Nov 27, 2014

Finch On A Fence

Male European Goldfinch introduced to NZ in the 1860's. An old and well established immigrant  like many of us New Zealanders or European origin. 

Nov 24, 2014

Kids, Back A While

Grace from 2009
 Thomas the boxer 2008
 Grace the crazy kid November 2008
 Thomas the serious 2008
 Grace 2007

Nov 23, 2014

Level Flight

This shag takes a very unusual flight path over the roof tops!

Nov 21, 2014

Nana & The Rats

Exploring up the river.
 Stopping for a snack

G risking a dunking

Nov 20, 2014


Just home from performing in a school play at Bay Court

Nov 14, 2014

Tauranga 1952. An Old Promotional Movie

This is long but well worth a look especially for locals.

WW1 100 Years Ago

Reenactment at Tauranga Airport early this year.
here a beautiful British Sopwith Camel biplane takes off
 Meanwhile some likely looking Germans lug some ammo boxes up to the front.....

Nov 13, 2014

Classic Kiwi Brand

This ad from the 1920's. The Oak brand was founded by Thompson and Hills in Auckland in 1897 and is now part of the Watties stable.
I remember Oak as being one of the brands we had in the cupboard as kids.

Nov 12, 2014

Unusual Marine Movements

Locals will know that it is very unusual to see one of our harbour tugs out the entrance and away out to sea. Also to see the pilot boat randomly away from its normal path.
But these pics taken on a stormy day in Tauranga recently shows it does happen. Why?


 My grand daughter was behind the camera and forced me into this sad situation at a BBQ at Ken and Heaths recently.

Nov 11, 2014

More Marine Views

Saturday harbour race. Tauranga
 After big seas the beach is littered with all sorts of interesting stuff

Nov 8, 2014

Storm Clouds

The sky was dark as thunder storms and hail hammered Papamoa then moved out to sea yesterday.

Nov 7, 2014

Oh No!

Victim of the high winds we have had recently. This yacht lies on the bottom of Pilot Bay at the Mount. It's surprising the battered old girl on the right is still floating.

Nov 4, 2014

BBQ at Ken & Heaths A Few Snaps

Only 5 years between us but over 60 years as Brothers.....scary!
I used to want to destroy him with my ray gun and special explosive compounds.
Photo by G
Thomas & Grace
 Ken Kaz Paul Daniel
 The rats

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