change of address

for years we kept hearing about this real estate boom and decided it was time to get in on the action – hope it’s not too late? after 2 1/2 years of looking and countless open houses (probably close to…

the long way home

another in our series of long city walks, today we did the “go the distance” walk along the wellington harbour, and then extended it by walking the rest of the way home via the southern coast. 16.93 km (10.52 miles)…

big city, small town

with a population of almost 400,000 i have found wellington to have almost all the big city things i would want – arts, entertainment, sports, restaurants, shops, etc. but what i’m really happy about is the small town feel. most…

city to sea – aea ot ytic

today we completed the longest and most challenging of the wellington city walks – the city to sea. 19.8km (12.3 miles) along the western ridge line from parliament to the southern coast. except we did in reverse starting at our…

her majesty’s park

today we went for a tramp at queen elizabeth park along the western shore about a hour north of wellington. we didn’t see the queen – but i’m guessing that she’s a bit harder to spot in her tramping gear.…

south central park

not the south part of central park – but a southern central park. wellington has it’s own dog friendly small urban central park that has just been completed a rehab, so today we all went for a short tramp. gromit…

southern walkway

today was the first of our big city tramps – the southern walkway. 12km (75 miles) from island bay to oriental bay along the eastern ridge. out starting point is shortland park, in island bay next to the coast. the…

nothing to hide

air new zealand has launched a series of commercials under the banner of “nothing to hide”. they’ve also made redone their preflight safety video. you will not be seeing this on any us airline anytime soon. behind the scenes the…

delegated financial authority: $0

friday was my last day at company “e2, an h2 company” and today my first day at company t. not much of a change since whilst i at company e2 i had been on assignment at company t – so…

dunedin

day 11 and the final stop on our trip is dunedin. founded in the mid 1800’s by scottish settlers and now home of nz’s largest uni, the university of otago, dunedin definitely had a university town feel to it. many…