Putting on my Outdoor Instruction Hat... One of my long term goals is to "section" walk Te Araroa, New Zealand's "thru-hike" that runs the length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Te Araroa take walker through some of New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes and I will probably be not be attempting this in one go, and some parts I will be doing supported. Te Araroa is drawing more and more international visitors every year, it is newly developed as far as "thru-hikes" go and at this time it sometimes feels like there are more tourists on the trail than New Zealanders. For more information on Te Araroa: https://www.teararoa.org.nz/ I've been hanging out in the Te Araroa Facebook Groups for awhile to gather intel so when i head out to walk sections I have plenty of information on track conditions, how difficult that section is and be as prepared as I can going into each section. A common discussion across the Te Araroa groups is on the riv…
It's been a pretty busy few months!
This is my first post for a couple of months. I've been busy, and then really sick with that flu that has been going around and then really busy again.
I put together a bit of a video of spur of the moment footage I took at the Mana Whaikaha Expo and Information day. (I will transcribe as soon as I get a chance!) The footage nor the editing is flash but I wanted to show people what we are up to.
Find the video here: https://youtu.be/HB-of_aLQY4
Mana Whaikaha Information Day Transcript
Title sequence Antnz (on
camera): Hey everybody Antnz here, it is Monday the 17th of
September, and on Saturday we had the Mana Whaikaha information and expo
day.That was arranged by the whanau and
disabled people’s reps on the Regional Leadership group. What it was; was an
opportunity for people to get some information about the prototype before it
launched.Launch day is only a couple of
weeks away now….
Um... please excuse the shaky camera…
A bit of an update
Yes I have been quite the last couple of months. It's been hectic, I've been tired and had a few health things surface that I have needed to deal with as well. All this led to me having to step away from the keyboard for a few weeks. So strap in for a brief overview of the last couple of months. I guess at times you just have to survive so you can go on to thrive again, so I've just been taking the steps to get back to thriving lately.
In April I traveled for the National Enabling Good Lives in Hamilton, in the last few months Ben and I have flown quite a bit but this was the first time I have had a flight cancelled. I usually travel the night before the meeting but on this occasion, due to the cancellation of my flights I was a coupe of hours late to this meeting.
While in Hamilton I took the time to catch up with Ingrid, who I had met on the Networking Working Group for the system transformation and have a meal. I had a pretty good sleep and then the …