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Our cover story this month features Northland conservationist Dr Gordon Hosking, who has spent decades protecting New Zealand’s native land, including his work involved in Project Crimson that saved the pōhutukawa from near extinction.
Today, his efforts are closer to his home in Mangawhai, working with volunteers to help create walking tracks. He was recently awarded the Outdoor Access Champion Award. We spoke to Hosking to find out more about him and his legacy.
In other news, a new $6m project will see half a million native plants and trees to be installed over the next three to five years, across 85 hectares of connected open space, recreation areas, and wetland.
Hunters may enjoy Tony Orman’s feature this month on the big gnarly boars found in New Zealand. Although, he says, he has not shot a wild boar, he has encountered these giant beasts numerous times while deerstalking. He shares a few stories from fellow hunters.
We don’t have a competition this month (the office is shut for two weeks from 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021) but the F&O team has chosen their favourite reads that we think you’ll enjoy over the holiday season.
Until next time.