Most of the movie theaters in New Zealand are run by the local district councils.
The Kings Theater in Stratford, built in 1917, (click here for its history), was the first in NZ to show 'talkies' and, of course, is a historic place.

On the other hand, Hawera Cinema is more modern. I can't find any info on when it was built but it was recently upgraded with some Premium seating, complete with tables, cushions and footstools (not in the photo).  

Although many films don't really interest Hubby and me, we went to see
'Yesterday' and try out the premium seating. It was a good choice and we both loved it!

I know we are among the last to get any movies from anywhere
but, at least, we get a good one now and then.
Have you seen 'Yesterday'?


first frost

We had our first hard frost this morning and I was out taking photos!


Marco history

This lovely mural on the new public toilets is located along the
Forgotten World Highway. 
When I googled the school for more information, I ended up shaking my head. 
Here's what Wikipedia says about the town of Marco:

...The settlement is named from Marco Road, which runs a short distance to the northwest. The road was named after a dog owned by the district surveyor, Mr Sladden.
Marco was killed in the middle of the road line by a 
huge boar while he and his master were pig hunting.

The toilet is at the entrance to a short walkway to a single grave, that of Josh Morgan. When you get to the grave, it seems to be deep in the bush, 
but you can see it from the road.

from the road