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Lovely morning in Wanaka.

This morning I woke up and looked out the window to see some long forgotten blue sky.  The blue sky finally pushed through the clouds that had acted as a blanket for most of the trip. I’m planning on skipping the Warbirds over Wanaka show today and heading back to Christchurch. My stay in Wanaka has […]

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View from my window in Wanaka.

Like most days I was up ready to go just as the sun was hitting the peaks.  The view from Wanaka this morning was breathtaking.  I could move here no problem…

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Kanga visits Lake Wanaka.

I had just arrived in Wanaka and decided to take some photos of the lake. Kanga hopped out of the car with me so here’s Kanga sitting by the lake.  

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The New Brighton Pier

 I went for a walk down the pier this morning to take some photos.  It weather was cold, windy and threatening to rain but I took a number of shots for my archive.  I liked this one the best once it was converted to black and white.  

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Fort Opau, Makara

This afternoon I went on a bit of an adventure out to Fort Opau in Makara with Jayson. Fort Opau was an integrated part of New Zealand’s coastal defences during the Second World War which garrisoned over 100 soldiers.  The gun emplacements look directly out into the Cook Strait and provide some awesome views into the […]

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North Head, Devonport.

North Head in Devonport has a rich history.  From the early beginnings the Maori had a Pa located on the site but in the early 1900’s the threat of war from Russia sparked a number of coastal defence systems to be built, one of them being North Head. After the German Nazi Party fell the […]

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Te Apiti Wind Farm

Meridian Energy’s Te Apiti wind farm is located on Saddle Road north of the Manawatu Gorge, 10 kilometres from the city of Palmerston North. It is situated around over 1,100 hectares of farmland owned by several landowners, including Meridian Energy. Turbines     The wind farm’s 55 1.65 megawatt Vestas turbines have a total capacity of […]

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