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Ben Smith
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+Gareth Lynch ... Thanks :)
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This spot on the end of Rawhiti Rd in the Bay of Islands has to be one of our favourite bits of coast line in New Zealand. A short climb took us to a magical spot which offered amazing views whichever way we looked. It's been one of our best selling postcards and we are now pleased to be able to offer large posters, prints and canvases of this image so you can enjoy the view in your own homes. Check it out at our new website at

http://pik.nz/p/view-from-rawhiti-point-bay-of-islands
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Help us celebrate ONE MILLION postcards being sold by blowing them up!

No TNT required, as we are blowing up some of the best images in our range (like this image of Sail Rock, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula) for you to purchase as large poster prints, premium prints or ready to hang canvases. See the full range at our new website:

http://pik.nz

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us to achieve this incredible milestone. If your passing today, don your party hat and join us for a glass of bubbly, but be quick as it won’t last too long around here!
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This is our third postcard from Photographer Guru +Joshua Cripps and what an awesome photo it is!
Postcard 'Lenticular clouds over Lake Wanaka' which is found in Pikitia's high quality range of postcards
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just awesome - I love this view.
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On 24 February 1912, the TSS Earnslaw was launched. My favourite fact about New Zealand's largest steamship is that it made a brief appearance in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie as an Amazon River boat.

Nowadays, a scenic cruise of Lake Wakatipu on the vessel is now one of Queenstown’s iconic experiences. 
Postcard 'Sunrise over TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown' which is found in Pikitia's high quality range of postcards
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There are not many sunrises at Wanaka in which this famous tree is not being photographed, and on the morning this photo was taken a couple of months ago we met two other photographers on the beach. As per usual we provided entertainment for these photographers by sticking our waders on, traipsing out into the cold waters and contorting ourselves into strange positions in a bid to find the perfect angle.

With both Phil and myself tackling the tree from different angles we had a choice of images. But we felt this classic view taken by Phil just as the first rays of sun were hitting the tree was the best version for our postcards and we are pleased to be launching it this week along with a few other Queenstown/Wanaka/Cromwell images. We'll share the other images over the next couple of weeks, but if you can't wait that long check them out on our website
Postcard 'Willow tree, Lake Wanaka' which is found in Pikitia's high quality range of postcards
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This shot of Auckland Skyline from Mount Victoria is one of our best selling postcard designs. We are now pleased to be able to offer large posters, prints and canvases of this image so you can enjoy this spectacular skyline in your own homes. Check it out at our new website at
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Our favourite photo of the popular Church of the good Shepherd by Sebastian Warneke SW arts is now available for you to purchase as a poster, print or canvas on our new website. Click on the image for more details and to view more designs.
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This image was probably my favourite image I took whilst at Queenstown with the family a couple of years ago. Taken from a great spot on the end of Kelvin Heights golf course looking out over Lake Wakatipu, it was one of those rare moments when the wind, sun, clouds and waves all lined up perfectly. Got love those moments! Two years later I am happy to see this image has finally made it into our range of postcards!

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http://www.pikitia.co.nz/postcards/viewCard/B42-lake-wakatipu-at-sunset-queenstown?category=11
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Timing photos of the Shotover Jet hurtling through this beautiful canyon was made that little bit harder/fun when the driver (I am sure deliberately!) manages to spray me and the camera on every pass! Either the passengers were grinning at the antics or were grinning in fear at the thrill ride of hurtling through this narrow canyon!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched this image as a new design in our range of cards.
Postcard 'Shotover Canyon, Queenstown' which is found in Pikitia's high quality range of postcards
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With our postcards now being sold in most of the top tourist attractions in New Zealand, we get to visit some very cool places. But the award for the tourist attraction with the best view probably has to go to Skyline Queenstown, and on our recent visit here we couldn't resist sticking around to take a photo. Especially as waiting for sunset involved the challenge of an all you can eat buffet! With our belly's full we waddled the few steps out to the balcony and lined up this composite shot of this well photographed scene.
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Professional Photographer and Director of Pikitia Postcards.
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Born in Sussex in the UK Benjamin moved to New Zealand in the early part of 2009. After working for far too long behind a desk in the computing industy he decided to have a change of career, so packed his bag, travelled the UK festival scene selling fruit smoothies and then travelled around South and Central America before arriving in New Zealand. He has now established himself as a professional photographer based in Tauranga where he started and current directs Pikitia Postcards along with fellow founder and director Phil Jones.


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  • Swansea University
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1998
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