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Back from New Zealand!

Grant and I spent 2 weeks in New Zealand last month. We had a fantastic time at the  Reel Earth Film Festival and were honoured to be the opening night film and then to win the Audience Choice Award. It's our 9th festival award and pretty fantastic end to our official festival run!

The people of Palmerston North were amazingly hospitable. By the end of the first week we had access to bicycles and a car, had been invited to 3 locals' homes for dinner, and were staying at someone's house while they were away for the weekend! The City organized a run of events for us throughout the week, so we got to speak to hundreds of school children as well as government employees about waste reduction and compare how resources differ from Canada.

We met a bunch of great filmmakers from all over the world including Joel Heath who directed People of a Feather and who, it turns out, lives just a block away from us back here in Vancouver.

Thanks again to the festival and all involved for making it a memorable trip!

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