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
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 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.
Cable Bay in Doubtless Bay, Northland
There’s an ice cream shop there, golden sand, blue water, happy people – the perfect place. Parry Jay
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
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
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 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 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 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 |
YT Industries has chosen to donate 3% of the proceeds from sales of bicycles purchased in Germany in the last six months of 2020 to a pool of non-profit organizations in the bicycle world – the unexpected ripple effect of the pandemic.
Starting July 1, 2020, the German federal government reduced standard VAT on purchases from 19% to 16% as part of a 6 month pandemic assistance plan. YT, which includes VAT in its online prices, decided to take the additional 3% and donate it to organizations and projects that increase access to sports and improve trails in Germany.
“We hope that you are interested in contributing this difference to an association or nonprofit rather than investing in a disproportionate effect of change,” the company wrote in German on its blog in July.
YT follows up December 18 by announcing that the company has selected 17 nonprofits that are believed to have the greatest impact on youth access and trail advocacy.
From the YT blog, translated from German:
When the federal government decided to reduce VAT from 19% to 16% in the second half of 2020 to stimulate consumption, we decided to keep the gross price and use the difference to promote our sport in Germany.
In early July, we asked a non-profit MTB project in Germany to apply. And our cries are heard! We got more applications than we expected and most of them immediately showed how passionate and passionate the people responsible for MTB were in their projects. This includes, for example, a team from MTB-Augsburg who are not only committed to building a legal trail network, but also ensuring that all forest visitors can enjoy nature together and be caring. The Albert-Schweitzer School of Gundelfingen, which supports socially disadvantaged children on bicycles and trails, is completely different.
So it’s not just the huge numbers, but also the quality and diversity of clubs and initiatives that make it difficult for us to choose. In the end, we decided to fund 17 projects from four categories that we believe best cover all aspects of our sport and where our donations will have the maximum impact.
The organizations selected are:
TSV Eibelstadt, which aims to establish a flow path with all capabilities Key Island of Forchheim, which aims to revive the local pump line Zweiradportler Bamberg eV, a tracking organization in the city of Bamberg JAM – Bamberg, a resource for giving youth opportunities Realschule Höchstadt, A high school that plans to build a bicycle parking lot Rollkultur Weserbergland eV, which provides youth trail building workshops Anorak 21, which provides bicycle rental and travel Albert Schweitzer Community School Gundelfingen, a school that aims to establish a bicycle club EV MTB-Augsburg, a trail advocacy organization in Augsburg The Esslinger Nordschleife – ESNOS, The club that represents the local trail system Gravity Pilot eV, an organization that advocates gravity riding in Germany Fahrvergnügen eV, a track crew hoping to increase youth access to cycling Green Hell Freisen, a group that organizes events and aims to spread stokes Bikepark Engelsbrand, a young bicycle park that hopes to develop Gersthofen’s natural friend, a group looking to improve their local bike parks and programs Bikepark Osternohe, a bicycle parking lot that looks pretty fun if I may say myself
The Pacific Association for Radiation Survivors welcomes island communities to join its organization and advocacy work for Guam as a downwinder community and to receive compensation for radiation exposure.
The next PARS general meeting, at 1:00 p.m. January 23, will also be the driving force for annual membership. Meetings will be held via Zoom and interested participants must register.
Retired US Navy Lt. Bert Schreiber noted in his oath statement that Guam’s radiation exposure during the Marshall Islands nuclear test “does not make the chart” on the radiation exposure measurement scale.
Information regarding exposure on Guam was classified as far back as the 1990s. PARS President Robert Celestial discovers the undisclosed documents and pursues Schreiber’s affidavit.
After a Congress-mandated investigation, the National Academies of Science concluded in a report published in 2002 that Guam should be included as a “downwinder” under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
The RECA amendments currently proposed cover “downwinder states” such as Idaho, New Mexico, Guam, and others. Because the current RECA program will end in 2022, there is a new provision in HR 3783 which will extend the program for another 23 years.
PARS is a 20-year-old non-profit organization that advocates for the inclusion of Guam as a downwinder area under RECA, according to a press release.
The RECA program will provide medical support and $ 150,000 to eligible “Downwinders of Guam”, who are defined as those present in Guam from 1946 to 1962 and who have been diagnosed with one of the cancers associated with radiation exposure.
They are two of the most scandal-prone people in the entertainment industry, and a few months ago, their marriage looked like a mess.
While Kim and Kanye’s celebratory season look shining recently may have made their relationship look bad for life, the scandal that raged on Twitter in July opened wide their marriage, with drama playing out in front of the world.
And in the middle of it all is a photo from two years ago.
PHOTOS THAT STARTED IT ALL
A photo of Kim meeting with rapper Meek Mill to discuss prison reform in 2018 at a Los Angeles hotel was found during Kanye’s infamous series of tweets earlier this year.
West shocked fans when he claimed he had been “trying to divorce” from Kim since the meeting at Waldorf in Beverly Hills, suggesting something unwanted was happening and he was “out of line”.
She wrote: “Meek is my man and respect. That’s my dog Kim out of line. I’m worth 5 billion dollars and more through Christ. But you won’t listen to MJ and now you will believe them?”
The photo that emerged as a result of the fiery tweet showed Kim, 40, and the 33-year-old rapper, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, joining philanthropist Clara Wu at the rooftop restaurant, where they are believed to have discussed prison reform. – reasons they support passionately.
In response to Kanye’s wild claims, Mill wrote: “Sh ** is cappp cmon,” which is slang for lies.
Later, when the photo appeared, Mill added to the following: “Being in the wrong environment and the wrong people will make you forget your grades! Stay focused.”
It came after Kim received smoldering praise from Mill last year, with the rapper calling him “friend” and praising him for his work on prison reform.
Among a series of now deleted tweets, Kanye, 43, lashed out at Kim and his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, claiming they tried to “lock me up”.
It came after the rapper held a presidential campaign rally in North Carolina where he shared intimate details about him and the reality star’s decision not to abort their daughter North.
During an emotional rally, West broke down in tears as he talked about how he and his wife were considering ending the pregnancy.
In another tweet, West claimed his wife tried to fly a doctor to Wyoming to “lock me up like Get Out” because she cried about “saving” her daughter North’s life.
The film Get Out, which is compared to his life by West, is about an African American man who is taken to the family home of his white girlfriend and reveals a series of disturbing details about them.
The majority of West’s tweets were quickly deleted but only 24 hours later he let go of his family again.
He then apologized to his wife.
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for announcing something of a personal nature,” he wrote. “I didn’t protect her like she protected me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. I’m sorry. Thank you for always being there for me.”
Kardashian-West broke her silence about her husband’s mental health shortly after her nagging, posting a statement to Instagram in which she defended the rapper and mentioned bipolar disorder.
“Anyone who has this or has had a loved one in their life who has done it, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” he wrote.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this affects us at home because I really protect our children and Kanye’s right to privacy regarding his health.”
But Kardashian said she felt compelled to speak up because of “mental health stigma and misconceptions.”
“Those who understand mental illness or compulsive behavior know that families are helpless unless members are minors,” he continued.
“People who are unconscious or distant from this experience can be judgmental and don’t understand that the individual himself must be involved in the process of getting help no matter how hard the family tries.”
Reports from December 13th recently suggest all is still not well with the pair, despite their efforts to put a united front in place.
According to the New York Post, the couple may still be together, but “lead separate lives”.
“Kim has a job and a project that is important to him, and Kanye has it,” a source told People. “Their lives don’t overlap much.”
“Kim looks happy,” and “very focused on work and goals,” they added.
“He firmly believes he can make a difference in terms of prison reform. This is his passion. His family is very proud of him.”