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PAKU HILL – TAIRUA

Our last summit ended with a well deserved swim at Pauanui Beach before packing up and making the short drive from Pauanui to Tairua for an earlyish dinner to restock our energy levels and head up to Paku Hill and claim another summit in the activation log.   Paku Hill stands high above Tairua and you can follow the road up a good chunk of the …

Just a little beachside stroll….yeah right!

When you think Pauanui, you think sandy beaches and surfers, swimming and relaxation.   Though as Warren had discovered before joining my family in Whangamata for the last week of the school holidays, Pauanui is also home to Mount Pauanui and that Mountain is another SOTA Summit, one we intended to tick off while in the area.   One day out of 4 were set aside for …

Mount Eden – Another region under our belts

Today we were in Auckland for a delayed family Christmas outing with Warren’s work to the Auckland Zoo.   Warren took the opportunity of course to slip in and get another summit under his belt and in his log.   While Warren is not the first to activate Mt Eden for ZL SOTA, this was a first for him all the same.    Andrew VK3ARR  activated Mt Eden …

Blood, Sweat and Tears – Tackling the highest summit in Hawkes Bay

10 points awaited Warren, with a 3.30am wakeup – planning a sunrise hike with kids in tow didn’t quite work as planned.   Warren’s cousin Olivia was to join us for the hike today but we never did cross paths in the end, she was up and down well ahead of us, although we are pretty sure we saw her going up on another track. We …

At the end of another day – Waipoapoa Summit

January 7th we ventured out for some holiday down time at Waimaramara beach as a family.   After fish and chips at the local shop we headed for the countryside to squeeze in a SOTA summit activation.  Warren couldnt let a day’s chance pass him by and he had prepared himself for the chance and made contact with the land owner to gain permission to access …