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Quick retreat of New Zealand’s glaciers an issue for tourism | Stuff.co.nz

August 9 2016 Visitors are running out of time to see New Zealand’s dwindling southern glaciers, which are becoming a safety hazard.The central Southern Alps has lost a quarter of its ice in recent decades, and stands to lose another 50 to 60 per cent.It meant its spectacular glaciers were shrinking at an unprecedented rate, some having lost several…

Birds of Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park

This collection of kea, south island robin, falcon, fantail and yellow breasted tom tit live in the Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park, and are being helped by the NZ Dept of Conservation and the Matukituki Charitable Trust   Poem in the Matukituki Valley – James K. Baxter Some few yards from the hut the standing beeches Let…

Snow Farm NZ ~ photo gallery 1

The Snow Farm is a ski area near Wanaka, New Zealand, dedicated to cross-country and nordic skiing [including biathlon, snow-shoeing and tobogganing] And host to: The Merino Muster Worldloppet Race The Snow Farm, Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand 22nd Edition Early September each year 42 / 21 / 7Km Cross Country Ski Race Experience one of…

Marriage

Newly weds today complete with lighting assistant [for two photographers behind to the right] and a silent but well known back-ground witness with it’s roots firmly in Lake Wanaka. Dismounting from my bike, [which maybe not what you expect coming from another culture], I asked if it was OK to take this, but no one…