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

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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

    Nat
    2018-11-10 15:17:36 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-10 14:49:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-10 00:24:37 +1300

    "Hopefully a great book to help us prepare for TA 2019/2020"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-09 23:42:42 +1300
    Mike Higgins
    2018-11-09 23:35:50 +1300
    Sebastian Bala
    2018-11-09 23:26:50 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-09 21:45:08 +1300
    Julie Stacey
    2018-11-09 21:34:27 +1300

    "Awesome job.. Can't wait to read it!! Best of luck with the project, Jules (Tinytramper) "

    Sarra Vette
    2018-11-09 21:17:33 +1300
    V Kennedy
    2018-11-09 21:14:50 +1300

    "Amazing job! Look forward to reading it. :-) Seems like yesterday we met you. "

    Steven Carr
    2018-11-09 21:06:43 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-08 10:53:13 +1300
    Thomas Adamson
    2018-11-07 15:36:33 +1300
    murray hills
    2018-11-05 07:33:03 +1300

    "Can't wait!!"

    Nicole Mary Lynch
    2018-11-04 19:24:23 +1300
    Tom Bowen
    2018-11-04 07:35:53 +1300
    Elizabeth Eadon
    2018-11-03 17:53:47 +1300
    Jemma
    2018-11-03 16:27:00 +1300
    Samuel Fussey
    2018-11-03 15:44:03 +1300

    "Hope it doesn't put me off the plan to do it come 2020"

    Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
    2018-11-03 13:56:20 +1300
    William Parkyn
    2018-11-02 23:11:59 +1300

    "As if you weren't busy enough!!!"

    Dawn Tuffery
    2018-11-02 15:54:11 +1300

    "Sounds good, look forward to reading :)"

    Sallie Barr
    2018-11-01 21:52:39 +1300
    Rupert MacLachlan
    2018-11-01 20:56:01 +1300
    pat
    2018-11-01 13:52:17 +1300
    David Cregan
    2018-11-01 12:52:20 +1300
    Hayden Taylor
    2018-11-01 12:03:37 +1300
    Sandie Abbott
    2018-11-01 11:43:39 +1300
    Brent Godsiff
    2018-11-01 10:13:59 +1300
    Philip Wyndham
    2018-11-01 09:49:43 +1300

    "Congrats Stefan on completing the walk and the bigger challenge of writing a book. This will be enjoyed by all the team and guests from Adventure South NZ. "

    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.

      Nat
      2018-11-10 15:17:36 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-10 14:49:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-10 00:24:37 +1300

      "Hopefully a great book to help us prepare for TA 2019/2020"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-09 23:42:42 +1300
      Mike Higgins
      2018-11-09 23:35:50 +1300
      Sebastian Bala
      2018-11-09 23:26:50 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-09 21:45:08 +1300
      Julie Stacey
      2018-11-09 21:34:27 +1300

      "Awesome job.. Can't wait to read it!! Best of luck with the project, Jules (Tinytramper) "

      Sarra Vette
      2018-11-09 21:17:33 +1300
      V Kennedy
      2018-11-09 21:14:50 +1300

      "Amazing job! Look forward to reading it. :-) Seems like yesterday we met you. "

      Steven Carr
      2018-11-09 21:06:43 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-08 10:53:13 +1300
      Thomas Adamson
      2018-11-07 15:36:33 +1300
      murray hills
      2018-11-05 07:33:03 +1300

      "Can't wait!!"

      Nicole Mary Lynch
      2018-11-04 19:24:23 +1300
      Tom Bowen
      2018-11-04 07:35:53 +1300
      Elizabeth Eadon
      2018-11-03 17:53:47 +1300
      Jemma
      2018-11-03 16:27:00 +1300
      Samuel Fussey
      2018-11-03 15:44:03 +1300

      "Hope it doesn't put me off the plan to do it come 2020"

      Liz HowePledgeMe Staff
      2018-11-03 13:56:20 +1300
      William Parkyn
      2018-11-02 23:11:59 +1300

      "As if you weren't busy enough!!!"

      Dawn Tuffery
      2018-11-02 15:54:11 +1300

      "Sounds good, look forward to reading :)"

      Sallie Barr
      2018-11-01 21:52:39 +1300
      Rupert MacLachlan
      2018-11-01 20:56:01 +1300
      pat
      2018-11-01 13:52:17 +1300
      David Cregan
      2018-11-01 12:52:20 +1300
      Hayden Taylor
      2018-11-01 12:03:37 +1300
      Sandie Abbott
      2018-11-01 11:43:39 +1300
      Brent Godsiff
      2018-11-01 10:13:59 +1300
      Philip Wyndham
      2018-11-01 09:49:43 +1300

      "Congrats Stefan on completing the walk and the bigger challenge of writing a book. This will be enjoyed by all the team and guests from Adventure South NZ. "

      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.