break. 

Kiki and Mai spent the days by the hotel pool. Then they discovered room service. 

I’ll put together a short video as soon as I can. 

Some images from our camping holiday

I think everyone needs to go camping, unplug, be social in a real world

The walk…


Tha bach (cottage, crib) has no electricity or cell signal and no road access. So you either go by boat or walk in at low tide.


The view from my tent #camping

Ōmanu, Northland

Miri fishingMiri fishing off the Pohutukawa tree

tamureSnapper for breakfast. Miri didn’t catch this BTW

MAi,pipisMaire cooking her pipi and oysters.


Cooking bread.

ParaoaThe final result. Real delicious, especially the crust

Another great holiday

We traveled our usual migration this year, up the East Coast then on to Northland. Love it. Some images from Tuparoa.

Old St Mary’s church, and although my grandmother is buried here I have actualy never been inside. Nor had my father who was born and bred here. I guess an interesting fact is all religions (except Anglican) were banned here on the Coast. So I’m proud to say that we weren’t….


About 70 of us traveled to Tuparoa, the most I can remember at one time. It was amazing, especially for the moko and great grandchildren who have never been there.


The kāuta was too small to feed us all so we went in to the wharenui. Some would freak out about that. Yeah, nah.

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