Going LOCAL: Lake Waikaremoana

Kia ora koutou e hoa mā, (Hello my friends!) I'm currently trying to plan a hike around Lake Waikaremoana, which is one of the Great Walks of Aotearoa, with my sister. It's a four-day long tramp around the lake, which is on the East Coast of NZ's North Island, slap bang in the middle of the … Continue reading Going LOCAL: Lake Waikaremoana


Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)

Kia ora! I'm publishing this blog post in parts cos I'm very lazy with getting around to writing, and it's less intimidating to finish in parts rather than as a whole. Part 1 is here.  Our first full day in Napier began with a visit to the MTG, which is a museum, theatre and art … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)


Darkness and a blaring alarm start my day: an early and rude awakening. Fogginess prevails in my half-asleep brain, as I stumble to pack my things. Purple toothbrush. Phone. My falling-apart glassons wallet. A drink bottle. Some weetbix and milk make their way down my throat. Ready to go. My way lit only by the … Continue reading Wellington