Category Archives: New Zealand

South Island Visits & Day Trips – part 3: Swedes, Shipwrecks, Lighthouses & Flying Machines

It has been awhile. Covid restrictions and a new job have severely influenced my blogging. Basically the lack of time has not allowed me to sit down and write, but here goes. Back to February 2020 and my trip to … Continue reading

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South Island Visits & Day Trips – part 2

My journey continued northward from Dunedin along the east coast of the South Island to visit my life long friend Dave in the town of Oamaru. The 112 km drive along the East Coast is dramatic through rugged hills over … Continue reading

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South Island Visits & Day Trips – part 1

It has been awhile since I have had the opportunity to update my blog.  Apologies to those who follow it.  I haven’t had the time to sit down during the last few months.  Too busy enjoying the Swedish summer and … Continue reading

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Waitangi Day – 6th February 2020

It has not been often in the last 30 years of living abroad that I have been home at the same time as my homeland of New Zealand celebrates its National Day, Waitangi Day on the 6th of February.  I … Continue reading

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Water, water and more water!

With a few days of recovery under the belt from the flights from one side of the world to the other in 40 hours, the family decided to assemble for my first weekend home and have a reunion.  Mum, all … Continue reading

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Biannual Pilgrimage Home

That time has come around again for the biannual pilgrimage to the homeland to visit family and friends.  I was home in June & July of 2017, a winter visit which had only occurred because of a wedding.  I try … Continue reading

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Road trip into WWI history

8th – 14th October 2017 The past 4 years the world has been commemorating the events of World War I (WWI) and New Zealand has been no exception. The kiwi commemorations began on the 25th of April 2014 at dawn … Continue reading

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Hamilton, Hobbits & Travel Hell

My arrival to the North Island of NZ saw me land into Auckland and then make the journey south to friends in Hamilton (or the Southfarthing in Hobbit speak). Here I met up with old friends from university days Greg, … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends

Well, my travel blog has not kept up with my travels as I now find myself in Sydney and soon about to head to Cambodia, but anyway here comes an update from New Zealand. After my busy first 2 weeks … Continue reading

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My old stomping ground – Dunedin

My road trip finished in Dunedin, my old stomping ground from university days.  Here I had a chance to catch up with old friends, and check out the city after all these years away. Unfortunately, the city didn’t turn on … Continue reading

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