Tag Archive: Photography

Dec 17

Meet Christina Ferens, author of ‘The Country Diary of a New Zealand Lady’

As a writer about rural life, I was recently asked to review a book by another Northland writer, Christina Ferens. The Country Diary of a New Zealand Lady is glorious; it’s both a meditation and a celebration of the birds, animals, and plants which many of us see every day and don’t give a second …

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Aug 20

Activity vs achievement

Looking up the Otamatea River on a gorgeous morning

“Don’t confuse activity with achievement.” Last week a newspaper editor spoke these wise words while I was chatting with him on the subject of being busy. But how does one define which is which? I’m obsessed (mildly) with photographing the Otamatea River, usually in the morning. It occurred to me today, months after taking this …

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