Walking is one of our great national pastimes. But what do you think about to keep the mind off the hunger and pain - especially when you injure yourself along the way?
If you're poet Paula Green it's a no-brainer. Her latest volume of poetry The Track, chronicles the ill fated hike she did with her husband artist Michael Hight along the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds in 2015.
It's one of three books with her name on the cover being published within a few weeks of each other. Her book of poetry for children Groovy Fish includes poems dedicated to school children who provided her with titles to write about.
She also has a book about NZ women poets called Wild Honey out in a few weeks, while at the same time running a web platform for news about NZ poetry: nzpoetryshelf
Groovy Fish, her poetry collection for children, is published by Cuba Press and The Track by Seraph Press.