Articles from the sections Tourist Guides, Events and Articles are listed below in chronological order, the latest at the top. Please visit My Portfolio and Graduation Pictures for the latest in those sections.

Picton Maritime Festival on 22nd Jan 2011

On 22nd Jan 2011 Picton seafront was packed. There was live music and girls on stilts.

Added to Events Written on 9th April 2011

Red Double-Decker Bus Update and 22nd Feb Earthquake

An update to my previous article after a journey on the bus, an enjoyable day, now tinged with sadness after the latest earthquake.

Added to Tourist Guides Written 23rd February 2011

City of Christchurch Highland Pipe Band in Scarborough Park 20th Feb 2011

The sound of pipes filled the air.

Added to Events Written 20th February 2011

Travel Times

I've made detailed notes of travel times and distances between Christchurch and Nelson and along the top of the South Island based upon actual journeys. Hopefully these will help you to plan your journeys.

Added to Tourist Guides Written 15th February 2011

Woolston Brass Band in Hagley Park 13th Feb 2011

A wonderful musical event in a magical setting.

Added to Events Written 13th February 2011

Street Furniture - Rubbish Bins

Thoughtless design and placement is ruining our urban beauty spots.

Added to Articles Written 12th February 2011

Street Furniture - Christchurch

The subtle but important psychological affects of street furniture, and how it can ruin otherwise pretty places.

Added to Articles Written 12th February 2011


The northern most beach of the Abel Tasman National Park accessible from the Golden Bay side.

Added to Tourist Guides Written 10th February 2011

Festival of Flowers 11th Feb to 6th Mar 2011

Christchurch, the "Garden City" lives up to its name.

Added to Events Written 10th February 2011

Red Double-Decker Bus

Nostalgia and chocolate in the centre of Christchurch 6 days a week.

Added to Tourist Guides Written 10th February 2011

Santa and his Elf

Santa and his Elf spotted on 10th December 2010 in Worcester Boulevard.

Added to Events Written 10th December 2010

Buskers in Cathedral Square on 3rd December 2010

An enjoyable day for tourists and locals.

Added to Events Written 3rd December 2010