I’m Rachael from Tauranga (miss ya Rotorua) and I write the content for thecuriouskiwi blog. Photos of letterboxes on the blog inspired the book ‘It’s In The Post! Awesome Letterboxes From Around New Zealand’ which was published by Bateman Books in October 2020.
The blog is an extension of our website thecuriouskiwi – A Curious New Zealand Travel Guide.
The blog is 99% Kiwi in content with a sprinkle of other Pacific Islands. I write about curious attractions / experiences as well as more general New Zealand travel information. Some of my favourite things to see and write about are wildlife, unusual cafes, street art and classic cars.
Aside from publishing a book, the coolest thing that has happened because of the blog was that I got to see, and was taken for a ride in a Duzgo. Duzgos were built on the West Coast of NZ in the 1970’s and they’re little beauties. (Big thanks to Linda and Kevin for making my day).
We fund all our travels and I choose what to include in the blog. Thank you to those people who have taken the time to email me and leave comments, they’re always much appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or comments feel free to get in touch.
PS. July 2020: I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for a while now, but I have been through all of the posts on the blog and deleted those that are no longer current (or were a bit naff, there were a few of those). All the links should work, I haven’t updated prices but they generally only go one way.
PPS. If you’d like to use our content or photos please ask, a few years ago I found content I’d written and photos I’d taken copied and pasted into another New Zealand travel website. It was an awful feeling, I’ve spent a lot of time working on the website and blog and I ask that my work be respected.