48 hours in Wellington – Sunday

Following on from Saturday's suggestions Start the day with a walk into town along the waterfront to Chaffers' market for fresh produce straight from the market gardens of Otaki. You could get breakfast here at the food trucks and stalls, or in the Chaffers market building, or just grab a coffee now and save your … Continue reading 48 hours in Wellington – Sunday

48 hours in Wellington – Saturday

In the last fortnight I have visited Christchurch, Dunedin, fleeting visit back to Wellington and then Hamilton last weekend. This weekend will be spent in Wellington so I thought I would share my perfect Wellington weekend. Actually, to be fair, its a great Wellington weekend, rather than my perfect one; as my perfect one would … Continue reading 48 hours in Wellington – Saturday

An unexpected long weekend

Yesterday morning, during another sizeable earthquake before breakfast, I raced out of bed down my hallway though the kitchen and was about to head outside when I realized, I am not dressed for this. I spent Sunday mostly lounging around; doing chores, cooking, reading, watching DVDs, monitoring geonet.co.nz compulsively and reaffirming all the quakes I … Continue reading An unexpected long weekend


So, today I experienced my first earthquake since being back in NZ this time. Something I could have lived without. It wasn't even on my list of things to do! Super scary but all is OK. It was a 5.7 magnitude, but shallow with an epicentre 8km deep which explained the classification of severe. Luckily … Continue reading Earthquake!

Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive

Last weekend after brunch at the Backbencher, a gastropub across the from the Beehive, friends and I headed over to take the tour through New Zealand’s parliamentary buildings. The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington. … Continue reading Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive