Articles Categorized: Outdoors

horses for hire

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There’s an easy, relaxed, communal feel as you enter the busy home of Tirohanga horseman Steve Drummond. Everyone is looking out for the young ones,…

keeping it clean

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The Bryans Beach community group is seeking volunteers for its clean-up day at the Waiotahe estuary on Sunday. Twenty-five people are needed to help collect…

Bright lights in the June sky

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WHAKATANE Astronomical Society president Norman Izett explains what stars and planets to look out for in June. There is much to see in the sky right…

Hunters advised to claim maimais

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FISH and Game is urging gamebird hunters to claim their maimai or duck shooting stand. Pegging has to be done any time before 10am on…

Busy season approaches for the Tarawera

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ALMOST every weekend over March Kawerau’s white water facility on the Tarawera River will host rafting and canoe events. Regulatory and planning manager Chris Jensen…

Opening day heralds bumper season

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LAKE Okataina was rated the top trout fishing performer of Rotorua’s three lakes at this year’s opening day. Lakes Rotoiti, Okataina and Tarawera opened for trout…

Rare white bird seen at Ohiwa

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LONG-DISTANCE visitors arrived at Ohiwa in time for Christmas. Flying nine days non-stop across water the bar-tailed godwit conducts the longest known non-stop flight of…

Wildlife photography contest

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It’s time for anyone interested in wildlife photography to rustle their feathers and snap that winning shot. In the lead up to the beginning of…