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Jun 30, 2008
With the widespread availability of firearms, farmers almost succeeded in eradicating the golden eagle, which was regarded as vermin. Egg collectors also posed a threat to numbers in the late 19th century. Eagles have been protected since the 1950's, but are still vulnerable to poisoning from toxins that accumulate in the bodies of their prey. Majestic in flight, the golden eagle is one of the world's largest birds of prey.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:24pm
Jun 30, 2008

I think I cold turn and live with animals;

They are so placid and self contain'd;

I stand and look at them long and long;

They do not sweat and whine about their condition;

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;

They do not make me sick dicussing their duty to God;

Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things;

Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago;

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:02pm
Jun 26, 2008
Koi carp are an ornamental strain of the common carp  (Cyprinus carpio) native to Asia and Europe.
They were introduced to New Zealand, accidentally in the 1960's, as part of a goldfish consignment. They contribute to water quality deterioration, and are a serious problem in Australia, as well as New Zealand!
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Posted: Jun 26, 2008 2:04pm
Jun 23, 2008
Please go to http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/ and learn so many amazing things about the monarch butterflies!! They are truly inspirational creatures!
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Posted: Jun 23, 2008 3:47pm
Jun 22, 2008
He's the cutest thing on four legs and at 67.5cm(27 inches) he's only expected to grow another three or four inches.
Spot (or his show name Achnacarry LTC Spot On) is just over five months old and was bought bya local Napier paper's account manager, Mel Kohlis and her husband Jaren as a companion for Mel's mare Sally.
"It took only a couple of days for the two to become firm friends and now when I take him out of the paddock, Sally gets a little tense and pricks her ears forward as if to say 'where are you taking my friend without me'."
"Sally was always a nice natured horse but with this little fella, she has become even more sweet and 'mummy-like'," Mel says.
"When the neighbours big stock horse first met him she was rather frightened-I think because he smelt like a horse but didn't look like one."
Mel has not thought of showing Spot but believes it could come in the future.
"My husband is going to teach him a few tricks like rolling over, bowing and such things."
Mel and Jaren had a hard time naming him but finally settled on Spot "because he has a cute little round brown spot about the size of the old 20 cent piece."
Spot is a gelding Catergory A minature horse and was born on December 30 at Achnacarry Minature Horse Stud, near Fielding (mid-lower North Island). His dam(mum) is Achnacarry Blaze of Glory and sire(dad) is Longwoods Snippets True Colours. A Category A minature is below 34 inches and Category B between 34 and 38 inches.
"Both Spot's mum and dad are around 31 inches so he will definitely mature at the small end of Category A," Mel says.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2008 8:30pm
Jun 22, 2008
When you do feel alone
know that there are
loving and caring animals
that would like to be with you.

Animals can be your friend
they will always love you
if you put them down
that is the unconditional love.

Animals can sense
when you are happy or unhappy
so they will be with you
to show that they do care.

Animals can be your friend
they will always love you
if you put them down
that is unconditional love.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2008 4:03pm
Jun 21, 2008
Kauri(Agathis Australis)is, on maturity, one of the largest trees found anywhere in the world, and one of the most commercially attractive, with a  long straight, branchless trunk producing durable straight-grained timber, and a resin once greatly prized for the manufacture of high quality paints, varnishes, and polishes. As a result, it was the basis of the first export trade from NZ and was cut and milled with a voracity hard to believe considering the technology of 19th-century NZ.

The kauri is a conifer, a native of NZ but related to trees of the same genus, Agathis, throughout the Western Pacific, most notably Australia, the Philippines, New Guinea, Indonesia and Fiji. It's natural habitat was in the north of the North Island of NZ, from a line running between Raglan(west coast of North Island)to Bay Of Plenty(east coast of North Island), through to Hamilton. The biggest stands of these huge trees were in Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula(both near top of North Island).

The largest ever-recorded kauri grew in Mercury Bay, on the east coast of North Island and when measured in 1850 had a girth of 23.43m and soared 21.8m to the first branch. A tree still growing near Whangarei(top of North Island, on east side), has a girth of 20.12, and the first branch is 30.8m from the ground. Tane Mahuta, the famous and oldest kauri in NZ, has a girth of 14m, is 51m tall and is 1,200 years old!

To get to know where all these Kauris lived, look on a NZ map, and spot them on the North Island landscape. That is one way of getting to know NZ!!

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Posted: Jun 21, 2008 9:15pm
Jun 21, 2008
Hi,
My name is Deidre, and I am new to this group! I thought that I would write and introduce myself. I am from a coastal city, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, called Napier. I have lived here for nearly 7 years, and it is pretty laid back especially in summer, when everyone from other parts of New Zealand, and the world, come here for the warm temperatures! Our main export from here is grapes and wine, which bring in a lot of people to earn money, and meet new people. This is a picture of one of the art deco buildings, which were built after the destructive earthquake of 1931! Anyway if anyone wants to know more, just let me know , and I will be happy to fill you in!
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Posted: Jun 21, 2008 12:52am
Jun 20, 2008
Weighing over 80kg(176lb) and measuring 3m(10ft), the Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard. Today, found on only a small number of tiny arid islands, these gigantic lizards are vulnerable to increasing habitat loss.

Because the Komodo dragon's habitat is very small, the species is susceptible to natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions. The Komodo's survival is also threatened by poaching of it's prey. Habitat development, however, is the greatest culprit, as newly introduced species, such as cats and dogs, eat Komodo dragon eggs and kill it's young.
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Posted: Jun 20, 2008 7:41pm
Jun 20, 2008
Wood is the world's most renewable raw material. For this reason, forests and the wood they provide, are vital in the fight against climate change. As the effects of global warming impact on our environment, the use of renewable and sustainable building materials, has never been so important.

The stages of the wood story-planting and renewal, growth, harvesting, and use are part of a renewable cycle that takes, and stores carbon dioxide, from the atmosphere, making wood a truly carbon-neutral building material.

The time has come to fight climate change, and we each need to look for ways, we can contribute to the fight. Using wood, is something we can all do, to help the environment. By demanding and using more wood, we can ensure that more trees will be planted, and more carbon dioxide will be absorbed from the atmosphere. The result is a better world for ourselves, our families, and future generations. It's simple. Wood. Manage it responsibly. Consume it voraciously. For a better world.
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