North Island - New Zealand by Tony Polglase
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Old and new
Tinakori Rd. Wellington.
A bit of Old Wellington
Newtown, Wellington, April 2021
Mangorewa Reserve.
This Pouwhenua is in remembrance of Kereru whose ancestor named this area Te Riu o Kereru.
Stairway to heaven
East Coast. Feb 2021
Oputama Bay
Mahia Peninsular.
Nuhaka
General Store. East Coast. Feb 2021
Pohutukawa
Believed to be the largest Pohutukawa in the world and over 350 years old. East Coast. Feb 2021
No Climbing
Believed to be the largest Pohutukawa in the world and over 350 years old. East Coast. Feb 2021
Halfway There
View from halfway up to the Lighthouse. Thats our Camper parked up. East Coast. Feb 2021
East Cape Lighthouse
Walked up, and down, 786 steps to get this photo. East Coast. Feb 2021
East Cape Lighthouse
Walked up, and down, 786 steps to get this photo. East Coast. Feb 2021
Blue Sky
View from the East Cape Lighthouse. Walked up, and down again, 786 steps to get this view. East Coast. Feb 2021
Swim? Nah.
Anaura Bay. East Coast. Feb 2021
Badger Waiting
East Coast. Feb 2021
New Day
First in the World to see the sunrise today. The Camp, 6 kms from the East Cape Lighthouse.East Coast. Feb 2021
Early Sunrise
First in the World to see the sunrise today. The Camp, 6 kms from the East Cape Lighthouse.East Coast. Feb 2021
Camped
Camped at The Camp, 6 kms from the East Cape Lighthouse.East Coast. Feb 2021
Our view
Camped at The Camp, 6 kms from the East Cape Lighthouse. East Coast. Feb 2021
Tolaga Bay
Was once, NZ's longest wharf. East Coast. Feb 2021
Oputama Bay
Oputama Bay
Oputama Bay
Trish getting her daily dose. East Coast. Feb 2021
Oputama Bay
Mahia Peninsular, Oputama Bay. East Coast. Feb 2021
Oputama Bay
Mahia Peninsular, Oputama Bay. East Coast. Feb 2021
Oputama Bay
Mahia Peninsular, Oputama Bay. East Coast. Feb 2021
Sunset
Beside the Mohaka River. DOC Camp off the Napier/Taupo Highway.
Mohaka River
Camped 6 kms off the Napier Taupo Highway. Feb 2021
Pureora Forest
From Piropiro DOC Camp to the Lodge the road is less used so relatively in very good condition.
Waihaha River
View from Western Bay Rd (SH32)
Waihaha
Start of track from Western Bay Rd (SH32). Waihaha River carpark on Western Bay Road (SH 32), the trail follows the river for a few hundred metres before it crosses the river on a swing bridge. The trail then climbs up the river onto the cliffs above, following the course of the river to the end of Waihaha Road.
Waihaha
Start of track from Western Bay Rd (SH32). Waihaha River carpark on Western Bay Road (SH 32).
Sunset
Piropiro DOC Camp. Pureora Forest About 25 kms from Ongarue. The last 13 kms is a very rutted, dirt track.
Classic Cottage
Spotted in the King Country.
Statue of shearer, Te Kūiti
Te Kūiti is the home of one of the great champions of shearing, David Fagan, who by 2008 had won the Golden Shears 15 times, the New Zealand open title 16 times, and the world championship five times.
Te Kuiti
Te Tokanganui a Noho marae (also known as Te Kūiti Pā) is located on State Highway 3 in the township of Te Kūiti. Built 1873.
Statue of shearer, Te Kūiti
Te Kūiti is the home of one of the great champions of shearing, David Fagan, who by 2008 had won the Golden Shears 15 times, the New Zealand open title 16 times, and the world championship five times.
The Kawhia Emblem explained
Kawhia is known in Māori lore as the final resting place of the ancestral waka (canoe) Tainui. Soon after arrival, captain Hoturoa made it first priority to establish a whare wananga (sacred school of learning) which was named Ahurei. The harbour area was the birthplace of prominent Māori warrior chief Te Rauparaha of the Ngāti Toa tribe.
Sir Colin Meads
Te Kuiti. The 2.9m high sculpture was made to honour the 55 test All Black nicknamed "Pinetree."
Conrad
Went fishing with our host and Kawhia Camp owner. For the cost of a donation for petrol we got a freezer full of Snapper and great company. Brilliant. Well done mate.
Kawhia Harbour
View from the small township.
Sir Colin Meads
One of New Zealand's most iconic All Blacks has been honoured with a statue in his hometown of Te Kuiti.
Pou Whakairo explained.
Pou Whakairo
Two sides to this Pou Whakairo. This side for Maori. See earlier photo for description.
Pou Whakairo
Two sides to this Pou Whakairo. This side for Europeans. See earlier photo for description.
Kawhia Holiday Park
All sites just a few metres from the water.
Conrad
Our host and Kawhia Camp owner. We caught probably 20-30 legal size schnapper in 40 minutes and brought home 15 to fillet.
Tidal Flats
View from Scape Holiday Park right on waters edge. One of the best run and serviced motor camps we've stayed at. Plus fantastic fishing with Conrad, Camp owner.
Gateway to Kawhia
A small town, population less than 400. A hidden gem. Tidal but a beautiful harbour. Great for Schnapper fishing.
Beach side S-Cape
Cant say enough good stuff about this camp. Booked for 1 night and ended up staying for 3.
Mt Maunganui Beach

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Old and new A bit of Old Wellington Mangorewa Reserve. Stairway to heaven Oputama Bay Nuhaka Pohutukawa No Climbing Halfway There East Cape Lighthouse East Cape Lighthouse Blue Sky Swim? Nah. Badger Waiting New Day Early Sunrise Camped Our view Tolaga Bay Oputama Bay Oputama Bay Oputama Bay Oputama Bay Oputama Bay Oputama Bay Sunset Mohaka River Pureora Forest Waihaha River Waihaha Waihaha Sunset Classic Cottage Statue of shearer, Te Kūiti Te Kuiti Statue of shearer, Te Kūiti The Kawhia Emblem explained Sir Colin Meads Conrad Kawhia Harbour Sir Colin Meads Pou Whakairo explained. Pou Whakairo Pou Whakairo Kawhia Holiday Park Conrad Tidal Flats Gateway to Kawhia Beach side S-Cape Mt Maunganui Beach
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