This journey has been made possible by the support of many many people and organisations - and this list is growing! Here's a shoutout to them:
Wayne in Northland for the warm wishes and a place to dry my things and gain strength heading into the forest
The Whananaki North Campsite and Tom for taking pity on a hiker in the darkness
Toni and Ross for a sanctuary after a hard day - and sending through my forgotten charger!
Colin and his family for a night of laughs and entertainment and a cool caravan to sleep.
Aaron for a wonderful meal and a place to stay for THREE strays
Stephen and Kumi for really spoiling me in Snells Beach - picking me up from the Dome Valley and feeding me and putting up with the mud..
Maxine and Peter from the Stillwater campsite for hosting TAers free of charge xxxx
Andreas with the amazing lunch he had prepared!
Pete and Karla for putting me up for the night, walking with me up a mountain
Amelia and her family for a great meal, laughs and a ride from and back to the trail
Melody and Sophie for driving us all the way back to Clayton's car, the frozen yogurt stop and the bag drama xx
People who have joined my walk (*other TA Hikers):
Pete - 100Km!
Andres* - 200km!
Matt* - thanks for helping with the rubbish too! - 400km!
Stephen - 500km!
Denise, Karla and Pete - 600km!
Clayton - thanks for cooking me camp dinner :) - 700km!
All the generous donors for my causes: Sustainable Coastlines and Women's Rufuge NZ
And my liaison people I have at these organisations:
Fletcher in Auckland from Sustainable Coastlines and
Ta'ase in Wellington from Women's Refuge NZ.
Pete T: thanks and apologies for being harassed by both my mother and I independently about advice on the Okura Bush track!<tsk.. mum! Shame...!>
Amy, reporter from North Harbour News - giving more publicity to the causes
Johannes for the pics atop Whangarei Heads and the wicked gear discounts!
A special Thank You! also goes to:
Junko from Pump house print for all the printing of all the maps!!
My awesome Samba drumming band, helping me fundraise through busking
Gary and the team at Grey Lynn RSC for helping me fundraise - look out for the tin, sign in and grab a beer people!
Richard for supplying the Kayak and joining me in the night kayak down the Puhoi river with mum
Hoka One One for their awesome shoes that have seen me through well so far!
Sam from Torpedo 7 Albany for great advice on shoes and other products!
Staff at Bivouac Albany for their advice and service.
My friends and family for their moral support, I love you all!
And all the nameless people who have asked if I was ok, were interested in what I was doing , were part of the journey somehow; Thank you.