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There are lots of things to see on New Zealand's South Island but here's 14 Places You Can't Miss on New Zealand's South Island and don't want to miss.

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The Sir Thomas Lipton football challenge trophy-In 1909 Lipton was made a Knight Commander of the Grand Order of the Crown of Italy. By way of thanks, he presented the Italians with a cup to be used for an international football competition. The Football Association declined to nominate a team so Lipton turned to West Auckland Town to represent Britain. The team was made up mostly of coal miners and, in a story as romantic as Lipton's own, they beat Red Star of Zurich and Juventus to win…

Bishop Auckland 3 West Auckland Town 1, 22/01/2016. Heritage Park, Northern…

Walthamstow Av. 2 West Auckland Town 1 in 1961 at Wembley. Great interception by a Walthamstow defender in the FA Amateur Cup Final.

This is a novel of family secrets and tensions, and distant past grievances, set like so much of Maurice Gee's fiction in the West Auckland town of Loomis. It is also vintage Maurice Gee, widely recognised as New Zealand's finest living fiction writer.