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Favourite place in New Zealand

Garibaldi, Maniototo

Otago

Tia, 13

In the dry hills of rough ridge is where Garibaldi is. I lie on brown brittle grass looking at the Kakanui Range just as the sun sets. My family are in the creek catching yabbies. A breeze brushes over my face and down though the gully, the smell of dry dust is lingering in the air. The sky has blues, pinks and reds spread throughout it, making it spectacular to look at, so dreamy. The only sound now is the creek trickily down the rocks and down the gorge. My dog Nellie is a busy bee, trying to find rabbits and taunt them, as I lie on the grass I take three deep breaths then smile happily.

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