Robert Free

lives in Dunedin, in a modest house overlooking the Otago harbour. He writes poetry on a daily basis; paints pictures on commission and when the mood takes him; and ventures out with a camera whenever he gets the chance.

He is an award winning poet, well known to listeners of the National Programme as the Otago Harbour Bard where his weekly contributions are a reflection on current affairs.

He is also a keen gardener, a fair-weather sailor and a conscripted walker of dogs; three activities that keep him outdoors – where he feels most comfortable.

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THE SUNDAY FREE TO AIR POEM

from THE OTAGO HARBOUR BARD

SUNDAY MORNING RNZ NATIONAL 7.00 – 12.00

Poem of the Week

07/02/21 BORDER RULES OK

 

Essential workers can’t get in

Restrictions are too tough

Whilst those who would employ them say

They still can’t get enough

 

Managed isolation rooms

Are now booked-out till June

And ‘hard-and-fast’ officials say

They will not change their tune

 

For those with circumstances like

Terminal conditions

Or those about to have a child

They won’t hear their petitions

 

So many locked out Kiwis

Are facing doom and gloom

For Aussie entertainers though

There is some wiggle room

 

Image of the Week

Painting

Robert frequently exhibits his work and has a number of paintings for sale at any given time. He is happy to work on commission either from life or by using photographs and is accomplished in a number of mediums; for example Pen & Ink, Watercolours, Oil Paints & Pencil Sketches. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Poetry

Robert is a prolific poet and is frequently featured on Radio New Zealand National as ‘The Panel’s Poet’. He has won many competitions and published a number of books. He gives recitals regularly and commission work is also available on request. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Photography

Photography has long been a passion of Robert’s, complimenting both his painting and his poetry. His work has been published in book format and online. Aside from creative photography Robert is also adept at commercial and wedding photography. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Videography

Robert’s broadcast quality equipment and creative eye affords him the ability to capture fantastic and memorable video footage. From weddings to family histories and mini-documentaries Robert’s skill set will guarantee a beautiful final product. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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