Oct 27, 2012

Well It's That Time Of Year!

Boys will be boys especially in Spring.
Down at the swamp today.


The rats (Grace & Thomas) get into Halloween. This pic sent to me buy their mum as they headed out to a party. Thomas (The Reaper) never slept much that night!

What Next?

Walking around the Mount (Mauao) I noticed a very strange vehicle in the camping ground with a camper van right next to it with a couple of gentlemen sitting outside I went and had a chat.
Hi guys is this yours? Yes, came back the reply. So what the hell is it? (That's me speaking again)
What do you think it is? Looks like a Hearse but not as we know it,I said. That's right mate he comes back want to have a look inside? So he let me take a few shots and explained that he had just imported this vehicle from Japan and it's a Buddhist style hearse and he plans to use it for Japanese and Korean funerals in NZ. So there you go. Something new every day.

Oct 23, 2012

Kite & Kaimai Range

Very spectacular light effects over the upper Tauranga harbour near sunset

Typical New Zealand Scene

Sheep and no people!
Not as true as it used to be in the 50's and 60's but it still happens.

Oct 20, 2012


You have to remember back to 1968 to understand the title!

Tree In Yatton Park

Planted around 1866.
There are some lovely trees in this park at Greerton Tauranga.
Click on image for a larger view.

McLaren Park. Spring Panorama.

Click on image for larger view

Oct 16, 2012

Pub Shots

Rob, Sarah, Ky's, Paulo, Keno and Heath got to the pub and these are some phone shots. Click on the pic for a larger view. Did black and white for most because the eyes where kinda, well,  RED!

Oct 15, 2012

From The Parking Lot

Tauranga's latest Business Centre and Cafe. 8500sq meters of building on the corner of Elizabeth and Cameron Rds Tauranga
This is what $30m dollars buys in today's money. 

Speights Traverse

Our best low cal beer for the past few years. But it's being pulled off the market because people down south don't drink it and sales are low.

Oct 13, 2012

May 1976

These old shots freak me out!
That's us by the way. Probably put this one up before.

Spectacular Clouds Last Night

At the leading edge of a northerly front these clouds lasted for about 15 minutes before merging.

Oct 9, 2012


So there are chairs and lounge suite seats a plenty
But this is where the kids want to sit!

Thomas & Aunty Sarah

Thumbs up for a great vintage

Oct 8, 2012

Penny With Toys

She has no idea she is barely bigger than a large ant and barks her head off at giant dogs (from inside of course)

Oct 7, 2012

Sharp Tudhope New Building Tauranga

Lawyers, Sharp Tudhope's new building at the top of Devenport Rd and corner of 1st Ave

New To Tauranga

Tauranga's new glass and steel office and cafe complex. Corner of Cameron Rd and Elizabeth St

Central & Western Australia in Spring

Our friend Graham and his wife Carol go on these amazing expeditions into central Australia below are some of his pictures and he comments
 "Hope these give you some idea what its like in Central and Western Australia, particularly with the wildflowers in the west.  We timed our trip for the wildflower season, but they did not have a great one this year, because of the lack of rain in the west.
The trip across the Great Central Road, from Ayers Rock-Uluru to Laverton (near Kalgoorlie) was a great experience – about 1200km of dirt and sand roads, as you can see from the photos of the camels and at the NT-WA border"
Click on the photos for a large version.