In the South

Monkey Puzzle tree can live for up to 1000 years

Southland Times photo Looking somewhat like a pre- historic animal head with big ears this photograph shows the detail at the tip of a Monkey Puzzle tree branch.

Piper gets best of both worlds

Kane Ta Ualofa Alasdair Mackenzie, of Scotland, has been playing bagpipes since he was six and joined the world-leading Glasgow grade 1 pipe band ScottishPower in 2004.

Up hill, down dale

Uphill Battle column Sometimes being able to read a map is all that stands between you and victory.

Some highs and loess of our Southland

Southland Times photo ABOUT THE SOUTH: Ten per cent of the Earth's productive soil is loess, formed from windblown dust.

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