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Mixing it up in Pirongia

Yesterday I decided to continue my trek from Hamilton Airport (close to Mystery Creek, where I finished up at Jamboree) and cut across to Pirongia, rather than backtrack and tackle Mount Pirongia. This proved a good decision, because I’m still yet … Continue reading

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A man in uniform

‘Women like a man in uniform’ is a widely-held belief. Therefore, I’ve never understood why my current Scout uniform has not had the same appeal to the fairer sex as the crisp ‘Officer and a Gentleman’ Navy whites, ‘Top Gun’ … Continue reading

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Jamboree pics: a fun adventure

The five days I spent at the 19th NZ Jamboree were stunning. Highlights included: Being welcomed by a vocal bunch of Scouts at the main gate as I completed my Auckland-to-Hamilton stretch of Te Araroa, and being whisked to Fuse … Continue reading

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Jamboree reached: Auckland to Hamilton complete!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a busy couple of days… here are the highlights: The physio was relatively happy with my shoes, Formthotics (thanks Podamo!) and walking style. She gave my shin some more ultrasound and ordered me to walk … Continue reading

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Laughs with Roskill Rovers

I spent last evening chatting and laughing with some of the Roskill Rover Crew. It never ceases to amaze me how diverse, yet similar, we are in SCOUTS! Awesome to learn of their plans to go tramping in the New … Continue reading

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Helping out The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Here’s a way for us to do a good turn for another top-notch youth organisation… The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award has just been selected by Sovereign Sunshine as a worthy not-for-profit, and now need our votes – the more … Continue reading

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Kerikeri Cubs look skyward

I had the pleasure last night of rocking along to Kerikeri Cubs and helping present the warrants for their THREE new Cub Leaders! The three dads are all keen as mustard to help the boys and girls progress through their … Continue reading

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Ahipara to Kerikeri (almost)

This would have to be as opposite to beach walking as I could get. Gone were the pleasant days of simply following my nose, so long as I was looking down the beach (not out to sea or back to … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic people

This weekend was full of Scout commitments: whole-day Regional Conferences in Christchurch and Dunedin, with lots of enthusiastic youth and leaders. At each I shared my plan to walk Te Araroa. Perhaps it’s because SCOUTS is a perfect organisation for … Continue reading

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Live television interview: CTV Good Living

It was an absolute pleasure chatting about MyAdventurePlus and Te Araroa with Megan Banks on Canterbury Television’s Good Living show this morning. To view the short video clip, simply click here. Enjoy!

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