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The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

The Plight of the Lepidoptera Butterfly

New Zealand has the highest rate of unique or endemic butterfly and moth species anywhere else in the world, and yet most people rarely get an opportunity to see them as intensification forces their habitats further up into the mountains and other remote places.

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Kiwis Exploring Their Own Backyard

Egypt, Brazil, Croatia – having travelled to more than 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot!

From the Vines to the Hills

From the Vines to the Hills

It wasn’t just the stony, free-draining soils that persuaded Kirk Bray and Alison Schroeder to establish a vineyard on an eight-hectare block of elevated land in Waipara. They also fell in love with the panoramic views of Mount Grey and the Three Deans Range. It is an experience they are now sharing with others through their latest venture – a wine pod beside the vines.

Hot Spot for Hector’s

Hot Spot for Hector’s

The waters around Banks Peninsula remain home to the largest population of one of the world’s rarest and smallest marine dolphins, the Hector’s dolphin.