Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Matiu/Somes Island Panoramas

Posted by Luke H on February 21st, 2011

A while ago we (Phil, Leanne, Jess and I) went on a great trip to Matiu/Somes Island with our sister, making it a four-Howison outing! I took a few panoramas.  What can I say, it’s just kind of my thing I guess!  :-) View over Wellington overlooking the lighthouse View of Petone from the WWII [...]

Camborne Panorama

Posted by Luke H on November 27th, 2010

A quick little panorama (stitched together from 3 photos using Hugin) taken today on my way down Pope St to the Plimmerton train station. We’ve had beautiful weather for several days in a row … it’s getting dangerously hot and sunny, time to start wearing sunscreen and silly hats I think.

Easter Geocaching Trip + More Panoramas!

Posted by Luke H on April 7th, 2010

Jess and I went for a trip over the Easter weekend to visit some geocaches.  The cool thing about Geocaching is how it always takes you to awesome new places, often with fantastic views, and this trip was no exception. First stop was Pukerua Bay, where there is a cache on the newly constructed Goat [...]

New Zealand Panoramas

Posted by Luke H on February 25th, 2010

Update: Phil and I are now living in separate flats; I’m out in Mana now.  There is a lot to see out this way, it is a really beautiful location. What follows are a bunch of panoramas I have made using the excellent Hugin panorama software.  I highly recommend checking it out. First, two panoramas [...]

Orongorongo Valley Trip

Posted by Luke H on March 2nd, 2009

At the end of January Phil and I went for a trip into the Orongorongo valley with our friends Craig and Tim. The focus of the trip was testing our camping gear and practising survival skills.  As good libertarians we like to “Be Prepared”, and that’s especially important in Wellington.  The ‘Big One’ (a major [...]

Electronics, GeoCaching and More (Photo Post)

Posted by Luke H on February 25th, 2009

Here’s a photo post of some of the things we’ve been up to since our last update. No longer being a Poor Student, I decided to splash out in January and become a consumer electronics junkie. Here’s my first new cellphone since 2001 and my brand-new laptop. My new cellphone has GPS (as well as [...]

Normal Service Shall Resume … Now

Posted by Luke H on February 25th, 2009

Ok people, we’re back. I know we’ve been quiet here, and I apologise. First we had to recover from the election, then there was the Christmas holidays (most of which I worked through) as well as brewing beer and spirits, going camping, hanging out with friends and family, and trading furiously on iPredict. (Not to [...]


Posted by Luke H on February 14th, 2008

Recently Phil and I have been experiencing a lifestyle of almost complete freedom, enabled by the good folks at Student Job Search. Whitby: Shifting an old deck to a dumpster, digging postholes and creating new flowerbeds.

Movie Roundup

Posted by Luke H on January 10th, 2008

PC provides a list of what he’s been watching recently, and I thought I’d take a moment and provide the same. Pan’s Labyrinth – creepy, beautiful, disturbing, brilliant. Stardust – hilarious Neil Gaiman fantasy, a modern update of The Princess Bride. Into The Blue – lots-of-fun diving action movie, with beautiful scenery (not to mention [...]

Freedom of Speech in 2008

Posted by Luke H on January 1st, 2008

Having welcomed in the New Year last night, Kiwis woke up in 2008 to find their freedom of speech severely curtailed – even if they don’t know it. The curtailment in question comes from the Electoral Finance Bill which came into effect today. “If ever there were a time to openly break a law, it [...]