Well I am guding in the Coromandel right now with a group of three from the USA – been thru Hawkes Bay prior to arriving here. Spent sometime at a 10 yr celebration of the Te Angi Angi Marine reserve as we were invited by friends of mine from the local Maori community. It was a dawn ceremony with full maori customs – very pleasant to be there. We also spent 2 days after this with the local Maori comunity learning there ways – very intereting for us all. We also got to eat plenty of kiamoana (seafood) especially crayfish. We then had three days at 2 days at a HB farm and left them getting the first decent rain for many months – I think they liked us!
We then flew to Akl and drove down to Coromandel and settled in at our accommodation at Matarangi and have spent the last two days on the beach, relaxing, sightseeing and 2moro we have a charter boat to take us sightseeing from the water and a spot of snorkling and fishing along the way – should be great – up date coming soon.