About us

About us

We’ve spent the past five years living on small, privately owned islands in New Zealand; one in the Hauraki Gulf, and one in the Cavallis– which may officially make us ‘Island Keepers’ (similar to lighthouse keepers!).

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About our story

About our story

Many people have romantic notions of what living on an island is like. It’s not all beach walks at sunset, nor is it surviving on coconuts. The reality is quite different.

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About the island

About the island

Most of the time we have the island to ourselves. Just us – and the birds. In winter the only footprints on the beach are mine – and the birds.

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stories from an island keeping life in New Zealand

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