This time of the year in New Zealand is the beginning of fall, and the stags that roam the hills are coming into the most exciting time of the year, the “rut.” The “rut”, or otherwise known as the “roar” for the red deer starts in the month of March and goes through April in New Zealand.
Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, we all have children around us, lets gets them outside and into the great outdoors. Here in New Zealand we are going into winter and we are in the middle of our hunting season.
The Red Stag roar began mid March and ended at the end of April, with some magnificent stags hunted, and some very happy clients. The red stag rut is always an exciting period for our hunters, there is nothing like the lion like roar bellowing out across the valley.
The country’s Pacific Rim cuisine is based on its abundance of wonderful fresh produce. Tender lamb, beef, pork, venison, succulent green-lipped mussels, Bluff oysters, crayfish (lobster), paua (abalone), whitebait, scallops, salmon, deep-sea fish and, of course, kiwifruit.
New Zealand’s North Island is blessed with a mild maritime climate ranging from subtropical in the Far North to temperate in the rest of the island. The land was moulded aeons ago by the fierce fires of countless volcanoes - the last eruption was as recent as 1996, when giant Mt Ruapehu blew its top.