Mission complete

21 Jul

On the 11/11/11 I celebrated my 30th birthday on the top of Africa’s Mt Kilimanjaro, my final continent in my working the world quest. This was the moment I had been working towards for nearly nine years since I boarded the plane as a 21 year old with the goal, to live and work in every continent of the world before 30.

What next for Hap Working the World?

Well, the BOOK!!!!!!

‘Hap Working the World’ is being published by Australasia’s largest independent book publisher Allen and Unwin. It will be on shelves in Australia and New Zealand on the 26th of October, in time for your Christmas shopping!

I will be touring New Zealand in November and December, doing speaking engagements in small town New Zealand, so if you would like to organise a speaking event in your small town, then get in contact. I will be hitting up the big cities in February and March next year, with a special emphasis on the universities.


I teamed up with independent filmmaker Richard Sidey for the awesome documentary, Bikes For Africa.  It picked up the “Special Jury Award” at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival. The documentary is super honest and takes you on my journey through the final continent of Africa, showcasing the great work the charities Bicycles for Humanity (Melbourne) and The Bicycling Empowerment Network, Namibia do.

I would like to thank everybody that helped me along the way and made this dream come true. THANK YOU

8 Responses to “Mission complete”

  1. Geoff at 10:05 am #

    Hap Bro

    Yeaha…………….! Great effort.”Hapworkingtheworld” lives on. Site easy to navigate around. Looking forward to future blogs and hap-penings!.


    • Hap at 1:36 pm #

      I thought you would like the big writing, you won’t have to put your glasses on!

  2. sis at 10:24 am #

    poo brown is working for me. nice one bro. massive effort x

    • Hap at 1:32 pm #

      cheer sis, finally got it done, now to make it all happen.
      NBL Hap

  3. Adrian Maycock at 11:36 am #

    Hi ex-Woodie Woodie guy

    about that NZ radio interviewer, challenge him to another spot after you have finished in Africa … and then tell him (a) the things you thought up after the interview that you would tell him again if you had the chance (b) challenge him: “But you’ve never really lived in Africa have you? you’ve really not travelled the world much have you?” and then challenge him to do some exciting goal setting of his own … if he dares 🙂

    stay well!

    Adrian ex-consmin HR guy

    • Hap at 3:06 pm #

      Hi Adrian,

      Gosh that seems a long time ago working at Woodie, I remember you from when I came and picked up my uniform before flying out as a wide eyed mining virgin.

      Cheers for the comment and support. I hope you are doing well with whatever you are doing now.


  4. carlie at 5:14 am #

    amazing stuff hap! i’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog over the years, admittedly a little bit sad it’s over but looking forward to the book! hopefully see you in melbs/nz in the very near future. congrats x

    • Hap at 5:56 am #

      Cheers Carlie,
      Glad you enjoyed the blogs, all a bit surreal that it has come on end, but ready for the next chapter. And chur for the donation, all is appreciated and it will help in sending the next container over to resupply the bike work shop. Hope all well for you. Best I get back to writing this book.

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