Kakapo Brook – Symptomatic of the changing South Island

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Published on Mar 30, 2015 by Editor in chief

Never in a million years would we disclose such a location. We’ve fished this tiny tributary to the Hope River in N Canterbury once or twice a year for many years, never sharing it. It’s a special climb through a stunning gorge. Every year we’re greeted by what is likely the same nesting pair of Karearea, New Zealand’s native falcon, as it calls out and swoops down. We meander the long gorge. We don’t see many fish, never any people. Just bush and a small stream. But we either share it with you or we lose it. The tiny Kakapo Brook is about to have its future signed off on with a power/irrigation dam. Unless you take the time to visit www.Change.org; Search for “Kakapo Brook” and write a short sentence saying NO to a dam on one of the last industry-free streams.


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