We pulled in when the moon was high and so didn't fully see until first light what lay beyond the bus. Paradise. Did I mention the trees?! We were on a DOC (department of conservation) site at the very Northern tip of Coramandel Peninsula and were fortunate to be there for a re-releasing of Robins into the bush. I joined a circle blessing and morning tea held for the birds with locals, a Maori Chief and Elders, and DOC workers in attendence. Even news crews came in. It was a very big deal.