Gasteracantha cancriformis
(Spiny-backed Orb-weaver)

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I think it is a Gasteracantha cancriformis.

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Family Araneidae
Genus: Gasteracantha

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Yep, that is what it is. Love these spiders! Don’t think I have seen one in New Zealand although they are in Australia.

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