Speaking of which, Google Maps recently updated their road data for Australia and New Zealand!
Google Earth Blog - 18 May
They look a lot like the maps from wises.co.nz, but I much prefer the Google Maps interface. Here's our Albany neighborhood in Google Maps.
I also have an update on the last wildlife post: Kel tells me that the parakeets out back are actually Eastern Rosellas, an introduced species. Kakariki are actually quite rare, like a lot of NZ birds, they're now limited to some of the isolated regions without predators (usually offshore islands).
File Under: New Zealand,