Baldwin St the steepest street in the world
And last but not least a class and a half of rich dairy milk chocolate, hmm
The best place to get a good edagations!
Main Library
Registry building


True friends are worth the distance.

Great grand mother 's spatula can I ever leave this place!!! A great Taiwan artist living in America hit the nail on the head when he said "If America is my mother, then Taiwan is my lover". Taiwan is always on the move and you can't help but move along with it. Every trip over here has been memorable and this last one is just the icing on the cake. It never ceases to amaze me how despite differences in origins and cultures you can meet people that are just as close to you as your own family. So in true Grammy award styles I would like to shout to all those that made a difference to my stay here. First and foremost I want to thank my best friend and true brother PJ for looking after me. I would never have come back if were it not to see you. Secondly my sis Nicola who always has my back. A big thanks to my Taiwan Ma and Pa the Chous and to Emily someone I've only this trip had the privilege of getting to know. Also many thanks to Shelly and her family, Sharon, Blaine, Mat, Janie, Tina, Richard, Barbra, Henry, Enzo, Yentin and her family and friends. A big shout out to Frank, Rita, Eric, and the boss at Franklin School Paul and Jenny. And last but not least my amazing wife and all my family and friends back home that have supported her while I've been away, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
One of these things is just like the other.
Doctor Li and his lovely wife Kim, friends for life!
Oodles Of Noodles beef sandwhich for only $4


For Emily whenever I may find her


If you're ever in Taiwan this place is a must!

This is the Celestial Kingdom of computers.

That's how I roll baby!!!

Forget Sparta "THIS IS LI CHI'S"

Fridays with mum and dad.
Summer Mae

Paint the fence, sand the porch, sure. But I draw the line at plow the field.

Local temple.

Alias is back

Outside an Indian restaurant in KenTing

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts

Home grown mountain guava

Over looking KenTing

The mighty Teppanyaki master like a finger pointing to the moon.


Family Letter 2007

Kiaora, Talofa, Hello... We have a family announcement to make...We bought a house!!! It's about 30 minutes outside Dunedin in the countryside close to the beach. It's great to live out in the boondocks and escape the hustle and bustle of town. Fiona is still the first councilor in primary and I am now a teacher in primary so we get to work together. The boys are fine and have recently finished a big school show where they dressed up as seals and danced like mambo off happy feet. So much has happened since I last wrote and it becomes increasingly harder to condense it all. The most important of all, for those who may not have heard yet, is the birth of our beautiful daughter Summer Mae Hunter. She is a God send. Her smiling face lights up the darkest of days and the love that shines through her eyes brings the boys at her beck and call for just a glimpse. I've heard it said before that life is like climbing a mountain of roses. You struggle through the thorns hoping to find a clearing to rest and dress your wounds only to continue your journey upward. It is upon picking yourself up for the final stretch that you realise something....You left the kids in the car hehe. When I look back at my life I can't help but notice three things. The unconditional love of my soul mate and wife, the sacrifice and strength of my family and friends, and the many times the Lord has carried me barefoot up the mountain to a resting place of sweet memories and breath-taking views. Arohanui my friends...
"Dangers my middle name"
My Taiwanese family. I love them like my own!
My send off 2005
A blast from the past
"The old Ann Geddes technique 99"
Toot toot chuga chuga
Brothers for life


Curriculum Vitae

Manu Hunter


Address: Unit 3a

Hawksbury Village


New Zealand

Phone: (03) 465-8441

Cell Phone: 0273510752

Email: manuhunter@hotmail.com


1997 –2001 Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Chinese Major).

2000 TESOL Certificate

  • Kings High School Graduate with Blues Certificate in Music and Drama.


Nationality : New Zealand

Date of Birth: 17 October 1973

Marital Status: Married with Children

Health: Excellent

Drivers License: Private Motor Car / Motorbike

The most important priorities in my life are family, religion, and friends. I am a hard worker and enjoy working as part of a team. I am both honest and reliable.


English is my native language. I speak Chinese, Maori, and have learned a few basics in Polynesian languages.


2006-2007 Dunedin Casino- Security Officer

  • Age verification
  • Quality control
  • Safety procedures
  • Crowd management
  • Record keeping

2001-2006 Teacher –TESOL

  • Private tutor to Hwang Mei Na, Taiwan’s Minister of Health.
  • Feng Yuan City Health Department’s private teacher.
  • Feng Yuan City Police English teacher and translator.
  • Senior high school teacher (Provided the curriculum.)
  • Trained and preformed in a multi-cultural kapa haka group.
  • Kindergarten teacher.
  • Reviewed and revised school curriculum.
  • Provided Music for learning, and performing.
  • Teaching Phonics, Reading, P.E. (Aerobics), Story Games, Writing, Music, and Rhymes.
  • Written Monthly Reports, Fortnightly Reports, Parent day scripts, Tape scripts.
  • Christmas Shows. Graduation Show Presentations, involving planning and organizing. As well as hosting responsibilities.
  • Public Speaking.
  • Guest Speaker at Toastmasters.
  • Substitute teaching in five different schools.
  • Helped to train teachers.

1997 – 2001 Dunedin Police - On call Translator

  • On call translator (I would translate Englsih into Mandarin).

1998 - 2000 Dunedin District Seminary Teacher

  • High School Students - Their ages ranging from 13 to 18.
  • Early Morning Bible Class.

1996 - 1998 Cadbury Confectionary LTD

  • Chocolate making.
  • Cleaning machines.
  • Packing and labelling.

1993 - 1995 Taiwan Taichong Mission - Missionary

  • My mission was the turning point in my life. I learnt how to accept other cultures and how to work hard as part of a team. I learned personal integrity and the importance of identity.


Family Letter December 2005

Meli Kaliki maka is not the thing to say, nor is sheng dan jie kuai le, Kiaora cuzzy bro's i'm coming home for a three week holiday of long cloud skies and steak and cheese pies, is the flavour of the month. I'm not kidding I need a fix of kiwi home made heaven and yes I want fries with that! This Christmas is going to be off the hook, we have so many things to organize and eat that I’ve decided to focus the majority of my power in one area, eating of course! Yep the instant Christmas attitude is especially merry this year and already my good brother Phil has informed me of a new satay shop that needs my immediate attention. Yes sir ree nothing warms the cockles like the return of the prodigal pie king.

Teaching my kindergarten students about Christmas has made me reflect on the many happy memories I had as a wee sprog. I can't thank my mum enough for giving me the festive spirit that has made each Christmas something to look forward to. I'm also eternally grateful to my savior for his infinite atonement in my life. It's hard to explain to people who wear lucky charms that all blessings come from God and the fiscal fisard that has replaced Christ with X amount of dollars (i.e. Xmas) is a corporate take-over . So I’ve decided to build on the common belief that has inspired millions to burn golden money and play spiritual lotto with pick up sticks and wooden bananas "MONEY". After all you can buy anything in this day and age for money.

I was trying to think of a new year’s resolution Fiona's is all about bringing balance to the force, and with the increasing stress brought on by the eminent countdown, I think my patience has turned to the dark side. Honestly it’s hard enough bringing balance to the diet let alone the force. I can see it now, eat me Luke I am your big Mac.

Any who a big holler out to all our whanau and friends, hope you enjoy the photos and wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Family Portrait

In the arms of an angel, fly away to eternity.
The sons of thunder.
Freshies, they're gota be good for ya!
"Hi Charlie". Hi Angels.