Waiatarua is a reserve close to where we live. It’s a wetland reserve full of pukeko’s, ducks, swans, diving tuis … Read More

Twisted Branches Tawharanui

Long winding roads over hills with wide grassy vistas lead down to the summer beach. Togs, salty fingers and sandy … Read More


Friends with bach’s, boats and swimming pools are great friends to have. We have spent a couple of great family … Read More

Cutter Rock – Whatipu

West coast beaches. Those great days when you snuggle up with jumpers and scarves and raincoats. The cabbage tree leaves … Read More

Looking North Matapouri

One summer New Year my boyfriend (now husband) joined friends up north to see in the new year. We stayed … Read More

High Fliers

The Tui’s sing-songy warble is in the distance as I write. Often when I’m outside I answer back with a … Read More

Coromandel Islands

Coromandel has a special connection. When I was young we used to stay in a place my Dads company owned. … Read More

Piha Walk

Piha. An intimidating but spectacular beach. I’ve only swum there once, wary of the undertow but am still drawn to … Read More

East Coast

East coast hills have that summertime burnt yellow orange hue. Hazy and warm. They seem to cry out for a … Read More


Keen to see what all the fuss was about Raglan, I took the kids and mum on a day trip. … Read More

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