Things to do on The Coromandel

A craft brewery tour of the Coromandel

A craft brewery tour of the Coromandel

  Some days come fully-formed, perfect clear blue skies, one ‘out the box’, as they say here in Aotearoa. Last Friday was one such day. It’s hard to believe but that day’s work assignment was to do a tour of Coromandel craft breweries with NZ Foodfinder’s...

RIP Mr Brickell

RIP Mr Brickell

26 January 2016 Today is a big day for Coromandel and Driving Creek Railway (where I work part-time as an archivist). This evening we are taking Barry up the line and placing his coffin in his chosen burial plot near Hoki Mai... I have worked at Driving Creek Railway...

Share your local food knowledge…

Share your local food knowledge…

Here's an interview I recently did with Trudi from NZ Food Finder. She has come up with the brilliant idea of creating a space where you can list your own favourite cafés and food producers and share your local knowledge... Then when you travel to other parts of NZ,...

10 Things I love about The Coromandel

10 Things I love about The Coromandel

Living near the sea and being able to see the weather and tides The beach and beach combing The kai moana (seafood)   The relaxed lifestyle The native bush and birds and animals that live there The personal space The people The drive from Thames up to Coromandel along...

Bees, births and builds

Bees, births and builds

I am quite scared of bees and wasps… nasty things that fly too close to your face and get in your ice-cream when you are trying to eat it… But I have a friend, Oksana who is a beekeeper and sells the most wonderful honey. You can see what Oksana’s honey looks like...

The Art of Resting

The Art of Resting

On the last weekend in June, I went on my first ever yoga retreat (restorative yoga) with a girlfriend.  A whole weekend of blissful child-free pampering at the Mana Retreat Centre… what could possibly be nicer?  Arriving in the dark/wet was quite stressful (and we...

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