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

    Dean Rees
    2018-11-01 09:30:36 +1300
    Tracy Robinson
    2018-11-01 09:28:44 +1300

    "Good luck with this project. Sounds like a great adventure. I am hoping to inspire a friend to share the journey."

    Gus Feltham
    2018-11-01 09:04:21 +1300
    Guy Smith
    2018-11-01 08:53:53 +1300

    "Congratulations on a great effort, both the walk and getting the book to print."

    Rachel Leary
    2018-11-01 08:29:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-01 08:06:15 +1300
    russell pickering
    2018-11-01 08:00:03 +1300
    Tom Marshall
    2018-11-01 06:41:05 +1300
    Ellen Richardson
    2018-11-01 02:19:38 +1300
    Lizzie McKenzie
    2018-11-01 00:20:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-31 20:58:20 +1300
    Lewis Wixon
    2018-10-31 20:28:49 +1300
    Neil Phillips
    2018-10-31 19:28:29 +1300
    Lisa
    2018-10-31 19:26:41 +1300
    Ken Buckingham
    2018-10-31 06:33:39 +1300
    Nikki Day
    2018-10-30 20:58:23 +1300
    Royce Mills
    2018-10-29 17:11:03 +1300
    Kiran Misra
    2018-10-28 15:40:26 +1300

    "Hoping for the best Stefan, looking forward to the final product. I am sure it will be fantastic. "

    Bridget Batchelar
    2018-10-27 13:56:11 +1300
    Terran Nowlan
    2018-10-27 13:03:33 +1300

    "Good luck with this worthy project, I look forward to reading about the exploits at X-Mas."

    Rachel
    2018-10-25 20:43:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-25 06:03:43 +1300
    Karl
    2018-10-24 21:30:17 +1300
    Steve Bayliss
    2018-10-24 19:24:07 +1300
    Quanah Hudson
    2018-10-24 12:49:55 +1300
    Maureen McIntyre
    2018-10-23 19:47:02 +1300
    Isabel Foley
    2018-10-23 18:52:36 +1300
    Rochelle
    2018-10-23 18:11:32 +1300

    "Make sure that gets me 5of your wonderful tomes. Plus an autograph in one with only a minimally abusive message"

    Jo Peden
    2018-10-23 15:08:49 +1300
    Sarah Pearson
    2018-10-23 08:29:43 +1300

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    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.

      Dean Rees
      2018-11-01 09:30:36 +1300
      Tracy Robinson
      2018-11-01 09:28:44 +1300

      "Good luck with this project. Sounds like a great adventure. I am hoping to inspire a friend to share the journey."

      Gus Feltham
      2018-11-01 09:04:21 +1300
      Guy Smith
      2018-11-01 08:53:53 +1300

      "Congratulations on a great effort, both the walk and getting the book to print."

      Rachel Leary
      2018-11-01 08:29:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-01 08:06:15 +1300
      russell pickering
      2018-11-01 08:00:03 +1300
      Tom Marshall
      2018-11-01 06:41:05 +1300
      Ellen Richardson
      2018-11-01 02:19:38 +1300
      Lizzie McKenzie
      2018-11-01 00:20:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-31 20:58:20 +1300
      Lewis Wixon
      2018-10-31 20:28:49 +1300
      Neil Phillips
      2018-10-31 19:28:29 +1300
      Lisa
      2018-10-31 19:26:41 +1300
      Ken Buckingham
      2018-10-31 06:33:39 +1300
      Nikki Day
      2018-10-30 20:58:23 +1300
      Royce Mills
      2018-10-29 17:11:03 +1300
      Kiran Misra
      2018-10-28 15:40:26 +1300

      "Hoping for the best Stefan, looking forward to the final product. I am sure it will be fantastic. "

      Bridget Batchelar
      2018-10-27 13:56:11 +1300
      Terran Nowlan
      2018-10-27 13:03:33 +1300

      "Good luck with this worthy project, I look forward to reading about the exploits at X-Mas."

      Rachel
      2018-10-25 20:43:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-25 06:03:43 +1300
      Karl
      2018-10-24 21:30:17 +1300
      Steve Bayliss
      2018-10-24 19:24:07 +1300
      Quanah Hudson
      2018-10-24 12:49:55 +1300
      Maureen McIntyre
      2018-10-23 19:47:02 +1300
      Isabel Foley
      2018-10-23 18:52:36 +1300
      Rochelle
      2018-10-23 18:11:32 +1300

      "Make sure that gets me 5of your wonderful tomes. Plus an autograph in one with only a minimally abusive message"

      Jo Peden
      2018-10-23 15:08:49 +1300
      Sarah Pearson
      2018-10-23 08:29:43 +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.