With an average annual rainfall of 6,813 mm on 182 days a year, Milford Sound is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world.
Maple Grove magazine is full of reflections of the community. We are the subjects of the stories and pictures, and sometimes we are also the photographers.
After giving birth to three children, experiencing the devastating loss of an infant and surviving late stage breast cancer, Amber Johnson found herself at a checkup, overweight and out of shape.
Every time she's near Weaver Lake Park, Mindy Gallagher is reminded of how grateful she is to live nearby. “We take a personal tone with the lake, we feel like it’s ours,” she says. When looking at Maple Grove houses five years ago, the Gallaghers found their current home.
Levi caught a flash of movement ahead to his right, followed by hushed voices, and immediately crouched behind a tree. Alerted, the team knelt in dense brush. He peered slowly around the trunk to gauge the timing of a possible attack.
Maple Grove Resident Adam Gallagher says he mainly focuses on documenting his life in photographs to reminisce down the road. Gallagher’s iPhone photo, Perfect Day to Fly a Kite, features his daughter Adelaene, now 9.
There are more than 250 species of bumblebees in the world. They are a welcome sight to gardeners because they pollinate plants and flowers while they forage for food. They are also used intentionally with some greenhouse crops. The bees don’t even have to land on the flowers.
A Neighbor's Story
We’ll call her D. She lives in Maple Grove. She is your neighbor. She is a mother with an elementary school-aged child. She works, but at an unlivable wage. She gets behind in her rent.