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.



Was really lucky  this week. The final shots for the movie The Pā Boys involved filming a Kaahu, a beautiful bird that you don’t get much chance of seeing up close. Found that out as we chased several around the Bay of Plenty and East Coast landscape without much luck. They are common (as opposed to many of our bird life) so no danger of becoming endangered. In fact they are one of the birds that thrived after all those mice, rats and other rodents colonised our country (-:







Pick ups

I flew to Ak to shoot some pick ups for the film and noticed the propeller made this cool effect through the iPhone lens. It worked on video too.

One of the caravans at Anawhata where we shot the scenes.

It’s such a beautiful place on a cliff between Piha and Whites beach. Amazing and I could live there even though it is still counted as Auckland haha.
Only one more week of editing (-;

Spring tide

My favourite logs are on the move.

The taniwha (sea monster) dug herself in against the Spring tide…

And the Killer Whale is doing everything it can to get back out.


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