Postcard from New Zealand

Postcard from New Zealand

I have been in Raglan, New Zealand for the past two weeks teaching several classes for the On Field Media Project. Our host is a Christian Conservation organization called, A Rocha (read my past post on A Rocha here.). A Rocha New Zealand’s main project is the restoration of the habitat of the many seabirds around a mountain called Karioi Maunga and it’s coastline. It is a fascinating project and one in the days to come I want to tell you more about.

Right now, I am on my way back home to the US and I count myself fortunate to be standing upright as the day after I arrived in New Zealand, my back gave out on me. I spent almost a week visiting physiotherapist and receiving acupuncture up and down my spine. I am much better now, though still not fully recovered. The training went very well. I’ll be reporting on it in another post. For now, I want to leave you with an image or two from around Raglan. New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on the earth. It is a shame I spent most of my time laying face down on a physiotherapist’s table. But at least I was able to visit this lovely little town and it’s surroundings.


Wainamu beach, a local beach at Raglan.

Wainamu beach, a local beach at Raglan.


Wainamu beach.

Wainamu beach.


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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. Andrew Shepherd

    Kia Ora Matt,
    Really enjoyed your company during your time in Aotearoa NZ with A Rocha. Thanks for your huge input – both skills and ideas – into our thinking re ‘story-telling’, photography and media communications. Thanks too for the humour, imitations and sing-a-longs.
    Travel safe.
    Ka kite ano.

    • Matt Brandon

      Cat Stevens will never be the same! – Kia ora


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