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Out of all our national holidays, of all the things that remind me how lucky I am and how proud I am to be a New Zealander, ANZAC Day is the one event that brings a tear to my eye.

Identity is sadly often forged through the senseless and bloody loss of life. My Poppa was in the Merchent Navy, my Grand Uncles — on both sides of the family — fought in Africa and Italy, my Great Grandfather fought in France in World War One.
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Before asking me about the trip to Dakar, please refer to this handy dandy list of Frequently Asked Questions.
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Home from my travels. Wellington turned on a typical day: overcast and windy, the best homecoming a Wellingtonian could ask for. I shot this pic on my phone from the taxi. You can see the Petone Pier and Matiu/Somes Island.

There will be more pictures of Senegal and London going up over the next couple of weeks, so keep tuned.



Finally managed to find La Poste today. Had accumulated 17 postcards to send. I wonder how many will make it home.

Visa problems

It’s 2AM. I’m exhausted. Just landed in a country where I do not speak the language. So of course there was something wrong with my entry visa.

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Here in Dakar

After over 30 hours of flying, I am here in Dakar.

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False start

Trip to Senegal for the Global Greens Conference has been delayed due to inclement weather.
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Dakar 2012

On Wednesday I am headed off to the Global Greens Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

While there, I am representing the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, the youth wing of the Greens — the Young Greens — and you, if you’re a green-minded New Zealander. Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei and Green MP Kennedy Graham will also be representing New Zealand at the conference.
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Palpable Relief

Just got my hands back on my passport. It had been at the French Embassy getting an entry visa to Senegal stuck into it.

Travelling can be very stressful. Getting this valuable document back means I will actually be able to go. Relief is completely and utterly palpable.

Velociraptor-free Work Place Sign

That time that I made a Velociraptor-Free Work Place sign. Download the full PDF sign here.