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The Tui

The Kowhai tree in the garden has suddenly sprung into life this week and from what seems like nowhere, beautiful golden blossoms have appeared.

I swear I didn’t even see it budding! 204 more words

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Junior Rangers at Pukaha Mount Bruce

Pukaha Mount Bruce is always an awesome place to visit with family and friends, but did you know that they also run a Junior Ranger Holiday Programme… 240 more words

Native Animals

Cee's Challenge: Week 35

It’s Tuesday so it must be time for Cee’s Challenge!  It is the first day of spring down here in the southern hemisphere, though with the wet day we have had today, it doesn’t really feel like it.  272 more words


Appreciating the Wairarapa

I spent many years of my childhood growing up in the Wairarapa. My family moved to Greytown from Wellington when I was three and I remember been super excited about moving to Brisbane when I was in Year 10 at College. 879 more words


Sunday, sunshine and stopping in Greytown

A mini post about the rest our weekend away.  After our visit to Stonehenge Aotearoa, we drove the sort distance to Greytown, a lovely wee town with a main street full of shops, cafes and mainly Victorian era architecture. 95 more words


August 25, 2015 ... fierce wind at altitude

Aimless wandering yesterday got indifferent results.

Some interesting low level clouds in the upper valley suggested there might be something worth seeing on the Rimutaka Hill road. 200 more words


Stones, sounds and the southern skies

A place we had talked about visiting for ages, and finally got around to it this weekend, is Stonehenge Aotearoa.  It is a fascinating place, designed to be an open-air observatory, and inspired by Stonehenge in England.  360 more words

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