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Kaikora still on shaky ground.

Lovely weather here in Kaikora today. I’m embedded with the 3Cssb in their catering team still cooking for the masses of support workers in the area.  The main roads into the town are still cut off but regular convoys coming from the south are continuing to bring in supplies.

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Hiking to the top of Mt Auckland.

Mt Auckland is a hidden wilderness located north of Helensville on state highway 16.  The track isn’t for the faint hearted and is a true tramping track.  The formed track is marked by tags on trees so the ability to follow a non formed track is a must.  The track takes you across some private farmland […]

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Commonwealth Place.

Extract from: nationalcapital.gov.au Commonwealth Place comprises a grassed-cupped square of approximately 100 metres by 50 metres on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Zone. It is a multi-use public space equally suitable for major events and family gatherings. Centred on Griffin’s Land Axis, the design incorporates a walkway, linking Commonwealth Place to […]

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The business end of Canberra.

As parliament buildings go Australia really out did themselves with this massive art deco slab of concrete. Canberra feels a bit like a ghost town.  There seems to be no one around but don’t think you can do anything dodgy there is always someone watching even while you’re innocently eating your lunch.

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The Sydney Tower.

A visit to Sydney’s Sky Tower is the perfect way to see a 360 degree view of the city.  The morning weather was pretty shocking but as it passed we made our way back to the tower.  It’s not hard to get a good view from up there. I was quickly swept away and forgot […]

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Taking a train ride in Sydney.

There is something so accessable about being able to take a train almost everywhere in Sydney. Unlike the rail back home in Auckland that really only goes north and south down a main trunk the Sydney rail branches off.  They are double decker as well so carry twice or three times more people around than the […]

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The iconic Sydney Opera House.

One building that seems to follow you around the city is the Opera House.  Close up or from afar it’s a remarkable piece of architecture.  Nothing says ‘I’m in Sydney bitches’ like a photo the Opera House poorly framed by an out of focus fence post. For those who follow my photoblog I was here last […]

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Luna Park Sydney Harbour.

Getting on a ferry in Sydney you can almost go everywhere.  On the other side from the CBD is another CBD… go figure.  Aussies like to do things differently.  It wasn’t pumping today but I’m told Luna Park goes off on the weekends.  Today… it’s just a ferry stop.

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