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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by hairnet, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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  2. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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  3. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    I went to te rewarewa marae - near ruatoki - was heading that way to rotarua and tokoroa anyway - one of the forums im on are doing a charity thing and this year its ww1/2 memorials - saw bits and pieces in nz and thought it would be good visit some

    And on Google maps the header pic was a boat

    So went to the marae and no boat Maori fella saw me pottering about ( the hall was being used for practice for a festival thing and there was singing and moves thing going on)

    He told me there was no boat but there was one in whatakane ( pronounced fatakaanay)

    as i left what did they practice?? Haka :D made my week

    But I'd come from there and wasn't going back so went to I site and they told me there was one in Rotorua

    Got to the I site there and they said yes head down the street to the shore of the lake and it was there

    Bonus black swan spottage and got buzzed by float plane coming into land :D
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  4. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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  5. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    So was going to east cape but changed me mind

    Where was I going

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    Oh sorry it's give it away :D
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  6. Jeff Sichoe

    Jeff Sichoe ruddy bastard

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    what a rollercoaster of a thread!
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  7. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    if i figure out how to get pics off phone (xp wont let phone hook up)

    milford sound pics

    also what do you get if you pay 175$ for a scooter for a week :D

    pics soon
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  8. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    its the wrong way round but dont care :D

    on the way to horopito :D

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    lovely sunshine then halfway round lake taupo.........

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    you want how much to stay at the lodge??!?!?!!?!?!?! :O

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    yes bits were liberated :D - just showin it whos boss :D

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    lunch in tirau (no ive no idea why either)

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  9. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    and then horopito :D

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  10. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    getting there - yon R25 a loooong way from home
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  11. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    passed my test in one of those :D

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    it was a bit warm :D

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  12. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    blitz truck oof

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    had a mk1 of this - was probably as rusty :D

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    mmmm mk1

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    still prolly worth 10 grand lol

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    last time i saw one of those you could eat yer dinner off it

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    omg rarity - a moving kiwi train

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  13. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    taxed worse :D

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    kiwis love french tat there was quite a lot :D
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  14. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    sploot
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    less rusty than a uk one :D

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    like why??
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  15. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I love wandering around there. I was a bit concerned about the Princesses having a hump, but they are sterile, no chance of them existing again. Back in the '70's there was Ray Vincent's Truck Farm up this way. Similar feel, just acres of old trucks parked in paddocks. I would go in and just wander around...alone, no one there...just ghosts.
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  16. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Lots of vehicles I drove when an apprentice with the Post Office. Bedford vans , Hillman hunters , Morris Marina's,Toyota's
    That Opel Blitz looks interesting. I had a Citroen BX as a company vehicle in London in the early 90's.
    Interesting place to wander around.
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  17. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    bump?

    no - planning trip in 21 taking in both islands two weeks or so

    have to start saving now :D - colemans in auckland say theyll rent me a v strom 250 (which has not long launched :D ) for 55 bucks a day - BARG!!!

    cape reinga te aro invercargill forgotten highway.................mmmmmmmmmmmmm
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  18. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    Great you want to come visit our fair shores. You will be able to get to both islands, and back to Auckland, in two weeks but you wont be 'taking in' much of them. Two or so weeks is a one Island adventure in the Island you arrived on.
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  19. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    did the central part of north island in a week 18 months ago

    itll be a week on each island - if i miss owt i can always come back :D - only places i missed cos of time last time were napier te papa in wellington and invercargill

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mo...tm?rsqid=899ffe39276342e8b1daa60395ddb9ce-001

    i was looking at renting but this seems too good to be true - list here is 4.5 k 5995 nzd is 3 grand gbp

    theyre supposed to be 8495 in nz - theyve only been out since 17 - cant be discounting them already?

    thinnking buy use export (looking at buying another bike anyway and these and versys 300 are on the list)

    even if they charged $1000 to ship its still cheaper than here...........

    can ya get onto stewart island?
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  20. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Suzuki discount heavily when a new model is due. Plus the 250 strom may not be selling well. I've never seen one on the road here. They were selling the 650xt at 3k off list price just because the 19 model has a different colour scheme! Dr650s are very cheap new.

    Why buy a new bike though? Why not something more suited to touring and will lose less on resale??? Are you thinking of staying??
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