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Blue Range Hut

By Don Herron, Wellington Visitor Centre Ranger

The Tararua Forest Park, north of Wellington, can be accessed from both the Wairairapa and the Kapiti Coast. 369 more words


All good things..

Today is grey and cold, a suitable day to mourn what proved  to be a lovely, long weekend.  I am not feeling so great today so here is a selection of photos to take the place of brain draining writing. 152 more words

Good Things

Martinborough Weekend Roundup

As promised! Here’s a summary of my weekend break in Martinborough.

Palliser Vineyard

Palliser Vineyard, being opposite my accommodation was my first stop on the Martinborough Wine Trail.  970 more words



I’m staying with Gaye and Michael on their farm in the Wairarapa. They run sheep for meat and for wool, some of which Gaye keeps to spin into yarn. 686 more words


Round the Vines - half marathon

When first we stumbled upon this event, to be staged in the lovely town of Martinborough, we just knew it is a must do. We need to include long runs on weekends as training for the Rotorua marathon anyway, and what better way to do it than in events with lots if other runners. 1,146 more words


Wakelin House, Greytown

Intimate and fine dining Greytown style.

Wakelin House do fabulous pies (and other goodies) at the City Market in Wellington, and have a background as foragers doing fresh seasonal food, so I’ve been keen to try there for a while. 229 more words


When Your Best Companion is Solitude...

I grew up as an only child, but I’ve never found much beauty in solitude.

… until now. And I love it.

When people think of solitude, they usually determine that one is isolative, lonely, and unhappy. 999 more words

Wanderlust & Worldly