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Introduction 1 The Wairau 2 The Clarence / Waiau Toa 3 The Waiau Uwha 4 The Hurunui 5 The Waimakariri 6 The Rakaia 7 The Rangitata (Rakitata) 8 The Waitaki 9 The Clutha / Mata-Au 10 The Hollyford / Whakatipu Ka Tuka 11 The Arawhata 12 The Waiatoto (Waitoto) 13 The Okuru (Opuka) 14 The Haast / Awarua 15 The Karangarua 16 The Cook / Weheka 17 The Waiho (Waiau) 18 The Whataroa 19 The Whanganui 20 The Hokitika 21 The Arahura 22 The Taramakau 23 The Grey / Mawheranui 24 The Buller / Kawatiri Glossary Endnotes

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Publicity by Quentin Wilson Publishing. Media interviews and reviews in all major outlets including in national newspapers such as The Herald Weekend Magazine, The Dominion, The Press, Greymouth Star, ODT, Southland Times and online news outlets such as Stuff, ReadingRoom, and Spinoff, and with Lyn Freeman on RNZ. A mixture of safe but also of extremely challenging walks, tramps and rugged climbing activity in a time when exploring New Zealand is extremely important and beneficial in every way.

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Colin Heinz has been an active tramper and climber for over fifty years. He grew up in Cobden on the South Island's west coast. Its lofty mountains, lush native bush, and stories about gold prospectors and other explorers enticed him into the backcountry and fostered complementary interests in history and geology. Colin was educated at Greymouth High School, Victoria University in Wellington, and the University of Otago Medical School in Dunedin, which he graduated from in 1972. After two years as an intern in Auckland and two years in general practice in Northland and the United Kingdom he became a specialist anaesthetist and worked in Christchurch for 40 years until his retirement. Tramping was a great way for him to unwind from work and introduce his children to the bush and mountains that became so familiar to him when he was growing up. His interest in history was nurtured by family stories going back three generations in Westland and Canterbury and further back to Australia and Western Europe.

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