Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary



I attended the ground-breaking and blessing ceremony for the new visitors center at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary today. The ceremony included a beautiful Maori blessing, and call and response singing. I think we may have sung the national anthem, in Maori, as well, because everyone knew the words but me. It was a gorgeous day to be outside celebrating one of the treasures of Wellington. Oh, and I met a new friend, as you can see from the pictures. Anyone recognize her?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know who the other lady is, but you look GORGEOUS.
Man, there must be something in the water there. I need to get a little bit of NZ, I think!
Marta

Anonymous said...

Well, of course, everybody knows her. We are old friends. Helen and we go way back before she was PM. Please give her our best when you have her over for lamb.

m/b and bs

SF.Shen said...

Yay!

Please do meet the politicians and extend our deepest apologies for the most horrific display of ego and arrogance yet this century put forth by the current administration!