I was raised in Palmerston North, where in 1964 I joined ANZ Banking Group. After various roles, and then
retirement from the Bank in Hawera, we moved to Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty.  

Here, we purchased a postal mail franchise, DX Mail Tauranga, which we owned for 4 years. This was sold in
2008 and we found ourselves at a loose end. Being interested in travel, we packed our bags and ran away
to Europe. Here we stayed for just under 2 years, basing ourselves in England.  As a European swansong,
we hired a
Spaceships campervan called ASTRO and drove 13,000 Km’s from England  through France,
Germany, Czech Republic and thence to the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. We returned via Greece, Italy and

We are now back in Tauranga pondering future trips, and interacting with friends

My personal interests include genealogy and fishing, which of course there is never enough opportunity for

Am currently the Property Manager at
Thornton Villas, Tauranga
My best effort - 17Kgs
DX Mail Tauranga
"Astro" our Spaceships
camper in Europe
Pilot Bay, Tauranga