Browsing Tag

planet earth

  • The Hollyford Track, Fiordland

    How is it that there can be places which are completely overwhelming, and totally calming at the same time? Recently, Mum and I hiked down the verdant Hollyford Valley. This gem…

  • 50 outdoor activities for kids

    There are so many reasons why our children need as much time outdoors as possible. Our high tech world can be over-stimulating and overwhelming, and children need ‘green time’ to counter-balance…

  • Things I’ve learned from Conservation Week

    Why are New Zealand’s native birds so easily decimated by introduced pests like stoats, weasels, and rats? It’s not just that the rascals find birds’ eggs delicious. There are a few other factors…

  • Getting your child involved in conservation

    NZ Conservation week is coming up this month, offering plenty of ways to foster a strong conservation ethic in our kids. Why is it important to get children involved in conservation? We…

  • The Lord of the Forest – visiting Tane Mahuta

    Kauri trees are unique to northern New Zealand. Their enormous height and girth are seriously impressive when they are ‘fully grown’, but unfortunately that has contributed to their downfall – most…

  • Why is the sea salty?

    Ah, the ocean. What is it that is so calming about the sea? The small one and I spend as much time as we can next to it, on it, in…