Tēnā koe from Wānaka Aotearoa NZ

Exploring and Re-imaging the Southern Lands of New Zealand


Even a young river understands the boundless value of our precious waterways. The mesmerizing and awe-inspiring journey of witnessing our New Zealand pristine lakes and cascading waterfalls, especially when glistening in the warm sunlight. A lifeline for diverse ecosystems, a source of nourishment, and a timeless symbol of tranquility. However, our water resources and their delicate habitats teeter on the edge, endangered by the imminent danger of pollution, over-extraction, and encroaching urbanization.


Even a young kiwi appreciates the immeasurable worth of our cherished native forests. The exhilarating and awe-inspiring experience of witnessing our native cabbage trees, especially when swaying in the energising nor-westerly wind. A resilient climate, a flourishing ecosystem, and a deep reservoir of our distinct culture. Nonetheless, our forests and other invaluable habitats hang precariously, endangered by the looming threat of conversion into farmlands, pastures, exotic plantations, or lost to urban development.


Our mountains, like ancient storytellers, hold within their rugged slopes tales of resilience, wisdom, and cultural heritage. They are sacred spaces, steeped in history, and brimming with the echoes of those who have called them home. Indigenous Māori culture has long revered these peaks, finding spiritual connection and gathering wisdom from their lofty heights. They are living repositories of tradition, and their preservation is integral to the preservation of our collective identity.

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