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

    Alexander Andreasson
    2018-12-02 19:44:12 +1300

    "Looking forward to see the trail through any three set of eyes"

    David Coyle
    2018-12-01 20:45:52 +1300
    Laura Overton
    2018-12-01 13:00:21 +1300
    Justin Hunt
    2018-12-01 09:05:53 +1300
    Pauline Paterson
    2018-12-01 08:10:35 +1300
    Richard Sewell
    2018-11-30 22:30:49 +1300

    "Can't wait to read it and plan my escape "

    Carolyn
    2018-11-30 21:58:27 +1300
    Joakim Andersson
    2018-11-30 21:50:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-30 21:25:29 +1300
    Chris ford
    2018-11-30 20:43:07 +1300
    Mark A Braddock
    2018-11-30 20:42:32 +1300
    Charlotte Ouise
    2018-11-29 06:25:29 +1300

    "Good work! Looking forward to the read! "

    Hayden Montgomerie
    2018-11-28 18:20:54 +1300

    "Awesome to know you've done this already! Can't wait to read all about it over Summer! "

    Amanda Bamford
    2018-11-28 15:31:10 +1300
    Chie Saito Zimmerman
    2018-11-28 02:00:03 +1300

    "I'm looking forward to receiving a copy!!"

    Caroline Daly
    2018-11-27 21:48:29 +1300
    Angela Cody'mandell
    2018-11-27 07:22:59 +1300
    Kate Stuart
    2018-11-26 20:30:13 +1300

    "Stefan is awesome! I’m sure his book will be interesting, informative, fun and hopefully a little non PC (just like him)!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-26 17:57:54 +1300
    David Lloyd
    2018-11-26 13:46:00 +1300
    Joanna Hunter
    2018-11-26 12:56:15 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-26 12:20:34 +1300
    Bryan roper
    2018-11-26 08:48:38 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-25 21:27:31 +1300
    Jim Benbow
    2018-11-25 20:44:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-25 10:22:38 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-11-24 21:03:55 +1300
    Kristina Arthur
    2018-11-24 16:48:40 +1300
    Don MacDonald
    2018-11-24 13:44:43 +1300
    Mike Johnston
    2018-11-23 22:13:57 +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

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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.

      Alexander Andreasson
      2018-12-02 19:44:12 +1300

      "Looking forward to see the trail through any three set of eyes"

      David Coyle
      2018-12-01 20:45:52 +1300
      Laura Overton
      2018-12-01 13:00:21 +1300
      Justin Hunt
      2018-12-01 09:05:53 +1300
      Pauline Paterson
      2018-12-01 08:10:35 +1300
      Richard Sewell
      2018-11-30 22:30:49 +1300

      "Can't wait to read it and plan my escape "

      Carolyn
      2018-11-30 21:58:27 +1300
      Joakim Andersson
      2018-11-30 21:50:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-30 21:25:29 +1300
      Chris ford
      2018-11-30 20:43:07 +1300
      Mark A Braddock
      2018-11-30 20:42:32 +1300
      Charlotte Ouise
      2018-11-29 06:25:29 +1300

      "Good work! Looking forward to the read! "

      Hayden Montgomerie
      2018-11-28 18:20:54 +1300

      "Awesome to know you've done this already! Can't wait to read all about it over Summer! "

      Amanda Bamford
      2018-11-28 15:31:10 +1300
      Chie Saito Zimmerman
      2018-11-28 02:00:03 +1300

      "I'm looking forward to receiving a copy!!"

      Caroline Daly
      2018-11-27 21:48:29 +1300
      Angela Cody'mandell
      2018-11-27 07:22:59 +1300
      Kate Stuart
      2018-11-26 20:30:13 +1300

      "Stefan is awesome! I’m sure his book will be interesting, informative, fun and hopefully a little non PC (just like him)!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-26 17:57:54 +1300
      David Lloyd
      2018-11-26 13:46:00 +1300
      Joanna Hunter
      2018-11-26 12:56:15 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-26 12:20:34 +1300
      Bryan roper
      2018-11-26 08:48:38 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-25 21:27:31 +1300
      Jim Benbow
      2018-11-25 20:44:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-25 10:22:38 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-11-24 21:03:55 +1300
      Kristina Arthur
      2018-11-24 16:48:40 +1300
      Don MacDonald
      2018-11-24 13:44:43 +1300
      Mike Johnston
      2018-11-23 22:13:57 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 02/12/2018 at 9:00 PM.