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The living forest

The awa (river) The van driven by Hayden Potaka, Unique Whanganui River Experience director, picks me up outside the Whanganui War Memorial Centre on a breezy Saturday morning. It’s…
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The living forest

The awa (river) The van driven by Hayden Potaka, Unique Whanganui River Experience director, picks me up outside the Whanganui War Memorial Centre on a breezy Saturday morning. It’s…
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Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by August 20, to: All…
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Heel pain is a common ailment for trampers, especially after long days on the trail. Physio Samantha Sutton explains how to deal with it Heel pain is common and…
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Gear File Vol. 9

Gear editor Mark Watson provides a round-up of the new and interesting products he’s discovered lately.  Macpac expand inclusive sizing range Macpac is expanding its clothing range in inclusive…
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When traversing glaciated terrain, falling into a deep blue crevasse would be your worst nightmare. While exploring the Tasman Glacier, I practised some crevasse rescue techniques. Now I just need to…
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Nothing compares to the feeling of bringing a missing loved one home. The closest buzz LandSAR dog handler Dave Krehic can relate it to is the first rugby try…
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When I was young I devoted rainy days to exploring the outside world through photography. Sinking into the cushions of the family couch, I’d spend hours flipping through photo…
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Burnett and Wakamarama ranges, Kahurangi National Park These two heavily forested mountain ranges stretch from the Heaphy Track to Farewell Spit, dividing Golden Bay from the upper West Coast…
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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…
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It’s always a good time to launch an armchair expedition and travel through the pages of a classic adventure tale. Six adventurers share the book that inspires them into the wilderness.…
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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…
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Description: Small thorny shrubs growing between 1-3m tall, flowers are white to pink about 5cm in diameter with yellow centres and multiple stamen. They bloom in the spring, and…
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