Geography

Great skuas

A tribute to some of the most detested birds in the world from a biologist who studied them in the field for 40 years and came to appreciate their many admirable qualities.

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ISSUE 089

Jan - Feb 2008

Murupara

Trams

Tasmania

Corps of Guides

Skuas

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Tramspotting

Discarded 50 years ago, a handful of old trams have been pieced back together by enthusiasts, and have now become a feature of the city.

Geography

Dearth in the Bay of Plenty

Between the Bay of Plenty, the Urewearas and the central North Island lies Murupara, a town that lives and dies by timber. To the east rises the steep face of the beech-clad Ikawhenua Range, to the north, west and south, hundreds of thousands of hectares of pine plantations. Here a stacker, which can grab 40 tonnes of logs at a time, loads rail wagons in the Murupara log yard.

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