Personal Stories


Sixteen years ago I arrived on the shores of New Zealand with a few boxes, a couple of suitcases, no job and a lot of Google information about the country. I went from being fairly well-known and established in Durban to completely unknown in Wellington! Coming from a city that teemed with people, it took […]

Footprints on beach Kaikoura
Personal Stories

Shake, rattle and roll

Hi everyone Travelling through the South Island, on my first trip to NZ, I remember driving for long periods of time without seeing another person. I had a strange feeling that perhaps there’d been a mass evacuation and I didn’t get the call! Hello, hello…is there any reception here….is this phone working? Seriously though, the […]