Category Archives: New Zealand

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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Some Tiki-touring (New Zealand speak for sightseeing)

Following the wedding I took the opportunity to go tiki-touring and catch up on family & friends for a week. A trip of about a 1000km in a week.  It gave me the chance to see some of my own … Continue reading

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A Wedding!

One of the reasons for my trip to New Zealand was to attend the wedding of my nephew & god son Christopher. The first of the grandchildren in the family to get married. I had a chance to spend time … Continue reading

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