Monthly Archives: December 2008

Mt Hikurangi

During our recent road trip around the East Cape, we stopped to climb Mt Hikurangi on Christmas Day. Mt Hikurangi has the distinction of being the first mountain (and possibly, although debated, also the first land) to see the sunrise … Continue reading

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East Cape Road Trip

Needing to escape the onslaught of Christmas chaos enveloping Auckland City, we decided to take a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway around the East Cape. We stayed in Whakatane and the following day began the 334 km coastal … Continue reading

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For five years we lived in a small two bedroom flat in Onehunga. It was quiet, and close to One Tree Hill. But, its best feature was it came with a free cat. Well actually, it was the neighbour’s cat, … Continue reading

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Nothern Circuit, Tongariro National Park

We decided to take a long weekend to do the Northern Circuit, before battling the chaos of the Christmas holidays. The Northern Circuit is typically a 3 – 4 day 40km tramp around Mt Ngauruhoe. The track is classified as … Continue reading

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Time Capsule

During our often daunting restoration and renovation projects, I keep harbouring a private fantasy of discovering some sort of heirloom, or artifact from a previous inhabitant in times gone by. Maybe an old 1950s phone book stuffed behind a wall, … Continue reading

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