Tag Archive for Otago

Thousands farewell artist Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere has had a considerable influence on us New Zealanders in many ways, and although I’m far from familiar with most of his works I have visited the Ralph Hotere Garden in Port Chalmers, Otago dedicated to him… Thousands of people filled St Josephs Cathedral in Dunedin today to farewell celebrated artist Ralph Hotere…

Minaret barge pusher boat out of Lake Wanaka for survey

Some years ago Wanaka local identity and business man Sir Tim Wallis commissioned a huge barge to be built to service his Minaret Station up the lake from the Wanaka Makarora highway [the popular tourist route and only road to Haast and the West Coast]. The barge and pusher boat were built and assembled near…

An Otago Odyssey into 2013

This post was hopefully the first of a few chronicling my mind-set and journeys of late, but having got this far I think I’ll keep it short and just post photos for awhile. To much navel gazing otherwise!. Anyway here goes on a sort of compressed journey touching on and reflecting perhaps a little of…

Marine reserve a must for Otago | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand has some stunning coastal areas and wild-life, but there seems little “official” appreciation of this treasure. A Red-billed Gull (Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus) enjoying a view while a boat fishes recreationally in North Otago… Kekeno (New Zealand fur seal) are the most common seals in New Zealand waters. – a protected species – basking……

Whole Nevis Valley now ‘outstanding’ | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand

The entire Nevis Valley will be classified an outstanding natural landscape in the Central Otago district plan, under an agreement reached by parties debating the landscape’s value before the Environment Court. The move, likely to tighten restrictions on any development in the valley, was welcomed yesterday by the Central Otago Environmental Society, which said the…

War is futile

Every year ANZAC day comes along, I hear of increasing numbers honouring our forefathers who summoned more than was ever expected to keep their country and future generations safe. I presume this is why they “signed up”, but all is after all relative to cultural belief’s at the time. I do suspect many sought adventure.…