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New Chums Beach

Whangapoua

Bay of Plenty/Coromandel

Marnie, 12

The tree’s finger tips reach out to grab the water as I slowly walk towards the end of the beach. Step by step my feet sink into the soft sand. Oystercatchers hang by a trickling stream disappearing down into the trees. Turquoise water pushes itself towards us as we lie under the wings of the pohutukawa tree. Bugs pounce around in white sand.

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