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Four snowshoe trips for beginners For those who prefer to stay active in the winter months, options were once limited to skis. But a more easily accessible winter activity has gained...
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A tramper’s favourite nuisance bird. Wekas are charismatic birds, often attracted to human activity which makes them an endless source of entertainment for trampers. People who live alongside weka often...
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WildernessWord, July 2017

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address by June 21 to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz, or WildernessWord,...
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The Tararua Mountain Race is considered by mountain runners as one of New Zealand’s hardest trail runs. The event goes from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks across the inhospitable tops of...
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Walnut truffles

A decadent treat that uses the natural sweetness of kumara and the goodness of goji berries. Profile Makes 16 truffles Cook time 30min Prep time 10min Cost $10-$15 Ingredients ¼...
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Only two for Everest

How a first ascent by Riddiford and Cotter shaped climbing history By Lyn McKinnon Otago University Press, $49.95 FROM THE first look at this book there is a hopeful expectation of something...
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Gorge-ous descents

From abseiling down waterfalls to cliff jumping into deep blue pools, canyoning offers an experience few have tried PERCHED ON MASSIVE boulders amongst pools of sparkling waters at the top of Sleeping God...
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