Experience Grand Mercure Puka Park
Places to Be
Puka Park Resort
Accor Vacation ClubApartments
+64 7 864 8088
Mount Avenue, Pauanui Beach
Coromandel Peninsula NZwww.pukapark.co.nz
Miha is Grand Mercure Puk a
Park’s signature restaurant and is
renowned for its superb dining
and stunning views.
This unique resort can cater for your
every need from a casual meal on the
deck celebrating with friends to your
unforgettable conference needs and
team building events, not forgetting
one of the Coromandels premiere
Grand ercure Puka Park Resort
an Patrick,based in
Matarangi, is one of the
This community-minded photographer has the
eye and patience for catching amazing moments
of extreme beauty, from blossoms and birds to
spectacular scenics and retirement has provided
more time to indulge his passion. His travels
both inside NZ and abroad have provided plenty
of fodder for his impressive portfolio.
Ian’s coffee table book
includes stunning images taken from Opito to
Whangapoua, a ‘must have’ if you live in the area
or want a cherished keepsake. Purchase at the
Matarangi Beach Store, Luke’s Kitchen & Gallery
in Kuaotunu or Castle Rock Cafe in Te Rerenga.
They also carry some of his photographs as
prints or you may special order any that you see
in Coromandel Life or on his website.
We discovered Ian has another talent – writing.
He wrote the article about Castle Rock Cafe’s
Andy Corles and his accident recovery in this
issue (p 52) and the Rings Beach Wetlands
project for next issue. Ian’s donated prints were
a popular item at a benefit auction held at The
Dunes Golf Resort for Andy’s family.
Contact Ian at 07 866 0751,firstname.lastname@example.org or
lan Duff has specialised in real estate
photography for over three decades,
capturing images of interiors, exteriors, and
Alan has taken to the skies snapping aerial
photographs of our coastline, scenic features,
and towns. He also uses a drone that transmits
a video in real time down to his controller that
shows him exactly what the drone is looking at.
He can then manoeuvre it to get the best angle
to take a photograph or shoot a video.
Alan previously used a blimp, but now remote
control drones (he has three!) are just the thing.
He keeps his drone within sight, but if it does
get a bit lost “the drone has a homing return
program, and will fly back.” Alan notes that he
is careful of wires and all aviation regulations,
keeping flights below aircraft flying altitudes.
Many of Alan’s aerial images are available for
purchase on Trade Me or you can contact him
directly to order or inquire about custom real
estate photos and aerial video/photography.
call 0211 116 2266.
Little Bay is located between
Kennedy Bay and Port Charles Bay
Michelle is now working at Hikuai School school where she is able to indulge her
passion for photography (see p 56). She has a Diploma in Digital Photography
with the Southern Institute of Technology; and our last issue contributed stunning
photos of pets, a youth rugby game, the Tairua Marina, and the wall montage at
Shells Restaurant. See more atwww.michellemcewanphotography.com.
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