Nico’s travelog

Nico’s travelog day 23: Cape Reinga

By | 2017-04-03T12:21:27+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

It’s the final day of the Yes We Care roadshow. We’ve travelled over 6000km from Bluff all the way up to Cape Reinga. We crossed from coast to coast on both our beautiful islands and stopped in over 38 locations along the way. It’s been an eye-opening journey, as we’ve talked to people from all [...]

Nico’s travelog day 21: Auckland City and Greenlane

By | 2017-04-03T12:18:17+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

Day 21 of the Yes We Care roadshow saw us back outside the place where the health worker cut outs made their first appearance; Auckland hospital. Two years ago during an industrial dispute between the DHB’s and PSA members, life-size health worker cut-outs appeared outside the hospital. This helped tip the balance of power in [...]

Nico’s travelog day 19: Botany and Mangere

By | 2017-04-03T12:25:01+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

Day 19 of the Yes We Care roadshow saw us setting up in Botany and in front of Middlemore hospital. Negotiating Auckland traffic was always going to be a challenge, especially driving our oversize transit van and the First Union trailer through the clogged city roads. Being back in Auckland has highlighted the pure volume [...]

Nico’s travelog day 18: Pukekohe

By | 2017-04-10T09:11:11+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

Day 18 of the Yes We Care roadshow saw us arrive in Pukekohe for the first stop on our Auckland leg of the journey. There was a great turnout from the PSA and midwives today to help with the 29th setup of our health worker cut-outs. But we almost didn’t make it to Pukekohe, a [...]

Nico’s travelog day 17: Thames and Hamilton

By | 2017-04-10T09:13:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

Day 17 of the Yes We Care roadshow saw us passing through Thames and Hamilton as we continue our tour north. We’re in the last week of the roadshow and the workload isn’t easing up, we’re still getting requests from individuals and groups to come and make a stop in their town. It’s great to [...]

Nico’s travelog day 16: Tauranga

By | 2017-03-27T06:52:28+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

From sightseeing in Rotorua, to the sweltering coast of Tauranga, it’s day 16 of the Yes We Care roadshow. We had a great turnout outside Tauranga hospital with NZNO, PSA and parents of people with autism representing. It’s always refreshing when we have a good turnout of people, it makes the setup faster and shows [...]

Nico’s travelog day 14: Whakatane and Taupo

By | 2017-03-20T14:12:04+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Nico's travelog, What's new|

After a much needed day of rest, some surf lessons for Steave, a beautiful gorge drive, and rapids, we were back into it for day 14 of the Yes We Care roadshow. But not before we managed to get our trusty touring van bogged down in soft sand as we tried to get some beach [...]