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A whistle stop tour of the North Island: New Zealand

Road-tripping with an Ex was always an interesting idea but it got me exploring New Zealand’s North Island. Cutting my road trip short, the rest of my time off was spent with friends in Auckland enjoying both city and country life. Find out what went on here..

My job as a calf rearer: Castle Rock, Southland

I had never even heard of a calf rearer when I took on the role back in July. Diving into the unknown I’ve grown to love my job and my calves who provide as much amusement as they do frustration. I’ve now reared over 1000 calves and continue to look after a couple of hundred as they grow into fine beef and dairy cattle.

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The Great Glenorchy Getaway: Otago, New Zealand

I picked a perfect sunny Spring day to explore the rural town of Glenorchy. The Great Glenorchy Getaway held at Mrs Wooly’s General Store showcased some fabulous Otago food and wine. Influential locals gave talks on local pastimes like fishing and an interesting film about the Chatham Islands ended what was a very enjoyable day.

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Fairy tales in Arrowtown: Otago, New Zealand

Quaint little Arrowtown can only be described as looking like something out of a fairy tale. With a great selection of options for both foodies and outdoorsy people like me, this is a place I definitely could settle..if I had the money of course! Read about my hangover day here..