Even though we have lived in New Zealand all our lives, there are some more remote areas that we may not have visited. One such area for us was southern coastal Hawkes Bay, and in exploring this area we found some nice gems, in addition to the birds we are always searching for. One such place was there Waihi Falls, as pictured below. Coastal places we visited were Porangahau, Herbertville, and Akitio. During our travels we noticed a number of rooks, and also numerous black-backed magpie, both birds more common in this area than anywhere else in NZ.