Tag Archives: Bay of Plenty

Did I Mention Hills and Hot Pools Already? – Waikite Valley

On our last night in Tauranga we stayed at Sulphur Point down by the harbour which is one of our many home-away-from-homes. Our departure from town next morning was a bit disastrous; fuel contamination which is a long story getting … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #7 – Back to Otanewaiuku Forest

A week after our first ramble in May in the Otanewaiuku Forest near Te Puke we went back to explore some more. Across the road from our first outing to the lookout is another loop track so we headed off … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #6 – Otanewaiuku Forest

From the kiwifruit place we could look south to distant hills, and we heard that there were nice walks to be wandered there. So back in May on one of our days off we drove off up the road in … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #4 – Working In The Packhouse

This Autumn past we worked in a kiwifruit packhouse in the Bay of Plenty – Bay of Plenty kiwifruit. It passed quite quickly. We worked mostly three days on and one day off which didn’t leave much time for thinking … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #3 – Waihi Beach Exploring

Having madeĀ a brief discovery of the dam up behind Waihi Beach the day before, I was keen to see if there were any walks to be walked. There are no signs to guide anyone – and perhaps that is the … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #2 – Waihi Beach

Having circumnavigated The Mount of Mt Maunganui while Suzi motorhome got lubricated, and with the sun shining, we were keen to get out of Dodge City. I got the job of getting Suzi through her six-monthly Certificate of Fitness while … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #1 – Mt Maunganui

We’re still working in Onehunga. And I’m getting around to sorting through some of my photos from the last few months. We’d been working in a kiwifruit packhouse in Te Puke. And only had a few days before we needed … Continue reading

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Pukehina Beach – Recent Travels Pt 2

After a night at the beach at Sandpit, we moved further west to Pukehina Beach, another gem in the Bay of Plenty Beaches. Pukehina is built on a 5km long narrow sand spit between the sea and a large estuary. … Continue reading

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Sandpit – Recent Travels Pt 1

We arrived in the Bay of Plenty at the end of March to learn that it would be a while before our kiwifruit packhouse shift would be starting. We weren’t immediately concerned about that having just finished 38 days straight … Continue reading

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Taupo To Tirau To Tauranga

The next morning was bleak and cold. We had a walk around the block at the Taupo airport before finally heading on north. The new bypass means we can bypass Taupo so we did. Wyn did some more driving which … Continue reading

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