A little late, but hopefully none the worse for it, here are the top five posts for the second quarter of 2010. Two of this quarter’s top 5 were also in the top 5 in the first quarter: Our favourite Californian – the history of the Radiata Pine forestry in NZ came in at number 1 last quarter, while Manawatu River – pollution concerns date back to 1890 came in at number 2. However, this quarter, they have been upstaged by the history of mining story – little wonder given the immense public interest this issue attracted. The other two new-comers to the top 5 list are the stories on the last whaling station in New Zealand and Lindsay Gow’s observations on shifts in thinking about the environment and its management over the last two decades:

1. A tale of mining in New Zealand – and the tragic tailings of Tui Mine

2. Our favourite Californian – the history of the Radiata Pine forestry in NZ

3. Perano – the last whaling station in New Zealand

4. Manawatu River – pollution concerns date back to 1890

5. Lindsay Gow – two decades of environmental policy – then and now

See also: Top posts for the (first) quarter