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New Zealand: Funky, Friendly Whangarei
Whangarei (pronounced fang-a-ray.) A place I have lived, a place I have loved and a place I have left. If you have ever wanted to live an easy going life or dreamed of taking a relaxing holiday somewhere not too big and not too small, this is the perfect place to go. The small town located in the north island of New Zealand, roughly 158km north of Auckland, is the last sizable town before heading further north, east or west to many other fabulous beaches and scenic spots in New Zealand. Now you may be thinking, huge highways and troubling traffic when you read “sizable town” but it really is not that at all. You could go any direction from Whangarei and not be disappointed. Here are a few things that I would want everyone to experience if they ever find themselves in or around Whangarei.Breeze Edmonds
Whangarei: A destination
Whenever I tell someone I’m from Whangarei (fun-ga-ray), New Zealand, the most common response is “oh I think I’ve driven through there on the way to (insert more touristy spot up north)”. Anyone overseas usually has absolutely no clue until I say that it’s two hours north of Auckland. I’d like to champion my hometown as a destination rather than just a few houses and traffic lights whizzing by out the car window, or a name nobody can pronounce!Jess Anderson
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