March 2023: A year ago I was holidaying in Gisborne, staying at a great motel fronting Waikanae Beach. Images of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Gabrielle last month have been almost unbelievable. Instead of a sandy beach, there was a forest of logs and ‘slash’ deposited by floods which, the television reporter said was so […]

Several New Zealand poets (and one Australian) have been involved with the PoARTry Exhibition Tools of the Trade, which is running at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin for the month of March 2021. Hospital staff – at all levels – provided words around their work that had meaning for them, poets created works inspired by these […]