Monthly Archives: March 2011

Clear the Roads — Here I Come!

This was my first day driving in NZ, on the left side of the road (wrong to us, correct to them).  It takes a lot of concentration to keep in mind at all times that I need to stay to … Continue reading

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Shooting Clay Targets

Not me, but Ngaire’s brother Vic did the shooting today.  What a variety of experiences I am having.  Vic has ribbons for shooting that line the walls of his house here outside Otorohanga.  Some of them represent very prestigious wins.  … Continue reading

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Maori Challenge to Visitors

Maori Challenge to Visitors a photo by petertremain on Flickr. The Maori try to provoke a visiting chief by intimidating faces and actions, swinging a spear in a threatening way. Then they put a fern frond on the ground. If … Continue reading

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Differences between NZ and the US

Mum Lil asked me what I noticed about New Zealand that is different from home, other than the accent.  The terrain and climate vary so much from place to place in the US that I suppose someplace could be found … Continue reading

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Partying with Uni Kids in NZ

That’s University or College in NZ jargon.  In NZ, College equals High School.  I am sitting in a Café area at Hamilton University while Ngaire is in a class she is taking.  It is less than an hour away from … Continue reading

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Got the Hat!

Got the Hat! Originally uploaded by petertremain Here are the Haddad Brothers and the new Man from Snowy River and his hat. I agree that it looks pretty silly, but it is the oilskin hat that will protect from rain … Continue reading

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Got Hat and Boots

The Haddad Brothers are characters.  It was quite an experience to buy the boots and then the hat.  It is a little shop in Otorohanga that serves the farming community.  These folks have a national reputation for being a bit … Continue reading

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The Road to Otorohanga

It’s not exactly The Road to Santiago, but it’s my Pilgrimage.  There was spectacularly beautiful fog along the way, hills and trees looked like islands in an ocean of white.  I have lots of pictures, but I need a little more … Continue reading

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