Farewell to Godwit AJD

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This special bird has been with us in Whanganui since 16 November 2015, and yesterday AJD left once again to begin his migration north to Alaska. I checked up on him at the estuary every week and over time observed … Continued

Whanganui River Raft Race

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This year the raft race was organised by Plumber Dan and for photographers it is a colourful and action-filled opportunity for some Whanganui pictures. About 26 rafts were entered and hundreds of people lined the river banks to watch the fun. Good … Continued

Patience Pays

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Most wild creatures get accustomed to humans if they are around them enough, and birds are no exception. At the house we use at Foxton, located on the Manawatu River estuary, I recently spent the morning sitting at the front door … Continued

Taranaki – like no other

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A week in Taranaki (New Plymouth) gave us many opportunities to photograph things that are, ‘like no other’, as their district motto says. It is a unique area of New Zealand, really quite apart. I worked there from 1972 – … Continued

Wanganui Christmas Parade

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This year is ebbing away and soon Christmas will be upon us. On Saturday we had our annual Wanganui Christmas Parade that is always a colourful event and a great place for me to add a few more photos to … Continued