Urchin Campsite

Urchin Campsite is in the Kaimanawa Range, off Desert Road, on the Eastern side heading South. It is a DOC Camp and these days is getting more popular as people how are going to do the Tongariro Crossing use it as a staging post when they are leaving the next day.

Lots of good walks and lovely old growth bush.

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Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

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The Mighty Waikato River

Spending a couple of days at Mangakino, staying at the Matekuri Reserve which is an island that juts out into the Waikato River.

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Cobra Gypsies

Excellent, colourful documentary about Cobra Gypsies in Rajasthan.

“Filmmaker Raphael Treza traveled to northern India and lived among an ancient tribe known as the Kalbeliya for three months. Cobra Gypsies is the vibrant and enlightening document of that journey. The Kalbeliyas are a highly spirited people; ebullient in their celebration of life and colorful custom. Although many of them have never before met a foreigner prior to Treza’s arrival at their camps, the tribes-people seem unguarded in their enthusiasms to share their culture.”

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Children Full of Life

Japanese school teacher going where you probably can’t these days.

“Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying.”

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Cat fight

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Weightlessness

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Stop parking like that

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Needs a shave?

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A H Reed Kauri Bush Walk

Back in the old home town of Whangarei. Been for a wander through the A H Reed Kauri Bush Reserve. The coolest spot in town in this sort of weather.

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