The first house I acutually owned was in Waana Street on the Ohau Channel between Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti.
The trees that I planted in the mid-1970's can be seen at left, just past the white house on the corner. They have bushed out somewhat!. This area has many fishing baches as the water are well stocked in trout.
I kept a dinghy and outboard motor pulled up on the shore at the far end of Waana Street and used to go trolling when the mood took.
In the 1980's my wife and I bought and lived at 50A Scarborough Road on Scarborough Hill in Sumner, Christchurch.
A beautiful spot overlooking Sumner Bay, with the garage on the road and steps down to the house (which is hidden at left by the trees).