Category Archives: Mapua

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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Red sky at night….

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

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If life gives you tomatoes…..

…make tomato sauce. If you have a garden full of heritage tomatoes, dry them in the oven and pack them with olive oil, basil and garlic slivers…

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Tinkling the ivories…

Not sure who donated the piano on Mapua wharf, but it attracts a wide range of ages and talents. Between 4 and 8, ranging from a skillful rendition of “Chopsticks” to pounding at random. The culturally disinterested eat icecream…

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