Tag Archives: New Zealand

What’s hopping? 1950 to 2015

Here in Australia it’s the kangaroos and wallabies that are hopping, also tiny little feathertail possums that are less than 3 inches long but can hop or glide up to 75 feet. They were too fast for photos, but we … Continue reading

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New Zealand South Island Scenery – January and February 2015

If you’re a Hobbit fan, you may have already seen all the landscapes we found on the South Island. For us, there was something new and exciting around every corner. The South Island is 500 miles long and the “Southern Alps” … Continue reading

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New Zealand animals – January 2015

Sheep, sheep, and more sheep. That’s what we expected to see in New Zealand. And we weren’t disappointed. The sheep are primarily merino, the kind that Stephen said would provide his next ski socks! At this time of year they … Continue reading

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Christchurch, 4 years after the quake – January 2015

From Hong Kong it’s a short (11-hour) flight to Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand. Very different culture, climate, food, buildings, people, everything! In September 2010 Christchurch suffered a serious earthquake, magnitude 7.1. Although New Zealand is on … Continue reading

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