Monthly Archives: October 2021

A Trio of Exceptional Wildlife Books for Youngsters

“Inside New Zealand’s Wildlife”, “Which/ What? Why?”  (subtitled NZ Country Life) and “Which? What? Why?” (subtitled NZ Forest Wildlife”) by Dave Gunson, published by Bateman Books. Price (each) $19.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman. People are becoming increasingly detached from the … Continue reading

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Book on the Delights of Dark, i.e. Nights

Book Review After Dark subtitled “Walking into the Nights of Aotearoa” by Annette Lees. Published by Potton and Burton. Price $39.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Night is as certain as day and it occupies half our lives. Many people don’t … Continue reading

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Book on Mountain Huts is Impressive

Book Review “Bunk for the Night” subtitled “A Guide To New Zealand’s Best Backcountry Huts” by Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint, published by Potton and Burton, price $49.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman New Zealand has a great range … Continue reading

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NZ Governments’ Stupidity Neglects Environmental Crisis

Opinion by Stewart Hydes   Humanity’s impact on climate change .. the degree to which we may or may not be accelerating it — is almost irrelevant — against our impact on our planet, which is undeniable. We are beyond … Continue reading

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Eyes Opened About Propaganda and Spin

Book Review “The Predatory Delay Diaries” by Terrence Loomis, published by Prismaprint, Blenheim. Price $25 plus postage. Available from or by e mail to <> I’m not a climate change proponent or a denier for the simple reason as seems to me, … Continue reading

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Some Wildlife Photography Thoughts

by Tony Orman There’s some basic rules to going hunting with your camera. Know your quarry There is only one way to get to know wildlife: – spend time watching. Sit and observe wildlife. Watch wildlife.  Observe habits. Wait – … Continue reading

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UN Declares Access to a Clean Environment a Human Right

From Geneva, Switzerland, Reuters reports that the U.N. Human Rights Council has recognised access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, formally adding its weight to the global fight against climate change and its devastating consequences. The … Continue reading

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