I had always wanted to pursue an artistic career and I soon realised the strong connection my painting had with the landscape.
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."
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.
Not just for adventure racers or soliders any more; packrafters beware! Timothy Hargrave gives us the low down on rotting feet in Fiordland.