A Very Special Bird

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One of my special interests in birds is to learn about the migration of certain species, and in particular the godwit. The godwit has the longest recorded non-stop journey of any creature, when it was proved by use of a … Continued

Migrant Birds are Returning

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As a birder I always look for the return of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere, from mid-September onwards. So for this reason we took a visit to the Manawatu River estuary last week to check out the new arrivals. … Continued

Beautiful Spring

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Spring time offers many opportunities to photographers as fresh life and growth change the landscape from the dull of winter to the splendor of spring. I love to find fields of spring flowers and enjoy their beauty and perfume, and … Continued

Whanganui in Flood

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The Whanganui River flooded badly this last weekend causing major damage and disruption in the city. The large quantity of rain also caused surface flooding in low lying areas as well as hundreds of slips in the wider district. Photographers … Continued

Encounter with a Prince

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Wanganui was buzzing yesterday with the visit to the city of Prince Harry. Photographers were out in droves including international media. My wife and I managed to find a quiet spot along the river close to where the Prince, in … Continued

Readers Letters (Fan Mail?)

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One of the interesting things about writing and publishing books is that instead of there being just a couple of proof readers, you now have thousands. With all these readers they sometimes find¬†mistakes, and some of them write to me, … Continued

NEW WANGANUI BOOK NOW OUT

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Our third small Wanganui Book is now available and follows the theme of the previous editions, showcasing the beautiful city and surrounds. The book also contains text giving the top 10 attractions of the city and countryside, a brief history … Continued

New Lens – New Perspectives

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I have just purchased a new Canon 8-15 mm fish-eye lens that promises to be useful and great fun. At 8 mm it photographs everything in front (even my feet)¬†e.g. 180 degrees, and produces a circular picture on a full … Continued

Book Launch a Great Success

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The book launch last Friday evening was a great success and by all reports the evening was much enjoyed by those present (about 90 people). Peter Frost, a local Wanganui scientist and ornithologist was MC, and after his introductory word … Continued

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