A good Wellington hike to do.

I have been living in Wellington for nearly 6 months now, yet I haven’t written about any of my hiking adventures. How shocking! Rest assured; I have done plenty of walking since then. It’s time to change that. At 468 metres, Colonial Knob is one of the highest hills in Wellington. It offers gorgeous views […]

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Caught by the Dawn.

Also known as Mount Maunganui, Mauao is an extinct volcanic cone in Tauranga. It is well known as a sacred site for local Maori, where it plays a role in their mythology. Nowadays, it is also a popular walking spot, with gorgeous views of the harbour and beyond. I have lost count of the number […]

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Discovering the Spring of Youth.

Nestled in the heart of the Waikato Region is a secret known only to a select few for hundreds of years. A pristine source of life for many, beautiful and protected against man’s desire for material advancement; I bring you the Blue Spring. What is the Blue Spring? The Waihou River is entirely spring fed, […]

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Rising above a challenge.

Last Saturday I completed one of the hardest things I had ever done, and it was certainly my most difficult ever run. I ran a 21 km off-road trail through the Whakarewarewa forest, titled ‘We Run the Forest’. The lead up to the big day. I had been training for this event since February, running […]

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Three days until the big day.

So it is just three days until my 21km trail run! Here is a summary of my training last week: Monday: 10km run. Tuesday: 30 minute walk. Wednesday: 12km run. Thursday: 7km run. Friday: 13km trail run. Saturday: Tokorangi Pa Trail Walk (11.5 km). Sunday: Rest. So that’s a lot of running and walking! Things […]

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Up and Over the Hill We Go!

Last weekend, me and some mates went for a walk over the Kaimai Ranges. These mountain ranges are significant as they separate the Bay of Plenty region, which was where I grew up, and the Waikato region, which is where I live now. Our plan was to hike up the Kaimais and stay the night […]

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Whanganui River Adventures.

Last weekend, a few friends and myself went for a day canoe down the Whanganui River. I had done kayaking several times before, but going in a two person canoe was a different and new thing for me. First we stayed the night in a small town called Owhango, and had dinner at a pub […]

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