A Redefining Of My Relationship With Money

A Redefining Of My Relationship With Money

Money, from my point of view is such a taboo subject in our modern society. To me everyone seems to be fine in defining people by their material worth but when it comes to actually talking about money & what it really & truly means to them, now that’s a whole...

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Grape Expectations…

Grape Expectations…

So, yesterday we were in Marlborough country - Blenheim to be precise - and the whole area is not only beautiful but it offers so many great opportunities for wine tasting. There are lots of wineries offering tours and tasting, but as time was a bit tight, we went to...

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The Gifts Brought By Gorgeous Greenstone…

The Gifts Brought By Gorgeous Greenstone…

Beloved by the Maoris - and Kiwis generally - the New Zealand Greenstone is a major player when it comes to the ‘gift economy’. A type of jade, ‘pounamu’ as it’s commonly known in New Zealand, is hard, durable and highly valued. Used in the past for making...

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Where There’s Mud, There’s Money!

Where There’s Mud, There’s Money!

The geo-thermal mud pools in Waiotapu apparently have great healing qualities because of their rich mineral content - but given that they were practically boiling, we didn’t get in! The good news for the people of neighbouring Rotorua though,...

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What Did The Maori Ever Do For Us?

What Did The Maori Ever Do For Us?

Interestingly, on our travels in Rotorua, New Zealand, we discovered that there are several Maori tribes sharing their cultural heritage and view of the world with the 'tribe of many nations’ (the visitors to their village from all over the planet). There seem to be...

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