Best of New Zealand Geographic Photographic Exhibition

Stopping in Taupo for lunch today I notice the rather large ‘rustic’ and somewhat surreal sign for the Best of New Zealand Geographic Photographic Exhibition. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit the exhibition which I understand was showing close by at the Taupo Great Lakes Centre.

Wondering about Waipa?

Cambridge and Leamington combined form one of two major population centres within Waipa District, the other is Te Awamutu. Here are some stats from the localcouncils.govt.nz website. The Waipa District Council website. Waipa is one of the twelve district councils of the Waikato Regional Council or as it is more commonly known and branded Environment Waikato.

Kaka at Maungatautari Ecological Island

Feeding the Kaka (there are three in this photo – all nibbling on peanuts) at the aviary in the Southern Enclosure within the Maungatautari Ecological Island. Feeding times are 9:30am and 3:30pm daily. BTW MEIT are running a naming competition for these lovable characters. You can enter here – SUBJECT: KAKA COMPETITION.