25th December 2018 – Christmas time Maori Hangi at a friend’s place out in Mount Roskill. Steps (As far as I’ve been able to recall how it goes… Don’t take this as gospel!) Preparation and pre-heating the stones. Prepare a pit by digging a hole of about 1 metre by 1 metre. Place the […]Read more "Traditional Māori Hāngī at Christmas"
11th November 2018 – Dropping into Ngatea Water Gardens en-route back to Auckland. A well maintained garden dashed with a sense of humour. While the gardens themselves aren’t huge, allow about 2 hours to see everything at a leisurely pace. Entry price: $12 for AdultsRead more "Ngatea Water Gardens Hauraki Plains"
21st August 2018 – Whakarewarewa Redwoods Treewalk and other touristy pursuits in RotovegasRead more "Whakarewarewa Redwoods Treewalk"
16th and 17th June 2018 – A sleepy and laid back weekend. Visit MOTAT’s Night Lights exhibition and a short walk around Waitawa. Decided to skip out on Fieldays this weekend as I couldn’t sell it to myself to drive down there alone.Read more "Waitawa + MOTAT Night Lights"
Sunday 10th June 2018 – Side visit (Drop in) to Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, including “Don’s Conservation Loop”Read more "Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens Explore"
Hike done sometime earlier on with a small group before Waitakeres is closed. From Lone Kauri, we went down Buck Taylor track to the Pararaha Camp site before proceeding up Pararaha Stream and Cowan Stream to return back to the Car park via Odins Timber Trail. Comparing the photos between my Phone Camera and […]Read more "Pararaha + Cowan Stream Explore"
24th March 2018 – Stroll around the Pasifika Festival and a look at the Fukuoka little garden area (Created in July 2017)Read more "Pasifika 2018 + Fukuoka Garden"
1st March 2018 – Visit Auckland Domain to view the Lanterns prior to the hoards descending in on the following days when the stalls open.Read more "Auckland Lantern Festival 2018"
14th January 2018 – Botanical GardensRead more "Auckland Botanical Gardens"
28th October 2017 – Assortment of snaps from outside of the OTNZ Admin meeting. Some pictures from the flight down there and afterwards during a rental Camper Van relocation. Experience with the camper van relocation process documented in brief at KAHARead more "Assorted Wellington"