5 Foolproof ways to Make Friends Overseas

A common issue we face as we grow older is the difficulty to form new friendships after leaving high school. As we begin to find ourselves and forge our path to adulthood, our friendships that served us from childhood through to our teenage years tend to dwindle out. I remember my friends and I creating …

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Putangirua Pinnacles Hike

Second to the incredible Tongariro crossing, the Putangirua Pinnacles is my favourite hike I’ve done in New Zealand. Not super well known, I stumbled upon this gem while researching things to do near Martinborough, a small town famous for its wineries, that lies an hour north east of Wellington. Photographs of the pinnacles looked incredible: …

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What I learnt from Notting Hill on a cold New Zealand night

Sometimes I look in the mirror and see the same person I was when I was eighteen, twenty, and twenty-three, just fewer pimples and a different ratio of brunette to blonde. In those years I’ve gained a full time job that is developing into a career, I’ve bought a car (how very grown up of …

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Whale Watching in Wellington Harbour

Photo by Karl Halvorsen It has been an exciting week for residents and visitors of Wellington. On Tuesday morning, as we all drearily made our way to work, motorist’s moods were lifted when a whale was spotted in Wellington Harbour. From a passenger train, a large whale could be seen diving and breaching in the …

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