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  • Russell Brown,

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    After dropping off the boys at Armageddon, I had an excellent ride into town and arrived at a position on Queen Street just in time to see some real riders in the ITU triathlon grand final. It’s great how close you can get to the competitors in this event.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Then I came back via the St Mary's Bay path and met this nice lady with her wee dogs, who were very friendly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Lovely Norwestery clouds tonight. Cold though, my hands went numb. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

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    Lovely Norwestery clouds tonight. Cold though, my hands went numb. :-)

    Wonderful.

    Ours weren't quite that dramatic, although the sky-face was a bit scary.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2156 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    Today I went to Te Aroha – a beautiful wee town located an easy 90 minute drive from Auckland. It’s famous largely for it’s reputation as a spa town of old, and visitors still flock there for the Hot Springs. Three of us tweeps set off today to visit another tweep, and a really wonderful day was had by all. They day was gorgeous, which helped; the company was stellar; and the setting was just perfect. I recommend it just because it is one of those places that many have never heard of, and because it has a wonderful antique shop, which has a great collection of Crown Lynn (they were so excited I was there, they got me to sign their Val Monks Crown Lynn book, Yes, they really did. I was somewhat flabbergasted.) Anyway, judge for yourselves. Te Aroha, I’ll be back.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    Great clouds from your camera (and your place?) I missed the sunset -- busy swearing at the collapsing calzone.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    And a few more…….including the wonderful Antiques shop’s contact details…

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    sky-face

    Great crepuscular rays out the eyes! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    And here's the very groovy villa in which the shop is located.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    And a few more…….including the wonderful Antiques shop’s contact details…

    I need to go there. We should do another trip one day, with some more tweeps. You could take tours. No, seriously. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2156 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to JacksonP,

    Oh, I so want to go with you and M, you'd love it. Seriously.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Te Aroha looks a fine place. I need to go to Te Awamutu sometime; is it near there?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

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    Great crepuscular rays out the eyes! ;-)

    Tried to get some more. Needed to get the ZOOMG lens out.

    Nite all, thanks for kicking this off so nicely.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2156 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Nowhere near, Hebe. Te Awamutu is west of Hamilton. Te Aroha is east.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Green,

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    Today we accidentally came across Helensvilleʻs 150th anniversary celebrations. 100% New Zealand.

    Waitakere • Since Jul 2008 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Carol Green,

    Brilliant, Carol!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Been chilling this weekend. Bit of building, bit of planting.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6320 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Super shot.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Always a sucker for a great poodle shot.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3595 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Wonderful bromeliad, and the insect Sophie.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    pizzarea...

    ...collapsing calzone

    which part of chch is that?
    ;- )

    Could be a nice twist for the harbour region's marketing
    conflating caldera and zones
    while smelling Madeira and scones
    a tiny pizza paradise...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Labour weekend, all about food.
    Pomegranate and Chianti Rose petals.
    Mixing Autumn and Spring.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2332 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Heh. It does sound volcanic.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

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    and the insect Sofie.

    A paper wasp readying her nest. Building, as it were.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6320 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Toasts from the cal-zone

    Here's mud in your eye, like a big pizza pie!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

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