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Terms of endearment  The Poor B#ast@rd

In my early years in New Zealand, even my father-in-law gave me a hard time for being a public servant and a Pommie. You take these things on the chin and realise, eventually, it’s a type of Kiwi bloke-humour and probably well meant.

Mt Taranaki  Better late than never

By Mike Carter. "In the early sixties, as imported teachers from the UK, Di and I were sent on separate courses – hers involved New Plymouth and Science, mine Auckland and Mathematics. As a result she climbed Mount Taranaki and I bore a twinge of jealousy for over fifty years that I hadn’t."

Eastern Kaweka's  Heretaunga heritage

Done a bit of tramping on the eastern side of the north island? Chances are you've stayed at a Heretaunga Tramping Club hut. Glenda Hooper and four club mates from HTC visit a favourite spot and recall the clubs hard work building huts and tracks there in the 40's, 80's and today.

On a dream

Alpine tops, grade 2 rapids, southern ocean and two perfectly calm crossings of Hauroko, the "Lake of the sounding wind". Jamie McAuly had a dream trip by all accounts...

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