Neighbours Day 2016, in Freyberg Square, provided a great opportunity for city centre residents and visitors to the city to meet up and enjoy the free barbecue, music, food, art, chess and other games.Read More
Living in a small space in the city centre with babies or toddlers can be very trying. Children become bored and ‘stay at home’ parents can feel frustrated.Read More
When it was suggested that I represent Splice at Harry Baker’s poetry workshop, the machine gun of doubt immediately fired a volley of shots in my head. Would everyone attending be up and coming poets and I the only beginner? Would I be expected to actually write poetry? Would I have to read it OUT LOUD TO A GROUP OF STRANGERS?!Read More
As I continue my Splice journey, exploring the high-rise forests, the leafy parks, the sparkling waters and the history of Auckland’s Central City I never cease to be surprised and excited by the diverse, cosmopolitan city I have moved to.Read More
When I told my friends I was leaving my long - time home in Mt Maunganui to work in Auckland they looked at me as if I was mad.
‘Why on earth would you do that?’ they asked.
So I told them I was going because I had a job I believed would be stimulating, challenging and rewarding. That got them interested.
‘What is your job?’ was the obvious next question.Read More