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Hawke’s Bay Kidnappers

By Linda Tancs

Although it might sound a bit like something out of a comic strip, Cape Kidnappers is a luxe destination on Hawke’s Bay on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, a site said to be blessed with mucho hours of sunshine.  The “kidnappers” part of the equation allegedly derives from an attempt in the 1700s by the local Māori to abduct the servant of a member of Captain Cook’s crew aboard the HMS Endeavor.  Nowadays, you can steal away on your own at the resort occupying this site, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.  How about a tour of the 6,000 acre working sheep and cattle farm?  Or maybe you’d rather commune with the 20,000-strong Booby gannet colony.  Much rarer, of course, is the kiwi.  Maybe you’ll see one on your discovery walk.  Or discover your true handicap at the imposing golf course, hailed as one of the top 50 courses in the world, designed by the legendary Tom Doak.  Whatever you do, better rattle your dags while the sun shines.  It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere, you know.



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