• Have a read of my book! Launched 2 February 2012 Now on Kindle!

  • Click this picture for 10 brilliant Amazon book reviews of my book from around the world. Enjoy!

  • barbs@trisurvivor.nz


  • Big Island Hawaii Podcast



This is my unvarnished blog page which probably has massive grammar errors and more throughout.  I hope you forgive me for any spelling errors and the slang I use being a New Zealander (also known for short, as ‘Kiwis’).   Below is a map of New Zealand to help you find me and my home town where I was born (Te Awamutu).  I now reside in Hamilton in a little house that has a wonderful view of the city and mountains to the East.

My interest in sport led me to the world of triathlon. I watched Ironman in Taupo, New Zealand in 2005 and decided I would like to have a go doing this and spent the next year training which then leads you into the start of my blog and the journey it took me on 🙂  I hope you enjoy the blogs that follow.

Lastly, I am publishing a book this year called  ‘An Unshakable Belief’ – the spelling of Unshakable has been spelt the American way as it is printed in America. But in New Zealand we spell it “Unshakeable”  in spell check it is acceptable both ways and was the decision of my publisher. My book is due out by the 1st March 2012 on Amazon.com


Map of New Zealand (click on map for enlargement)

Showing Hamilton and surround towns including my home town Te Awamutu

Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton

Waikato Hospital, Hamilton

(where I spent a lot of time in 2007)

Alexander Street, Te Awamutu

Lake Ngaroto, Te Awamutu

(Where I spent from the age of 10 – 20 saling most weekends)


One Response

  1. Hey Barbara, Its James S from Tribesports. Look forward to reading your blogs!

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