Stewart Island – Nature & Wildlife

Stewart Island – Nature & Wildlife

So I’ve now been a temporary resident of Stewart Island for just over a month, and I feel like a ought to tell you that there is so much more to this place than the just quirkiness of living in a small, remote community.  Without going crazy with cliches and superlatives, it get can be […]

Day One on Stewart Island

Day One on Stewart Island

The first time I ever remember hearing about Stewart Island was whilst watching Billy Connolly’s World Tour of New Zealand back in 2004.  I remember him doing a very small show for around 200 and odd people, and him stating that this was something like 80% of the island’s population…and of course making lots of […]

Straying Again with Stray Travel

Straying Again with Stray Travel

On the 16th February I said goodbye to my lovely Auckland hosts/buddies and flew down to Christchurch.  After spending the night in an airport hotel (Jucy Snooze – highly recommended for budget and comfort!), it was time for my second trip on the Stray Bus. When I came on holiday to New Zealand at the […]

Suburban Living

Suburban Living

Some friends I know in Auckland have kindly allowed to me to housesit for them for my first week in New Zealand whilst they are on holiday.  And so I’m currently living in a beautiful house (complete with hot tub) in a South Auckland suburb called Mangere Bridge.  I do have one housemate, but it’s […]