Category Archives: Environment

Best office day I’ll have this year!

If working on a computer means you’re in the office then for the 27th February I must have had one of the best office spaces going anywhere. Being a Monday it started with that long dawn haul south Up in … Continue reading

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Christchurch Revisited II

The latest Hanmer, Kaikoura, Seddon, Wellington quakes have shifted focus off Christchurch but it is still far from business as usual. Back near the shortest day (late June) I had another day wandering the streets of Christchurch, essentially a year … Continue reading

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I hate Mondays or Too Much Rock and Roll

No doubt you all know that our peace was once again shattered by Ruaumoko stirring in his sleep just after midnight on Monday morning 14th Nov. (nearly 15 days ago). It was that rock and roll of someone shaking you … Continue reading

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The Road to O Tu Wharekai Part II

Back in September last year I did a post “On the way to O Tu Wharekai” it was hasty, photos weren’t so good and I fully expected to quickly find out what was meant by O Tu Wharekai and let … Continue reading

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Firing Ground

I understand why and I know it’s allowed but I also know it isn’t necessary so:   It’s appalling this layer of smoke over Canterbury for the last month on every nice day. It’s appalling that a third world practice … Continue reading

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Charger

I’m being charged by a diminutive knight across a field of grey stone, suppressing a chuckle because her gallant defiance is undermined by her comical appearance with long black lance bent sideways at the tip.  Charge completed I am presented … Continue reading

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On the way to O Tu Wharekai

A couple of weeks back, dawn found me one hours drive down Scenic Route 72, passing the historic brick woolshed at Home Bush Station, boring through Glentunnel, humming through Wind-Whistle, hopping the drop into the Rakaia to skip and jump … Continue reading

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Wild about Pines

North Canterbury Farm Forestry Field Day 25th March 2015 Wilding Pines in the Craigieburn area. Way back around the end of the 19th Century, the NZ government got a little worried about what was going to happen in the future … Continue reading

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Malvern Hills

Canterbury Botanical Society trip to Malvern Hills 7th March 2015 It was a damp and grey day when a hardy handful gathered at the Glentunnel Domain and proceeded to a property in the Malvern Hills where a private restoration project … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: April – May

Upcoming events for Farm Forestry, Tree Crops Association, Canterbury Botanical Society and the NZ Dryland Forest Initiative.

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