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Hinewai: the most engaging, inspiring and entertaining nature reserve we’ve ever been to

One of our favourite wild places since arriving on South Island is a nature reserve called Hinewai, which is tucked away in a tranquil valley right on the end of the beautiful Banks Peninsula. Although really only a short (but steep) … Continue reading

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Saturday Seawatch kicks off in Kaikoura

We’ve been loving Kaikoura’s spectacular seabirds and other marine life so much, we’ve recently started a new weekly event to celebrate it – Saturday Seawatch! Kaikoura is a star attraction on the NZ birding map because of its exceptional range … Continue reading

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All about Oycs

Oystercatchers are among our favourite birds, being among the most charistmatic characters of the Charadriiformes. They occur on most of the world’s coastlines, with 11 living species globally. All belong to the Haematopus genus and are easily recognisable, following the same familiar … Continue reading

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