Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

New Zealand Elections 2017

New Zealand hosts its national elections today, September 23, to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Hashtags: #vote17  #nzpol #nzelection New Zealand uses the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, which gives voters two votes: one for a political party and one for their local electorate MP. Voters will elect at least 120 members to the …

Greymouth

Photo: Ron Mader, Greymouth New Zealand – Located at the mouth of the Grey River, Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast of the South Island and the gateway for visitors to the beautiful wild West Coast. To the north are the famous Pancake Rocks and Paparoa National Park. Southeast of town is Lake …