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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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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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Golden Bay – Onekaka

  There’s the memory of a wharf at Onekaka – used many years ago to load sheep and timber harvested from the area.  It made a great spot for a pink sunset.    

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Golden Bay – Parapara and Tukurua area

I have never been to this part of the upper South Island before.  Like the rest of NZ, it is a photographer’s dream, long isolated beaches, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, bush and hidden lakes.  

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