29 February 2008 Marquee Tupare New Plymouth Taranaki
I went to look at the Pukekura Park lights on my own this evening Boxing Day the 26th of December 2010. This had the distinct advantage of being able to move quickly through the large mass of folk present. Not too much new but enjoyable for a whole host of visual reasons. I was though taken with the ultra violet light display show here in a short video and a photo. Very nicely done.
Looking west from the eastern bank towards New Plymouth. Given clear skies, I’m assured Maunga Taranaki can be seen – slightly to the left is my guess.
I spend a brief seven or so hours at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth today. A delightful time of relaxing, people watching and music. Surprisingly not that much photo making. Highlight for me is the band of brothers – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – wonderful. Yes, there are some photos here.
WOMAD New Zealand 2010 is being held on 12-14th of March.
Is living in New Plymouth and has a blog. Wonderful.
4:51PM Thursday the 30th of July. Westend Bowling Club, Cutfield Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Taranaki Daily News 24/7/2009: A tragic accident in Vietnam has felled one of Taranaki’s most colourful characters. Teacher Andrew Thomson, 44, died on Tuesday after being knocked from his scooter and run down by a car in the coastal Vietnamese town of Vung Tau last Sunday. Mr Thomson or “Thommo” as he was known to his many and varied friends, will be cremated at 6pm New Zealand time today.
During the early 1980s I visited the Govett-Brewster often. I have done so regularly, at least annually, since. Today’s visit is a little perplexing. I feel a tad out of the loop. Murray Hewitt’s works are interesting though Untitled (2007) and Spin works (2008) seem pedantic to me – Weeping Waters – I like along withContinue reading “At the Govett-Brewster”
Centre City and Puke Ariki sit side by side on the New Plymouth foreshore – the whole area is Puke Ariki. I visit the former for old times sake – it is looking deflated and somewhat tired – the foodhall, though, is humming. I wonder about having a haircut – I need one – butContinue reading “Puke Ariki”
On the last day of March 2008 I visited Tupare for the first time. I photographed a wedding there the following afternoon. This past weekend saw celebrations to mark the refurbishment of this historic New Plymouth property.