Once they visit us, people never forget our part of New Zealand’s East Coast. It is a land that rises raw-boned from the vast Pacific Ocean, whose subtropical storms form rivers that carve mountains.
Our legends have it that the Polynesian demigod Maui left his canoe, Nukutaimemeha on our sacred mountain Hikurangi after he fished up Aotearoa New Zealand.
Ours is a big land for a big people – the most Easterly part of the world, on the edge of the world’s biggest ocean.
Modern problems – traffic jams and executive stress, the wrong kind of coffee – do not exist here.
There are other challenges of course – there are horses to catch, work to be done, as well as hunting, fishing and gardening to feed our families and guests.
Luckily, we love a bit of hard work.
Enjoy a taste of the Pure East Coast.