North to South - Hiking New Zealand's 3,000 kilometre Te Araroa Trail

By Stefan Fairweather

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North To South Hiking New Zealand's 3,000 Kilometre Te Araroa Trail

Project 2018-10-04 22:37:17 +1300

In the summer of 2017, I took six months off work to walk the length of New Zealand on the 3,000-kilometre Te Araroa trail.  This is the story of my Te Araroa journey.

It is a self published project and I'm doing pre-sales on the PledgeMe website.  It will be printed and ready for distribution at the end of November/start of December.  It would make a great Christmas present, even to yourself!  Five percent of all profits will go to each of the Te Araroa Trust, The Royal Forest and Bird Society, and the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) of NZ.

I'm a little biased, but I think it's a fantastic read with quirky takes of people I meet on the road, and vivid, colourful descriptions of the beautiful country I call home. I'd love to be able to share my story with you, and maybe inspire you to walk a part (or all?) of the Te Araroa.

I've had a few people read the book already, and this is what they had to say;

“Stefan weaves his life experiences and philosophy into this meticulous account of his journey through New Zealand.  His descriptions of the land and scenery he encounters and the people he meets speaks to a profound love of both.  It is a must read for all prospective Te Araroa walkers and anyone who wants to know Aotearoa better.”

Dennis Clark, New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) member

Your purchase and support would be very much appreciated. Click on the rewards page and make a pledge to buy the book.  Visit the website www.northtosouthnz.com for more information, or flick me an email with any enquiries. Kia ora and thanks for your support!

 Starting from Cape Reinga, February 1st

 Bluff 102 days later

Cover for North to South

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Past the goal and going strong!

20/11/2018 at 1:59 PM

Many thanks to everyone who has pledged.  I am past the funding target and still going strong.  There are still 12 days left in the campaign, so if you know anyone who may want to purchase a copy, please forwad the PledgeMe link onwards. If you are looking for a Christmas present for someone else, please purcahse another copy :)

Below is a DRAFT copy of the cover - the book should be back from the printers in the next 10 days.

One quarter of the way

15/10/2018 at 5:56 PM

Thanks to everyone who has pledged to buy a copy of North to South. Today marked a significant milestone - one quarter of the way towards the funding target.  Continue to spread the word far and wide if you can to those you think may be interested in purchasing a copy.

    Pledgers 189

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-23 13:30:16 +1300
    Lynnette Silke
    2018-11-22 12:06:46 +1300
    Rhian Non Mair
    2018-11-22 08:27:04 +1300
    clive davidson
    2018-11-20 11:35:14 +1300
    Suzanne
    2018-11-19 08:53:45 +1300

    "Well done on completing the Te Araroa - I look forward to reading about the adventure :)"

    Dave Murray
    2018-11-18 20:10:42 +1300
    Bill Misselbrook
    2018-11-17 14:48:40 +1300

    "Hopefully in time for Christmas :)"

    Adrian Turner
    2018-11-16 20:17:14 +1300

    "Always happy to support people who take on this sort of challenge."

    Chris Barnett
    2018-11-16 07:31:33 +1300
    Wiebke Strehlitz
    2018-11-15 18:59:37 +1300
    Mihi Watson
    2018-11-15 14:57:29 +1300

    "Can't wait to read it !"

    Jo
    2018-11-15 11:47:45 +1300

    "Well done!"

    Gregory Davis
    2018-11-15 06:57:28 +1300

    "From the USA, thank you for writing this account, and I'll get back as soon as I can!"

    Rebecca Hall
    2018-11-14 19:06:56 +1300
    Don Peat
    2018-11-13 07:17:16 +1300
    Zoe Burns
    2018-11-13 06:01:40 +1300

    "Well done and good luck with your book! Zoe in Scotland "

    Emilie Wilkie
    2018-11-12 15:55:29 +1300
    Mark Kerr
    2018-11-12 08:46:51 +1300
    Anna Ritchie
    2018-11-11 22:03:27 +1300

    "Congrats Stefan! Such an achievement!!"

    Tiong Li Ching
    2018-11-11 22:02:37 +1300
    Mary Drury
    2018-11-11 20:56:40 +1300
    Louise Mason
    2018-11-11 19:49:12 +1300

    "Well done. I look forward to reading about it."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-11 16:37:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-11 14:12:02 +1300
    Grant Fairweather
    2018-11-11 13:20:40 +1300
    Lloyd Chapman
    2018-11-11 09:57:23 +1300
    Lisa Blomquist
    2018-11-11 09:36:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-10 21:44:00 +1300
    Robyn van Reenen
    2018-11-10 21:05:37 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-10 18:53:35 +1300

    Followers 4

    Followers of North to South - Hiking New Zealand's 3,000 kilometre Te Araroa Trail

    North To South Hiking New Zealand's 3,000 Kilometre Te Araroa Trail

    Project 2018-10-04 22:37:17 +1300

    In the summer of 2017, I took six months off work to walk the length of New Zealand on the 3,000-kilometre Te Araroa trail.  This is the story of my Te Araroa journey.

    It is a self published project and I'm doing pre-sales on the PledgeMe website.  It will be printed and ready for distribution at the end of November/start of December.  It would make a great Christmas present, even to yourself!  Five percent of all profits will go to each of the Te Araroa Trust, The Royal Forest and Bird Society, and the Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) of NZ.

    I'm a little biased, but I think it's a fantastic read with quirky takes of people I meet on the road, and vivid, colourful descriptions of the beautiful country I call home. I'd love to be able to share my story with you, and maybe inspire you to walk a part (or all?) of the Te Araroa.

    I've had a few people read the book already, and this is what they had to say;

    “Stefan weaves his life experiences and philosophy into this meticulous account of his journey through New Zealand.  His descriptions of the land and scenery he encounters and the people he meets speaks to a profound love of both.  It is a must read for all prospective Te Araroa walkers and anyone who wants to know Aotearoa better.”

    Dennis Clark, New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) member

    Your purchase and support would be very much appreciated. Click on the rewards page and make a pledge to buy the book.  Visit the website www.northtosouthnz.com for more information, or flick me an email with any enquiries. Kia ora and thanks for your support!

     Starting from Cape Reinga, February 1st

     Bluff 102 days later

    Cover for North to South

    Comments

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    Past the goal and going strong!

    20/11/2018 at 1:59 PM

    Many thanks to everyone who has pledged.  I am past the funding target and still going strong.  There are still 12 days left in the campaign, so if you know anyone who may want to purchase a copy, please forwad the PledgeMe link onwards. If you are looking for a Christmas present for someone else, please purcahse another copy :)

    Below is a DRAFT copy of the cover - the book should be back from the printers in the next 10 days.

    One quarter of the way

    15/10/2018 at 5:56 PM

    Thanks to everyone who has pledged to buy a copy of North to South. Today marked a significant milestone - one quarter of the way towards the funding target.  Continue to spread the word far and wide if you can to those you think may be interested in purchasing a copy.

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-23 13:30:16 +1300
      Lynnette Silke
      2018-11-22 12:06:46 +1300
      Rhian Non Mair
      2018-11-22 08:27:04 +1300
      clive davidson
      2018-11-20 11:35:14 +1300
      Suzanne
      2018-11-19 08:53:45 +1300

      "Well done on completing the Te Araroa - I look forward to reading about the adventure :)"

      Dave Murray
      2018-11-18 20:10:42 +1300
      Bill Misselbrook
      2018-11-17 14:48:40 +1300

      "Hopefully in time for Christmas :)"

      Adrian Turner
      2018-11-16 20:17:14 +1300

      "Always happy to support people who take on this sort of challenge."

      Chris Barnett
      2018-11-16 07:31:33 +1300
      Wiebke Strehlitz
      2018-11-15 18:59:37 +1300
      Mihi Watson
      2018-11-15 14:57:29 +1300

      "Can't wait to read it !"

      Jo
      2018-11-15 11:47:45 +1300

      "Well done!"

      Gregory Davis
      2018-11-15 06:57:28 +1300

      "From the USA, thank you for writing this account, and I'll get back as soon as I can!"

      Rebecca Hall
      2018-11-14 19:06:56 +1300
      Don Peat
      2018-11-13 07:17:16 +1300
      Zoe Burns
      2018-11-13 06:01:40 +1300

      "Well done and good luck with your book! Zoe in Scotland "

      Emilie Wilkie
      2018-11-12 15:55:29 +1300
      Mark Kerr
      2018-11-12 08:46:51 +1300
      Anna Ritchie
      2018-11-11 22:03:27 +1300

      "Congrats Stefan! Such an achievement!!"

      Tiong Li Ching
      2018-11-11 22:02:37 +1300
      Mary Drury
      2018-11-11 20:56:40 +1300
      Louise Mason
      2018-11-11 19:49:12 +1300

      "Well done. I look forward to reading about it."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-11 16:37:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-11 14:12:02 +1300
      Grant Fairweather
      2018-11-11 13:20:40 +1300
      Lloyd Chapman
      2018-11-11 09:57:23 +1300
      Lisa Blomquist
      2018-11-11 09:36:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-10 21:44:00 +1300
      Robyn van Reenen
      2018-11-10 21:05:37 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-10 18:53:35 +1300

      Followers of North to South - Hiking New Zealand's 3,000 kilometre Te Araroa Trail

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 02/12/2018 at 9:00 PM.