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Air New Zealand Dash 8 landing 23L Auckland

Air New Zealand’s ATR’s all lined up for approach at Auckland Airport with a huge active storm cloud behind to the east.  The sun was setting producing some amazing colours in the background.

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Winter snow delays flights in Queenstown.

Queenstown airport reports that Helga is in action. Helga shifts 2,700 tonnes/hr and looks much needed for this ‘slight’ covering of snow. A number of flights have been cancelled but Airways reports they are doing their best to keep traffic moving in the area. More snow is expected later in the day. Photo Credit: Queenstown […]

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Perfect day for flying home.

Auckland to Wellington again with the really awesome weather.  You can see the cold front on the horizon the TV weatherman told us about a few nights ago.  It’s going to be a good day. See you shortly Wellington!

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How to hide a truck.

A truck is a huge moving target on the battlefield so learning how to hide your truck is a skill every driver needs. As you can see the truck blends in with the surrounding trees and shrubs.  Easy to see when you’re close up but from a distance everything blends in. The whole idea behind […]

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The night sky, constellation spotting.

It’s quite intimidating to think that we only see a small portion of the stars in the milky way.  How many exoplanets are out there with intelligent life on them.  Did they evolve much like we did? Did we evolve on earth or are we from someplace else? Source: NASA  

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The moon on the 24/03/2015

I looked out my window this evening and thought I could get a quick snap of the moon.  Out of the few that I took this one came out the best.  Taken tonight at 2030.  I’m slowly getting the technique down.  It’s going to be interesting when I get a lens with a longer focal […]

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Kawakawa, Bay Of Islands Rail

Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. It had a population of  around 1347. The small town developed as a service town when coal was found in the area in 1861, but there is no longer coal mining here.

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How small we really are.

When you’re looking at the night sky and you find the constellation Orion think about how small you really are in the grand scheme of things.  Rigel and Betelgeuse stand out as markers for the light that the emit. Check out their size compared to the sun in our solar system. Photo Credit: NASA.

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