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Low-slung clouds obscure the landscape and as we drive closer, it turns to rain, veiling the steeply rising hills.
Ōkārito Lagoon. © Stewart Watson
Not every city can pull off creating a new, genuinely interesting neighbourhood. But Auckland has and it’s called Britomart.
Matakana is an easy escape from Auckland city – a short run up the motorway, through the tunnel, east at Warkworth.
The west has stories to tell; there’s drama in those hills.
It’s considered Auckland’s main street, the axis on which the city spins.
Port Fitzroy is only 25 kilometres from Tryphena but it took us nearly three hours to drive there.
Titirangi Village Market is famous for its range of crafts.
Gisborne intrigues me. It’s a mix of tradition, culture and nature.