Blog posts from 2010

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    Culture North Night Show

    By Amelia Norman
    Wednesday, 29 September 2010

    For a place of enormous national significance, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are surprisingly unassuming. As I arrive early evening, the clear navy blue sky is ever-deepening behind brilliant red, out-stretched pohutukawa branches.

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  •  The historic settlement of Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.  © Amelia Norman

    A Cruise through History

    By Amelia Norman
    Thursday, 16 September 2010

    The Bay of Islands has an air of impossibility about it. Here in Paihia, the late afternoon is impossibly tranquil, the sky impossibly blue and the Pacific Ocean, gently bobbing with the tide, is impossibly sparkling.

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  •  A beach near Waipu, Northland, New Zealand.  © Amelia Norman

    Naming the Beast: North Island by Campervan

    By Amelia Norman
    Thursday, 26 August 2010

    I grew up in a family that names its vehicles. Before I was born there was Henrietta, the baby blue van. After her came Dippy, the racy red Anglia whose license plate began with ‘DP’, then Goldbug the sparkling gold Holden Kingswood station wagon.

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  •  Walking the Harihari Coast Track, West Coast of the South Island.  © Amelia Norman

    Striking it Rich on the West Coast

    By Amelia Norman
    Friday, 13 August 2010

    It’s day one of our four day walking tour and I’m already plonked bottom-down in the middle of a river. Not the most auspicious start. But that could be about to change…

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    Winter Driving in New Zealand

    By Amelia Norman
    Thursday, 28 January 2010

    Every year, thousands of skiers and snowboarders travel to the mountains and ski slopes of New Zealand. This article aims to provide a basic checklist to keep you safe while enjoying your winter road trip in New Zealand.

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  •  Camping in the Ahuriri Valley, South Island, New Zealand.  © Amelia Norman

    Where to Camp in New Zealand

    By Amelia Norman
    Tuesday, 12 January 2010

    Whether you're looking to stay at a holiday park or camping ground, a DOC conservation campsite or are trying your luck at 'freedom camping', this article will give you the basics of what to expect in terms of facilities, location and cost.

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