Amanda Giorgis, Author

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All I Need To Know In Life I Learned From My Hens

I came across this today – oh, so true. And Lily (above) agrees. All I Need To Know In Life I Learned From My Hens – Anon Wake up early, stay busy, rest when you need to, but always stay alert….

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South Island Kokako

I’ve been writing about birdsong today. And it reminded me about the South Island Kokako. A real life treasure hunt, or should I say bird hunt? There’s a kokako that lives up north. It was doing pretty badly but, by…

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Innoxious creatures

From Te Ara – Hamish Foote, ‘Allegorical triumph of Sir George’ (2001) The first New Zealand acclimatisation society probably started in Auckland in 1861. It was focused on introducing “all manner of new species as long as they were ‘innoxious’.”…

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Crack willow, Russel lupin, buddleia, alder, elderberry, cotoneaster, gooseberry, flowering currant, raspberry and hops

That title reads like a link to the local Garden Centre  – but no, this is the list of invasive weeds that will be targeted in the Hopkins River and Dobson Valley area on the western edge of the Mackenzie…

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Hinewai

If you’ve read the Prologue in The Wideawake Hat you would have met Hinewai, the maori girl who catches an eel for supper. Hinewai, who’s name means ‘water maiden’, we find out later, is Atewhai’s mother. Hinewai is also the…

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Record-setting dog, Jack!

Wow – I wonder how much Friday would be worth these days? Record-setting $10,000 dog Note – the photo above is of Alfie, our very first foster pup from Dog Rescue Dunedin who now lives and works in the Mackenzie Basin.

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No spoilers here!

Time to tickle your tastebuds for Book Two of the Applecross Saga – due for publication Spring 2019. (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, that is!) Without giving too much away, the working title of the book is ‘Shepherd’s Delight’ and…

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