Photo Journal: A Day at Sister Eveleen’s House


Yesterday I spend the day at the Sister Eveleen Retreat House, in Sumner Christchurch with my good friend Gideon. Sr Eveleen House is a contemplative retreat environment in which many seek to experience God’s presence, find rest and replenishment, listen to their heart and God’s leading in their lives. The house overlooks Pegasus Bay and is around the corner of Whitewash Heads. Stunning views that truly celebrate God’s creation.

And inspiring place in an inspiring environment that’s all I can say.

But let the images do the talking. I can’t get enough of the beautiful scenery there, this time I guess the sunset over the bay was just to amazing to not notice and photograph.

The Orb: Report Online Crimes


A new website has been launched for New Zealanders to report various kinds of online crimes: the Orb.

The Orb has been developed by NetSafe to offer all New Zealanders a simple and secure way to report their concerns about online incidents. The Orb works with partner agencies to direct your reports through to the organisation best able to investigate or advise you on various types of online incidents such as scams and frauds, spam messages, objectionable material, privacy breaches and problems whilst shopping online.

Partners include: New Zealand Police, the Department of Internal Affairs, the Privacy Commissioner, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the Commerce Commission, the Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection and the New Zealand Customs Service.

The Orb enables us to ‘report online crimes, online’

Strictly speaking, not all internet based incidents are crimes under New Zealand law and not all our partner are law enforcement agencies.

The Orb has been set up to handle:

  • objectionable material;
  • online traders;
  • breaches of privacy;
  • scams or frauds;
  • computer attacks;
  • spam;
  • offending against children.

If it is not clear to you which category fits your incident, there is a separate “Other, don’t know” section, while child pornography can be reported via the ECPAT’s Child Altert Hotline section.

If you are a regular user of the internet, I suggest you go and have a look so you know where to go or where to refer another to when in need of assistance.

Complaints posted to the site would be reviewed by Netsafe and passed on to appropriate agencies, including police, Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, privacy commissioner and the Commerce Commission.

When complaints did not fit the criteria of the main enforcement agencies, they would be passed on to other corporate or government agencies, such as banks or organisations such as Trade Me

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Like a Post: a New WordPress Feauture


Starting today you’ll notice a new feature at the bottom of all WordPress.com blog posts. WordPress has enabled a “Like” button. When clicked, it shows a Gravatar image for all the bloggers who like a post.

When you “like” a post two core things happen. First, the blog post’s author sees your “like” and can click-through to your Gravatar profile. Second, clicking “like” saves the post in your homepage dashboard (in the “Posts I Like” section), so you can share it with others, or just keep it around for future reference.

Read thee full article about this new feature at Like a Post? Well Then, “Like” It! — Blog — WordPress.com.