Rise Above – South Dunedin Benefit Concert

Martin Phillipps A benefit concert was held for the people of South Dunedin who have been badly affected by the recent flooding. The purpose of this was twofold: 1/ To provide an opportunity for community encouragement and support. 2/ To collect funds via a donation at the door of the venue to go in its entirety to the Dunedin City Flood Appeal The concert featured great Dunedin musicians .

  • Martin Phillipps from The Chills
  • The Mentalist Collective
  • Reo
  • Dave Coleclough
  • Robyn Johnston
  • Ronnie Stash
  • Steve King

The MCs  on the night were Damian Newell from The Breeze and Darryl Baser from Baser Social Media Entry was by donation and over $1,100 was collected for the Dunedin Flood Appeal from the approximately 150 people in attendance. The concert was organised with the kind and donated support of volunteers, musicians and performers, with special thanks to the following Supporting organisations

  • Kings High School
  • Baser Social Media
  • DunedinMusic.com
  • The Breeze
  • Reo
  • Southern lights
  • Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers
  • Strawberry Sound
  • Armourguard
  • Office of Clare Curran mp for Dunedin South
  • Dave Coleclough Music
  • Robyn Johnston Music
  • Art House Media
  • Westpac bank

No funds collected went towards any running cost or any organisers of the event or artists featured. Thank you to all those who came to the show and for all those who helped with organisation and publicity. Paul Allen Organiser

More photos on flickr  Here are a few of the photos. Martin Phillipps - The Chills Martin Phillipps from The Chills The Mentalist Collective The Mentalist Collective Ronnie Stash Ronnie Stash Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Steve King Steve King Robyn Johnston Robyn Johnston Dave Coleclough Dave Coleclough Reo Reo

All Photos ©Paul S Allen 2015 All rights reserved 

Dunedin Hospital: Local Jobs – Local Food – Local People

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Save Dunedin Jobs

Frozen - No fairytale ending

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Dr David Clark MP addresses the crowd

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Facebook page

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3News report

Dunedin workers protest hospital food changes

 

Falling off the wave – Overcoming failure

Falling off the wave

Sometimes, in all our lives, we will all fall off the wave.

The wave is a metaphor and it will mean different things for people and at different stages of our lives. It could be a particular skill, a career, anything. You are a student of life, constantly developing and growing (whether you know it or not).

Being a student means to try things beyond your known ability, this will lead to you making mistakes or not succeeding at times. You need to develop strength and new skills. One day you will succeed,  you can become an expert and yes, even then you will make mistakes and fail at times.

Failure is not the end, don’t give up, don’t take it personally, learn from your experience.

The lesson from this surfer is you just try again. (here was his next wave)

Paul S Allen

Waverider

Photos ©Paul S Allen 2015

 

Start the machine – a poem

Start the machine image

Words and Photo ©Paul S Allen 2015 All rights reserved.

Monochrome – the world in black and white

A collection of black and white images I have made. I hope you enjoy them.

Exit

Neglected Memories

Watching

David Sharkey - Solace

Aaron Hawkins

Bronwyn

The lion in the crowd

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

Dancing in the streets.

The End Is The Beginning

Apex

Rider of the storm


Photos ©Paul S Allen 2014 & 2015 All rights reserved 
I am always wanting to improve my skills as a photographer, I am particularly working on black and white portraiture at the moment. If you are in Dunedin New Zealand and would be willing to volunteer as a model please contact me.
(Nothing perfect and no guarantees as to quality but you would get a copy of the good portraits and I get the practice.) 

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