Dec 30, 2012

Dec 22, 2012

Morning Walk

At the Mount this morning. It's all about walking and having a coffee before 10am. There is a cruise ship on the horizon.
Walking up Mauao

The Big Day The School Play

The boys at the back in the rain, yes rain!
Thomas & Mia play Joseph & Mary

Dec 19, 2012

WWII Mosquito Fighter-Bomber

KA 114 arriving in Tauranga today
This DeHavilland Mosquito FB 26 fighter-bomber is the only one flying in the world today. It was restored in RAF delivery by American Jerry Yagen and was built originally in Canada in 1945

Dec 16, 2012

Otumoetai Pa Reserve

From the Bay of Plenty Times this write up.
The central figure is Kinonui, a 16th century ancestor who held mana whenua in Tauranga, 18 generations removed from Mr Kohu. Flanking Kinonui are his two sons, Kinomoerua and Kinotaraia. Carved on top of Kinonui's head is Rongotane, the supreme being and greatest son of the sky father. Under Kinonui is Ranginui.
The other carvings represent the palisades of a fighting pa. Otumoetai held the distinction of never being conquered by enemies, including seeing off Nga Puhi chief Hone Heke.

Mauao A new Perspective

Taken from the Otumoetai Pa site reserve recently opened to the public

Dec 11, 2012