South Westland

The New Zealand whitebait season | A real and delicious Kiwiana experience

Some thoughts on the New Zealand whitebait, sea gulls and the health of our rivers – their habitat… Last week en-route to visiting family in South Canterbury I stopped off at a few east coast beaches, and in one instance walked to the mouth of the Waitaki River to look at what was present in…

Dunedin to the east of Wanaka, and Haast to the west

In the last few weeks I’ve been fortunate to visit both the east and west coasts of the South Island – so coast-to-coast. This was originally a green broadleaf growing on the banks of the Ellery River in South Westland… And on the other side of the island, we have the lighthouse at Tairoa Heads…