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Supplejack - a survivor from the Miocene in New Zealand

The first time I ever slept-out (sleeping bag, no tent), I was about four years old, and the place was an idyllic spot on the banks of Pipson Creek, just outside of Makarora. 797 more words

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Eucalyptus fossils in New Zealand - the thin end of the wedge

Eucalyptus (aka ‘gum-tree’) is the quintessential Australian tree. There are about 700 species of them today (depending on who you ask), all of them restricted to Australia, except for a couple that are in New Guinea. 1,005 more words

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Four Degrees of Climate Change in New Zealand - should we care?

New Zealand might be a relatively lucky position as regards global warming. We mostly have a moderate, ‘maritime’ climate. Not too hot, too dry, and except for the dirty dribbles of ice we make so much of, no ice-sheets to melt. 620 more words

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There’s soft beauty among the hills and mountains of the South Island, the place that holds my heart.

My lovely daughter took this photo, and I gave it words…


Central Otago ... just stunning!

I’m back from Central Otago. A very quick visit to check on vineyards, enjoy some gorgeous scenery and haul out that camera whenever possible. So in no particular order here they are … 87 more words

Organic Gardening In New Zealand