Pining for the outdoors

April 14, 2020

Pining for the outdoors

As a large proportion on NZ'ers are pining for the New Zealand backcountry during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, we thought we’d show you some back country paintings in progress. With the first snowfall sitting on the local mountain ranges, we know that most of our hearts are crying out to be fishing our lakes & rivers, exploring our ridges and hunting the tops. Or if you are like Dad, pining for the sea, and very upset about missing the best snapper fishing of the year!



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Poolburn Dam progress
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Poolburn Reservoir, also known as Poolburn Dam, is a reservoir in Central Otago, the water is used by farmers in the Ida Valley and gets pretty low by Autumn. It was quietly abandoned, apart from a passing farmer and very chilly at night.

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New Kahurangi National Park painting

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Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice

June 23, 2020

No snow at all on the peaks, and this is the shortest day of the year!!! Can’t complain, it felt like late summer up there. The colours were spectacular, now to mix up some paint colours while the palette is fresh in the memory!

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