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Bellbird at dusk

Bellbirds have one of the most lovely bird songs, and they seem to have quite different tunes in different localities. This one was flitting about by the Heathcote river, flying from flax bush to flax bush, and singing beautifully.

Birds Of Christchurch

Chemo week or Rip Van Winkle?

Here is the new chemo hair! Claudine was kind enough to come over and cut it for me. For some reason during the treatments, I sweat a lot, and would wake up with a sweat soaked, smelly ponytail. 202 more words

Art

NO Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Kawainui, this Sat. Oct. 18, 2014

DUE TO HURRICANE ANA, THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT IS CANCELLED. BOTH NA POHAKU O HAUWAHINE AND ULUPO HEIAU STATE PARK WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY. 28 more words

Announcement

New Zealand's national bird cannot fly

Did you know New Zealand’s national bird cannot fly?

Endemic to these South Pacific Islands the kiwi is unique among birds; no tail, the mere trace of wings and nostrils near the tip of its long flexible beak. 530 more words

Travel

Waxeyes on Sunday

And here the photos I took on a lovely sunny day as the Waxeyes (Maori name: Tauhou) worked their way amongst the brushes on the Bottle Brush bush, supping on nectar. 20 more words

Photo of the week: Kererū / New Zealand pigeon

Our native New Zealand pigeon—the magnificent kererū (also known as kūkū or kūkupa in Northland)—features in today’s Photo of the Week.

New Zealanders have been asked to keep their eyes open for kererū from now until Sunday, 5 October and to log their findings on the… 53 more words

Native Animals

Kakapo Dance by Helen Taylor (2014)

The kakapo is a pretty crazy bird; it booms. Well “boom” seems to be the official description, although I’m not convinced it accurately describes this… 139 more words

Picture Book