It’s not hard to fall in love here with, well, everything. Continue reading A LODGE, THE MUSIC, THE BOAT AND THE HOSTS
By Sara Dinnen You’re a woman living on your own. Or, indeed, a man living on his own. It doesn’t matter what gender and what the causes might have been – death, divorce, just plain fed up – the result is the same. You’re living on your own. Don’t you just love it when someone who has been married for 45 years or so, and … Continue reading A PAIR, A SPARE AND A MAYOR
There, in the corner, was an ice-cold bottle of bubbly. I decided to have a glass while working….which suddenly became three. Continue reading Bubbles, bubbles, toil and troubles
The Bay of Islands was an important part of New Zealand’s defence strategy… Continue reading DISCOVERING FORTRESS NORTHLAND
By Sara Dinnen Living in a small town, one has two options. My home town is in the Far North of New Zealand, so it could be considered the tip, the head, the apex of the country. Actually, Māori consider it the tail of the legendary fish Māui, so in that sense it could also be considered the arse end of the country. Either way, … Continue reading FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS – TWO BOOKS OF VASTLY DIFFERING COMPETENCE.
Hoping to capture tourism growth and eminently suited to do so is the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. With 260 kilometres of sea encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands replete with sandy shorelines overlooked by natural bush, it surely is a tourist mecca. Continue reading WHY BAY OF ISLANDS TOURISM IS ON THE RISE
By Sandy Myhre It started as a Facebook thread when someone asked if anyone knew any silly place names. In came a flood of ‘em from the stupid, the downright vulgar, the idiotic and the totally unpronounceable, to the somewhat amusing and at times hilarious place names from around the world. It could be wondered what grey-suited bureaucrat at an obscure council office gave permission … Continue reading FROM BALD KNOB TO WHISKEY DICK FLAT AND A PIDDLE IN BETWEEN