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Motukiekie Beach and Rocks – Photography Heaven

Motukiekie Beach and Rocks seems to be becoming world-renowned.  It used to be a little secret only known by dedicated West Coasters and their friends – and maybe their family, and maybe some of their friends – and maybe some … Continue reading

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Hidden World of West Coast Coal Mining History

Growing up as a kid down in Southland was all about farming – rolling green hills dotted with sheep.  In the winter our homes were generally heated with wood and coal.  Never gave a thought to where that coal came … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Greymouth to Taramakau River

Possibly one of the greatest recent additions and assets for Greymouth and the Grey District would have to be the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  The trail starts in Greymouth and goes right through to Ross in the south – some … Continue reading

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Beach Meander – Great Coast Road

Love meandering along the beach and with the Great Coast Road at our doorstep, we have plenty of beaches to choose from. Latest little meander was around the 14 mile beach – aptly named as it is around 14 miles … Continue reading

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Nine Mile Valley’s Hidden Coal History

There’s gold in them there hills – black gold! Stephen had the pleasure of playing tour guide recently and taking a photographic artist into the hills behind Breakers to explore some of the fascinating coal mining history hidden away in … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Camerons to Kapitea Reservoir

Oh it feels good to be back on the bike.  We’re not long back from an overseas holiday and while we did take our bikes with us we didn’t do a whole lot of biking – four days in total … Continue reading

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Lake Mahinapua by Star Light

Would you like to swing on a star, carry moonbeams home in a jar….. oh Frank I love you serenading me on this beautiful star lit night. We have been blessed with some stunning winter days of late – clear … Continue reading

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