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Birding.......

A couple of years ago I shared a post on a Birding camp I went on in the  Hyland Nature Reserve, near the little village of Nymboida in Northern New South Wales. 327 more words

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Discovery of the noble fruit:

The substance that renders it essentially inedible is oleuropein, a phenolic compound bitter enough to shrivel your teeth. The bitterness is a protective mechanism for olives, useful for fending off invasive microorganisms and seed-crunching mammals. 251 more words

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The biggest left wing blog?

A few days ago The Daily Blog posted a fund raising drive – July Contributions drive – last days

Brothers and Sisters, if you think The Daily Blog is an important voice in the NZ media landscape, then we need your contribution.

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Tracking

Every day I get to go out into my classroom, which is the African Savanna and I learn something new everyday be it a new bird or maybe a tree. 161 more words

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War for Auckland

The Spinoff has announced ‘the war for Auckland’ (they now have a separate ‘Auckland’ menu):

War?! We know, we know. But what else would you call the vastly differing visions for Auckland presented by Auckland 2040 and Generation Zero?

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A Typical Day


A typical day in the life of a Trainiee Field Guide is the duty team gets up at 5:30am and gets the coffee and rusks ready, for those of you who don’t know what a rusk is as I didn’t when I first got here, it is like stale cake and you dip it in your coffee. 294 more words

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More on the Morgan poll

Apparently continued silence by Martyn Bradbury on the latest Roy Morgan poll which came out a week after he posted BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: UMR SECRET POLL – National 41% Labour/Greens 45% 1,075 more words

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