Not so long and windy

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Some of New Zealand’s most his­toric places are at the end of long and windy roads, but they are much eas­ier to find now that Her­itage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has launched a free Her­itage Trails app.

‘Path to Na­tion­hood’ is a suite of six road tours that lead to places in North­land that are cen­tral to the re­gion and the coun­try’s his­tory. Packed with his­tor­i­cal snip­pets, the tours tell the big sto­ries – and give some of the quirky de­tails – about preTreaty New Zealand.

Mean­while, peo­ple driv­ing through the Waikato can fol­low the course of the Waikato War by down­load­ing the ‘Waikato War Driv­ing Tour’.

And for those in Christchurch, ‘Pub­lic Houses, Pri­vate Lives’ is a walk­ing tour of five for­mer colo­nial ho­tels in Christchurch that cel­e­brates the so­cial and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal her­itage of each. It also pro­vides a glimpse into some of the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies made fol­low­ing the Can­ter­bury earthquakes.

The tours work with ei­ther An­droid or Ap­ple de­vices. To down­load the app go to http:/ /www.her­itage.org.nz/apps

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