Stay Regional, Photography with Covid19 Travel Restrictions, Tony McKeage Photogapher


As at 9.00 am, 9 May 2020
Number of confirmed cases in New Zealand 1,142
Number of probable cases 350
Number of confirmed and probable cases 1,492
Number of cases currently in hospital 2
Number of recovered cases 1,368
Number of deaths 21

City in the North Island
DescriptionLinton is a suburb of Palmerston North, situated 11km south-west of the city. The population count in 2001 was 1,512. In the 2013, census Linton shed 24.7 percent of its population, or 441 people. Wikipedia
Weather: 17°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 67% Humidity
Local time: Sunday 11:32 am

Town in the North Island
DescriptionTokomaru is a small town in the district of Horowhenua, in the southwestern North Island of New Zealand. It is located 18 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North, and a similar distance northeast of Shannon. The Tokomaru railway station on the North Island Main Trunk was open from 1885 to 1982. Wikipedia
Weather: 17°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 67% Humidity
Local time: Sunday 11:32 am

DescriptionOpiki is a small rural settlement in the Horowhenua district of New Zealand’s North Island. It is located on the floodplain of the Manawatu River, 15 km southwest of Palmerston North. Opiki and its surrounds had a population of 522 at the 2013 New Zealand census, an increase of 3 people since the 2006 census. Wikipedia
Weather: 17°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 67% Humidity
Local time: Sunday 11:34 am

Town in the North Island
DescriptionShannon is a small town in the Horowhenua District of New Zealand’s North Island. it is located 28 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North and 15 kilometres northeast of Levin. The town’s population at the 2006 census was 1506. The main activities in the district are dairy, sheep, and mixed farming. Wikipedia
Weather: 16°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 72% Humidity
Population: 1,506 (2006)
Postcode: 4821

Town in the North Island
DescriptionFoxton is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand – on the lower west coast of the North Island, in the Horowhenua district, 30 km southwest of Palmerston North and just north of Levin. The town is located close to the banks of the Manawatu River. Wikipedia
Weather: 16°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 72% Humidity

GOLDIE’S, ON MAIN Street, is one of the hubs of Foxton, a good place for a cuppa and a lamington and to hear the gossip as half the town pops in to buy lunch. The bakery, with “C.F. Goldie” scrawled across the roof, occupies the building where the irrepressible artist–forger Karl Feodor Sim plied his wine-and-antiques trade. Behind the scenes, Sim was busy turning out convincing imitations of the works of famous artists, most memorably paintings by Charles Frederick Goldie. After his trial and conviction in 1981, Sim changed his name by deed poll to Carl Feodor Goldie, allowing him to sign his copies with impunity, and has since moved to Orewa.

With customers, tradesmen and friends of proprietors and staff coming and going, the front of the shop is like a living room at the start of afternoon tea. The walls are hung with photocopies of Goldie the faker’s art: pictures of the All Blacks; the artist’s own self-portrait, grinning at the wisecrack of life; Maori portraits; and much more. The originals are in owner Tony Stott’s keeping, waiting to be framed.

Out the back, the kitchen with its big ovens and trays of pies, custard squares and other Kiwi tucker has a family feel, while the table and chairs in one corner have been party to many a political discussion fuelled by bakery fare—a tradition begun by Sim.

Wheels within wheels
“Sometimes there are more people out the back than in the front,” confides Tony. He and business partner Raymond Harding, burly bakers both, reminisce about Sim, who was born in Himatangi, which is close enough to make him a local.

“Karl was a weird little fox, a gentleman rogue,” says Raymond. “He was always telling the same stories, like how he was doing his forgeries right in front of the police station, and the time he slowed down the judicial process to give his lawyer time to create a case for his defence. He jumped through the ceiling to injure himself so he couldn’t go to court, but nothing happened so he had to climb back up and jump again. On the second attempt he broke some ribs and was in bed for two or three months.


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