The Kowhai one of our beautiful native trees which is flowering now as we head toward mid spring.
Kereru is the Maori name for our native wood pigeon. They love all the blossoms around at this time of year.
Mt Kapakapanui is the mountain that sits behind us which rises up 1100m (3,600ft) above sea level. It quite often has snow on it during the winter but it's all gone now.
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