Cry me a river

Cry me a river

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Mar 24, 2013
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According to Maori legend the Franz Josef glacier, which forms part of a wider UNESCO world heritage site, was formed from the frozen tears of a maiden called Hinehukatere, who cried for the man she loved and who had died after she’d goaded him into climbing her beloved mountains with her. Turns out he wasn’t ...

Good things come to those that ask

Good things come to those that ask

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Mar 20, 2013
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I was about to tell you all of my South Island adventures but I’ve come over a bit giddy. It’s fascinating how you can say five words* to a total stranger and find yourself inexplicably drawn to them. And now, instead of concentrating on an amusing story to tell you, all that I can think ...

Battle of the bean alchemists

Battle of the bean alchemists

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Mar 16, 2013
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Wellington is, by reputation, one of the most laid back capitals in the world. It must be one of the smallest, too. Positively pocket-sized, it still manages to cram in a decent number of cafés, especially along hipster hang out Cuba Street – where I’ve spent most of my daytimes, busy sketching out colourful mind ...

That’s what it’s all about

That’s what it’s all about

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Mar 12, 2013
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Right! I’m a woman on a mission to catch up (again, yawn) on my travels. Focused and in the zone (well in Wellington’s public library actually). Here are the top seven stand out memories of my trip down New Zealand’s North Island:   1.The magical glow worms at Waitomo Caves Waitomo is the Maori for ...

Cameron’s close shave

Cameron’s close shave

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Mar 8, 2013
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There are some things you really shouldn’t do at university, especially at one of the more traditional redbrick establishments. Like turn up to lectures in your Dawson’s Bakery uniform (unless white apron dresses smeared with sausage roll crumbs are now hot, of course), thereby ruining all chance of scoring with the posh boys down the ...

Kia ora my precious!

Kia ora my precious!

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Mar 3, 2013
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With every single day that passes, I’m getting more and more excited – almost impatient now – about starting up my new yoga business, Asha Yoga. Like the sensible person I sometimes am, I have been doing a spot of research in between all the oohing and aahing, including scanning various ‘how to’ guides on ...