Meet your locals – Nemo Workroom

Welcome to the second local’s local scoop. This space is intended to educate, inspire, and share more about the lovely locals who inhabit our land. I want to shine a light on what they are doing in business and everyday life. Meet Trudy. Owner of Nemo Workroom, incredible ex film, commercial and costume crew, mother, […]

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Glenorchy Air – Mount Aspiring & Mount Earnslaw sunrise flight.

There is something so powerful about rising with the sun. Watching the new day break-in and the sun start its journey over our land will always fascinate me. I will never, ever forget how truly magical this very morning was. The sun peaked over mountain ranges all around us, inversion layers in the distance started […]

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To the dreamers

Ever since I was a child I have loved creating. I would lock myself in my room for hours making something to gift to my family members. I remember one year for fathers day, I made my dad a boxing ring from an old wooden crate and some boxing figurines my Grandma used to recycle […]

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Everest Base Camp Day 8

Dingboche – Lobuche Day 8 and our hiking adventure continues. We woke in the night to Robbie not feeling 100% so we made sure to drink extra water to keep hydrated. We only had one more sleep until base camp and I think the realisation of our altitude gain and challenge had started to kick […]

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Everest Base Camp day 7

Dingboche acclimatisation day Day seven on our adventure and a very welcomed rest day. I write this as day 7 on the Everest Base camp trek when in fact it is only our fifth day hiking due to being stuck in Kathmandu at the start of the adventure. What should have been our seventh-day hiking […]

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The day Aotearoa stood still

The day Aotearoa stood still – 26th March 2020 Lockdown day 1 is here. This is how I started this blog, and, on the 26th March, I wrote that one sentence and I closed my laptop. For five weeks this word document sat unopened on my desktop, why? Because I had no words, I dint […]

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Osaka

Only an hour away from Kyoto is the bustling city of Osaka. Rivalling Tokyo for its bright lights, markets, and vibe, Osaka was the next stop on our Japan adventure. The city oozes charm and has an awesome easy-going vibe, not only is there loads to see there is LOADS to eat and we made […]

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Meet your locals – Arrowtown Hair

Welcome to the first local’s local scoop. This space is intended to educate, inspire and share more about the lovely locals who inhabit our land. I want to shine a light on what they are doing in business and everyday life. First up, two of my favourite ladies. Amanda & Amelia from Arrowtown hair. Owner […]

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Kyoto

Our longest train journey was just about to begin. We had made it safely from Fuji to Otsuki station and eagerly waited for the arrival of our first Shinkansen train, the bullet train. Before leaving Tokyo, we booked our tickets for Fuji and onward to Kyoto. The Japan Rail Pass staff are so helpful, even […]

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Everest Base Camp Day 6

Thyangboche – Dingboche We did exactly as we were told. We got up for sunrise. It was cold, very, very cold as we stumbled around the dark room fumbling for merino layers, our down jackets, and my camera bag. Most teas house rooms are made up of thin wooden walls and floor. Everything is wood, […]

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