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New Zealand

Chieftain Anotia Makowharemahihi greets the writer’s daughter Indigo, 7, with a Maori tradition: rubbing noses. (Amanda Jones)
Peace, quiet
A quiet stretch of sand along Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. (Amanda Jones)
Reel ‘em in
Under the watchful eye of guide Dave Mabin, the writer’s husband, Greg, lands a 4-pound trout on New Zealand’s Tuki Tuki River. (Amanda Jones)
Waimarama wanderers
Sisters Sofia, 5, left, and Indigo, 7, splash in the surf on an uncrowded beach in the sleepy North Island community of Waimarama. (Amanda Jones)
The sun porch invites the outside in at a Black Barn River House cabin, one of 10 Black Barn rentals around Hawke’s Bay. (Amanda Jones)