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

Braided River Bird Monitoring – how it works

Braided rivers are a common in Alaska, Canada, New Zealand’s South Island, and the Himalayas, which all contain young, rapidly eroding mountains. They are a unique environment inhabited by equally unique birds. They simply cannot contain a river in a straight line. In floods especially they carry sediment, and in places where the flow slows… Continue reading Braided River Bird Monitoring – how it works

Otago’s Aramoana Ecological Area – The Spit and Pilot’s Houses

A few months ago I was privileged to be appointed to the Otago Conservation Board. Such appointments are made by the Minister of Conservation. The first duty of a member is to work to achieve the statutory interests of the board. Members are not representatives for any cause or organisation. Board meetings are public, and… Continue reading Otago’s Aramoana Ecological Area – The Spit and Pilot’s Houses

Exploring the Catlins – New Zealanders playing as tourists — part 3

This is the last of three series of a roadie trip down what is known as the Catlins, in Coastal Otago Read Part 1 here >>

Exploring the Catlins – New Zealanders playing as tourists – part 2

Prior to this five day trip down the length of the coastline south of Dunedin known as the Catlins, my knowledge was limited to widely spaced out experiences such as an outdoor first aid course at the largest town Osaka, a school trip to a camp at Pounawea, a marvellous tramping and bushcraft training trip… Continue reading Exploring the Catlins – New Zealanders playing as tourists – part 2