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Editorial: A long hot summer

Miriam Richardson

As we move towards summer the cabbage trees are in full and generous flower, the sign of a long hot summer to come, I am told.

Let’s make the most of this opportunity to get out and enjoy our country. Take the kids or the grand-kids with you (see Freedom Camping, 1964). Try out all the freedom camping spots along your way, spend a night or two at a motor camp while you explore the area. Have a dip in the sea or the river.Explore the far-flung and out of the way places.

After these years of turmoil, make the most of this summer break. Our horizon has some troubling clouds. Freedom camping is under threat, rocketing fuel prices make the miles more expensive, climate excesses are taking out roads, and there is some question if all of them can be reinstated, particularly in the more remote places.

So this summer: get out there and enjoy it . A very beautiful country is right on our doorstep. Waiting for us.

This issue is kindly sponsored by the All Points Camping Club of NZ and NZ Lifestyle Camping.

Explore the far flung, out-of-the-way places this summer

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