I was very lucky recently to get the chance to go to New Zealand for a week recently with work. I missed the hottest day in the UK for 40 years and the jet lag was brutal, but I did bring the camera with me.

I visited Wellington on the North Island and did not really get the chance to travel elsewhere. It was mid winter, indeed the winter solstice when these images were taken.

Two of them offer a view of Wellington from the top of the cable car, actually a funicular railway. One of these images capture the train starting it's decent into the dawning Wellington day and another is a view over the whole of Wellington just before the solstice sunrise. The remaining image is a shot from the harbour front with a strange statue art installation in the foreground.

An exciting, if slightly frustrating trip as I wanted to see so much more of that wonderful country