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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

Air NZ's new Hobbit safety video directed by Taika Waititi

Director Taika Waititi has been shooting Air New Zealand‘s next safety video in Central Otago, The Southland Times reports.

The video is designed to celebrate the third and final Hobbit film, and will feature cameos by  134 more words

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What’s in the glass tonight August 18th

Coal Pit SV Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008

L took me away down to beautiful Queenstown for a naughty night, and for dinner with her old friend F and husband C, who flew over from Sydney for a week’s skiing. 87 more words