Routeburn Track & Fiordland


Relatively dry (for Fiordland!) family tramp along the Routeburn Track followed by a brief overnight and boat trip in Milford Sound.

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Climbing Camp


E & I enjoyed the Flying Geckos Climbing Club rock-climbing camp on Banks Peninsula climbing at both Panama Rock and Otepatotu crags, including spending some time on weed control projects in both reserves.

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We spent a great week away in Rarotonga with Ildica’s folks, staying in a house right on the beach on Muri Lagoon. Quite windy most of the week, this kept the temperatures down, but we still enjoyed plenty of kayaking and snorkelling in the lagoon, with a huge variety of…

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Sleepy in Seattle

Chihuly Glass

I was in Seattle, WA, for a work conference last week, and managed to squeeze in a few hours here and there to join the throngs of tourists during what I’m told was a particularly fine week of summer weather in Seattle (which everybody told me can usually be summed…

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St Martins School Production


St Martins School put on a school production every three years, and the whole school get involved, either as cast, ensemble, stage management, lighting, costume, make-up, etc.

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First snow of 2015


Shaping up to be a great winter in 2015 (almost better than 2014 already and it’s hardly even the end of June!). Managed to build an igloo at Castle Hill and have a monster snowball fight with the McNeills/Bests.

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