Rainbow Mountain – ZL1/BP-159

Rainbow Mountain is homed in the Bay Of Plenty, not far from the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and from its summit you get a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and lakes.   We left home today at 5.30am and set off on our hike around 7.30am.   The summit track is labeled as an advanced track, although it is not overly difficult there are some … Continue reading Rainbow Mountain – ZL1/BP-159

Mount Threeve – ZL1/HB-130

Mount Threeve is located to the south of Hastings and is a secondary transmitter site for broadcast radio. It once also broadcasted TV 4 and Hawkes Bay TV, however these transmitters were switched off during the move to digital. There are still FM broadcast and land mobile users on site. While teaching in Hastings, I had an early finish and a free afternoon to go … Continue reading Mount Threeve – ZL1/HB-130