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♥ Silvereye ~ Zosterops lateralis

The silvereye or wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis) is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west pacific.The silvereye feeds on insect prey and large amounts of fruit and nectar, making them occasional pests of commercial orchards.

♥ Weta

Adventurer Mark Moffett has found the world's biggest insect on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. The "Giant Weta" is so large it can eat carrots.I won't be going to Barrier Island, New Zealand.

♥ Pohutakawa

Pohutakawa Tree - if the tree flowers early it's going to be a good summer, if it flowers late, it's not :)

Moeraki Boulders, Koekohe Beach

Moeraki Boulders, known as the 'Dinosaur Eggs, New Zealand. The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand.

♥ Tuatara

The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, has a life span of 100 years!

♥ Koru ~ Fern Frond

I love ferns! Close up of a Fern Frond.which will open into a Fern leaf, or in this case many leaves.

This NZ sheep avoided shearing for 6 years by hiding in caves ... it had enough fleece for 20 suits when it was finally sheared. Hopefully it felt a bit cooler and lighter afterwards!

This New Zealand sheep avoided shearing for 6 years by hiding in caves . it had enough fleece for 20 suits when it was finally sheared. Hopefully it felt a bit cooler and lighter afterwards! Hiding in caves.

An eruption cloud from New Zealand's Mt. Ruapehu dwarfs 'The Chateau' hotel, in the foreground.

I just love this image Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. An eruption cloud from New Zealand Mt. Ruapehu dwarfs 'The Chateaux' lodge, in the foreground. (I stayed in this Chateaux in 1991 - Ceil)

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Tui, Piwakawaka, Kereru and a Ruru. All native birds of New Zealand.

♥ Kauri Tree ~ Waipoua Forest

Tane Mahuta, "God of the Forest", largest living Kauri tree in New Zealand - Waipoua Forest, Northland