Born 1950, Auckland, New Zealand

Tail of the Dragon, Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

KERRY. Fishing in the Killarney Lakes. This year's salmon and trout fishing in the Killarney Lakes is exceptionally good, a large number of fine fish having been taken. For a good many years sport was very poor, as the Lakes had been fairly fished out. A local committee was formed and public subscriptions raised to restock the Lakes. Rainbow trout were selected, and the Lakes stocked with several hundred thousand fry, in addition to 50,000 salmon fry, all raised at a hatchery erected on the Lake shores. The fruits of this provident venture are now being reaped, and sportsmen are well pleased with the fishing, which is free to all.

THE FUNERAL. On Friday last the funeral of the late Father O'Connor took place at Rangiora. On the forenoon of that day the remains, encased in a handsome polished coffin, were conveyed from the presbytery to the church, and a large number of the Rev. Father's parishioners and the townspeople visited the church to take a last look at his features. The sanctuary of the church and the high and side altars were draped in black, and the coffin was placed on a dais in front of the altar railing. At 10. am. a procession, headed by the cross-bearers and acolytes, started from the presbytery to the church. In the procession were the Right Rev. Dr. Grimes. Canon O'Donnell. Fathers Bowers, Chervier, Marnane, Tubman, Malone, Aubrey. Foley. Ginalty, Tracy, Quirk and Melu. On arriving at the church the office for the dead was chanted in the presence of the congregation from all parts of the district. When this part was concluded, a Solemn Requiem Mass was said. Father Cherviers being the chief celebrant, Fr Murnane, deacon father Quirk, sub-deacon Fathers O'Donnell and Malone, Cantors Fr Bowers master of ceremonies and Father Aubrey organist. After the Mass Bishop Grimes delivered an eloquent address from St. John, chapter ii., and the 11th and succeeding verses. He said, referring to the deceased, that it was. not necessary, nor would it be seemly, for him to add much to the obituary notices which had appeared in the public press. He remarked upon the late Father's devotion during his, time of illness aid the extraordinary grace which availed him during his Last moments He referred also in grateful terms to those who had devote I themselves to caring for him during his last illness and also to the kindness of the parishioners only a few days before his death gave a tangible show of their sympathy for him The bishop then nave the last absolution, which concluder the service in the church

late residence at Rangiora at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, 31 March 1882. The rev gentleman, who was parish priest of Rangiora, had not been in a robust health for some time. Yet no serious results of his indisposition were anticipated until he visited Wellington in the early part of the year in order to consult Dr. Cahill, who informed Father O'Connor that his malady was a hopeless consumption. In accordance with the doctor's advice Father O'Connor abandoned his projected visit to Napier and returned home. He became rapidly worse and succumbed to the disease. He was going about on Tuesday last and apparently fairly well. On the night of the same day he retired at eight o'clock but became restless and unable to sleep. Father Tubman, M iss Kellier and the Rev. Mother and the Sisters of St. Joseph were with him to the end. Father O'Connor, who was approaching forty years of age, was born at Listowel. County Kerry. Ireland. he studied at St. John's College in Waterford, and was ordained priest on the l5 of June, I882. Immediately after his ordination he came to Christchurch, under Archbishop Redwood, who appointed him to Greymouth. Thence he came to Port Lyttleton, where he remained several years. For the administration of that parish he received warm praise from Archbishop Redwood. Ten years ago Father O'Connor was appointed parish priest of Rangiora. where he has done most excellent work. He was always most generous in supplementing from his own pocket the funds for the maintenance of the schools, and in every way sought to promote the cause of education. The whole parish is left absolutely free of debt. During his residence in the Rangiora and Kaipoi districts he has endeared himself to all classes of people. His house and all that it contained was open to every one. As an instance of the warm affection of his people for him, some of the ladies of the parish waited upon him a few days before his death in order to present him with a purse of sovereigns wherewith to meet the extra expenses of his illness. This thoughtful action made a deep impression upon the dying priest, and he was most anxious to acknowledge the gift through the newspapers. This he did not live to do.

“It’s as committing as it possibly gets. You drop in, here’s the lines, stick the moves, ”

There are three waterfalls in the upper section of the river, the first of which sits alongside the remains of what was one of the first hydroelectric power stations in New Zealand. Built in 1901, the station powered sewerage pumps and lighting in Rotorua. The demands of the tourist town quickly outstripped the supply from the station, and it was decommissioned in the mid-1930s.

The Kaituna River is Ryan’s playground and his ground zero.

A large and enthusiastic open-air demonstration was held in the village of Newtownsandes on Oct. 25, under the auspices of the I. N. L. Contingents arrived from Listowel, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Ballybunion, Abbeyfeale, and several other places. Two brass bands discoursed national airs. The chair was taken by Rev. D. R. Harrington, President St.- Michael's College, Listowel. Among the resolutions passed were the following:—" That we condemn the heartless action of landlords, like Thomas Sandes, Lord Ormathwaite, and others, who have refused all reductions of rent, or have offered abatements which are only a mockery, and who are threatening to evict the unfortunate tenants who are unable to meet their exorbitant demands. That we pledge ourselves to support by every lawful means tenants who may be evicted by grasping and cruel landlords. That the name of Newtownsandes be changed henceforth to that of Newtown- Dillon." (Loud and continued cheering.) Mr. Fitzpatrick, in putting the resolution, said he hoped they would wipe out every trace of what the name of Sandes typifies— that is, the worst form of Irish landlordism. (Cheers.)

Signs of the Comet, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Cardinal Points, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

What they know is Louise got her line slightly wrong and was sucked towards a partially submerged log, flipping awkwardly on to the debris. The positioning of the log in the middle of the flow would have made it impossible for her to right herself, forcing her to exit her kayak. As she exited, her spray skirt - what paddlers wear to clip them into their kayak - got caught on a branch protruding from the log. Unable to free herself, she was pushed under, the rapids exerting forces on her body she could not possibly extract herself from.

Land Tokens, Dowse Art Museum, New Zealand

Every year since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine founded by members of the Manhattan Project, has gathered a group of Nobel laureates and other luminaries to update the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic gauge of our risk of wrecking civilization. In 1991, as the Cold War was ending, the scientists set the clock to its safest point ever—seventeen minutes to “midnight.”


The New Zealand Herald editor says he's sorry he added to the grief of a family ..

The growing foreign appetite for New Zealand property has generated a backlash. The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa—the Maori name for New Zealand—opposes sales to foreigners. In particular, the attention of American survivalists has generated resentment. In a discussion about New Zealand on the Modern Survivalist, a prepper Web site, a commentator wrote, “Yanks, get this in your heads. Aotearoa NZ is not your little last resort safe haven.”

NZ Herald says sorry for Jackass blunder

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Those fears were founded. Morley had already taken another pass through the gorge looking for her. They knew there was no hope of finding her alive, but the thought of leaving her behind in the rapids was too much to bear.