Yesterday the government announced funding towards 23 regional projects to restore Aotearoa’s waterways and create over 2000 jobs over the lifetime of the projects! MfE is proud to be supporting this great mahi as part of the Jobs for Nature programme.
If your new around here thanks for joining! I’m Kate, a photographer from the beautiful little mountain paradise of Queenstown, New Zealand.
Here's 5 things you mighn’t know about me
🌱My dream is to own a campervan and be able to travel around New Zealand whenever I want.
🌱My favourite ice cream flavour is green tea.
🌱I'm a huge book nerd. I probably read a book a week.
🌱I prefer being in the great outdoors to being inside shopping malls
🌱 I've travelled to 40+ countries and cannot get enough. Travelling is in my blood.
That's enough about me tell me something about yourself!
3 1225 hours ago
Such a beautiful time of the year in Hanmer Springs, with crisp alpine air and fresh snow on the hills.
A walk up Conical Hill is never disappointing, and you're rewarded with the best views in town 🏔
If you look at that photo, can you hear the soothing sound of the river too? 💙
1 376 hours ago
Would you explore New Zealand?
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Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. The others are Lakes Tekapo and Ohau.
South Island, New Zealand 🇳🇿
Captured by: @mickael.coulay
NEW TRAIL, HOKITIKA AND MORE Driftwood, shipwrecks, wild food… it’s all there, and more, in the impressive West Coast town that is Hokitika… find out more about New Zealand food moments and special places travelled in our Hokitika and more trail on our New Zealand food trail guide, and there’s a journal about our travels to Hokitika on the website now too #thefoodpathnz#westcoastroadtrip#yourroadtripcompanion
I usually only use a 50mm lens on my film cameras, but wanted to try something a little.different with the moon the other week so chucked on a telephoto.
Gotta love the moon 🌙
📸: Canon AE1 Program
🎞: Kodak Portra 400 35mm
2 2114 hours ago
Perfect weekend to be out showing of New Zealand ☀️ ❄️
| Sometimes, one has to lay down in the grasses and ponder.
Have a beautiful Monday
1 1317 hours ago
The main street is lined with derelict buildings, an old tractor on the main road remind you that this is a rural town, and there are limited facilities.
On the outskirts of town, at Waimu, at the northern end of the bay, are the abandoned buildings of The New Zealand Shipping Company, and the overgrown ruins of the old Freezing Works, which closed in the 1950’s, together with the wharf, where boats and passenger ships used to dock – up to 400 a year dur-ing the early 20th century. A large information panel shows what it once looked like when it was still a thriving industry.
The prosperity of Tokomaru Bay and Waimu are long gone. Yet, despite its decline, there is an undeniable charm about Tokomaru Bay, aided by its scenic beachside location along a stunning coast. Many artists and craftspeople live here, the inhabitants are friendly and there is a tranquil vibe about the place.
Tokomaru Bay is a little slice of New Zealand history that should be explored.
Discover New Zealand like never before.
YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND
by Philip Claassen
Published by Lang Book Publishing Ltd
Do something today that your future self will thank you for 🕊
33 42724 May, 2020
Strolling Tunnel beach at sunset ... so goood 🇳🇿
12 39322 February, 2020
"Memories made together last a lifetime." — Unknown
Gosh this was a miserable, grey day. The rain pelted down upon us as we walked to the ferry terminal as day was breaking. The brown paper bags we carried with our carry on entertainment disintegrated at the weather's insistence.
Whilst both of us got ridiculously drenched through, one of us was more suitably dressed for the elements.
That one person was not me. 😂🙌 Are we even surprised?
Won't be long now folks, when we can venture back to destinations missed and people loved ... Or vice versa ... Or both.
📍Mt Victoria, Auckland
Time spent at home means scrolling through my old film albums 🎞 ❤️ aka: get ready for a #35mm influx 😉 #sorrynotsorry 📸 Canon EX Auto QL
6 18018 March, 2020
“Can we see the hobbit hole for seven, please?” 🤗
We are about ready to move right into Hobbiton! #sponsored
We relished this adorable movie set and all daydreamed 🥰 of the simple Hobbit life. How lovely it was to forget all things virus-related for a bit!
Be sure to see stories for more of this magic. I’ll be sure to save to highlights too.
We took in the lunch option and feasted like the little hobbits we secretly are. Just a nice nap on the green, rolling hills and a party with Gandolf would have made it a better day. 🎇
We were a bit worried as we were warned you don’t actually enter the hobbit holes, which is true. However, the magic of the place is enchanting. The toddlers think it’s built just for them and parents are ready to pick one of the more than 40 unique, individual holes and call it home!
Sadly, no permanent plans to move in currently, so we have to keep scheming 😀🤔