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Kokako Catching, Tiritiri Matangi

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 Aviary Dave

Aviary Dave

 The finak kōkako of our quota, a juvenile female named Mihipeka, just before capture

The finak kōkako of our quota, a juvenile female named Mihipeka, just before capture

 Grumpy girl 

Grumpy girl 

 Perfect mistnetting weather! Pole sites require a whole lot of hands to set up - here's Dianne June, secretary of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, who helped us with running the nets and operating the shaky trees.

Perfect mistnetting weather! Pole sites require a whole lot of hands to set up - here's Dianne June, secretary of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, who helped us with running the nets and operating the shaky trees.

 Dave and Morag weighing Hastie

Dave and Morag weighing Hastie

 Tiritiri resident Hotu receiving a new red band 

Tiritiri resident Hotu receiving a new red band 

Kokako catching, Pureora

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 Our home; the Pureora village fire station converted by DOC into a house for 12.

Our home; the Pureora village fire station converted by DOC into a house for 12.

 Village Road

Village Road

 Pureora Village was, up until the 1970s, a town of several thousand forestry workers. A bunch of amenities from that time remain in various states; rugby fields, school buildings etc.

Pureora Village was, up until the 1970s, a town of several thousand forestry workers. A bunch of amenities from that time remain in various states; rugby fields, school buildings etc.

 The southern fringe of Waipapa, from SH30

The southern fringe of Waipapa, from SH30

Kahurangi - Central Otago - Westland

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A delayed Christmas break to three of my favourite places including hutbagging, catching jewelled geckos for translocation, searching for ancestors' gravestones in old west coast cemeteries and an epic wedding squeezed in between.

 Adelaide Tarn Hut

Adelaide Tarn Hut

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 Anatoki Forks Hut

Anatoki Forks Hut

 Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge

Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge

 Coprosma spp. and snowberries

Coprosma spp. and snowberries

 Jewelled Gecko ( Naultinus gemmeus)

Jewelled Gecko (Naultinus gemmeus)

 Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range

Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range

 One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.

One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.

 Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.

Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.

 Korimako

Korimako

 Okarito

Okarito

 Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura

Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura