A very unexpected hot air balloon flew over the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park in the middle of the performance.
A hot air balloon passes directly overhead during the Classical Sparks concert in North Hagley Park.
The moon during the totality of the eclipse, framed by tops of trees at Nunweek Park in Northwest Christchurch.
Miranda and hubby learning to fo’i fa’i (peel green bananas).
Enoka making coconut cream.
Poe delivering coconut scraping workshops.
Sala and her grandchildren watching the Umu preparation.
Matala coconut scraping
Miranda and her child coconut scraping
We did it, peeled the Green banana with a stick.
Everyone watching the Taro demonstration.
Everyone preparing Taro.
Taro preparation the traditional way (with a can).
Uncle Eskekia and Matt coconut scraping together.
We encountered a very friendly goat at the Hilltop Tavern, where we were attending a wedding. It was perfectly content to sit down and enjoy the view of Banks Peninsula for a while.
The statue of John Robert Godley fell off it's base during the February 2011 earthquake. This seagull found it to be the perfect resting place.
This photo was taken near c1 cafe. It shows why Christchurch is known as the 'Garden City'
I noticed that this camera man who was filming the live performance at the Diwali Festival was clearly enjoying the experience.
Children marvel at the ice sculptures on display at the Diwali Festival inside Horncastle Arena.
These colorful, plastic sheep bollards popped up in the city. They were popular with tourists who took selfies with them and tired locals who sat on them.
Lorde (Ella Yelich-O'Connor) performs to a packed crowd at Horncastle Arena during the Christchurch leg of her first New Zealand tour.
A pair of very friendly horses approached the fence bordering the car park at Little River, hoping to get some attention from a family who happily obliged.
An infant looks out through an observation window over the cargo bay inside a C-17 Globemaster III at the United States Antarctic Programme Open Day at Christchurch Airport.