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a revised look

For an audio guy, I hang out with some very talented visual specialists. Recently, I asked Anna to photograph our team… (including herself).
I am over the moon with the images of my whole crew and am stoked with my new look too.

USQ OALT – Digital Learning Innovation – Digital Learning Audio & Video team.

huge respect to the visual storytellers in my life…
Anna SingletonKatie FinnDavid MartinelliCindy LaineHakan Nedjat

whitilive

When my NZ journey started, one of the first web pages I bookmarked was WHITILIVE – a live stream camera positioned overlooking Mercury Bay.  This site extremely valuable as a source to feel ‘at home & local’…when I’m unable to stick my head out the window.  A massive thanks to owner of whitilive and fellow CFM staffer – Sam Howell, for keeping this site up and live.  Feel free to stop by anytime to check the amazing view.

…makes you think

For whatever reason, this article grabbed my attention and made me think. The beautifully academic and verbose language of the article surprisingly delivered a powerful message. A few days later, Ayana posted a Listener comment to CFM’s blog page…which made me want to share both.


Despite strong instincts to preserve the past, historian Dr Felicity Barnes explains why she won’t be sad to see monuments to our colonial legacy removed 

Dr Felicity Barnes is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland
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te-whanganui-a-Hei

I decided to give the low light ability of the iPhone 11Pro a trial run. ~wedged in the sand – a 30sec shot of the full moon rise over Mercury Bay

the 309 road



The photo is a bit of a private joke; mainly within my own head… but that’s why it holds such a special place in my NZ story.

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the branding

I don’t really understand this one; but the branding started in a simple email like this…

Hey Ed,
The story is, I’ve been doing some work remotely, into a place in New Zealand called Whitianga.
Te Whitianga o Kupe – meaning Kupe’s crossing place… Kupe being a great Polynesian navigator… i was thinking ocean-fish-canoe …all having Polynesian and Māori symbols…see what you can come up with.

’twas a typically bleak Melbourne morning when I received an interpretation of a place I had never been to… carved upon my skin by a Polynesian artist I truely respect.

May 9, 2019