Art Deco buildings in Napier, a city hit by an earthquake in 1931 and re-built in 1930's style, celebrated in colours, shapes and designIn New Zealand, thongs are called Jandals because of a Japanese influence of sandals with one toe separations.
I was particularly interested in these following displays in the Wellington Museum, reminders of so many settlers from across the world arriving in New Zealand (and other countries too) in search of a better life for many reasons.
Reasons for migrating
Detail from a Maori hut roof.
This was the design on the outside of the terminal building - food for sketching there!
Superb floral displays in Dunedin Botanical Gardens - cool climate increases colours obviously, as we wouldn't have such intensity in Melbourne.
Akaroa, above, a small place near Christchurch, has a French settlement history and celebrates the connection in various ways.