Stream my new waiata “He Aha” or the English version “Nothing” worldwide! Grateful to do what I do, with beautiful people. Whether it’s composing music, running my companies, continuing to study or being Pāpā. Some people talk about balance, but I don’t really believe in that. I think if you follow your soul and read the signs from your tūpuna/ancestors, you’ll be ok. #Māori#Wellington#Aotearoa#NewZealand
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Post workout dogwalk. Physically tired (read, really rather broken - thanks @get2itfitness ), but it’s a gorgeous day and how can mustard flowers in the sunshine not put a bit of pep back in your step? #vineyard#nz#aotearoa#landscape
Stumbleupon. Remember the website? You could press a button and have it take you to anywhere on the internet that interested you. Give the website your interests and then let the algorithm make your ADD go wild! I showed the universe my interests and passions and she unveiled one of my favorite places I’ve ever stumbled upon. —————————————————— @arielleshipe and I were just leaving Milford Sound with no real plans for our last day before we had to fly home. I remembered a waterfall I had seen just off the road I wanted to shoot. She wasn’t feeling 💯 so I parked our @jucyworld van while she rested in the back and walked to the bridge just in front of the waterfall. I snapped a couple of pics. Nothing amazing, especially after exiting Milford sound, the place that is made of waterfalls.
I wasn’t quite ready to jump in the van and sit on my ass again. I noticed a small trail off the side of the waterfall leading into the lush fern gully-esque landscape. Bingo! Let’s go for a walk. Well a walk would be an understatement. It was easily a climbing trail with multiple places where you needed to climb up tree roots, over fallen trees and through a dense, humid jungle. I was wearing jeans and grasping onto my camera and tripod in whichever hand wasn’t needed for the scramble. ———————————————
I could hear the water roaring next to me but couldn’t see it. I kept trudging for 30 minutes knowing Arielle is waiting in the van with no idea where I went but I had to find the water again! What I stumbled upon is easily one of the most majestic places I’ve ever seen. I forgot where I was. The lush landscape was nothing like I’ve ever seen, especially while wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. The mist from the falls saturated everything in sight. My pulse was skyrocketing as I tried to soak everything in, knowing I needed to head down minutes after arriving. This must be the place. ———————————————
Be spontaneous. Adventure. Stumble. Enjoy.
The third in a series of New Zealand bird artworks aimed at raising awareness of our most endangered and unique species.
Kākāriki karaka (Orange-fronted parakeet) is the rarest of New Zealand's six kākāriki species with 200-300 remaining, found only in the Poulter River and Hawdon River valleys in Arthur's Pass National Park, and in the Hurunui River's south branch in Lake Sumner Forest Park. There is also a population of up to 60 birds on Blumine Island in the Marlborough Sounds.
Introduced predators and habitat destruction are the main reasons for decline. Predators like stoats and rats are excellent hunters both on the ground and in trees and prey on parakeets as they nest and roost in tree holes. Eggs and nestlings are also preyed on by possums, and cats love catching unsuspecting fledglings.
Orange-fronted parakeets are especially at risk from rat and stoat plagues caused by beech forest seeding or masts. We lost 85% of one valley population due to a single rat plague in 2001. Vast areas of native forest have been felled or burnt off by humans, decreasing the area available for parakeets. Possums, deer and stock add to the problem by browsing on plants and changing the forest structure.
A captive breeding programme was started in 2003, when eggs were taken from the wild and foster birds successfully raised the off-spring. Since then The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust has bred and raised more than 400 orange-fronted parakeets for release on predator-free islands and back into Canterbury valleys. We also harvest eggs from the wild to maintain the genetic diversity of the parakeet population.
ДЕТИ И ГАДЖЕТЫ: МОЙ ОПЫТ
Детям очень нравятся разные гаджеты, но как использовать их дозировано? Вот 5️⃣ правил, которыми мы пользуемся дома, когда речь идёт о мультиках, планшетах и так далее:
❗️правила пользования гаджетами едины для всех в доме, и для мамы с папой в том числе.
❗️❗️ есть зоны в доме и периоды дня, когда мы не пользуемся телефонами и другими устройствами - например, во время еды или за час перед сном, а ещё телефоны и планшеты были «выселены» из спален.
❗️❗️❗️ мы стараемся подавать хороший пример детям в отношении пользования интернетом. То есть, сами мы тоже можем посидеть в сети, но только когда дети не видят.
❗️❗️❗️❗️ сначала мы делаем все дела (уроки, уборка, приём пищи), а только потом смотрим мультики.
❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️ общее время пользования гаджетами на одного человека - не более полутора часов в день. Мне в этом помогает таймер на айфоне, и программа, которая блокирует все приложения на планшетах после заданного времени (встроенная программа apple).
Какие у вас действуют правила пользования гаджетами? Тяжело ли ограничивать время пользования ими для детей? Как часто вы сами «залипаете» в интернете?
🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿From My NEW ZEALAND diaries: 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿
SWIPE to see more from my road trip across the South Island of New .Zealand **************************************************
A beautiful evening at Lake TEKAPO, one of my most fav spots in all of New Zealand .
The easiest way to explore and wander around breathtaking New Zealand is to rent a car and drive around, discovering lots of picturesque gems serendipitously.
This picture was shot at one of the beautiful lakes on the South Island most favorite places in NZ- the Lake Tekapo in the southern island of the country, with the southern alps forming the backdrop to the lake making it one of the most picturesque natural locales on the planet with
Mount Cook aka Aoraki, the crown jewel of the southern Alps being its background.
The clouds were playing hide and seek denying me a perfect capture of Mount Cook across the lake, although the clouds helped in diffusing the sun's rays through the clouds adding magic to the sight.
I rented a car in Queenstown and leisurely drove across, stopping by the Lakes Wanaka and Pukaki (perfect view of Mt.Cook across the lake) before halting at Lake Tekapo for a couple of days to let the beauty and sights sink in. Took a helicopter flight the next day around Mount Cook and a few glaciers and that was a stupendously memorable experience.
This is buzzy bee. A NZ toy. So easy to wind up that you just pull it along by the lead and away it goes, rotating its wings and generally making a lot of noise. A lot like people who come onto my posts and get offended by my comments. I'm just gonna wind you up until I get tired or you break. It's fun isn't it @wames_jilson_ if you are offended, get counselling talk to a friend, walk across America geez I don't care; but the easiest is to take your ego still in tact and🎵 keep on swimming, keep on swimming....🎵 #rugby#rwc2019#welshrugby#francerugby#england 🇬🇧 #dublin#irishrugby#pfft#nzas#aotearoa#allblacks@fochriwwales 😎
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These two adorable creatures were the first "locals" I encountered in the Shire.
I've spent my day in Auckland today and it reminded me a bit of Sao Paulo, crowded places, traffic jam and all the chaos of the big city, on the other hand, in the middle of that jungle of rocks I've got an amazing view with the Sky Tower behind