Do this… Sailing on The Breeze

A clear bright day with a bit of a breeze is a good day to go sailing and if you're in Auckland, you are in for a treat. Auckland's Maritime Museum has regular sailing on its heritage ketch, Ted Ashby and a few scheduled sailings on its square-rigged brigantine, The Breeze. I have sailed on... Continue Reading →

Watch this… This Town

I absolutely loved This Town on TV One (Saturday, 7.30pm). Boy, would I like to be a researcher on the next series of that show. This Town highlights real New Zealanders and their lives all over the country, really putting the spotlight on 'people and place' which is my theme for this blog too and... Continue Reading →

Five questions with… Mark Carter

Auckland-based award-winning photographer Mark Carter talks to IheartNZ's Josie Stanford about finding and living his dream job. How did you get into photography, is it a tough career to be in? I first got into photography as a career choice in my mid 20s. I was always into taking pictures as a kid and through... Continue Reading →

Overnight birding trip to Tiritiri Matangi

ARRIVING ON Tiritiri Matangi, we have a short introduction from Dave, one of two permanent Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers on the island, and then Vic who’s been volunteering here for 30 years gave us a guided walk. His depth of knowledge was astounding and his passion palpable. We've come as a group of passionate... Continue Reading →

Spring hike to Whatipu

On the first day of Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, a few friends and I took a hike out to Whatipu, Auckland's most far-flung West Coast beach at the northern entrance to the Manakau harbour. Even the drive out to Whatipu is special and this day even more so as we were treated to... Continue Reading →

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