Race over Bluff hill: who won?

We had a bit of fun over the weekend. Melanie set off on foot from Stirling point, heading up Bluff hill to the Glory Track, then back along the coast path. mark headed up over Bluff hill from Gun Pit Road right over the top and down the other side to the coast path. Who got to the Glory track / coast path junction first?  Continue reading “Race over Bluff hill: who won?”

Megan and her Band stuff


unnamed (4)I started my pipe band career in Wellington when I was about 16, under the tuition of my father. I played my first nationals in 2010 – about a year after starting (which is a bit of an accomplishment!) I have also played for the New Zealand Foundation Youth Pipe Band, representing New Zealand in both Australia and Canada between 2011 and 2014. Continue reading “Megan and her Band stuff”

Relay for Life – Southland 2016

Team Ryding2Health
Team Ryding2Health

When I decided to put it out there a few months ago about entering a team Ryding2Health into this years Relay for life, I had no idea what to expect, and I certainly didn’t expect the outcome that we got.

Here is an account of our weekend, including a recording of the most poignant ceremony of the night and a video of our fun filled fund raising activities! Continue reading “Relay for Life – Southland 2016”