Derek Henderson’s visual essay on Kaitāia, Ahipara and Te Angaanga

Derek Henderson heads to the Upper North of New Zealand in pursuit of change.

Words & photography Derek Henderson

“These images were taken in and around Kaitāia, Ahipara, and Te Angaanga in Northland. For the past 20 years, I’ve been going there and taking pictures. Ahipara is a small, north-facing sandy bay at the very end of Ninety Mile Beach.”

“You can drive if you have a four-wheel drive, or walk around from there to Te Angaanga and the sand dunes, where you will find the seaweed pickers’ huts that dot the foreshore. It’s a wild coast but has a few small bays with white sand where you can go swimming.”

“Check the tides before you go, as high-tide can cut you off from your return to Ahipara.”

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