This is the beautiful Kaipara, looking out from some old stock yards across the fertile river plains in autumn. But all is not well in this small piece of paradise where commodity prices are dropping and small towns are facing a struggle to survive.

a long view
reaching to the river
wild parsley

back country afternoon

back country afternoon2

back country afternoon3

8 thoughts on “PARADISE LOST?

  1. These are beautiful images Maureen. I also fear for the future of provincial and rural New Zealand and can’t help feeling that as long as there is a mindset that New Zealand consists of Auckland and “the rest” (a giant dairy farm), no real improvement will occur.

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