Kauaeranga Valley

The lay of the land

A pair of flippers. Two boxes of fishing tackle. A tap that goes nowhere. A boat. A lake. Scratch that, a pond. Nope, not really. A soggy, shaded depression into which a small stream has been diverted. Yep. A truck. A Landrover. Two wasp nests. Something old hunching under a ponga, a 1950s-ish shape. A […]

Six beautiful words

The search After eight years of email notifications from real estate websites telling me about land that was out of reach, not my thing, way too expensive, yesterday an email arrived with six sweet words: “We have declared your purchase unconditional”. Purchasers’ offer on my house is accepted and they’ve paid their deposit. My offer […]