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New Zealand : North Island

6.3 km (3.9 miles) ENE of Mititai, Northland, N. Island, New Zealand
Approx. altitude: 32 m (104 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°N 6°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking east #3: Looking south #4: Looking west #5: GPS view #6: Being watched

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  36°S 174°E (visit #6)  

#1: Confluence point - looking north

(visited by David Coombs and Kate Johnson)

08-Dec-2016 -- As we were visiting New Zealand for a wedding it was too good a chance to miss to try and bag a point and extend the "map". We were restricting our travel to the northern part of the North Island and I was a bit concerned to see that most required serious effort. On this occasion I was looking for an easy one! 36S 174E seemed a good option.

Having arrived at 5 am in Auckland after a long flight we had a cleanup and then set off for the point on the way to the wedding location at Russell on the Bay of Islands. We took State Highway 1 up to Brynderwyn (are we in Wales?) then west onto SH 12 to Ruawai and then north on minor roads to the point. Working from a Google Earth screenshot and the narrative of the previous 5 visits we came to the point from the south.

We called at the nearest house to the farmyard and were told by the landowner/farmer that he had been there for about 5 years but had heard about the point from the previous owner (I wonder if DCP adds value to your land – or detracts maybe!). He said we were welcome to visit and after a 5-10 minute walk along muddy tracks and crossing 2 fences we were at the point without getting our feet wet. The land is all grass and used for dairy cattle – no doubt contributing to the large volume of exported powdered milk.

After the visit we went back to the car and visited the largest Kauri tree “Tane Mahuta” – Maori for “Lord of the Forest” – an impressive 5 metres in diameter and then on to Russell.


 All pictures
#1: Confluence point - looking north
#2: Looking east
#3: Looking south
#4: Looking west
#5: GPS view
#6: Being watched
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