I’m not a nautical person but that never stopped me taking to the sea. When I was a kid my stepfather had one of those tin boats that sat so low in the water the waves used to slosh over the side and mix together with the guts and blood of the fish, tainting the … Continue reading Coin Toss
My heart rose into my chest, and my throat dried out as my finger hovered over the "submit" button. It was taunting me. I pressed my finger on the mouse, not realising I had been holding my breath until I was forced to exhale. I smiled to myself as the confirmation of submission flashed up … Continue reading An Epic Haerenga
MEDIA RELEASE13 February 2019 Pikihuia Awards 2019 Search for Māori Writers The search is on - the Māori Literature Trust invites Māori writers to submit their short stories for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. There are six new categories in this year’s awards. Robyn Bargh, Chair of the Māori Literature Trust says, 'We have restructured the … Continue reading Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!
'Hone and I editing at a friend's house on Boxing Day, with our helper cat, Jess.' It’s hard to believe that this is my last journal for the programme. Six short entries seem insufficient to really capture six months of growth and learning, six months of new experiences and the assistance of an amazing mentor, … Continue reading The End Is Just the Beginning
I took this photo during my time in Tokyo. It is of a lotus about to bloom. I’ve always loved the Buddhist view of a lotus - as a lotus can grow out of mud and blossom above the muddy water, we too can rise above the mire and messiness of our lives. We can … Continue reading A Place to Grow