The past three months have been challenging, with COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, but with more freedom on the horizon and the recent easing of restrictions in Auckland, what better time than now to go outdoors and explore the environmental treasures of Aotearoa (while following the restrictions still in place, of course). And to nudge Kiwis along is the aptly-timed Get Outdoors Week (GO Week) this year. Find out all about how you can participate in this year’s event in our cover story this month.
In other news, the Bird of the Year winner was announced, Kai Ika filleting station re-opened in Auckland, and a Jobs For Nature project found rare parakeets.
This month, we also feature an extract from Barry Ord Clarke’s latest book, Flyting for Beginners. With a guide on 12 popular international fly patterns and useful advice and tips, it’s perfect for those new to the art of tying flies. If you’re new to the art of fly tying, the book is definitely worth checking out. We also have one copy to give away so don’t forget to enter our competition.
And while there, take a look at our Kiwi-made outdoor fire giveaway as well. With rugged good looks and quality design, these outdoor fires carry a Pearson Engineering heritage of 50 years of design and manufacture for rural industries.
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