Saturday, August 29, 2009

Curio Bay - petrified and free


Good news for Waikawa.

"The purchase of a rare forest with environmental significance will allow a recreation and scientific reserve at Curio Bay in the Catlins to expand its educational and conservation role.

The South Catlins Development and Environment Charitable Trust, with support from the Community Trust of Southland, has bought a 15-hectare forest block near Waikawa Curio Bay Rd to add to the existing reserve.

The block is significant as it is believed to be the only one in the world which exists in such close proximity to an exposed petrified forest."

One of my favorite areas. Our urupa is there, it is my tūrangawaewae.

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