Vote 2020 x 4

It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
That's who (YOU!), when, where, how, and I shall assume you know why. If you don't…

February 2008; A Look Back With Colour Photography

As is traditional in New Zealand February 2008 followed January bringing forth a KiwiFoo (have fun everyone going this year, unfortunately I am otherwise engaged), a trip to Riversdale, much mooching around Miramar and a Blogger Meetup (thanks Mr Epic :-)
(all pictures uploaded by me)

Flickr: Kiwi Foo 2008
Kiwi Foo 2008

Flickr: Monarch caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar

Flickr: Mike, Meg and Sugar
Mike, Meg and Sugar

Flickr: Where's the beach gone?
Where's the beach gone?

Flickr: Taking the plunge...
Taking the plunge...

Flickr: Jacqui & Martin for dinner and financial advice
Jacqui & Martin for dinner and financial advice

Flickr: Liz ...
Liz ...

Flickr: Sunflower in full bloom
Sunflower in full bloom

Flickr: Crickey Mike, put a shirt on!
Crickey Mike, put a shirt on!

Flickr: Hadyn quaffs a free Epic Pale Ale at the Wellington Bloggers Meet-up
Hadyn quaffs a free Epic Pale Ale at the Wellington Bloggers Meet-up


Anonymous said…
Love the statue shot, can you tell me where it is? Also, the vibrancy of the sunflower is great. Did you use a filter?
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks for the comment - sunflower, nope taken as is.

The statue is called "Solace In The Wind" by Brit born Sculptor Max Patte who works (still?) for Weta Workshop who are the guys and gals that helped give us Lord Of The Rings, King Kong and much more - based in my home suburb, Miramar (more at

It is on the Wellington waterfront in front of Te Papa (New Zealand national museum) - here's a map to see exactly where: