Opunake Beach

A drive further along from yesterdays post took us to Opunake. Without meaning offence, as with many townships around NZ (well…the world), its one of those ‘blink and you miss it’ places. A small, and nice township, first surveyed (by westerners) in 1868. Stopping in for a packed lunch, the waves were strong. Typical of […]

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Oakura Beach

Just to the left of yesterdays image (about 15km down the road actually) lies the seaside surf escape of Oakura Beach. Easter weekend in New Plymouth happened to also have a VW club meet on, so it was quite cool to see a good handful of well kept and restored Kombi van’s parked up along […]

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Te Henui Fallen

During my stay in New Plymouth, one afternoon (~3 hours of it) was spent walking and exploring the Te Henui Walkway. Starting from the coast, it follows the river and weaves up through suburbia, a small bush covered belt. Half way along we hit the cemetery. I was surprised to see so many war veteran graves, mounted […]

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NZ from the Sky

Returning from our holiday in New Plymouth yesterday afternoon, it was a beautiful, mostly clear day right up the North Island (soon to be given the dual title Te Ika a Maui). As with all of my recent holidays, I went along with my Ricoh GRD IV. I almost took the Sony Nex this time, […]

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Lion Rock

After taking work home, I only had time for an archive hunt again today, ‘Lion Rock’. Located at Piha, which is a west coast surf beach about 40km from Auckland’s central city area. Although this shot is of the back of the ‘lion’ and erosion has taken its toll, from the side one with imagination […]

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The Shortest River

One from the archives today, we have ‘The Shortest River’. Located in Gisborne, on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand, the Turanganui river is said to be the shortest river in the Southern Hemisphere. At a puny 900m (.56 miles) long, it cant be far off. My photo must account for […]

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