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Flying away from Auckland to Napier

I left Auckland today after a wonderful visit there. Flying to Napier were beautiful scenes and when landing  I  started my Vineyard and Garden Tour of New Zealand.  Napier sits on Hawke’s Bay on the east coast. A big vineyard region of New Zealand. We went to lunch at the oldest winery in New Zealand,…

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Tiritiri Island, New Zealand

I went to Tiritiri Island today…a flora and fauna sanctuary of the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. This day was extraordinary on all levels. I was luckiest to have met one of the guides right off the bat on the ferry to the island. He was so knowledgeable about all things birds I asked if…

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An afternoon in the Waitakere Rainforest, Karekare & Piha Beach

arataki center on  Maori totem poles the most important person is on the top Kauri Tree ~New Zealand North Island native Silver fern~leaves have silver on the underside~New Zealand’s national plant Nikau~ world’s most southern palm   Karekare waterfall   the beautiful Pohutukawa Tree yep, I took a selfie in front of the Karakara waterfall…

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A morning at the Auckland Art Gallery

I spent the morning at the Auckland Art Gallery, a beautiful building with many exhibitions…here are a few pieces of favorite art that I saw.   Maori   Maori Elder maori portrait   maori artwork New Zealand Art Denmark Design Denmark Design I had the monkeys when I was a kid! the Pillars Pillars: Project…

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Auckland, New Zealand

I am in New Zealand! For all of you there in the USA…central time, you are 6 hours ahead of me except it’s yesterday there! Ha! Recovering from jet lag for a few days, will start with a post of a few flowers in my friends garden, plus the door knobs are all really high…so…

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