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RNZ: The Long Way Home

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Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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RNZ: The Long Way Home

Latest release on May 20, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 13 days ago

Rank #1: Lost and Found

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Bruce meets old friends and new on the trail south of Russell but an unexpected event puts the future in doubt.

Nov 06 2017

16mins

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Rank #2: As if the Jigsaw Puzzle Wasn't Hard Enough

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Bruce Hopkins fills in more of the bits he has missed on the Te Araroa trail.

Feb 05 2018

19mins

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Rank #3: Four Forests in Four Days

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Dreaming of ginger beer and ice cream, Bruce climbs the high hills of the Northland forests to get back to his old home in the Bay of Islands. Produced by Bruce Hopkins and Justin Gregory.

Oct 30 2017

16mins

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Rank #4: A Bit of a Jigsaw Puzzle

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Bruce Hopkins fills in some of the missing pieces of Te Araroa jigsaw puzzle.

Jan 15 2018

15mins

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Rank #5: Take Two

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After a frustrating injury break, Bruce Hopkins is back on the trail once more, beginning again from where he was forced to stop.

Nov 27 2017

16mins

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Rank #6: Ford Every Stream

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50 rivers in one day? That's nothing for Bruce Hopkins.

Apr 16 2018

15mins

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Rank #7: Another World

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4th generation Stewart Islander Bruce Hopkins chats to 3rd generation Islander Colleen Hopkins - his mum.

Jan 08 2018

16mins

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Rank #8: 90 Mile Beach

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With a heavy pack and a lot of nerves, Bruce is underway, measuring the length of 90 Mile Beach and recalling dangerous days fishing off the Northland coast.

Oct 23 2017

16mins

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Rank #9: The Big Three

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Bruce Hopkins ticks off the last of three big challenges on Te Araroa.

Apr 02 2018

15mins

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Rank #10: Eat All the Pizza!

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Bruce Hopkins begins his crossing of Waiau pass, but is dreaming of other things.

Mar 26 2018

15mins

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Rank #11: Blue and Fortunate Water

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While he recovers from injury, Bruce recalls a conversation with Te Araroa founder Geoff Chapple.

Nov 20 2017

15mins

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Rank #12: A Bit of a Dogleg

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Bruce Hopkins faces yet another setback. This one might be a bit more serious.

Jan 22 2018

15mins

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Rank #13: Dances with Bulls

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After an extended layoff Bruce is given a roaring send off when he resumes his journey.

Jan 29 2018

13mins

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Rank #14: Late Starts and Duck Farts

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The big climb begins! Bruce takes on the Richmond Ranges.

Mar 12 2018

15mins

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Rank #15: Bung

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After an accident on the trail, The Long Way Home gets just that little bit longer for Bruce Hopkins.

Nov 13 2017

16mins

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