February 21, 2007

mustelids & blackberry

I spent today checking stoat traps at the start of the Wangapeka Track, and on Sunday I got on the ferry in Wellington that morning and swam in Lake Rotoiti in the afternoon. Hard to believe it's all the same country...

I found three rats and a stoat, and saw three live stoats. The place is also full of wasps, as is Nelson Lakes National Park. Didymo has been found in the Motueka river... There's a lot to do. I may be making the transition to a more
outdoors-based lifestyle in more remote locations of NZ?

Steampunk Folktronica wiz feckin weekid. It needs a repeat screening/performance for those of you who didn't catch it first time round...

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February 09, 2007

& NUMF

One week countdown to Steampunk Folktronica...

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I've also organised two gigs at Yaza Cafe in Nelson, using $800 funding I obtained from the Nelson Arts Council. So that's a valuable breakthrough, not having to fork out my own money to make things happen.

It's still a big occupier of time, and I've been working weekends and miscellaneous days at the Nelson Visitor Centre also - working for DOC again, so once more have a toenail hold on a career path - going the whole distance and doing ranger training back in Nelson later this year or next is another option crossing my mind - continue the transition to a more outdoors-based lifestyle?

At the same time I've got the travel itch, and am yearning to be back in a bigger centre for a while. Wellington next week should be fun, the pre-production trip there a couple of weeks ago had a good vibe.

I've got a lot of work to do between now and then, not least being editing together a feature-length video for screening. I reckon I'm at least half way through...

We're on at the New Zealand Film Archive next Friday, how cool is that?

(not a rhetorical question)

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