Mucking In

The Olivenhain garden of New Zealanders Maury and Heather Callaghan in Southern Californian is an “expanse of lawn and beds of perennials” with a tall, fragrant banana shrub and burgundy-leaved smoke tree “creat[ing] a luscious and unexpected, colour combination” in the spring. Profiled in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Callaghans are delighted with their San Diego garden, and rightfully so. “It is a surprise every year,” Maury says, “No matter where you look, it continues to change.” The garden isn’t all that has changed; the owners have become knowledgeable and active participants in the process. “I’ve changed more as a gardener than anyone I know,” Heather, who is a Master Gardener, says.


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In the Shadow of the Mt Erebus Disaster

In the Shadow of the Mt Erebus Disaster

It remains New Zealand’s worst peacetime disaster. On 28 November 1979, a sightseeing aircraft carrying 257 people crashed head-on into the side of a volcano in Antarctica. The tragedy of flight…