Oh, the places you’ll go

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Two pieces in this magazine were put together on Te Araroa, the walking track that stretches the length of New Zealand. German photographer Dirk Nayhauss hit the trail in 2022 and into 2023, documenting trees for the photo essay on page 10. And this summer, for the blue carbon feature on page 32, journalist Naomi Arnold wrote about seagrass regeneration, popping into public libraries to work as she walked from Bluff to Arrowtown.

“It was the windiest month in Southland since 1970,” she says. “A lot of Oreti Beach sand ended up embedded in my face.”