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Communications officer at QEII National Trust and editor of QEII's Open Space magazine.

 


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QEII National Trust - Bowman's Bush, Southland

A 10 minute walk through 500-year-old native podocarp forest. This was once a widespread forest type, which has largely disappeared from the lowlands of the region. What is a QEII covenant? A QEII Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Blennerhassett Kanuka Reserve

Along the shore of Lake Wanaka between Waterfall Creek and Rippon Vineyard, the Blennerhassett Kanuka Reserve protected by a QEII covenant in perpetuity connects to the public walkway along the lake Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Jolendale Park, Central Otago

A woodland arboretum of tree species from around the world that are adapted to semi-arid conditions. There is also heritage interest relating to former mining activities at the site. What is a QEII Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Sinclair Wetland, Otago

A 315-hectare privately-owned wetland and important bird habitat. Walking tracks and an information centre are open to the public, and accommodation facilities are also available. What is a QEII co Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Clay Cliffs, MacKenzie Basin

An unusual geological formation of spectacular 'badlands' eroded pinnacles and gulches. The Clay Cliffs are also an important backdrop to the local high country landscape - a wide braided river vall Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - John Anderson Arboretum

A collection of some 260 species of North American, European and Chinese conifers, with well-marked walking tracks and all specimens labelled. Free public access.The privately owned 6-hectare arbo Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - Takaka Hill

A 2 - 3 hour walk on the summit of Takaka Hill, an area noted for its unusual elevated landscape including spectacular marble karst rock formations, native flora and fauna, and habitat of a giant Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - Taupo Swamp

A 30-hectare protected swamp. The native flax, once used extensively for fibre, is a feature. Although once widespread, few wetlands remain in the region. What is a QEII covenant?  A QEII op Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Awapikopiko Reserve

A walking track passes through 28 hectares of virgin native podocarp forest, gifted to QEII by David Druce in 1995. The forest is rich in native flora with more than 130 recorded species. It is pa Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - Mokotahi Hill

This landmark headland is of scenic, archaeological and historic value and was gifted to QEII by the Ormond family to ensure its long-term protection. What is a QEII covenant? A QEII open space c Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Pouawa Sandhills

Protected sandhills on an attractive coastline, with scenic, natural and Maori historic values. The dunes are habitat for specialised native fauna and flora and on-site interpretation of the site's Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - Spencer Reserve

A tranquil public recreation area, bordered by the Hikuwai River, ideal for picnics and scenic enjoyment. The site is of historic / archaeological significance and contains regenerating native ripar Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - I'Anson Reserve

A pleasant 10 hectare recreation area with native forest remnants, wetland and lake. Car parking, walking tracks, toilet and picnic tables are provided. What is a QEII covenant? A QEII open space Continue Reading...

 
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QEII National Trust - Dunn's Bush

A 3km trail takes visitors through magnificent mature native forest and regenerating bush remnants. Rock outcrops provide vantage points for views over the surrounding Puhoi countryside. The fores Continue Reading...

 
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December 17, 2010

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QEII National Trust - Aroha Island

An ideal holiday spot with camping and accommodation facilities in a peaceful coastal setting. What is a QEII covenant? A QEII open space covenant is a legally binding protection agreement, which Continue Reading...

 
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