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

    Clark Pollitt
    2018-10-22 19:25:26 +1300

    "Great Stefan. Looking forward to reading your story."

    Conal Boland-Bristow
    2018-10-22 01:17:32 +1300
    Sarah Wright
    2018-10-21 15:15:40 +1300

    "Looks a great read!"

    Katerina Seligman
    2018-10-21 11:07:52 +1300
    Kirsten Seaver
    2018-10-20 21:45:24 +1300
    KTand Graeme Rosewarne
    2018-10-20 20:04:41 +1300
    Richard Harris
    2018-10-20 19:00:09 +1300

    "My email address is [email protected] "

    Emma Spall
    2018-10-19 20:55:04 +1300
    Greg Donovan
    2018-10-19 18:18:50 +1300
    Nicole Anderson
    2018-10-19 18:00:03 +1300
    Jase Chin
    2018-10-19 14:24:39 +1300
    Stephanie Lynch
    2018-10-19 09:09:37 +1300

    "Hi Stephan, I'm Ross Lynch's sister in law. Looking forward to reading your book and giving away one for a birthday pressie. What a great trip, very inspiring!"

    Leanne Baggstrom
    2018-10-18 19:59:40 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-18 18:00:03 +1300
    David Becker
    2018-10-18 13:24:24 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-17 23:15:15 +1300
    Nick Suter
    2018-10-17 23:11:58 +1300
    Anton Holm
    2018-10-17 22:37:43 +1300
    Rach Shirley
    2018-10-17 20:00:04 +1300

    "Looking forward to reading your story of the TA; I’m sure everyone has a different one to share 😉"

    Juniper J Jones
    2018-10-17 17:33:27 +1300

    "Great job and look forward to reading this"

    Sylvain Plante
    2018-10-17 13:05:55 +1300
    Stephanie Laurie
    2018-10-17 12:57:44 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-17 10:14:49 +1300
    Richard Somerville
    2018-10-17 09:48:30 +1300
    Lekha Diesing
    2018-10-16 22:57:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-16 20:56:20 +1300
    Jimmy Costello
    2018-10-16 20:01:01 +1300

    "Great effort. jc"

    Anna Blair
    2018-10-16 17:58:01 +1300
    Mary Gray
    2018-10-16 16:57:12 +1300

    "I will also pay the rural delivery charge"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-16 15:38:59 +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.

      Clark Pollitt
      2018-10-22 19:25:26 +1300

      "Great Stefan. Looking forward to reading your story."

      Conal Boland-Bristow
      2018-10-22 01:17:32 +1300
      Sarah Wright
      2018-10-21 15:15:40 +1300

      "Looks a great read!"

      Katerina Seligman
      2018-10-21 11:07:52 +1300
      Kirsten Seaver
      2018-10-20 21:45:24 +1300
      KTand Graeme Rosewarne
      2018-10-20 20:04:41 +1300
      Richard Harris
      2018-10-20 19:00:09 +1300

      "My email address is [email protected] "

      Emma Spall
      2018-10-19 20:55:04 +1300
      Greg Donovan
      2018-10-19 18:18:50 +1300
      Nicole Anderson
      2018-10-19 18:00:03 +1300
      Jase Chin
      2018-10-19 14:24:39 +1300
      Stephanie Lynch
      2018-10-19 09:09:37 +1300

      "Hi Stephan, I'm Ross Lynch's sister in law. Looking forward to reading your book and giving away one for a birthday pressie. What a great trip, very inspiring!"

      Leanne Baggstrom
      2018-10-18 19:59:40 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-18 18:00:03 +1300
      David Becker
      2018-10-18 13:24:24 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-17 23:15:15 +1300
      Nick Suter
      2018-10-17 23:11:58 +1300
      Anton Holm
      2018-10-17 22:37:43 +1300
      Rach Shirley
      2018-10-17 20:00:04 +1300

      "Looking forward to reading your story of the TA; I’m sure everyone has a different one to share 😉"

      Juniper J Jones
      2018-10-17 17:33:27 +1300

      "Great job and look forward to reading this"

      Sylvain Plante
      2018-10-17 13:05:55 +1300
      Stephanie Laurie
      2018-10-17 12:57:44 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-17 10:14:49 +1300
      Richard Somerville
      2018-10-17 09:48:30 +1300
      Lekha Diesing
      2018-10-16 22:57:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-16 20:56:20 +1300
      Jimmy Costello
      2018-10-16 20:01:01 +1300

      "Great effort. jc"

      Anna Blair
      2018-10-16 17:58:01 +1300
      Mary Gray
      2018-10-16 16:57:12 +1300

      "I will also pay the rural delivery charge"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-16 15:38:59 +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.