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Chathams Holiday Day 4

Chathams Holiday Day 4

Our 4th Days Exploration.
Today was “The Biggie” at least as far as I was concerned, although I didn’t discover this until later. After a great breakfast at Flower Pot Bay Lodge we set off in Brent and Bernies 4WD to our first stop, the Ellen Elizabeth Preece Conservation Covenant reserve which we walked through.

Chathams Holiday Day 2

Chathams Holiday Day 2

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we’ve managed to spend a week there. So this is the second post in the series           Our 2nd Day  September 27th,...
Chatham Islands A Busmans Holiday

Chatham Islands A Busmans Holiday

Chatham Islands Holiday Some 500 miles to the east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. Iris & I have always wanted to visit and this year we’ve managed to spend a week there. So this and the next 6 posts will be a daily resume of what we saw and did each...
Hiking Trails around Stewart Island

Hiking Trails around Stewart Island

Hiking Trails around Stewart Island When I came to Stewart Island back in 1969 as Ranger one of my projects was to complete the North West Circuit hiking trail. This is an 8 day hike which takes you up the east coast of the Island past Christmas Village, Long Harry...
Renovations at Kowhai Lane Lodge

Renovations at Kowhai Lane Lodge

Kowhai Lane Lodge Renovations Kowhai Lane Lodge was built around 40 years ago as a private home. Back then double glazed windows were pretty rare to non existent, although wall insulation was becoming common. The weather board was a proprietary product, really just a...
Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future In hindsight one of the things I have most benefited from was the parts of my Forest Service training which focused on planning and management. And also how great outcomes have come out of what can only be seen as an act of faith in years...