Blogging from the front seat of a van speeding down the road in Otago? Pretty damn flash isn’t it? The reason I’m here and not at my rather more stationary desk is that I and colleagues Haneta Pierce, Terrisa Goldsmith and Georgie Waihape are on our way to Dunedin for the annual Te Rōpū Whakahau Te Waipounamu hui at which Maori library workers from around the mainland get together to learn, share and explore.
So far the trip is going swimmingly. We’ve passed 4 Alpaca farms, we’ve practised our LIANZA waiata (you didn’t know there was one? Well shame on you) and next stop is mutton pies in Palmerston. We’re looking to arrive in Dunedin in the early afternoon and will be checking out the Hocken Collections when we get there. There are sure to be lots of interesting things to see and hear about there. No doubt.