There are a heap of churches in Northland. I’m firmly agnostic but I love checking these places out. They are often small and in very beautiful isolated places. Many are in ruins but many are also extremely well maintained, often built with Kauri timber (now a protected tree). They are also, if maintained, open and you can walk in and around any time of day.
This part of NZ was the first to be be occupied by Maori and (much later) Pakeha (Europeans) alike. So the missions came to Northland and set up before the rest of the Europeans followed. So this part of NZ has a lot of churches with a lot of important history attached. Anyways… I find them kinda fascinating.
The following are photos of me working in my outside workspace, Rawene ferry landing, and Manuka flowers and Cabbage Trees 🙂