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Our household has gradually come back to normal after a period of high stress: my wife was on the local organising committee for a national annual conference, for the NZ Association of Psychotherapists.  My role was that of support person and unofficial photographer.

One of the highlights was a guest speaker by the name of Michael Leunig.  He has been described as Australia’s best loved cartoonist and social commentator, a modern day renaissance man and one of Australia’s 200 “living treasures”.  By pushing my camera through the throng of his fans, I managed to capture some nice moments.  One of the conference delegates (a jeweller as well) had prepared a beautiful little brooch featuring a couple of his characters.  Michael appeared touched by its presentation.

More images here, along with coverage of the official powhiri (welcome ceremony):

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