@jacquigibson_ - Jacqui Gibson

New Zealand freelancer. #wellington local. Food, wine, travel & other stuff like heritage and science.

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The best thing about finishing the Hawke’s Bay half marathon - the morning after at the Straw Bale Homestead, Kahuranaki.
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#weekendgetaway #strawbale #tukituki  #hawkesbay #walker #halfmarathonpayoff #sundayvibes #hastings #dayafter #autumn #traveldiary #nzmustdo #winecountry #winetravel #newzealand
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The best thing about finishing the Hawke’s Bay half marathon - the morning after at the Straw Bale Homestead, Kahuranaki. . . . #weekendgetaway #strawbale #tukituki #hawkesbay #walker #halfmarathonpayoff #sundayvibes #hastings #dayafter #autumn #tra

Saturday arvo bbq, Argentina styles in the wilds, thanks to the clever folks @mesita.winebar. Cheerio Te Whiti & happy birthday @isthereauserwiththisnametoo
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#birthdaygirl #tewhiti #argentina #bbq #firepit #slowfood #slowcook #slowcooking #wairarapanz #homesteadlife #autumnvibes
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Saturday arvo bbq, Argentina styles in the wilds, thanks to the clever folks @mesita.winebar. Cheerio Te Whiti & happy birthday @isthereauserwiththisnametoo . . . #birthdaygirl #tewhiti #argentina #bbq #firepit #slowfood #slowcook #slowcooking #waira

Up with the swans, then it’s home time. Lake Hayes, Central Otago.
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#morningwalk #lakehayes #queenstown #otago #sundayvibes #walking #lakeside #newzealandlife #newzealand #swans #bottomsup #autumn
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Up with the swans, then it’s home time. Lake Hayes, Central Otago. . . . . #morningwalk #lakehayes #queenstown #otago #sundayvibes #walking #lakeside #newzealandlife #newzealand #swans #bottomsup #autumn

Day 2 of Rippon’s harvest was in full swing today, with pickers calling 2019 their most abundant year yet. By 11am, two tonnes of pinot noir were plucked and free tastings were on offer to anyone keen for the hike up the hill.
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#pinotnoir #nzwine #nzwinegrowers #ripponwinery #centralotago #nzv2019 #harvest #wineharvest #harvestseason #wānaka #wine #winewriting #rippon #biodynamicwine #organicwine #vintage2019 #lovewine
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Day 2 of Rippon’s harvest was in full swing today, with pickers calling 2019 their most abundant year yet. By 11am, two tonnes of pinot noir were plucked and free tastings were on offer to anyone keen for the hike up the hill. . . . . #pinotnoir #nzw

Earnscleugh Station, Central Otago. High country merino and cattle breeding station of 21,000ha just outside Alexandra. (And home to a handful of hard working farm dogs).
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#onassignment #farmlife #newzealand #highcountry #sheep #farmdogs #merino #cattle #farming #station #centralotago #alexandra #earnscleugh
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Earnscleugh Station, Central Otago. High country merino and cattle breeding station of 21,000ha just outside Alexandra. (And home to a handful of hard working farm dogs). . . . . #onassignment #farmlife #newzealand #highcountry #sheep #farmdogs #meri

High country station views. I freaking feel like I’m in a Graham Sydney painting, Alexandra. Central Otago.
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#onassignment #alexandra #sheepstation #farming #nzfarming #sheepdogs #newzealand #autumn #backcountry #countrylife #grahamsydney #earnscleughstation #centralotago
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High country station views. I freaking feel like I’m in a Graham Sydney painting, Alexandra. Central Otago. . . . #onassignment #alexandra #sheepstation #farming #nzfarming #sheepdogs #newzealand #autumn #backcountry #countrylife #grahamsydney #earns

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Alexandra market fleurs - as cheerful and beautiful as this old day. Central Otago, New Zealand.
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#fridaymood #onassignment #alexandra #centralotago #marketday #fleurs #autumn #newzealand #market #sunflowers #countrylife #nzfinds #sunshineday
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Alexandra market fleurs - as cheerful and beautiful as this old day. Central Otago, New Zealand. . . . #fridaymood #onassignment #alexandra #centralotago #marketday #fleurs #autumn #newzealand #market #sunflowers #countrylife #nzfinds #sunshineday

Autumnal colours of Cromwell, Central Otago from the Bruce Jackson lookout. Historic mining region, now one of New Zealand’s finest wine regions.
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#onassignment #heritagewriter #centralotago #newzealand #traveldiary #lakeviews #cromwell #traveldiary #autumn #wineregion #reflections
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Autumnal colours of Cromwell, Central Otago from the Bruce Jackson lookout. Historic mining region, now one of New Zealand’s finest wine regions. . . . #onassignment #heritagewriter #centralotago #newzealand #traveldiary #lakeviews #cromwell #traveld

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The Huntress herself, wine maker and hunter Jannine Rickards. Lovely to catch up and hear her story for Wilderness magazine. When Jannine isn’t hunting a pig for tea or making her signature drop, she’s out hiking some of New Zealand’s Great Walks. This year, Stewart Island’s Great Walk is on the list. “What’ll I pack for the Rakiura Track? Wairarapa pinot. I always make room in the pack for good wine - none of that $7-a-bottle stuff.”
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#wine #nzwine #wairarapa #winewriter #wellingtonwinecountry #huntresswine #hiking #newzealand #greatwalks #pinotnoir #wilderness #vines #martinborough #foodwinetravel @wildernessmagnz
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The Huntress herself, wine maker and hunter Jannine Rickards. Lovely to catch up and hear her story for Wilderness magazine. When Jannine isn’t hunting a pig for tea or making her signature drop, she’s out hiking some of New Zealand’s Great Walks. Th

Heritage protection call on a city wall. Wellington, New Zealand.
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#ihumatao #heritage #heritagepreservation #maoriculture #heritagewriter #citywalls #signup #wellington #newzealand
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Heritage protection call on a city wall. Wellington, New Zealand. . . . #ihumatao #heritage #heritagepreservation #maoriculture #heritagewriter #citywalls #signup #wellington #newzealand

A wee memento from Kapowairua, Far North. Wild, wandering mares (& their babies) of Te Hapua.
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#mares #horsesofinstagram #kapowairua #spiritsbay #newzealandlife #newzealand #nags #ponies #wildhorses #traveldiary
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A wee memento from Kapowairua, Far North. Wild, wandering mares (& their babies) of Te Hapua. . . . #mares #horsesofinstagram #kapowairua #spiritsbay #newzealandlife #newzealand #nags #ponies #wildhorses #traveldiary

And that’s a wrap - a fantastic working week in the north. Thanks to Ngāti Kuta and Patu Keha kaumatua Matu Clendon for sharing his story as kaitiaki of an archaeological dig at Mangahawea Bay in the Bay of Islands.
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#onassignment #heritagewriter #bayofislands #maoriculture #newzealand #mangahaweabay #writersdiary #kaumatua #thatsawrap @heritage_nz
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And that’s a wrap - a fantastic working week in the north. Thanks to Ngāti Kuta and Patu Keha kaumatua Matu Clendon for sharing his story as kaitiaki of an archaeological dig at Mangahawea Bay in the Bay of Islands. . . . . #onassignment #heritagewri

Made it to Te Rerenga Wairua at the top of the North Island, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, the Te Araroa walk begins and where the spirits of the dead are said to join the underworld.
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#ngatikuri #capereinga #northland #travel #nzmustdos #newzealand #maoriculture #aotearoa #ourheritage #onassignment #spirits #underworld
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Made it to Te Rerenga Wairua at the top of the North Island, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, the Te Araroa walk begins and where the spirits of the dead are said to join the underworld. . . . . #ngatikuri #capereinga #northland #travel

Sundown at last night’s camp, Tapotupotu Bay (where the pungent smell of manuka pollen filled the night, together with heaps of mozzies, a healthy crew of camper-curious wasps, the clickity click of cicadas and, eventually, as night wore on, the roar of 1 x sleeping RJ Winbill). This morning it’s Bright Eyes on full bore from the house truck with the red velveteen couch. Life in the north is good.
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#northland #pinksky #farnorth #tapotupotu #camplife #sunset #newzealand #onassignment #travel #traveldiary
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Sundown at last night’s camp, Tapotupotu Bay (where the pungent smell of manuka pollen filled the night, together with heaps of mozzies, a healthy crew of camper-curious wasps, the clickity click of cicadas and, eventually, as night wore on, the roar

Today’s office. Kapowairua (Spirits Bay). Far North, Te Hiku o te Ika (the Tail of the Fish). Resting place of Ngāti Kuri kuia Saana Murray.
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#onassignment #farnorth #kapowairua #spiritsbay #aotearoa #newzealand #ngatikuri #sciencewriting #sciencejournalism #bioheritagenz
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Today’s office. Kapowairua (Spirits Bay). Far North, Te Hiku o te Ika (the Tail of the Fish). Resting place of Ngāti Kuri kuia Saana Murray. . . . #onassignment #farnorth #kapowairua #spiritsbay #aotearoa #newzealand #ngatikuri #sciencewriting #scien

Ngā Tapuwae o te Mangai, Te Kao. Far North, New Zealand. A Ratana church, featuring two domed towers (Arepa and Omeka, alpha and omega). Rātana is a branch of Māori Christianity formed in 1925 by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, known as ‘the mouthpiece of God’. The church’s name translates as 'the sacred steps of the mouthpiece'.
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#church #rātana #northland #christianity #Pacificculture #Māoriheritage #heritage #nzarchitecture #NewZealand #travel #onassignment #heritagewriter #enroute #chapel #temple
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Ngā Tapuwae o te Mangai, Te Kao. Far North, New Zealand. A Ratana church, featuring two domed towers (Arepa and Omeka, alpha and omega). Rātana is a branch of Māori Christianity formed in 1925 by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, known as ‘the mouthpiece of

Start of the week, Karikari Peninsula, Far North. New Zealand. Today we head further north. Tomorrow I’ll interview Ngāti Kuri’s Sheridan Waitai for e-tangata magazine about the many reasons the north of New Zealand is a special place.
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#monday #onassignment #karikari #camplife #sunup #farnorth #coast #nzsummer #nzmustdo #travelnz #newzealand #travel #writerslife
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Start of the week, Karikari Peninsula, Far North. New Zealand. Today we head further north. Tomorrow I’ll interview Ngāti Kuri’s Sheridan Waitai for e-tangata magazine about the many reasons the north of New Zealand is a special place. . . . #monday

Probably the friendliest shag you’ll meet. Mangonui Fish  Shop, Far North.
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#shag #shaggy #shagadelic #farnorth #mangonui #newzealand #birdland #fishshop #traveldiary #writerslife #feet
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Probably the friendliest shag you’ll meet. Mangonui Fish Shop, Far North. . . . #shag #shaggy #shagadelic #farnorth #mangonui #newzealand #birdland #fishshop #traveldiary #writerslife #feet

This morning’s interviewees, Raewyn & Hugh Rihari, kaitiaki of Rangihoua Heritage Park in the Bay of Islands. Hugh, Ngati Torehina kaumatua, is a descendant of chief Ruatara who, together with Te Pahi, welcomed the Marsden missionaries to Rangihoua (or Hohi Mission Station) more than 200 years ago. “There was one reason my people took them in ...trade. And care for them we did too.”
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#onassignment #nzheritage #rangihoua #rihari #northland #firstEuropeansettlement #portraits #newzealand #gems #nzstories #marsden #hohimission #missionaryhistory #firstcontact #history #maoriculture #heritagewriter #travel #heritagetravel
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This morning’s interviewees, Raewyn & Hugh Rihari, kaitiaki of Rangihoua Heritage Park in the Bay of Islands. Hugh, Ngati Torehina kaumatua, is a descendant of chief Ruatara who, together with Te Pahi, welcomed the Marsden missionaries to Rangihoua (

Back in the north for a week of travelling and interviewing. First stop Paroa Bay, near Russell. Thanks to @rachiwakefield and @tohoracoffeeco we’ve found the best overnight camp.
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#paroabay #traveldiary #onassignment #newzealand #northland #sundown #campervan #camperlife #dusk #nzsummer #winery
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Back in the north for a week of travelling and interviewing. First stop Paroa Bay, near Russell. Thanks to @rachiwakefield and @tohoracoffeeco we’ve found the best overnight camp. . . . #paroabay #traveldiary #onassignment #newzealand #northland #sun

Te Rāwhiti marae, c1910. Bay of Islands. New Zealand. Te Rāwhiti marae is the ancestral marae of two major hapu of Te Rawhiti, Ngati Kuta and Patukeha.
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#maori #heritage #heritagewriter #newzealand #maraestyles #rawhiti #onassignment #tuia250encounters #historicplaces #nzarchitecture #northlandnz #ngatikuta #patukeha
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Te Rāwhiti marae, c1910. Bay of Islands. New Zealand. Te Rāwhiti marae is the ancestral marae of two major hapu of Te Rawhiti, Ngati Kuta and Patukeha. . . . . #maori #heritage #heritagewriter #newzealand #maraestyles #rawhiti #onassignment #tuia250e

Today’s workplace, Te Rawhiti marae, Bay of Islands, where Heritage New Zealand archaeologist Dr James Robinson is presenting his findings from a significant excavation at nearby Mangahawea Bay. “We found evidence showing very, very early Māori settlement - your ancestors came here to settle. Just as your stories suggest, they were explorers; experienced, skilled navigators much like the people who were first on the moon.”
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#heritage #maoriculture #rawhiti #history #newzealandfinds #archaeologynz #archaeology #maraelife #sciencewriter #onassignment #bayofislands #voyagers #exploration #pacifichistory #wananga #northland
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Today’s workplace, Te Rawhiti marae, Bay of Islands, where Heritage New Zealand archaeologist Dr James Robinson is presenting his findings from a significant excavation at nearby Mangahawea Bay. “We found evidence showing very, very early Māori settl

Perfect day for dipping our toes in the Ruamahanga river, the body of water that connects the Wairarapa Valley wine regions of Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. This area reflects 1.3% of New Zealand’s wine production, but 2.8% of our vineyards. Located to the east of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, the Wairarapa is home to typically small, family-owned and boutique producers.
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#nzwine #winestory #onassignment #wairarapa #raumahanga #wellingtonwinecountry #riverbed #riverviews #newzealandfinds #travel #foodwine
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Perfect day for dipping our toes in the Ruamahanga river, the body of water that connects the Wairarapa Valley wine regions of Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. This area reflects 1.3% of New Zealand’s wine production, but 2.8% of our vineyards

A fine day at the office - lost in the food and wine of the Wairarapa on a #foodiefriday. C’est Cheese in Featherston, followed by a stop off at The Martinborough Wine Merchants, then into Medici and The Wine Bank before a quick chinwag about natural wines with winemaker Lance Redgwell at Cambridge Road. Tonight we roll into Union Square. Jinkers.
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#wairarapa #onassignment #winecountry #cambridgeroad #naturalwine #foodtravel #winelove #newzealand #travelguide #ifwtwa
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A fine day at the office - lost in the food and wine of the Wairarapa on a #foodiefriday . C’est Cheese in Featherston, followed by a stop off at The Martinborough Wine Merchants, then into Medici and The Wine Bank before a quick chinwag about natural

Eyes of Fiji, Sri Siva Subramaniya Swamy Temple. Nadi.
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#fiji #travelgram #temple #hindugods #hindu #eyes #culturevulture
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Eyes of Fiji, Sri Siva Subramaniya Swamy Temple. Nadi. . . . . #fiji #travelgram #temple #hindugods #hindu #eyes #culturevulture

There’s a long history of rail in Fiji. Rail moves cut sugar cane to crushing mills. In the old days there was a two horse-drawn street tramway and an underground mine system. Today tourists (and locals like this guy) ride makeshift electric bikes to travel the abandoned railway lines and explore local villages.
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#travelgram #heritageoffiji #fiji #rail #railheritage #abandonedplaces #touristtips #pacific #southpacfic #natadola #natadolafiji #villagelife
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There’s a long history of rail in Fiji. Rail moves cut sugar cane to crushing mills. In the old days there was a two horse-drawn street tramway and an underground mine system. Today tourists (and locals like this guy) ride makeshift electric bikes to

Boxing day snorkelling at Namotu. Seen so far: 3 x reef sharks, a gazillion clown fish and a dozen or so squealing surfers ‍️
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#namotu #namotuisland #fiji #snorkel #snorkeling #boxingday #holidaylove #summertime #travelgram #ifwtwa
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Boxing day snorkelling at Namotu. Seen so far: 3 x reef sharks, a gazillion clown fish and a dozen or so squealing surfers ‍️ . . . #namotu #namotuisland #fiji #snorkel #snorkeling #boxingday #holidaylove #summertime #travelgram #ifwtwa

Mrs Claus on the Pacific margaritas, Fiji. Happy Christmas Eve y’all.
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#fiji #fijiwater #christmas #holidaylove #cocktail #pooltime #mrssanta #margaritas #homemade #pacific
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Mrs Claus on the Pacific margaritas, Fiji. Happy Christmas Eve y’all. . . . . #fiji #fijiwater #christmas #holidaylove #cocktail #pooltime #mrssanta #margaritas #homemade #pacific

Port Denarau, Fiji - where to get your boat ride to the outer islands. I rather fancy this ride.
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#fiji #pacific #harbourfront #boatlife️ #bowsprit #denaraumarina #marina #southpacific
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Port Denarau, Fiji - where to get your boat ride to the outer islands. I rather fancy this ride. . . . . #fiji #pacific #harbourfront #boatlife️ #bowsprit #denaraumarina #marina #southpacific

Dusty roads of Wailoaloa, Denarau, Fiji. Our camp for Christmas  and festive getaway with a top notch crew - thanks @liannetansley couldn’t have come at a better time x
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#christmas #fiji #getaway #southpacific #travelgram #shadowwalk #pacific #holidaylove #wailoaloa #walking
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Dusty roads of Wailoaloa, Denarau, Fiji. Our camp for Christmas and festive getaway with a top notch crew - thanks @liannetansley couldn’t have come at a better time x . . . #christmas #fiji #getaway #southpacific #travelgram #shadowwalk #pacific #h

Cooling our jets in Lake Taupō on our way up country.
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#twinkletoes #lake #christmascommute #taupõ #holidaylove #newzealand #roadtrippers #travelgram
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Cooling our jets in Lake Taupō on our way up country. . . . #twinkletoes #lake #christmascommute #taupõ #holidaylove #newzealand #roadtrippers #travelgram

First roadside stop on the Christmas commute, Waitetoko marae, Lake Taupō. Homebase for Ngāti Te Rangiita of Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi.
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#christmascommute #waitetokomarae #taupō #ngātitūwharetoa #church #newzealand #roadtripping #summertime #newzealandfinds #lake #lakeside #nzarchitecture
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First roadside stop on the Christmas commute, Waitetoko marae, Lake Taupō. Homebase for Ngāti Te Rangiita of Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi. . . . #christmascommute #waitetokomarae #taupō #ngātitūwharetoa #church #newzealand #roadtripping #summertime #newzeala

A quick reconnoiter of Martinborough’s brand spanking new Wine Bank Tasting Room to sample some of the region’s premium pinot noir. Thanks Marty for the early morning tour. Look forward to coming back in early January for AAA Traveler Worldwise magazine.
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#winewriter #wairarapa #wairarapanz #onassignment #bestofwinetourism #winetourist #wellingtonwinecountry #martinboroughwine #martinborough #winebank #winetours #newzealand #newzealandguide #newzealandwine @wairarapa
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A quick reconnoiter of Martinborough’s brand spanking new Wine Bank Tasting Room to sample some of the region’s premium pinot noir. Thanks Marty for the early morning tour. Look forward to coming back in early January for AAA Traveler Worldwise magaz

Christmas tree  finally up & dressed at our place, Te Aro.
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#pōhutukawa #pohoots #christmastree #wellington #blooms #kiwichristmas #festiveseason #summerday #newzealandlife #ahchoo
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Christmas tree finally up & dressed at our place, Te Aro. . . . . #pōhutukawa #pohoots #christmastree #wellington #blooms #kiwichristmas #festiveseason #summerday #newzealandlife #ahchoo

Taking a wander on a Sunday. Samuel Marsden memorial church, Matauri Bay. Far North, New Zealand.
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#nzhistory #samuelmarsden #heritage #heritagebuilding #matauribay #farnorth #newzealand #localtourist #sundaydrive #church #chapel #prayers #colonialpast #pakeha
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Taking a wander on a Sunday. Samuel Marsden memorial church, Matauri Bay. Far North, New Zealand. . . . #nzhistory #samuelmarsden #heritage #heritagebuilding #matauribay #farnorth #newzealand #localtourist #sundaydrive #church #chapel #prayers #colon

Matauri Bay for a Sunday drive. Far North, New Zealand. Landing place of the Rev Samuel Marsden who brought Christianity to the region in 1814. Final stop for Greenpeace’s anti-nuclear ship, the Rainbow Warrior, bombed by the French government to prevent a planned peaceful protest in 1985. One of my fav places since ages ago.
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#nzhistory #ngatikura #matauribay #farnorth #newzealand #bestbeach #greenpeace #rainbowwarrior #protesthistory
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Matauri Bay for a Sunday drive. Far North, New Zealand. Landing place of the Rev Samuel Marsden who brought Christianity to the region in 1814. Final stop for Greenpeace’s anti-nuclear ship, the Rainbow Warrior, bombed by the French government to pre

“Kororareka was sacked,” Flagstaff Hill, Russell. Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
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#nzhistory #flagstaff #russell #kororareka #northland #localtourist #newzealand #hōneheke #heritage #flagstaffhill #fontlove
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“Kororareka was sacked,” Flagstaff Hill, Russell. Bay of Islands, New Zealand. . . . #nzhistory #flagstaff #russell #kororareka #northland #localtourist #newzealand #hōneheke #heritage #flagstaffhill #fontlove

Dicko at Te Maiki, Kororareka. Briskly walking the perimeter of the Centennial Sundial used to tell New Zealand Standard Time (as you do).
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#nzhistory #sundial #russell #bayofislands #newzealand #northland #localtourist #saturdayvibes #kororāreka #dicko #sundial #time
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Dicko at Te Maiki, Kororareka. Briskly walking the perimeter of the Centennial Sundial used to tell New Zealand Standard Time (as you do). . . . #nzhistory #sundial #russell #bayofislands #newzealand #northland #localtourist #saturdayvibes #kororārek

This guy on a Te Hapua morning, Far North.
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#pony #shetlandpony #horselife #localtransport #ngatikuri #farnorth #newzealand #maraelife
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This guy on a Te Hapua morning, Far North. . . . . #pony #shetlandpony #horselife #localtransport #ngatikuri #farnorth #newzealand #maraelife

Some of the Te Hapua kete sold in Auckland’s Modern Bags in the 80s. The money raised was squirrelled away in a trust and eventually used to build the Ngāti Kuri craft centre at Te Hapua.
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#ngatikuri #kete #weaving #traditionalart #maoriculture #weavers #microfinance #craft #tehapua #stories #farnorth #newzealand
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Some of the Te Hapua kete sold in Auckland’s Modern Bags in the 80s. The money raised was squirrelled away in a trust and eventually used to build the Ngāti Kuri craft centre at Te Hapua. . . . #ngatikuri #kete #weaving #traditionalart #maoriculture

The sand dunes known as Te Kokota, Parengarenga Harbour, Far North. Mined for glass for 130 years, until protests by Ngāti Kuri stopped the silica sand mining in 1997. Miners removed the equivalent of a football field of sand every week. Iwi say the dunes are a shadow of their former selves; that they were once as tall as city buildings.
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#onassignment #tekokota #sanddunehistory #biologicalheritage #ngatikuri #protest #nzheritage #nzhistory #newzealand #maoriculture
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The sand dunes known as Te Kokota, Parengarenga Harbour, Far North. Mined for glass for 130 years, until protests by Ngāti Kuri stopped the silica sand mining in 1997. Miners removed the equivalent of a football field of sand every week. Iwi say the

Today’s journey across Parengarenga Harbour in the Far North to check out the biodiversity of Ngāti Kuri’s treasured sand dunes. Katipō, check. Pingao, check. Carex pumila, chiggity check.
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#onassignment #biodiversity #biologicalheritage #ngatikuri #oysterbarge #sciencewriting #parengarengaharbour #wananga #newzealand #farnorth #tehapua #checkit
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Today’s journey across Parengarenga Harbour in the Far North to check out the biodiversity of Ngāti Kuri’s treasured sand dunes. Katipō, check. Pingao, check. Carex pumila, chiggity check. . . . #onassignment #biodiversity #biologicalheritage #ngatik

No-holds-barred snowball fight, Queenstown. ️ ️ .
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#whenitsnows #snowballs #snowballfight #queenstown #queenstownlife #localtourist #newzealand #springtime #winterwonderland #feelslike
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No-holds-barred snowball fight, Queenstown. ️ ️ . . . #whenitsnows #snowballs #snowballfight #queenstown #queenstownlife #localtourist #newzealand #springtime #winterwonderland #feelslike

Ducks 🦆 on Lake Hayes as pine tree  branches crack around us under the weight of falling snow. Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand.
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#lakehayes #queenstown #snowwhite #greydays #localtourist #newzealand #travelwriter #traveldiary #lakeside #ducks #quack #ilovemondayswhenitsnows #snowstorm
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Ducks 🦆 on Lake Hayes as pine tree branches crack around us under the weight of falling snow. Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand. . . . #lakehayes #queenstown #snowwhite #greydays #localtourist #newzealand #travelwriter #traveldiary #lakeside #d

Sunday drives as the weather rolls in on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. The rewards of half marathoning in this special part of the world 
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#sundaydrive #queenstown #lakewakatipu #otago #newzealand #localtourist #mountainlife #otago #flatoutbeautiful
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Sunday drives as the weather rolls in on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. The rewards of half marathoning in this special part of the world . . . #sundaydrive #queenstown #lakewakatipu #otago #newzealand #localtourist #mountainlife #otago #flatoutbeautifu

Half marathon trophies  we did it. 21.5 kms! Queenstown, New Zealand.
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#firsthalfmarathon #runningmotivation #queenstown #newzealand #queenstownmarathon2018 #beerlove #thend
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Half marathon trophies we did it. 21.5 kms! Queenstown, New Zealand. . . . #firsthalfmarathon #runningmotivation #queenstown #newzealand #queenstownmarathon2018 #beerlove #thend

Today we are athletes! Well, not me, but this guy fer shure.
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#swingthatleg #queenstown #qtmarathon #athletes #queenstownhalf #warmups
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Today we are athletes! Well, not me, but this guy fer shure. . . . #swingthatleg #queenstown #qtmarathon #athletes #queenstownhalf #warmups

We made it to a rainy old Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. Here we come half marathon. 6am rise then a slow 21.5ks around the lakeside. Woot!
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#quackquack #queenstownmarathon #lake #wakatipu #lakeside #queenstown #marathon #newzealand #flatoutbeautiful
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We made it to a rainy old Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. Here we come half marathon. 6am rise then a slow 21.5ks around the lakeside. Woot! . . . #quackquack #queenstownmarathon #lake #wakatipu #lakeside #queenstown #marathon #newzealand #fl

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