Category Archives: Weather

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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X marks the spot…

The Met Service tells us that we’re experiencing ” a period of highly impactful severe weather” Ex-cyclone Gita. 140 km/h winds. Heaps of rain. Now, where did that roof go….?

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Red sky at night….

Weather forecasting and toi toi (aka cuttygrass) on Sam’s Track.

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Middle Earth

A highly appropriate comment, as evidenced by the photo below. Very much a case of “Now you see it, now you don’t”. “Clear cut” is exactly that – nonselective felling of trees. Harvest the timber, leave all the debris to … Continue reading

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A bit of a storm……

King tide combined with the remnants of Cyclone Fehi did a fair bit of damage last week. Nothing serious around here – we’re 8 metres up on the bluff – but on the flat, the tide came in a good … Continue reading

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On a clear day….

…you can see forever. On a crap day, you can’t see further than your nose….. Hawkes Lookout on the Takaka “It’s only a hill – get over it” Hill on the way to Golden Bay

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