Explore our place

There is a lot more to see around here than you might think;

maybe you will see… something that you wouldn’t expect

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Ti kouka (the Cabbage tree)

 Before settlement the Canterbury plains were covered with Ti koura trees

What a different world that must have been


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The Southerly

Following the exhausting dry heat of a Nor-wester, the sudden arrival of a cold southerly front feels delightfully refreshing at first;

but it’s not long, before it is just, very… cold !