NZ native Kowhai - which flower in early springtime, and tuis love feeding from these flowers.

A prolific flowering tree. It provides the first nectar of the year (spring) for the native bird Tui. They flock to Kowhais.

a bach ("batch"), an NZ summer cottage // term used mostly on the North Island. South Islanders call it a crib

a bach ("batch"), an NZ summer cottage // term used mostly on the North Island. South Islanders call it a crib {

Tui bird. Iconic NZ

Photo by Richard Ashurst The Tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, New Zealand. [OC] [1600X2406]

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, New Zealand. [OC] [1600X2406]

Karangahake Gorge - historic walkway & industrial archaeology in old gold mining area, near Waihi, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand

'Fantail and Manuka' by Henri Stone © 2011, part of the 'Papercut' card series for Live Wires NZ.

Papercut and lace designs featuring NZ Birds and icons by Henri Stone published as cards for Live Wires. Bold one colour prints make these modern and striking.

This hexaflexagon is constructed from fabric. By folding and flipping six different hexagons can be created with this hexagon.

This hexaflexagon is constructed from fabric. By folding and flipping six different hexagons can be created with this hexagon.

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