Category Archives: New Zealand

21st January 2017 – Farewell

And that’s that.  Farewell New Zealand!  The last few weeks have been pretty good all things considered.  The HR team at Visionstream wanted me back for the last few weeks, so I’m leaving with a bit of cash in my … Continue reading

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1-7th January – There and Back Again

Rather than heading straight back to Auckland, I’ve decided to spend some time in Taupo and Gisborne.  I really want to do the Tongariro Crossing in the Summer, and go see the rays in Gisborne.  Sadly, in what is clearly … Continue reading

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31st December – Wellington New Year

It’s something of a complicated morning.  First off, I have to check out of Nomads and head to Base.  I figure it’s best to take my bags there first, and then hang around Nomads for the pick up.  Without the … Continue reading

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30th December – Picton to Wellington

The ferry doesn’t leave until about 2pm, which gives us the morning to wander.  Most of us are heading up towards the Tirohanga Track, but I leave a little earlier than everyone since nobody seems too big on moving in … Continue reading

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29th December – Christchurch to Picton

New day, new driver.  Today I’m getting taken to Picton by Motors.  Again there’s a big chunk of people who haven’t appeared, and there’s a leak in the boot of the bus, so all of the bags are now living … Continue reading

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28th December – Christchurch

Last full day in Christchurch.  Better make it count.  First stop is Cathedral Square, so I can join up with the Free Walking Tour that starts at 10. Our guide is a man called Michael, who starts off by showing … Continue reading

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26th December – Mt Cook to Christchurch

I’m not feeling all that better. Frustratingly, it’s that weird see-saw feeling where one second I feel great and then the next I feel like crap.  I honestly can’t tell if I’m recovering or just going through a truce period.  … Continue reading

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