Tag: Canterbury

Lake Pukaki

Travel photo: Lake Pukaki and Aoraki / Mt Cook

Lake Pukaki on a clear and sunny spring day, with the Southern Alps in the background. Lake Pukaki is one of the beautiful alpine lakes in Mackenzie District in the Canterbury region on New Zealand’s South Island. It sits between Lake Tekapo and Lake Ohau and, like its neighbours, was formed by a receding glacier. You can even see Aoraki… Read more →


Christchurch: earthquake of 6.3 magnitude

Christchurch was struck by a severe earthquake on February 22nd, with the epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude shock in Lyttelton. And all this after a major quake in September last year and countless aftershocks thereafter. It’s sad to see the footage online of all the destruction and loss. This time, people were lost as the quake hit during the day… Read more →

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