Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June 2017

1865 maps of Southland

This is a small part of a larger sketch map of the Province of Southland, New Zealand, from official surveys till June 1865. This picture shows the area covered in native bush near Invercargill.

Source Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 3817

 












This is a small part of a larger cadestral or liand title map of the Province of Southland, New Zealand, from official surveys till June 1865. This picture shows the early land sections near Invercargill.

Source Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 3842


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mt Chocolate - The Exhibition

Discover the hidden story behind a nature conservation project and the building of a home and art studio in Clifton, Invercargill.

An exhibition by Filmmaker and Sculptor Mike Peters

Sunday 16 - Sunday 23 July, 10am - 4pm
South Alive Art Gallery
South City Mall, Elles Rd, Invercargill

 Architectural Models + Landscape & Botanical Photography + Handmade Book + Design & Construction Drawings

Monday, 29 May 2017

Mountain Tauhinu


This afternoon I got this photo of a Ozothamnus vauvilliersii  plant growing beside the Waituna Wetland near Bluff.

This plant is also known as Mountain Tauhinu or Mountain Cottonwood. It grows quite low down in the far south and likes dry sites. It will be a great native species to propagate and plant out on the north facing slopes of Mt Chocolate.

There is more information available about this native plant.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Winter blast

A winters blast down at the site. Not much work going on now. The new stream around the front on Avon Rd looks good.





Friday, 8 August 2014

A new home and a big job ahead

On August 1 this year, Tracy and I finally became the owners of this wee bit of weedy farm land. Its a 1 Ha (2.5 Acre) overgrazed paddock in Clifton, Invercargill. Somewhere to build a home after moving from Christchurch after the earthquakes.