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Day 13 – Final day

Over the course of the blogs, have you ever wondered how many rocks actually make up our excavation site? Well, probably not, but we can tell you anyway! 1856, to be precise. How do we know this you may ask? … Continue reading

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A Continuation of There and Back Again: A Surveyer’s Tale

Today, I—Jennifer—embarked on an entirely expected journey.  This journey was that of the Surveying team lead by Zac.  Ever since arriving on Great Mercury Island and hearing the phrase “pedestrian survey” I was…mildly curious. And after hearing all the tales … Continue reading

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Day 7: Day Off!!!

Day seven, where to begin? It was our day off! It had been a hard seven days of wind, scorching sun and excavation on Tamewhera but now it was time to have a day off to see the beauty and … Continue reading

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Mountains and Middens

So it’s definitely nothing like Indiana Jones or Time Team. It’s really dirty, it’s extremely hot, and it’s hard work – but it’s really enjoyable. Today our team of three trekked out to try and make sense of the massive … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs…

Today we once again woke to the familiar tones of an alarm, featuring the voice of a British lady who informed us that it was time to get up because it was 6 o’clock. After the mad rush to make … Continue reading

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My Struggles with Ingrid

My struggles with Ingrid started in a 35 km/hr wind, but perhaps I should start at the beginning. For Day 3 and 4, I’ve been working with Josh; taking measurements on a robotic theodolite, called Ingrid.  She’s a Total Station … Continue reading

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THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

The first rays of the soon to be scorching sun cast their glow across the rugged landscape we would be traversing. We were a part of a fellowship. A fellowship with one aim: to survey the entire northern landscape of … Continue reading

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Day One – 29/01/14

We arrived on the island yesterday, taking a boat from Whitianga. Today, we woke up early. The sun had only just risen, Venus and the moon still visible in the sky. We had breakfast quickly and went up to Tamawhera … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Liam

Liam began the day like any other day on the island. Little did he know what awaited him… Beginning his morning with a nutritious breakfast; peanut butter and apricot jam on toast that provided energy for the long day ahead. … Continue reading

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FCR ALERT! FCR ALERT!!

Today was a little different; after working all week at Te Mataku, the team piled in the van (very very early in the morning) to visit the Tamawhera site. A casual stroll through the thistle forests later we arrived at … Continue reading

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