Tag Archives: New Zealand

Kiwi Killers

Helensville, NZ There is an invading force that is, right now as we write this, entrenched in the sovereign territory of New Zealand. Estimates vary widely but everyone seems to think there are AT LEAST seven invaders for every man, … Continue reading

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Sheep Whisperer

Helensville, NZ We have found in life there are people who have learned to be good at something and possess “skill” (feel free to add the “z” as necessary) and people who have innate ability, which we’ll call “talent.”  While … Continue reading

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Only one thing smells like bacon and that’s BACON!!!

Helensville, NZ In case you hadn’t noticed yet, we LOVE Bacon!! We know, you probably never would have guessed that we were vegetarians for 4 years because we talk about bacon so much.  But bacon is just one of those … Continue reading

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Living in Rural New Zealand

Helensville, New Zealand As we’ve previously noticed, the lines between rural and urban New Zealand are quite blurred.  Sheep can be found in the middle of their largest city, and when we tell New Zealanders that we lived in Helensville … Continue reading

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Then We Got Audited…

Helensville, NZ With Greg’s mom’s departure came the next phase of our adventure.  And, like every other part of this journey, it was not what we expected. This time was different though because the surprise was not a good one.  … Continue reading

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Auckland – The City of Awesome Food

Auckland, New Zealand So ends the Great Kiwi Road Trip.  Now after all that driving, Who’s hungry!? As we’ve already mentioned, there is a ton of amazing food in this country.  European food, Asian food, and of course all types … Continue reading

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It’s just so darn PRETTY!

Auckland, NZ Looking out over Auckland Bay towards Mount Rangitoto.  We don’t do this very often, but there are a number of pictures that we’ve taken around Auckland that just don’t have much of a story to them, but are … Continue reading

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Kiwis (The birds, not the people)

From Tortoise orgies to custom made giraffe barns, the Great Kiwi Roadtrip makes it’s way to the Auckland Zoo! One of the things that we absolutely had to see in New Zealand was an actual live kiwi (Finally: the bird, … Continue reading

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Storming the Hedges

Dunedin, NZ The Kiwi Roadtrip continues! At long last we finally come to it.  Our grail, our Mecca, our El Dorado, our own little land of Canaan in New Zealand, if you will. (yeah, we’re still reading the Bible.) The … Continue reading

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NZ South Island Grog Files

New Zealand – South Island Breweries Monteith’s Type: Brewery Rating: 4 sheets to the wind Website: http://www.monteiths.co.nz/ Notes: When called back to a bachelor party in Las Vegas for his own former best man, Greg could have brought his choice … Continue reading

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