In February 2012 Gareth Morgan led the Our Far South expedition to explore the area south of Stewart Island, including the subantarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Gareth wanted to know more about the area and the issues that it faces. Kairanga Lion Richard Ramson was one of the 50 voyagers who accompanied Gareth on the trip.
A nationwide roadshow is underway to highlight the findings from the expedition. Tickets are available to hear Gareth's yarns about the trip as well as what he learned about the issues facing the area, and how conservation is such a big issue for New Zealand that it must form part of mainstream economic and social policy. Click here for the schedule and to buy tickets.
All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Million Dollar Mouse appeal, raising funds to eradicate mice off the Antipodes Islands. www.milliondollarmouse.org
Four books are also available on the expediton available from Our Far South. Click here to order.
Read Richard's story as it appeared in Lion magazine.
Seals fighting, Auckland Islands. The 72m icebreaker 'Spirit of Enderby' is in the background. Photo by Richard Ramson.