Sunday, August 26, 2018

Coastal - North Springtime

A weekend away exploring my favourite estuary. I head for my usual favourite hill walk with great views of the estuary. In the distance I can see another favourite climb of mine Mnt Tamahunga.

Pine trees are important trees for White -faced heron to nest in.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mangawhai estuary

Its very quiet here out of season and good to be exploring the estuary staying in vantastic.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Motukaraka Island.

A visit to Motukaraka Island is a first for me and I'm keen to get going so I'm on my way...

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

East Coast Beaches

A cold Southwesterly persistent wind lowered the temperature considerably and was not good for wading across streams and rivers. . We completed our visit to three beaches to check traps and re-bait.

We looked forward to summer visits when crossing streams would be a pleasant opportunity to cool off.

Saturday, August 4, 2018


The Environment Protection Authority were holding a  workshop in the Maritime room at the Maritime museum and a friend had been invited  so I went along yesterday and found the really helpful staff outlined for me how the EPA works and its role in protecting the EEZ ( the Exclusive Economic Zone), the waters surrounding New Zealand from 12 Nautical miles out to sea.

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