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Manawatu Striders Super Sevens 2015

The Striders are clearly doing something right when it comes to their start-of-the-year Super Sevens Series. Year after year I am amazed at the number of people turning up each Tuesday night to run or walk the 7km (or 3km) course along the Manawatu River, through the streets of Hokowhitu and back through the Esplanade. 391 more words


Ashhurst to Esplanade - not quite a half marathon (20.8km)

Date: 23 November 2014

Time: 2:03.10

Start of the 20.8km walkers.

Shortly before the start of the 20.8km run.

The field of runners rounding the Ashhurst Domain oval. 937 more words


The illustrious history of canoeing on the Manawatu River

One aspect of the Manawatu’s environmental history which I completely neglected in my book Ravaged Beauty: an environmental history of the Manawatu, was recreational canoeing on the Manawatu River. 427 more words


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Hokowhitu Lake


Black and white photo of a couple of small boats on a lake. The card is captioned: W. Park. No 5. Hokowhitu Lake, Palmerston North, N.Z. 149 more words


Walking in Palmy

While I do have a few blog post ideas brewing, I thought I’d let your minds rest easy for now by just enjoying some pictures rather than reading text. 125 more words

New Zealand

New Year, New Zealand

(Title was shamelessly stolen from my friend Kjersti, as I am horrible at coming up with titles and this one was too perfect.)

“Yesterday” was roughly 46 hours. 970 more words

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Environmental history: as much about the future as about the past

I have been dipping into my recently acquired copy of Making a New Land, the revised edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand (see: … 235 more words