Category Archives: New Zealand

Random Auckland bits.

Monday 01 May 2018. Auckland, New Zealand. I started writing this post about three weeks ago, when I was still in New Zealand. I have just abandoned what I wrote and started again, stripping out everything I was trying to … Continue reading

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Wainamu

Sunday 29 April 2018. Lake Wainamu, Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. ‘You are here’ the sign tells me, us. However, this is not always helpful. Where exactly is here? The sign may show which way is up, but sans compass … Continue reading

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Graeme Jefferries @ The Wine Cellar

Friday 27 April 2018. Wine Cellar, K’ Rd, Auckland, New Zealand. I bought the first two Nocturnal Projections (NP) singles when they were first released back in 1982. Both were stolen when the flat I lived in in Green Bay … Continue reading

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Rangitoto Island.

Monday 23 April 2018. Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Walking from the hotel to the waterfront Auckland appears to be one large construction site. Just like central London only the buildings are newer and uglier; the harbour not distracting from … Continue reading

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The bachs of Rangitoto Island.

Monday 23 April 2018. Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Bach: – Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.  Is a small, often very modest holiday home or beach house in New Zealand and is pronounced ‘batch’. … Continue reading

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RIP The Kings Arms Tavern, may you rest loudly.

Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland. 2007-2009 The Kings Arms Tavern has been a key venue in the Auckland music scene since 1995. It opened soon after the equally (in)famous Gluepot closed to bands. Sadly the Kings Arms, the KA, closes its … Continue reading

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We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity.

Saturday 3 December 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand. I have been back in London for six days now, and am suffering immensely from jet-lag induced tiredness. I have been struggling to find the motivation to knock this post off, and … Continue reading

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Muriwai Gannet Colony

Wednesday 30 November 2016 – Muriwai Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Muriwai Beach is about a 50 minute drive from central Auckland, on a good traffic day… It is one of my favourite places in Auckland and I have been taking … Continue reading

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A walk up Ben Nevis. The New Zealand version.

Friday 25 November 2016 – Nelson, New Zealand. I arrived back in New Zealand in the middle of the night on Monday. I spent Tuesday around Auckland with mum and family – and got to spend an afternoon with my … Continue reading

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A trip to the zoo, a final day with Mason.

Tuesday 05 April 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand. Last day in New Zealand – it has all gone so fast, 12 days is such a short time. Even though it is our last day I was looking forward to it … Continue reading

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