You can't beat a Pohutukawa and a beach

New Zealand Pohutukawa Tree Christmas - Some people only want their extended family to see their efforts, the dedicated site we provide can do this easily

There's a pukeko in my garden

There's a pukeko in my garden

Wish I was there!

The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition.

Striding out ...

Pūkeko are swamp birds & live in our wetlands. Their long & heavy legs make it hard for them to get airborne when we drive past, so we try to go quietly :-D

2 pohutukawa

Pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Mum and chick

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Pukeko Mother and Chick Photo'.

Taking a dip in the sea

This photo from Auckland, North Island is titled 'The Twisting Pohutukawa in red!

There are some pukekos in my garden

Pukekos in gumboots - perfect

Of course I can fly

Pukeko at the Pond