Lou & Jules eloped to Wanaka with their very closest friends. We also had a helicopter ride to enjoy the glorious views of the Wanaka mountains.
Earlier this year, I was approached by the very talented Wanaka carver Jeromy van Riel to document one of his masterpieces - a magnificent walking stick (tokotoko). This exquisite stick is carved from whalebone, complete with a greenstone (pounamu) handle, pukeko feathers, paua inlay, muka binding and kyanite touchstone.
Behind the immense work of the creation of the stick there is also so much narrative, based on Maori symbolism and nature.
For more information on Jeromy and his craft go to his Facebook page - www.facebook.com/jeromyvanriel
A colourful and creative start to Monday this week... who can guess what or where these bubbles are?
The world famous artist and architect Frederick Hundertwasser made New Zealand his second home 25 years ago. Chosing the little town of Kawakawa as his place to live, he was commissioned to work on a public toilet there. The whole of the insides of both male and female toilets are a work of art which draws bus loads of tourists on a daily basis.