Monthly Archives: November 2023

Wonderful Book by Artist/Writer on Tongariro National Park

Book Review: “Tongariro National Park – An artist’s field guide” by Desmond Bovey, published by Potton and Burton, price $39.99 Reviewed by Tony Orman     Most people travelling the Desert Road from Waiouru to Turangi, intent on the journey and … Continue reading

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Pre-feeding Prelude to DOC 1080 drop Wakatipu areaon

by Peter Newport  (abridged) – Nov 08, 2023 published by CRUX, an issues and action focussed local news site for Queenstown, Wanaka and Central Otago. Crux has discovered the mission of multiple helicopters that flew over Queenstown early yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Mountaineering is not for the Faint Hearted!

Book Review: “Everest Mountain Guide” – The remarkable story of a Kiwi mountaineer” by Guy Cotter, published by Potton and Burton. Price $49.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman.   Guy Cotter grew up with mountaineering in his genes for his father … Continue reading

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Biography on Footrot Flats Creator

“Murray Ball – a Cartoonist’s Life” by Mason Ball, published by HarperCollins. Price $45. Reviewed by Tony Orman.   Every good keen man, particularly those of half a century for more vintage, will remember fondly Footrot Flats a highly popular … Continue reading

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A Wildlife Disaster Taking Place – Bird Expert

Blast From the Past Introduction In 2017 Tross Publishing published “The Quiet Forest – The Case Against Aerial 1080”, written by Fiona McQueen. Fiona McQueen (MbChB,MD,FRACP) graduated from the University of Otago in medicine in 1980 and worked as a … Continue reading

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A Good Way by Reading of Encouraging Kids Outdoor Awareness

Reviews by Tony Orman With urbanisation and a number of other influences such as sub-standard tv reality programmes etc., youngsters can grow up distracted and unappreciative , even insensitive and unaware, of the countryside, outdoors and the natural world. So … Continue reading

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