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New Zealand baby adventures: A taste of the rainforest

The car is crammed with toys, camera lenses and camping equipment, and we are almost ready to go! I had finally submitted my report for the course in GIS so the family can go away for the weekend. 1,582 more words


take a closer look

The feathers of a young Laughing Kookaburra are intricately ornate.


Well it's alright

Kia Ora

Being on the road has been a totally different experience to what we imagined. Don’t get me wrong we wouldn’t change a thing and we have learned so much. 356 more words

New Zealand is for the Birds

Red-crowned parakeet (Maori name= kakariki)

Before the arrival of humans, New Zealand was a bird paradise. About 131 species of land, freshwater and coastal birds thrived on these islands, which cover an area just slightly larger than California. 1,128 more words


new zealand dotterels

It’s getting harder and harder to spot the NZ Dotterel , tūturiwhatu, on the Coromandel Peninsula. Apparently this is the first year that there have be no Dotterels on Tairua Beach. 335 more words

Coromandel Life

Garden gate is open ~ come for a stroll

Come for a stroll with me. I won’t be long. I need to check a few things. It’s quite dry underfoot and there’s a cool breeze blowing. 440 more words

New Zealand Interest

New Zealand natives

New Zealand Bucket List #99: See Kiwi’s -(the bird not the fruit)
On a drizzly day when picking was called off early, I crossed the gorge with friends to spend the day in Queenstown. 416 more words