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Eastern Waiheke Island beaches and wineries

New beginnings …

To say it has been a long time since I last blogged is an understatement. The reason for my online absence is a recurrence of breast cancer that was first diagnosed in 2012. Anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis knows that it tends to turn your life upside down. For me, it meant ‘closing up shop’. Amongst […] Read more…

Under the Dome - air pollution in China

Under the Dome – the Chinese climate film going viral

Living in New Zealand, we tend to take blue skies, star littered nights, long clear vistas and relatively clean air for granted. Not so for many inhabitants of other countries. For those living in the most polluted places on this planet, blue skies, white clouds and stars at night don’t exist. Smog obliterates everything. In […] Read more…

Antarctic moss by Rachel Sussman

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Recently I stumbled across the work of Brooklyn photographer and conceptual artist, Rachel Sussman.  For nearly a decade, Sussman, working alongside more than 30 biologists, researched and traveled the world to find and then document the world’s oldest organisms and plants.  The result is a stunning book published recently, The Oldest Living Things in the […] Read more…