Author Archives: jb

Kina Beach? Yeah, nah…

Kina Beach is a favourite 6km walk, enhanced by being a good source for kina (sea urchin) shells. Not this year. Found none. At all. They could possibly rename it Aporo Beach, a loan word in the Maori language for … Continue reading

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Munted

Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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Not that I know anything about this stuff…

…., but it looks as if someone didn’t read the instructions… It probably says “1000 litres per hectare” Not per square metre. Undoubtably a bloke. We do stupid stuff like that…

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Think THIS is a water slide…?

THIS is a water slide…. Got invited to our neighbour Sam’s 9th birthday the other day. Nicest bunch of people, 2 deer on the barbecue, a MEGA water slide and the coolest cake ever….

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X marks the spot…

The Met Service tells us that we’re experiencing ” a period of highly impactful severe weather” Ex-cyclone Gita. 140 km/h winds. Heaps of rain. Now, where did that roof go….?

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The house on the hill…

Flash new house on Old Wharf Rd in Motueka. They appear to have bowled the old place, piled up earth to create some sort of pitcher’s mound and plonked Legomansion on top. You can probably see Tasman Bay if you … Continue reading

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Red sky at night….

Weather forecasting and toi toi (aka cuttygrass) on Sam’s Track.

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