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Protecting the Bride: The Inspiration

Much of Stewart Island is uninhabited and still covered with native bush, making it a haven for many of our native birds. Ulva Island is a bird sanctuary where some of our most endangered birds have been released and are thriving. It was a thrill and a privilege to...

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A Trio of Kiwis

A Trio of Kiwis Earlier this year my husband and I went on a cruise around the coast of New Zealand and over to Australia. Most of the passengers on the ship came from America and Canada and the following conversation came up several times with various people. “I like...

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K is for Kiwi

The kiwi is New Zealand’s national bird. In fact, the New Zealand people are also known as kiwis. Here are some facts about the kiwi: 1. The kiwi is a flightless bird. 2. Kiwis live in pairs and mate for life. 3. They are mostly nocturnal and live in burrows. 4. They...

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Thirteen Examples of Kiwi Speak

As a New Zealand author, I’m afraid I’m a bit of a trial to my editors. I keep slipping Kiwi speak into my manuscripts, mainly the contemporary and paranormal ones. When I get my edits back there are comments about “head scratching” and lots of question marks. Here...

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Inland Island: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

During our recent trip to Wellington we visited the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary. As the name suggests, it's a special sanctuary for some of our endangered native birds. The 225 hectare site includes two dams that used to supply the city of Wellington with water. It was...

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