Plastics Will Outweigh Fish in The Ocean: How Does It Affect You and What Should You Do?

October 16, 2019 by Richard Hayes

I was sent this article by Snorkel & Fin based in Sydney, have a read of this article as it is important to see how plastics and other pollutants are slowly creeping up on us and destroying the ocean. I never thought I would be…

4Ocean in partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium to raise awareness sea otters

September 13, 2019 by Richard Hayes

“​Sea otters are a sentinel species, which means they act as indicators of the ocean’s overall health and can alert scientists to harmful events in the marine environment.​” This is wonderful that companies/charities are now taking much more interest in protecting threatened species. I have…

Can science and tourism save the reef?

July 25, 2019 by Richard Hayes

The World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risk Report was dominated by climate change and environmental disasters, and the world has recently watched this play out across the globe, from cyclones battering Mozambique to extreme flooding in the US Midwest. Heat waves have been hotter, droughts…

A simple thing we can do to make a difference

July 12, 2019 by Richard Hayes

Here in New Zealand litter is becoming a big problem. But it’s a big problem with a small, simple solution. Let’s all take some responsibility for putting rubbish in its place. When you are about to drop a piece of litter – don’t even think…

How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees – lots of them.

July 11, 2019 by Richard Hayes

BY STEPHEN LEAHY – National Geographic. PUBLISHED JULY 4, 2019 An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions, according to the first ever study to determine how many trees the Earth could support….

Sir David Attenborough praises plastic-free Glastonbury Festival

July 4, 2019 by Richard Hayes

Sir David Attenborough has made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The renowned UK broadcaster and historian, 93, thanked attendees for making the music festival plastic-free. There are legends, then there is David Attenborough Richard Hayes He said: “There was one sequence in Blue Planet…

Space – The final frontier

February 1, 2019 by Richard Hayes

Last week I had the pleasure of watching “The First Man” on iTunes and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed, what a time of bravery, skill and  development of technology. After watching, it got me thinking. Have we really progressed far in exploration of…

Otaki Trains – The Early Years

January 16, 2018 by Richard Hayes

Here’s a video of my Dad’s trains, his garden railway in Otaki, New Zealand. This video features the early version of his trains.

Otaki Trains – Night Scene

January 16, 2018 by Richard Hayes

Here’s a video of my Dad’s trains, his garden railway in Otaki, New Zealand. This video features a night scene almost looks real!

Otaki Trains – The Green Mile

January 16, 2018 by Richard Hayes

Here’s a video of my Dad’s trains, his garden railway in Otaki, New Zealand. This video features his Western Green Engine.

Otaki Trains – Diesel Magic

January 16, 2018 by Richard Hayes

Here’s a video of my Dad’s trains, his garden railway in Otaki, New Zealand. This video features his Diesel Engine.