Tales of Tongariro

Tales of Tongariro

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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Blog4NZ has been a worldwide blogging event running from 21-23 March and is a grassroots blogging and social media effort to support New Zealand travel in the wake of the Canterbury earthquake. This is my last post for Blog4NZ but it’s not my last post on New Zealand, there’s still so much to say. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing […]

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Learning the Local Lingo

Learning the Local Lingo

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

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Haere mai, Welcome! Thanks for checking out another post for Blog4NZ. This post is to help you along the way when you visit this beautiful country! There’s something to be said for going to a new country and having to learn the language. I didn’t anticipate any problems in New Zealand but have come across […]

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Scaling the Sky Tower

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

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What better way to contribute to blog4NZ than starting off with a piece about the Sky Tower! This building is unmissable when visiting Auckland and even more so at night when it’s glowing in the sky. Most recently it’s been red and black showing solidarity with those in Christchurch – how could it not get […]

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How to spend 2 days in the Coromandel

How to spend 2 days in the Coromandel

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by .

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I only had two days in the Coromandel, and I wanted to fit in as much  possible. When people are giving advice on what to see when you go there’s one thing that’s constantly repeated – Cathedral Cove. Looking at the photo it’s not difficult to understand why! I stayed at Seabreeze Holiday Park near Hot […]

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No Goats on Goat Island!

Posted on 18. Feb, 2011 by .

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Thanks to mars-hill for the photo I’ve never been snorkelling, I know it’s sad but true. I’ve perhaps put a snorkel on whilst in a swimming pool on holiday, but had a few issues with inhaling water and there’s not much to see in a swimming pool let’s be honest! So that means my holiday […]

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When real life takes over

Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by .

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I’ve been travelling for nearly 4 months and not blogging anywhere near as much as I’d like to have done. I could use hundreds of excuses but the truth is that ‘real life’ has taken over! My first month was spent trying to settle and adjust, the next 6 weeks were spent travelling New Zealand […]

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6 Things I’ve Learnt About Travelling

6 Things I’ve Learnt About Travelling

Posted on 02. Jan, 2011 by .

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I’ve been in New Zealand for two months now and I’m just coming to the end of a six week road trip, so decided now’s the perfect time to write about what I’ve learnt about travelling so far. Of course I’ve learnt more than 6 things, but these are the biggest travel-related ones. 1. Making […]

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Bay of Islands Beckons

Bay of Islands Beckons

Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by .

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After a couple of days trying to find a car to buy we gave up on that temporarily and hired a car to take us to Bay of Islands! We hired a car for 5 days – his name is Chris! He was only a small boy – but good enough for us! Now that’s […]

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Getting to know Auckland

Getting to know Auckland

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

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With a few weeks before A arrives it’s time to get to know my new home a little more! Its also time to look for work to pay my rent! Herein begins the work saga many may have already heard about! I duly did the normal thing and sent my cv out to various agencies, […]

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