If the directions had just said “Turn off State Highway 4 and drive to the very end of Oio Road” I would have got there much sooner. Our small convoy of cars lost touch with other, one went up and down State Highway 4 looking for Oio Rd, another was going up and down Oio […]
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Snapper are one of New Zealand’s most popular fishes, and are highly sought after – both recreationally and commercially. They are found around the shallow waters of the North Island, making them an ideal fishing target. The Kaipara Harbour, north of Auckland, is one of the largest harbours in the world. It is a large […]
Healthy lakes and rivers are surely something that virtually every New Zealander cares about. New Zealanders use freshwater in many ways… for instance as a source of kai, to irrigate a crop, to turn the turbines of a power station, or to partake in their favourite sport. As a result, it’s not easy to get […]
The rock wren – it wakes up to “100% Pure” views (for now), it has some serious eyebrows and it hops to the beat of its own drum. Vote rock wren for bird of the year 2012. Rugged The (petite) Edmund Hillary of the bird world, the rock wren is our only true alpine bird. […]
Campaign Manager(s) Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, www.ukulele.co.nz We love the tui. We love the heavenly honeyeater so much that it has pride of place on our logo. Here are just a few things that the tui has in common with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: 1. We both love honey. 2. The tui travels large distances […]
If you love the coast you’ll love this bird! From the harbour islands to the South Coast and even in the heart of the city, the Little Blue Penguin shares some of our favourite places. As they waddle up beaches with flippers outstretched, we can’t help but love them. It’s the world’s smallest penguin at […]
Being a New Zealand bank, it was only appropriate for us to select the yellow-eyed penguin since it appears on the New Zealand $5 bill. Click here for The Co-operative’s Bank Yellow-eyed penguin video. Let’s be honest – it takes something special to make it onto one of the nation’s most popular pieces of paper. […]
Border collie-cross Manu joined her owner, lizard expert Marieke Lettink, at the Denniston BioBlitz on March 2-4 to track down skinks and geckos. Manu reveals how she copes as a canine superstar. Q: What’s it like being a lizard dog? A: The best job in the world, I get to run around and search for lizards […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the karearea (NZ Falcon) & Co leader for the Maori Party, Pita Sharples. In 1986, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the te reo Maori claim. Claimants argued that the language was a taonga which the Crown was obliged to protect under the Treaty’s second article, and it had failed to do so. They […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the whio and Forest & Bird’s Marketing and Promotions Project Manager, Phil Bilbrough The whio (or Blue Duck) is a seriously cool bird. It lives in white water. It is a torrent duck, and how cool is that? If kayaking is a cool whitewater sport but it is just a sport, then […]
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