Amanda Giorgis, Author

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Crack willow, Russel lupin, buddleia, alder, elderberry, cotoneaster, gooseberry, flowering currant, raspberry and hops

That title reads like a link to the local Garden Centre  – but no, this is the list of invasive weeds that will be targeted in the Hopkins River and Dobson Valley area on the western edge of the Mackenzie…

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Hinewai

If you’ve read the Prologue in The Wideawake Hat you would have met Hinewai, the maori girl who catches an eel for supper. Hinewai, who’s name means ‘water maiden’, we find out later, is Atewhai’s mother. Hinewai is also the…

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Record-setting dog, Jack!

Wow – I wonder how much Friday would be worth these days? Record-setting $10,000 dog Note – the photo above is of Alfie, our very first foster pup from Dog Rescue Dunedin who now lives and works in the Mackenzie Basin.

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No spoilers here!

Time to tickle your tastebuds for Book Two of the Applecross Saga – due for publication Spring 2019. (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, that is!) Without giving too much away, the working title of the book is ‘Shepherd’s Delight’ and…

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NetGalley

The Wideawake Hat is currently available for review on NetGalley. Download and read it for free anytime in June. The only commitment you make is to write a review – good or bad – just a review! Sign up at NetGalley…

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The Waitaki River

  Earlier this week Terry and I flew from Christchurch to Invercargill on our way to Stewart Island. The plane travels at about 16,000 feet which, in clear conditions, gives passengers an impressive view of the South Island, similar to…

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Between Gallagher and Gnanalingam

‘The Wideawake Hat’ is now available from Scorpio Books. Here are some details about this amazing independent bookshop in the new BNZ Centre, just off  Cathedral Square in Christchurch :- “Established 40 years ago, Scorpio Books is a Christchurch institution….

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