In between all the boring stuff we have been making the most of our last few weeks in Auckland. Now we only have a few days left and a list as long as my arm to get through... annoying, dull little jobs that I won't bore you with here.
Instead, something pretty. Auckland on a shining winter's day, a backdrop to the Matariki Kite Festival.
Matariki was the name given by ancient Maori to a small cluster of stars. They believed the appearance of Matariki signified the end of one year and the beginning of another.
Kites have an ancient link to Matariki - Maori believed they connected heaven and earth. On a day like this I quite believed it too.