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New Zealand’s best beaches – how to nominate your favorites | Instant News

Wainui Beach, Gisborne. Photo / J Dobson

Don’t miss your chance to nominate your favorite stretch of sand in our search for New Zealand’s Best Beaches 2021

We’re looking for the best beaches in New Zealand and we need your help. We want you to nominate your favorites, tell us why you love this beach and what makes it so special. Send us a photo of your favorite beach, too, and we’ll profile some of your entries over the summer. But hurry up, the nominations close at midnight [Sunday, January 10].

From there, your entries will be counted and the top 10 beaches will be named as our finalists, with the bonus of three wildcard entries chosen by the Herald Travel team.
You can then select one beach from the top 13 beaches to be crowned the ultimate winner.

Meanwhile, here are some of the nominees so far. Don’t see your favorite here? Vote below, or open nzherald.co.nz/bestbeach

May the best beaches win!

Matarangi Beach, Coromandel

This is one of the few beaches that are truly north facing in New Zealand with fine white sand, beautiful clear water. There is a wide variety of sea conditions for all – young shallow swimmers, ocean swimmers, boogie boarders, surfers, kite surfers, paddle surfers. The beach is never overcrowded and apart from that you can often see dolphins passing by.
Sally Waters

Kaiteriteri Beach, Nelson Tasman

I think Kaiteriteri beach is one of the best in New Zealand, known for its unique golden sand and crystal clear waters. An ideal and popular summer spot, it has everything you need for an action-packed day, from sailing, kayaking, bicycle tours and more. Even better, Kaiteriteri has more beautiful and unique beaches that are all located next to each other.
Yulan Black

Aramoana, Dunedin

Pumps up the surf, there’s awesome wildlife (sea lions and penguins) and some really cool cliffs and rocks.
Felix Page

Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park

It’s secluded (you have to get there by hiking or by boat), has a sloping white sand beach, with clear, sheltered sea water and deep enough to swim. It’s also supported by a national park, so it’s 99 percent natural.
Zoe Cromwell

Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland

Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland.  Photo / John Anggot
Mangawhai Surf Beach, Northland. Photo / John Anggot

Mangawhai is truly magical because the sunsets are amazing, you can surf, you can walk on the cliffs to see amazing bird’s eye views from places that cannot be caught on camera, there is local dune protection. Everyone must experience the Mangawhai miracle.

John Anggot

Cable Bay in Doubtless Bay, Northland

There’s an ice cream shop there, golden sand, blue water, happy people – the perfect place.
Parry Jay

Ruakaka, Northland

Ruakaka Beach, Northland.  Photo / Koby Jonas
Ruakaka Beach, Northland. Photo / Koby Jonas

Soft white sand and clear clear water that stretches for miles make this beach our favorite. Ice cream in “the chilly bin” after a day in the sun is a bonus.
Koby Jonas

Campbells Bay, Kakanui, Waitaki

Campbell Bay, Waitaki.  Photo / Sarah Hailes
Campbell Bay, Waitaki. Photo / Sarah Hailes

It’s great for families, surfers, and dog-friendly. This can keep you busy or treat you as your only friend. Take a walk to All Day Bay and back, or try a small kite. I like it.
Sarah Hailes

Matapouri Beach, Northland

Matapouri Beach, Northland.  Photo / Mark Gibson
Matapouri Beach, Northland. Photo / Mark Gibson

This beach has soft sand, warm water, and small waves perfect for swimming and body boarding. Ample parking makes it easy to prepare for a long day at the beach.
Anushree Sen Gupta

Kano Beach, on Mapoutahi in Otago

Canoe Beach has it all – beautiful for a walk with your dog, caves to walk through at low tide, rope swings, history, pā to hike and watch surfers, lovely long beaches to walk along the other side of the headland. Kano Beach is also great for swimming as it’s sheltered – you can kayak around to Osborne bay, and now there’s even a local brewery in Waitati. Nothing is missing.
Amanda Church

Wainui Beach, Gisborne

Wainui not only greets the sun before anywhere else on mainland New Zealand, it also has a fun and nurturing community, incredible waves and beautiful clear water. There is a rock pool at each end with interesting creatures. The Okitu shop, about half way down, has excellent summer food and the most friendly staff.
J Dobson

Castlepoint, Wairarapa

Castlepoint is a superb coastal formation with a variety of coastal experiences. Wild surfing and calm and safe lagoons. Stunning rock forms, lighthouses and sand dunes. Great fishing, swimming, surfing and kayaking. Stunning views and walking opportunities. Sitting under the lighthouse after dark is also a real experience. This is an authentic Kiwi beach and bach environment, with an annual horse race on the beach.
Melissa de Souza-Correa

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.  Photo / Patel Veerick
Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay. Photo / Patel Veerick

Wharariki only cut Mataī Bay and Castlepoint Northland for me. The three of them were very beautiful. But Wharariki won because it had exposed rocks like Cathedral Cove, providing a unique sight to behold. Has a rock pool for baby seals to swim and play. The distance is far away, which adds to its charm. There is plenty of room for multiple people to enjoy at once. Good surf. You need to take a short walk to access it, which might be considered negative, but people who tend to make an effort to reach it are less likely to litter and wreck the place. There are lots of walks, which can also expose you to a variety of wildlife.
Patel Veerick

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.  Photo / Mahdi Algargoosh
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel. Photo / Mahdi Algargoosh

Cathedral Cove is a slice of heaven. There are stunning walks to the beach, pristine clear water, waves and waterfalls. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Mahdi Algargoosh |


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Paul Weller: the world is not ready to write my house | community | Instant News

Paul Weller says that people are “not ready” for his record home.

This 62-year-old rocker and his ‘ 80s pop group the style Council originally tried to release their 1998 album ‘modernism: a new decade’ in 1989, nine years before it finally saw the light, and Paul today, expect a long delay was because the record label Polydor was not ready for deep house records.

He said, “Polydor certainly was not ready for this, and probably the audience at that time might not have been, but it’s hard to say.

“It was a small underground sound at a time, it was not mainstream in any way. Years later, I can say that their thinking is – it does not mean that I agree with him – but, of course, influence house music in General just kept going, even now he’s still banging the drums, man.

“But that’s what it was at the time, and you should take it.”

And although Paul had to wait almost ten years to release an album, he says he’s “not mad” about his decision, because “the whole business is different” now.

In ‘wild forest’ musician, released his latest solo album, ‘On sunset’ through Polydor on Friday (03.07.20) – added: “it’s funny because I remember when I first Polydor a few years ago, everyone was always older than me.

“Now their whole team for at least 20 years younger, but I like it. I love a lot of artists they have on their composition, as well as [Billie Eilish, Celeste, Sam Fender] so that was good enough for me.”

When talking about the future Modfather – which was also the main songwriter in the jam – no clear plan, he just wants to keep doing things that make him happy.

Speaking at the Bi-bi-si, he said, “I just love to make music, to record. I don’t want anything else to be honest with you.”


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The Sacramento record, a new record daily COVID-19 growth exceeds 4 000 cases – good day Sacramento | Instant News

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) County of Sacramento recorded regular daily record of the coronavirus with an additional 333 cases since Friday.

In the district now reported a total of 4,004 cases during the pandemic, on Saturday. The previous biggest daily gains happened on Monday, when the County announced an additional 228 cases.

According COVID-19 statistics on the website of the County, 128 people that are being tested currently yields positive results, the hospital, with 34 patients in the ICU.

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In total 102,833 samples were tested with 3.1% the positivity rate, according to the district as of June 30. The same data showed that over the past seven days ending 30 June, almost 15,972 samples were tested with 5.3% the positivity rate.

Overall, California accounted for 251,000 positive cases as of Saturday, and USA reported more 2,836,000 cases


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Records of the Punjab record 86 deaths a day, and the death toll reaches 1,602 | Instant News

Lahore – as many as 86 more COVID-19 patients died in Punjab on Thursday, the largest number of casualties in a single day since the epidemic began.

So far, the coronavirus has taken 1,602 lives in the province.

Exactly the same as the 1,655 new cases of the virus have also been reported from across the province, bringing the number of such cases 71,191.

Still 645 victims have been confirmed in Lahore, Rawalpindi 287, 151 Faisalabad, Multan 114, 65 Gujranwala, Sialkot 57, 39 Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur 34, 31 Gujrat, Sargodha 22, 19 Sheikhupura, 17 each from Dera Ghazi Khan and Mianwali, Muzafargarh 15, 11 Sahiwal, Kasur 10, eight Nankana Sahib, seven Toba Tek Singh, five from Attock, Okara, Chiniot, directions, and Vehari and Hafizabad, four of SITA and Bhakkar, three each from Bahawalnagar and Jhelum, two each of Rajanpur, Narowal, Hasabe and Pakpattan, one has Khanewal and none of Chakwāl Bahawalpur and Mandi Bahauddin.

While 36,689 COVID-19 patients were confirmed in Lahore, Rawalpindi 5,714, 4,982 Multan, Faisalabad 4,687, 2,555 Gujranwala, 1,883 Sialkot, Gujrat 1,875, 1,211 Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur 1,176, 954 Rahim Yar Khan, Sheikhupura 935, 885 Sargodha, 783 Muzaffargarh, Hafizabad 526, 524 Sahiwal, Kasur 518, 442 Toba Tek Singh, Vehari 381, 376 Jhelum, Attock 374, 359 Bahawalnagar, Mianwali 312, 306 lei, 304 Nankana Sahib, 291 destinations, 266 SITA, 263 Mandi Bahauddin, Okara 229, 226 were Khanewal, 221 Chiniot, 194 Narowal, 189 in each of Hasabe and Bhakkar, Rajanpur 162, 132 Pakpattan and 80 Chakwal.

Of the common COVID-19 patients reported in Punjab so far, as many as 1,926 preachers of Tableeghi Jamaat, 768 pilgrims, Tableeghi Jamaat, 86 inmates in nine districts and 68,321 ordinary citizens, who mostly were victims of local transmission.

According to the press-room monitoring Crown on the primary and the Department of specialized medical care, still 453,070 tests were carried out in the province, which led to the discovery 71,191 cases.

He further said that 22,076 cases were from 31-45 years, and then right 20,495 cases from 16-30 years age group.

He said that the least number of cases 1,249, information was received from the age group of people who were 75 or above. The representative said 20,262 patients were restored in the province has still not returned to their homes, 1,602 died, and 49,327 were isolated in their homes or being treated in various quarantine centers and medical institutions.


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