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Apr 14, 2017 - Beautiful beach day

Well, we got thru Cyclone Cook with no incidents. It actually missed the town we were in, but did some damage about 100 km down the coast. However, we had to change our driving plans/route twice today due to road closures as a result of slips. The sun was shining this morning so we made it a beach day! First stop was Hahei beach where we watched some brave young folks surfing ( water is too cold and too rough for me). Although it was a nice day the sea was very rough from the effects of the passing cyclone. Next stop was Catherdral Cove....

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Nov 26, 2009 - Manguarwi Heads

We're sitting next to where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. It's an important place in NZ history as it was the place where the Maori and Europeans signed an agreement which stopped the fighting and led to peace. Keith had an excellent time caving yesterday. It was the real thing with a 65 ft climb, 85 ft abseil, river floating in spare tyres and lots of very small holes to crawl through. The glow worms were better in these caves as they are less well used and need to be 'switched on' much more by noise. He has a CD of photos which we...

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Apr 2, 2008 - Heading North - Mangawhai

Wednesday - headed North on Highway 1. Stopped off at Orewa - coastal town. On to Magawhai, and booked in at hotel with a sea view. Only a B&B so went to local restaurant for evening meal - called Kavarna. This was after walking down 161 steps to go via the beach, but the tide was in, so climbed all the way back up, and went through the town.

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Jun 3, 2007 - Mangawhai

Went to the antique show after breakfast, lots of stuff there; we only bought a couple of books. We wandered around for the rest of the day then went over and spent a lovely night at the Millars with Clive and Kerri. A couple of roast lambs on the rotisserie and a chook sorted out enough for all. Got home about 11.00 after leaving them in the spa.

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