Category Archives: Sponsors

Two sponsors on, one off

If you’ve read the earlier posts or watched the videos, you’ll have seen that I have been very keen to use the Aarn Design Natural Balance bodypack and Pacer1 tent for this trek. I’m humbled to report that Southern Adventure … Continue reading

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I love MapWorld!

Madeleine Rayner at MapWorld is my favourite person today. She’s supplied MyAdventurePlus a very cool GME Accusat GPS equipped Emergency Locator Beacon – a vital piece of equipment for a solo hiker like me! Talk about “Be Prepared”..! But wait, … Continue reading

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PacerPoles arrive from the UK

I didn’t think my written words would suitably express how stoked I am that my Pacerpoles have arrived from the UK, so here is a short video clip which explains why they are so flamin’ awesome! [Pacerpoles arrive from the … Continue reading

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Bye bye Polo

What a way to spend a deliciously sunny Christchurch morning… crunching my numbers to confirm that my cashflow is a serious concern. So, without sugar-coating it, my beloved car is for sale. Listed today on TradeMe. Weird feeling: about to … Continue reading

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I love my feet

Thankfully, the fabulous team at Podamo love feet too! I had the pleasure of meeting Liz Bermingham of Podamo at Jennifer Manson’s book launch (you know – the author who is donating a portion of sales to my trail fund) … Continue reading

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Jennifer Manson’s gift to me

“How did you decide to walk Te Araroa?” is a question I’m often asked. For the past 2 years I’ve met monthly with a ‘mastermind’ group – seven of us supporting each other, challenging each other, helping each other be … Continue reading

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I’m in love

A rather dramatic heading, it’s true. Yet that’s how I feel about the Aarn Design Natural Balance bodypack. It was love at first night. I took it up the Port Hills late yesterday. Not super-weighed-down, but with everything I needed … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

Picture a bright-eyed kid on Christmas morning, surrounded by piles of enticing goodies. His grin is wide, heart full of appreciation at the time and effort people have put in to create his gifts. That’s how I felt this morning … Continue reading

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People are saying YES!

The logistics are starting to come together for my Te Araroa adventure! Today Jack Link’s Beef Snacks said they’d love to provide me some of their yummy ready-to-eat Beef Jerky and Steak Bars. I’m starting to salivate at the thought … Continue reading

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