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

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… Continue reading Snow Farm NZ ~ photo gallery 1

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… Continue reading Marriage

This first good snowfall for the winter

A typical NZ scene – happy sheep that have just been fed and they’re quite oblivious in their thick wool coats to the heavy snowfalls on the mountains.