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A World First!

Air New Zealand, the champion of airlines, is constantly coming up with innovative ways to improve the whole customer travel experience. With outstanding in-flight service, safety videos that go viral, and massive aircraft decals of ‘Middle Earth’ to celebrate the launch of Hobbit movies, little wonder they’re so highly ranked year in, year out. 267 more words


Discovering Tawharanui - Auckland's best-kept little secret!

Last Saturday my partner and I headed north of Auckland, past the popular village of Matakana and out onto the Tawharanui Peninsula to what is arguably one of Auckland’s most pristine regional parks.   606 more words


Five Stunning New Zealand Beaches

As a small island nation, New Zealand’s furthest inland point is only 74.22 miles from both the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. So even those who live centrally have all but an hour’s drive away from a lazy, summer sand-and-sea experience. 999 more words


Smarten-up to Britomart

Despite my fascination with far-off destinations, getting about my own home town helps me connect more with the environment and become involved in the community. I find it helps to have a little savvy with happenings close to home by reading local papers or simply googling say, ‘what’s on in Auckland’ for instant information. 629 more words


New discoveries

Exams and a study-related excursion have prevented me from writing lately. Such a shame, as I was already running behind on schedule. I am not mentioning this by means of an excuse as to why I haven’t posted lately, but because the study excursion turned out to be a lot more succesful than I had expected. 700 more words


The news...

Okay, so, a lot has happened in a space of two to three weeks.

Biker Man and Wifey are moving. Yes, they are taking the two lights of my life (Cutie Pie and Noodle) and moving to a new suburb… 45 minutes away. 242 more words

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When the chips are down, and the fields go brown, I reach out to my side. There you are, close by.

When my heart aches, and hot tears clog my eyes, I reach for the shoulder to lay my head. 92 more words