January 2006
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The Sky Tower - Auckland

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View from the harbour

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Ocean racing yachts for hire.

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Auckland harbour bridge

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The original bungee jump.

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View from the top of the Sky Tower

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Gulp!!

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The quick way down! And they pay for this!!

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Operators take delight in halting the descent of a "victim"

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Kawa Kawa ("Train Town") - farm dogs on a day out!

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Estate agent's window.

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The famous Hundertwasser toilet.

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Local pub reminiscent of a Wild West saloon.

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Waitangi - Maori war canoe

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Treaty House

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Tane Mahuta - "the god of the forest" ancient Kauri tree.

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Slice of very old Kauri tree.

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Coromandel town - they "do" green lipped mussels to die for!

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Kiwi 360 fruit farm in Te Puke

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Visitors' transport

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Kiwi Fruit

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Black Swan on Lake Rotorua

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Lady Knox geyser - awaiting eruption.

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Blast off!! Achieved by tipping washing powder down the cone.

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Waiotapu thermal park.

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Hot pool.

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The "champagne pool"

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Bubbling mud.

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Te Puia maori centre

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Inside meeting house (Marae)

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Maori wood carving school where the old skills are kept alive.

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The Prince of Wales Feathers - Te Puia

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The Agrodome and the sheep show.

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Tirau - The Corrugated Iron Capital of NZ

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Tourist information centre.

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Mangaweka - Novel use of a DC-3 Dakota

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Greymouth - Dispensary in re-constructed hospital in old mining town.

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Pancake rocks at Punakaiki

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Sharing a bridge with the railway - note absence of barriers etc.!!

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Franz Josef township.

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Franz Josef glacier from the air.

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Franz Josef from the air.

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Foot of the glacier.

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Distant view of Fox Glacier.

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Queenstown - Lake steamer.

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Jet boat on Shotover.

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Arrowtown

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Old Chinese gold mining settlement.

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Blue Penguins

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More seals.

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Dunedin Railway station

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Moeraki Boulders

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Lake Tekapo - it really is turquoise.

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Whale jaw bones

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Seals everywhere, even in the car park!

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Christchurch town centre

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The cathedral which has since been devastated by earthquake

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Peacock Fountain in Hagley Park.

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City tour trams.

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Chinese New Year decorations.

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The Chalice (or The Wastepaper Basket!)

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Boatsheds - punt hire.

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Punting on the Avon

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All very English!!