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At the Auckland Vigil tonight, sending love and solidarity to victims' families and to stand with Aotearoa's Muslim community. We will remember this act of terrorism against the Muslim communities in Christchurch, against immigrants and people of colour. We must come together in solidarity against white supremacy, and against fascism to ensure that this never happens again. This gathering was to remember the precious lives unjustly taken from us, and in total rejection of islamophobia and violence. Terrible that on my bus trip home from this event, in my headscarf,a kid decided to say ‘kill all Muslims’. I called him out and his response was ‘I’m sorry, it was a tasteless joke’ this is exactly what is wrong. It’s not a joke to us. This is so hurtful and damaging. We MUST do better. - - - - - - - - #aucklandvigil #christchurchshooting #newzealand #racismisnotwelcomehere #salam #peace #itsnotok #weareone #fuckracism #remember #diversityandinclusion #stopislamophobia #newzealand #aotearoa #unitedwestand #standinginsolidarity #muslimcommunity #together #strengthindiversity #peace #assalaamualaikum #canyouhearusnow #takeonhate #givenothingtoracism #kiakahachristchurch #auckland #vigil #memorialcandle #crowd #field #jummahrememberance #letsdealwithit

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I have no words for what happened today. I’m just heartbroken for the community and families of and for the 49 people who don’t get to go home tonight. It scares me as those faces looked like mine and in my country. I hope New Zealand can look at itself and come out with renewed ideals of tolerance, inclusiveness and respect for all. The PM ‘s message was articulate and heartfelt- One of New Zealand’s darkest days. Commit to giving nothing to racism, hate, xenophobia and Islamophobia. No home. No tolerance. No likes. No attention. No welcome. No respect. No agreement. No support. No encouragement. No power. #GiveNothingToRacism #GiveNothingToHate #kiakahachristchurch #christchurch #terroristattack #peace #newzealand #newzealanders #beehivenz #parliament #islamophobia #brownfaces #racismisnotwelcomehere #salam #love #tolerance #diversity #respect #aotearoa #faith #building #besafe #sad #devastated #community #standtogether #wellington #endhate #weareone

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So this is about as close as I’ll get walking on another planet! This is the first part of walking the Tongariro Crossing. The main rocks here are basaltic and andesitic. It’s quite amazing to see such a volcanic landscape. Especially as it’s still bubbling away beneath your feet! The picture of me is on the highest point, really cold as it was cloudy and super windy!! The last picture is of the Blue Lake which is there somewhere, I could hear it but not really see it due to the cloud! Shoutout to @macpac for my fleece- I don’t know what I’d do without it! - - - - - - - - - - - - #tongarirocrossing #landscapeselfie #worldheritage #tongarironationalpark #ngāuruhoe #ngauruhoe #volcanicpanic #volcanoes #basaltic #andesitic #newzealand #brownpeoplecamping #diversityinadventure #aotearoa #exploringhome #mountains #maunga #macpac #northface #alpine #alpinecrossing #volcanic #black #landscape #volcaniclandscape #activevolcano

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naja_black. Solo mission today walking the Tongariro Crossing. 19.4k , 6,188ft up!

Solo mission today walking the Tongariro Crossing. 19.4k , 6,188ft up! I feel very lucky to be able to walk through these amazing maunga. Luckily they were sleeping with only a little steam and sulfur escaping today! I was the only kiwi on the shuttle lol 🌋🌋🌋 Ko Tongariro te maunga Ko Taupo te moana Ko Wharetoa te iwi Ko te Heuheu he tangata - - - - - - - - - - - - #tongarirocrossing #worldheritage #tongariro #maunga #aotearoa #sacred #nationalpark #newzealand #volcano #hiking #tramping #brownpeoplecamping #diversityinadventure #mountains #alpine #alpinecrossing #solowalks #solo #19.4k #noblisters #prepared #mountainviews #kiwi

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So, made it to the National Park! Nice view from the #chateautongariro car park even! Enjoyed the sauna and plunge pool- ahhhhh I love a good sauna! - - - - - - - - - - - - #tongariro #ngauruhoe #ngāuruhoe #ringoffire #tongarironationalpark #tongariro #northland #maunga #worldheritage #ruaumoko #volcano #compositecones #newzealand #aotearoa #landscape #landscapephotography

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naja_black. Custom ‘Huia’ (Heteralocha acutirostris) pair for @maugafolau. 
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Custom ‘Huia’ (Heteralocha acutirostris) pair for @maugafolau. One of New Zealand’s best known and sadly extinct birds. Preserved Huia, and especially their white tipped black tail feathers, were a much-revered taonga of Māori society. The reasons for their decline and eventual extinction are not well understood but their numbers plummeted from the 1890’s. Mammalian predators and hunting were factors. Heteralocha refers to the different beak shapes of the male and female birds and acutirosis refers to the sharp/ pointed beak. I used to sit near a specimen of the Huia when I worked at the museum, I often thought of the lonely last birds in the forests. Let’s learn from their fate and protect our endemic species! The beautiful image is by JG Keulemans from Bullers Birds of New Zealand.(1888) My favourite painting of them is by @paulmartinsonnz though. His work is amazing!!!! - - - - - #huia #reducereuserecycle #blackjewellery #madeinaotearoa #recycledjewellery #heteralochaacutirostris #birdlady #innertubejewelry #newzealandbirds #madeinaotearoa #najablackjewellery #reuse #extinctbirds #taonga #bullersbirds #conservation #biketubes #recycledbiketubes #newzealand #newzealandjewellery

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A shot of Wellington Harbour as I sprinted past heading to a workshop. I think of how it must have been when my parents lived there many years ago. - - - - - - - - - - - #boats #wellingtonnz #wellingtonharbour #landscape #seascape #water #clouds #grey #gray #skies #harbourside #newzealand #wellingtonnz🇳🇿 #myhometown #sea #ocean #masts #boat #boatscene #outdoors #cityharbour

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My latest lot of earrings off to my latest stockist: Tiritiri Matangi Island! Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world. Unwanted predators have been eradicated and rare native birds such as the kōkako and the takahē (once thought to be extinct) survive and thrive in restored habitats within regenerating native forest. I am very honoured to have my feathers amongst the real feathered treasures of Aotearoa! - - - - - - - - - - - #tiritiri #tiritirimatangi #tiritirimatangiisland #wildlifesanctuary #auckland #handmade #earrings #recycled #reducereuserecyle #reuse #innertubes #biketubes #kendatubes #continentaltubes #recycledjewellery #madeinnewzealand #madeinaotearoa #rubber #cyclingjewellery #jewelrydesigner #bikelife #recycle #conservation #savethebirds #birdnerd #feathers #feather #tamakimakaurau #najablackjewellery #docnz #auckland

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Whoa! I Am very privileged to be able to see TAKAHĒ in person!!The South Island takahē is a rare relict of the flightless, vegetarian bird fauna which once ranged New Zealand. It is the largest living rail in the world! It’s very dinosaur-y!!Four specimens were collected from Fiordland between 1849 and 1898, after which takahē were considered to be extinct until famously rediscovered in the Murchison Mountains, west of Lake Te Anau, in 1948. Even now, there are only around 360 birds left in the world! Until the 1980s, takahē were confined in the wild to the Murchison Mountains. They have since been translocated to seven islands and several mainland sites, making them more accessible to many New Zealanders- like me! We must give thanks to Ngāi Tahu, who allowed and blessed the birds’ journey to Rotoroa and the efforts of all those who have worked to save these very cool birds! Again I was beyond excited to see them! Sorry if pictures are fuzzy- had my zoom on max !And I tell ya- this spot is pretty beautiful! - - - - - - - - - - / - #ngaitahu #takahe #takakē #rotoroaisland #murchisonmountains #teanau #aotearoa #rail #Porphyriohochstetteri #blue #endemic #conservation #imsoexcited #endangered #departmentofconservation #docnz #flyingisoverrated #flightlessbird #birds #birb #bucketlist #bestmemory #daytrip #tamakimakaurau #haurakigulfislands #rotoroa #landscapephotography #landscape #natgeo100contest

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I love this photo- and I didn’t take it! Credit to Ry for this one- thanks for letting me post it. This is me on the left and @kungmelanie setting up our tents after walking up and back down a hill just for the hell of it haha. I love the sense of immensity in this pic and It’s nice to have a photo of myself in such an amazing place! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #newzealand #aotearoa #routeburntrack #mtaspiringnationalpark #aotearoa #browngirlscamping #diversityinadventure #docnz #naturephotography #nature #outdoors #tarptent #clouds #mountains #mountain #landscapephotography #landscapes #home #hiking #trampingnz #northface #arcteryx #tewaipounamu #kiaora #epic

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This was at the DOC campsite and these horses were part of Ben Lomond Horse trekking. This pic was taken super early in the morning and it was so cold but the horses were warm. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #benlomondhorsetreks #queenstown #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #naturephotography #nature #horses #equine #horsies #horsetreks #docnz #landscape #aotearoa #newzealand #earlymorningphotoshoot #vast #calm #quiet #horseriding #horsesarelife #shadows #mountains #outdoors #southisland #tewaipounamu

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So this is at Lake Moke. Pretty scenic campsite! Not a bad place to put up your tent, thanks #departmentofconservationnz and knowledgeable mates! To my delight, there were horses here too! Also worth a mention, there were many ducks waddling around and even a mama duck hoping to win our hearts and snacks by parading her cute ducklings around our tents. #noducksgiven - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #campsites #queenstown #tewaipounamu #lake #newzealandlakes #camping #landscapes #blackandwhite #shadows #reflections #lakescape #peaceful #aotearoa #docnz #somanyducks #outdoors #brownpeoplecamping #newzealand

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naja_black. In Mount Aspiring national park walking up to the Harris Saddle. How s

In Mount Aspiring national park walking up to the Harris Saddle. How stunning is our landscape?! I live in this country! Wowsers! Need to get out more obviously!! _ - - - - - — - - - - #alpine #greatwalksofnewzealand #nature #outdoors #beautifulnewzealand #landscapephotography #landscape #aotearoa #southisland #tewaipounamu #mtaspiringnationalpark #southland #routeburntrack #hiking #brownpeoplecamping #camping #tramping #newzealand #mountains #mountain #alpinephotography

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Beautiful clear water running through greenery. I llove this type of scene. This is the Routeburn river, not far from the first track campsite where I was pretty chuffed to eat some wild raspberries. Yum. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #glenorchy #routeburntrack #tewaipounamu #kāitahu #river #landscape #newzealand #aotearoa #tramping #hiking #routeburntracknz #southisland #brownpeoplecamping #clearwater #beautifulnewzealand #outdoors #nature #greatwalksofnewzealand

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Had an amazing time hiking on the #routeburntrack ! I had a great look around, didn’t re-sprain my ankle, had great company and I managed to get some pretty nice photos! ( not too hard in such an amazing landscape) Glad I could go and am grateful my friends let me tag along with them! 🙏🏽 This is on #lakemackenzie near the campsite. Got this pic as I started my day and went onto #lakehowden . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #routeburntrack #aotearoa #routeburntracknz #routeburn #tewaipounamu #lake #hiking #tramping #newzealand #mountains #mountain #landscape #departmentofconservationnz #brownpeoplecamping #greatwalksofnewzealand

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