Author: Philip Newman

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Martin Jetpack at Warbirds over Wanaka.

A brief appearance of Marton’s unmanned jetpack at Warbirds over Wanaka.  It’s still the training day but still looked pretty epic from where I’m standing.  Tomorrow hopefully we’ll see some brave pilot take it for...

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Seeing in 2016 in Sydney Australia.

As the boats fill Sydney’s harbour and people line the waterfront the New Year festivities are set to begin. Back in New Zealand being 3 hours ahead much the same is happening. It’s almost midnight...

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Commonwealth Place.

Extract from: nationalcapital.gov.au Commonwealth Place comprises a grassed-cupped square of approximately 100 metres by 50 metres on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Zone. It is a multi-use public space equally...

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The business end of Canberra.

As parliament buildings go Australia really out did themselves with this massive art deco slab of concrete. Canberra feels a bit like a ghost town.  There seems to be no one around but don’t...

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The Sydney Tower.

A visit to Sydney’s Sky Tower is the perfect way to see a 360 degree view of the city.  The morning weather was pretty shocking but as it passed we made our way back...

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Taking a train ride in Sydney.

There is something so accessable about being able to take a train almost everywhere in Sydney. Unlike the rail back home in Auckland that really only goes north and south down a main trunk...

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The iconic Sydney Opera House.

One building that seems to follow you around the city is the Opera House.  Close up or from afar it’s a remarkable piece of architecture.  Nothing says ‘I’m in Sydney bitches’ like a photo the...