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Victorian Heritage in Oamaru

onth we attended the Oamaru Victorian festival, an annual event when this South Island town celebrates its Victorian heritage making fine use of its wealth of 19th century buildings. […]

My kete of memories

is a traditional Maori basket, made from harakeke (New Zealand flax). This is my kete. It’s one of my oldest possessions, as I was given it when a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]