Posts Tagged With: New Zealand

Absolutely Silly Question!

But very interesting, if you start drilling in Auckland … FORGIVE ME, I KNOW I SHOULDN’T ASK! But when I stood on Mt. Eden in the centre of Auckland, the biggest town of the Northern Island of New Zealand, the question came to me like a seagull: If I were to start drilling vertically into … Continue reading »

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PARADISE Lost & Found … (No. 66)

Again an island, far away, close enough – and Robinsonesque! Michael Fay is/was the richest man of New Zealand. So it was to be expected that he knew how to finance a life in splendour. When I rounded the Northern Island (I can’t remember why), I suddenly saw Great Mercury Island – and I knew … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS In Praise Of … The Tuatara (No. 14)

A reptile, 225 million years old and blessed with a Third Eye!As fossil the Tuatara can be found on almost all continents. Alive in New Zealand only. A big lizard with a scaly skin and a single row of spines running down the neck and back. Some are grey, some olive green, males may reach … Continue reading »

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ISLANDS Lost & Found … (No. 47)

At last something good about Pitcairn, final destination of the „Bounty“Since the mutineers of the „Bounty“ landed on his deserted rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1790, we didn’t hear anything positive from the island. Murder, debauchery, inbreeding, raping of minors, escapes, suicides and so on. But, and this is a big … Continue reading »

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HEROES Interesting People … (No. 33)

Meet Andreas, the Maori Chief who came from AustriaGo to Linz in Austria, visit the St. Barbara Cemetery and contemplate a few minutes at the grave I show you here. What a story lies here! Andreas Reischek (15 September 1845 – 3 April 1902) was a taxidermist, ornithologist, collector, notable for his extensive expeditions throughout … Continue reading »

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