Tag Archives: North Island

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 – Tolaga Bay horse races

To mark the start of a New Year, the locals of the East Cape bring  their horses to a beach near Tolaga Bay to have some fun.  These horses are usually used to round up cattle and slog through the … Continue reading

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Road trip – Tolaga Bay

Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne is a lovely spot, known in New Zealand for it’s historic wharf which was built by local farmers needing to get their sheep and cattle to market.  The wharf is now a tourist attraction and … Continue reading

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Road trip – Gisborne area

The beaches of Gisborne are known around their world for their beauty, surf and long stretches of isolated sand. I hung out at Tatapouri and collected these, which show no sand, no sun, no surf but some of the other … Continue reading

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Road trip – Hawkes Bay

Yay for the summer holidays. Time to pack up the caravan, polish the camera lenses and head out.  This trip was mostly a meandering between beaches – what else do you do when the sun is shining? Sadly the wind … Continue reading

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Wellington South Coast

I just love the south coast of Wellington city.  Always a different mood created by the sky and sea.

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Mangaweka – where time has stood still

In the middle of the North Island is a tiny town which,  partly through neglect and now by design, has kept its main street pretty much as it was 80 or more years ago.  Mangaweka is now something of a … Continue reading

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