I am so happy to be starting my Artists Residency in Little Huia! When I lived in Auckland in the early 90s I used to occasionally drive out here at weekends and go for a ride on my mountain bike… so it was the best kind of deja vu to load up my 4WD and head north
My first night in Little Huia! I was listening to some music and noticed this strange accompaniment, stopped the music and realised it was a ruru/morepork! A quick check outside and sure enough there are some moreporks not far up the road. So I decided that will be the first native bird species I record, such an evocative call with beautiful sparse timing… Batteries on charge!
My house is literally across the road from the beach
Dawn – the sun streams into the house in the morning
This is a wide shot taken from the look out in Huia, showing the heads of Manukau harbour.
My house would be the one on the very right side of this photo, with the red roof
Studio set up & functioning!