Published on 5 April 2018

NZ Dotterel season wrap-up

CLH

Today I had the pleasure to speak at the Auckland NZ Dotterel Forum organised by Auckland Council in Orewa. It was a great opportunity to let other volunteers, council and DOC staff know how things have been in Piha during this past breeding season. It's been also great to hear the stories from people managing dotterels in other parts of the country.


Published on 29 September 2017

Babysitting NZ Dotterels at Piha

NZ Dotterel

A few months ago, Auckland Council advertised a volunteer position to monitor the pair of New Zealand Dotterel nesting at Piha. Since I like shorebirds and I live a few minutes away from the beach, it would have been silly not to come forward. This is what happened after.


Published on 9 July 2017

Tiritiri Matangi

The lighthouse

Tiritiri Matangi is a pest-free, sanctuary Island located in the Hauraki Gulf in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. According to experts, Tiritiri It's one of the best places in the country for bird spotting.


Published on 11 June 2017

The Hillary Trail

The Hillary Trail

The Hillary Trail is a stunning multi-day hike across the Waitekere Ranges regional park. Featuring native forest and coastal landscapes, the Hillary is probably the best and most strenuous walk in the Auckland area. It sounded like the perfect plan for this Queen's Birthday long weekend..


Published on 22 April 2017

Rebuilding MenorKayak

Menorkayak

A few years ago we did a kayak trip around Menorca Island and documented the whole experience. I put together a site to showcase the results and this last week I've spent some time rebuilding it and moving to a completely different tech stack.


Published on 26 January 2017

Code blocks for Wagtail using Pygments

Code Block

This is a very simple and quick approach I've used in several website where I needed to have chunks of code as a StreamField blocks. You only need the Pygments package and a few lines of code.