Neighbour James, Mitimiti, Panguru, working outside

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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.

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The following are photos of me working in my outside workspace, Rawene ferry landing, and Manuka flowers and Cabbage Trees 🙂

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Some cool stuff with paged.js from the twitters

Horeke

Horeke pub (oldest pub in NZ), Mangungu Mission (third largest treaty signing happened here), and a drive around the back of the Hokianga harbour. The area of Horeke / Mangungu is pretty amazing. Site of the first commercial shipyard in NZ, NZs oldest post office, and site of NZs first murder trial. Across the harbour in Kohukohu is NZs first jail and NZs oldest bridge. Noooobody comes around these ways, so its largely forgotten.

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