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The New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) aka pīwakawaka. We have a pair at the cottage that patrol the deck, zipping up and down between the eaves and scoffing anything insect-like. They’ll perch on the clothesline and have a chat on … Continue reading

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The long non-Italian lunch

Rocked on over to Neudorf Vineyards with my surrogate kid sister Robin and her husband Alan (Of Waitemata Woodys fame) who were here for an extended weekend for a picnic lunch. Bring your own food, buy a bottle (or 2) … Continue reading

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Freedom campers. The nice kind.

People turn up at Port Hoddy all the time, park up, sometimes leave a mess (poo and toilet paper in the bushes) and bugger off next day. (Some idiots parked up on the front lawn once. The grass needed an … Continue reading

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