This is Noriko, of  George and Noriko  fame, at Coastella 2018 who, well best to let them tell you: George and Noriko break all the rules. The duo brings something unique, something unexpected. Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, they have been kicking up a storm wherever they play.  George’s lightning fast blues licks & growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive of the traditional Shamisen (Japanese banjo) has morphed into a kind of bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist. It's quite something - go listen to their music, it's pretty bloody kick ass.

Reclamation Of Wellington Harbour

I know there are the wee markers placed into Wellington streets telling us where the shoreline was in 1840 but this awesome graphic from Wikipedia: Reclamation of Wellington Harbour made me go, "Oooh, I see it now"

Discovered from Matt proudly Twitering that this page was his 5,000th Wikipedia edit - top work!


Robert Coup said…
While not a sexy animation, if you're interesting in Auckland, head to and click "Original Shoreline" to see reclamation for there.

Rob :)