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Matakana public toilets; I didn't go on a Saturday because I don't have a death wish.

I’ve been meaning to visit Matakana for a while. Not because I’m intensely cool and need to buy artisanal small goods from the Farmers Market, nor because I have completed my 20th contract killing and can finally afford a home on the extreme Auckland fringe. 1,205 more words


Tawharanui Regional park hike

Not one fucking SELFIE STICK in site! Praise the Lord!

I initially was going to hike this trail with a group of hiking buddies but opted for a last minute spontaneous change to do it alone. 314 more words

Day two hundred and eighty two: Sawmill Brewery

For a number of years the team at the Sawmill Brewery have been brewing out of the old Sawmill just out of Leigh. The Sawmill Cafe became quite an institution, with live gigs, great food and some fantastic accommodation options. 56 more words

Food And Drink

North Island (NEW ZEALAND)

We flew out of Nelson on the South Island and began the North Island leg of our journey in Auckland.  Amazingly, there was absolutely none, nada, zilch security screening on our flight to Auckland.  2,440 more words

New Zealand


In an ironic turn, it took a flight for my body to finally shut down from fight or flight mode. How could I have known a month ago, when I booked some time off, that I would be escaping a city still shaking with 7.8 earthquake aftershocks? 682 more words