Wellington’s America’s Cup Parade

New Zealand likes a good parade to celebrate sporting success and usually that starts as a one off in Auckland. Before long, Wellington are shouting from the roof tops for their own parade before Christchurch and Dunedin join in.

America’s Cup was no different and Wellington (like it always does!) got it’s way. Whats better is that while Auckland was wet, windy and miserable. Wellington laid out the sunshine and showed its best side.

I got to the parade route nice and early, setting myself up at the start with a perfect uninterrupted view looking directly at parliament’s gates where it would all begin.

I mainly focused on the photography side of things for this event but I did manage to juggle three cameras and get a few small clips.

New Zealand's parliament grounds
New Zealand’s parliament grounds

Photos from Wellington’s LUX 2017

I talked the other day about LUX 2015 and how excited I was for LUX 2017. I decided to go on a Monday evening when Wellington’s weather was amazing. A few changes were made this year including a big one where instead of a path to follow, there were five precincts. The playground, Te Ao Marama, The Galleries, Urban Edge and The Circus.

LUX Wellington 2015

Light ball

Way back in 2015, LUX had it’s first light show around Wellington’s inner city and by all measures it was a success. Two years later and Wellington’s LUX festival is back for 2017. It looks like its going to be bigger and better than before.

I was going through my photos the other day and saw a folder called “LUX 2015”. Most of the photo’s I never posted anywhere or shared with anyone. So considering LUX 2017 starts in four days here are some images all the way back from 2015.

The Wellington Auto Show (Aka MTA100: car show of the century)

McLaren P1

For New Zealand’s Motor Trade Association (MTA) 100th birthday, they decided to host a car show in Wellington. It was wonderful although it’s name was rather long and a bit pretentious. Motor Trade Show 100: Car Show of the Century, see what I mean. But I loved how for two thirds of it anyway (one third was old cars) the layout, design and atmosphere was full international auto show.

Christchurch 6 years after the earthquake

Starngers Lane

Recently on Instagram, I said that, “lately I always arrive in Christchurch during a disaster” of some sort. My most recent trip, just a couple of weeks ago when the Port Hills were ablaze or as one media outlet put it “Christchurch is engulfed in fire”. Not really but this isn’t a fake news post. I was in Christchurch to see how the city had rebuilt, 6 years after the earthquake that devastated the city.