Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ruapehu-Tongariro

In the middle of the North Island of New Zealand is a wonderful active volcanic region.  The landscape is incredibly diverse.  Raw and rugged at the upper altitudes, all rocks and lava and lichen struggling to survive in the harsh … Continue reading

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Mangaweka – where time has stood still

In the middle of the North Island is a tiny town which,  partly through neglect and now by design, has kept its main street pretty much as it was 80 or more years ago.  Mangaweka is now something of a … Continue reading

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Beauty in the bush

Just back from my first extended caravan/4WD/photography holiday through central North Island, New Zealand.  We are well into Spring and in the bush, this is very evident with the ferns of all shapes and sizes unfolding their new fronds.  On … Continue reading

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