Yellow-eyed Penguins (NZ endemic)

The yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho is endemic to New Zealand and much effort is put into trying to look after and protect those that are left - their conservation status is Threatened - Nationally Endangered which means they are facing high risk of extinction in the short term. One bright winter's day in Dunedin we... Continue Reading →

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Ropeable

ropeable [Adjective] 1. Able to be roped and so restrained. 2. (Australia, New Zealand) Angry to the point of needing to be restrained from violent action. -- Photos taken at Bluff (a port town) this afternoon. -- south coast of the South Island, near Invercargill. Southland, New Zealand We drove to Bluff and enjoyed lunch... Continue Reading →

Little Libraries

This tiny library is at Macandrew Bay on the Otago Peninsula, near Dunedin, New Zealand. The locality is special, a small community right by the Otago Harbour. Handy to the city but separate, and not too far out on the Peninsula. We went there Jan 18 in search of their library (which we found) but... Continue Reading →

Prey, Dance With Me

Yesterday we were in Invercargill and Bluff on a fine but windy day and we had a great time. Took lots of photos. Saw new and interesting things. Just sayin' because I haven't got time to make much of a post just now but thought I'd share this character with you that I found in... Continue Reading →

Walk this way, Drive that way

"Which Way" in Gore. On 22 Oct when we walked over the Mataura River via the highway and pedestrian bridge, Nigel got a close-up of the sign that I usually see from the car. It shows that there's a roundabout (traffic circle) up ahead and to go straight ahead if you're heading into the town... Continue Reading →

Spread The Word

Stand Tall With Confidence. I've shown you two of the three painted rocks that I found near Gore Public Gardens. In this post I'll show you all the photos I took - you'll see a new rock and a picture of where they were sitting when I found them. The three painted rocks were placed... Continue Reading →

Sweet Spring

Pink spring blossom found in my home town of Gore recently. The first photo is one of three painted rocks placed in an out-of-the-way place near the Gore Gardens by a kindergarten. The pretty rocks had been donated by a local rest home. The words are in Maori and English "Stand tall with confidence". Gore,... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly: In The Pink. The kindergarten placed pretty rocks gifted from a rest home in a quiet place near the Gore Gardens and I found them! The words are in Maori and English. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB. Taken by Liz 12 Sept 2018

Oysters Rock!

Bluff oysters are dredged by Bluff's oyster fleet from Foveaux Strait in March to early August (autumn and winter). The start of the oyster season is a big deal and oysters are harvested and distributed throughout the country very speedily. At the end of May, Bluff hosts the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival with the... Continue Reading →

Beneath the Sea, the oysters rock gently in their beds. Photo taken by Nigel. Commercial building in the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. 01 Sept 2018. More to come. - Liz 🙂

Bald Eagle in Bluff

Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →

Ship Window at the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand (commercial building). Taken by Liz, 01 Sept 2018

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