Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve
Another one of the Department of Conservation's great efforts to restore and conserve the New Zealand wildlife. Located in Tuitira about 1hour from Napier on the East Coast of the North Island. To get there, take the Napier Taupo Rd until it splits into two, Taupo to the left and Gisborne straight through. Stay on the road to Gisborne till eventually you will come to Lake Tuitira on your right then turn left straight after the shop which is on your left again. A few km down this Rd is an intersection at which there are signs directing you to each of the tracks in the area.
The Shining Cuckoo
The North Island Brown Kiwi
You may never get to see one in the wild, I hardly know any New Zealanders who have but you can see some in captivity in nocturnal houses in some reserves, but even there you have to be equipped with a lot of patience to be able to spot them running around.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Penguin Pocket Guides: New
Zealand's Native Birds of Bush and Countryside
Different people react differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.
18 Feb 2007