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Feeling the cold

Feeling the cold This is Dudley Purkin, aged 3 and a half months.  He likes to chew on small twigs and the occasional finger. 

Looking on the bright side . . .

Looking on the bright side . . .

The Dunedin Town Hall  blazed with light at 7pm yesterday, as street lights throughout the city did not turn on.

Spring morning in Maungawera Valley

Spring morning in Maungawera Valley

An early morning rural scene in the Maungawera Valley near Wanaka. Mount Gold is showing prominently in the back ground.

Surfer surprised by seals at Waikouaiti

A surfer is surprised after a long ride to see seals when he emerges from the surf. Taken on Waikouaiti Beach on September 9th, 2014.

Burn off under the stars

Burn off under the stars

A controlled burn off under the stars at Lake Ohau

Scouting for volunteers

Scouting for volunteers

When I think of Scouts I conjure fond memories of bivvy building, bush walks and roasting marshmallows. Until recently I hadn’t given much thought to all the volunteers behind the scenes that made all of those activities possible.

National Not Our Future - March Against the Government

National Not Our Future - March Against the Government

A National day of action against the National Government in Dunedin on August 30.

All for a good cause

All for a good cause

Te Anau School assembled in their school hall with pupils dressed for their Mufti Day to recognise Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.

Storm damage at Saint Clair

Storm damage at Saint Clair

Just thought it is worth noting the the Storm Damage at St Clair extends much further along the beach than just the esplanade.  The Sand tube reinforcing breneath the walking track have suffered heavy damage.  Many are destroyed, and others displaced. 

Slow Going - Mosgiel to Dunedin

Slow Going - Mosgiel to Dunedin

Travelling safely - Mosgiel to Dunedin.

Strong winds damage harbour asset

Strong winds damage harbour asset

During the recent strong winds the floating pontoon at Macandrew Bay suffered major damage.

Macandrew Bay Boating Club Commodore Tony 'Markinowski said: "Several days of strong winds and increased wave action caused the pontoon to break up during the week. It will have to be removed so an engineer can assess the damage."

Swedish Exchange Biathletes at SnowFarm

Swedish Exchange Biathletes at SnowFarm

Six 18-year-old Swedish biathletes and their coach, Erik Albinder, have been based at the SnowFarm for the past two weeks as part of the annual biathlon exchange between Sweden and New Zealand. 

The rail less travelled

The rail less travelled

"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzi

Oamaru Harbour at dusk

 

 

Helicopter flying off with a load from Rotary Park

Helicopter flying off with a load from Rotary Park

A helicopter made many trips between Rotary Park and walking tracks by the WW1 Monument this morning, taking loads of gravel to lay on the tracks (as I was informed by the loader driver).

Container ship towed

Container ship towed

"In April, the 223m-long container ship Maersk Batur lost all power shortly after departing Port Chalmers". See story here >>Link<<

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