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9 Courses Receive QM Certification - July 2014

The following courses received QM Certification in July 2014!

Please congratulate these faculty course developers for their commitment to creating courses that demonstrate quality course design principles. 160 more words

QM Recognized Courses

Ramp Road, Tokerau beach and a little R&M

It was time to leave Kerikeri on Monday, plans were set and we were ready to move on. However, things never quite go to plan or as simply as we would like as we seemed to fluff around for ages. 796 more words



the day’s fishing over
wings outstretched
ready for flight

I loved the movement of the water this day – and the hieroglyphics made by the mangrove roots.  20 more words



waxen petals
of purest white
flower of Heaven


Genealogy and Glass


In the last post we made mention of a cousin of mine with whom we had lunch last weekend.

Stuart and I were working through our respective family trees some years ago when, at close to the same time, we came to the conclusion that there were some mysteries surrounding my great-grandfather and Stuart’s great-great-grandfather, Cosmo Damiano Vannini.  We established contact and discovered that we were both looking at the same person. 249 more words

Culinary delights in Kerikeri

A morning out to visit the Mahoe cheese Factory just 12kms south of Kerikeri at Oromahoe was on the cards. We headed out to try some of their cheeses, they make mainly Edam and Gouda style cheeses with other styles added throughout the seasons. 553 more words


Winter Fruit -Going Bananas!

Winter fruit is such a pick-me-up during the colder months, the bright colours of the citrus, the warmth of stewed apples, tang of feijoas and the delightfully understated flavour of persimmons are all part of the winter magic. 65 more words