Update on inland Otago bio diversity

kea; aspiring; hut

Tena koutou katoa I’ve had it in mind for a wee while to do a sort of good news newsletter, so here it is. The new year of 2012 has progressed into feelings of autumn in the air. Things were pretty hectic for me at the end of last year. Family and close friends stuff –… Continue reading Update on inland Otago bio diversity

Freddy the fearless NZ falcon, and an update on the status of native birds in the West Matukituki Valley

There are cautionary things to be learnt from being under a bird – things that can come back to haunt us from childhood: I was about four years old when hand-in-hand with my mother, like my hand in hers while my other held a flavoured and much savoured ice cream. All was good I recall,… Continue reading Freddy the fearless NZ falcon, and an update on the status of native birds in the West Matukituki Valley

The News Central Otago interviewed me recently

The News, Central Otago interviewed me a couple of weeks ago because of this web site initiative. The paper and article will hit the streets today apparently. I’m wondering how it’ll present! Simon the interviewer steered me into aspects of my history in a very professional manner. Then sooner rather than later, since the web… Continue reading The News Central Otago interviewed me recently

Makarora Braided River – an under estimated biodiversity hotspot

From the headwaters of the Makarora on the eastern flanks of the Southern Alps near the Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park. The Makarora River flows south west and is joined by the Blue and the Young Rivers, then extending its braid plain further meeting its confluence with the Wilkin River before dissipating its… Continue reading Makarora Braided River – an under estimated biodiversity hotspot

A year in the life of the Matukituki Charitable Trust operating in Mt Aspiring National Park

The Matukituki Charitable Trust which operates in Mt Aspiring National Park has just released a newsletter which is reproduced below, [unless otherwise indicated photos and italicised text are by Donald Lousley who btw is proud to have been involved trapping, monitoring and making photos towards assisting with the great results as outlined below]: Kia Ora… Continue reading A year in the life of the Matukituki Charitable Trust operating in Mt Aspiring National Park