Category: Misc

Action !


A pair of eyes won’t be enough to watch all the movies of the NZ film festival !

A selection of movies, animations, documentaries and short films from all over the world will be screened from this week -17 July- and for 15 days in different cinemas of Wellington.
I’ve already made my choice and it’s a challenge to pick up a reasonable number of movies.

The festival is also the occasion to discover the New Zealand cinema.
Last year I’ve been moved by Apron strings; this year I plan to go and see The Strength of Water and This Way of Life.

For dates and schedule of the festival in other cities, check NZ film festival site!


48 Shades of Grey

I’m going into a color therapy these last days. Which means for me, playing around and taking pictures with colourful fruits, specially citrus and eating them as well.

Hopefully I will share with you soon the result regarding that matter…


A colours are essential when you see so many different shades of grey for several days in a row.

I keep thinking that winter is just about cold and grey. But I’m not objective. I tend to have in mind this picture when I know perfectly well this season offers bright blue days with an incredible light too.

These pictures, I took two weeks ago, are here to remind me that.


I shot them in Kelburn, one of Wellington’s suburb.

That day, I did like a tourist, looking at the panorama of Wellington harbour and guessing far away snow-capped Rimutakas.

Mountains around here remind me the ones from home -except for the snow- rugged with a deep green colour and dark blue shadows.
Colours that just make you feel serene and peaceful.

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Matariki is the Māori name given to the star cluster also known as the Pleiades.

The first new moon after the sighting of Matariki in the dawn sky marks the beginning of the Māori new year. This year it’ll be on 24 June. The Maori New Year falls at a different time every year, because it’s Moon-related.

It’s a festive time traditionally corresponding to the end of the harvest season and the start of the planting one.

To celebrate Matariki there are many events nationwide organised in June and July, including a festival at the national museum, with music, film, dance modern or traditional, and arts and crafts.

Please check the following sites for :

– A detailed programme of festivities at Te Papa

– More information about tradition of Māori new year

– And astronomical data on Matariki.

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