I have lived in the Northern Territory for nine years, making the direct move from New Zealand in 2010 with my Mum and Dad. The move from New Zealand to the tropical Top End weather was certainly a shock to begin with, but I acclimatised quickly. I have certainly enjoyed the perks of living the Territory lifestyle. The career opportunities up here are incredible, but most importantly, I’m really enjoying playing competitive Ice Hockey. Who would of thought? Playing Ice Hockey in Darwin, I qualified for the Territory Storm’s team that competed in Adelaide early this year. The Adelaide Challenge Cup was my first Ice Hockey tournament in Australia. Previously, I was lucky enough to represent New Zealand in Inline Hockey for five years. I’m not sure what my life would have been like had we stayed in New Zealand, but I can say that I’m so incredibly lucky to have the opportunities that I’ve had in Darwin. I totally love this place!