New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter has been visiting Northland and has shared a photo of herself on the Waitangi Bridge next to what she calls a "rare sighting" - a kiwi habitat sign.

I ❤️ NZ , how can I not take this pic rare sighting ✨ #mynz

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The TV host shared the photo on social media on Sunday. Her visit to the Bay of Islands coincided with Air New Zealand's filming of a new safety video at Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri.

However, Air New Zealand has neither confirmed nor denied whether Hunter was among the "international stars" who feature in the safety video.

In response to the Northern Advocate's questions about Hunter appearing in the video a spokeswoman for Air New Zealand said:


Marae at Waitangi 🙏🏼

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"Good detective work! Guess Rachel must love Northland as much as we do."

When an Instagram user asked if she was in New Zealand, Hunter replied:

"Yes I am, till tomorrow back to LA. You would love where I am."

The day after she shared a photo of herself on Waitangi Bridge, she posted a photo to Instagram of the view from the plane while landing in Los Angeles from New Zealand.

Others commented on the photo on Facebook saying they thought they had spotted her in Paihia.

"I said to my husband 'I think that's Rachel Hunter' this morning when we went for a walk along the Paihia waterfront. Wish I had come and said hello. Hope you've had a nice time in Northland," one Facebook user wrote.