Try as you may you can’t find a country as fresh, vibrant and enticing as New Zealand.
I know its hard to put it into words.
How do you explain “God’s Own”?
Take a country where you can drive
from the surf and sand of the coast
to the ski fields of a volcano.
Dip in cool refreshing pools or
peer into the depths of the trout-lands.
Drive across the undulating pastures
of emerald green dairy country
to a bush sanctuary where walking paths
meander towards heaven and
while hunters crouch far from the trail.
Be at peace, you have found a home
where your clouds drift by,
rain falls gently and sun glistens on
the fern and web of forest homes.
This is a place where healing begins,
dreams are born and the life of the
wanderer is at peace with the settler.
Aotearoa is my land of the long white cloud,
a haven of contemplation enveloped
in the mist of a Genesis creation.
– Andrew Pitchford