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Apr 6, 2004 - Tranzalpine train day-trip

I had to get up quite early this morning for my day on the Tranzalpine train. The Tranzalpine is a train that goes from Christchurch to Greymouth (basically from the east coast to west coast of NZ) through the southern alps. It was about 4.5hours each way and I decided to do it as a day trip. Anyway, I had to be at the train station for 8am so I got on the free shuttle bus at 7am - much earlier start than I've been having! It was really cold and rainy when I left the motel (heard later that it was 2 degrees!) so I was glad I had an indoor...

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Mar 24, 2004 - Pancake Rocks.

Since arriving in New Zealand we have seen some of the most amazing scenery in the world and visited some of the nicest cities. Today we arrived in Greymouth, a city that seems to exist only to stop New Zealand from being considered perfect! It is just an industrial town with all the charm of a piece of stale bread. We left early on our trip to Greymouth, and stopped for lunch in a town called Hokitika. This was a nice little town, famous for it's art and crafts. Once we arrived in Greymouth we were keen to spend as little time here as...

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Dec 14, 2003 - West Coast: Punakaiki

We took our time getting up as the weather was still pretty poor, but David looked out of the window, saw which way the clouds were moving and told us with confidence that good weather was just around the corner. We took him at his word and just a few minutes down the road, the rain cleared and the sun came out. As we drove south, the West Coast continued to reveal its beauty, with steep hills clad in thick green rainforest while the strong Tasman Sea crashed against its shores. Between Westport and Greymouth we took a break at the famous...

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New Zealand 2003

Sep 16, 2003 - Mai Mai

Another fieldtrip with Landcare today, heading out to the MaiMai catchment over on the West Coast. We were picked up around 7am again by Tim, John (Bernie) and a visiting American scientist Kelly. Actually, there wasn't much fieldwork to be done. In fact, part of the reason we were here was because Kelly's boss was one of the original researchers in the MaiMai and he thought it would be a good idea for Kelly to get a better contextual understanding because he was working on some of the data that was gathered here. It was a good three hour...

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New Zealand 2003

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