Read more about the article Takapūneke Reserve Opening – Enormous Historical Significance on the First Matariki Maori Celebration
Maori Celebration of Takapuneke opening with a good crowd at the official opening

Takapūneke Reserve Opening – Enormous Historical Significance on the First Matariki Maori Celebration

Takapūneke is as important as Waitangi - the South Island’s preeminent historic site. Significantly on this very first public holiday Maori celebration of Matariki, Takapūneke Reserve was officially opened with…

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“A Quiet Place” Features Akaroa and The Seventh Generation Tours in the North South Magazine April 2022 by Petrina Darrah

Back in November 2021 I was interviewed for ‘A Quiet Place’ about Natural Quiet, something that I find has been largely unnoticed by the world until Covid-19 lockdowns, but which…

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Read more about the article Help Restore Ōkururu (Goughs Bay) Biodiversity for Future Generations.
The damage to conservation and stream fencing in Goughs Bay Ōkururu has been severe.

Help Restore Ōkururu (Goughs Bay) Biodiversity for Future Generations.

Can you spot the differences between these two photos? The damage to conservation and stream fencing in Goughs Bay Ōkururu has been severe. After Cyclone Ruby 2021. My family has…

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Read more about the article Storm dreaming | The amazing waterfall that wasn’t
There is always a silver lining. Here is our new water feature, we hope that it will have a permanently flowing waterfall that we can enjoy from our conservatory and garden. That's something we didn't have before.

Storm dreaming | The amazing waterfall that wasn’t

I had a dream Storm dreaming. About fifteen years ago I had a dream. I was an old lady, with long grey plaited hair. I was welcomed to a home…

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From Behind Locked Gates: Aftermath of Banks Peninsula Storm 2021.

After the Banks Peninsula storm 2021 that caused localised mudslides to the Wildside and Hinewai Reserve, communities are isolated, roads, driveways, power, phone and contact cut. The damage is immense and it is only in one small pocket of Banks Peninsula. Only 10 days before Christmas ground crews work like mad to open access and reconnect services before Christmas Day. The storm itself was terrifying, the damage is beyond belief.

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Read more about the article Living through a terrible storm: a personal account
Terrible Storm damage on Banks Peninsula threatening homes and isolating households

Living through a terrible storm: a personal account

The Eastern Bays of Banks Peninsula have just experienced the most terrible storm in living memory. This is my personal account, and my thoughts are with those that we cannot connect with, my neighbours that are isolated without road, power, phone...

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Read more about the article Devastating Banks Peninsula Storm December 2021, Isolates Remote Households and Wipes Out Power, Phone, Road and Conservation Work
Banks Peninsula Storm slip terrifying for residents

Devastating Banks Peninsula Storm December 2021, Isolates Remote Households and Wipes Out Power, Phone, Road and Conservation Work

The December 2021 Banks Peninsula storm from cyclone Ruby has taken out roads, powerpoles, phone lines and left households isolated potentially for weeks. It has been devastating for conservation work to protect biodiversity ripping through fences.

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