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Family Life in the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)

After 4 months of silence, it’s time to give a bit of an update about what I have been up to since I arrived in New Zealand. 1,889 more words


Kiwi are dying in large numbers at Mt Bruce OIA reveals & evidence points to pesticides including 1080 in spite of claims to the contrary

More disturbing discoveries on the supposed effectiveness of the pest eradication programs our once clean green paradise has to offer … from the GrafBoys.

“Mt Bruce’s Pukaha claims great success in the recovery of re-introduced bird species like kiwi – but the dark truth is, that kiwi are dying in large numbers, and the decline is directly pointing to pesticides like the aerially spread 1080 poison, or their failure to kill targeted species.”

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New Zealand Fur Seals in Black & White

These photos were taken at Cape Palliser, Herbertville & Red Rocks Marine Reserve. To see more photos and read about the New Zealand Fur Seal visit… 6 more words

Photo of the week: Fur seal pup at Cape Palliser

Visit Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa this time of year and the New Zealand fur seal/kekeno pups are sure to be performing their underwater acrobatics in rock pools or having a snooze in the sun. 85 more words

Native Animals

Ngawi and Cape Palliser

Wairarapa is in very close proximity to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington and boasts some spectacular sights.  Whether you’re climbing to the Rimutaka Trig or venturing further afield to see the coastline itself you will be in for a treat with two of the regions most spectacular lighthouses both on this side of ‘the hill’. 499 more words


6 Things to do this Summer in Wairarapa, New Zealand (As featured on Pink Pangea)

One of the many benefits of having a partner with family in New Zealand is the cheap holidays. For me, it was a real bonus to visit a part of New Zealand that might otherwise be overlooked by a visitor to this beautiful country. 1,078 more words

Coastal Adventures At Wairarapa, New Zealand

This week’s #RoadTrip series in New Zealand brings us to the southeast coast of the Wairarapa, a region I had never explored previously even though it’s only a two hour drive from where I live. 358 more words