Blog posts from August 2007

  • Waipara Wine & Food: Cause for Celebration

    By Amelia Norman
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    There’s a time and a place for bluegrass music and the Waipara Valley Wine & Food Celebration is definitely it.

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  •  Amelia rides the Zorb down the zig-zag track, Rotorua.  © Zorb, Rotorua

    The Spirit of Rotorua

    By Amelia Norman
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    I think I’m going to be sick. I can’t tell top from bottom of this giant plastic ball in which I’m encased. It’s rolling faster and faster downhill and changing direction willy-nilly.

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    A Kiwi Encounter

    By Amelia Norman
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    In the hushed darkness I hear a scratching. Something with claws is raking the forest ground fitfully. I tiptoe forward past tall, umbrella-shaped punga trees, eager not to reveal my presence. The scratching stops. I stop. Has it seen me? Silence…

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  •  The Hot Tracks Hagglund ride in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.  © Amelia Norman

    Hot Tracks in Hanmer

    By Amelia Norman
    Friday, 17 August 2007

    “It’s not every day you see a bright orange bit of Tupperware driving down the road,” comments my chauffeur, Paddy.

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