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  • articles about new zealand visit travel or tour new zealand PacificTreasures Beautifully designed and detailed jewelry taking themes of New Zealand Aotearoa hand crafted gold and silver gifts and quality souvenirs using the natural and traditional themes
    Ring Size Guide Greenstone Pounamu Information Maoris designs and their meanings Home About Us Feature Articles Feature Articles New Zealand Birds Photo Info Ferns Fronds and The Koru How We Travel Cleaning Your Jewellery Waipoua Forest of the Giants Matakana Experience TiriTiri Matangi Island Birthstone and Anniversary Lists We want to show you more of New Zealand travel with us to some of it s unique and beautiful places the bird forest and animal life that makes up this country connecting us and influencing our lives and our work Also what goes into making our jewellery and presenting it to you via our website Click onto the links above to find out more Please Note These pages are very much a work in progress some will have more photos which may take longer to download Comming up Opononi Hokianga Harbour Kerikeri The stone store Jewellery can be purchased from our Pacific Treasures online shop also throughout New Zealand at selected tourist and quality souvenir locations If you are travelling through the Northland region you are welcome to call by appointment at our studio workshop Click here for Contact details or Email sales pacifictreasures co nz You may use pictures or

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  • Photography of New Zealand Native birds PacificTreasures Beautifully designed and detailed jewelry taking themes of New Zealand Aotearoa hand crafted gold and silver gifts and quality souvenirs using the natural and traditional
    to the next feeding place Another frequent visitor is the native Tui The Tui s song he is a great imitator is a rambling collection of other birds calls and various knocking sounds we have a local bird doing cell phone imitations Black feathers shot with dark greens and blues and distinctive white tuft of feathers on their neck They love to feed on flax and Puriri flowers using their long beaks to reach the sweet nectar which appears at times to intoxicate them urging them onto to even more intricate song sound variations Took this early morning shot of a Grey Heron with the dew still on the grass when out walking the dog A very gracefull and elegant bird Maori name Matuku Some time ago we took care of a young bird that had damaged one of its legs it had a great appetite but a sharp beak and loved tinned cat food Unfortunatly the leg would not heal and we had to destroy the bird which was hard we d all grown attached to it even though injured he was still fiesty and a real character My best shot of a Fantail so far one day I ll get the whole bird These birds are supreme aerial gymnasts able to catch their tiny insect prey in flight extremly hard to photograph Maori names for this bird are pīwaiwaka pīwakawaka tīrairaka tīrakaraka tīwaiwaka take your pick The Wax eye or White eye although not a native of New Zealand the re said to have been blown across the Tasman Sea from Australia very pretty bird seem to travel in small flocks and love to drill wholes in the rippening fruit of our orchard Maori name Tauhou The Kingfisher maori name Kotare a beautiful little bird I find their

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  • New Zealand Punga Ponga ferns scenery of New Zealand PacificTreasures Beautifully designed and detailed jewelry taking themes of New Zealand Aotearoa hand crafted gold and silver gifts and quality souvenirs using the natural and traditional
    designs and their meanings Home About Us Feature Articles Ferns Fronds and The Koru Ferns Fronds and The Koru New Zealand Birds Photo Info Ferns Fronds and The Koru How We Travel Cleaning Your Jewellery Waipoua Forest of the Giants Matakana Experience TiriTiri Matangi Island Birthstone and Anniversary Lists If there is a colour that describes New Zealand that colour would have to be green through all its tones and hues The fern family represents a large part of that green pallette washing over the landscapes of this country giving a prehistoric look to the landscape At times you would expect a dinosaur and its family to be crossing the road ahead It s the way ferns grow the elegant and graceful unfurling of the young and supple fronds surrounded and protected by the other mature frond branches Their colours changing as they age from green through yellows reds and silver of old age No wonder the Maori people identified the unfurling frond or Koru design with values of youth strength and vitality life unfolding the family or Whānau its care and protection So if you r reading this article in some far off land put a journey to New Zealand a beautiful country on your must do list you won t be disappointed Rick and Jenny Bromhead d esign and make exquisit Jewellery Based in Northland New Zealand Our theme is The Natural Made Wearable The native wood pigeon or Kereru captured in this pendant design in Stg Silver and Paua Shell strung with garnet and adventurine beads is representitive of the jewellery we make We also custom make wedding engagement and anniversary rings with a New Zealand flavour The beautiful Koru design is one of our favourites You can see more of our unique Jewellery at our On

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  • Photo camera Fuji Finepix Jewellery photos close up macro photos PacificTreasures Beautifully designed and detailed jewelry taking themes of New Zealand Aotearoa hand crafted gold and silver gifts and quality souvenirs using the natural and traditional
    take a bad picture and I recommend it if you are looking to upgrade or buy new I found the Finepix software easy to use for basic clip re size and colour adjustment It s an S L R style camera which I think means when you look through the view finder your actually looking through the lense which is important for close up photography Thank you to the guys at zeald com my website designers and administrators for recommending this camera to me Close ups Taking close ups on jewellery for me has come down to three things Light Light and Light I find the best light is outside on our verandah 9 o clock through to 11 o clock for some reason after that time the light seems just too bright and harsh If I can t get outside I ll use my workshop which has daylight flourescence lighting which does give a blue tinge to the photos but it s not hard to correct using the colour adjustmentment software That light has to be diffused or broken down so that you don t get to much shadowing or the bright reflections which bounce off a polished surface you can do all sorts of tricks to achieve this I ve made a box using sheets of opaque plastic Plastic matting found in a Payless Plastics store around 1mm thick The top section slides back so I can easily reload I set the camera up on the tripod with the lense poking through the whole in the front yes crude but effective the stand is soft wood Great for sticking pins in to hold stuff and adjustable I have lines marked on the base of the box to keep my stand distances consistant Getting a good clean focus took

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  • articles about new zealand visit travel or tour new zealand PacificTreasures Beautifully designed and detailed jewelry taking themes of New Zealand Aotearoa hand crafted gold and silver gifts and quality souvenirs using the natural and traditional themes
    used more than our Mitsubishi car Bought as an empty van we tailor made the interior Having looked over many boats campers and motor homes and talking with lots of people we knew what we wanted This type of construction is an art form keeping the weight down maximising the use of space and still keeping it convenient and livable We have toured with Big White for two years now and are surprised at just how well it suits our needs If you re thinking about a similar project the time you spend looking talking researching even hiring similar vehicles to try them out is essential and will pay off We kept it very basic gas cooker ice fridge rechargable lighting porta potti and a galley pump for water But we can be self sufficient and comfortable for up to three days We found with camping grounds if you re not dependant on a powered site you can be away from the more crowded areas Ok we don t have a microwave but our last meal having been on the road for some time was King prawns fried with garlic salt advocardo salad and pita bread with a beer looking out at the sunset over Opononi Hokianga Harbour The Far North Northland New Zealand perrrrrrfect Of course the main reason for the van is for Sam being a dog and especially a poodle always willing always forgiving but always ready to GO If those key words walk or Van are hinted at or mentioned it s a hit every time and he s there ready and willing another day another adventure Need help with your camper conversion We have a basic set of plans and layout dimensions of our conversion so if your interrested give us your postal address and

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    Designs Customer Service Sales Support DPS Security Our Guarantee Customer Comments Purchasing Options Wholesale Retail Information Jewellery Info and Guide What Metal Is Right For Your Ring About Diamonds Conflict Free Diamonds Green Diamonds So Where Does The Metal We Use Come From Ring Size Guide Greenstone Pounamu Information Maoris designs and their meanings Home Contact Us Enquire Enquire For direct access to advice from our service department please fill

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  • New Zealand koru and greenstone wedding and engagement rings on line Gifts from New Zealand
    Does The Metal We Use Come From Ring Size Guide Greenstone Pounamu Information Maoris designs and their meanings Home Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles New Zealand Engagement Ring Designs 19 New Zealand Wedding Ring Designs 31 Greenstone or Pounamu and Paua Shell Rings 22 Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles 5 Greenstone Pounamu Bone Pendants 21 Koru Rings 18 Custom Made jewellery 35 Koru Jewellery 9 Woven Kete basket Jewellery 6 Paua or Blue Pearls 11 Earrings 17 Gifts for Men 14 Cross Ichthus Love Waits Jewellery 9 Paua Shells 3 Paua Shell Jewellery 20 Necklaces 7 Antique Replica Styles 9 Gift Wrap and packaging 1 Other Jewellery Designs Greenstone or Pounamu and Paua Shell Rings 22 Greenstone Pounamu Bone Pendants 21 Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles 5 Woven Kete basket Jewellery 6 Paua or Blue Pearls 11 Custom Made jewellery 35 Earrings 17 Gifts for Men 14 Cross Ichthus Love Waits Jewellery 9 Paua Shells 3 Paua Shell Jewellery 20 Necklaces 7 Antique Replica Styles 9 Gift Wrap and packaging 1 Unique designs from New Zealand combining the Koru greenstone pounamu diamonds and precious stones New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu Earrings and Bangles Maoris name

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  • New Zealand koru and greenstone wedding and engagement rings on line Gifts from New Zealand
    Pounamu Bone Pendants New Zealand Engagement Ring Designs 19 New Zealand Wedding Ring Designs 31 Greenstone or Pounamu and Paua Shell Rings 22 Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles 5 Greenstone Pounamu Bone Pendants 21 Koru Rings 18 Custom Made jewellery 35 Koru Jewellery 9 Woven Kete basket Jewellery 6 Paua or Blue Pearls 11 Earrings 17 Gifts for Men 14 Cross Ichthus Love Waits Jewellery 9 Paua Shells 3 Paua Shell Jewellery 20 Necklaces 7 Antique Replica Styles 9 Gift Wrap and packaging 1 Other Jewellery Designs Greenstone or Pounamu and Paua Shell Rings 22 Greenstone Pounamu Bone Pendants 21 Greenstone Pounamu Earrings and Bangles 5 Woven Kete basket Jewellery 6 Paua or Blue Pearls 11 Custom Made jewellery 35 Earrings 17 Gifts for Men 14 Cross Ichthus Love Waits Jewellery 9 Paua Shells 3 Paua Shell Jewellery 20 Necklaces 7 Antique Replica Styles 9 Gift Wrap and packaging 1 Unique designs from New Zealand combining the Koru greenstone pounamu diamonds and precious stones New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu Pendants Maoris name Pounamu pow naa mu Considered a prized possesion or Taonga Treasure especially when given and received as a gift More about Pounamu 21 items Koru Pendant 01231 149 00 excl GST Koru Pendant 01040 125 00 excl GST Greenstone Disc Pendant 01227 130 00 excl GST Greenstone with Single Twist Pendant 01045 98 00 excl GST Greenstone Drop Pendant 01174 65 00 excl GST New Zealand Greenstone Hei Tiki Pendant 01253 118 00 excl GST Greenstone Adze or Toki Pendant 01251 138 00 excl GST Greenstone Adze or Toki Pendant 01248 120 00 excl GST Greenstone Adze or Toki Pendant 01263 125 00 excl GST Gift items for businesses Schools or Special presentations 01293 Price on Application Greenstone Adze or Toki Pendant 01222 69 00 excl GST Greenstone

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