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Having chosen New Zealand as my home, I take an interest in anything from my adopted country. I have a special interest in:
geography (built environment and water),
transport (especially cycling)
and somehow, I've become interested in rowing; between December 2017 and August 2018 I wrote articles for the European Rowing Championships covering the editions from 1893 to 1973 (65 articles) plus started circa 450 rowing bios in support of that exercise
I have an account on flickr, but I don't hold photo files there. The account's purpose is to hunt for photos that are suitable for Wikipedia. I am active on Commons, where I upload my own photos and those from flickr that have a suitable licence. Since 2017, I've been reasonably active on Wikidata. Prior to 2009, I had a separate account for another Wikipedia project and ArbCom agreed to courtesy vanish the account for privacy reasons.
Many thanks are in order: your wide-ranging contributions to Wikipedia have resulted in one hundred of your newly created or expanded articles appearing on the Main page, in the "Did you know?" section. You are a great asset to the encyclopedia. Moonraker (talk) 09:31, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
I am pleased to present you with the Researcher's Barnstar in appreciation for your fine work in researching Christchurch's buildings. Excellent work. Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:23, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh, how very nice. Thank you, Rosie. Schwede66 17:23, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
We see you are on a Wikibreak and that is well deserved - after creating 200 articles that make it to DYK. Articles about your chosen country of New Zealand - and I see some made it to GA status. Thanks from the the Wiki and me. Victuallers (talk) 09:49, 10 January 2013 (UTC)