Forgotten streams, urban wetlands and Scandinavians: top posts for second quarter 2011

As anticipated, the top posts for the last quarter have been Christchurch-related, with Earthquake reveals the forgotten streams of Christchurch and Christchurch: a city haunted by its environmental past? being overwhelmingly the most popular (864 and 627 views respectively). Next was the post Waitangi Park – an urban wetland recreated, about the recently (re-)created wetland in central Wellington (376 hits). In fourth place, the ever-popular The Scandinavian settlers of the Manawatu (possibly because it relates to an NCEA social studies topic), with 255 views. And finally, A tale of mining in New Zealand – and the tragic tailings of Tui Mine with 221 hits.

1. Earthquake reveals the forgotten streams of Christchurch

2. Christchurch: a city haunted by its environmental past?

3. Waitangi Park – an urban wetland recreated

4. The Scandinavian settlers of the Manawatu

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

Photo: View of the mining settlement of Burnett’s Face. The cable rope-road railway carrying coal trucks from mines near Coalbrookdale to the Wooden Bridge sheds at the bottom end of Burnetts Face can be seen passing through the town. Photographer unknown, circa 1905. (Not to be reproduced without permission of Alexander Turnbull Library, ref PA1-o-990-26.);

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