Blog

First tramp – Abel Tasman National Park

West Coast to Nelson Eric returned to Christchurch the following morning, making such good time along Highway 7 that he was able to pick up a flight that evening rather than hang around to the following day. For me the trip entered a new phase, thankfully dispensing with the constant rush of road and slowing…
Read more

South Island Road Trip – 1995

South Island Road Trip – 1995 I’d lived in Auckland in 1991 and had been so impressed by the city that I always new that I'd come back to live in New Zealand.  But first I had to return to Australia and finish my Honours degree.  Another degree followed and then a job with a…
Read more

India visits Napier and Wellington

I opt to travel to the North Island and watch the Indian and New Zealand cricket sides playing test matches in Napier and Wellington.  To my surprise my intentions draw interest from others.  Firstly Chris Lusk, an occasional colleague from Mac Uni decides to go to the first test match in Hamilton.  Brett Deutsche also…
Read more

Tararuas – 2009

I'm staying in Wellington and am determined to do a walk in the Tararua Range, a noted tramping range.  It's an area that can be access via public transport, though it will requires decisions about how to best link up the walk in and the available routes.  Catching the morning train requires an early start…
Read more