Oct 29, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Later in the afternoon, I took a two hour self guided walk among the art deco buildings of Napier.
We went through the Mt. Bruce Wildlife Preserve on the way to Napier, so I can say that I finally saw the emblem of New Zealand, the elusive kiwi. Alas, it prefers the dark, and thus strongly resists being photographed. I also saw a tuatara, eels, and lots of other native New Zealand birds.