In the middle of my HSC year (2012-13), during my holidays, I took a trip to The Land of the Long White Cloud. It was my first overseas trip.
I left a few days after Christmas, spent New Year’s in Wellington, and arrived back in Australia a few days into the new year.
I saw the Christchurch Cathedral during reconstruction, just weeks before the final earthquake destroyed the building.
I visited the Church of the Good Shepard, a heritage listed chapel built in 1935 by pioneer families of the Mackenzie County. The chapel is famous for its spectacular views over the Mackenzie Valley lake, framing Mount Cook (Aoraki).