The hunt for Fiordland's elusive moose
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Long neglected as a chilly, hilly backwater, the Catlins, in the south-eastern corner of the South Island, is coming to be appreciated for its wild coastline, lush forests and uncrowded settlements. Although in downtown Owaka—the commercial heart of the Catlins—destinations seem to outnumber dwellings, development is coming to this remote region, and the soon-to-be-completed sealing of the main highway can only accelerate the Catlins' revival.
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