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Road Trip Part 2: Nelson and Beyond

Today, it’s all about the views… The view at brekky… Breakfast was at River Kitchen. In case the name isn’t a giveaway, it’s on the river. I had eggs benedict and wrote in my journal. And afterwards, a walk along the river path to at […]

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Road Trip Pt 1: Wellington to Picton

The first leg of our mini road trip is Wellington to Nelson. We’ll be doing the Wellington-Picton leg by sea, and Picton to Wellington by way of little red rental- and my friend’s driving. The Crossing. I’ve pushed myself hard into the wall in an […]

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Te Waikoropupu: Wai Ora- Water of Life

The waters of Te Waikoropüpü represent the lifeblood of Papatüänuku (Earth Mother) and the tears of Ranginui (Sky Father). The spiritual and physical survival of all things is dependant on the maintenance of the mauri (life force), wairua (spirit), mana (power) and tapu (sacredness) of wai. […]

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Wellington: the food

Excuse me a moment while I indulge in a memorable oyster moment. In front of me are six of the plumpest, creamiest, tasting of the sea-iest oysters I’ve had since a Bluff Oyster moment in Queenstown. In fact, these ones could possible be even better […]

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Child’s Play…

So anyways, I was reading this article in Traveller on the weekend. On the surface, it’s another in a line of kids behaving badly on flights. Underneath it’s about a little more than that. There’s been a few of these recently- and they’ve got both […]

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Oooooops…….

It’s 5am here in Sydney. The house is quiet, and I can’t sleep any longer. It’s a combo of the birdy dawn chorus, worry about what needs to be done in the office today and having to finish packing for a flight to NZ this […]

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