Tag Archive for South Island

Kea’s fancy ‘photobomb’ no fake

When a kea ”photobombs” a picture, the results can be spectacular.Just ask Geoff Marks, who was snapping away at Treble Cone recently.Supposedly, to photobomb via Kea’s fancy ‘photobomb’ no fake | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News.

A calling to help save broken souls…

Samantha Martin has spent the past seven months in Los Angeles helping former sex trafficking victims find a better life as part of the Dream Center’s Project Hope. The 26-year-old from Oamaru talked to [..] via A calling to help save broken souls | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand…

Nevis River Valley dam plan blocked…

As a regular recreational user of the amazingly beautiful Nevis River valley I’m  rather delighted about this: A controversial plan to dam Central Otago’s Nevis River for hydro power has been blocked by the Government.Environment Minister Amy Adams said today that a dam or diversion on the lower Nevis River would have major negative effects.…

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…

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…