Category Archives: Cape Palliser

February 01, 2019 … turning up the heat

Before I start my regular blog this week, I want to pay tribute to a former colleague. When I first joined Victoria University of Wellington as an academic rather than a student, it was as a member of a very … Continue reading

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November 24,2016 … so much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving as an organized  festival, is not part of New Zealand’s history or culture. Nevertheless, as we emerge from that nightmare of a week with earthquakes and flooding, it is impossible not to be grateful for all that we have. … Continue reading

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December 30, 2015 … the seals of approval

And still the great weather persists. Yesterday (Tuesday), we took our grandchildren over to Martinborough where their parents David and Rowena have rented a holiday cottage for a few days. Ants and Sarah came too, in their own car since … Continue reading

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September 27, 2015 … mixed outcomes

A visit to the South Wairarapa seemed like a very good idea. Weather wise, it was a gamble with the forecast suggesting it could go either way. Sure enough, it did. We went over the hill and down through Martinborough, … Continue reading

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June 2, 2014 … another brilliant day

There was a soft start to the day. River fog curled down the valley from the headwaters of  the river.  Our house is far enough up the hill that we can look down on such happenings, and enjoy the beauty … Continue reading

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