7;ve been neglecting my blog, so it’s high time for a short update. 2016 was a busy year, with time taken up in travelling and researching (sometimes both at the […]

Okere Falls

ituna River flows out of Lake Rotoiti, on its way to the coast of the Bay of Plenty. It leaves the lake as a rushing stream, and less than […]

A Walk in the Forest

use is nestled against a small patch of native forest. On a hot day like today, the woods are lovely, light and deep—and deliciously cool. The trees and ferns […]

The Great War Exhibition

visiting Wellington last month, we went to the very impressive Great War Exhibition at the old Dominion Museum. The exhibition takes the visitor on a chronological journey as well […]

Remembering Tangiwai

ai is a locality to the south of Mount Ruapehu (the North Island’s highest mountain). Tangiwai is ten kilometres west of the town of Waiouru, and the site of a […]

Totara Estate

Estate, a short distance south of Oamaru, was in the 19th century a grand property of 15,000 acres. They ran sheep and cattle, and grew large quantities of grain. […]

Victorian Heritage in Oamaru

Oamaru is a town on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. These days it’s still a vibrant place with much more going on than might be expected […]