Category Archives: Memories

The 28th Maori Battalion.

In  2009, the 70th Anniversary of the formation of the 28th Maori Battalion, a website was created to honour and commemorate the achievements of the Battalion during the second world war.   It was formally launched in August 2009 by the … Continue reading

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Lindos on the island of Rhodes

After two wonderful days visiting the historic city of Rhodes, we headed south along the east coast of the island to Lindos,  an ancient city founded around 10 B.C. by the Dorians and one of six cities known as the … Continue reading

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The Island of Rhodes

After completing our trip through Western Turkey we boarded a ferry at the port of Marmaris and travelled across the Aegean Sea to the Island of Rhodes.   Although it is part of the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, Rhodes is … Continue reading

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Ancient Ephesus

Looking out the window the following morning, we noticed a cruise liner had moored in the harbour and were advised to delay our trip to Ephesus until later in the morning.   Deciding to visit a nearby carpet factory, we watched … Continue reading

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Troy and beyond.

Leaving Canakkale we travel about thirty kilometres south to the historic site of the ancient city of Troy.    The history of this cradle of civilization is thought to stretch back to around 4000 B.C. and the ruins bear evidence of … Continue reading

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Travels through Western Turkey.

Over the last twenty years Turkey has been a favoured destination for New Zealanders.    When planning our trip, previous visitors remarked how friendly thy had found the Turkish people and that possessing a Kiwi passport avoided the need to obtain … Continue reading

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Whitianga – last post from the Coromandel

During our holiday we stayed just across the harbour inlet from Whitianga.   To access the town we caught the local ferry service – a three minute trip, saving us a one hour drive.     This excellent service brings you into the … Continue reading

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Westward …across the Coromandel

During our week exploring the area,  we spent a day travelling across the peninsula to  the old town of Coromandel.   Heading north from Whitianga, an attractive forested drive takes you through the picturesque settlement of Kuaotunu.   From here the … Continue reading

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More from the Coromandel

In my post a few days ago I described some of the features of Mercury Bay which is situated in the Coromandel Peninsula of the North Island of New Zealand. This small area hit the world headlines in 1987/1988 when  … Continue reading

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Trip to the Coromandel

Just returned from our first trip to the Coromandel.   Great people, beautiful countryside and a taste of the Arts. The morning after our arrival in the Coromandel peninsula, which is situated in the North Island of New Zealand, we walked … Continue reading

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