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The most northerly tip of New Zealand is not Cape Reinga, but rather Kerr Point (near North Cape). However the most popular point is Cape Reinga. The translation of Reinga is 'place of leading', an allusion to a Maori legend in which spirits depart. Cape Reinga has no facilities except for a tiny little post office that was New Zealand's most northerly.
The are no facilities at
Cape Reinga except the famed lighthouse
and a post office. Regular visitors get spectacular sea views. The joining
of the Pacific and Tasman is also visible, sometimes generating waves
10 metres high in stormy weather.
From: Alan Murray, CSC Operations, Uni of Canty
Subject: News for the week ended 23/6/91
Date: 1991-06-23 23:23:09 PST
Top Award to Gurney
Multi-sport endurance competitor Steve Gurney is Canterbury's sportsperson of the year. The Coast to Coast record breaker and winner of the Xerox Challenge Cape Reinga to Bluff event was named the winner at the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust, Canterbury sports awards dinner Friday night.