Monthly Archives: June 2016

29th June – Stray: Mourea

Thanks to being so delayed at the caves, we don’t make it to Mourea until about 5:30 at night.  This is a bit problematic because of where we’re staying – a Maori ‘Marae,’ a meeting house.  It’s considered something of … Continue reading

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29th June – Stray: Waitomo Caves: Haggas Honking Holes

Wake up stupidly early and hear the sounds of heavy rain.  This results in me getting out of my (very warm) bed and out into the (very cold) outdoors to see my worst fear realised.  My swimsuit, which I left … Continue reading

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28th June – Stray: Raglan

So, several months after buying the ticket, I’m finally going to start my North Island travel.  I’ll be travelling around the North Island, leaving Wellington to return to Auckland on the 9th July so I can be back in time … Continue reading

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27th June – Goodbye Te Puke

I haven’t been the best at updating lately, mostly due to frustration and not having all that much to write about.  But this morning I packed bags, said goodbye to landlord Steve (who was kind enough to give me a … Continue reading

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18th June – Kiwi Season End

Well, it’s officially my last day of kiwi picking.  After four months of stop-start work, I’ve barely made what I came here with after rent.  In hindsight, I should have done a packing job instead of desperately holding out for … Continue reading

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