Archive for April, 2004

29/04/04

Ahh sweet Nelson! With its sunny days and arty-like existence, you can’t go wrong – so when Keith’s big sister and other half (also called Bob) came over to visit from Old Blighty it seemed like the perfect place to find some breweries under the sun. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

Big Red, small town attraction, born circa 1990, died April 15 2004. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

Mrs Le Strange is making her weekly trip into Wellington for a spot of shopping. She parks just off Lambton Quay, but, realising she has no coins to put in the parking meter, she dashes off to the nearest shop to get some money. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

It’s a strange old thing, life. You’re born, weird shit happens, you get carted off in a box and sprinkled on a rose bush. What makes all that in between stuff weirder still is the six o’clock news. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

In the 1970s, in a regrettable period in New Zealand’s history, Robert Muldoon’s government indiscriminately targeted the Polynesian communities in Auckland with dawn raids where families were rudely awakened as the police boorishly searched for “overstayers.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

It’s 5 to 11 on a Wednesday morning and I’m geeing myself up for my clash of heads with New Zealand politics’ “it” man, a man who has given the National Party a sense of relevance and shaken up NZ’s relatively docile political scene. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

I thought Jamaica was all sun, giant reefers and smooooth, silky reggae beats. Okay, this movie doesn’t say that’s not Jamaica, but there’s also a whole lot of desperation and militancy behind all of it. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer had a thing about painting attractive young women. ‘Woman with a Pearl Earring’ depicts a beautiful milk-white skinned girl who, in contrast to her modest brown dress, wears an exotic blue and lemon turban. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/04/04

As we suffer through a number of TV actors trying to make it on the big screen, there is hope. Hope from the unlikeliest of shows – Dawson’s Creek. James Van Der Beek was awesome in Rules of Attraction and now Katie Holmes adds to an increasingly impressive body of work with an excellent turn [...]