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roteague
10-14-2004, 06:59 PM
Good News. Airfares might be OK at that time, esp if you book soon. I wouldn't leave it too late. Weather will be good also :).

Do keep us informed Robert. Would be great to catch up.

I'm going to Melbourne for just about pocket change next week. (only a rushed couple of days unfortunately).

I'm keeping an eye, airfares from LA are pretty good, $700 US, but LA is too far out of the way for me; it would mean flying 20 hours versus 10 from here. Air New Zealand flies from Honolulu, but I haven't been able to find out on what days. I sent them an email about it, hopefully they will respond.

Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Sean
10-14-2004, 07:08 PM
you can try http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz but may already have

Jim Simmons
01-21-2005, 08:24 PM
Immigration has "selected" our app and we should be approved by late spring. Spent two weeks on the South Island a year ago, plus two days in Wellington, and fell in love with it all. Took more pics than I've taken in years. The NZ scenery just explodes your eyeballs, shakes your visual sensibilities right to the core. It's the dead of winter right now and we're reading about the hot sunshine at Big Day Out and wishing we were there NOW. Any supportive advice on moving to Wellington, in-the-city neighborhoods to live in (and ones to avoid), where to buy 4x5 film and processing, galleries to check out, etc. would be appreciated. Seeya soon! I'll be posting some photos over the weekend.
- Jim

John McCallum
01-21-2005, 10:43 PM
Hey there Jim, that's good news. Wellington is a great city to live in. The art/culture scene there is the best (of the big cities).

"The NZ scenery just explodes your eyeballs, shakes your visual sensibilities right to the core."
You'll get used to it :D :cool: . Great to have another photographer over this way.

I believe Sean has actually lived there (moved from the US himself, and apug founder also), he may chime in with some suggestions. Welcome along.

claytume
01-21-2005, 11:23 PM
Immigration has "selected" our app and we should be approved by late spring. Spent two weeks on the South Island a year ago, plus two days in Wellington, and fell in love with it all. Took more pics than I've taken in years. The NZ scenery just explodes your eyeballs, shakes your visual sensibilities right to the core. It's the dead of winter right now and we're reading about the hot sunshine at Big Day Out and wishing we were there NOW. Any supportive advice on moving to Wellington, in-the-city neighborhoods to live in (and ones to avoid), where to buy 4x5 film and processing, galleries to check out, etc. would be appreciated. Seeya soon! I'll be posting some photos over the weekend.
- Jim
Hey Jim

I'm a Wellington guy along with David, while LF is thin on the ground here there are a few shooting it if you know where to look.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, I met a guy in Salt Lake City who said the same things and tried to emmigrate. He was highly skilled but was turned down so you are indeed one of the lucky ones. The strange thing about this is we do need more people but red tape beats some of the good ones.

So welcome!......pm me, no problem.

Just for you I walked down to the beach (100 metres) and shot off some pics on my crappy digital camera, sorry about the quality, as you know film would have done a better job.

Clayton

Jeffrey A. Steinberg
01-22-2005, 02:08 AM
Sean,

From someone who has never been to NZ, is there a difference between north and south island? Is one more developed than the other? One more rural than the other or they just about the same? here in the U.S., the east coast is so different than the west coast and New England is so different than the southwest.

How would you describe the difference between the two islands?

Just wondering.

MichaelD
12-27-2005, 01:18 AM
Definitely want to meet up with some of you when I have more time!

Sean

My name is Michael Dunn and I have just found this site. I am a NZ citizen, currently in Wellington, where I previously owned a house in which I built a wonderful darkroom,with an 9 ft by 32 inch sink and 2 4X5 Omega enlargers.

Unfortunately, I had to sell the house, but still have all my darkroom gear in storage. I shoot mainly medium format 6X7, 6X9 and 6X17, some 4X5, some 35 mm. Given the lack of a darkroom I am scanning some of my work, but it is not the same as working in the darkroom.

If you are still in NZ, it would be good to catch up with you.

Best regards

Michael Dunn
Bay Images
Wellington

roteague
12-27-2005, 01:30 AM
If you are still in NZ, it would be good to catch up with you.


You don't have to worry about Sean, he is our guy in Whangaparaoa. :D He isn't going anywhere.

BTW, welcome to APUG, Michael. I hope you will post an introduction and tell us more about yourself.

P C Headland
01-15-2006, 09:55 AM
I'm coming back to Wellington around the beginning of April this year. We've been living and working in the EU for the past few years, but with the arrival of a "small format" version of ourselves, we've decided to return.

After playing around with a d*g*t*l camera, I went back to film via classic medium format cameras from the 50's and 60's. I've also got a '37 9x12cm camera and picked up a 5x4 recently. My usual walk-around camera these days is a 6x6 Russian folder.

Plenty of interesting photo ops in Wellington and environs.

tek_nological
05-02-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm a new one, just joined today. Currently building myself a darkroom. Living on Lake Tarawera, Rotorua. Keen to meet other members

freespirit67
05-12-2007, 02:33 AM
Hi Guys, I just joined today, I'm a Brit (sorry) but I live here in Wellington with my partner, so if anyone fancies meeting up, I'd be very keen.

BTW anyone know where I might get a DB lens converted to Copal shutter?
Cheers

roteague
05-12-2007, 03:19 AM
Hi freespirit76 (sorry, I don't know your name), welcome from Hawaii. Glad you joined up. I haven't made my way to Wellington yet, but may do so someday.

freespirit67
05-12-2007, 11:40 PM
Hi freespirit76 (sorry, I don't know your name), welcome from Hawaii. Glad you joined up. I haven't made my way to Wellington yet, but may do so someday.

Thank you! Yep you should make NZ one of your places to visit, it's stunning!

roteague
05-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Thank you! Yep you should make NZ one of your places to visit, it's stunning!

Oh, I've been to New Zealand. Just not Wellington. My last trip was in 2005, I spent time around Queenstown and Mt Cook on the South Island, and the Bay of Islands on the North Island.

claytume
05-13-2007, 12:14 AM
Hi Guys, I just joined today, I'm a Brit (sorry) but I live here in Wellington with my partner, so if anyone fancies meeting up, I'd be very keen.

BTW anyone know where I might get a DB lens converted to Copal shutter?
Cheers

Hi Freespirit......I'm in Wellington, there's a few of us on the forum. Most don't seem to be very active, I haven't been online for a few months.

What part of Wellington are you?

I think you'll have to do the lens conversion yourself, buy the bits on the net. I sold my Sinar P 8x10 last year, there aren't that many users over here and even less as time goes by.

Clayton

freespirit67
05-13-2007, 12:45 AM
Hi Freespirit......I'm in Wellington, there's a few of us on the forum. Most don't seem to be very active, I haven't been online for a few months.


What part of Wellington are you?

I think you'll have to do the lens conversion yourself, buy the bits on the net. I sold my Sinar P 8x10 last year, there aren't that many users over here and even less as time goes by.

Clayton

I'm in Seatoun, you? Yes people seem to be selling there gear left, right and center, and I seem to be the idiot buying it all! :rolleyes:

Still as long as there's developer around I should be OK!

claytume
05-13-2007, 06:08 AM
Titahi Bay.....out of town a bit. Have you checked out the GRINZ meetings at WPS?


Clayton

Sean
05-13-2007, 07:47 AM
I'm 45mins north of Auckland if you are ever up this way give me a shout..

freespirit67
05-14-2007, 01:00 AM
Titahi Bay.....out of town a bit. Have you checked out the GRINZ meetings at WPS?


Clayton

nope! was that all about then?
I was up near titahi bay on Saturday, not able to do much photography right now though because of a bad back, I can't even bend down to focus! But at least I found this site while bored recovering at home in bed, so it's got an upside I guess!

nick mulder
05-14-2007, 01:55 AM
I've been spending a heap of time at a cinematography website lately - but am still keen if there is ever an APUG NZ meetup ... (I'm in AK, nearish Sean)