Sleeping Beauty

  Yesterday, I found this adult male South Island tomtit dead in a stream. I lovingly bought it home to take photos of it's incredible beauty before giving it a…

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Tuhiraki

A wonderful challenging drive to Akaroa follows the unsealed Mt Bossu Road from Little River to Wainui. The views are spectacular and it is a chance to get up close…

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2017 Green Ribbon Award Winner

The Wildside story started 25 years ago, when a Banks Peninsula farmer set out to protect the little blue penguins on his farm. Since then this project has grown to harness a whole community in protecting the special environment of the Banks Peninsula.

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Achieving a predator free Banks Peninsula – costs revealed

These are some of the questions answered in a scoping analysis just released by the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and Lincoln University’s Centre for Land, Environment and People. The Trust instigated the scoping report and funded a summer scholar to assist Lincoln researchers Max Curnow and Geoff Kerr.

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Meeting the Minister

Yesterday at the 155th Canterbury A&P Show we meet the new Minister for Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities, Damien O'Connor (pictured right) as well as the Director General of the…

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Sea Bird Survey 2017

The Banks Peninsula Sea Bird Survey 2017 got off to a spectacular start yesterday with perfect sea and weather conditions. Marie Haley and a team from the Department of Conservation…

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