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Near Mangaweka

There’s some great, isolated hill country at the back of Taihape (near Mangaweka and Omapane) in the central North Island of New Zealand. It’s rough, steep and covered in bush and trees.  Deep river canyons pierce the hills.  Some of … Continue reading

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Road trip – Hawkes Bay hills

The hills around Havelock North dry off in summer – creating shades of bleached brown and gold mottled with dark patches of shade and trees.  An evening’s drive provided me these shots from Maraetoa Rd.  

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Wellington – the ‘coolest little capital in the world’

Wellingtonians are secretly quite chuffed to be known by the Lonely Planet Guide as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’.  Of course, we know that it’s quite true, and it makes a change from being famous as the windiest … Continue reading

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Wairarapa skies

The region of Wairarapa, just over the Rimutaka hills (mountains really) and heading north has a special place in my heart.  The flat plain is flanked by hills to the west and east and the sky overhead is open and … Continue reading

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Kapiti Coast (from Paekakariki near Wellington)

About half an hour’s drive north of Wellington you hit the Kapiti Coast – on the western side of the North Island.  It’s a great spot at any time of the year and no matter where you look, you see … Continue reading

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Picton (upper South Island)

Picton is the ferry terminal for ships traveling between the two islands.  On my last day in the South Island, I drove up to Karaka Point – it was pretty overcast and there was clearly not going to be a decent … Continue reading

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Tata Beach, Golden Bay

So, Easter and another trip with the caravan and the camera.  This time, I saw a bit more of Golden Bay, spending time at Tata Beach before heading down to Nelson Lakes and then up to Picton and back to … Continue reading

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