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

    janet win
    2018-10-16 14:08:33 +1300
    John Dobbs
    2018-10-16 10:09:14 +1300
    Greg Wilkinson
    2018-10-15 22:04:36 +1300

    "I look forward to reading about your Te Araroa adventure and being inspired to pursue my own. Thank you Stefan."

    Annella Wheatley
    2018-10-15 18:54:50 +1300
    Jason Roxburgh
    2018-10-15 17:17:04 +1300
    Crispin Ovenden
    2018-10-15 07:45:07 +1300

    "Looking forward to reading it! "

    Deborah Wagteveld
    2018-10-15 07:26:14 +1300
    Laura Field
    2018-10-12 19:05:47 +1300

    "Perfect Christmas present for my husband. He would love to r it and also chat to you about your experience "

    Tristan Palmer
    2018-10-12 12:52:34 +1300

    "Really looking forward to reading this!!"

    Jacki Maginness
    2018-10-11 21:32:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-11 20:02:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-11 19:04:38 +1300

    "Thanks for sharing Stefan!"

    Justin Fletcher
    2018-10-11 13:11:20 +1300
    Bridget Batchelar
    2018-10-11 09:05:57 +1300

    "So proud of you Stefan !"

    Mandy Holdstock
    2018-10-11 08:30:53 +1300

    "Looking forward to being inspired. Thanks for taking the time to write the book : )"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-11 08:08:05 +1300
    Reuben Farrelly
    2018-10-11 01:45:36 +1300
    Shireen Spaull
    2018-10-10 22:04:28 +1300

    "So looking forward to reading this Stefan... I’m sure your dry wit will make it an entertaining read. This trail is on my bucket list!!"

    Tracey Greenwood
    2018-10-10 21:38:34 +1300

    "Way to go Stefan!"

    Viv Newnham
    2018-10-10 20:13:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-10 19:52:21 +1300

    "I have read the first chapter and loved it... cant wait for my book to arrive to read the rest!"

    Rachel Bartrum
    2018-10-10 19:01:02 +1300
    David Barnes
    2018-10-10 18:48:54 +1300
    Abby Zarifeh
    2018-10-10 16:43:25 +1300
    Joe Harlowe
    2018-10-10 13:58:44 +1300

    "Good man yourself! Looking forward to reading this :)"

    Dick Wilkins
    2018-10-10 12:17:56 +1300

    "2 copies please"

    Justine Auton
    2018-10-10 11:50:40 +1300

    "Fantastic initiative. My Airbnb guests will enjoy having this wonderful book in their room."

    Christina Jenkins
    2018-10-10 10:14:13 +1300

    "Shot Stefan!! Looking forward to the read :) Nick and Christie Jenkins"

    Ross Lynch
    2018-10-10 07:18:12 +1300
    Chris Savage
    2018-10-09 21:08:39 +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.

      janet win
      2018-10-16 14:08:33 +1300
      John Dobbs
      2018-10-16 10:09:14 +1300
      Greg Wilkinson
      2018-10-15 22:04:36 +1300

      "I look forward to reading about your Te Araroa adventure and being inspired to pursue my own. Thank you Stefan."

      Annella Wheatley
      2018-10-15 18:54:50 +1300
      Jason Roxburgh
      2018-10-15 17:17:04 +1300
      Crispin Ovenden
      2018-10-15 07:45:07 +1300

      "Looking forward to reading it! "

      Deborah Wagteveld
      2018-10-15 07:26:14 +1300
      Laura Field
      2018-10-12 19:05:47 +1300

      "Perfect Christmas present for my husband. He would love to r it and also chat to you about your experience "

      Tristan Palmer
      2018-10-12 12:52:34 +1300

      "Really looking forward to reading this!!"

      Jacki Maginness
      2018-10-11 21:32:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-11 20:02:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-11 19:04:38 +1300

      "Thanks for sharing Stefan!"

      Justin Fletcher
      2018-10-11 13:11:20 +1300
      Bridget Batchelar
      2018-10-11 09:05:57 +1300

      "So proud of you Stefan !"

      Mandy Holdstock
      2018-10-11 08:30:53 +1300

      "Looking forward to being inspired. Thanks for taking the time to write the book : )"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-11 08:08:05 +1300
      Reuben Farrelly
      2018-10-11 01:45:36 +1300
      Shireen Spaull
      2018-10-10 22:04:28 +1300

      "So looking forward to reading this Stefan... I’m sure your dry wit will make it an entertaining read. This trail is on my bucket list!!"

      Tracey Greenwood
      2018-10-10 21:38:34 +1300

      "Way to go Stefan!"

      Viv Newnham
      2018-10-10 20:13:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-10 19:52:21 +1300

      "I have read the first chapter and loved it... cant wait for my book to arrive to read the rest!"

      Rachel Bartrum
      2018-10-10 19:01:02 +1300
      David Barnes
      2018-10-10 18:48:54 +1300
      Abby Zarifeh
      2018-10-10 16:43:25 +1300
      Joe Harlowe
      2018-10-10 13:58:44 +1300

      "Good man yourself! Looking forward to reading this :)"

      Dick Wilkins
      2018-10-10 12:17:56 +1300

      "2 copies please"

      Justine Auton
      2018-10-10 11:50:40 +1300

      "Fantastic initiative. My Airbnb guests will enjoy having this wonderful book in their room."

      Christina Jenkins
      2018-10-10 10:14:13 +1300

      "Shot Stefan!! Looking forward to the read :) Nick and Christie Jenkins"

      Ross Lynch
      2018-10-10 07:18:12 +1300
      Chris Savage
      2018-10-09 21:08:39 +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.