Wednesday, December 31, 2014

First to see in the New Year

Although the title of this post is not actually true as Kiribati, and Samoa just beat us for that honour, this is my big chance to be the first to wish you all a happy New Year!
My New Year sketch is a view from above St Heliers bay, from a point called Te Pane O Horoiwi (or Archilles Point), through flowering pohutukawa towards central Auckland city.

The Pou Whenua in the foreground are Hoturoa, Taikehu and Horoiwi, Maori ancestors who arrived here on the Tainui waka over 600 years ago. I think these guys really were the first - the first to see in a New Year - Auckland style.


  1. You can't get a more Kiwi vista than this! Happy New Year to you too Murray, and to all others who read this.

  2. Thank you for your supportive comments Lorraine, much appreciated!