Cape Reinga Walkway, Far North
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New Zealand’s Far North: Let’s Take a Virtual Tour Now Most of Us Can’t Travel

There’s an equally popular and persistent myth about New Zealand/Aotearoa: that the South Island is more beautiful than the North Island. Perhaps it’s because of the Lord of the Rings movies. Or it could be because many European immigrants initially settled on the South Island in the 1950s and wrote lyrical letters home about the …

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Will New Zealand’s post-COVID ‘transformation’ solve its environmental challenges?

It was certain to me that the New Zealand Labour party would win the elections. What is not certain is that Jacinda Ardern’s new government will be green enough to face the country’s massive environmental challenges. But with the return of the Green Party’s James Shaw as climate minister and a new dedicated ministry for …

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Freshwater fish decimated since 1970

The earth’s waters have lost more than three-quarters of its migratory fish freshwater species since 1970. The freshwater fish species in Europe have been hit the hardest, however, the data used from the Living Planet Index project lacked sufficient data for Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America. Human activity, including the creation of dams, culverts …