Since most of Sasha’s story takes place in Wellington, the compact and thriving
capital city of New Zealand. I though it would be fun to feature a different part of the
city – especially those mentioned in the book – on each tour ‘stop’. Come and join me
on a truly unique virtual tour of Wellington.
Pauatahanui (pronounced part-a-noo-ee) is a tiny village north of Wellington, with
green hills as a backdrop and a beautiful inlet of water that leads out to the sea. Even
on a stormy day this inlet is usually calm, and on a quiet day, it’s stunning.
Pauatahanui, by the way, is Maori for the big side of the paua shell, paua being a local
shellfish delicacy not unlike a giant scallop. The shells are exquisite to look at and
every craft and tourist shop you visit here, is filled with gifts decorated with paua
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