Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Breath of Life

November 14, 2008 by  
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The first time I exchanged a memorable hongi was with a very distinguished maori gentleman at the Wellington Art Gallery (during a private showing of a Goldie exhibition). He looked uncomfortable standing in a line-up top heavy with

Vanish the Thought

November 12, 2008 by  
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One of the loveliest stories told during the mihi and whaikororeo was by Aunty June about Nama’s Pond’s Cream. The story of Ponds “began when Theron T. Pond, a pharmacist from Utica New York, introduced ‘Pond’s Golden Treasure’ in 1846, a witch-hazel based

Smoke Get in your Eyes

July 26, 2008 by  
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Have you ever sat so close to a fire that smoke’s got in your eyes? It stings and your eyes water profusely. And yet, we can love the warmth of the fire more than

Little Red Mon-star

June 2, 2008 by  
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What is it about a three and a half year old monster that brings out the best in us? Oh did I mention he was red? Apologies, small oversight on my part. Actually that’s human years. Three and a half, human years. In monster years that makes him

Everyday Heroes

May 28, 2008 by  
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From time to time I wonder if I met an everyday hero in the street whether I’d recognise them without their full kit on. Well, would you? Then I realise, I probably wouldn’t. Why? Because I have this caricature image in my mind of a comic book ‘super hero’ whose larger than life and able […]