Waimakariri ribbons by Kate Pedley.     Canterbury, South Island, NZ

Waimakariri ribbons by Kate Pedley. There are not many places in the world where these "Braided Rivers" exist.

Waimakariri River, In all its winter glory.

Waimakariri River, In all its winter glory. This is typical of the South Island of New Zealand. You soon become overwhelmed by all the beauty.

Waimakariri river, NZ

It can go from this to a raging torrent in just a few hours when it's upper reaches catch the run off from the Southern Alps where the precipitation can be up to sixteen metres annually; one of the highest in the world.

Waimakariri River, South Island, New Zealand. Most of the rivers here are "braided". In flood, this river will stretch from side to side and carry an enormous flow.

Waimakariri River, South Island, New Zealand. Most of the rivers here are "braided". In flood, this river will stretch from side to side and carry an enormous flow.

The Ashley River near Rangiora, North Canterbury, New Zealand

The Ashley River, near Rangiora, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Millwood, Ohoka; this is where me and Katie got married. It used to be a church and is now a private residence...stunning gardens!

Introducing Katie and Keith

Keith Eleftheriou jokes his wife Katie Simpkins kept her name for "obvious reasons" when they married near Christchurch.

Ohoka Markets, North Canterbury

Ohoka Markets, North Canterbury

Waimakariri River as seen while hot air ballooning.  www.globalculture.co.nz

Waimakariri River as seen while hot air ballooning. www.globalculture.co.nz


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