Tag Archives: Bay of Plenty

Once More Around

Back in May, while things were still not at full-tilt with the kiwifruit, we took any opportunity to get out and enjoy the days. Around Mount Maunganui remained a favourite. It is a nice round trip with a variety of … Continue reading

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Biking the Karangahake Gorge

The main road from Tauranga to Auckland  heads north west around Tauranga Harbour before heading inland at Waihi. The Karangahake Gorge provides a stunning low-level gap between the Kaimai Range to the south west and the Coromandel Ranges to the … Continue reading

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Walk Around the Mount

With fine days we tried to get out and enjoy the last of the summer. This was the summer that was late and carried on into autumn. Worse things happen! A favoured walk was the one around the Mount, aka … Continue reading

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Meanwhile Back At Autumn

Back in April, after Easter, work at the kiwifruit packhouse was start/stop. We expected that after last year, but it still made getting into any routine for night shift difficult. We’d just start t get a bit of a pattern … Continue reading

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Awesome Autumn

Woops, done it again! There I was all up to date and then I goes and rests on my laurels. Nevertheless, we’re alive and well and still working at the kiwifruit packhouse. We’re into the busy end of the main … Continue reading

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Not Working at the Packhouse (Quilts and Maketu)

Monday 2nd April was the start of a period of no-work. We’d just started to get into the swing of things when it all came to a stop. The start of the kiwifruit season is always start-stop and this year … Continue reading

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Working in the Packhouse (and Little Waihi and Maketu)

Our gallivanting around came to an end on Tuesday 27 March when we had to start work. Night shift started at 6pm. No avoiding it. We hoped that maybe the first night might finish early to ease us in, but … Continue reading

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