Well I finally found time to explore more of New Zealand this past weekend. I have been working continuously since Christmas.
My travels took me to the Southern tip of the North Island--Cape Palliser beautiful vulcanic rocks, black sand beaches, seals in the wild, lighthouse, surfers, boats, and two days of wonderful sunshine and hot (low 80's) temps. Also a short visit to wine country and small town of Martinsbough. Stocked my wine cabinet! Cheers!