Friday, February 26, 2016

Botanic Gardens and Waitawa Reserve

Botanic gardens for the sculpture displays then to Waitawa reserve for a swim.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ruapehu -What a difference a day makes!

Helen, Philip, Sooz, Margi, Dennis & Leslie.
Here we are on route for the Lower Tama lake and then the Upper Tama lake.  Thanks Dennis for the group photos

Lower Tama Lake

Fantastic time and here I am at the upper Tama lake with a view behind me of the lower Tama lake and Ruapehu and no, its not raining now.

The Upper Tama Lake

Botansing in the rain and getting absolutely soaked through.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Miranda on Valentines Day

Great day to be here and people to catch up with and heaps of birds including godwit and wrybill.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bird Island for High Tide

The weather was far better today for our planned visit to bird Island for a high tide bird count and checking the traps.

..................Photos to follow.

Friday, February 5, 2016

TPPA signing 04.02.2016

This was a huge march of at least 15 thousand people. I know little about the TPPA but who does?

 I wanted to attend to protest  against the  secrecy that our present Government operates under. If its only a trade deal then what do they fear. Truth is its about increasing outside control by multi-national companies and that could have a significant affect on New Zealand's precious Environment.