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Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is in the Far North.  You’ve got to admire the naming of places in New Zealand!!  The Far North district is pretty far north from Auckland but the drive was broken up by visiting Kiwis (the birds) and Glow-worms. 231 more words


Waitomo and Rotorua

Driving south our next stop was Rotorua. On the way we took a detour west and went to the Waitomo Glow Worm caves. We went on a 3 hour black water rafting trip through the glow worn caves, this was one of my favourite activities to far! 191 more words



Kia ora WordPress whānau,

Today I’ve had a short story published in The Island Review. This story was submitted before I travelled to Edinburgh (from Aotearoa, New Zealand) to read at the International Book Festival last year. 30 more words


Death is only the beginning: A memorable event in Gisborne

Imagine if you will, a backdrop of soft whispering waterfalls, sun-kissed cornfields, and baked grassy hills.  At night, you hear the hissing spray of waves and the roaring of the sea, with the haunting light of the moon in the dark of the sky.  639 more words


Te Rerenga Kōrero – Haukerekerehia!

Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori – The Māori Language Commission publish weekly Māori phrases that can be used to support or cheer someone on. 41 more words

New Zealand

146: SFFCH - Once Were Warriors

We journey back to the land of Middle Eart…Ok, we’ve already made that joke. Sorry. Ant continues his obsession with the far off island of New Zealand and this time, to contrast a bleak sci-fi film, he brings us a bleak family drama in the guise of Once Were Warriors. 107 more words

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