Fossil Hunting

When I was a kid my grandfather took us several times to a beach near Kawakawa Bay to search for fossils or petrified items. Mainly cockles. He was a beachcomber, my grandfather. I think if he hadn’t married my grandmother he would have andered the beaches collecting stuff happily his entire life. He was a maker too…he would often make things out of beach detritus.

He passed on that love to me, of walking along and picking up stuff..and just looking.

I well remember finding my first fossilised cockle. One of my fondest memories of my grandfather.

Here is a video about Hurricane Sandy and looking for fossils int eh aftermath of storms…it is pretty cool.

Hunting Fossils: Rockaway After Hurricane Sandy from Odd Beast on Vimeo.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.