Before we head for the Kingdom of Tonga, I thought I’d leave you with a few parting shots of the Land of the Long White Cloud.
One Tree Hill (in fact, surmounted by one monument), Auckland:
One cow hill, somewhere in the north:
Matiu at dusk on Ninety-Mile Beach, even farther north:
Matiu and Dani playing basketball with their cousins Rehia and Repeka in Kaitaia.
Rehia and Repeka’s sister, Jessica, with their cousin Jason’s child:
Seven’s sister Liza and his brothers Bill and Ngawati, who drove up from Taranaki and Wellington respectively (!!) to have lunch with us.
And finally, the view from the house where we stayed in Paihia, early morning: