Travel will never be the same again. It won’t because Covid has helped us find closer-to-home things to do and enjoy. And it won’t because the planet cannot sustain us if we simply go back to our old ways when we can.Read more
Last year we followed the blog of Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing as she and brother Jack biked 2000km of the ancient Silk Rd from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Next month we can view the film they made of their epic trip, Doma, which will feature in Hamilton as part of the touring NZ Mountain Film Festival.Read more
A weekly biking group that started with just four Tamahere residents has blossomed and become something of an addiction for up to 30 regulars.
Named for the day of the ride, the Tamahere Friday Cycling group started by locals Gail and Mark Blackwell now regularly fields at least 20 cyclists for the weekly 30km ride.Read more
“It was during the fourth roadside squat, this time in a fetid ditch next to a donkey paddock, as the sun scorched the back of my neck that I thought “this was not what I had in mind.””
But that was the reality for Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing this week, as she relates on her blog, as she cycles the ancient Silk Road, an ancient trading route that stretches from China to the Mediterranean.Read more