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Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise.

The Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise meets 6:45am Friday mornings at the Tauranga Club. Yet again another incredible view, looking over the harbour on a brilliant summers morning at sunrise. Tauranga Sunrise is one of the larger clubs I have … Continue reading

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Papamoa Rotary Club.

I reckon that Papamoa, just like the Maketu Rotary Club, has one of the best views in the world for a Rotary club. Check out where they meet at 5:45pm every Thursday… That blue yonder? The Pacific ocean. Absolutely stunning. … Continue reading

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Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club.

This morning I spoke to Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club who meets 6:45am on Friday mornings in Hamilton Central. Was a beautiful morning, filled with good people and conversations as always. It was one of the clubs I really wished to … Continue reading

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Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club.

Today was my sponsor club visit… amazing time catching up with all the familiar faces! Can’t believe how long since I have been there and all that has happened in between. Wow. Just… WOW. Always such a pleasure to visit, … Continue reading

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Maketu Rotary Club.

Tonight was my first presentation upon returning home. Yes I may have been nuts to schedule it only three days after I flew in… but I had stories to tell. I had people to see! The club meets Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Home.

Its been 48 hours since I arrived back in New Zealand. Still doesn’t quite feel like I thought it should. It should feel like home, but its not quite. Everything I see with my eyes doesn’t feel real, its like … Continue reading

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Shanghai – Mount Maunganui.

Last leg of the journey today, flying Shanghai to Auckland and then driving back to the Mount. Actually caught a glimpse of this beauty yesterday when we flew into Shanghai and made my heart leap… such a slice of home, … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Shanghai.

Got up early and flew two hours to Shanghai this morning from Xi’an. Almost didn’t make it to the airport, as usual the driving here is horrendous. Never quite sure if you are going to make it! We were excited … Continue reading

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Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors.

The terracotta warriors were only discovered in 1974 by a local farmer looking to dig a well. What a find! Upon ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, later the first Emperor of … Continue reading

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Beijing – Xi’an.

Limited time slot this morning before our afternoon train to Xi’an, but still managed to fit in a few things. First up was Jingshan park so that we could walk up Feng Shui hill for the view across the Forbidden … Continue reading

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