Te Araroa is a 3000 km trail that runs the length of New Zealand - from the signposts at Cape Reinga to the signposts in the small town of Bluff.
Nelson journalist and author Naomi Arnold set off a week ago from Stirling Point in Bluff - the Southernmost tip of New Zealand.
It's just Naomi, her pack, and a sturdy pair of boots. And us. We are phoning Naomi every week to check in and hitch a ride on one of the hardest hikes in the world.