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Rotorua: the smelly city

As our time in New Zealand is gradually drawing to an end, Jake and I wanted to make Rotorua one of our last destinations.  When we planned out the trip, Brittany, Tom, and Christy decided to come along with us … Continue reading

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A Little While in Wellington

Wellington, the windy city, Kia Ora!  This last weekend I and most of the folks at Atawhai went on a two-day trip to New Zealand’s capital city.  The school sponsored part of the trip was a day-trip that included a … Continue reading

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The True New Zealand Natives

I was born in the desert of California, where my parents met, married, and lived for a number of years.  While we lived out there, our family didn’t visit much – Ridgecrest was out of the way and awfully hot and dusty, … Continue reading

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Rugby and Cheesecake in Palmy

There’s something about attending a live sporting event that really makes you feel like you’re a part of the culture.  Maybe it’s the eager crowed all cheering for the home team and sporting team colors.  Maybe it’s the sport food … Continue reading

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South Island Adventure Part II – The West Coast

Since my last post, I’ve spent a lot of time studying for midterms, taking midterms, sorting out my life, and getting back into the regular swing of school and life.  Frankly I haven’t thought about the south island trip in … Continue reading

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