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Disclaimer #1: Although as a teacher I write on a daily basis, I find writing about my/ourselves in a non-pretentious-sounding way really difficult. Present me with thirty literacy long-writes and I will (grudgingly) have a good go at it, churning out meaningful praise and astute ‘moving on’ comments in language a Year 3 child can understand. 2,374 more words


Franz Josef to Queenstown

31 August 2016

We didn’t book our transportation from Franz Josef to Queenstown in advance since we wanted to be flexible in case the weather would require us to reschedule our… 499 more words


An Ode to a Beautiful Dream

It was a smooth yet tiring 10-hour flight. We glided our way through the plane’s corridors as if on auto-pilot, clasping our luggage tightly like our whole life depends on it.  311 more words



Imagine having the chance to knock down your house then rebuild it exactly as you wanted, then upscale that to a whole city. Back in 2011 Christchurch was near flattened by an earthquake causing many of the building to be severely damaged. 219 more words


There and Back Again: Auckland and Waiheke Island

New Zealand North Island Adventures: Part 1

On Christmas day, while everyone else was gathering around a tub of quality streets ready for the Dr Who Christmas special, I was en route to London Heathrow ready to embark on a 27-hour journey, alone, to the other side of the world. 1,121 more words


There and Back Again: Flora Car Park - Cloustons Mine - Gordon's Pyramid (1,489m) Circular, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand (21.1km)

The plump weka bird is in two minds as it scurries around, circling our soaking boots like a cautious, begging dog. It wants to make sure it doesn’t miss any crumbs from my late afternoon pita bread. 735 more words


What's Next?

What is Jetset Kiwi doing this year I hear you ask?
Well so far I only have two trips planned and they are both in the first half of the year. 378 more words