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    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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    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.

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    David Tua – O for Awesome

     

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    Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

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    Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri Beach

    Split Apple rock featuring on our top ten New Zealand selfie spots.

    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, Auckland

    Piha Beach landscape featuring on our New Zealand selfie spots list.
    Stunning landscape at Piha Beach.
    Gr8 ones you posted Val hope alls well ???Also Hi to
    Supergold,,, Bryan,, Bobbity,, Jennifer  , Gabyone,,, Huiatahi ,,,, and all,, on this thread
    Catch up soon,, when there is a break in the traffic lol !!!!

    Cheers From Kai

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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.

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    Good tap toeing music with the uke’ s Val. Gorgeous scenery Kai.

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    kai

    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!!

    Cheers From Kai

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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.

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    A male Rangatira spider snacks on a Novoplectron wētā at night.

    More, including a video in the link below.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/103106259?cid=facebook.post.103106259

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Thanks for sharing that Supergold he is one scary guy, but I guess he has a job to do in the chain lol!!

     

    Saw this garden today in Southland, and thought it was so lovely..

     

    Muriel and Bob Davison's 16-hectare Maple Glen garden at Glenham, looking back to the family home.

     

    Cheers From Kai

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