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 […]

day I had an e-mail from a reader who’d just finished the final volume of “Promises to Keep”. Her comments were warm and enthusiastic, and she’s making her enthusiasm tangible […]