Category Archives: Fun

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…. Advertisements

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Man overboard

Mapua wharf, any time of day.

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Brought a gingerbread house down from Germany for our new neighbours’ 2 kids. Fine example of teamwork in action. Mum wrote “Doesn’t look exactly like the illustration on the packet, but it’s pretty close…”

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Customer loyalty

Air New Zealand’s done this as long as I can remember. They don’t give you a lot on domestic flights – a smile, some water, coffee or tea and a biscuit reminiscent of the hard tack that Captain Cook’s sailors … Continue reading

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Last seen drifting towards Sydney….

Wharf-jumping at Mapua has cult status around here, but I’ve never seen anything like this – non-synchronised group jumping. Eavesdropped on the instructions prior to the event – everyone jumps, everyone has a number, jump when your number’s called, there’s … Continue reading

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  The guy up the road had the mower in the other day. Massive thing, about 10 metres width, and he was finished in a flash. Whether he was playing the Good Samurai, filling in time or didn’t know what … Continue reading

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All at sea

Take : One 90 year old, somewhat decrepit fishing boat by the name of “Lily” Three fishermen A high tide of 4.7 metres The first rainy day in weeks. Headed out first to 5m below the keel. Nothing. 10 metres … Continue reading

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