In the South

Scavenger that does us all a favour

Here is a bird that is both a predator and a scavenger. It's the black-backed gull commonly known as the "black-back".

Fan of the tree fuchsia

There is an unusual feature to one of our most valuable native trees, the tree fuchsia.

Snowstorm cost lives of 17 goldminers

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's greatest single disaster on land was the loss of life amongst goldminers in the great snowstorms of 1863.

Spring chicks for dotterel

This banded dotterel appears to have three legs. There's an important reason for this. The photograph was taken on a cold windy day at the beach high-tide zone.

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