An Auckland woman has finished circumnavigating the country by kayak for charity.
Lynn Paterson has spent 431 days on the water since setting off in October last year.
Others have circumnavigated the country in sections, but Ms Paterson is the first to do so in one fell swoop.
Her support crew tracked her in her overnight accommodation, a campervan.
She said her biggest fear was failing to complete the trip.
"I've sort of kept it a little bit quiet until I got 'round Cape Reinga and all of the West Coast - until I started to feel that actually, yes, I am going to make it", she said.
"Because any day you could fall over and damage yourself, an arm or something, and then I wouldn't have been able to achieve it. So yes, I am starting to be very proud of myself."
Ms Paterson has raised more than $7000 for the Mental Health Foundation while doing her circumnavigation.