After more than half a century Green Lipped mussels have not returned to the soft seafloor of the Hauraki Gulf. However only 100km north at the mouth of the Whangarei Harbour something magic happened. Out of nowhere a huge bed of mussels appeared. I was slow to document it but here are some photos by […]
One of the hardest aspects of restoring and maintaining native habitat is weed control. Cliff faces are the most expensive often requiring carrying heavy loads to remote places and abseiling or a helicopter. Today I watched as DOC, Motuihe Trust and Yamaha trailed spraying pampas from an unmanned helicopter. The RMAX helicopters are piloted by […]
Just after the fire was put out on Browns Island I kayaked over to check on the shorebirds. I went for a short walk and was quite upset by the damage done to the reptiles. The rest of my photos here. Hopefully some good comes out of it. UPDATE 30 DECEMBER 2016: Six weeks later […]
I had a lot of fun illustrating this comic which explains what swimmable means.
I love James Cameron’s 2010 TED talk which has been used in the latest 100% Pure New Zealand campaign. Like Cameron, I too grew up reading and drawing science fiction and exploring nature. This year my ‘journey of discovery’ took me deep into the Waitakeres for my own Avatar experience. There, in the moonlight, I […]
I have been working on this project for the last few years. mostnewzealand.com It has been a lot of fun to make, the video work was challenging but also the most rewarding. There are 20 pages with an additional 11 fun facts, but there are so many more I want to add. Most of them […]
Stoked to have helped out with these posters which will go in every NZ Herald for 3 days running. Dave Gunson ( the illustrator ) is amazing. The messages ( especially the Goat Island one ) are really important.
Last night I found myself standing in the middle of a bubbling bush clad stream. The full moon danced on the water, I turned my headlamp off and suddenly the stream banks came to life with glow worms. But the best bit was when I looked back down at where I had been walking. You […]
Stoked to have finally finished this video. We had great help from Bex, Richie, Steve, Eve and some funding from Council. This restoration project has so much potential.
We have just launched the Choose Clean Water website which is sponsored by the tourism industry and will support the Choose Clean Water Tour. It highlights how people use freshwater in NZ,the plight it is in and supports a petition to do something about it.