Rain or shine – a weekend in Mount Maunganui

Rain or shine – a weekend in Mount Maunganui

It had all looked so promising on the forecast. Friday morning the weekend looked all lovely and I my app told me that there were going to be 11 hours of sun on both Saturday and Sunday. So we decided on a last minute roadtrip down to Auckland’s favourite holiday resort, Mount Maunganui.

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Becoming a Tough Mudder

Becoming a Tough Mudder

“I just discovered the most awesome challenge for you”, I said excited as I showed Chris a picture of an ad I saw a few minutes before we met up in Wynyard Quarter after a meeting. “That should get you occupied for a while”.
It was end of August and Chris had just stopped smoking. He was looking for a race or challenge he could train for so he had a good reason not to smoke.  An obstacle run in mud and dirt should probably tickle his fancy and sense for competition. So, I suggested him to run at the Tough Mudder in November.

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Alex in mountain biking wonderland

The first time I’ve ever heard of Woodhill, the mountain bike park in the east of Auckland, was from Chris. He went there with a friend and immediately bought a season pass. I was so keen to find out what it was all about so I got really excited when we decided to shred the trails on the past Labour Day long weekend.

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Long live the long weekend: 3 tips for 3 active days in Auckland

It seems to be a phenomenon that everyone seems to flee Auckland as soon as there is a long weekend on the horizon. If you decide to stay home this time, here are 3 tips for 3 active days in Auckland

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Spring skiing on Mount Doom

Spring skiing on Mount Doom

Ok, it’s technically not Mount Doom (aka Mount Ngauruhoe) but its volcano neighbor, Ruapehu. But doesn’t this sound amazing? For me as a skiing and volcano lover, being able to actually ski on an active volcano is the best thing that can happen to me.

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