- #1675447vale019 April 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm
And now for something far more mundane 😆 😆
Billy Connolly’s World Tour of New Zealand is the fourth of Billy Connolly’s decade-spanning ‘world tours’ that follow the comedian on his various travels across the globe.
In this tour, filmed in 2004, Connolly visited New Zealand and travelled 8,500 km throughout the country, from Stewart Island in the south, through South Island and North Island, to Ninety Mile Beach in the north.
As he did on his 1996 tour of Australia, Connolly travelled on a custom-made Yamaha XV1700 Warrior trike that had been built by the Trike Shop in the United Kingdom. The trike is now in the hands of a new owner in Melbourne, Australia.
The series was made up of eight episodes in which Connolly gave insights into the history and culture of the country, especially its Māori heritage, while also giving highlights from the New Zealand leg of his Too Old to Die Young tour. The leather jacket he often wore sports a skull with glasses, the logo of the tour.
Continuing his catalogue of nude endeavours, he bungee jumped from the Nevis High Wire in Queenstown.
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Replies: 415Anonymous April 10, 2018 at 11:38 am
Enjoyed reading “Ancient History of NZ” SG……I usually watch things on Alaska on a Sunday night, but last night they were repeats. So caught up on here. Such a lovely lady, well versed of their history…..better then the “fish hook” theory.#1675642vale019 April 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm
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Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra#1675922kai April 13, 2018 at 12:29 am
Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri Beach
Ever taken a selfie with a giant granite ocean-dwelling boulder? If you answered NO but you really want to, you’ve got to get yourself to Kaiteriteri Beach in Nelson. This incredible rock formation was a natural occurrence and to this day nobody seems to know how it happened. Visible from the beachfront, you’re able to capture a selfie with the rock from the safety of the golden sand. Number seven on our list of New Zealand selfie spots is this unusual landmark. Where else in the world will you find a giant halved ocean apple?
Piha Beach, AucklandGr8 ones you posted Val hope alls well ???Also Hi toSupergold,,, Bryan,, Bobbity,, Jennifer , Gabyone,,, Huiatahi ,,,, and all,, on this threadCatch up soon,, when there is a break in the traffic lol !!!!
Cheers From Kai
#1676003vale019 April 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm
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Hi Kai – I have never seen the split apple rock – so that will have to be one for the bucket list but we have been to Piha – beee-uu-ti-ful area.#1676017AnonymousMember since:
Replies: 415Anonymous April 14, 2018 at 9:47 am
Good tap toeing music with the uke’ s Val. Gorgeous scenery Kai.#1676033kai April 14, 2018 at 12:52 pm
Thanks Val we havent been there either so on to do list as well lol
Thanks Jennifer as well
This pic is near Ohakune I think just love it!!
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One of New Zealand’s biggest spiders hunts wētā for prey
One of New Zealand’s largest spiders, the Rangitira Spider, measures up to 12 centimetres across and is big enough that it feeds on wētā.
Its eyes shine so brightly it can be seen up to 20 metres away in a headlight beam.
But if you’re an arachnophobe, worry not. Your chance of coming face to face with one is slim.
A male Rangatira spider snacks on a Novoplectron wētā at night.
More, including a video in the link below.
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