Virtual Mystery Tour West Coast – Murchison Reefton Loop

Originally posted on coastingnz:
On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again.  Seriously cannot wait to get on the road again, but until we can go further afield ourselves we’ll head out on another virtual tour.  This time a gorgeous loop we did last Winter. First up to Reefton –…

My New Home

I’ve moved from a cottage on a farm in Katikati to a brick refurbished 1961-design home in Central Tauranga. Quite a change for someone who likes the rural feel and energy, but times change, and we must change too or be left behind. If you’ve ever moved, you’ll know the frustration and confusion it creates. It took … More My New Home

River with a legal voice – the Wanganui/Whanganui River

The Whanganui River is about to become a legal entity in its own right. Te Awa Tupua is an environmental settlement recognising the intrinsic value of the awa/river. The river will have rights, something the Maori iwi and hapu living alongside it have considered for hundreds of years. The settlement provides a new lens through … More River with a legal voice – the Wanganui/Whanganui River

Two Good Keen Girls

It was supposed to be a rat-station baiting  day in the forest, but a previous check by volunteers found only two rats had been caught! The forest was safe for the birds this time around. Instead, we volunteers would have a walk and a barbecue. Meeting at the kohanga, literally te reo Maori for nest, … More Two Good Keen Girls