Wall to wall kotukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata) greeted me this morning when I paused along the Summit Road above Christchurch to do a short walk through Omahu Bush Reserve. I love the creamy-gold peeling bark of these trees that invites you to finger their paper-thin layers and the very delicate purple-pink flowers that sprinkle the forest […]
How do we change thinking around rivers?
I’ve just been kayaking the final section of the Selwyn River before it flows into Canterbury’s largest lake – Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Greens co-leader Russell Norman and MP Eugene Sage were keen to see the current state of this once clean river which was loved for fishing and swimming. My Bushwise Women experience was called […]
Norfolk Island and the Incredible Phillip Island
Phillip Island – seabird islands exude a special energy, this island a few kilometres off Norfolk Island was no different – a rough landing followed by lots of WOW moments.