• View looking south across Grovetown lagoon and boardwalk

Grovetown Lagoon An Oxbow Lake With Abundant Bird Life

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Provincial, small-town New Zealand folk are well known for ‘coming together’ to achieve common goals especially when those end objectives benefit the community as a whole. Natural habitat restoration projects are particularly good examples of this community spirit with the end result seeing improvements in the quality of natural environments and subsequently creating better habitats [...]

  • A rare vagrant visitor to our shores from Australia - a glossy ibis

Wairau Lagoons Walkway

May 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Wairau Lagoons cover an area of 2400 hectares of wetland and salt marshes, on the Pacific coast just to the east of Blenheim. The lagoons have formed over thousands of years behind an eight kilometre-long boulder bank created from gravel and stones washed up the coast by sea currents. Water from the surrounding hills [...]