Friday, 31 October 2014

Take Me To Church

This the country church near our house. Its been around since 1892 when land was first set aside for a church acre.
The bell of the church was salvaged from the wreck of the Devon in Wellington harbour and added in 1913.

The hall was added to this site in 2001, though originally built in 1862 as a Presbyterian church. It is listed as a catergory 1 historic place. It was prepared as a safe haven during intertribal disputes, complete with musket ports on each side, though never used for this purpose.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Where Have My Nuts Gone?

When walking around Stanley Park a while ago I found these little critters. Not something we have at home and definitely full of attitude.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Like Thunder They Came

On Tuesday the State Opening for the New Zealand Parliament occurred. To mark the occasion and the fact in coincides with the anniversary of the beginning of World War One a fly over occurred.

Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopters led 3 WW1 SE5a airplanes in a fly by of the buildings before the Governor-General. The antique planes are owned by Sir Peter Jackson and were a sight to see.

Monday, 6 October 2014

A Fluttering Around

This is the male Cairns Birdwing Butterfly. He is about the size of the palm of your hand, with a wingspan of around 125mm it is the largest butterfly in Australia.