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Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Extreme Food, by Bear Grylls

Bear is back, this time he has a cookbook with a difference, its the perfect 'how to' guide If you are planning on escaping in to the wilderness.

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Walking the Waitakere Ranges, by Alison Dench & Lee-Anne Parore

The Rural reviews Walking the Waitakere Ranges, by Alison Dench & Lee-Anne Parore, a must have for anybody keen on the great outdoors and the wonder of the Waitakeres.

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Review: Going to Extremes, by Derek Grzelewski

At first I thought, come on, doing extreme stuff is pretty ‘run of the mill’ here in New Zealand. We do crazy things all the time. But GOING TO EXTREMES goes beyond the run of the mill adventure.

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Review: Geographx Maps - Abel Tasman National Park

I was sent a couple of Geographx Maps. As it turned out, I was off on a tramp to the Abel Tasman, and one of the maps I got was for the Abel Tasman National Park.

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The New Invincibles: How the 2013 All Blacks created history

I was a just a wee boy in 1987 when the All Blacks were crowned World Cup Champions. My dad and I sat on the half way line right next to the old player’s tunnel at Eden Park.

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Identify native plants on your smartphone

If you are a lover of New Zealand’s flora and fauna, but have trouble identifying all the unusual plants we have, then Flora Finder, a smartphone app developed by MEA Mobile and the University of Otago, could be exactly what you need.

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How to make damper on a campfire

Learn how to make basic damper on a stick over a campfire.

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10 ideas for entertaining the kids outdoors this summer

It doesn't need to be difficult to keep the kids happy over the holidays. Here are 10 ideas for entertaining the kids outdoors this summer on a budget.

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Review: Birds & People, by Mark Cocker

A review of Birds & People, by Mark Cocker, an incredible book on how birds live, and our relationship with them.

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Review: 45 South: a Journey Across Southern New Zealand

A review of 45 South: a Journey Across Southern New Zealand, by Arno Gasteiger and Laurence Fearnley.

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