Auckland's Noel Hahn in action on the dunes at an earlier Northland Kauri Coast Safari. No, it's not snowing, that's glorious white sand. The event's on again this year and it's a long one, from 15 to 21 January. Run in association with the Kauri Coast 4WD Club, it starts at Dargaville and travels through some pretty decent beach and forest country. Local schools are used for overnight camping and provide a meal each night. The trip is family oriented and while there have usually been plenty of driving challenges, it's not truck-breaking stuff. Contact Chris or Leanne Kemp at 0-9-434 6005, Serena Carran 0-9-439 0064, write to PO Box 18 Dargaville, or email the Kauri Coast club at firstname.lastname@example.org.