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Appreciating the Wairarapa

I spent many years of my childhood growing up in the Wairarapa. My family moved to Greytown from Wellington when I was three and I remember been super excited about moving to Brisbane when I was in Year 10 at College. 879 more words

Travel

Sunday, sunshine and stopping in Greytown

A mini post about the rest our weekend away.  After our visit to Stonehenge Aotearoa, we drove the sort distance to Greytown, a lovely wee town with a main street full of shops, cafes and mainly Victorian era architecture. 95 more words

Weather

August 25, 2015 ... fierce wind at altitude

Aimless wandering yesterday got indifferent results.

Some interesting low level clouds in the upper valley suggested there might be something worth seeing on the Rimutaka Hill road. 200 more words

Adventure

Stones, sounds and the southern skies

A place we had talked about visiting for ages, and finally got around to it this weekend, is Stonehenge Aotearoa.  It is a fascinating place, designed to be an open-air observatory, and inspired by Stonehenge in England.  360 more words

New Zealand

Make Mine a Double #01 - Paddy Borthwick and Pegasus Bay Riesling

When I’m hosting wine tastings, especially for less experienced tasters, I try my best to serve wines in related pairs to best illustrate the differences made by one particular factor. 507 more words

New Zealand

An Every Person's Guide to the TPPA & What Folk in Featherston Think About It!

Me and the kids joined the #TPPANoWay march in Featherston on Saturday 15th August, one of the dozens of marches planned across the country during TPPA Action Week (8th – 15th August 2015).   160 more words