Rakitu Island – an emerging sanctuary

We had just come back from walking to the south side of Rakitu when we were hailed by Charmaine Foster, the daughter of the man who last owned Rakitu before it was sold to DOC. Over a cup of tea we learned the story of the island and of her passion to work in...

South Island Walking Safari

Our South Island Walking Safari is only a couple of months away. We are planning to walk a series of interconnected trails in the South Island along the Main Divide at the end of March this year: St James Walkway, Harper Pass and Arthur's Pass. If you are interested...

Action needed to save Hauraki Gulf

Fantastic and inspiring story last week in the Waiheke Weekender (17 December) about local environmental heroes, the Neurenters who privately own The Noises – a group of little islands northwest of Waiheke Island and northeast of Motutapu and Rakino Islands. These...

Launching Walking By Nature

Fantastic to be launching Walking By Nature a year after my big walk in the South Island - totally looking forward to hosting new friends and guests in the outdoors, hiking beautiful places including my own backyard Waiheke Island and the Hauraki Gulf, and helping...