About Me

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I grew up on the Coromandel Coast, at the top end of the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. A 100% pure Kiwi kid. I am Ngati Porou, Ngati Maru and Irish by descent. My childhood instilled within me a forever restlessness,curiousity and a never ending love of oysters.

Coromandel has some of the world’s best sea life and beaches.

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Coromandel – a place of mountain ridges, Maori myths and monsters, pumping surf beaches with thermal-hot-spring-pools on their ocean edges, wild boar and even wilder childhoods.

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I spent my childhood a 100% pure, New Zealand kid, leaping off swing bridges in the Kauaeranga Valley, pig hunting  well by association- my teenage sweetheart was a pig hunter, motivated by love I ventured on one pig hunt, at the time I was a vegetarian.

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Today part of me yearns for my childhood of boulder hopping down streams littered with abandoned gold-mine shafts and running to dinner with grass stains from ‘playing outside’ to homes filled with homegrown veges, farm killed beasts, wild honey comb and home cooked meals.

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Writing inspired today, playing fashion sleuth in South Molton street London – I loved moving in London’s mass of humanity – needing to be somewhere or as in this moment, me needing to be nowhere at all.’
#travelwanderer #southmoltonstreet #flashbacktuesday’ #theloveauthentic

 

But here’s the magic – as writers we create and satisfy those yearnings with story. The gift of story with all it’s restless curiosity.

 

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Check me out here through the landscape of writing.

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