The New Zealand bush is often dense and difficult to travel through. So when we asked people around the country to send us bush yarns, several wrote about finding a way through the forest. Here is a selection.
What's your story?
After several hours of scratches and bruises, teenager Omega Hemopo and her friend realised they were lost.
Fading light caught Joan Tollenaar and her husband in the Coromandel bush.
As a boy, Phil Budd roamed Parahaki mountain, imagining he was David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer of Africa.