Admittedly I’m a step behind on the blog – shady web-access, back-to-back events and a few sneaky outdoor adventures – no excuses!
We had a great in Auckland – mostly bouncing from meeting-to-meeting, forward planning & exploring future partnerships for the Trust. Just quietly, there’s some exciting things on the horizon. On the events front – last Friday’s film screening at Auckland’s Academy Cinema with over 100 participants turning out in force – a great atmosphere and end to a fantastic week. Ah, and then there was Tauranga – the fact that we didn’t have many connections there had us blown away when 70 locals gathered in to the cosy little screening venue – an AMAZING evening, huge thanks to Nyree at Waikato Uni for hosting us in Tauranga!
Onwards to Whakatane & Ohope. Lu & I got to present to the whole school assembly at Ohope Primary School – possibly the cutest seaside school in New Zealand – they even have wild Kiwi running around up the back. Sunday’s filmmaking workshop saw a crew young filmmking enthusiasts get amongst exploring 21st century issues, local community initiatives & developing their filmmaking skills – a new & improved mix of dynamic workshop exercises.
It’s hard to believe we’ve been on the road for more than two months. We’ve nearly run 50 events around New Zealand in 10-weeks, and now only just over a week to go. Next stop, Gizzy. Then Napier, Masterton, Porirua, Wellington. This journey has been life changing – there are so many incredible people & places around New Zealand. I love this country!