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Abandoned (Pongakawa Junction.)
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
Mt Maunganui Beach (A small atoll near the blowhole)
Main Beach (Mt Maunganui)
Kaiate Falls in the Bay of Plenty
Kaiate Falls in the Bay of Plenty (Not a lot of water. Mid summer Jan 2020.)
Kaiate Falls in the Bay of Plenty (Not a lot of water. Mid summer Jan 2020.)
Aongatete River (Katikati)
Aongatete River (Katikati)
Mt Maunganui (A view of The Mount from Kaiate Falls in the Bay of Plenty.)
Aongatete River (Katikati.)
The Tree Church (Ohaupo, 12 km north of Te Awamutu.)
Makatote Viaduct (The final and highest viaduct to finish the North Island Main Trunk Line for trains, completed in 1909.)
Makatote Viaduct (The final and highest viaduct to finish the North Island Main Trunk Line for trains, completed in 1909.)
Tangiwai (Memorial to the lives lost.)
Tangiwai (Memorial to the lives lost.)
Hunterville (Home of the 'Hunterway' sheep dog.)
Hunterville (Home of the 'Hunterway' sheep dog.)
Tangiwai (The rail bridge that replaced the one that collapsed in 1953, killing 151 passengers and crew. The greatest loss of life in a single accident in NZ History.)
Tangiwai (Looking back toward the carpark from the site of the Tangiwai disaster in 1953.)
Koitiata Camp Ground (Scotts Landing 30 kms south of Wanganui.)
Hunterville (Home of the 'Hunterway' sheep dog.)
The Mount (Mt Maunganui, a different view.)
Coast (Rocky foreshore, Tauranga.)
Freighter Arriving (At Port of Tauranga at Mt Maunganui.)
Secret beach (At the bottom of the Mountain at Mt Maunganui.)
River Scene
Old tractors (Older cars, but why the washing machine? Somewhere on the road to somewhere.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Bennydale. Old homemade gates with a bottle dug in the ground for the hinges.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Bennydale. 8 acres 54 years in the making. Plus Peacocks.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Bennydale. 8 acres 54 years in the making. Plus Peacocks.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Camped overnight outside their old barn.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Bennydale. 8 acres 54 years in the making. Plus Peacocks.)
Tapuwai Gardens (Traveling the Wanganui River Road, the Wairarapa to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, A brief visit to Wellington to see old friends, then Foxton for Christmas and home to Tauranga.)
Mrs Peacock. (Traveling the Wanganui River Road, the Wairarapa to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, A brief visit to Wellington to see old friends, then Foxton for Christmas and home to Tauranga.)
Ratana Church (Named Te Whare Whakamoemiti (The House of Praise) on the outskirts of Raetihi.)
Ratana Church (Named Te Whare Whakamoemiti (The House of Praise) on the outskirts of Raetihi.)
Ratana Temple, Raetihi.
Wanganui River. (Traveling the Wanganui River Road, the Wairarapa to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, A brief visit to Wellington to see old friends, then Foxton for Christmas and home to Tauranga.)
Pipiriki. (Our camp for a night at Pipiriki.)
Country Cottage (Pipiriki  NZ)
At the crossroads. (Traveling the Wanganui River Road, the Wairarapa to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, A brief visit to Wellington to see old friends, then Foxton for Christmas and home to Tauranga.)
Road Ready. (Canadian rider, American bike. Now thats a touring cycle. Rather him than me.)
German meets Canadian (Pipiriki.Both riding the Te Aroha cycle trial from North to South.)
Wanganui River (The Wanganui River, looking from Pipiriki.)
St Josephs. (At Jerusalem or Hiruhārama in Māori.)
St Josephs. (At Jerusalem or Hiruhārama in Māori.)
Jerusalem. (Sisters of Compassion Convent est 1892 by Suzanne Aubert (Mother Mary Joseph).)
Jerusalem. (Sisters of Compassion Convent est 1892 by Suzanne Aubert (Mother Mary Joseph).)
Jerusalem. (Sisters of Compassion Convent est 1892 by Suzanne Aubert (Mother Mary Joseph).)
Kawana Flour Mill.
St Josephs. (On the Wanganui River Rd.)
Kawana Flour Mill. (On the Wanganui River Rd.)
Kawana Flour Mill.
The millers cottage (Kawana Flour Mill. Operated from 1854 until 1913.)
The River Queen (Used in the movie, The River Queen.Outside the cafe.Matahiwi on the Wanganui River road.)
Kawana Flour Mill. (The Kawana Flour Mill operated from 1854 until 1913.)
Bulls everywhere, in Bulls
Road Hogs. (Hey mum, we got a convoy. Matahiwi on the Wanganui River road.)
Scotts Ferry on the Rangitikei River. (Deserted when we camped.)
Road Hogs. (Hey mum, we got us a convoy.Matahiwi on the Wanganui River road.)
Burnside Church. (Pirinoa, built in 1875 as a chapel for a single farm and its workers.)
Bulls township
Burnside Church (Pirinoa, built in 1875 as a chapel for a single farm and its workers.)
Ocean Beach (As far as we could drive along Ocean Beach. Part of the cycleway to Wellington.)
Ocean Beach. (South Coast, Wairarapa.)
Bach's (On Ocean Beach, South Wairarapa.)
Bach's (On Ocean Beach, South Wairarapa.)
Ocean Beach. (Part of the cycleway to Wellington.)
The road to Ocean Beach, (South Wairarapa.)
Bach's (On Ocean Beach, South Wairarapa.)
Hollywood (James Cameron, movie moguls' property near Wharekauhau overlooking Ocean Beach.)
Pirinoa village.
Cape Palliser camp.
Ngawi. (On the road to Cape Palliser. Bulldozers and tractors to launch the fishing boats.)
Ngawi. (On the road to Cape Palliser. Bulldozers and tractors to launch the fishing boats.)
Cape Palliser camp.
Cape Palliser (Camping with the pigs. This little guy was like a dog and followed me for awhile.)
Cape Palliser sunset
Sunset over Cape Palliser
Cape Palliser Lighthouse. (Installed 1897, 250 steps and still operates with the 1897 Fresnel lens.)
Cape Palliser Lighthouse. (Installed 1897, 250 steps and still operates with the 1897 Fresnel lens.)
Martinborough (Local pub.)
Ruamahunga River (Morrisons Bush. Near Greytown. Camping right on the river. Just about deserted.)
Ruamahunga River (Morrisons Bush. Near Greytown. Camping right on the river. Just about deserted.)
Ruamahunga River (Morrisons Bush. Near Greytown. Camping right on the river. Just about deserted.)
Ruamahunga River (Morrisons Bush. Near Greytown. Camping right on the river. Just about deserted.)
Featherston town.
Featherston town.
Scotts Ferry (On the Rangitikei River. Fantastic.Deserted when we camped.)
Tapuwai Gardens, Bennydale. (8 acres 54 years in the making. Plus Peacocks.)
The Windmill. (Foxton town.)
Foxton town.
Cape Palliser Lighthouse. (Installed 1897, 250 steps and still operates with the 1897 Fresnel lens.)
Ruamahunga River (Our Dec 2018 roadtrip; Camping right on the river. Just about deserted.)
Waihi-Paeroa Bike Trail (Our Dec 2018 roadtrip; traveling the Wanganui River Road, the Wairarapa to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, A brief visit to Wellington to see old friends, then Foxton for Christmas and home to Tauranga.)
Just a little pond in a garden (Surrounded by NZ Native plants.
The Quarry, Tauranga)
View of Mt Maunganui (Surrounded by NZ Native plants.
Taken from The Quarry, Tauranga)
Very Old Pohutukawa (Newdicks Beach)
Newdicks-Beach (Maketu)
Beach scene (Little Waihi, Bay-of-Plenty)
Little Waihi (Bay-of-Plenty)
Beach (Maketu
Bay of Plenty)
Maketu Harbour (Maketu 
Bay of Plenty)
Fernland Spa (Tauranga)
Tarawera Falls (Tarawera Falls)
Lake Tarawera stream (Lake Tarawera stream)
Lake Scene (Lake Arapuni)
Lake Scene (Arapuni Dam)
Arapuni Dam. (64 metres to the bottom.)
Lake Scene (Lake Arapuni)
Bulmers Landing (Lake Arapuni)
Reflections (Lake Arapuni)
Moon on the water (Lake Arapuni)
Tidal (Tidal)
Budding Pohutukawa (Budding Pohutukawa)
Morning Mist (Morning Mist)
Pohokura Saddle (Pohokura Saddle)
Pohokura Saddle (Pohokura Saddle)
Ohura - An Almost Forgotten town (Ohura - An Almost Forgotten town)
Almost Forgotten town (Almost Forgotten town)
Detour (Detour)
Roadside Grave. (Roadside Grave on the Forgotten Highway.)
Ghost house?? (Ghost house??)
Dog Crossing (Dog Crossing)
Time Out (Time Out)
Bush walk (Bush walk)
Works end, yeah right (Works end, yeah right)
The wicked woven web. (The wicked woven web.)
Misty Vale (Misty Vale)
Molly on the Crossroad. (Dog on the Crossroad.)
Local, and only, Pub (Local, and only, Pub on the Forgotten Highway.)
Neglected Church in the mist (Neglected Church in the mist)
Oil in them thar Seas (Oil in them thar Seas. New Plymouth)
Hidden Bicycle (Hidden Bicycle)
A bit of History (A bit of History)
Scenic Country Vista (Scenic Country Vista)
Big Horses Here (Big Horses Here)
Scenic Vista (Scenic Vista)
Ngatitoa Domain (Ngatitoa Domain)
Waiouru (Waiouru)
Waiouru (Waiouru)
Mt Ruapehu (Mt Ruapehu)
Taihape (Taihape)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Mangaweka (Mangaweka)
Dusk on a Bay of Plenty Beach (Dusk on a Bay of Plenty Beach)
Mahia Peninsular (Mahia Peninsular)
Mahia Peninsular (Mahia Peninsular)
Wairoa (Wairoa)
Wairoa River (Wairoa River)
Wairoa (Wairoa)
Matawai (Matawai)
Harddrive Cafe. Excellent Cappuccino. (Harddrive Cafe. Excellent Cappuccino.)
The Matawai Hotel (The Matawai Hotel)
Matawai (Matawai)
Te Karaka (Te Karaka)
Te Karaka (Te Karaka)
Te Karaka (Te Karaka)
Sunset on a Bay of Plenty coastline (Sunset on a Bay of Plenty coastline)
Marine Parade, Napier. (Marine Parade, Napier.)
Marine Parade, Napier (Marine Parade, Napier)
View from Evers-Swindle Reserve (View from Evers-Swindle Reserve)
River scene (River scene)
Wellington in Colour (Wellington in Colour)
East Coast North Island (East Coast North Island)
Tapakapanga (Tapakapanga)
Mt Maunganui Beach (Mt Maunganui Beach)
Lake Tarawera (Lake Tarawera)
West Coast North Island (West Coast North Island)
West Coast North Island (West Coast North Island)
Patangata Tavern (Patangata Tavern)
Jetty (Jetty)
Rotorua Lakes - New Zealand (Rotorua Lakes - New Zealand)
Tarawera (Tarawera)
East-Coast-North-Is (East-Coast-North-Is)
Wellington Harbour Tugs (Harbour Tugs at the Port of Wellington.
NZ's capital city.)
McLaren Falls (Kaimais, Bay of Plenty)
Lake Taki (Lake Taki)
Tarawera Falls (Tarawera-Falls)
Mohaka River (Mohaka River)
Kairakau (Kairakau)
Tiny Church (Hidden from the road, in a paddock on the East Coast, Wairarapa)
Manawatu Gorge (Manawatu Gorge)
Rangitawa Railway Station (Rangitawa Railway Station)
Cape Egmont Lighthouse (Cape Egmont Lighthouse)
Waioeka Gorge (Waioeka Gorge)
Waioeka Gorge (Waioeka Gorge)
Just another sunset coming on (Just another sunset coming on)
Patea Harbour (Patea Harbour)
The Cameron Blockhouse (Historic Place. Wanganui)
Mt Egmont (Mt Egmont)
Mt Ruapehu (Mt Ruapehu)
Raglan (Raglan)
Cameron Blockhouse (Taranaki, NZ)
Rotorua Lake (Rotorua Lake)
Kutarere Church
Waipiro
Hicks Bay (Hicks Bay)
Tauranga (Tauranga harbour. Fantastic fish and chips 50 metres from here..)
Raglan (Raglan)
West Coast North Island (West Coast North Island)
Mt Egmont in Winter (Mt Egmont in Winter)
Sunrise (Pukehina, Bay of Plenty. NZ)
Beautiful ! (Bowentown, Bay of Plenty, NZ)
The train came thru the middle of town. (Kawakawa. Northland)
Thru the middle of town. (Kawakawa. Northland)
Colourful Kawakawa
Karangahake Gorge
Karangahake Gorge
Misty Morning (North of Oputere. NZ)
Misty Morning (New Zealand)
More Mist on the river
Historic Cottage

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