The Eye of the Fish


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Progress at the Park. Skeletal structure of the new Memorial Park pedestrian shelters Although this framework looks quite interesting, I think it is due to be covered over, top and bottom. So enjoy it while it lasts. Also being erected over the last few weeks, is the Australian war memorial. First up is the steel [...]


Site 10


A publicly notified consent application is a rare thing, despite what Nick Smith says. Site 10, at Kumutoto, is notified now. Rest assured, that Waterfront Watch will be objecting vociferously to this proposal, with numerous objectionable submissions being submitted. You may also want to add your voice re the scheme. You have until Dec 18th, [...]




Correct. Thanks to David Laing, 60mPa, and Jimmy. The previous picture did in fact show the ruins of the old Post Office receiving / transmitting station, high on the hills in Makara. I thought that the hills were going to be crawling with mountain bikers, but it seems not. Just the vast, giant, soundless sentinels [...]


Where’s this ancient ruin?


I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on [...]


Le poisson est mort, vive le poisson!


Maximus appears to have departed. Taken leave. Gone AWOL. I’m hopeful that the Eye of the Fish is not dead – so, calling for people to put themselves forward as possible contributors. It would be nice not to see it fall by the wayside. If you are keen, contact the Eye of the Fish on [...]


Extended Tea-break


Seeing as our wonderful government has overhauled legislation to allow workers to renegotiate their tea-breaks, I took the opportunity to renegotiate mine. I’m now on an indefinite tea-break, or at least until the end of this fine weather. Too nice to be stuck indoors ! I’ll just be out for a walk. I may be [...]


Chris Moller’s Grand Designs


So at last the secret is out – Aotearoa is indeed to get its own version of Grand Designs, and now it has been made public that Christopher Moller is to be the presenter. Well done Chris – and to the company making the programme. It will be a hard road living up to the [...]


More pigeons

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I swear, these things are breeding. A whole family has appeared overnight. Luckily the weather has taken its toll on them already, and one of the blighters is on its way to pigeon-pie land.




The demolition of the Portico in Civic Square is about to start soon, apparently. Is anyone going to miss it? Soon after it was first proposed to be demolished a year or so ago, a friend of mine (a prominent architect in town) received a phone call from someone who felt it was an outrage [...]