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Wilding pine control with DOC

After tramping through Nelson Lakes Nationalpark my sweat-inducing journey through New Zealands various wilderness continues. This time the Department of Conservation (DOC) introduces me and four other volunteers to New Zealands desert: Central Otago – Oteake Conservation Park in particular. 373 more words


One hundred and eiiggghhhttty - Cromwell

One month on, it was good to cycle the track from Wanaka to Cromwell. The view of Lake Dunstan and the giant fruit sculpture marking Central Otago’s fruit bowl which was to be my home. 454 more words

Toast Martinborough, One-Day NZ Wine, Food, Music Festival

Wairapa, two hours outside Wellington, characterizes New Zealand in transition, from lands with a million sheep to new vineyards and vacation destinations. Start in the town square of the rustic town of Martinborough. 424 more words


A Vineyard on the Edge – MS Rippon Vineyard tasting, November 30th 2015

This was the final tasting of 2015 for the Magnum Society, and a special one also, because the Society invited Nick Mills the winemaker at Rippon Vineyard to speak and present his wines. 673 more words


A quick trip last week to Central Otago to visit vineyards, talk turkey with viticulturists, admire the amazing scenery, have some sensational food and share our Pinot Noir love at Feast Wanaka. 156 more words

Organic Gardening In New Zealand

Boulders, drought and Central Otago

One of the ‘problems’ about travelling in New Zealand is that there is so much to see.  Our short trip around a part of South Island only touched the surface.  321 more words


Quickie camping trip in Central

With tent in tow we really are trying to make the most of the Christmas break. As it costs me to be closed, it’s make the most of the time available time for us! 963 more words