Historic towns, New Zealand

Down By the Dockside, Tolaga Bay

With the beginning of summer and the festive season there's the search for all sorts of gear that's been stored away for the last year. Why? because it's time for camping with many whanau/family heading around the coast to their annual damp whoops I mean sunny campsite. Here is one popular East Coast spot. Proud… Continue reading Down By the Dockside, Tolaga Bay

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Road Trips

Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Recently we had the experience of staying in a place that was once a grand 19th-century hotel.  Which sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking the Waitomo Caves. It does sound very posh doesn't it, well, as it so happens the Queen's head once lay on a fluffed up pillow on the first floor, during late… Continue reading Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Life at No.22, Musings

Do you Donate to Charity Shops?

We all know today's modern mantra, is to reduce, reuse and recycle.  The rippling effect of that usually means frequenting a charity shop is high on the agenda for many folks.  If the charity shop I work in is anything to go by.  We are very busy with incoming goods and with hopefully satisfied bargain hunters… Continue reading Do you Donate to Charity Shops?

History, Life at No.22, New Zealand

NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection

A few days ago was the 126th celebration of women in New Zealand achieving the right to vote. It was also my first week back volunteering at The Elms/Te Papa for a few months. I tend to arrive early to enjoy a walk around the gardens and familiarise myself before any visitors are welcomed in.… Continue reading NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection