Posts Tagged ‘Auckland’

Watch: Trapping Auckland’s elusive long-tailed bat

Scientists have succeeded in tagging some of New Zealand’s most elusive native creatures: the long-tailed bat.A team of researchers ventured into Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges to trap the threatened species as part of efforts to better…

Auckland Zoo’s new baby flamingo in the pink

Staff at Auckland Zoo have been tickled pink by their latest addition: a flamingo chick.The chick arrived in the world this month, but zookeepers have yet to determine its sex – and it will be a few months before visitors get a…

Auckland Waterfalls: Karekare

The Auckland region has a surprising number of waterfalls to view.  A great number of these are located in the Waitakere ranges.  One of the falls I’d yet to see was Karekare.  One of the reasons is it’s a bit of a distance to the falls…

Why bike when you can run…

When I first started work in Auckland in the mid-1990s, my mode of transport to campus was by running.  It was just too hard to do twice a day though, over Auckland hills, on the knees.  So I switched to cycling and stuck to that for many years. This…

Auckland voter turn-out mapped

I had a bit of a play around with mapping the voter return data from the 2016 Auckland local body elections (raw data available here).  I looked at it two ways: What areas had the highest/lowest turnout? (i.e. where is participation high/low) What are…

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