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      and almost all residents are
        Some 14 varieties of
      sheep are grown in the
      country, with Merinos
      being the most popular. In
      the last several decades,
      the economics of raising
      sheep have caused many
      of the sheep herds to be
      replaced with red deer.
      New Zealanders have
      found that deer consume
      less  food  in  grazing  and
      are more profitable at the
      market, both for meat
      and for antlers. Currently,
      New Zealand is the largest
      exporter of venison to
        Special  farm  shows  –  such  as  the Agrodome  and   be found near Rotorua. The Kaituna River acts as the arena
      Long Ridge Farm – educate visitors on the animals of   for “jet boating,” a unique sport of New Zealand. Specially
      the area, and how they are raised, sheared and marketed.   designed boats that hold more than a dozen people are
      In addition, Rainbow Springs, in cooperation with the   propelled across the surface of the water at such speed
      national government, is breeding trout to fill and enhance   that they draw only 2 inches of draft. These boats travel
      the streams. Fly-fishing for trout in the rushing streams of   the zigzagging narrow river, doing flat 360-degree turns as     Today’s sights and attractions of New Zealand are
      the area is another popular activity, which draws countless   they skim the surface of the water. Like bungee jumping   reminiscent of those of our own national parks some 40
      visitors.                                         or zorbing, it is no place for those with a weak heart.  years ago, when they were in a more natural state, and
        New Zealanders have always lived on the “edge” in their     Accommodations in Rotorua are excellent, with lodging   before they were overrun by the population. Now is the
      sporting endeavors. The “All Blacks” rugby team is one   capable of fitting any price range and need. No visit to   time to visit these beautiful islands, before too many
      of the toughest in the sport; bungee (or “bungy”) jumping   Rotorua would be complete without the experience of   people get in the way of your photographs. Rotorua and
      and zorbing originated here; and the America’s Cup, one   the traditional feast, the Hangi. In addition to those that   all of New Zealand is waiting to show you its magnificent,
      of the world’s most exhilarating boating experiences, can   can be enjoyed at the tribal Great Houses of the area,   warm hospitality.
                                                        cultural parks  present  a nightly Hangi as part of their     Don Kiselewski writes from his personal experiences,
            CDC COVID-19 Travel                         entertainment activities, which reflect the lifestyle of the   having traveled in 122 countries and cruised the oceans,
                                                        Māori. Regardless of where you participate in the Hangi,
                                                                                                           seas and rivers of the world. Palm Beach Gardens Travel
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        map-and-travel-notices.html                     Enjoy and Toitu Te Whenua (leave the land undisturbed).
                                                        This attitude has been amply expressed in their position
                                                        regarding French nuclear testing in the area.                               Photos by Don Kiselewski

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