Category Archives: Waikato

February 3, 2016 … they are not the hills of home*

When I last wrote, we were still in Whakatane. From there, in the wet darkness of Thursday morning, we set out for New Plymouth via Rotorua, Atiamuri, Te KuitiĀ  and Mokau. At Atiamuri, beside the Waikato River, the rain had … Continue reading

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May 4, 2015 … tired and happy, homeward bound

Conventions are hard work. This particular convention required a great deal of concentration since one of the major speakers was explicitly expert in a highly technical area. Many of us watched the things that could be done with no hope … Continue reading

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January 29, 2015 … this old house*

Home again and glad to be here. It was a great trip in all its various parts. Yesterday began very early in Tokaanu, where I overcame my habitual avoidance of mornings. I went down the road towards Little Waihi to … Continue reading

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January 28, 2015 … an unexpected inland “island”

From Miranda, we headed South. Within a very short space of time, we were following SH27 Southward along the Eastern flanks of the Hapuakohe Range. There were some nice views back across the Hauraki Plains in the light of the … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 … landscapes in transit

Oooh, owww, ahhh! After a day on the Tongariro crossing (about which, more tomorrow), this is going to be a short post. We began in Rotorua, with a flat tyre, which the nice guys at Firestone fixed at no charge. … Continue reading

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