Monthly Archives: January 2010

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park covers an area of 742 sqkm, and ranks in as NZ 10th largest National Park.* However, unlike most other national parks, it offers relatively little in the way of tramping. There is, however, a mighty river snaking … Continue reading

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Holiday Observations, Part Quatre

Thelma, is that you? Spotted at Tieke Marae and campsite, on the Whanganui Journey.

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Holiday Observations, Part Trois

Growing up on a farm, I learned a few things about gates. They come in two varieties, the regular hinged sort, which are fun to swing on when your parents aren’t watching and for the lazy teenager, can usually be … Continue reading

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Leitch’s Clearing

In 1910 the NZ government held a land lottery for five allotments of native forest, situated between Awakino and Pirongia. The lucky winners were then tasked with clearing the steep slopes, for farming. Despite being surveyed for roads in 1902, … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt Karioi

Mt Karioi is an extinct 756m volcano on the coast of Raglan. It is noteworthy for the spectacular views of the Raglan, Aotea, and Kawhia harbours, as well as the greater central North Island. And, it offers non-surfies an alternative … Continue reading

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Holiday Observations, Part Deux

The supermarkets in New Plymouth operate at some really odd hours. It was a bit of a pain, as we would have to rush off to the supermarket after breakfast, and hurriedly complete our shopping before the looming closure at … Continue reading

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Holiday Observations, Part Un

Spotted in Kawhia… How can this possibly fail, surely even OSH would approve?

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