Category: Off The Beaten Track in Aotearoa

Plenty in Pongaroa

Route 52 between Weber and  Pongaroa wound on and on. There was paddock after paddock, sheep, lots of sheep, flowering broom, the occasional farm house (rare but we did see one or two), very few other cars on the road (make that three), and no shops, no service […]

Craft Group

Waipawa Crafties meet erratically. Some of us produce consistently. Others (okay, me) not so much. In the two years I’ve gone along I have completed one garment –  a woollen jersey (sweater). I have also started a knitted quilt, worked on a small Christmas themed cross stitch, persevered […]

Wellington on a good day

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is the friendliest and prettiest capital city in the world. It’s true I could be biased –  some of my favourite people live there. (You know who you are don’t you – all of you.) Wellington is famous for its cultural life. I’ve attended […]