Category Archives: New Zealand

I’m still here

Rare moments of stolen time.  Walking around my neighbourhood. A random photograph taken in Queenstown, New Zealand.    

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Wordless Wednesday 13012016

Hobbiton – lines, curves and angles.   Click on gallery to enlarge    

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Hamilton – New Zealand

Visiting Hamilton, New Zealand to attend a family reunion recently, we took some time out to visit a couple of local attractions.  One being the Waitomo glow worm caves. We were planning to go black water rafting but it was … Continue reading

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Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. It lies in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New … Continue reading

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Whakapapa Continue:

I have in my possession, some war records belonging to Thomas Campbell. I was told my natural fathers name is Eddie Campbell and was related to Thomas Campbell. I could see Thomas has a number of children but was unsure which child … Continue reading

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We flew out of Brisbane 2 weeks ago landing at the Auckland airport around 5pm. We jumped on the courteous bus which drove us a few minutes down the road to Go Rentals to pick up our vehicle. A quick … Continue reading

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Whakapapa (Māori pronunciation: [ˈfakapapa]), is a fundamental principle that permeates the whole of Māori culture. It is a paradigm of cultural discourse and provides the basis for establishing, enhancing, and even challenging relationships between individuals, whanau (families), hapū (local tribal … Continue reading

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Pania today is a ledge or reef of rock, commonly known now as the Napier breakwater, lying about four miles beyond Hukarere point on the north island of New Zealand. This was the home of Pania, a beautiful sea maiden … Continue reading

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