Category Archives: Water

“The Riwaka channel…..

…is winding, narrow and mobile” So says the Tasman District Council notice at he marina. For once, they’re right…. There are also boats. Advertisements

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Barack Obama…..

..would say privately that the first task of an American president in the post-Bush international arena was “Don’t do stupid shit.” The Waimea Inlet is the largest enclosed estuary on the South Island. It’s home to 50 species of water … Continue reading

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Family outing

Torea Pango. The Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) Marahau beach. Somewhere, there are 3996 of the species, the worldwide population being a mere 4000…

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Stating the obvious?

You might think so, but the sign addresses the idiots who’d think nothing of slinging a line into the Salt Water pool (in the immediate foreground) at Port Motueka. Otherwise, it’s a pretty long cast….

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Somewhere….

…up the Motueka valley, there’s a one-lane bridge without signage. Or there’s signage without a one-lane bridge. Probably the former. This turned up on the sandspit at Motueka beach. Shame to leave it lying around….

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Kina Beach? Yeah, nah…

Kina Beach is a favourite 6km walk, enhanced by being a good source for kina (sea urchin) shells. Not this year. Found none. At all. They could possibly rename it Aporo Beach, a loan word in the Maori language for … Continue reading

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Munted

Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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