May 2022: Just back from 2 weeks in the deep south of New Zealand – Otago Peninsula, the Catlins, Southland and Stewart Island / Rakiura, my first visit to the country’s third main island. The weather veered from warm sunshine to stinging, sideways rain, sometimes all in a matter of minutes, but mostly we were […]

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 […]