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Eketahuna’s war memorial, and a lost dog

At Eketahuna, as at nearby Kaiparoro, the community chose to erect a functional World War I memorial – a hall and public rest rooms. By mid-1924, there was still £300 left to be raised by the Eketahuna War Memorial committee for completion of the building and surrounding grounds. The building was finally opened in early … Continue reading Eketahuna’s war memorial, and a lost dog

A visit to Alfredton School

On Tuesday 9th April, as part of my Kaiparoro residency, I was fortunate enough to visit the Years 6-8 children in Huia Room at Alfredton School.  It was a glorious blue sky morning!  I was welcomed to Huia Room by teacher Brenda O’Donnell and introduced by Chris Daniell from NZ Pacific Studio, who was also … Continue reading A visit to Alfredton School

ANZAC Memorial Bridge Fellowship with NZ Pacific Studio

I have begun my ANZAC Memorial Bridge writing residency at Kaiparoro! This morning I went to visit the bridge and was treated to a rainbow arching across the sky behind the grand old lady herself. A perfect welcome! The focus for this year’s fellowship is the families of men who returned from the war – … Continue reading ANZAC Memorial Bridge Fellowship with NZ Pacific Studio