Sunday, August 4, 2013

Random NZ tidbits

As I wrap up my month in New Zealand, I wanted to share a few pictures that didn’t fit in anywhere else.  Leave comments if you want more info on any of them.
The beer company “Tui” has an awesome ad campaign featuring the tagline “Yeah, right” (in a sarcastic manner).  I particularly liked this joke about privacy; sorry for the bad quality!  “The US is just backing-up our data for us.  Yeah, right.”
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Beautiful coastlines (I think this might have been Kaikoura, but not sure).
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Beautiful snows:
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Beautiful snowy sunsets:
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All sorts of birds, some simple like this duck:
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Others more rare, like this fearless weka:
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Others common, and playful, like this fantail, which I wasted about 60 pictures on (this is the best one I could grab!)
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Finally, some are (were?) huge, like the Moa, which has been extinct for less than 200 years; here’s a skeleton:
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Trees and creativity:
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You had better make sure a vehicle isn’t coming your way before you head down this one-lane bridge.  Especially since the train could be coming from behind you or in front.
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Holden is a more common name in Aus & NZ – predominantly in the form of an automobile manufacturer, but also in a general sense.  We visited my street, near my bay:
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Sometimes it can be cloudy one minute and sunny the next:
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