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Kerikeri & Whangarei

Phew, four blog posts and another couple to come.  Hope you are not bored yet!

Time to move on again, this time we were off to Kerikeri for a couple of nights primarily to meet up with Roy’s cousin Stuart to discuss genealogy.  We said farewell to Brian & Marj as well as Gail who were staying on at Maitai Bay and finally Reg & Rima who were returning to Auckland. 828 more words


Kaitaia & Maitai

Back in Kaitaia for refreshment and recuperation.  We arrived at the RSA to find friends Brian & Marj already parked up there.  They were ‘stuck’ waiting for parts to arrive to fix a leaking loo.  Also at the RSA was another vehicle also awaiting parts for a brake problem, we soon met the owners Reg & Rima who along with our other travel companions made for a lively group in the RSA at happy hour. 1,306 more words


Spirits Bay

Toward the end of our time at Taputaputa, we thought we should actually make some attempt at setting some form of a schedule. With calendar in hand and working backwards, we set out a guideline for where we wanted to go and a loose timeline to adhere to.  We have to be in Auckland by the 19th October as our daughter Alex, along with her partner Ian, are arriving for a fleeting visit to NZ from the UK.   With this in mind, we reluctantly left Taputaputa and headed for Spirits Bay. 170 more words

Sandy fun, sunny views and an evening walk

Body boarding down sand dunes. So. Much. Fun.
Seeing the most northerly point in New Zealand in beautiful weather, driving past really Australian looking scenery. 14 more words

No wind, lots of sea and a retro kitchen

Sitting in the peace and quiet by the river and remembering what it’s like to be somewhere with no wind. So calm and still and so silent. 28 more words

Farewell New Zealand, Northland

I will have a number of photos to share with you as we did two amazing tours, but for now, here are a few shots from yesterday. 79 more words


Marking 200 years of history at Hohi Bay

By Helen Ough Dealy, Partnerships Ranger, Bay of Islands

Two hundred years ago, on the beach of a now little-visited bay on the northern side of the Bay of Islands, an event happened that helped create New Zealand as we know it today. 218 more words