Wednesday, August 10, 2011
A Country Church
I drove out to Tuahiwi Marae just north of Christchurch last week, to interview one of the kaumatua. I arrived late afternoon, just in time to see the sun scurrying across the pretty facade of the local church, Te Whare Tipene - St Stephens Church. I've never had the chance to step inside it yet but I'm always taken with its attractive form rising out of the flat paddock and surrounded by large cabbage trees.