With thanks to Otto Hyink for the heads up.
shots 1 and 2 nymphs, 4 & 4.5 mm
winged adults - 4 & 4.5 mm
Too fast to get a decent shot.
shots 1-4 - female (I think)
shots 5-8 - male (I think)
caught in copula
shots 1 and 2 - male, 2.5 mm
shots 3 and 4 - female, 2.5 mm
captured in copula
size 4 mm
probably Ephydrella assimilis
size 5 mm
was lucky to finally catch one of these extremely fast, very small spiders.
This observation links to this earlier obs.: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4968892
Many slabs of schist rock lying flat on the ground had these small "bubble-like" nests, usually just under the edge of the rocks, adjacent to the grass.
happily resting on my backpack
found scurrying along edge of salt lake - 3rd shot shows habitat
under a slab of schist
Oligosoma maccanni ? - McCann’s Skink
3rd and 4th shots show habitat
two different mites crawling over a small exuvia in moss
Gastropoda: Zonitidae ?
small swarm of these hovering and dancing over a fern frond
body 10 mm
Tipulidae: Dicranomyia (Zelandoglochina) huttoni - female, body 8 mm
Tipulidae: Leptotarsus zeylandiae ? (formerly Macromastix zeylandiae)
body 10 mm