Happy Birthday Sola Fida.

By faith alone. Five years into a wild ride of running my own business, being my own boss…essentially putting all my worth and energy and effort on the line to be who I am. By faith alone. Five years have flashed by like a blur in a myriad of hardships, lessons...

Christchurch: Media Scrum

The trouble with most first-time experiences, is the necessity of hindsight and reflection to see all the ways you could have done things differently, what you have learned and how you can be a better person as a result. Like I said in Christchurch: We Are Blessed;...

Christchurch: We Are Blessed.

Some will possibly find this thought offensive.. and that is not my intention. Instead, I want to dialogue the context of international aid and disaster response. I have sat quietly on some of these thoughts since the quake.. they have whispered in the back of my...

Christchurch, (Aroha mai, aroha atu).

At 12.51pm yesterday (Tuesday 22nd February) a magnitude 6.3 quake struck at a depth of 5km just outside of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Although of a lower magnitude than the September 4 quake, the shallow depth of yesterday’s tremor has left a...

Aotearoa: Songbirds

Song Of The Tui. Suppose, sweet eyes, you went into a distant country Where these young islands are nothing but a word; Suppose you never came back again by Terawhiti: Would you remember and be faithful to your bird? And when they boasted there of thrushes, larks and...

Waitangi Day: I am New Zealand

E Ihowā Atua, O ngā iwi mātou rā Āta whakarangona; Me aroha noa Kia hua ko te pai; Kia tau tō atawhai; Manaakitia mai Aotearoa God of Nations at Thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet, Hear our voices, we entreat, God defend our free land. Guard Pacific’s triple...