The Editor’s Diary: Where HAVE You Been? 25 September – 1 October

With our spring issue flying through Kale’s printers and being bound and sent out, we all took off to be recharged. Mat and I went up to Auckland to cuddle nieces and nephews and absorb some beauty in the city.

Auckland Art Gallery

First stop was Auck­land Art Gallery. Walk­ing into their atri­um and look­ing up, Judy Darragh’s mul­ti coloured, sil­very struc­tures hung down from a ceil­ing criss-crossed with curved wood­en slats. In a band round the top of the walls, win­dows showed leafy tree tops bustling in the wind. To be hon­est, that room was so beau­ti­ful I could have spent the whole time in there.

Green and Blue

I am a bit obsessed with walk­ing up Papamoa Hills at the moment. Mat will come up at a push, but he’s not as enthu­si­as­tic as I am about it. But when you can see for miles up and down the coast, it’s so worth it!

School hols

We are incred­i­bly for­tu­nate to live some­where burst­ing at the seams with cool things to do, and this week we took full advan­tage of our prox­im­i­ty to Rotorua and went to the Rotorua Canopy Tours. You def­i­nite­ly need to go and do this. Read about it here. Book a slot with your chil­dren this hols. You won’t regret it.