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Roll up a beach towel, pick up picnic scraps, and toss melted ice from the trash onto the grass. The votes have been counted and our search for the Best Beaches in Aotearoa has been finished and cleared, like sand from wet clothes.
It’s time to name the winners of the readers’ 10 favorite beaches and the three wildcards the Travel Herald team added to the short list.
New Zealand’s Best Beaches 2021 are Ōstreet, almost beating our 2018 contest winner Whangamatā.
New Zealand’s Best Beaches – the competitors
Why does Ōhope’s fan club rate the 11km-long Bay of Plenty sand as the best beach in the country?
Three reasons keep popping up in our readers’ replies: space, safety and family fun.
Robin makes the key points: “Safe. Very gradual incline. Perfect for body surfing. Facing north. Pacific. Offshore island. Seaside playground. Spacious Pōhutukawas perfect for hiking. Shop selling ice cream. Everything you want. “
The place also has a unique charm. For some readers, pet friendly is one. “It’s the perfect beach for dogs. No matter the tide, there’s always room for the dog to run and play, the gentle slopes are perfect for dogs of any size to chase sticks in the water … There are plenty of other dogs to make friends with but not too crowded … you can walk for hours, depending on your dog’s sporting needs, “wrote Kate Campbell, who lived there most of her life.
As we’ve noted throughout the series, seaside cooking is a deal breaker. Em Rampling agrees – “Great choice of food from fish ‘n’ chips to fine dining” – like Katrina Elder, loves the “sunniest, most surfed, friendliest and tastiest (fish and chips) beach in the country.”
For Simon Stokes, there’s history: “It’s still the beach way it used to be – fun, family and freedom. This was also possibly the first beach our early Polynesian sailors walked.”
As well as water activities, Lara Dixon values wildlife: “Shellfish gathering, driftwood huts, cycling, NZ birds and sometimes even sea lions. Home to NZ fauna, and people, with spectacular views of the East Cape and rolling mountains and sea for miles. -mil. “
Jos van de Laar added the daytime bonus – “He enjoys more sunshine than the whole country almost every year” – while Rachel Gilden likes the twilight zone: “It has the most spectacular sunsets.”
Some visitors enjoy meeting the lucky people who live there: “It’s mostly the friendly locals who stop by and chat when you meet them on the beach,” wrote Julie Jukes.
A final word for Abby Tozer, who reminds us that the beautiful Kiwi coast is a place to share. “This place welcomes surfers and kids and cool families and teenagers and kite riders and fishermen and people in wheelchairs and paddle boards and everyone – you can come and enjoy.”
The best of the rest
The other 12 beaches on our finalist list received lots of love. We won’t rank the others from the list, but here’s a selection of why readers find them quite special. There is still plenty of summer left for you to see for yourself:
The popular Whangamatā Coromandel remains a reader’s favorite. For Dennis Wiley, it’s “great, consistent surf on a relatively safe beach without dangerous rips. Beautiful soft white sand. Beautiful, curvy beach with a harbor at the north end and an estuary at the south end both of which provide the option for families to swim if the waves are gone.
“It’s idyllic with two islands just off the main coast and scenic headlands at either end of the beach … Home to the world-class Whangamatā Bar, a unique left-hand surfing spot near the harbor entrance … great boating and fishing from safe harbor, “and a two-hour drive from Auckland or Hamilton makes it accessible to most New Zealanders, he said with enthusiasm.
For many, Whangamatā has the feel of a Hotel California: you can check out any time but you never really leave.
“We’ve been vacationing here since I was a teenager and now our daughters have them too. Love the beach – and the choice of where we can go. The surf beach, harbor, estuary or Grandma’s Beach, is named because when we were teenagers that was where our mothers went! The sight keeps me excited, “mused Jo Brooks.
Kyla Hughes is a little more sentimental: “I cried on that beach. Laughed on that beach. And grew up on that beach. Wherever I go, I always compare it.”
Christine Robertson takes a long-term view: “Its beautiful white sand, friendly people and excellent cafe make it a top destination on the Coromandel. E-bikes cruising the streets and the once-a-year Beach Hop are a highlight for NZ rockers young and old alike. . Our lifeguards keep us safe all summer long and the weather is tropical most of the year. If you want to wake up in paradise every day, make Whangamatā your home. “
“Pure white sand, crystal clear water, protected swimming area. Fantastic beach combing, awesome rockpooling at low tide. Best of all, except during peak season, it’s a bit lonely.” – Weigh Rebecca
“Plenty of bach, nothing there but old-fashioned dairy selling the greatest ice cream and fish chips, great safe beach with fun for all ages, awesome boogie boarding waves, surf surf at the other end, amazing estuary acting like a lazy river at high tide, two rivers for kayaking. “- Tracey Day
“Wainui not only welcomes the sun before anywhere else in New Zealand, but it also has a fun and nurturing community, great surf and beautiful clear water. There is a rock pool at each end with interesting creatures. Okitu’s shop has summer treats. which is very good. ” – Shona Blaylock
A stunning 5km long white sandy beach where families gather for picnics and BBQs, kids spend hours digging sandcastles to hunt for the perfect shell and couples bathe in the sun. Swim in clear, brilliant seas for all ages and abilities with gentle waves and warm water as you pass over hot flat sand… Collect old gnats, clams and mussels or throw your stick off the beach to catch a snapper of a lifetime … New Zealand paradise … a very special one. “- Susi Matz
If there’s one thing Kiwis are mad about, it’s their beaches. Here are some beaches that are not on our list, but that are receiving lots of love from around the country:
Ruakākā, Northland: “Soft white sand and pristine clear water that stretches for miles make this our favorite beach. Ice cream at Chilly Bin after a day in the sun is an added bonus.”
Tāwharanui, Auckland: “One of the prettiest beaches in NZ. It also has grassy, shaded areas, large rock pools, great safe surfing, eco-walking trails known for their amazing bird and bush life. Have visited beaches all over NZ, and no one can come close to this combination of features. “
Karekare, Waitakere: “Despite being close to Auckland, this moody beach feels isolated from the outside world. On sunny days it is beautiful and pleasant. Almost every day it is quiet, a place of solitude and peace. Finally, nature often reminds you of its immensity. and his tantrums as he releases the power of his anger. Karekare is a beach that offers what you are looking for, but on the terms of nature. “
Hahei, Coromandel: “Beautiful soft white sand with pōhutakawa lining the dunes, the best Kiwi beaches. Well protected sea means year round swimming for all ages, and the sun shines all day. Very close to the popular Cathedral Cove too.”
Waikanae, Kapiti: “As it is a long beach with beautiful white sand, the scenery is stunning, the temperature is usually warmer and more pleasant than Wellington and the water makes for great surf.”
New Brighton, Christchurch: “The sun rises every day and ‘enlightens’ our hearts. It has room for everyone… beach trails, swimming and surfing, docks, and views. It has a new water park and new saltwater hot tubs … Kiwi as. “
Doctors Point, Dunedin: “Peaceful, beautiful, and birdsong. Safe water for kids to learn water skills and great dog walks.”
Awaroa, Tasman: “Beautiful sandy beach, very blue water! And its remote location makes it very special.” What’s special: Kiwis raised $ 2.8 million to buy this slice of heaven from private ownership in 2016. Where better to end the series?
Mercury fell to six degrees Celsius in Karachi on Monday morning under the influence of a cold wave that swept across the country today, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said.
The Met Office added that the cold wave will continue until at least January 16 in the port city. “Under the influence of the cold north wind, mercury fell to 6 ° C on Monday morning and this weather pattern will most likely continue until January 16. After that, the nighttime temperature will most likely remain between 10-11 degrees Celsius,” said Sardar. Sarfraz, Sindh’s chief meteorological officer.
The Met Office predicts cool nights in Karachi this week with temperatures hovering between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius. The weather is likely to cool again later this month due to western disturbances.
“We expect another western wave later this month, which will bring rain and snow to the north and over the country in the third week of this month. This wave will be followed by extremely cold weather in the country and under its influence, it will cool down again at the end of this month and from next month, ”said Sarfraz.
Many homes in New Zealand are deeply saddened by the scorching heat of the summer. Photo / 123RF
Whether it’s see-through curtains or cool sheets, the Kiwi has long had its own tricks for cooling a hot home without air conditioning – now a researcher wants to hear more about it.
Many homes in New Zealand are deeply saddened by the scorching heat of the summer.
A recent NZ Stats survey of the 6,700 homes found 36 percent sat at 25C or more during the summer – and sometimes even above 30C – compared to a comfortable room range of 20C to 25C.
A third is also colder than 18C during winter – or below World Health Organization standards – something related to people renting less isolated homes and struggling to pay for their daily needs.
This winter’s “energy poverty” and its broad public health impacts have been a major focus of Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan’s research at the University of Otago.
“Much of that means we’re focusing on whether people can get warm enough in winter – but actually it means it’s pretty cool in summer too.”
He pointed out that six of New Zealand’s 10 warmest years have occurred in the past decade, and the country is experiencing more frequent and severe hot days, which come with their own implications for health and energy use.
“Over the last 20 years we also have fast absorption heat pumps, and more than half of New Zealand households with heat pumps have reported using them for cooling in the summer,” he said.
“So now households have a mechanism for active cooling – and a greater need to reduce home temperatures in the summer.”
In a recently launched study, supported by the Marsden Fund, he seeks to answer how not only the Kiwis regulate the flow of summer heat through their homes, but also how this changes over time.
“I’m specifically looking for the kind of knowledge that’s sometimes called knowledge – or what people know from experience,” he said, adding that it includes how Kiwis use sizes ranging from curtains to heat pumps.
“This year, I’m going to start with a postal survey of areas with more extreme summer weather to get initial answers to questions like how comfortable people are to find their home in the summer, if they try to adjust the temperature, does it change over time, and whether they think they know enough about the matter. “
He is eager to hear from several generations of the same family, and what advice has been passed down.
“I also want to make sure that we include Māori whānau, Māori have lived in Aotearoa the longest and will have wisdom to offer.”
Finally, this three-year project will collect temperature and relative humidity records using a data logger on a sample of homes, and how people use energy throughout the day of the week.
“As far as I know, these approaches have never been combined like this before to look at these questions – and they certainly haven’t been used like this in New Zealand,” he said.
“One thing that would be quite challenging in my opinion would be to usefully weave all the data back together to make one big story or image, integrating it all at the end in such a way that the number is greater than the parts.
“The sections as an individual study would all be useful, but I hope to do something extra by combining them.
“If we have a very good picture of what people know and do, as well as what they need to manage summer at home, then we may be able to adapt various suggestions and policies where they are needed.
“The aim is that it will help increase our resilience to climate change and improve public health and well-being.”
Three tips for keeping the house cool
• Easy fix: Avoid the sun by covering the curtains and blinds. Open doors and windows in different rooms to circulate air through your home. Adjust the safety lock to keep the windows open when you go out.
• Make a shadow: Plant deciduous trees to shade your home in the summer. They will let the sun in when they lose their leaves in winter. Install external window blinds – such as blinds, awnings or grilles. The roof or roof hanging over the north facing window blocks out the summer sunshine.
• Use a fan: The fans on the table, floor and ceiling use significantly less energy than air conditioning. If you have a heat pump, try setting the fan alone with the window open.