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Kerikeri via Waipoua Forest


The trip through to Kerikeri took much longer than we had anticipated due to the number of washouts, road repairs, felled tree retrieval and clearance along the road.  We had last travelled this route 18years ago, but neither of remembered the VERY narrow and windy route where the road narrowed to single lane and twisted and turned back on itself continually.   … 259 more words


Seeing Stars

(Published in Savvy Magazine, July 2014)

The nearest I ever got to seeing a Milky Way in England was when I ventured into the chocolate aisle at the supermarket. 245 more words

New Zealand

Alleged Pot Smugglers Caught With 3,500 Pounds Of Drugs

SAN JUAN (CBSMiami) — Coast Guard officials seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana during a drug interdiction south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. 139 more words



I posted these over a year ago after a caravan trip – they’re still some of my favourites…

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Up North in New Zealand

In England, the phrase ‘the North’ has certain connotations. Factories. Gravy. Rain. Smoke. The cold. Billy Elliot, The Full Monty and Brassed Off (we do love a good mining movie don’t we?). 1,317 more words

New Zealand

Are you interested in youth services?

Do you want to build your skills in youth work, have fun and enhance your resume – all while helping out young people?

The City of Darebin Youth Services is looking for ten enthusiastic young people aged 18-25 years to participate in the 2014 Peer Leadership Committee. 146 more words

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