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Going strong

Do you think you’ll be completing remote 10 day trips in your 60s and 70s? Septuagenarian Talie Morrison is. Talie Morrison is living the tramping dream. Much as a ski bum...
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Pastoral allure

Camping on Te Ara Pataka, Banks Peninsula The new Te Ara Pataka Track, less than an hour’s drive from Christchurch is the latest addition to an amazing portfolio of outdoor experiences...
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Green with envy

Meghan Walker tackles the Greenstone-Caples Track and finds it a cruisy and idyllic alternative to the nearby Great Walks  Unless you plan your tramping holidays half a year in advance, it’s...
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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 the...
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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 cup...
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Walk the walk

How can you ensure you’re taught by the best? It’s easy, find out which tutors not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Alistair Hall found four for starters Expedition...
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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...
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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...
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