Sunday, February 10, 2019

Waihi Beach to Coromandel

Just heading out of the door. More to follow...…………………..

Friday, February 8, 2019

MINTS at Rangataua

I have just returned from the Tongariro National park. Rangataua was our base this year to allow us to explore a little of the Ohakune side of the mountain for a change. I walked the Tongariro crossing in 2009 and have been fascinated by this area ever since.

Rangataua is a small community outside of Ohakune. A slight hiccup as we arrive because the bach had no water due to the very low water table and the pump unable to give us more than a cup full from the well. However Sooz is on the phone and soon finds other suitable accommodation to sleep five and soon we are unpacking for a second time.

Our first day is straight up the mountain to explore.

 Photos and more to follow...………………...

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Radio NZ

On Friday morning their was a Radio NZ broadcast about the PFAS Report (Navy Firefighting Foam pollution in Ngataringa Bay) 

Radio NZ approached our BEAC group ( Bayswater Environment Action Coalition) group for comment.

Today a Stuff report was published on the same subject 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Inzide Outzide.

A late post. On Wednesday a local Barry's point business Inzide ( met at the Patuone walkway to clear rubbish from the reserve.

Anna Baine the Council Ranger gave an introductory talk and then at the estuary edge I gave a short introduction to the birds to be found in the estuary.

Then it was all action clearing heaps of rubbish including tyres washed up ito the mangroves. A great effort by all.